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Mono had just stood there watching it all unfold.. He couldn't.. He didn't know what to say, nor what to do. They didn't have enough fruit for themselves, and buying it off of them, for that price.. he might've not known much about the world around him, but even he could see that that was just not doable... On one hand, Mono almost wanted to argue with the Enesmon, maybe coerce them into trying to.. perhaps get fruit for a lesser price.. But.. on the other hand..
Everything just seemed like a fine mess to him. Raphael saying that they'd share would be great, but he wondered about it. Dyna and Louisa were obviously against it, and with how the Betamon were acting, he couldn't blame them.. What truly piqued his curiosity were the last words said. 'Indebted'? 'Slaves'? What were they on about..?
"...Why would you think that we'd want slaves? We kinda just wanted a place to sleep and something to eat." Mono turned around, as he heard Datan speak up behind him- right behind him, in fact, as the Enesmon had come closer. It was the first time he had said anything about this mess..
"And a place to roast the meat that they hunted, ofcourse." Datan stated, with a bit of a smile. The reason of which was obvious as a fairly crude construct that was standing over the fire pit- he finished building it. Whether it worked was a completely different question, but the fact it was standing made Datan somewhat proud.
Mono was still pre-occupied with the whole 'slave' thing, though. What could they be talking about? "...Wait, you're not referring to me, are you? I came along with everyone because I wanted to stay with Datan.. They haven't forced me to do anything.." Right after saying it, he shook his head. Stupid, ofcourse that's not it..
"...What.. what happened in this village? There's not enough to eat for everyone and now you're worried about having to become slaves- for something offered free?" Though he looked at Dyna shortly after saying it. Considering her statement just now, the whole 'free' part was probably wrong.. but Mono was more curious about why they'd think that.. than afraid of how Dyna'd react right now.
While Datan was still working on making some construction to roast the meat.. and failing horribly at doing so, as it didn't stay standing..
Mono was worried where the conversation between Louisa and the other Digimon were going.. nervously so. The Betamon seemed incredibly hostile.. and it didn't seem like they were going to get any fruit any time soon.
"I.." He wanted to comment, but wasn't sure what to say. It was the Betamon's right to refuse.. and by the looks of it, that was happening. But why the hostility? What's going on..? And why does it seem as if the Betamon's fruit was pretty much all they had left..?
"..I.. Is there.. enough fruit for everyone?" He said it. The question he wanted to ask. and now he was worried if he accidentally insulted someone.
Datan had been thinking about how to build something like that.. with the small twigs they had here, he wasn't too sure about it being stable enough.. or strong enough, for that matter.. Especially if the piece of meat was big. Maybe they could cut it up in smaller pieces and stick it on smaller sticks? In that case they might want to get some sticks and clean them somewhat, by stripping them of their bark.. Or maybe they should find some bigger sticks... Datan wanted to reply to Louisa, but noticed she had turned to the Betamon, and took this as reason to just continue his thoughts.
Mono had been standing there, waiting for an answer, and had just sighed when he heard 'it was so busy'. What could they be busy with? The rest of the town didn't seem to be doing much.. hm.. Well, that was just from his point of view. Maybe they were doing things behind the scenes.. Privately.. He couldn't be sure. But it's just surprising that they didn't have anything yet. How hard could it be to get fruit..? Granted, they didn't really pass any natural sources, but..
He realized Louisa's questions to the Betamon were pretty much spot on to his thoughts.. Mono wondered the exact same thing. Datan seemed.. less curious about this. Most likely due to him being pre-occupied with setting up a construct to roast any meat the others might come back with. Or it was his sleepyness. His mind being kept busy probably helped him stay awake. But not Mono..
"It.. does make me wonder, too. It doesn't really seem normal that it's taking this long. What is going on..?" Mono added. Were they maybe attacked in the past few days..? No, recalling how messy the fire pit was, it might've been weeks since they last used it.. He didn't get it at all..
"So do I.." Datan cautiously replied. He was happy the entire fire-making-plan had worked, but actually doing it was nothing short of exhausting. Despite having a flame going, he was still sitting in the same position, quite unwilling to get up for now. He was sitting there juuuuust fine. The Gizamon and Betamon appearing and speaking to them didn't change that sentiment at all.
"Yes, please." Mono replied, almost instantly, at the Gizamon's question. "If.. if you could still get some fruit, I think it'd be great. Though I'm not sure if we'd still need the same amount.." He looked at both his friend and Louisa.. "I can't exactly speak for the others, after all."
