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Here's a great way to pass those free hours you don't know how to fill:

Bring me one of these posters with Persephone on it, I'll sing some lyrics right in your face. Live. If you don't know why that's totally worth it, ask someone who's been to one of my shows.
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THE MAJORITY REPORT: SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2017
ImPort chic is on the rise in the streets thanks to the looks that catwalked out of the Lounge from the recent Swearing-In. The house of STORMBORN X MARQ has become synonymous with otherworldly, powerful fashion (along with an edge on female empowerment). In the more specific streets of De Chima, this eerie poster sign has been plastered on every other streetlight and mail box. Weird.

A-LISTERS
As seen on Bwitter, imPort gossip blogs, and The Daily Snail:
Posters accusing imPorts of attacking government policies appeared around the Porter cities this weekend and were quickly condemned by city authorities.

Pasted overnight by mystery activists, over 200 posters featured the photographs of several named imPorts with the slogan: Where's your justice?

This is believed to be a reference to the Five-Point Petition which the outspoken Count Dooku circulated in protest against the government one month ago. Sources report that the posters name Hans Gruber, Persephone, Utena Tenjou, Yusuke Kitagawa, Daisy Johnson and Count Dooku himself in particular, as well as local supporters, all of whom have voiced criticism of the government.

Now it has been learned that further posters featuring imPorts might be on their way. A local witness could not help but speculate that, "There could be more? I mean, I swear all these names spell Rincewind through the middle like a wordsearch or something."

COUNT ON HIM
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 Archie and Yusuke being interviewed on imPort safety. Dooku asks his guests how they felt during the recent wave of vandalism and threats imPorts faced in August.

Archie's contribution is prefaced with a very strong "Fuck, bro," mostly to annoy the good Count. He tells about how his rabbits were stolen - adding that if the people responsible are listening, he's gonna kick the shit out of them. (Dooku meaningfully clears his throat here to slow Archie’s roll.) Derailed, Archie moves onto the Forgiveness Ceremony - commenting that it was a nice idea but he's not sure it's a long term solution. His general stance isn't optimistic, but he understands that both sides are complex and it's not as simple as discussing it on one talk show. He doesn't think talking is the way forward; it's action and it always has been. Does this mean he thinks the segment on the show right this moment is pointless?

Yes. Yes he does.

Yusuke begins by explaining that his mural in Nonah, kindly supported by Ambassador Vorkosigan, was vandalized by natives that ostensibly disagree with the message that imPorts are simply people just like they are, doing their best to live the lives of unearned power and fame they didn’t ask for. Rather than be discouraged, he says that it has only strengthened his resolve to spread that message, one that shouldn’t be radical at all, but in the current climate, seems to be. The best revenge is not petty violence like Archie suggests, it is to remain strong despite any threat, as they always do. ImPorts as a whole never will, and should not aim to, please everyone.

The Count closes the episode by thanking his guests and encouraging concerned listeners to take action by organizing, speaking out in the media or Network, and lobbying their elected imPort Ambassadors. He also suggests his listeners stay alert for the opening of the Endeavour Centre in Maurtia Falls, a new community youth initiative from Ambassador Petyr Baelish.

DISCO NEVER DIED
As seen on Welp.com and Nonah newspapers:
Many local businesses in Nonah were hit by clone Mick Rory's arson spree, and the rash of copycat arsonists that followed. Not all these businesses have been able to reopen. But, this October, one Nonah staple is coming back, new and improved and more fabulous than ever before! That's right, folks, Disco Dan's House Of Moves is back, offering fifty percent off on your first five lessons if you sign up before October 7th! And to celebrate their grand reopening, imPort celebrity and Disco Dan's alum Lando Calrissian will be hosting a two-night extravaganza October 6th and 7th. It's a dance marathon, folks, with fifty percent off the proceeds going to help fund the rebuilding of other Nonah businesses affected by the fires. So dust off your dancing shoes, it's time for disco fever!

