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THE MAJORITY REPORT: AUGUST 20TH, 2017
Congress has yet to return from its August recess, but singular interviews indicate that they have heard the woes of their native constituents regarding imPort conflict. There are talks that some action might come of this. But maybe it's all talk? Then again... A lot of natives are questioning why the government allowed for a Swear-Out, especially apparent on Bwitter. The government released a brief memo to the press stating that imPorts have equal rights, to include the right of assembly, but some members of society still seem unconvinced. Limited public pressure might be coming down on Congress and, in turn, specifically Senator Mitchell Hundred.

ARMED TO THE NINES (MINUS ONE)
As seen on Sorbes Business Magazine, De Chima news outlets:
An investigation is underway in De Chima after reports that break-ins at Crake & Orix Tech and Anoxia INC have resulted in the theft of several prototypes and patents the companies were working on. Police are tight-lipped about details, but they have revealed that the perpetrators are currently at large and it's not believed imPorts are involved. It's unclear at this time if these two thefts were linked or coincidental. Businesses in De Chima are advised to review their security in case the thefts continue.

MACA-CRONI
As seen in local Maurtia Falls news and imPort-centric online forums:
Once more into the breach! Infamous street artist bElish has struck again! This time with a fifteen foot mural unveiled in the center of the Maurtia Falls financial district. Macaroni on canvas depicting the beloved Petyr Baelish's face, wearing a disgruntled expression. Because the businesses of the financial district indeed have CCTV in relevant areas, and because this work of guerrilla art seemed to appear out of nowhere, speculation has renewed over bElish's identity. Are they Metahuman? ImPort? Government? A prototype clone??

HEART KAPOW CASH COW
As seen on gamer news blogs and financial publications:
There has been an ungodly amount of chatter over the NUMBER ONE DOWNLOADED dating sim game of all time HEART KAPOW WOW, and the usual film industry giants are already salivating over the chance to buy the rights to screen depicting this whimsical (and sometimes dark) app game. The problem? NO ONE KNOWS WHO THE CREATOR IS! Literally, a mystery! Attempts to dox the creator's identity by corporate and individual hackers alike have failed. Multiversal Pictures has put out an open call for the creator to being talking intellectual rights and purchase negotiations.

FIGHT FOR YOUR MIGHT TO PARTY
As seen on Bwitter, BlueTube, and Rumblr via the livestream content, and discussed on Maurtia Falls Tonight, as well as late night news:
This month, imPorts participated in televised charity matches as part of the government Swear-In event. These matches, dubbed Might Club, were intended as a friendly sparring event between imPorts and livestreamed for all those fans who wanted to see their favorite heroes duke it out. However, one fight in particular crossed into sheer brutality not appropriate for young viewers -- or anyone really.

The imPorts, identified as Dio Brando and Jotaro Kujo, got into what could only be described as a brawl to the death in front of the cameras after being matched up to each other. In one brutal moment of their clash, Jotaro Kujo and what could only be described as "a buff purple man" tore off Dio's arm straight off the joint! Dio Brando responded by ripping his claws at the man's face, damaging his left eye to the point of bleed-out, alongside "a buff yellow man." Better names to define these colorful fighters who assisted Jotaro and Dio respectively are still being debated!

Both men kept fighting until Jotaro Kujo collapsed from his injuries, unwilling to tap out or stop fighting until the breaking point. Dio Brando reattached his arm, coming out the clear winner of the brawl, and walked out victorious. He was quickly approached for comments by reporters on the scene about the brutality of the brawl. With a good natured laugh he explained that the two of them have a long-time rivalry, neither willing to back down, but that there was no intention of having it go so far. Ultimately the blame is on Jotaro Kujo for not tapping out when he was clearly losing.

Jotaro Kujo required immediate medical attention following the fight and was taken overnight to the hospital following the conclusion of the brawl. However he discharged himself in the morning, insisting to doctors he was better (despite needing a cane to walk and sporting an eyepatch.) When reached out for comments, he refused and threatened violence against any reporters who tried to bother him. Considering what was witnessed, it should be believed he means it.

Fan communities have now begun to dub the match "imPort Death Brawl: For Charity Edition" and eagerly await the next confrontation these two will have! Needless to say there is some bad blood between them that social media is already speculating on (and writing what can only be described as "hatefic" between them.)

