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Jane Crocker ([personal profile] cyan_maid) wrote2017-05-16 09:03 am

R2 Livewatch Journal

Airlocked! Season 3 Observation Journal

This is where I shall be recording unusual things I observe during the "show" in order to better facilitate our rescue of our friends and possible dismantling of the system propigating these "games", as well as some notes on the newest batch of "champions" in the hopes that, if they escaped and we find them, we can become allies.

ADDENDUM: If I am beginning to show signs of distress or agitation while investigating I am to set this journal down immediately and go lay down somewhere in the company of someone else, as requested by pretty much everyone else. If I need to hit something, I will ask Xander to spar with me. If I need to cry, I'm to go to Yurika. If I am absolutely a ball of anxious energy then I shall throw myself into something beneficial for everyone else on board. If I just need a hug: Jamie, Xander, Yurika, the Doctor, Thomasin, Natsuhi can provide in that order. If I'm able to contain myself after viewing I can go to Togami and bounce theories off of him.

- Twenty Champions again, very lavish VR location. Space mansion? Guess they can program whatever setting they like so long as it has appeal. Also, formalwear. Wow. Rude. Still creepy that they're getting enough info to program these clothes on. Seems to be a lot of important people in the mix yet again. Items have been stolen from them, likely distributed by Benefactors again. Update: four more floors, plus guest house. Network does not want them to open them up yet, likely they're waiting for murder.

- C.E.C.E. replaced with P.A.L. - what does this acronym stand for?

- PIPs again - some people tried taking theirs off from the getgo. Oh God please don't do that again. They're catching on quickly to various possibilities - recording information in them gets fed to the higher ups, the possibility of being hijacked...good, so they're not unaware. They've also quickly figured out the power nerfing.

- More memory and profile inconsistencies. Very likely that their memories have been tampered with as well.

- THERE'S A GIRL WHO SAYS SHE'S PART OF THE SCHOOL LIVING CLUB SHE'S KURUMI'S FRIEND SHE HAS TO BE OH NO OH NO

- THERE'S A BOY WHO SAID SOMETHING ABOUT NOHRIANS??? XANDER IS THE PRINCE OF NOHR ISN'T THAT HIS PEOPLE????? OH NO OH NO OH NO THEY'RE TAKING PEOPLE FROM OUR HOMES STILL OH NO

- KIP I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT AWFUL JERK IS HERE I CAN'T EVEN BELIEVE IT WHY DOES HE HAVE TO BE SO BUBBLY AND HANDSOME I WANT TO PUNCH HIM SO HARD UUUUUUUUUUGH HOW DARE HE STAND WHERE THEY STOOD HOW DARE HE TRY TO COME OFF AS A GOOD GUY HE KNOWS HOW THIS WORKS

- Insisting the rule of murder is only a corporate technicality YEAH AND I'M ACTUALLY THE DUNCAN HEINS HEIRESS, I'm not buying it for a second. Just saying something's present for contractual obligation doesn't mean it's not going to be used.

- Wonder what the lag is between filming, editing, and airing if they're airing episodes daily. It might not be too too long or we might be watching a whole gang of dead folks walking...I hope it's the former...

- The year 6972??????????

- ...A multibillion-person orgy three years ago, what. Worldwide hormonal shift, breaking mind control...just what sort of universe is this?

- Do they have footage of our friends' "deaths"? Is that what he's threatening to show if they want to get out of the station?

- So EP couldn't get the backing or rights to actually revive The Bachelor, so they decide they'll make it a murderfest instead and just dress it up with roses and sloppy makeouts. Eugh.

- I know it's just a VR simulation, but no escape pods because they're unnecessary...I want to know if that's actually a thing in this weird year of 6972 or if he's just making it up for the sake of the simulation.

- Kip shows a disdain for water when listing the amenities of the mansion. Will he melt like the Wicked Witch of the West if soaked?

- "The Boner Uprising of 6969". Long pants and turtlenecks - is that where those outfits are from???

- WHO IS THIS CECE LADY AND WHY IS SHE NAMED CECE is she the same intern who worked on our ship or a different one? I highly doubt InterGal7 doesn't have a whole battalion of interns but what the HELL. "Keep the host on task"...what's the task then, murder? Cece Diver, I'm watching you. ADDENDUM: not the intern who probably worked on our ship.

