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THE MAJORITY REPORT: AUGUST 10TH, 2017
Native sentiment centralized in the east coast has been growing for a governmental response to the recent imPort-centric chaos. The government, ever protective of imPorts, has been reluctant to set down any new regulations -- but constituents have been calling their congresspeople.

HE KANGED, HE SAW, HE CONQUERED
As seen on BlueTube (via cellphone footage), Bwitter, Rumblr, and Heropean local news:
Some of the clone mayhem has been put to a stop in an explosive manner, thanks to the draconian imPort Kang. The amateur footage shows him cornering his own clone in an alley several blocks from a restaurant favored by locals. Kang is heard shouting for others to back away before shooting energy darts out of his hand, killing the double troublemaker on the spot. The body then reduces to bones and explodes as if they were made of dynamite, much to the surprise of the onlookers. No others were hurt, and there was minimal damage to nearby property.

According to Kang, before the video ends, this is completely normal for his race.

There had been reports of this clone starting fights in several bars and espousing imPort and non-human superiority. He has also been linked to three local deaths. No official statements have been made by the police as of yet.

AIN'T NO SNOWFLAKE
As seen in national newspapers and De Chima televised channels:
A new shelter is being opened by former ambassador candidate Jon Snow. While De Chima has a number of shelters in use, Lord Snow has promised that his will not only be located outside of the city, but will provide housing not only for the homeless, but for the imPorts currently without support and between jobs. He's stated in recent interviews that the shelter will provide assistance in finding more permanent housing and jobs, as well as teaching the residents of the shelter valuable tools to help them in various careers. Donations and supplies are requested, delivered to Snow's office between the hours of 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

"We are in this together," Snow has told reporters. "We need to band together, all of us. It's the only way our city will thrive."

ABSOLUTELY SIMFUL
As seen on BlueTube play-by videos, local Heropa news, Rumblr, and in internet ads:
There's a new mobile app that has been causing something of a stir amongst natives. Launched just this week, HEART KAPOW WOW is an app that enables natives to embrace the ImPort experience... via dating sim. The game is available to anyone interested for a small fee, but the most interesting thing is that some of the dating options might seem a little familiar. Players have the option to go with a number of dating routes, and live either a heroic or villainous life. More information on the game and uncanny dating options is available here!

SELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT
As seen in entertainment magazines and the official TMI blogosphere:
Reality stars Noah Czerny (of "True Afterlife") and Ronan Lynch (one half of the duo from ETV's "fuckups & tryhards") have taken to BlueTube in a series of videos depicting the boys performing tricks and stunts with novelty toys in the shape of male genitalia. As of this report, the videos have over one million views. Whether the viral performance is a spontaneous act by the boys or a calculated move on the part of UCCY INC Network in an attempt to merge its popular teen imPort franchises remains a point of debate on entertainment news sites and forums. Both boys, who are roommates and make cameo appearances on their respective programs, have a large following on Imstagram and recently toured London as guests of the British government in celebration of a new trade deal between the US and UK.

THELMA AND OH GEEZ
As seen on Rumblr discourse, in Bwitter threads, and watched on on TMI Tonight:
SPOTTED: Daenerys Targaryen giving a statement to police called to the site of her recent fender-bender. Her passenger at the time of the accident was friend and sometime collaborator Gwen Wynne-York, to whom she was overheard remarking, "I think we won that".

Ms Wynne-York could not be reached for comment but was reportedly struggling to contain her laughter.

Ms Targaryen is rumored to have settled with the other party.

ROW ROW ROW AND BOATS
As seen on imPort Message boards, Community Interest News Stories, Boating Enthusiasts Newsletters:
A heated argument has broken out among Boater Enthusiasts the last few weeks. It's not quite an all out battle, but races have been tossed around as a possibility. The Prize? Having imPort Riptide sign off as the mascot of whichever club wins! So far no word has come from Riptide himself as to which club he supports, but Heropa's two largest clubs, Pier Pressure and Schooner or Laker have been making some waves. Only time will tell if the riptides will turn in their favor, or if they'll be washed out to sea.

