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[personal profile] sweetdeath
Posted: August 1, 2016 16:40:38
From: Asato Tsuzuki

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If you're a shinki, how do you know if you knew how to do something before you died? We all have skills and talents, I mean, mostly. I haven't found a whole lot of mine so far.

I feel like there's got to be something, though! So.

How did you remember?

Do I just have to try doing everything once?

EDITED 16:55:20

Oh yeah also if anybody knows anything about onmyojitsu, text me? Thanks!


[He's appended his phone number.]
stonebird: (❅ unto supremest name)
[personal profile] stonebird
Posted: July 31st
From: Dali

(Sansa is moving about her study, slipping books from shelves and spreading out what looks like a map on a large table. Her hair - which now easily reaches the small of her back - falls over her shoulders, touching the parchment until she brushes it away.)

This began as a personal project of sorts. Maps are essential when - and if - one must wage battle. We have seen skirmishes with the ayakashi, however it feels as if those conflicts are intensifying into a greater war.

(She has marked the places where certain skirmishes have occurred with red pins and they are too numerous for comfort.)

Visions should not be ignored, though I much prefer relying on something tangible.

(Tangibility and being a god don't always go hand in hand, unfortunately.)

My temple, as always, is open to those who come in friendship and peace. Should we see war or some great shift in our lives in Heaven and beyond, I will be honored to stand at your side. Until then, be wary and keep armed.

(She lays a hand on a rather dainty sword that might be able to fit nicely under a skirt. Every lady needs one.)

BBS - Text

Jun. 17th, 2017 11:23 pm
fuuthewind: ([ Kaede ])
[personal profile] fuuthewind
Date: July 26 - Late Afternoon
Posted by: Kaede

Hello everyone. May I please have a moment of your time?
I have had the opportunity to meet or speak with some of you before but for those of you I have not, my name is Kaede. I am exemplar to Fuujin-sama.

Allow me to personally apologize for the mix up that happened earlier today. We have been shifting things around and it was still a work in progress. But those issues have been resolved over the last few hours.

All newly arrived gods should have personally received a notice from myself or been approached and told the name of your shinki by this time. It will be a little strange at first but please do your best to work together.

If there is anyway I can assist any of you further, please let me know.

Thank you,
Kaede


((OOC: God/Shinki pairing list is here))
stonebird: (❅ when felon led along)
[personal profile] stonebird
Posted: July 24th
From: Dali

Have you ever been in love before? Was it returned?

Do you think some are meant to be alone?


(These are the thoughts she entertains when her temple is quiet and her fires burn low.)

You need not get into specifics if it is uncomfortable for you.
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[personal profile] drops_acid
Date: July 19th
From: Anonymous


How would you define the word monster?


[A few recent conversations have gotten her thinking about certain things and she's genuinely curious about the answers she might get. Cardia is well aware that there are a few people who do know her secret and could probably guess that this is from her. But she's not brave enough to ask something like this without anonymity to hide behind.]
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[personal profile] hisvassal
Posted: July 18th, evening
From: Minerva


[ After settling in a new shinki and checking on Mikoto, Tatara takes a moment to himself to sit outside in the sunset and talk everything out. No video this time, friends -- he doesn’t feel like showing his face. And he has a valid reason for that. ]

Hello everyone. For those of you who might not know yet, Johan Andersen is gone. I went by his temple today to find it missing. From what I know, this means he’s gone home.

He was a dear friend of mine who will be sorely missed. He was--...

[ ...more than just that. And now, he’ll never know.

Tatara’s voice breaks a bit there, prompting a pause. But this isn’t a time for mourning, he reminds himself; he really should stop talking about Johan as though he’s lost when for all he knows, this is a happy affair. For all he knows, Johan got to go home -- back to his family, his friends, all those people who missed him dearly; perhaps even more than Tatara will. So after the noticeable pause for breath, an airy sort of chuckle follows. ]


I know wherever he is now, he’s happy.

[ That’s right -- wherever he is, I’m sure he’s just fine. ]

I took his shinki, Sakon, home to my temple. He’ll be with me from now on. I’ll keep him safe.

[ That’s the important part: Taking care of those left behind; those who are sad, (even if he is, too). He takes a breath, and even over audio only, one can practically visualize the forced smile he dons. ]

I guess that’s it! See? Everything works out in the end.

Somehow, it always does.
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[personal profile] stonebird
Posted: July 15th
From: Dali

(The proper voice of a young lady might seem at odds with Dali's wild spirit, yet one should not underestimate the connection Sansa has made with her goddess. Her words, at least, reveal how deep her resolve for balance goes:)

Murder should never be tolerated. If one must hunt, do so wisely and only if you are in need of food or warmth. To do otherwise is to waste a life and we mustn't forget that life - even in a place devoid of it - is irreplaceable.

