[The camera switches on to a midshot of Mikuru, in civilian gear rather than cadet uniform or her battle waitress costume, clutching a small notepad with shaking hands. She looks kind of scared, too, but tries to perk up when she realizes the camera's recording.
[She clears her throat and tries again.
] Hello, everybody! [That smile's a bit better than before. Public speaking's scary, okay? Even on camera instead of in front of an audience.
] I'm Mikuru, apprentice leader of the Garden Festival Committee, and I have a few announcements to make!
First, the winners of our recent date auction for the Centra orphanage: [She picks up another piece of paper and reads from it.
]( #WINNING )
We raised almost four thousand
gil for the Centra orphanage, so thank you very much for your support, everybody! We hope you enjoy your dates.
Also, a reminder about the Homecoming carnival and dance approaching! The carnival is on Friday, with food from the different worlds, games, and activities set up all around Garden.
[Mikuru flips the page, puts down the pad and holds up a map for a moment:
]( Cut for THE MOST BEAUTEOUS MAP. )
[When she puts it down, she smiles, looking a little embarassed.
] Don't worry if you missed that! We'll have the carnival map up on the directory, and we'll also hand out maps around the carnival.
We'd like to thank everyone who's volunteered to run or be part of a booth so far! It's not too late to volunteer; we'll still be holding signups in the cafeteria today and tomorrow. After classes tomorrow, we'll let you know when your shift will be!
If you can sing, dance, play an instrument, or do anything else special, the carnival will also include a talent quest in the quad! The most talented performers as judged by the art and music appreciation instructors, Bro Strider and Sharpay Evans, will perform at the homecoming dance!
[Mikuru flips the page over again.
The dance is on Saturday night in the ballroom. There we'll be voting for the Homecoming Court, so think long and hard about who you want to be your Homecoming King, Queen, Prince, and Princess! Also, each club will be represented in the Homecoming Court by a Beau and a Sweetheart, that is, one boy and one girl, so it's up to the members of all active clubs to decide amongst yourselves!
[A new page.
The GFC will be meeting at 7PM for the next two nights to set up booths, decorations, props, and much more. It's a very busy time of year!
[Mikuru flips the page and looks surprised at it before looking back up to the camera with a smile.
That's all for today! I hope to see you all at Homecoming!
[She leans forward to turn the camera off.
](OOC: Hey GFC kids! Whether you play out helping the GFC or handwave it is totally up to you. ♥ Also, a note for talent quest participants: IC signups will be on the day but for ease of MC-ing, we're having an OOC signup thread here.)