07 March 2014 @ 09:29 pm
Hi, everyone. This is Yukiko Amagi, and I think this is starting to be a ritual with me, addressing the network towards the beginning of the month...

[She laughs at herself for a moment, but quickly regains her composure. She has something serious to say, after all, and she can't say it if she's laughing at herself.]

Anyway, that's beside the point. I know that since Jason's death, the revival process hasn't been running nearly as smoothly. There's no need to hide it; I don't think there's a one of us left here that hasn't seen a friend come back hurt. I know this is going to sound harsh, but we all need to realize that it's probably not going to get a lot better in the short time we have left.

There's no need to suffer in silence, if you've come back and you're still injured. I have healing magic and I'm sure others here also have it. If you're hurt, don't keep on being hurt. Come find one of us, and we'll patch you up as best we can. All right?

[She pauses, blinking for a second.]

...it sounds so strange to say the words 'Jason's death'. It doesn't quite feel real to me yet. Is that just me, or does anyone else feel that way?

[She clicks off the feed with that question.]
07 March 2014 @ 03:44 pm
[As the feed starts, everyone can see a familiar, or unfamiliar, boy, looking quite worried. For those who don't recognize him, he probably looks like some kind of hero wannabe, with the weird hair, goggles pulled over his eyes, and the cape worn around his shoulders. The reality is, he's just a weird soccer player.]

...good afternoon everyone, this is Kidou Yuuto. It looks as though I was sent home again... and I get the feeling I've been away for quite a while. This place seems different, though I can't put my finger on why. Would anyone like to explain what has happened since I was last here?
09 February 2014 @ 06:13 pm
[The video opens to a young man dressed in purple, looking a bit anxious.]

...Oh man, I really hope this thing is working. I don't think I broke it, but it's not like the 'Gear, so I don't know if it's actually transmitting...

[He studies it for a moment before finally relaxing. An easy smile crosses his face and he leans forward a bit, actually managing to look at the camera.]

Well, if this thing's working, then hi! I just woke up here this morning, so I'd like to know what's going on. The last thing I remember is going to bed in [the Team Rocket base, but he's not going to mention that] Goldenrod, and now I'm here. I don't think this is like that weird dream everyone had - this doesn't look like that castle, after all - but correct me if I'm wrong!

[He steps back from the terminal and reaches up to absently tug at the collar around his neck. For those of you who recognize this man, it might be a bit of a surprise to see that the collar is blue.]

Oh yeah, what are these for? I definitely didn't have this on when I went to sleep. It's kind of annoying, but I can't get it off. Is there any reason for that?

[Ryuunosuke pauses, tapping a finger to his chin in thought. As he's thinking, a strange ghost floats into the frame and starts pulling faces behind Ryuunosuke's back. He doesn't seem aware of it at all.]

I think that's about it. I guess I'll be here in the library if you want to come talk to me directly, otherwise I'll respond on this thing! ...Assuming it's working, that is. I'll feel really dumb if this isn't broadcasting...

[He reaches over to shut the camera off, still smiling innocently.]
08 February 2014 @ 09:42 pm
[ Lelouch is a little upset and is just wanting to talk from outside sources. anyone's welcome to say whatever ]

...What do you think will be waiting for all of us on the other side?

If there even is "another side".

I get this feeling... That there's going to be nothing. Especially for me. I hope I'm not the only one who feels this way.

I haven't been here for very long, but I already wish I would've...

[ and he just leaves it at that. he doesn't want to say that he wishes he had been left behind - because there's Rolo here, even a Suzaku, and all the other people he has met. but he feels like he shouldn't be here. a part of him feels like he doesn't deserve it ]
03 February 2014 @ 03:58 pm
Hi, everyone. It's me, Yukiko.

I wanted to check on everyone who was on the machine the other day. Are you all right? I hope the nightmares haven't been too bad.

If there's anything I can d--

[One second, Yukiko is there, talking into the terminal screen. The next second, she's gone. The terminal keeps recording, though all it catches is ambient background noise and video from the terminal bank in the dorms.

She'll eventually be back to answer any 'where the heck did you go?' inquiries, but it won't be before the terminal cuts off.]
19 January 2014 @ 01:15 am
I've got a question.

