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25 January 2012 @ 12:01 am
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Good afternoon.

It has been a while since the new Quidditch teams were announced, and since I have not yet heard from anyone on Team 3, I was wondering if we could get together to meet. It would be good if we could become acquainted with each other, and we also should decide on a team name, a captain and determine when we are able to meet for practice.

For those I have not before met, my name is Minato Arisato, and I am your Keeper.

If those of you on Team 3 could contact me and let me know when you would like to meet, then we can determine a time and place that will work for all of us. Thank you for your time.

[ Minato is very calm and straightforward about announcing all of this to the commuter from his seat at one of the tables in the Gryffindor common room. And when he is done, he nods to the commuter and turns the feed off to go back to studying while waiting for any replies. ]

((ooc: If you guys want me to backdate this to assume that people got in contact sooner, let me know! I'm flexible. :) Also, I don't know if everyone on team 3 can actually access LJ right now, so I'll definitely see about sending messages to everyone on the team this weekend, just to double check.))
[ The video activates with a bit of a jostle, turning on to give a view of gold eyes before it pulls away and settles on a nearby surface. Now, Ed is fully visible as he goes about braiding his hair. ]

So, uh, 'pparently I had quite a nap.

[ A light snort and Ed reaches over to grab his wand. Giving it a flick, his hair continues braiding itself before the tie floats up with a simple levitation spell and ties around the base of the braid. ]

Al's given me as much of my missing notes as possible, but if anyone's got them for a few of my other classes, I'd appreciate it.

And since I managed to miss Christmas—

[ He leans back a bit, settling into what's clearly one of the many chairs inside the Gryffindor common room. ]

I got some presents for a few people. A little late, but better late than never, right?

[ A beat and he gives a crooked grin. ]

Anyway... what'd I miss?

[ ooc: For Suzaku and Rin, a small selection of Weasley's Wizard Wheezes joke products. For Kallen, a small, decorative red amulet. For C.C., pizza ingredients. For Lelouch, a copy of Important Modern Magical Discoveries, and finally, Al's gift will be given to him personally later on: a small white kitten. ]
16 January 2012 @ 06:26 am
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[After exploring the contents of the trunk at the foot of her bed Nunnally reads over the letter several more times, hoping that each time she'd find something new that will actually make sense, as though the words could somehow suddenly twist and re-form into something resembling the reality she knows. She turns then to the communications device she'd found nearby, but looking over the entries on that only leaves her all the more confused. This is all so— strange. Impossible. But at the same time she is here. She's standing here, in fact. She can either try to deny it or simply accept what information she has and move on in an attempt to find out what to do next.

After a moment she realizes that she's accidentally triggered an audio recording while toying with the device, though to this point it wouldn't have picked up anything more than rustling sounds and breathing. Now, however, there's a soft, startled gasp followed by a quiet laugh as she's amused by her own reaction.]

Oh! I beg your pardon, I just arrived and I'm... unfamiliar with this, and how it works.

Hello, anyone who may be listening. My name is Nunnally, and I seem to have just arrived here. I feel like I have a great many questions but don't know where to begin, though I presume that's normal, if everyone else arrived in the same fashion?

[She hesitates briefly, then a smile is distinctly audible as she continues.]

Is there perhaps anyone kind enough to show me around? You would have my thanks, if so.
14 January 2012 @ 07:23 pm
{{ →!text | Private to Aoko and Ran }}

I have one sick detective that's not listening to reason so I'm dragging him to the hospital wing. Any help I can get would be appreciated.
14 January 2012 @ 01:09 pm
[There is something a little off about Conan today.  It might be because he is moving and speaking more slowly than usual.  Perhaps it is the faint blush of fever on his face or the hoarseness of his voice.  Whatever it is, he seems determined to ignore it as he stares determinedly at the skateboard on the table in front of him.]

I wonder- [He breaks off into a fit of coughing.]  

I wonder if anyone can recommend a good book on the flying charms used on broomsticks. I have some ideas I want to try.

