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You know, when I was first ported in -- the first time I remember being ported in, that is -- I thought this was all just one of those bizarre things you can't help but get into when you throw on a wrestling outfit and fight crime. We'd been kidnapped by a mysterious cosmic entity? Fine, so we'd kick the mysterious cosmic entity's butt. Then we'd go home, have a party, feed our loved ones implausible excuses, do our laundry, end of story. Normal life resumed.

But that was four years ago. Almost every other imPort who was here when I came is long gone. I've switched universes, I've even been ported forward in time once or twice, but I've never been home -- and now this is what normal feels like.

It makes a guy wonder. We're all the sum of our experiences, right? Every little change accumulates, every decision leads to us making a different set of decisions. So at what point do my experiences as an imPort here add up to a different person than the one back there? If I finally get sent home and lose all my memories of being here, is that really a homecoming, or is it turning into someone else?

On an entirely unrelated note, Val Richards tells me that my future/alternate self was temporarily possessed by one Dr. Otto Octavius. That's Doctor Octopus to the SHIELD files and Doc Ock to his -- well, he doesn't have any friends, go figure. So, FYI for those of you who've had run-ins with future evil me: not really future evil me, yay! Actually Otto wearing me as a meat-suit, yeuch! There's your dose of body horror for all of 2015.

Seriously, though, everyone who got dragged into that meshugaas, I'm so sorry -- I don't know how to apologize enough. Thanks for not unfriending present me even when you thought I was predestined to turn into a sesquipedalian megalomaniac.

(Though, seriously... no one noticed? Guy talks like he swallowed a thesaurus, it's not exactly subtle.)
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[Behold, one sad, tiny Christmas tree sitting on an end table. It looks like it belongs in a Charlie Brown movie, the few ornaments and colored lights making its tiny branches sag. At least it's a fake tree! From the clearance section. Fetch shows it off for a second before turning the camera on herself.]

Christmas trees are highway robbery. Anyway, everyone knows the best part of this time of the year--the lights.

Make sure to hook 'em up. The more flashy neon reindeer, the better.

[PSA from (one of) your resident neon fiends.]

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Dec. 2nd, 2014 03:48 pm
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[ The video shows a man with brown hair, blue eyes, and blue polo shirt sitting at a table. He seems a little meek. ]

Uh, hello. All right. My name is Simon Newton, and I have a few, hopefully quick questions, if you could just bear with me.

[ His accent is Scottish. ]

First of all, would anyone mind recommending a doctor to help with... um, maintenance. I have a few injuries sustained from my home world. [ He puts his hands on video, more clearly revealing wrappings on six of his fingers, three on each hand. ] And I just need to make sure everything is setting in. Correctly. I guess.

And, on that note, does anyone know any counseling services or perhaps therapists for kicking some really annoying habits? I mean, I love my vices as much as the next person, but I really just have to... take care of this thing. So if you know anyone who could help with that, I just want to know my options. I'd really appreciate it.

Lastly, is there anywhere one might learn how to deal with superpowers? Especially new ones. Preferrably a place that offers to, um, adult students. Though I think mixed age groups might be all right.

So, if anyone can help on any of those fronts, I would really, really appreciate it. Cheers.

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Nov. 1st, 2014 12:54 am
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So has ... anyone figured out how the hell those Hornets made those collars? How can you just ... block powers, like that? I don't get it.

[ Because it had been terrifying. Being alive is great again, but having those powers she'd been so used to suddenly stripped? ]

Cause I mean, collars are kind of kinky, and that sort of thing needs a safeword, not a Sneak Up On in the Smoke and Slap it On.

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Oct. 20th, 2014 11:37 am
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Hey all, it's Kate Bishop, and I figured we're in a position to try to bring together our information now. We got a lot of stuff over the weekend, and I know a number of people are looking into the situation with Captain Holiday. I know that I'm worried about him, at least, so hopefully, we can all come together.

After all, Loki and Annie have really put it best: sharing is caring when it comes to this stuff, so let's do some sharing.

Below, I'm going to try to organize our sharing and caring to the best of my ability! Talk among yourselves.

Thanks, everyone!


[ooc: for the sake of information sharing with the most ease, comment below and share information! I may be tagging around a bit with Kate within reason, but I figured it'd be good to have a big place to share information, especially right before the big plot gets underway this week.]
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[ The following is secured to the network at 9 PM, via an ID that has not been present on it yet, a simple non-interactive bulletin. It will not be responded to, although imPorts are free to engage in discussion amongst themselves. ]

ATTENTION IMPORTS!


It is come to our attention that Unsettled imPorts have been allowed to skirt our regulations regarding what benefits are and aren't received up to this month, which is a dire oversight on the part of your liaisons and supervisors. Upon discovering that the budget for imPort benefits received far exceeded the amount needed for the current amount of Registered imPorts we have on file, further investigation showed that many similar oversights have been provided for non-Registered imPorts off the books that have not been sanctioned by those of us outside of Cape Canaveral.

