07 February 2013 @ 03:59 pm
[Wow what the hell happened here you guys.]

Listen, I understand how some questions may be too personal for someone's liking, or how it's a little irritating to see the same question asked again, but I do not see any reason to be this upset over it. If you see something that bothers you, ignore it. Especially with something like questions. People are curious, they want to know more about the people they are currently living with. That's not something they should feel bad for, so stop being irrationally mad over it. It's not like you're obliged to answer every single question asked. You don't have to answer any of them at all if you don't want to.

And as for questions being repeated, in case anyone has forgotten, we keep gaining new people every now and then. Which means we have more people to answer questions, including ones that have been asked before.

[He sighs.]

I just really don't see why there are people mad over this, frankly it's an idiotic reason to be upset in my opinion. And those of you who are just adding to the anger for laughs, knock it off. It's immature.

And honestly, I find it a little sad that a child has to tell you guys to stop fighting over something like this.
07 February 2013 @ 05:32 pm
um... i'm sorry if this is rude, but isn't it a little silly to be angry about asking questions of each other? it's the best way to share information that might be important about our experiences here, and to learn about each other, isn't it?

i think it's fine if you don't want to answer any questions about yourself, but i want to know everyone better, too... and, um, you won't ever know if you don't ask, right?
07 February 2013 @ 03:14 pm
Good afternoon. My name is Saki Asami, for those I haven't spoken with before.

I am going to make this short and to the point: there are a lot of legitimate reasons for people to keep things about themselves hidden. They could be protecting themselves. They could be protecting someone else. They might not want to start a conflict. They might have some traumatic memories in their past that they don't want dragged out.

I'm not here to ask what anyone's history is. It's not my place to do that. It's not anyone's place to do that.

My point, and the reason I got on the network, is to ask everyone to stop being foolish with asking personal questions on the network. We don't have a lot of privacy as it is, with the administrators watching our every move. Surveys and questionnaires are only going to serve to cause conflict within our own ranks. There's enough of that here already, and we don't need more of it.
07 February 2013 @ 12:52 am

[ As is usual for Data, his message is simultaneously sent in both video and text formats. ]

There has been a weeding recently and in one week is an event known as "Saint Valentine's Day", a holiday associated with romantic love. It is an occasion in which lovers express their love for each other in a special manner, most often depending on their culture and past.

But what is love? How would you define that feeling? I have been told about love before, but it is a most... complicated emotion and no explanation I have heard truly conveyed an understanding of the feeling.
03 February 2013 @ 03:48 pm
[Feferi generally manages a smile for the network, even when things aren't going well. This time? She's not even trying to smile. She looks a mess now, though. Her hair's unkempt, like she's been tearing her hands through it, and she looks like she's thrown herself on the ground and cried for a while, then come back to one of the terminals and continued to cry.]

Ruana, you bitch. You took away - you - you -

[She breaks down in sobs again, finally catching her breath after a minute.]

There's a fresh grave with my matesprit's name on it and there are hearts everywhere. You are just throwing all of this crap right in my face, and it's probably giving you some sick kind of enjoyment. You probably watched when I went down there and cried and screamed and you laughed.

I don't care what you did to me last month and how it was supposed to teach me that I couldn't get past you or something. After the crap you pulled at the wedding and after you did this?

I will be hoping that you find someone and develop feelings for them. And then? I will hope that something happens to them, so that when you cry? I can find you and kick you when you're down. Over and over and over again, in your fucking face.

[The threat doesn't seem to help. Feferi just breaks down into tears again, hugging herself loosely until she composes herself enough to speak again]

I...I need some time. I'm sorry, to anyone I said I'd go exploring with. I just...I can't do it. Not now.
03 February 2013 @ 04:20 am
okay so two things and I'm gonna try and keep this simple
because otherwise I seriously worry how many of you are actually going to pay attention past this sentence

okay so number one-
anyone else a little worried about how excited this Ruana kid is about all this lovey-dovey stuff
everyone else saw her little show at the wedding right?
and now this hot pink and red mess of meals
not to mention all these candy hearts everywhere
none of that's sounding the fucking klaxons of 'danger, danger Will Robinson' for the rest of you?

