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The Flaming Wombat

Postby NERVUN » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:57 pm

The rain poured down over the darken streets of what had once been the brightly lit entertainment district of F7. Up and down the now deserted streets one can see shuttered and padded places of entertainment, conversation, and drinks each bearing a large white notice stating:
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“By order, this establishment has been shut down.”


Street after street, row after row; nothing but dark buildings devoid of the life and gaiety that once was the hallmark of the district. Time was when wild parties could be found here, but the crowds grew wilder and wilder and the authorities found more trouble coming from the district than it was worth, and so now there is nothing but darkness and the rain...

Or is there?

Turning down a side street, one can see a dim light and barely make out a vast, somewhat ill-defined shape in an area that previously had been an empty lot. Coming closer and the shapes start to make sense, through instead of bright lights that used to define the district, this has a simple glass encased light over a dark and heavy wood door.

Odd, the light is not only lit, but there is no closing notice on this door. In fact, judging from the movement that can be seen within through the smoky glass window, the place is open for business.

A polite cough from behind reveals a man with a step-ladder and holding a somewhat large wooden sign.

“Excuse me, gotta hang this up before we do the grand-opening,” he says, placing the ladder down and scurrying up it to the metal perch where obviously the sign will hang from.

But... hadn’t the district been shuttered? Were not the many places within all supposed to be closed and abandoned?

The man grins and hooks the sign to its post then rubs the back of his head, “Well, yeah, but I kinda have an arrangement going on. It works out great, we become the only game in town, even get full staffing from the gnomes lent to us by our sister establishment over in the WA.”

And in return?

“And in return, well...” the man shrugs and slides down the ladder and folds it up. “Well, they get just one place to watch instead of dozens, and a cut of the profits of course. Excuse me, got to get inside.” The man pulls open the door, sending a blast of warm air that swirls around with the scents of various foods and drinks. “Oh, we’re open now if you want to come in. Just please mind the rules,” and with that he disappears into the open door.

Looking up, you can see the sign in the dim light; ‘THE FLAMING WOMBAT’ is written below a nice carved picture of a fierce, flaming, wombat. Below that, in smaller letters, it reads ‘Owner: M. Barry. Manager: [v]. Asst. Manager: R. Productions.’

Stepping inside, one can see a carved brass plaque inscribed with The Rules which reads:
  1. No drama
  2. No, you cannot be staff. We have gnomes.
  3. Chatting is fine, but PLEASE try to keep some RP’ness
  4. Issues should be reported in Moderation (See Rule 1).
  5. All other rules apply.
  6. Have fun.

Well, what else can be done? This is, as said, the only game in town. Sighing, perhaps in memory of what was loss, perhaps in anticipation of might be, one walks down the short hallway under the sign of The Flaming Wombat.
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Postby Hossaim » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:58 pm

*walks in*

EDIT: FIRST
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Postby Greater Tezdrian » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:00 pm

*walks is, stunned look on face*

Um, can I have a vodka?
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Postby Aeternus Audentia » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:01 pm

I call bartender. If the rule ever ends up changing, I've still got dibs.
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Postby Greater Tezdrian » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:02 pm

Aeternus Audentia wrote:I call bartender.

No jobs, only gnomes.
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Postby Licana » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:02 pm

This is either the funniest practical joke ever or the most interesting idea on F7 ever...either way, I think there'll be a few threads in moderation about this...

Aeternus Audentia wrote:I call bartender.

Didn't you read the OP?
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Postby Transnapastain » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:03 pm

Well, sad day indeed. However, I'll die if I can't drink, so, I'll certainly be patronizing this establishment :P

*Walks to a bar stool at the corner of the bar, tapes a sign to it that says "mine!" and sits.*

Is this self service, or do we actually have a bartender?

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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:03 pm

*sighs as she comes in and orders a tequila shot*
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Postby Maltropia » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:03 pm

*Sighs* I miss just about every other place.
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Postby Aeternus Audentia » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:03 pm

Greater Tezdrian wrote:
Aeternus Audentia wrote:I call bartender.

