The DoD Scrapbook

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The DoD Scrapbook

Post by Koyliak » Fri Mar 16, 2007 9:10 pm

Regardless of their varying ideas about who or what brought about the sensation of sleep, the Daughters of Decadence did not excel at it. Charlie certainly hadn’t been getting any and PJ needed to self-medicate. Rena might have had a shot at a good night’s sleep if it weren’t for all the death and destruction raining outside of her Old Temple district.

And what of the Legislator? Koy never slept much in general; with Matt gone she found it all but impossible. How the elf kept on going was anyone’s guess as her main diet currently consisted of booze and the occasional meal when she would eventually remember that she needed to eat.

Some people wished for more hours to their day. Koy needed to invent new ways to spend the time, preferably mindless ones where she could completely disengage from reality. Although she needed to finish pulling together her fall line for Millie & Mallie’s Department Store, even the Heavenly Boutique did not fill up her schedule.

The hardest time to stay occupied came late at night. When her friends would take off, Koy often retreated back to Matt’s office in the Outback. Rena continuously invited her to stay at the Temple and while Koy appreciated the offer, she did not feel right about leaving the two places that meant so much to Matt—their house being the other one. She wanted to make sure he had no trouble finding her when...yes, when...he returned.

Stowed away in the office, Koy sat at the Colonel’s desk. The sound of the Terran Confederation News Network’s round-the-clock coverage droned on from the small radio on the shelf.

Any of Matt’s pertinent paperwork had been cleared away, not by Koy but by Kheldar. He tried to be subtle about taking care of the Outback’s business, especially those issues Matt had planned on being back to handle himself. Koy did not comment on Matt’s uncluttered inbox, though she felt grateful for Kheld’s discretion.

Koy sprawled her newest after-hours undertaking out on the clean desktop. Colored pencils, glue sticks, and a plethora of what she considered DoD memorabilia covered the polished surface. Sitting back in Matt’s chair, Koy finished stitching her homemade logo onto the pure white fabric in her hands. She then fit the fabric over the cover of the large blank book she had purchased in the Marketplace earlier in the day.

Koy admired her handiwork. She thought the color choices – black writing on white – classic. It looked deceptively simple with her neat back stitches and white traditionally leant itself to portraying innocence. The women who would be documented within the book’s pages were neither simple nor innocent. The contradiction pleased her to no end.

After she put her initial gathering of items and drawings together in the book, Koy would share it with the other Daughters as an ongoing tribute to their decadent ways. They would leave it in the Den (once they had a Den), to be added onto whenever they felt like it.


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Dames Often Dance

Post by PJ Ramirez » Sun Mar 18, 2007 9:28 pm

What had started as simply PJ and Charlie drinking together, soon turned into Girl's Night out ... then that grew into the DoD. At the heart of the DoD, there was the fun... and the booze. When the girls of the DoD got the alcohol flowing, anything was likely to happen. PJ couldn't remember the night, but it was obvious by the picture that they'd all had more than their fair share of indulgence. Rena, the Voice of Reason, included. Rena might not be the dancing on the bar type, but she obviously shouldn't be behind a camera either. PJ would have to remember to give the picture to Koy for the book...

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Charlie, PJ, Evie, Koy.... and Rena's thumb.
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Post by Koyliak » Thu Apr 19, 2007 12:07 pm

Charlie and Cor might not have eaten their wedding cake in front of the rest of the DoD but Koy thought it might be safe enough to document the event in the Scrapbook.

Koy clipped out the article Marc Franco wrote about the drunken debauchery that was the ceremony and pasted it on a new page. It was as good as any wedding announcement. She also drew a sketch composite of the scene as she imagined it, placing herself up above in the corner watching over her intoxicated friends since she had only been there in spirit.

Since Rena refused to break out her camera at the (failed) wedding reception Koy tried to throw, she only had a picture of the cake itself courtesy of The Little Big Cake Company who provided the chocolate and fruit covered work of art.

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Post by Rena A Cronin » Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:09 am

:So noted in the scrapbook::


Let it be known, that on this day-July 28, 2007- witnessed by Captain Sassypants and the Sage Bean Counter that the DoD beloved Viceroy did hereby and with great pomp, on her own, provide said introduction between herself and Piper-then introduced her to the SBC.


Also on the same day, the Viceroy offered Piper a personal invitation to the upcoming party to either praise or grieve(take your pick) the upcoming nuptials of Legs this coming Sunday at the Inn.


So duly entered.
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Post by Koyliak » Sun Nov 18, 2007 7:46 pm

With much snickering to herself Koy left the following note within the scrapbook:

Ladies, ladies. Some of you and your respective gentlemen (don't tell them I called them that) have really lost your touch at hiding things from the public with all the recent flashing of questionably significant jewelry. Some of you also need to be thinking about weddings before you unleash any ale-filled babies into the world (CAPTAIN SASSYPANTS!!).

Here is a helpful guide to get you all thinking about your prospective big days without having to ask. I'm not sure how fast you're all planning - charcoal, blue and white are particularly lovely for a winter wedding and something with a cherry blossom theme, think chocolate brown and strawberry pink, might be extra special for the spring.

Let me know if you need help with a gown. You can even tell me it's for a "friend of a friend" if you don't want to admit you're planning your nuptials.

Love and Wedded Bliss to All!

Legs


The back of the thin pamphlet was opened and pasted across two pages of the scrapbook for easy reading.

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Post by Rena A Cronin » Sun Feb 03, 2008 2:23 pm

::A note was posted into the scrapbook as the SBC was not the computer expert like the others...pen and paper did well for her::

Dear Ladies,
Alain has graciously invited us to the grand opening of his bar next week, February 7th. As we all know, my memory has lost the name of the bar so I will edit this note as soon as I remember. I get free drinks as it will also be the day the SBC becomes a year older. I expect to see you all there.


::In larger letters, the name of the bar was scribbled below::

The Silver Mark is the name.
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Post by Koyliak » Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:37 pm

It took the new parents some time to adjust to their new routine and so the birth announcement was sent out a little later than proper etiquette would have liked. Eventually though they were sent out, one copy being glued into the scrapbook to mark the birth of Thia Amariel VanDuran-Simon:

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Post by Goldglo » Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:49 pm

Simon family portrait, circa early to mid-2013.

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((sketch and color by OrangeNuke))
"If you are thinking a year from now, sow seed. If you are thinking ten years from now, plant a tree. If you are thinking one-hundred years from now, educate the people."

--Kuan Tzu, 5'th century Chinese poet
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Post by Goldglo » Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:57 pm

Though a tad smaller than his sister at birth, the Simon's newborn was likely no less fiesty than his older sibling. Time would, of course, tell...


Malachite Helkirin Simon's Birth Annoucement
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