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May. 21st, 2004 12:43 pm
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If you could live anywhere, where would you and why?

//I don't remember anyone telling us we couldn't live anywhere we want to...//

\\Well, the Vorlon did tell us we 'should not be here'...\\

//He's not exactly the most welcome being around, either...//

When we finish what we came here to do, we will return to Z'ha'dum. It is our home; it is important to us. It is... where we belong. Ideally, it would be rebuilt to its former might, the Eye once again complete and whole, protecting, defending; the great spines of it humming their energies out through the planet, singing their symphony of Chaos and growth...

Z'ha'dum is a beautiful place -- if we could, we would bring everyone to see its beauty, to share in our knowledge, to understand the mysteries of the universe. We would take them to our home to help teach them how to strive for perfection. Not the blind obedience and stagnation of the Vorlons, but the true perfection reached when every being achieves their greatest potential.

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Muse: Bugs & Daffy (Shadows)
Fandom: Babylon 5
Word count: 174 per Pocket Word
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Okay, I kicked the large silver paperweight laptop until it let me use photoshop, and made these banners for the Gang. Snag 'em from my site and use them if you want ;;>



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What would your life be if it were a movie? Comedy, horror, drama, sci fi? And who would play you?

//A movie? About us? Aww, you shouldn't have...//

\\I don't think they did -- it's another one of those questions...\\

//Oh. So, who do you think should play us? They could use twins.// *sudden mental image of Mary Kate and Ashley; vigorous shaking of head to get rid of that image* //Then again, maybe not.//

*takes a step away from Daffy* \\Yes, let's not.\\

//What about some of the great film pairs?//

*cocks his head at Daffy* \\What, like Abbott and Costello? Crosby and Hope? Laurel and Hardy?!\\

*peevish* //I was thinking more along the lines of Gibson and Glover...//

A movie about us would naturally have to be a sweeping epic drama, along the lines of Lord of the Rings damned Ring Gladiator or Gone with the Wind. Something grand enough to show the rise of the great Ancient races and the epic struggle between Growth and Stagnation, and our attempts to help the younger races better themselves.

We, and our companion Morden, would be the characters from whose point of view the movie is told; close enough to those in power to know things, but still connected enough to the people to capture the interest of the intended audience.

We could, of course, only be portrayed by the most sophisticated computer generated imagery -- our movements must seem dextrous, sinuous -- not like those stiff, silly-looking Lego monsters in that Stargate SG-1 episode.

Morden thinks he could be portrayed by Clark Gable, but we think the ears might be a little distracting. Perhaps Joaquin Phoenix could convey the right level of elegant menace...

And naturally, we would need expert voice actors to portray us. Voices conveying power and commanding respect -- perhaps James Earl Jones and Avery Brooks...

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Muse: Bugs & Daffy (Shadows)
Fandom: Babylon 5
Word count: 310

OOC

May. 6th, 2004 09:32 am
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Just FYI, BnD aren't skipping the 'where would you live' or the 'monarchy vs. democracy' questions, they're just going to be a little late on them. Their typist (so hard to get computer keys to work with those little claws...) has to finish reading the last book of the t-mage trilogy first ;;>
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BOB tells us there is a Psi Cop on his way to Babylon 5, and now we can't find Mike. Something is very wrong...
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Could this be why the Z'Ha'Dum branch of W&H is ignoring Morden's calls?
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How do you deal with confrontations?

//Well, I guess that would depend on the kind of confrontation, now, wouldn't it?//

\\That seems to be the first thing many have mentioned in regards to this question...\\

//Well, you can't tell me you'd react the same way to being confronted by a Vorlon ship whether you were on foot or in BOB...//

\\True.\\

Confrontation has its uses. We do not like confrontation when it might result in our deaths, but few sentient beings do. At those times, we use whatever means we can to talk our way out of it, confuse those confronting us into inaction, or kill them.

From time to time, we confront others and offer them a choice. Those that accept our guidance become our allies, our associates, our friends. Those who do not... suffer other fates.

We did, on one occasion, confront another being from a race nearly as ancient as ours. He had moved against us, as his kind has been known to do, and could no longer be allowed to continue. We tore him apart.

It was most satisfying...

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Muse: Bugs & Daffy (Shadows)
Fandom: Babylon 5
Word count: 183 per Pocket Word
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What is the oddest gift you have been given?

