[Video | Open] :3
17 January 2012 at 10:04 pm
[Hi, Marina! Have an *extra* smiley pink haired girl!]

Good morning, everyone. Does anyone here have the skills to help create a wedding dress?

[Context? NOPE. Have fun~ and threadjack Neil if he shows up!]
[ Closed ] Back-dated to the afternoon
16 January 2012 at 10:56 am
[ Neil is dressed warmly and waiting with a cup of tea by the kitchen window. It faces the street so that he can see his guest for the day as she approaches. He's been worried about her since they have had to put off their talk for a few days, now. The man can only imagine how turbulent things must seem now for Euphie, with her brother gone, but he'll of course do anything he can to help; even if that something is just to lend an ear.

Before she can knock, he's already opening the door for her arrival, Haro peeking out from behind his feet. ]
[ voice | Celestial Being Filter minus Trinities ]
03 January 2012 at 12:01 am
Nena Trinity has returned, and this time Michael has arrived as well.

[Short. To the point. He wouldn't expect a response from anyone who didn't want to. He was just warning everyone so there weren't any surprises later followed by angry misunderstandings like last time. Though, it wasn't like Nena and Michael had been very secretive about their arrival.

His tone also left no question as to his feelings on the matter. He was not a happy camper.]
[ Action ]
13 December 2011 at 06:08 pm
[ It's not like he was hungover, but there is just something about having all that fun last night and then having to haul things down to the Shelter that left him looking a little worn this morning. Restless nights have been less common lately, for many reasons, but this one was killer.

As he goes for coffee from the shelter kitchen, and then makes his way back to the room that he and Lacus have claimed for themselves to wait out the day, he looks quite frazzled. Hopefully he'll snap out of it before Euphie comes over. It won't do to look out of it when she's going through so much. ]
09 December 2011 at 08:19 pm
Hey. [Always weird starting these.] So, the Devil's Compass has a pool table now if anyone is interested. There's a dart board too, [Thinking] and we still have drinks. It's the only place outside of the club you can get alcohol.

Sasha is here tonight too, so we've got pizzas, quiche, and pie. ["Pie" might have come out slightly sighed.] So, stop in. [Should he say bye? Awkward pause. Click.]

(OOC: It's a mingle! If you want to reply directly to the video you can. Please use Sam's comment, because I'm turning off comments!)
02 December 2011 at 02:56 pm
Hello~! Say hi, Dorian! [ A shot of an unenthused white kitten cleaning itself, instead of saying Hello. ] Dorian, that's rude...

Anyhow, first of all~! Neil, your little coat is ready. I hope it fits him. I couldn't find a ball that was the same size, so it was hard to guess...

Secondly, does anyone know if Acu celebrates Christmas? Orihime-chan and I were thinking it would be fun to have a Christmas party. And earlier I was thinking about New Year's, too... I thought it'd be a fun idea. [ A thoughtful pause... Survey time? ]

If you could, what would you guys ask Santa for this year~?

private to Hikaru ▶

Hi, Hikaru~! I hate to be a nuisance, but Miwako was wondering if she could stay with you tomorrow while the shelter is being cleaned? I think you said you had your own house... I don't think I know anyone else who does. We could play ping-pong, if you'd like~
[voice | open]
28 November 2011 at 05:26 pm
Hello. [She didn't sleep much last night. The announcement could wait, but she doesn't think it's going to get easier, so sue pushes ahead. She wants to be strong for his sake. To make him proud of the way she's handling his business in his absence and so that Suzaku and Nunnally won't have to worry about her too. She can be there for them instead.]

I regret to tell you all Lelouch vi Britannia has left Marina.

