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it's a shame I couldn't stay in the woods forever but no one else would tend to my bird type friends for me.

the air in Brycha was much more refreshing than the air in places like Heropa or Nonoah. and the lakes and woods were much more welcoming.

…I didn't wish to waste time divulging information about a trip I took accompanied for personal reasons. only to inform.

first I came to the discovery that there are legendaries in this world. here they are called 'cryptids.' I hoped to see some in Brycha. but my search proved empty. I cannot fault the creatures since humans will hunt anything.

which is related to my second related message. look at this face.


[The feed briefly switches to the perpetually glaring face of a fetus-like cat creature with a couple pigeons perching and curiously pecking at his hoodie shoulders. And off it goes.]

I would have hated giving my image openly earlier but if you see that face I am not one of your 'cryptids'. I am an import. I'm not a mermaid either.

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Jul. 8th, 2016 09:05 am
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[Along with the English is a post in Japanese that is pretty much the same thing, but the comm is translating it to English for him and he figures he might as well post both. It's a big world, and surely Japanese is still spoken on this Earth, so maybe he'll get lucky and find a speaker. Either way, it becomes clear why he's posting in text and not any other way as the viewer reads on.]

Hi.

Does anyone out there know how to change the translator voice on the phone they gave us? I can't figure it out... Mine might be broken or something.
[Or he has no patience for a complicated piece of technology...]

Don't get me wrong, the British woman's voice is nice, I guess, but it's weird hearing stuff I'm saying coming out that way.

I don't mind hearing everyone else that way when it translates back to me, though. It's kind of funny.

(I hope this thing is actually translating right. It would suck to ask for help and it just comes out as asking about goldfish poops....)

Oh. And.

I'm living in Maurtia Falls. What's the best stores to go to for guys on a budget for food and clothes? I can't keep wearing and washing my costume every day. It probably wouldn't be good to wear it for this "job" they gave me, either. Hell if I know what you would even wear to a "job" like this, anyway, so shorts and a T-shirt'll have to do. IF I can find a good store.
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[After that whole incident that happened last week, Perry's been feeling guilty, to put it lightly. He still has his ID on "Agent P" if only so that people will know it's the same guy who hated humans last week.]

Hey everyone,

I just wanted to apologize for how I acted last week, for those who had the unfortunate luck to meet me like that I can assure you that I'm not always like that. And if there's any way I can make up to my friends who had to see me like this, please let me know ASAP.

Trust me I actually really love humans; I don't know what came over me.
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[personal profile] sciencestyle
[Doc's room's a mess and his hair's even messier, so all appears to be back in order with Doc. He looks a little weary, but for someone who was dead a few days ago he seems to be just fine. He does look intensely uncomfortable, but that's all to do with the content of what he needs to say.]

Hello again to the imPort community. Dr. Brown here. I'm sure this will be obvious to any of you who know me, but I had no intention of running for De Chima's ambassadorship. I don't support the other Emmett Brown's proposals, they're entirely insane---investing in education is sensible, yes, but not to the extent of our Russian friends! Whatever that man had planned, I want no part of it.

So I'm ending the campaign effective immediately. I apologize if I frightened or disturbed anyone over the last week.
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[personal profile] doesntdomuch
IF YOU'RE A HUMAN, DON'T REPLY TO THIS. THIS DOESN'T CONCERN YOU.

So I've been hearing that there's a pretty vocal non human community here, so I have to wonder: are there any residential areas with no humans, or at least job where I would need zero human contact? I would prefer to be away from them right now. And maybe as long as I'm here.

For those who need to know, I am Agent P. I will be willing to help any nonhumans but would prefer not to work too heavily with those who associate with humans, I'm sure you'll all understand.


[While he states that humans shouldn't reply, there technically is nothing stopping any humans from replying, just expect Perry to be really annoyed.]
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[The feed clicks on to an extremely high view, focused partly on Tetsuo's face, the wind blowing his white hair erratically around. He's perched vulturelike on the support structures of one of the taller buildings in downtown Nonah, above the top floor, waiting for the wind to die down enough for him to talk.

