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09 October 2005 @ 06:51 pm
Invitation to Select Individuals  
Hello, Heroes of Fandom High! You may have noticed that some pretty hairy stuff happens here. But there are people who can attack that hair with shears of righteousness! There are barbers who will stand up to this kind of malarky! They are heroes.

We are heroes.

As a member of The Coalition of Resilient Avengers Cornering Knaves, you would be expected to help when people need it! That's what heroes do! You would sign in whenever you had Time for Justice and respond to any calls for help in Fandom Town or on the Fandom High Campus!

C.R.A.C.K. is not officially allied with Fandom High or the Fandom Town Police Force. Superheroing is best provided in lawful vigilante form. But, egads, don't break any Fandom High rules in the name of Justice! That makes you no better than the criminals!

Superpowers not required! Just a devotion to Justice and/or Helping People!

If you received this invitation, please indicate if you would like to be on the C.R.A.C.K. team!

For Justice,
The Tick

[OOC: I see this as blatantly cribbing from the Clinic. Somebody post when you're at the C.R.A.C.K. HQ (feel free to talk excessively as you're hanging around, waiting for trouble) and if somebody posts for help... help them.

There is no C.R.A.C.K. HQ yet. Until we establish one, it'll probably be in his classroom or a Common Room in the Dorms.

Tick has only sent this to Defenders of Justice that he knows. There are other people Captain Emo he doesn't know who should probably get this. Please feel free to recruit people you know.

If you accept all of this, go ahead and join the comm.]
Rory Skywalker (née Gilmore)auroryborealis on October 10th, 2005 01:30 am (UTC)
I would love to be on the C.R.A.C.K. team, sir, though I'm sure that that goes without saying!

[ooc: You have killed me dead. Seriously, I can't stop laughing.]
The Tick: Sharkbugofjustice on October 10th, 2005 01:37 am (UTC)
Glad to have you on the team, Rory!

[OOC: Blame 2ls_in_oneill for a lot of this (especially the name!). He's the one who got me to actually go through with this today.]
Aeryn Sun: battle braid!aeryncan_be_more on October 10th, 2005 04:22 am (UTC)
You actually picked me for this?
The Tick: Sharkbugofjustice on October 10th, 2005 04:35 am (UTC)
No, Aeryn, I didn't pick you. Justice picked you! I've seen it in class! You still struggle with our specific wacky ideas of Justice, but that's just it! You're struggling with it! More than anyone, you're trying to get it! You have a real Passion for the whole shebang!

Also, I fought by your side against the zombies! I know that any beastie that fights you is probably going to have to call for help himself!

Listen, Aeryn. Do you hear it? Very softly, the wind says it. The wind says, "Aeryn! Join them! It is your Destiny!" Maybe I should have saved that line for that Skywalker kid. Seems more his kinda thing, come to think of it. It says, "Egads, this is what you were born to do! Help the people, Aeryn!"

Will you listen to the wind, Aeryn? Will you join C.R.A.C.K.? Will you be my Justice Chum? That's another good name. Why didn't I come up with that one before? The Justice Chums! It's keen!
Aeryn Suncan_be_more on October 10th, 2005 01:39 pm (UTC)
*stares in incredulity*

*shakes it off*

Is this a secret? Can I tell anyone?
The Tick: Shrugbugofjustice on October 10th, 2005 05:59 pm (UTC)
Sure, you can tell people! That whole "Tell no one" thing was just to add some atmosphere to the whole operation.

[OOC: Although it would be appreciated if you kept it slightly quiet until I can clear this whole thing with a game admin. Not that admins saying no would necessarily stop anything. This is technically a vigilante organization, after all.]
Aeryn Suncan_be_more on October 12th, 2005 04:16 am (UTC)
I'm in.
The Tickbugofjustice on October 12th, 2005 04:20 am (UTC)
Welcome to the team, Aeryn!
Jack O'Neill2ls_in_oneill on October 10th, 2005 07:18 am (UTC)
Sure, I've got nothing else to do. I can recruit people, right?

[OMGZERS! You frickin' rock so hard dude. I would totally have your babies if it weren't for those damn laws against kidnapping.]
The Tick: Spoonbugofjustice on October 10th, 2005 12:13 pm (UTC)
Sure thing! The more, the merrier, as long as they're ready to help people!

[OOC: Just don't be too public about it yet. Voicemail, slightly discreet links, etc. I think I should e-mail one of the admins and let them know, just to see if they have any problems with C.R.A.C.K. If they do, well, then nobody will call us. But that'll be about the only difference. :) I won't get around to that until tonight, though. Because I just thought of it. Whoops.

