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Jonathan Walsh ([personal profile] drivesadesk) wrote in [community profile] maskormenace2017-05-09 05:49 pm

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Hello, everyone! My name's Jonathan Walsh, and this is certainly an interesting alternate version of Earth we've got here, isn't it? Now, I've been here a few days, settling in, and but I figured I should come on here and get to know everyone instead of hiding away like a hermit.

Now, I've had a lot of my questions answered already, but I have one particular topic of questioning I'd like to ask you all about, and that's registration! On the surface, from what I've seen, it doesn't look like there are any downsides, but isn't that how all sales pitches go? So I'd like to hear from all of you, registered or not. How has it been? What are the upsides, downsides, neutral sides that could be potentially a pro or con to some people? I'd like to hear your thoughts!
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[personal profile] ghoulking 2017-05-09 11:52 pm (UTC)(link)
So far there are no downsides - unless you consider public support of USA one. [ because that's what registration means, in a way. A registered imPort is seen as someone who publicly supports this government ] To some that is enough. To be seen as having any sort of affiliation to a government they don't support doesn't always sit well. To others, it doesn't matter and the perks outweigh that.

Or, if you are a bit more paranoid, you can also believe the government might eventually use Registration to force our compliance in the future. [ but honestly, that really sounds like a crazy conspiracy theory However, he has heard it before ]
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[personal profile] ghoulking 2017-05-10 10:53 am (UTC)(link)
The Russians tried it. It was a huge mess. People with superpowers usually make things very messy, specially when force is used on us.

I suppose the government wants us to be volunteers rather than forcing anything on us because they know it'll make things a lot more complicated for everyone.
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[personal profile] ghoulking 2017-05-10 02:46 pm (UTC)(link)
I was registered for two years, but currently I don't like the idea to be affiliated with a government. So I have unregistered. [ it's a personal choice. Rather than a reason he can use to tell others why to remain unregistered, it's based on Kaneki's own life and situation ]

So far so good. Apart from the perks, nothing has changed.
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[personal profile] ghoulking 2017-05-11 11:10 am (UTC)(link)
And no one would blame you for it. It's one of the biggest reasons why people register, and not because there is some heroic meaning to it.
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[personal profile] musclemothers 2017-05-11 08:32 am (UTC)(link)
It's the first question anyone asks, [ says the man on the screen with a roll of his eyes, but in fairness, he looks like the sort of little man who rolls his eyes often. ] To which I can say - no, there aren't any downsides. People keep worrying about Registration coming back to bite them in the ass, but it's not as though it's a magical contract you'll have to respect no matter what they do to it.
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[personal profile] musclemothers 2017-05-14 03:18 am (UTC)(link)
Ooooh, someone's defensive. [ He even does cat claws at the camera which, from a man like Rusty (bald, nasal voice, looks like he weighs enough that even the most average man could toss him across the football field), is one of the least pleasant things anyone could unfortunately bear witness to. Sorry, Jonathan. ] So terribly sorry that I've offended you.

[ He does not, unsurprisingly, look very sorry. ]

I would be careful about trusting who you ask about it around here too. That may be rule one of contract writing, but we imPorts have our own agendas.
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[personal profile] musclemothers 2017-05-21 06:44 am (UTC)(link)
So? What's your conclusion?
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[personal profile] musclemothers 2017-05-23 02:27 am (UTC)(link)
So, what you're saying is... I was right. Yes?
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[personal profile] musclemothers 2017-05-25 01:57 am (UTC)(link)
All I'm hearing is plenty of words that all mean you were right.
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[personal profile] musclemothers 2017-05-28 12:22 am (UTC)(link)
Now, that wasn't so hard, was it? Good luck with that. Toodles!

[ And with that, Jonathan is freed from the asshole as he hangs up. ]
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[personal profile] uncledad 2017-05-11 07:25 pm (UTC)(link)
The upsides far outweigh the downsides. And, lest you mistake this for enthusiasm, I'll assure you: I'm hardly enthusiastic. It's just that we are asked to do relatively little, and we're paid a small wage for it. And in exchange, we include our name on some list, which we can be removed from.

Anyone who finds that troubling has never truly sworn a binding vow.
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[personal profile] uncledad 2017-05-12 09:47 pm (UTC)(link)
A fact that some men would meet with suspicion. And do.
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[personal profile] uncledad 2017-05-16 08:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, I don't know. They could have some blame, I think. A deal like that looks suspicious on its face, I'll grant you that, but considering our options, it's at least a deal.
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[personal profile] uncledad 2017-05-17 09:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Not any deal, surely. But given the options, where one is allying with the true power of this country, and the other is not, presumably in protest--I think the choice comes quite clear.

And that's leaving out the benefits, which we are continually reminded and assured of.