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[Among the murmurs of strange localized weather conditions around Garden and crying over vanished hotdogs, some of the SeeDs, staff, and older cadets are looking worried, their heads together in discussion and newspapers in their hands. Some people have left clippings of two different articles around Garden, and around lunchtime, native cadet Dominique Krefft (Mean Trepie #2) takes the liberty of typing them up and posting it on the BBS:]

President Loire Suffers Cardiac Arrest; Defense Minister Named Acting President

Esthar President Laguna Loire, hero of the Sorceress War and president of Esthar for forty years, suffered a heart attack which rendered him comatose yesterday, appointing Defense Minister Raguel Stern as acting president before collapsing.

The news came as a shock to government staffers, opposition leaders, and Esthar citizens alike, as despite his advancing age, President Loire has always been given a clean bill of health during annual examinations. Preliminary reports blame a heart attack brought on by the stress of a high-stakes political meeting between Loire and several political leaders known to oppose his pro-offworlder stance, including Stern, World First party leader Damokt Gold, and General Sierna Strom.

"Unfortunately, while negotiating with President Loire on certain key platform elements, he collapsed and began writhing," General Strom said at a press conference held in the president's manor, where she and the other leaders remained to ensure a smooth transition of power. "I regret that we all believed President Loire was simply being himself to avoid a serious discussion, which delayed our efforts to seek treatment for him until we realized his condition was serious." When questioned about her black eye and reports that she had been treated for injuries, General Strom replied that, "President Loire continued to thrash for the duration of the event, striking me several times as we attempted to restrain him to perform first aid."

According to the statement released by Acting President Stern, President Loire regained consciousness just long enough to name him as acting president, and state his own intent to retire, before collapsing. No hospital responded to queries seeking the location of President Loire and his current condition is unknown.

Esthar Declares War on Balamb Garden

The nation of Esthar has declared war on the independent state of Balamb Garden.

One of Acting President Raguel Stern's first acts as leader of Esthar was to formally sign a declaration of war, which specifically names Balamb Garden as "the enemy of the nation" and calls for its immediate surrender or destruction.

In a statement originally read on Esthar radio and consequently published in the Esthar Post, the government calls for its citizens to "take arms against the off-world Sorceresses and those brainwashed into standing by them".

It accuses Balamb Garden of plotting to take over the world in these times of chaos and appeals to the international community to condemn its support of off-worlders and use of child soldiers.

Despite the conciliatory nature of President Loire's government towards the SeeD forces, anti-off-worlder sentiment has risen in Esthar since Balamb Garden forcibly acquired Galbadia Garden from Sol Invictus two weeks ago. Vlas Colban, Estharian Special Envoy to Balamb, publically spoke out against Balamb Garden after his son, a cadet at the school, was killed in the battle. This current move came as no surprise to political watchers, as Stern, World First party leader Damokt Gold, and General Sierna Strom had been meeting with President Loire to advocate this position at the moment of President Loire's collapse.

Esthar has reactivated all of its defense mechanisms such as the cloaking device hiding the nation. Train services between Fisherman's Horizon and Esthar, which have been running thrice a week since July last year, have been stopped.

[Domi won't be replying, but feel free to discuss amongst yourselves on the post or in person.]
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[A red-haired teenage girl wearing a pink, rubbery space outfit walks into the Lobby.  She comes to a stop and starts glancing around, from left to right, at all the people passing by, at the directory and upward to the elevator and the ceilng.  And then, without warning, she shouts at the top of her lungs.]


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So who's up for Secret Santa this year? The answer better be "all of you," even if--no, ESPECIALLY if--you have no idea what I'm talking about.

I'll deal with all the boring planning details, you just buy the gift!

SeeD ID#73197 Para-Magic Weapon Specialist Operative, Firearms Platoon and Magic Operative, Attack Platoon, Level 3
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[If anyone, or anypony, had noticed that it had been pretty quite lately, it was because Pinkie had been in a small coma.