LEPRECHAUN OR LEPRE-CON?
As seen originating on Bwitter, then watched on local Heropan news and TMI Tongiht:
A recent string of news incidents in Heropa, Florida have recently been connected to recent imPort arrival Mad Sweeney. Across social media, eagle-eyed imPort fans have compiled and circulated a likely list of reported events.
  • Florida man discovered sleeping in trunk of Catholic minister's car
  • Florida man challenged pizza delivery boy to fight when refused to provide change for antiquated gold coins
  • Florida man seen being chased by wild dogs through public cemetery
  • Wedding in disarray when unknown Florida man invited himself to public reception to eat cake
  • Drunk and disorderly Florida man removed from zoo for shouting obscenities at flamingos
  • Mad Sweeney could be reached for comment, but the amount of expletives within said comment cannot be circulated in reputable news outlets.

    SWEAR JAR
    As seen on national news stations, Maurtia Falls local news, major newspapers and their corresponding news content websites:
    This month's government-provided pro-Registration Swear-In for the imPort community faced a rival gathering in the form of an imPort-organized Swear-Out rally, which encouraged the Unsettled path while protesting government policies toward imPorts. This level of imPort protest is unprecedented, and while both proceeded largely peacefully (a relief to many attendees, who recalled attacks and disasters at previous Swear-Ins) there were noted tensions and arguments on the border between the two parties.

    Numerous imPorts, Metahumans, and ordinary natives were spotted at both events, including local heroes at the Swear-In and imPort fans at the Swear-Out. Businesses advertising at the Swear-In report a boost in interest in their wares, while the Might Club televised sparring matches garnered an impressive audience for friendly displays of imPort power while raising significant sums for charity. At the Swear-Out, the remarkable catering of Ken Kaneki and Raina caused a stir among attendees, although some complained about the presence of human blood on the menu and some of the more dramatic effects of Raina's genetically-brewed teas. Many of the ordinary citizens at the Swear-Out seemed to be less interested in politics than the chance for a free concert by the divine imPort performers Persephone and Inanna, who provided entertainment at the event.

    The Swear-Out's Five-Point Petition has been submitted to the authorities and released to the media, expressing the concerns of dissatisfied imPorts. The petition calls for reform in the issues of Porter research, Registration, imPort justice, nanite injections, and imPort weaponization. Thirteen imPorts signed the document: Count Dooku, Tohru Adachi, Daryl Dixon, Yusuke Kitagawa, Futaba Sakura, Grievous, Utena Tenjou, Maeve Millay, Kaneki Ken, Cad Bane, Munehisa Iwai, Shinigami, and Haen Hithiel.

    It should be noted that Shinigami witheld support for the petition's demand for Porter access, and that Daryl Dixon stated "Got no real problem with how Registration is done, but think the city-to-city porter system opened up to anyone's use so long as they aren't a known murderer or the like. UnRegistered don't mean they should have to go through hoops just to visit a friend."

    ImPort entertainer and political figure Count Dooku was the principal organizer of the Swear-Out rally, and proclaimed it a 'grand success' when speaking to reporters. "Today, we have sent a clear message to the world that imPorts and their friends want change," he stated. "I offer my deepest gratitude to all who attended and supported this important event. It could not have taken place without the help of many who contributed."

    Utena Tenjou was seen attending the Swear-Out and signing the petition. When approached for comment, she fumbled for words, seemingly unused to speaking to the media, before saying: "Look, most of the people I've met here have been nice, but - there's people here who don't really see us as people, you know? They see us as weapons or things or... or guinea pigs. We're more than that, and we aren't going to let them push us around."

    While initially declining to comment, after signing the Swear Out petition, Tohru Adachi had this to say: "I'm here for the native population; it's why I decided to be a private investigator. But people are getting pulled in and out of here against their will. Many of us imPorts don't want to stay here, but we have no choice but to accept it, and accept government surveillance. It's oppressive, and we should have the right to choose if we're the ones being dragged out of our normal lives."

    ImPort Daryl Dixon was seen in attendance at both events. When asked his thoughts on the protest, he showed some support for it, saying, "Think we should get a choice in the whole nanite thing. Don't know if anyone high enough up'll listen, but ain't nothin' wrong with raising some voices and tryin'." Daryl is still a Registered imPort, however, and when asked if he'd be giving up his registration said he saw no reason to.

    When asked her thoughts about the Swear-Out, Kanaya Maryam gave reporters a very flat look before responding. "Are we really doing this nonsense? I thought we'd grown past this level of fearmongering when Kate Bishop graciously [ported out]. Their sense of timing couldn't possibly be worse." Ms. Maryam's comments were edited to remove expletives before publication.

