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I don't suppose anyone has seen Eugene? I just went and checked the library and he wasn't there, and he isn't in our room or out walking Flynn.
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[A is for Action: Marco is flitting about the halls using the Headmaster's absence to decorate as much of the garden as he can with ridiculous streamers, sparkles, glitter, and pink and purple confetti. Seriously, this stuff is everywhere. It's worse than the bubbles from when the washing machines overflowed. There are also turnips everywhere. Some are just plain old normal turnips, some are fake turnips, some are made of glass and appear to be paper weights, some are just paint on paper, some are plaster. But there are turnips everywhere. Almost as much as the streamers. It's like Easter eggs but with turnips.]

[The reason for this won't be clear until the clock strikes midnight (for those who are more adventurous about defying curfew now that there is no Disciplinary Committee to kick your asses back into bed) when Marco finally makes a RIDICULOUS PINK AND PURPLE BBS POST. With sparkles. Having a wife who specialized in computers comes in handy sometimes. B is for BBS:]


We have turnip soup, turnip fries, turnip mash, and even turnip beer! And take home a souvenir!

Unrelated, but my Pops' birthday was on the six. I usually have a quiet celebration, but this year I thought I'd do something a little different. Who is someone who had a really big impact on your life? My Pops obviously hugely affected mine, but I'd love to hear about yours.

- Marco
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[personal profile] wrnpcs
Hello SeeDs, Cadets, and staff members,

I'm sure you've all heard about the peculiar winter Trabia continues to experience. Normally the continent would be starting to warm up around this year (as much as it ever does), but this year the usual seasonal changes have not taken hold:
  • Temperatures remain cold
  • The snow and ice have not melted
  • Nights are still long
  • Plants are not showing signs of new growth or blooming
  • Hibernating animals are still hibernating
  • Migratory animals have not returned

    Trabia's top scientists are beginning to suspect time compression is to blame. A scientific team from Esthar is looking into how to stop this seasonal freeze at its source, but since the prolonged winter is already affecting farming and looks set to affect the hydroelectricity grid, the Trabian government is more concerned with bringing on spring.

    As we have considerable experience with the effects of time compression, as well as a number of people with from different worlds which may work differently from our own, a small delegation including a researcher from the University of Trabia's Environmental Science department and the Trabian Minister of Agriculture will be arriving in Balamb Garden on Tuesday to discuss possible solutions.

    This will be a closed conference, unfortunately, to keep order and so as not to disrupt classes, but I would appreciate and will pass on any suggestions or proposals you may have. Please use this post to discuss among yourselves how Trabia might induce spring.


    Headmaster Cid

  • (OOC: Open discussion post! Threadjack each other and don't feel like you need to wait for NPC responses. The date is an IC arrival date only rather than an OOC tagging deadline; please feel free to keep backtagging! The delegation's visit will not be logged, but all suggestions will be passed on IC.)
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    [personal profile] seethelanterns

    So, in future, I'd prefer if people leave it up to me before signing me up for things. I guess the date thing could have been worse, but even so. I still, I always will prefer to do things like that with Eugene.

    I am glad that things seem to have calmed down though, for the most part, even if the Garden seems a little more crowded than usual lately. I hope some of you manage to see some friends again?

    - Rapunzel


    [Open to the fourth wall arrivals, Rapunzel is outside at the quad relaxing that afternoon by drawing with some chalk on the ground, though trying to be mindful of people passing by and not blocking the middle at least. She's working on a big yellow sun with purple around it, drawing some of the people she has met and things she has learnt over her time here. Yes, she has got chalk up her arms and on her dress. Possibly a bit in her braided hair even.]
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    [personal profile] wr_gossip
    [Remember that poll Ms. Tattler posted a while ago? Well, she didn't forget about the results! So she casually posts them here on the BBS:]

    Power Couple of the Year

    1st Place: Grell & Marco

    2nd Place Ties:
    Tseng & Aerith
    Sigyn & Gakupo
    Mikuru & Edward
    Tseng & Reno
    Chase & Gakupo & Singing

    And last, but not least…
    Miss Tattler & ALL OF YOU!!

