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OOC: Infopost-ish
I'm going to crosspost this with a backdate on Jono's new journal, so that I have it there for easy reference but so that anyone who wants to interact with him from here on in doesn't miss this before a new friending list update goes up. Hi!



So, here's the deal. Jono is coming back to the island several years older than he was when he graduated, back in the summer. While it's been a few months for Fandom, because I'm a terrible person, Jono's little corner of Earth 616 hit some serious fastforward, and it's been five years for him, give or take. Timescales in these comic books are so bend-and-stretch, I'm going to say he's 24 years old now, either way.

Of course, the fact that he's older will totally be the first thing you notice about him! Right?

... Right?

Yeah, I can't even type that with a straight face.

The first thing you're probably likely to notice, so long as you're baseline and don't have some sort of hyper-sensitivity to raw power, is probably going to be that Jono now looks like this:


(The guy with the fork. Just sayin'.)


Which is probably going to be a familiar face to anyone from the Marvel universe. And not in a good way.


(Jono won't be calling him "Uncle Poccy" any time soon, though.)


He has survived M-Day, and you can all thank me for not uploading pictures of how he looked after that. M-Day, for those who haven't been keeping up on their Marvel comics over the last clusterfuck of a decade, is when a vast, vast majority of mutants in the 616 reality were completely stripped of their powers. It's kind of a big deal. Jono was among that list of mutants, which was mostly a good thing only because it got him out of the Weapon X program in a hurry. It was a less than great thing because of- Well, you saw the pictures above.

It also means that, in spite of the fact that Jono has a face that makes him vaguely resemble a large grey carp (Trouty Mouth, eat your heart out), he doesn't have his powers. He will not blow you up. He will not talk in your head. He's got nothin'. He hasn't even joined the New Warriors yet, so he doesn't have the nifty little collar that you might see in some of his icons, that might someday let him harness sound-based powers.

Nope. All Jono's got at the moment is a stupid face, a stupid tattoo, and a power level that reads off the charts.


(IT'S OVER 9,000!!!)


Not that it matters, because Jono is so excellent at denial at this point that, while he's well aware that he's got some sort of phenomenal power bubbling up inside of him, whatever that power is, it never actually manifests.

So, if your character is the sort to sense power, feel free to.

What's our tally so far, for changes to Jono?

- Stupid lips (and grey skin and a tattoo and a real voice, etc.)
- Five years of age tacked on for good measure
- Schroedinger's Powers
- And a habit for self-loathing, but that's nothing particularly new.

And that's about all you need to know, except for one important note that I'm going to stick outside of the cut, just to be extra sure that people see it:

There are characters in the game who haven't yet gone through any of the Decimation plotlines, and probably won't for quite some time. That stuff about mutants losing their powers and becoming an endangered species? That is a huge deal. He's probably not going to be terribly forthcoming about it, but if your character does manage to learn anything about M-Day from Jono, please, please make absolutely certain to respect the other Marvel players in the game and clear it with them OOCly before your character does anything that might lead to theirs finding out about it.

This is the last post I'm going to make over here on this journal. I'm packing it up and heading on over to apocalipped, from here on in. It doesn't taste so much like pie, but at least it can taste pie, should there be any.

I think that's everything! Questions? Comments? Carp? Big "WTF SHANNON WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS" flailing?

chief_cheerio

2011-10-29 04:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

From the wrong account because I hate working without LJLogin:

How will his aura read to Tara? It's not a sensing power thing she does so much as "right," "wrong" or "gives me a headache," and old!Jono was firmly in camp gives-me-a-headache.

(Also, am I allowed to be a wee tiny bit sad Jono's VM no longer has Didi's voice on it? Because I am.)

apocalipped

2011-10-29 04:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

For this power, it's probably somewhere between 'wrong' and 'headache.' It's just as strong as it ever was, maybe (probably) even stronger since it's powerful enough to freak him out in the worst way, but because the source of it this time around is the blood of an immortal evil mutant self-proclaimed god, it'll definitely have a different feel to it than it did before. It isn't, strictly speaking, entirely Jono's to begin with.

(For what it's worth, I was all sad about it too, and wibbled while I was typing the post up. He's going to actually get in contact with his phone company to get a recording of it, though. Because there is no way in heck that he's letting go of that soundclip completely.)

Edited at 2011-10-29 05:12 pm (UTC)

need_no_moon

2011-10-29 05:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

Does this mean he doesn't smell anymore?

apocalipped

2011-10-29 05:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

Ahaha! Yes! No more smelling like burning for Jono!

trigons_child

2011-10-29 05:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

WTF SHANNON WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS?

(It's rhetorical. I know the answer. ;)

apocalipped

2011-10-29 05:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

BECAUSE I AM A HORRIBLE PERSON.

(I like answering anyhow!)

longislandiceme

2011-10-29 06:33 pm (UTC) (Link)


apocalipped

2011-10-29 06:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

THAT IS A MOST GLORIOUS FISH. AND ALSO A LITTLE TERRIFYING.

GOOD SHOW!

longislandiceme

2011-10-29 07:18 pm (UTC) (Link)



HOW ABOUT THIS ONE?

Not actually a carp, but still terrifying.

apocalipped

2011-10-29 07:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

HELLO, WEE LITTLE BLOBFISH! I THINK I SHALL NAME YOU HERMAN.

longislandiceme

2011-10-29 07:28 pm (UTC) (Link)



...I'm just gonna keep posting freaky fish pictures.

apocalipped

2011-10-29 07:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

There are so many freaky fish in the sea to choose from. :D

its_theclimb

2011-10-29 06:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

MILEY SAYS YAY, FINALLY JONO CAN REALIZE HIS ROCK STAR DREAMS. SHE WOULD LOVE TO MAKE A FEW CALLS FOR HIM.

apocalipped

2011-10-29 06:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

AND JONO SAYS "ASLDJALISDCQHWEKLJLASDLJADAF," THOUGH POSSIBLY IN FEWER SYLLABLES.

its_theclimb

2011-10-29 07:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

NO NO NO, JONO. YOU SHOULD SING IT. SING IT PROUD!

apocalipped

2011-10-29 07:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

I WOULD REALLY MUCH RATHER JUST SIT ON THE SIDELINES AND BE A GRUMP ABOUT IT, IF IT'S ALL THE SAME TO YOU.

olympian_herc

2011-10-29 11:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oh, silly mutants and your giant cross over--oh wait.

apocalipped

2011-10-29 11:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

I think you gods really don't have room to talk after all that Fear Itself mess, mate.

olympian_herc

2011-10-29 11:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

Hey, that was mostly the fault of the Asgardians!

apocalipped

2011-10-29 11:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yes, well, some of us didn't get more than an offhand mention, mister got-his-own-title-for-the-event.

whitequeensfire

2011-10-29 11:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

Hey, some of us made it through that one intact.