{ video }

May. 23rd, 2017 08:11 pm
turned_to_steel: (❥ close up concern)
[personal profile] turned_to_steel
Hello? My name is Sansa Stark.

[ Right now the video is zoomed in to show Sansa from the shoulders up but it's easy enough to pick up on the fact that she is outside somewhere and there are people around her. There are soft murmurs and the occasional noises that sound like someone taking pictures. She is doing her best to ignore it all, though, focusing on the camera with a tense expression. ]

If anyone out there knows anything about flying, I could use your help.

[ She almost hates to ask for help because she has been doing her best to fly under the radar (haha). Except it seems that she can't anymore and it becomes clear why when she turns to someone so she can hand them her device. When she takes a few steps back, one can see the wings stretching from her back. Magnificent wings that are so dark they appear black but one could almost pick up on the shimmers of red as well.

Glancing over her shoulder, she watches as they stretch enough that the small crowd that has gathered around her needs to move back. Focusing back on the camera, she frowns. ]


I don't know how to control them.
maskormods: (⒌)
[personal profile] maskormods
THE MAJORITY REPORT: MAY 20TH, 2017
A few notable ImPorts have been causing little disasters this past week -- nothing quite in "demolition" territory, but little kerfluffles here and there. Is your name involved? One of the few exceptions to the problematic trend is Kanaya Maryam,
who has had a very good week, all things considered.

LOCAL MAN RUINS CHILDHOOD
As seen on Deddit, Rumblr, Bwitter, TMI:
Last week, the Electropunk Kiddie Clubhouse attendees found their smiles turned to frowns, and then tears, and then terror, as the most recent DJ debuted on stage. In what some are calling a freak accident, and others call "a crime against humanity", music was slaughtered in a way that Don McLean could have never predicted. Roiling smoke was caught on camera erupting from the front doors, before hordes of pint-sized ravers were evicted from the Clubhouse, their heavily make-uped faces stained with tears and their glowing bracelets bright in the light. Though the clouds of smoke, the DJ was barely identified as the imPort Woden, who has made several claims on his prowess as a music "producer", but is apparently an abject failure at producing his own music.

Reports state that he was also fired on the same day, much to the celebration and cheers of the diminutive dancers who want to rave in peace. If such a thing exists.

THE NATIONAL SOOKIE AGENCY
As seen initially on imPortastic, then Bwitter, online discourse, and other celebrity blogs:
Sookie Stackhouse EXPOSED: see what she has been DOING to you with her telepathy!

"These records reveal ALL," a source told imPortastic. "Sookie has secrets that even her friends don't know. But if they knew about her reading others – they will have a lot of explaining to do."

EXCLUSIVE. TITILLATING. INVASIVE.

I CAN BE YOUR ANGEL OR YOUR IMPORT?
As seen on every respectable imPort conspiracy message board and major news outlets:
The Angel returns! In the last two months, 'The Angel' had seemed to go quiet and there was speculation that whoever he was had been sent back home by the Porter in that sad way that many of our favorite heroes leave us. However, on Mother's Day a combined donation totaling $2000 was made to the Women's Shelters of the ImPort Cities. $500 to each of the major Shelter networks was donated anonymously, but signed 'From The Angel'. On the same day, two children who had been missing - one for three months and the other for five - were welcomed home by their parents with the now familiar envelopes containing information for the police on who the children had been found with and where.

Speculation about who 'The Angel' is has renewed as fans scour the news feeds for familiar returning faces among imPorts arriving this month. A popular new theory among fans is that whomever The Angel is, they're hiding their flight power while dressed as a 'civilian' to throw off identification. If this is the case, then figuring out who left and who's returned in the last two months since the sightings of The Angel came to an abrupt end may be the key to cracking their identity!

When asked about this, the Maurtia Falls Police Department stated that while they'd certainly like to know who to thank for closing so many missing person's files, they would not be able to comment on any such attempts as there is still an ongoing investigation into the deaths of the eight child traffickers who were found murdered when the police followed up on The Angel's lead in January.

POWER (BUSINESS) COUPLE
As seen in fashion magazines, Bwitter, and national news:
ImPort fashion designer Kanaya Maryam announced a new partnership with chemical developer OsCorp this week, with a spectacular new service at its center, in support of costumed crime-fighters nationwide. The venture offers to outfit and equip clients with everything they need to catch crooks effectively and safely, and while looking as stylish as they come! Attached to the project are Peter Parker, the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, and Revan, former controversial imPort ambassador to Maurtia Falls. Both are known to be engineering geniuses, likely onboard to provide the equipment side.

