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Aug. 2nd, 2017


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[Despite your best efforts, despite your attempts to find a solution - the world around you is crumbling. There's no reason why it should be, no clear way to stop it. All you know is that the world around you is dark and crumbly, broken things and unspoken things. Is this the end?

Maybe. Miracle Country, though, is throwing a party - the ballroom is decorated all over. There's an abundance of snacks and drinks, beautiful music playing, twinkling lights on the railings and columns, the balcony overlooking a fully blooming garden.

Later in the night, there'll be a massive display of fireworks - bursting in all sorts of bright colors and shapes. It's utter extravagance. You're even dressed for the occasion - Miracle Country's pulled out all the stops, dressing you in beautiful, decadent clothing.

In so many ways, it seems like an ending. But there's something else in the air - that willingness to go along with it, to enjoy yourself, to let yourself be at this party (where else would you go?). Everything around you is pointing towards nostalgia - that smell of the flowers in the garden reminding you of your childhood, the distant sound of the ocean reminding you of home, your journal flashing its light insistently at you as if to prompt you to write one last thing between its pages.

So party like it's your last night. For all you know, it is.]


Jul. 26th, 2017


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[The last few days, it's been obvious that Something Is Up with Miracle Country. Everything has seemed a whole lot greyer, less bright. Things that are normally in good shape seem a little broken down - some paths seem craggier than usual, some bridges more rickety. The boarded up shops are more prevalent than before.

Despite the fact that it's summer, everything in general seems kind of gloomy - darker and less inviting.]

[Muttering to herself,] I should make a list or something...

[It's around this time that she's picking up her journal to make a short recording. She hasn't really thought through what she's going to say but whatever, she can wing it:]

Alright, I've been looking into this, and... I don't know how long these things are going to last but some of this is seriously unsafe. [Sigh, not for the first time, she can't figure out the source beyond "It's magic!"]

You should avoid going over the bridges too much if you can help it. [But, er,] The trains might not be the best bet either, though.

I'm not sure what else is messed up but if you've seen anything, let me know. I've been trying to do some fixes with my bending, but by the next day it's back to the same.

[And it's true - all around Miracle Country, things seem to be breaking or crumbling, without much reason for it. Is it a preamble to something? Likely... but what?

In the meantime, Korra will be around the island, making notes of things that are broken, putting up warnings where she can. Come hang out with her and/or help her out? Maybe you have your own first-hand experience with things falling apart around here, things seeming to fade or disappear, or just that general feeling of unease...]

[[~*~mysterious~*~ shit going down. Korra's thread can be found here but otherwise feel free to use this as a mingle as you'd like.]]

Jul. 4th, 2017


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[The last couple of days have been the typical summer days. Perfect for relaxing at the beach, playing in the water and enjoy the arrival of the warm season. Today starts just the same: sunny, not a single cloud in the sky and just as warm. But with so many hot days in a row, it’s really no surprise that soon dark clouds appear closer and closer. The first thunders can be heard during the morning far enough to know there's some time left before the rain starts. It should give everyone who decided to spent another day outside enough time to avoid getting caught outside.

Although it turns out to be a lot more than just a couple of droplets to start off with. After a particularly loud thunder it begins to pour down. The wind picks up as well, making it the kind of rain that would definitely leave one soaking wet after a minute of being outside, even if one was clever enough to take an umbrella when they saw there was a storm approaching.

So hopefully everyone paid attention to the imminent rain and avoided being outside when it began. Either way, it’s definitely the kind of day to avoid going outside. Having fun at the beach is going to have to wait. There are plenty of things to do besides staying locked up inside the house, like exploring the tunnels connecting the domes or watching a movie in one of the lounging rooms. Maybe share a drink at the cafeteria or play a game, a nice way to ignore the big thundery storm that’s raging outside.]

[[Because it can't be summer without some summer storms. Use the log as you'd like!]]

Jun. 21st, 2017


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[Summer is finally here. Clear skies, warm weather, the perfect time to enjoy the beach and go into the water. Since today is the very first day of summer, too, you'll find yourself put into the season-appropriate summer clothes - bathing suits, sundresses, sunhats, etc. It's like this place wants you to relax! You know... after you're done not relaxing.

Because today, as if to encourage going into the water, a few of our residents will find themselves already out in the middle of the sea: sitting on an inflatable chair, holding precariously onto a log or a pool toy, whichever way it goes it'll surely be a troublesome way to wake up. Even moreso when they realize that returning to the shore is impossible by themselves. If they jump into the sea and try to swim back, they won't be able to move very far, and should they get particularly insistent or try to use magic or other skills to return, an Usyagi will show up to inform them they're to stay there until someone comes to their aid. Usyagi will show up to inform them they're to stay there until someone comes to their aid. That is, if they don't realize what's going on before the Usyagi get a chance to do it, via journal messages from those still on the islands.

