Project Infinity: Kitty Pryde Logs: Preludes

These are logs of roleplay on Project Infinity, a text-based online RPG. I play Kitty Pryde there, a young woman sometimes better known as Shadowcat. Kitty is not by any means my original creation; she belongs to Marvel Comics. The take on her is original, though, as this Kitty's timeline diverges from mainstream continuity close to twenty RL years' worth of comics ago.

These particular logs occur before Kitty's arrival in the universe of Beacon Harbor. Some are events in Beacon Harbor, logs courtesy of other players; some may be backplayed scenes (or, heaven help me, fiction) from the universe Kitty comes from.

Some of these logs have been split into multiple parts, due to the fascinating inability of my current browser to handle text fields over 32K gracefully.

Sometime in 2000: Masks. Minific from Kitty's home universe, set about a week and a half before that Pete Wisdom's death. Sex, but nonexplicit and offscreen.

Early 2002: "Want to live forever?" Pete Wisdom was at one point temporarily reverted to a teenager, with access to his adult skills and memories ... and none of the emotional weight or maturity associated with them. And when he was at his lowest point, who should find him but a certain blond vampire. Bad things were certain to happen. Language, underage drinking, violence.

Mid-April, 2002: "Tell me, Rasputin, do you know Kitty Pryde?" (First half) Restored to his proper self - so much as he can be, after the death of his fiancee, and still in a world decidedly not his own - Pete Wisdom happens across a familiar face.
"I know, were the tables turned, that I would have a hard time being within the sight of you..." (Second half) Wisdom tells Piotr Rasputin how another version of Piotr killed Kitty. It's a nightmare on both parts.

April 29/30, 2002: "She... she came out of nowhere..." Pete Wisdom agrees to help an acquaintance, Seishi Tamashiino, work with a young, emotionally unstable metahuman whose power to make dreams and nightmares real are decidedly not under her control. As might perhaps have been expected, things go horribly wrong. Language, graphic violence, death.
"If it's in my power to help, I will. Needs doing." (Second half of the same log.) The vision that Seravina pulled from Wisdom's mind may not have been strictly real, but its effects remain all the same - on a young man named Michael Governs, on Seravina, on Seishi, and on Pete himself. They don't stop him from making a promise to Seravina that will, in a few short weeks, be kept. Language, mild violence.

And a few minutes after Wisdom leaves Seravina's apartment, the impossible happens for a second time in one night: only this time, the Kitty Pryde who arrives is real. And she knows him. Or knew one of him.

Which brings us full circle to the April/May section of the main logs page.