Hadn't given it much thought before.

Has anyone ever beaten that game the terminals come with? The one where that thing is after you and you have to collect items? I've gotten up to seven, but no further than that.

[What he doesn't mention, however, is how unnerving the game gets after a while. Then again with everything he's seen it doesn't bother him as much as it used to.]
08 January 2014 @ 02:05 pm
I remembered! I remembered everything!

The shrine, the forests, the mansion by the lake, everything! And it was all dead!

[Wriggle falls back from the terminal with a sigh, having pushed her face nearly right to the screen while yelling her epiphany. With her upper half in full view you can see that she's wearing the hat of a certain gatekeeper and a pink scarf is wrapped around her neck]

You know I never thought I'd be happy to be back here but... No, happy isn't the right word. What was it? Relieved? Content? No! Argh, I can't think of it this is so frustrating! I don't know how I feel. I don't like it here but I don't wanna spend any more time in a Gensokyo that isn't Gensokyo.

[She runs her hands through her hair and looks away from the screen. Absentmindedly she starts to pull and fidget with her collar as she thinks about what to say next. If she carries on like that all that's going to come out is incoherent yelling but when she speaks again her voice is a notch quieter]

Hey... Um, listen. I know that even when I was here before there was stuff happening that was really beyond me. There are some people that know a lot, right?

[Again she pauses, swallowing her fear before finally asking]

Is there any way to make everything go back to the way it was? I know that's a lot to ask. I mean, to fix so many buildings and revive so many people and plants and insects... Even if there's no way to turn everything back to normal is there at least a way to start things growing again? Even if everyone I knew is really dead for good, if we can start again, make new friends, I think that'll be enough...

[For such a little youkai she's had a lot on her mind but when she's finally said her piece she feels a little better. Resting her chin in her hands she regards the screen with a somewhat distant expression]

So what happened when I was away? Something must have, I'm not sure how long I was gone but it felt like a long time. Is there anyone I used to know still here?

Oh yeah, and whoever left that scarf in my mailbox thanks a lot. It's a lot colder than I remember it.
07 January 2014 @ 09:02 am
[Lysandre found the whole concept the the video network to be rather interesting, as the technology was very similar to the Holocaster. Something he had developed himself within Lysandre labs. Right now, he was facing the screen, whilst running his hand through Pyroar's mane. If anyone catches a glimpse of the Pokémon, he comes across as a large lion, with a similar mane of hair to his master. Lysandre values freedom and had allowed his Pokémon free, after finding his Pokeball within a case close to his bed, on arrival. Lysandre never liked keeping his Pokémon within Pokeballs for too long. He had questions and wondered who else dwelled within the prison.]

Can anyone answer me some questions, for I am new to this tower. My name is Lysandre and I come from a world known as Kalos, where people and Pokémon exist with one another. [He pauses, thinking on his next question.]

The collar around our necks; what is the function for these devices? Is there any way to remove them? If so, are there consequences? [He turns to Pyroar to see the Pokémon's concerned face. He could tell that Pyroar didn't like being within the Tower, just as his master didn't.]

Also, does anyone else know why we are here and if there is any way to escape from this place? Escape might be a rather strong word, but this whole tower feels to me as if were are prisoners here. I have not been long but I have made several studies of this tower. If anyone can help me out, it will be most welcome to me.
12 December 2013 @ 01:03 am
[There's a Neal on the network in a red scarf and hat, looking awkward.

He's been avoiding the network since his anonymous meltdown, but no time like now, right?]

I, uh, wanted to thank whoever sent me these last month.

If you're out there.
24 November 2013 @ 07:21 pm
[Typing comes slowly to Gilles, who never used a keyboard in his life, and whose fingernails are almost more like claws than human nails. Nevertheless, these shortcomings aside, a conversation with Lancer and the example of the anon meme have given him an inadvisable idea. He is about to join the proud ranks of those who have asked for love advice on the Tower Network.]

my friends!!

i come to you to ask your advice ! i believe i might be in love but how do you you tell if oyu are?? if iam how do i maek my intentions knowN? please advice me as to what i should do?

my thanks!