And that's not even what he's here to talk about. Both hands are visible, and the camera is held very still; he's either got it perched on something or is holding it up with his powers.]


So, I've been thinking... We're all made out of elements and stuff, right? Carbon, nitrogen and water, things like that. All that boring shit they make you learn about in school.

[Apparently water's an element now. He pauses.]

But that's what I don't get. Ever since I really started to think about it... I keep coming back to it, you know? How we're all made out of a small list of ingredients...

[Sorry to anyone with a fear of heights - he reaches out to tap the comm and the camera moves dizzyingly downwards, providing a nice scene of lower building roofs, cars no larger than colorful beads, some trees... It pans out out to give a dramatic view of the rest of Nonah as he continues.]

But that same list makes all of this, too! What's the difference? How's something alive the same as stuff that can't be?
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[personal profile] sciencestyle
[For the first time in quite a while, it's Doc. This time he's not building hoverboards, but something smaller. Lenses litter the desk, shining in the light.]

I realize that photography is largely a function of our communication devices these days, but do any of you still possess a more traditional camera? I'm looking to modify the build for my own and missing a key component or two.

And if any of you have created albums, I'd be interested in seeing those too. Not all memories can be recorded, but I'd like to remember what I can...while I can, at the very least.

[His smile almost wavers, but he fights it off and waves.]

Thank you.
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[personal profile] icebear
ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ This is Ice Bear.

Ice Bear is new, and therefor needs to know where other bears can be found.

Not zoo bears. These bears*: 🐻 🐼

Ice Bear has no money. Will cook as payment.

Also, new housemates; Ice Bear sleeps in the fridge. Food was in the way.

Goodbye.


*may not be bears.
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[personal profile] rockisdead
[Pffft. These idiots just decided to give her a device that can transfer sound to anywhere in the world. Sounds like her voice. Y'know, the one in her music. The music that just so happens to hypnotize people into do her bidding. What a bunch of dipsticks these guys were.

...Ember doesn't yet realize that her music can't hypnotize anyone over the network. So we're going to have an attempt, if nothing else.

So, as a result, the voice post that gets sent across the network is of a girl singing. There's no instrumentals at all outside of a totally radical electric guitar. But the result still comes out pretty good - and the vocals are an absolute highlight. After the song is over, there's a brief pause, and the same voice speaks with a certain sense of cockiness.]


Well, whatcha think, babypops? C'mon, tell me who you love.
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THE MAJORITY REPORT: APRIL 10TH, 2016

HELLO CHAOS, MY OLD FRIEND
As seen in local and national newspapers and heard on news radio:
In the early morning hours of April 18th, several simultaneous explosions rock the financial district of De Chima. Multiple buildings have been rigged with explosives meant to burn bright, green fire for several hours or until manually extinguished. There are about 20 buildings in all, which, when seen from above, form the shape of a question mark. The top and bottom buildings in the question mark pattern have had their windows blown out in the shape of a question mark as well, so even those without a bird's eye view can get the full benefit of the display.

Nearby cars in about a half mile radius of this strange, uncredited performance art have been broken into and filled with green confetti which will prove impossible to get out of upholstery. Each car is also left with a full banner stuffed into it, each one reading a different frustratingly juvenile riddle (the answers are printed helpfully on the back). No cars were damaged beyond the initial break in, unless the car in question had an alarm. Those cars were beaten into silence.

Now you know the sound of silence.

There will be 3 security guards found unconscious in their buildings of employment, but otherwise there were no injuries in the explosions.

#NOTALLTRANSFORMERS
As written about and denoted in popular scientific blogs and heartthrob scientist celebrity magazines like SIGHence:
POWER SURGE at StarkTech! On the evening of April 8th, there was a power surge on the StarkTech campus. The lights inside seemed to flicker, according to reports from the street, while nothing unusual happened elsewhere. StarkTech released a statement the morning after -- that it was a problem with an experimental power source. As most imPorts in the know might know, the CEO of the company designed his own suit of power-armor, and unfortunately, in an effort to improve the technology that powered his suit, he accidentally blew a transformer -- thankfully, the only thing that was ruined was his own suit. But just in case anyone was worried... He has extras.