    Haen Hithiel was in attendance at both events, and when asked for a comment regarding the petition/protest responded that "ImPorts have had many choices taken from them by being brought here without their consent, being injected with nanites, and being under surveillance and restrictions. I think it would go a long way if the government took steps to give us back what choices they can... it would help make us feel more like we have a legitimate place in this world, rather than feeling like distrusted intruders."

    Asked about his thoughts on the Swear-Out, registered imPort Han Solo laughed in the reporter's face and told them, "I'm not here for a revolution, I'm just here for their food. Go ask somebody who cares about this." There are also reports that, under the influence of one of the teas on offer at the Swear-Out, he later ended up challenging multiple people to a race before someone took him up on the offer, resulting in Solo being arrested for disturbing the peace.

    (Poe Dameron was the one who took him up on the race, and had perfect hair the whole time.)

    CODE SWITCH
    The Homeland Security Advisory System has moved from WENGE to FULVOUS.

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    Aug. 17th, 2017 10:27 am
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    Since this appears to be necessary- I want to make clear that I'm older than 23. I'm not fourteen, or sixteen, not even twenty. I really am an adult, I have a driver's license and I'm allowed to drink. [ HE REALLY IS please believe him. People always think he is 16 because of his baby face ]

    And since I'm making a public announcement, I'd also like to mention names. I also have many names, so I will try to stick to as few as possible from now on: you can either call me "Ken Kaneki" or you can call me "One Eyed King". Or just "King". [ yes, he is a king. Not many people know that and it's probably the first time Kaneki is actually mentioning it in public ]

    So let's forget all the other names, which include, but not exclusively: Centipede, Eyepatch, Haise Sasaki, Sassan, "Old Ladies' man" [ NIKE, this is for you ] and more recently Kenward Kullen. [ thank you dating SIM, that was fun. ] These are too many names for just one person.

    Thank you-


    [ and he quickly adds ] and one last thing! Does anyone have musical suggestions? I'm not the type to listen to music, but I'm curious to what people enjoy. I liked the 50's music playing the Swear-in. And also Bob Dylan.

    {VIDEO}

    Aug. 16th, 2017 10:21 pm
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    {One cannot hunt the great Evils of the cities unendingly. Even Elves need a rest now and then and Thranduil thinks, perhaps, his is well-earned. His golden hair is damp from a hot soak and he is wearing a silk bathrobe.}

    I grow weary of facing crime. {As well as completing the duties of his job - of which partially explain why he is attired as such.} Is there any reward for our acts of heroism or are we expected to do them out of the goodness of our hearts?

    {He lays himself down on a sofa, stretching out luxuriously.}

    Furthermore, I suppose I must impart some of the finer secrets of Dorwinion wine if I am to enjoy another glass of it. The wine humans offer is...subpar at best.

    {To enforce that point, he lifts up a half-drunk glass, swirling the contents.}

    I feel nothing even after drinking a bottle.
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    [The video feed, active and recording, shows Crane in his study - but not as usual behind his desk. It rolls around and shows him leaning over the mantelpiece with his elbow, without his jacket, still wearing his sweater vest and tie, with his sleeves rolled up in a manner one might consider casual. He doesn't look at the camera as he gets to work removing an inkwell and quill and then sets down a wooden perch.

    Without warning, there's a structured burst of cawing followed by a period of quiet.

    Crane steps away from the fireplace and looks up at the lighting. Squatting on the lamp's metal arm is a short-billed black bird. It looks much like all the other black birds one can spot around town.]


    If you are quite through?

    [He ignores the camera a bit longer in order to bench it on its perch, but not for the first time it flies back to where it seems comfortable. He tries again, and not much to his surprise it returns home. Despite the clear camaraderie the two of them share, he leans on one side and directs his eyes at the ceiling. He is not generally fond of opinions from the masses but finally addresses the camera admist another round of cawing.]

    I cannot very well invite him to fly around my office anonymously. If you would like to name him, I will take on board your suggestions.

    [Trying not to sound too frustrated, he checks his sleeve. His face goes thunderous.]

    Excuse me.

