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This has been a month in the making, and I finally am secure enough to not only announce, but begin the preparations for this endeavor.

In my own world, I am not frequently called upon to be a healer. There are others who are far more skilled than I, although I bring my own gifts where I can and am able. Here, however, I have been gifted with a powerful healing ability, and I feel it is my responsibility to lay aid where I may.

I have seen that many of us - imPorts, I mean to say - are oft not able to receive aid because we do not treat with the authorities. I find this practice odd, for we have not come here on our own volition, and we cannot expect to agree with the way the authorities do business.

As a result, I have thought it might be prudent to open a small hospit for the treatment of those imPorts. I have worked on this with Mr. Hundred, in De Chima, at his community center for imPorts, and I feel this plan will be implemented well, but I seek assistance.

I need more healers, by power or by training, who would be willing to give their time to aid. At this moment I cannot pay, so it would be time freely given, but I am in great spirits and think that shortly I should be able to assist monetarily.

I am also in need of funds. If there is charity in your spirit and in your heart for this endeavor, and you cannot aid in service, then I would be grateful to accept any largesse.

And so, please, if you have any ideas, or would wish to help, I should ask you to please speak to me on this matter, and I will gladly accept any offers you may have.
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[It's been a couple weeks since Mewtwo's arrival to DeChima and he's spent a lot of it exploring his so-called new home. He wouldn't have bothered looking into the network were it not for the fact that the few people he met and left a more-than-negative-but-not-positive impression on him.

Communicating and being social aren't things that come naturally to an experiment like himself. But he had information he wanted and sending a mass text would get more results than flying and polling human after human. The less contact with humans the better.]


it's been a few days since I came here and it's obvious that I won't leave soon.

there is only one thing you need to know about me. I am unable to speak like most of you that is why I'm using text. you can call me Mewtwo. that's all.

there are a few things I want to know.

one. how many out there are with psychic moves or powers? I met one so far.

two. are there any prominent scientists in this region?

three. I want to know everything about the flying types in this region: all their names, their abilities, and why all of them have feathers.

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Aug. 7th, 2015 11:27 pm
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Hey, okay, so... question: if I'm understanding Kate Bishop's guide correctly, we're v2.0 of this and there was a separate world before this that Lachesis imported people to...and then moved them from? Right? Anyone with more info on that?

For that matter, any clue who's been here the longest?

And speaking of being here a long time, anyone know the rules and regulations of modifying one's apartment here? Specifically the Maurtia Falls Govt. Apartment Complex. I mean, I don't want to do anything drastic--just to be clear, definitely NOT talking about knocking out walls here--just a nice coat of paint and stuff. (Hermann: see attached file)

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Jul. 23rd, 2015 11:15 pm
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[This post goes up very shortly after Jesse comes out of his catatonic state, on the evening of the 23rd. He's a little frenzied, a little wild-eyed and panicked, but he has to know he didn't imagine all of it. There has to be someone else who saw it, too.]

Did anybody - Did anybody else just get back? I mean, like... Were any of you guys ported out, too? To the future, or whatever it was. I can't be the only one. I mean, I saw some of you there. It was De Chima, right? We were just in De Chima? But our bodies got left behind here, I guess. I dunno. What was it? Was it a dream, or... Like, did we seriously just see the future? Because I think that's what it was. I think that was the future. I wasn't alone. I mean, I know I wasn't alone there.

...Right?

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Jun. 18th, 2015 12:27 am
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Good evening, everyone. I hope you're doing well.

If we haven't met before, I'm David Xanatos, founder and CEO of Xanatos Enterprises. I have a couple of things to discuss tonight, so please bear with me.

Firstly, I'm happy to announce that I've taken over the role of Director at Xavier's School for Imports outside of Heropa, filling a more financial-oriented role with the always-capable Robert Callaghan as Headmaster. Import youth of all ages who would like to learn more about controlling their powers or who simply want a student body filled with people like them are welcome to enroll at any time, and we're always hiring for teachers and staff positions.

Secondly, I'm looking for science-minded individuals to collaborate with myself and Tony Stark in the design and construction of a state-of-the-art, multi-billion-dollar research facility near De Chima. The sole stipulation is that any discoveries made there be made available for others to build on, for the advancement of all.