BAEB IN PLOYLAND?
As seen on all Maurtia Falls news channels:
On July 21st, imPort ambassador Petyr Baelish officially announced he would be running for mayor in an interview with the Maurtia Falls Times. The signs had been there for quite a while what with him running regular town hall meetings and drumming up support in the education and business communities, but up until now he had been rather coy when asked about his ambitions. When prompted about whether this would mean he would step down from his ambassadorial position, Baelish responded he had no plans to step down unless he secures the office and he believes he would be fully capable of devoting his time to his fellow imPorts as well as running his campaign.

Current mayor Tony Cardelli seemed unconcerned about Baelish's announcement. "While I can greatly appreciate the works Ambassador Baelish has put into place during the time he's served this city, I think the people of Maurtia Falls will know better than to appoint an imPort in the role of mayor. And that's nothing against his capabilities, but quite simply being an imPort always runs a risk of them spontaneously vanishing or otherwise leaving the city at risk. Look at what happened to our city just this past week because of imPorts. And I could go on record naming numerous times imPorts have been the cause of our city's problems. Because of this, I am confident I will be reelected for a second term." Cardelli told Channel 7 News in a press conference after the clone catastrophe.

Even so, many cars have been spotted around the city with a single mockingbird bumper sticker in solidarity with Petyr Baelish, his town hall meetings have been seeing a dramatic increase of foot traffic, and whether it's the work of the famed guerrilla artist or copycats -- the message "embElish maurtia falls" has been cropping up in gold spray paint all across the city. It's clear that Ambassador Baelish has drummed up quite a bit of support quicker than anyone realized, and it seems as though Cardelli will be forced to take his campaign seriously.

On August 18th at 7:00pm, Mayor Cardelli and Mayor-Hopeful Baelish will be going head to head in their first town hall debate. The citizens of Maurtia Falls are encouraged to come ask questions or air out their grievances.

POKEDISASTER
As seen on BlueTube, Rumblr:
What appears to be the imPorts Blue and Archie, seen here, having a battle of pocket monsters in the middle of London. IN CONSEQUENCE of this intense one-on-one, a large, poisonous sludge-strewn crater was left in their wake. Disaster!

Dragged off by their respective Pokémon, these brawling trainers might have gotten away with it anonymous -- but imPort Niko recorded it and uploaded it onto BlueTube page. What!

TIME TO MANABU UP
As seen in Nonah local papers:
Seen as a kind of goodwill effort by some (or tasteless infiltration by others), imPort Manabu was interviewed by local journalist Jacknard Pulley regarding his induction into the North Carolina Nonah Division Police Academy. Manabu has stated that, to quote, "he's hoping his actions will speak for themselves; he wants to help everyone, imPort and local alike".

The article itself was published in multiple papers, as Pulley is a freelance journalist. A feel-good piece that has been criticized as imPort propaganda by anonymous users on Bwitter has nevertheless found some support within the Nonah community.

CODE SWITCH
The Homeland Security Advisory System has moved from COQUELICOT to WENGE.

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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[The voice on the Network is deep, portentous, and elegant. Like a Shakespearean lead speaking from the bottom of a deep, dark cave.]

There are questions I have been pondering, my friends. I have been learning more regarding the history and future of the Galaxy I hail from. The same divisions and mistakes seeem to occur and reoccur in a repeating pattern. Lasting peace and stability appear to be rather... elusive, shall we say.

[Count Dooku sighs for a moment at the tragedy of it all.]

Corruption. Conflict. Ignorance. Incompetence. Injustice. These and so many other challenges are inevitably found in any universe, and they often persist regardless of how strongly they are confronted. Which is why I am curious to hear stories of what you have done to change things for the better, whether in your own world or here as an imPort. What problems did you face? What successes did you achieve? What failures have you had to endure?

[The Count's voice becomes notably lower on that last question, intoning it like a ritual. It's called the Dark Side after all, not the Optimist Side. He pauses for a moment before adding, in a lighter voice:]

I am not thinking of these things purely for abstract reasons, of course. As some of you are already aware, I am organizing an... alternative event outside this month's Swear-In, in Maurtia Falls. While the government offers us the usual frivolous bribes and distractions in exchange for accepting their agenda, imPorts will show what we can accomplish with our Swear-Out. This rally will be a festival for those who desire another path, made possible through imPort food, imPort security, imPort entertainment, imPort organization, and imPort vision for a better way.

I urge all of you to attend, and to let your voices be heard. I am available to answer any questions you may have about this gathering.

