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Vega
Vega
Posts: 96

7 days ago
Doubt Street has become my favourite location in London. I'm having fun "interviewing" my acquaintance list and writing headlines featuring them in my Newspaper!

I'm happy to write headlines for anyone, so if you'd like to be featured in my Newspaper, send Taranlei an in-game message of any sort. Include a brief description of yourself in the FL style -- eg. Taranlei is the Jaunty Mystic -- and what you're currently doing in London. I'll reply you with the headline, and post it here! (And if you're a Seeker... write in anyway! We'll figure something out.)

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Miss Taranlei's Most Singular Magazine: featuring tall tales and adventures of the MOST exceptional individuals in marvellous London!
Est. 1896, operating out of Doubt Street.

The Jaunty Mystic, owner and senior editor, casts the horoscopes and does all feature interviews with notable persons around London. No person is excluded from this interview opportunity! --Except Seekers. The Mystic refuses to discourse with anyone who exhibits even a hint of unaccountable peckishness. Rumour hints to a personal tragedy...

The rest of the copy is written by friends and cats. The Corresponding Ocelot is ever reliable, although do take care while reading some of its articles, lest your eyes start bleeding. The florid poetry you see here? all the handiwork of the Blemmigan Tourist. The Submerged Rector alternates between tall tales, sermons (thankfully short ones), and rather baffling interpretations of Drownie songs. The Revolutionary Firebrand writes erudite and even-keeled reviews of theatre and concerts... if he submits them on time. And every so often, the Magazine is graced by a bombastic screed from a Princeling of the Wakeful Court. (The tasteful word is that the Princeling is a dreadfully, erm, unreliable narrator.) On the more prosaic side, the printers are supplied by the Jaunty Mystic's Docker comrades and kept in working order by Rattus Faber friends.

Though young, the Most Singular Magazine is building a reputation for presenting entirely true tales at their most surprising and outlandish. Truth is, after all, stranger than fiction. Especially in marvellous London.




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edited by Vega on 12/4/2018

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The Jaunty Mystic roams the streets of London, interviewing fellow citizens. Accepting all Acquaintances, social interactions and opportunities for casual in-game roleplay.

The Shifty Spectre has departed on the final voyage.
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Vega
Vega
Posts: 96

7 days ago
SOME HEADLINES FROM THE MOST SINGULAR MAGAZINE:

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London's Outstanding Citizen hunts sinister Wildlife and maintains a brisk Social Calendar with Poise and Grace! We interview this gentleman of inescapable and midnight reputation on duelling winged menaces on rooftops without ruining the starch in his suit or being unfashionably late to soirees!

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"Have you wondered how London's own Miss O____ has achieved such Graceful Notoriety in our Marvellous City? Wonder no more! We interview this sagacious and midnight lady on how to prepare magnificent salons in the heights of the Bazaar. Read on to learn how she Makes a Name with nothing more than her wits and a poison-tipped umbrella. And discover the astonishing tale behind that (yes, *that*) incident in Veilgarden."

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The Thesuan Collector declares: "Here in the Neath, we can change into something glorious!" We interview this compelling individual about their theories of Neathy mysteries, and peer at their collection of mysterious, odd and simply bizarre artefacts. Discover how this gentleperson is transforming the self organ by organ, and consider how you too may seize this opportunity to remake yourself in marvellous London!

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Enigmatic Scholar reveals tantalizing glimpses of the Court across the Zee! London's own Paramount Presence zails forth and stands as an equal amongst tigers! We are honoured to interview Professor H______ on the eve of his zee-voyage to the Carnelian Coast. Who is this august Banded Prince? What be this Court of the Wakeful Eye that claims itself the equal of our Esteemed Majesty? Read on, and be proud that London has such an upstanding citizen representing us across the Neathy waves!

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London Citizen stops at nothing to delve the Mysteries of the Neath! We catch up with this sagacious and irresistible scholar in between gallivants around the Flit. Discover how they interpret the wild words blowing around the chimneys, lift secrets from unattended windows and hats from oblivious passers-by. Learn how you too can artfully avoid tinnitus, flocks of interfering bats, untimely falls from heights, and assassination -- all without losing purse, coat and shirt to urchins!
This interview manages, quite incredibly, to describe this citizen's discoveries and escapades without divulging anything of real significance.

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In the next edition of the Most Singular Magazine, you see a small filler article with the headline:
"Hero of Ladybones Road Caught Screaming at Random Passersby about 'The Name'. Has the man who cracked the Jack of Smiles Case finally gone mad?"
The article goes on to laud the many past accomplishments of one Citizen McM_____, but reserves comment about his current intentions or his state of being.

(CREDIT: Headline was written by the player - thanks!)



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edited by Vega on 12/4/2018

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The Jaunty Mystic roams the streets of London, interviewing fellow citizens. Accepting all Acquaintances, social interactions and opportunities for casual in-game roleplay.

The Shifty Spectre has departed on the final voyage.
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Raccoonajr
Raccoonajr
Posts: 50

7 days ago
I love these! And possibly resemble one of them.

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http://fallenlondon.com/Profile/Raccoonajr
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Vega
Vega
Posts: 96

1 days ago
SOME MORE HEADLINES FROM THE MOST SINGULAR MAGAZINE:

(Credit - Many thanks to these players for providing excellent roleplay to collaborate with. Where possible I've incorporated some of their text into these headlines.)

