Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Mystique of Tofino

The Mystique of Tofino

By Chino Kafuu
The Daily Magi
August 17, 2069

Tofino is a district of about 2,894 residents on the west coast of Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, Canada, located at the western terminus of Highway 4, on the tip of the Esowista Peninsula, at the southern edge of Clayoquot Sound.

The settlement of Tofino first acquired the name in 1909 with the opening of the Tofino Post Office, named in association with Tofino Inlet nearby. Tofino Inlet was named in 1792 by the Spanish commanders Galiano and Valdés, in honour of Admiral Vicente Tofiño de San Miguel y Wanderiales (or Vanderiales); born in 1732, in Cádiz (Andalucía-Spain); and death in 1795, in San Fernando (Cádiz-Andalucía-Spain), under whom Galiano had learned cartography.

A popular tourist destination in the summer, Tofino's population swells to many times its winter size. It attracts surfers, nature lovers, campers, whale watchers, fishermen, or anyone just looking to be close to nature. In the winter it is not as bustling, although many people visit Tofino and the west coast to watch storms on the water. Close to Tofino is Long Beach, a scenic and popular year-round destination, at the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Nearby Maquinna Marine Provincial Park, with its natural hot springs, is located about 45 kilometres (28 mi) north of Tofino and is also a popular day-trip destination for tourists although it is only reachable by boat or float plane.

Tofino has a small airport located 11km south of the town. Tofino Airport is accessible to private and commercial aircraft. Floatplanes land on the inlet in town. Coastal fog is a common morning phenomenon in the summer, complicating access by air until the weather clears.

Accessing Tofino by car from the North American mainland involves taking a ferry to Vancouver Island from Vancouver, Powell River, Seattle, Anacortes or Port Angeles to either Victoria or Mitakihara, then driving a little over 3 hours northwest across the island, along Highway 4. Ferry access from Vancouver to the island is provided by BC Ferries. Ferry access from Anacortes, WA is provided by Washington State Ferries. This ferry will also stop at Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands. Tofino Bus also services Tofino from Victoria, Vancouver, Mitakihara, Coombs and Port Alberni.

Every March, the migration of thousands of grey whales is celebrated with the Pacific Rim Whale Festival. The last weekend of April is the Tofino Shorebird Festival. The first week-end of June brings the Tofino Food and Wine Festival, featuring British Columbia wines and showcasing the creations of Tofino chefs. The end of August brings the Tofino Lantern Festival (voted Tofino's most popular event by Tofino Time Magazine), and mid-September brings "Art in the Gardens," a two-day local arts and music festival. The O'Neill Coldwater Surf Classic was held October 25–31, the first professional ASP surf event ever held in Canada. The highlight of November is the Clayoquot Oyster Festival, which hosts the annual and popular Oyster Gala, an evening of local chefs competing for the favorite oyster creation, slurping contests, British Columbia wines and beers, and live music.

Due to Tofino's warm winters (warmer than both Victoria or Vancouver) yet cool summers, this gives the location the very definition of temperate. Tofino's winters are so mild that it can grow some of the most exotic palm trees in Canada. Summers are the driest season with only 76.8mm of rain in July. During the cooler season however, there is a lot of precipitation with 474.9mm in November alone. Most of the precipitation that falls throughout the course of a year is rain with 203 days with rain and only 9.8 days with snowfall. However, this is only average; the median snow amount is 0, meaning most years do not receive any at all.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The mystique of the origins of Gridiron Football

The mystique of the Origins of Gridiron Football

By Chino Kafuu
The Daily Magi
August 4, 2069

The history of American football can be traced to early versions of rugby football and association football. Both games have their origin in varieties of football played in Britain in the mid-19th century, in which a football is kicked at a goal and/or run over a line.

American football resulted from several major divergences from rugby, most notably the rule changes instituted by Walter Camp, a Yale graduate and considered to be the "Father of American Football". Among these important changes were the introduction of the line of scrimmage and of down-and-distance rules. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, gameplay developments by college coaches such as Eddie Cochems, Amos Alonzo Stagg, Knute Rockne, and Glenn "Pop" Warner helped take advantage of the newly introduced forward pass. The popularity of college football grew as it became the dominant version of the sport in the United States for the first half of the 20th century. Bowl games, a college football tradition, attracted a national audience for college teams. Boosted by fierce rivalries, college football still holds widespread appeal in the US.

The origin of professional football can be traced back to 1892, with William "Pudge" Heffelfinger's $500 contract to play in a game for the Allegheny Athletic Association against the Pittsburgh Athletic Club. In 1920 the American Professional Football Association was formed. This league changed its name to the National Football League (NFL) two years later, and eventually became the major league of American football. Primarily a sport of Midwestern industrial towns in the United States, professional football eventually became a national phenomenon. Football's increasing popularity is usually traced to the 1958 NFL Championship Game, a contest that has been dubbed the "Greatest Game Ever Played". A rival league to the NFL, the American Football League (AFL), began play in 1960; the pressure it put on the senior league led to a merger between the two leagues and the creation of the Super Bowl, which has become the most watched television event in the United States on an annual basis.

Although there are mentions of Native Americans playing games, modern American football has its origins in traditional ball games played at villages and schools in Europe for many centuries before America was settled by Europeans. There are reports of early settlers at Jamestown, Virginia playing games with inflated balls in the early 17th century.

Early games appear to have had much in common with the traditional "mob football" played in England, especially on Shrove Tuesday when they used a lemon instead of a ball. The games remained largely unorganized until the 19th century, when intramural games of football began to be played on college campuses. This was when Walter Camp, a Yale graduate and "The Father of American Football", invented certain rules (such as system of downs) to provide singularity in the sport. Each school played its own variety of football. Princeton students played a game called "ballown" as early as 1820. A Harvard tradition known as "Bloody Monday" began in 1827, which consisted of a mass ballgame between the freshman and sophomore classes. Dartmouth played its own version called "Old division football", the rules of which were first published in 1871, though the game dates to at least the 1830s. All of these games, and others, shared certain commonalities. They remained largely "mob" style games, with huge numbers of players attempting to advance the ball into a goal area, often by any means necessary. Rules were simple, violence and injury were common. The violence of these mob-style games led to widespread protests and a decision to abandon them. Yale, under pressure from the city of New Haven, banned the play of all forms of football in 1860, while Harvard followed suit in 1861.

