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Aug. 8th, 2017 08:55 pm
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[ Skeets is floating in front of a mirror, using the network with his brain because he can't be bothered to hold the communicator today. Yes, he is a football-sized small gold robot. ]

Hello Network, if we haven't met already my name is Skeets. Professor Skeets, actually. I teach history at De Chima University.

Recently I have been considering teaching something else, so this post is meant to gauge interest -- are you from a world that doesn't have the Internet? Are you from an era before and after contemporary Internet culture? Are you too old to get it? If you're interested, I can explain the Internet to you.

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Jun. 30th, 2017 12:12 am
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how far has space travel advanced where you're from? and what's the environment for that kind of thing look like?

it seems weird, being in a world where there's not this constant, concentrated push. I think they've made it to the moon here, but nowhere else? which isn't wrong for the year, I guess, but... wow.

I mean, I'm from the future and I was totally abducted by an alien robot cat and now I live in a castle-ship that carts us across the universe fighting evil, but that's a whole other THING outside of where my world's at on the human side of things.

I was just wondering where everybody else is coming from. anybody else feel especially sci-fi around here?

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Jun. 5th, 2017 03:39 pm
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[Allura's sitting on the floor in her room against her bed, and the space mice, visibly sitting on top of the bed, are playing with her hair. the smallest one is giving her a very nice looking side plait, almost resembling a french braid, while the other three are just--

bunching her hair up into little poofs.
]

The longer I work at a place which caters to Earthling children, the more I realize they have different expectations of princesses than what is the actual reality of such a role.

[she's frowning, looking a bit annoyed because it's obvious that she's just not enjoying this assigned job. sure she likes doing hair, makeup, and dressing people up in cute sparkly outfits, but sometimes enough is enough.]

I am thinking of leaving and finding a job which does not belittle me [so says the girl who is currently getting her hair done up by mice but. whatever.] but I have to ask-- why do they insist I should find myself a "prince"? And why are they constantly asking me about my age on top of that?

Do either of those things truly matter?

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May. 31st, 2017 12:02 am
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[ When the screen flickers on, it's just Keith's face on super close up as he attempts to prop up his phone. After a moment he's satisfied, stepping back to reveal cupcakes! There's about twenty cupcakes on the counter, cooling on a tray and they actually look like cupcakes.

Stepping out of the video frame (don't worry, if you were paying attention to the beginning you'd catch him in an apron) he pushes the cupcakes closer to the camera, then grabs the frosting bag off the counter.]


Okay... frosting. I hope I get it right this time. Patience yields focus can be applied here, right? [ He takes a deep breath, then carefully starts to put the frosting on top.

His hands are shaky, and they aren't too even but he's clearly trying. After he's gone through half of them, he leans down and spots that he's recording. ]


Oh. ....Uh so we're gearing up for some sale tomorrow for a ten year celebration of the bakery being open. If you're in Maurtia Falls you should come by.

[Attached Text: Private to Team Voltron]

Tomorrow will be busy, but I was thinking maybe we should actually schedule a day to meet and discuss everything. There's a lot we need to talk about and I think it needs to be in person.

Any ideas where we can meet?

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Apr. 3rd, 2017 03:33 pm
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[The face that appears on camera is young and stern looking, with her white hair pulled back in a bun and a...mouse sitting comfortably on her shoulder.

It's obvious that she's stressed, but is trying to remain composed as she addresses the network.
]

This is Princess Allura of the planet Altea. And...I hate to admit that I am at a loss as to how to proceed with formalities, considering I have been unceremoniously brought into this dimension in the midst of an intergalactic battle with Emperor Zarkon himself.

It is imperative that I return; I cannot remain here a moment longer. The Galra Empire remains a threat, and we are so close to finally ending their reign.

[She shuts her eyes, letting out a sigh. Not of resignation, but...well, she's tired and worried, that much is certain.]

If there is anyone on this network channel who can help, anyone at all, I would appreciate hearing from you immediately. The people I have spoken to directly tell me there is no way to return, and they refuse to disclose any other information.

