帰るのは / 雪が降るとき / 懐かしい

[Motoko speaks in a slightly archaic for of Japanese, and uses the -de aru form instead of desu.]

I have finally finished my four months of solitary training, and am allowed to return to school. If my absence was sore, I apologize, but my family's tradition comes before anything else. I will be re-joining the Alien Party forthwith.

Journal: Deceber 2, 2009

With as much preparations as we have been doing for aliens to come, they certainly do not come often. And here I have been working on new acrobatics to use in a fight and everything. Being in the Alien Party seems kind of benign. Where are the academic benefits for being in it? They only take effect when there are aliens.

Maybe I am impatient.

Adelaide
the papers

[Mainichi Hinode newspaper, automatically CPed to the school network by someone's RSS feed]

Explosion kills teacher at area high school; Order of Saint Patrick takes responsibility

At approximately Ten PM last night, an explosion destroyed the science lab of Middle School #6, killing the school's Alien Party Advisor, Rie Okamura, age 28. Noone else was injured in the explosion as there was noone else present in the building at the time. Investigators deemed the explosion to be a nitroglycerin charge and have found no evidence of any other person in the area around the time of the explosion.

A note was found at the scene, inside a hardened case, taking responsibility in the name of the terrorist organization which calls itself 'The Order of Saint Patrick'. After a lengthy quotation from the Christian bible, the note ended with these words: "Those who enslave children to the alien devils deserve the worst punishment. We have delivered this so-called advisor unto her eternal hellfire. More will follow."

Police Chief Taniguchi had this to say in a press conference this morning: "We are still investigating and expect to have a suspect within the near future. Our hearts go out to the family and loved ones of Miss Okamura. We will bring her murderers to justice."

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Transfer Student

[Written in masterful Japanese]
I was told that it was inexcusable for a second-year student not to use the networks. It is not the case that, having now used them, anything will change, but apparently this is useful for announcements and the like. That is what I was told.

Sincerely,

Adelaide Braewynn Atteberry
アデレード・ブレイウィン・アテベリー
principal okada 1

[locked to staff]

Greetings to all new staff members. I am your principal, Chisa Okada and here at High School 9 we pride ourselves on our staff working together rather than sniping at and competing with each other as is the case in many other local schools.

As such, this Friday I request the presence of all new staff and all staff involved with the Alien Party this friday after school at Karuchie restaurant. Older staff members are also welcome to come but your presence is not mandatory.
And who are you?

(no subject)

Hello, everyone. My name is 「Roxie Schreiber」(Rokusaana Shuraiba). I am a visiting student from the United States, here as part of a cultural exchange program. I was a member of the Alien Party in my hometown and have brought my borg with me, but she is very shy and doesn't talk much.

I hope I will be able to do well here. I will be doing my best to bring honor to the school.

(no subject)

Greetings. I am [Handwritten, in formal kanji]Kyoushirou Toudou

I will be your new head of physical education as well as head of close combat quarters alien defense training for all Alien Fighters.

Work hard and you will definitely see results. Slack off and nothing will be available to you.

Ossu

PS: The person who is following me (you know who you are), stop that immediately. This is your last warning.
^-^

(no subject)

Ara ara...looks like there was some kindof amp malfunction during Romantic Demise's set. A lot of people got headaches. All their lyrics are about pain inside though, so I guess it worked out well for them!
bass

(no subject)

Tonight at the Grog and Tankard:

Black Stones
These Incredible Machines
Romantic Demise

In order of appearance. I can't stand RD (stupid imported American emo bands) and i'm indifferent to Incredible Machines. I'll give them a chance though. Black Stones i've wanted to see for a while.