While the game was banned in universities, it really was growing in popularity in various east coast prep schools. In 1855, manufactured inflatable balls were introduced. These were much more regular in shape than the handmade balls of earlier times, making kicking and carrying easier. Two general types of football had evolved by this time: "kicking" games and "running" (or "carrying") games. A hybrid of the two, known as the "Boston game", was played by a group known as the Oneida Football Club. The club, considered by some historians as the first formal football club in the United States, was formed in 1862 by schoolboys who played the "Boston game" on Boston Common. They played mostly among themselves, though they organized a team of non-members to play a game in November 1863, which the Oneidas won easily. The game caught the attention of the press, and the "Boston game" continued to spread throughout the 1860s.

The game began to return to college campuses by the late 1860s. Yale, Princeton, Rutgers, and Brown all began playing "kicking" games during this time. In 1867, Princeton used rules based on those of the English Football Association. A "running game", resembling rugby football, was taken up by the Montreal Football Club in Canada in 1868.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Week 1 2069 Preview

2069 Preseason All-Americans and All-Conference Selections

Madoka 2069 Recruits List

2069 Mitakihara Magi Football Schedule

2069 Mitakihara Magi Football Team

2069 Mitakihara Magi Football Staff

Magi Football Coaching Staff (2069)
Head Coach: Tatsuya Kaname
Offensive Coordinator: Takumu Mayuzumi
Quarterbacks: Rajiv Singh
Running Backs: Kohei Miyahara
Receivers: Dee Dee Sonoda
Offensive Line: Andrew Coley Farina
Defensive Coordinator: Darren Kujou
Defensive Line: Harutora Tsuchimikado
Linebackers: Jeff Nakazawa
Secondary: Gene Mitaka
Special Teams: Ronnie Hinchcliffe
Graduate Assistant: Sean Scott
Recruiting Coordinator: Seara August

Tatsuya Kaname became a Coach Level 54 in 2022. He became a Coach Level 27 in Recruiting in 2019 and a Coach Level 27 in Game Management in 2022.

Magi Sprint Football Coaching Staff (2069)
Head Coach: Dominique Wright
Offensive Coordinator: Sam Tremblay
Quarterbacks: Ricky Cojuangco
Running Backs: Lance Williams
Receivers: Makoto Yasaka
Offensive Line: Brian Dobbin
Defensive Coordinator: Thomas Pittman
Defensive Line: Sean Yamashita
Linebackers: Keith Onazi
Secondary: Trevon Miller
Special Teams: Yoshino Kousaka
Graduate Assistant: Tom Yobo

Team Doctor: Shizuku Oikawa, M.D.
Athletic Director: Shizuku Minami

Chancellor: Honoka Kaname
Vice-Chancellor: Hozuki Ferrari
Provosts: Akiho Senomiya (Mitakihara), Chisaki Hiradaira (Leafa College), Satone Shichimiya (Japan Campus), Fernandia Malvezzi (Mitakihara-Squamish)
Visitor: Rt. Hon. Shiki Ichinose-Marlowe, Premier of British Columbia

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Makoto Naegi leaves for Memphis

Makoto Naegi leaves for Memphis

By Chino Kafuu
The Daily Magi
January 17, 2069

Former Mitakihara Magi football offensive coordinator Makoto Naegi has left Madoka to become the new head coach of the Memphis Tigers, according to staff reports. Naegi is the latest in a string of former coordinators to make the jump stateside. 

As a result, head coach Tatsuya Kaname has named former receivers coach Takumu Mayuzumi to become the new offensive coordinator of the Magi. Meanwhile, former receiver Dee Dee Sonoda, whose football career ended after tearing both of his ACLs, is now the new receivers coach.

"We are glad to have Takumu become our new offensive coordinator and he is excited for this new opportunity to lead our team's offensive unit this year," said Coach Kaname. "He brings a hard-nosed mentality to our team and really delivers as one of our coaches. We're groomed his for this position and we hope he takes advantage of this opportunity so that he can further himself in his coaching career.

"As for Dee Dee, it's a shame that his playing career ended the way that it did. But at this university, we believe that when one door closes, another will open, and for Dee Dee, he gets a chance to teach our receivers what it takes to be at the top of your game. We welcome him back to the Mitakihara family and we hope he will be successful as our receivers coach."

The Mystique of Humpty Dumpty Snack Foods

The Mystique of Humpty Dumpty Snack Foods

By Chino Kafuu
The Daily Magi
January 14, 2069

Humpty Dumpty Snack Foods is a Canadian food company, operating as a subsidiary of Old Dutch Foods, that packages and sells snack foods. The company is named after the nursery rhyme character and features the character as the company logo. Humpty Dumpty Potato Chip Company, Inc. was founded in 1947 in South Portland, Maine, USA by George Robinson and Norman Cole, producing ketchup-flavoured and sour-cream-and-clam-flavoured chips, among others.

The company was acquired by Borden, Inc. in February 1989. In January 2000, it was then sold to the Canadian firm Small Fry, formally adopting the name Humpty Dumpty Snack Foods Inc. In 2006, the company was acquired in a takeover bid by Old Dutch Foods. After the acquisition, Humpty Dumpty potato chip products were rebranded as Old Dutch potato chips. Old Dutch Foods kept the Humpty Dumpty label though, and still sells all their flavours of chips in the USA. In Canada only the snack line, and not the potato chip line, appears under the Humpty Dumpty label.

Humpty Dumpty originally sold a variety of potato chip flavours. For the original brand of chips, they included Regular, BBQ, Ketchup, Dill Pickle, Salt and Vinegar, Roast Chicken, Sour Cream and Onion, Smokin' Bacon, and a St-Hubert rotisserie chicken flavour. For their ridged chip line, called Ripples, there were five varieties: Regular, Buffalo Wing, BBQ & Cheddar, Au Gratin, and All-Dressed. And finally, for their line of kettle-cooked chips, flavours featured were Regular, Jalapeño, Salt and Vinegar, BBQ, and Cheddar.

The current Humpty Dumpty snack line of products include Bacon & Hickory Potato Sticks, BBQ Corn Chips, BBQ Ringolos, Chedacorn, Cheese Sticks, Cruncheez (in both Regular and Nacho Cheese), Party Mix (Original, Cheesy, and All Dressed), and Sour Cream & Onion Rings. The current Humpty Dumpty Potato chip line of products include (only in the USA) Regular, BBQ, Ketchup, Dill Pickle, Salt and Vinegar, and for a limited time was selling Chedder & Sour Cream during the winter months of 2011. The current Humpty Dumpty Potato ridged chip line of products include (only in the USA) Regular, and All-Dressed.

The Mystique of Shreddies

The Mystique of Shreddies

By Chino Kafuu
The Daily Magi
January 12, 2069

Shreddies is a breakfast cereal produced from shredded wheat, made from lattices of wholegrain wheat. In the United Kingdom, the cereal was first produced by Nabisco's former UK division but is now made by Cereal Partners under the Nestlé brand at Welwyn Garden City. The factory opened in 1926. It began making Shreddies in 1953. The site was briefly owned by Rank Hovis McDougall in 1988, who sold it to Cereal Partners in 1990. Nestlé's site at Staverton started making Shreddies in 1998, and is where all production was moved to in 2007.

