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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:29 am    Post subject: Humility First-- The protest. Reply with quote


[Welcome to the protest thread. Please feel free to post whatever your character has to offer, whether it's as simple as their presence, a peaceful shout, or a protest sign. If there is something else your character has to offer--let's say he/she owns a coffee shop and wants to supply protesters with coffee or hot chocolate--feel free! If your character is against the cause, and wants to speak out, that's welcome, too! Very excited to see what you guys come up with. Play as you like!--while following the site rules of course! Oh, and have fun!]




The protest began Monday morning at 8 o'clock. Humans and supernaturals alike stepping up side by side to stand in protest against racism. Some brought their own signs, but there were some signs provided made by Daphne and her crew.



While some marched and protested, others were hard at work cleaning, and fixing up the buildings victimized by vandalism.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As determined as she was to put everything together for this event and have it go smoothly, let's face it, she's still Daphne. So along with the protest signs, and cleaning products, the dreadhead was also passing along fully loaded peace pipes. It was a peaceful protest after all, right? Plus, there were certain people that wouldn't get involved without the promise of them. Not to mention there were too many people around for her to let her mind be clear. So she loaded them with her best product and handed them out to any and all who wanted to partake.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He was happily surprised that there were people already showing up to protest and march. He was there, mixing in with the crowds preparing to march, purple eyes dragging around to the many different faces. No one, yet, that he knew, although this would be the chance if any to start networking. He shifted off his left foot some, moving to a new place in the crowd, passing by the group handing out peace pipes; he kindly denies the offer, giving a happy smile regardless.

He wasn't here necessarily to protest. He doesn't agree with anything that has been happening: the Vandalisms, the Defense classes against "non-humans". But, he isn't carrying a sign. Any of the chants that ring out, his voice is not lifted to match the tune. While he doesn't look the part: dressed in jeans and a button-down shirt, he is there to ensure that the protests go off without a hitch each and every day. He didn't openly carry his weapons, nor did he plan of ever discharging them, unless it was needed.

Needless to say, while he got some side-eyes for not being active in the protest, he was ready to do his part.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Honestly, he was just there because Daft Punk (Daphne) bribed him with the weed. He wasn’t into the protest game, and he was a bit nervous to be honest. With his condition, there was that little bit of worry that he was going to lose his cool and start throwing fists in a fit of rage. Voicing his concerns to Tessa, she said she’d take care of it and also gave him a second case of Full Nelson to hand off to Daphne.

“If I start getting violent, jam this thing up my nose or have someone knock me out. Kapeesh?” No, he wasn’t joking. It was clear by the look on his face.

Though he seemed to be doing good considering Daft Punk kept him high as a kite. He’d even convinced the coffee shop he’d worked at to join in, closing shop for the day so they could set up tables to hand off coffee. Though the more people that came, the more he was starting to think that it was more than a one team job…

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, so... Keirra basically got what the protest was about, by bits and pieces of what Tess and some others told her. However, she couldn't think of anything clever to put on the sign. One word stuck out in her pregnant brain, and that was Tessa's promise of cupcakes. So... This happened.



That's not to say she didn't get into the spirit! She had a t-shirt made in honor of her best friend, who is in fact, a non-human. Someone she would easily lay her pathetic human life on the line for without a second thought. One Mr. Dorian Vandeviere.



[P.S. Will be more than happy to help anyone out with custom shirts for the event! Just send me a PM!]
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chaos in the Reed Household -- Protest at Fault!

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(OOC: Thread will be updated and continued periodically, didn't want to spam this thread with a bunch of Tessa.)
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rhy'Din's favorite grrrrl band TRASH came out in full force for their own brand of support for the equality protests. On Tuesday they set up shop in the market square to blare a set of covers that seemed suiting for the current political climate. They didn't linger to make political statements. The music could speak for itself.

The First Drop
Same Love
Power of Equality
A Beautiful Indifference
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While so much was different from home, there was much that was the same. People gathered in protest of mistreatment of non-humans. Non-humans. That was a phrase he never thought he’d ever have to consider. In his time spent throughout the world, he’d seen many people band together and protest injustices, and Rhy’din was proving to be every bit as passionate.

Armed with his camera, he documented the signage, the speeches, the music. He documented the passion of his fellow humans and their allies among the other races. He also captured some of the looks on the faces of those who looked down on this demonstration. Seeing the barely suppressed anger and disapproval in their eyes.

He moved through it all, a big smile on his face. This was the sort of thing he’d come to Rhy’din to see. A different culture of people vehemently out for the cause of equality, fighting for what they believed in. He’d spent a good majority of his time out on his own with some of the wildlife of this place, now among its people, he was feeling more and more connected to them. He felt more a part of it all.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He had seen the video while surfing R-Net, and since the girls were spending the day together with Phen, and Doran was down at the Shanachie in some capacity, Ebon found himself heading over to join the crowd. The recent boycott of non-human shops and the surge in vandalism that followed its announcement had put him on edge, and a peaceful protest in support of diversity and community in Rhydin seemed to be just the ticket.

After two respectable terms as the city's governor, Ebon had learned when to play it cool and avoid attention, and when to harness it. Today was one of the latter occasions, as he strode proudly through the streets, returning greetings and welcome smiles. Anyone who asked where he was going got an honest answer and a hearty invitation to join him.

Some of those who asked turned away, but more gave a thumb up or a grin of approval, and several of the latter decided to follow Ebon. So it was that he reached Daphne's protest with at least two-score Rhydinites alongside him.

Word-of-mouth was still one of the best ways to gather a crowd.

Ebon mingled throughout the crowd, helping pass out coffee, tea, hot cocoa and baked snacks (including some special brownies, perhaps). He also lent a hand de-grafitti-ing a number of shops, and kept an eye out to help deal with anyone who might take advantage of the protest's peaceful nature to start trouble.

