Mar. 11th, 2015 04:46 pm
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[The video starts rolling before anyone’s actually in the picture. Instead, it’ll show a room that’s still somewhat empty – the most notable feature is a chair directly in the middle of the screen with a white lab coat and goggles draped over the back. The chair’s swiveling back and forth, like someone just got out of it in a hurry. In the distance, a bit of scowling and cursing can be heard.

Eventually though, someone does show up in the image. It’s a young girl with long dark hair – carrying a small cup of freshly brewed coffee with steam still rising from it. She looks a little flustered…probably because she’s not really used to taking videos of herself.

Settling into the chair, she lets out a small sigh and turns to address the camera.]

Hey. [She raises her free hand in greeting.] I…ah…guess I’m new around here. [In case that wasn’t obvious already.]

I’m still settling in and figuring everything out. Kinda sucks being the new kid on the block…There’s lot of catching up to do. Guess it happens to everyone at some point though.

[Touka pauses to set the cup down onto the desk she’s sitting at, and a little rabbit design made of cream becomes visible in the dark liquid. She definitely knows her way around making coffee.]

But I figured since there’re a bunch of other new people, it couldn’t hurt to try and reach out. Maybe see if any of my friends got stuck here too.

[And speaking of which.]

Oh, and Hide-san? [She brightens up a little after saying that.]

I met up with that idiot best friend of yours, and he told me you were around. I thought it’d be nice if we got to talk again, so…Let me know if you see this.

[ video ]

Mar. 10th, 2015 05:46 pm
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[personal profile] hostage
[From what's visible behind him, Jesse's seated at the nurse's desk of the Xavier School infirmary. That's not really relevant to anything, just that he's at work and he's bored and out of anything useful to occupy his time. He's currently wrapping a gauze bandage around an empty soda can. An art piece, maybe. Or just keeping his hands busy.]

What's up? Anything exciting going on?

[He's talking to the comm device, but his eyes are on his "work".]

We got new guys coming in, right? How 'bout you? Freaking out about this superhero thing? It's pretty wild...

[That might be touching on sardonic. He knows it's no fun to be new here.]

You guys wanna talk or anything, I got nothing better to do.

[As thrilling as it is to keep winding this bandage around a soda can.]


Mar. 5th, 2015 09:49 pm
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Hey guys, hope no one's in the middle of bleeding out, or anything. If you are, though, just put it on hold for a sec, because I got a question.

If you could ask for one favor from anyone, what would it be? Like, anyone, stuck in this universe with us or not.

It's, uh... it's for a homework assignment. [ She hasn't gone to school in like 4 years. So that's convincing, right? ]

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Mar. 2nd, 2015 07:53 pm
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HELLO! I’m a hero now!

[As stressful as stuff’s been around here lately, this little newcomer obviously doesn’t know about any of that. Among tired eyes from Feburary’s craziness she’s all smiles and excitement.]

This is awesome! I’m gonna get All The Badges for this. [A loud and unmistakable gasp!] I bet I can get my Heroic Hero badge! That’s the last one I need to get the Up-Outstanding Citizen pin. Yeeeees. Jo is gonna be so jealous.

[Ripley looks up and away from the camera, pursing her lips and obviously thinking hard. She isn’t speaking to the network so much anymore, she’s kind of drifted off into her own place.] But I need a Lumberjane leader to sign off on my badge requirements, and Jen’s not here! Noooooooo!! Maybe I could get another leader to do it? Are there even Lumberjanes here? Or Scouting Lads?

[Something jogs her memory of the camera infront of her and she looks back. She widens her eyes and addresses her audience again.] Stay away from the Scouting Lads! They’ve got zombie brains!

[She’s got another more to say on that though. So she goes silent. But only for a second, coming back with a complete topic change.]

Who wants to go on a hike!? Or make cookies. Except, I don’t know how to make cookies so, I guess who wants to teach me how to make cookies?
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[ The video starts rolling well before Walter's prepared to sit down and talk. What the viewer gets is about twenty minutes of a frail and sickly thin, older white man in his tighty whities, staring blankly into the screen. A bottle of wine is in one hand, continuously pouring the contents into a glass as he drinks them down only to refill it again. It's the alcoholic channel, with a few fascinatingly thoughtful jaw clenches and an unwavering staring competition with the lens. Finally, he clears his throat and speaks up. ]

So this is supposed to connect me to others 'like me?' These so-called imPorts...

[ He studies his empty glass, turning it in his hands. ]

There's one question that never got answered, and maybe you can give me some insight? Clue me in a little because I sure saw a lot of fire and brimstone a few days ago...

