Jan. 28th, 2018


[info]miraclemods

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[Like so many things in this world, it happens quickly— just one moment you are yourself and the next, everything is different. You are someone with magic, and suddenly you are not— those powers you’ve always felt seem to have just disappeared in a flash, leaving only an emptiness behind. Or, you are someone who has never held any sort of power, and now suddenly that’s all you can feel— that strange, overwhelming flood of magic inside you, threatening to overwhelm you.

That isn’t the only thing, though. This sudden upset, this sudden lack of balance— the world is responding, thrown into disarray along with you. While you struggle to maintain the power you now hold, or the absence that spreads inside yourself, the world around you is destabilizing due to this switch in fortune. The konpeito doesn’t seem to be helping— your jars full of too much good, or too much bad, or not enough of either.

Things aren’t staying in one place: trees bloom only for the flowers to die immediately, fruit rotting on the vine. The snow on top of the mountain melts while the beach is hit with snow flurries. The lake seems to drain and the underground tunnels seem to flood, but without any direction from the tides. Night falls in the middle of the day and the stars are never in the right place. Is the moon upside down? Is the sun rising in the north? It’s hard to say— everything is too strange, too unsettling.

And the barriers in the forests, holding back all the monsters? Those are weakening, too, threatening to tear open and unleash unspeakable horrors onto your small collection of residents.

The world is flaking apart right before your eyes— so what are you going to do about it? Perhaps the Usyagi approaching you quietly and leaving you with one simple message will make it clear:

Work together & restore balance.


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[[ooc: power-swap event begins! For information and the list of who received what powers, go here.]]

Dec. 19th, 2017


[info]miraclemods

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[It’s officially winter time – the days are longer, the nights are cold, and there are winter directions all around Miracle Country. There’s a light dusting of snow all over the islands, often the afternoons marked with little snow flurries.

And it seems that the world is getting into the spirit, too. Yes, with the winter directions – lights, snowflakes, ribbons – there is also something perhaps a little more mischievous.



All throughout the islands, there is magical mistletoe appearing. It will come at random and anyone unfortunate enough to pass under them will find themselves captured there. They won’t be able to get free until someone comes along to rescue them.

And how can you rescue your friends from being captured? It depends. Once two people are caught under the mistletoe together, they’ll be prompted through magic what it is they need to do. It can be anything, from romance to violence.

The mistletoe are indestructible and they won’t disappear until the task is completed. So you stubborn people out there, be prepared for a long, long wait. Especially since the mistletoe is content to stay around – and it will be randomly popping up for the next week or so, so better be cautious!]


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Dec. 3rd, 2017


[info]otterinmywater

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[It takes some time, but eventually all the positive energy generated by the children is spent. Enough for things to go back to normal, at least. People soon go back to their normal ages (or bodies, depending on what happened to them) and the inflatables and the slides disappear from one moment to another as if nothing happened.

As soon as the last bit of childish playground goes away, it begins to snow. It’s light but constant, so it doesn’t take too long for Miracle Country to be mostly covered in white. Despite that it shouldn’t complicate things too much- it’s far from being one of the bad blizzards from previous years, at least for now. The light gets through the clouds enough to leave room for the park to look as if it’s shinning . But since things can never remain normal for too long, soon there’s a… bit of a change with the trees.



It appears someone, probably the world itself, didn’t want the trees to be cold. Some of them even have scarves on them that anyone can grab if the cold caught them unprepared. Clearly a nice day to stay inside drinking some hot chocolate or outside, enjoying the change in scenery.]

((A little post to celebrate the winter season!))

Nov. 23rd, 2017


[info]nantokanaruyo

action 🌸 open

[Had enough of connecting with your inner child already? Because these days, the energy from the children around is going to be shifting some things around. While there was a playground available by the old school building, it seems to be expanding, sneaking into all sorts of locations.



It won't be difficult to notice this, as one may walk outside to find their dome is now behind a giant inflatable slide. Or see that the pavillion by the park now hosts an evergrowing maze of monkey bars, nevermind the many ballpits and bounce houses across the islands. There are water guns and other similar toys by the fountain at the bazaar, more toys, childish books and coloring kits to be found in the underground common rooms, and even sweets and candy by the cafeteria... Well, you can't entirely blame Miracle Country for this one. Afterall, not only are there temporary children running around, the magic that's making them young is clearly lingering.

Perhaps someone has returned back to normal only to find their best friend or partner is now a kid. Or maybe they were still their usual age and are now joining the ranks of the kids around. Maybe nothing has changed, but you might appreciate the help with entertaining younger people when you're not used to them being around normally. In any case, the more the kids get to be themselves, the more their positive energy will be spent, and the sooner the magic can start to wear out.]

