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[personal profile] wrnpcs
This... this video was sent to us by a representative from Esthar. We debated long and hard about whether or not we should post it, but... we believe that you should see it.

[The attached video opens with a view of the Great Salt Lake, along with numerous digits in the corner that appear to be an artifact of the recording process, possibly a timecode. The picture is fairly grainy, as if the camera were of lower quality, but is in color. There is no audio.]

[After a moment of nothing but slowly moving clouds, several large words appear, clearly edited into the video in post:]
FIXED TIME COMPRESSION CANNON TEST

[They fade, just in time for distant movement to register in the video image. The background jumps forward as the camera zooms in. As it focuses, the blocky, blotchy squares resolve into the still-grainy, but nonetheless unmistakable tri-cannon shape of Trabia Garden in its mobile form.]

[The camera holds on this until Trabia starts to move out of its field of vision, then jumps back to its original wide angle. Trabia is much less clear in this shot, just a moving group of pixels in the background, headed at an angle past the Great Salt Lake which it cannot effectively pass--]

[A pillar of light blooms from its location, rainbow light in countless swirls and confusion. The effect is unmistakable, for anyone who has seen the slightest hint of Time Compression in action. The rest of the scene remains horribly still and unmoving, and the camera doesn't even quiver as it should have, were this an actual explosion.]

[Suddenly, the bloom of light collapses on itself as if it had been violently yanked through a hole much too small for it. The camera again focuses on that same scene it always has, as if nothing had changed. A moment later, more edited-in words fade onto the screen:]
SURRENDER BALAMB GARDEN

[The video abruptly ends.]
wrmods: (Default)
[personal profile] wrmods
[Balamb Garden is chaos!]

[Though the Headmaster has returned, Commander Zabala remains grievously injured, and thus the military side of Garden lurches about like a headless snake, not certain what exactly it ought to be doing. Trabia Garden has landed nearby and its faculty, students, and staff have come aboard to help repair the damage and tend to the injured, but this has only added to the chaos. In other words, Balamb Garden is a horrific flux of old and new people all swarming about, each in a hurry to do the thing they believe is necessary...]

[Worse, Time Compression flashes occasionally disrupt the efforts to repair, rebuild, and recuperate by driving them into complete chaos. The elevator somehow manages to go to the third floor after the first, but before the second, for an hour or two each day. A giant preying mantis has gotten into the empty Training Center. A small group of Trepies chases a walking plate of hot dogs down the lobby paths, trying to catch it before -- well, Hyne only knows what a walking plate of hot dogs is attempting to accomplish, but they probably have the right idea in trying to stop it.]

[Into all this chaos, a few extra people showing up might go entirely unnoticed...]

[OOC: This is an opening mingle for reclaims to show up and be noticed! If your reclaim has been processed, you are free to start posting here. You may also make your own posts in the comms if you wish, and you may assume that your character managed to get their laptop back if they wish to use the BBS.]
bratbeyond: ([robin] desolate)
[personal profile] bratbeyond
Hey Garden,

Is it weird to think about making a will for when you go back home? We're all twiddling our thumbs until Compression randomly takes us back - except that's the thing. It takes us without warning. So has anyone thought about what they'd do for the people they'd leave behind?

I know we won't be here forever, but it feels slagged dumb to know that our friends may not necessarily get a proper goodbye. Or our stuff. I've still got some of my old roommates' things, since no one else wanted them, though it feels kinda weird.

If you guys haven't planned one, is it because you think you won't be here long? Or for some other reason? I'm just curious, I guess.


[His post is unsigned, since hell if he'll admit to writing this, but most SeeDs and Instructors should be able to figure out it's him.]

[action]

[Sometime after he makes the BBS post, Day's back in his room, playing video games as usual. He's on break, so he's decided to start a playthrough of an old Batman-based video game.

After half an hour of playing, he irrationally throws the controller at the screen and glances over at Ahki's room. He's not sure if his twin's in at the moment, or if he's still at Obel Lake, but... if anyone can (unknowingly) make him feel better about his life and his choices, it's his twin. The game's still on, and he's not particularly sure he likes watching Batman die thanks to an ill-placed batarang, but video games - for once - have lost their appeal.]
cigardog: (this is a difficult case)
[personal profile] cigardog
You know the nice thing about justice is that it's universal. Whether people believe in following it out an internal guiding principle, for the sake of society, or the belief in a divine or spiritual intervention, whatever the world, cultural, or legal background, it's commonly considered a good principle.

Obviously I try to focus my classes on the justice systems of this world, or things all worlds seem to have in common, but I'm curious for anyone who knows of specific differences; something that is considered a justice or moral law where they're from but not here or other worlds. The same can go for anyone from this world too of course.