[OOC: If this is your first time tagging the Count, check out his permissions post! Plotting for the Swear-In/Swear-Out on the 15th is here.]

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Jul. 29th, 2017 09:03 pm
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Not everyone wants to stay, and not everyone wants to leave. There are good reasons for each point of view.

If the Porter could be used to grant these certainties, what might be the best way to keep it from being abused?

Or is it only right to return to our own worlds, regardless of personal cost?


[someone's had too much time to think lately]
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[ Kaneki is too much of a mess to give you video or even audio but he doesn't care about his own health when there are things to share and do, so he will make it a text instead ] By now, I'm sure most of us know there were clones aroud. [ he can't say everyone noticed it, he knows there are some more distracted than others looking at you, Junseo ] I hope these past two weeks weren't that insane to you.

Regardless, while that happened, a group of imPorts were trying to find information. It wasn't about Heaven Scent and the clones at first, but about DARPA and OTO as a follow-up of our mission back in February. OTO used to be DARPA'S branch and was responsible for creating imPocreats that attacked a Swear-In in 2016, however after we talked to some of DARPA's people we found that OTO defected because they weren't satisfied that their dangerous projects kept getting shut down. They are considered traitors and though their laboratories are back in Liechtenstein which is a Russian ally, OTO appears to be apolitical and anational and appear to love money.
[ so yes, they highest bidder often gets their support ] They appear to be an international corporation based in Liechtenstein or runs its money through their markets.

while we were trying to find clues and evidence of OTO in US territory, we came across an oil baron in Mexico named Arturo Campana, who had been in contact with OTO. Upon further research-
[ by research kaneki means: they raided his office ] -we found that Campana also had contact with Heaven Scent as well with one Audric Müller, which was a name we found on OTO's files back in February.

OTO and Heaven Scent are related. In fact, Heaven Scent, who started all of this mess with clones, is a subsidiary of OTO who seems to dislike imPorts quite a lot.

We found a handwritten address in Richmond, Virginia, and this address is to an industrial complex that we are certain is run by Heaven Scent. We believe it's their main facility and laboratories, and it's of our interest to stop them to avoid more evil clones running around and trying to kill us. However, our group is small and we can not do this on our own. We need more people to help us raid and shut down this place as soon as possible - the government is willing to support us on this as well. If you are interested in helping, we could use more hands and power, because we are sure this is not going to be easy.

If you have any other questions about all of this, just ask. I'll try to answer what I know.
[Kaneki will also link to the past February investigation, if anyone wants to know a bit more about OTO]



Unrelated: The :Re Café will be closed until the 15th August. But if there is anything you really need, contact me anyway, I will get it for you. [ he is talking to his special clients]


[ ooc: important links:
- What is the Mirror!Network
- February Investigation
- OOC info on this plot
]

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Jul. 26th, 2017 07:51 pm
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Hello, Network. To those of you unlucky enough to have yet to make my acquaintance, I'm Cheryl Blossom.

I have a few questions as to the way the world works here--specifically as I've spoken to several who have claimed that those who are dead can come in as ImPorts. If anyone here comes from that particular experience, I'd be very interested in speaking to you. If not, I don't have the time for you.

Secondly, I'm incredibly invested in learning if it's possible to force someone to be Ported in. Someone who's dead back home.

Hypothetically, of course. :)

Also, feel free to follow me on all forms of social media, @CherylBombshell. You won't regret it.
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[THE UPDATED DOCUMENT sent to (recipients' IDs hidden IC) Cad Bane, Lando Calrissian, Poe Dameron, Count Dooku, Jyn Erso, General Grievous, Armitage Hux, K-2SO, Revan, Bodhi Rook, Anakin Skywalker, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, with this note:]

please find attached updated history/timeline
and submit any corrections, notations, additions, redactions, +c




[Postscript only to Bodhi and Poe]

the idea of pooling our knowledge like this was my (probably idiotic) hope
to show how all conflicts are finite and history is pendular
ideally persuade not to bring same conflicts to this new place
doesn't seem to be working
but it's all happened
and i think those who helped it have a right to know

any input you'd like to give
i'd welcome very much

~ c.



