Merlin's Journal

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Merlin's Journal

Postby Merlin Prismriver » 04 Oct 2012 05:43

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Hello? Layla? Can you hear, err... read me?

It's me, Merlin. I heard of this journal thing from somewhere. It's a book where you write down all that has happened to you, right? When I heard of it, I thought, hey, it's kind of like writing a letter, isn't it? A letter where you tell how you've been to the one receiving it. I mean, it starts with "Dear Diary." But why would you write a letter to the book itself? That's just silly, isn't it? Or maybe it's a secret letter? One that the writer doesn't want others to know about?

I never bothered to write anything before. Words can't play music, they don't even make a sound. And music is all that I can do. But I know you liked to write these letters, and I know you liked to read them to, the ones that you said came from your "sisters."

Well, I don't know where you are, and I don't know if you still like to read letters, but here's my secret letters to you. It'll be about all that I'm up to, so you can know how I'm doing even when we're far apart. I know I won't be able to mail to you, but I hope you can read this, somehow. I hope you like it, and I hope I can hear something from you as well.
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Re: Merlin's Journal

Postby Merlin Prismriver » 14 Oct 2012 03:25

Friends & Families
(( Canon for me, as long as nobody tell me to retcon any. ))

  • Lunasa Prismriver: My older sister! She plays the violin for our ensemble. She's nice, but can be a bit mellow.
  • Lyrica Prismriver: My younger sister! She plays the keyboard, and very serious about it. Lyrica wants to be the best musician there is, and is constantly looking for new sounds and challenges.
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  • Tewi Inaba: Leader of the bunny pack. She's cute yet strong as a rabbit :3, and every other bunnies follows her lead.
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  • Mystia Lorelei: Sparrow who owns a lamprey stand, and plays in another band. She's usually polite at her stand, but plays this odd explosive music on stage. It's different to ours, but I kinda like it.
  • Kyouko Kasodani: Loud youkai who sings in Mystia's band. Very enthusiastic with their music.
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  • Kurumi: Lady Vampire who is (sorta) graceful and dramatic, but is as fun as a fairy. Went into a singing contest with Sunny Milk. Playing music for them is very enjoyable.
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  • Sunny Milk: Little fairy, easy to get drunk, easy to play with. Was in a singing contest with Kurumi.
  • Letty Whiterock: Ice youkai wearing armor. Was drunk when she judge the singing contest.
  • Kanako Yasaka: Graceful goddess who visit Mystia's stand. She sings well.
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  • Hong Meiling: Gateguard to the Scarlet Devil Mansion. Bit guarded, but friendly. Interested in music, and can dance very well to the beat of it!
  • Aya Shameimaru: Crow tengu, journalists, and surprise encounter specialist. Can pop out of nowhere with the blast of a wind.
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  • Soga no Tojiko: In progress
  • Shizuha Aki: In Progress
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Re: Merlin's Journal

Postby Merlin Prismriver » 05 Apr 2013 10:50

A Completely Different Sound
(( Mostly self-introspection and cementing Merlin's personality. ))

Dear Layla,

Do you remember how I always play the trumpets? The brass? The loud and hard instruments? You said it fit me just fine. You said it's the one thing I'm good at. That I should keep at it, keep getting better and better at it.

I know I never promise to do so, and I know you wouldn't mind, but... I'm going to put my hands on something else today. Do you know that I like the sound of my sisters' instruments too? Lunasa's especially. That violin can sound so sweet and rhytmical and fun, and it can be a great accompaniment for my trumpets. But I don't like how she's playing it. It always sound so sad, so... emotional. Violins are meant to be fast and loud! Or at least that what I think.

I just, umm…picked one violin up from Lunasa's room, and some of her sheet music. I'm not stealing, really! I'm just borrowing it. She and Lyrica are out at the moment, and I'm just going to try playing some songs. I'll return these before they get back home.

I know you wanted me to keep playing the trumpets, to be the brass to my sisters illusions and strings, to be the excitement of my sisters' tricks and zen, but I like the strings, and I'm just wondering if I can do it too. I hope you don't mind.

I'm going to try this violin now. Wish me luck.

Your sister,
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Re: Merlin's Journal

Postby Merlin Prismriver » 29 Jul 2013 12:33

Shuǐ 水

Dear Layla,

Water's strong, isn't it sis? It flow by itself, without anything moving it. And it keeps moving, keep flowing, no matter what's there to stop it. It can always find a way, flowing through anything, with its own thought, even without destination in mind.

I had a fight with my sisters this morning. I know it's bad, and I know you tell us to get along. I'm sorry. I don't really remember what it was about, but I know that I got mad. I left the house, and then I just drifted, without knowing where I was going. I don't know what took me there and why, but then I ended up near the Sanzu River. It was pulling me, maybe. I was just drifting.

Have you seen the Sanzu River, Layla? The river looked dead and murky. It was still and silent, but I could feel it flowing rapidly to some unknown direction. They said the other shore is where the dead stay.

Is that where you are, Layla?

I met someone there, near the Sanzu. It was this youkai girl Hong Meiling. She's the guard of the Scarlet Devil Mansion. We often came to that mansion, to play our music, but I barely knew the guard. Meiling was dancing, and I was playing music for her. It was really nice! And then she invited me for a picnic. It was lovely. We talked about a long of things. She seems to really like my music, too. So I kept playing. Without realizing it, I let my instruments play whatever they wanted. It was just flowing, taking out whatever was in my heart. You used to say how that can create the most beautiful music, didn't you?

And then the tengu reporter, Aya Shameimaru, came in with a bottle of tengu sake. It was great, let me tell you. We talked and talked, and before we knew it, it was getting late and Ms. reporter has to go. We were talking about music, and how great Meiling's dancing is. I hope she can dance some more. I would enjoy seeing it.

So I suppose that's that. It started rather badly, but somehow it flowed nicely throughout the day. What about you, Layla?

Your sister,
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