08 November 2013 @ 03:33 pm
[ Natsume doesn't quite realize that he visibly looks like he's been crying when he switches the video on. Those items they had for the virus are gone and he..

Well, what he got was something he never wanted to lose because it was something that couldn't exist in this time anymore. So a little frantically, he's made his post with his eyes looking slightly red, slightly puffy, slightly wet like he tried to wipe them but didn't quite wait to make sure everything was clear. ]

Did-- [ Oh, his voice cracked for a second there. ] Is there any way to get items from viruses back? It's just something little, it's not.. a huge deal, but I thought it would be nice to see for even just a little bit longer.

[ Natsume, you've been crying. It's obviously a big deal to you. ]
13 September 2013 @ 03:57 pm
Have you ever lied to try to keep someone from being hurt? From worrying?

If that person found out, did they forgive you?

Would you still do the same thing over if you had the chance to try again?
10 July 2013 @ 11:47 pm
OOC cut for image )

Did everyone know we can draw on here? It'd be pretty fun to draw pictures back and forth.
16 June 2013 @ 01:21 pm
DDD Secrets: Day Three  
[image: a grey felt hat with a red paisley ribbon
text: I'm worried about you. It seems strange that the community is leaving you alone though.

and more )
09 June 2013 @ 02:26 am
video + text  
[ This video is legitimately just of Natsume sitting on the a bare, dirt floor with his knees up to his chest. Nyanko-sensei is rolling back and forth on the floor, obviously bored. There's a strange pot with an eyeball. Behind him is a window with bars on it above his bag, hung on the wall. In front of him is an entire wall of thick wood bars, much like a dungeon cell, covered in ofuda. Not just one or two, a lot.

They just sit there for a while until Natsume glances up and realizes that the community seems to be giving him access through a piece of paper that fell out of his bag. His eyes widen, then he quickly dives for it and switches to text, cutting off the feed. It takes him a few seconds to get a pen out of his bag, then... ]

Can someone worldhop here, no questions asked? I need to be back before tomorrow night, I promised I'd go watch the meteor shower with some friends.

[ No, no he's not quite commenting on why he's stuck in what looks like a prison cell built to keep really powerful youkai in it.

..And yes, worldhops are cut off at this point. Consider it interference from the massive numbers of traps set up in the surrounding forest, not all of which solely affect youkai.

At least he's not tied up anymore. ]
08 May 2013 @ 12:22 am
Sorry I haven't been around too much lately, everyone. I haven't been feeling very well, before or after those last viruses... I hurt my eye for a while before them. [ Read: He got a mirror stuck in it. ] Then I got sick for a little while after. [ Read: A youkai from his past wanted to make him suffer and he got sick because of it. ]

I'm better now though. I even got invited to a party... of sorts. It seems a little shady, though. [ He doesn't sound thrilled about it. ] My friends from school are trying to figure out some kind of trip too. We usually go fishing, but Nishimura said we should do something different every once in a while.

I have a question for everyone though: What do you want to do when you get older? Or, if you are out of high school already, how did you decide what you wanted to do?
04 March 2013 @ 03:28 pm
The culture festival is coming up. [ He sounds a little embarrassed, but he really does want to invite all his friends okay!! :T ] I'll be working in the bazaar for a few hours during it, but...

Anyone who wants to come is invited, if you guys can get worldhops. It'll be two weeks from today. So.. March 18th on community time.
21 February 2013 @ 12:26 pm
001 | perma text;  
Helpful Advice from Golubaeser Asako

it has come to my attention that peopls have had there hearts broken lately, v-day came and went according to this community and they feel the sting of it!! i scrolled through everything and saw what hapened with those red strings!

[she thought it was quite an interesting show.]

im here to tell you that you dont have anything to worry about! this is my advice corner, comment here with your troubles and ill solve it the best i can!!

ahahaha dont be shy i wont bite at all (´・ω・`)
05 January 2013 @ 03:48 am
[ The video starts with a deep moaning, echoing through a cave. It's dark, but there's enough light to see what's going on. A blonde man named Natori, older than Natsume with glasses, holds a pot before him and is chanting in the center of a large magic circle.

Natsume stands about forty feet from the circle, his eyes narrowed in determination. A rock in his hand. After another deep groan, Natsume throws the rock up toward a huge, mindless monster, visible for once to all, perhaps because the community simply decided to make it so-- maybe something else, we may never know. The giant looks to him and Natsume runs toward the circle and the monster takes chase.

It's too fast, much faster than Natsume and the creature picks up him with his hand, drawing him toward a huge, gaping mouth that seems to have a dark gas seeping out of it. ]

OOC cut )
06 November 2012 @ 10:31 pm
accidental video;  
OOC Cut for Video )
10 September 2012 @ 01:56 am
[ Natsume's walking through what looks like a forest with an umbrella in his hand, his notebook that has access to the community in the other. He stops near a tree while it's still raining lightly and talks. ]

I just wanted to let everyone know that everything turned out okay. I guess I worried some of you with my last post...

[ There's a pause, then Natsume looks out around the rain. ]

It's Sunday here so I don't have school and I wanted to show everyone something that I saw the other day. It only happens when it rains and the sun comes out. It looked light enough that I think it should soon.

[ Natsume keeps standing there while the rain keeps drizzling lightly, looking a little disappointed that the sun hasn't come out yet. Seriously it must be like 6 in the morning. Natsume shrugs one of his shoulders like he's trying to brush something off (for those with spiritual abilities, they can see it's a little green youkai that looks like a frog with really long legs and a paper mask over his face and a straw hat that had hopped onto his shoulder just because it was there. To everyone else it probably looks like he was trying to shoo a small bug though. Still waiting, so Natsume speaks up again. ]

I guess while we wait, I'll ask a question. What kinds of places are your favorites to visit near where you live?