[ooc: apologies to Kylo Ren and Meetra Surik, about whom Cassian still just doesn't know!
This is about the right date for this to be posted: just before all the Artillery Ambush -scapades kick off]

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Jul. 23rd, 2017 05:29 am
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[There is a level of determination in him that hadn't existed during the election. Seeking a city position or power of any kind didn't sit well with him, but helping others was in his nature. Maybe not in this form, but it was more natural than the other.

He was at the edge of the De Chima forest preserve, seated in front of a farm house. For those that have been there, it's Lucy Pevensie's, now empty and quiet.]


With the election over, it's time to focus on the rest of the citizens and imPorts that are in need of help. There is a farmhouse that was used to house a number of residents, now abandoned. My sister, Sansa Stark and I have decided to purchase the home and convert it into a shelter for the homeless. It will have a vegetable garden and offer training for various skills that will help them find jobs, eventually allowing them to move into their own homes.

All of this is dependent on the good will of the citizens. We will be in need of donations, both monetary and supplies. We will also need those with construction skills to help us renovate and refurbish the farm house. You will be compensated.

My sister and I will answer any questions you might have. Thank you.
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THE MAJORITY REPORT: JULY 20TH, 2017
ImPort versus imPort! Instances of death and violence have been reported, to the great mourning of some fans. De Chima welcomes a new Ambassador.

ANGEL OF REPOSE
As seen in Major News Websites: Human Interests Stories; imPort Speculation Boards:
As previously reported, on Mother's Day this year, a combined total of $2000 was donated to the Women's Shelters of the four imPort Cities. Last month, the donation came again. This month, it's been confirmed that a third donation of $500 to each of the Major Shelter networks in each of the four cities. This, combined with the return of another six children across the last two months, has cemented the idea that The Angel is here to stay and we couldn't be happier for it!

In related news, reports of Angel sightings have increased since the middle of last month. They've become more and more consistent in description and it's difficult to say if that's because The Angel has actually been seen or if people are merely jumping on the bandwagon in an attempt to claim a little fame for themselves. Previous 'sightings' have largely been dismissed, as descriptions from those he's helped have never been consistent beyond him being a man, sometimes flying them out of danger, and protecting them. However, more people are coming forward as witnesses to the aftermath of an Angel rescue. Many saying they've seen a person with colorful wings made of blue and orange light, but otherwise dressed in black, flying near or away from areas that are later reported to have been investigated by the Police after an Angel folder was left with a now-rescued victim.

Could the The Angel be officially joining the lines of costumed crime-fighters? We wouldn't be upset by that in the least!

THE JOY FUCK CLUB
As seen on local television channels and BlueTube via cellphone footage:
More imPort related mayhem this week as pop idol and Sumerian love goddess Inanna decided to take their beefs off the Network and into the pit. Their rash rampage of retribution tore thought Miami, Heropa, and even into downtown Nonah until it was brought to a bloody end by frequent gal pal Persephone.

With duplicates of several high profile imPorts allegedly causing their own brand of mischief, rumors have swirled as to what triggered the attack, or even if the attacker was indeed Inanna.

Representatives of Persephone declined to offer a statement, and she has not appeared publicly or on social media since the incident.

Failed DJ, Woden, who claims to know the goddess from his own world, was less reticent. "You know, even the best of us can snap. They came asking about things back home, so... I guess I'm not exactly the worst of us anymore. What a good feeling," the reporter noted, however, that immediately after, the god was caught trying to install a spy camera nearby.

OLD MAN AND THE SCREE
As heard online, on all the best podcast-supporting websites, and discussed in metahuman-related conspiracy blogs. Debate in related comment sections is somewhat fiercer this month, due to clone and imPort chaos, and some sites are no longer willing to share Dooku’s critical words:
This month’s episode of Count Dooku’s political podcast Counting Truths features the Count speaking solo without any guest stars for once, as he holds forth on recent events.

Dooku begins by congratulating new Ambassador Sam Merlotte on his election victory in De Chima. He also deplores the recent violence in the Porter cities while wishing for peace. Yet the Count soon turns to the offensive, claiming that a “vast and ruthless conspiracy” is clearly behind the chaos and is seeking to frame imPorts for pointless crimes. He condemns the anti-imPort protesters who attacked the July Swearing-In, and demands to know why local police failed to protect the event. He also questions why the government has been ineffective at providing security for its own citizens without imPort support. “This hatred and fear against us cannot be tolerated,” he intones in his deep voice. “ImPorts defend and heal the people of this nation, despite being abducted, spied upon, and targeted. We deserve far better.”

