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[Jan. 26th, 2020|01:06 am]
It seems odd to be signing yearbooks when a third of us will be going back to school in a week. )
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[Feb. 17th, 2017|10:36 pm]
Oh dear, do I really want to keep this old thing around? Neopolis was so long ago. We were all so different then.
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[Jun. 7th, 2012|09:54 am]
Although I am a pacifist and therefore not predisposed to violence as a general principle of being, I would be very much inclined to hurt someone if something were to happen to this record.
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031: you've got a friend in me [Jan. 26th, 2010|01:22 am]
I'm afraid I may be one of the last to post this, but I've just received my assignment as the new male Science Resident Assistant. I'm sure that everyone who can read this already knows what an RA does, so I won't waste anyone's time by outlining the duties. I especially won't have to do so for Science, considering the admirable job performed this past year by our two outgoing RAs: Joe McCreedy and Mary Collins. I'm honored to have been chosen to follow in Joe's footsteps, although I don't know how I'll be expected to fill his shoes.

In any event, I will make myself as available as possible for any questions, concerns, and issues as often as possible during the school year, and I hope this next year will be at least as enjoyable as the last. Furthermore, I hope that it will contain considerably fewer apocalyptic scenarios, but that may be a bit too much to ask, knock on wood.

I'll miss all of my friends who are graduating or otherwise leaving Neopolis Academy.
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030: the final countdown. [Jan. 2nd, 2010|05:26 pm]
In the event that mobility and, therefore, access to medical assistance becomes limited, I'm heading to the infirmary to prepare first aid kits. I was Dr. Roux's TA last trimester, so I have access to the school medical supply, and I've been personally working on more antimicrobial chemicals than anyone would reasonably need.

Let me know if you would like one. If you would like to help, please come to the infirmary at your earliest convenience.
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029: right, wrong, what to do? someday it will come to you. [Nov. 6th, 2009|06:06 pm]
I suppose I have things to say. I've gone back to work on several projects -- certainly some amount of dull, scientific commentary is in order. There were elections on Tuesday -- naturally, I should have an opinion on the gay rights situation in Maine and elsewhere. There is the weather. I could talk about any number of things, really, but I don't suppose any of it matters quite so much as the events of Sunday through Tuesday. In fact, even as I contemplate the myriad of other topics upon which I might expound, I can't help but continue my reflection on the power exchange.

I suppose it is no secret that I temporarily took on the precognitive abilities of one Violet Broome. It took me rather longer to discern this than it ought to have, perhaps because I chose to remain in denial of this for far longer than I would like to admit -- if I didn't have Violet's powers, then I would not have to suffer their adverse effects. It was silly of me to delude myself like that, as I'm sure the painful vision would have come, whether I expected it or not.

What I actually saw is irrelevant.

In any event, my decision to broadcast the temporary nature of the swap is the most important topic at hand, and I would be lying if I said I'd predicted that it would become an issue. I hope you will indulge me as I attempt to explain. Regardless of my state of mind at the time I accessed the network, the decision to post was not one that was made without much thought and deliberation with individuals who were significantly less delirious than I was, as well as significantly more sober.

The intention was not to rob certain individuals of their newly found happiness, as was hypothesized by one or more enraged parties. In fact, the intention was more the opposite: to provide hope for those who, similar to myself, found themselves thrust into situations with which they were unable to cope, and a warning to the others to make the most of their remaining time. I knew the truth, and I didn't believe it fair of me to keep it to myself -- everyone has a right to information. I apologize if it was unwanted information, or if anything was unclear. I realize now that I should have, at the very least, adjusted my phrasing.

If you've read all of this, thank you. I hope you understand.


Thanks again for being around on Tuesday.


You deserved more time.
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028: no alarms and no surprises please [Nov. 3rd, 2009|05:37 pm]
It's not permanent.
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027: people are crazy and times are strange [Nov. 2nd, 2009|01:36 am]
I apologize if I've been at all curt or irritable lately. I've been doing my best to offer assistance to those more negatively affected by this recent turn of events than myself, but I'm afraid all the din and chaos has left me with a bit of a headache.

I suppose I shouldn't complain, as I haven't suddenly changed forms or gained an uncontrollable, destructive power. In fact, even after more than 24 hours, I remain uncertain as to what precisely has changed in my own person. It is not necessarily a bad thing, but I've retained some sense of my scientific curiosity -- or perhaps traded mine for someone else's -- and would like a more complete picture of events.

On the bright side of things: even if I'd tried, I could not have come up with a better excuse to get an extension on my lab report -- although I'm not entirely certain when classes will return to their normal schedules, and I don't want to take any chances with my work, not knowing the extent of my current sphere of knowledge -- so it may be a bit of a moot point.


Could you, by any chance, find an alternate place to sleep tonight? I'm not entirely convinced that having you in the room would be such a good idea.


I know that you occasionally have intense, painful visions, but I recall you mentioning that not all of them were like that. Could you please describe for me the other sorts of precognitive visions that you have?
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026: as you sail across the sea [Sep. 8th, 2009|04:10 am]
I don't suppose anyone will have much reason to contact me until school starts back up again. Nevertheless, should you desire to reach me, I will be available most easily -- perhaps solely -- by the Neopolis Academy network, from about three hours from now ("now" being, approximately 4:23 a.m., Tuesday, September 8) until the end of the month.

Regardless of the circumstances surrounding my taking temporary leave of the city, times like these are the ones in which I am reminded of exactly how much I benefit from living in Neopolis and having access to Neopolitan technology.
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025: get back up. [Sep. 2nd, 2009|11:46 pm]
I know this post is coming far too late, and on the heels of many other, better-worded apologies, but if anything I said or did in my affected state offended or hurt you, then you have my deepest and most sincere apologies.

