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[Today, Ardos is walking around campus in his more natural form. He's dragging a notebook and a pencil with him, so don't worry, he just felt like a change of pace! That doesn't change the fact he looks like a tiny, misshapen blob of some sort, and he probably won't be received as happily as he hopes. But he really would like to just mess around in this form for awhile.]
feedmyglitch: (♥ Sora: But that's not what I meant...)
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Does anyone want some extra candy hearts? I can't eat these and I don't want them to go to waste. I'll happily give them away to whoever wants them.

- Instructor Ardos

[PM to Headmaster Cid]

While I appreciate the gesture, I can't eat candy hearts. Please try to keep this in mind next time, sir?

- Ardos
feedmyglitch: (♥ Sora: I will protect them)
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There is a fair bit of controversy over the upcoming events. I simply ask that you read with an open mind and actually read what I say.

Many of you remember the last Galbadian attack. I will be frank: we were quite lucky we got out with as few casualties we did. Just eyeballing it, they have far better technology when it comes to the military side. We are outgunned, so to speak. Quite literally, in some cases. Were they to attack again, the situation would likely be comparable to what we are about to face on the island.

They won't spare you because you're young, either. We're not in some cartoon or book. If you are outgunned in an attack, it is over unless you have some way to fight back. This will prepare you for high-stress battle situation, and among other things, the following are things you should take away from this:
  • Knowing your exact limits
  • Ability to identify weak points
  • Adapting to changing battle situations on the fly
  • Practical battle strategy
  • Utilizing others around you to make the best group you can
  • And other practical uses

If there is another attack, by Galbadia or anyone else, you won't have the luxury of finding teams beforehand. There will be no mercy. And even the slightest thing could be taken as provocation. This is a time for us all to find out niche. Test things out until we figure it out, without the consequence being death. You will be surprised what you can do.

It's time to live up to your potential.

And if you need someone to speak to, you may find me in the library or in my classroom.

-Instructor Ardos

[and true to his word, he can be found in either place, at varying times in the day, mostly just trying to relax. He's not doing much else, really, just trying to keep himself calm before the storm!]
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I'll keep this short and sweet.

Today I wrote up a notice of resignation. I've yet to submit it - I will stay through the break to support our cadets, but when we return, I will no longer be part of SeeD, and will be leaving Balamb Garden.

It's been a good couple of years, but I'm officially done.


[ooc: NO this is not a drop notice, or an impending drop notice! This is an "Espio is pissed off" notice. And no. I have no idea how this is going to work out =| ]
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[At 0800, the intercom chimes to life.]

Good morning, Balamb Garden. Congratulations to finishing another quarter of classes.

As of yesterday, Balamb Garden has docked as far northeast on the Esthar continent as possible. For those of you unfamiliar with our geography, we have come to the closest point to the Island Closest to Heaven as possible. I am afraid we will be having a working break, this quarter.

Over the course of the break, the Ragnarok will ferry cadets and SeeDs to the Island. Once there, you will find yourself in conflict with the local monsters. You will find these monsters to be almost completely unbeatable; the purpose of this break is to teach you teamwork, perseverance, and tactics in the face of an overwhelmingly powerful opponent.

I will not deceive you: it is also to teach you about pain management and the protection GFs give you against an otherwise mortal wound. You will not come to any permanent harm as a result of these encounters; I, and any other SeeDs who possess the ability to defeat these monsters, will ensure that any person dropped to an unconscious state receives paramagical care immediately. This will merely be incredibly unpleasant in the short-term, as most learning experiences are.

Traveling to the Island Closest to Heaven is mandatory for all SeeDs and all cadets capable of Junctioning a GF. You must travel to the Island at least one out of every three days of the break. That is an order.

To provide some recompense for this misery, all SeeDs who do not possess either an instant-kill attack or an otherworldly power that would essentially guarantee the defeat of these monsters will receive one rank increase for challenging these monsters. Should you succeed in defeating one with at least one team member surviving, all members of the team will receive a three rank increase for their effort.

All cadets who participate in this will receive a 10 point bonus on their SeeD exam. Should any team of cadets defeat a monster with one team member surviving, without the use of otherwordly powers to guarantee victory... we will think of an adequate reward. I promise you it will be worth your effort.

