Wednesday, May 31, 2006

35th Entry: Some down time...

I just got off patrol and I have a few hours to just relax and catch up on some reading. I am very excited because I have something new to read! (well sort of...he he he) I finally got around to picking up the boxes Konoha_cop had been so nice to hold for me at the office.
Now I am the proud owner of a brand new set of hardcover, limited edition, numbered, and signed copies of the full set of Icha Icha Paradise novels!
All I can say is WOW!! They are amazing! I can't wait to put them on my book case with the rest of my collection of p... books! These books sure did not come cheap either! I had to do a couple of extra-speical overtime missions in order to afford these! Including a few A-Rank missions that almost landed me in the hospital. But I managed to avoid any serious injury. As dangerous as they were, they was ALOT of fun. Unorthodox, but fun! I spent a week running a Host Club while the owners were away. If you have no idea what a host club is you can check it out Here...
kakashi the host

It was a very good learning experience... Though so some folks at the Hokage's missions office, (coughkonohacopcough) will never let me live it down. You know what though? It was worth it!!! Every single minute. Maybe if I ever decide to retire from shinobi work I can open up my own place.... hmmmm.
kakashi at club

Nah, I love teaching. I wouldn't mind doing that again though, helps me pay for Icha books faster lol...Uh um well, that's it for now. The 2nd exam should be over soon. And I will get to see how my team faired...

Jya' ne


Tuesday, May 23, 2006

34th Entry: Chunnin Exams Update

Greetings all, so all seems to be moving along despite our recent turn of events...
The chuunin exams are continuing. And we unfortunately still have not been able to locate the rogue ninja Orochuimaru. ANBU squads and Speical Jounin's (including Kakashi) have been despatched all over the village and outside the village to keep watch. But it has been very quiet.
Too quiet for my taste, I have to agree with Kakashi-san, something big is going to happen, I just hope everyone is prepared.
In the mean time all we can to is be vigilant and continue doing what we need to do.
Back at Area 44, AKA the "Forest of Death" a good deal of teams have been eliminated. Ninjas from the land of Rain and Grass out of of the running, we even lost a couple of teams from the Leaf, but none of the rookies have flunked out so far. The "Rookie 9" seems to still be going strong. I am sure their Jounin teachers would be proud, but there are still a few more days left in the exam, and anything can happen. Other ninjas are not the only things one should fear in the forest. The forest itself is pretty dangerous and the creatures that live in it can be as deadly if not more deadly then any shinobi. Hell, I wouldn't want to out there myself. It's not picnic for me and I'm a Jounin.

As far as the status of some of the other teams, their have been reports that there was a particularly nasty run in with some of the ninjas from the sound village, but nothing can be confirmed for the moment.
One surprising thing did happen. The record for passing the second exam was broken in a big way. The 3 man cell comprising of Gaara, Kankuro, and Temari of the Sand made it to the tower with both scrolls in just 1 hour and 37 minutes!
That's destroying the previous record by four whole hours! What's even more amazing is that the group seems completely uninjured. It's as if they just took a leisurely stroll. Very strange. If is wasn't for the time time on the security tape, I wouldn't believe it. Though that one kid with the gord on his back I saw on the tape gives me the heebie-jeebies.

Well that's it for now. Hopefully we'll get a report from Kakashi and the others soon.
In the meantime. Be alert and be safe!

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

33rd Entry : Other ninja clans.

Hello all!
Sorry I am late, I have been busy investigating a few things. I'm having some suspicions about some of the recent events. So I have been trying to connect all the dots.
The reappearance of Orochimauru, the chuunin exams, the new ninja clans that have emerged this time around...
Something is up, and I am trying to put my finger on it. I feel they are all connected. Something bad, REAL BAD, is coming down the line. I just hope I can sort this out in time to hopefully prevent some of it.

As you may or may not know the the real purpose of the Chuunin Exam is to confirm the level of the ninja in each adjacent country and try to balance out the power. In other words it a show of strength to see which village is "Top Dog".
This is done this manner so there won’t be any wars. Beforehand whenever on country wanted to show their superiority in manpower, they would do so by declaring war on the rival ninja village. This made things very bloody and messy for many many years.. and in the long wrong didn't really benefit anyone. So when the war finally ended. This "exam" was proposed as an alternate way rank the major ninja clans.

