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ok get this

there is a bull for HEAVEN

like instead of IRON BULL hes like GOD BULL and shit can u imagine

hahahaha take that wolf god am i right



((ooc: you can thank this thread for the text here))
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( guess who's back, back again? here she is, the grumpy savior, and... unbelievably, she's doing kind of okay. not, you know, great... but kind of okay.

she comes as a woman on a mission, though... however embarrassing it is.
)

easy to pick up hobbies that you do with your hands, and go

sidebar: does anyone want a dreamcatcher? because I've got a lot of dreamcatchers.


( no seriously. a lot of dreamcatchers. she can get about an hour of sleep a night on a good night, so far, and the rest of her nights are spent failing at crafting and making dreamcatchers. )

( audio )

Nov. 14th, 2016 07:23 pm
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[ Greetings good folks of the network! This one is coming to you during the evening hours but not too terribly late at night. A nice time of night. And he won't be taking up a lot of time, but Dorian does have a burning question that needs answering! So, he turns on his device and his voice is playful, curious. ]

Hello and good evening! Now, I have another fun, distracting sort question for you all.

[ Are you guys ready for this? This is so serious!!! ]

What would you say, in your opinion, is the quintessential date activity?

[ Because someone's just learned what "dates" are and, surprisingly it's not a fruit. ]

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Nov. 1st, 2016 08:20 am
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[ It's late at night when Cullen makes the post, the time of night when people would probably text something like this. But typing on the phone is still too much of an unnatural struggle for him to default to it.

He sounds relatively normal. Maybe just a tiny bit tired. ]


What is it you do when you cannot sleep and there is no work to be done to better utilize the hours you spend awake?

[ There's a tiny pause. ]

I am no stranger to sleepless nights, yet in coming here, I've now naught to do with mine.

video!

Oct. 25th, 2016 12:59 am
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So, uh...

[ Mouse isn't very good at being on camera. He keeps fidgeting and glancing away, down at the rats huddled in his lap and resting on his bare shoulders. A thin tail flicks in front of the camera, and after some encouraging squeaks, Mouse speaks up again, sounding a little more sure of himself. ]

It's getting colder outside, and lots of rats are moving indoors and trying to stay warm. If you see any, don't freak out, and don't call the exterminators or set up traps, okay? I can come get them, and find them a better place to stay.

[ There's a 90% chance that this 'better place' will end up being his bedroom. Sorry, roomies! ]

If you want to be nice, try giving them some baked pumpkin seeds. Not too many though, or they'll get sick.

... I'm Mouse, by the way. Probably should have said that earlier.

video ♚ i

Oct. 7th, 2016 05:53 pm
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— Thank you.

[ The video catches the tail end of a conversation, with two men shaking hands and parting ways after. The older one is familiar to some, probably — one of the escorts for the new arrivals, just doing his job to help. The younger, the owner of the device it seems, is definitely not native, his clothes the biggest indicator, like he stepped out of some wild tv fantasy drama.

But then the device is turned to Edmund's face, and he waves shortly, just a flick of his wrist, awkward in that he definitely has no idea what he's doing. He doesn't quite smile, but he makes an effort not to look unfriendly.
]

My apologies, to my... audience? [ By the Lion, that is so weird to say to some weird box that apparently helps to communicate with others. ] I asked for help in figuring out how to use this contraption — he was certainly kind about it. He mentioned that plenty of other individuals would have difficulty using the first time around. I suppose he didn't tell me that just to make me feel better.

[ Which he isn't, but that's a differently story. ]

In any case, I am looking for certain people. Three, really. Peter, Susan, or Lucy Pevensie. If any one of them is here, I would deeply appreciate being pointed to them.

[ He'd thought about asking about the others, Mr Tumnus, the Beavers, or even Aslan. But he has had time to watch his surroundings, and there are more humans here than animals, and somehow, he can't fathom that there would be Animals. Besides, in a troubling situation such as this, at least one of his siblings would be in the midst of the chaos. ]

If not, then — my name is Edmund. A ple— [ a thoughtful pause, then finally, a small amused smile. ] I suppose it's not quite a pleasure to meet your acquaintances, since I've yet to meet any of you at all.

001: voice

Oct. 5th, 2016 01:42 pm
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( It's taken Cassandra a great deal of trial-and-error to be able to use the communicator at all. It sits awkwardly in her hands, as if mocking her ineptitude. The thought of people being able to see her face, from a distance, is frankly unnerving, so she quickly discounts the video option. Writing is bad enough when it's ink on paper, so that leaves her with one option she understands, really: voice communication. There are items in Thedas that have a similar function, Cassandra knows, but usually they're not so... bright. And rectangular.

Now, she knows, she is just procrastinating, and she is not the type of woman who likes to waste time. She flicks the audio function, like she'd been taught, and scowls at the device as if she expects it to stare back. )


I do not like this.

