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Chris Hartley ([personal profile] thechoiceisyours) wrote in [community profile] hadriel2016-05-14 01:51 am

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So uh... Hey everyone. Again.

[He could probably get a better opening line, but whatever. Moving on.]

I know like, a bunch of people just arrived so... Welcome, I guess. We're still working on the newbie's guide to waking up in a cave-city run by gods, but until then like, if you have any questions I can try and help? Also uh, it's probably safe at this point and we're just being paranoid, but you may want to avoid eating any meat products you find here. For reasons.

[MOVING ON.]

Also uh, sort of related, but I was thinking that maybe before next month we should really... Plan some way to help out? I mean, people just sort of show up and half the time there's monsters too, and... Maybe some sort of organized thing for helping the new people not get like, eaten or whatever would be a good idea.

[This is not exactly his area of expertise, so if other people want to take charge on this he's more than happy to let them, but otherwise he'll try and figure something out. It really seems like something important to get established.]

In uh, a rare moment of good news though, the whole coffee thing worked out. So if you want coffee there's some at Delight's bar now, though you'll have to like... Be kind of patient with me and the others being possibly terrible baristas. Still kind of getting the hang of the whole thing.

[But surely coffee itself is well worth any less-than-practiced customer service; they're at least pretty good at making coffee, including somewhat elaborate drinks, and as far as Chris is aware they're all trying. That's what counts, right?

Right?]


I think that's about it, except for that like... If anyone's curious, the handheld games from the arena this month are just normal games. I thought maybe they'd be some sort of weird alien-versions of them, but I guess not; I took one apart and it was all the expected stuff inside it.

That said I'm totally betting I can beat anyone's high scores.
bekommen: (now you've made an offer.)

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[personal profile] bekommen 2016-05-14 02:37 pm (UTC)(link)
You do remember there's a veteran barista in your midst, right?
bekommen: (tip top ready for the rocket.)

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[personal profile] bekommen 2016-05-15 08:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Well, duh. It's pretty offensive to me to see good coffee go to waste. Though, y'know, I may have to try it for myself first and make sure it actually is good coffee.
bekommen: (now you've made an offer.)

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[personal profile] bekommen 2016-05-18 03:06 am (UTC)(link)
What kinda setup did you get? Like, an espresso machine? With a steam wand and everything? I can show you some stuff but I gotta know what you're working with.
bekommen: (tip top ready for the rocket.)

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[personal profile] bekommen 2016-05-21 04:12 am (UTC)(link)
The trick is listening to it. It's a subtle thing, but there's a change in the pitch of the whistling when it's just right. I can show you - it's kinda hard to explain without doing it, y'know?
Edited 2016-05-21 04:13 (UTC)
bekommen: (come over come quick.)

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[personal profile] bekommen 2016-05-23 01:16 am (UTC)(link)
Well, it's not really magic, but it does make the difference between a good drink and great one. I had this woman one time, I made her a cappuccino, and she just wouldn't shut up about how great the foam was. Said it was the best cappuccino she ever had.

[Nick laughs.]

Considering most people don't even know what a real cappuccino is, I guess that wasn't too surprising.
bekommen: (tip top ready for the rocket.)

voice.

[personal profile] bekommen 2016-05-23 02:12 am (UTC)(link)
Nah, that's a café au lait you're thinking of. Cappuccino is espresso, steamed milk, and a lot of foam, more than with a latte - usually you do about a third of each in the cup. Maybe I could draw you some diagrams ... wow, did I really just say that.

[She laughs at herself, the nerdiness of what she's said.]

Yeah, good coffee is essential. It's cool that you got this out of Delight. I guess she's not so bad, huh?
bekommen: (gimme shelter.)

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[personal profile] bekommen 2016-05-23 02:34 am (UTC)(link)
Fear's a creep.

[She's never had a good conversation with him, and considering he's responsible for most of the fucked-up shit that's happened to them while she's been here, her estimation of the god is pretty low.]

You think Delight could scare up some cigarettes if I asked real nice?
bekommen: (now you've made an offer.)

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[personal profile] bekommen 2016-05-23 03:03 am (UTC)(link)
[Fuck that guy though - Fear is by far the worst of the gods here, in Nick's opinion.]

Yeah? What did you have to trade for the coffee?
bekommen: (tip top ready for the rocket.)

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[personal profile] bekommen 2016-05-24 02:25 am (UTC)(link)
I guess that's fair. It's nice that she doesn't make you do anything fucked up for it. Could you imagine what you might have to do if it was up to one of these other assholes?
Edited 2016-05-24 02:26 (UTC)
bekommen: (gimme shelter.)

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[personal profile] bekommen 2016-05-24 03:35 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, no shit.

[As if they don't have enough problems with the other three gods.]

Well, hey, I better get started on making those diagrams for you. I mean, I'd hate for you to end up wasting perfectly good coffee before I could help you, y'know?
bekommen: (nothing lasts forever.)

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[personal profile] bekommen 2016-05-24 03:40 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, I'll come find you later. And, um ... thanks. For, y'know. Getting the coffee thing going.
bekommen: (come over come quick.)

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[personal profile] bekommen 2016-05-24 03:42 am (UTC)(link)
Hey, man, nothing wrong with being a little selfish when coffee's involved.