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[[The deage event continues!]]

Nov. 15th, 2017


[info]miraclemods

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[It’s been a few days since the negative week is over – hopefully you all made it through and were able to get the things you needed. And if not, hey, things are relatively back to normal now – good konpeito enough to buy what you need and pay your rent. The days are steadily getting cooler, well into fall now.

As always, the sakura tree in the center of the park is flowering, with little quests hanging from its branches. Perhaps you’ve noticed it the last few days – the call to keep things safe, to clear away monsters, to protect people. A simple enough task, and perhaps for many easy to dismiss – things seem relatively peaceful right now. But for those who know to expect something from Miracle Country, perhaps you know that something is on the horizon…

And sure enough, over the next days, the magic will weave into place. You’ll turn around and suddenly your best friend is a child – with all those memories of only ever having been that age. All around you, people are getting younger. Or, perhaps, they’re made younger but retain their mental capacities, realizing this is another trick with magic. Or even, perhaps, the magic manipulates – creates a child who believes they have always been there, a child. It happens suddenly and, once must assume, it will end just as suddenly. Eventually.

Regardless, it’s time for some quick thinking for those who remain adults – suddenly, there are younger people to take care of, children or teenagers, or whatever it might be. It’s going to take some adjustment, certainly. Luckily you cleared away all those monsters, right?]

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[ooc: The de-age event begins! Go here for questions/details.]

Oct. 15th, 2017


[info]miraclemods

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[It’s been relatively quiet here in Miracle Country since the visitors have gone away. Perhaps a few hiccups here and there, but for the most part, there’s been a surplus of good, positive energy and the world has been peaceful. The comings and goings of people here have lessened, with everyone settling in. It should make for a pleasant October, right?

Or perhaps not. The last few days, there’s been a gathering of negative energy, the jars filling with the good and bad – and that culmination of dark energy has been gathering in the world itself. Now, it’s reached its breaking point.



All around you, bonds are being severed. Not from the cause of an argument or disagreement, but just instantaneous. One moment you remember the most important person in your life, or your dearest friends, or your family, or your love of a pet and the next – it’s as if that bond never existed to you. No memories, no feelings, nothing. With that relationship severed, those memories disappear – and all your growth as a person along with them. You are no longer the same person.

Is there a way to fix this? Of course. You just have to be reminded. Those around you need to help you reforge those bonds by appealing to your memories. It might be the smell of your family’s favorite meal, or the sound of your favorite lullaby, or the stories of you and your friends together. It can be the smallest thing

After all, while the mind may forget, the body will always remember. What is lost is not always lost forever.]


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[ooc: details on the event can be found here!]

Sep. 14th, 2017


[info]miraclemods

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[The day has finally arrived. Those of you visiting have likely noticed the steady change of color in your mokona pins – and it’s clear to see that only a few hours remain before you’ll be returning to your home.

But don’t worry, Miracle Country is letting you go in style! There’s a party set up on the beach – many tables with a small feast set out, with different types of delicious food and drinks. The sea is sparkling, looking inviting and the perfect temperature for a swim. There are cushions set out along the beach and in the bungalows, inviting everyone to sit out and relax, to chat and spend the remaining hours together.

That good energy still lingers in the air – the remnants of clearing out the shrine. You’ve all done well, and now it’s time to celebrate.



At the same time, it’s undeniable – time is running out and soon your new friends, old friends, and loved ones will be returning home. Don’t forget to say goodbye to them. And don’t worry – it’s alright to be sad. After all, happiness and sadness exist in a balance, and this world is all about balance.

But don’t despair too much. Yes, there’s a bittersweet feeling with partings, but you’ve spent all this time together and you’ve helped all the worlds.

So sit back, relax, and spend the evening with the people you love – who knows when you’ll see them again next?]


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[[And with that, our fourth wall event comes to an end! Thank you everyone for playing with us and remember that all info regarding potential apps & good/bad energy can be found HERE. Go here for a list of visitors, too!]]

Sep. 3rd, 2017


[info]miraclemods

open 🌸 afternoon

[The last few days have been trying. With that dark energy permeating from the shrine, at times it must have felt hard to breathe, hard to see anything beyond that negativity. But you did it – you found that balance again, the abundance of good energy pouring into the shrine enough to tip those scales.

Where it was once all gloom and darkness, now the world bursts into sunshine and color. It seems that the world itself is responding to your efforts – joyful that you were successful, happy that you’ve helped. The islands clear out and the forest entrance looks beautiful – full of blooming flowers, the water from the river and the ponds and lakes sparkling and inviting.

