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Text message to Levi

Levi, I hope you don't mind the pole I put up in the living room. I can explain the significance if you want.

[Video, to everyone]

I was feeling a bit cranky about not being home for Christmas, but you know what? I don't want to be. I am the anti-cranky. I have things to be thankful for here. Like, say, all of the lovely friends I've made so far.

So cheers to you, Heropa- and wherever else imPorts reside. Merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah, happy Festivus, or whatever it is you celebrate. And if you don't celebrate at all, I hope you have a great day.
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Freddie Lounds isn't the only one with a source.

Did anyone else receive someone's file last night?

[ private to skye ]
If I give you my phone, do you think you could trace where this came from?

[ private to karkat ]
I sincerely hope you've been quarantined because I may not know precisely what troll body entails but it sounds disgusting.

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Nov. 7th, 2014 12:06 pm
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[ at about noon today, Tattlecrime: Heropa is updated with a new article, titled "Secrets Revealed! Who's Really Protecting Our Country?" ]

article under cut. spoilers it's the public files from the misfile plot. content warning for talks about drug use, mental illness )

[ ten minutes later, Freddie posts the link to the article to the network. Hey, at least she's warning people as she...drags them through the mud. ]

Everybody might want to check this out. I'm sure it'll prove to be VERY illuminating.

(also, does EVERYBODY in some sort of 'watch over the children' position do drugs? It's kind of worrying)

xoxo, Freddie


[ ooc: ALSO, I am super up for anybody deciding to take a potshot at Freddie if you want. shoot me a pm/plurk and we can work things out. c: ]

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Oct. 19th, 2014 08:50 pm
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This is Major-General Olivier Mira Armstrong.

I've been granted permission to lead a small expedition of National Guardsmen and imPorts to Alaska for reconnaissance and potential defense against Soviet aggression. I'm looking for volunteers.

This will be wilderness survival and we will not have backup. Rations and supplies will be what we can bring with us, and what we can gather. If you can't take those conditions, or if you can't follow my orders, don't waste my time.

If you think you can, I can use you.

Armstrong out.

[Privated to Amestrian military members who aren't Kimblee]

Alex, Elric, Mustang. I'm going to need people I can rely on, and you three are the closest I have to that.

[Privated to Commander Shepard and Kaidan.]

Shepard, Alenko. Let's talk.

(ooc: More information can be found here and here!)

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Oct. 14th, 2014 01:12 am
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[ Annie manages to sound fairly calm through all of this, only allowing her irritation and amalgamation of unhappy emotions show through in the words she chooses to emphasize, smattered throughout her report-like announcement. ]

Loki, you can considering this a love letter for the information age, following up on when you were asking people here to deal in sharing and caring. United States Military, you're welcome to listen in, but all this information is on file with you already, so you may find it lackluster.

Any helpful technologically capable people out there might help me out and work on encrypting conversations below here for the sake of freedom of discussion.

I don't like talking on these, and I'm not good at it, so pay attention. I've included two attachments to this broadcast, and none of the dramatic bullshit we've seen on national television lately. This is all information I've been given by Lieutenant Ananke. Any questions in specific to those contents within should be directed to her, through her contact line programmed onto your device. Or stop by in person. I don't care.

The first is a list of imPorts and native heroes who went missing following events in 2008. Some are reported dead, others only as missing. These names should be familiar to anyone who attended the swearing in last month, where we were witnessing the opening of the memorial graveyard. Not all of these names are there. Not all families wanted a memorial. Not everyone thinks these people are truly gone, or truly dead.

The second is a series of video recordings of a handful of these people. I'm hoping that you can help me identify everyone in attendance - some recordings are labeled with names. They match up to descriptions on file. It also means we have a few more faces to put with names. I've guessed that the young blond man we see in the last two videos is Liam Lawson, a younger native hero. I believe the woman he isn't with, the one sitting down, may be Eleni Wang, who hasn't been heard from since going underground in 2008. I'm not positive, so here's the floor, open for discussion.

Further, myself and several others have been pursuing investigations into the Hornets, localized to the city of Nonah. It's not all swift moving, but I hope that each person will be sharing information on what they learn as they learn anything. I'm presently investigating one of the former students at Phillip North's gym, but if that provides information, I won't know for a while yet. Liam Lawson is also being investigated by another of those who expressed interest, and I'd recommend he share that information, even if it's a dead end, with the imPorts when he has a chance.

[ If there's anything to report, Wally. ]

I don't care how much or little you trust the government. I don't care how often you want to piss into the wind. There's too much shit going on for me to care about bickering over those details, between Russia sitting on ships staring down Alaska up North, to puzzles pointing toward concerns further South and outside this nation, to the fact that Lunatic, one of our own, has been murdering people, and tried to incinerate a seventeen year old civilian earlier today for having been involved in a drunk driving incident that ended another's life.

Cut to the chase. What else is happening that we should know about? Enlighten me.