In Canada, production began in 1939 at Lewis Avenue, Niagara Falls, Ontario. Shreddies were produced under the Nabisco name until the brand in Canada was purchased in 1993 by Post Cereals whose parent company in 1995 became Kraft General Foods which sold Post to Ralcorp in 2008 and is now Post Foods Canada Corp., a unit of Post Holdings, which was spun off from Ralcorp in 2012.

The cereal is marketed with the whole grain symbol, as part of a marketing campaign emphasising the healthiness of the cereal. Wheat for Shreddies is sourced from over 500 different farms within the UK.

Sugared, chocolate and honey-flavoured versions of the cereal are available in the UK as Frosted Shreddies, Coco Shreddies and Honey Shreddies, and an orange-flavoured version of the Coco Shreddies has also become available recently. The former advertising slogan in the UK was: Keeps hunger locked up until lunch. The advertising slogan for the Frosted and Coco Shreddies was: Too tasty for geeks.

In Canada, the cereal has been known for many years by its musical jingle, "Good Good Whole-Wheat Shreddies". The mascots of the cereal in Canada were Freddie and Eddie, two anthropomorphic (yet legless) pieces of the cereal. Around 1993, their appearance changed to that of a younger youthful age complete with baseball caps and they also grew hair and legs. By the late 1990s, the characters were discontinued in all advertising and packaging. The cereal is now marketed as an "adult" cereal. In January 2008, the company started a new ad campaign for new "Diamond Shreddies", Consumer reaction to the campaign has translated into a statistically significant sales increase, according to at least one media report on the campaign's success. The campaign won the 2008 Grand Clio Award for Integrated (i.e. multiple media) Campaign.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Another record book rewrite for Coach Tatsuya Kaname

Another record book rewrite for Coach Tatsuya Kaname

By Chelia Blendy
The Daily Magi
January 10, 2069

Mitakihara Magi head football coach Tatsuya Kaname rewrote the record books again in terms of the number of records he currently owns. The ageless Coach Kaname owns the records for longest win streak, national titles, bowl victories, career victories, bowl appearances, games coached and years at a school following a 227-47 annihilation of the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the 2069 BCS National Championship Game at Dolphins Stadium in Miami, Fla.

"I'm already reaching 73 years old and I still don't get tired of coaching this great game," said Coach Kaname via phone interview at his home in Mitakihara Town, where the founders, Dr. Madoka Kaname and Dr. Homura Akemi, also reside. "To finally make it to the year of college football's bicentennial is something special. I've coached this game for nearly six decades and I've molded students, athletes, leaders, professionals and most importantly, men of character.

"I hope to keep this streak going until the voice inside my head says it's time to call stumps. I've enjoyed this ride and I hope to make it to six full decades of being a head coach."

Tatsuya Kaname
Coaching Career - Longest Win Streak 519
Coaching Career - National Titles 55
Coaching Career - Bowl Victories 57
Coaching Career - Career Victories 773
Coaching Career - Bowl Appearances 57
Coaching Career - Games Coached 780
Coaching Career - Years at a School 58

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Mitakihara 2068 Season Stats

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2068 STATS

Week 18 2068 News

Mitakihara crush Minnesota, 227-47 in BCS National Championship

Mitakihara crush Minnesota, 227-47 in BCS National Championship

By Wendy Marvell
The Daily Magi
January 7, 2069

The Kings of College Football rule again.

Tatsuya Kaname's Mitakihara Magi steamrolled past the Minnesota Golden Gophers, 227-47, in the 2069 BCS National Championship Game at Dolphins Stadium in Miami, Fla. Quarterback Terry Miyanaga led the way, passing for 638 yards and 10 touchdowns while rushing for another, and his backup, Russ Opare, threw for 306 yards and three more scores, spearheading an aerial assualt which saw the Magi finish +17 in takeaway difference for the game.

Opare ran for 59 yards and a touchdown, Miyanaga ran for 69 yards and a major, halfback Clay Robinson ran for 120 yards and two scores, halfback Jansen Onjouji ran for 170 yards and four touchdowns and halfback Jonathan White Cross ran for 100 yards and two scores.

Wide receiver George Griffin caught nine passes for 375 yards and five touchdowns, wideout Anthony Rucker caught four passes for 99 yards and three scores, wideout Steve Takakamo caught four passes for 266 yards and four touchdowns and wideout Shane Balogun caught three passes for 84 yards and two scores. Rucker and Griffin also led the team in blocking. Rucker had 22 pancakes, while Griffin had 21. Backup center Andy Benson also had six pancakes.

Cornerback Brian Pitts was a ballhawk on defense with five interceptions. Cornerback Marlon Boakye had 11 tackles and a pick, cornerback Victor Ejide had three picks, free safety Jeff Edwards had 10 tackles, left end Lex Hasegawa had three sacks, free safety Haku Ichijou had two interceptions including one returned 66 yards for a score, right outside linebacker Sonny Miyanaga had four sacks, and both left end Lex Hasegawa and cornerback Howard Skinner had three sack each.

"As soon as Minnesota picked off one of our passes I knew that we needed to go ahead and get going defensively and the boys really reacted very well to the turnovers they forced," Coach Kaname said after the game. "In addition, we let it rip with the passing, and although it was off a few times, for the most part, Terry got the job done. He needs to stop throwing floaters that hang in the air for too long. Otherwise, it's anyone's ball. I'm sure he'll fix that in the offseason.

"In any case, our team played a solid game and we returned to what we do best: run it up and never relent. That's our style of play and we will continue to keep going at it, so long as I am the coach here. This was a great season for everyone involved and to defend our Pentagram the way we did is what you expect from these boys. A job well done."

Mitakihara finish the season 13-0.

"We got a shortlist of opponents for next year": Kokoa Hoto

"We got a shortlist of opponents for next year": Kokoa Hoto

By Wendy Marvell
The Daily Magi
December 24, 2068

As college football, and in the process, gridiron football, gets slated to celebrate its bicentennial next year, Tatsuya Kaname's Mitakihara Magi are planning to bring in a number of historic programs for the 2069 season. The Madoka Touchdown Scheduling Team is an volunteer ad hoc committee comprised of five sophomores, 10 juniors and 10 seniors that meet monthly from November through March. They are responsible for choosing the nonconference opponents. 

