fierybluebird: (looking forward to the future)
You know, I've been wondering this for ages, eh? [Marco is standing on the edge of the roof of Community House building 3, apparently talking to no one (though it is, in fact, the journal and everyone on it, he's just being a little dramatic, currently peering off at the sky and focusing his journal on that view.)]

Does a reputation for something being impossible deter people or just make them want to conquer it more? My home ocean's always had this problem, the New World is flooded with pirates trying to be the best, to do something no one else can lay claim to. Even when it's known as the Pirate Graveyard, it doesn't stop them, millions more just keep rushing to their deaths. [No, nothing morbid about that...]

And yet... my Pops protected islands with almost just his reputation. Because he was the world's strongest. Now that he's gone though... [Now those islands were going to get conquered because of the reputation. Because Whitebeard was gone but his name still had just enough power attached that people would want the fame for having taken something the man once protected.] I guess it has a reputation more like the rest of the New World now.

Having a devil fruit in my world tends to make one considered a monster and scares a lot of people away. But there always someone who wants it, that strength, that power, sometimes they're even willing to go to desperate lengths. [There's a burst of blue flames around Marco's arm as he clenches his fist. That's not for dramatic effect, just thinking too much. It's gone soon however and Marco brings the human arm back to his forehead.] So my question is; does a reputation for power help deter foes or just attract more fights from people who want the strength themselves?

[And on that note, Marco turns the view over to a completely huge version of this flag flying over the rooftop of Community Housing Building 3. Near the bottom are a bunch of empty liquor bottles, occasionally filled with daisies or other white flowers.] It's a little early for my Pops birthday, but keep it in tact Luceti, otherwise I'll be finding out a much more solid answer to my question. [Despite the even deadpan tone throughout all of the post, none of it belying where Marco's true concerns lie, that last part is very clear: touch the memorial to his father and you will have an angry pirate phoenix pecking eyes out. And he doesn't fight fair, then again touching a family member's memorial is sort of a special line to cross to begin with. Though, as his question would suggest; there is always someone who will.]
fierybluebird: [Marco arching an eyebrow leaning on an arm with blue background] (maid)
[Marco's trademark pineapple haircut pops into view, but given what he's wearing underneath, it's not so noticeable in comparison. This, with the pink and green splotches, the frills, and yet Marco's usual deadpan face, just makes the whole thing surreal.]

Yo Tavros. Is there a way to speed this up somehow? Or a loophole?

[What. Even.]

Oh... fuck... that went out to everyone didn't it? [He fumbles with the comm and just sighs.] Eh, it's fine. It's all under control. [You keep saying that Marco, you just keep saying that.] So ah... [Quick! Distract them from the apron! MAYBE NO ONE WILL NOTICE.] What's the craziest thing anyone's had to wear for a.... [Well he can't say blackmail soooo...] dare? Anyone? Come on, I could use a crazy story now.

Marco out. [Attempts to pose like a cool guy. And sign out. Yeah, that will make them forget.]
fierybluebird: Giving a one winged hug (one-winged hug)
[In a scene that might be familiar to some, Marco is back in the barn, with five baby chocobo. Not quite so baby now, he might be able to fit one of them in a bag on his back, but not all of them. He can't even fit them all under one wing, but that's all right, the others he's dealing with in different ways. It might not be immediately obvious, but the loss of Ace is hitting him hard. Normally he'd go into a rage to kill things, but he doesn't seem to feel it's worth it.]

Ace's name is up on the memorial wall. He might come back... I hope so.

[There's a much too long pause in which he looks a world away and scoops up a chocobo fitted with a Spade collar.]

Ah so how about some bird jokes, eh?

You've probably all heard this one: Why did the chicken cross the road?
To get to the other side.
Why didn't the turkey cross the road?
He didn't want to be a chicken.
Why did the ducks cross the road?
To prove they could do it better than the chicken.
Why did the chicken cross the road twice?
It was a double-crosser.
Why did the rooster cross the road?
To prove he wasn't a chicken.

A phoenix walks into a bar filled with a bunch of turkeys. He gives them a polite nod and then buys everyone a round of drinks. They crowd around their new friend and offer some peanuts. "Gobble gobble gobble?" they suggest. "No thanks," he politely declines, "I'm allergic." They offer him pretzels. "Gobble gobble gobble?" He takes a few of those and they continue on for hours. Eventually they run out, and just as he was about to leave, they look him up and down and ask, "Gobble gobble gobble?" He gives them a horrified look and explains, "No way! I'm not into that!"

Why did the marines arrest the turkey?
They brought it on suspicion of fowl play!
fierybluebird: Marco in black at his father's funeral (Edna Million in a drop dead suit)
[Marco does not look so happy. Between the docks and the hospital where he's been spending almost all of his time, he taken to kicking everything around the transporters which are, of course, no longer working. Finally he just sits down at the docks and glances out at the lake. Somewhere across there is where he considers home now, ironically. Because for him, it's never been a place, but his nakama aren't here and that's all that matters.]

The Transporters aren't working anymore. And I'm stranded in Discedo. If I try to fly out there, it'll take me at least a week to circle the side.

Ace, Bushido... sorry about this. Try not to have too much fun without me, eh? [Lighthearted quipping and sticks his tongue out mockingly.] At best I can't leave for maybe a full week. ["This sucks and I hate it" goes unsaid.] Is there anything I should steal from the item shop while I'm here?

And while I'm asking, is there anyone in Discedo who wants to make a trek out to Spero? Cube are you still out there?

Miss Taiwan, Mr. Hong Kong, I'd like to meet you both in person while I'm here, eh.

As for everyone else, how about a game? I say a word, you reply with one back. First word: green.


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Marco the Phoenix

February 2017



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