I will be taking over all his administrative duties at the school. Literature and Philosophy classes will be put on hold until a replacement can be found. If anyone is interested in teaching one or both classes or taking up teaching cooking, art or any other subjects we don't currently offer, please contact me. Thank you for your time.
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11 November 2011 at 11:36 pm
[Tieria was by himself at dome itself, staring out into the water. In a way, it was similar to standing in the Ptolemy's observation deck when they had been underwater that time. It was quiet here. Not many people came all the way out to the edge unless they were using the running track. Even then, it was dark now. No one would be out running in the dark.

tl;dr musings )

He put his hand on the dome's surface, leaning forward against it. Why did it feel so much like he was losing control?]
[ Video ]
10 November 2011 at 11:52 pm
[ Open ]
Snow's right around the corner, and that got me thinking... Would anyone be left who can work with textiles and things like that? [ Neil scratches his neck and leans back. The view is of his living room, and he's seated on the couch, clad in a simple green pullover and corded slacks. ] I'm looking for some custom coats to keep the snow and water off of a buddy of mine.

[ There's a pause and then his brows shoot up when he realizes that he forgot a crucial point. He holds out his hand. ] It's not a big job, but the shape might be kind of ah, ... unique. [ Suddenly, a large orange ball hops into his open palm and spins around so his red eyes are facing the communicator on the coffee table. ] Haro here, and I, would really appreciate your help. There are a few others in the dome who would probably be interested in the idea, too. [ A knowing wink to the camera. See? He has all the haro owners covered with this plan. ]

I don't have a lot of skills, or things to offer, but I'll be very thankful for the time saved cleaning my buddies up when they come in from outside. [ All those haro units out there without jackets. Please... think of the haros. ]

[ Private : Allelujah Haptism, Soma Peries / Marie Parfacy ]
[ And he figures this call is long overdue. Not only has he not talked to Alle in quite some time, but he also has yet to meet the new arrival face to face.

Of course, that doesn't mean he can't give Alle just a little hard time about it. His tone is airy and there's a teasing edge to it. ]
Oy, Allelujah. Don't you think it's about time you introduced me to your girlfriend?
[Action | Open]
09 November 2011 at 06:15 pm
[Not having Lyle home last night, combined with Anew's irritation (she can't really call it anger), resulted in a lot of baking. Her kitchen is so full of cakes and pastries and cookies that they're bleeding into the small dining room and even the living room coffee table -- where one of them has a distinctly haro-shaped dent in the top. At least the resulting pictures improved her mood.]

[Sighing, she slides the third loaf of bread into the oven and decides she's going to have to make a trip to get rid of all this stuff. The shelter certainly could use some of them, and maybe the coffee shop? At least they won't go to waste.]

((OOC: You can catch Anew on her way to the shelter common rooms or the coffee shop with a cart full of impressive looking baked goods! Castmates and boyfriends who need to APOLOGIZE, ahem, can go ahead and see her at home. ~_^ ))
[ Video | Action ]
02 November 2011 at 10:28 am
[ When the broadcast starts, the camera is propped up on a shelf in a closet. There is a small hill of cloth that blocks the bottom half of the video, but what can be seen is the top of someone's back. It must be a woman's, because of the straps of a black sports bra that can be seen -- well, it's either that, or Neil has started cross-dressing.

And people will recognize it's Neil (or Lyle, to those less observant) because of the distinctive long brown hair, or just in the voice that calls out. This was not an accident. ]
Alright, Marina. You win. [ His voice sounds a bit... higher. A touch softer. Though it could be because he sounds like he's in a great mood. ] This is hands-down the weirdest thing to ever happen to me.

[ He turns then, to face the camera, and it's then clear what he was talking about. His lean, muscled chest has two new additions held back by that black top, there are distinct curves to the hips and waist showing above the belt of his jeans, and there are even subtle changes to the angle of his chin, nose, and--

No, that casually amused grin is still his, even with slightly fuller lips. ]
How long do you think I'll be like this? A day? Two? [ A little laugh. He grabs a light blue shirt off of another shelf and pulls it on. It's a little tight for obvious reasons. ] ...think I should get a new wardrobe? Lacus' dresses aren't exactly my style.