ARCHANGEL ON YOUR SHOULDER
As seen on imPort-centric news sites and the Maurtia Falls local papers:
A fresh outburst of gang violence rocked Maurtia Falls last week, as five imPorts were ambushed in what authorities are calling 'a well-planned plot for revenge.' Jacob Taylor, Manabu Yuuki, Motoko Kusanagi, Kanaya Maryam, and Sabriel are all former members of the disbanded vigilante team 'Archangel' which launched a renegade campaign against local organized crime two years ago. It seems some people have grudges with long memories, as a gang calling themselves the 'Archdemons' lured the imPorts to a building rigged with power nullifiers before launching an attack from all sides.

A swift response by local police and nearby imPort heroes brought an end to the violence, but not before casualties on both sides. Cyber-hero Motoko Kusanagi was disarmed by a metahuman super-criminal, in the sense that she literally lost an arm. The leader of the Archdemons, metahuman Kyran Rand AKA 'Asmodeus', was killed in the fighting by police trainee Manabu Yuuki. Manabu has been placed on probation pending a review of his actions on this fateful night. At least twenty gang members are also reported to be in custody, many of them with injuries of their own.

No statement to the media has yet been given by any of the former Archangel members involved. It remains to be seen whether this is an isolated incident, or the beginning of a new escalation in crime and anti-imPort violence in Maurtia Falls.

CODE SWITCH
The Homeland Security Advisory System has moved from EBURNEAN to BROWNIE POINTS, because imPorts have been so well-behaved. Even Count Dooku, and you know his deal.

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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hey guys

[You might not be able to tell this from the text alone - but it's a nervous one. Red isn't used to talking much, even when it's not out loud - it's just plain hard for him. And that's made it pretty hard for him to make friends - and not just in this world. It's something that Red has always struggled with. Forming connections with Pokémon - animals, even? That's always been easy - even more so now that he can actually talk to them. The problem is is that he still can't talk to just regular old people.]

looking 4 frnds

[No, that's not enough. He knows that's not enough. He has to say more or they're not gonna get it - deep breaths, Red.

[Alright. Here it goes.]

i dnt tlk much
can b hard 2 make them
but i have pkmn


[Spell it out, Red.]

pokemon**
theyre cool if u wnt 2 see them

i thnk i am p nice
try 2 b


[With that, he lets the post go - but, a moment later, an edit appears:]

i don't have to type that way if you don't like it.
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[personal profile] quickfingers
[So Peter's coming at you vlog style, sitting on a bench with his earbuds in before he pulls them out and loops the cord around his neck to have them stay put. He's adapted pretty well to the whole new age technology thing bit by bit, but talking into a phone camera is mega weird. Sorry for weird angles, he's working this shit out.]

Yo, so last month you guys were real cool about the whole ordering pizza thing - thanks for that. Pie In The Sky got shut down for a while after the place got trashed, and they decided to rebrand while they were doing their repairs. [He holds up a paper flyer. He's been handing these out all day, jamming them in mailboxes, mail slots and even inside people's vehicles and any open windows. You're free to find them just about anywhere, in potentially great volume. Sorry not sorry.] So Porter Pizza'll be reopening on the 9th.

There'll be free slices, some great deals and you can help 'em get back on their feet after all that shit that went down. The joint's run by some cool people and I'm still doing deliveries, so I can guarantee you'll get a hot pizza every time. If you don't believe me, give it a shot and I'll show you up.

[He doesn't really have much else to announce but he doesn't feel like dishing out any more flyers so he gets comfortable on the bench. He furrows his brow and hell, why not:] I'm gonna start a war and I don't even care: Pineapple on pizza, yay or nay?
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[orange. that's all the video shows for a moment, before a muffled] Shit, it's on already! [can be heard. then the view shifts; showing archie with a huge orange paw in his lap, while blue can be seen every now and then just out of frame.]

Ya see this? [archie puts his hand under the giant paw and holds it up so the camera shows it off a bit better. the huge bear-dog it's attached to boofs gently in... pride, probably. thems big beans.] This kinda stuff, ya gotta learn to do for free where we come from.

snip for length )
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[ Upon the network is a familiar face, if you watch terrible national morning news. Mai has become somewhat of a meme fountain for her bored, disinterested delivery of the news. From sweeping technological advancements to grand tragedy, Mai is almost peculiarly removed from everything she reports.