( A moment later, it's as though she's just realised she's already turned pressed the button. )

Oh! It's...on?

( Of course it is. And everyone has heard her confusion. Why did anyone think this form of communication was a good idea again? She does her best to gather both her composure and her thoughts. She starts to talk in a clipped staccato: )

I shall be brief. I am not familiar with this technology. Obviously. I was merely wondering if anyone else here is from a world similar to my own. I would like to hear your experiences, if you would share them.

( And she ends the call there partly because she's not sure what else to say but mostly because she's still not convinced that this actually worked. )
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[ The post shows up late at night, some ambiguous time from some ambiguous poster. Locus has been messing around and figured out how to post to the network anonymously, which hadn't been his aim, but ultimately he's pleased to have discovered it. ]

What is it that makes you happy? How do you find something like that?

video;

Sep. 9th, 2016 11:48 am
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[ By now, Cullen has figured out the different settings on his phone. Not all of them, but the ones involved with making posts to the network. Thank the Maker for that, because trying to write messages on the bloody thing is a trial and sometimes he just doesn't have the patience for it.

He's sitting on the porch, mostly just his head and shoulders—the latter clad in a simple t-shirt—visible in the video. The bland side of his house makes up the background. Not visible is his mabari, sprawled out at his feet. ]


Pardon the intrusion—[ Using the phone is one thing. Network etiquette is still rather nebulous to him. ]—but I wondered if anyone might have some advice on where I might locate a proper job.

[ His relatively neutral expression dips into a disapproving frown. ]

My current duties are ridiculous and wholly unrelated to my talents. [ The frown smooths out. ] I was the general of a rather large army and have been a soldier for the majority of my life. As a child, I grew up on a small farm. I'm accustomed to being active and prefer it to more idle occupations.

[ He drums the fingers of his free hand against the arm of his chair. He has no idea the protocol for ending communications of this nature. ]

Thank you for your time.

[ Eh, that's good enough. ]
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[Jacob films this post while standing in front of the white walls of Helix Station in Maurtia Falls, wearing a navy-blue tank top and black shorts. Judging by the sweat visible on his arms, he just finished his exercise for the morning. His ramrod-straight posture projects an image of Official Business that doesn't match his casual tone of voice, or his workout clothes.]

Hey, everyone. I'm Jacob Taylor. I work with RISE: that's an imPort police team, for all you new arrivals out there. I'm putting together something new for the community... kind of a public safety resource. Like the FAQ, but focused on who's causing trouble these days.

So I thought I'd ask: what do you think are the biggest threats around here? Criminals, terrorists, the Soviets? Maybe there's something most of us haven't heard about yet that more people need to know about. It's important to be aware, especially when people might want you dead. There's always something happening under the surface around here.

Oh, and just so we're clear: this is going to be a list focusing on groups, not individual people. So don't bother talking about who your least favourite imPorts are.

[He pauses for a moment, then relaxes his posture as he segues into more civilian matters.]

That's about it for official business. Unofficially... I was wondering if anybody has got suggestions on a good name for a dog.

[He's totally planning to get a dog. Heads up, MF 001 housemates!]

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Sep. 8th, 2016 01:22 am
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[ The feed starts with a very prim and proper looking person, hair neatly arranged into a perfect bob cut and very well-dressed. Whoever this was, she probably practiced this several times before actually sending the video. It had to be calculated, every word, every movement, had a specific reason. Mostly distant, but approachable enough to gain people's trust. ]

Hello, my name is Rachel Duncan. it's good to make your acquaintan-[ So far her speech was steady, rehearsed, but there was a stutter she couldn't control. She cleared her throat, trying to sell it as anything but a stutter. ] fellow ImPorts. [ Have a very dry smile, it was polite, but had no feeling behind it. Otherwise, she kept herself very still, hand folded neatly on her lap, having strategically placed her other hand against something to steady the recording. Wouldn't want her tremor to show in front of these complete strangers. It was a sign of weakness, not exactly the image she wanted for herself here. who knows who's out there, or if any of this wasn't just some elaborate test. Either way, she wouldn't let herself falter. ] I hope we can continue to work together.

I'd like to get know you, to further our connections. So, what are some good spots here? [ Maybe a club tied to Neolution will show up? She can hope. ] Have you gotten accustomed to your new found superpowers?

[ Forced friendliness is kind of cringe worthy, but she's such a good actress you would have to be very good at reading people to pick it up. ]

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Aug. 20th, 2016 07:21 pm
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[ The Doctor gives the camera a grin and a little nod. ]

Hello network! Just have a quick question here, time to take a roll call! Who's got magical creepy healing powers?