Datan, still seated on the floor, just sighed. He wasn't sure. Would the others even find something to eat..? Sure, they got a fire going, but it could still be all for naught... "I.. personally think that we shouldn't blindly rely on the others hunting, anyway. I assume they're pretty good at hunting, but that doesn't mean there actually is anything.." He paused for a moment..
"If they come back without anything, and we would say 'Oh, no, we don't need the fruit anymore', then there'd be nothing at all.. If we end up not needing the fruit after all, we can always see what with the do with it then.. Ah.. I mean, well.." Datan nervously looked at Louisa for a second.. "I.. There's just no certainty until they get back, I guess?"
« on: March 17, 2013, 08:41:30 AM »
For someone who wants RPing to stay 'fun', that is a bit of a 'forced down my throat' kinda rule.
My posting depends on TWO things:
> I have the time to actually do so
> I have the will to actually post
And unfortunately, due to school I have a severe lack of the former... due to posts like this an even greater lack of the latter.
"Ah, thanks!" Datan took the bark from Louisa and looked at it. It seemed like it would work well, although it was a bit small.. Would it even work? They didn't exactly have enough to make a small bow of sorts, so this'd require much strength and patience..
He grabbed a few of the twigs Louisa had put down, and looked at them, before stripping one of them repeatedly, and tried to tie the pieces together to form a.. really stringy piece of rope. "Hrm, I'm starting to wonder if this will even work, what do you think, Mono?" Ofcourse, his friend just stared at him. If it was precision work and things that required small hands, the Monodramon wasn't exactly the go-to guy. So he just stared. Now if it was a bigger rope..
"...Right, this is gonna be tricky." Datan looked back at the shoddy rope he tried to create and twisted more of the wood into a crappy rope. Up until he just gave up because the thing fell apart and he realized he just essentially wasted a few twigs on trying to do something that wasn't gonna work properly. "Okay, new plan. Mono, can you uh.." He looked around and grabbed a somewhat thicker twig, which he then threw at Mono. "Can you make the end like a somewhat sharp point?"
Datan grabbed the piece of bark again and put it down in front of him. He then took the remains of the shoddy rope and dumped it on top of the bark. He subconciously rubbed his eyes before looking at his friend.. who had scratched the twig until it was somewhat... okay, not even close to a sharp point. But it would have to do. No rope, just tinder and a twig. Excellent. Except not really.
Even so, Datan took the twig and put the sharp end against the bark, making sure some of the rope-remains had gotten under it.. Now it was just a matter of hoping it works while rubbing the stick. "..Just.. give me some time. Alot of it, probably." Yeah, he was pretty sure this was in fact NOT going to work. Maybe he should try it with two stones..?
Ofcourse, just when Datan was about to give up, if not from believing it wasn't going to work, then from the fact this was exhausting as all heck.. a small ember had appeared in the midst of it all. Seeing both the exhaustion on his friend's face AND this small ember appearing, Mono ducked down and blew some air on it, causing the ember to become a small flame in the midst of the tinder. "..Okay.. guess I got lucky this time." It didn't take long for Mono to use the flame to start a proper fire.. nor for Datan to drop on his back on the ground. Maybe he should've let Mono handle this in the first place...
« on: February 25, 2013, 03:35:28 PM »
“Will do.” Mono replied, holding up his arms for a second to show his very capable claws.. And started digging almost immediately once he realized how silly he looked. Datan, on the other hand, walked a bit towards Louisa before doing anything, as he wanted to ask her something.. Not that he was really able to do anything she asked before Mono was done..
“Ah, perhaps..” He started off a bit too silent, realizing she was a bit off in the distance.. “Ah, uh.. Louisa! If you could find some tree bark, Mono and I might be able to get a fire going..! It won’t be easy, but I’m sure we can handle it.” He shouted somewhat, raising his voice in the hopes Louisa would hear him. Though that last part was a bit less loud.. Ah, it wasn’t that important, was it..?