[ooc: False alarm.  I won't have to go on a hiatus after all. In them meantime have fun with Conan and his horrible excuse for an immune system.]
[ The feed flickers on and suddenly there's the Black Lake and a high-pitched squeal and a girl with flailing limbs. The girl, as it turns out, is scrambling out of the ice cold lake as though it were boiling oil, soaking wet and crawl-stumbling her way up the green before -- "Oh--!" -- she stops and grabs the commuter from its resting place against a tree, causing a violent bit of shifting while she climbs. ]

[ Then, a beat as the screen is covered by something. Followed by the static of movement and some rambling: ]
Okay, Rapunzel, just calm down. Just… What was it doing in there? I mean, obviously I can see why it was in there because it needs to breathe and move and swim and all that. But even if it were just completely harmless and super friendly, I'd feel so much better knowing-- Just-- Why was it in there!? There are people and fish and…and…!

[ Now we're back, and not a moment passes before the young woman comes into view again. Well -- drops into view. She's hanging upside down at a rather bizarre angle with her face pressed riiiight up against the screen. ]

And other things!

[ Again the device pivots wildly until both Rapunzel and the lake are equally distributed across the screen, which shows how she's twisted up in various bits of something that she's used to create a sort of hammock in the tree. Which would be aces except the hammock is made of hair. Loads of hair. Like, an inhuman amount of freaking hair. And it's hers. ]

Oh... Ahah. [ Her smile is tentative, sheepish, though not shy. The smile of a girl wanting to appear more confident than the situation allows for (she's still trying to get used to the idea of so very many people, and the fact that she is so very not at home doesn't help). Also, it is freezing. ] I'm...not doing this wrong, am I? It's just-- [ a cough, an upturned nose ] There is a massive… something in the lake. Like, really massive.

Just. Just so you know.
12 January 2012 @ 03:25 am
[So hey Magicdraftees, your friendly neighborhood Russia here again. Or, it seems like it is, really the only thing you can see on screen at the moment is a whole bunch of spiraling branches and leaves.

That's right, Russia's in a tree.

After a few seconds he shifts the commuter and grins into the camera.]

Privjet, everybody! Russia here, just here to say that I have claimed this tree for the motherland. That's right, this tree I'm residing in is now mine. Do what you see fit but I will reject any opposition! You are welcome to join me if you feel like it, however.

[Yeah, Russia has gone of the deep end. He's claimed one of the larger trees around the lake as his, and will be boycotting Hogwarts in general. Have fun~]
10 January 2012 @ 06:22 pm
[As the video starts, it looks like Suzaku is in a good mood. Which he's been in since the holiday season, fighting with Kallen aside]

Looks like I made one of the new quidditch teams. Its seems a bit strange that we'll be going up against members of our own houses, but its all a game, so its not a big deal. [Its not like he cared much for the whole House sorting thing to begin with.] It should be fun either way.

And to everyone else on Team One, I'm Suzaku Kururugi, and I'll be your Seeker. We should probably get together before the next practice and get to know each other a little bit... and we should probably pick out a better team name.
09 January 2012 @ 10:46 pm
[The feed comes on violently as the communicator is wiped clear off the bed. Nothing can be seen except the ceiling and the unmistakable colors of green and silver draperies. There's a stamping of bare feet about the floor and the sound of the lid of a trunk closing with a rather loud thud. Panicked breathing, the sound of paper rustling and then, well, a face comes into view as the communicator is lifted off the ground and set on the nightstand.

Meet Alois Trancy, Hogwarts. A newly arrived and sorted Slytherin Second Year student. His bright blue eyes are wide and panicked and his pretty blond hair is a mess. He seems to be in a white nightgown too, reaching down to his knees. In his hand there's a wand and the other, his very own letter from Dumbledore.]

I-I'm a WIZARD?!

[It's a loud shout, containing a mixture of glee, anger and uncertainty - quite the mixture really, as he slaps the letter with the tip of his wand.]

Right here, that's what it says. I can read well enough. But this is ridiculous-! I thought fairies maybe, would've been the cause and spirited me away, but it's bloody wizards and witches...and I'm one too?!