Fortunately, THE SILENCE IS BROKEN! Lucky you!

Pinkie is back, refreshed with new vigor, humming a bright tune as she strolled through Garden with bags full of presents she just bought. How could she stay in bed as instructed by the doctors when holiday shopping was in order?!

She takes a seat on a bench to catch her breath.]

PHEW! Now I know why Rarity gets so tired after shopping!
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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.]
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[This morning, Twilight woke up with an inexplicable urge to practice a particular subschool of magic.

Ordinarily, she'd be concerned about showing off with a spell like this one, but since there was bound to be little-to-no reading material about the theoretical applications of gravity manipulation around Garden, she has no choice but to resort to practical use.

So, you might be seeing a purple unicorn on the ceiling today.]
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[Most people who knew him (or maybe just knew of him), knew that Zak really hated Galbadia, its Garden, and the people who ran it.

So maybe nobody can blame him for seeing this as a prime opportunity for revenge. It even seemed like he'd made plans for the day...

He'd kind of taken matters into his own hands, truth be told--a bagload of pipe bombs, well-hidden in his room. Ones that had taken just a little bit of tinkering to be properly armed.

Then, he'd gone haring off to Galbadia, through the boarding tube. Half an hour or so of unplanned destruction later (take THAT, hockey rink, with your monster-hockey-team!) finds him haring back down that same boarding tube, tossing pipe bombs like a parade participant throws candy.]


Oct. 2nd, 2012 01:31 pm
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[Tobias has been feeling a little creative lately. How? Well... he filled his side of his dorm with pictures of his family -- Grell, Espio, Marco, and even some of Whitebeard, after getting the description from Marco again -- and now he's working on the people around Garden.

If you walk through the Quad, you might feel the teen's eyes on you as you walk past. Anyone who comes into view is being drawn in the sketchbook he has, a quick little pencil drawing that none the less is enough for him to remember them by. Of course, he only knows a few people around here, so most of the drawings go unlabeled.

He's immensely absorbed in this, paying attention to little else but the paper and his current subject.]
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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[His head's pounding, and for once, it's not because he woke up with a nasty hangover. Tom carefully sits up, clutching his head as he takes a careful look at his surroundings. For some reason, he's in the Infirmary...


He's back at Garden. Those memories felt so vivid that he thought he'd been sent back home, and that he was finally able to finish what he'd started with the JSA - only to get into some kind of fight with his dad and join the All-Stars instead. It'd been a rough few months, and Tom wanted nothing more than to---than to go back to Shar, to Touma, to Chase, and to pretty much everyone he knew here. Time Compression comas sucked, and he really didn't mean to worry them.

He sighs, glancing around the room before he closes his eyes again and flops onto his bed. So much for actually being back on Earth.]


Time Compression's a bitch. Sorry if I worried any of you - I was in the Infirmary for the past week, give or take a couple of days. Never would've guessed that I was gonna go through one of those weird memory-induced comas. :/

If I missed something important, can you take an IOU? I'll make it up to you guys later if I can.

Good luck to those Cadets taking the field exam - hopefully you'll do well. I'd offer extra Boxing lessons, but I've been told to take it easy for a couple of days. Just audit my class next Quarter if you're curious - I don't really care as long as you remember to show up.

- Instructor Tom Bronson

[ooc | backdated to September 20th!]
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[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] wrnpcs
[There seems to be a festive atmosphere all throughout Garden. Why? Because it's the Homecoming Carnival! The Garden Festival Committee and their unaffiliated helpers have been hard at work all morning and when 1300 hours strikes, it's finally open for everyone to enjoy.

The directory has been reprogrammed slightly:
It also has a piece of paper stuck underneath:
Kissing booth: Turn around
Food booths: Around 1F main circle
Triple Triad: 2F bridge
Carnival games: Front gate area
Ferris wheel, bumper cars, carousel: Road to Balamb

Each stall/booth has free, more elaborate maps:
Big image! )

Have fun, Garden!]