Fans of former imPort Transformers had taken issue with this news break until clarification was offered.

DEWEY DECIMAL SYSTEM OF A DOWN
As read in the local Nonah press with camera footage and photographs on social media:
NONAH, NC - Describing a chaotic scene that resulted in disturbances for members of the public, sources confirmed yesterday that disorder erupted at the checkout desk of Nonah's Public Library after rogue imPort Jonathan Crane clashed with protesting library workers.

"After an hour or so of heated disagreement, the Scarecrow became deadly sober and went around the lobby one by one asking each of us whether our hostility and mistrust of his intellectual pursuits was because of a petty grudge," one commented. "The fact is, we kept trying to inform him the title he wanted had been reserved, but he just fought us all of the time."

"For the love of God, he then continued ranting about how the erosion of literary tradition is to blame for today's cultural decline and lack of intellectual curiosity. He even claimed we were committing sacrilege akin to destroying a temple for displaying popular books over timeless works that catalog the sum of human experience. To be perfectly honest, I just cleared out of the way when he started removing all the staff picks off the shelf and replacing them with good books."

Sources confirmed that the huffy and maniacal imPort was diplomatically appeased in the library's courtyard before being ushered out by fellow imPort and Sulfur Mustard front-man Count Dooku.

DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING?
As seen on social media outlets such as Rumblr and Bwitter:
Fervor surrounding the upcoming FANPORT Convention surges to new heights. ImPort cosplay can be seen trending every day, and so passionate are some of these imPort fans that groups of them have been violently splintering and clashing with "opposing" fans. Aside from the random fisticuffs that could easily break out in an emotionally-charged bar or dance club, you might find the more talented partaking in "Flash Mob Karaoke" scenes composed of individuals all dressed as their favorite imPort surging a populated, serene public area. These are understood to be declarations of battle between warring music groups. A Capella group The Indiscretions of Dorian Gray have begun to perform their bawdy ballads outside of religious institutions. The hobbyist classic rock garage band Dad Jokes have renamed themselves Rick'n'Roll in honor of iconic imPort Rick Grimes, and have recently declared musical war against Soulfur Mustard, a blues cover band of the imPort-led metal group. Beloved imPort Lucy Pevensie has inspired the teenaged punk pop band How Farnia is Narnia with their gently encouraging hit new single "Step Out Of the Closet". Rumor has it that another teenaged coalition wishes to challenge Farnia for their spotlight crown.

You might notice that these typically ignored imPort-inspired bands have begun to attract media attention more and more, which seems to be mostly in due part of FanPort Fever. While no citizen has any issue with musical groups in general, these bands have begun to clash in person, over the internet, and sometimes in newspapers stanning for their most favorite imPorts. A musical shipping war could very well be on the horizon.

SEERIOUS BUSINESS
As read in the monthly publication The Pacific:
Journalist and skeptic Cassandra Ko has written a piece discussing how the rise in the general public's imPort mania has been carefully constructed by the government to distract its citizens from the increasing threat that the USSR poses.

"We only talk of war when it is convenient for the government," she explains within the article. "Why do you think that is?"

WAIT, IT GETS BWITTER
As discussed on Bwitter:
#imPortkin has been trending. It seems that recent controversies surrounding the imPort community have sparked unorthodox support. Some citizens appear convinced that they have a special connection to the more perceived-as-persecuted imPorts.

CLASSY-FIED
As briefly noted in all major newspapers and all major networks:
Trial for treasonous individuals within President Freemason's cabinet will begin. The information involving all parties, to include the defendants, is closed to any media circuit.

CODE SWITCH
The Homeland Security Advisory System has moved from SPRING GREEN to ORANGE, because orange you glad we didn't say banana.

WANT TO SUBMIT TO THE MAJORITY REPORT?
The Majority Report comes out the 10th and 20th of every month. You may find details and submit here. The cut-off time is 12:01 AM PST on the 9th and the 19th for the corresponding dates.
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[personal profile] protects_the_small
Hello again, everyone watching this.