He did catch himself having a bit of a smile.. though that one faded pretty fast as he wasn’t sure what he was happy about. Maybe being somewhat useful? Thusfar he’s just been running around and getting tired, so.. If they’d just get a good piece of bark, he might get a fire started by just rubbing the stick.. Then again, they’d have to put a bit of strength in it…
Datan looked at Mono for a sec, who was still furiously digging up the charcoal.. Eh, it should be alright.. If for some reason he couldn’t do it, Mono would probably take over. “Hey, Datan, I think that’s all the charcoal…”
This sudden reply made the boy blink for a second, as he had not expected his friend to call him out as he was staring at him. “Ah, right. Hang on..” He quickly walked back and starting laying the charcoal down as Louisa had asked, and then waited for her to get back with the bark and tinder.
« on: February 13, 2013, 08:58:31 AM »
Mono simply nodded at Louisa's last statement. He wasn't exactly sure what she meant by it, but he didn't feel like asking right now either. He assumed it had to do with how Enesmon could take any form they wanted anyway, so what would it matter, right..? He shook his head, realizing he was thinking a bit too lightly about it all..
He was the first to step outside, following the Betamon and noticing the pit it had pointed out. He also immediately noticed the lack of tinder. "I'm not sure if we can make a fire in this.. At least not without something to burn."
Datan had followed Mono, arriving at the pit barely a second later.. "So, we should go gather some wood? Does seem a bit odd that there isn't anything.. you can find dead twigs basically anywhere.." He looked around and wondered.. "Should be a forest nearby if we want bigger logs.. or at least some trees.. Some dried leaves would work too, though we'd need alot of those.. But I figure these sticks should be enough..?"
Mono sighed as Datan mentioned that. "Also, how are we going to make a fire in the first place.." In the village, there was always someone with a fire attack, but now..? "Well, we still need materials to burn first, I guess.. What do you think, Louisa?" Mono turned back, assuming Louisa to be there..
« on: February 04, 2013, 05:36:44 AM »
Mono stared at the Betamon for a second. "..The chance that I become a Strikedramon soon is about as big as you becoming a Seadramon." He blinked and looked at Louisa. "Uh, Betamon become Seadramon, right? Or did I get that wrong..?"
Datan however sighed. Which seemed to be more like a yawn held back than an actual sigh. "In case you're wondering, Mono here is an actual Monodramon. As for me, I can't change into anything. Yet."
He started getting slightly annoyed with the Betamon.. he didn't really know why, but chalked it off to being tired. Mono reacting how he did kinda made Datan worried. The Monodramon had been awake for the same amount of time, so maybe he was getting mentally exhausted too? Though Mono didn't share Datan's enthusiasm..'
He shook his head. "Anyway, if that is all..?"
« on: January 31, 2013, 03:02:31 PM »
Datan nodded at Raphael mentioning that 'any training is good training'.. But thought about how it might not be enough. Was being able to become a Digimon truly needed for him to fend off enemies? He thought for a moment about asking Raphael, but decided not to. He was still tired, and was sort of afraid that he might not catch the important bits. He had already wanted to ask about the details of these transformations a few times, but kept holding back.. He figured it might just be best to relax for a bit. For now, at least.
He snapped out of his thoughts as Raphael left the room. It was then that he realized Raphael had asked him whether he wanted to check it out, too.. and well, that he had basically not answered. Raphael excusing himself even somewhat passed over his head.. It annoyed him, how easy it was to get lost in thoughts.. especially when tired. As if all sorts of ideas, plans and questions arise just to irritate him with their incredibly horrid timing.
So as Raphael left the room, Datan just slouched backwards. It wasn't that he was really THAT tired, but.. just everything combined left him somewhat exhausted. He wondered for a bit if just sitting there would be plenty.. He laughed softly, realizing just how silly it was- for him, as a fairly energetic guy, to just be exhausted from everything. Well, it WAS his idea to leave that early, and neither him nor Mono had gotten alot of sleep.. I guess he more wondered why Mono wasn't as tired as he was. Then again, Mono was more.. calm than he was. He probably exhausted himself by being so excited the whole time...
At the same time, Mono was thinking about small things of his own, like the fact that there was apparantly trouble to get food. When Raphael rejoined the group, he focused on him for a sec, keeping silent meanwhile. He wasn't sure how to react to all of this.. Just how the Digimon and Enesmon reacted to each other seemed weird to him. Then again, he lived knowing Datan most of his life.. to him, speaking to Datan was just as normal as anyone else in the village..