Which is why her sly smile looks eerie but also alluring. The sheer rarity of the event should already look weird, to anyone who knows her or has seen her on TV at least. ]


So, I'm starting a girl band. Or I'm trying to. If you are musically talented and are interested in fame or a platform for your music beyond any wildest measure, let me know.

[ She quickly sighs and gets huffy before delivering the next part. ] And no boys, girl bands are just better. [ According to Woden, they have to be girls, but Mai isn't going to let that secret just slip out of the bag. ]

However, if you want to play as an opener or have any audio or visual programming skills, give me a call. I can pay handsomely.

[ And, with that, the feed clicks off. ]

[YOOOO TELL ME WHATCHU WANT WATCHU REALLY REALLY WANTTTT )
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IMAGE )

not bullshit. if you or a friend are having issues feeling safe or calm or whatever hit me up here or at my private line, i guess.

uh if you're having more physical than mental issues with this shitshow like, getting punched out in a riot or pushed down some subway stairs, i can help with that too, but i'm also assuming everybody knows about bandaids and/or the hospital.

obvious statement: watch yourselves out there.

03; VIDEO

Aug. 25th, 2017 12:44 am
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[ When the feed begins, it isn't focused on Yusuke. It is focused on the wall in front of him, the exterior side of a building in downtown Nonah, the Visitor's Center, where he has spent most of the last two months working on a mural. It is a sweeping picture of imPorts, only recognizable as such due to the glow coming from their wrists, doing normal things that people do. Gazing up at the stars, bickering, having coffee, holding hands, falling in love. Staring off together into a beautiful orange and purple sunrise. Despite their extraordinary powers and bizarre circumstances, imPorts are people just trying to live their lives, just like the natives. Certainly no better or worse.

If you look closely enough, and have spoken to Yusuke more than a few times, one of the many faces painted onto the wall might be recognizable as your own.

If it hasn't been painted over in neon green spray.

KILLERS AND PERVERTS!

For a few minutes, that's all that comes through the feed but an aggrevated sigh, the artist still entirely out of sight. He's quiet, stepping closer, inspecting, considering. ]


Perhaps this is the finishing touch I have been yearning for.
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[The feed opens with video footage of an empty rabbit hutch, then moves to show signs of forced entry - a broken gate lock, a trampled flower. Then it flips around and Brendan's face is nothing but cold fury, which comes across equally plainly in his voice.]

If whoever stole our rabbits returns them, unharmed, in the next 48 hours, I promise you amnesty. No cops, no charges, I just want them back, no questions asked.

If you don't return them, you won't be able to run far enough, and I promise you, if you hurt them, you will never see me coming and they will never find your bodies.

You stole from the wrong fucking house if you think we're gonna let this slide.

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[The video feed, active and recording, shows Crane in his study - but not as usual behind his desk. It rolls around and shows him leaning over the mantelpiece with his elbow, without his jacket, still wearing his sweater vest and tie, with his sleeves rolled up in a manner one might consider casual. He doesn't look at the camera as he gets to work removing an inkwell and quill and then sets down a wooden perch.

Without warning, there's a structured burst of cawing followed by a period of quiet.

Crane steps away from the fireplace and looks up at the lighting. Squatting on the lamp's metal arm is a short-billed black bird. It looks much like all the other black birds one can spot around town.]


If you are quite through?

[He ignores the camera a bit longer in order to bench it on its perch, but not for the first time it flies back to where it seems comfortable. He tries again, and not much to his surprise it returns home. Despite the clear camaraderie the two of them share, he leans on one side and directs his eyes at the ceiling. He is not generally fond of opinions from the masses but finally addresses the camera admist another round of cawing.]

I cannot very well invite him to fly around my office anonymously. If you would like to name him, I will take on board your suggestions.

[Trying not to sound too frustrated, he checks his sleeve. His face goes thunderous.]

Excuse me.

