Topic: Deck 5: The Golden Paradise Casino

OOC: This is Tomas's casino I figured that it needed its own posting area since many of the things at least Mina will do will be around here and besides ITS A CASINO lots of people will be posting here at some point or another.

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Mina walked into the Casino and proceeded to bypass the many gaming tables and slot machines as she walked towards a relatively modest stage.  Tomas had actually two stages one was for private attractions when big named bands come to the skyplex while another was for the general public where he normally had the same three guys play every-night. Those three guys weren't playing right now since they were at the moment studying and working on the new songs that Mina gave them so they could perform together.....or so Mina thought.  She did stop at that modest stage, stood on it and look out into the casino and sighed.  It was nothing like the stage she was on in the holosuite but she knew what she was getting into this time at least.

Mina

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The afternoon gaming in the Casino was not at the fervored pitch that the evening crowd brought in. Still there were plenty of lights and sounds to mesmerize anyone not tracking closely with their faculties. The small stage area was fairly quiet. A man worked the control booth near the back, wearing the standard all black with a gold vest that was the Casino Uniform.  It was Randy, the stage manager/tech guy/entertainment wrangler.

"Hey Mina! Good to have you down here. Would you mind walking up on the stage. I gotta check a few of the light cues and sound zones."

-GM

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"Huh?  oh oh sure."  Mina replied startled a bit by Randy and walked to the front of the stage.  "Here good?"  she said standing on stage.

Mina

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"That's great, Hon. Now move about three steps stage left." Randy's voice rang out from the audience as several lightening elements bumped on illuminating the area around Mina. The lights flickered in series of red, green and blue, intensifying and then fading.

"Ok, now sing me a couple lines so I can get the mic levels set."

-DemiGM

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Mina did what she was instructed to do moving around at Randy's cue and then began at first to sing quietly using each line as a vocal pitch of what she would have been singing in various songs that called for them.

"And though, I know, the world of Real Emotion
Has surrounded me
I won't give into it
Now I know, that foward is the only
way my heart can go
I hear your voice calling out to me:
"You'll never be alone"

The last lines Mina was near screaming yet the voice was still pure and clear and sweet almost.  Mina was a great singer no doubt about it but what made her special was that it didn't matter if she had to scream or be very quiet her voice maintained that pureness tone that would make anyone want to listen.

Mina

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OOC: Please allow some allowances here but just for a reference point this is how I imagine Mina's singing voice as well as her dance moves (yes this is the opening scene to final fantasy X2: one of the worse FF games ever made but the girl singing is very good and don't get me started on YUNA SINGING............. please worst idea EVER even from a Final Fantasy nut....Yes i have played them all and this is by far the worst one ever) 

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Jay

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Randy ran the checks, occasionally looking up at Mina on stage. He was working out the balances and the technical bits, most unaware of the quality of voice coming out of the young woman.

Others in the Casino were paying more attention. The wide proscenium that separated the private stage from the gaming floor began to gradually fill with onlookers seeing where the singing was coming from. Quite the crowd had gathered by the time Randy yelled out. "That's good Hon, I got it set."

The crowd not ready for the impromptu accapella performance to end, began to applaud and cheer.

-DemiGM

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Mina smiled embarrassingly she didn't mean for the crowd to form but there it was.  She turned to Randy in the back,  "Thanks Randy, this should work out great in two days when I start."  She said loud enough for some of the crowd here .....not that she meant it for their ears but .......ya.

Mina

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In the back, Josie came to see who was singing. She clapped for the young woman, who obviously was far too talented for this place. She would be needed at the poker table soon, but it was nice to have a small interruption.

-Josie

(Popping in here, hope no one minds)

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Randy didn't seem overly impressed. Working the crowd certainly helped pull in revenues, so he tolerated it, but he wasn't just checking levels for her show.

"I think the boss wanted to see you. He was over in the pits last time I say him." He said indicating towards the poker area.

-DemiGM

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"Gotcha."  Mina said as she got down from the stage after one final look out into the casino floor before starting to head towards the pits.

Mina

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"You've got a lot of skill, far more than the average singer who comes to this ri shao gou shi bing*.," Josie said with a nod to the woman. Still dressed in her buckle dress and sunglasses, the poker player too turned to the pits although it was to report for work not just to speak with the singer.

-Josie

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"Oh aaaa thanks."  Mina said trying to be polite the woman.  "I like your outfit where do you get clothes like that?....If you don't mind me asking."  Mina continued walking towards the pits trying to start a casual conversation.

Mina

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"Why would I mind? I based this on an outfit I saw on a dancer at Phantasm. of course that dress covered a lot less and was designed to come off, but that's not the issue. JP's Beauty and Apparel can order things," Josie said with a shrug. "This is your first day here?"

Josie walked with a purpose, but in a lazy way like a cat. She made sure to give the singer a bit of personal space though, not wanting to startle the poor woman too much.

-Josie

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"Umm no but more like first week still getting to know the place.  I am Mina it is nice to meet you.....um"  Mina let the words fade and draw out allowing the woman to finish the line with an introduction of her own if she wished too.

Mina

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"Josie Holliday, house poker player," she said with a nod. "Well, the Skyplex is...it's a dirty, swirling cesspool of humanity and that's it's finer points," Josie said as she walked.

-Josie

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"I....see."  Mina said walking next to Josie now.  "Umm why would Tomas need a house poker player?"  Mina continued trying to make some sort of dialogue with the woman.

Mina

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"It's a thing casinos do - they have someone paid to play poker all day, basically to keep the game flowing and so people can test their skill. I'm a professional gambler, beating me is considered an honor. I get people to bet more, play more," she shrugged.

"And most of my money goes back into the house pot. So everybody wins," Josie shrugged.

-Josie

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"So in other words don't play poker against you got it."  Mina said with a smirk.  She was ok at poker but it is not something she is really good at.  Mina most likely could hold her own against the newbies and once in a while gamblers but put her up against a professional player and she would need a lot of luck to do well.

Mina

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"I take it easy on people in friendly matches - but I wouldn't do it while I was working," Josie said with a smile.  Poker was a game of strategy and psychology more than luck, although chance wove itself through the cards. 

-Josie

(OOC: Question - is the band Mina with her band or did they come with the station?)

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OOC: It is Tomas's Band that were already playing here regularly before Mina came into the picture.

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Mina smiled in return,  "I see  well maybe later we can have a drink or something after you finish working, its not like I know a lot of people yet."  Mina said as she spotted Tomas.  "There is Tomas I need to talk to him about somethings if you will excuse me."

Mina

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Josie nodded. "Sounds good. Later!"  She would head over to the tables where Poker was going on, to assess the games going on.  There was a beauty and logic to poker that she enjoyed, the way she could lose herself in the cards and the strategy.

- Josie

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OOC: I actually recently watched some of the North American Poker Tour. The commentary was instructive at the same time as amusing. smile

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Ash

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Tomas was watching a game at the VIP table as Mina and Josie arrived. He subtly gestured to Josie indicating interest in one of the men seated at the game. Trusting his message was understood, he walked towards Mina and gave her a welcoming embrace. "My dear, I trust you are settling in well to the station and meeting the important people." He was implying Josie.

-DemiGM

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Josie didn't even acknowledge Tomas, she didn't have to. Already she was giving a smile to the man, congratulating him on his previous winning hand and taking up a seat.

Her first order of business was to keep to the middle of the field of play; neither losing or winning a lot. Size up what kind of players she was dealing with was always the first and last step of any card game.

- Josie

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