NOTE: Shiki's grandparents moved to Japan from Germany and gave birth to their daughter, Aiko. They wanted to fit into the Japanese culture and thought that giving their daughter a Japanese name would help with that - sort of going along the thought that taking an Americanized names would help immigrants fit into America. Of course that really didn't because Japanese are xenophobic.
Shiki knows words in German from her grandparents, although she can say certain phrases (and certainly swear with great ease) she is far from proficient in the language.
Hey guys, just to let you know we are reorganizing and renaming the boards. You can find everything which will be happening here but the most important thing to take out of it is that on Sunday, April 12 all discussions will be found in the Role Play Discussion. There will be tags to separate which one is Tales of Characters (Crossroads) and which ones is Tales of Worlds (VCR). It is also highly recommended that DMs hyperlink the discussion thread in the first post of the RP thread, which will be staying in the Tales of Worlds (VCR) subforum.