[He clicks his nails against the mantlepiece and then, in true fashion, at least to those who know him, preserves his dignity by switching off the video.]

text;

Aug. 11th, 2017 11:57 pm
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Quick question for everyone! ヾ(・ω・*)ノ

If someone organized an open skate party at an ice rink, would anyone be interested in going to it? I'm a professional skater where I'm from and I love watching people have fun on the ice.

There would be snacks and music and no pressure to do anything except enjoy yourselves for a while someplace where you won't me melting from the summer heat! If you're interested let me know so I can figure out whether or not this is a good idea or not.
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[ The video clicks on to show Makoto sitting on her bed, a pen and notebook next to her. ]

Good evening. I was wondering if I could ask a few questions. It appears that school is about to start here, and I'm going into my... senior year. [ She sounds a bit hesitant about what year she's saying. Stupid American systems make no sense. ]

I'm curious about where I need to go to complete the entrance exams? Also, I need to know where to purchase my uniform as I couldn't find any information about it.

Any help is appreciated. Thank you for your time.

[ The video ends with Makoto giving a slight bow to the camera. ]

Video

Aug. 8th, 2017 03:50 pm
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[This is a weird step for Futaba--video makes her face known to the entire network--she's barely used to giving her actual name. Still, she's busy making actual notes on scratch paper. Her usual curtain of hair is tied up in a mess of a bun because of the heat, and she seems concerned about something. She's still focused on her list as she starts speaking.]

Does anyone here actually...go to school? I mean...American schools start up soon right? I made a promise I'd try going back when I was home. I guess this would count--even if it isn't one of the schools I was planning on going to.

[She frowns, setting down her paper and sticking her pencil behind her ear.]

Point being...I have questions.

Are these schools public? And even then...do they require uniforms? All the schools back home had them, even if some of the dress codes were pretty lax. At least I had an idea of what to expect there.

...Ugh, Maybe I shouldn't even go. This is getting complicated.
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[ When clicked on, the above image expands to take up the entire page, accompanied by a quick animation of the stars circling around, which loops every thirty seconds or so. The following text can be scrolled through at any imPort's leisure, but the backdrop isn't doing anywhere. ]

Good evening, imPorts.

We are the Constellation. We have addressed this community once before, in an attempt to make us all aware that the government that has allowed us to be stolen, injected us with their technology without our consent, branded us like cattle, and coerced us into pledging loyalty is not our friend. They do not care for us or our well-being any more than they care for the natives that the unsavory among us choose to hurt with minimal consequence. They care only about keeping us under their thumb, keeping us placated through hero worship and shiny things so that they may find a way to weaponize us.

The evidence only compounds, bigger, and brighter, and harder to ignore with every turn around the sun. We will not stand for it. None of us should.

We want to thank the upstanding imPort that shared his information regarding Heaven Scent and their connection to DARPA and OTO, organizations that have been determined to hurt and defame our community for some time. Heaven Scent, not content to simply spread chaos, has gone one step further by stealing our DNA, either outright or under false pretenses, cloning us, using our own bodies and our own powers to sow dissent between our community and the natives, and even cause conflict among ourselves.

Unfortunately, there is more to it than that.

Native activists have been fighting Heaven Scent for some time, particularly their plastic surgery division, who have been fixing problems that are not there, taking "flawed" people and making them "better". We now know that they have been using imPort DNA to do so. This comes from a geneticist that used to work there, and was swiftly transferred to another department after her relationship with a high-ranking law enforcement official in De Chima came to light.

Where, of course, they have a separate cloning facility from the one in Richmond, a stone's throw from where we sleep.

Files and communication extracted from their computers indicate that they consider our DNA to be "remarkable, even GODLY." They have no intention of stopping their invasive and dangerous research, into our biology, or that of the metahumans, in order to create their own soldiers to sell to the highest bidder. They are not the only ones planning to do so. Only the most successful, and the most profitable.

The clones, as far as our research can tell, are perfectly normal, but subjected to technological interference similar to our own nanites. Physiologically, they are as we are, but we all suffered because of their inherently violent nature, even those of us lucky enough not to be cloned ourselves. To create life, only to use it as a weapon or a means for profit, is despicable, especially such incomplete lives with such extraordinary abilities.

