[Video//Action | Open]
21 May 2012 at 05:15 pm
[There's a low moan as the video snaps on, a sound of pain, somewhere between human and animal. The image lurches to one side, then the other, finally crashing to the sidewalk. The hospital is in view some distance away, behind her so it's clear she was walking away from it rather than toward.]

[Saya curls up with her back to the wall, knees pulled to her chest, fingers clutching at her head.]
...Please, no. Not again, I don't want to --

[Whatever she's saying is cut off by a growl, her lips parting around extended fangs, eyes glowing an intense red. A slam of her head against the concrete and then her eyes are back to their normal auburn, snarl replaced by panicked fear.]

Zero? ...A-Anri? Someone, please... [her words are cut short again, this time by an abbreviated cry as Saya struggles for control over herself. Just like Vietnam, only this time she's painfully and cruelly aware of the Chiropteran part of her mind that's threatening to take over.]

((OOC: She probably won't attack people unless they attack her first, and certainly no attacks without OOC permission!))
video; open (mostly)
16 May 2012 at 04:38 pm
[As usual, Judith is somewhere high up, but good luck figuring out where from the endless field of blue behind her head. The communicator dangles for a moment before snapping into place and she’s smiling in a way that doesn’t quite reach her eyes.]

I suppose I should be grateful. Every need is taken care of and our new old warden seems a lot kinder than our old new one. [Judith doesn’t give that sentence any time to be unraveled before moving on, tilting her face toward the sky.] Still, it’s hard not to miss certain things from home, or certain people.

[Talking about Ba’ul? Now why would she do that! What Judith really (probably) means is…]

It’s good I was able to get this. [She holds up a certain wanted poster. It’s greyed a little from age and has been folded a few evident times but the artistic rendition is still clear.] I never learned to draw, so I can’t possibly recreate something so masterful.

video; private to Anew )
[video | action]
15 May 2012 at 01:27 am
[The video turns on to a straight-up view of the "sky", the sound of running water heard for a moment or two before the camera quickly swings down to reveal an area of the waterfall, and then turns to a miserable looking boy who's trying to get his feet under him and stand up on one of the rather slippery rocks there as he adjusts his headset. He's very confused and very off balance at the moment, and takes an uncertain look at his very not right location while running a hand through his blonde hair.

After a beat, he finally addresses the communicator somewhat haltingly as he starts to hop from rock to rock with equal hesitation]

Um... I-I know this is going to sound really weird but, um... did anyone happen to see me out last night?

Because I'm pretty sure this isn't where I went to bed, I didn't even know we had a waterfall here actually, but it's not the first time I've gone, ah-- sleep... walking, you could say... [Yeah, go with that Emil; it's sadly less weird than explaining that the Other Guy sometimes hijacks, in his opinion] So, I'd-- I'd just really like to know, if anyone can... tell me anything, I guess.

[Except there his feet go out from under him on an unlucky landing; sending him sliding into the still frigid pool, the yelp he makes and the feed both cutting off as he goes under. So... give him a minute]

[[ooc: if action is more your thing, feel free to watch him take a swim! I will be getting to tags in the morning <3]]
31 December 2010 at 01:54 am
What an eventful day. I'm glad Acumen thought to bring in some more quality alcohol for everyone -- it was very considerate.

[Sentience is out on the doorstep in the snow. It's a little four-foot-tall robot sitting on the stairs in Sector 3 with Cielo's cat on its knees, petting her slowly and carefully with metal hands.]

...If you could change one thing about the prison as it is now, what do you think you would change? [Followed by a thoughtful pause, then adding dryly] Aside from "allowing us to go home" and variations thereon, if you please.
[Voice | Action | OPEN]
08 December 2010 at 05:03 pm
Um, Cain? You can taste again, right? [Acumen said it was fine now...] Well, I made you a pizza like I said I would! I'm in the shelter kitchen, so... [Come here fast, before the potential rush brought on by this:]

--And uh, everyone else too! [He raises his voice a bit, but it has a slightly higher pitch now, bawww nerves] I-I've kind of-- I've made up a table of food. For everyone who was having trouble yesterday. I just thought it'd be nice... and maybe cheer people up.

I'm not sure how many people there are, or if I'll have enough, but... C-come if you like? [Finishes off lamely, and quickly cuts the feed. Man he sucks so much at this...]


[In the kitchen/dining area, he's pushed two tables together for the miniature feast snacks he's slaved over since before dawn this morning. There's four large, quarter table pizzas on one side, two loaded with cheese, as many different kinds of meat as Emil could find, and his little twist of cute little octopus hotdogs on top (one of these pizzas marked off for Cain only, which Emil will be guarding religiously until he arrives), one an ultimate veggie lovers, and the last one the works.

And across from that, there's plates, cups, a few juice bowls, and fruit/ vegetable platters-- for the non-pizza eaters-- made up of, but not limited to: apple rabbits, kiwi tulips, strawberry stars, carrot flowers and turnip doves. And pawprint cupcakes for the sweets.

Basically, it's the most adorable refreshment table you've ever seen in your life]

[[ooc: MINGLE POST GOOOO. You don't have to talk to Emil(though some CR would be nice), and can just hang with others if you want~]]
[video/action for housemates]
06 December 2010 at 04:57 pm
I want to let everyone know that I've confirmed that Euphemia is no longer in the dome. [Lelouch is very serious about this; he's taken even greater than usual care to look presentable and respectful for this announcement.] I know that Euphie has many friends here, and I'm sorry to have to be the bearer of bad news.