[ He looks up, dead eyes focusing on the screen. ]

Is this supposed to be hell?
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[ the idea of texting people makes piper's head hurt, so video it is. she's just going to visualize skyping with her dad or chiron, frankly. this is how she is coping, shut up about it. demigods and technology aren't the best of friends, but she'll cope with that, too. despite the grumpy expression on her face and her general ruffled appearance, she radiates an aura of beauty that is impossible to miss.

her hair is tied up in a messy braid and her apprehensive eyes don't seem to be able to settle on a color, changing from brown to blue to amber to violet to copper to every other eye color imaginable like the shifting of a kaleidoscope. the outside of cape canaveral is her backdrop, twisting behind her as she paces back and forth, cheeks pink either with exertion or a little bit of hypothermia.

and for some reason she also looks... slightly damp. ]

Okay, aside from the welcoming committee not actually being very welcoming, if anyone can direct me to, uh, whoever can get me home? That would be awesome.

I was a little busy and we're under a time crunch. [ and that frigid cow stole her best friend AND AN ICE BOMB JUST EXPLODED so you know. she has to prioritize that. also she has a dragon to attend to and, god, she is just really busy right now. ]

If that isn't possible, could someone direct me to wherever Nonah 005 is?

[ she needs a freaking towel, stat.

she doesn't ask after her friends because she can't think about that now. she needs to focus on getting back to the argo ii and jason so she can work on getting them to leo. and then smack leo for scaring her.

it's a decently solid plan. like swiss cheese kind of solid.

oh wait, she has manners. ]

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[personal profile] lurings
[ abigail is at the bait shop, sitting behind the counter. beside her is a rack of fish themed valentine's and little pink stuffed fish. ]

I was unaware there were so many fish puns that related to Valentine's Day. So... Hook, Line and Tinker is having a sale. By sale... I mean sale. Everything must go. Please take these off my hands. This was a horrible mistake and I regret my life choices.

[ /stares at camera like jim halpert. boy, does she ever. she will probably give them away free if you buy a pack of gum. how are she and will in business still? well, she's actually a really good saleswoman when it comes down to it.

just not right now. when cutesy fish are making cutesy faces at her. ]

Unrelated to flirty flounders, someone asked me about... well, basically about this place and I realized I've been kind of willingly ignorant to anything that's going on around me. I've read the FAQ, but is there anything else I should know?

[ you'd think after three months in a basement she would want to know more, but nope. at least she does now. only took six months. shut up, she's dead. she had to deal with that for a while. ]

Also, small show of hands -- I hope it's small -- who else is dead in their worlds?

[ so casual. she gives the camera a brief, wry smile and cuts out. ]
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[The name on the ID says ???? | Didi. She's a young woman with pale white skin, dark hair, and a little curly-cue underneath her right eye that doesn't seem to be just makeup. Basically, she looks super Goth.]

Ever have one of those days where you're feeling a lot more mortal than usual? Mortal-ish. Maybe that's just me, though.

But this is exciting! New place, new people, a new history I haven't seen before. Every time I think the universe is running out of surprises... well, it's no fun being right all the time, is it? There's something new waiting around every corner like a pony ready to pounce.

So! So, so, so! Figure I'll pick everyone's brains. What's your favorite part about being here? I have two already, and that's the two flavors of free malts they were giving out at that cafe place. But that can't be all, so I want to hear what the old-timers have to say.

Oh-- call me Didi, if you want. It's a cute name, don't you think?


Jan. 5th, 2015 10:46 pm
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[personal profile] runningstart
[In costume, ID reads 'Kid Flash.']

Show of hands, show of hands! Who around here knows who Superman is?

...I don't mean like- knows who he is, who he is, I mean knows of the superhero dude. Six foot eight, weighs a freaking ton ♫ I'm kidding, he's not six eight. He's taller.

What about Batman? Wonder Woman? Everybody knows the big three, they're like the holy trinity of punchin' dudes who deserve it. Plus I mean, Wonder Woman, am I right? I'm right. Ultimate justice in a one piece.


Jan. 4th, 2015 12:13 pm
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Portugal, up till the nineteen seventies, was an empire - and it was a nasty one. It sent its citizens to die on foreign shores for years, just to keep up its glorious expanse of territory. It kept order with its secret police that kept down any disagreement. Only the rich and powerful were educated past the bare minimum; everyone else had to leave school to get to work. And then the military began rebelling, and the people joined in, and with barely any violence at all the government was toppled and the empire ended. They call it the Carnation Revolution, because the people put flowers into the barrels of those guns that never got fired.

[ Kitty clearly takes great satisfaction in this story as she recounts it from notes that she's taken. Though it might sound like it, this isn't a lecture, no real attempt at demagoguery: she elaborates a moment later - ]

Back home, this was the sort of thing they wouldn't ever let us know about. All our history classes were how brilliant our Empire was, all the good they'd done the world. How dark times were before our armies toppled all the tyranny spread all across Europe. Never mind that we just replaced that tyranny with our own.

