Post by Bowler Hat Guy on Jan 3, 2019 22:27:28 GMT -5
A man in a bowler hat passed through the nexus portal and appeared on the streets of Disney's California Adventure. He rubbed his bony hands together as he contemplated the sinister reason for his coming here. These other parks seemed to be less populated with do-gooders, making them the perfect place for the crime wave he was planning.
Slithering around the corner of a building (and, incidentally, walking on the grass where you weren't supposed to go--heh, heh), Michael Yagoobian sidled up to a poster of a giant grinning mouse's head. Casting furtive glances in every direction, he produced a pair of scissors and quickly, though very crudely, cut the letter "C" from the poster.
With an evil chuckle, Goob stepped back to view his handiwork.
"M-I-K-E-Y," he read out loud. "Mikey. I'm gonna take the "C"s from every sign around here, until they all spell "Mikey"!"
There weren't a whole lot of crimes committed inside Walt Disney World, which translated to hardly any need for a police force. But Judy was glad to do whatever she could in the parks, even if that often turned out to be dull, minor-league stuff. Sometimes Judy wondered if Elsa only kept her on the payroll as a charity case.
But not today. Today there was an actual criminal on the loose. Judy entered the California Adventure park and stopped almost immediately upon spotting the first evidence of the perpetrator: a defaced poster on the wall of one of the buildings.
She took a close look at the poster; it had been cut with a sharp instrument, possibly a knife. So the perp was armed!
Nick Wilde stumbled as he exited the portal from Walt Disney World, into Disney's California Adventure. The red fox was once again wearing his police uniform, which he wore when he first entered this new world. This time though, Nick was dressed for the job. He was able to score a position as a security officer in Walt Disney World, though the position was extended to the other parks outside of Florida. With the barrier keeping certain guests in, Nick had to find and use one of the portals that Reuben told him about. Thankfully, he had a confirmation as to where some portals was, and so, he used one to get from Florida, to California.
"Well, that was a rush," Nick said to himself as he brushed himself off, "At least I didn't have to pay for air mileage."
He grinned as he saw that he was in a new park altogether. Disneyland itself was similar to Magic Kingdom, but California Adventure was new to him. The guests wandered around the park, wearing mickey ears, holding balloons, eating food, or just having a good time in general. It was pleasant, and it was a new experience for him. Of course, he still had a job to do. Which, he should probably make sure he was prepared..
"Alright, now that I am here, I better set my radio to the right channel," He took out the walkie talkie that he was given upon taking the position, and changed the channel to the one that would be used in the park, "Make sure I have my sunglasses," He would take them out and put them on, "And, most importantly..." He took out a badge, one to represent his new job as a security officer, and placed it over the left side of his chest, "Perfect."
He would begin by making his way into the park. Though, after a while, he spotted a familiar pair of bunny ears. The fox paused in his step. There was no doubt about it. In front of him, was his partner, and the one who helped him turn over a new leaf. Judy Hopps, whom he heard was in the parks, and whom he was looking for. The red fox smiled. Though, considering how Judy was busy, he thought he should surprise her. He let out a low chuckle to himself, and lowered his sunglasses.
The red fox made his way up while Judy was busy observing a poster. As he got closer, Nick saw that the poster was cut. The C that was in the name MICKEY MOUSE, was missing; it was cut off by a knife, leaving the poster to say MIKEY MOUSE. It was crudely done, and whoever did it, probably only did it for the sake of doing so.
"Well, it seems like whoever did this either had sense of humor, or they are addicted to the letter C," Nick would speak up as he stood behind Judy as she observed the poster, "If they are addicted, well, then we can say California Adventure would suddenly be called 'Alifornia Adventure'." He then raised his sunglasses, and gave Judy a warm smile, "How's it going, Carrots?"
Post by Bowler Hat Guy on Jan 8, 2019 11:34:29 GMT -5
Goob didn't see the animals who would soon be hot on his trail. No, he was too busy tip-toeing from one spot to another, chortling evilly at his nefarious crime spree.