Likewise, I'm curious how all the different worlds enforce their legal systems. Even though each place seems to have some sort of basic governing law, each place also seems to need to enforce it. Maybe no matter what the universe, some people can't be trusted to follow it on their own.

- Instructor Lt. Furor

[He will also be seen playing catch/fetch with a bouncy ball later. Feel free to notice the sheer absurdity of an instructor dog playing catch. But in true puppy fashion, he'll just make you play with him.]
wrnpcs: ([cafeteria npcs])
[personal profile] wrnpcs
[The quad's all set up for the date auction! A handsome-looking blonde guy - one of the native cadets on the GFC - is center stage with the list and a mic, auctionees (and Headmaster Cid, sipping on a drink supervising) ready behind him. (Alas, Pinkie is out campaigning or something, and Mikuru is doing some last minute work elsewhere and doesn't like the stage anyway.)

[He flashes a smile.]
Gooooood afternoon, ladies and gentlemen and everyone else! I'm Russell Drake from the Garden Festival Committee, and I'd like to welcome you all to the GFC's second charity date auction! Once again all proceeds will be going towards the Centra orphanage, so please be generous with your bids! Bids start at 1 gil and we do not take rain checks or IOUs!

We have a fantastic bunch of volunteers for your dating pleasure today, so without further ado, let's get started!

  • Each person has their own thread. Please put your bids in the subject lines so people can see them! Threads collapse after fifty comments, so using the subject lines will make the bids easier to see.
  • Bids close and winners will be posted on Friday before the carnival post goes up. IC-ly, the winners will be announced Wednesday afternoon.
  • If you missed signups, PM [personal profile] wrmods and we'll squeeze them in as an IC "saw the auction on the day, hopped onstage and harassed the GFC to auction them off" auction. Just characters who would willingly sign up at this point, please!
  • bunnypassingby: (I'm trying my best!)
    [personal profile] bunnypassingby
    Hello, Garden! [Have a slightly frazzled-looking Mikuru.] Thank you so much for signing up for the date auction and the carnival events! As a reminder, signups for the carnival booths and talent quest will be open in the cafeteria until Thursday afternoon. [We're particularly light on signups for the kissing booth, dunk tank, and food booths.]

    Date auction signups, however, are now closed. Tomorrow [actually in about twelve hours with some forward-dating] we will be auctioning off the following people for dates:
    List! )

    [Mikuru's smile is a little more nervous now. She wasn't always at the signup tables herself (other things to organize, you know?), but she feels like some of these people didn't sign up of their own will...] Thank you for volunteering your time! Everyone else, please come along and bid on our wonderful volunteers in support of the Centra Orphanage!

    [Funny story: Mikuru was going to make Zainah do this post to avoid any fallout from people who were signed up against their will... Until Zainah threw a fit about the number of off-worlders in the auction. Probably the natives just think they can get their own dates...]
    senseofjustice: (33)
    [personal profile] senseofjustice
    HMM
    TH1S HOM3COM1NG TH1NG 1S PR3TTY N3W TO M3!
    BUT FROM WH4T 1V3 H34RD 1TS L1K3 SOM3 K1ND OF B1G D4NC3 W1TH SOM3TH1NG L1K3 4 CONT3ST ON TH3 S1D3
    TH4T B31NG S41D 1M GO1NG TO 4SSUM3 TH4T TH3R3S NOT ONLY TH3 OPT1ON OF GO1NG 1N W1TH FR13NDS BUT 4LSO 4
    ROM4NT1C 1NT3R3ST 4S W3LL
    1M JUST CUR1OUS 4ND WOND3R HOW M4NY PL4N ON DO1NG 4NY SORT OF TH3 L4TT3R >;]
    1F YOUR3 4 B1T TOO SHY TO 4NSW3R TH4TS OK4Y TOO

    4NYW4Y 1 UND3RST4ND TH3R3 4R3 THOS3 C4ND1D4T3S WHO 4R3 4CTU4LLY 4CT1V3LY C4MP41GN1NG TO W1N TH3 CONT3ST
    WHY SHOULD 1 VOT3 FOR 31TH3R OF YOU 4G41N?

    TH3N TH3R3 W4S SOM3 UPRO4R 4BOUT 4 N3W COMM4ND3R OR SOM3 SUCH R1GHT?
    4NYON3 W4NT TO 3XPL41N 1T TO M3?


    [ooc: quirkless translation]

    Translation. )

    [Action]

    Aug. 25th, 2012 07:56 am
    her_watchdog: (Irritated)
    [personal profile] her_watchdog
    [Ciel sits in the lobby, glancing over the course offerings with a sour look. His laptop sits closed next to him with his introductory letter resting on top of it. The letter appears to have been crumpled and smoothed back out.

