16 October 2013 @ 06:50 am
[accidental video post]  
[Marianne stands, hand on an iron-work banister, looking down from the third floor balcony of her Library. Her hair is pulled sternly back from her face, and she looks tired, worn, and worried about whatever she sees on the ground floor.

There are murmurs beneath her and the words "Good evening Madam Delubovoska..." spoken in a reverential tone.

When the Madam speaks, the Library goes mad. The railing beneath Marianne's hand comes alive. The iron-work unwinds, forming a mass of snakes that expand and strike where her hand was a moment before. She stumbles back, hand over her mouth, as around her the snakes grow and writhe, poison dripping from their fangs.

A warm glow surrounds her, and she pulls a small card from her shirt. The warmth it exudes seems to hide her from the snakes' notice, and she crouches behind her desk, holding the card close as the world around her turns into a writhing nest of vipers that fill every space but hers.

Again and again they strike, before finally receding unhappily, leaving the Library looking as if nothing happened. The glow around her fades as the Madam leaves the Library. Cautiously Marianne reaches up to her book and slowly writes her question.]

Book-people? Are you there? I think...I could use some company tonight.

Would you talk to me for a bit?

Marianne Zahma-
Under Assistant,
The Library
Chaos: 582 Order: 703
25 September 2013 @ 02:52 pm
text - there's a killer on the loose  
As a warning to anyone in the Mitakihara area, as per our 'friend's earlier post, it would appear there is a Puella Magi hunting other Puella Magi.

It is currently only in my world as far as I am aware, but given our tangled timelines I can't guarantee that it isn't happening, has yet to happen or has already happened from the perspective of everyone else. If it's the latter, I would request any information on the topic; we're liable to be next.

Whoever is responsible doesn't appear to know about our primary weakness, but I would expect they are far from sane. Take care.

Kirika and I will be maintaining a low profile; with luck, the two of us will be able to guarantee our own safety. Do not worry about us.

-Oriko Mikuni.
24 September 2013 @ 10:54 am
☾ 003; video. ( warning for a brief suicide mention! )  
[ Honestly, Usagi isn't sure how to feel anymore. All she knows for sure is that she has to sort out her thoughts, and maybe it's easier to do that to the community. After all, she has to tell them either way sooner or later, right? She can't leave her friends on here in the dark, although she's been avoiding her friends in her world as well either way.. ]

Um.. I've been thinking for a bit about how to tell this to everyone, but.. I thought I should maybe tell a story. [ There's something a little different about her voice. She's trying to keep herself strong, but it almost sounds a bit.. tired. The video might be on, but it's aimed at Usagi's lap where she's holding her hands closed together so her face isn't visible. ]

I told some of you about that princess with the Silver Crystal we're looking for, right? Well, her name is princess Serenity. She used to live on the moon a long, long time ago, back when there was a kingdom there and the Earth was just one united place as well.. It was a peaceful time and everyone was happy in that Silver Millenium. The princess always stared down at the Earth though and couldn't help but think of how pretty it was, and so she snuck over to that planet often, even if everyone scolded her for it. And on that beautiful blue planet, she met the handsome prince of the Earth, prince Endymion. And slowly, the two of them fell in love.


[ ... ]

Fired up by the demon Metalia, the people of the Earth attacked the Moon Kingdom since they were jealous of it and didn't trust it. Prince Endymion tried to stop them, but they wouldn't listen to him anymore, and in the end he died while protecting Serenity. The princess felt so crushed over it that she took a sword to herself as well, ending it all.

[ Another pause follows, a little longer. As if the next part is more difficult to word or say. ]

It's thanks to Queen Serenity, the princess' mother, who used the power of the Silver Crystal that the princess, prince and her guardians, her friends, were born again in the future. But.. the enemy we're fighting right now, they're the same enemy as back then. The Dark Kingdom, Queen Beryl, Metalia.. they're attacking the Earth and us this time. We met Minako-chan, who said she was the princess, and she looked really pretty and elegant like one, but actually she was Sailor Venus. And..

.. Instead it turned out Mamo-chan is prince Endymion. And the princess actually is.. [ She finally opens the hands that were closed together, revealing a crystal lying on her hands. It looks pretty dull though. ] .. me. All this time I've been.. princess Serenity, reborn into this time..