    [He clicks his nails against the mantlepiece and then, in true fashion, at least to those who know him, preserves his dignity by switching off the video.]

    video

    Aug. 15th, 2017 11:11 pm
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    [her hair is up, the armour she's wearing is quite different from her usual flightsuit, and--

    as per usual her space mice are sitting on her shoulders, this time hugging her face as she speaks because they might have been left behind when she Ported out.
    ]

    It is normal to not remember a thing about this place upon returning to our own universe, correct? Because now I think I finally understand what everyone meant when I was told time back home is essentially put on pause while we remain here.

    I am not sure if I will ever get accustomed to alternate universes. This one in particular. But it is reassuring to know that my being here does not change the course of action back home. This world is a vacation of sorts--

    [a pause]

    ...clones notwithstanding.

    [Private to Hunk, Lance & Keith] )
    [ooc: s3 spoiler opt-out here]
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    [ And we're live. The Technical Boy is seated on his bed in his room, communicator in one hand and the newest uPhone in the other, distractedly playing one of those mindnumbing mobile games. Every once in a while, the sound effects chirp, chime and serve as background music. His room's been redecorated in geometric decor and a roomba goes zooming by on the floor. ]

    24.45 hours studying this network. And I'm bored.

    [ Implied: You're boring. ]

    You guys are practically gods. Granted, that's a lowercase G. But still. Your power here goes unmatched and all you can do is sit around talking about restaurant recommendations and dating sims? How about we have some real talk.

    [ His thumb blurs over the screen of his uPhone, taking just a minute to beat the level with an air of superiority. Everyone can wait for him to make his proposal because he's definitely more important. And once the victory fanfare sounds, he tosses the phone to the side -- for the first time giving his full attention to the camera. ]

    You're the old models. The old generation of imPorts who are just waiting to be made anew. So here's where I come in.

    [ A beat. A smirk. A drag off of his vape pen. ]

    Let's talk Upgrades.
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    [ Kanaya doesn't look happy. She looks like someone who has spent two days playing a mobile game nonstop, and hated every second of it. But she important things to say about it now. ]

    So, I didn't plan to waste any more of my time thinking about this silly game, but after everyone on Bwitter decided that it was worth blowing up my shouts over, I found that it may be worth looking into further. Frankly, much of the content they related of this "Papaya Delirium" stand-in is rather concerning.

    After spending far longer playing "Heart Kapow Wow" [ Though she stops short of using air-quotes, she says it with as much disdain as possible, what kind of stupid title is that? ] than I ever intended to spend on as pointless an endeavor as this, allow me to make a few disclaimers. And, for the record, I can't believe this shit has somehow become necessary.

    First, stop recommending Hallmark movies to me. I don't care, I don't want to watch them

    Second, no, I am not Jason Vorhees. I don't even know who that is.

    Third, I'm not a wasp, or any kind of bee. Stop sending me jokes about bees.

    Fourth, and perhaps most importantly, no, I do not have an ovipositor. I do not plant eggs in people. I am not seeking a new egg host for my children, I will not lay eggs in you on request, no amount of money you offer me is enough to make me want to roleplay this scenario with you, or even to think about it any more than you've already made me, and thanks so much for that. I don't want to see any art you've made of the event, I don't want to know that you're making art or writing whatever it is you are while stimulating whatever nether-organs your species has evolved. I don't want to know, please stop making me know about these things. You're all disgusting.

    And finally, I. Do not. Date. Men. I don't care what your vexing virtual vespine vixen told you. She isn't me, and she isn't real, and I am seriously considering a call to my lawyer to see if something can't be done about her very existence. If you are trying to hit on me over Bwitter, you've already lost. Please stop.

    [ She lets out a long exhale, rubbing her temples. Her brows furrow as she considers something, then relax for a moment as she screws up her lips and opens her eyes, then furrows her brows again, dropping her hands and looking back into the camera. ]

    Does anyone know how to get my good ending? Do I even have one? It would really figure if I didn't.
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    [it looks like you may have stumbled on a cinema channel. The picture quality is different from normal transmission. Hard to say how. Colors more intense but light more hazy. Sensory input… it's almost more tactile than visual. See in feeling. Wind on face, sun on back, weight on feet…
    It's not this distortion that makes the land and the light look unearthly. It's not Earth.
    An obsidian land, once melted, now hard and dry, ash and cavern, with a violet sky…]


    three children are playing on a hillside )



    [The display snapped back to this reality.

    The woods of De Chima. Hitting the ground from the Porter at a dead run.

    Cassian stumbling again to his knees, managed to keep it at dry heaving this time, pushing himself up against a tree, and slapping the comm angrily]


    Work blast it.