[ Then, hands on his hips, he twists so he can look down at his backside. ] At least the jeans still fit. [ If quite snug. ]

((OOC: Open to action for anyone at home, or visitors. There are decorations outside, so trick-or-treating is encouraged -- but Big Sis Neil will only be passing out homemade goods and none of the tainted candies.))
[Video//Action | Open] MINGLE POST~
27 October 2011 at 08:00 pm
[A bit before "sunset," a softly smiling Lacus appears in the video.]

Good evening, Marina. Thanks to an inmate request, tonight we are going to observe a lovely meteor shower in the night sky using the star projector. I have arranged viewing areas on the beach with some light refreshments. However, you should be able to see the meteors from anywhere in the dome.

If anyone would like to see star patterns or other sky-scenes from their own worlds, please don't hesitate to contact me. If you have photos or descriptions I can make a program for the projector quite easily.

I hope everyone has a pleasant evening.

And about a half-hour after dark... )
[ Soccer Class ]
25 October 2011 at 08:12 pm
[ It's been a while since he's had so many newcomers attending soccer practice -- much less some with prior experience and enthusiasm! It's hard to get any proper teams going with the revolving door that Marina has, so the new faces has him more energetic than usual.

First, he'll introduce the new players to the ones who have been here a bit, and then drills will be more like small matches -- 3 on 2, with a pair on offense, a pair on defense, and then himself as goalkeeper. Haro is about, too, fetching the ball if it flies way too wide, so people don't have to run all over the field. It won't be warm like this for too much longer, so they have to get in the time together like this while they can, before moving things indoors. ]

(OOC: Tag around as you guys please~ No need to use headers, but if you want to specificy before or after practice, feel free! I'm assuming the 3-on-2 based on attendance being Neil, Sasha, Ryo, Moji, and Yuta, but of course more are welcome! I admit I don't know who all attends on a regular basis. I should make a wiki list for this...)
[voice/open | action/closed] forward to mid-afternoon
20 October 2011 at 09:48 am
[Voice | open]
[Outside on one of the grassy fields near the Athletic Complex, Yuta is kicking at a ball he borrowed from one of the sheds and chasing it until it stops. He does this continuously before stopping a moment and adressing the communicator.]

If I could've joined my soccer team back home, I bet we'd win all the time. Oi, does anyone here know why someone would stalk you?

[Action closed to AR]
Come and play with me AR, I'll try to teach you a little!
[voice | open | backdated to mid-evening]
16 October 2011 at 05:24 pm
[It's been another busy day, from breakfast on through his chores, but now he's back in his room and left alone with his thoughts about how everything has gone wrong back home. Anyone else might seek out someone to talk to about it, but Moji is not anyone else, and that's the last thing he wants. Instead, he picks a neutral topic to engage people. He chooses voice to hide the obvious bags under his eyes, hoping to avoid questions about his well-being.]

I'm curious about the passage of time here. I've heard a few people say it seems to move more slowly here than in their home world, and I wondered about your theories on that. Is it that time really does move differently on this world, or just a side effect of being taken from our daily lives and responsibilties and having so much more time on our hands?

We may never know the truth, of course, but it's interesting to think about.
[ Action | Open ]
30 September 2011 at 07:31 pm
[ Because using the shooting range is about the least discreet way to keep his skills sharp, seeing Neil taking part in one of the zombie-slaying rail shooters at the arcade is nothing new. However, today he has decided to take advantage of his mechanical skills and, with Haro's assistance, he has made a few... adjustments to one of the machines.

Neil is standing with the infrared prop weapon at the ready, swiftly and precisely taking out the various targets on-screen. Two things are unusual about this:
1) Despite the game offering various upgrades along the way -- machine guns, shotguns, dual weapons -- his character is only using the default revolver. The advantage to this? It has unlimited ammunition and forces him to memorize the best times to reload.
2) He is standing about fifteen feet farther away from the machine than should be possible. One can likely spot the spot where two cords have been spliced together to extend the existing one. It's just another challenge.