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Mar. 19th, 2017 08:44 pm
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[ Kitty's voice is shaky. She's shooting this video from a dark-ish room, something a little spooky - a room with a lot of display drawers in the background. ]

Sorry. I, erm - I suppose this seems almost - copycattish, 'cause Rincewind - just the other day -

[ She takes a shaky breath, and gives a little shake of her head, like she's denying the complete and utter stupidity of her previous statement. ]

I'm in my garage - the apartment Satya used to live in - and I found...Anyway. If you find bad things - like, really bad things - like, bits of...people...You're not supposed to touch them, yeah? Or anything.

[ And then she runs a hand through her hair and bites out: ]

Someone help me with this, please.
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[ The video clicks on to show Pidge wandering through Heropa. She's meandering through the crowds and down random streets, and would look like any other teen if not for the green lioness at her side. ]

So... this is all strange. One moment I'm being threatened by a giant warship, the next I'm in a weird underground bunker and have a glowy tattoo on my arm and sudden super powers? Which is cool, don't get me wrong, but I sorta already have a universe to save. The Galra threat isn't just going to go away because I was kidnapped.

[Pidge pauses while she maneuvers around a crowd. ]

Wait, is that why I'm here? Am I supposed to save this world... universe... whatever? The soldier guard dude who gave me all my stuff didn't really explain much. Just kinda dropped me off in an apartment and left.[ Rude. ]

I'm Pidge by the way. [ She directs a grin towards her communicator. ] And I'd really appreciate more information.
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[There's a pause, the video starts up with an almost disturbing close up of an eye before it's pulled back. It's a face some of you might call familiar, currently twisted in confusion.] Is this thing even on? [He pokes the camera, frowning now, before he shrugs.] Just one way to be sure...

Hello~! [Note the use of the “finger guns”, ladies and gentlemen.He shifts so the camera focuses on a very much mechanical, blue lion behind him.] This is Blue, she’s here with me. Not sure if any of you know about Voltron here but...yeah, I’m one of the Paladins. Not sure how that’s going to work without the rest of us...Or with Blue being that small...[He shrugs.]

Anything I should know? People...places...things to avoid? I mean I got the basics...But I think I'll trust the opinion of locals more than the "government" that dragged me here in the first place.

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Mar. 12th, 2017 08:27 am
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A survey question of sorts. Say you don't get on well with a friend's other friends.

[ No this isn't about anyone in particular, just take his general meaning. ]

How do you navigate that without cutting a friend off from yourself or anyone else?

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Jan. 24th, 2017 04:38 pm
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Well, now that all the technomancy's up and running again, I don't suppose anyone ever got that riddle solved, did they? The actual one, mind. Not the one about why we lost lights and things in the first place.

[Rincewind taps a pencil with one hand against the open pages of a book thoughtfully, the other waving his lunch (an egg and cress sandwich) as he intones:]

"We did warn you. All of you have so much power. That comes at a cost. If you can't see in the darkness, then look to the stars.”

...I certainly don't remember any warning, and I've usually a keen memory for those.

Anyway, "power" seems a rather obvious double meaning, but it's the "looking to the stars" bit which has me curious. [a phrase which here means, "debating whether there's still sufficient enough impending threat to flee the country".]

ImPorts could be the stars - we certainly are in their TV and such, that's meaning enough. But if "power" has a double meaning, it stands to reason "stars" would as well. Were we actually supposed to be looking up at the night sky during all of that, do you think?

...I don't suppose anyone did any gazing while they were running about saving people?

[or just running, in Rincewind's case.]
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[ Kanaya comes onto the video huddled close to the camera, speaking almost in a whisper. She's trying to hide something, or escape prying ears. ]

So, I know this is short notice, but I'm in a bit of a bind. It's my daughter's birthday tomorrow and I've...never really hosted a party for anyone her age before? I mean, it's only her first, and I'm still working out what exactly it is that I'm doing. She's without any friends her age to invite over, and I'm not acquainted with many other young parents to take notes from. You know, she isn't like human girls, so it's not easy to socialize her with them.