    Does anyone read me?

    [flashes of their names, their faces, on the display as through his mind:

    Bodhi—Veronica—Han—Poe

    but perhaps none of them will mind, they'll understand, that the only names he can force through his throat right now:]


    Jyn—Kay

    video;

    Aug. 13th, 2017 07:07 pm
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    Okay, non-literal show of hands: who got included in that dating app, and did you date yourself? This is important data collection.

    [No it's not.]

    Okay, it isn't, but I'm still really curious and want you to tell me. Full disclosure: the Alayne Salmon character is me, and it's...not completely off-base? I do care a lot about my career, and I do like classic video games. But it also says I like bad boys...and girls...so it's not a how-to guide, either.

    [Not that they need to be squeaky clean, but thaaaaat is not something she's going to talk about on the network.]

    Anyway, I want to know who tried out some self-love and how well it ended. Myself and myself will be very happy together, apparently, but I lost a weekend to this game and got mixed results with Hannu Sololo, James Caligula and Bill Grimm.

    Maybe I should be annoyed that the developer used our likenesses this way, but honestly, I had a lot of fun.

    [Video]

    Aug. 12th, 2017 09:55 pm
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    [As invulnerable as he likes to pretend to be, Anakin Skywalker is not immune to strong drink. He has engaged in a contest with a certain Valar and failed miserably. Perhaps if Melkor had told him that alcohol has no effect on him whatsoever, he would not have tried so hard to keep up.

    He is paying for his ambition now as he reclines messily on Melkor’s couch, completely unconscious to the world. There are plenty of empty bottles around him and it seems all too likely that once he wakes, he is going to be very, very sick.

    Maybe being comatose is a blessing in that case. At least until the nightmares find him again. They always do.]


    So, uh-

    [Melkor poked Anakin, not sure what to do with a sick human. He had never even seen a sick Elf before. He carefully held his phone in one hand, not sure what to do but surely other mortals would know?]

    I’m not sure how to make a sick human...better. I think he’s drunk. [He picked up Anakin’s arm, trying to wiggle it to get him awake. Surely this helps.]

    [The wiggling earns a deep groan and some of the furniture gives an ominous shudder. Then the previously limp man is pushing himself up quickly and looking...rather grey.]

    ...bathroom… [He gasps and hauls himself to his feet, running for what he hopes is the right door. If it’s not, there might be some cleaning to do. This is why Men should not drink to excess!

    Melkor watched, confused but stayed where he was before looking at the camera with a smirk as Anakin ran into a bedroom instead of the bathroom. He clearly won this and at least it wasn’t his room.]
    Someone may want to come and heal him, I like this human and he doesn’t seem to be doing well.
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    [The video feed comes on with Daryl real close to the camera as he sets it down on a shelf at about eye chin level. High enough that when he walks away it allows for a very wide shot of the inside of a garage.

    A large, mechanical tiger that was easily recognized as one of the imPocreates (a blickablake), but who had been obviously and heavily customized, prowled around behind Daryl for a second before leaning into the back of his legs like a real cat would and letting out a mechanized purr.]


    Sorry if Fubuki here's been running people off. Thought she was getting a home with someone, but anytime I tell her to go to her new place, she just settles down in the corner. Did ya just decide against it or what?

    Anyway, anyone who was having work done at Neo Tokyo before the porter got Tetsuo a couple months back, you can come back to the shop if you want. I'm getting some locals who do good work hired in to take over. Shop'll return to Kaneda or Tetsuo's control if they get ported back in, but unless that happens, it'll be in my hands. And if I get ported out, it'll go to the people I hire so it won't be shutting down unexpectedly again.

    [The tiger headbutted Daryl affectionately and nearly knocked him on his ass.]

    Okay, I get it, ya like me. Shit.

    [He pushed at her head and she sat down, eyes blinking slowly and tail sliding against the floor in a lazy motion. Instead of standing back up, Daryl stayed where he was in case she decided to nuzzle him again.]

    The shop's a motorcycle shop. Specializes in custom models and mostly Japanese imports. Racing bikes especially. Top of the line stuff. It's in Nonah.

    text;

    Aug. 11th, 2017 11:57 pm
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    Quick question for everyone! ヾ(・ω・*)ノ

    If someone organized an open skate party at an ice rink, would anyone be interested in going to it? I'm a professional skater where I'm from and I love watching people have fun on the ice.