    [Does she really really need to sign her name?]
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    [personal profile] laughafterme
    [The air is full of excitement (at least according to Pinkie) as the beloved MC for the date auction takes the stage. Dressed in a queen of hearts costume (with full red bodysuit beneath), Pinkie hops onto the stage with the brightest smile she has in her arsenal.]

    WELCOME TO THE EIGHTH ANNUAL… uh… SECOND ANNUAL… No, that's not right either…

    [Just how many were there?! Pinkie does some math in the air before batting away at the imaginary numbers.]


    All proceeds from the auction will to towards making a fun space filled to the brim with FUN! Doesn't that sound…FUN?! [Is that silence?] Yeah, I'd rather the money go to orphans, too! But we can work on that later, right?! [She looks to the GFC. Well, it's more like a 'WE-HAD-BETTER-OR-ELSE!!' kinda stare. Pinkie looks back to the audience with her brightest smile again.]

    So let's get this show on the road! [Pinkie gives a sly look to the audience.] The road to love~!

    (ooc: please wait until all threads are completed before commenting! Look to this space for the signal! GO AT IT! And please remember to add your character tags to the entry!)
    rewritethis: (discomfort)
    [personal profile] rewritethis
    [Towards the end of the break, when supplies are running low all round, is it any wonder the people working at the infirmary have chosen to prioritise the cadets who aren't going to head back to the Island and get themselves injured again in a maximum of a few days? And, for that matter, the cadets less inclined to vocally and incessantly gripe when they take longer to patch him up than he was hoping, which is to say five seconds.

    From a purely intellectual standpoint, Ed can approve of pragmatism like this. On another, more immediately pressing level?]

    Dammit, dammit, dammit...

    [He sits back in the bed and, frustrated, thumps his right fist against the wall. It rattles alarmingly loudly. For once, he's glad it's not that arm he currently has trussed up in a sling, given the lack of decent mechanics around Garden... but knowing the medics could fix a broken bone pretty damn quickly doesn't help him in the slightest if they aren't doing it right now.

    He hangs his head.]

    No two ways around it. [He raises his voice slightly.] Guess I'll just have to bust out of here myself.

    [Is he joking? It's really hard to tell.]
    wrnpcs: ([nida])
    [personal profile] wrnpcs
    [0900 hours. Whether the weekend was spent in anticipation, terror, dread, or fury, the time has come. The Ragnarok docked at the observation deck on the second floor, ramp extended to admit those brave few who dared to volunteer on the first day, as well as the SeeDs and Instructors charged with keeping them from death, and the recovery and medicine specialists to restore them to health.]

    [For the next three weeks, life would be rough for Garden's inhabitants.]

    [[OOC: Use this thread or make your own for parties and fights on the Island Closest to Heaven! If you'd like a mod to NPC some monsters for you, please put your request on the OOC planning post or PM the mod account. When your party needs a rescue from a senior SeeD, that request can go on the OOC post as well!]]

    [[Game on!]]
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    Okay. So. This whole...Island with the monsters thing? Kind of wish we had a little more warning, I'd have tried to get in some more training or something at least. But I doesn't sound like we have much of a choice. So, if a group of cadets need a healer to come along, I'll join and help where I can.

    - Rapunzel
    dragonspooker: (Why yes I do like shiny things.)
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    [The video ticks on showing Lina in uniform, and those familiar with it will notice that she's in her classroom.]

    So, I'm curious - those of you here who have magical skills that aren't Paramagic, I'd like to talk to you. I'm curious as to how they work. You can either answer here, or come see me in my classroom if you'd prefer to do so in person. Especially if you feel a demonstration is needed. This will help me work out ways to teach future Offworlder cadets some of the more complex Paramagic spells - and you'll get to show off a little, if that's your kinda thing.
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    [People up early may spot a panicked looking Gaomon running from the dorms to the infirmary, and then running back with a wheelchair. He's not about to stop, so if you want to chat, better keep up...

    [While he's doing this, the following post goes up:]

    I realize some of us have been undergoing some odd changes lately, but stealing a disabled person's wheelchair and asking his digimon partner to play along is low.

    If you return my wheelchair before first period, I won't push for a court martial.

    Touma H. Norstein

    [Later in the day, Touma's at work in the infirmary. Business as usual, right? Except that he's in a wheelchair and has Gaomon on a ladder getting the high stuff for him. Gaomon looks utterly bewildered at having to do this.