[ Attachment A: HFILE1.PDF ]
[ Attachment B: Video Files ]


[ OOC Note: Any references within this post to Kara Strydottir should read as Kara Lindholm instead, as that is how her name appears on network. My apologies for any confusion! Please use Kara Lindholm for any references in this post and related comment threads. ]
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[Please do not adjust your communicators, the person viewed here really is upside down. Isabel is hanging off the deck railing in the backyard of house 28 while her phone rests in the grass below. She's wearing a tank top and shorts but she won't be out back for very long or Isabel will be as red as a tomato.]

This place is great! You know, besides the terrible jobs and having to go to stupid school. Who needs math anyway? I don't have to worry about food or monsters. There aren't any giant walls here either. Just open sky and land.

[Flipping over the railing, she lands on her feet on the ground rather gracefully.]

There's even a box with moving pictures in it! [God help her housemates, she's discovered TV.] It kept telling me to go visit the ocean then showed me pictures of large bodies of water. And these things let me talk to anyone anywhere! It's all amazing!

Big bro, we're going to go to the ocean right? I want to see it. I want to see everything!

[Let's just play the game 'ignore everything bad that ever happened and all of the horrible things that happened after', shall we?]
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[When the feed clicks on, someone's obviously showing off. First, a blank notebook opens and turns a few pages of its own volition... before post-it notes stick on it out of nowhere, followed by a few splatters of ink. Castle then turns it on his smiling face.]

Now, as far as superpowers go, throwing ink and paper around isn't the worst thing someone could have. In fact, it's quite fitting for a writer and avid reader like myself. Just imagine all the possibilities... reading without needing to turn the pages, writing a grocery list with a few twists of the finger, putting up wallpaper... okay, maybe it's not THAT cool. But look what else I can do.

[Castle holds the phone up with one hand while writing WAFFLES in his notebook with the other. And lo and behold- a plate of waffles appears. Except one is still frozen and one is slightly burnt, and they only linger a few moments before vanishing.]

... I'm failing at demonstrating my abilities and looking halfway-competent at them, aren't I? Anybody willing to help a writer-turned-sudden-superhero out? You'd have my eternal gratitude as well as a dedication in my next novel.

[He then signs RICHARD CASTLE on the notebook page, and awaits replies.]

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Sep. 26th, 2014 08:51 pm
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[After a month and a half and multiple painstaking lessons, Maria finally feels confident enough with the i-device to speak to her fellow abductees...but of course the thing doesn't work, and she spends a while banging it on a table before it occurs to her to connect it to the 'charger'. Ah. Human ingenuity may have advanced a great deal since 1191, but she doesn't think very highly of items that only work sometimes.

Eventually she tries again. It doesn't even occur to her to try voice or video.]


I would like to know if there are any other people who were brought here from very long ago. It was several centuries for me and that seems to be unusual.

[It's made her fairly self-conscious, if she's honest. Which she won't be. But a support group might be nice.

Oh, right, she should introduce herself.]


My name is Maria.

Action Option! )

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Sep. 24th, 2014 09:17 pm
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Does Nonah have a synagogue?

I didn't go since I got here, but you don't miss Rosh Hashanah.


[secretly he feels really guilty about skipping, even though it was because the thought of finding a new synagogue in a completely unfamiliar place was kind of terrifying so he just...kept...putting it off... story of his life tbh.]
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[ Levi is slumped forward in a wooden chair beside what looks to be a kitchen table with his elbows propped on his knees. Scuffed around the edges with bruising along his face with the right sleeve of his shirt rolled up where a lacerations on his shoulder has been stitched then hastily taped over with blood flecked gauze. No worse for wear but that his hair looks flat and unwashed and his eyes sunken in more than usual, Levi has obviously had A Day. ]

Nomos theorizes that the people born in this world are immune to whatever advancements are used to shove often volatile powers into imPorts like a bad enema on arrival. And sometimes you have to wonder if the impermanent nature of our lives here is the Lachesis system rotating us out in an effort to remove the risk of entropy in this stopgap force of imPorts. Keeps the majority fresh enough to absorb their rhetoric, and malleable with their abilities so we're never given the necessary time for them to be mastered.

Or it could be I'm just navel gazing after being ported out then dragged back in constipated in every sense of the word and looking like the cats dinner. I always was a chatterbox.

SPOILERS FROM THE LATEST AOT CHAPTER BELOW AND IN THE COMMENTS )

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Sep. 15th, 2014 05:05 am
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[The wind is a bit much on the microphone when the camera feed first comes on. Desmond is heading indoors, though, recording as he walks. He's heading into a mall area, by the sounds and glimpses of storefronts behind him.]

Okay, so. When I first got here I was assigned a job like everybody else. As of a few weeks ago that fell out. And I'm officially down to my last fifty bucks. So I thought I'd put myself out there here, just in case. I figure I'll have a lot better luck than going place to place.

I'm offering a courier service. You got something that is too time-sensitive or delicate for the mail, I'll run it across Heropa for you for cash. I've also got bartender experience, if anyone knows of a place that's hiring.

By the way... call it a weird question, but...something's been bothering me lately.

[He hesitates, not even sure if he should even go through with asking it. Finally, though, he breaks his silence.]

When you get homesick...is it normal to even miss the stuff that annoyed you, or pissed you off? Or people you weren't even friendly with?