So all of this was new to him too. A bit.. disconcerting.. Never mind when the others started talking about hunting. Hunting.. what, precisely? Digimon? No, no, they probably meant hunting for food.. fruits, vegetables.. Er.. Probably not vegetables. He doubted there would be many vegetables.. And thus him being pre-occupied with his own thoughts continued until he realized both Dyna and Raphael had left the room. He caught Raphael mentioning something about getting a fire done.
Fire? So they WERE going to hunt for meat.. The memories of Raphael's IceDevimon transformation sprang back to his mind, and for a moment, he closed his eyes.. until he suddenly made a fist and got up. He shouldn't have to be afraid.. It's still Raphael, despite what he looks like, right? It was still the same person and he wasn't going to harm him. Maybe a random digimon for food, but.. not.. him.. right..? "Looks like it's just me, you and him for a while." Eh?
"Ah, er, right." Mono answered shortly.. He wondered if it would be a good idea to get Datan from the room.. It was then that the Betamon barged into the room and demanded to know what 'manner of terrible beast' he and Louisa could become. He wanted to laugh, as it was sort of obvious he was a Monodramon, but before he could give any manner of reply, Louisa did, stating she could change into a Piyomon.
Mono looked at Louisa and thought for a second. Piyomon were small pink feathered creatures right..? "...Would that.. make me taller than you...?" Was his first reaction. His second was, well.. "Er.. I mean, er.. sorry." a hastened apology. He turned to the Betamon immediately afterwards. "..As for me, well, I can turn into an Strikedramon. Eventually. I hope. Depends on when and how I digivolve, I guess.." He stated flat out... leaving only a small silent portion "...I'll go get Datan." He said to Louisa, albeit without looking at her.
When he got into the room, he noticed Datan slouched against the wall on the bed. His eyes closed. Mono wondered for a second if he was asleep, but a loud sigh confirmed he was not. "Er, Datan? Raphael and Dyna have left to go hunt for food, and uh.. they asked if we would make the fire. Louisa's still here and.. Well, it just seems best if you'd be there, too." was Mono's reply to the sigh. His friend was still awake, so he should hear this just fine..
"..Alright, Mono, I'll be there in a sec.." Datan replied, with another loud sigh. Mono hesitated to leave the room, but when he saw his friend get up, they both got out of the room. Datan rubbed his eyes for a bit, before looking at Louisa and the Betamon. He was still a bit tired.. just sitting back with his eyes closed for a bit did seem to have calmed him down, but until he got some proper sleep, he'd probably stay tired. "I just.. need to keep my enthousiasm low for now... before I really fall asleep, heh.." He smiled a bit.. "So.. I heard we were supposed to make a fire?"
I've looked into the issue with Manuscript, but the extra space on the left cannot be removed through simple means.
I tried removing it COMPLETELY, and that just makes the theme extraordinarily UGLY. It literally breaks the theme, as the 'empty space' on the left is inhabited by an image, and said image is what even makes the 'empty' space- without it, the border on the left will be one mess, and the images ABOVE the empty space is actually two seperate images, also used as spacing methods.
As for the SimplePortal acting up on other themes, I'm pretty sure that's due to my juryrigging the CSS for SimplePortal itself.. I still have to look into it properly, haven't really had the time.
« on: January 13, 2013, 07:58:59 PM »
Mono wasn't sure what to think. Hearing the comments from the other Digimon, he wondered just what was going on.. but it's behaviour felt incredibly off. As if they simply couldn't care they had guests. But at the same time, knowing how the situation is.. at least, being told what it was by the Enesmon surrounding him.. it seems obvious the Digimon are being hostile towards the Enesmon.. and at the same time, maybe they really didn't have anything to eat? The situation just seemed like it had spiralled out of control, something he had never thought about when he was still living in the village.
Perhaps that is why they had been living so secluded. They usually had enough to eat for the entire village, and it seemed the village was self-sufficient enough to keep that up for a long while. He thought for a moment that perhaps nobody ever knew about the village, but the small amount of traders that seemed to come around now and then would've proven otherwise.. Then again, perhaps ONLY those traders knew..? He shook his head, and looked at Dyna and Louisa. No use thinking about things like that. He wasn't in the village right now.. but there was little he could do now. His mind instead went to thinking if perhaps the Betamon thought HE was an Enesmon, who had changed into a Monodramon.. Because it didn't seem they gave him any different reaction than the Enesmon..