As for kidnapping laws, don't worry about them. I have no time for babies anyway, so you can keep them!]
Jack O'Neill2ls_in_oneill on October 10th, 2005 07:35 pm (UTC)
[Don't worry, I get the whole discreet thing. I'll just cough into their voicemails.

Yay! *Will not make a bad joke about BabySteak*]
Janet Fraiserjanet_fraiser on October 11th, 2005 04:08 am (UTC)
Uh, hi. Jack O'Neill gave me a call and I can't believe I'm doing this I'm very interested in justice. Or Justice. Either one.
The Tick: I.D.bugofjustice on October 11th, 2005 04:31 am (UTC)
Tick remembered the last time he had seen Janet. It was a few weeks back at the Sidekick Tryouts. To a careful observer, he may seem slightly embarrassed at the moment. But not too embarrassed. He couldn't very well be The Tick if he had much shame at all.

"Well, uh, welcome to C.R.A.C.K.! I'm sure you'll be a fine addition to the team!"
Janet Fraiserjanet_fraiser on October 11th, 2005 12:53 pm (UTC)
OOC: *dies* And now Janet's on C.R.A.C.K. *snickers madly*
Martin Q. Blankoatmanspatient on October 11th, 2005 11:37 am (UTC)
Marty walks in carrying and invitation from Jack O'Neill along with an envelope that mentions something about Bea Arthur naked. He's concerned regarding the Tick's reaction to the press conference yesterday.

"Um... Can a former hitman and giant blue Tick find a way to still exist on a team of heroes dedicated to Justice?"

*The theme from the Odd Couple plays in the background*
The Tickbugofjustice on October 11th, 2005 11:58 am (UTC)
Well, Marty, anybody who cares about Justice is willing to give second chances. Welcome aboard!

[OOC: Marty probably would have received an invite from Tick, but he didn't know Marty had any special training. It's wacky how that plays out. :)]
manofthemullet: Swiss Army Avengermanofthemullet on October 11th, 2005 11:40 am (UTC)
Hello fellow Crimefighters. I am the Swiss Army Avenger. Behold my mighty pocket knife of justice!
The Tick: Textbugofjustice on October 11th, 2005 11:58 am (UTC)
You, sir, have Helping People written all over you!
Charlie Kawalskykawalsky on October 12th, 2005 01:36 am (UTC)
Major K! reporting for duty. I have a potential sidekick (cameronmitchell). Think I should call him in?

[OOC: Sorry I took so long. I must have gotten this message when I was tinkering with my FH email address - which didn't work at the time! But I'm here now!]
The Tickbugofjustice on October 12th, 2005 01:49 am (UTC)
[OOC: I was wondering where Major K! was...]

Cam? He did a good job trying out to be my sidekick! He'd be fine sidekick material for you, Major K! By all means, call him in!
Charlie Kawalskykawalsky on October 12th, 2005 07:28 am (UTC)
I'll do that now. *strokes chin in a very pensive, superheroish kind of way* He's going to need a cool super-sidekick name...
Buffy Summersforlornslayer on October 13th, 2005 11:36 am (UTC)
I'd like to join. I break evil.
The Tickbugofjustice on October 13th, 2005 12:23 pm (UTC)
[OOC: I wanted to send you an invitation, but Tick hasn't met Buffy and I'm trying to be a good RPer. Thank you for fixing that! Tick's response will come later when I have more time.]
Alanna Trebondthreeweapons on October 13th, 2005 10:03 pm (UTC)
((ooc: Alanna wants to join too, but again, lack of an invite.))
The Tickbugofjustice on October 14th, 2005 12:13 am (UTC)
[OOC: Tick may recognize Alanna from the zombie battle (Alanna was on the Second Line outside the gym, right?), but he didn't interact with her and doesn't know her. But he's a friendly guy. Introduce her to Tick, let him know how devoted she is to helping people, and there shouldn't be a problem. :) )
The Tickbugofjustice on October 14th, 2005 12:10 am (UTC)
Tick's antennae twitched. This girl definitely wasn't normal, strictly speaking. There was something special about her. He had no clue what and even less clue who she was, though, so he had to ask some questions.

"Break evil, eh? Well, there are some rules. First off, we're here to help. Breaking anything - aside from the Grip of Terror on a poor Innocent - is secondary.

Second, you have to tell me your name. Some references would be nice, too, since I don't know you.

But I've got a good feeling about you." Tick's antennae punctuated this with another wiggle.
Buffy Summersforlornslayer on October 17th, 2005 12:53 am (UTC)
Buffy smiled.