(Now onto the specifics - as dictated by a vengeful deity:)

For those responsible for the atrocities, they must suffer like their victims. Anything less would not be appropriate.

My temple, as ever, is open as a haven for those who mean no harm. If you fear for your life - such that it is for us - you can take refuge there and trust that you will be unharmed.

We are deities. Surely we can do better than this.
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[personal profile] lostinshadows
Posted: July 15
From: Anon

Here’s a question for you all: what do you think about death?

Considering the recent murders, I’d say it’s something to think about, isn’t it?

It truly brings in the question of whether or not death plays a relevant role here. People seem to be able to come back to life, but seems to go from god to shinki or even shinki to god. Regardless of the reason for the change in reversal, it seems that one element in particular remains missing: memories.

I’m curious as to why memories seem to be the important element in deciding between a god and a shinki aside from the obvious.

So, here’s another question: how many of you were previously shinki who became a god? If you don’t remember your time as a shinki, would you want those memories back?
cryptaesthesia: (♠  02)
[personal profile] cryptaesthesia
Posted: July 15th 2016
From: Coeus


My. This place is rather lawless, isn't it?



[Private to Farfarello:]

You can't call it getting away with murder if you can't even get the murder part right.


[Private to Scully:]

I think it goes without saying some of the recent events here are worth looking into. Where would you like to start?


[Private to Nagi:]

I have a list of individuals I want you to conduct surveillance on. Is this something you are able to do for me?


[Private to Chikusa:]

Do you think there's any factors that determine if an individual comes back as a god or shinki? Or even if they come back at all?

Do you want to find out?
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[personal profile] saikusu
From: Anon
Date: July 13, 5:00


I have an inquiry for the other shinki today in regards to an issue that has been picking at me for quite some time. In addition to the memory loss we all arrive with, is it common to experience a loss of, or severe dampening of emotions and the ability to express them?
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[personal profile] fullcowl
From: Aidos
Date: July 9

Hello. This is Midoriya Izuku for those of you who don't know me well. I've been talking with a few people, and it seems that while newly minted gods often get somebody to guide them through their arrival, shinki aren't so lucky.

I think it would be good if we could compile a resource for newly arrived shinki. There's no reason they need to be so confused upon their arrival.

As I'm not a shinki, I don't know everything that should go into it. Could those who are please say what they would have liked to know earlier?

Thank you for your time.
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[personal profile] rev13_3
From: anon
Date: 11 July



Help me test a theory: tell me what you know of a person named Zeno.




(As always, all replies from Jay will be anonymous unless otherwise stated.)
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[personal profile] rev13_3
From: Anonymous
Date: 8 July


When mortals die, they go to heaven. If you believe their religions, they also go to hell, or they are reincarnated.

What do you believe happens to gods and shinki when they die?





(All replies will be anonymous unless otherwise indicated.)
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[personal profile] pure_radiantics
From: Kairi & Yukine
Date: Dusk on July 8, 2016

[ Kairi and Yukine both look worn out and stressed. They'd each been holding a Borderline active for a very long time, relatively speaking, on top of the emotional strain of the confession they heard and the empathy they tried to give back.

The backdrop will tell anyone who knows the area that they're not far from Hakkai's school, just not directly inside it anymore. Kairi speaks first. ]


This message is for my fellow shinki specifically, although I hope gods will be sensitive to this as well. I know that we as shinki struggle with the knowledge that our gods can feel things we feel. It's not something we can change, though. The biggest thing they can feel from us... is guilt. You might have heard it called by another name: blight.

Blight is... it's like this acid on your skin. It hurts. Guilt makes the blight appear, but you can also get it by touching someone who's blighted. That goes for touching blighted gods and shinki both, but it also goes for touching ayakashi, which are nothing but blight. There's a way to reverse really bad blight - the guilt kind, because holy water can fix the kind you get by touching someone.

It's called an ablution. It's not easy and it's definitely not painless and it requires the support of your god as well as three strong shinki friends.

[ She'd started to get a little hysterical in her description of how much effort goes into an ablution, but then she pauses to take a breath. Her voice gets quieter, more purposeful. ]

... I need you all to hear this: I have witnessed two ablutions now, and participated in one of them. It's awful what someone has to go through during that, and it's awful to watch it too.

So please, if you start to feel some blight, don't hide it and refuse to talk to your shinki or god about it. It doesn't just go away like a bad cold. It gets worse and worse and worse.

[Yukine edges into frame, the bags under his eyes and tight expression worth more than a few words on their own.]

I've been telling you guys from the start to get along with your gods. This is a part of it... a part I'd hoped none of you'd have t' see. But it's happened.

When you do something you feel guilty over, admit it. Pretending to smile and acting like everything's fine does neither you or your god any good. Talk about it, fight about it.
[He gives a jagged smile as he adds in a low voice,] You can go a bit crazy. Gods don't die so easily.