His next stop was a vendor's cart with a bunch of baseball caps for sale. While the cast member was busy trading pins with a group of teens, Mikey used his scissors to yank off the offending letter "c" from each hat.
As he slunk down the street, the man in black used a pencil to scribble out the C's on the tags hanging on a cluster of tees displayed on the sidewalk; now they were made by "Mikey and Co."
The sign painted on the wall of a building was a little bit trickier. But Goob was armed with a Magic Marker. He swarmed up the side of the building, grabbing hold of the decorative architecture, and hung there like a giant, unwashed bat while he turned the "C" into a smiley face.
Post by Judy Hopps on Jan 11, 2019 18:31:53 GMT -5
As Judy continued to study the scene of the crime, alert for any detail that might help the investigation, she heard a voice behind her. It only took a second to recognize that voice, or it would have, if it hadn't immediately been followed by:
How's it going, Carrots?
Only one person in the world called her "Carrots"...
Judy sprang on the fox, latching her arms around his neck in the tightest bear-hug she could manage, though it meant that her feet didn't quite touch the ground anymore.
"Nick!" she almost screamed in his ear. "You're here! That's so awesome!" Calming down just slightly, she added, "I guess I shouldn't be glad you're stuck here...but I can't help it!"
Cops really shouldn't hug on duty, so Judy let him go, satisfying herself with beaming at him.
"And you're in uniform! You're on the force, too?" Nothing could be better than this!
Post by Nick Wilde on Jan 11, 2019 23:07:00 GMT -5
Nick expected the hug. Though even though he expected it, the tightness of it did surprise him. For a bunny, she did hug him pretty hard. "Can't...breath!" He managed to let out, though it was all in good spirits. When Judy did let go of him, and realized he was also in uniform, Nick would smile. Same old Judy, always optimistic even though they were both stuck here. Though seeing as she was here longer than he was, she might of gotten used to it. Maybe?
"Well, I just arrived here a few months ago. Left work, and suddenly found myself in Epcot. Met a small yellow fuzzball by the name of Reuben, who introduced me to where I was, and my current situation. Even said you were in this world as well," He would explain, "Got a room at Animal Kingdom Lodge, and I decided to pursue a job as a security officer. Can't abandon the promise I made, after all." He chuckled.
"So, perhaps we should talk about what we've been up to, as we are pursuing this guy?" He suggested, "And maybe you can tell me about your time here?"
Post by Judy Hopps on Jan 12, 2019 13:23:19 GMT -5
<<BHG said he would skip his turn so Judy and Nick could get reacquainted>>
Judy hung on every word of Nick's explanation, drinking in the sight and sound of her best friend.
maybe you can tell me about your time here?
"Well, I arrived at the Magic Kingdom. You can imagine how weird it was, seeing humans for the first time! But they can be pretty nice once you get past their looks. Anyway, I immediately spotted some guy guilty of reckless--" Judy cut herself off there, turning beet-red. She hadn't thought about that first encounter for a long time, but the details were still very embarrassing, something she'd rather not tell to anyone. Knowing Nick, he'd never let her off the hook now. So, taking a deep breath, Judy let the rest out.
"It turned out to be...just a ride. I tried to arrest a character in a ride." There, she'd admitted it.
Post by Nick Wilde on Jan 19, 2019 15:27:14 GMT -5
Nick listened to Judy's explanation. She arrived at the Magic Kingdom, which seemed like a normal place for people to pop up. There was her seeing humans, which, he admitted, was odd. He was still getting used to that. But, he is doing a bit better now, so that's always good. And then, she told him about how she was going after some guy...which, after hesitance, she said that she tried to arrest a ride character.
Hearing this, the fox would instantly gain his trademark sly smile, "Well, you know what they say, carrots: Those rides are immersive. It's quite easy to mistake an animatronic for a real character. Especially with how real they move." He chuckled, "So, which ride was it?"
He then decided to explain his own arrival in-depth, "As for me, well, like I said I arrived in Epcot. I just got off work in Zootopia, walked out the door, and suddenly found myself outside of the Land pavilion. If it wasn't for Reuben, I would of been running around trying to make sense of things." He would then shrug, "He explained everything to me, and from there, I took a bus to Animal Kingdom Lodge. I met a man by the name of Tarzan, who helped me get a room. Which led me to joining the security force, as I needed the money to pay for the room. It was...something."
