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Dio Brando ([personal profile] dioception) wrote in [community profile] maskormenace2017-04-12 01:03 pm


[The sleeping thing is an epidemic, if the network is to be glanced over, and other people are handling it, so Dio has his own pressing matters to attend to. He is seated at a small desk, only suitable for keeping in an apartment. It's dark, but there is a lamp on, mostly so that his Visage is not concealed in darkness for once.

A notebook is before him, open and he has a pen to it, organizing his thoughts before and during this 'broadcast'.]

To those who have yet to meet me; Good evening. I am Dio.

I have a conundrum or two on my hands and was hoping I could find some assistance. First and foremost, my... employment. Currently unsatisfactory, and a waste of my skills, I would like instead to offer assistance in law to imPorts. I am currently brushing up on my knowledge since it's somewhat out of date, but I was valedictorian at Hugh Hudson Academy back in the day.

Credentials aside, I am unregistered and rather lacking in knowledge of how to set up a law firm. If anyone can offer advice, I would rather appreciate it. I have tried The Google but the results were vague at best.

[Taking a small pause, he turns to a different page before starting again, the conversation he'd had with Jonathan previously eating at him.]

On a different topic, I have been informed that I've 'been here before'. I don't really know what that means, but if anyone from my previous stay recognizes me, would you be so kind as to remind me of yourself? That would be all for now, thank you.
dun_moch: (Default)


[personal profile] dun_moch 2017-04-13 01:10 am (UTC)(link)
[Well, now. This man just continues to be interesting.]

Hello once again, Dio. It's quite pleasing to hear you are pursuing a legal career. I am sorry to say that I have no recollection of you being present here before now, however.
dun_moch: (Satisfied)


[personal profile] dun_moch 2017-04-15 12:50 am (UTC)(link)
A fine idea. I may not be of a legal background myself, but please do let me know if there is anything I can do to help. Even if it is only to offer myself as one of your first clients, once you achieve your aim.

[The Count is already signed up with Jeff Winger, but one can never have too many lawyers on hand in his line of work.]
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[personal profile] dun_moch 2017-04-17 12:55 am (UTC)(link)
Of course. I would hardly be surprised if someone in authority were to take issue with my criticisms one day, and target me through some trumped-up charges on a technicality.

[Involvement in criminal conspiracies is not a technicality, Dooku.]

Your offer is most appreciated, but unnecessary. I insist that you be paid properly for your services, regardless of the outcome. So long as those services are satisfactory, of course- which I have no doubt they will be.

[Dio isn't the only one who can sweeten deals.]
dun_moch: (Satisfied)


[personal profile] dun_moch 2017-04-17 11:39 pm (UTC)(link)
[It will never cease to grate on Dooku that something like 'don't put nanites in the Count's body without his permission' is considered a radical ideal. Of course, he would be singing a different tune if he was the one in control of the nanites...]

Very good, then. I suppose all that is left to do is for you to obtain the proper credentials and offices for your new career. Nonah is a fine city to launch a new business in... ah, but I recall from our last talk that you find it intolerably dull, don't you?
dun_moch: (Unfortunate)


[personal profile] dun_moch 2017-04-20 02:05 pm (UTC)(link)
I am sure your move will be successful, then. Maurtia Falls often has a significant need for lawyers.

[What with the persistent crime and corruption problems, that is.]

Should you encounter any difficulty getting established, I recommend speaking to the local imPort Ambassador- Lord Petyr Baelish. He has long been a champion of new establishments in the city. Tell him that I am your friend, and I am sure he will assist you.
deadtective: (nineteen.)


[personal profile] deadtective 2017-04-13 03:57 am (UTC)(link)
There was a guy here a while back who actually took the fucking bar a second time, but I'm pretty sure that was just 'cause he was a dipshit.

[miss you, Phoenix. <3]

The people here let imPorts get away with shit you wouldn't believe. Wouldn't surprise me if they just handed you everything so long as you said you were actually a lawyer at home.
deadtective: (twelve.)

[personal profile] deadtective 2017-04-13 04:26 am (UTC)(link)
There's honestly not that much of a difference between being registered and not.

[still had nanites in your blood, still got power dampened if you were arrested, still stuck with that tattoo. hell, she'd lived in government housing without a fuss for over two years despite her unregistered status precluding such a thing.]

But I'd still think about fudging shit a little and taking the freebie anyway unless you really like filling out paperwork. Because there is a shitload of that, not to mention fees.

[hilariously she actually does know about starting up law practices and the like through her repeated contact with lawyers in her own line of work. who knew it would ever come in handy?]
deadtective: (eighty-two.)

[personal profile] deadtective 2017-04-13 04:46 am (UTC)(link)
Hey man, you do you. God knows I've got a pretty good idea about what happens when you've got too much free time.

