21 September 2011 at 11:23 am
[At first, the only thing that appears on the screen is a vibrant blue parrot and the arm it's perched on in front of the pet cafe. It flaps around a bit and makes some noise, but for a few minutes that's all there is; no speaking or human face and the only thing that indicates there might be a person is that small glimpse of arm at the bottom of the screen.

And then that few minutes is up and the person behind the bird moves the camera to reveal Tamaki Suoh, self-proclaimed king of the Host Club. He's smiling, of course, and is just generally overflowing with excitement.]

Look! Look everyone! Isn't he beautiful? I hadn't expected to walk out with a pet when I went to the pet shop today, but when I saw him I simply couldn't just leave him there! Ah, I wonder what I should name him... His name must be as majestic and beautiful as he is... Perhaps Kyouya will have some suggestion on what his name should be. Or if anyone else has an idea I would love to hear it! I'm sure they're all wonderful ideas!

I can't wait to bring him everywhere with me! I'd been so alone without Antoinette it's a wonder that I had survived so long without a pet until now. [Becomes slightly serious here, but not very serious.] I suppose I'll have to go to the library to find books about taking care of parrots. Antoinette was a dog so taking care of this little guy won't be the same as taking care of her and I won't have the servants to help me... No matter, I'm sure the others would be more than happy to assist me!

Ah, this is marvelous! I'm so excited to have pet here now! Pets make everything so much better! You can speak to them and play with them and they'll never complain or ignore you! [This would probably the the perfect place for anyone to tune Tamaki out if that hasn't been done already. At this point he's just going to be making unintelligible noises for no other reason than a lack of words to express his excitement.]
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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13 September 2011 at 12:47 pm
[Who has two thumbs and feels like playing nice? THIS GUYYYYY!]

It has occurred to me that, while I was MIA, Tono and Kyouya-senpai — Daddy and Mommy respectively — have been hard at work, getting us new Host Club members. That being said, it means I haven't properly met any of you. Shouldn't Mommy and Daddy's children all know each other?


I'm Hikaru Hitachiin, Host Club veteran. If Tono's pissing you off, and Kyouya-senpai is being scary, there's always the Hitachiin brothers and Mori-senpai! Fufufu~.
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07 September 2011 at 12:12 pm
The Host Club would like to extend a welcome to all the new inmates arriving today. [Have a polite smile.] We sincerely hope your transition into your new accommodations proceeds smoothly and efficiently.

If you find yourself interested in meeting your fellow inmates, there are several events upcoming that may be of interest to you.

Miss Kohran Li has assembled a Talent Show this evening to be held in Sector 4, featuring dancing, singing, and a variety of other talents. And tomorrow will be the Marina Academy's first promenade, to be held in the park in Sector 4. Formal dress is expected.

[And because no announcement is ever complete if it doesn't include an advertisment for the Host Club:]

For those of you planning to attend prom, the Host Club will be in the Athletic Complex if you should require basic dancing lessons, advice on the latest fashions, and anything else you might need to prepare for the upcoming event.

[And Kyouya + various other people will be at the athletic complex, ready to do what they do best.]

((ooc: Sort of spur-of-the-moment (sorry Host Club!) so current members needn't tag in if they don't want (we can always handwave or whatnot). Otherwise, general mingle post.))
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06 September 2011 at 02:47 pm
[ MARINA. Look at your man, now back to Shuri. Your man is not Shuri, and you are probably thankful for that. But your man could be Shuri! ... He seems to have given up on sulking for a little bit and is finally peeking out to talk. ]

So they kidnap us and have a prom before we know anyone to ask? [ HUFF. The very idea! Why, if he were home, he'd have people lined up to take him! Or so the furrow of his brows and pout to his lips suggest. No matter. He... clearly hasn't paid much mind to anything said other than 'prom' and 'dates'.

but certainly that can't be any different here. after all, he's a sparkly attractive young man! ]
Well. I suppose I'm available. If they're going to kidnap us then they should at least provide entertainment until Papa comes!
06 September 2011 at 12:22 pm
Good morning! [This is Ryoji’s smiling face. It is smiling.] If you’re new to Marina, welcome. It may seem a tad daunting at first, but it’s easy to get settled here. As prisons go, I think we got pretty lucky. Not that it makes up for not being at home, but I hope you can all be happy here. [And he means it.

Now, on to other things.

I suppose everyone knows about the prom already. [Considering all the posts about it!] I know this is kind of short notice, but would anyone like to go with a friend of mine?

Her name is Mitsuru Kirijo. [Ryoji holds up a photograph. Don’t ask where he got it or why it’s such a poorly taken picture.] She’s nineteen years old and a very nice young lady, very articulate, well read, intelligent – and I imagine she’ll look great in a formal dress. Anyone who is interested can get a hold of me, I’ll have the communicator all day.