Dooku closes this episode as he always does, by encouraging concerned listeners to take action on these issues by speaking to their elected imPort Ambassadors. Yet this month, he also invites listeners to attend a SWEAR-OUT rally at next month’s Swearing-In ceremony, especially calling for imPorts and metahumans to add their support to the demonstration he is organizing. The Swear-Out will encourage new imPorts to be Unsettled just as the Swear-In calls for them to Register, and will offer a platform for all kinds of peaceful dissent. Free food and entertainment will be provided for all attendees. “If you have any grievances with the current state of affairs, come and voice them freely and without fear,” he says. “Together, our voices will be heard, and we will help create the change that is so deeply needed.”

A FAREWELL TO ALMS
As seen in local Nonah news:
Throughout the city of Nonah, little clay statues have been appearing in random places. They seem to take the image of the late Inanna, and each one is inscribed with the words "You feel my scars."

THE PORTRAIT OF A FARTIST AS A YOUNG MEME
As seen in De Chima tabloids, InstaSLAM, and Rumblr:
The imPort Riptide, renowned Meme King, has inspired a new trend simply by his existence. It's what kids ages 14 to 22 seem to be doing all the time now, they call it R.I.Ptiding. They're taking photographs of themselves posing like the Meme King himself -- next to gravestones. Of DEAD PEOPLE.

"It's very disturbing," said local fifty-nine year old man. "I don't like it. I don't like how things are different. Whatever happened to planking?"

CODE SWITCH
The Homeland Security Advisory System has moved from FELDGRAU to COQUELICOT.

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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[The message comes through showing Eda in some sort of hotel room. Someone is out of town, out of the country during all this clone chaos. It's at night, because timezones, and Eda would be going out but her handlers are watching her closely. This 'free vacation' has a catch, it seems.]

I'm in London for a 'goodwill' mission for ImPorts. And I'm hearin' crazy ass rumors coming from over the pond, also I've been banned from coming back home until stuff has been handled back.

[She comes up closer to the camera, an actually concerned look on her face.]

Guys, what the hell is going on?
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[The communicator comes to life with a crackle, the video showing the clean inner brick wall of a Nonah townhouse, with a man sitting in front of it, staring down at his wrist with a frown. Though no longer wearing his bright orange flight suit, Poe Dameron does, at least have eternal sexy bedhead from which he cannot escape. Given that he's posting this up after sunset on a warm summer evening?

Totally not intentional.

No seriously, it's not.]


Alright. I think I got this. Yeah, thanks for the advice, buddy. Okay. [He smiles, widely, to the camera.]

So. Imports, huh? Might be obvious I'm new here, but I have a couple favours to ask. One, can someone here tell me where to get a decent laser razor? Because I'm getting a bit grown in, if you know what I mean.

Two, I'm looking for someone. Well, someones. Finn, Rey, if you're out there, I know you can find me. But I might need the rest of you to help me find the other.

[He moves, briefly off screen for a second, and then appears again, holding up a poorly drawn crayon drawing of a little round droid.]

This is my friend, BB-8. Last thing I knew, we were together, and I need my little buddy as much as he needs me. So if any of you have seen him, let me know. He uh - apparently he might look human, now, but - well. Just keep an eye out for him, will you? I've seen some lost posters around, so I uh - made up some for BB-8. If anyone wants one, let me know. I don't want to miss him.

Thanks. [The feed cuts out, but not before Poe offers a winning smile. Just in case the sexy bedhead didn't do it for you already.]

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Jul. 7th, 2017 11:08 pm
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[ This time Charles has learned not to raise his voice when talking to the camera. Instead he smiles pleasantly, crossing his fingers on his lap. He's not sitting on his wheelchair either, but on a sofa. He also has a fresh haircut, gone is the mullet and back is the floppy 60's do that is a lot shorter and appropriate for summer in any case. ]

Good day everyone, ladies, gentlemen. I hope you've had a good start of a summer.

[ Charles sure looks like he's had one. He no longer is red as a lobster like he did after the Swear-in. ]

I have two matters I'd like to address. Firstly I'd like to ask those of you who have been ported here earlier if you would be willing to share a bit of your history with me? I'd love to interview you for some details about the time you've spent here.