[ Which ought to be bitter, but she's having too much fun with learning things to be really sour. She's more energetic than anything, peppy and garrulous. ]

Anyway. I just thought that was nice to read. There are so many bloody, awful revolutions throughout history - hearing one where people didn't end up being slaughtered was nice. I just wanted to share something nice.

[ And then, before she forgets: ]

Oh, and by the way, I've got a car now, and driving is actually really brilliant, so if anyone needs a ride anywhere, let me know. I do work a lot, so I'll need a bit of advance notice, but I can definitely take people to the grocery and to the airport and all that. [ Oh, and - ] Also, does anyone have suggestions close to Heropa to visit? Nothing stupid - I want places that are interesting or strange or where I can learn things. So don't suggest Disney World, because I'll just get cross.

[ A quick grin. So how many of you miss the days when she was subtle and quiet and not all chatty and energetic all over all the network all the time? Blame Mandrake. ]



Jan. 2nd, 2015 12:01 am
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[ Klarion's holding the communicator over his head and grinning up at the camera, a little bit winded and short of breath, but obviously in a good mood, and definitely enthusiastic about something. Teekl is curled around his shoulders, and the cat doesn't look nearly as cheerful as Klarion. Judging by the sand and the sound of waves crashing in the background, they're at the beach just outside Heropa. ]

Somebody, send me a picture of your location over this device! I want to try something!

... Oh, and tell me what city you're in, first. I'm not sure of my range.


[... A few minutes later, he clicks the video back on, heaving a sigh and rolling his eyes.]

... Ugh, fine. I'm just teleporting, it's perfectly harmless.
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[personal profile] immuno
Usually, I'd opt for stationary, but given the short notice, I'll settle for convenience. All imPorts are welcome to stop in.

You're invited to a New Year's Eve celebration hosted by Lydia Martin! :)

Deck yourself out in your favorite '20s-style fashion, and come ring in the new year with a fun night of drinks, music, and dancing at the biggest party of the year!

WHERE: Heropa Government Housing, #38
WHEN: December 31st, 10 PM

See you there!

[ The message is silhouetted over an image of little champagne glasses and jazz-era beads to suit the theme.

She definitely, probably told Derek something about not making a mess of the house. There's like an 85% chance that all 200-some imPorts won't show up, though. So how mad can he get?
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[Standing ontop of what appears to be a court house, holding the camera down, looking up, giving his appearance a much more intimidating look, not that he needs it at all. He stands with his head high, in his black and gold Goku Uniform.]

[A deep intake of breath, through his nose, nostrils flaring. A big breath in big lungs to fuel some big words. You miss Gamagori's network posts, everyone? It's been a little while, hasn't it?]

GREETINGS NETWORK VIEWERS, imports of all kinds, THIS IS GAMAGORI IRA, Registered imPort and CAPE CANAVERAL BOOT CAMP INSTRUCTOR. I am here with a brief announcement.

[It's strange, even if you don't care about what he has to say, the man's voice calls to you, makes you listen to him, makes you wait for what he's going to say next. Sure- it's loud, in your face, confident- but there's something else about it that makes you give him your attention.]

There will be a holiday gathering at The Red Branch in Maurita Falls, Pennsylvania open to all and is being hosted by the import Moses Sandor. Free food, festivities, and room and board for the nights after will be offered to those that attend. The event will be taking place during the 24th and 25th, with available time to assist in preparations up to the 23rd! Assisting nor reserving is mandatory, but should you wish to help contact Moses Sandor via his personal voicemail, questions now? Please direct them here and they will be answered accordingly, but remain patient. The party should be looked at as a time of leisure and celebration, please do not consider any of this obligatory but bring both your good cheer and desire to MINGLE and RELAX!

Thank you for your attention and Happy Holidays! It has been some time since I have spoken to the network personally, I am happy to see many of you doing well, and should you find yourself not during this holiday season, I am always open to ask for assistance of any kind! I will not rest until I amend your troubles during this month or any to come! Thank you again for your attention and greetings to those whom I have yet to meet and speak to since your arrival.

[Link to the event is here. Feel free to post any time, and if you have OOC questions, lemme know or hit up Moses mun.]


Dec. 21st, 2014 06:01 pm
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[personal profile] knightunbraided
[Wing appears on the network looking as thoughtfully calm as always. This is merely a clever deception, however, as he is, in fact, in a lot of pain. Not that he'd openly admit that, but he does have a very important question he wishes to ask the organics of this world.]

Let's say, hypothetically, you are a human who has a pair of wings, and you injure one of those wings in a reckless bridge-diving exercise. Would you go to the doctors for such an injury, or a veterinarian?

[He's been mulling over this for about two hours now. It's been a very long process.]

This is all hypothetical, mind you. But not so hypothetical that immediate answers won't be appreciated.