[ Her words trail off and it's almost as if she wants to say something more, but instead she shuts off the feed. ]
23 September 2013 @ 08:52 pm
anonymous; text (link contains details of the murder of a teenager)  
Was looking through the news sites recently and found this article.

Some guy is going around killing teenagers. Can't say I really blame the killer that much, though. Most kids that age are annoying brats. They can't understand anything.

So what if this guy is a 'serial killer' or something? They can't even prove the same person did it, right? So getting all up in arms about it seems kind of pointless to me. You guys agree, right?

((The link goes to a google doc with a fake news article. IC-ly the link is to a news site.))
15 September 2013 @ 09:41 am
Canon Bump - Missing the Forest for the Trees  
Hibiki: Catch it, catch it!

Kanade: I'm trying!

[The scene is kind of bewildering at best, watching Hibiki and Kanade run around with butterfly nets, swinging them like crazy in a park. They seem to be catching something, but there doesn't actually appear to be anything there.]

Hibiki: Hah! Did I get it?!

Kanade: You did! Lets get some more!

[And there they go, running around, hollering like maniacs as they're swinging those nets around. Just what are these girls doing? There's nothing THERE. Clearly this is blackmail material right here, as they're having fun swinging nets at invisible things.]
08 September 2013 @ 04:54 pm
[Artemis is fuming and currently wearing this frilly, pastel dress.]

As if the Alice getup wasn't bad enough, now I look like cotton candy! How am I supposed to fight crime in this?

This virus better be over by the time I meet with the team.
07 September 2013 @ 11:50 pm
[accidental video]  
[Somewhere in struggling through his costume drama, Miharu managed to accidentally activate his phone and its connection to the community. He's hopping around on a flipper right now, trying to get a ducky inner tube off of him.]

C'mon, c'mon...

[He gets the tube off, but now there's an Olympic-style swimsuit. He sighs and starts slipping that off, only for it to be replaced with...is that Aquaman? Off it goes.]


[Oops. Looks like the virus, or at least Miharu's version, was an Aquaman fan. Miharu faceplants as a stiff merman tail appears on his legs.]

Ugh. Stuck. And I don't know if I want to find out what'll be next.

Looks like I'm skipping school today.
02 September 2013 @ 07:57 pm
[09 | Video | Canon Move]  
I know I just asked about a place to move into a while ago... but I need to return to Midchilda for a little while. There are... a few things I need to see about. Some knowledge I need to gather, and a weapon for the Asura that needs to be fitted. I'm worried that things are going to go very, very south while I'm gone, but there's nothing that can be done for it, so I'll just have to manage, and work quickly.

[There's a long pause, before Chrono's expression grows even more somber.]

About the weapon... the Asura's going to be fitted with the antimatter cannon "Arc-en-ciel". It's got a massive range - its effect radius is several Terran miles - and objects struck with it are basically removed from existence. It's used only as a last resort. Honestly, I'm hesitant to have it equipped... because if I have to use it on the planet's surface, I'm going to be scorching homes, towns, and cities from the map. I'll be killing innocent people for the good of dimensional space.

It's hard, to know that you have such world-ending power ready to call to your hand at a moment's notice, and to bear the burden of knowing when to face the truth and use it... I do not want to be responsible for mass slaughter in the name of protecting the worlds from a greater evil.

[He sighs.]

Hopefully, we won't have to use it, and I'm just worrying over nothing. I will return soon... please take care of the girls while I'm away.
01 September 2013 @ 03:13 pm
Some of you might have noticed that I'm back now, but I just wanted to make sure everyone knew I was safe. It was.. something of an ordeal, but Edgar and I are both alright. That man was hiding an entire box's worth of requests for my services as a fairy doctor though, so it's no wonder I didn't have enough work. I thought I was going to have to go back to Scotland to study some more because I wasn't getting enough to do around here.

That said, Nico and I are going through these requests but I'd like to open the opportunity up to you as well. Does anyone here have any strange, inexplicable circumstances happening around them? Even simple things like socks disappearing or items being misplaced can be the work of fairies. If it seems dangerous, please don't hesitate to ask either since it might just be an unfortunate misunderstanding between you and the fairy. I'm open to any questions or curiosities as well.
29 August 2013 @ 05:59 pm
[video - canon update]  
Looks like Setsuna is once again the victim of being recorded without her knowledge. This time, she's standing in front of a large window, overlooking the inside of a dome. There's a large crowd of people gathered before a stage. It looks like a concert has just started.