[Kel taps a finger against the table top her comm is resting on, not quite looking into the camera.]
So for those of us who are granted magics that we didn’t have at home, there’s…not a lot of ways to figure out how to use them. I have one called ‘Commander Voice. [She clears her throat uncomfortably] I don’t know how to use it, and that might become a problem.

So.

If anyone is willing to let me test it on them, I’d be very grateful. Only volunteers, and only if you’re older than sixteen, please. I can pay you, though not very much at the moment; or in food, mayhap.
[The uncomfortable part over she looks more directly into the camera, grinning a little]
And for those of you who can or would like to learn how, I often train at a park in De Chima- [A map is attached]-in hand to hand combat, or with weapons. Should you wish to try sparring, I would love to have you
[for those wish it, log is HERE. EDIT: permissions post for her power is here ]

Thank you all for listening.
doesntdomuch: (Perry the Plumberpus)
[personal profile] doesntdomuch
So I think I was gone for a day? When I went to bed last night it was the 10th and it's now the 12th so I'm assuming so.

Sorry if I worried anyone, but I'm back now.

On the bright side, I feel a lot stronger than I did before I left.

I have no idea how to explain that but if anyone wants to meet up with me to test how much stronger I am now.

In any case it's definately not the worst birthday present I've ever gotten.
[personal profile] mmnpcs
[A fan of the 5 o'clock news? Tuning into your favourite drama or sitcom? That's too bad, because the Soviets have something in mind. Abruptly, every single channel will go blank, only to be replaced with a single news channel. Some may recognize Tara Lynn Shaw, the All-American sweetheart from Channel 6 News with tastefully dyed red hair, dimples, and a big old smile. Her usual job is to reassure the American people that everything will be all right, from stories about rescued puppies to stories about heroic nurses going above and beyond the call of duty.

Her trademark dimples aren't on display today; her mood is distinctly somber, and the American flags in the background of her news station have been taken down, the backdrop replaced with a solid red. She stares into the camera, then looks down at the place cards in front of her.]


Good evening, citizens of America. This is the Soviet Union speaking. You have been left to run rampant for far too long, and we have seen great irresponsibility and suffering as a direct result of your actions. It is for these reasons that we have chosen to intervene.

We have established control over Nonah, Heropa, De Chima, and Maurtia Falls. You may not enter, nor may you leave, but you needn't worry. This is but the first step towards a more peaceful world. Provided you maintain the peace, no harm will come to you; you are instructed to simply continue going about your daily lives. You may find this change startling, but we assure you, you will feel used to it soon enough. If you do not maintain the peace, however, measures will be taken, measures that your previous government wholly failed to take.

ImPorts, you are to attend a 5-day Seminar at Cape Canaveral's Royal Mansions Resort beginning tomorrow at 10 AM sharp. This is not negotiable. You will not be harmed, but appropriate measures will be taken should you choose to be tardy or absent. The Porters will be available to you all, Registered or not; there are absolutely no excuses for your absence.

You will be weapons of the United States of America no longer.

[With that, the broadcast comes to a halt. No American news stations will be playing, but all non-topical entertainment will continue playing as normal.]

[OOC: While this post takes place on national television, please feel free to use this post to have your characters discuss this exciting new development!]
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[personal profile] phantasgoria
Well, golly! Isn't technology a swell thing? I can just talk right into this like a phone, but it goes to everyone! And it has video features. Handy!

Howdy, everyone! I'm ASGORE. It sure is nice to meet you all. I would love to get to know all of you. Maybe I should start with a question? Hmm.

Why don't you tell me your favorite beverage? I'm awful fond of hot chocolate, but Golden Flower tea is my favorite! I can't wait to hear what your answer is.
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[personal profile] protects_the_small
[The video feed flicks on and off at first...before settling upside down for two seconds.

The young woman who appears on the feed frowns, then taps at the screen, which flips right side up]


Hello...Whoever can see this. I am Lady Knight Keladry.