If you would be willing, please contact me.

Secondly, I'd like to offer again, any help someone might need with newfound powers and how to control them. If you find yourself in need of guidance on that field, I can help you.

I'm professor Charles Xavier, thank you for your attention.
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Recent arrival here. I'm looking for information - apart from that which the government has so kindly provided [sarcasm ftw] - about this upcoming Swear-In Ceremony. What does it entail and how much coercion is involved? The unofficial version, in other words.

Also, a decent Indian restaurant.
[If there is such a thing in this backwater.]

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Jul. 3rd, 2017 05:14 pm
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[Today's video cuts in on this video playing on a loop. Inanna's voice speaks over the video after the first full loop.]

Amazing, isn't it? You always see those pictures from space of super novas and red giants and white dwarfs, but it's something else to see a super nova being born like that. The star it came from must have been truly astounding. Only the grandest have any hope of becoming super novas, you know.

Do you think it worried about becoming a black hole? That's always the risk when you're so great. You either end with a tragic collapse, dragging down so many things around you, or you burst into something so bright and amazing and wonderful that you drown out the splendor of everything around with your brilliance.

Or maybe...you just aren't grand enough to become either of those. Maybe you just fade away into nothing, forgotten in favor of the light of stars bigger and brighter than you.

What fate would you pick for yourself if you had to choose? A collapse, an explosion, or a quiet fade out?

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Jul. 1st, 2017 10:18 pm
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[The communicator is set up in such a way that the main viewpoint is pointed at a clean countertop with what looks like... several glasses of milk, except the milk is various shades of blue. Some are more white than blue, and some are more blue than white. Overall, it's a little weird.

It's a little bit weirder, when behind the row of milk, is a seven-foot robot, and then a human woman.
]

Hello. Because Tanith fails to acknowledge that I have perfect recollection of what milk it supposed to look like, we have to unfortunately ask you people.

[Jyn rolls her eyes, heavily, at Kay's comment, then glares up at him before deadpanning over to the camera again.]

He's malfunctioning, obviously, and doesn't know anything about anything.

I think that the perfect shade of bantha milk is this one.


[She holds up a glass somewhere in the middle of the blue spectrum.]

I drank a lot of it, fermented especially, growing up. I know it's the right color.

You know, I don't think they're going to really know what the proper color is, considering their milk is white, for some reason.

[So everyone- what do you think? The slightly more blue milk, or the slightly less blue milk? Both milks look equally gross unless you're, you know, used to that.]
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THE MAJORITY REPORT: JUNE 20TH, 2017
The Summer Solstice has arrived! Get out your favorite imPort-themed brews and crack open a cold one -- you might need the relief from that gorgeous sun beaming from above. And remember! If your loved ones are acting strange, please report them to the proper authorities for evaluation.

A REGULAR FUNSLINGER
As seen in Maurtia Falls papers and the nightly news:
Investigators are searching for a man in a cowboy hat who has robbed at least ten banks in Virginia over the last five months, six of which were within De Chima city limits. Some eyewitnesses claim to have seen the robber turn to smoke, fueling speculation that he could be an imPort.

He’s been described as a 50-60 year old male with blue eyes and a “country” accent -- and he’s not always alone. In at least two incidents, the suspect was accompanied by accomplices with unidentified super powers, and surveillance footage of the most recent robbery shows him leaving the scene on horseback. Although the suspect is said to carry weapons, no serious injuries have been reported.

Police wouldn’t comment on whether or not they believed similar robberies in other states might be connected.

Anyone with information about these robberies is asked to contact the De Chima police department.

ART THAT MAKES YOU THINK
As seen in The De Chimera, art publications, and Neurology Today!:
Mere months after the Hellish nightmare warscape that swept America, the culprit Joseph Kavinsky has been caught and rehabilitated, and he is now making his amends. His first donation was to the De Chima Museum of Science, a brain scan and livefeed hologram generator! Up to three participants at a time can utilize headsets to show neurological interactions. Pending further safety testing, the exhibit will open to the public in late June under the title, the John Murphy Exhibit. The show will continue for three months until the devices move on to medical retro-engineering. Mr. Kavinsky credits his inspiration to Dr. Frederick Chilton.