    He's quite aware of the number of people coming and going in this area, but he makes no attempt to flag anyone down for assistance. He silently continues to look over the course catalog, his neutral expression eventually falling in to a frustrated frown.]
    eggplantallergy: (Gakupo: good times)
    [personal profile] eggplantallergy
    [Having gained some great sheet music for his birthday, Gakupo decides to see how they match up to his performance skills. He'll be playing two songs this day:


    A: He's playing this lovely Deling song on his musical sword that sounds like this. Since he's pretty much an expert at playing on Miburi, it takes him a few tries to get the proper notes with the right swings of his blade. He goes back and forth between the music sheet held down by a paper weight, and the empty space to move.]


    B: Gakupo also has his guitar with him, playing a pretty calm tune. Unlike before with his sword, he needs a music stand for this. It won't get in the way this time.

    The slower tune does get him a bit down about Rinoa being gone. He sighs softly, taking a break.]

    polymorphus

    Aug. 9th, 2012 01:12 am
    espio: ([human] ack!)
    [personal profile] espio
    [You know that Polymorphus Potion thingamawhatsit? Well, guess who's trying it out.

    Espio, for his part, rather likes the idea. Partly because it makes things things that should be simple (like, say, buying things) a whole lot easier without the fuss, and partly because it's like a second type of invisibility. He's just irked by the fact this new commander has decided it's now required when going outside of the Garden, when he's never let being a chameleon stop him from leaving the Garden before. Like he's going to obey that pointless rule. He'll use it when it suits him.

    Like right now, just before and during lunchtime.

    Mission: see if anyone even recognises him.

    The biggest problem, though, is that his sense of balance has taken a hit. It's bound to when you suddenly gain two foot and lose a tail, bit that's only part of it - it must be the potion, Espio figures, that's giving him the occasional dizzy spell.

    So, as Espio wanders around the hall, trying to get used to a completely different shape, there's the occasional thump, a yelp of surprise more than one of pain, and plenty of complaining.
    ]

    Not again!

    Anyone'd think I'd forgotten how to walk!
    bratbeyond: ([robin] analyzing)
    [personal profile] bratbeyond
    [About two weeks before, most people who've talked to Damian received this note in their dorms:]

    It's Damian W. & Damian R.'s birthday!
    Come celebrate with us on the Quad at 8:00 PM sharp on August 6th
    Presents not necessary but schway
    we'll provide our own entertainment


    [So today's the big day. Damian feels so weird thinking about it, especially since it's not just his birthday anymore - it's his twin's too - and he feels like he's got some kind of responsibility to make it special. He's kept the details on the DL, mainly since it's supposed to be small and kind of not made into a big fuss...

    But after sunset today on the Quad, he's arranged for some tables and catered food from Balamb proper for a proper birthday! He carefully sets his present for Ahki down on the table of presents before he steps back and admires his handiwork. It's nothing fancy - just a few decorated tables and a birthday banner he got from god-knows-where - but it's better than nothing. Plus, he even got them a huge sheet cake with their names on it!

    Carefully, he pulls out a date and breaks his fast - it's still Ramadan, after all. It's weird, seeing the place so quiet, but it's a small dinner with friends (and party crashers) so it shouldn't be too bad. Hopefully.]

    [ooc: It's the Damians' birthday!! ♥ This is a party post, so mingle, talk, threadjack, threadhop, go wild.

    While Damian DID say he kept it small, if you've even talked to him once, you were probably invited. Or you can party crash, there's enough food for everyone. :D]
    rewritethis: (spotlight)
    [personal profile] rewritethis
    [BBS]

    [The sound of the last Homecoming-related intercom announcement has barely stopped echoing before a rather succinct post goes up.]

    WHAT THE HELL/

    [And a couple of minutes after that:]

    HOW THE HELL DID MY NAME GET UP THERE/ WHICH ONE OF YOU BASTARDS WAS IT

    OWN UP DAMN YOU11 you're goimg to wish you rem,ebered to nominate YOUR INTESTINES1


    [Neither is signed, but... given the topic, how many different people could this possibly be?]

    [Action]

    [At lunchtime on the same day, if you happen to be keeping an eye out for Edward, you'll find him sulking by himself at a table in the far corner. You might miss him otherwise; apparently, for once, he's trying to look smaller than usual.]
    eggplantallergy: (Gakupo: DO NOT WANT)
    [personal profile] eggplantallergy
    [BBS]

    Please disregard any posters you see bearing my name and accompanied by the words 'Happy Birthday'. Thank you.