[You have to pass Ryoji’s vetting process since jerks and creeps need not apply, but he doesn’t say that.]
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06 September 2011 at 12:15 am
[Have a very surprised Guardian over the communicator. She's definitely alarmed, perhaps more than she was the first time. Only a moment ago in her mind, she was at the Education Center and now she finds herself in the park, not knowing how she got there or why she is suddenly restrained]

This... this isn't where I was before. I was just somewhere else... And now I have this restraint. I thought I was supposed to be going home.

What is going on here? Can someone tell me what happened?

[ooc: Michiru is returning from 4th wall so she doesn't realize anytime has passed since she was last her]
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02 September 2011 at 03:58 pm
So, does anyone here have money? [Allen is very relaxed this evening, reclining on his couch with his dog and playing idly with a woman's wallet between his fingers]

Of course there isn't any money in this place. It's all just worthless pieces of paper and lumps of metal, since everything is free. But I'm curious if anyone still has their wallets from when they first arrived, and what might be in them. We probably have a lot of different currency here, when you actually think about it.

I want to -- compare.

[and possibly con you into giving it to him! ♥ ]
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29 August 2011 at 11:14 am
[Irritated Zero is very irritated. He's taking out his frustrations on a paper target in the shooting range. At first one might think his aim is a little bit off, until the shots begin to line up one after another on the paper. Hole by hole, Zero is cutting the paper in half across the width off the target. Slowly the side of the papers begin to separate from each other. Until the very end, the lower half of the target flutters to the ground. There is a jagged but straight line on the remaining target across the midsection of the paper.]

Kaien Kurosu has left again. If anyone is in need of anything concerning him, let me know.

[This isn't, however, the reason for his annoyance. He's just in a bad mood. Acumen won't let him have a pony.]
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20 August 2011 at 05:16 pm
[ Are you ready for the sound of true distress, Marina? Because here it is. ]

...there's no money here?!

[ Recette is in the convenience store, and though she was amazed by the stock of items, nothing had a price. There was no cashier. How... how was she going to pay off her debt? ]
16 August 2011 at 05:51 pm
[ Here is the image of a woman - very beautiful, but very distraught. Angry, confused, scared, all of that kind of stuff. For a long moment, she doesn't do anything but look pitifully at the camera, before she takes in a sharp breath. Then...: ]

Haaaaaaaaaruhi---! [ Could that get any louder? Sorry, guys. ]

Are you here? I've been looking for you! I checked the clothing stores and the pet shops and the restaurants and the movie theater and the arcade and the clubs! I also checked some school building and the library and the computer labs, in the off chances you might be somewhere boring like that!

Everyone, I'd like to file a missing person alert! I'm looking for one Fujioka Haruhi; Japanese, about 5'1", blood-type O, born on 4 February, fifteen years old! She has big magic brown eyes and brown hair styled in a cute pixie cut, even though she'd look cuter with long hair...! And - very important! - if you find her with some flamboyant-looking blond boy who looks like a shady character, make sure you throw something heavy at him and then get her away from him as soon as possible! Be careful! He'll molest your children!

Suou Tamaki, you over-sized bug - I know you're here. If you're holding my daughter hostage, trying to keep her all to yourself, I will find you. So if you know where my precious baby is, you need to let me know immediately!

[ She calms down a bit, taking a moment to collect herself. There is a lot of energy stored in this body! Her mood suddenly changes to be a lot sweeter, and she offers a calm smile at the camera~ ]

My name is Fujioka Ranka, and I would appreciate it so much if any of you would please help me find my daughter~ I'm sure there are some caring men out there who understand what a scary situation this must be, for a parent to be separated from their only child and thrown into some crazy sci-fi prison on the same day...~ Please help me? ♥
16 August 2011 at 04:31 pm
Is it really necessary for everyone to be so damn loud? What part of settling in quietly like a normal person is difficult to follow?

[A beat.]

By the way, if anyone is looking for a place to stay, the Idiot King, Tamaki Suoh, is desperately looking for some roommates, especially of the male variety~.

Who all is interested? Let me know~!
15 August 2011 at 06:09 pm
A prison? [The video shows Honey looks curiously at the device as he read the welcome message because his expression becomes a bit worried, almost as if he's going to cry while tightly holding onto Usa-chan]

But, I didn't even do anything wrong, or at least that I remember--

For a dream, this isn't a very nice one.
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11 August 2011 at 01:06 am
[ the video clicks on. the blonde youth holding the camera is seated against the wall, eyes red-rimmed and watery. but he seems determined, sure of himself, ready to strike whatever sort of deal he has to so he can escape this awful place!

he sucks in a shuddering, watery breath. ]

This is Shuri Oak, son of Wakaba Oak! [ a pregnant pause. he seems to hope to give his audience a moment to consider this information. he puffs his chest out, blinking hard. ] I refuse to stay here! Point me to whoever is in charge, I'll talk to them, they'll see they made a mistake! And I don't care who or what they are, my Father will have me out even if they're a troll! [ the blonde takes a deep breath. attempting to give a warm, confident, charming smile. ]

I'll be sure to see to it that whoever helps me with get a lesser sentence.
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09 August 2011 at 03:51 am
[Cue a small lord appearing on the feed. He's holding the communicator out and staring into it. His appearance is disheveled and his tie is clearly tied wrong. His eyepatch is practically falling off. He dressed himself this fine morning.

