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[Under the radar just a tiny bit this time had been the announcement of who the SeeDs to assist in the exam were to be. After the announcement SeeDs Lina Inverse and Espio had been given their mission briefing. The candidates for the exam, on the other hand, would only be briefed on the day, and had two days to prepare.

[Finally, the day to prove that they too could be the pride of Balamb Garden was here.]

((OOC: A bit late and I apologize. This post will have several subthreads; the first three are open right now. If your character is involved, please make sure to track this post so that you will be alerted to responses and any new threads.))
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[personal profile] seethelanterns
I'm not sure how to feel about figuring out I've been here a year or so now. I like it here fine, and I still have Eugene and Mot--and Gothel. I guess it's a little hard, knowing I have people waiting for me back home, but so far we haven't figured out a way to control this Time Compression to make it take us home from here, so it's not like there's a lot I can do about that. Still, I'm curious. How long have you guys been here and do you want to go home or find you actually quite like it here?

Oh, and congratulations on the winners at Homecoming! I had fun, and I hope everyone enjoyed themselves.

- Rapunzel
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[personal profile] curiouseyes
[There is an orange-skinned woman with green eyes and curly red hair on the screen sitting outside one of the buildings, studying it for a moment before she speaks. She's not quite her normal perky self]

I still don't understand how I ended up here. I have things that I have to do at home. I need to apologize...

[She's silent a moment]

I guess that if I can't leave, there are worse places I could be. It at least doesn't sound like a bad place. My name is Koriand'r, but please, call me Kory.

Also, and I apologize if I say this wrong, but it looks like I am staying with someone named "Te-re-zi Py-rope"?


Sep. 13th, 2012 02:25 pm
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[personal profile] lunar_princess
[A few different things had been on Luna's mind since things had calmed down a bit, particularly allowing her mind to wander and think about what exactly was coming up in the next month or so. Curious things, wondering if it was even worth speaking about considering the connotations they held.]

Call us curious, Garden, but We were wondering what kind of celebrations that were held back in your own world that revolved around the end of October. If they were a positive celebration, a negative one, what sort of things were involved, and what kind of characters were included in it. [The ponies probably know exactly what she's getting at, but it was still worth asking.]

Secondly We are curious as to what kinds of rulers and/or deities you had back in your respective worlds. We are... not unused to the term and We wish to know the definitions others have used in such circumstances. It is no secret that We were a co-ruler of Equestria, nor is it a secret that We had, for some time, control over the change from sun to moon along with the stars in the sky. Thus We will also gladly answer any questions on that front as well as We have quite a bit of time on our hands.

-Princess Instructor Luna

[video] BBS

Sep. 6th, 2012 11:34 pm
scatterflower: (smile)
[personal profile] scatterflower
*A teenage girl with brown hair shows up on the screen, her hair in pigtails and a rather massive pink bird sitting behind her.*

Hey Chika, do you think it's working yet?

That's what I'm trying to find out...

*She tinkers around with a few buttons on the computer real quick, and then her lips curl into a smile.*

Yep. It's working.

*She clears her throat for a moment, before she starts speaking again.*

Hey there everyone. Piyomon and I are new here, and I just had a quick question or so and I figured it would be easier if I asked via this webcam here.

*She leans back a bit, and Piyomon walks a bit closer, and soon enough it would be pretty obvious that with her sitting around in the computer chair like that, that Piyomon came up to her neck.*

Well, anyway, my question is this? Has anyone ever been brought here with... umm... pets before, and how did they manage to living situation here if they did. These rooms are pret-

*She doesn't get to finish her question, as Piyomon looks pretty annoyed.*

You're calling me a pet!?

Hey, it's the closest thing I could think of to compare you too. It's not like everyone's from a world with friendly talking monsters!

*She shakes her head, and Piyomon looks a bit less annoyed, but still not particularly happy.*

Anyway, the point is, I was wondering how this was supposed to work out as far as sleeping and stuff is concerned. Since well, these dorms are really tiny, after all.

Though I guess I might be able to figure something out about using the common area with my roommate...

*She blinks, and realizes that she's still recording.*

Oh! Umm, thanks to anyone who answers in advance!

*And the video is cut off.*

[Action, some time later]

*Chika and Piyomon can also be seen wandering the campus sometime after posting her video, just looking around. Piyomon might be getting a few odd looks, but other than that the two of them seem pretty normal.*

You know, we're going to need to try seeing if I can evolve you like Yoshino-san and Touma-kun can.

*Piyomon cocks his head to the side as Chika pulled out a Digivice.*

When did you get that?

*Chika smiles.*

Dad gave it to me a couple of weeks after he came back home. He said he wanted me to be prepared for when I saw you again. I'm just glad I kept it on me all the time so that I have it here with me.

*Piyomon smiles a bit as well, before his eyes widen.*

Chika! Look out!