[He's still breathing quickly, almost panicked as he lets the letter fall from his fingertips, but his grip on the wand is strong. The robes he's been given are strewn out across the mattress of his bed in a complete mess, but he pays them no attention.]

Claude-! [He tried calling before all of this, as soon as he'd woken up. But it'd been to no avail. The demon butler just wouldn't answer his call. It's infuriating, really.] Houhe o taraluna, Ron de rotarel...I want my Claude. This isn't fair!

[It's clear the young boy is completely and utterly torn over what to think and feel, let alone do, thus in a spontaneous burst he whisks the communicator off the night table and darts out of the bedroom, still only in a nightgown and with his wand clutched tightly in his hand.]

[ooc: Feel free to run into Alois as he runs about in his nightgown, bare feet and clutching his wand like a crazy person. He doesn't really know where he's running to so...|D yeah.]
"Hi everyone..! I just finished looking at the results for Quidditch tryouts!" Oh did she now? She's got quite the grin on her face, and she's hiding something in her hands... "Congratulations, Kaito..! I made something for you..." That smile got dangerous. "Since you wanted to see me so badly... Regardless of the rules..." Oh dear that smile is getting DANGEROUS.

"I made a box for your pen and inks..!~ I'll be very upset," she continues, holding it to the screen, "If you decide to not use it...!" Most are probably wondering what's wrong with the box. It was clearly transfigured to be inlaid with brightly shining stones of some sort in the wood.

Kaito will know though.

When he sees the swimming fish on the lid.
07 January 2012 @ 01:42 am
[So hey guys, guess what today is? That's right, it's Christmas again!

Russian Christmas that is.

Have a certain cheery nation on your commuter again. Russia's in the common room, just chilling out for the moment. In a while he'll don the mantle of Ded Moroz, since obviously nobody else here is ready for that kind of commitment, and go about sneaking the presents he'd made into his friends/allies possession. As it is, he waves at the commuter and grins.]

S Rozhdestvom! Merry Christmas, everyone! Nobody here probably celebrates Russian Christmas, but I figured I should just wish it to everyone anyway. I am hoping you all had a good holiday. Mmhm, that is all I think, so do svidaniya.

[He shuts the commuter off with a click and eaves the masses to their mostly Russia free day.]

[[ooc: For reference, this is a list of all the sweet loot Rus is giving out:
  • Terezi is getting one (1) rather large knitted scarf in a certain shade of teal. He can't leave his gossip buddy hangin'.
  • Hungary, his lovely ally, is getting a rather large amount of illegal pranking items (go wild) and a pair of really warm gloves in gryff red.
  • Austria is getting some books on charms that he didn't notice in the library. They might not exactly be light-friendly. Shhh.
  • Marco is getting a Matryoshka painted with little oceans and ships instead of the traditional style. He might find that the bittiest one has him on it.
  • Latvia, hey, you, yeah he totally finagled some vodka out of some sellers. Enjoy it.
  • Liechtenstein is getting a book on magical knitting and embroidery.
  • Eridan is also getting a scarf, though his is in a certain shade of purple and it might be because Russia figures he was enough of a dick to him when he first showed up.
  • Japan gets a snazzy pair of mittens and a scarf and some pranking materials as well. Live a little, man.]]
Wherever Noa is, he isn't completely sure. He's taken to wandering the halls when he has free time to get to know the place more, but he seems to have gotten lost somewhere in the dungeons...


On goes the voice-com then- "I don't suppose anyone has ever bothered to make a map for this place..? I seem to have misplaced myself..."

Bit of an understatement. One would think there would at least be lights here...
02 January 2012 @ 08:21 pm
Out of curiosity, can we get in trouble for going into another house?

[Well... Kaito got bored. Again. But now that he's successfully created some confusion and STILL has some free time he's just hanging out by the entrance to the Hufflepuff common room waiting for someone to come by and reveal the secret, let him in, or Aoko to come out.]