Also, he's pissed.]

Sebastian is not here. [There is no question about it. His butler isn't in the dome.] Your "system" has clearly glitched. Not only has my butler disappeared, but the day has advanced. What is the meaning of this? I want answers.

[There's a shift, and apparently he's crossed his legs. If you listen closely, you might hear the smallest of growls. He's hungry, but he's far too proud to say it. Not to mention his head is literally pounding... Great, his demon is missing, he's hungry and his head hurts. This is clearly an off day.]

08 August 2011 at 10:31 pm
[The feed begins, and anyone who knows Edgar would more than likely to be a bit confused to hear him as this. His tone is polite and formal, but overly so, and cold. Anyone who knows him particularly well (i.e. probably no one here) would recognize that he’s clearly quite angry and upset at something – but keeping it covered somewhat well.]

I have come to understand that we are all being held prisoner here, and many of us under false or at least questionable charges. It has also been said that this place is inescapable, and going to be our collective home for the foreseeable future. Therefore, it only makes sense to work together in this endeavor.

As such, allow me to introduce myself. I am Edgar Figaro. I look forward to working with you all.


[Since he's restrained, this morning will find him in the dining hall, eating breakfast, likely near the other restrained inmates. He does not look particularly pleased with the situation, but he doesn't seem to be taking it out on anyone at the moment. Care to interrupt him?]
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08 August 2011 at 11:33 pm
[A blank stare is picked up by the communicator, seeming to almost stare past it as he gazes around the park where he arrived. The basket beside him is mostly untouched though he holds the brochure in his hand.]

Ah, a prison.

[Mori picks up the device; his expression doesn’t seem to change but slightly a slight softening around the eyes that those who know him might pick up on. Also in the slight shifting there is the sound of a chain for a moment and a glimpse of one of the restraints attached around his leg.]

Mitsukuni? [Are you there?]
08 August 2011 at 11:19 pm
[What might be a familiar face to some appears on the network. Hikaru sits quietly for a moment with an extremely confused look upon his face.]

Hey, has anyone seen Coco or Chanel? I could have sworn they were here...

[Coco and Chanel being the ferrets he and Kaoru had when they were here a few weeks back.

Speaking of Kaoru...]

Kaoru, you know I don't like it when you go sneaking off! You should come back right now!

[Because I don't feel good.

Because something feels off.

Because I need you to know that everything is okay.]

Ugh... the hell did I eat yesterday?

[And now he looks STRAIGHT AT YOU ALL giving a peace sign, giving his best NOTHING IS WRONG AND EVERYTHING IS SUPER FINE look!]

What's up?
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03 August 2011 at 08:35 am
[Yuuri is still hanging out at the baseball field after that morning's practice going over things with Murata when he makes a VERY IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!]

We need more baseball players!

Who else wants to play that isn't already? Or who just started because sometimes I forget to actually write it down or tell Murata. Oh! That's right. Murata is back to be our manager again. [The video pans over to another Japanese boy. Wave to the people, Murata. And now it snaps back to Yuuri.]

Suzaku, we should probably talk about when we're going to have our games before it's suddenly winter or the field is covered with dinosaurs or made of marshmallows or anything like that.

(OOC: I try to keep the roster up-to-date, but sometimes I fail, so if you should be on there but you don't have time to tag in ICly, just drop me an OOC note here or in IM or plurk.)
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02 August 2011 at 07:02 pm
[ Her day had started out WONDERFULLY. She had just received the materials she needed for PM's Mail Bike and she was SO EXCITED -- EXCITED! -- to work on the thing that she didn't bother changing out of her dress! However, things she has seen in the Workshop -- or rather, what she has not seen -- has lead to the sour face the network is seeing now. ]

Tools and materials are missing from the Workshop. And I don't mean just one or two, but a whole bunch of 'em.

Whoever took 'em, bring 'em back now.

[ Voice clipped in barely controlled nerdrage temper. Yes, that is the same girl calling for talents and volunteers for the Talent Show and she is not happy. No one desecrates the holy grounds of a mechanic! ]

(( OOC: As ooc-ly plotted with Parsnip, a certain demon hunter has pilfered a good number of the tools from the Workshop and Kohran doesn't know~ ))