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Hooooooo, boy! Things have sure been interesting around here lately, huh? I sure hope everybody made it to safety without any trouble! Sure has been... Unnerving, back there.

It's almost enough to make you paranoid! Goodness gracious, who could've possibly foreseen something like this? A hostile takeover? In this day and age? [there's a short noise, like he's blowing a raspberry. he can do that now! mouths are great!]

So, what're some other conspiracies we've gotta watch out for? I mean, hey! If the Red Scourge has just been biding its time, what else should we be worrying about? Have airplanes been dropping chemicals on us? Is the president really a lizardman with a clever human disguise? Or maybe some kind of unknowable cosmic nightmare, stuffed into a human skin! [GOSH, he sure is cheery.]

My money's on a faked moon landing. People trying to travel through the endless, unforgiving void of space? Ha! They'd pop like grapes. Several grapes, come to think of it. Or maybe just really big grapes? Point is, it wouldn't be pretty.
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[ The video clicks on to three people, one front and center a waifish girl with vibrant eyes that many of you probably recognize-- Kitty Jones. Gregor, or as you might know him, Greg Vorthys, stands a bit behind and to the side, a tall figure in dark clothes with a grave cast to his expression and bearing. The third, Nicolas, a shorter man with a beard and fairly wild hair, stands off and behind to Kitty’s other side, where he’s fulfilling the stereotype of filling the room around them with smoke from the cigarette he currently has lit. The latter two of the three have noticeable Russian accents they make no attempt to hide. ]

I’ve got a question for all of you. And I want you to think about it. Really think about it, long and hard. Why are you fighting against the Soviets? Why are you fighting for America?

[ Gregor waits an appropriate pause and then speaks quietly, inviting you to listen closer. ] I've heard from some of you that it's for practicality. Convenience. I did it for that myself. It's frightening and disorienting when we first arrive here, and we depend on their charity.

[ The mention of charity elicits a scoff from Nicolas and he lowers his cigarette to add: ]

Nothing about what they do is charity. Is it charity to flood our veins with machines? A charity to say registration is a choice, when they already plan to hassle those who do not? When they tag and track you like a common beast? [ His words carry an honest enough anger to them. Why shouldn’t they? He’s always had the rage to spare, under his typically quiet demeanor. ] America knows nothing of charity. There are no other options, they already own us.

[ And Kitty nods firmly, fiercely, in agreement with all of this. ]

None of it is for us. None of it helps us. A lot of you, you think because you woke up in America, because they were the first ones to greet you and jam nanites into your system, you owe them something. Or ‘cause you came from some other version of America back home.

But the United States is nothing more than a load of exploiters. They’re nothing more than a lot of abusers. They trapped us and forced us to serve them. They neglected their own citizens in favor of flattering and entrapping us. So why are you talking about fighting back against the Soviets? Fight for them. This is our chance to be free of America’s stifling chains. It’s our chance to make a better future for this country. You all know how hollow and empty and exploitative Capitalism is, how social justice comes from equal treatment of all citizens. You know how violent America is, how they’ve suppressed dissent. How they’ve lied.

This is a chance to lead a better life. Why are you all risking your lives to fight against that? Out of loyalty to a country that’s abused us and lied to us? That’s stupid. We’ve decided to join in with the Soviets, and you ought to, as well.


[ Belatedly, Gregor tries to offer a more moderate view point. ] … At the very least, we must all recognize that neutrality is a luxury we have never had. Any pretense to it will have deep cost. Many of us that went as diplomatic envoys earlier this month saw how little the rest of the world cares for us, and how unwilling they are to provide us any sanction.

You must choose. We all must choose. And clearly-- right now-- strength and protection can be found with the Soviet Union alone. So, please, cast aside denial and acknowledge this reality. Join us.


[ Kitty nods firmly, then glances off at her compatriots. She reaches out to turn off the camera, then says, wanting to get the last word in so that they aren’t ending on Gregor’s civilized, moderate route - and you can be sure she’s grinning as she says it - ]

Down with Capitalism. Up with the people.


[ Kitty is in red for max Communism.
Gregor in Vorbarra gray.
Nicolas is blue but isn’t he always. ]
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( If you want to read this entry without Papyrus font, it is HERE. If you would like to opt out of Papyrus font for your threads, it is HERE. )

YOU KNOW... I HAD NEVER THOUGHT OF MYSELF AS AN INTERIOR DECORATOR... BUT THE MORE I DO IT... THE MORE I AM FINDING IT MAY BE MY CALLING. EVERY CLIENT IS SATISFIED... I KNOW, BECAUSE THEY STARE IN SILENCE AT THE BEAUTY I HAVE UNLOCKED IN THEIR ROOM...