Setsuna herself isn't saying a word. She's just standing there for a while, watching. Just as it's starting to look like that's all the video is going to be, she takes a deep breath and presses her hands together.

"Switch... over."

As Setsuna pulls her hands apart again, her appearance changes quite drastically. But the way she looks might not be completely unfamiliar to some people on the community.

She then pulls out a strange, triangular card with a closed eye on it. The edges of the card are frayed. It looks like it parts of it have been torn off already. She throws the card and it flies to the ceiling, attaching itself to an air vent. It glows red and the eye opens.

On Setsuna's hand, a blue symbol with the same eye appears. From it, vines with thorns emerge and they wrap around her arm. She flinches, but shrugs it off quickly, then steps closer to the window and glares at the crowd below.

"Precure! I will defeat you!"

A big wheel-shaped monster crashes down, shattering the window and breaking open a large part of the building. It flies out through the opening and starts shooting out bursts of wind, destroying parts of the concert stage, while the people below scream in fear.

"Now, transform already!"

[ooc: Setsuna will be replying several hours later.]
25 August 2013 @ 08:27 pm
[locked from Impmon]  
What was I thinking? I challenged that Impmon to a fight. What am I going to do?
18 August 2013 @ 06:27 pm
[ video | virus; bodyswap ]  
[After everything that's happened, the last thing that Sasayan really wanted to wake up with was being in someone else's body. And not just anybody's body- he just so happened to have woken up in a girl's. It took him a little while to realize it- seeing as how the first thing he did was walk into the bathroom and stare blankly at the mirror, but eventually, he felt as though he had to address the community in some way, shape, or form.

So what comes on is not himself, but the person he swapped bodies with. But he can't exactly shake off his usual demeanor, so here goes...]

Ciaossu! [If people knew who Kirika was, they would know that this greeting would not be like her at all- but people who knew Sasayan would know exactly who it is. Sasayan's personality, Kirika's voice and body...]

So, looks like I ended up in Kure-san's body, huh? I gotta speak to her about it later, I guess, but it's nothing I shouldn't be too worried about. I mean, sure, there's some...odd perks about being in a girl's body that I didn't think I'd really find so weird. [A nervous laugh comes out, mostly because he'd feel too awkward to really speak about it...]

In any case, I'm guessing the rest of you guys must be holding up well, too? Or...well considering you guys aren't freaking out in the first place. And if you haven't switched bodies, either. Still, I can sorta get used to this for the time being. [Again, more laughing coming out of him.]

...still, sounds sorta weird to not hear my own voice come out...eh, go figure. But yeah, Kure-san! I hope you're treating my body good and not doing weird things with it! You also need to teach me what to do in yours, too! See ya!
18 August 2013 @ 12:33 am
[Video | Bodyswap Virus]  

[Michael looks awfully frustrated here. He's dragging a hand through his hair and ruffling it rather awfully.]

I know the community thinks this is funny, but I really don't know what I'm supposed to do here. I see all these prayers, but I'm not cut out to be a god... or an angel, or whatever I'm supposed to be. I don't know what to do with prayers. I can't possibly answer them all.

[Butterfly in Michael's body looks somewhere between sad and angry. Very upset, anyway.]
18 August 2013 @ 01:24 am
[video, bodyswap]  

[That can't be Usagi looking vaguely bored as she does homework. On the beach. As far from the water as possible.

That has to be Miharu in Usagi's body.]

Still better than the last virus or whatever it was, at least.
29 July 2013 @ 02:37 pm
( video. )  
[ by this point, now that they know about it, people might be starting to pick up on the differences between the two yuugis - and the one sitting in front of the camera right now is all angles, sharp-eyed and rigid. his hair is different. he holds himself more proudly. he also seems to be, despite his serious expression, kind of awkward, and he spends a while drumming his fingers on the desk, clearly unsure of what to say. ]

... Everyone got out of Kaiba's Death-T alright. [ starting was apparently the hardest part, because he shifts and continues, now in a strong and confident voice with no hesitation: ] Grandpa is home from the hospital already, and Honda-kun wasn't hurt after we lost him, thanks to Kaiba's little brother. I won the final game, and everything is back to normal. [ a small smirk. ] Well, aside from this latest virus, I guess. But it seems that I'm not affected, and I'm glad for that.