The paperwork I was given wasn't very forth-coming. [on anything at all important]

I'll admit I'm lost in a lot of ways, but could someone explain [she looks at the sheaf of papers in her hand again, a small crease forming between her eyebrows]

'Rock and Roll?'

[Video]

Feb. 10th, 2016 01:18 pm
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[personal profile] monge
[Grocery shopping has suddenly become an adventure. An adventure Komasan just has to share. With everyone. He's never...actually made a public video post before, but now looks like the best time to start.

He's not very good at it.

The video is upside down.

But at the very least, it's not hard to tell he's in some sort of Valentine's aisle at whatever big name store he decided to walk into today. Cue the freak out.]


MONGE!!

L-Look at all this candy, zura~! I...I think it might be chocolate season for the US, zuraaaa~

[They have a chocolate season. They have. A chocolate season. At least if all these chocolate boxes are anything to go by. Komasan has never seen anything like this before in his life. So much red! So many frills! So much beauty.

Eventually he turns the feed back onto himself and everyone will be greeted to a little dog with stars in his eyes. And flames on his forehead. For anyone who hasn't met Komasan yet, that might be a tad startling. Or not, who knows, imPorts are weird.

By some sort of miracle, he manages to turn the feed right side up.]


I'm gonna buy all of it, zuraaaa.

[His voice is a hushed whisper, and soon enough he starts grabbing boxes off of shelves and neatly stacking them into the basket he's been carrying. There's no way there's enough room for obvious reasons, but he can dream.]

Video

Feb. 6th, 2016 04:18 pm
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[personal profile] wrightingwrongs
H-Hello? Is this thing on!?

[When the communicator turns on, there’s a visual feed - looking straight up at the ssky. It’s hard to tell where it is, though the shot of some buildings suggest downtown Nanoh, and what should come up on the screen but-

a… bird?

A bird, poking at the screen with one of its feet - red and yellow in color, and with a wisp of small flame trailing off its head.
]

Ugh… I’m no good with electronics… can… can someone help!?

[The bird is talking at the device.]

Look, I know this is a weird story, but - I’m not supposed to be a bird! I’m a human! I don’t know why I’m a bird, of all things - but I need someone to help me change back! I have no idea if I can... but…

My name is Phoenix, Phoenix Wright, if anyone could help me, could you please speak up? I’m… usually not a bird, I promise.

[If a bird could look exasperated, this one certainly does.]

What a way to make a first impression...
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[personal profile] sciencestyle
[It's somewhat late at night when this posting appears. An unfamiliar imPort appears, but despite the late hour he doesn't appear to be tired at all. His wild silver hair starting to stand on end. And yes, that is a shiny disco suit he's wearing.]

Our technology grows more and more compact. Amazing, isn't it---ah. I did turn this on. Good evening!

I'm Emmett Brown, pleased to meet you all, though I gather that circumstances have been especially grim lately? I'm sorry. Sometimes it seems the world's inevitably destined to go to hell.

[There's a lot he isn't saying, but everything he's read about this war is really, really weighing heavily on his mind.]

Back to business: I'm here to inquire about whether any of you would be interested in a mechanic's service? As I'm sure you can see, I work nights at the disco and while it's certainly loud work, I prefer a wrench in hand during the daytime. I can repair most basic home devices, but I specialize in automobile repair and hover conversions. I'll only charge for parts acquisition, of course---I'm not precisely cut out for combat, so it's the least assistance I can offer you.
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[personal profile] thelimitdoesnotexist
[Mewtwo brings the video to himself for a few moments, focusing on himself as he is: no human filter, no hiding. His face has that usual glare plastered on those alien features. Soon he switches it off returns to texting.]


I have lived among your kind for a long time now.


it comes as no surprise to me that a conflict like this began with those kidnappings. I took part in helping those hostages reach home.


I have never fought in a real war. that doesn't mean I do not have the capability to fight or the ignorance to know that conflict will happen.


I have lived with your kind for some time. I have seen certain behaviors. aside from a few, I wouldn't care for most of you.


there will always be fighting. but if you can recognize that escalating this conflict will only lead to suffering then my opinion can be changed.


if not. then. your kind are a species I would not want to bother with.

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