So, I don't know. If anyone would be interested in celebrating a one-year-old grub's birthday, or has ideas to pass off for what such a celebration should look like...

[ She freezes, cutting herself off as she looks off to the side. Her eyes are wide as if she's been caught in the act, but so overdramatically that it must be facetious, right? Her eyes flash back to the camera, then it tilts over to a nearby doorway, where something large and white stares up. Kanaya's daughter is a moth larva who's the size of a medium dog, for now.

She clicks at Kanaya suspiciously, but Kanaya just gives her a smile.
]

It's nothing, darling! Go on and finish your dinner before the dog gets into it. [ Ashiah's on to her, she has to cut this short. She looks back over at the camera, and mouths "Help" before the feed ends. ]
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[Someone maybe hasn't slept in like four days--not since he fell asleep on a couch in another life--and has been trying to distract himself with work and specs and new plans, but it hasn't been nearly as effective as he would have liked it to be. And he doesn't have his confidante around to talk to or ask advice. So what is a boy dealing with a crisis to do?

This is probably not the best idea, but it's the only one sticking in his sleep-deprived mind. Getting a certain text definitely didn't help.]


Reality warping is the worst. Like your whole world is a hard drive that they just write over however they want. Only maybe it wasnt so bad. Maybe it was pretty nice. Except its fake. Fake memories. Fake feelings. Fake future. Worst.

How do you get rid of something like that? How do you go back to not feeling things? Big things. Wheres the reset button for big fake feely things?

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Nov. 28th, 2016 05:52 pm
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[ Well. That happened. Miles' expectations of the election had gone south as soon as he'd seen how many other people he'd been competing with - how many damn good candidates he'd been competing with - and yet here he is. He should probably feel proud of himself. He mostly just feels terrified.

He looks a bit terrified too when he turns on his comm, the terror mingling with a very humbled (if still bright) smile. Okay, he's managed to get the thing he wanted. Now what on earth does he do with it? ]


First of all, I'm deeply honored and humbled to have been chosen as Nonah's ambassador. I shall endeavor to consider the concerns of all the imPorts in my city, not just the ones who chose me specifically. There is a lot of work to do - [ oh god, there's too much work to do ] - and I look forward to tackling it.

[ A pause. Now for more practical concerns. ]

Secondly, can anyone recommend a good place to set up in Nonah? I'm interested in renting an office and an apartment. Preferably close to each other.

And ... er, I would very much appreciate the guidance of our current ambassadors as well. Difficulties you've had, pitfalls I could avoid, that sort of thing.

[ Because really, he's fucking terrified. ]

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Nov. 3rd, 2016 12:09 am
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okay I've noticed something and maybe it's the whole "superhero" theme this place has but

am I seriously the only fat dude?

I have not seen another fat guy. or person. that is an imPort.

not that I'm self-conscious or anything I'm great and supremely handsome and blah blah blah. but a spade's a spade. and I think I'm the only spade and that's weird to me.

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Oct. 19th, 2016 09:26 am
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[ Oh, look, it's Kitty Jones. She seems a little tired - though you'd only know it by looking at her. Her voice is unchanged from normal. Indeed, she speaks with her typical firm bubbliness - a cheerful, kindly tone and an adorably youthful London accent obscuring the fact that her speech is (as usual) a bit on the manipulative/calculating/forceful/aggressive side. ]

Hullo, all. First, a job offer. I run a charity garage. It does pretty good work - we fix up and build really, really good cars, and sell 'em to the richer members of the local populace, and then the proceeds go to fund public transit in Heropa. Anyway. I recently... [ Just a little flicker in her smile. ] Lost an employee. So if there's anyone out there who's good with cars or mechanics or whatever, I definitely want you.

[ And now to the less businesslike portion of her announcement: ]

Anyway. Obviously there's been a lot of talk of elections lately, and there's also been a lot of cynicism about the whole electoral process. For obvious reasons. Since there are some politicians who are lunatic idiots. So I guess I just wanted to throw this out there, 'cause all of you have so much different experience from different worlds.

Who had power, where you're from? What was the government like? And were they good - just - or unjust? What do you think's the best form of government? How much power should the people in charge have?

