Post by Bowler Hat Guy on Apr 6, 2019 10:55:43 GMT -5
Mikey hefted the pillow, trying to decide who to hit with it next. This was going to be fun, especially since he had the only pillow in the room!
Then the body builder walked out, and the tiger-man stood up to give a speech.
"No pillow fight?" Maybe later. He hoped.
Goob sat down on the pillow to listen. It was kind of like Show and Tell, but less fun. If he had only known, Goob would've done his homework. But he stood up next anyway.
"My name is Michael Yagoobian. Hi. That's Doris," he pointed out the hat, now floating near the mean-looking duck. "Together we've done all kinds of rotten stuff. Like bringing dinosaurs to the present to kidnap kids. And stealing inventions. And enslaving unsuspecting minions." He thought the insertion of an evil chuckle would fit in here. "I just want to get revenge on my old roommate. But he's not here, so...um...I'm open to suggestions."
After a painfully long pause in which he couldn't think of anything else to say, Mikey sat back down.
Yzma just kept up a running mental tab of who was being difficult and not; no doubt like the others assembled, looking for allies as well, who they could work with and not. Of course then the lion got distracted by the fact that he knew the other she had invited, Zira. She had already asked about him, but Yzma filed away the recognition for later knowledge if she needed it.
Oddly the one being the most annoying, and making the most trouble, was also making a not too bad case for himself.
"Hahahaha! This beast is crazy!"
Yes, it was borderline obnoxious how arrogantly clueless he was...unless one needed henchmen on whom philosophy and thinking for themselves was lost. Oh she could mold this so well!
He wonderfully misunderstood her words too! Not even being insulted by her slipped threat of being an ant-eater. Really she could get away with threatening him too and he wouldn't catch on? As long as she was careful of course.
She just rolled her eyes as he took all the beer steins, letting him have that for the price of his being one of her henchmen later. And for leaving now.
As soon as he left, Shere Khan was back on point, a...good trait. He was was very Leadership Oriented himself, though most villains tended to be. It was hard to tell if she could work with him or not, she would have to try it out to see.
In an actual alliance, such as she'd set up this meeting for. Not just using him; he was too smart.
"I am Shere Khan, owner of Khan Industries, and one of the most influential people in my world. My corporation has stakes in every country. I have my own airforce and navy to protect my investments. I've made deals that are both within the law, and outside of it. And I care not about who I work with, so long as I get two things in return: money, and power. As such, an alliance would be most beneficial. Beneficial for me, as I can secure my investments. And beneficial for you, because you'd get paid."
Yzma nodded, "I agree, Mr. Khan, thank-you", she showed just enough interest, as a good Still-Aspiring-Empress should.
Then the boy went. Honestly, what Yzma had heard was true; the hat was all of the true evil of the two. Still, he had some admirable Revenge-Bent tendencies, same as she had.
"Ah, revenge, always admirable", Yzma sounded like she was complimenting a kid...and she was, but also serious. "I will keep an eye out for this roommate of yours; yes, and, if anyone runs into an Emperor Kuzco I'm still open to killing him as well for firing me...", she muttered, "But I digress, anyone else?"
Hoo, boy, this introducing yourself was lame! But Negaduck was willing to play along for the time being.
"Name's Negaduck," he began, stabbing a thumb at his chest. "I've run gangs, played it solo, whatever works. My agenda, besides getting back to my world, is just to stamp out the do-gooders before they stamp us out. They outnumber us ten to one, not even counting the rubes who come here for fun, so I figure banding together is the answer. Money's great; I'll take my share, as long as it comes with mayhem perpetrated on the heroic types."
"I've got all the hardware we need. And if there's anything you don't see, I can probably put it together." If it wasn't too complicated. But he left that part out. "And I've got the moves."
"Plus, I'm totally on board with trading a favor for a favor. If you want somebody offed," here he looked meaningfully at Yzma, "I'm your duck. Then you can do something for me, and everybody goes home happy."
He had little need of a power broker like Khan, but Yzma's magic might be just what Negs had been looking for.