*Chika barely has time to leap out of the way before looking over at the person she almost crashed into. Her face goes completely red.*

Oh geez! I'm so sorry! I guess I wasn't paying much attention to where I was going. Are you okay?

[OOC: Bold is Piyomon speaking.]
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[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!
  • hispeedchase: (Cool story bro)
    [personal profile] hispeedchase
    What's up, Balamb? Your favorite SeeD has returned from his exile. I was beginning to suspect that this place just hates me and sent me out to Galbadia to be rid of me, but mission complete. And yes before you ask, I brought presents.

    Anyone want to fill a guy in on the juicy gossip I might have missed? You know, other than this whole "practically bankrupt and new commander" thing. Even in Deling City I heard about that.

    SeeD ID#73197 Para-Magic Weapon Specialist Operative, Firearms Platoon and Magic Operative, Attack Platoon, Level 3
    (Could this thing be any longer? Sheesh.)

    [In Person]
    [In various locations today you may discover someone trying to re-familiarize himself with the Garden... and not wearing his designated SeeD Uniform. Instead, the tall stranger is opting to barrage anyone in the vicinity's vision with ridiculously bright, clashing colors. From the flaming red hair to the green plaid shirt to the bright polka-dotted pants to the light blue sneakers, the guy in question is one walking fashion disaster.

    If your eyes didn't explode from the sight, you notice the guy's waving at you. Nothing too enthusiastic, just a friendly greeting as he walks by.

    Do you dare approach?]
    alwaysanarcher: (downright thrilled)
    [personal profile] alwaysanarcher
    Hello Balamb Garden!
    I don't know if there're any other archers in Garden, but my roommate (Artemis Crock) went back home while I was on my field trip and left behind some of her stuff, like her archery equipment and so forth. If anyone's interested in learning archery, I'd be more than happy to teach them next Quarter.

    They'd have to wait a little bit longer, since I'm studying for my field exam, but I'd be more than happy to show you what I know when I can. ♥

    - Cissie
    Vote for Rapunzel for Homecoming Princess!

    [Campaign month is in full swing! Cissie's painted a pink & purple banner that's currently hanging in the cafeteria with the words "VOTE FOR RAPUNZEL FOR HOMECOMING PRINCESS!" and the sun motif that had also been on Rapunzel's birthday lanterns.

    She's also set up a booth underneath the sign, decorated in the same pink & purple colors, with a host of sweets & lemonade for people to taste. Get a cookie and get a flyer reminding you to vote when the time comes closer!

    For someone who's not super into campaigning, she seems to be enjoying herself. Those cookies and brownies won't eat themselves, you know!]
    wrmods: (Default)
    [personal profile] wrmods
    Monster, resource, and supply list )

    [The Ragnarok lands briefly in Winter Island, dropping off the group with nothing more than their Garden-provided packs and a "good luck!" from the pilot and accompanying SeeDs, though one SeeD also warns the group not to go to Shumi Village: "That's cheating." Have fun!]

    Mod note: Be sure to be on the lookout as surprises may pop up in the thread. Each group is given one signal flare that should only be used if they require the immediate retrieval by a nearby SeeD squad sent to discreetly watch over them. Good luck!
    paintedred: (♱ and forgive us our trespasses)
    [personal profile] paintedred
    Anyone ever think that maybe they don't want to be a SeeD?

    [It's a simple question, but she leaves her message unsigned. After all, Asuka has always been a very proud SeeD, and maybe she's just paranoid, but something about the recent changes strikes her as shady. She's sure she's not the only one who feels that way, but maybe she's curious about alternatives.]
    lunar_princess: (Human side glance)
    [personal profile] lunar_princess
    [Having opted to try this potion thing as she's ever the curious creature, she's deciding to offer a little bit of a gathering despite her better thoughts.]

    Dear Garden, today We come bearing an invitation. You see, We are trying to get used to this odd... human... thing and since We are intent on using it as necessary, We feel that strengthening is in order. Thus We invite those who wish to help or can offer advice to the pool so that We may figure this out.

    [If anyone does opt to go to the pool, Luna is currently clung to the edge of the pool, body luckily placed firmly against the side. Which, well, is hiding the fact that she hasn't understood the point of those clothing things and opted not to bother with them. But she at least seems to understand how to use her hands to attach to objects.

    Be gentle with her, she's not entirely sure what to make of all of this.]
    absolute_zero: (Bored)
    [personal profile] absolute_zero

    What kind of challenges does Garden's training center offer precisely, anyways? Oh, nevermind, I'll just go find out myself.

    [Jin still posted this, for some reason.]


    [While many still found themselves flummoxed over the recent change in Balamb Garden's policy via its new commander Jin sidestepped the furor with a newcomer's ignorance, not having been here long enough to become attached to any status quo. The training center provides a unique respite from the politics of the day, the dense foliage and winding passages providing just the right kind of isolation the cadet often preferred.