    -Gakupo


    [ACTION]

    [Gakupo is using a stick to reach a very high poster that simply said 'Happy Birthday, Gakupo!' in thick purple letters. Whoever put it that high (at least three feet above him) has too much time on their hands.]
    jointheclub: (a smile)
    [personal profile] jointheclub
    [No BBS messages for this wizard, no, no. Instead, every student in Garden finds an envelope stuck to their door one morning, as if by magic. A simple tug is enough to free it, after which it immediately unfolds to become a message, written in golden ink.]

    You Are Cordially Invited

    to the office of Professor Slughorn

    This Evening at 5:30

    For those who choose to go... )
    gogoghostpowers: (Fenton: awkward // uh well... // apology)
    [personal profile] gogoghostpowers
    Hi.

    I kind of got really sick again after the trip to Dollet, so I'm in the infirmary again... I don't know how long I'll be here for this time, but I'm hoping it won't be more than another week. Maybe by then, I'll be well enough to start doing things again!

    So I guess until then, I won't be able to go to any of my classes, or uh, do much of anything else... But I do have this laptop, so I can still be on the BBS!

    So, yeah. I hope I don't miss too much until then!

    -Danny


    ((OOC: Characters are free to reply to this BBS post or even visit him in the infirmary should they be so motivated!))
    bratbeyond: ([robin] i can has ninja)
    [personal profile] bratbeyond
    [PM to Squall]

    Hey Commander,
    Are you free today or sometime this week? Headmaster told me that I should probably talk to you about something I've got planned for next month. It's got nothing to do with Disciplinary Committee stuff; actually, it's more along the lines of stuff from my homeworld.

    I'll explain in detail whenever you've got time. It's one of those things that's easier in person.

    - Damian Razem


    [Since Damian's got very little to do this Quarter beyond taking age-appropriate classes, he's taken to causing small bits of mischief while he's out and about. Today's bit of mischief? He's checked out a few books from the library... and arranged them in a circular fashion like so in one of the classrooms on campus.

    There's some from his own collection tossed in there, of course, but it's mostly Library books. Once he's done, he admires his handiwork before arranging another pattern. And another.

    Boredom really does do strange things to people...]
    fotlenke: art by gabbie @ tumblr for me (proud; a bit of arrogance)
    [personal profile] fotlenke
    Dear Mr. Raisin.
    My name is Sigyn Freyasdotter.
    Mr. Emric and I caused the damage by the bulletin board.
    Where do I find the detention center.
    eggplantallergy: (Gakupo: *stares*)
    [personal profile] eggplantallergy
    [ACTION]

    [Gakupo is hanging up this picture all over Garden, because HE WILL FIND THOSE TWO!! They need to take responsibility for their actions! The poster also reads:

    WANTED FOR DAMAGING SCHOOL PROPERTY.If anyone knows who they are, please contact the head of the Disciplinary Committee.


    He's very determined, and a terrible drawer.]


    [BBS]

    I've hung up a few signs. My apologies for the poor quality.

    -Gakupo
    bunnypassingby: (it's a bit late‚ but that's okay)
    [personal profile] bunnypassingby
    [Mikuru sits in her dorm common area, holding up a small notepad as cue cards. She squints at the camera to check it's on, then takes a deep breath, smiles, and starts.]

    Hello, Garden! I'm Mikuru Asahina, leader of the the Garden Festival Committee, and we're recruiting new members and people to help run this year's Homecoming carnival and dance! If you're not so sure about it, you're welcome to work with us as a trial member just for Homecoming [though she would love you forever if you stayed], and you'll definitely still have time to participate in the activities and not just run them.

    [She falters for a second, then puts her smile back on. It's smaller this time, though.] And this isn't related to the GFC, but if anyone has errands that need doing, I'm only taking classes on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons this quarter. So I would be happy to help anyone out in the mornings or on Tuesdays and Thursdays!

    [And she reaches forward to turn the camera off.]
    bratbeyond: ([robin] absolutely not)
    [personal profile] bratbeyond
    ATTN GARDEN:

    I'll be busy during break, so I won't be around as the head of the Disciplinary Committee. If you slagging zifts get into trouble, there's still others who're making sure you don't land yourselves in hot water 8/

    If my twin, Damian Wayne, isn't around, then go ahead and contact
    [the names of various NPC members who've been skulking around campus].

    Also as a reminder: if you type weird, and someone ASKS you to type normally, be smart and do so. Else it's grounds for detention.

    - Damian R.

    EDIT: Actually, just contact Artemis Crock instead. She'll be acting as leader while I'm away.

    [PM to Rapunzel]

    So we're in Dollet now! I know I said I'd lead a field trip, but I'm gonna be away on some business pretty soon - so can I show you around by myself later?

    I promise it'll be quick.

    - Damian R.

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