Post by Judy Hopps on Jan 21, 2019 20:10:30 GMT -5
Overcome with embarrassment, Judy dropped her gaze, When she raised her eyes to peek at the fox, his smile was warm and genuine.
It's quite easy to mistake an animatronic for a real character. Especially with how real they move.
It was so nice of Nick to try to make an excuse for her dumb actions!
So, which ride was it?
"It's called Mr. Toad's Wild Ride," sighed the bunny. She would never forget that name; although she avoided that particular ride like a contagious disease, her duties and her own wanderings sometimes took her to the vicinity. Just passing by it never failed to make Judy uncomfortable, as if every tourist knew what she'd done there.
"Reuben...Tarzan..." repeated Judy. "I don't think I've met them. But I'm glad you had somebody to give you the low-down on this place. And now that you're situated..." A gleam appeared in her eye as she said it, "We've got a case to solve." Not a career-maker, but still a case.
So, Judy gave Nick the name of the ride. His grin grew, as he chuckled, "Talk about a wild ride, am I right?" He then smiled, "In all serious, if I was in your shoes, I might of made that mistake as well. Alongside being panicked about where I was."
Judy was glad that he met someone when he first arrived. And shortly after, she was right into the task that was at hand. They still had a criminal to find, and Nick was eager to get back to working with his partner. "Alright, the Hopps-Wilde duo is back in action!" He said, "So, we got one lead. Now all we just need to do is to find some more possible hints. Maybe some more vandalism that looks like it was recent. Maybe talk to some people. You know, the usual detective work?"
if I was in your shoes, I might of made that mistake as well
Judy doubted it, but she didn't doubt the depth of Nick's friendship which moved him to say it.
She did agree it was time to get back to work. There would be enough time to get reacquainted after they cracked this case.
"Okay, the problem is, the tourists keep pretty much on the move. We've got to find somebody who would've stayed put for a reasonable amount of time. Like a cast member selling sodas, maybe, or--oh, yeah." Judy bounded across the street to a queue area for some princess meet-and-greet. The sign listed the wait time as a whopping two-plus hours! Anybody getting into this line wasn't going anywhere for a while.
Whipping out a pen in case there was a statement to take, Judy approached the line.
"Excuse me, folks, Park Security. I wonder if I can ask you a few questions." She addressed herself to the crowd in general, hoping for a lead. "Did any of you notice a suspicious person over there defacing that poster?"
Most of them just shook their heads, but one dad piped up that he saw somebody in a black cape over there earlier.
"I remember thinking he might be with the park, being dressed so weird. But then my kid wanted a drink, so I didn't pay any more attention."
Post by Bowler Hat Guy on Feb 12, 2019 17:39:56 GMT -5
Goob almost danced down the street, he was having such a good day. Let's see, what would be his next nefarious deed? His beady eyes came to rest upon an old-fashioned theater: The Main Street Cinema. And what did it say on the marquee? "Now Playing -- Mickey's Follies." Now, he wasn't really sure what 'follies' were, but he was sure he wanted them for himself.
By climbing up on a bench, the man in black was able to stretch over and grab onto the edge of the marquee. Although precariously balanced, he managed to reach up to the movable letters, pulling off the big "c" in 'Mickey.'
Getting down was a bit tougher, and he did it awkwardly, ending by falling in a heap on the sidewalk. But he had the letter "c" in hand. And the whole world would have to watch "Mikey's Follies."
Post by Nick Wilde on Mar 15, 2019 23:45:02 GMT -5
Nick was thankful that there was a long line, for once. That meant, someone was in line long enough to see who did the deed. The red fox followed Judy's lead, and would follow up her questions with some of his own. When one person answered, Nick would push a bit further, "Okay, so black cape. Not really a good guy, from the sounds of it. Anything else? Like, facial features, anything that stood out more besides the cape?" He would ask. He didn't know anyone besides those he met already. Reuben, Tarzan, some from the Thanksgiving party. But that was it.