[Also, as Gilles is big and obvious and takes ages to dramatically type his replies, it is quite possible for one to encounter him in the library, where he is eagerly awaiting replies that may assist him in his hour of need.]
14 November 2013 @ 10:21 pm

[The feed opens on a rather young woman, standing with her arms crossed and whip in hand. She doesn’t look very pleased.]

If any of you have an actual explanation for what this place is, or for what reason we’ve come here, please come forward now. I find it difficult to believe that that this ‘tower’, however you fools call it, is not an elaborate ruse created by some fool who is unaware who he’s dealing with.

[Edgeworth can be seen standing right behind her with his arms crossed and a frown on his face.]

Franziska, while I honestly cannot blame you for thinking that I have gone completely insane, I assure you that any answers you get on the network will be exactly the same as mi-[Yep. That comment results in a whip from Franziska - WHICH HURTS DAMMIT.]IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINE!

[As Franziska withdraws her whip, Edgeworth grabs his shoulder, wincing in pain. Boy, he is going to feel sorry for Franziska and the many people who will become her whip victims for telling the truth.]

As I said, if anyone can come forward with a less foolish explanation than my brother, please do so now. I will be waiting in the library on the third floor. That is all.

[Both Edgeworth and his rather infuriated sister can be found in the library. Come and join them if you want to be whipped give the poor girl some information

Replies will be: Poster> Franziska > Edgeworth.]
04 October 2013 @ 09:36 pm
What do you do when you wake up to realize that you're once again entirely alone?

A promise of change that never happens. In this place, of all places, I was almost happy again. I could have been happy again.

But then I woke up. And I was once again completely alone.

How do you go on from that? Is it even possible?
22 September 2013 @ 12:40 am
Well hey everyone, it's been kinda quiet lately hasn't it? I don't know about all of you but a lot sure has happened since I got here, so all this quiet is a little weird. Especially after fighting all the Risen for a while back home, but hey they're all supposed to be gone now, aren't they?

[Henry clears his throat a bit, and those who happen to be very good at reading others might notice that his ever-present smile tightens just a little. It's not quite forcing it, but there's definitely something on his mind.]

So because of all that I just said, I gotta ask a question. Has anyone seen a woman named Robin? Usually wears a big purple coat that might be a bit too big for her, and her collar is blue. It all kinda matches. Anyway, I haven't seen her the last few days and because nothing's happened, maybe one of you know something. Or maybe even hurt her!

[His smile widens a bit, and there's no mistaking the tinge of malice to it. A warning.]

And if it's that, I'll make sure you pay, oh yes someone will pay. Thank you~.
19 September 2013 @ 05:15 pm
This is Minato Arisato. I’ve been absent for the past month due to being sent home. Would anyone mind filling me in on what happened while I was gone?

[He already have the basics from Yu. But what if his roommate was unaware of other things? Hence the question.]

For a lighter question, what are some of your favourite activities/hobbies?

[A seemingly innocent, useless question. But it’s a topic Minato purposely choose for this just to talk to people, either via text or audio or just face to face. As long people talks, he's happy.]
13 September 2013 @ 06:10 am
[Okay, this has been bothering him for a really long time. Even back in his world, he didn't know the answer. So he just has to ask flat-out now, since he can't find a book in the library about it.]

Okay so.

Who the heck is Icarus?

[... Yep. That's it.]
Uhmm.... this may sound really awkward and out of the blue but Darr-- my husband's birthday is in October and uh, does anyone know how to make a cake?

Like a legit cake, not the kind you get out of a box and it has to taste... well good?

[ god this is so awkward. She can't even say this without sounding like and idiot. ]

I don't want to give him food poisoning and I really want to give him something for his birthday, even if it'sa little bit in this hell hole....

I'll owe you anything. Just name it. Really.... please? A girl could use some help with learning how to be a good .... well wife... I guess.

....god this is awkward.

[ With that Ishtar's face flusters a bit before she cuts the feed. ]
02 September 2013 @ 08:31 pm
[ Sealand’s face can be seen, very close to the screen, his expression bewildered yet somewhat excited. He's on the terminal closest to room 1-20, and he might seem familiar to anyone in the tower who knows England. The only real differences between the two are his somewhat tamer hair, his blue eyes, and the fact that he looks no older than twelve years old.