[ he picks up a piece of paper and stares at it for a moment, frowning. ] My partner... wanted me to say this, instead of him. He also wants me to introduce myself to the people of the community. I don't see much point in it, but... [ he puts the paper down and stares, dead serious, into the camera. ] I'm Yuugi Mutou. I am the presence that lives inside of Yuugi's heart. I believe my partner calls me his "other self", so if you want to call me the "other Yuugi", I don't mind. If we haven't already met, it's a pleasure. Any friends of Yuugi's are also friends of mine.

... [ he sighs, eyebrows furrowing. ] I'd like to switch back to my partner now, so that he can talk to you all again after the Death-T incident, but according to this [ waving the piece of paper ] he wants me to be the one to talk. I can't lie to him, which means I'll have to do my best with this. My partner recommended asking a question, and so I've been trying to think of one...

After our duel at the end of Death-T, I shattered Kaiba's heart completely. I broke it so that he can rebuild it himself and be free of the darkness that had consumed him. I can't say for sure that he'll recover; but while he may have done terrible things to my friends and family, I truly respect him as an opponent, and I hope that he finds his way out of the darkness to face me again. He deserves that second chance.

... What I wanted to ask was how the rest of you feel about second chances like that. Do you think that everyone is deserving of them? No one? Or only those who you can see are worthy of it?
27 July 2013 @ 02:02 pm
[10 | Canon Move | Accidental Video -> Video | Filtered from Hibiki]  
[It's the evening of the day Hibiki and Kanade switched places, and after a disastrous (to her sensibilities, at least) dinner, Kanade's returned to Hibiki's room to lay down and think about how things went; ordinarily, she'd have eaten with her family - and probably still be talking at the dinner table with them, or cleaning up - but Hibiki's father had taken a pass, having work to do, and by the time Kanade had gotten around to asking, Hummy had already eaten. So she's a little despondent, staring up at the ceiling.]

Kanade, tell me... are you sad because I ate first? [The not-cat, in Kanade's arms with her paws being rubbed, seemed worried.]

No... [A long pause. Then:] Hey, is Hibiki always alone? [It was a rapid realization Kanade had been coming to over the course of the day: with her father busy with work all the time, and her mother overseas on a concert tour, Hibiki's interpersonal contact outside of school, Precure work, and Kanade's own house consisted of... nobody.]

No, I'm with her.

[Okay, one fairy. But that was worlds better than being alone, she supposed.] Yeah, you're right... [Rolling over and picking up Hummy, she presses the soft, squishy paws to her face with a grin.] Hibiki can use these awesome paws to heal her loneliness! [Or maybe that was just her. Either way, Hummy counted for something, and Kanade wanted to make sure she knew it.

A series of tones forming a nearly-complete musical scale from off the bed reminded her of seven other friends Hibiki could turn to in a pinch: the Fairy Tones, one looking a little more insistent than the others; Kanade leans off the side to look down at them, smiling.]
You're all here, so she won't be lonely.

[As the Fairy Tones glanced meaningfully at each other, Hummy seemed to finally pick up on a way to help.] What? Are you lonely? Let's hook you up, then! [With a questioning look, Kanade gets up, at Hummy's insistence, and follows her downstairs; the video ends as the door to Hibiki's room clicks shut.

About fifteen minutes later, a different camera feed starts; this one looks like Kanade's sitting at a computer, and has consciously turned the camera on. Hummy is, distantly, playing with the Fairy Tones, leaving the girl alone with her thoughts.]
I never realized how lonely Hibiki must be... She's strong, to be able to push through it every day. I don't think I could do that.

Anyway, Hibiki and I have a ceremony tomorrow - we're getting an award for being voted the best friends in the school, or something like that. We're going to have a piano recital after that, with the two of us playing together. Don't tell her, but I talked to her mother, and she's going to come see it! She's in France right now, and I don't think Hibiki's seen her in a while, so it's going to be a great surprise, and I can't wait to see the look on her face! It's going to be a great night, I think.

[A pause.] I... feel like it's the least I can do for her. I think she hides things, sometimes, because she doesn't want us to worry. Maybe it's just me, but... I want to worry. Hibiki is important to me, and...