- They gave them a NICE KITCHEN and FOOD TO COOK WITH [Her handwriting gets more angry and scribbly here. There's a lot of cross-outs. The paper is torn in a couple of them. This was a really fucking sore point for her okay.] At least there are people making use of it. Good.

- They get a garden and a pool right off the bat, too. AND a hot tub. Guess they really want people to be all romantic and flirty and half dressed. This is so ridiculous.

- Designated rest areas? So are they allowed to SLEEP in those????? What the heck. What in the HECK.

- ...I want a tattoo. I think I'll get one. Yeah. It's. I'm different now. I'll always be different now. I think I need one. [There are a few doodles of a stylized squiggle with a very simple flower in various places in and around its tendrils.]

- Kind of weird to see that everyone's sharing rooms...two to a room, FOUR to a bathroom. Makes it much less isolated. Unless the numbers whittle down significantly, it's going to be very difficult to hide a body or evidence without someone noticing.

- Oh of course. The return of the silver footie pajamas. Must be part of the "Airlocked" brand name. Blech.

- Good to see they're having meetings...hopefully they keep those up. They're important.

- No death on the first Friday. Kip showed up to show off his "goods" instead. Blech.

- This sleepover thing is going to be 100x happier than what ours was. Which I'm a little glad for. They don't need to have exhausted post-mortal-peril parties. I wouldn't wish that on anyone. Though it was kind of fun to lay on Jamie. :B

- Kip has no excuse for his taste in coffee. It really does make me want to punch him right in the face.

- They're giving out those weird little gifts again. The Bearies are back - InterGal7 must have a contract going with them. Again, anything remotely weaponlike is nerfed to plastic. I also see that Christine Junior rides again; must get a lot of mileage out of those silly tiny cars. And...underwear? Eugh. Also WHY IS THERE A FRIED SPIDER WHAT IT'S SO BIG???????????????

- And so far C.E.C.E. is the only AI in the entire whatever-verse to not actually be evil because WE'RE ON OUR SECOND WEEK AND PAL HAS TAKEN OVER!!!! Incentive issued - the reissue of powers, most likely to their full capacity, should anyone succeed. Kip and Cece specifically stated to not have significant talents to make them into Champions, couldn't contact the network - probably because no murder had happened. This might be a joint lesson for them too? Kip and PAL implied to have a past, perhaps? There is a guest house on the grounds, Kip and Cece ran for it, perhaps keep important things and/or a portal to the real world in there. All the windows have been sealed - as if anybody had a way out into space even if they got out. Oh God. Please don't give in...please make it through...

- The editing is getting much more gimmick-y. Like not bad? But also very obviously that of a reality show, like. With the music cues and cutaways. Also have not been able to even see through the door of the apparent guest house; keeping whatever's inside under lockdown. InterGal7 is showing us only what they want the masses to see, and it's an incomplete truth. Living through one of these things can tell you that right off the bat. I just. I hope that, behind all the curtains and cuts, they're still working things out, still investigating. Still holding on.

- Penis spaceships........why.....................

- The boys are having their own sleepover and getting piss drunk. If the Friday trend continues...well, I'm just glad this isn't happening on a Thursday night.

- no no no nO NO NO NO OH GODNOWHY NO NO

- Someone killed. Someone killed and now it'll just keep going. Oh God. Oh God...

- The trials are called "rose ceremonies". This is sickening.

- [There's some spots of warped paper here, as if tears had fallen upon it and dried.] The execution...it's not chucking the guilty out of the airlock anymore. It's...worse...that girl was slaughtered in front of the others like she was nothing...

- The others held...a wake, I suppose you'd call it. Or just, you know, one of those...gatherings, when you don't want to be alone but you have no idea what to do with yourself. I can only hope that they won't have to go through any more, and believe that whoever is left will make it through.