[ this is "being subtle." Sorry Clara. There's a big grin before, ]

Oh! Also, how do you own a shop? Apparently I got promoted. I've worked in a shop before but I don't think I've ever owned one.

voice;

Aug. 15th, 2016 06:15 pm
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[ Learning to use the communication device is a process, one that Cullen has yet to fully master. There’s nothing like this in Thedas, and despite countless hours spent messing around with it now that he knows it isn’t possessed by demons, he still isn’t confident in his ability to use it. Knowing that he’ll never be unless he practices, and having used it twice with some success already, he decides to give a try.

And prays to the Maker that he isn’t making a colossal fool of himself.

It’s audio only, not out of shyness, but simply because that’s the setting he manages to find first. His voice is smooth and clear, carrying a faint accent that in this world might be reminiscent of a British one. ]


Forgive me if I fail to follow proper protocol for using this device. There is nothing like it in my world and I fear this is my first attempt at holding a public conversation on it.

[ At least, he thinks that’s what he’s doing. The details are a bit sketchy in his mind. Everything since his arrival has been a lot to take in. ]

I was wondering if there are others here who come from a place not quite as… [ He pauses here, uncertain how to continue. After a brief moment, he sighs. ] I’m uncertain of the term. Advanced, perhaps? There are so many things here that do not exist where I come from. I know neither their names nor their uses. And I wondered if there were others having a similar experience. If so, I would ask how you’re adjusting.

[ Another pause, slightly longer than the first. ]

And if you might have any advice for me in doing the same.
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[ Oh you are all in for such a lovely treat on this fine afternoon! Dorian has decided to make his presence officially known in a fashion befitting of... well, something. It's taken him a while to adjust to using such a device, and he still doesn't know much about it, but he does know how to fake knowing everything. And that is the key to survival.

Or something like it.

He grins widely in greeting before tipping his head to the side and waving his hand in a mockery of a bow. ]


Hello out there. I've been told this will reach a wide variety of people and assured I'm not simply speaking to myself. Not that it's a terrible thing, of course, speaking to oneself! Especially when you have a voice as delightful as mine.

[ Ego, yes. He has one full and intact. ]

Now, then! For those who've not had the pleasure, my name is Dorian Pavus and I've found that over the years one can learn an interesting deal from someone new by simply playing a game. And who doesn't enjoy a little bit of entertainment? One of my absolutely favorites is word association. I'm sure there's plenty of you who are smart enough to know or assume what I mean, but for the others: I give a word and you tell me the first thing that comes to mind, then I—in turn—do the same and so on and so forth. We keep going until whenever it reaches a natural end or a question derails the game itself.

Simple, yes? [ He smiles again as if he's just taught a child a new trick. ] I'll start you all off with an easy one: Magic.

04 | Voice

Feb. 9th, 2015 09:33 pm
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Y'know, I'm beginnin' to think that this stupid thing is necessary for every day life. Barely knew what was goin' on last month.

[He clears his throat.]

So, two things. One, we're lookin' for workers at the Red Branch for mercenary work, must work well with others, please contact Cu Chulainn for more information. Also I think we're looking for people at the bar.

Sorry, I don't do advertisements really. But maybe if you didn't hear him last time? I really recommend ya talk to him. He's a good boss! Better than my last one. And he loves dogs!

[Is this a dating profile or a job advertisement? Maybe Cu should be the only one to do advertisements.]

Uh, yeah, speaking of 'love', I wanna know more about this Valentine's Day. I suppose it should be obvious, with all the harts and all, but, might as well ask. You're all a lot smarter than me, so I don't wanna get this mixed up. Unless... I already did?

Shoot, I'm terrible at this stuff. Dunno why there's all these different days for things anyways! Can't you just spend time with people whenever you want? Why's there gotta be a day in the calendar for love or gettin' time with your family? Back home, I spent all my time with mine. This whole job thing is a sham.

[There's a small grumbling.]

So, yeah. Anyone have any dogs or animals they need takin' care of? I need a moment with 'em. Do it for free, I'm great. Ask Cu Chulainn if you wanna. He'll vouch for me.
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[Who's tired of newbies fumbling with communicators?

Well too bad, because the scowl you're treated to tonight is from another guy doing just that. And boy, does he ever know how to scowl. He's also wearing plate armor, from what's visible in the video, and a pair of the fluffiest fur pauldrons you've probably ever seen.]

Maker's breath, why am I even--


Oh, ah... is this on? Er. Right.

I'm looking for a certain group of people, and I wonder if anyone might direct me to them if they happen to be here? The first is a woman by the name of Trevelyan, the Lady Trevelyan. She might also be known as the Inquisitor, if that means anything to anyone. Or if anyone's heard the names Cassandra Pentaghast, Josephine Montilyet, or Leliana? I'd even settle for Varric right now. We were in the middle of something rather important before... all of this, and I.... Well, I've been told there's no means of getting back quickly, but I would prefer to know that they're safe, at least.

And as I was repeatedly assured that I am trapped here for the foreseeable future, I suppose I must find some means of employment. I've been offered a position, but I must confess, I... don't entirely understand what it entails.

What is "spandex"?

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