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May. 24th, 2017 03:22 pm
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Okay, this is really embarrassing, but do any of you have remedies you recommend for stubborn insect bites? Because I've got a ton of them. It's been over a week since the swear-in, the ones that doesn't still hurt itch like crazy, and they're really not fading. Calamine lotion doesn't have much effect.

[Is she allergic to butterflies? That's the dumbest allergy ever if so.]

Actual remedies, please, not imPort healing powers unless I get really desperate. I know I should set aside my pride, but if I didn't turn to those when I was full of fresh grenade shrapnel, I'm not gonna for relief from butterfly bites. Won't do it.

[Maybe she can pass off bug bite marks as extra shrapnel scars and look even more badass.]
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[Photo: Selfie of Newt and Hermann. The exterior fences, watchtowers, and walls of the prison are in the far background, and immediately behind them is the sign for the federal prison. Newt's pulled Hermann in close, and the hold is tight, clinging, vaguely possessive or desperate...and the kiss Hermann's indulged him in is much the same. It's part victory celebration, part passionate reunion--

Newt, thinking himself a rebel and lacking any sense of decency or tact, is clearly flipping off the sign.

Screw you, government. Hermann's out of prison, finally.]


[[ooc: /tries to catch up with the game again.]]
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[The video comes on, revealing a very unsteady view of what appears to be the inside of an elevator shaft. As the video comes into focus again, it centers on one Lance--and the back of Keith's head. Lance is in blue, Keith in red.]

Hey everyone. I'm Lance--[The video shifts enough to catch Keith's profile. A scowl clearly present--achieving the angle for this shot is probably not comfortable. It shifts again to highlight the fact that they are in fact climbing up the elevator shaft ala Emperor's New Groove...just with actual clothing on.]And this is Keith...Welcome to Jackass.

Lance are you serious? Put that away you need both your hands for this!

[The feed pans back to Lance, an amused and easy going grin present on his face.] Lighten up Keith! We're perfectly--[And that statement is cut off by a sudden slip in footing.] Okay we were perfectly balanced...

[Keith groans, and leans his head back against Lance's.] Look we're not going to get out of the elevator shaft if you don't stop filming and put that away.

All right all right...[Lance takes a glance over his shoulder before pulling the camera in close, taking the chance to stage whisper.] For the record--Keith's the real jackass...

LANCE! [The feed finally goes dead, either from a hasty attempt on Lance's part, or Keith finally managing to make a grab for it--it's a mystery.]

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May. 23rd, 2017 08:11 pm
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Hello? My name is Sansa Stark.

[ Right now the video is zoomed in to show Sansa from the shoulders up but it's easy enough to pick up on the fact that she is outside somewhere and there are people around her. There are soft murmurs and the occasional noises that sound like someone taking pictures. She is doing her best to ignore it all, though, focusing on the camera with a tense expression. ]

If anyone out there knows anything about flying, I could use your help.

[ She almost hates to ask for help because she has been doing her best to fly under the radar (haha). Except it seems that she can't anymore and it becomes clear why when she turns to someone so she can hand them her device. When she takes a few steps back, one can see the wings stretching from her back. Magnificent wings that are so dark they appear black but one could almost pick up on the shimmers of red as well.

Glancing over her shoulder, she watches as they stretch enough that the small crowd that has gathered around her needs to move back. Focusing back on the camera, she frowns. ]


I don't know how to control them.

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May. 23rd, 2017 04:02 pm
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Hi, everyone. [And right now her name isn't important, she decides.] Um, I was thinking. School doesn't offer a whole lot in terms of practical skills so I was wondering if there were any classes offered out there. Like sewing, jewelry making, or photography. Maybe hunting or carpentry even. Is there anywhere to go for that? [Or as her tone narrowly implies anyone.]

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May. 23rd, 2017 05:06 pm
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[personal profile] knaval
Hi, again. My name's Riptide! I forgot to introduce myself last time. Not very polite, but whatever. Anyway, I have a question about organic stuff!

[he seems a bit nervous, this time.]

Wwwwwhat's the, uh. What's the age limit for tutoring on this planet? Asking for a friend.

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May. 20th, 2017 02:48 pm
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[personal profile] cantwalkwithoutit
Anyone with some legal foreknowledge, please let me know: What steps must an ImPort make to take the Bar Exam in their state of residence? Since our keepers did not have the due diligence to snatch us with intact paperwork and relevant degrees in tow, I thought that might be something of a problem. However, since I've seen more than one individual continue other practices that require advanced degrees, I figured it couldn't hurt to talk about loopholes.
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THE MAJORITY REPORT: MAY 20TH, 2017
A few notable ImPorts have been causing little disasters this past week -- nothing quite in "demolition" territory, but little kerfluffles here and there. Is your name involved? One of the few exceptions to the problematic trend is Kanaya Maryam,
who has had a very good week, all things considered.