No price points were mentioned in the announcement, and questions about whether they would serve Extremis-powered natives or Unsettled imPorts were not addressed. When asked how she feels comfortable working with OsCorp after her history with its previous president, Maryam released a statement:

"The only thing Norman Osborn has in common with his grandfather is his name. He is a brave, compassionate man who has done everything in his power to elevate the good standing of OsCorp from the horrid legacy that was left to him, both here and on his source world. It is because of Normie, and heroes like Spider-Man and the Blue Beetle, that I'm where I am today, and I trust him completely. There is no one I would more proudly attach my brand to." In January of last year, Osborn's grandfather, who was also named Norman, was found guilty of kidnapping, human experimentation, and multiple counts of assault and attempted murder after it was proven that the crimes committed by Maryam under the guise of "Hobgoblin" were a result of targeted brainwashing.

THREE PEAS IN A PODCAST
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 guest-stars imPort opinionator Kanaya Maryam and reformed supervillain Doctor Jonathan Crane to discuss imPort crime and punishment. The main issue is the problem of a justice system that consistently grants imPort offenders light probation sentences for even serious crimes.

Crane's interview involves cold, logical arguments; he asserts that imPort crime should not be individuated when reality is crime existed before they came into being, adding that the problem of a lenient judiciary is hardly unique. imPorts are not the only privileged group to receive a slap on the wrist. He reminds Dooku that Maurtia Falls suffers rampant corruption, and, without naming names, adds that the archetype of the corrupt politician is truism due to prevalence. Dooku questions whether he speaks from experience. He coolly responds that his career was wholly focused on the assessment and treatment of mentally disordered offenders in a secure hospital. He ends by surmising that the issue isn't unique to imPorts per say; it just brings additional environmental factors to consider.

Kanaya argues that while her fellow guest would obviously find pleasure in considering himself superior, the community has done nothing to deserve that position, and that it is the result of failure within both the ranks of the government and in imPort leadership not to challenge that attitude as it occurs. She cites the example of Nonah ambassador Miles Vorkosigan, who has excused the murder of native strangers because they were committed by an imPort friend, and how the ubiquity of these attitudes coupled with the inadequate response to imPort crime has taught the community that their actions have no consequences. The damage this does is self-evident, and is almost certainly related to the recent flooding in Nonah, whether caused by carelessness or malice, and the government has done nothing to discourage it.

The Count closes the episode’s discussions by thanking his guests and encouraging concerned listeners to peacefully make their voices heard on this issue by organizing for lobbying and contacting their elected imPort representatives.

CODE SWITCH
The Homeland Security Advisory System has moved from SILVER AGE to GODDESS GREEN, because that is the color of success right now.

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.

(voice)

May. 17th, 2017 09:20 pm
cleptes: (pic#9359566)
[personal profile] cleptes
Herodotus Antiques is hiring.

I've been running the place for two years now and have come to realise that I may need a little extra help. Business is doing well, but even I need the occasional time off. I want to maintain a professional reputation for my store and make sure that my loyal customers will not be affected. Hence, the need for someone to step in when I'm not around.

[There's a pause for emphasis. Bela clearly means business.]

Ideally, I'll need someone who is highly detailed orientated, has steady hands and good customer service experience. In addition to this, I would prefer to have someone who has an interest in antiques and keen to learn more about them, but this isn't a prerequisite. I promise to train the individual well and pass on my knowledge to them regardless. They would be well-paid for their work, but if necessary, I can negotiate a salary, depending on experience.

Any interested individuals will need to fill in a short application form for consideration. Interviews will be confirmed at a later date, provided on receipt of more than one application.

Should you have any burning questions please ask them here or direct them to my private contact

Thank you for your time.

[She places an attachment to the end of the message]


Application Form

Applicant Name:

City of residence:

Contact details:

Relevant experience (if any):

A brief overview of your career/experience to date (back home and here):

What kind of skills could you bring to this role?

Do you have an interest in antiques? (Optional)



{{ooc: Feel free to PM on Bela's account if you have questions OOC-ly. You can also use it as an IC contact for your character :)}}

video

May. 16th, 2017 10:04 pm
am_i_a_monster: (sad2)
[personal profile] am_i_a_monster
Mother's day has come and gone. It was my first mother's day here. I never got to see where my mother's ashes were scattered. And now I never will. It's made me think of other ways to remember her.

[She holds up a sketch she made of her mother, climbing a mountain.]

That's her. I drew her going up Eagle Mountain. It was a trip we were planning to make, before...

[Her voice trails off and she puts the sketch down.]

Well, before.

[She pauses and blinks a few times, keeping herself from crying.]