[Until then, however, he's just going to continue shuffling his deck of worn cards leaning against the wall with a cap on his head. It may look like he's completely oblivious to anything going on at the moment but rest assured he is very much on his guard]
02 January 2012 @ 08:32 am
[Blackfire allows herself a good stretch]

Is the calendar accurate? Far be it for me to tell my body that it can't have the beauty sleep it wants, but missing several weeks is a bit much. I suppose it must have been the magic here. Better a long sleep than insomnia, I suppose.

[She offers a little smile. Logically, she should be freaking out about this more, but she doesn't really see the point. Shouting Tamaranean obscenities and uttering death threats wouldn't change a thing. Besides, sometimes it's better to use a little charm. This is one of those times.]

Would some kind, generous and absolutely wonderful person mind loaning me their notes so I can get caught up?
[The infirmary is just as festively decorated as the rest of the school and common rooms. Anyone familiar with the Elric brother knows that the older of the two boys has been unconscious ever since the Dementor attack late last month. Every day around the same time (about an hour after dinner), he arrives to spend some time besides Edward's bed side and as the video feed starts recording, a bright crimson cloak with a pitch colored flamel is draped over the body of his sleeping brother. His brown eyes shift away from the bed and to the device and after a slow breath he smiles and begins to talk.]

I saw a lot of presents down in the common room this morning. Edward and I even received things from home.  See?

[The feed pans away from his smiling face and towards the infirmary bed to show off that bright red cloak. It lingers only for a second before returning to his face.]

Brother used to wear this back home all the time. Funny thing is, I'm the one who got the coat... a bigger one since I've grown. [He blinks for a second, laughing nervously as his eyes drift back towards Ed.] Don't tell him though. He'll probably get angry when he finds out he's getting his little brother's hand me downs.

Anyway... I hope everyone had a good holidays. The new year is coming up pretty quick... we've been here almost 3 months now. Hard to believe right? Would anyone happen to happen to have experience cutting hair? Mine's pretty long... but it's not really my style. Would anyone be up for giving me a trim? 

(OOC: Still technically on hiatus, but I'm trying to get back into the groove of things, not to mention it was the holidays and I wanted to share in the presents and the festivities. Still slowly back tagging everything ilu guys.)
29 December 2011 @ 05:12 pm
[ Minato has moved far enough away from the librarian's main haunt to avoid getting too glared at while he makes thie post, but he's still going to speak quietly to avoid attracting too much attention. ]

I was wondering if anyone had any experience in charming electronics into working. I have a music player and headphones I would like to get working again, and while I have found some references in books, if there's anyone who could offer helpful suggestions or guidance, I would be most grateful.

[ And he is sure to briefly lift the player that dangles around his neck and the corresponding headphones as he mentions them to indicate to any watchers what, exactly, he's talking about. ]

I am currently in the library, though I can move to another location if necessary.

... thank you.
[When the Commuter turns on, it shows a familiar fiery redhead in her usual resting spot on a squashy armchair at the Gryffindor common room. Right next to her is a small stack of individually wrapped presents, each of varying size and shape, and she's idly dangling the winglike key in front of her with the attached strap in between fingers. What's noticeable is a faint smile on Kallen's face and another present on top of her lap, appearing to be bigger than the other gifts and with an unknown shape. Also, she's hugging said lumpy gift with one arm, giving it a light squeeze.

She looks to be in a fairly good mood unlike her last two broadcasts.]

To think I'll be in the holiday spirit in a place like this. Might as well enjoy it while it lasts. Besides, I have these gifts to give out to people.

[A light snort as she lowers the key that's around her neck and lets it go.]

Whatever, no use thinking about the unknown too much. Talk about pointless distractions.

[Then a sigh.]

... Merry Christmas, everyone.

(OOC: Presents are for Lelouch, Minako, Ed, Al, and Otoya, but if you want your character to receive something from Kallen, do let me know via PM. \o\ Descriptions of what's inside the gifts will be in the comments.)
28 December 2011 @ 01:22 pm
[Ran Mouri appears on video, appearing a little bashful. Her eyes cast to the side, and she shifts uneasily.]