I'll be happy to take any of your questions in the meantime.
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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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May. 12th, 2015 01:27 pm
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[ Someone's just given her first class of the day. The white-board behind Verity is wreathed in high-school physics ("What is a Vector? A quantity that displays both magnitude (numerical size) and direction...") used to teach the kids who are now enjoying a short break in between lessons (and yelling like freight trains outside). Setting down the video so she can wipe the previous writing off, if you know her then you might notice a little effort having been put into her appearance with an actual teacher-y skirt and heels. No joggers! She showered!! Amazing.

Tucking ruffled pink hair behind an ear, she pushes her glasses back up and flashes a smile. Little awkward, but. ]


Hi, my name's Verity Willis.

If you're a student at Xavier's School for Imports, this is a quick PSA that I'll be your new student counsellor from now on — it's been rehiring, obviously, and won't be closing, or so I've been told. Should you need to talk then come and find me, you don't need an appointment! I also teach Physics and Data Programming, so if you want an intro to either of those make sure you attend class over the next few weeks. When you can't find me in the classrooms or labs, come by the offices and one of the other teachers will give my phone a call.

[ About to sign off with a smile, she remembers to flatly add, ] Oh, and if you're going to lie about why you haven't done your homework? Don't. You'll get double just like the brave soul from the Tenth Grade yesterday.


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May. 11th, 2015 05:22 pm
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[Needless to say, the last month had been deeply unpleasant for Asami, but when she turns on the video today, she seems determined not to let that show. Her business savvy (which has been mostly learned through experience, less so by it being a natural aspect of her) tells her that she has to keep her eyes forward. Plus, getting approval for this from the government means that she has a handy distraction.

Asami has always liked keeping busy. While much of her "keeping busy" involved studying, she's widening her ambitions. She's been speaking about this for a couple months, but she needed to make sure that she was ready before she actively pursued her project.]


Hello, everyone. It's Asami again. A couple months ago, I spoke about wanting to help with different types of infrastructure in each of the cities to be able to help them. I spoke with each of the ambassadors, and I have to say, I have some good news. While I do have to start small, I have been given approval by the government to begin developing projects to provide additional safety measures in the town of Heropa. Because of the various experiences that Heropa's had in the last couple of months, I believe that it's a good idea to start there.

[She pauses here, wanting this to hold weight.]

I understand that a lot of people just arrived. If you're new, I'm willing to explain, especially since we'd really love your help! [Here, she offers a smile.]

My plans are to work with local native contracting companies to create a unified front of building and improving in the city. After all, I believe it's important to make a statement. We may not want to be here, but I believe that we should help people here, as we're offered a great deal of leniency by the government. [And while Asami is not naive about political practices and the various things politicians do, she doesn't look upon them with contempt. She understands the juggling act. After all, she's worked closely with the president of her country in the past.]

I have already teamed up with a number of companies, but the reason why I'm speaking today is that I'd like your help. While we have some ideas about the direction we'd like to take, we need more. It's hard to guess what threats native citizens and imPorts might face every day, but if we work together and think creatively, we should be able to create the infrastructure that Heropa needs to feel safer in the future. Along with that, we'd like engineers on board to help. We do have resources, but more are never a bad thing. And, of course, we'd like some extra help. Heropa still needs to be cleaned up moving forward, and this is an opportunity to be paid for the efforts many of you have already distilled upon the city. We're also willing to train you in construction, if you're willing!

In return, you'll get to know the men and women at these companies, and you'll get to really give something to help this world's future.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and if you would like to contact me privately with your interest in this company, feel free to do so here or elsewhere.

Thank you all.

[ooc: connected to this plot! sorry for the slightly late post! any questions should be directed there. thank you!!]
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Wow, there's a lot of new faces lately, aren't there?

[ Hi Netowrk, here's a vauely, faintly scarred face looking at the camera for you. He grins, slightly, as if he knows that this is the busiest time of the month, and that there have been plenty of arrivals since he showed up a while ago.