- Keeping to the pattern of solved case = new floor. Second floor has another rest area, another foyer, bathrooms, a storage room, and...a bowling alley. Okay. First aid room seems fully stocked...perhaps to the point where it might be feasible to keep someone alive if needed, if they have someone with precise medical knowhow to work some of that stuff. IVs and bags of blood...gosh. Okay. It would be especially great if they had someone know blood types for everybody because just watch a botched transfusion be a cause of death.

- They're getting memories back, too. Figured they would, but it's important to note.

- Third week. Kip is trying to make permanent the "fun, no-kill" motives Jamie pushed on his weeks. Divided everyone into teams for bowling. Good luck, Kip, you idiot. This better actually work because they all look like they're having a really great time and levity warms the heart.

- THEY WON THE SPACE PIGEONS????? I don't know enough Pigeon to determine if they're real or not, I have to ask the Doctor his opinion...oh my gosh. I. I hope Miss Yuuri names one Arnault for Kurumi. Or just calls them all Arnault. They are all Arnault PLEASE DON'T EAT HIM

- Strangely enough, the pigeons seem to respond to gestures and one-sided conversations, as well as...sing Queen songs? Not like actually vocalizing the words, just cooing to the melody and...sounding enough like Freddie Mercury imitating a pigeon. Either the programmers got cheeky as well as smart and decided to program markedly more intelligent birds or...or I don't know. Something's weird. Something is super weird. Again, ask the Doctor.
*ADDENDUM: they are speaking intelligible pigeon and are even singing Queen in pigeon, how far does the legacy of Freddy Mercury go???

- Miss Clarith got an autobiography she wrote from Miss Arianna, who got it out of the dumbwaiter. It's given them their first concept of people being brought back from the dead for this "show", but they didn't actually come out with much regarding it Damned editors.

- Damned editors! They're just hyping up some kind of message people are getting or not getting? But there is so little detail! Uuuuugh...

- I want to play the Kings' Game...! But please let it not precede a death oh please
*ADDENDUM: oh my land okay so maybe this is a game you play with people you trust a lot and won't do perverted things with and DEAR SWEET LORD WHAT IN THE HECK WAS HALF OF THAT for the sake of my own propriety I could not continue to watch this after Mister Church had to go sit in Kip's lap. I was done. One hundred percent done.

- it fuckign happen AGAIN [It's clear from the dried warped spots and absolute disregard for grammar that Jane was crying again as she wrote this hurriedly]

- BULLSHIT WE'RE COMING YOU BITCH

- This time it seemed the murderer was less pitiable. More like Toby or Seth. But it's never easy to condemn anyone for a crime, even when they're despicable. The game isn't being entertaining for the masses with silly games or sloppy makeouts - it's murder, and the drama it brings. Lee played more into InterGal7's hand than any of them.

- I am really starting to wonder if there IS something of a tactic or formula we're not aware of that drives murder to Thursday nights for it to be discovered on Friday mornings. The motives encourage it, surely, and people hold out as long as they can, but why...why every Friday? Could there really be something that happens to the captives that influences their actions? Just a thought.

- Overall have definitely bonded with their "Overseers" faster than we did - we were suspicious, though, and Bolton...I suppose he is a very good Dungeon Master and can put up something of an act for quite some time, even if it couldn't hold together forever. Unless I'm being completely duped, Kip and Cece aren't putting up a front at all.

- New Floor. Foyer, bathroom, hallway, another rest area - green this time, first floor blue, second floor pink. Karaoke bar with...poles on a stage? Drawing a blank for what that is. Also something with trampolines and plastic orbs and a bunch of foam cubes...?
*ADDENDUM: I KNOW WHAT THE POLES ARE FOR NOW THAT IS DISGUSTING WHOSE CROTCHES HAVE BEEN ON THEM

- Are...those silly Halloween costumes supposed to be like...sabotages? They're all cheap generics. Also I saw Kip in his costume and my eyes went to hell. I don't care if that's a fandom meme, it's TRUE.

- Queenie set up little dates for everyone, which is super duper sweet.

- What in the HELL was that motive what did PAL do...everyone is...using each other's powers? Or don't have any at all anymore?? What sort of coding are they using to do that? Gracious...