Throughout the chaos, Zira kept her distance. She didn't even know who any of these characters were, aside from villains, and her brief meeting with Shere Khan of course. He didn't seem too valuable to her, but she would want to remain on his side. "Worse than children..." she spoke softy, only heard by those paying attention to her, or close by.
She did learn a lot about the other guests while she kept her presence low. Gaston was an enemy, even against other animals he was a liability. The powers displayed by the headless one were powerful, but whatever the relation to the duck was, would complicate things. Negaduck... he seemed a fine ally, working for whatever is offered. So long as she can count on having the best offer... Shere Khan, if he was as valuable as he said, would be calling the shots... she did not like that. Yzma, the hostess, she didn't impress, but she would be an easy ally.
Finally there was Scar. Wait. Scar?! Her eyes seemed to light up, as he grabbed her full attention, walking forward, her hips and tail swaying slowly. "Scar!" she roared. She wanted to say, to ask; But most of all she just wanted him, approaching him she examined him closely, unable to get her thoughts together, thus remaining silent except for muttering his name again.
"Zira, it is you!" Exclaimed Scar as the familiar lioness emerged from the crowd of strangers. He moved in closer so they could both take in each other's scents, as was only customary among lions.
"How good it is to see you here. You lend a touch of home to this inhospitable place. Are any others of the pride here?" Oh, what he could do in this place if he only had all his pride! Then he could dispense with lesser allies.
Reunited with Zira, Scar lost all interest in interacting with the others in the room. Let them continue with their petty squabbles and alliances. He would be king of his pride once again!
Nick Wilde: Guests actually being encouraged to make their own story, and play a part in the land..
Jun 8, 2019 8:50:01 GMT -5
Nick Wilde: And also has an app to allow guests to actually do things more.
Jun 8, 2019 8:54:23 GMT -5
Nick Wilde: Of course, I imagine our characters checking it out in it's full glory.
Jun 8, 2019 8:58:20 GMT -5
Judy Hopps: An app...Disney didn't bother to make their app to work on my phone.
Jun 8, 2019 11:23:19 GMT -5
Jiminy: Apologies for the extended absence, all! I finished up graduation stuff and immediately have to launch into college program prep so I've been busy as of late. I'm really hoping to get back on top of things soon.
Jun 8, 2019 15:44:41 GMT -5
Papá Héctor: Lol aww that darn phone :/ And welcome back, Jiminy! <3
Jun 8, 2019 15:52:09 GMT -5
Papá Héctor: Congratulations on your graduation! Yayy! <3
Jun 8, 2019 15:52:58 GMT -5
Nick Wilde: Congrats Jiminiy. And aye. Hopefully can get it to work, with the app.
Jun 8, 2019 16:03:42 GMT -5
Coco Rivera: Congrats also Jiminiy!
Jun 8, 2019 20:43:40 GMT -5
Lefou: I hope it was okay to finish off that Gaston thread. It just seemed like an ending.
Jun 11, 2019 19:52:16 GMT -5
Gaston: It's okay if you want to! I definitely want more threads with Lefou though! Can't escape me that easily ;D
Jun 12, 2019 22:42:18 GMT -5
Ronno: Belated congratulations Jiminiy!
Jun 13, 2019 20:21:08 GMT -5
Gadget: Spent all day at the flea market, and too tired to post. See you tomorrow.
Jun 15, 2019 21:27:20 GMT -5
Gadget: Or the next day...sorry about that, I've been very lax.
Jun 17, 2019 8:31:20 GMT -5
Elsa: I'M MOVING AGAINNN! Signing the new lease tomorrow. Not sure when internet will be moved, but we have to pay July's rent in full here (which really annoys me). So I'll still have internet access, but the next 6 week will be a lil chaotic for me
Jun 17, 2019 20:50:15 GMT -5
Moana: Good luck with all that! <3
Jun 17, 2019 21:08:09 GMT -5
Moana: Got a little ways through group replies myself will save and finish up tomorrow!
Jun 17, 2019 21:08:34 GMT -5
Wart: That rent in full thing is found in a lot of places. And it's no fun, either. Have a good move!
Jun 18, 2019 15:48:41 GMT -5