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[video] Week 18, Day 7

[This is an unusual thing: a video post from Rin. She has decided something, and that is that, as one of the guides for newcomers, she needs to put herself out there. Needs to make herself visible. People are going to see her anyway, if she escorts someone from Himorogi. And it just generally looks better if they can see her face from the get-go.

For her, it still means taking a risk. And she's not entirely sure she's ready, still -- but sometimes in life, you've got to do things you're not ready for. And so she does.

Her voice and expression are controlled, measured and curt. She's still angry, because of the latest news post available on the network, but she's determined not to show it.]

Greetings to everyone who might see this.

As you may know, some of us people who have been here for some time have taken it upon ourselves to build up a support system for newcomers -- and, well, for everyone. In that respect, I am currently formulating a written "guide" of sorts. It will be a collection of crucial information any newcomer should know as soon as possible.

But for this, I need your help! I need both people who have a wide range of knowledge about Kannagara, for while we are a number of people, there could always be something we may overlook; and newer people who might still have questions about one thing or another and who can tell us what they would like to know or would've liked to know upon arrival.

Please think about it. Take a little time to collect your knowledge or questions, if you like. I'd be grateful for any contribution.

My name is Asano Rin, and you may contact me anytime at my voicemail.

[The feed doesn't cut of right away, and you may see the slightest hesitation in her countenance. She feels like saying something about the recent developments, like asking other people for their opinion on what to do about it -- but she keeps her mouth shut. This is not the time or place for this, she decides. For now, she'll just do this. Something that is most likely to be productive and helpful.

Having arrived at this conclusion, she ends the message.]


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Feb. 12th, 2011 04:44 pm (UTC)
[Iskierka notices the change in Rin's demeanor, of course. She's been around Rin enough to know when she's acting normal and when she's acting controlled. This worries her, and she can't help but comment even though she doesn't have much of value to add to Rin's points.]

Rin dear, are you alright? You seem very tense.
Feb. 12th, 2011 05:01 pm (UTC)
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[Rin can't help but smile. Iskierka is, after all, a darling. Even if she is often a troublemaker. Rin is glad to have her around.]

Nothing much. I'm just... did you see the latest "news" post, Iskierka?
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Feb. 14th, 2011 02:51 am (UTC)
Well, I know something about the neighborhood in Tsuchisato where I've taken up residence. And some of the information about spirits here is not too far from what is in my own lands, though these spirits seem far more interested in humans than the ones I remember.

[Which wasn't strictly the case, but spirits were more remembered at the solstices and local festivals. The small ones of river and forest were more like what Iroh knew, though he could see echos of the larger ones -- Tui and La and the Sun and Earth --- in the spirits Celestials sacrificed to. Those were remembered, but so far removed from most humans experiences as the Earth King was to a Fire Nation peasant child.]

But my neighbors do seem to appreciate newcomers who know something about local custom.
Feb. 14th, 2011 03:11 pm (UTC)
Ah, really? How similar are they?

And yeah, I... got that part. The latest news certainly spelled it out clearly.
Feb. 16th, 2011 01:51 am (UTC)
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It's a lot like visiting another country, to be honest. Some differences, some similarities. But I've traveled a lot in my life. The people here are a lot more... ritualistic, I'd say.
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Feb. 15th, 2011 02:03 am (UTC)
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[Matt looks a little spacey, as if he hasn't been sleeping enough lately, but he's got his new goggles (which are just like his old ones) on, so it may be hard to tell.]

Hey, Rin. I dunno if I know anything about this place that's not, like, common knowledge, but I'd like to help.
Feb. 16th, 2011 09:08 pm (UTC)
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Oh, that's very nice, thanks! We can always use more hands.
Feb. 17th, 2011 04:03 am (UTC)
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[Matt has totally stalked Gokudera's reply by now.]

Oh, right, the bigger the animal, the more money you can find inside them.

And if you guys still want volunteers to hook up with new arrivals at the tree, I'd be up for that at some point.
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Feb. 15th, 2011 07:52 am (UTC)
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Well, that's awfully sweet of you.
Feb. 16th, 2011 09:09 pm (UTC)
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[Don't think she doesn't hear that sarcasm.]

Well, that's awfully observant of you! Would you like to help?
Feb. 23rd, 2011 02:56 pm (UTC)
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What would I get from helping?
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Feb. 16th, 2011 07:44 pm (UTC)
A simple "frequently asked questions" might be good.

Also it might be good to make a simple survival guide for quick reading, an a more detailed one for future reading.

Just simply the basics at first, something like this:

  • You were brought here by the gods.
    ---> Whether you believe it or not, up to your own choosing, that is the only information we have.
    ---> You're here to learn something. Who knows what it is.

  • This is not your world
    ---> Some laws do not apply here, such as some laws of physics.
    ---> Time spend here does not mean time spend back in your home world. (You won't even be missing back at home.)

  • Hitomi the device you're holding is for communication
    ---> Locals do not have them, only the other worlders such as yourself.
    ---> You cannot break it or lose it. It also might turn on, on its own.
    ---> It will record your dreams randomly and broadcast them out in Hitomi network.

  • Distances
    ---> You can travel from any point a to point b on the map within half an hour.
    ---> Hitomi also includes a GPS, which will guide you from place to another.

  • Dying
    ---> It happens, you will be brought back. It is not an escape from this place.

  • Locals
    ---> Aren't exactly friendly, might even be hostile.
    ---> There are three types of them.

  • Where to stay?
    ---> If you don't know anyone, ask in the network.
    ---> Ryoukan in Hisato offers temporary dwellings for those in need, right?
    ---> Yomisato has open rooms in a coffee shop run by myself. Contact Gokudera or Yamamoto in case you need a temporary place to stay.

  • Job?
    ---> It is recommended you get one.
    ---> Working for the locals? Yes, just make sure you know what you're getting into.
    ---> Ask the network for open places.
    ---> Coffee shop (in Yomisato) offers temporary work for anyone in need of it.

  • Money?
    ---> 1 ryo (thick gold) = 4 bu (thin gold) = 16 shu (silver) = 1600 mon (bronze).
    ---> Can also be found by hunting animals, from their guts.

  • Summonings
    ---> You can call stuff from your homeworld. It costs money.

I put this together quickly. It probably needs some clearing up. Also, I'm willing to help with writing an in-detail guide.

~Gokudera, Yomisato
Feb. 16th, 2011 09:14 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, that's... thorough. Very helpful, yes. I think there's some things to add here or there, but that's a very good starting point.

[She herself hadn't even been thinking of a bullet point style, though that was how she did her own notes. She thinks it a good point.]

Thank you very much, Gokudera-san!
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Feb. 17th, 2011 02:43 am (UTC)
Such initiative and effort!

I shall compile a list of questions and get them to you as soon as I can!
Feb. 17th, 2011 09:26 am (UTC)
Great! I'd appreciate it.

You're pretty new, aren't you?
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