LOCAL MAN RUINS CHILDHOOD
As seen on Deddit, Rumblr, Bwitter, TMI:
Last week, the Electropunk Kiddie Clubhouse attendees found their smiles turned to frowns, and then tears, and then terror, as the most recent DJ debuted on stage. In what some are calling a freak accident, and others call "a crime against humanity", music was slaughtered in a way that Don McLean could have never predicted. Roiling smoke was caught on camera erupting from the front doors, before hordes of pint-sized ravers were evicted from the Clubhouse, their heavily make-uped faces stained with tears and their glowing bracelets bright in the light. Though the clouds of smoke, the DJ was barely identified as the imPort Woden, who has made several claims on his prowess as a music "producer", but is apparently an abject failure at producing his own music.

Reports state that he was also fired on the same day, much to the celebration and cheers of the diminutive dancers who want to rave in peace. If such a thing exists.

THE NATIONAL SOOKIE AGENCY
As seen initially on imPortastic, then Bwitter, online discourse, and other celebrity blogs:
Sookie Stackhouse EXPOSED: see what she has been DOING to you with her telepathy!

"These records reveal ALL," a source told imPortastic. "Sookie has secrets that even her friends don't know. But if they knew about her reading others – they will have a lot of explaining to do."

EXCLUSIVE. TITILLATING. INVASIVE.

I CAN BE YOUR ANGEL OR YOUR IMPORT?
As seen on every respectable imPort conspiracy message board and major news outlets:
The Angel returns! In the last two months, 'The Angel' had seemed to go quiet and there was speculation that whoever he was had been sent back home by the Porter in that sad way that many of our favorite heroes leave us. However, on Mother's Day a combined donation totaling $2000 was made to the Women's Shelters of the ImPort Cities. $500 to each of the major Shelter networks was donated anonymously, but signed 'From The Angel'. On the same day, two children who had been missing - one for three months and the other for five - were welcomed home by their parents with the now familiar envelopes containing information for the police on who the children had been found with and where.

Speculation about who 'The Angel' is has renewed as fans scour the news feeds for familiar returning faces among imPorts arriving this month. A popular new theory among fans is that whomever The Angel is, they're hiding their flight power while dressed as a 'civilian' to throw off identification. If this is the case, then figuring out who left and who's returned in the last two months since the sightings of The Angel came to an abrupt end may be the key to cracking their identity!

When asked about this, the Maurtia Falls Police Department stated that while they'd certainly like to know who to thank for closing so many missing person's files, they would not be able to comment on any such attempts as there is still an ongoing investigation into the deaths of the eight child traffickers who were found murdered when the police followed up on The Angel's lead in January.

POWER (BUSINESS) COUPLE
As seen in fashion magazines, Bwitter, and national news:
ImPort fashion designer Kanaya Maryam announced a new partnership with chemical developer OsCorp this week, with a spectacular new service at its center, in support of costumed crime-fighters nationwide. The venture offers to outfit and equip clients with everything they need to catch crooks effectively and safely, and while looking as stylish as they come! Attached to the project are Peter Parker, the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, and Revan, former controversial imPort ambassador to Maurtia Falls. Both are known to be engineering geniuses, likely onboard to provide the equipment side.

No price points were mentioned in the announcement, and questions about whether they would serve Extremis-powered natives or Unsettled imPorts were not addressed. When asked how she feels comfortable working with OsCorp after her history with its previous president, Maryam released a statement:

"The only thing Norman Osborn has in common with his grandfather is his name. He is a brave, compassionate man who has done everything in his power to elevate the good standing of OsCorp from the horrid legacy that was left to him, both here and on his source world. It is because of Normie, and heroes like Spider-Man and the Blue Beetle, that I'm where I am today, and I trust him completely. There is no one I would more proudly attach my brand to." In January of last year, Osborn's grandfather, who was also named Norman, was found guilty of kidnapping, human experimentation, and multiple counts of assault and attempted murder after it was proven that the crimes committed by Maryam under the guise of "Hobgoblin" were a result of targeted brainwashing.