Each attraction will have its own thread. We've listed the people running shifts in the top comments as a reminder to those who signed up; feel free to make your character a thread for their shift even if you missed OOC signups.

Characters have different shifts which allow for everyone to enjoy other parts of the carnival as well instead of being stuck manning a booth the whole night. For the dunk tank, kissing booth, food booths, and talent quest it's best to leave your character's name in the subject of their comment to start off their thread indicating their shift/time onstage.

Proceeds will be going towards building and furnishing a student lounge for fun stuff, so most attractions cost money:
Kissing booth: 2 gil per kiss
Ferris wheel, bumper cars, carousel: 5 gil per person
Carnival games (throwing/shooting X at Y, water gun race, whack a mole, skee ball, Ring the Bell, etc): 1 gil per game
Face painting: 2 gil per person
Food stalls: Snow cones 3 gil, cotton candy 3 gil, and funnel cake 5 gil; "food from your home world" up to individual characters
Dunk tank: 5 gil for 3 balls, 10 gil for 10 balls
Fortune telling: 3 gil per reading
Marriage booth: 5 gil a couple
Balloon animals: 3 gil an animal
Wandering entertainers: Donations welcome
Judgmental Claire stare: 5 gil
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.]
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I find myself facing a dilemma regarding the ongoing nominations for Homecoming.

Is it ethical for an instructor to participate in the selections in a popularity contest like this? Does it show favoritism, can it complicate working relationships with cadets through bias? Obviously the issue would be bigger if I was campaigning. I'd have leverage to bribe with if I had any inclination toward popularity contests and a lack of morals to restrain me from that behavior, but I think there's still potential for trouble if I'm too interested in voting for a student.

I'm assuming the ethics issue, if there was one, wouldn't apply to the King and Queen nominations. With those categories, I simply have to face the fact that my vote remains undecided and begin my research. I wouldn't want to be caught shying away from school spirit entirely.

-Instructor Cranston
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[personal profile] distantbird
[Raven has been crafting again, and this time she's made enough to share. Or, rather, sell.

Today, she's brought a small table to the Quad, and placed her projects all over it. There's two knitted hats, because the middle of summer is the perfect time to be selling woolen accessories, but it's mostly jewellery. Most of them are pendants, but there's a couple of rings, earrings and bracelets as well. Each has a little label on them stating the price, which could be anything from 500 gil to 5000.

However, Raven's not always been the best of salespeople, even if that is her job at home. She stands there, silently, all wrapped up in her heavy coat and scarf regardless of the warm weather, watching her fellow cadets. Nobody even gets as much as a smile from her - if anything, she seems to be frowning.
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[personal profile] hotpinkwhirlwind
[Sharpay is on a mission. Not an official SeeD mission, but one much nearer and dearer to her heart.


[A hot pink tote bag full of plays and her laptop on her arm, she marches to Princess Luna's office and knocks on the door. THEY HAVE A PRODUCTION TO PLAN.

[When this little meeting is done, she retreats to her room and busts out her wallet and a spreadsheet, shuffling receipts for a while before posting on the BBS.]

Two questions, Garden: What do you spend your allowance/salary on?

And if you wanted to save up for something big, what would you cut back on?

[Unsigned? Oh, yes. She's trying to be anonymous, or as anonymous as you can be with your ID number still showing (rendering a change in typing style a bit useless). At least not too many people would really know her number off by heart.]
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...]
timetours: (we-ell...)
[personal profile] timetours
Actually, I've just thought.

[Yes, the Doctor is just going to make a post as though he was already half way through a conversation.]

You off-world lot aren't exactly doing a very good job here, are you?

Look at you, all special and powerful and even magical, some of you, and what's Garden got to show for it? Not a whole lot! This time compression business might like to try to attract all the weird people, but you're all rather insistent on being this world's standard of normal. Which, you know, isn't actually all that normal.


Actually, that's another one.