Any SeeDs who have the aforementioned capability to defeat these monsters with comparative ease, please report to my office for assignments.

We will begin at 0800 sharp next Monday. Make what preparations you feel are necessary. I, the SeeDs, and the Instructors will be available for any help or assistance you feel you need.

That is all. Good luck.

[The intercom clicks off, as the Commander returns to her paperwork, awaiting the arrival of the SeeDs.]
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I seem to have received a Bug Blox this past holiday. I've been puzzling over what to do with it, but I've come to no real conclusion. It doesn't do much--it just sits there. So I have no real idea what to do with it.

Also, if you are in need of aid with anything technological, I once more offer my services.
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I am sorry, but I have a question. Normally I am able to conduct research and determine what a feeling is, but this time, I am stumped. What does it mean when the idea of someone makes you happy?

Thank you.

[Not signing this one in hopes of remaining anonymous. Not like everyone can't tell anyway.]
feedmyglitch: (♥ Sora: Grit your teeth)
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I apologize if I have scared anyone since the attack. I have not quite been myself. I am still dealing with a few problems in regards to that, so if I am acting stranger than my usual self, please do not approach me. If you must, please do not come too close. I can't be sure if I will try to hurt people or not. I will still try to teach, as advanced programming doesn't require close contact.

- Instructor Ardos
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[There's one thing that Ardos likes about this attack--that he can live a little and show off just why you don't mess with what a Heartless considers his territory. He'd never once eaten hearts besides those of wild animals, and those weren't meant to be his primary prey. But now... Now, he gets a taste.

He can currently be found, meeting a few Galbadian soldiers in battle, and fighting with all his might. He probably seems frenzied--and he is, just a bit. A monster, through and through. But perhaps the most horrifying thing to be witnessed is when one soldier goes down and he pounces, ripping out what can only be described as a glowing, heart-shaped crystal he quickly devours.

Yes, this. This is what he was meant for.]
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Hello, students. I am here to advertise both that I am here to aid students with computers and anything involved therein and my own class. I would quite like to see you in advanced programming! It's a good skill to have!

Private Message to Rin

How are you faring?
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Bunch of new cadets coming in, huh? Well, I hope you didn't take me being gone as a sign to go all soft or anything.

Lemme be clear -- if you're taking Survival Skills on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday, I'm not an easy teacher. I'm only going to be happy with you if you can survive with at least a fraction of the skill that I can, and that's no easy path. So if you want a teacher that isn't kicking you out of trees to make sure you can take the fall, get it the other days.

[He's... he's kidding, right?]

On the other hand, if you get through my classes I personally guarantee that you can survive being dropped naked into the jungles with no problem, so it's kind of a "you get what you train for" thing.

Whatever the way, I'm back in Garden and I'll be hanging around a while. You have any questions, come ask 'em. I'm not all that hard to find unless I want to be~.

-- Instructor Wukong

Chinese under here! )


Sep. 4th, 2012 08:54 pm
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[It had taken some time, but after enough tinkering and watching others, Rin has finally figured out how this technology works. Which is a step in the right direction, right?]

Ugh. How do you people stand this place? It is just absolutely disgusting inside out, no one seems to take any kind of manners about this place and no one seems to believe you if you tell them you deserve some form of respect. I was AM still a princess, the next in line to become ruler of the Yellow Country and yet no one around here believes a word of it! I do not appreciate being talked down to as if I am some kind of child who has not a clue as to how the world works, I have studied and I have seen things that many have not seem. I am a capable ruler and am a capable member of the royal family, I do not appreciate being treated in any different manner!

And this... this gallivanting about the place is absolutely ridiculous and uncalled for, if one is here to learn, then they should do everything in their ability to get out of here as soon as possible with all the information necessary. Instead people are leeching off the system like common beggars and making the rest of us seem just as bad. Disgusting. Absolutely and undeniably disgusting.
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[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!
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    [The video attached to the bbs post this time might be a bit odd. The subject? Is a solid black figure with glowing eyes. And he seems quite chipper!]