Datan, however, was faced with a completely different set of thoughts. He listened carefully to Raphael's words, his attention broken only for the moment as Raphael looked outside the room.. "..Yeah.. I'll try not to get into a fight. Though I'm.. kinda strong? I think? Thinking about it though, you can't really count play fighting as a good measurement can you.." He stopped talking as his own thoughts were disrupted by trailing off into memories of the village..
« on: December 28, 2012, 10:31:37 PM »
Mono was happy to see the two enesmon at least reply positively, and displayed a small smile on his face as they did. Said smile vanished promptly as the Betamon entered the room with the bad news. He wasn't sure what to think, and the Betamon's attitude didn't really encourage him to think anything POSITIVE, at least. Though less due to the fact he wasn't going to eat.. and more due to the fact that they apparantly HAD little to eat. "..Wait.. so.. why is there so little food, then?"
Datan on the other hand, still in the room with Raphael, had not heard anything of the previous conversation, nor the announcement by the Betamon. And had he not slapped himself to keep himself awake, he would probably not have heard Raphael either. But he did, and so he replied.
"I guess that makes sense.." he replied softly.. he looked at Raphael, who seemed to be frowning.. and continued. "W.. worried? Why? I just.. I just got up early and I'm just a bit.. exhausted from excitement I guess. Nothing some rest shouldn't fix. I think. I mean, I was kind of excited about my plan with Mono, so I didn't really sleep very well either last night.. But I saw all these new things today and I'm actually PART of a race. I didn't know that. I.. didn't know there was anyone else like me at all.."
Datan sighed, and looked downwards. "I just.. I don't know really.. Everything just feels weird.. I mean, some of the things I saw today were amazing, you changing into that.. Ice..somethingmon that was SO AWESOME.. but.. on the other hand.. so much has happened today, in such a short time. I met people.. and then they left. It's.. a bit difficult to take. I'm not used to.. people leaving. For the last I dont know how many years, I've been with Mono.. and the rest of the village.. yeah, sometimes there were other digimon around, usually trading.. I usually just stayed out of the way, but it was still.. interesting. New... and then we left. To see more of the world."
He looked at Raphael again. "I want to see more things of the world.. I don't want to go back. Not yet, anyway.. I mean, I will someday, but I just.. want to explore. See new things, meet new people.. I know I'm just.. everything feels so.. conflicting I guess. Contradicting? If that word makes sense I don't know, Mono used it sometimes. Like when you feel one thing but at the same time you feel like the exact opposite..?"
« on: December 13, 2012, 05:58:51 PM »
"Adventure, mostly." Mono looked at Dyna, answering her straight to the point. It was then that he realized he was in fact looking directly at her, and got pretty much nervous.
"I.. I mean.. as far as either of us can remember, we lived in the village. Nothing really changed in all the years.. Datan could never sit still. If he wasn't doing a chore for someone in the village, he was out in the forest surrounding the village, climbing trees, exploring.. We knew little to nothing of what was outside the village.." He looked away for a second.
"We.. we just.. We just wanted to see what's out here. Outside of the village.. I.. I was.. kind of afraid at first.. But I didn't want to let Datan down.. If I wasn't going, then.. he probably wouldn't have either.. And we might've never found out everything we did today.."
With a bit of a sad look on his face, the Monodramon just looked away.. "..I know it's probably a poor reason, but.. we both felt kinda trapped there. Neither of us was really looking forward to spend our entire lives in the village, no matter how peaceful it might've been.."
« on: December 09, 2012, 04:16:38 PM »
"We.. we lived in a small secluded village in the forest." Mono replied.. "Er.. a forest. It was.. actually pretty close to the path we took to get here."
He looked down for a sec, before looking at Louisa again. "There were mostly Strikedramon and Greymon, along with Agumon and.. other Monodramon. And uh.. their.. pre-evolutions as well.." He scratched the back of his head.. "Datan.. was the only Enesmon, really. I'm.. not completely sure what happened, but the story goes that he was found outside the village when he was still small... Nobody really knew what he was.. or if they did, they certainly didn't share it with anyone.."
Mono looked at Dyna for a sec.. He wondered if asking her about these 'dark forests' would be a good idea. He had never heard of those before.. he then turned to Louisa again. He could probably ask her about the forest and town she lived in... But decided not to ask about either. "We.. didn't have much traders coming in either. You'd think someone would know, but it just never seemed to come up, I guess. Datan is Datan, it didn't really matter to us whether he was a Digimon or something else.."