[Locked to Fulcrum and Ratchet]

Greetings friends! I've got something for you! Consider it a "Christmas" gift. That's what the locals call it!


Dec. 21st, 2014 11:11 pm
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[personal profile] onewiththewild
[ Today, Toboe has few things to address. He is sitting at the park, under a tree, and nearby there is rawhide bone some nice lady gave him. It appears he has chewed part of it already, but he is taking a break right now. ]

Hello! I have a couple of questions. [ he smiles wider before he starts ] Back in my world there was something called "Lunar flower". It's a white flower that smells really good and it blooms during full moons. [ they are also what will guide wolves to paradise. Toboe pauses as he thinks for a moment if he should say that or not, but decides it's best not to. ] People I asked didn't know it, so I was wondering if there were any in your worlds.

And uhm- [ the next question is a bit... difficult ] I have a question about the Porter. If... someone who died is brought here, and then the Porter sends them back... are they... just going to die again? [ asking because reasons. Toboe looks down at his hands as he is silent for a second ] That sort of thing sounds really scary. [ he doesn't want to die again.

But he rises his head again, with a smile ]
Oh! And where can I learn how to read? Everyone uses text so much, and it's a bit difficult for me to always need to put everything into voice. [ at least the communicator gives him that option, else he'd be in serious trouble at times ]
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[personal profile] walkingballpit
[ Hello, again, fake world. Robbie is wearing a Santa hat with a bell instead of a pompom that jingles freely with every head movement. It's December and that's how he rolls. ]

What up, Heropa? Robbie B, back in the hizzy.

[ There's not a trace of irony. He believes he has enough street cred to pull that off. Straight outta Springdale. ]

So, the Porter is still working in both directions. I tried it out personally, just for you, my fellow imPorts. All systems are a go for getting ripped out of important life moments. I left a chili dog in the microwave there; I missed Cyber Monday here. Thanks, powers that be. I don't need food or cheap movies. That chili dog was a work of art though. It had the perfect chili -frank - bun ratio.

[ The tone is a mix of disappointment and laughter. He's managing to keep a straight face, but it's a struggle. ]

If anyone from home is curious, the new president is the guy from the Dos Equis commercial. It was a total landslide. Man, you shoulda heard his speeches. Truly a fascinating man.

So further questions welcome and so are instructions on how to decorate a palm tree in Christmas lights.

[ He holds up a peace sign, but does not say deuces. There was a moment where he considered it, but elects to turn the camera off. ]


Dec. 3rd, 2014 07:00 pm
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[personal profile] weapabilities
[ The video turns on abruptly, facing Drift, who is covered in what looks like pink snow at first. As the video refocuses, it becomes clear it's actually petals, raining down from somewhere offscreen and piling up slowly on him.

He doesn't seem too happy.

This is it? This is my power.

[ He waves a hand in a violent gesture, sending petals dumping off in little pink cascades. ]

I spent five hours meditating for this?!

I can't even turn it off! If anyone wants to trade, please by all means. More importantly, I need some help uh-

Turning this off?
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So basically, you guys seem to really love holidays. We didn't really....have them back home in Amestris. I've been to the library a bit but I still swear I need a list if people actually expect me to keep track of this stuff. Because I swear I am still forgetting half of them and not entirely understanding. Which I guess is expected when I've never celebrated these. There are just so many. Not even just the couple I have been told of, when you go into all the holidays around the world. Some of them actually seem kinda interesting. Not just the ones where you give presents but days where you just celebrate the new year in general, or many others.

It's....Christmas that's coming up next, right? Big dinner, fat guy coming down a chimney and giving out presents from reindeer or something?

[Yeah. He's still kind of. Not quite getting it. Kristoff tried to explain it and he has been trying to read up on this.]

Does this mean I'm expected to get the Colonel and Major General a present......? I guess I could get something for Winry at the very least.

[Roy would admittedly be easier, some stupid joke gift. But Olivier.....]


Nov. 21st, 2014 11:41 pm
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[personal profile] agog
I apologize for my... absence as of late. I've been in the lab running tests on... well. I will get to that. [ She offers a smile before pulling the clipboard she has off camera, closer.] First of all, I wanted to thank Mr. Stark for allowing me to use his labs to run the tests. And I would also like thank all who donated blood samples.

Here are my findings as promised: [ She takes a breath, reminding herself to keep things in layman's terms.] Unfortunately, in regards to my own queries, the results were mostly inclusive. I did, indeed, find self-replicating nanties in the blood samples I took. But they seem to do nothing to affect bodily functions in a significant way.

Long story short--[ she winces because she prefers to babble about science rather than shorten an explanation.] after extensive testing, these nanites do not seem to be the source of our "powers". At least not on their own. [ oh, she wishes fitz was here, he'd probably be able to fill in the missing pieces of the puzzle somehow.]


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