YOU HAVE NOTHING TO BEER BUT BEER ITSELF
As seen in local papers, social media, Bwitter MoMents:
Just in time for Fanport, Blue Man Brewing Co. is back with seven more freshly tapped beers! Check out your favorite imPorts we're honoring this time around:

Rincewind: Wizzard Brown Ale- English Brown Ale made with pecans. Maybe it's a little nutty, but we guarantee it's magically delicious! Our in-house Wiccan insisted on blessing each barrel, so maybe that did something?

Kanaya Maryam: Kanaya Marjoram- A classic saison with a twist, brewed with sweet marjoram. Look, it's not the best beer, but we’re standing by the pun.

Frederick Chilton: Take A Chil-ton Pils- Our classiest creation, this is a German-style pilsner. This is not a chugging beer; it's best served with a good, grilled brat.

Clara Oswald: Oswild Berry Cider- Blackcurrant and blackberry cider. If you're not totally into beer, this is something as sweet and sassy as it's namesake. Also British.

Harley Quinn: Barley Quinn- Golden Ale with strawberries. Great for barbecues, summer parties, or chugging before you go and key your ex boyfriend’s car.

Persephone: The Screamer IPA- A pomegranate infused IPA. Sure it's pink and bitter, but it's also the best thing you've ever heard...uh, tasted!

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Get your six pack or full pour from our brewery, now open all week. And don't forget to come see us at our tent at Fanport, where we’ll be raffling off special edition bottles, merchandise, and even a keg of your own choice!

JUST ALEX JONESIN' YA
As heard online, on all the best podcast-supporting websites, and discussed in metahuman-related conspiracy blogs:
This month’s episode of Count Dooku’s political podcast Counting Truths features imPort survivalist celebrity Daryl Dixon and Unsettled (and recently AWOL) goddess superstar Persephone to discuss imPort NANITES. The Count asks his guests whether they think it is fair for imPorts to be injected with machines without their permission, in the name of safety.

The first part of Daryl’s answer is a simple “It’s bullshit.” He’s of the mind that the nanite injection should be a choice and, potentially, a privilege to be ‘earned’ or ‘lost’ by those it benefits the most: namely, murderers. The supposed goal of making sure all those wrongfully brought to this world by the Porter survive to get sent back sounds noble on the surface, but in practice… Between it and the legal system the government has in place for imPorts, too many asshole imPorts get away with literal murder. Along with the invasiveness of being able to track each of them, somehow monitor their actions enough to know if they’re breaking any laws to get one of those non-registration labels (but not do anything to stop them or alert people who can), giving them an unasked for tattoo that glows, and who knows what other changes they could be making? As he said at the start: “bullshit.”

Persephone says that’s not even all the levels of bullshit. No duh the government kidnapping and shooting people up while they’re out is sketch as hell. It’s not just tracking, permanently marking, and even resurrection (like everyone even wants that). Why should anyone trust that’s ALL it does?

Even more than that, it’s a BS patch on The Actual Problem. There’s only imPorts in the first place because the US is messing with power they don’t understand. Basically every story about that ends the same way. Abusing imPort rights now that they’re here doesn’t change that.

The Count closes the episode by thanking his guests for their participation and encouraging concerned listeners to take action on these issues by organizing and lobbying their elected imPort Ambassadors.

DID IT HURT WHEN HEAVEN SCENT YOU
As seen mentioned in imPort-city papers:
ATTENTION IMPORT VOLUNTEERS! For those of you who had WILLINGLY AND WITTINGLY given your consent for a few samples, we have great news for you! As a deep and sincere thank you, HEAVEN SCENT LLC is sending you one of their CUTTING EDGE clone kits (parts one and two, small dark room for growing period not included). Obtain the desired clone DNA sample and follow the simple instructions -- in two weeks the sample you left quietly alone in a dark room will be your NEW cloned organism! Some rules apply:
1) only ONE kit per imPort volunteer
2) only ONE kit can successfully clone ONE organism
3) HUMAN BEINGS cannot be cloned
4) IMPORTS cannot be cloned
5) any attempt to replicate the chemical formulas and the kit's propagated DNA sequencing will render the samples and the trademark chemicals inert. Nothing can be learned from HEAVEN SCENT's technological technique this way.
6) while there is nothing barring you from reselling the kit, the practice would be highly frowned upon and HEAVEN SCENT would put you in their naughty books.
7) Please be cognizant of the responsibility inherent to giving life.

