nightcrossed: (What Was That?)
[Tear is summarizing what she has discovered via the library about this peculiar Earth holiday. It is likely that she researched Christmas while she was at it. I wiki'd all this.]

"All Hallows' Eve", more popularly known as "Halloween", is a holiday observed predominantly in the Western world on the planet called Earth. It was derived from the Old Irish festival at summer's end, "Samhain", which celebrated the close to the lighter half of the year and the beginning of the darker half.

The ancient Celts believed that on this day, the border between the "Otherworld" and the world of the living became incredibly thin, allowing both passive and violent spirits to travel back and forth between them. The wearing of costumes was said to disguise humans in an attempt to trick the evil spirits into leaving them unharmed. Family spirits were also honored by lighting candles.

The holiday is becoming increasingly secular and commercialized, even though it is believed to have religious origins. It is widely celebrated on October thirty-first, where children dress up in costumes and go from door-to-door uttering the words "Trick or Treat". Children are then either given candy, other food items, or currency, or they can be shooed away in which case they will perform a harmless prank on the home owners. Halloween traditions include burning bonfires, bobbing for apples, haunted houses, costume parties, divination, the telling of... ghost stories, and the aforementioned trick-or-treating. Popular foods include candied apples, candy corn, and a wide variety of manufactured sweets and chocolates.

Symbols such as the jack-o-lantern (a pumpkin or other vegetable with a face carved into it), witches, vampires, werewolves, black cats, scarecrows, and ghosts are common.

...the spirits of the departed is one matter, but...

... ...Ghosts?

I-It's a good thing the island isn't haunted...! There are no ghosts here, so there's no need for me to worry! Right. No ghosts. None. Absolutely not!

...W-well! That's the gist of it. There have been a large number of children hurrying about in costume recently. Perhaps I should try cooking something again, otherwise I have a feeling I'll run out of food to offer them. And besides, that the "island" left us with those bags, no matter how harmless the sweets appear, it still makes me the slightest bit suspicious.

((OOC: I advise you not to spook her. Just warning you.))
nightcrossed: (Angry/Argue)
((OOC: I couldn't resist... it seemed amusing.))

By Yulia!

Whose bright idea was it to go punching holes in the apartment building anyway?! It looks like someone must have crashed right through the walls and kept going... Did they even survive all of that?

Normally I'd dismiss it as someone being suicidal a complete idiot, since I really have nothing of value in my room anyway, additionally my weapons were on me at the time...

But you nearly destroyed my present in the process! You know, the one I had to go to that ball to receive, and one of the very few things I even have from home... It's rather important to me...

If I hadn't decided to split it up, you would have succeeded, too!

Agh... Perhaps I've been too careless, but with something like that...

I don't think I'm being at all unfair by demanding an explanation. If you don't turn yourself in properly, I'll find you myself, and I probably won't be very happy when that time comes. I'm not exactly happy right now...

I guess I'll be camping outside until I get everything patched and back in order.

[Just so you know, Tear's reaaaalllly angry. XDD]


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nightcrossed: (Bird in a Cage)
[Tear looks around the room, which is a lot more spacious than she had originally thought back when it was packed with Kyouya merchandise - plushies, action figures, video games, posters, photo books, manga... This was the way she would remember it. Now it looks considerably more plain. No, it looks painfully plain. Normal, even. You can feel the breeze coming in through the open window and flowing around the room, you can determine the paint color on the walls, and you can even find the electrical outlets with ease. It's a little bit lonely now.]

She's really gone, isn't she?
Wesker's name has been removed from the apartment listings, as well.

((OOC: Feel free to poke her; the door isn't locked. Just be warned that if you need some cheering up or a hug, this isn't the best woman to ask.))

[Hymn #4]

Mar. 12th, 2009 07:43 pm
nightcrossed: (Yelling)
Can somebody go get a doctor?
Right away!

It seems very serious.

Renge's behaving strangely. I think she's experiencing severe depression. I'm not sure what to do. She's responding well, if you can call it that, but she seems like she's in a trance or something...

...what to do. How can I snap her out of it? I feel responsible since she's my roommate...

[Inwardly panicking.]


[Edited by Tear after finding out it's just "boy problems"]


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