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(This is a journal for a fictional character in a roleplaying game)

Ikki Ohtori is a Japanese expatriate living in Philadelphia, PA with his wife, Saki, and younger brother, Shun. The three co-own the Ohtori Dojo, where Ikki teaches karate.

All first-person entries written by Ikki himself should be assumed to be written in Japanese.
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Nov. 27th, 2005 @ 04:51 pm The Ohtori Dojo, an evening in November
Feeling: confusedconfused
((This post takes place after the November 26 tabletop session.))

Dressed in his gi, Ikki faces Aidan across the dojo floor. "Are you ready?"
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Sep. 1st, 2005 @ 08:41 am Telephone Call
Feeling: determineddetermined
((OOC: This takes place following the August 27 tabletop session.))

Ikki stares at the cell phone in his hand for several seconds, then punches in a number. The phone on the other end rings twice, then he hears:

"Li and Ogiso. This is Jun; how may I help you?"

Ikki takes a deep breath, then replies in Japanese, "[Jun-chan. This is Ikki - Saki's husband?]"
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Jul. 12th, 2005 @ 10:04 pm Fighting in sewage is not fun
Feeling: pensivepensive
...especially when you are fighting Kumo who spit fire. None of the ones we ever encountered back home could do that - perhaps this is some sort of Western were-spider ability? If that's so, we may be in big trouble - especially since we aren't at full strength.

I keep thinking that Kentaro would know how to handle things. I'm a Fist, not a Lantern - my job is to fight, not to lead. Shining-Claw-of-Rajah-sensei would say that I must not shirk the tasks the Mother has given me, but they've only been given to me because the one who was given them when Mongoose chose us is gone.

I still miss him and Tokiko - I know Shun and Saki do, too. Three trying to do the work of five doesn't work as well. But we need to try - they deserve no less.

And when I find the excrescence that killed them, I will bathe in its blood and feed its heart to their spirits....
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Jun. 29th, 2005 @ 08:24 am Creating a little slice of Nippon in Philadelphia
Feeling: impressedimpressed
Remodeling bathrooms is a great deal easier when one is blessed by the Emerald Mother. However, I would like to have words with the spirits of those who built this place - there is no room for a proper bath on the second floor.

So we are putting the ofuro on the third floor. Until then, we must use the shower, but the wait will be worth it.
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Apr. 25th, 2005 @ 08:18 pm This is not good...
Feeling: shockedshocked
I may have been too hasty being amused by the prospect of an omiai for Shun - apparently, Obasan and Ojisan also intend to have one for me.

I think I would rather face an army of bakemono than have to sit through an evening with a girl I barely know. Besides, I love Saki.

Perhaps I can plead bereavement...it would be better than spending the evening in a suit....
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Apr. 14th, 2005 @ 04:51 pm And the Tiger laughs...
Feeling: amusedamused
Listening to: Noriko-obachan on the phone
Ichiro-ojisan and Noriko-obachan are talking about arranging an omiai for Shun. I cannot wait to see the look on Little Brother's face when he finds out.

I only wish Kentaro and Tokiko were here to see it, too....
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