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look guys you click this at your own risk )

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Dec. 4th, 2015 10:27 am
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[ Here's Kitty, wearing a smile and giving a little wave to the camera. ]

Hullo. It's Kitty here. I was just thinking about how it's about time for us to get another wave of new people - and then I remembered how last December, we didn't get any, and then I realized that I've now been here for over a year and that was just mad to think about.

It's easy to focus on all the horrid things that happen to us here. Because there are so many horrid things - that's true. The war with the Soviets is just terrible, and sometimes you just want to take the President by his shoulders and shake him until he stops - and those groups that detest us, they've made things a bit hard at times, as well. [ There's a little sideways twist to her lips as she says that; that's a grotesque understatement from a girl who had quite the history with one of those groups that detest us. ]

But it's always easy to remember the bad above the good. That's how the human brain works, isn't it - it's designed to remember hurts so that it can avoid those hurts in the future, which isn't bad, but which means that we sometimes lose track of the fact that there is so much more kindness than cruelty in the world. So I was just sitting and remembering all the good that's come to me over the past year.

Because this year, in this world, it really has been filled with impossible goodness. When I first came here, I was so scared, but there were people who took me in and helped me and protected me until I got a little more courage. And now here I am. I've made so many friends, amongst them someone I thought was my direst enemy. I saw people whom I'd never done any good for - I saw them forgive me when I was cruel and wicked and spiteful towards them, saw them risk themselves to help me and to save me.

And I've lived amongst the people of this world, who have been so good to me. So good. I've made friends amongst them, too. I've been kept on at work when I really have been the worst employee, when I've been unreliable because of my other obligations. And we've been allowed to speak our minds, speak freely. We've been allowed to travel far and wide. We've been supported in everything we do, which is far more kindness than has ever been extended a group of refugees at any time in any world. We've lived at peace. We've lived well.

So -

[ She tucks a strand of hair behind her ear. ]

I'd thought - if I could trouble you all - that we could spend a little bit of time, all together, remembering the good turns that people have done us.

Talk about whomever you'd like. Talk about the people who have been kind and helped us when they didn't have to. Talk about the wealth that is the other people we know here. And I thought we could talk about the natives, too - I was thinking I might put together a little something, a few quotes, that we could pass along to the natives of this world, so that we know that we appreciate them. Let's take some time to overcome our brains, and remember the good - focus on the good and remember how kind the world is to us. How well we live. How strong and brave and honest we can be here.

[ Translation: 'All of this is a somewhat underhanded but well-intentioned PR thing that will let me package some stuff to make the natives less furious at us in an ongoing attempt to avert all-out war between us and this world.' ]

Anyway. There's that, if you can spare some time. Oh, and, erm - come by Krakatoa, while I've got your attention. Best club in town, bar none. And the employees are simply gorgeous.

[ A quick, half-sheepish grin, and then she gives a little nod and waves her way off. ]

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Nov. 30th, 2015 05:36 pm
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[ sora is a good friend. sora is a great friend. sora isn't bothering to find out how to hide this post from riku because he's the best friend ever. ]

So, I know some of you know Riku. He's my best friend.

[ that grin is to not be trusted. ]

And as his best friend, when I found out he decided to keep something reeeeally important from everyone...I had to let everyone know.

[ sora leans into the screen like he's got a big secret, looking for too self-satisfied. ]

Riku's birthday was 17 days ago.

Late birthday presents and wishes are completely acceptable.

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Nov. 3rd, 2015 09:41 am
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UGGGHHH this is so moded! [Just when you thought you'd be safe from all the little kids wandering around dripping with fake blood and mashing their plastic vampire teeth, the video's coming on to reveal Bart Allen in all his bloody mummy bandage wrapped glory.

He's upset. He's so very, very upset.]
I mean I know it's random which is totally dumb on its own but c'mon it was Halloween! I missed Halloween and all the decorations and the ghosts and the vampires going blah blah blah and being able to get free candy and see all the crash costumes people come up with-- oh man there were probably heroes too kinda like fanPort ughhh this was gonna be such a crash Halloween!

[He jabs one of those mummy wrapped fingers at the screen, suddenly looking oh-so-serious and a little less end-of-the-world-y.]

We are totally having a second Halloween. [A grin slips through] A Hall-late-ween! HA!