We are getting to the bottom of this and are making cuts in the budget where they should have been already: Non-Registered imPorts were never meant to be receiving these benefits for as long as they have been. Furthermore, upon questioning your current imPort Affairs Liaison, Captain Parc Holiday, he could not account for every inconsistency we've since discovered and showed some alarming signs of blunted affect and apparent memory gaps; those inconsistencies he claimed he could recall he admitted to committing.

Make no mistake, we in the Federal Government sympathize with the imPort plight, but we cannot afford to let free resources be given out illegally; Captain Holiday does not have the authority to make such decisions. Effective immediately he has been removed from his position as ImPort/Government Affairs Liaison and has been moved into a maximum security psychiatric facility to further study his symptoms. Until we can locate a suitable replacement or Captain Holiday proves himself truly fit to resume his duties, we are promoting Lieutenant Ananke to Captain so she can operate in his stead and will be keeping an eye on the situation as well as her performance to determine what other changes may prove necessary.

- L. Chases
Secretary of Defense
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You know what's easy? Taking things away from people who aren't participating the way they were supposed to. I know it's...easy to be mad. Particularly about what's happening, and if I were to have my benefits cut, and my other benefits in question, I'd be mad too, more than that, I'd be scared.

The problem is, when you decide to do things when you're scared. I've done it before, and the problem is that thinking clearly isn't something that really comes to mind, and that's...where problems come in. I don't want to see us get in trouble, by not thinking. But I don't want to let people get walked over, either. The problem is that they haven't heard from us, and while I've pushed in my own way, it's been...ineffective. I'd like to sugarcoat it, but I won't, it was a mistake. The fact is that we need to push in a different way, and it's time to change tactics, if you're unhappy with the way things are.

For the people I haven't spoken to yet, I'm your representative. I've been advocating for import rights with our military benefactors, but unfortunately, the military is as restrained to the budget as anyone else, and that's the simple fucking fact of it. We can't change the budget, particularly when the porter's kept up like this for so long. There are a lot of us, and I don't know if they were prepared for so many people, and such a diverse crew. We've been lucky, honestly, back in the City, when we first started coming through, there were problems with destruction -- but then again, we had fucking Godzilla there.

I guess, I should really promise that I'm going to do better, for you. However, I'm one voice, and these sorts of things need a bit more than just empty words from one asshole who looks like he belongs. I need things from you guys, tell me why you chose what you chose. I'm not...looking for debate, exactly. We all have our opinions, and our reasons for choosing registration or not registering. What I'm looking for is the reasoning. why does registration make you uncomfortable, why did you choose not to? What can the government do to encourage you to do it? I know that sounds pretty damn trite but... [ He reaches up, to run a hand through his hair, the camera doesn't move, it looks to be affixed at computer length, from his desk. Behind him is a (mostly) obscured list of the senators currently in office, with [x]x and [y]s next to the names. It's a map of how they voted, obviusly. ]

I guess, what I'm saying is, give me something to take to them. Let me see if I can start pushing in the right direction, to see if we can change some minds. Tell me why you chose the way you did, what made you do it. What's your history with this kind of thing. Showing how diverse we are as a community will do more good than anything else.
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Think I'm about done with the government housing. No offense to the roomies, you guys've been alright, it's just not really my thing to hop in bed with the ones I gave the finger to.

[Fetch lifts her arm and pushes down the stack of hair bands and bracelets on her wrist to show off the glowing UNSETTLED tattoo. Loud and proud, baby.]

So, I gotta find a place. I'd like one that doesn't cost an arm and a leg, and it'd be good if they don't got a problem with pets. Any tips? Think I'll stick around Heropa. Florida's a vacation compared to Seattle. Gimme this sunshine any day.

And I might be looking for a roommate in the near future. The prospect I got is afraid of bras.

["Delsin" she mouths, but then shrugs. Definitely not aimed at anyone in particular, nope.]

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Oct. 1st, 2014 05:56 pm
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not 100% sure what's going on here but problem number one out of a million:
the delorean shrunk.


[No, that's not some strange euphemism -- this is Marty's first post to the network. And said post is totally very eloquent and not awkward at all. But really, who cares about eloquence at a time like this? A time when he can't get his brand-new, so-called "powers" outlined in his file to work properly.]

do these weird "powers" of ours work on command or what?
because I would like a car-sized car back
not a clown-sized car if at all possible.


[Okay. Does he sign off with his name? Does he just leave it at that? What do.]

-marty

p.s. all right, if this is all just some strange dream, I'm waking up in:
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well that's too bad.


[Is this where he hits "post"? There is where he hits "post".]
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"In our first news item this evening, America's ministry of imPort affairs has confirmed that it has suffered a serious data breach, claiming its networks were intercepted by a mysterious hacker.