//Many races have traditions of gift giving, but there really is no tradition like this among our race. We do not celebrate birthdays the way many races do, or give gifts for other special occasions.//

\\Some of our allies and minions give us tributes -- those count as gifts...\\

//I suppose. We're not going to whine the way some others have that no one has ever given us presents, though. After all, some have -- and sometimes they have been very nice presents...//

\\The way certain humans surrender to us -- that's a very nice present...\\

There are two odd gifts we have been given.

First, there is the ship full of humans that landed on Z'ha'dum, bringing us an ally, food, and central cores for our ships. We did not expect to receive a gift this useful from the humans, certainly not as special a gift as Morden. He has been a companion, a lover, a spokesman: someone who can be our hands, our mouths, our smiling face which does not frighten the younger races the way our own would.

Second, and probably odder than the first, there is this strange dimensional nexus and time-shift which has given us another chance to talk to the One; to try to change his opinion of the Vorlons; to enlighten him to the other side of the equation... It has caused us other problems, but the opportunity it has given us is too great to ignore. This is a gift from the Universe itself, and one we are most happy to receive. We will not waste this chance...

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Muse: Bugs & Daffy (Shadows)
Fandom: Babylon 5
Word count: 275 per Pocket Word
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What Is Your Battle Cry?

Rampaging along the desert, attacking with a piece of chainlink fence, cometh Bugsndaffy! And he gives a bloodthirsty howl:

"I'm going to exfoliate you to the bone!!!"

Find out!
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[OOC: this takes place after a private discussion between Bugs & Daffy and Morden upon Bugs & Daffy's arrival on B5; part of the opening comes from RP from that discussion. It is, of course, considered to be private, although I'm posting it publicly so anyone who is interested can read it. If you think you might be disturbed by Shadow/human sex, do NOT read this post.]

Cut for potentially disturbing NC-17 alien/human relations )

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Muse: Bugs & Daffy (Shadows)
Fandom: Babylon 5
Word count: 1325
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What is the most important decision you've made in your life, and why?

//Eating that IPX guy?//

\\Wouldn't really call that important; more like necessary, after we broke him...\\

//I was ignoring that technicality...//

\\There's always implanting the stingers in--\\

//Shh! The One has been eavesdropping recently. Wouldn't want him to find out before we get a chance to do it this time around!//

\\Good thing he can't understand our language, then, isn't it?\\

//Oh. That's right...//

Important decisions? Hmm... does being somewhere else other than the capitol city when Sheridan made his little mess count? After all, we survived because we weren't at ground zero...

We wouldn't be here, able to offer the younger races alternatives to the Vorlons' manipulations if we had been at home, so we would have to consider that our most important decision.

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Muse: Bugs & Daffy (Shadows)
Fandom: Babylon 5
Word count: 125 according to Pocket Word
Note to avoid any misunderstanding: the mun wishes to state for the record that she does not equate certain events on Z'ha'dum with 9/11 NYC. 'Ground zero' is just the appropriate phrase for BnD to use.
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If you were left on a desert island, what three things would you take along?

//More odd questions. Who would leave us on a desert island, and why? Would they be imprisoning us there? If so, would they allow us to bring anything we wanted?//

\\Perhaps they think of this as some kind of...vacation? That must be it. What three things would we want to travel with most?\\

//Ah. That makes it much easier.//

We would bring the following items:

1. Morden -- for entertainment and companionship, and because he would be with us anyway, as we travel with him. Even if we are not immediately next to him, we are always near him. And so, he would be near us.

2. Our other favourite entertainment and companion -- so that by the time we left the island, he would again belong to us. We could show him the pleasure we could give him, remind him of how it feels to submit to us -- and if he or Morden needed human companionship for whatever reason, they could argue with each other or glare across the island at each other until they finally admitted their attraction gave in to their desires and fucked each other silly settled their differences.

3. One of our ships -- already blended, of course, so that it could fly whenever we wanted to leave our little island. That way, when being out in the sun all day and nibbling on fruit fermenting in the sun grew old, we could go home.
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Muse: Bugs & Daffy (Shadows)
Fandom: Babylon 5
Word count: 242

Senses

Mar. 11th, 2004 09:19 pm
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Hearing, Sight, Taste, Touch, and Smell. The five senses. Which would the worst one for you to lose, and why?