But don't worry. The second gun on the arcade machine's front is still intact! (He "borrowed" the cord a while back, and the robots have since replaced it.)

Just because this is practice doesn't mean you can't join him. Or catch him on his way to and from the arcade... ]
14 September 2011 at 03:39 pm
Upon entering Sector 4, the very large tent that stands framed by the beach is quickly noticeable. Closer, one can see colors dancing upon the white sheets, like opalesque spires under the moving onyx sky. As you enter one of the wings of the tents, grass give way to wooden flooring, and chains of white blossoms and gold ribbons line the sides. The open dance floor in the center bids one to look up to whimsical white-gold lamps, balls of light dancing in seas of violet, blue, green and pink organza. The fabrics fall down pillars adorned with leaves and flowers. Tables set in white and gold with jewel toned flowers sit at the four wings surrounding the dance floor.

... but it is far too early to take a seat. Smile and greet your fellow attendee, take the hand of a friend, and dance to the music.

Welcome to Marina Academy's First Promenade!

There are large tables with finger foods and punch (not spiked -- save it for the after-party!), and very little space near the walls (sorry, wallflowers! You won't get away so easily. )  After a large number of people are gathered together, Jeanne stands up on the small stage set to the side of the dance floor and taps on the microphone to get everyone's attention...

+ Info post / thread index (please read this first!)
+ Jeanne's greeting speech!
+ Prom King and Queen announcement. (Spoiler: It's Euphie and Kanda.)
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09 September 2011 at 08:57 pm
[It's growing late which is partially by design. She figures fewer people will be dress shopping for prom right now. She pulls out another sequenced number from the racks. Really, Acumen? You have a thing for bling, huh?

Taking a break a little later, she reaches up to set a private channel and then pauses, deciding to try something else first. She closes her eyes and takes a cleansing breath, trying to clear her mind of random thoughts before focusing on one. "Are you you listening, Xavier?"

She has no ability to push it into his mind or hide it from other powerful telepaths if they happen to be paying attention, but she's curious if he'll respond.]

[Private video to Itachi]
I'm thinking gray suit with a pop of color. Red? Blue? [Who needs context? Of course he might see she's in the clothing store if that helps.]

(OOC: Feel free to find her in the clothing store or on her way out when she'll have a bag with her.)
[Action | Open] or voice if you wanna
01 September 2011 at 04:56 pm
[Anyone who was anywhere near a communicator would have heard Anew shouting at Ribbons, which was what she thought she would have wanted. For everyone to know what he really is. To finally stand up for herself. Some would have called it long overdue.]

[And yet as she sits on a quiet, mostly isolated part of the beach, hiding beneath the shawl around her shoulders, the only feels drained. Not vindicated, not satisfied... just empty.]

((OOC: Anyone who wants to use [voice] and either pick up where Ribbons hung up or call her afterwords, go right ahead!))
[ Action | Open ]
27 August 2011 at 08:48 pm
[ Neil made himself scarce yesterday. Not only did he want to avoid a lot of the awkwardness that last year's temporary inmate flood brought on, but he didn't know how to handle himself if anyone else he knew dealt with people from home, or if chaos broke out. This time, he had spent almost the entirety of yesterday at the other bar (his drinking buddies never even showed...), or at home working on Haro, or napping. His partner's orange shell has never looked more spotless.

Today he latched on to a random bit of inspiration. He picked up a small digital camera and stared walking around, taking photos of various things in the prison; shops, the beach, the butterfly pavilion, the fake starry sky... even people he knows!

Some day the pictures could come in handy, when others leave, or if he ends up going home, too... ]

((OOC: As it says, you can catch Neil walking around almost all day. Just post where your character is if you reply! o/ This post can also be used to call him, or for other closed purposes. ))