No jobs, only gnomes.

Not fair... now I'm out of a job. I hate this place. :(
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Postby Greater Tezdrian » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:04 pm

I never expected a coup on F7, I'm stunned. Where's my drink, goddamnit?
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Postby Licana » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:05 pm

Greater Tezdrian wrote:I never expected a coup on F7, I'm stunned. Where's my drink, goddamnit?

Wouldn't really call this a coup...
>American education
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Puzikas wrote:Gulf War One was like Slapstick: The War. Except, you know, up to 40,000 people died.

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Vitaphone Racing wrote:Do lets. I really want to hear another explanation about dirty vaginas keeping women out of combat, despite the vagina being a self-cleaning organ.

So was the M-16.

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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:06 pm

Licana wrote:
Greater Tezdrian wrote:I never expected a coup on F7, I'm stunned. Where's my drink, goddamnit?

Wouldn't really call this a coup...

Yeah, it was bound to happen. Some people do not know how to keep their cool and cause problems for others.
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Postby Karak Grund » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:06 pm

Licana wrote:
Greater Tezdrian wrote:I never expected a coup on F7, I'm stunned. Where's my drink, goddamnit?

Wouldn't really call this a coup...

*walks in and sits down* Why?

*calls Head of Security, if the Mods ever change there mind*
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Postby Hossaim » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:06 pm

*drinks away his sadness*
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Postby Saurisisia » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:06 pm

*Enters*
Damn, I can't believe what's happened...
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Postby Transnapastain » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:06 pm

Aeternus Audentia wrote:
Greater Tezdrian wrote:No jobs, only gnomes.

Not fair... now I'm out of a job. I hate this place. :(


Seriously, how am I supposed to make money now. This is bad for the economy people! :P

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Postby Aeternus Audentia » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:07 pm

Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:
Licana wrote:Wouldn't really call this a coup...

Yeah, it was bound to happen. Some people do not know how to keep their cool and cause problems for others.

Know it's come to this. I don't think this place will ever have character like your bistro.
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Postby Maltropia » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:07 pm

I think F7 Rail escaped unscathed, and the Psychiatric Institution. Hard to tell how long they'll last.
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Postby Greater Tezdrian » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:08 pm

Licana wrote:
Greater Tezdrian wrote:I never expected a coup on F7, I'm stunned. Where's my drink, goddamnit?

Wouldn't really call this a coup...


13 businesses closed within the space of 30 minutes. That's a coup, although I anticipated it along with everyone else.
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Postby Voltronica » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:08 pm

Aeternus Audentia wrote:
Greater Tezdrian wrote:No jobs, only gnomes.

Not fair... now I'm out of a job. I hate this place. :(

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Postby Vandengaarde » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:08 pm

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Postby NERVUN » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:09 pm

The barkeep, a rather large, hulking, wombat named Earl, shuffles forward with the various drinks and quickly hands them to the waiting gnomes who speedily deliver them to the waiting patrons
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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:09 pm

Aeternus Audentia wrote:
Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:Yeah, it was bound to happen. Some people do not know how to keep their cool and cause problems for others.

Know it's come to this. I don't think this place will ever have character like your bistro.

Neither do. Because every business OP was unique. But I guess the mods got tired of having to repeat the same warnings to some. So, it comes to this.
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Postby Saurisisia » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:09 pm

Jeez, they could've at least kept the bistro. Oh well...
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This nation reflects my RL beliefs and values (for the most part, anyway)
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FT: The Federal Systems Republic of Saurisia
MT FT Embassy
ANTHRO AND A MEMBER OF THE MULTI-SPECIES UNION!

My nation's dominated by talking Dinosaurs, there is no realism (because ultra-realism is SO boring)
Dinosaurs rule!
I am Scaly and I am proud!

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