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Sumptuous stories of Far-off Lands! Mystic memoirs of Realms behind Mirrors! Parabola, Vienna, Aestival: surely mere rumour and myth? The Sun-kissed Dreamer says: Nay, these are real places. Has this inescapable and compelling lady truly walked those lands? Read on and discover for yourself! (And please remember, dear Reader, that the Most Singular Magazine publishes truth -- MOST surprising and outlandish, but truth nonetheless.)


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Stranger in a Strange Land: Exuberant Foreigner to complete largest yet Expedition into the Forgotten Quarter! This magnificent and sagacious gentleman graciously pauses from directing a frenetic archaeological dig to speak with us. What an exotic accent he possesses, what delightful enthusiasm he embodies! Positively infectious, even if we strain to comprehend his speech. Did he really say that this district reminds him of home?



*A later edition of the Magazine features this follow up...*


Exuberant Foreigner to publish first hand Account of the Mysteries of the Forgotten Quarter! - (Title unpronounceable.) We continue our interview of this magnificent foreign gentleman, this time surrounded by the comforts of his Handsome Townhouse. We chat about the monograph he is now writing, and marvel at the curiously inscribed stones, grotesque skulls, and hair-curling enigmas unearthed by his expedition. And the Magazine is pleased to reveal an exclusive first glimpse of the title and several sketches from this MOST Erudite Monograph!
(Editor's Note: The title has been approved by a rather bemused representative of the Ministry of Public Decency. The Magazine takes no responsibility for any spontaneous combustion, unanticipated amnesia, or screaming nightmares that may arise from viewing the sketches herein.)


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Revealed: The astonishing Mind behind our favourite chilling Tales of Wonder and Oddity! Playwright prognosticates a bizarre Future for London. (--And shares delightful anecdotes from his recent Wedding to the lovely N____.) We interview this Cranky, Bespectacled Writer in his Premises at the Bazaar on the secret inspirations behind his popular plays. Is it true that he once went undercover as a Crooked-Cross in the name of verisimilitude? Does the sap from his prizewinning cryptobotanical specimen really give him prophetic visions of the future? Read on to discover the surprising truth!


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Film-maker brings Neathy Enlightenment through Moving Pictures! Documentaries to "speak Volumes of Truth" to people of the Present and Future! The Most Singular Magazine reports on an exclusive screening of moving pictures in the House of Chimes, presented by the trail-blazing film-maker Mr. J___s S_______. We interview him about memorializing life in London through these pictures called "Documentaries". How could revealing scandalous truths of Spite's Rubbery tenements possibly enlighten skeptics on the Surface about our marvellous city? Discover this sagacious gentleman's grand mission for his documentaries -- and the startling location of his next film!

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Gentleman of Errantry wishes London a Happy Neathmas, and 'ware all sinister knocks on your doors! We take a break from chasing grand exploits around London to enjoy a leisurely conversation with Mr. H.G. R________, on sabbatical in his snug Znail-Zhell home. This Paramount Individual intends to rest on his laurels for once and enjoy a good, old-fashioned Sackmas. Savour the regalings of fame, fortune, and redemption from his days on the Zee and beyond the mirrors (from the comforts of festive London), and consider sage advice on how to survive the Crimson Beast of Winter when it comes demanding its due!



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The Jaunty Mystic roams the streets of London, interviewing fellow citizens. Accepting all Acquaintances, social interactions and opportunities for casual in-game roleplay.

The Shifty Spectre has departed on the final voyage.
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Vega
Vega
Posts: 96

1 days ago
Can't roleplay a Newspaper without featuring my alts....

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Blood in the streets, the clash of steel and report of gunfire! Nay, not another Docker strike: the Fourth Tournament of the Sanguine Ribbon Society is in brutal, delightful progress!

The Most Singular Magazine catches up with its very own senior editor and owner, after a fierce clash upon Wolfstack Docks. "Final duel and that makes fifteen!" says the Jaunty Mystic, proudly sporting a fistful of sanguine ribbons upon equally blood-stained clothes. "The clergy were out in surprising force. I have duelled a bishop, an archbishop, and a saint, as well as a red-eyed gentleman, some ordinary guy, and other worthy persons of importance. Tragically, the chiropteromantic readings didn't favour me in the tournament. I was murdering fellow persons of the cloth, I suppose. But ah, most invigorating! Make no mistake: I'm competing in the next Society tournament!"

Accompanying this article is a daguerrotype of the Jaunty Mystic standing rakishly with a foot propped upon a bollard, ratwork derringer in one hand, kneecapping stick in the other, and surrounded by... a squad of Rattus Faber? Either those rats were indeed hidden in the shadows, or someone had very conscientiously effaced all their details from the picture, leaving only nondescript, rat-sized silhouettes.


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In the latest edition of the Most Singular Magazine, you read this tiny obituary on the back pages...

V________.
The Shifty Spectre, Licentiate.

Descended to the Neath: Summer, 1889.
Departed to the NORTH: Neathmas, 1896.

“I have gone down, down, my love. Down, my love, to the well. To weep and grieve and remember and burn. Light a candle and forget me. O, my love! fare well."


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edited by Vega on 12/11/2018

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The Jaunty Mystic roams the streets of London, interviewing fellow citizens. Accepting all Acquaintances, social interactions and opportunities for casual in-game roleplay.

The Shifty Spectre has departed on the final voyage.
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