Oh and guess who totally hasn't read either of those important letters by his bed yet? Who needs to read when it's finally his birthday. He's pretty proud of himself for having figured out how to use the terminal without any help. Technology can help him out here!


This is the weirdest birthday surprise I’ve ever had and I don’t know if I like it yet. It’s for a party, uh, right? A surprise party? …Here, for me? This is a strange place for a party, but it’s okay, there must be some reason for it!

I bet my dad organised it! Is he here? And Fin and Wy and everybody? Is this like a game? Is there a cake?! And why did you change me into this suit thing? It's weird.

Anyway, I’m forty-six years old now, you know, I'm practically ancient and more than ready for true nationhood! I hope I have lots of presents and you’ll all take the opportunity to realise how much I’ve grown!

Oh, also, I think this computer’s broken. I can’t find the internet link and I need to get on facebook! I should have lots of birthday messages!
30 August 2013 @ 06:58 pm
For the purpose of this post, I will be referring to the first year mentioned here as Year X, the second as Year Y, and the current year as Year Z. I will also be referring to the months by their numerical place on the calendar rather than their names. This is so that I can ensure comprehension by a wide audience in the tower, no matter what year they are from or what the calendar of their world is like.

I'd like to call the attention of the following people:

● anyone who arrived in the tower earlier than this date exactly two years ago; the thirtieth day of Month 8 in Year X.
● anyone who participated in the experiment during Month 9 of Year X.
● anyone who played in the entirety of the game during Month 2 of Year Y.
● anyone who played in the entirety of the game during Month 6 of Year Y.
● anyone who participated in any experiment or game during Month 7 of Year Y.
● any competent hacker who feels a little helpful.

I am not asking anything dangerous of you. I simply have a little project I'm working on, and I require assistance with filling in some of the blanks.

[ ooc| muns can refer to the plot guide to see which months/events England is talking about! ]
25 August 2013 @ 02:01 am
We are, all of us, growing volcanoes that approach the hour of their eruption; but how near or distant that is, nobody knows — not even God.

[ A pause, after reciting an old quote from a certain philosopher Wilhelm may or may not have an attachment to. There's some soft music playing in the background, but the volume, for once, is turned down to where it's barely audible, just loud enough for a listener to know that it's there. ]

This Tower has endured much. The revelations of our true nature here, the Promethean fall of Dax, and the fate of our worlds...

[ Yes - Wilhelm admits he was wrong about the worlds. It appears the Administrators mislead him. Well played, well played. ]

Though there is but one detail that still eludes me. Something I believed inconsequential to the grand scheme, until now.

What exists outside of the Tower?

[ Yes; there is a reason he is asking this. He leans back into his seat, in his small corner of the library he claimed as his own long ago. Those that regularly spoke with him knew where to find him. ]
Current Music: Siegfried's Death and Funeral March - Richard Wagner
Current Location: Tower Library, Floor Three
09 August 2013 @ 11:17 pm
[Ryoji wasn't often seen using the network. In a place such as this, there was too much to do and too little time to spend on the terminals, unless it was to check for information. That had been Ryoji's main reason for paying attention to the network, and he hardly responded lately, after his last message went awry.

Today, though, he's gained enough confidence to turn back on the feed again. He's looking a little cheerier than usual, though that may not be completely genuine. He's not really happy... yet. But he's hoping with this message that maybe he can have some conversations that will help him cheer up, and more importantly, cheer up others in the process.

He offers a small wave and then begins to speak.]

Hi, everyone! I know this may seem to be out of nowhere, but I have a question. You see, as strange as this is going to sound, I didn't get a chance to stay very long in my original world, and because of that, there are a lot of things I've never experienced. I know here, there isn't much opportunity to try new things, but I don't mind that.

I think hearing about something is sometimes just as interesting as experiencing it yourself.

So, if you wouldn't mind, I'd like to ask what you did for fun back home! I can understand if it's hard to get yourself in the mood, or if you don't really want to share something personal, but I think swapping stories could be a mood booster. We need some of those lately.

If enough people share, then maybe I'll even tell you a secret story of my own! It's pretty embarrassing though, so my lips are sealed for now.

[He chuckles softly, but there is evidence of a blush...]

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