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Aug. 30th, 2015 01:41 pm
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[He'd been putting this off for a lot of reasons, In part because of how completely nuts things had been lately this seemed like a really douchebag time to be drawing attention to himself—especially since he had stayed out of the damn way when everyone went crazy. So he'd waited for a few non-crises posts to go up before making his move. But then there was the other reason; there was always an anxious ball of dread in the pit of his stomach at the thought of addressing such a huge audience of people for what boiled down to his own problems.

But he had to do it. His roller rink job (besides driving him insane was not getting him cash fast enough. His voice comes over the network, tripping over itself and he's talking a little too fast in places, rambling, but at least he's not mumbling.]


Er, sssooo, uh, h-hopefully this is alright to ask?? Pretty sure I saw someone asking about job stuff the other day. People use this network for a lot of stuff so I assume it's fine... I'm kind of looking for a job. —I have a job already! I mean, another job. Additionally. I'm not trying to get rid of my other job even though it is literally hell.

A-anyway, I've done construction before... But I was hoping for something to counterbalance my other job, kinda, I do a lot of standing around watching people skate around in circles for hours and hours, so slowly, sssooo. Slowly. It's like watching an old person texting so slow it is physically painful to witness.

—So I was looking for, I dunno, delivery work or something... Pizza, mysterious packages, whatever. Going really fucking fast probably isn't a skill that's at a premium in a place like this but it will be the fastest pizza of your life, I promise. So fast it will be redundant because you'll have to wait for it to cool!

Maybe?? Other speed-types have suggestions?? Or maybe you don't want me cutting into your work. Er.

Uh, thanks.

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Aug. 26th, 2015 03:34 pm
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[Francis is outside, looking like he's just a bit done. Not a hundred percent, but a bit irked all the same.] If anyone would be so kind as to help remove a rather large reptile? [He adjusts the camera angle to show off the gila monster before returning it to himself.] Better yet, whoever put it there in the first place. 

I wouldn't mind, normally. [Which is perfectly true. Sleeping lizards, albeit giant ones, aren't all that much trouble.] But it's in the way of traffic, which is awkward. [Understatement. He's getting practice of the hypnotism power, but that's a little tiring for everyone.]  

[Private to Ray Kowalski]

Oh, and on another topic, I've investigated into your residency issue. If you have the time to talk?
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Okay, I got a question - why's there so many kids here? You can't turn a corner without running into an imPort kid.

[This... may be a slight exaggeration. It almost does feel that way to Tiffany, though; she came through the Porter from a totally kid-less environment. She'd seen child visitors to the prison in passing, but hadn't interacted with one in years until coming here - and that's not even touching on her own vague Kid Issues, which are currently heightened after her conversation with Jesse about her past.]

I mean, it just seems kinda cruel, you know? Porting in a bunch of kids without anyone to look after 'em. I mean, unless the people here are meant to look after 'em, but come on. How many of us are the type? And I know I would've missed my mama something fierce if I was taken to a whole new world when I was little; some weird fucking stranger wouldn't've cut it.

... Hell, I don't know. Maybe I'm wrong; I could be wrong. Never really knew what to do with kids myself, so it ain't like I know how they think - how y'all think.

So never mind, maybe.

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Jun. 17th, 2015 06:15 pm
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[The video opens with a view from inside a car of some bad stand-still traffic, complete with angry horn honking and many car engines humming. And then there's the sound of someone groaning frustratedly a lot closer to the camera and the faint background noise of multiple DS game sound effects.

It's taken then a few extra days longer than he'd planned for them to get to California but that's okay! That's. Okay. They were prepared for this, for the long haul. Just not the 4 hour stand still traffic that came with it. Ugh.

Eventually the person holding the camera finally speaks. Anyone may recognize his voice from such classics as Hiro's Memory Theater or greatest hit single, the televised Shark Park Blind Date that he still doesn't know was televised. Or was a date.

He's been absent from the network for a good two weeks since the dream-comas started so he's a bit out of the loop for a lot of stuff. For anyone that knows him, though, the fact this is video is a pretty big deal. Tadashi forgets for a few seconds he's even recording video before he remembers and speaks up.]


Okay first, please tell me the cities are still in one piece. I'm pretty sure we missed a swear in and I hope everyone had a good time.

Second, if anyone has any good stories while we're stuck in traffic, that'd be awesome. We've listened to the same five playlists for three thousand miles.

[Or in the case of Shinjiro's car, a single cd repeated over and over.]
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[When the feed goes live it shows the top half of a man, wearing a simple black blazer and a white dress shirt. He is well poised and has his hands flat down on the table he's sitting at, a relaxed smile on his face as he checks to make sure the device is recording before he begins.]