Uhm...I'm sorry, but...I think I broke one of the sinks in the girl's lavatory...?

[She blushes. She doesn't like talking about this sort of thing.]

Does anyone know who I should go to to report a maintenance problem..?
27 December 2011 @ 12:25 pm
[Netherlands just settled in his room and whatnot, but he still doesn't understand all the aspects to the school or why he's really here. He's an empire and has a lot of things to do... so going to school like a boy meant to be a scholar is really not his thing.

Anyway, he's just going to sit on one of the staircases. He has no idea these things actually move around. He either looks very annoyed, deep in thought or bored. It's hard to read how he's feeling in general.]
26 December 2011 @ 10:14 pm
Oh my! How time flies. It was quite strange to arrive here so suddenly, but I'm rather enjoying my time here. Ah... except things can be awfully strange at times. Has anyone see the disappearing step? Oh I just found it yesterday, what a startle that was! And after I was warned of it even. There are so many mysteries here. I'm going to keep looking for them.

Ah.. and before I forget, uhm. Does anyone know how to sew?
23 December 2011 @ 08:35 pm
[The handwriting that appears today is neat and comes slowly, as the person responsible is still trying to process all of this. It's not that Yu isn't used to alternate worlds and all, it's that he never expected to fall into one while being punted off a cliff before.]

My name is Narukami Yu, and I'm new here. As I understand it, I will be attending this school now to learn magic. If anyone could provide more information as to what is going on, I would appreciate it.

[Those in the Gryffindor third year boys dorm are now treated to a tall young man... wearing bright fuchsia swim trunks. Someone let him know about his new uniform fast.]
21 December 2011 @ 11:08 pm
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[ooc: reminder that troll text permissions post is here, for any who would rather avoid it in replies]
[Kaito is more than happy to have Aoko at school. He's not so thrilled that they aren't in the same class but she should be safe with the brat around. He's been a good boy and stayed out of trouble for the most part and of course that just wont do. He needs his morning exercise and there's something he hasn't done in a very, very long time.]

Hey Aokooo~ [He approaches the shorter girl with a grin.]

[Aoko turned.] Eh? [...That grin could not mean anything good.] Kaito?

[No, no that grin probably isn't good but he's not letting on to his motives just yet.] Your first day of school isn't it? I could walk you to all your classes so you don't get lost. [Griiiin]

[A laugh.] Hahaha... I don't think I'll get lost..! It can't be that hard to find your way around right? [Oh Aoko... So innocent...]

I don't know Aoko, the staircases like to move and some of the people in portraits try and confuse the new students. I got hugged by a suit of armor on my first day. [he gives her a dramatic sigh before perking right back up.] But! I can show you a neat trick you'll probably learn soon!

[. . .] Trick..? [Also everything he just said, wh-what-!?]

It's really easy~ And fun! [That grin is turning so mischievous as he's suddenly got his wand out.] Want to see?

[He mutters a small incantation before a small gust of wind comes from his wand and, wouldn't you know it, he was aiming right at her skirt]

Hi-HIHHHAAAAAAAAAAA!! [WH-WH-WHAT-! Give her a moment to quickly recover before...] B-BAKAAAAAA!!!


[She tries to hit him with whatever is on hand.]

[Swing and a miss! Kaito is already dashing away, Laughing like a maniac]

White, Aoko? I love little bow!

[Where's the nearest polearm- Aha! Suits of armor..!] KAITOOOOOOOO…!! [She's chasing you with the flat end of a spear Kaito. RUN.]

[And run is exactly what he does! And somewhere along the way his commuter gets jostled-it happens, there is a very random assortment of stuff in this pockets and something probably bumped the record button- so Hogwarts can hear the whole exchange-]

A-Ahouko! That's a spear!


I do that all the time! [probably the wrong thing to say, but hey.] You never came after me with a spear before! You could kill me!

[Still chasing, likely to the amusement of any watching/listening.] I'll only hit you with the flat end..! Then you'll get a bruise, just like you deserve..! [Oof, so angry...]