Since 2011, the nonconference opponents for the Magi football team have always been chosen by the students. In fact, the football team is the only team that is given the privilege of having its nonconference schedule determined by its fans. As they are an Division I FBS Independent, the Scheduling Team gets the honor of picking the football team's poison. But, the process is a lengthy one, according to outgoing Scheduling Team Chair Kokoa Hoto, a sophomore sociology major from Tokyo, Japan and the wife of Magi left end Lex Hasegawa.

"It's a pretty lengthy process," said Hoto via phone interview. "First, we have to determine which teams are available in what weeks. Then we have to determine if the team is ranked or not. We need at least five or six teams ranked in the preseason Top 25 in order to get a schedule rating of an A+. We got a shortlist of opponents for next year. This coming season, we are looking at scheduling teams that have contributed to the game in the early years and in the 20th century.

"That means we need to look at teams such as Michigan, Notre Dame (a perennial opponent of ours, of course), Army, Navy, Rutgers, Texas, USC, Oklahoma, Alabama...essentially teams that have had massive longevity and are brand names while winning national championships along the way. We have Rutgers penciled in as our Homecoming opponent, as they played the first-ever game of football with Princeton (who we are not scheduling due to conference strength purposes), and we have Notre Dame as our Magia Day opponent, pending availability.

"We want to get as many historical powerhouses as possible for this season. If we can do that, then the fans who come out for the games will want to fill the Sakura Bowl for the bicentennial of gridiron football. The final step is ensuring that our opponents agree to face us on the specific date and week, which generally happens by rule. We've never had an opponent turn down an invitation, which is impressive in and of itself.

"I think the fans, the students, everyone that bleeds Rose, Pink and White will come out to the games next season. We understand that we need to finish this season first, but everyone is hyped up for next year to begin. As a sophomore, I plan to be on this Scheduling Team for a couple more years so I can help mold the next two schedules for our guys."

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The mystique of spruce beer

The mystique of spruce beer

By Chelia Blendy
The Daily Magi
December 4, 2068

Spruce beer is a beverage flavored with the buds, needles, or essence of spruce trees. Spruce beer can refer to either alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages. A number of flavors are associated with spruce-flavored beverages, ranging from floral, citrusy, and fruity to cola-like flavors to resinous and piney. This diversity in flavor likely comes from the choice of spruce species, the season in which the needles are harvested, and the manner of preparation.

Using evergreen needles to create beverages originated with the Indigenous peoples of North America who used the drink as a cure for scurvy during the winter months when fresh fruits were not available. It may also have been brewed in Scandinavia prior to European contact with the Americas, but French and British explorers were ignorant of its use as an anti-scurvy treatment when they arrived in North America. The fresh shoots of many spruces and pines are a natural source of vitamin C. European sailors adopted the practice and spread it across the world. Norway Spruce is used for making spruce beer widely in northern Europe. In Scandinavia it is used to flavor fermented ales in the absence of hops. Sahti is a traditional Finnish ale flavored with juniper rather than spruce or pine.

In 1536, the French explorer Jacques Cartier, exploring the St. Lawrence River, used the local natives' knowledge to save his men who were dying of scurvy. He boiled the needles of a tree the St. Lawrence Iroquoians called the Aneda (probably Thuja occidentalis) to make a tea that was later shown to contain 50 mg of vitamin C per 100 grams. Such treatments were not available aboard ship, where the disease was most common. When Samuel de Champlain arrived 72 years later, he could not ask the locals which tree should be used, as the St. Lawrence Iroquoians had disappeared. This method of treating scurvy using evergreen-needle beverages was later picked up by the British Royal Navy, and spruce was regularly added to ship-brewed beer during eighteenth century explorations of the West Coast of North America. and the wider Pacific, including New Zealand.

Alcoholic spruce beer was common in the colonial United States and eastern Canada, made from red or black spruce. A Canadian recipe from 1757 states:

It is made of the tops and branches of the spruces-tree, boiled for three hours, then strained into casks, with a certain quantity of molasses; and, as soon as cold, it is fit for use...

An American recipe from 1796 states:

Take four ounces of hops, let them boil half an hour in one gallon of water, strain the hop water then add sixteen gallons of warm water, two gallons of molasses, eight ounces of essence of spruce, dissolved in one quart of water, put it in a clean cask, then shake it well together, add half a pint of emptins, then let it stand and work one week, if very warm weather less time will do, when it is drawn off to bottle, add one spoonful of molasses to every bottle.

The Daily Order for the Highland Regiment in North America stipulated that: "Spruce beer is to be brewed for the health and conveniency of the troops which will be served at prime cost. Five quarts of molasses will be put into every barrel of Spruce Beer. Each gallon will cost nearly three coppers."

Today Sitka spruce, native to the northwest coast of North America, tends to be favored, although other species of spruce have also been used. Lighter, more citrus-like flavors are produced by using the bright green fresh spring growth before the new needles and twigs harden and become woody. Sitka spruce trees on the north-central Oregon Coast develop spring growth in early to mid-May.

Spruce or other evergreens have sometimes been used as a flavoring ingredient in beer, such as Alba Scots Pine Ale, the Alaskan Brewing Company's Winter Ale, Beau's Brewery's Spruce Moose Pale Ale. Very few modern beers are actually termed "spruce beer"; those that exist are often express attempts to create a historical recipe, which may be sugar-based or barley-based. One is Wigram Brewing Company's Spruce Beer, which is based on Captain Cook's first beer brewed in New Zealand in 1773; similarly, Yards Brewing Company says its Poor Richard's Tavern Spruce Ale is based upon a recipe for spruce beer recorded by Benjamin Franklin.

Alcoholic spruce beer may also be made from sugar and flavoring from the spruce tree. Leaves, small branches, or extracted essence of spruce are boiled with sugar and fermented with yeast. Two different sources of sugar may be used, either molasses or white refined sugar. A recipe for home-brewing spruce beer of this type appear in 1974 in Cape Breton's Magazine. In the Canadian provinces of Newfoundland and Quebec, where it is known in French as bière d'épinette, spruce beer may refer to either an artificially flavored non-alcoholic carbonated soft drink, or to genuine spruce beer.

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The mystique of ice cider

The mystique of ice cider

By Wendy Marvell
The Daily Magi
November 27, 2068

Ice cider (also apple icewine or cidre de glace in French; sold as ice apple wine in the United States) is the cider equivalent of ice wine: a fermented beverage made from the frozen juice of apples. There are two main approaches to producing ice cider: cryoconcentration and cryoextraction. Cryoconcentration involves harvesting the fruits late in season and leaving them in fresh storage until late December, when they are pressed and the fresh juice is left to freeze naturally. In January, the concentrated juice begins the process of cold fermentation. Cryoextraction (not the same as the cryoextraction of wine) is similar to the traditional method used to produce ice wine: apples are left on the trees, at the mercy of the weather, until the end of January. They are picked when the temperature hovers around -8°C to -15°C, and then pressed and left to cold ferment for months.