But really, he's just making conversation, anyway. There's a look on his face, a touch apologetic.
]

I'm going to go ahead and apologize, for those of you who showed up in De Chima, and I didn't personally greet. That's my mistake, I got caught up a bit in negotiations, and I tend to...not really do this social media shit very well. [ A beat. ]

For those of you who don't know me, I'm Mitchell Hundred, and if you live here, you'll figure out pretty quickly that I'm the import/native ambassador for the city.

What that means? Well, I'm trying to bat for you folks, which is not exacly as easy as it sounds. For obvious reasons. Things like what happened recently can just...people get worried, and for good reason. But we can do small things to help out with that, to make us seem more normal the longer we're here, and that starts with us. Being...well, dazed and confused doesn't really do a lot, I'm afraid. Believe me, I know it's fucking hard, especially when you show up to a place that's totally outside of anything you've ever seen in your life.

So recently, I asked the various government agencies in De Chima to allow me to work with you guys to help us make a community center. It's not going to be anything big, to start out, but it's something. Ideally, it'll be open to anyone, whether you're in De Chima or not, but obviously that's a bit of a logistical issue, if you can't just port in. Unfortunately, they're not willing to pour taxpayer dollars into it -- which isn't surprising, honestly, with how the economy is -- so we'll have to bankroll it ourselves.

So I guess, unfortunately, I'm also asking for donations today. Donations and volunteers, actually. If you've got something you can teach other imports to do, I'd love for you to sign up when it's open. Even if it's basic, like "how to cook with a stove", I've seen people come in who were using fire pits to cook on, so basic lifeskills are just as needed as anything else.

[ There's a pause. ]

So if you'd like to help out, please let my office know, and if you have any questions, I could probably answer them. I've been doing this import shit for a while, so I'm always willing to offer at least as many answers as I can provide.

[ Another, slightly longer pause, as an afterthought: ] And to those who knew him, I haven't heard from Rick Bradbury, so I'm pretty sure he's been ported out, if you were looking for him.

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Apr. 13th, 2015 11:12 pm
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Good evening, my fellow imPorts!

My name's David Xanatos, founder and CEO of Xanatos Enterprises. Don't worry if you haven't heard of it; it doesn't exist here. Or rather, it didn't, but I do mean to change that. I'm somewhat accustomed to working on the bleeding edge of medical and engineering research, and I'd like to continue working towards the benefit of humanity, no matter where I am.

I understand that we have a number of people in this world, imPorts like myself, who work in these fields? If so, please contact me at the earliest convenience. I intend to reward hard work and technical skill quite handsomely.

It's been a pleasure meeting you all.
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Hello, everyone. It's been a few months since I've addressed the network at large, so I'll introduce myself- I'm Dr. Jennifer Keller, and I live and work in De Chima. I'm almost done securing the paperwork to start up my own medical practice here, and it's gotten me wondering about something.

What are the unique medical challenges imPorts may face?

Obviously, superpowers add an extra dimension to our ability to give, take, and heal injuries- I myself can see inside a person's body to help pinpoint, diagnose, and treat their injuries- but I know I have yet to see and experience everything everyone is capable of. I'd like to be as prepared as possible when I strike out on my own.

My clinic will be focusing on imPort-specific care, so I would also like to talk to anybody who may be interested in working with me.

Thanks for your time.
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[ ID: Dominique Destine

There is a soft female voice. If she didn’t sound so amused, it’d be easy to tell she is incredibly pissed due to the current circumstances ]


Do tell me, are you actually helping this world and its war? I am sure all of you are dying [ she loves to use this word when addressing to humans ] to show everyone and yourself how heroic you can be, but let's be practical, shall we? You owe this place nothing. To fight for them, without even listening to the opponent's side, seems awful narrow-minded, doesn't it? [ no surprise, humans love an excuse for war ]

Regardless, we are here and there isn't much we can do, according to the military. I'm afraid I'm not so inclined to trust them blindly though, neither willing to offer my skills to them.

I much more interested in helping fellow imPorts, as long they are not directly related to the military. Said this, I'm a scientist and my focus is bioengineering. [ sort... of ] And few other things. [ like weaponry. Using it, at least. ANYWAY. ] If anyone would be interested, I'm very willing to give you a hand.

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