    There would be snacks and music and no pressure to do anything except enjoy yourselves for a while someplace where you won't me melting from the summer heat! If you're interested let me know so I can figure out whether or not this is a good idea or not.
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    [Harley smiles and waves at the camera. The room is clearly not her own, for anyone that knows her. Too many books and not enough glitter. In fact, it seems rather Jonathan Crane-esque. That's because it is Jonathan Crane's home, where she's been crashing since the floods in Heropa. She has to speak a little louder than normal to be heard over the strange animal noises in the background.]

    Hey, I'm back! And now I've got my sweetie pie big smelly babies with me, yes I do! Say hi, babies!

    [She turns the camera to where the "babies" — two fully grown spotted hyenas — are intensely focused on something off-camera, with their tails up and teeth bared. One of them turns briefly to whoop at mommy, and then joins his brother to giggle and chitter toward the top of a bookcase.]

    Aren't they just the biggest sillies? They can definitely bite your legs off though, so ask before you pet if you see 'em around. And speaking of biting things, uh...

    [The view moves up and focuses on a dark lump on top of the bookcase. The lump is a cat, terrified out of his tiny mind.]

    That's Wizkers Khalifa. He's a total sweetheart but really skittish, so I think he should be somewhere quiet where he's the only pet, or at least where nobody is trying to eat him. He's been my buddy for two years, so it's really important that I know he's in a good home, and I want to come over and see him from time to time.

    Oh, there's Johnny. Hi, J— Nope, there he goes.

    [The camera swings for a glimpse of Crane swiftly leaving the room, before moving back to poor Wiz.]

    He's embarrassed of me. Anyway, let me know if you want to meet the cat. Sooner the better.
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    [ The video clicks on to show Makoto sitting on her bed, a pen and notebook next to her. ]

    Good evening. I was wondering if I could ask a few questions. It appears that school is about to start here, and I'm going into my... senior year. [ She sounds a bit hesitant about what year she's saying. Stupid American systems make no sense. ]

    I'm curious about where I need to go to complete the entrance exams? Also, I need to know where to purchase my uniform as I couldn't find any information about it.

    Any help is appreciated. Thank you for your time.

    [ The video ends with Makoto giving a slight bow to the camera. ]
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    THE MAJORITY REPORT: AUGUST 10TH, 2017
    Native sentiment centralized in the east coast has been growing for a governmental response to the recent imPort-centric chaos. The government, ever protective of imPorts, has been reluctant to set down any new regulations -- but constituents have been calling their congresspeople.

    HE KANGED, HE SAW, HE CONQUERED
    As seen on BlueTube (via cellphone footage), Bwitter, Rumblr, and Heropean local news:
    Some of the clone mayhem has been put to a stop in an explosive manner, thanks to the draconian imPort Kang. The amateur footage shows him cornering his own clone in an alley several blocks from a restaurant favored by locals. Kang is heard shouting for others to back away before shooting energy darts out of his hand, killing the double troublemaker on the spot. The body then reduces to bones and explodes as if they were made of dynamite, much to the surprise of the onlookers. No others were hurt, and there was minimal damage to nearby property.

    According to Kang, before the video ends, this is completely normal for his race.

    There had been reports of this clone starting fights in several bars and espousing imPort and non-human superiority. He has also been linked to three local deaths. No official statements have been made by the police as of yet.

    AIN'T NO SNOWFLAKE
    As seen in national newspapers and De Chima televised channels:
    A new shelter is being opened by former ambassador candidate Jon Snow. While De Chima has a number of shelters in use, Lord Snow has promised that his will not only be located outside of the city, but will provide housing not only for the homeless, but for the imPorts currently without support and between jobs. He's stated in recent interviews that the shelter will provide assistance in finding more permanent housing and jobs, as well as teaching the residents of the shelter valuable tools to help them in various careers. Donations and supplies are requested, delivered to Snow's office between the hours of 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

    "We are in this together," Snow has told reporters. "We need to band together, all of us. It's the only way our city will thrive."

    ABSOLUTELY SIMFUL
    As seen on BlueTube play-by videos, local Heropa news, Rumblr, and in internet ads:
    There's a new mobile app that has been causing something of a stir amongst natives. Launched just this week, HEART KAPOW WOW is an app that enables natives to embrace the ImPort experience... via dating sim. The game is available to anyone interested for a small fee, but the most interesting thing is that some of the dating options might seem a little familiar. Players have the option to go with a number of dating routes, and live either a heroic or villainous life. More information on the game and uncanny dating options is available here!

    SELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT
    As seen in entertainment magazines and the official TMI blogosphere:
    Reality stars Noah Czerny (of "True Afterlife") and Ronan Lynch (one half of the duo from ETV's "fuckups & tryhards") have taken to BlueTube in a series of videos depicting the boys performing tricks and stunts with novelty toys in the shape of male genitalia. As of this report, the videos have over one million views. Whether the viral performance is a spontaneous act by the boys or a calculated move on the part of UCCY INC Network in an attempt to merge its popular teen imPort franchises remains a point of debate on entertainment news sites and forums. Both boys, who are roommates and make cameo appearances on their respective programs, have a large following on Imstagram and recently toured London as guests of the British government in celebration of a new trade deal between the US and UK.

    THELMA AND OH GEEZ
    As seen on Rumblr discourse, in Bwitter threads, and watched on on TMI Tonight:
    SPOTTED: Daenerys Targaryen giving a statement to police called to the site of her recent fender-bender. Her passenger at the time of the accident was friend and sometime collaborator Gwen Wynne-York, to whom she was overheard remarking, "I think we won that".

    Ms Wynne-York could not be reached for comment but was reportedly struggling to contain her laughter.

    Ms Targaryen is rumored to have settled with the other party.

    ROW ROW ROW AND BOATS
    As seen on imPort Message boards, Community Interest News Stories, Boating Enthusiasts Newsletters:
    A heated argument has broken out among Boater Enthusiasts the last few weeks. It's not quite an all out battle, but races have been tossed around as a possibility. The Prize? Having imPort Riptide sign off as the mascot of whichever club wins! So far no word has come from Riptide himself as to which club he supports, but Heropa's two largest clubs, Pier Pressure and Schooner or Laker have been making some waves. Only time will tell if the riptides will turn in their favor, or if they'll be washed out to sea.

    BAEB IN PLOYLAND?
    As seen on all Maurtia Falls news channels:
    On July 21st, imPort ambassador Petyr Baelish officially announced he would be running for mayor in an interview with the Maurtia Falls Times. The signs had been there for quite a while what with him running regular town hall meetings and drumming up support in the education and business communities, but up until now he had been rather coy when asked about his ambitions. When prompted about whether this would mean he would step down from his ambassadorial position, Baelish responded he had no plans to step down unless he secures the office and he believes he would be fully capable of devoting his time to his fellow imPorts as well as running his campaign.

    Current mayor Tony Cardelli seemed unconcerned about Baelish's announcement. "While I can greatly appreciate the works Ambassador Baelish has put into place during the time he's served this city, I think the people of Maurtia Falls will know better than to appoint an imPort in the role of mayor. And that's nothing against his capabilities, but quite simply being an imPort always runs a risk of them spontaneously vanishing or otherwise leaving the city at risk. Look at what happened to our city just this past week because of imPorts. And I could go on record naming numerous times imPorts have been the cause of our city's problems. Because of this, I am confident I will be reelected for a second term." Cardelli told Channel 7 News in a press conference after the clone catastrophe.

    Even so, many cars have been spotted around the city with a single mockingbird bumper sticker in solidarity with Petyr Baelish, his town hall meetings have been seeing a dramatic increase of foot traffic, and whether it's the work of the famed guerrilla artist or copycats -- the message "embElish maurtia falls" has been cropping up in gold spray paint all across the city. It's clear that Ambassador Baelish has drummed up quite a bit of support quicker than anyone realized, and it seems as though Cardelli will be forced to take his campaign seriously.

    On August 18th at 7:00pm, Mayor Cardelli and Mayor-Hopeful Baelish will be going head to head in their first town hall debate. The citizens of Maurtia Falls are encouraged to come ask questions or air out their grievances.

    POKEDISASTER
    As seen on BlueTube, Rumblr:
    What appears to be the imPorts Blue and Archie, seen here, having a battle of pocket monsters in the middle of London. IN CONSEQUENCE of this intense one-on-one, a large, poisonous sludge-strewn crater was left in their wake. Disaster!

    Dragged off by their respective Pokémon, these brawling trainers might have gotten away with it anonymous -- but imPort Niko recorded it and uploaded it onto BlueTube page. What!