You can feel that positive energy all around. Vines and flowers climb and bloom across all the buildings, not engulfing, only accenting. There are hammocks weaving between the trees all around the islands, inviting you to relax. There are flowers everywhere, each tree blooming into a burst of pink flowers. Even the grass beneath your feet feels fluffier, bursting with flowers and an inviting softness – go on and relax, roll around in the grass or nap the day away. The worst seems to have passed.



Even you’re affected by the positive energy, it seems. All day, you feel a little lighter. Whenever you experience a positive feeling towards someone else (things like love, care, amusement, pride, pleased, etc) you’ll feel inclined to touch them – hand-holding, hugging, cuddling, simple touches, anything like that. It's an uncontrollable, magic-fueled urge so you'll find yourself responding even if you wouldn't normally initiate touch.

The intensity of said feelings would determine for how long this lasts, too; if what your character felt wasn't that strong, it should be a lot easier to stop the effect and quit the physical contact. Same if they try to focus, or if they got distracted.

But why would you want to stop it? Today is a beautiful day and you’ve done something good. The world around you is responding and so are you.]


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[[4TH WALL EVENT CONTINUES!! All info & the place to report good and bad actions HERE. Go here for a list of visitors!]]

Aug. 25th, 2017


[info]miraclemods

open 🌸 evening

[The black-outs have been coming and going over the last few days. What at first could easily be dismissed as a simple fluke is quickly becoming a pattern. For those who are sensitive to such things, the fluctuating of power and magic is clear: the black-outs are caused by some sort of imbalance. Can you sense where this power is radiating from? Where are the negative energies in the air concentrating?

The Shrine in the forests for example – a pure, beautiful place – is now flooded with that negativity in its attempt to counterbalance the negative energy. The darkness is shifting ever closer towards it, corrupting it. Covered in shadows and looking more and more sinister by the moment, the forest is slowly transforming into something dark and cruel. The shrine is the epicenter, and if you’re not careful, the entire forest – and possibly the entire island – will be engulfed. There are still stray monsters escaping, taking advantage of the weakened barriers. All around, it’s dangerous. The dragons that stay near the shrine are particularly agitated. They won’t attack – but they’re influenced by the darkness, too, seeming weaker and pained.



What will you do? Will you stand by and do nothing? Or will you help? Anyone with positive konpeito in their jar, upon coming closer to the shrine, will notice that the konpeito is absorbing this bad energy. It seems the shrine, and the world itself, is desperate to return to its balanced state – clinging and grasping at any hope it might be able to find. Of course, one person’s konpeito alone won’t be enough to tip the scales – you’ll need a massive force of good energy. Will you team up to combat this power imbalance? Thankfully, there are still people appearing in this world... You’ll need as many people as you can.]

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[[4TH WALL EVENT CONTINUES!! All info & the place to report good and bad actions HERE (for this log especially, let us know what your character is up to!). Go here for a list of visitors!]]

Aug. 19th, 2017


[info]miraclemods

open 🌸 all day

[It's been a few days since visitors have started to arrive. It's been a social few days, hasn't it? Perhaps you came here the first day, perhaps a few days later, or perhaps today is the first day you're appearing in Miracle Country and receiving your jar. Aside from the new influx of people, it's been relatively quiet and peaceful - letting you relax, get to know one another, and explore this new world. Have you been doing the good (or bad!) deeds in order to earn that konpeito?

The multiverse, after all, is relying on you. It's a heavy burden.



And housing all of you is a heavy burden for Miracle Country, as well. With so much magic and energy, the world seems to be struggling to sustain itself. The creatures that lurk in the forest are getting restless, and the magic of this world seems to be fluctuating.

It'll be clear that there's a strain once the blackouts start happening. During the day, certain things will cease to function - the trains, the underground lanterns, lights, just to name a few. It's only temporary, sometimes just a flicker of energy, sometimes for longer periods of time.

More unsettling, perhaps, is the magical barriers that hold the creatures back within the forest, mountains, and underground tunnels are starting to waver. Creatures and monsters can sneak past this magical barrier, and creep towards this new population of people. Are you prepared to fight them back, to defend your new friends? Don't fool yourself - they will attack, and some of these fiends are nastier than others. So it's best to stay on your guard.]

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[[4TH WALL EVENT CONTINUES!! All info & the place to report good and bad actions HERE. Go here for a list of visitors!]]

Aug. 14th, 2017


[info]miraclemods

open 🌸 all day

[The world has changed. And with these changes, the magic that runs across the whole land is still unstable - it needs help, and here is where you come into play. You have left your own world, and now find yourself in these new islands, a mysterious location under the name of Miracle Country. Peaceful looking enough, quiet and with the cozy atmosphere of an old fashioned, small town, you might find it quite unremarkable aside from the large WELCOME paper signs now hanging from many buildings and even some trees around... if it weren't for the bunnies.