    Good evening, everyone. Some of you may know me, some of you may not. So I would like to introduce myself. I am Ardos, your Advanced Programming instructor. I recently returned from a mission, so I'm sorry for my absence. Like many of you, I'm from another world. I am quite good with computers, so if you require any help with them, you can seek me out and ask me.

    [The voice is like spoken through an almost digital filter, like someone cranked up the autotune on him. But that's where the video ends, and instead goes to text.]

    I seem to have missed quite a bit. Would anyone like to fill me in on recent events?

    - Ardos
    feedmyglitch: (♥ Sora: I will protect them)
    [personal profile] feedmyglitch
    [So many strangers lately. He'd taken to hiding in the library, under the desk-like structures in the back to avoid people. It only works so well, though, because he's got glowing eyes. Oops. Either way, he's curled up there right now, trying to read a book.

    Meaning there are two glowing, gold spots under the desk.]
    feedmyglitch: (♥ Sora: I don't care anymore)
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    [Ardos had been quietly scurrying around Garden the past twenty-four hours. But he hasn't been able to find who he was looking for. And that had, surprisingly, hurt. He hadn't gotten to hear what the Replica had thought of the gifts before he'd disappeared. And so now, Ardos is moping about in the quad, not wanting to be inside for the moment. He's got his knees hugged up to his chest in a dark little corner, hiding and generally being unsure of his own feelings. He's lost people he'd relatively liked before, but this is... Different, somehow. It hurts more. A lot more. And he's not sure he likes it.]
    feedmyglitch: (♥ Sora: Smirkity smirk)
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    [When the feed starts up, Ardos is tapping the camera. ...Oh, good, it's working, it seems, so he'll smile. Even though there is static often interrupting the image.]

    Greetings, Garden. I am Ardos, and it is a pleasure to meet those of you who are new. Don't be surprised by my appearance, please--I was "born" like this. I am also not a monster.

    [Well, he is, but...]

    Today, I would like to extend a hand in help. These personal computers are something I am good with. Should anyone have trouble with it, please, seek me out, and I'll see what I can do.

    [He may even try and upgrade it, should he ever find parts.]
    feedmyglitch: (♥ Sora: Um if you say so)
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    [He'd hardly admit it, really, but he had developed a fondness for Aerith. It's distant, yes, but it's what he can manage being a Heartless and all. She had, after all, accepted him as individual rather quickly--something quite unexpected. So, perhaps, when she'd vanished, it had... Bothered him, more or less. So, it's back to anonymity for him.]

    Has anyone seen Aerith? She appears to have gone missing. It is quite unlike her, and it is also quite worrisome. Has she simply gone missing? Or is she off on a mission? Perhaps she has gone home? I request more data.
    feedmyglitch: (♥ Sora: Feral grin)
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    It's been quite awhile, Garden. This time, I pose a new question to you: why is it you treasure peace so much and yet willingly forego negotiation without a thought unless it could benefit you in the long run? Do you humans believe your own ideals so superior that you must battle to prove so?

    If you were to think about it, if humans weren't such a barbaric species, perhaps you wouldn't be preyed upon by my kind.

    [As always, it's left unsigned. And yes, he realizes the irony of asking this in a military academy.]
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    [What an... interesting ordeal the past few days have been.]

    [It had pretty much taken Data Riku this long to just wrap his head around the general concepts of 'school', 'eating', and other such minuteae. Physical bodies were quite the unexpected trouble. But fortunately Dataku was a smart bugger, so he had been able to figure it out eventually, though not without his fair share of humiliation.]

    [Humiliation such as what had just happened a few minutes ago.]

    [By virtue of the data within him that concerned Sora's bank account, Dataku had thought that he was set as far as munny was concerned. But no. He had all the money he needed... except it was now a foreign currency that he had no idea what to do with. So buying one of these 'sandwich' things had suddenly become much harder, and he had needed the girl running the counter to help him sort it out. Embarrassment ahoy.]

    [So here he was now, sitting on a bench with a barely-touched sandiwch next to him, puzzling over a number of assorted colored coins. This 'gil' was so ridiculous. The 50-gil coins were the green ones, right? Or were they silver?]


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