Hello everyone. I understand it's been a hectic past week of sorts, especially for people just arriving here such as myself, so I hope everything is back in sorts and everyone is feeling more themselves.

[He breathes out a small amused sound, though it comes out more awkward and an attempt to lighten what may still be a sour mood. He taps his fingers on the table and continues.]

My name is Harrison Wells, and I work as a physicist back in my 'world' — so to speak — specializing in particle physics and quantum mechanics. [He pauses with his mouth half-open, as if pondering on what to say next, before going on.] I was also the founder and director of a research facility called S.T.A.R. Labs, or Scientific and Technological Advanced Research Labs for long, if anyone happens to recognize the name. If not, then don't worry about it. From what I gather every world has its own ticks here and there that make it unique and distinguishable from the next.

[He's really only tossing it out as a bait, to see if there are people here from his world or tangent worlds that would recognize a landmark scientific facility. If he finds people who recognize it, good. If he doesn't, then it's not the end of all things.]

Here I've been employed as a Kinematics Professor in the local university in Heropa, so if you happen to attend or work there then I'm sure you'll be seeing me around often. If you are interested in attending a class, please let me know. I plan to teach both a 101 and an advanced course in the summer and fall and I encourage even those who are not inclined to the sciences to give it a try. [The tips of his smile crease up, his grin turning slightly toothy.] I promise, I am a patient teacher, and won't give up on anyone who doesn't give up on themselves.

Introductions to the side, I want to pose a more personal question and ask for opinions on this situation so to speak. Your experiences, good or bad, although you don't need to go into detail if you don't want to.

In fact I'll go first, since it's only fair: a little more than a year ago, in my world, a portion of the population in my home city became affected with genetic mutations which caused people to develop powers— ones not much different from the kind people are given here by the nanites. [He pauses with a gentle inhale of breath through his mouth, taking off his glasses while he does and holding them by a temple arm between his index finger and thumb, before exhaling it out quietly.] Since that time I've been working with a team to identify and research these cases, along with trying to provide help when we could. Some people used their powers for the good of the public and others for their...own purposes. My team experienced issues with the military because of this as well, not unlike the kind that this world has with the imPorts.

[He shakes his head lightly, remembering the distaste of his dealings with a certain General, and puts his glasses back on with a strong blink to readjust his eyes.]

I must admit to being somewhat on edge because of this. It makes me uneasy to think that not only powers are being handed out, but also that there is a government force behind it all. Powers mean...different things, to different people. So if anyone wants to share their thoughts with me, any kind really, I'd be interested in a discussion.

If not, then I have nothing more to say for now. [He shrugs loosely.] This "blogging" style of messaging never really suited my tastes.
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HELLOOOOOO FELLOW SPEED DEMONS!

Arright. So, Porter gives people powers, seems like goin' fast is one of them. I was thinking going real fast is actually kind of harder than it sounds? Plus also, some of us go-fasters wanna go even faster and the best way to train yourself up is friendly competition!

So, anybody wanna race with me?


Oh also, if anybody's having problems with like uhhhh clothes being on fire or sneakers melting or things like that, I know a guy. [himself, the guy he knows is himself] Lemme know.


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[in a terrible and pompous english accent:] Mmmyes, Miss Katherine Bishop would like all of the uneducated masses to be aware of the fact that speedy mcgofast people are officially recognized by the state of Earth as speedsters, thank you and good day.

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May. 12th, 2015 07:30 pm
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[The camera comes on to a nice close up of a big ol' grin. But, well, with a little jostling it's getting set down on something before there's a wshh and in a blur, there's a kid decked out in red and white standing in front of it, arms stretched out to the sides in an excited, welcoming gesture.

Sorry for the next thirty seconds of your life, imPorts.]


Hey! So I know everyone's doing the "Welcome to Heropa" stuff which is way crash totally needed so not taking away from that or uh- overdoing that but hey! [He shoves a thumb at his chest, grinning wide] Name's Impulse super fast super around and super willing to help aaaaaand...

[He drags that word out a bit to build suspense (or something like that) before, in the blink of an eye and another speedy blur, he's holding a card up in front of the camera]

Ha! Totally ready to deliver anything you need! Cards gifts big things small things if you need something sent to other Porter cities or want anything picked up from anywhere in the US just lemme know and either me or Riku will get it- oh! Riku works with me too I just don't have cards made for him yet but that's definitely gonna be changing.