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Sep. 11th, 2014 09:43 pm
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It's a really nice day today! I think tomorrow is going to be nice, too. And I enjoy my new job, much more than my first one. And it seems like I'm making a new friend every day! And I can own such pretty things, and afford real meat and everything. And...

[There's the sound of liquid stirring, of a spoon clinking against the side of a teacup.]

It's important to stay optimistic about things. Staying sad or angry doesn't change anything.

[There's a slight hitch in her breath.]

... Why couldn't they just let us go home together?

[What sort of mother can't even protect her own child?]
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[Someone is annoyingly energetic today. And bored. So here she is.]

What's the most badass super power? I know some of us come in with powers, and others get them when they're ported in, but you gotta admit--some are better than others. They don't have to be your own.

Me? I think telepathy is cool. Oh! And flying. Flying is definitely the best. Cool power or coolest power? Discuss.

... I guess ice would technically be the coolest power ever, literally, but you know what I mean.

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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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Aug. 24th, 2014 02:35 pm
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So, hypothetically speaking, if someone were to move into an apartment that has like...nothing- as in absolutely no things in it...

What should that person probably get? Like, are some essentials optional essentials, or...? Laundry baskets, for example. Not necessary. That's what floors are for.



-oh and assume this hypothetical person has very little money. Like, you look at their bank account and you just feel this pang of regret, that a bank account this sadly empty could exist. But also you feel grateful that it's not you.

Also assume that this supposed apartment is supposedly in a semi-bad part of town. Not this town obviously, because this is all just speculation, but just to lay some ground rules in this discussion.

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Aug. 8th, 2014 08:38 pm
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[Hanji isn't exactly tech-savvy. Not when it comes to things like computers or cellphones or tablets. Still, given some basic instruction, she can grasp the concept behind them easily enough, even if she doesn't quite get all of the tech that makes it work. She'll learn as she goes! That's the important part! Right? Right.

For now, she sticks to text. After all, that's basically like writing a letter.
]

This is very interesting - I've never experienced being pulled into another reality before. It's very inconvenient, though. I had my hands full at home, already! Still, a lot to take in. They've given me this device, though (very kind of them). Apparently there are a lot of us ImPorts out there?

Oh, yes. My name is Hanji Zoe. Although that doesn't mean much to most of you, does it?

Anyway, I just wanted to test this thing out and see if it really works as advertised. I'm sure I'll have lots of questions over the next few days!

Thank you for your attention!
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[ The first thing that may become obvious to those who have spoken to Sansa before is that she has apparently come around to the idea of modern clothing since the last time she posted to the network; the camera shows that she is wearing one of those fashionably oversized tank-tops with a wolf emblazoned across the front. She's seated on her bed, leaning back against the wall. ]

I've been having some peculiar dreams as of late. [ She is very good at making it sound casual, as though it has no reason to actually cause her any concern. Regardless, she isn't actually stating what her dreams happen to entail. She's not ready to give that much away just yet. At least, not without something in return. ]

At least, I think that they're peculiar. I have come to realize that I do not have much basis for comparison. So I have found myself rather curious: What is it that the rest of you dream about every night? Do you think that there's any meaning to them?
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[ The camera turns on, and for a moment attempts are made to find a point of focus: first the screen shows the top of Annie’s head and part of Reiner’s arm, then just Reiner, Bertholdt’s elbow -- each adjustment forces the others out of the frame. Finally the camera is pulled out further and, as they all stand assembled, Annie climbs on top of a chair that gives her enough height to be past even with Reiner’s shoulder, ending the camera’s focusing woes. Shortie. It’s Annie who starts speaking. ]

ImPorts. In light of recent circumstances, we’ve spoken with representatives of the United States military in regards to this announcement... and now we’re speaking to any interested as a courtesy.

My name is Annie Leonhart.       My name is Reiner Braun.       My name is Bertholdt Hoover.

this confession is riddled with spoilers for anime-only viewers and also is very long and very oh you silly teenagers so we hid it behind this cut because we love you )
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[ A simple text post: the comm ID reads "Robin." ]

This morning, several buses en route from the NCYL Leadership Summer Camp never made it to the airport. Several of our fellow ImPorts were on these buses, as well as a large number of civilian teenagers. I've just gotten word that one of the buses was found down a ravine, filled with luggage and personal items. All the people onboard were missing.

There have been no statements made yet, but I think it's safe to assume that they've been taken.

There are some unusual transmissions coming out of Colorado. Encrypted and weak, but it’s a start. I'm doing my best to locate the source of these signals, but it's slow going.

In the meantime, there are things people can do to help. We need people on the ground out there looking for clues, leads, anything. Those of you interested in search and rescue parties: be cautious. We don’t know what we’re dealing with yet.

If we work together, we can do this.


[ Attached is a set of coordinates corresponding to the site of the bus crash, as well as the names of the missing campers and counselors. ]

(OOC: This is the network kickoff for the Summer Games plot. The corresponding log that will go up later today! I won't be around to tag everything, but please use this for all your IC coordination needs. )

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