There are 5 major ninja clans. The break down like this right now.

1. Hokage (火影, literally "Fire Shadow", Kage of Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf))
2. Kazekage (風影, literally "Wind Shadow", Kage of Sunagakure (Hidden Sand))
3. Mizukage (水影, literally "Water Shadow", Kage of Kirigakure (Hidden Mist))
4. Tsuchikage (土影, literally "Earth Shadow", Kage of Iwagakure (Hidden Rock))
5. Raikage (雷影, literally "Lightning Shadow", Kage of Kumogakure (Hidden Cloud)

There are other smaller clans here and there but are not consider major players in the ninja community.
Now participating in this years exam are all of these villages and the sound village.
Sound? I never heard about them till recently, as a matter of fact, only in this past year. They are a new village that seemed to pop out of nowhere. Considered a minor player in the exams, they seem to have some connection to Orochimaru. How exactly is what I am trying to find out now. I have not been able to find out many clues. The only thing I was told so far is that he had mentioned them to Anko when she has that initial run in with him in the Forest of Death.
Also it seems my team also ran into the sound.

Happily, I have been informed that my team is doing well and managed thru there run in with them. I have faith that they will do well and pass the exam. I just hope that they don't run into Orochimaru, that would really be a tragedy.

Back to the Villages, and the Sound/Oro connection... So with the the leaf hosting the Chuunin exams security has gotten tight. But on the same note I am not sure that we are properly equipped to handle the mass amount of people showing up for the exams... The Anbu and Police force in Konoha have been scaled back significantly in the last few years. hmmmm....
Well I have to go, I will get to the bottom of this, soon.


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Thursday, May 04, 2006

32nd Entry: Rookie Kunoichi's

Konoha_cop here!
Still waiting for the Hokage to get here. And for word from the outside on the status of things. Now that we know that Orochimaru is at large we are all a bit worried. First reaction was to call a halt to the chunin exams. But Anko has just arrived and just informed that we canot end the exams prematurely, for fear that Orochimaru may try and pull something bad if that happens. All we can do now, is stay on high alert and wait and see.

As far as the exams, we are just about a bit more then a day in. So far we are expecting the 1st groups to arrive in at the tower in a day or so. Many of the teachers are concerned for the "rookie nine" the group of genins who are fresh out of the academy. Some think they are still too young to take part in the chuunin exams, but the Hokage has put the trust in their jounin teachers. Meaning that if they are recommended, then that means they are ready...
Many of the teams are already in battle with other teams from other villages. We picked up this one security shot before the camera was broken by flying shuriken...

Among the "rookie nine", today I want to give you a little info on two particular Kunoichi's (female ninja) Haruno Sakura and Yamanaka Ino.
Sakura and ino Revision

Haruno Sakura
Country: Fire Country; Hidden Leaf Village
Age: 12 Height: 4'10" Weight: 078LBS
Birthday: March 28th
Bloodtype: O
Memeber of : Hatake Kakashi's Team 7
Sakura's main strengths are her intelligence and her great chakra control. One of the top students in her year she excelled in all her exams in the academy. She also has displayed her amazing chakra control when She was able to climb trees using her chakra on her first try.

Yamanaka Ino
Country: Fire Country; Hidden Leaf Village
Age: 12 Height: 4'11" Weight: 084LBS
Birthday: September 23rd
Bloodtype: B
Memeber of : Sarutobi Asuma's Team 10
Jutsus:Shin-ten-Shin No Jutsu (Mind Body Switch Technique)
Ino is Sakura's #1 rival for Sasuke's attention and affection. They have been friends since childhood. Ino's sociable personality has greatly influenced Sakura's once shy and timid self. When not training, Ino can be found tending her family's flower shop.

Thats' about it for now...I must head out and do a security sweep of the tower.
So everyone stay alert! Beware of strange justus!
Orochimaru is a very dangerous ninja, Do not approach if you see him! He can make folks do things and they won't even realize it.

You don't wanna end up like Kakashi here...