The first claim to commercial ice cider was in 1990 in Dunham, a small town in Québec just north of the Vermont border, by Christian Barthomeuf, a pioneer of Québec's small wine industry. He was Domaine Pinnacle's, largest producer of ice cider in the world, first cidermaker in the early 2000s. He continues to develop the product in collaboration with La face cachée de la pomme in Hemmingford, Montérégie. Ice cider first became available in stores in 1996. Today it is widely distributed by Québec's government-run chain of liquor stores, the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ), where it accounts for about 70% of all sales of Quebec products. There are about fifty producers. Most are of very small size, attracted in part by the very low capital costs required to enter the business. In a press release dated 8 June 2008, the SAQ confirmed that "sales of Québec products have increased six-fold in five years at the SAQ, from 2 million in 2002 to just over 12 million dollars in 2007."

Cidre de glace: drinks produced by the fermentation of apple juice, which must have a concentration of sugar before fermentation made solely by the natural cold of at least 30 Brix and whose product has a residual sugar content of at least 130 grams per liter. Finally, the alcohol will be obtained over 7% and less than 13% alcohol by volume. In addition, the specifics must be met:

  1. no chaptalization;
  2. no addition of alcohol;
  3. no artificial apple juice or grape must;
  4. permission for artificial cold cider (-4 °C) for malic precipitation;
  5. no additional flavours or colouring;
  6. no concentration of sugars by methods other than natural cold;
  7. no use of concentrated apple juice, regardless of origin, whatsoever;
  8. organoleptic profile of the product corresponds to that of an ice cider as determined by a trade committee;
  9. the producer of ice cider cultivates the apples;
  10. the pressing, preparation and bottling of cider ice occur at the site of production.

The leaders of La Face Cachée de la Pomme, in collaboration with the Association des cidriculteurs artisans du Québec, held discussions with government stakeholders to enable the development of a designation reserved for ice cider in Québec. In 2005, a bill was introduced in committee and subsequently filed.

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The mystique of milk bags

The mystique of milk bags

By Chelia Blendy
The Daily Magi
November 20, 2068

Milk bags are plastic bags that carry milk. They are usually stored in a pitcher or jug with one of the corners cut off to allow for pouring. A typical milk bag contains approximately 11⁄3 litres of milk in North America and 1 litre of milk in Eastern Europe and the Baltics.

In some parts of Canada, milk comes in bags. They are sold in central and eastern Canada, but not in western Canada (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia) and Newfoundland and Labrador. Three bags are sold together in a larger bag containing a total of 4 litres of milk. The bags are not sold individually, and are either not labeled at all or labeled with only the expiry date, the lot number and sometimes the type of milk contained in the bag. The three-bag 4 litre package is the largest normally sold at retail, with the lowest unit price. Some convenience store chains offer 4-litre plastic jugs instead of milk bags, even in eastern Canada.

Two accessories are commonly associated with Canadian milk bags: pitchers and bag openers. The key-shaped bag opener with a clip and a magnet was invented in Toronto in 1979. These bag openers are a common type of refrigerator magnet, although the bags can be opened with scissors.

Milk bags were also common in the Soviet Union, and other Eastern bloc countries, such as East Germany, Hungary, Romania, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Bulgaria. They remain popular in the Baltics (e.g. Estonia) and some other Eastern European countries, where they may also be seen used for packaging yogurt. A resurgence of milk bags is beginning in Britain amid concerns that plastic bottles aren't being recycled. Milk bags were also used in Australia (Greater Shepparton, Victoria), in the late 1990s, distributed by Shepparton-based dairy company Ducats. Some dairies in the United States used the bags in the 1980s, but today are confined mainly to regional convenience store chains with in-house dairies such as Kwik Trip in the Upper Midwest and other boutique dairies.

In the United Kingdom, Sainsburys began a pilot experiment on distributing milk in bags in 2008 in conjunction with Dairy Crest. It was originally targeted at 35 stores at the same price as a regular 2-imperial-pint (1.1 l) plastic bottle of milk, the product was expanded through the North of England nationwide in 2010 at which point the bags retailed at a discounted price compared to traditional containers.

In the UK the bags are usually used in conjunction with a specialized plastic jug. The bag fits snugly inside the jug, one corner of the bag is secured under a bar at the front of the jug, and as the lid is closed the bag is pierced and a spout slides into the hole, allowing the milk to be easily poured and maintaining freshness. Doorstep deliveries in the United Kingdom are normally associated with traditional glass milk bottles, but the Dairy Crest/Milk and More service also deliver milk bags, and sell Jug-It brand plastic jugs specially designed to hold the milk bags.

In Mexico, assistance programs and prior welfare and government social programs distribute milk in bags (one litre per bag) at very low prices.

Milk bags use less plastic than traditional milk jugs and are placed in reusable plastic pitchers. The bags themselves can also be washed out and re-used to carry sandwiches, or to freeze food (using a twist tie or rubber band for closure).

They contain less plastic than a milk jug, causing less environmental harm than milk jugs. Milk bags are more ideal from an environmental standpoint than paper milk cartons or glass milk bottles.

When pouring, the top of the bag can topple over, causing the milk to spill. Spillage can be avoided by cutting a secondary hole at the other side of the bag for air intake, by pinching the top of the bag while pouring, or by using a pitcher with a lid to keep the milk bag in place. Milk bags cannot easily be sealed once open, although some consumers fold over the spout and use clips to help maintain freshness.

Week 14 2068 Preview

"I'm like a toy to my sister and wife": Jansen Onjouji

"I'm like a toy to my sister and wife": Jansen Onjouji

By Wendy Marvell
The Daily Magi
November 14, 2068

Mitakihara Magi halfback Jansen Onjouji is as effeminate a man as you will find on Tatsuya Kaname's Mitakihara Magi football team. With his smooth mullet, flashy grin and smooth brown eyes, Onjouji is in the prime of his footballing career. However, he has a confession to make: he is at the mercy of his two partners, the Arashiyama sisters of Akagi and Kagami. Kagami is Jansen's wife, while Akagi is Jansen's sister in law but acts like a de facto second wife to him. 

"I'm like a toy to my sister and wife," Onjouji said via interview at Hakurei Centre after another long practice. "No, really, I love both Akagi and especially Kagami. Kagami is the type of wife you want: very obedient, very loyal, doesn't complain too much, is a voice of reason, and willing to satisfy my own carnal urgings. Akagi on the other hand, well...