[although opening a law practice is a lot more productive than becoming the number one free to play god on several freemium phone apps...]

But like I said, they make a stupid amount of excuses for imPorts. They'll probably roll whatever experience you had from your own world over to here and just let you take some tests; that's what they did when I went for my license, anyway.
deadtective: (forty-four.)

[personal profile] deadtective 2017-04-13 04:59 am (UTC)(link)
Hey, no problem. More lawyers around means more job opportunities for me, and with imPorts the odds of it being something better than a fucking snorefest goes waaay up.
deadtective: (thirty-five.)

[personal profile] deadtective 2017-04-13 05:29 am (UTC)(link)
Private investigator. And I do actually have references now, before you ask.

[considering the first half of their conversation and all.]

I'm at the point where I'm willing to knock off half my price just for a job that isn't another fucking middle-aged cheater or identity fraud, so you know. Great timing!
deadtective: (fifty-nine.)

[personal profile] deadtective 2017-04-13 05:50 am (UTC)(link)
Hazel Lockwood. I'm not too hard to track down, don't worry.

[she's a little infamous in both the imPort and civilian lawyer community, albeit for slightly different reasons. but the important thing was that she got results whenever she actually took a case, right?]

Yeah, no kidding. I still bitch about the shit I had to wade through at home, but when it comes to work I'm actually starting to miss it a little.
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[personal profile] deadtective 2017-04-19 08:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks, definitely looking forward to it. I've got insomnia pretty bad, so don't worry about hitting me up at dumbass hours.

[finally, something useful about not needing to sleep. truly open 24/7 to any remotely exciting business opportunities.]
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[personal profile] illuminescent 2017-04-13 05:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Which city are you in?
illuminescent: (Lucy - first in faith)

[personal profile] illuminescent 2017-04-15 11:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Maurtia Falls is a very vibrant place. You would do well to speak to his Lordship the Ambassador, if your job does not suit.
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[personal profile] illuminescent 2017-04-20 12:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Petyr Baelish.
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[personal profile] grimreaping 2017-04-13 05:51 pm (UTC)(link)
There was someone else recently looking to get into practicing law here... perhaps you two could explore the possibility together?
grimreaping: (TEXT ¦ clickity clack)

Re: video;

[personal profile] grimreaping 2017-04-13 06:02 pm (UTC)(link)
A Miss Laurel Lance. She expressed a desire to get into general practice; I don't know if you were looking to specialize in a particular area.

[ a momentary pause, and then a helpful link is forwarded ]
grimreaping: (RECKON ¦ challenging the status quo)

[personal profile] grimreaping 2017-04-13 06:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Actually, I'd think it better suited if you didn't specialize in the same things; more ground to cover, as it were. I can't imagine that the imPorts need less people arguing in their defense as they do for their intents.
grimreaping: (AGREE ¦ a natural inclination to smile)

[personal profile] grimreaping 2017-04-22 12:36 am (UTC)(link)
[ Kid is amused (though not unkindly) by Dio's strong preference. ]

It's good that you're determined to do something you feel so strongly about.

For public relations, you might want to check through the local Ambassador's office. What city have you been placed in?
stretchy_girl: (Default)

Anon, Video

[personal profile] stretchy_girl 2017-04-15 04:20 pm (UTC)(link)

Excuse me Mister Dio do you think you might help me with a legal problem? If you're going into law I thought...

[The voice is quiet and nervous, the woman in the picture appearing shy when actually she's just trying to hold back a smile.]

stretchy_girl: (Default)

Re: Anon, Video

[personal profile] stretchy_girl 2017-04-15 05:19 pm (UTC)(link)

You can't? [She sniffs and blinks watery eyes. Playing with Dio is so much fun.]

But then who'll defend me in court the next time I kill someone?
stretchy_girl: (Gonna hurt you)

[personal profile] stretchy_girl 2017-04-15 11:20 pm (UTC)(link)
[The upset look turns to laughter in the blink of an eye, the young woman's face twists unnaturally into a Gemini's own.]

You think I'd let myself get caught? Although actually the thought of you as my lawyer is almost enough to make me try it.
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[personal profile] stretchy_girl 2017-04-17 10:46 am (UTC)(link)
Why bother with any of that? Humans and their laws I mean.

[She honestly can't see Dio as a lawyer, unless it involves feeding on the jury.]
stretchy_girl: (Gonna hurt you)

[personal profile] stretchy_girl 2017-04-22 11:09 am (UTC)(link)
Wouldn't be very comfortable.

[Gemini interjected casually, finding nothing else in that statement that she disagreed with or that to her was anything out of the ordinary.]

They are so fragile, and it is fun to watch them panic as their rules are broken, much like watching all the little ants scurry about when you kick over one of their nests.