02 October 2014 @ 09:44 pm
Is everyone all right? I saw a post asking if anyone was hot, and I was worried a fever was making its way across the community.
17 July 2014 @ 10:19 pm
I have once again met up with Kaoru-dono, the young woman who runs the Kamiya-Kasshin school. And something she said has made me reflect on what has been going on lately with the community.
She believes that a sword should be used to "give someone life," to protect others. It is something that I wish I could believe in, but I have done enough to know the truth.

In the war, I was an assassin, the most notorious--the Battousai. It is not a past I am proud of, and now someone is using that name to commit murders and frame Kaoru-dono's school.

I had believed in what I was fighting for, believing that I could help bring about a new era free of the fear and pain of what I had lived in. But I know now that whatever sacrifices I made, I should have made of myself, not of others. I do not see any kind of belief, whether misplaced or not, in this imposter Battousai.

I suppose I have spoken around the point, but I am curious. What is it that you believe in, that you would sacrifice everything for, or fight or kill for? Although, I understand if I may make all of you uncomfortable, now that I have revealed my past.
08 July 2014 @ 08:45 am
Video| First Strike  
[The video begins with a face none of you have ever seen before-masked with a visor that clicks and whirs and gives the very human lips and white hair that extend from beneath it a slightly robotic cast...even as a familiar voice will issue forth from those cruelly smiling lips.]

Good Morning Ducks. I do hope you will excuse my informal address, but I'm practically giddy with excitement. You see, this is Mir-and I'm speaking to you from my new body. Shurelia thought she had stopped me, but I'm afraid that it's she who has been stopped. After all, I'm wearing her like a cheap suit, and nobody will dare to touch the Administrator whose life is the only thing standing between those pathetic humans and certain doom. My doom.

See the true face of Evil inside. )

((ooc: Mir will not be playing nice today, but nor will she be entirely unreasonable. And anything in Italics is actually network-translated Hymmnos.))
21 May 2014 @ 10:00 pm
[Pokemon (Trainer) virus]  
I must admit that it is nice traveling as a simple Pokemon Trainer instead of as Gym Leader. I have been caught up in fewer battles, for one.

I am still having no luck finding the Trainer who loaned me her handkerchief. Although, I wonder if she may have been the Gym Leader here. Should I reveal who I am, in that case, and compare notes?
22 March 2014 @ 11:59 am
[handwritten, tabula rasa, accidental worldhop]  
I think I'm in trouble.

[Right off the bat, if you've seen Kenshin's posts before, something's wrong. That's not his formal language. And if you read Japanese, his "I" has changed from "sessha" to "ore."]

I pressed some kind of strange device, and it took me to...I'm not sure where. I think it's a train? But it's not one I've seen before...I think. For some reason, I can't remember anything, and this journal is all I have that might help, other than my sword.
12 March 2014 @ 12:35 pm
⚒ 005 | video  
[Clove can be seen in close-up, sitting on a bed and holding her brand new community-granted worldhopping device in her hand]

Did anybody else get one of these?

I haven't used it yet.
11 March 2014 @ 06:18 pm
Intro - Spider Game  

We have come up with a most delightful game! It is called the Spider Game. Make note that there is only one way to win, and that is to locate us before we make our move.

This new power pleases us, and we insist on utilizing it as much as possible! The Fun will be doubled, nay, tripled with this new expansion of Equestrian shores!


Somewhere, perhaps you're not expecting it, a invisible pony drops right atop you.

30 January 2014 @ 09:30 pm
A video from a new source comes to life: the view is framed by ledgers within a tastefully appointed study; the subject, a seated young androgynous person turned in mid-conversation toward a mild man.

" - the payments are accounted for? I'd like to know now while I'm doing the finances."

The man gave a bow, obviously a subordinate. "Yes. The first shipment has been set out for testing, last I heard. We have received Her Majesty's first payment in full."

"Excellent. You may go." With a casual wave of their hand, they turned back to their open ledger as the man left.

For a minute or two more, they attended to the ledger, checking columns and occasionally making a mark on the pages. Soon, however, they noticed they were being watched, nudging aside books to grasp the camera. The view shifts, clearly being set on the desk before them, as they fiddle with the device, blue eyes flicking as they read. Soon enough they notice the camera and, with a gasp, turn the video off.

When the video returns, the person is front and center, not a stray hair out of place, their makeup refreshed. With a sweet smile and hands demurely folded, they make their introduction.

"Greetings, community. I hope to become well acquainted, and you may call me Kuja." A deep nod, like a noble addressing their peers, "A most intriguing discovery, for while on the outside this appears to be a common pocket notebook, within is a technology of the like not to be seen on this planet! I hope you may be my gracious hosts as I make my discoveries through this most magnificent book, and that this be a fortuitous start of a long career!"

With that flowery speech, the video ends.
25 December 2013 @ 08:17 pm
I hope that someone can help me. I have purchased a gift for this "Secret Santa," but I do not know how to deliver it between worlds. Is there someone who can travel between the worlds and help me?
01 December 2013 @ 08:32 pm
Future Reading 01 - [ Video ]  
 [ This is odd, certainly odd. Reading in the water of a scrying bowl is one thing - seeing an entire computer interface on it is certainly another. It kind of kills the occult mood and Ryuutaro would complain if not for the fact that, well, there as a computer interface on his scrying bowl and even if it was an unusual sign, it was mostly certainly a sign. A sign to sign up. Ryuutaro takes several hours until he does so, though.

When the video finally starts, it's clear to see that Ryuutaro is leaning over to look down at what records the video. He taps a closed fan against his painted lips, looking thoughtful. ]

Good afternoon. Or at least, I do assume it is afternoon for whoever is receiving this - if somebody is receiving this. It must certainly be fate to receive such a strange access on nothing less than a scrying bowl. Still, even if it is, I can not help wondering what is about.

Maybe someone will be so kind and enlighten me? It would be much appreciated. 

[ He smiles and opens the fan. His smile's a little too bright, just on the border to a strange kind of passive aggression just not enough to pinpoint it fully. ]
19 November 2013 @ 08:54 pm
[accidental audio]  
...Nami, that book doesn't have anything in it! [It's a young man's voice, pitched a little high and definitely energetic. He sounds genuinely concerned, as if Nami might not have noticed that she's reading an empty book.

A brief, exasperated noise comes from Nami.
] There is, you just can't see it. [There's a moment of silence. Evidently she's expected to explain.] It's a special kind of book that only people who are part of a certain group can read.

But you're part of my crew! [The young man sounds very determined about that.]

I told you, I'm not joining you're crew! ...And anyway, it's not that kind of group.

[This pause is longer.] Oh, so it's a mystery book.

((OOC: regular text is Nami, red is Luffy.))
05 November 2013 @ 09:25 pm
[rare video post]  
[It's not everyday that the community manages to get some video from Kenshin's world, so you're treated to the wanderer strolling through Meiji-era Tokyo, overall looking fairly happy...

...And that's when he sees something planted in the ground.]


[He walks closer and finds a branch of white plum blossoms tied to a blade, and suddenly his expression looks depressed.]
27 September 2013 @ 01:03 pm
I have been looking at the community more now, and I wonder: does anybody travel? And if so, where have you visited? I ask because I have been a wanderer for about ten years now, and I have seen much of my country. I was curious about other countries and worlds.