THREE PEAS IN A PODCAST
As heard online, on all the best podcast-supporting websites, and discussed in metahuman-related conspiracy blogs:
This month’s episode of Count Dooku’s political podcast Counting Truths guest-stars imPort opinionator Kanaya Maryam and reformed supervillain Doctor Jonathan Crane to discuss imPort crime and punishment. The main issue is the problem of a justice system that consistently grants imPort offenders light probation sentences for even serious crimes.

Crane's interview involves cold, logical arguments; he asserts that imPort crime should not be individuated when reality is crime existed before they came into being, adding that the problem of a lenient judiciary is hardly unique. imPorts are not the only privileged group to receive a slap on the wrist. He reminds Dooku that Maurtia Falls suffers rampant corruption, and, without naming names, adds that the archetype of the corrupt politician is truism due to prevalence. Dooku questions whether he speaks from experience. He coolly responds that his career was wholly focused on the assessment and treatment of mentally disordered offenders in a secure hospital. He ends by surmising that the issue isn't unique to imPorts per say; it just brings additional environmental factors to consider.

Kanaya argues that while her fellow guest would obviously find pleasure in considering himself superior, the community has done nothing to deserve that position, and that it is the result of failure within both the ranks of the government and in imPort leadership not to challenge that attitude as it occurs. She cites the example of Nonah ambassador Miles Vorkosigan, who has excused the murder of native strangers because they were committed by an imPort friend, and how the ubiquity of these attitudes coupled with the inadequate response to imPort crime has taught the community that their actions have no consequences. The damage this does is self-evident, and is almost certainly related to the recent flooding in Nonah, whether caused by carelessness or malice, and the government has done nothing to discourage it.

The Count closes the episode’s discussions by thanking his guests and encouraging concerned listeners to peacefully make their voices heard on this issue by organizing for lobbying and contacting their elected imPort representatives.

CODE SWITCH
The Homeland Security Advisory System has moved from SILVER AGE to GODDESS GREEN, because that is the color of success right now.

WANT TO SUBMIT TO THE MAJORITY REPORT?
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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Okay, since this is getting out of hand... Is there anyone who knows how to deal with... difficult roommates? I swear it's like living with a six year old. Some context? Well, other than causing some 'slight' property damage (which I'm surprised no police have come to complain about) and keeping everyone up in my area of De Chima... I'd appreciate some suggestions on how to deal with this problem. And if my roommate is listening? Stop causing problems! Geez. 

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May. 17th, 2017 09:20 pm
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[personal profile] cleptes
Herodotus Antiques is hiring.

I've been running the place for two years now and have come to realise that I may need a little extra help. Business is doing well, but even I need the occasional time off. I want to maintain a professional reputation for my store and make sure that my loyal customers will not be affected. Hence, the need for someone to step in when I'm not around.

[There's a pause for emphasis. Bela clearly means business.]

Ideally, I'll need someone who is highly detailed orientated, has steady hands and good customer service experience. In addition to this, I would prefer to have someone who has an interest in antiques and keen to learn more about them, but this isn't a prerequisite. I promise to train the individual well and pass on my knowledge to them regardless. They would be well-paid for their work, but if necessary, I can negotiate a salary, depending on experience.

Any interested individuals will need to fill in a short application form for consideration. Interviews will be confirmed at a later date, provided on receipt of more than one application.

Should you have any burning questions please ask them here or direct them to my private contact

Thank you for your time.

[She places an attachment to the end of the message]


Application Form

Applicant Name:

City of residence:

Contact details:

Relevant experience (if any):

A brief overview of your career/experience to date (back home and here):

What kind of skills could you bring to this role?

Do you have an interest in antiques? (Optional)



{{ooc: Feel free to PM on Bela's account if you have questions OOC-ly. You can also use it as an IC contact for your character :)}}

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May. 16th, 2017 10:04 pm
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[personal profile] am_i_a_monster
Mother's day has come and gone. It was my first mother's day here. I never got to see where my mother's ashes were scattered. And now I never will. It's made me think of other ways to remember her.

[She holds up a sketch she made of her mother, climbing a mountain.]

That's her. I drew her going up Eagle Mountain. It was a trip we were planning to make, before...

[Her voice trails off and she puts the sketch down.]

Well, before.

[She pauses and blinks a few times, keeping herself from crying.]

I have a power with a harpsichord. One of the things I can do is help people recall good memories. Or make the bad ones less painful. I can't use it on myself. It only works on others. So if anyone wants to remember the good things about the people you've lost, or to get beyond some bad memories, I can try to help you.