And if you could build a government, build a country from scratch, what would it look like? Would you limit the freedom of the press, or would everyone have the right to speak? Would you build social programs, or would you leave people to fend for themselves? Would you go after warfare and expanding your borders, or would people live in peace?

[ These questions are a little bit leading. Perhaps. ]

Anyway. Share your thoughts, please.

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Oct. 17th, 2016 12:31 am
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(the feed opens to a rather familiar cafe in heropa, one many of the local imports might find themselves familiar with. that's right, it's the lucky cat cafe, slowly amassing more and more autumn decorations. cute miniature jack-o-lanterns on the window sills, strings of brightly colored leaves hung above windows and the doorway. she's making sure to get as much of the cafe in her shot as possible, without disturbing the patrons in her cafe. she props her elbow up on the table chin in her hand with nothing short of a welcoming grin. she's wearing a rather unique black shirt, covered by her usual green flannel shirt and her hair tied back in an all too messy ponytail.) Sup dudes! So, a lot of you probably noticed a while ago that Miss Cass left. She was a great person, a legitimately cool adult, and I hardly say that about anyone above the age of twenty-five.

(she chuckles a bit, trying to give off the impression that it was a joke, that she doesn't consider all adults to be lame. anyone who knows her, of course, knows that she means that as a compliment.) Anyway, I basically inherited the cafe, I guess? Meet Wendy Corduroy, new boss of the Lucky Cat Cafe! Who says you need school to run a business?

(she gives off a confident "yeah!" along with a fist pump to the air. she's definitely confident enough in herself to be able to run a business like this, that much is sure. it's not arrogance, just assurance in herself to handle what's been set before her.) So down to business, I'm still just a teenager, so I'm not the best at what I'm doing. The cafe could definitely use a few extra hands around while I figure out what the heck I'm doing until I get the hang of this business owner gig. You got any questions, ask 'em here, or drop by to see what's up. Whatever's cool, guys.

(she's about to hang up, before remembering one important little tidbit that... actually makes the smile on her face waver. in fact, she grumbles to herself for a few seconds before letting out an annoyed huff. her expression is nothing short of an annoyed scowl.) And, okay, in honor of the season, and keeping with Miss Cass' wishes, yes, we have pumpkin spice drinks and other "autumn specials" (said with rather sarcastic air quotes.) being served. So all you screaming girls in tacky sweaters and Ugg boots can come over and get your corporate holiday fake vegetables in a cup. Because why get decent pumpkin pie when you can get cheap liquid form that tastes absolutely nothing like pumpkin. That's basically it from me, guys, hit me up. Wendy is out, peace.

(wendy, that is not how you run a business... oh well. regardless, wendy signs off cheerfully, with a peace sign and all. she'll get better at this boss thing. someday.)

((ooc: hey guys! so seeing as wendy is in charge of the cafe now, i'll be handling the ooc aspect of it from now on. if your character is interested in joining the team, pm me or hit me up at [plurk.com profile] autumnpastries))

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Oct. 2nd, 2016 01:23 pm
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[ One benefit of Hunk's moving to a mostly-empty house had been the mostly-empty garage. That's where he is now, sitting cross-legged in front of a still Yellow Lion with a rag and a can of compressed air in his hands. He's just doing some cleaning, mostly because it's something to do, and he works while the feed runs, propped up on a nearby tool box.

Well, wait. He gives a little wave, first, then it's back to work. ]
You know, I... I should've figured out what I was going to say before I came on here to say it. What I want to ask about is hard to put into words.

I, uh-- I've only been here, like, two months, and I've already had a couple of people I know up and disappear. So that's kinda a bummer, especially 'cause one of 'em's somebody from my world. [ No. Wait a second. ] Well. Somebody from my universe. Or from my dimension? Anyway! You get what I mean. She's kind of important, and a main driving force behind what we're supposed to be doing, and--

I don't know. I feel bad. Well, obviously, I'd feel kinda cruddy about that, but it's more than that. I'm torn, I guess? I wanted to enjoy all of the time of Earth I could get, but I also can't quite get my mind off of the fact that we're supposed to be halting an alien empire. Then there's the fact that this Earth isn't quite right, that the locale isn't exactly mine, and-- I dunno'. Pointless discontent, right? What can you do?