"I'm Buffy Summers the vampire Slayer. Pretty much all of my life I'm supposed to protect innocents from evil things."
The Tickbugofjustice on October 17th, 2005 12:58 am (UTC)
"I guess that's all I need to know to give you a shot, Buffy! Welcome aboard the Good Ship C.R.A.C.K.!"
Buffy Summersforlornslayer on October 17th, 2005 01:01 am (UTC)
"Thank you very much, Mr. Tick."
Tara McCutcheon, nee Maclaybrambless on October 14th, 2005 06:46 am (UTC)
"Um, I might be in the wrong place. I was supposed to get a ticket to the World Without Shrimp, but this was in the envelope instead. But I really like helping people..."
The Tickbugofjustice on October 14th, 2005 12:19 pm (UTC)
There's a world without shrimp? Egads! What kind of seafood do they serve in all-you-can-eat restaurants?

But since you are indeed dedicated to helping people, I'd be honored if you would sign up! It also wouldn't hurt to have another school faculty member on the team.

[OOC: It should be noted that Tick has no clue Tara is a witch. If you want to mention that now, or have it be a surprise later is up to you.]
Tara McCutcheon, nee Maclaybrambless on October 14th, 2005 01:18 pm (UTC)
Tara grins. "I'm not sure, but I was actually looking forward to visiting. I'm allergic to shrimp.

I would love to sign up, although I don't think I'm really superhero material. I can read auras, and do a little magic, but when it comes to the kicking butt and taking names I... just take names."
The Tickbugofjustice on October 15th, 2005 01:09 am (UTC)
Taking names can be helpful, too! Helping people isn't just about being able to fend off attackers of various shapes! As long as you care, you can help!
Skank Zero Hopeless-Savageswerval_zero on October 14th, 2005 07:53 am (UTC)
Excuse me? I found an invitation in an envelope on my door...
The Tickbugofjustice on October 14th, 2005 12:22 pm (UTC)
Hello, Skank! Are you devoted to helping people?

[OOC: Did O'Neill invite you? I saw the long list of links in his voicemails to you, but I have no clue if a link here was in there. :) ]
Skank Zero Hopeless-Savageswerval_zero on October 14th, 2005 05:14 pm (UTC)
I...I usedta stop bigger kids bullyin' smaller ones. An' I'm good in a brawl... *very confused*

(ooc: Envelope # 8)
The Tick: Spoonbugofjustice on October 15th, 2005 01:13 am (UTC)
Well, that's good enough for me. You seem to be a true Helper, Skank, and that means you're gold in my book!

Plus, your time with the Beautification Committee shows your overall concern with the world around you, which sure doesn't hurt your case!
Skank Zero Hopeless-Savageswerval_zero on October 15th, 2005 01:14 am (UTC)
*briefly looks very embarrassed*

Thank you, sir. Glad to be on board.
Jack O'Neill2ls_in_oneill on October 15th, 2005 09:03 am (UTC)
[She gave me free rein. I had to do something stupid.]
The Tickbugofjustice on October 15th, 2005 01:33 pm (UTC)
[And what wonderful stupidity it was! :)]
Jack O'Neill2ls_in_oneill on October 15th, 2005 09:54 pm (UTC)
[I want to recruit the entire campus just so I can leave for stupid things on random voicemails. This is unnaturaly fun,.]
The Tickbugofjustice on October 15th, 2005 10:16 pm (UTC)
[Hey, go ahead and invite anyone you want. They do have to convince Tick that they're devoted to helping people, but if they can't pass that horrifying challenge, they don't deserve to be in. :)]
Jack O'Neill2ls_in_oneill on October 15th, 2005 10:16 pm (UTC)
[I swear, sometimes soon I'm gonna make a list of stupid and do it.]
The Tickbugofjustice on October 15th, 2005 10:30 pm (UTC)
[The wacky thing - and I'm not making a suggestion or anything, really - is that the only time Tick interacted with Angelus was back during the zombie fight, when Angelus wasn't exactly himself. As far as Tick knows, Angelus is an extremely noble fighter. A Champion. So if Angelus were to get an invitation, even accidentally, and act on it, well, Tick wouldn't know any better unless someone - say, Marty, who has been threatened by Angelus - said something to him.

Not that I'm suggesting anything for a small plot of any sort. I would NEVER do such a thing.]
Jack O'Neill2ls_in_oneill on October 15th, 2005 10:32 pm (UTC)
[Oh god I love you. The envelope can be addressed to Gay-Hair-Guy!]
The Tickbugofjustice on October 15th, 2005 10:34 pm (UTC)
[Don't send that one out until Marty's back and we can get him in on it, see how he'd want to play it. Because this will be fun. :)]
Jack O'Neill2ls_in_oneill on October 15th, 2005 10:36 pm (UTC)
[No problem, just poke Jack's voicemail when you guys're ready.]