Nick, meanwhile, started to do a rough sketch to get an idea of what this man would look. He drew out a simple figure, and added a black cape to it. No defining features, yet. The fox tapped the pen to his chin, deep in thought. This wasn't going to be easy, and hopefully they could get an idea of what the man looked like. And hopefuily, either the cast members or the rest of security could put a name to a face, especially if the perp was another 'special guest'.
Post by Bowler Hat Guy on Mar 25, 2019 19:18:22 GMT -5
Goob continued his journey up the street. He was approaching the castle, now, on the lookout for his next target, whatever that might be. And then he spotted it.
A sign in a metal stand announced the times for a show in the castle forecourt: Dream Along with Mickey. He felt a thrill of excitement run down his spine at the anticipation of of another heinous crime about to be committed by the master criminal.
Casually, the man in black wandered over to the sign, hands behind his back. He planted himself in front of the sign and tried to whistle a tune while, with his trusty Sharpie, he scribbled out the white letter "c" in the sign.
After a few moments, he stole a glance over his shoulder. Rats! He'd done a pretty sloppy job. But what do you expect when you can't look at what you're doing? Crouching down, Mikey took his time and patched up the job as well as he could.
Nick drew up the sketch. Add a long chin, a typical curly mustache, creepy eyes, and a hat. The fox hummed, and then would look back to the tourists and smiled, "Thank you, that should be all." He said.
Once they were clear, Nick would look to Judy, "Well, I think we've got a fairly decent sketch here," Nick then showed Judy the picture. Which, combined with the black cape, made them look like a stereotypical tv show bad guy. The one that would sneak around at night, look obviously shifty, and would steal from little children and tie people up to train tracks, "Not much to go by, but I think it's safe to say that this guy might not be a typical guest."
Nick then looked back to the sketch, "Think maybe some of the cast members might have a better idea?"
Judy glanced at the fox's drawing and felt comfortable quipping to him, "Maybe you should've been an artist," though she quickly returned to a more serious mode. They were in the middle of a case, after all.
Think maybe some of the cast members might have a better idea?
"I think that might..." Judy left off in mid-sentence when her eye fell upon a figure at the top of the street. He was either very short or hunched over, because he looked like a large black blob. But it could be a cape. Then the figure moved in such a way that his hat was visible. A bowler hat.
"This might be the break we need," called out Judy as she broke into a trot. It only took a few seconds to come up behind the man, for man it was, in a black cape.
"Excuse me," she said to the suspect in a voice full of warning, "What are you doing there?"
Post by Bowler Hat Guy on Apr 15, 2019 19:33:32 GMT -5
Mikey worked feverishly to get the sign done. After a few minutes, he didn't think it looked too bad. Just a touch up right...there...
What are you doing there?
He must've jumped three feet, or at least it felt like it. Whirling around, the bowler-hatted villain thought for a second there was nobody there. Then he looked down. It was a rabbit, a teeny-tiny bunny rabbit. He would've thought it was cute if it wasn't for the mean expression and the police badge.
"Nothing! Except...waiting for...the...show to start. And...looking for...uh...the...bathroom! Yes, that's it!"
Sometimes he amazed himself with his quick thinking.
"But I think I see one over there, so I'll just be going over there now. To that bathroom. Over there." Fortunately, he hadn't said anything to arouse suspicion.
Post by Nick Wilde on May 24, 2019 19:42:25 GMT -5
Nick came up from behind Judy, and saw the man in full detail. Bowler hat, black cape, curly mustache, pointed nose. Seems like the person whom the visitors described. The guy looked like one of those classic villains, indeed. The man was startled by Judy, and was quick to go into an excuse about how he was looking for the restroom. The hesitance in the wording, and Nick's own street smarts, made Nick think otherwise.
"O-kay," Nick would try to look behind the man, to see what he was up to. He then glanced back up to the bowler hat guy, "So, your looking for the restroom. You do know that asking a cast member is perhaps the best way to find it? That, or look for a map."
