Her entire body began to move up and down rather stiffly, and a terrible imitation of a woman's voice accompanied it.
"Happy Netidays, everyone!" 'Holly' said, her entire cardboard-cutout body moving in time with the words. "I know it's been a while since the last time we saw each other, but I'm sooooo excited to run this year's donation drive! We're going to make so many net-kids from Netfrica or whatever happy this year! Isn't that exciting? Aren't you excited?"
Suddenly, 'Holly's' voice turned rather gruff.
"Well I'm not!" 'Holly' said. Her entire cardboard-cutout self was tossed aside, off-camera, and landed somewhere with a clatter. Instead the camera focused on a pouting AuctionMan, his arms crossed. "I was so excited when they said they wanted to come to ME to handle this year's Holiday festivities! To think, I would get to team up with the famous Holly! We could give out prizes like never before! Spread cheer and joy the world over! We'd have so many viewers and participants with eyeca-" AuctionMan started to cough, and the camera briefly panned around toward where he was looking, revealing an intern holding up a sign that said 'DON'T SAY EYECANDY' in all caps. The camera was quickly wheeled back around.
"Er, with a wonderful personality like that!" AuctionMan continued to bemoan his fate, walking toward the side. "But worry not dear participants, I have thought of everything! Your wonderful, glorious host has it all prepared! Ha ha ha ha ha!"
AuctionMan walked behind a dressing screen, and through the video feed several navis arguing could be heard. 'This wasn't on the script...' 'What is he doing?' 'This can't be good.' 'It's a live broadcast, we can't just turn it off and edit it later!' 'I just asked the bosses, they say we can't cancel, we just have to go with whatever he's doing...' 'Are you serious? He's-'
"HUUAH!" Suddenly the screen fell over, revealing AuctionMan's foot. Behind the screen was AuctionMan, who was dressed in a very provocative Santa Suit. A red cloak was hung around his shoulders, barely coming low enough to cover his
The sound of several facepalms could be heard in the background, followed by a wobbly sort of noise. The 'DON'T SAY EYECANDY' sign rolled onto the stage, slowed as it did a few small circles, and then fell over text-down.
"Oh, and I guess we have LadyLuck too." AuctionMan shrugged, then pointed toward his right. The camera panned to reveal a surprised LadyLuck, who seemed to be confused about where she was.
"Eh?" LadyLuck said. She looked at AuctionMan, and a blush crossed her pale cheeks. "Eh??" She looked at the camera, which was not pointing at her face, and her blonde hair swayed as she looked down. "EHHHHHHHHHHH!?!?!?!?" Besides the Santa hat on her head, calling LadyLuck's outfit a 'Santa suit' was... generous, to say the least. It was basically a red bikini that someone (probably AuctionMan) had attached white Santa-style fuzz to, but it still did little to hide the curves of LadyLuck's body, including the entirety of her cleavage. Her arms crossed over her body, trying to hide herself from the cameras, and she only succeeded in giving the camera alluring glimpses of different parts of her instead. "AuctionMannnnnn! What did you dooooooooo!?"
The sound of a GMO change rang out along with light flashing over LadyLuck's body, but her appearance did not change. Again, again, again the GMO change failed. "WHAT DID YOU DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!?" Her voice rang out even louder as she knelt down, curling up into a little ball to better hide herself from the camera. Finally she grabbed the dressing screen, holding it up to hide herself.
"Worry not, LadyLuck! I had our operator overwrite all of your appearance files with the festive GMO! I was looking out for you, you know, it would have been embarrassing if you had walked out on stage with the wrong costume! Ha ha ha ha!" AuctionMan put his hands on his hips, beaming, and the entire privacy screen came sailing at his head from off-camera. AuctionMan went sailing off-camera with it, and the camera turned to follow him as he landed with a crash. "I'M NOT DOING THIS! I'M LEAVING! This is so embarrassing!" LadyLuck could be heard leaving the stage off-camera.
"Wait! LadyLuck! Come back!" AuctionMan scrabbled to his feet. "We need to have equal-opportunity eyecandy! Think of the viewers! Noooooooooooooooooo!" He proceeded to run off-stage after her.
For a long, long while, the video was quiet save for the whispering of the production crew, faintly audible. 'Is he... is he coming back?' 'Do we WANT him to come back?' 'This is a live feed, we can't just cut it!' 'Someone get up there!'
A female navi with dark skin and green hair was basically shoved onto the stage. Her eyes were wide like a deer in the headlights, and unlike either of the event's two actual hosts, she was dressed in an actual santa jacket and skirt. As she adjusted it, her navi bodysuit could be seen underneath. "Ehh, um... hello!" She said, lamely. "I-I'm MintT! Y-you know, Mint Tea? Minty? My, um, m-my operator said it was cute."
There was a 'PSSST' from somewhere behind the cameras.
"Eh? Oh! O-oh, right, uhm... the, the raffle will be a bit different this month!" MintT explained. A helpful billboard descended next to her, lit up in Christmas colors, and she lept away from it with a startled 'eep!' "Er, uh, this raffle will run the whole month! A-and, and, the price of entry is halved or gone, based on tier! A-a-and we also have a chip tier, that works a b-bit like the previous years where Holly did her giveaways, b-but has double prizes as a special occasion!"
MintT sounded a bit out of breath as she bowed toward the camera. "P-please consider participating!" The production crew started applauding and cheering, and after a full second the camera feed cut out, switched to a view of the prize tiers.
Possible Prrizes: D Tier, C Tier! TWO CHIPS!
Requires: Nothing! Open to all!
Possible Prrizes: C Tier, B Tier! TWO CHIPS!
Requires: NetVegas Gold Card (Read: You must be level 20 to buy-in at this tier)
Possible Prrizes: B Tier, A Tier! TWO CHIPS!
Requires: Netvegas Platinum Card (Read: You must be level 40 to buy-in at this tier)
Buy-in: One Chip
Possible Prrizes: Two chips at or near your entry chip's tier!
Requires: Nothing! Open to all!
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Here's how it works: AS MANY PAIRS AS YOU WANT PER PLAYER, INCLUDING INACTIVES, can pay to buy in to any tier they qualify for. You may buy in ONCE PER RAFFLE MONTH. No, the gold and platinum cards aren't a thing, they're just level locked.
When you buy in, you will randomly get assigned a chip tier, and then randomly receive a chip from that tier. This will then be done a SECOND TIME! Two chips! Wowie! It could be crap, it could be rare, it could even make you debonair. To buy-in/enter, make a reply in this thread.
This raffle will NOT repeat at the first of every month! This one's just for the holidays, and will last The entire month, ending on January 6!