There's still every chance that she'll be back, but in the meantime, we shouldn't let the things she's achieved be neglected. Please contact me if you have any questions about the welcoming committee, the school, or anything else my sister has been working towards.

[He clicks off the video and sighs, getting up to start going downstairs. Well -- he'll probably be dealing with that for a while, but that doesn't mean his family doesn't need breakfast.]
06 December 2010 at 02:38 pm
[ a young man standing straight, adjacent to a desk some of you might recognize as Gino's in the DF office. he's only nineteen, but his expression is all business and it has the effect of making him look older than he is. mature, responsible, and there's just something in his eyes. ]

Good morning, everyone. For those of you who are new here, my name is Suzaku Kururugi. I'm currently head of the Defense Force here in Marina. The Defense Force is here for your protection, and you can also address any questions you might have to us. If you need help, with anything, you can come down to our HQ and ask -- or you can use your communicator to direct a private message to "the Defense Force". The communicator knows who we are.

If you're interested in signing up to join the Defense Force, please let me know. [ a pause, because how to say this, and then: ] We have civilian positions open as well, if there's anyone who's good with computers or details.

[Filtered to current DF members]

...Please report. Several of our people have failed to appear for their scheduled patrols, and I'm sorry -- but Marina needs Defense Force members it can depend upon. I know we're a volunteer organization, but we've also been entrusted with the means to protect people here and that is a duty I hope we all take very seriously.

((ooc: This is both a recruitment post AND a roll call. DF members who don't respond to this post will be removed and have their weapon confiscated! (Hiatused characters excepted.) Please remember that you must be willing to be involved with DF activities: if another player needs to plot with the DF, you and your character should be ready to volunteer. If that's not something you can do, please don't join, resign ICly, or let Suzaku take you off the Force. Thank you!))
[Video | Action | Swordsmanship Class?]
01 December 2010 at 11:55 pm
Never a dull moment around here, huh?

Well, it looks like I've lost my mind as well as my sense of taste, because my class is not canceled. But today is optional, so don't sweat it if you don't feel up to coming.

I'm also extremely reluctant to encourage attendance from those of you without eyesight, but if you're really aching to come to class, I can find some safe activities for you. Just... don't try to get here by yourself. Use the buddy system, preferably with someone who can see.

[Cain also holds up a sign written in sharpie:] There is class today, but attendance is optional due to these shenanigans. Your call.


[He's expecting light attendance today, but it's something to do and it gives Eridan a way to amuse himself for an hour. For those who show up, Cain will walk his students through a variety of warm-ups and some basic moves. For the very beginners, he'll give them some exercises against dummies and stationery targets to get used to handling a sword and offer them advice as they go. More advanced students can either spar with each other or Cain near the end of class, or work on their form as desired.]

[He did have a short lecture planned, but it will wait until everyone has their hearing.]

((OOC: Specify before/during/after in the header, threadjacking encouraged!))
22 November 2010 at 09:58 pm
Acumen's being more strict about the restraints, now...

[The words are half muttered, and though he tries to keep his tone neutral, it's clear that the thought bothers Kamui. Acumen seems to be getting more and more stubborn, lately, and he doesn't like the idea of needing to prove anything to the AI.]

There aren't any new arrivals that still have their restraints on, are there?
18 November 2010 at 02:31 pm
[...it's almost dinnertime, but her house is so empty. She doesn't like being alone in it, even with Edward for company, so... umm... NETWORK POST TIME]

I can't believe we let Halloween go by without telling any scary stories! I mean, I guess I can, since we were all busy and the day before was pretty scary, but -- does anyone know any fun scary stories they could tell? Am I the only one who missed having them?

[private // Ushiro, Rayflo]
How are you...? It's been a little while since I've talked to you.
[Video | Action]
10 November 2010 at 09:40 am
[Cain is in uniform, including the standard issue fancy hat. It tends to grab people's attention.] Good morning, everyone. For those of you just joining us, I'm Commissar Ciaphas Cain, servant of the Imperium of Mankind back home, and member of the Defense Force around here. And apparently, I'm a new teacher at Marina Academy.

Anyway! Basic swordsmanship. Anyone interested in learning how to cross blades? Of course, they'll all be wooden. It'll be held three times a... [Frowning at the contents of his teacher folder.] Do we even call that a week?

[Chucking the folder aside.] Frak that, it's an hour at Noon on days ending with one, four, and eight. Since today is Day 88, that gives you plenty of time to decide if you want to join. But if anyone's interested in a meet and greet, being shown which end of the sword to hold, or anything like that, I'll be at the dojo for the next hour.

[voice | open]
10 November 2010 at 03:03 am
[An audio feed comes on, but it's silent for about a minute or so until the voice of a young boy finally speaks up. In a manner of speaking that is; it's very much on the quiet and timid side]

...After to listening to everything going on... I guess I can't really say or keep thinking that all of this and what that paper said isn't real, s-so...here goes... [Deep breath of preparation!]

U-um, I'm Emil-- E-Emil Castagnier-- and I'm, well... [His voice grows smaller and he falters and fades out, but only for a moment] I guess I'm introducing myself like everyone else is doing and just sort of wondering if maybe-- there's anyone else from Sylvarant or Tethe' Alla here too? I'm already pretty sure Marta isn't here, since I haven't heard her yet...

[But still hopeful! Please oh please let someone else be here don't let him be alone again. Being alone is hard once you've had friends]

And, uh, I'd wanted to thank a-- Ms. li Britannia, and a Mr. vi Britannia too? For the basket and the things in it. T-the cookies are really good.

[He lets out a shaky sigh once done-- that was hard guys you have no idea-- and the feed cuts out after a bit]