"Akagi is more of the brash, outspoken, proud-to-be-a-wingwoman type of sister-in-law. As I previously said before, she loves eating and eating really good food. I see some of her reviews on Yelp regarding steakhouses and other fine dining establishments in Vancouver, Surrey and New Westminster, and she always makes great recommendations. She knows what's a good place to eat, and what places to avoid like the plague.

"Aside from that, the two of them dorm with me, and I tend to have some of the most amazing moments regarding sex. Up until I finally married Kaga, I never experienced a threesome before. Now I am very skilled at this and I started to realized that teamwork in the bed is just as important as teamwork on the playing field. I am a man that stresses the emancipating power of team, and it's everywhere I go: whether on campus, off campus, or even in Mexico on Spring Break.

"This Spring Break, I plan to go with Kaga and Akagi to Puerto Vallarta or Cabo San Lucas to consummate some more and get some down time. I'll be a fourth-year very soon, and I want to experience the calm before the storm because I am far from done with my playing career here with the Magi. Maybe listening to a little mariachi music wouldn't be so bad..."

Week 13 2068 Preview

Mitakihara return to BCS Title Game after 84-34 rout of BYU

Mitakihara return to BCS Title Game after 84-34 rout of BYU

By Chelia Blendy
The Daily Magi
November 10, 2068

Quarterback Terry Miyanaga passed for 285 yards and three touchdowns and backup Russ Opare passed for 205 yards and three more scores as Tatsuya Kaname's Mitakihara Magi defeated the Brigham Young Cougars, 84-34, at the Sakura Bowl in Mitakihara Town, B.C. on Magia Day 2068, honoring the Class of 2069. With the win, the Magi qualify for the 2069 BCS National Chammpionship Game in Miami, Fla.

Halfback Clay Robinson ran for 90 yards and a touchdown, halfback Jansen Onjouji ran for 65 yards and two scores, fullback Ian McKinley ran for 63 yards and a major and Opare also scored a rushing touchdown. Wide receiver George Griffin had nine receptions for 126 yards and two majors, wideout Anthony Rucker caught four passes for 85 yards and two touchdowns, wideout Shane Balogun caught three passes for 106 yards and a score and wideout Steve Takakamo caught three passes for 90 yards and another major.

Right guard Mitch Zango, a redshirt freshman from Merrydale, La., led the team in blocking with nine pancakes, while left tackle Mario Washington, a freshman from London, Ont., had eight pancakes. Cornerback Howard Skinner led the defense with 10 tackles and an interceptions. Three different players on defense each had seven tackles.

"We need to do a better job closing out games," said Coach Kaname with a sight after the game. "We did well to shut out the Cougars 42-0 in the second quarter, but we took our foot off the gas pedal in the fourth quarter. They outscored us, 20-7. It's not our calling card to be intentionally clumsy at the end. It doesn't matter what the margin; our team needs to finish strong every game. We'll address the need to close out games with authority next week. Otherwise, it was a strong victory for us and we look forward to the National Championship Game in January."

Mitakihara improve to 12-0 for the year.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Robinson, Pitts reflective on Magi careers

Robinson, Pitts reflective on Magi careers

By Chelia Blendy
The Daily Magi
November 6, 2068

This week, Mitakihara University is honoring the fourth-year student athletes of the Class of 2069 in the Magia Day game between Tatsuya Kaname's Mitakihara Magi and the Brigham Young Cougars. Halfback Clay Robinson and cornerback Brian Pitts are the captains of this year's Magi football team and had smiles on their faces when asked of their time with the Magi.

"Me and my brother Lionel chose the Magi because we know that we would be on a side that could never lose a game," said Clay at an interview inside Your Silver Garden. "We've been a strong tandem and have helped each other out with homework and all that stuff. Both of us are kinesiology majors. Lionel wants to explore working with sports nutritionists and I want to go into sport management. We've got big ambitions.

"I know that there are two other sets of brothers on this team: the Miyanagas (Danny, Sonny and Terry) and the Hasegawas (Lex and Rex). So we've got a deep sense of brotherhood on this team. It's a family affair, and indeed, those who are a part of the university are part of The Mitakihara Family. So it's great to know that I am doing my part to be a leader and help the next group of players take the next leap forward in terms of being students, athletes, and men of characters. It's been a great experience."

"I didn't think I was going to be named defensive captain, but knowing that a lot of great defensive captains were secondary guys in the past, I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity," Pitts said via phone interview. "I wanted to showcase how much I cared about winning for the colors, for the school, and for everyone I know. I told the freshmen this one question: are you going to sacrifice more than 100 percent of your time to this team and to winning the national championship? Are you going to sacrifice that same time towards being a student at this school.

"I am proud to say that these freshmen on defense that I have been mentoring have done a tremendous job at budgeting their time towards improving their minds and bodies. As for me, I'm an English major and I want to go into teaching when I'm done playing. Maybe I could be a high school football coach and lead my team to a state title. Every player on this team has ambitions of success. We plan to leave our mark on the world when we're through playing for Madoka."

Week 12 2068 Preview

Mitakihara clamp down on Notre Dame in snow, 73-21

Mitakihara clamp down on Notre Dame in snow, 73-21

By Wendy Marvell
The Daily Magi
November 3, 2068

Winter finally came to Canada, and in the pouring snow at the Sakura Bowl in Mitakihara Town, B.C., Tatsuya Kaname's Mitakihara Magi poured the pain on Raul Chaser's Notre Dame Fighting Irish, 73-21. Quarterback Terry Miyanaga ripped apart the pass defensive of Notre Dame, throwing for 279 yards and four touchdowns while also gaining yards on the ground, rushing for 104 yards.

Halfback Jansen Onjouji ran for 122 yards and a touchdown, halfback Clay Robinson ran for 78 yards and two majors and fullback Joe Sato also ran for a pair of short scores. Wide receiver George Griffin led the receiving corps with 153 receiving yards and a long 74-yard touchdown reception, while wideout Shane Balogun had six catcheds for 59 yards and two scores. Wideout Steve Takakamo also had two catches for 37 yards and another major.

Left guard Sean Scott could be on his way to winning the Outland Trophy. The 6'2", 262-lb senior from Lexington, Va. led the blockers with 12 pancakes. Right guard Brandon Freeman had eight pancakes while left guard Caleb Brown added seven. Right end Harry Atago led the defense in tackles with 10 tackles. Middle linebacker Danny Miyanaga and cornerback Brian Pits each had eight tackles and an interception while left outside linebacker Patrick Hunter added two more picks.

