ahappylie: (Wistful)
[the recording is quiet for a short while before he speaks, and when he does, his voice is thin and somewhat strained even though he tries to make it sound as cheerful as usual. it also sounds as if he's reading his lines, which, in fact, he is.]

Welcome to all the new residents of Luceti. I hope you are all settling in well. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. Normally there is a mixer soon after the arrival cycle ends. I hope you will join and meet everyone. I think it is a wonderful-- [he stops and the recording cuts out for a moment] --a wonderful opportunity for everyone to get to know each other better........

[he seems to give up on his prepared speech, speaking absently]

The weather is nice, isn't it? What is the weather like back in your homes? Is it always this warm in the fifth month? Is it warmer? Are there festivals or flowers that come about just about now?

The changing of the seasons is so wonderful to me... The world is renewing itself. It seems like there is so much hope built into the spring and the coming of the hot summer months.

I wonder if we'll have a summer festival this year....

[ooc; for anyone looking to speak with okita face-to-face he's still at house 50, but he'll be outside for the first time in a week or two, sitting on the porch with a thick blanket over his lap. it's likely this is the last time he'll be seen outside before may 30th comes around]