For those who did stay behind, there'll also be a note being dropped, explaining they are to go rescue the ones lost in the sea. The usual boats from the river are available to use, should someone need them, but otherwise people can reach the others by any means they'd like. The trapped people will be able to get back once someone from the shore reaches close to them, which will break the barrier holding them there. This means anyone can search for and rescue anyone else, of course. Even team up and do a more organized rescue party!

Some cooperation might be needed, too, given that the sea isn't a peaceful place anymore. Water dragons, animals like sharks and various monsters and creatures of all sorts lurk in there these days, and there's nothing protecting those trapped there. The creatures underwater seem even more uneasy today, as well, perhaps bothered by the unfamiliar presences around them. Or annoyed because of the sudden heat. Wouldn't anyone be?

At least once the danger and searching is over, the beach will be a good place to relax at. The ice-cream and drinks bar will be offering things free of charge just for today, to make up for the inconveniences caused. The Usyagi won't even complain if you come back dripping blood all over the place! Aren't they nice?]


[[What the log says! Head here for questions, plottings, etc.]]

Jun. 15th, 2017


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[Those who volunteered their interest some time ago have likely already worked a number of shifts at the community farm – a merge between Charming's old farm and newly-planted crops. By now you should know your tasks and when you're expected to be finished with them – if not, Sebastian will remind you.

Or maybe Yukine will! These last few weeks it's been Yukine who's drawn up the communal schedule for the week, distributed the work tasks to the volunteers, and followed up on their progress – with some background support from Sebastian, that is. Almost cute, isn't it, the two of them suddenly doing projects together.

There are plenty of tasks to choose from! When you let an overambitious workaholic plan your farm, you end up with three dozen different plants. Carrots, potatoes, legumes, various berries, tomatoes… you get the idea.

Maybe your task of the day is harvesting the earliest berries? Re-planting sprouting seeds properly into the ground or into larger pots? Watering the plants? Weeding? Maybe you're strong enough to haul several sacks of soil at once. There is a substantially sized herb garden – perhaps you're more suited to the delicate work of tending to those seeds?

Basically, invent your own task. Or eat the harvest prematurely (don't do this: Sebastian will implode). Or get distracted during your shift. Or come ask to be part of the fun.

Making out with your various significant others doesn't qualify as an acceptable reason for not finishing your work on time, by the way.]

Jun. 7th, 2017


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[Today is a bright, nice, quiet day in Miracle Country... Well, maybe not entirely quiet. The residents won't take long to notice the endless meowing that can be heard outside. With a mission waiting to be fulfilled, Kiseki felt generous and decided to give a helping hand. Or several paws, in this case, as the stray cats that usually roam the islands seem to have multiplied for the day, and they can be found all over the place. Of course, there are many of them at the park, but a particularly large number of them is gathering near the large sakura tree, where two people can be found.

Seeing Sebastian caring for the stray cats is a given by now, what's unusual is that Lucifer is right there with him, trying to help. "Trying" being the key, seeing how he looks entirely disgusted by the cats walking up to him. And there are many of them doing this, as the world's magic has made his usual charm work on the cats.

Now, you'd think this is beneficial for the situation. Afterall, it's much easier to take care of several cats when they're all happily flocking towards you, right? But his attempts to get anything done keep being interrupted by his own disgust at the cats' sudden affection and interest. So rather than a doing a successful, easy job, he's backed up against the tree, trying to shove the cats away from him.

Surely he'll manage to get this done at some point. At least the cats will hang around the whole day. A good time to take advantage of it and play with them, or choose one to keep! Everyone wins. Possibly.]

[[Most serious post, with a little mutations event help. Find Lucifer here, Sebastian here, or mingle on your own as you'd like.]]

Mar. 28th, 2017


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[It's just a series of short videos that post intermittently throughout the day.

The first, the sakura trees in the park all starting to bloom, there's even a fuzzy out-of-focus shot of a close-up on some of the flowers before the camera adjusts and it comes into focus.

The second, the horses on the farm island, snorting softly as they walk along the fence. Porthos' hand reaches out to offer an apple and one of the horses butts into the other in an attempt to get there.

The third, Aramis napping. He's also maybe snoring.

The fourth, the way the sunlight's filtering in through the leaves of the trees on the forest path - in the distance, one of the forest huts, little birds on the roof tweeting.

The fifth and final video is just a recording of a pile of papers. Porthos' hand appears again, brushing aside a few on the top layer to get to one at the center. The camera moves in close, and up close, it's clear it's a note from Robin, addressed to Porthos. It's nothing too special - just a quick note asking if he'd meet her at the library.

Why is he recording and posting these videos? Not certain. Maybe ask him about it?]

[ooc: feel free to use this as a mingle post! Porthos has his own thread as linked above.]

Mar. 25th, 2017


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[Beautiful cursive (a k a Text) (also pretend this was written like four days ago):]

Good morning, everyone, and my apologies for the interruption to your day. [He'd introduce himself, but honestly, anyone who doesn't know him by now hardly deserves the reminder. ...And yes, in case you're wondering, the negative aura of the trees affects even demons. How ever did you guess.]