    TIME TO MANABU UP
    As seen in Nonah local papers:
    Seen as a kind of goodwill effort by some (or tasteless infiltration by others), imPort Manabu was interviewed by local journalist Jacknard Pulley regarding his induction into the North Carolina Nonah Division Police Academy. Manabu has stated that, to quote, "he's hoping his actions will speak for themselves; he wants to help everyone, imPort and local alike".

    The article itself was published in multiple papers, as Pulley is a freelance journalist. A feel-good piece that has been criticized as imPort propaganda by anonymous users on Bwitter has nevertheless found some support within the Nonah community.

    CODE SWITCH
    The Homeland Security Advisory System has moved from COQUELICOT to WENGE.

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    The Majority Report comes out the 10th and 20th of every month. You may find details and submit here. The cut-off time is 12:01 AM PST on the 9th and the 19th for the corresponding dates.
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    [ The last time he'd done this, he'd been low-key freaking out about remembering absolutely nothing, which also prompted the issue about his powers, but... he's trying to get over that. More importantly, he thinks this is a good way to ask for advice anyway. People seem friendly enough. ]

    Hi again. I hope everyone's doing okay after everything that's happened...

    I know this isn't as important as asking about powers or how we can help with them, but I was wondering if someone could tell me what makes a good date. Or maybe a place to go? I'm still learning my way around, so I get lost most of the time.
    [ Haha... ]

    I want it to be nice, but I guess it's like an apology too.

    Ah... sorry this isn't really urgent. It's important to me though.
    [ He probably shouldn't confess too much since it'd give him away when he's trying to be fairly discreet about making plans. ] Thanks for your time!
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    Hi? So. A true act of heroism right now would be giving me the address of a falafel place. And maybe letting me onto your Netflix account 'cuz I can't afford it but want to see the new Science Mystery Theatre 3000.

    Actually a job might be useful. I can do whatever. My resume doesn't exist but I'm quick on the uptake.

    Thanks.

    [a few minutes of silence, and then;]

    -- Introductions, sure. I'm Magnus Chase. I used to live in a hotel and next to dumpsters before that. I'm from Boston and I don't love nicknames. My favourite colours are black and beige and I know ASL/ASL. I love pina coladas and getting caught in the rain. Whoops, now this sounds like a weird dating profile, so I think I'm done.

    I'm like, barely 50% kidding about the falafel/Netflix support. Not kidding at all about the job. So call me maybe.

    [another voice in the background rips into a modern classic, with Magnus going aw, come on -- don't worry about it]
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    [ though may is the first thing that can be seen on the feed, it’s the sound of a high-pitched yipping that comes before she can speak. only a moment later, a small, gray puppy can be seen sniffing and investigating the camera. may giggles, picking up the dog(?) and plopping it in her lap. ]

    C’mon, settle down a little. You’re gonna be getting a new brother or sister soon!

    puppers!!! )

    [video]

    Aug. 8th, 2017 10:49 pm
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    [As the video comes on, Major's leaning in a bit close, trying to get his comm to stand on its end, but the thing keeps sliding over at varying speeds. He sighs, eventually picking the thing up and holding it out with his arm extended.

    He offers a shrug as an explanation.
    ]

    I'm - never sure if I'm supposed to like, greet people when I start one of these? Well, to be on the safe side ... hey! How are you? I'm doing all right, thanks.

    Okay, now that's out of the way, I have two questions for the folks here. .. They are completely unrelated, but of sort of equal importance. [He's walking under some trees that are out-of-shot, but the sunlight pouring through the canopies are sun-dappling Major's face as he moves.]

    One: I'm a millenial so I'm pretty good with technology, but - these things sort of elude me a little bit. Is there a way for me to like .. go anon on this thing? Or change my name? Or just use a different one entirely? Or do I have to use my actual name on the network?

    Two: Does anyone know if there's a copy of Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark lying around? Could be a VHS, for all I care, so long as there's a VCR, too. But I'm not picky; could be anything, just as long as it's watchable!

    If you're still listening, thanks! And if you have answers to my questions, I owe you a drink or something!
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    Soooooooo hypothetical question for y'all

    What are your thoughts on secret identities??

    I mean, we're all pretty recognizable here just because we're imPorts, yeah? If you don't really have the whole 'mild-mannered civilian' thing going for you anymore, and everyone knows that you have powers because of the imPort thing, is it worth the trouble to keep your secret identity and your regular joe identity separate?

    AGAIN, I CANNOT STRESS HOW 100% HYPOTHETICAL THIS IS

    consider this a thought exercise!!

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