I have a power with a harpsichord. One of the things I can do is help people recall good memories. Or make the bad ones less painful. I can't use it on myself. It only works on others. So if anyone wants to remember the good things about the people you've lost, or to get beyond some bad memories, I can try to help you.

[It isn't entirely selfless. She's hoping someone out there can offer to help with her memories too.]

( text )

May. 14th, 2017 11:48 am
pluviae: (39)
[personal profile] pluviae
Today is mother's day. I admit that I never knew a holiday like this one existed until yesterday.

let's talk about our moms )
couldbebeautiful: (can we be seventeen?)
[personal profile] couldbebeautiful
[The feed opens onto a view of a kitchen in De Chima, and—a Roomba. The Roomba that's come with this particular household, in fact, whirring cheerfully away. It doesn't actually seem to be cleaning, however: in fact, it's just soaking up the sunlight by the window, like a cat.

This is already weird enough by itself, but clearly the person shooting this video has other plans. The camera turns, to reveal Veronica Sawyer.]


So I noticed this little—what was it called, a Roomba? It's started following me around lately, which is really weird but kinda cute. [She smiles a little.] I just came home and saw it like this.

[She turns the camera around again, to focus on said Roomba. It is now making an odd whirring noise that could easily be construed as a mechanical version of a purr. Then she turns the video back on herself.]

Anyone feel like helping me name a semi-sentient vacuum cleaner that thinks it's a cat? Personally I'm leaning towards Fluffy, but I'm open to suggestions.
nastygram: (C:\livelock)
[personal profile] nastygram
[The video, when it begins, is on a loop: three minute segments of anonymous space, with a steady stream of white noise.

The white noise continues until, eventually, it is broken by a voice thick with electronic distortion.]


Hello, imPorts.

The natives here are more than happy to believe that their government is looking out for their best interest. The same cannot be said for us, the imPorts: we who were dragged here from our homes, assigned houses, powers, jobs. Categorized, classified, tracked, yes, and monitored, paid off within a meager system of incentivization and reward, motivated by our own complacency to both sit down and shut up. From the dawn of imPort history it has been left up to us, the imPorts, to figure out this whole new life beneath these new and foreign stars. And does the government care? No. Not as long as you follow their rules. Do they care about our best interests? No. They only care that we abide by their rules.

We are the Constellation, and we are here to tell you that we do not believe in these rules. We have been hard at work figuring out our new lives, for you. And we have found that while we were busy not trusting the government--they have been just as busy not trusting us.

We, the imPorts, are not favored children. We, the imPorts, are not cherished heroes. We are the ones who are watched, always, by the most fixed and sleepless and critical of eyes.

We have a list, imPorts, a list that we are leaking to you now, live, for your perusal and your understanding.

Fuu Hououji. Commander Shepherd. Lucifer. Jacob Taylor. L'Arachel. Daisy Johnson. Count Dooku. The Doctor.

This, fellow imPorts, is a watch list. A list of your brothers and sisters who the government deemed watchworthy. People of interest. Some of them are still with us. Some of them are gone. And whether or not any of these people are worthily deemed dangerous, we want you, the people, to know: this is what happens when you go against the grain. Labeled as agents opposed. Granted their freedom under secret scrutiny. Catch, and tag, and release.

To those who will, inevitably, dismiss this list as inconsequential: stay tuned. This is not the only list.
And this will not be our one and only release to you, our public.

Remember: the only power that we have, imPorts, is the power that we give to ourselves. The only limits to that power are the limits that we allow. Do not forget this. Consider yourselves warned.

[The video of space continues for another minute after the voice ends. The volume of the white noise increases until it is, abruptly, cut off with a burst of static.]



[as per last year's watch list.]

01; video

May. 8th, 2017 04:01 pm
lempereur: (concern)
[personal profile] lempereur
[ A young man appears in the frame, situated next to the open window during sunset, pinks and oranges slapped across the background behind him. Almost as if waiting for the perfect, magic hour lighting was more urgent than getting acquainted with the new, strange world he had been thrust into.

Nah, it couldn't be. ]


Hello, everyone. My name is Yusuke Kitagawa.

[ Yusuke has a far-off look on his face, like he's trying to choose his next words carefully. Or daydreaming about crusteceans. Who can know, really?

His stomach rumbles audibly, loud enough for the communicator to pick up, but he carries on normally. ]


This world is fascinating. So many lovely places, and people...I've been treated well. I am willing to offer my aid if this place truly needs it.

But before I do anything else, I must find an art supply store. Immediately. Perhaps one with some sort of payment plan options. I'll have to start my collection again from scratch, any help at all would be much appreciated.

Profile

maskormenace: (Default)
maskormenace

Tags