    [Gaomon's also helping him get food come lunchtime, and he insists on carrying the tray. Touma may occasionally be spotted standing for very brief periods to get something, before all but falling back down into the chair. He looks resigned to this frustration.]
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    [personal profile] wrnpcs
    [For some people around Balamb Garden, it's an ordinary day. Others may notice a difference in those people, be it in personality or appearance or the memories they claim have happened, but there are still classes and clubs and missions to get on with despite these odd changes in people.

    [One of these things is not like the others...]

    Mod note, to reiterate:
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  • AU characters retain their game memories and CR to the best of the ability of their AU to accommodate it. If you want to sit down with your fellow players and dissect just how your CR would have changed, that's fine! (Here is a place to do so.) But applying the MST3K Mantra is also perfectly acceptable too.
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    If you have any more questions, feel free to ask on the OOC post or through the mod channels ([personal profile] wrmods or [ profile] witchesreign).
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    I'm glad things are mostly back to normal and under control now. If anyone needs any medical assistance, I'm helping out at the infirmary still, as usual. I can help. Don't be stupid and ignore it if you're hurt.

    Eugene, you're okay, right?
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    So, I think Mother went home. I'm. Not sure how I feel about that, to be honest. I guess, at least I'm still not completely alone here. I probably should get to writing some notes for everyone though, in case I get sent back too, I mean.

    Eugene, Cissie, did you two want to do anything? Or Ed?
    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.]


    [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.]
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    [If Mulan ever thought she had been confused or worried in the past it was nothing compared to this. She's found herself in a strange place and she has no idea how she even got here. Some sort She read the letter that she had been given more than once, just to try and get her head around this whole thing. It hasn't helped much. She's been wandering around the gardens for a while now, calling out the names of her friends and family. All she wants is to see a familiar face, someone that she knows...

    So, that's where you'll find her, wandering around the Gardens looking extremely lost and confused. Come and talk to her won't you?]

    Father? Shang? Mushu? Ping?

    [There's a pause before she speaks in a quiet voice]
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    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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    Need a good mechanic. Probably a quick job, but don't quote me on that. Knowing something about anatomy might help.

    I can pay a little, or we can negotiate. Let me know.

    - Edward E.

    [Unusually, this post is signed; it's that or risk attracting someone he's antagonised in the past. Okay, there are other kinds of awkwardness it might not ward off - questions like "what would you need a mechanic for?" or "hey, did you ever find that crown a brave GFC member left in your dorm while you weren't looking?", just for example - but he can live with those.

    On the other hand, anyone expressing scepticism that he has grown at all since arriving at Garden is going to get punched through a computer screen. He'll figure out a way.]
    wrnpcs: ([cafeteria npcs])
    [personal profile] wrnpcs
    [Balamb Garden has taken off around the Balamb coastline! The seaside and clear night sky can be seen through the windows and from the balconies. The halls are mostly deserted besides the stray student walking about, and even the usual faculty members are missing from their posts around the school. There's a certain festive energy through the air, the source coming from the happily decorated ballroom located on the second floor.

    [At exactly 2100, as soon as the dinner rush ends, the Garden chime sounds and the intercom clicks on. The Headmaster speaks to the Garden.]

    The Homecoming Dance is now beginning. Your attendance is requested at [2F] Ballroom.

    I repeat, the Homecoming Dance is now beginning. Your attendance is requested at [2F] Ballroom. The ball will run until 2400. Students leaving the ball after curfew are to return to their dorms immediately.

    The ball and its festivities tonight are being sponsored very generously by the Garden Festival Committee.

    [After the announcement, the intercom falls silent. The faint sound of music can be heard from the second floor of the building.

    [Within the ballroom, there is a stationary stand for punch and food, as well as roaming caterers offering drinks (grape juice) and canapes.]

    Voting is now closed. There is a thread here for announcing and crowning the winners; on-lookers are free to react in the thread.

    Attendance is entirely optional, so with most of the faculty at the dance, characters are free to roam the rest of the school! However, as Balamb Garden is flying around the Balamb coastline, they will not be able to leave (unless you can fly or really like heights and don't mind injuries...), and any characters left behind will be stranded for a few hours.
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    [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!]


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