For those of you who haven't noticed already, Michelle created an awesome header for the community. She also put together a nice matching color scheme, and tacked it all up to make for one really wonderful layout. Of course, this was all after she gave me instructions on how to do it myself .. but that didn't work out as great as would have been expected (basically, I are dumb). She managed to salvage it after I crashed it all into the side of a mountain cliff, though. Woo! Everyone should go and see, since I know not everyone frequents the actual community page thanks to the magic that is a friends list. Thanks again, Michelle!
Also, as far as in-game is concerned, we're doing really well (a lot better than we were, anyway) with keeping up with threads, and not allowing things to drag. I know that I was a big part of the original lag that this game suffered, but I've been working harder toward actually getting things done in a timely manner, and basically being a better player / moderator (not that we really need a moderator here -- everyone seems to be on the same page for the most part, and you all rock my socks like you wouldn't believe, so kudos!). I think with the fresh blood .. or something -- basically the arrival of a new and eager player (Michelle) has been sort of rubbing off on the rest of us. Let's keep it up. =)
A couple of things still need to happen, but we aren't in any particular rush, so no worries. The rescue is all wrapped up, so yay there. At the moment, Shalimar and Jesse just brought Emma back to Sanctuary. Adam managed to slip in a treatment while she was still unconscious, but after waking to realize she was surrounded by 'freaks,' Emma took off and hid in the closet, arming herself with a wrench. Shal is filling in Adam on the whole situation (Lexa, the rescue attempt, etc), and Jesse is off pouting after being branded a freak (what a baby).
Right now, Brennan is off by himself, having strayed from the group after the Michelle and the other GS agents were scared off. In a similar manner, Lexa is also on her own at the moment. Apparently the Dominion didn't like what she had to report, and wound up forcing her to continue the mission that she was given (which is, as far as we know so far, to infiltrate and establish herself within Mutant X for reasons unknown). Erin and Cat, do you want to have Brennan and Lexa meet up in the meantime? If not, I can tag in a few random NPCs, no problem. Just let me know.
Adam has yet to tell Shalimar about the presence of Nikki, but it's only a matter of time before that gets out. As it stands, Shal has already 'sensed' something familiar upon returning to Sanctuary. No worries, Ginni, we'll get Nikki back in play soon enough. Hrm. Jesse's off pouting, like I said, but I think Adam left Nikki in a secure room just to be sure no trouble ensued? Otherwise I'd offer to play out some interaction there. I still don't know how long the Adam / Shal conversation will be, so he may end up putting up a post left open to hiding-in-the-closet-with-a-melee-weapon!Emma if it drags out too long.
So, I mentioned stuff needing to happen? Yeah. I plan on putting up a Proxy Blue post sometime soon, with a report mentioning the whole coffee shop scene (and, most likely making a particular mention of Brennan, so that Adam can grow concerned that Genomex might target him next and ask the gang to bring him in). In addition to that though, we have to find a way to bring Remy into play. She's already been targeted by Genomex, and just managed a narrow escape from Lena Blake. Now that she's on the run, hrm .. I may include something about her in my Proxy Blue post, too. Just to kill two birds with one stone.
Haha, maybe the team will have to split up in order to handle both situations at once. One to bring in Remy, and the other to bring in Brennan. Granted, they need to deal with Emma first .. but with Nikki around, I'm sure she would offer to help if Adam asked her. He might not have a choice -- even if Emma calms down. They are just short handed at the Mutant X offices, it seems. It would also help if Lexa and Brennan, or Lexa and Remy were in the same vacinity at the time MX arrives, so that she can work her way back into the group as well. Huh. So yeah, I think that's what I'm gonna do. Feedback is good -- let me know what you guys want to happen so that we can work everything out.