[He sets down the card and picks up the comm again, holding it out in front of him at arm's length so he can move and address the camera a bit more seriously]

But with what happened with the dragon and the sickness lately I also figured I should let you guys know that if you need anything super important like supplies or medical stuff delivered somewhere just lemme know. So if there's any emergency and you need someone there as soon as you call I can be there in a Flash. [Cue: groan from every DC and affiliated party

... but, now that the important part is over, he grins again.]
Soooo any new imPorts out there with speed or teleportation? [.... Bart... Bart wasn't there something else?] Or any imPorts that know business stuff? 'Cause No Time Deliveries is always looking for more people to help out!

[Since this kid is still accepting cookies as delivery payment sometimes. Even though he's been told not to.

Someone help him.]

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May. 9th, 2015 04:48 pm
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[ Coming to you live from a patio chair in the sunshine: this guy! Today's fashion crime is a blue-and-purple striped tanktop, yellow-and-orange striped shorts, and glittery flamingo shades. Sorry about your eyes. ]

Okay, stop me if you've heard this one. Why do so many fish live in salt water? Anyone? Anyone? Because they're allergic to pepper!

... look, okay, it's hot in Florida. I've been eating a whole lot of popsicles lately. Consequently, and lucky for all of you, I've got a million of these. The jokes and the sticks.

[ He turns the camera to point at something on the other side of the porch that looks like a half-constructed miniature medieval siege weapon built entirely out of popsicle sticks, rubber bands, and cocktail umbrellas. Aaand back to Trickster. A GRIN. ]

Nice, right?

Sooo it's that time again, huh? Heya, newbies. Welcome to your home away from home. Short answers: yes you're really stuck here, yes you really have superpowers now, no you can't go home even if you were in the middle of something important, super sorry.

In the meantime, what's green and has wheels? Grass! Get it? Because I lied about the wheels!

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Apr. 20th, 2015 06:27 pm
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I was going to apologize for throwing more inane bullshit on here, but since we're all going to be dying of plague soon I guess it's actually kind of topical. Get out while you still can, you know?

Anyway. Has anyone from an earth like this visited their home here? Was that kind of fun or just massively depressing?

And uh, I guess if the overwhelming answer is depressing I'm also taking vacation recommendations. I'm not really picky as long as it's somewhere kind of quiet and thought provoking. Someplace you can clear your head, you know?

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Apr. 19th, 2015 02:08 pm
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This is Major-General Armstrong.

We have reason to believe that a highly-contagious virus, potentially lethal, is now in the public in Heropa. The entire city should now be considered under quarantine. I'll be recommending to the civilian government that all routes in or out be shut off.

I'll be establishing an internal quarantine zone for the uninfected. We'll need medical personnel to begin working on a cure.

For god's sake, don't be stupid about this.

Armstrong out.
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[Kon had already been here for a day or two and had been made aware of the drama he’d missed from the month before. Sounded like it was intense.]

So this kind of thing isn't exactly the worst to happen to me but it’s still up there on the scale of weird stuff to happen.

[Being kidnapped by a government who had a file on him with his secret ID and list of powers? Not creepy at all. He had to wonder how they got that information and how they actually got him here. He didn't have the time to ask any of the questions he wanted before being whisked away.]

Name's Superboy and uh, just so I know how screwed I am, what’s the longest someone’s been here? Outta the people that were brought in I mean.
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[ Comm ID reads: Ravager. ]

Could use a little more billboards and posters for the Super-Zeroes, but whatever. [ faint irregular tapping: arms folded, she's drumming her fingers on her sleeve ] Cute. Boh-ring. How about a fight? Loser pays in cigarettes.

[ a beat, then, ]

Bring a non-shitty power and I'll even let you have first strike.
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[It's late. She should really be sleeping or at least doing something useful like patrolling, but instead she's lying on her bed, staring at the ceiling and making an audio post to the network like some angsty teen or something. Which she guesses she kinda is?]

So I'm turning seventeen in, like... almost a week. And it's sorta weirding me out. Not just cause it's here, although come to think of it I'm not sure if I actually have a full 12 months since my last birthday but it averages out to something like that - Does anyone bother to figure that out? Or do you just go by birthdate?

Anyway. It's just, I kinda didn't expect to make it to seventeen. Not cause I have a death wish or anything, just cause I came really close to dying a couple times the past year. And it's cool, I made my peace with it. [Sort of. She might have been okay when she thought she was about to die, but sometimes she thinks it's kinda harder to keep living after that?] I don't know, there's just a bunch of stuff that I wouldn't have gotten a chance to do. Stupid stuff like... I don't know, going to a prom, I guess? Going on really terrible dates and then deciding being a crazy cat lady doesn't sound so bad? Things you just get to do because it's just part of life.

I don't know what I'm trying to say. This is probably dumb, anyway. Sorry.

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