Ah come on Aoko! You can't honestly-[Still running and just like before, something brushes against the record button and the feed ends]

(( ooc: This was a joint post with Aoko(mop_fu). Aoko's in blue while Kaito's in black. Feel free to get trampled or barely avoid getting trampled or try and get their attention))
Current Mood: accomplished
[Jade sets to work scribbling away, humming a little as she wrote.]

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[Satisfied, the young girl sits back in her chair, awaiting some sort of reply.]

I wonder why it's so cold and snowy out... it's only April.
19 December 2011 @ 07:33 pm
[ The writing is curly and very girly, with the occasional hearts while she writes. It's excited, obviously, as she's in a new world and it's very very cool. ]

This is really exciting!! I mean, being able to do magic! I feel like I had an odd dream, though.

Could someone explain more to me about this place?

Also, is there anyone here named Mamoru? Perhaps Minako, Ami, Rei or Makoto? I was wondering if we all ended up here...

[ a small pause in the writing, and she giggles a little bit ]

Also, what kind of magic can we do!?
19 December 2011 @ 07:01 pm
[ Sora turns on the video, grinning into it before giving everyone a really close glimpse of his eye. ]

This thing on? I was wondering what in the world I was doing here in this weird room. The beds are pretty comfy though! I don't know how long it's been since I've slept in a real bed...

[ he pulls back now and shows everyone the wand ]

So this thing does magic? What if I tried it out on the curtains or something...?

[ Sora concentrates on something and a tiny flame comes out and lights the hangings on fire. He laughs and grins wider in triumph. Clearly this was a good idea, burning your lovely hangings on fire. ]

Hey, it work---Oh man, that's not good.

[ The feed turns off with Sora yelling "Freeze! Freeze!!" ]
19 December 2011 @ 02:38 pm
[ have some - overly fancy, for nowadays' standards - Victorian handwriting. ]

You know, I am truly still wondering about this after all this time.. and perhaps anyone in this place can give me a new perspective on the matter, to put it that way. I have never been given a clear answer before, although I shouldn't have expected as much from that man. Writing things down like this is meant for communication after all, as far as I have been told so far.. isn't it?

So the question is.. why is a raven like a writing desk?

[ you might also find one of the newest additions to Hogwarts sitting around in the Gryffindor common room, if you're one of her fellow Gryffindors. she's keeping to herself, really, considering she's not the most social type, but she's observing other people a little from where she's sitting near the side of the room, curiosity apparent on her face. she doesn't seem to be fazed in the slightest though by her sudden arrival in this place; she's dealt with far stranger things. instead she's just curious and interested. ]
19 December 2011 @ 03:42 am
So, I'm a little unfamiliar with this whole... dress code thing. Is it like being permanently on a winter island?

I think I might need a little help. [A little is an understatement. The man doesn't seem to have to figured out how the buttons on his bright purple shirt operate, if the bared chest showing off his tattoo is any indication. And then there's the fact that he's wearing what looks to be a bright blue pirate sash, and sandals... in the middle of December in Hogwarts. A lot of help might be more accurate.]

I mean, do you wear the tie and scarf? Do you really have to keep the robes covering everything except the neck? And is there a rule or something against using magic for personal fires? Because otherwise, all the extra layers seem a bit unnecessary.

Sorry for all the questions. I'm Marco, by the way. I just figured I should get that out of the way before classes start Monday.

[What an intro.]
18 December 2011 @ 11:27 pm
[ So, Iceland showed up recently-- not too recently where he didn't have time for the gravity of the situation to sink in, but recently enough where he hadn't taken time to go out and thoroughly explore and get himself oriented to this place. Which is what he's doing now, incidentally, when he turns the commuter on - it's apparent that he's inside and he's walking, but soon enough he pulls alongside a wall and stops so he can speak properly and not be concerned about where he's going or running into anyone. ]

H-hello. Um, I'm not lost or anything, but does anyone know where this is? [ The commuter is jostled a bit, but steadies as Iceland shows the shot of a corridor, panning from one end to the next. That's it. It's just a corridor. Not exactly the most helpful for getting directions, but Iceland is hopeful nonetheless. Anyhow, he turns the commuter back around so he's looking at it. ]

I was going to the library and I... took a wrong turn, I guess. [ He glances away sheepishly, but after a moment he defaults to lineface mode and is looking back at the screen. ]

So... if you could tell me where I am, I'd appreciate it. I really need to get to the library.