[It isn't entirely selfless. She's hoping someone out there can offer to help with her memories too.]
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ws lukng up infrmatn abt nu splngs usd n txt cmmncatn n fns n cmputrs etc n mst of wut I fnd ws fckng wingng abt kds toda bng lzy n nt noing hw to spl prprly as f ts wr a mdrn fckng invntn

tr r sum difs n nw tngs hv bn dn wi em tt we ddnt do n t pst wi r telgrfs ex t nos splly r clvr

inform8ion, 4warned, 2day

bt t ida ws crtnly nt invntd bi 21st cntry chldrn s py rspct 2 ur eldrs wo wr fr bttr t bng incmprhnsbl tn ur kds toda

wn i gt trd f mi tny tlfn kybrd im guna rite al mi txts lk ts





OOC translation for people who don't hate themselves )

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May. 14th, 2017 12:51 pm
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Hello!

[Clara waggles her fingers at the camera. She looks somewhat happily frazzled, dressed in a bathrobe and holding a cup of tea.]

Should have announced this sooner, but April was a bit mad. Cosima Neihaus and I are getting married down at the De Chima Planetarium tonight, bit of an informal thing, so if you want to come just bring comfy shoes and a bottle of champagne. And I hope you're not allergic to dogs!

(( ooc: I'll link the log for the wedding when it goes up later! As long as your character isn't looking to cause mischief, consider it okay for them to be there. ))
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[ Wonder of wonders, it's time for a rare as hell Sarah network post. But today is an important day, and for more people than just her, she's sure. When she appears on the network early in the afternoon, she's subdued, but then again, she always kind of is when she's doing something on the network. ]

Anyone else really missing their kid today? Or maybe just missing their mum?

[ That's it. She doesn't have a lot to say. The questions hang in the air for a few seconds, and then she reaches over and shuts the feed off. ]

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May. 14th, 2017 11:48 am
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Today is mother's day. I admit that I never knew a holiday like this one existed until yesterday.

let's talk about our moms )
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[personal profile] acclimatized
Did anyone see the news story about the business owner in Maurtia Falls this week? The one about Sally Cunliffe, a 68-year-old woman who died of a heart attack? It got Sherlock excited when he first heard it. He called it a suspicious death, so we decided to do a bit digging around to see what we could find out about her.

There are a couple of things we've found that the media didn't report on. Firstly, she had no family history of cardiovascular disease. She was actually in good health and relatively fit for her age when she died. Secondly, she died with a look of terror on her face the police can't explain.

And they still haven't found the person Sally transferred the money to before she died either. Like Sherlock, I found that a bit odd. Most people grab the phone to call for an ambulance when they have chest pain, not send money over.

So now Sherlock thinks she was murdered. He's sure of it. But I was just wondering, has anyone else heard anything about this?

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May. 12th, 2017 10:27 pm
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[personal profile] knaval
oi i was ment 2 have a human form here aparently
i think i broke it
were do i get another????

ps rod u around? hmu uve been on erth b4 rite? 🤔
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[The feed opens onto a view of a kitchen in De Chima, and—a Roomba. The Roomba that's come with this particular household, in fact, whirring cheerfully away. It doesn't actually seem to be cleaning, however: in fact, it's just soaking up the sunlight by the window, like a cat.

This is already weird enough by itself, but clearly the person shooting this video has other plans. The camera turns, to reveal Veronica Sawyer.]


So I noticed this little—what was it called, a Roomba? It's started following me around lately, which is really weird but kinda cute. [She smiles a little.] I just came home and saw it like this.

[She turns the camera around again, to focus on said Roomba. It is now making an odd whirring noise that could easily be construed as a mechanical version of a purr. Then she turns the video back on herself.]

Anyone feel like helping me name a semi-sentient vacuum cleaner that thinks it's a cat? Personally I'm leaning towards Fluffy, but I'm open to suggestions.
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THE MAJORITY REPORT: MAY 10TH, 2017
With this new influx of imPorts and the fallout of the mysterious dreamscape, public opinion has never been so mixed. On one hand: intrigue! New imPorts! On the other: potentially dangerous new imPorts! New threats!

HOSTAGE MEDICATION
As seen on TMI reporting, online and televised:
Hostage situation at a new Customer Savings Solutions Pharmacy in Heropa! Male suspect captured twenty people waiting in line for their medications, threatening to repeal their need for health care.

Strangely, no hostage was harmed and the situation was resolved in mere minutes.