I'm asking just in case anyone starts catching any inapprops feelings for anyone else
so I can kick back, grab some candy heart pancakes and chant 'I told you so' to the tune of Amazing Grace

number two-
can I get a Strider role call?
hell, Lalondes too why not, let's go
27 January 2013 @ 11:15 pm
[After she turns on the video, V/V picks up her guitar. She looks a little nervous.]

I thought, since everyone is kind of hurting after what the administrators did, that I would try to cheer everyone up by singing. So, this is a song I wrote.

Cut for video and translation. )

[While she's singing, she's clear and strong, but after she's done she goes back to fidgeting as she speaks.] I hope that some of you liked it. Um, that's all I had to say.
21 January 2013 @ 10:06 am
Good morning, everyone. This is Kidou Yuuto.

[Almost anyone would recognize that familiar introduction, and the boy who was sitting with his arms crossed, staring sternly into the feed. Yes, boy, that means good ol' Kidou is back to his regular self, like everyone else who was affected during the most recent experiment. And surprisingly or maybe not surprisingly, he doesn't seem as down in the dumps about what happened. In fact... it's almost as if he was pumped, his whole aura was on fire!]

I'd like to skip the formalities this time, and get right to the point of this post. [Meaning he's not going to ask how everyone is or who all had experienced what he had or what have you like he normally would after an event.]

In light of what had happened recently, I've realized a few things.

I've realized just how precious my life is.. and how precious the bonds I've gained are. Though everything is really fuzzy... while I was in that state of mind, of being there for so long, I remember feeling... empty. I didn't have a lot of friends left, and I don't think I had treasured them enough while I had the chance....

Well that's going to change.. I won't take any of my friendships for granted anymore than I already have, and I want to take this chance to say...

[And he stands up and backs away from the screen, bowing deeply.]

Thank you, everyone. I'm very grateful for all of the people I've had the chance to meet, and I'll never forget any of you, even if we have to part ways one day.

[He returns to his seat and clears his throat a little, before his eyebrows lower a bit, indicating that he's getting really serious.]

And another thing...

Everyone... don't you find it a little strange, that they would do something like raise our age and experience in the Tower for an experiment? I've noticed some people thinking that it means that we'll be in this place that long but... I don't think that's the reason for it at all.

I think they know we won't last here as long as they'd like, and they were testing to see how we would react being in there that long, because they won't get to see it by waiting. Otherwise, there's not really much of a reason to something like that. And even though the experiments they put us through are cruel and heartless... they have a reason for each one, right?

I think about that, and I can't help thinking that we're going to have a chance to leave. It gives me a newfound hope for what lies ahead, I feel like I can endure anything they throw at us, because it'll be worth it in the end. [He smiles.]

We can make it!

[He hopes this post will be able to cheer at least a few people up, and give them hope too. He's not very good at boosting morale like his Captain was, but if he can be even a little bit like him, he's sure his good intentions will get across somehow!]
21 January 2013 @ 04:57 am
[ Sending a message over the network for the first time after three months of captivity feels awkward, even for a social butterfly like she's supposed to be. But even worse is the fact that she's got to do this after such a weird experience. Then again, this is the best way to catch up on everyone she knows in the Tower.

She can't even fake a smile in this situation. Cue a blue haired girl appearing on the feed, blue eyes nervously looking at the camera. ]

Hello... My name is Sayaka Maizono for those who don't know me. There are some of you who know me certainly, so if you see this, can you please get back to me and tell me if you're alright?

[ A pause, then a sigh. ] I don't really remember much about what I've done while being in that state. What about you guys? It was so weird, and... depressing, too. Does that mean we're going to stay in the Tower for that long of a time? It's scary to think about it.

