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The Maxx ([personal profile] notcheersbutvengeance) wrote in [community profile] nexus_sages2016-06-06 08:25 am
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Super? Confused? Or just super confused ...

There's a stocky man in a shadowy alley of the commerce district. Stocky is ... kind of a generous discriptor all things considered. The man is short. Prone to adopting dramatic crouching poses as well! Which makes him pretty fun to watch, but isn't doing much for his vertically challenged status.

He seems to be seeking something pretty aggressively in the assorted garbage piles around here. At one point jumping into one of the rusty, old dumpsters and flinging assorted junk out of it in an almost cartoonish, projectile fashion. A long suffering sigh in an almost impossibly deep voice voice penetrates through the metal trash containment device.

"Urrrgh. Where is it?"
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[personal profile] damn_yourself_early 2016-06-06 02:56 pm (UTC)(link)
"Where is what?" the bright, clear voice of a child asks. Loki, don't dig in that trash, you don't know where it's been.
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[personal profile] damn_yourself_early 2016-06-06 03:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Sorry, Maxx, your awesome poses are obscured. "Sorry, haven't seen it--I don't think," the child admits. "What does it look like?"
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[personal profile] damn_yourself_early 2016-06-06 03:38 pm (UTC)(link)
"Purple with a yellow stripe," the boy repeats. "I'll keep an eye out for it. Is it magic or anything?"
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[personal profile] damn_yourself_early 2016-06-07 05:21 am (UTC)(link)
"Weird stuff doesn't necessarily mean magic," the child agrees, "but they do live on the same street. Perhaps a spell--what's your name?"
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[personal profile] damn_yourself_early 2016-06-07 07:47 pm (UTC)(link)

Some people find narration to be irritating--Loki finds it helpful to hear people's inner monologue.

"The Maxx," the child echoes. "I'm Loki--nice to meet you!" He offers a wave and a grin.

((Do you want Loki's help to be useful, or to not find the mask yet?))

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[personal profile] damn_yourself_early 2016-06-08 12:58 am (UTC)(link)

The Maxx's efforts at climbing out give Loki time to cast his spell (is he drawing runes on the ground with the contents if a discarded jar of jam? ugh). If the mask of the Maxx is nearby, it should start to glow.

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[personal profile] damn_yourself_early 2016-06-08 03:32 am (UTC)(link)

"Long study and careful practice," the boy replies. "And possibly sacrifices too terrible to mention, or maybe just a few nice afternoons missed. Hard to say."

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[personal profile] damn_yourself_early 2016-06-08 05:14 pm (UTC)(link)

"Well, we grow up so fast these days, hadn't you heard? Darn millennials." Grinning, Loki turns his back to the Maxx, throwing a peace sign and holding up his phone to catch a selfie of the two of them. "Always on their phones, why in my day, uphill both ways, in the fimbulwinter, with a dire wolf chewing my ankle, and we liked it."

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Perfect!

[personal profile] damn_yourself_early 2016-06-09 12:22 am (UTC)(link)
Fast talk is one of Loki's specialties, and the fun-size version still has plenty. "Of course I got your good side," he soothes the bulky purple man, "what do you take me for?"

"As for what this place is, I'm afraid you've stumbled out of the universe you knew. We're what you might call 'backstage at Multiverse Square Gardens.' VIPs only." He throws in a broad wink.
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[personal profile] damn_yourself_early 2016-06-12 01:10 am (UTC)(link)

If the Maxx is a little bit touched, then a mad child god makes the perfect companion.

"The steakhouse, or the continent?"

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[personal profile] damn_yourself_early 2016-06-12 10:42 pm (UTC)(link)

"There's a whole chain of 'em. The bloomin' onion is good, but there's no bacon in it," Loki explains--which is, in a few words, his review of the place.

"Now, that sounds like an interesting place to visit."

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[personal profile] damn_yourself_early 2016-06-14 05:02 pm (UTC)(link)

It has its claim to fame.

"Beauty behind the savagery sounds rather like Asgard in reverse," the child quips. "What's an Isz?"

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Glad to hear it.

[personal profile] damn_yourself_early 2016-06-16 04:31 pm (UTC)(link)
"I can see how that would be a problem," Loki muses. "I am told, however, that it's very difficult to harm anyone here. Magic, you know."
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[personal profile] damn_yourself_early 2016-06-16 04:41 pm (UTC)(link)

"It makes a nice break from the festive Yuletide gift of a fist," Loki admits. "And it makes a good place to run when one has, hypothetically, bitten off a bit more than one can chew."