Why do your special, off-worldy, other universe completely different laws of physics powers still even work here, because that shouldn't happen. If it's impossible here, it should really stay impossible here, unless NO! Ignore everything I just said! We already know that time and space is all squished and useless! Let's not get on the subject of realities slipping in and out of each other. Just don't be surprised if you go home and suddenly there's GFs.

What I was trying to say is that you lot need to raise awareness, and what I want to know is about your powers, and more importantly, how and why they work where you're from. Because it can't be a "they just do."


You know.

Just type stuff in.

OH! And if you don't want to talk about your special what-have-yous because of the xenophobia business, just talk about someone else's.

[Disjointed rambling is now over! Anyone who didn't get incredibly annoyed/confused/headachey, answer! Anyone who did, complain!]
alwaysfaithful: (Chris: Thoughtful)
[personal profile] alwaysfaithful
[The video feed shows a young man about nineteen wearing a uniform and sitting in the library thoughful, and a bit unsure of himself.]

Excuse me. I'm new here, and I was wondering if someone could explain to me about para-magic? I have a couple classes about this topic. Where I come from, such things don't exist except in stories as far as I know so any information about this topic would be helpful. I'm Chris.


Later on, Chris is sitting on a bench somewhere in the lobby section. He looks a little worried about something but does his best not show iot on his face.
elementofloyalty: (sonic rainboom!)
[personal profile] elementofloyalty
hey everyone

big big awesome flying demonstration outside today at noon

be there or you'll kick yourself for missing it all the rest of your days


[The skies over Dollet are blue, save for several clusters of clouds that Rainbow had quite deliberately left behind when she'd snuck out earlier this morning to clear them out and set the weather. Beyond that, it's a gorgeous day.]

[She'd also set up a sign that told people where to stand to watch the demonstration. All these buildings made it a tricky prospect, but she'd counted for them when she worked this up.]

[As the sun reaches its zenith and the hour of noon comes upon them, there's no sign of the demonstration though. From behind a building, Rainbow's been watching the crowd gather with excited glee. She gives it a minute to build suspense, then takes off--]

[The first the audience sees of her is a rainbow streak slashing through the skies above them like a comet, air roaring as it races over her body and through the feathers of her wings. Rainbow drops into a plunge, diving down to the street below and ahead of the audience area at a speed that surely is going to flatten her on the pavement -- but it doesn't. She pulls out of the dive at the last second and into the Super-Speed Strut, racing along the ground with a casual smile as if she's just out for a stroll in the park. Only her beating wings and the thunder of air betray the effort she's putting out as she rockets straight through the crowd, then blasts back into the air with such force that the road actually cracks beneath her from where she lifts off.]

[Into the sky again, and this time headed for the largest of the clouds, which she races around with rainbow contrail behind, quick hoofwork and air pressure sculpting and shaping it until it resembles a fearsome dragon, jaws dropped and wings spread, ready to pounce. Rainbow ducks behind it and whacks it with her forehooves, sending it shooting at the other cluster of clouds she'd left behind. Then she races past it, whirling around the second cloud until it resembles a pony, legs thrust back in the middle of a powerful kick -- and a second later, the dragon-cloud slams face-first into those raised rear hooves and dissipates.]

[She draws herself up proudly, savoring the moment, then descends again, weaving and turning just to show off her casual moves. Give the audience a breather, let them build up some anticipation, because compared to what's coming, most of them can only imagine...]

[Again, Rainbow pulls out of her dive, this time swooping over the cloud, forelegs extended and wings laboring as she races off down the street, accelerating with all her might as she reaches the edge of town. Just over the ocean, she pulls up sharply, then pours on the speed as she rockets towards the sky--]

[With an immense rumbling boom, brilliant, shining waves of rainbow light burst out from her, rolling over Dollet in a glorious display of color. In its wake, the pony flies a great arc over the town in no time at all. It might be high noon, and a near-cloudless sky on a beautiful day, but Dollet now has a shining, glittering rainbow arching through the skies above it.]


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