But after getting it all off your chest then apologize and start fresh.

... Shinki are spirits. We're just across the line from ayakashi. We're human... none of us are perfect. The darkness... is always by our side. So be careful. Don't let it in.

... Damn. That's all I have to say. I'm going to go sleep for a few dozen hours now.


[ Kairi leans a little then, like she would have given Yukine a hug but thought better of it, so he gets a shoulder lean instead. ]

Yukine brought up a good point too. Since our gods feel all this stuff, but "don't die so easily"? They're basically going through the ablution too. They're hurting just like their shinki is.

[ But she doesn't leave the focus on Yukine by that point, knowing without voicing it that he'd been on the other side of the ablution before. That had come up earlier today. So she stands back up straight and pulls her phone back so that he can leave. It's getting late, after all. ]

So that's our warning. Please take care of yourselves and your shinki friends. And please be understanding if you see some blight, offer to help with it or tell someone who can help. I know it's scary.

Thank you.

[[OOC: Both Yukine and Kairi can respond to this BBS post, but if you'd like one of them specifically you can ask for it in the subject line or tag.

Chronologically, this happens not long after Hakkai's Ablution.]]
stonebird: (❅ in March)
[personal profile] stonebird
From: Dali
Date: July 7th

What wishes do you desire the most? Are they simple? Complex? Have your aims grown in magnitude since you were made a god? Have they decreased since you were made a shinki?

I have noticed a certain hierarchy, you see, and I mean no offense. I should like to hear from a shinki who has seemingly impossible wishes - or a god who possesses a simple nature. There is nothing wrong with either and, in fact, I applaud both natures.


(Ambition is dangerous, but not bad - if it is held in check by a good heart and a strong mind.)
katanas_and_tea: ([moon]Reminiscent)
[personal profile] katanas_and_tea
[Takuma propping up his head in his hand with his elbow planted firmly on the table.]

If you say "oh my god" as a shinki, are you referring to your own god? Do they feel it every time you say that?

If you say it as a god, who are you referring to? Are you talking about a god you really like?

Also, is it normal for shinki to refer to their god by their god name or their whatever name?

What if your shinki form was a toilet or a trash receptacle? What would you do then?

If a god were to pray, who would it be to? Would it be like someone who idolizes a J-Pop star?

These are the important questions.
nopixiedust: (sassybird) (This is so stupid.)
[personal profile] nopixiedust
From: Wendy
Date: July 1


[After making sure that Hibiki is otherwise preoccupied for.... reasons, Wendy takes to the network. Her childish face is clearly strained as she tries to keep a hold of some composure. But this has been bugging her for a while now, and she can't hold back.]

Okay, how many people here really believe that a shinki going nora is some sort of huge sin or personal failing? Relatedly, how stupid are you?

And not related at all, does anyone have any good curses or insults?
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[personal profile] very_goodman
[Hot on the heels of Amaterasu's announcement, there's an angry post from Barry. It shows up as fast as he can slam it out, because he is pissed.]

Awright, listen up, gods and shinki! And not the ones like me an' Hiyoko an' the others that've been comin' here from other places. I'm talkin' to the rest of you guys - the ones who already lived here before all this. You guys're supposed to know what's goin' on, right? And not a single one of you was able to see this comin' or stop the people who did it? What's the point of havin' all those shinki when they can't even do anything to save their goddess from some jerks with a photocopier and a book of matches? That precious perfect sunshine child She works so hard... tries so hard for all of us, every single day, and this is what she gets - a burned down temple that she has to apologize for. That's bullshit. We can do better. She deserves better.

(OOC: The strikethrough above was edited by Barry shortly after putting up the original post.)
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[personal profile] godsoffortune
From: Amaterasu
Date: June 27, 2016

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I would first like to take this opportunity to apologize to everyone for the troubles that I have caused. You do not deserve to suffer for my sake, but I have unknowingly put you all through so much despite that. I am very sorry to have worried you all and I promise that I will be kept very safe, so please put your minds at ease.

With that said, I find myself in a position of making a hard choice. As the Queen of the Heavens, it is up to me to ultimately decide our choices from this point forward. I feel that it is important to acknowledge what has happened here and try to fix the underlying problems that have caused the most recent fuss.

Before I make any decisions, though, I want to hear from all of you. You all fall under my jurisdiction as much as any of the Old Gods and I would hate to leave you out of my reasoning and choices. I fear that we have done that for too long already.

Please feel free to offer me your opinions and thoughts on how the insurgents should be sought out and handled and I will do my best to reply to you all. Again, I am sorry for what has transpired. I know my apologies mean little, but they are the most important things I can offer right now.

And thank you all. Especially to those who came to my aid in my time of need. I owe you all a huge debt of gratitude.

☼ Amaterasu ☼

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