[ That's not a good impression she's making. Not like it really matters... but then, she adds. ] What do you think these noises from down below are about? It's drilling pretty hard in the lower floors, especially the cafeteria.
11 January 2013 @ 07:53 pm
[Specifically, he's in room 4-18! A very frantic bear is looking at the screen]

I-I don't like what this letter is saying! There's no way that happened! I remember bearing it all for sensei!! So hey, Yosuke, Chie-chan, anyone! Can you hear me? ... M-maybe my nose was just acting up and I accidentally went somewhere to the wrong area...

[He takes a deep breath, but leans too far backwards, still holding onto the.] AH!

[And he goes bouncing backwards out the open door before slamming into the wall and groaning] Uwaa...

[OOC: Accompanying action/log post is here if you prefer!]
08 January 2013 @ 07:31 pm
[ Nothing will be able to distress Kyouko, and for her world being destroyed? She was reluctant to believe it, however was it much better, from living within a death school?! One thing that bothered her was the collar wrapped around her neck, and what purpose it served.

It wasn't soon before long that she had found any means of communication, to find out where this place was, and what she could do about it. As the video turned on, stoic expression would be met, alongside a pale-skinned detective.

Her expression did not change, only trying her own patience and ready to speak. ]

I have questions to ask to those who happen to be watching.

[ Now she waits. ]
04 January 2013 @ 01:43 am
...Uh, if anyone's interested, I just got something from back home-

Well, how do I put it...

Is anyone interested in a special Kokeshi? It's a type of doll where I was from, so...

Yeah. Er, have a late Happy New Year greeting, I guess.

[BASICALLY IT'S THIS THING and it vibrates too so...

uh. yeah.]
03 January 2013 @ 08:54 pm
 I trust everyone has recovered from their illness. In any event, I wanted to propose an idea I I share, one that originated back in the facility:

An educational system, or a school if you will. While there are lessons on fighting by others and training your body, I believe there needs to be a system to help balance the mind, and hopefully, make those not comfortable with each other slowly ease into that state. It is a flawed idea to be sure, but nothing in any world is perfect. Not even the tower moderators.

For those that wish to join, you can find me in the library or the kitchen most often, or simply reply here. Classes aren't mandatory, but are recommended. After all, there are many children here being deprived of some education.

[Would you rather have death on the mind, kids?]

And, to those I attacked while I was hallucinating under the effects of the disease: I am sorry.
23 December 2012 @ 03:04 am
Greetings people of the tower.

[ The message is simultaneously sent in video and text formats. ]

In a few days is an event called Christmas or Noel, originating from planet Earth. Christmas is a custom that is widely appreciated by humans as an occasion to be happy and spend time with loved ones. It is tradition to reunite with family, friends and even strangers in order to celebrate and simply... 'have a good time'.

I propose for Christmas Eve on the 24th of December and for Christmas itself on the 25th of December, that we all reunite in order to celebrate the event. As I believe many inhabitants of the tower currently suffer from some kind of disease, a celebration may be especially appreciated.

I have been working on decorating the 38th Floor in that end. I believe many in this tower probably may share similar plan, it would be advantageous if we could work together so that we have a... hell of a party ready in time.

-- Lieutenant Commander Data
21 December 2012 @ 01:27 pm
[...It seems as though someone that is not accustomed to such illnesses has come down with a nasty flu. The last couple of days he's just stayed in his room, tried to get warm with the blankets around him but it was no use. He didn't understand, he wasn't supposed to get sick.... can one that was never meant to exist even get sick?

On this particular day it's the same, but... something is definitely off about him.]

If anyone is in need of some assistance due to this.... [ah, what's a good word for it?] ...epidemic, tell me and I will help in any way possible.

[Wait, this wasn't right, he's completely evil and yet he's wanting to help people? Strange!]

Do not be afraid to ask, I'll do whatever I can.... [even though he's sick himself.]
16 December 2012 @ 05:38 am
)(ey, everyguppy. It's Feferi, and I )(ave good news and bad news.