Okay. Sorry. I'm rambling. Uuuh... So. What am I looking for, here? Like... Pick-me-ups? Advice? Suggestions?

What's the best thing on Earth? To you. To do, to eat, to see... All that stuff.

And does anybody need a spare mechanic? The Elvis thing is starting to get taxing.
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(the feed opens to wendy adjusting her comm on a table she's set up in a park not far from the lucky cat cafe in heropa. she's grinning when the feed opens, but there's a sense of mischief to it this time around, her chin propped up in her hand.) Sup, hero dudes. I'm Wendy, super strong teenager, normal stuff for around here. But lemme ask you guys something. Who's really using these powers for the right things? Such as...

(she rises from her seat at the table, pulling the comm back to show a sign on the table! one that reads in bright, vibrant marker:

HUMAN JUGGLER
MEANING I JUGGLE HUMANS
OH AND NON-HUMANS TOO

the camera pans back to her, the grin a little brighter on her face as she gives a thumbs up to the camera.)
Yeah, I've never actually juggled people before. Or really tested out how strong I am. But no biggie, I'm sure it'll go fine.

(famous last words and she knows it, but she's a teenager, they're pro at bad ideas and she is no exception to this rule.) Oh, you guys probably want a demo or something, huh.

(so she very casually just picks up the table with one hand, raising it up and down like it weighs almost nothing at all.) If you wanna see more impressive feats of teenage strength, just drop by the park near the Lucky Cat Cafe in Heropa.

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Sep. 8th, 2016 08:53 pm
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[On screen is Lance and he is is practically sliding off his desk in the same way a 14 year old does when stuck in class with 15 minutes left before he can be free for the weekend. He doesn't perk up once he realizes the video feed is active, instead he just complains. How rude. He does seem tired though so maybe it's forgivable.]

I'm so bored. Someone tell me how to not be bored while not moving at all. I tried to make Blue recreate all my favorite cat videos but it turns out metal lions making cat noises is Noisy and Sound Pollution and Disturbing to Neighbors even though I bet they can barely hear her at all.

[There is in fact a loud roar in the background that seems like it's trying to confirm HEY I'M NOT LOUD and it is in fact quite Loud. Lance slides on his desk slightly to the left so he can reach his lion to give her a good pat while still moving as little as possible]

Blue, I know. I'm disappointed too. Pffft, we needed more cats to do proper cat videos anyway.

So, can any of you suggest. I dunno. Good movies on netflix or something? Good book? What do you guys like?

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Sep. 8th, 2016 03:31 pm
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[The Major is gazing into the camera, looking as focused and intense as ever.]

As many of you know, my body is completely prosthetic. Back home, this is relatively common, making replacement parts and even entirely new bodies easy to obtain.

But here? Having a body constructed of technology beyond what is readily available poses certain challenges.

[She folds her hands in front of her and leans forward.]

I've reached a point where I need more than just a few spare parts here and there. I'm proposing a joint research project to construct a prosthetic body. It's going to require expertise in engineering, biology, physiology, and neuroscience. I can provide the software solutions, but I don't have the ability to actually construct the prosthetics.

I can provide some monetary compensation, but the real benefit will be the technology itself. After it's completed, you or your company can feel free to use it as you see fit. There are clear medical and military applications. Of course, I'd prefer that it be used for the benefit of humanity, but I won't really be in any position to make demands.

I imagine that if there's anywhere where someone can develop brand new technology on a short timetable, it's here. If you have the ability and facilities necessary, let me know. I'll be thoroughly vetting anyone interested.

[She leans back again. She'd prefer that the technology not be utilized by some Import megalomaniac, after all.]

I'm also contracting out as a cyber security specialist. If you have a personal or corporate network, I can make it virtually impenetrable.

[Prosthetic bodies aren't cheap, especially on an arcade repairwoman's salary.]

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