//Oh, that's right -- they only have five senses... Poor things... they'd get so hopelessly lost in Hyperspace without those little beacons...//

\\Is that what those things were for? Oops... I thought someone had been littering...\\

*shadowy snickering*

We are an ancient race, long accustomed to space travel. Our ships are living technology merged with a sentient core, flying freely through hyperspace much like fish swim through Earth's oceans. It is their home and they have a natural ability to navigate through the undulating strangeness.

We share that ability with our ships, always knowing where we are in relation to our homeworld and the rest of space. Without that ability, we would become dependent on deep space beacons as the younger races are; beacons which can become damaged, lost, or destroyed and therefore leave holes in their navigation grid. It is a weakness we cannot afford.

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Muse: Bugs & Daffy (Shadows)
Fandom: Babylon 5
Word count: 166
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They can feel It out there, casting about; searching for souls that will accept Its offer of Power. It is so like them, and yet so unlike -- the Chaos It offers is so unfocused, serving no purpose other than to simply be disruptive. It thinks It will rise up and conquer the Universe, enslaving all to Its will. It is wrong.

The purpose of Chaos is to change things, to spur evolution. The Chaos It brings only leads to stagnation and servitude under It. There would be no growth, no change, no evolution. The lesser races would be Its slaves, nothing more.

They could not allow It to succeed.

Their spokesman, [livejournal.com profile] mr_morden, was occupied, and they grew concerned that It would make Its move too soon. It was gathering Its army, preparing for battle. Once again, they would be forced to move before they were ready.

They could feel It beginning to bend Its will toward their section of this mad nexus, and for the first time in their memory, they actually felt fear: Its attention had passed over them, and seemed to be reaching for the Vorlons...

It had to be destroyed, or at the very least, sent somewhere that no being would ever be able to pick It up again; trapping It for all eternity until the Universe at last winked out of existence. They had to gather their own allies, scattered as they were by the war. They had to prepare, quickly. The lesser races, manipulated in their past as they had been by the Vorlons, would be too easily led into Its power. They had to reach them first, and offer them a chance to make their own decisions.

It was time...
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Continued from here:

We know.

Do you?


If you need to ask that after what we just asked you, you need to get that piece of your brain back from Sheridan...

*amused shadowy smirk*
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What is your favourite daydream, and why?

It is late December, 2260, and the ships are returning from the skirmish around Babylon 5. One of them brings us a special treat -- a human, trapped. Not inside the ship acting as its CPU, but as a passenger of sorts; acquired as part of a special arrangement with our human allies.

His heart is heavy -- aching with the loss of his lover, his soulmate. There is a hole torn in the very fabric of his being, and he would do anything to be whole once more -- or, failing that, he would do anything to not feel the pain of his loss.

Anything.

potentially disturbing human/alien relations )
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Muse: Bugs & Daffy (Shadows)
Fandom: Babylon 5
Word count: 590
Crossposted to [livejournal.com profile] theatrical_smut
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If you could have dinner with anyone in all of history, who would it be, and why?

//Do they mean 'eat dinner with', or 'make dinner of'?//

\\It's human-centric, remember? They mean 'eat dinner with'.\\

//Oh. Not anywhere near as much fun...//

We would eat dinner with Valen, if for nothing more than to have a chance to ask him why he so blindly trusted the Vorlons. To find out why a being who was known for being able to see both sides of an argument refused to see both sides of this one.

We would ask him what he wants -- we think the answer might be very interesting...

And, if he became hostile, we could always eat him. *impression of a smile -- very scary thing on a Shadow*

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Muse: Bugs & Daffy (Shadows)
Fandom: Babylon 5
Word count: 131
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What is your favourite guilty indulgence?

We don't have guilty indulgences -- guilt is not an emotion we bother with.

But we do have our indulgences -- even a race as ancient as the Shadows must have indulgences.

We enjoy feeding. Not just eating for sustenance, but pinning our prey down and sinking our claws into it; making its blood spurt; making it scream and hurt. The pain feeds us nearly as well as the flesh does, but it is the fear that adds the true spice. We don't indulge in this too often, because we do not have unlimited access to the food source that provides the best of all three -- although the Lurkers in Downbelow are fairly plentiful and no one will miss them if we are circumspect...

But more than using humans for food, we enjoy indulging ourselves with them in other ways. At least, we do with certain ones -- ones who are stronger and more resilient than their fellows; who are both willing and able to look beyond our appearance, which often frightens their kind... We mentioned this before, but you seem to be fixated on issues of 'love' and sex.