Congratulations, imPort volunteers! Be safe, be with SCIENCE!

CODE SWITCH
The Homeland Security Advisory System has moved from BIKINI SAND to GAMBOGE.

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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Jun. 20th, 2017 03:15 am
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[ Lando has an idea he wants to get off the ground, so to speak, but he needs some help to get it started. So, it's recruitment time. ]

Wanted: ImPorts with super strength and/or long distance travel based abilities for a business opportunity. Can't be afraid of some manual labor. Get in on the ground floor of an untapped market! I promise fair compensation for work performed. Contact me here or via my private channel for further details.

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Jun. 10th, 2017 11:49 pm
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[Private to Count Dooku.]

I am ready to move forward.

If you think you can handle me.


[/]

[Private to Luke Skywalker & Kylo Ren.]

I made a speeder. It doesn't hover far off of the ground, but with the right propulsion, it could. Now I just need to account for atmospheric changes or we will suffocate before we get very high.

The Force could get us off the ground if we really needed to go that route. I need to know what kind of control you have and how reliable it is.


[Family meeting?]

[/]

No one really thinks about it, but stars do die. I saw one once and I will never forget it.

[Ominous words, but that dead emptiness is always part of him.]

On that note, I do not plan to join them any time soon. If you come across...parts...of thugs, well, they had it coming, didn't they?
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[For now it's just a voice and that voice has a gravelly sound and a vaguely European accent. There's a no nonsense edge to the words.]

The name's Cad Bane and I'm seeking some information and some work.

I'm not sure I like a place that gives you a file on your life and recruits you without any negotiations on the paycheck. So right now I'm looking for a better deal. If it can be done, I'll get it done - even if you don't think it can be done - but don't waste my time with any tiny offers of payment or favors in return. You get what you pay for and I'm the best.

What jobs do I do? I'm leaving this open. Everything is negotiable.

Now, about this place and the people here. Tell me something more than what the official word is. Make it worth my while.
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they talk a lot about right and wrong. what stops you from hurting someone, what eats you up from the inside out if you do.

so what if your skin doesn't crawl when you hear someone scream in pain?

what if you feel no pain when you see someone's legs break right at the bone

what if they didn't remind you of anybody you cared about? what if the blood or whatever didn't make you think about going to hell or puking up your pancakes or crying or anything

what if you knew how not to get caught

what if it was fun

what would stop you from fucking people up


edit for ooc: Kavinsky is writing from inside a psychiatric ward and being monitored to an extent. I will be assuming that any communications marked 'private' need to be too garbled or distorted for surveillance to pick up, but everything else is fair game!
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[The master copy that he'll update with their additions/corrections/notations stays for now between himself and Kay—who'd calculated the LY -> BBY equivalences. They'll distribute it after collating everyone else's. For now, he doesn't want anyone's writings influencing one another's, so they'll all get the same draft: Cassian's overview based on his eidetic recall of Alliance Archives and news sources, which he attempts to not personally embellish. Sent in individual sets—chronologically, sheesh; hard not to now—with personalized addresses:]

[to Revan:]

Sorry my knowledge pre-3245 so sparse. Alliance Intelligence education cause-centric. We're on a different scale now. Your insight will be valuable

[to Count Dooku, General Grievous:]

My Lord; General; please find attached my preliminary report. Updates to follow as I incorporate additional accounts, including your own?

[to Anakin Skywalker:]

Jedi Skywalker; I'm compiling a master timeline of our galaxy's history, as sourced from its representatives on this world. My goal is objectivity and balance. Your perspective would be valued.

[to Jyn Erso, K-2SO:]

J - hit me
K - dont hit me


[to Lando Calrissian, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo:]

interested what you know re: any time period not just your own

[to Armitage Hux:] [ooc: GAH Cas has failed to meet Ren!! Hux can show him copy if he wants to respond anyway?]

Not an express condition of our neutrality, sending as gesture of transparency. Interested in your input but won't hold breath.

[to all:]

If prefer not to respond here, can meet in person. /c_a

[ooc: plurknotes & commentary
Document appearance IC will leave sources by default anonymous
Colorcoding is OOC for players to enjoy tracking biases/agendas in who provided what info/notations
Key e.g.:
• Cassian Andor
• K-2SO
ic:]


an imPort history of far, far away )

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