Oct. 10th, 2012 03:55 pm
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Does anyone have odd jobs I could take?

I'm saving up for tickets to Disney World. The plane fare is about two hundred dollars round trip, hotels for a week for two adults is another hundred, and the ticket prices are ridiculous. I have to really start saving if I want this to happen in my lifetime.

Anybody who knows Aengus-tousan knows who the second adult is in this situation, but I'd be more than willing to share a trip with someone else - I just can't afford to pay for them on my current budget.
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Hello. I'm alive. -It's over, right? I won't be attacked by him, if I go out there?

[Issei takes a deep breath.]

I rarely say this, but I think we could use a get-together.

Diarmuid-nii, Aengus-tousan- and Vriska should be back now, shouldn't she... can I come see each of you?
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[Issei's voice is breathy and unsteady. Understandable.]

...It seems I was reckless...

There are people we know - Shadows, maybe, or else brainwashed real ones - who might attack you, so, be careful. And, someone please find my body from near Caliban, don't just - leave me here.

...It was Emiya, I couldn't... I couldn't possibly hurt him.

[Issei will not be responding to this post, and action prompts will indeed find his body near Caliban with a large stab wound in his stomach.]


Sep. 3rd, 2012 07:50 pm
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So I assume that other people met with a woman in the Velvet Room, right? Did anyone learn anything interesting?

[Filtered to Diarmuid and Aengus]
Diarmuid-nii, Aengus-tousan, I... I would very much appreciate it if you could give me advice on women.


Jul. 22nd, 2012 04:10 pm
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[This video plays from 1:12 to 2:25. When it's over, Issei has one thing to say.]

...really, Prospero. Really? Of all the myriad moments that have made up my life, you chose that one?

[He sighs and turns off the camera.]


Jul. 8th, 2012 08:57 pm
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[My goodness, it's shirtless Issei and a woman.

More specifically, it's Issei looking badly beaten up and being bandaged by Saber, who mutters occasional apologies as she pulls a bandage particularly tight. Issei doesn't say anything besides grunting in pain occasionally, until a minute has passed.]

...My Persona still beat your Persona. Just for the record.

[Joint post with Issei and Saber, both will reply, yada yada.]


Jun. 29th, 2012 12:30 pm
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I'd like for everyone to report their abilities so that I can document what we're capable of. When people need healing, it would be much easier for everyone to know who they can contact for healing; teachers for the use of weapons; those who possess shelter for when shelter is required. I believe this was attempted before, but it was never made into a document to be distributed, and our numbers have changed significantly since.

Specifically, I'm looking for:

Persona abilities - relative strength, elements usable, healing abilities, the ability to sense Shadows, and ways of affecting enemy Shadows or allies that do not fall under these categories.

Other abilities - anything. Whether you are trained in years of swordfighting or if your strengths are in singing, gardening, or possessing a lot of money and a house, anything can be useful in the right circumstances.

Thank you for your time.
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[Action for Diarmuid, morning]

[Issei had almost been getting used to the idea that he would not see Prospero again, not see any of the people he met there again. He hadn't decided how he felt about that by the time that he woke up to his hotel bedroom.

Had he dreamt being home? How long had it been? And were the people he cared for still safe?

The answers to this lied clearly in one place.

Diarmuid would find his door being nearly pounded on.]

[Video, afternoon]

[Issei hesitates to speak.]

I never thought I would regret going home. When I was there, I found myself sorely wishing to be back, just to make sure that the rest of you could also come back safely. It would be unfair for me to be the only one to return.

How have you all been?


Feb. 27th, 2012 03:59 pm
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Is there really any way to run a temple or something like one from an apartment?

I'd need to make sure of that before I rent one, of course. Although I'm turning eighteen on Saturday and legally could manage it, and with my jobs I can afford to rent one, if it's impossible to do anything significant with it I might as well just stay in the hotel.

How is everyone else holding up after all of that?

[Please don't ask about him and that event.]


Feb. 9th, 2012 08:57 am
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I apologize to those I have recently directed the way of Shirou Emiya, as well as anyone who, like me, has continued interest in him being here. He's gone.

...I could really vent some frustration right now.


Jan. 29th, 2012 08:18 am
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Trey Matre. The mysterious owner of this hotel who can barely be identified after so long searching for them.

Tre Matres - the three mothers, the triple goddess. In all of history three goddesses are a recurring pattern. Whether it's three separate goddesses in a constant group - the Morai, the Norns, the Matronae - or the single goddess in three aspects - the Mother-Maiden-Crone, Hecate's three sides, the three names of the Morrigan, Qudshu-Astarte-Anat - the triple goddess is a constant part of religious history.

The Church of Three.

[Issei slams his hands down on the desk in front of him.]

These are all a part of one another. All of these are related and we are making progress. We are understanding more about our situation, we are gaining the means to do something about it!

I would be exceedingly wary of the religion known as the Church of Three.

[He reaches over and clicks the phone off.]
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Some of you were not around to hear the last mysterious message we assume came from our captors. In it, the words 'family' and 'religion' were emphasized. That was family - next could be religion.

The next full moon is on the twenty-second.

On the other hand, there is also a fondness for tying events into holidays here. And Valentine's Day is coming up. ...I'm getting my chocolate out early.


[The following people are getting obligation chocolate - that is to say, chocolate Issei bought at varying degrees of niceness. None of it's bad chocolate, though.

Diarmuid, Saber, Hakuno, Waver, Kiritsugu, Assassin, Lancer, Extra Assassin, Neah, Allen, Tatsuma, Ingrid, John, Edgeworth, Atsuro and Devola will find Issei at their doorstep with a wrapped box of chocolate for each of them.