[She trails off, not really able to get out the words she wants to use, her face coloring just a little, before her expression shifts to a smile.] Um, anyway... maybe it's forward of me, but I want to thank you all for taking care of Hibiki, in whatever ways you have. For supporting her when I can't. She'll probably never say it, but I think she appreciates it more than you'll ever know.

[Kanade seems to turn to look at something off-screen, before returning her attention to the camera.] That's all I wanted to say. Good night, everyone.

[The feed turns off again, this time not coming back on.]

((OOC: Pink text is Hummy, regular is Kanade. Replies will be answered after the second half.))
26 July 2013 @ 12:54 pm
☾ 002; video.  
[ The video opens on the streets of Tokyo, a familiar girl standing in the middle of it - Usagi, in her Sailor Moon outfit that some people might have seen during the time in the zombie mall. Except she's looking quite distressed at the countless of bodies lying around on the street, lying there motionlessly like they are nearly dead. ]

What should I do..?! [ Her voice is tiny but clearly desperate. ] How am I going to rescue them all?! I'm supposed to be the leader, but.. I'm not like the others, I don't have any special powers like them at all.. a coward like me can't do anything at a time like this! [ She glenches the goggles of her outfit that she has in her hands instead of on her face this time, her eyes shut and tears ready to fall from them as she sniffs. ] Without Luna I can't do anything-- help me, Luna, what should I do?!

[ But just as she says that there's a flash of black, and a guy in a tuxedo and a cape grabs her, holding her tight and close to him. He speaks up this time. ] Hang in there, Sailor Moon..! You can do this!

[ Usagi mostly looks surprised, but then her wand - the Moon Stick - seems to appear out of nowhere and she tightly grasps it, her face suddenly filled with determination. ]

Maybe.. I can do this.. [ She steadies herself with help of Tuxedo Mask, and when she speaks a bright light emerges from the stick, engulving everything. ] Please.. bring everyone back to life! Help them!

[ The light grows even more, clearly beyond the normal kind of power a magical girl should have, and once it disappears the people around Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask all seem to wake up, even if it's Usagi herself who drops motionlessly in the guy's arms this time, the feed slowly going black as only Tuxedo Mask's voice is still heard, franctically calling out to her. ] Sailor Moon?!

( ooc: usagi will actually be replying to comments, just belated by a few hours icly! )
17 July 2013 @ 09:40 am
text, anon; locked from Kirika  
Is there a Virus going around currently?
14 July 2013 @ 05:38 pm
Accidental Video  
About Lydia...What must I do to make her like me?

[To ask such a question, Edgar's guest must have been close to one of them but when the video opens, his guest if hidden off screen. Somehow, the view changes and Nico, Lydia's fairy cat for those who know her well enough, is shown to occupy the second seat and he doesn't look the least bit pleased.

Neither does Edgar, with his chin propped up by his fist.]
There isn't any man she fancies, right? So I thought I had a good chance.

[His words seem to make Nico angry enough to have his fur stand on end. His meows go on for quiet a while, Edgar looking surprisingly chastised.]

I'm sorry. Let me ask the butler to bring that over? [That catches the cat's attention.]These are chocolates filled with liqueur, just imported from France.

Please, help yourself. [They were useless words as Nico is already doing just that, in a very uncat like manner.] Consider it my thanks for just now.

[Maybe it's those words, maybe it's the thought of Lydia's happiness but the fairy stops, looking at the food for a second.

As if he understood, the video ends on Edgar's response.]
Yes...I understand.
14 July 2013 @ 02:37 pm
handwritten; fail-locked from edgar  
[ Lydia's updating idly from her father's study while she's looking up certain things about a certain stone that a certain butler happened to hand her after a certain stupid orange-haired twit dropped it while aguing with Lydia. ]

Say that I made a bet with someone over whether or not Edgar would try to kiss me as soon as he gets the chance? I'm fairly confident in my chances even if the stakes are pretty high, but what do you guys think? It was sort of heat of the moment when I made the bet, but I'm wondering if Edgar would or wouldn't do something like that..

[ After all, he was a gentleman and actually didn't peek at her at the waterpark. So now she's second thinking her bet... it's a little late now, but still. ]

Has anyone else ever made a bet in the heat of the moment like this that they're not quite sure about the more they think about it but it's too late to take back?