- They said Church's body is 3D printed...the tech's sure come a long way. Do - do they think THEY are all in 3D printed bodies? Is that even possible? Then how could people still have their powers? Hrm. I don't know. As much as I try to accept the possibility of the impossible, this feels like a stretch to me.

- three two

- cant watch the whole executio [i mean roland's execution was p fucked up can you blame her]

- New floor. White rest area with a mattress, probably...for alone times? Foyer. Spa with small bathroom.

- Dance studio. Poppies. Fuck you, EP.

- ......................Oh wow I might actually be maybe perhaps a teensy bit gay. Maybe. Um. I don't know. There was a. Drag race...of the gender swapping clothes kind. And. Hm. Mhm.

- WHAT THE FUCK

- Need to factor PAL into rescue attempt. Cannot let him get us. Can't let him get into PIPs or whatever he could do. DON'T LET HIM DISINTEGRATE PEOPLE

- Fucking. Again. Jesus Christ.

- Learned something: if there is no culprit to execute, there is no need to vote. Also, to reiterate: don't let AIs live in your head or get wired into a computer if you can help it. The day this PIP comes off can't come sooner.

- Everyone seems to have gotten...animal footie pajamas with the hoods? What are they called...kigu-somethings. I think.

- I bet PAL's cake SUCKS.

- Made Cece an Overseer. They're either plotting something against her or the ratings really necessitated a host that wasn't a computer.

- Nope. You can't make me like you, PAL. I don't care how much you like food. I could bake you under the table.

- They saved him - I think they saved him, oh God...oh thank GOD, someone could actually be saved in this mess...

- Choromatsu said...he saw Prince Takumi. That he came to him and helped him and gave him the cat pillow. But that can't be right. If it was a hallucination, that can't wrap you up in towels or drain the tub. But if it was someone else...who could it have been? Unless there's a mole somewhere, I don't think they would have been able to get into the room and the bathroom. And if it was really Prince Takumi...has...is there something in the PIPs that can reanimate the dead? Like puppets? Oh God. As much as I want to storm that place and save as many people as possible...there is no way I can go in there if PAL could get into my PIP and mess with my body. I'm far too susceptible. This is insane...

- Who the heck thinks complete darkness with subtitles is OKAY FOR A SPECIAL SEGMENT ON GETTING LOCKED IN THE KITCHEN JESUS CHRIST JUNPEI

- Everyone disappeared for a chunk of Monday on the 7th week and then they come out and they're all talking to PAL? Why?? AND JUNPEI AND CHURCH ARE ARGUING ABOUT TIME TRAVEL????? I mean, that's not so weird, but I do agree with the "get in the box" memes popping up with the Doctor. They can literally solve this by going into his TARDIS thingamajig with him, if we can find it. Gosh, these are the kinds of things I never thought I'd be accepting as truth, it still bowls me over.

- After all this time...after how much everyone is struggling to stay together, doing all they can...that's a diabolical motive. Given all the pain people seem to remember from home, the network could be getting desperate. But desperate is just another word for dangerous, in these places.

- They're all getting tattoos I really want one dammit

- What the fuck is happening, they tapped Mister Church to a wall and now he can run super fast, and Mister Junpei is invisible and Mister Ardyn is floating and Mister Nishitani is taping bubble wrap all over a hallway. They've all lost their goshdarn minds. Or it's a weird side effect of the program. I don't know. I'm dreading tomorrow. Please...this can't keep going on. It has to end. They have to rebel, or we have to get there, before it's too late...

- Today's showing hasn't even started yet and I'm already wracked with nerves. I got up and made cake and coffee but I can't stomach anything. I'm terrified.

- OH GOD I WAS RIGHT, FUCK ME

- [All her notes on the last trial are crossed out, so much so that the trailing message at the end that says "Maybe they could be like us, maybe it'll work out" is no longer visible. We're not going to be able to write notes for a while.]

- WHAT

- This is just so I have things sorted out in my head:

* Ardyn + Church (dating sort of I think but not exclusively?)
* Junpei + Yuuri (dating for sure, exclusive)
* Clarith + Arianna (married, exclusive)
* Queenie + Church, Heart, Choromatsu, Nari, pretty much everyone in some way or fashion?
* Nari + Cece

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