T)(e good news is t)(at the coug)(ing, sneezing, fever, and all t)(e ot)(er flu symptoms go away in about five days or so. It sucks, but it's not forever.

T)(e bad news...w)(ale. I t)(ink it's betta for everybody t)(at knows me to stay away from me for a couple days more. I'm not quite mys)(ellf yet and I don't -- okay, yea)(, SCR--EW IT. T)(e flu )(as some reely crappy side effects t)(at don't go away w)(en the sneezing and all t)(at do. I'm absolutely conc)(vinced t)(at's t)(e admins' fault, t)(e bastards.

But yea)(. I'll be fine, I t)(ink. It's just betta that I keep to mys)(ellf till I'm s)(ore I'm okay.
10 December 2012 @ 01:38 pm
[ Maya turns on the feed and stares at everyone curiously. It's been a while since she's spoken to anyone in general, and besides... this is important. ]

Hey, guys. Is anyone here planning on celebrating Christmas? I mean, if we're going to have an awesome Christmas in the tower, we should totally have some sort of party on Christmas Eve or something!

What do you guys think?
09 December 2012 @ 01:50 am
)(i, tower. I don't remember if I )(ad any plans to )(ang out with anyguppy, but as tempting as it is to dive into a pile of people and stay t)(ere, it's probubbly not so smart. I'm s)(ore it's just t)(e weat)(er and t)(e food getting to me, but I don't feel so w)(ale. I've never caug)(t a )(uman sickness before, so I don't know w)(at to do and w)(at not to do about it.

T)(e last time I reely got sick was when I caught t)( t)(at fis)( flu t)(at went around a w)(ile back, but t)(ere wasn't muc)( to do about t)(at otter t)(an to stay out of t)(e water because your gills just got gunked up if you stayed in t)(ere too long. Not being able to breat)(e t)(roug)( t)(ose sucks w)(en you're underwater. So maybe snuggling up wit)( otter people will )(elp? Or somefin...

Does anyguppy know if t)(e restaurant is open and w)(at t)(ey're asking for rig)(t now? Maybe eating somefin besides t)(ese stupid bars will kelp a little.

[ooc translation: 'Hi, tower. I don't remember if I had any plans to hang out with anyguppy, but as tempting as it is to dive into a pile of people and stay there, it's probubbly not so smart. I'm shore it's just the weather and the food getting to me, but I don't feel so whale. I've never caught a human sickness before, so I don't know what to do and what not to do about it.

The last time I reely got sick was when I caught that fish flu that went around a while back, but there wasn't much to do about it otter than to stay out of the water because your gills just got gunked up if you stayed in there too long. Not being able to breathe through those sucks when you're underwater. So maybe snuggling up with other people will help? Or somefin...

Does anyguppy know if the restaurant is open and what they're asking for right now? Maybe eating somefin besides these stupid bars will kelp a little.]
01 December 2012 @ 12:53 am
Hey, uh, this might be a strange question to ask considering our situation, but I might as well.

[There's an awkward looking teen just peering at the camera with a nervous laughter. It seemed that he's having second thoughts about asking this question when the camera turned on.]

What do you think of Christmas? W-well, since it's coming up and all...
24 November 2012 @ 02:53 pm
Hey, what the hell is goin' on? Suddenly, I can't understand people anymore and everyone's speakin' different languages and stuff. I thought we were able ta understand each other, but now it's kinda annoying.

Oi, Urameshi ya still alive out there?

Fujisaki-chan, you ain't hurt or anythin' right? I dunno what's goin' on but I can only understand Japanese. I ain't too good with English, but I can try. If ya need someone ta kick some monster ass, you can call me here.

Names, Kuwabara Kazuma.

I'm still adjustin' to this place an' all but this miscommunication shit is probably one of the things they do here right?

[ Because Kuwabara likes to talk a lot. He's getting used to the whole using a computer to speak with people. Eventually, he'll turn off the computer because there isn't much he could do except complain and kick some monster ass. ]