The winged, silent messengers of this place will meet up with every new visitor and hand over a small, empty jar, which has a letter attached to it. The letter contains a short message explaining your visit - you are here to help this world, and your own, with the actions you take during your stay.

On the back of the note, there's another thing written down - you might've noticed the small, black Mokona-shaped brooch now attached to your clothes (or fur, perhaps?). This brooch will slowly change colors, and once it's fully white, you will go back home. That's right - your arrival is a short-lived one, and you're only here for a brief visit. Better make the best out of it.

You might want to look around for other residents for help - you'll find the ones who live here on a more permanent basis, and those who have just arrived just like you. You'll find that plenty will be busy, as the Usyagi have set out several tasks for people to complete, but perhaps you can manage a chat with someone while they take a break, or simply join in and help. You are here to aid the world, afterall.

Initially, the tasks are quite simple; there are tents to put up for those who haven't found a place to stay, or wish for a more private location: the dome houses and cabins are rather limited, but the old school building has been prepared to be used as a makeshift hotel for the time being, with several beds set up on its various classrooms. You might wish to simply grab a tent and get yourself settled in a more secluded spot, or join in with others at the school, or bug someone to allow you to be their roommate for a while.



Later in the day, there will be large tables set by the lake, as well as several grills and even one very large pot, all ready to be used for meals throughout the day. And what to prepare? You can head to Wooltar Island for crops, eggs, milk and others, or hit up the forest to hunt some game, fish by the lake or even go all the way down to the beach for it. Or pester others to get you ingredients, if that's more your style.

Later in the evening, the grills will magically be replaced by small bonfires, so even if you've been off exploring the place, you might want to come back by the lake and relax for a while, enjoy the sight of fireflies fluttering around and start getting ready for the night - if you didn't bother with any of the preparations earlier, you might want to take this opportunity. It's another good chance for collaboration, another chance to earn some good candy for your jar; unless of course you didn't take the message too seriously, or aren't keen on believing strange flying bunnies about anything.

The jar, at least, does work as it was said - you'll notice candy start to add up if you help others and collaborate. You might want to test it further - the bazaar is open during these days, so you can purchase certain things, maybe get a change of clothes, try and obtain a new weapon if yours is lost - should you wander off too deep into the forest or the sea, or even underground, you'll realize you might need it with you. The different shops and facilities across the land also take the strange magical candy in these jars. You could try and do good deeds on purpose to see its effect... or do bad ones, perhaps. The message never said you had to be good, right?]

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[[OUR 4TH WALL EVENT BEGINS!! All info & the place to report good and bad actions HERE. Go here for a list of visitors!]]

Aug. 5th, 2017


[info]miraclemods

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[First, all you see is light – blinding and consuming, all around you. For a moment, all you have for company are your thoughts – a fear of where you’ll go, what you’ll forget, who you’ll never see again, all those things you never got the chance to do or say or accomplish.

And then a moment later, that light starts to fade away. You blink a few times, perhaps, and suddenly you can see.

You’re in Miracle Country again. But it is not the Miracle Country you know. It looks similar – but things are changed. There’s a different feeling in the air. Things around you seem different.

When you look up, there’s an Usyagi floating down holding its customary flower. You didn’t think they’d disappear, too, did you? It gives you that same eerie look it always has and delivers you a message for where you’ll be staying from now on, now that the large housing area is gone.

You’re holding a jar in your hands. In it, there are little sugar candies, konpeito of different colors. Attached to that jar is a little note—

The worlds aren’t just one.

You have been brought here for a reason, for a purpose. All our actions, all our thoughts have consequences good and bad, and the things we do and the things we accomplish are not coincidence, but destiny. You have been brought here for a reason.

The worlds are connected and the worlds are crumbling. In order to protect the world you love, and the other worlds you’ve never seen, we need to find a balance in the world again. This will fill up as you influence the world and other people, will feed its energy into this world and all worlds, and provide a way for us to save what’s always been so fragile.

Will you help us?


It’s a lot to take in. The world you knew has changed, and now you have to protect the world you’re missing. As you explore this new Miracle Country, there are things to do, things to see. Where did everyone go? Who’s still here?

As you walk, the Usyagi appear again, with another message – there are preparations that need to be done. Preparations for what? It isn’t clear just yet.

This all confirms for you what you’ve known since coming here – the worlds are not just one. Now, you know the reason why you’re here.]

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