    He swiftly found he was not by himself, leaving a trail of beaten creatures in his path that'd be easy enough to follow. He currently stood in a clearing with a few of his latest victimsw, resheathing the Katana he naturally wielded with a clean motion. He had to admit-live training against monsters was one thing the NOL Academy in his world hadn't offered. He was grudgingly impressed.


    Barely a sweat....is everything here this weak?

    [He probably hasn't met the T-Rexaur yet.]
    seethelanterns: (Default)
    [personal profile] seethelanterns
    So, um. I saw my name mentioned earlier with this Homecoming thing as one of the 'princesses'. But, see, the thing is? I never did anything like this Homecoming back home, so I don't really know what to expect. I was told it's like some kind of competition, with recruiting or something? How does this work, exactly?

    Since this is supposed to be a competition, good luck to all you others who were nominated! I'm sure this Homecoming will be a lot of fun!

    ~ Rapunzel
    espio: (thinking)
    [personal profile] espio
    Given that Time Compression is how it is, I have a question for you. When someone's supposed to be dead, and you already tried to fix it and it didn't work, what do you actually do with them? Do you tell them, or just settle for your relationship (whatever it is) being awkward as hell for as long as they stay here?

    And don't give me "just be happy they're alive." That doesn't work. They're still gonna go back eventually, and they're still gonna die.

    [Totally unsigned, even though he knows there's people who know his number. And that some people can look this up.]
    seethelanterns: (Default)
    [personal profile] seethelanterns

    Hi, everyone! I just wanted to thank you all for earlier. The party was amazing! I loved it. Especially the lanterns. They were beautiful. Everything I'd dreamed of, all those years. Thank you, all of you.
    rewritethis: (naturally!)
    [personal profile] rewritethis

    So what's a "homecoming" and why should I care? 2 sentences or less. Knock yourselves out.


    [One of these days, this guy might get bored of setting up weird, ultimately pointless science experiments in the Quad. Today is not that day. He's laid claim to a large patch of dirt not too far away from the stage (nobody seemed to be using it, all right?), and... planted a large purple gemstone right in the middle of it, apparently. Odd. Where'd he get that from?

    Right now he's busy scratching arcane-looking geometrical patterns in the dirt with a small stick, only periodically glancing over to make sure the jewel is still there. He looks downright cheerful, which might be more novel than the shapes he's drawing. No telling how long that'll last if anyone disturbs his circles, though.]
    lunar_princess: (pic#2991321)
    [personal profile] lunar_princess
    [As is usual with Luna and this technology, she's opting for video feed. This time she's parked herself on the top of her chair, one wing outstretched and preening it. Though she pauses, one of the feathers in her mouth, oops.]

    Aaah. [Which she promptly spits out.]

    We were wondering if any of the students who have yet to take our classes would be interested in learning anything in particular. Do remember that We teach one of the drama courses along with speech and etiquette. For drama We are taking suggestions as to what those of you not even in the class would be interested in participating in, since one cannot have a cast with just current students.

    As for etiquette... We figure that after the ball that some more knowledge in courtly manners may be necessary for all students. Honestly, it is rather ridiculous how uncouth some of you have become.
    alwaysanarcher: (sharpshooter)
    [personal profile] alwaysanarcher
    [PM to Touma Norstein]
    Hey Touma,
    I hear you're in charge of Rapunzel's party preparations? I want in. (I know you know her from Infirmary stuff but I'm also her BFF so I'd really like to know what's going on in case I get to drag her away from a surprise or something similar).

    When can I meet you? Does 7:30 PM work? I can meet you in your room or office or someplace private. I'd offer my room, but my roommate might be in and I don't want to kick her out.

    - Cissie

    [Action; Training Center & Quad]
    [It's been a while since Cissie's been in the Training Center. If asked, she'd lie and say it was because of schoolwork and infirmary training keeping her busy... but when it boiled down to it, it was kind of painful to walk in there.

    Just before going down to the Center, she stops by the Quad and glances around at the scenery (which includes that weird lollipop garden from Home Ec class) before she hesitates. It takes her a while to actually set foot inside, as she'd seen so many of her friends train there. She felt weird going in and not seeing her old friends hard at work. Compression really, really sucked sometimes.

    She pulls out her bow and starts to shoot at her pre-made archery targets. As usual, they hit the bulls-eye every time... but she's not really looking for a challenge either, and it's kind of obvious.]


    Jul. 3rd, 2012 01:09 pm
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    [personal profile] cigardog
    All right, it's pretty clear that there are more species than just humans from other worlds here, but how many different blood colors are there? Even in the Special Zone, there's usually just the one.

    And what kind of diversity is everyone used to in their worlds?


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