He then would sigh, "First off, before you go running off, we have some questions to ask you. Officer Hopps, if you may?" He said to his partner to start asking questions, and maybe get to the bottom of things.
Judy sized up the suspect. He was the shiftiest-looking human she'd seen since she came here. Every bit of body language screamed "guilty". He was also filthy, but that was beside the point.
Officer Hopps, if you may?
Judy took over with, "We're investigating a string of vandalism on this street. Someone's been defacing signs, removing the letter "c" or"...here she paused, casting a purposely obvious glance at the sign behind the man..."painting over it. We'd like to ask you a few questions. Have you seen anything related to this crime?" She didn't even bother taking out her pen and pad to take down a statement, just gave her most stern look in the man's eye, daring him to deny he was the culprit.
Post by Bowler Hat Guy on May 28, 2019 17:23:23 GMT -5
Mikey was about to beat a hasty retreat when...
There was another one. What was this, cute-sy animal day?
You do know that asking a cast member is perhaps the best way to find it? That, or look for a map
"Of course I know that! I was just looking for a cast member when you showed up." His next remark was muttered out of the side of his mouth in a stage whisper, "Doris, a little help here."
First off, before you go running off--
Too late, foxy. Goob turned and would've bolted, if the bunny rabbit hadn't intervened.
Someone's been defacing signs, removing the letter "c" or painting over it. We'd like to ask you a few questions. Have you seen anything related to this crime?
Mikey began to sweat though he tried to put on an innocent act.
"Really? I don't know anything about any bad stuff. Doris, I really could use your help." But Doris apparently wasn't responding, so Goob had to make a run for it.
Loping across the courtyard, he made for--well, he wasn't sure where. Someplace he could hide to give these critters the slip. He galloped into the nearest store, shoving tourists aside to get in. It was a candy store, a tiny one. The aroma was awfully distracting, and Mikey couldn't stop himself grabbing a giant lollipop as he passed. Lucky for him all the stores were connected by doorways. Now he just had to dodge either left or right to run through the whole length of shops and, hopefully, lose the Zoo Crew.
The Bowler Hat Guy snapped that he was looking for a cast member when they showed up. Nick, doubted that as if that was they case, he would of done it right away. His hearing did catch a bit of the man's muttering. Something about Doris? Nick folded his arms and narrowed his eyes. The man turned around, about to move, when Judy started to ask him questions. The man, once again, denied he knew anything, and this time, asked out loud about this Doris person helping him.
And then, the man ran.
"Of course he runs," Nick muttered, more annoyed than surprised. The fox, not missing a beat, would start to chase after him, following him across the courtyard. When the man ran into one of the side shops, Nick glanced to Judy and gave a nod. They could cut the man off from escaping if they split off, with Nick going into the stores after the man, and Judy watching the store exits to ensure he doesn't get out without them knowing.
Really? I don't know anything about any bad stuff.
"Don't make this any harder than it has to be," began Judy, even though she totally believed it was futile. The way this guy was looking around it was clear he was thinking of making a run for it. She had to change his mind. "There's no place to run."
Clearly the perp disagreed, because that's just what he did.
Nick and Judy were off after him like a shot. They were both on the same page, and when her partner indicated she should watch the exits, Judy took up her position with a quick nod. Hand on the but of her pistol, the rabbit officer scanned the various doorways.
She just had time to yell to Nick before he disappeared into the candy store, "Who's Doris?"
Last Edit: Jun 7, 2019 20:19:55 GMT -5 by Judy Hopps
Post by Bowler Hat Guy on Jun 9, 2019 16:26:08 GMT -5
Mikey chose a direction at random, rushed through the open doorway, and found himself inside a shop that sold hats. He bumped into a display that fell over with a crash, burying him in an avalanche of hats. This commotion was enough to scare the couple of tourists into the pin shop next door and the cast member working the counter into the back room.
Goob thought that back room seemed like the place to be, but when he tried the door, it was locked against him.
Assuming he had very little time to make a decision, the caped villain chose to duck down behind the counter. There he held his breath and listened, waiting for some clue that the coast was clear.
Coco Rivera: Congrats also Jiminiy!
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