Shirou and Vriska, on the other hand, are getting A Lot of chocolate, including some Issei made himself. Issei will also show up at their doorsteps with wrapped boxes.]

[OOC: Previous editions of this post may have indicated that the next full moon was on the seventh due to a misunderstanding.]


Jan. 22nd, 2012 07:15 am
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[Issei sounds shaken-up.]

My poor innocence... wh-what did I do so much to anger you that you had to take it away from me so cruelly, Saber?

[He isn't in a state of mind where he thinks to send a private call. For reference: Saber got him a job at a maid cafe.]


Jan. 17th, 2012 11:04 am
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[Issei seems to have rolled over and hit his phone in his sleep. You're lucky that this isn't a completely boring post, because he's also talking in his sleep.]

...don't want to make out with Kayneth... black affections... shush, Vriska...

...gloves are nice...

[He rolls over again and smacks the phone off.]


Jan. 4th, 2012 11:15 pm
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[Hey look, another drunk post. But not from who you'd expect.]

I'd like it to be known that today was a complete failure of my ability to be the responsible adu- teenager. I could blame Rider, or Vriska, but I mostly blame myself as well as how much of a lightweight I am. I should have thought this through more.

At least I know I'm affected - that's good, right?

[Although he's still not sensible enough not to use his phone while tipsy, and will probably be hitting on everyone who replies.]


Jan. 1st, 2012 10:11 pm
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[Issei looks remarkably flustered - he's blushing, at least. Despite that, he doesn't look that unhappy.]

Eridan Ampora, Feferi Peixes, and I think possibly John Egbert as well - could I speak to you? You might have better ideas than I do on this matter...

On a more general yet still related note. H-how do you overcome nervousness when dealing with, um, r-relationships?

[He turns a deeper shade of red and shuts the camera off.]


Dec. 17th, 2011 12:34 pm
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On a subject not related to Diarmuid-nii.

What holidays do you have at home? There's talk of Christmas here, of course, but I realize that not everyone may have a similar holiday in their world. I'd love to hear more about different cultures and religions - it's one of my greatest areas of interest.

Also, should we have a Christmas party, assuming that circumstances allow it?
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[Issei is knocking on his friends' doors and giving them their gifts today. Why today? He's worried about being indisposed at Christmas.

What are his gifts? Bouquets. Each with a different kind of flower. If the door isn't answered when he knocks, he'll leave the flowers wrapped up nicely by their door with a note that reads simply "Merry Christmas. - Ryudo Issei."

His gift list:
Shirou - Lilac - first love
Diarmuid - Rose (pink) - friendship
Arturia - Orchid - beauty
Neah - Gladiolus - strength of character
Tatsuma - Daisy - innocence
Ingrid - Delphinium - boldness
Hakuno - Jasmine - grace and elegance
Allen - Aster - contentment
Kaiji - Lily (day) - enthusiasm
Kiritsugu - Holly - domestic happiness
Waver - Zinnia (mixed) - thinking of an absent friend

He hopes everyone enjoys them. He spent a while picking them out.]

The new moon falls nearly on Christmas this year. If the full moon doesn't provide us with trouble, that's my next concern. ...It's something to think of, at least.
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[It's obvious from all of the blood that Issei's been in a fight. He has a large wound to his stomach - healed through Persona magic, but the blood is still drying on his clothes - and more blood drips down his face.

He looks relatively calm, however.]

Lord El-Melloi II. Waver Velvet. We need to speak, and it would be good for us to do this before your Shadow attacks me again.

I suppose this should serve as a general reminder not to go out alone at night, as well.
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[With anyone else, Shadow Issei is servile - facing off against his other self, he projects a much more malicious air. With every word he speaks, Issei grows more and more upset, denying everything.]

You came to find me? That's odd. No one ever does. No one thinks of me, even those who should treat me as an equal. Should I start with the obvious? What about Emiya?

No- Don't you dare insult-

Don't dare insult kind and brave and dearly beloved Emiya Shirou who never thinks of us? You should realize now that I would never ever insult my love, who I would do anything for. I spent years never saying anything of my feelings to him even when they were painful, because it would bother him. And in return, when it was truly important? Who knew there was a Servant living in my house and never told me a word of this Holy Grail War? That person who I respected and cared for so highly that I wouldn't say anything to anyone about him assaulting me. My love can do me no wrong, for I deserve nothing higher than to be treated so.

I don't think like that of him...

My brother was a Master, before he died. Master to a dangerous Caster Servant who I can read well enough to know that all my sibling affection has gone to waste. It doesn't matter. Because I care for them, I have no choice but to accept whatever I am dealt by them, be it death or some measure of happiness.

I wouldn't-

Is home too painful? Then let me speak of being uprooted and placed into a world where everyone is stronger and wiser and better than me, where whenever I try to help I can do nothing. Even when our dearest friend here is in pain, I can barely get him to rest for a night. I can't soothe his true pain. I can't protect him no matter how much I try to wave a sword around. I can't do anything, because the truth of the matter is that I'm useless.

Be... be quiet...

If I were stronger. If I spent more time training and less time on myself. If I listened to them more and said the right things. If I did more, then they would surely give me their affection. Or at least, if I did anything they wanted, they would have to like me a little, wouldn't they? If I did more then Emiya would treat me as a best friend, Souichirou as a little brother, Diarmuid as an equal-

Stop it! I don't want to hear any more from you when you pretend to know what I feel! You are not me!

[He'll only be replying to action tags, at least until after the fight. He's a little busy.]


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