Thank you.

(( ooc: Iceland can be found wandering up and down various corridors in the castle since he's that good at getting lost, so feel free to run into him if you'd like! ))
This probably isn't the first time it's happened in Hogwarts, and probably won't be the last--but Ran Mouri, for all the courage and posturing she does, is cripplingly frightened of ghosts.

She mustn't have gotten the memo about Moaning Myrtle in the 2nd Floor Girl's Lavatory, then. Why she bothered to go into that restroom is up for question. ...it probably had something to do with privacy...but it doesn't matter now.

For now, Hogwarts students and teachers, have a screaming Hufflepuff girl dashing out of the bathroom, tears in her eyes. Unless she bumps into someone, she probably won't stop until she's well back into the Hufflepuff common room.

(OOC: Feel free to pump into her or meet her back in Hufflepuff!)
If there is one thing Aoko is not used to. It is kidnapping. 

Reading through the letter she found in the room she woke up in cleared things up, true, but it's quite likely that a number of the housemates have been eyeing her oddly since then, as she's been in some sort of rage ever since- from what most will be able to gather it has something to do with a 'Kaito' (Or was that 'Bakaito'?), and when she finds him she will have a mop waiting.

It's really a good thing that she doesn't have a mop though, or this could all be far worse. "Nnnnnnggg..." And now she's kicking the wall in frustration, most of her venting completely lost and presumably ignored. "When I find you Kaito, I'm going to make sure the first thing you see is a great big TUNA!" What.


Someone, calm her down...!
17 December 2011 @ 02:24 pm
[ the video shows merlin deep amongst the shelves in the library, seated on a little stool with a book open on his lap and several stacked up around him. but rather than reading, his head is cocked as if listening, and after a moment, he glances at the video and scowls slightly. ]

If I hear one more article of clothing attributed to me or one more exclamation about my nonexistent beard, I may scream. I understand that I'm apparently used as a swear-word in this world, but honestly, it's only so often that one can hear their own name before they stop responding to it. I can just imagine how well that will go over in class.

[ he holds up a finger, jabbing it at the video. ]

Just to get a few things straight-- as you can see, and as I've mentioned, I have no beard. Perhaps in three or four decades, I'll wear it that way, but not right now. --No, I have no purple or chartreuse or neon anything in my wardrobe, and--

[ despite himself, his mouth is quirking, as if his own rant is so ridiculous he's amused by it. ]

--please stop commenting on my genitalia or sexual exploits or I'll have to ask you to court me properly.
17 December 2011 @ 07:12 am
[Scene in! Pan in on... a face. If you're not used to pointed ears, blue hair, or antennae, gentle viewer, you soon will be. The view is of her profile and her jawline, sweeping upward as she looks.]

I suppose there are unkinder things than living in a castle. [She really, really wants to go outside. But that's all she'll say on the matter.

She turns and smiles directly at you - yes, you - now.

It's a little difficult to imagine returning to school, but I suppose it has its upsides. [A bit of a smile, widening.] What sort of secrets does this place have, I wonder.
17 December 2011 @ 02:15 am
[ So, Hong Kong's made a few appearances around the school and via the commuter to talk to people, but he has yet to address everyone at once. Why? Probably because he was too lazy, but he'll tell you it's because he hasn't had anything important to say. Now, apparently, he has something important to say. ]

So, who's trying out for Quidditch?

[ Yep, that was it. If you want to speak to him in person, he's going to be found in the Gryffindor common room, or in the Great Hall, or hard at work in the library. Please read: he can be found napping, eating, or napping. ]
17 December 2011 @ 12:48 am
[good morning Magicdrafted, are you ready to have your eardrums assaulted by a young girl?]