Mitakihara improve to 11-0 and can clinch a return to the BCS National Championship Game with a victory over the Brigham Young Cougars in Magia Day 2068.

The Mystique of Canada Dry

The Mystique of Canada Dry

By Wendy Marvell
The Daily Magi
October 30, 2068

Canada Dry is a brand of soft drinks owned since 2008 by the Texas-based Dr Pepper Snapple Group. For over a century Canada Dry has been known for its ginger ale, though the company also manufactures a number of other soft drinks and mixers. Although Canada Dry originated in its namesake country, it is now produced in many countries around the globe, including the United States, Mexico, Colombia, the Middle East, Europe and Japan.

The "Dry" in the brand's name refers to not being sweet, as in a dry wine. When John J. McLaughlin, who first formulated "Canada Dry Pale Ginger Ale", originally made his new soft drink, it was far less sweet than other ginger ales then available; as a result, he labelled it "dry".

n 1890, Canadian pharmacist and chemist John J. McLaughlin of Enniskillen, Ontario opened a carbonated water plant in Toronto. McLaughlin was the oldest son of Robert McLaughlin, founder of McLaughlin Carriage and McLaughlin Motor Car. In 1904, McLaughlin created "Canada Dry Pale Ginger Ale"; three years later the drink was appointed to the Royal Household of the Governor General of Canada, and the label featuring a beaver atop a map of Canada was replaced with the present Crown and shield.

When McLaughlin began shipping his product to New York in 1919, it became so popular that he opened a plant in Manhattan shortly thereafter. After McLaughlin's death, the company was run briefly by Sam. P. D. Saylor and Associates who bought the business from the McLaughlin family in 1923 and formed Canada Dry Ginger Ale, Inc., a public company.

Canada Dry's popularity as a mixer began during Prohibition, when its flavor helped mask the taste of homemade liquor. In the 1930s, Canada Dry expanded worldwide. In 1934, it was one of the first society to give comic books (a very recent creation of Max Gaines) as a free gift to appeal people. From the 1950s onward, the company introduced a larger number of products.

Norton Simon took an interest in the company in 1964, and it merged with Simon's other holdings, the McCall Corporation and Hunt Foods, to form Norton Simon Inc. Dr Pepper bought Canada Dry from Norton Simon in 1982. In 1984, Dr Pepper was acquired by Forstmann Little & Company, and Canada Dry was sold to R. J. Reynolds' Del Monte Foods unit to pay off acquisition debt. RJR Nabisco sold its soft drink business to Cadbury Schweppes in 1986. Today, Canada Dry is owned by Dr Pepper Snapple Group, which was spun-off from Cadbury Schweppes in 2008.

In 2008, Cadbury Schweppes became part of Grupo Peñafiel in Mexico. Soon after, Canada Dry, along with Dr Pepper, Snapple and Schweppes began to be sold there.

Week 11 2068 Preview

Mitakihara fry South Carolina, 61-24

Mitakihara fry South Carolina, 61-24

By Chelia Blendy
The Daily Magi
October 27, 2068

In prime time, Tatsuya Kaname's Mitakihara Magi deep-fried the South Carolina Gamecocks, 61-24, at the Sakura Bowl in Mitakihara Town, B.C. This time, there would be no safety conceded and no laps needed to be run. Quarterback Terry Miyanaga passed for 340 yards, setting up the ground game for the halfback tandem of Clay Robinson and Jansen Onjouji.

Onjouji ran for 109 yards and four touchdowns while Robinson ran for 122 yards and two more scores. Miyanaga also ran for 57 yards. Wide receiver Anthony Rucker caught four passes for 66 yards, wideout Shane Balogun caught four passes for 75 passes and wideout Steve Takakamo caught four passes for 61 yards.

The offensive line was led by left guard Sean Scott, who had 13 pancakes. Right tackle Willie Khumalo had eight pancakes while right guard Brandon Freeman added six pancakes. Defensive tackle Kent Nanase led the defense with 14 tackles and four sacks. Left end Ken Atago had 13 tackles and a sack while his brother, right end Harry Atago, had eight tackles and two sacks.

Mitakihara improve to 10-0 and return to action next week against Notre Dame.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Mystique of Red River Cereal

The Mystique of Red River Cereal

By Chelia Blendy
The Daily Magi
October 24, 2068

Red River Cereal is a porridge, or hot cereal, made of wheat, rye, and flax, produced in Canada, with some availability elsewhere. It was first created in 1924 in Manitoba. The cereal takes its name from the Red River of the North, more specifically the valley around Winnipeg. The brand name is currently owned by Robin Hood Multifoods, Inc. of Markham, Ontario, a division of Smucker Foods of Canada Co.

The advised method of cooking, boiling, yields an impressive output for the original ingredients. Generally, the hot cereal is made with a 3:1 water to cereal ratio. For 4 servings combine 3 cups of water, 1 cup of Red River Cereal, 1/4 t. salt (optional). Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat and boil gently for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until desired consistency. Cover, remove from heat. Let stand for a few minutes.

The ingredients of Red River Cereal are: Cracked Wheat; Cracked Rye; Cracked Flax; Whole Flax.

On September 24, 2011, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued an allergy alert that the 1.35 kg size of the product sold in Canada contained undisclosed soy, one of the nine most common food allergens. Voluntarily, the manufacturer temporarily removed the product from the marketplace. The packaging has since been altered to include a warning about the presence of soy.

The Mystique of Nabob

The Mystique of Nabob

By Chelia Blendy
The Daily Magi
October 23, 2068

Nabob is a brand of coffee produced by Kraft Foods and sold in Canada. The Nabob Coffee Company originated in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1896, was the food manufacturing arm of Kelly Douglas Limited, house brand for Super-Valu Stores, and was purchased by Jacobs Suchard in 1976, and subsequently by Kraft Foods in 1994. The name refers to the term Nabob. Nabob produces several different blends of coffee which are available in a typical Canadian supermarket. Beginning in 2006, Nabob has been the primary coffee brand for the Tassimo coffee maker in Canada.

In the 1930s Nabob sponsored Orpheum elegant afternoon teas, an organization in the Vancouver community. In 1978 Nabob branched into Central and Eastern Canada and by 1986 Nabob had made its way all across Canada, Quebec being the last province to receive the brand. In 2006 Tassimo launched its brewing system with Nabob T Discs that combines making coffee with science and technology using Tassimo’s barcode concept. Nabob offers twelve different types of Tassimo discs which range from their light-bodied breakfast blend to their authentic espresso. Drinks such as Nabob’s authentic lattes and cappuccinos involve an extra T Disc of condensed milk product on top of Nabob’s own disc. Furthermore, Nabob’s skinny latte comes with an extra T Disc of condensed milk product that is 56% less calories than the traditional Nabob latte.