The ministry has provided little detail on the incident, saying it applied to "the internet-based network where open information and data of the lowest classification level are handled."

Data with higher security classification is still secure, the ministry has said. Intelligence and security services are currently investigating the breach, and invite any citizen or imPort who might have information to come forward. The--"



We interrupt your regularly scheduled program for a message from our sponsor of this particular news segment.

Citizens. ImPorts. The government is not as all-seeing or all-powerful as they would have you believe. Stand up and demand government transparency. Demand answers. Do not be complacent.

They know nothing about the Porter. They do not have control. Its origins lead to the Atlantic Ocean where it was pulled near the coast in 1985. They have no idea how it works. It is a mystery to both the government and their scientists. They have no control over it whatsoever. Any control you might think they have is an illusion. I have seen their files. They know no more than us.

Their main priority is trying to find ways to control the Porter so that way they can send back imPorts who have no interest in this world. Why have we not been told this?

Additionally, it is currently unknown why people suddenly go home. It is not the government's doing. They believe it is the fault of Lachesis. Additionally, it's been confirmed that the Porter has its own automated defenses that prevents anyone from prying too much information out of it-- even those already gifted with extreme powers it brings in from other worlds. Lachesis is


[The message suddenly cuts out, and you return to a confused-looking news anchor, who apologises for the break in programming and hurries on to the next segment, some boring item about a vacuumer cleaner scam.]

((This kicks off the mini-event I spoke of two days ago! I will not be running this post, though Skye will be around later! Please use this post to react, treat each top level comment like it's a new post in the community, for characters to gossip about and share their reactions, or maybe actionspam your character's realtime reaction as they watch at home or perhaps in the street. Jump each other, have fun!))

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Sep. 19th, 2014 05:46 pm
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[ Peter looks mildly disconcerted albeit relaxed when he makes his debut. He's not sure he's all that keen on this whole being videotaped thing but he's keeping the focus on himself, not any of his surroundings. ]

So i've been here a couple weeks now. Still trying to get my footing, gotta admit it helps to have a job. Don't really know what that's about, seems a little odd to get handed out freebies just for showing up in a place. [ He shrugs, nonchalant. ]

Not really what I want to talk about, though.

[ A sigh and Peter repositions himself to get down to serious business, brow furrowing deeper. What was once disconcerted is now downright displeased. ]

Back home for me, not that i'm expecting anyone to care about another world apart from theirs, people with abilities are being hunted by the government. People who haven't done anything but live their lives, people who are just trying to exist. They're being chased down, attacked, drugged, and transported to an off site location. I don't really know where they're being taken, I haven't been there, but all I know is it's being kept a secret from the general populous. It's an undercover operation that nobody knows anything about except for those of us who've ended up on the run.

I don't want that to happen here. I don't really know if i'm expecting it to, I know the circumstances are different. Maybe I should have a little more faith in the system here. I mean, I don't want it to be happening back home either but i'm not there anymore to do anything about it. [ A fact he sounds mildly strained about. ] As far as I know, i'm stuck here until I can go back and that means living through whatever happens here.

Haven't talked to that many people yet and I just want to know what to expect from this place. Because of what's expected of me. I know we don't have anything at home like what i've signed up for here, but I still want to know more. What kind of treatment are we in for? And yeah, I know enough about the government here to know what's illegal and what's not, I get that much, but that doesn't mean that things can't change. That people haven't said things or done things in the past that might not be true to their word. People can change their minds and make decisions and it doesn't matter how far under the radar you stay. It won't matter who you are or who you know. Those people can effect your life just because they're scared and think they're in the right.

All I want to know is what it's been like for people here, if we're going to end up against the same things. I don't care if you've pledged allegiance to anyone or not, tell me what's actually been happening. [ a beat ] Oh- I'm Peter, by the way. Might as well introduce myself.
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iiiii wasn't really sure where to put this but i kinda want it for reference so i dont gotta keep going to the site for them! but hey if other lazy bums out there wanna mooch off this resource then go for it! teeheehee thanks snooze-boy for your "help"!

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Sep. 2nd, 2014 05:30 pm
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[ Hello, ImPorts! Did you miss this stupid face? ]

And Booster Gold is back! Ta-daaaa! You're welcome. It's like the universe knew I needed to work on my tan.

So, what wacky Cold War shenanigans did I miss? Communism: still a thing? Grease: accurate? Dr. Strangelove: too accurate? Anyone get their very own flying car yet? What about hoverboards? Did the Justice League show up and save everyone while I was gone? No? You don't say. In that case, poodle skirts: in or out? I'm asking for a friend.

[ Alternate universes and time travel: mostly just getting boring. Been there, done that, got the leather jacket. Eyyy. ]

Or, y'know, whatever else you think is pertinent and/or interesting information. Feel free to wow me.

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