Helloooooooo, Hogwarts! No need for introductions, because I already read that letter. But the other girl in this block has already outlived her usefulness for giving information, so I'm turning to you!

[from somebody in the background: "Stop yelling into the thing, retard!"]

[the commentator is ignored, and the girl continues]

First question: what is a human? Second question: do all of your magic classes take place during the day? Third question: what, in your opinion, is the best spell to learn to piss off blind losers?

[there's another interruption ("You might as well not bother with the third one, we both know you can't pull off the most basic spells! Hehehehe!") that is, again, ignored]

Fourth question: where can I get some makeup and fabric marker in a very specific shade of blue? Fifth question: how many adults are here? Sixth, seventh, and eighth questions: what are Hogsmeade, the dark forces, and the Quidditch house cup?

["Ninth question: How much dumber can one troll get? I really want to know the answer to that one!"]

Thaaaaaaaat's all for now! I look forward to your answers, which will undoubtedly be more helpful than anything I've heard so far. I mean, it'd be pretty impossible for them not to be, haha.


[Vriska can also be found sorting through the stuff in her trunk in the Slytherin 2nd year girls' dorm, or exploring the Slytherin common room]
16 December 2011 @ 05:25 pm
He'd been sitting on his bed for quite a while after waking up in this place, but he hadn't really done much. He had looked through the chest at the end of his bed after a moment during which he came to terms with the fact that yes, this was his bed and yes, he was somehow alive for real. And after that he'd found himself looking through the contents and very much needing a bit of air.

He had a few things with him; the commuter, a few of the books that he found in the trunk, his... Wand. (Wands? Magic?? EH???)

But for the moment Noa is neither in the dorm room or the common room, and has simply found a spot in one of the tower's staircase windows to at least try and read.

So far though, he can't help but think of white flashes and a raging voice, so this isn't going too well despite the seemingly distracted or focused expression on his face.
[ By the time Minato finally sits on the trunk at the foot of his bed to take a good look at the Commuter, he's already read over the letter two or three times and carefully picked through the contents of the chest - not to mention, of course, the requisite staring around the room and down at himself (and oh look, yet another new school uniform) in confusion. His wand still sits in its box, next to him, but he wants to figure out the commuter first, so when he finally clicks the video feed on, it shows him peering down curiously, eyes slightly narrowed in concentration but expression otherwise neutral. ]

. . .  

[ But he quickly shuts the video feature off, upon realizing what he's done and instead pulls out the stylus instead. ]

すみませんが、何   [ No, wait, the letter was in English, wasn't it? If the magic of this place translates foreign languages for all to understand, Minato isn't aware of it yet.]


What kind of a school is this? What exactly is meant by witchcraft and wizardry?

[ He watches the page for a while to see what happens next - if anything - but eventually he closes it and rises, tucking the commuter under his arm. Minato starts towards the door before pausing and looking back at the wand thoughtfully. He picks it up and after some fiddling,slips it into a pocket before heading out and into the common room proper, curious to explore this strange new place...]
16 December 2011 @ 01:50 pm
[When the video starts, a young, blonde girl comes into view. A small smile is on her face, one that doesn't quite reach her eyes, and her voice sounds polite and courteous, but at the same time, distant. It can also be seen that she isn't in her robes and that the letter is still on her lap.]

Good day, everyone. My name is Mami Tomoe, and it seems that I've been... pulled into this Hogwarts through some sort of magic. I'm afraid as much as I'd like to help everyone out, there are much more important things I need to do back home. [More specifically, important things to finish, but she won't get into that.] Besides, I do not want to delve into Witchcraft of any sort. [She says the word with such contempt... after all, Witches were her enemies back home, so why does this 'Albus Dumbledore', whoever he may be, expect her to start studying in this school of Witchcraft and Wizardry just like that? For a second that smile on her face disappears, only to immediately return.] Has anyone else been pulled out from their homes or from their own worlds too? If so, has anyone tried heading back home? If anyone would be able to tell me some way out, I will be really grateful.

I have to ask however, what is it exactly in this school that needs defending?