In my state of inebriation prior to the attack, I mentioned something about going to the Galapagos Islands. Until further notice, this is false. The Modern Mariner recently lost his albatross, Samuel. If any of you or your families are acquainted with the Mariner, I encourage you to send your sympathy.

For that matter, my condolences for any losses or injuries suffered over the course of this past weekend.

However, instead of dwelling on whatever else might have gone wrong, I would instead like to direct attention and gratitude towards some things that went right:

Fortress Science, regardless of how it ended, wouldn't have been possible in the first place without any of the gadgeteering and adventuring types living in the Science dormitories -- it was their innovation and preparedness, as well as the resourcefulness of those who wound up in Science, that kept the situation in the dorm so safe for so long. Thank you. Specifically, thank you from myself to both Ira and Charlie, for allowing me access to your projects.

Dr. Roux and Thanks for the cure, as often as they have been voiced before, ought to go without saying.
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024: have you come so far for it to end like this? [Aug. 29th, 2009|10:45 pm]
Charlie bit me, and that really hurt.

God fucking DAMMIT, I fought through a fucking WALL of those things, and now this happens? I broke my weapons policy. I killed things. Who the fuck cares that they were already dead? We might as well all just give up right now.
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023: the foulest stench is in the air [Aug. 28th, 2009|10:41 pm]
Please excuse my inebreitan, but I highly suggest that anyone who is at all mathematilly imlcined peruse this at their nearet possibly convenientce. I will have a refined super model up asap.

[Private to Charlie and Ira]

As of this moment, Simon and I are alone in the dorm and we are useless. Access codes to gagetry please?

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022: this is thriller, thriller night [Aug. 28th, 2009|09:59 pm]
Simon is a great rooommate, but I need to get out of here so bad. that
s why I'm sailing to the gralapagos Islands. It's not aht I don't like Neopolis buti's iut's just thath thaters there's so mane people on this stupid stuypid island and they'r all sooooo hormaonal and maybe I'm hust bitter because the only person who ever wanted todo me died 100 years ago who knows?>

I supppose I could have hoped thqtat this dande would be different from the ones in high school and gone anyway but I would have proven myself wrong. it's probBLYably worse because there's Band and League people arouund ninstead of just the Bande, so hta'ts twice the

brb zombies
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021: around the world, around the world [Aug. 25th, 2009|07:26 pm]
The next time I decide that I would like to branch out and try something different, I would appreciate it if someone would intervene and dissuade me.

Charlie, Annie, Violet, Benita, and Tibby )
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020: i want some intelligantactile 101 [Aug. 10th, 2009|04:44 am]
I suppose a question that runs through every student's mind is, "When am I ever going to use this?" Perhaps, even more cynically, one might wonder, "What's the point of it all?" I, for one, certainly have had my own moments of questioning about my fair share of classes in the past. In fact, I have another one every time I step into the classroom of a certain requisite class with which we are all familiar.

However, I would posit that not all knowledge necessarily requires a practical application. I simply cannot fathom a situation in which I might need to know that Olea laurifolia sinks in water or that there are at least sixty different ethnic groups in the Côte d'Ivoire alone, but aren't they nice things to know? Similarly, unless one is an engineer (holla), one may never find a practical use for differential calculus. However, isn't the satisfaction of learning it great enough?

By the by, would anyone in Professor Renfield's exploration class like to study with me? I'm afraid I'm failing I'm not doing as well in the practicals are killing my I haven't got quite as thorough an understanding of the material as I would like.
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019: sad but true, the facts of life are bound to get you down [Aug. 5th, 2009|06:12 pm]
I haven't much to share, except three links that have very little to do with one another.

BBC News: Tough challenges facing Iran president

Wired Magazine: 10 Worst Evolutionary Designs

The Neopolis Science Journal: The lasting effects of sudden freezes on local ecosystems
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018: and no amount of therapy can hope to save his marriage [Jul. 20th, 2009|05:18 pm]
I don't see the point of offering any commentary on the latest assignment that's already been made several times over and exists in the common consciousness. However, I find myself left with one question that I have not yet seen asked: if we're not meant to be acting out a traditional, heterosexual family situation as in the mainland version of this simulation, then why the male-female pairs?

Filtered to Wendelin )

Filtered to Annie )
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017: we live in a political world [Jun. 17th, 2009|02:09 pm]
I don't suppose I'm the only person here who would rather pay attention to elections on the other side of the world than this one.

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016: mandy goes to med school [Jun. 12th, 2009|12:39 am]
Filtered to Annie )

I hate to be a bother, but I believe I am speaking for more than just myself when I humbly suggest that whoever is blasting "Hey There, Delilah" on repeat in the Science dorms please invest in a pair of headphones. If you would like to borrow some, you are welcome to stop by my room (104) and borrow my spare pair.

Furthermore, would anyone be interested in a game of tennis on Saturday? It isn't meant to be any warmer, but if the forecast is to be trusted, it ought to be a bit less cloudy.
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015: to look back at that boy on his way to school [Jun. 5th, 2009|04:28 am]
Although I never fully realize it while on vacation, the beginning of term is a beautiful time -- there's the process of easing oneself into one's new schedule, the thrill of starting new projects, the false promises made to one's self about homework that won't be put off until the last minute. Then, naturally, it must become routine.

For those of you that have classes in common with me, I expect you might have noticed by now that we are, in fact, attending the same lectures at the same time. Nevertheless, here is my complete schedule this trimester, for posterity:

Advanced Microbiology
Lab: Build-a-Gadget
Working Through It: Harnessing Radioactivity
Exploration, Escapology and Social Anthropology
World History
Personal Development

[Civil War Students]

Did you guys notice how the dining hall was serving both carrots and mashed potatoes during dinner this evening last night?

[/Civil War]
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