I would address the students at the school, first of all. By now you are all aware of Her Highness Snow White's departure and the school closing. As the only teacher currently left, it is not my intention to allow a trivial matter like having no suitable locale hinder my job. Thus, Literature class will still be held as long as there is student interest, but for now lessons will be held in group room [###] in the library. The hours and times of the week remain unchanged. Have you an idea for a more suitable classroom, do contact me.

Now, I cannot and will not attempt to replace Her Highness and all that she has done for the school and for the people here, but: I am well-versed in a variety of subjects and have experience in teaching them. I could not run an entire school's curriculum by myself (for lack of hours in a day, if nothing else) but if there is interest amongst the students to be taught any particular class, I would be happy to take your wishes into consideration. Naturally, should anyone wish to contribute as a teacher they are more than welcome to do so, and should they need guidance on how to go about it, please contact me as well. Granted, Her Highness was vocal enough about the school's lack of teachers that I expect anyone with a mind to teach would have stepped forward already...

As for the next matter at hand... whilst I am aware it might well be premature to say this: does it not seem as if the shops closing is to be a continuing trend? The food currently available leaves much to be desired, compared to before. [Not that Sebastian really cooks at all these days, but... force of habit to take notice of it and judge.]

As I am certain most of you are aware of by now, struggling against this world's whims is an exercise in futility. We have been given plenty of farmland, which I would say is as good a hint as anything. If I may, I would suggest organised effort be put into it, ideally whilst it is still early spring.

Naturally, it is unbecoming to throw out suggestions expecting someone else to take on the responsibility of seeing them through. I myself am accustomed to farming [oh wow, everyone be surprised that Sebastian knows how to do something] and have the time to spare to lead such an undertaking, but I would like to hear from anyone with an interest in lending a hand. Needless to say, it would be a paid job. [Out of Sebastian's own pocket, if Kiseki won't pitch in. He hardly ever touches his many salaries, after all.]

Lastly: I would not say we have seen enough of the strange trees to yet speak with confidence on the subject of their nature. May I please hear from anyone currently employed to watch out for them? The elusiveness of their nature aside, they are certainly unpleasant, and given the number of physically and magically capable people around I imagine it would not be so monumental a task to deal with them in an efficient manner should we join efforts. Moreover, considering what a small number of people are currently here, organisation might even be a viable prospect. [Not that he still remembers that first and only time he tried to herd cats or anything.]

I apologise for the half-formed nature of many of these suggestions. I would see to them all myself, but that would be quite a waste of time should no one be interested in the outcome. Additionally, as we have no way of knowing when any one person will be torn from this world, it makes far more sense to work on any project as part of a team, so with that in mind I ask that you pardon the length of this message. That will be all. Thank you for your time, and do have a good day.

[...Someone give Sebastian something to do. As you can see, he has way too much free time. Feel free to talk among yourself! Or come see Sebastian because of course everyone would want to hang out with such a fun guy - of course he can be found in The Bakery. Working.]

Mar. 20th, 2017


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[Today is the first day of spring. You might have noticed the lingering snow is gone and there are flowers blooming throughout Kiseki. However, beyond that, it’s actually a rather gloomy day. The Usyagi might occasionally be spotted today, leaving little messages of “out with the old, in with the new.” A common springtime motto, although perhaps it’s taking on a more unsettling tone today…

The shopping district still hasn’t opened up again and there are shops boarded up. But there are new shops joining it today. The flower shop, the potions shop, the sheriff’s office, the Charming’s house, and the school have all been closed and boarded up. This plus the message will soon make it clear – some familiar faces are gone for now.

To make matters worse, with the springtime blooming all around, there are the negative energy trees that might be spotted today. None are fully grown, but if you remember the last time these trees showed up, you might want to be on guard. There might be a few outbursts of monsters today, so best stay on your guard. Beyond that, negative energy trees – once you get too close – might cause some unexpected results.

Anyone venturing into the forests today might notice the dragons are particularly uneasy. What’s the matter with them? Hard to say. Too bad there’s no one around who can talk to them, huh? Just be mindful not to upset them or get underfoot.

So be on guard today – even though it’s a new season, you might want to make sure everyone you care about is safe – or still here. Feeling strange? Better destroy those trees, if you can focus on that.]

[ooc: if your character is interested in taking over one of the closed-up businesses/house, be sure to have your character claim it, otherwise they will be permanently closed and eventually disappear from Kiseki. ]

Mar. 14th, 2017


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[There's a new look to the old district shop, for sure, but today there's actually a new shop of sorts. Close to the district's fountain, clearly visible to anyone passing nearby, there's a white little booth set up, with a chair in front of it for visitors and a large sign on top:

🌸 Sakura's Life Advice Corner!! 🌸

Rather than being found on the usual Café for the day, Sakura is (obviously) attending said booth, looking wildly flustered and somewhat confused. Will you approach her?]

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