In 2008, Nabob started including more than 30% of Rainforest Alliance Certified Beans into their premium coffees. Rainforest Alliance Certified Beans are harvested in a way that promotes sustainability in coffee-growing areas of the world by maintaining ethical physical, social, and economic environments. Each Nabob premium blend container has the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal displayed on its canister. The company is looking to reach 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified Beans and it has 60%as of now.

Slogan: "Better beans, better coffee, better planet."

Week 10 2068 Preview

Madoka players run 74 laps after 49-37 win over Missouri

Madoka players run 74 laps after 49-37 win over Missouri

By Wendy Marvell
The Daily Magi
October 20, 2068

For the first time in years, Tatsuya Kaname's Mitakihara Magi were tested. But while the Magi defeated the Missouri Tigers 49-37 at the Sakura Bowl in Mitakihara Town, B.C., it looked for a moment that the Tigers would pull off a history-making upset. Tigers halfback Tyrone Evans only ran for 57 yards, but he accounted for all of Mizzou's five touchdowns and the Tigers outscored the Magi 21-7 in the final stanza. However, the comeback bid came too little, too late, and the players in Rose, Pink and White were already thinking about the 74 laps they needed to run as the took the team bus back to campus and Tatsuya Kaname Field at Mitakihara Stadium.

Quarterback Terry Miyanaga passed for 288 yards and four touchdowns, halfback Jansen Onjouji ran for 185 yards and two scores while catching five passes for 58 yards and another score, wide receiver Steve Takakamo caught six passes for 93 yards and a major, and wideout George Griffin caught three passes for 75 yards and two touchdowns.

Left guard Sean Scott led the Magi in blocking with 11 pancakes while right tackle Willie Khumalo added 10 pancakes. Defensively, cornerback Howard Skinner led the way with 13 tackles and two interceptions, defensive tackle Kent Nanase had 12 tackles, left end Ken Atago had eight tackles and a sack, and right end Harry Atago had four tackles and two sacks.

"Missouri are a really great team and they actually gave us a test, which is good," said Coach Kaname after the game. "But for us, we struggled to get clicking and we got outscored late, which is a big minus. I found out that the guy who scored the safety on us, [Missouri right end] Reggie [Hollis], he is a freshman, so for him to score a safety is going to give him loads of confidence as he improves as a player for his team.

"But that is a big minus for us because we have expectations. One of those expectations is to never give up safeties at home to any opponent. I don't know why Joe could not get out of the end zone and cut upfield in the second half, but this won't help his case to get the start next week. We're going to talk with him and the offensive line about this because they know better than to give up safeties like that. In fact, the whole team will get a talking to, because this type of performance just won't fly, given our reputation. They'll be hearing it."

Mitakihara improve to 9-0 and return to action next week against South Carolina.

Friday, April 18, 2014


Nepgear "Nep" Acura, the wife of Mitakihara Magi DT Dev Acura.


By Dev Acura
Special to The Daily Magi
October 15, 2068

My name is Dev Acura, a defensive tackle for the Mitakihara Magi and coach Tatsuya Kaname. I have a confession to make. I have a wife who is a student here and is actually a classmate of mine and my partner in the dorms. Her name is Nep Acura. Nep is short for Nepgear. If you were to use Japanese naming conventions, she would be confused for the next great sports sedan for the bourgeoisie, the Acura Nepgear. Or, to put in smartass terms, the next melon-filled lemon for the working class.

Nep came into my life when I was beginning my third year of high school at Mitakihara Secondary. This new transfer student came into my homeroom, and she had her eyes of me from the beginning. Later on, I found out that she was moving in with me as a purported "cousin." One month later, I realized that she is a CPU from a planet called Neptunia, and that she literally mind-fucked everybody to get the notion that she had lived in M-Town all her life, when really, she had the blessing of her sister Neptune to move to Canada to learn more about life with humans as a human.

Nep is a computer science major, like me. She's not as sharp on math like I am, but she can hold her own and had a fetish for subjects regarding calculus. I found that to be interestingly weird: a hot chick for a wife that had a fetish for calculus! Normally that's reserved for nerds in the mold of the immortal Twilight Sparkle, but hey, this university is mostly composed of hipsters anyway. And I'm a hipster too, because having a boring wife is just too mainstream.

She gets really excited but she gets very naughty in bed. Not like in a dominatrix naughty like her good friend Noire Sota, a former denizen of this place called Lastation and a new resident of Canada, like Nep. Noire is also the wife of tight end Flynn Sota and is an astrophysics major. Nep is more of a innocent-looking playgirl type of wife when she's in bed. Like a Purple Sister, which is the name of her HDD form.

You see, when she is in her HDD form, Nep likes to dance with poles and engage in those adult acts when it's just me and her in the room. Last winter, I bought with my scholarship money a dance pole just to see how my lovely wife would do dancing with it. In her HDD form, Nep touches the pole, and, as if in a trance, she does all sorts of gymnastics and teases with it to the strains of an old Calvin Harris song called "Awooga," which the Mitakihara University Ultimate Pep Band covered. Or was that the Marching Ultimates? I forgot; it was one of the two. 

As the song ended, Nepgear noticed that my dick was harder than a rock. So she used the pole to gracefully fall onto the bed. She took a condom that was nearby, put it in her mouth, closed her eyes, and raised one in a wink while pointing to the condom while making a penetrating gesture.

I took the condom, flung it aside and undressed, saying, "I don't need this. You want to impress your sister? Become the best mother you can be." I slowly took of her boots, licking her thighs and legs in the process and then we shared a long kiss as I fondled her breasts, which had gotten massive. Soon enough, we were naked and I was grinding into her. Her snatch got a bit tight. I needed to up the ante, and I did. All that practice on the football team, all that weight-lifting, all that sacrifice and hard was all paying off as I drove it into her, making her scream my name, the tears of passion flowing out of her sweet blue eyes (which were normally purple but blue when she is excited and horny beyond belief). One massive rush and release later, and we both fell into a deep sleep, my face snuggled between her breasts like a pillow. I had made Nepgear my woman for life. And I had no regrets.

Three days later, I get news from Nep. She told me she was pregnant. I was surprised. I thought that being a CPU meant that she couldn't have children like a regular woman. But now I found out that I was going to be a dad. Now Nep and I have two twins: Nathaniel Hatsuhi Acura and Delia Suzuko Acura. Nat looks like me, while Del looks like Nep. So now I take on the true burdens of parenthood while being a student. Neptune, Noire and all of Nepgear's friends are happy for us. So now I plan to repay the winning a few more national championships with the Best College Football Team in All of College Football.