On Disguises:

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On the contrary, the Kiheitai does not store very many disguises at all.

The best disguises are first and foremost unobtrusive, as well as simple, and easily disposed of. You should always look like you belong wherever it is you shouldn’t be.

For example:

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Appropriate clothing is purchased when required, and discarded when its purpose is served as it is often dangerous to use the same disguise more than once. A long-term undercover identity takes a great deal of time to plan and execute, and thus is not a convenient solution. I, of course, have a full-time alter ego so it would be downright foolish to attempt parallel masquerades. It is extremely awkward when two people meet whom you have dealt with separately in different guises, and then you have to take the time to kill both of them, dispose of the bodies, and make an inconspicuous exit. You just don’t need the added complications. Keep it simple.

Besides, we live on a space ship. All the space is on the outside. Nerves get frayed enough without hauling around tons of bulky cargo that limits the habitable area even further.

And, for the record, Katsura is a pack rat.

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The color of mystery.

Directly? Certainly not.

Consider, if you will, all of the organizations that are directly or indirectly involved in this coup: the Kiheitai, the Naraku, the Oniwabanshuu, the Mimawarigumi, the Tendoushuu, Kamui’s Yato, plus a number of other splinter groups and individuals. The Oniwaban openly admit their mercenary roots, and there is no denying that Zenzou has his own agenda. Nearly everybody is holding their cards close so we can only speculate what their motives are, and that makes this revolution particularly volatile. Needless to say, this is an alliance of convenience. These people do not collaborate, they engage in complicit reciprocal manipulation and abetment. We are all using each other to mutual benefit at the moment, but only for as long as our individual goals are served. Do not think for a moment we have misplaced our true purpose. When this coalition inevitably implodes in a no doubt spectacular and suitably cataclysmic manner, the reckoning will begin in earnest.

Never forget who is conducting this glorious symphony of deceit and destruction. Most of these amateur performers won’t realize they’ve been played until their own dirges begin and they are forced to face the music. The sheer artistry of this feat is nothing short of awe-inspiring.

Directly? Certainly not.

Consider, if you will, all of the organizations that are directly or indirectly involved in this coup: the Kiheitai, the Naraku, the Oniwabanshuu, the Mimawarigumi, the Tendoushuu, Kamui’s Yato, plus a number of other splinter groups and individuals. The Oniwaban openly admit their mercenary roots, and there is no denying that Zenzou has his own agenda. Nearly everybody is holding their cards close so we can only speculate what their motives are, and that makes this revolution particularly volatile. Needless to say, this is an alliance of convenience. These people do not collaborate, they engage in complicit reciprocal manipulation and abetment. We are all using each other to mutual benefit at the moment, but only for as long as our individual goals are served. Do not think for a moment we have misplaced our true purpose. When this coalition inevitably implodes in a no doubt spectacular and suitably cataclysmic manner, the reckoning will begin in earnest.

Never forget who is conducting this glorious symphony of deceit and destruction. Most of these amateur performers won’t realize they’ve been played until their own dirges begin and they are forced to face the music. The sheer artistry of this feat is nothing short of awe-inspiring.

How could I possibly beat that?

Fairly horrid. It takes a long time for eyebrows to grow back.

I fear you may be missing the point of a sneak attack.

Shinsuke occasionally communicates via Yakult.

Shinsuke occasionally communicates via Yakult.

The two occurrences share some common themes.

Ask nicely.

If you had been in the room with Henpeita when Nizou almost strangled Matako (in the scene in the Benizakura Movie) what would you have done?
Anonymous

In all probability, absolutely nothing. This scene could only have ended with Nizou getting kicked in the nuts, in which case I would’ve no doubt winced on his behalf.

Why are you so cold to poor Matako? She's getting stalked by Sakamoto, and she needs some support.
Anonymous

I am aware of the recent conflicts, and I will concede that they have gotten quite out of hand. That being said, I have full confidence in her ability to deal with the situation herself, being the intelligent, capable young lady that she is. If that is not the case, and she does, in fact, require assistance, she may ask for it rather than threatening to shoot me in the head. I have long since accepted that she has about as much subtlety and tact as an airborne brick (which I do not hold against her, I assure you), but I daresay it’s a good thing I am more tolerant of her behavior than, say, Nizou.

Senpai, you better stop being so friendly with that Kaientai woman, because it makes Shinsuke-sama angry and when he's angry, I'm even more angry, so I have a little advice for you: focus on paperwork and whatever it is you're doing or else you'll end up not only stabbed, but also with a bullet in your head.

Matako, my dear kōhai, while I appreciate your boundless zeal, I would remind you that what I do with my own limited spare time is my affair. You need not defend Shinsuke from me.

And he skipped lunch.