Two female vigilantes are rumored to have broken down and brutally humiliated a male suspect (Caucasian, 5'11''). Confirmed details remain scarce. These vigilantes are reported to have been Amazon warriors from another planet, very likely imPorts.

TYGER, TYGER VIRAL BRIGHT
As seen on BlueTube, Bwitter, Rumblr, Deddit, and some local news networks and small papers in Heropa:
A cellphone video of a chase between imPort superhero Wild Tiger and what appeared to be a repainted ImPocreat has now gone viral, after being featured on a popular imPort fanblogger's recent post. The video, following the escaped Blickablake (eventually identified as belonging to Nonah-based imPort Tetsuo Shima) and its valiant pursuer all through the city, has spawned dozens of gifs and macros, with the hashtag #tigervstiger trending on Bwitter.

Many imPort fans were endeared by the bumbling antics of the superhero known for never using his powers outside of an emergency, but some were less than impressed. Deddit user DownWithImPunks said, "lol look @ dis sad sh!t, our ~heroes~ outsmrted by a machin w/ no brainz. feel rly safe 2day", while others argued the real problem was with Tetsuo for allowing his ImPocreat to run wild in the first place. "It's government property after all," pointed out one noted import critic in his column in a local newspaper, "we can't have that kind of thing falling into the wrong hands. Irresponsibility in this case is a matter of national security."

Meanwhile, BuckStars, the origin point of the chase, has capitalized on the buzz--offering a limited edition Wild Blickablake Bubble Tea free with any purchase of a large drink* and posting a link to the clip on their official website.

*while supplies last

NATURAL CAUSE AND EFFECT
As seen on BlueTube and limited local newspaper coverage:
Police in Maurtia Falls have reported the death of Sally Cunliffe, 68. A respected local business owner, Ms. Sally Cunliffe reportedly transferred a large sum of money from her account just prior to her death. The official coroner report indicates that her death was due to a heart attack. Police are not treating the death as suspicious. That being said, authorities would like the recipient of Ms. Cunliffe's funds to come forward to answer a few routine questions, as they have so far been unable to trace them.

WELL PLAYED, YOUNG SPORT
As seen on BlueTube and in Nonah newspapers:
We're midway through this year's national youth soccer championships, and in a surprising turn of events, Nonah Middle School's very own Blue Barracudas are shaping up to be the team to beat!

Although they had a slow start at the beginning of the season, with the majority of the players' performances being described as lackluster, a marked improvement in their playing — believed to be the result of midfielder Yuuto Kidou's expert instruction — has rocketed the team into the front running.

The departure of two key players, co-captain and midfielder Ken Amada and defender Hiroto Kiyama, will no doubt have a monumental impact on the team's range of capabilities going forward, but coach Peyton Chamgerlain has stated that she believes their new lineup will be pivotal in crushing their competition. The Barracudas have elected Yuuto to be their new captain, and with Koujirou Genda rumored to be an unrivaled goalkeeper, and newcomer Jirou Sakuma being welcomed late onto the team as their primary striker, it would seem Chamgerlain has managed to successfully cover for the team's losses, and in record time to boot!

The Blue Barracudas' next match against the Astro Hawks will be held next Friday afternoon. Show your support for these fine youth athletes by sporting the Barracudas' blue and white colors, coming down to Nonah Middle School to watch the game, or by tuning in on BlueTube to watch live coverage brought to you by Nonah Middle School's student body president, Joseph Lee.

bElieve
As seen on Maurtia Falls televised news:
Upon the tallest hill in the city of Maurtia Falls sits a new art installment on the sidewalk. It seems that the guerrilla artiste bElish has struck again! A four foot tall bust made in the likeness of Ambassador Baelish and composed entirely out of synthetic honeycomb has been left on display on top a five-foot tall white podium.

What is the meaning behind this, the public wonders.

CODE SWITCH
The Homeland Security Advisory System has moved from INDIGO-GO to SILVER AGE because this is an era of second best.

WANT TO SUBMIT TO THE MAJORITY REPORT?
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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[ It's probably not a video he records or posts deliberately, considering his lack of technological competence. But there he is, slouched alone on a pub patio, moping behind a cloud of cigarette smoke. He's well into a bottle of...good Lord, flavoured vodka? Birthday cake, no less?

Well. It's not like lushes can be picky. ]


Huh. Didn't think I'd make it to see another one of these days.

[ He adds his cigarette butt to the mountain on the ashtray in front of him, and lights another, muttering softly between his teeth, ]

Happy fuckin birthday to ya, Johnny.
Useless twit.

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