It was a good day.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No stranger to the 'peaceful protest' life, Sunshine--who only goes by Andy--doesn't usually tend to get involved. If it wasn't for Russo coming to her for help, she probably wouldn't have. It also helped that her boss was a huge supporter of Humanity First and in her mind, a giant prick who'd been gunning to fire her for a while.

So, when Russo asked her for a T-shirt that would make Tess proud, she knew just what to do. She knew how Russo felt about Tess, though she'd personally never met the girl. One doesn't lay in a gutter nearly every day with someone without getting to know them. They'd overdosed together, tried to get clean together. She was the closest thing he had to a friend before Tess. So when he spoke of her, and lit up in the eyes, she smirked and nodded. His secret was safe with her...for now.

Andy made t-shirts for the protesters that came in just about every shape and size. She'd give him several big boxes of t-shirts to hand out at the protest for anyone that wanted to wear them. All out of her unknowing boss' pocket. She was getting fired anyways, right? Why not make it worth it? She sent the boxes with Russo to hand out during the protest.

This is her contribution:

"Standing up for one person's rights does NOT mean taking them from someone else!"

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It was the wee, wee hours of the morning when Danny snuck back into his temporary living quarters at Katja's, the Russian having offered him couch space his first night back. His legs and feet aching from the long march. Careful not to make any noise to wake her, he settled down onto the sofa.

Quickly, he pulled out his laptop, plugged in his camera, and checked the files. 1500 pictures. As he flipped through, he noted one thing. The protesters, with very few exceptions, were a happy bunch. He looked at one picture he had taken from up high of the sprawling crowd and smiled. That so many people banded together so passionately for so long, with not one incident of violence among them impressed him. The night's march was a total love-fest, and he was proud to have been a small, small part of it.

Danny set the pictures to upload onto a server, kicked off his boots, and went to lay down. He was out before his head hit the pillow. It had been a good day.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Monday: Fight For Your Beliefs
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These two days went smoothly for Daphne, with Charles playing security guard, she had her mind at ease. Everyone remained peaceful, even Brady. Though there were a few close calls where she had to jam some Nelson up his nose and into his airways. Whenever he seemed like he was going to explode, she put up a hand to keep Charles from intervening and took care of it. Always trading Nelson for a peace pipe. Occasionally, she would make small talk with him about Disney plots, because that was kinda their thing. Get high and watch Disney movies.

Despite Brady's anger issues, Keirra was the real handful. She had to constantly bark at her not to pee in public, since they were in the marketplace and there were plenty of indoor places for her to go. Though the pregnant rogue seemed to be loving the atmosphere and probably the distraction. She kept a closer eye on her and Brady, since they belonged to Tess in their own strange ways. Oh and she made a point to give Keirra a different sign and supply her with cake.

All in all, it was a great first day. She'd built up her own decent crowd, and the former governor not only made an appearance, but doubled the people! She made a point to greet him and give him a t'shirt, thanking him for coming. Danny got a lot of good shots of all the people in full protest, and the day and night alike remained peaceful. She'd met Frankie around the same time Danny discovered him with his lens. It was easy for Daphne to love him; how quickly he went from angrily ripping up a sign, to joining the protest peacefully. She was sad to see him leave, but made a point to let him know that he was welcome back anytime.

The next day was even better. The crowd seemed to expand a bit, not to mention Trash came by to play! She fell in love with their song choices, and cheered them on. Thanking them for the beauty they added to the protest! Of course she provided them with T-shirts to take home if they wanted them.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tuesday

He'd already planned on stopping by today after the invite offered to him by Daphne the night before when he'd had to leave early. After visiting Grace's shop to check in on Leah and the crew, he'd notified her that he was going to stop by the protest. After being wished good luck, he'd made his way over.

He'd found Daphne pretty easily, that lopsided smirk on full display as he 'flashed' her with the leather jacket... to show the blue tie dye shirt he'd taken home the night before. After partaking in the passing of the peace pipe, he wasted no time in picking up a sign and started marching with the crowd. There'd been a wave to Dah from recognizing him from the night before as well, along with Charles.

He couldn't help but laugh at Daphne's yelling at some pregnant chick who kept trying to pee in public.. and might've actually instigated and enabled her more by cheering her on. Defiant to the very end!

He was pleasantly surprised by Trash's all grrrrl band's participation in the protest that day, and being someone that often went to local shows back in Atlanta when the opportunity sprung up, he had a blast. And had to admit they were good, though... the fact that they were all "smokin' hot" probably added to his biased opinion. He reminded himself to inform Saila that her claim of "everyone in this town is gorgeous" yesterday seemed to be proving correct.

Never one to be shy, he approached the band before they left and introduced himself. "Frankie", he'd told them with that lopsided smirk and tried to get a photo with any of them that would allow him to.


(After skimming through pictures of Frankie's faceclaim, came across this photo of Ash Stymest and Barbara Palvin. Couldn't pass up the opportunity! A thanks to Addie for giving permission to use it in this post. Credit goes to the original owner.)
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:33 am    Post subject: Eat a slice! Reply with quote

"Humans being racist against non humans?"


It didn't take Shiloh long to stumble across the video, and took even less time for him to decide to get involved. (Though that was probably more than likely because he thought Daphne was cute.) He'd skipped Monday mostly because he was getting everything he needed together. Around lunchtime on Wednesday, Shiloh set up shop handing out free slices of Peace-Pizza to feed hungry protesters.

Including a sign that read:


And a shirt that said:


The fun-loving chimera-in-denial would surely put food in the bellies, and a smile on the faces of many that were protesting.

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