Love is an alien concept to us, but lust is not, and we find as much pleasure in sex as other sentient creatures -- that is, other sentient creatures who do not deny themselves physical pleasures in some kind of foolish search for 'spiritual purity'. Our kind actually discovered the pleasure of sex with soft-bodied beings during the last great war -- how do you think the 'great' Galenn ended up in that nest in the first place?

Our size and structure make it difficult for many of the soft-bodied beings to accommodate our sexual organs, but those who can are prized. Those who enjoy it are even more so. You cannot imagine how good it feels to sink into that tight, tight heat; to taste their own hunger and lust as we coax it forth. How good it feels to bring them to the point where they surrender themselves completely to you...

Ah, such exquisite pleasure... One we look forward to experiencing again, very, very soon.

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Muse: Bugs & Daffy (Shadows)
Fandom: Babylon 5
Word count: 364

Virginity?

Feb. 21st, 2004 04:32 am
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How did you lose your virginity?

*Daffy uncurls from where he lies on the bed and looks at Bugs* \\That might be a good one to answer.\\

//Better than 'new years resolutions' or 'love at first sight'...//

\\Do you think they're ready for this answer?\\

//Do we care if they're ready? They asked the question...//

These are foolish, human-centric questions. We do not have the concept of 'virginity' as humans have. Yes, there is obviously a first time, but there is no rite of passage attached to it as there is with humans. Our first time with our own race?

We have good genes -- we are from strong, hardy stock. As soon as we were of breeding age, we were encouraged to multiply, to provide more warriors. We were proud to do this -- our ancestors came from the last great war; warriors who survived great hardship, survived the attacks by the cursed Vorlons and their pawns; even survived the attack by Galenn Shadowslayer...

Are you curious about our first time with other races? Our first time with soft-bodied races? Of course, our other servants do not entirely fit into this category -- many of them have harder skin than humans and Minbari, than Narn and Centauri. They are able to withstand so much more.

Our first time with truly soft-bodied beings was when the Icarus came to Z'ha'dum. We were among those who greeted the landing party; among those who offered them the choice that led to their fate. Because we were too young to have experienced them first-hand during the last great war, we did not truly understand how delicate they were, and so our first times with soft-bodied beings were... messy.

But it gave us a taste for their warmth, for the feel of their flesh yielding to our hardness. You have no idea how good it can be to sink into a soft, warm body; to feel its flesh surrounding us... There was only one who chose wisely and who was skilled enough to accomodate our hungers completely -- at least, of that group. The others either died, or ended up in our ships...

Later -- or, because of this time-shift, soon -- we obtained another willing companion. Very willing... He doesn't remember us now, but soon we will have him again. Soon, he will yield to us, and aid us in defeating our enemies...

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Muse: Bugs & Daffy (Shadows)
Fandom: Babylon 5
Word count: 400
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Do you believe you were born with a predetermined role in society? If so, how do you feel about it?

Born?

They mean hatched, Daffy. //Did you know it's impossible to find letters to spell our names on these things? We'll just have to go by the names he gave us.//

Oh. Silly soft-bodied things -- of course we were. We are here to keep the One from succeeding -- to keep them from defeating us in the last great war. Can you imagine, an upstart race thinking they could defeat us? The only reason they succeeded--

//They didn't defeat us, they just hurt us badly...//

The only reason they hurt us as badly as they did was because they stole machinery from their own future to use against us in the past. They used knowledge of us from their own future against us, so we are here to use what we have learned of that future against them. We know of certain souls who will return to the time of the last great war, and so we are here to bring those souls to our side of the conflict.

They are just mistaken -- they have only been told one side of the story, and the ones who determined what they would be told are the same ones who have manipulated them all along; the ones who ensured that their very genetic makeup would cause them to respond favourably to our enemies and adversely to us.

We are here to educate them -- we are here to teach them that there is far more to this conflict than the Vorlons have allowed them to know. We are here to let them know our side, so they will make an informed decision.

We know he hates being lied to and manipulated; we know he hates to have decisions made for him, so we know he will appreciate our input.

//We also know he is very entertaining.//

\\quiet!\\

And we know that through his friendship with the One, he may be able to sway his opinion. The One trusts the Vorlons far more than he does.

If we are able to sway the One, then we will win the last great war, and all of this will go very differently.

//And if we are not able to sway them with words, there are other ways to bring them to our side...//

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Muse: Bugs & Daffy (Shadows)
Fandom: Babylon 5
Word count: 400
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