[ Almost as soon as he asks the question though, the rain seems to let up so Natsume looks up and closes his umbrella, glancing at a field behind some of the trees he's in between as he moves the camera to show the field. As the sun starts to come out, the whole field seems to slowly light up. ]
22 August 2012 @ 04:47 pm
video; text;  
[ Natsume sits in class, looking tired with his hand over his face and sighing, then another boy leans back in his chair closer to Natsume. ]

What's wrong, Natsume? You finally start having love problems?

No, that's not it. Just didn't get much sleep.

[ The boy leans closer, shoulder to shoulder with Natsume now with a teasing look on his face. ]

Up late reading naughty books again?

[ Natsume smiles and laughs, turning toward him more. ] No way.

[ A girl, Sasada, comes over. ] What, what? What's going on with Natsume?

[ Nishimura rocks back and forth in his chair. ] Nothing that has to do with girls!

What? That's no fun!

[ And Nishimura rocks too far back and falls straight down to the floor with a flail. Natsume turns around to look at Nishimura on the floor and Sasada looks surprised, then Natsume laughs. The teacher comes back so everyone returns to their seats, and Natsume turns his attention to his notebook. He notices it's a little duckier than it should be and sighs again, then switches the post to text instead of video. OOC: Italics was Nishimura and bold was Sasada. ]

[ text ]
If you met someone that's warned you about something and left, but you don't know what it is, how do you deal with it?

No sound or video, I'm in class. The community doesn't have any sense of timing, I need my notebook back.
20 June 2012 @ 11:34 pm
[ It took him a long time to figure out how he was going to do this, but he finally worked out the details!! ]

Does anyone want to come over for a picnic next Sunday? July 1st?

(I don't have a worldhop, so hopefully someone with a worldhop would be willing to provide rides. Please.)

{{ OOC EDIT: If your character is coming, the log is up! }}
25 May 2012 @ 03:32 pm
[ Huge, huge, huge, huge dilemma. Natsume got an ability. He's a little worried about leaving his room since Nyanko was already out when he found out that when he was touching things, they just kind of melted or.. liquefied-- he's not really sure what's going on and it's freaking him out more than he'd like and the freaking out is making it so that he can't control what he's liquefying when he touches it.

At least the community got the message when he accidentally liquefied his notebook trying to turn it on and made an appearance somewhere else so he didn't have to touch anything. ]

Can someone explain what's going on? I think I've melted half the things in my room... [ Natsume looks pretty panicked about this, and there are a bunch of piles of melted items (like this) on his floor. (At least the floors are hardwood-- it'll be easier to clean up.) ]
02 April 2012 @ 12:33 am
text - anonymous  
I was asked to choose between humans and spirits, but I don't think it's important whether the person is a human being or a youkai or ayakashi or anything. I'm happy to know everyone, in my world and here, regardless of what they are. I wanted to ask you guys whether or not you've been asked to do something similar, but even if I refuse to choose and everything turned out alright, I still don't want to complicate things here... even if I might be being obvious to some people.

So, I'll ask this anonymously. It's fine to respond anonymously, too. Have you ever had to choose between two important things? What did you do about it?
16 March 2012 @ 12:47 am
[ accidental video ]  
{{OOC NOTE: For this post, please reference spiritual power levels for Natsume's world. Under the first cut is what anyone at 0-2 can see. Under the second cut is what it looks like for anyone at 3 or 4. Bolded text is Kai, italics is Taki, regular is Natsume. }}

No/very little spiritual abilities version )

If you can see things that lots of others can't. )
19 February 2012 @ 09:57 pm
[ text. strikeouts not visible ]  
I made a kid cry today.

I was worried about him, but I think I said it all wrong. He said he was trying to protect me from whoever was following him, then he sprained his ankle so I carried him home, but his parents weren't there when we got there...

Is anyone here good at talking to people in general kids? Any advice?
28 January 2012 @ 06:36 pm
[ accidental video ]  
They say there are mysterious sounds every night, and that you can hear strange voices. Can you feel anything?

No, it's not like I can sense them...

[ Natsume's walking up a very old staircase in what looks like it could easily be some kind of haunted house. A girl with glasses, Sasada, is following him. ]

No matter how many times you deny it, I still believe that you have a special power! You may not like it, but I think it's wonderful. I think you should be proud of it!

[ At the top of the staircase, Natsume turns around and faces her. ]

By the way, where are Nishimura and Kitamoto?

Uhhh... they went home? [ It almost sounded innocent when she said it. Almost. ]

Went home?

[ Sasada closes her eyes, looking dismissive. ]

We can forget about the people who don't believe.

[ Natsume looks away when she opens them again, obviously uncomfortable. Another third voice surprises both of them into looking back down the staircase, where another girl, Taki, followed them in. ]

I see! This place does look like it would have ghosts.



This looks interesting! I'll join you two.


[ Taki runs up the stairs, grabs Sasada's arm, and quickly starts ushering her away. ]

Okay, Sasada-san, let's go look over there. You look over there, Natsume-kun.

[ Just before they're out of sight and through a door, Taki winks back at Natsume while Sasada objects the whole time, then the video cuts out. ]

{{ooc note: Sasada is in italics and Taki is in bold. Natsume is just plain. }}
10 January 2012 @ 04:47 pm
[ audio ]  
I wanted to let everyone know that I wouldn't be available for the next couple of days, but it looks different since I came back. It's not bad, though. It works the same, right?

I'll be with Natori-san tonight, so if you can't get in contact with me, don't worry. We're just going to some sort of convention.

[ Guess who decided to update because he really, really didn't want the community peeking in on him tonight? ]
26 December 2011 @ 12:44 am
How do you become someone who is capable of helping others?