We are not weapons to be used at anyone's whim. We are not reservoirs of earth shattering power to leech from to feed anyone's greed. We are not tools, not of the government or any loosely affiliated vanity projects.

I hope that the rest of you agree with us.

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Aug. 4th, 2017 01:19 pm
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So, first of all: for all the new imPorts, hi. Welcome to America. Or welcome back to America if you were already there in your world. If you need clothes, I can get you started. [She's going to systematically infect these new imPorts with an appreciation for the '80s, so help her god.] Just swing by the Second Time Around Vintage Clothing Shoppe and ask for Veronica Sawyer. I'll even get you a discount.

Second, has anyone seen my housemate? He's not so tall, speaks Spanish pretty well, and he's from space. We're worried about him, he just up and disappeared one day.
[Jyn's already said her piece on the subject, so Veronica's bit on this is quick, and here the benefits of text come in handy—no one can hear her voice cracking with worry.]

Third, does it count as a birthday if you celebrated it maybe less than six months ago? Because I turn 18 in two weeks, but back home, before I came here in May, it was early November, so really this year I'd be 17 and a half on my birthday. Probably.

Keeping track of this is a lot harder than it should be.
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So I have mixed feelings on the whole black light tattoo thing because on the one hand it's cool, sure, but on the other it's a bit - can we say c r e e p y ? was consent a little too hard to ask for? Jeez, if I ever see my mom again she's going to hit me with a dish towel or a broom, and I didn't even get to pick the design. It's like someone gave me a glowstick IV. I feel like I'm going to turn blue soon, turn into a real mutant or something.

You ever stop and wonder why all the mutants and superheroes are kinda blue, anyway? it's such a popular color. I mean, if I could turn a color, I'd choose something a little less mainstream. Am I alone? am I just overthinking this... No offense to any blue friends out there. Guess you can't help who you are or what hue you happen to be. It's just hue you are?

Anyway, the actually important thing I had to say is that I work for a pizza joint here now and I'm not gonna boast but... actually I am going to boast, you ask for Quicksilver for delivery? You'll get that pie faster than you can pull out your change to tip me.
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Good evening.

( Said with all the politeness of someone raised with impeccable manners, rather than because there is anything remotely pleasant about the evening. She's not bothered to clean up very much from her arrival; still messy and smoky and bloody, though the smears would suggest she has at least attempted to make herself less alarming for the purpose of this message. )

My name is Lara Croft, of the Endurance. We were recently shipwrecked on the lost island of Yamatai. ( Simple, matter of fact. This was not so simple as keeping a diary in the hopes that someone would find it on her body, if she failed and if there was a body to be found. This was more like blogging, and when that occurs to her she's briefly at a loss for how to continue.

What would Sam do? )


I... appreciate that you must get a good many of these message broadcast so soon after arrivals come in, but it is imperative that I find my friends. A number of them were taken captive by a— madman called Mathias, acting as a figurehead for a cult who call themselves the Solarii. If any other survivors are here, I must find them. ( Lara's voice become a little quieter, more pensive, more like she's speaking to herself even as she continues to address the camera. ) They— try to burn women as a test for some sort of ritual, but I don't know what it all means, yet.


( She shakes her head, and her tone becomes more matter of fact. )

And I don't know what this means, either. Becoming open to the possibility that my father's fascination with myths and the mystical wasn't utter foolishness was onething, but.... this place is enough to make me wonder. Was something as bizarre as this the goal of the Solarii? Or perhaps I've finally lost my mind from exposure or blunt-force trauma, and this is simply the delusion that will make my demise a little less grim. Certainly it's a bit different from all those things people say about seeing you life flash before your eyes.

( There is a moment of quiet self-awareness, a very slight smile. ) If everything we see and hear is to be believed, I imagine that's a line of thought you're all rather familiar with, as well.

( The moment of softness is whisked away. )

Samantha Nishimura, Conrad Roth, Joslin Reyes, Jonah Maiava, Alex Weiss, and James Whitman. If those names are familiar to you, please advise me immediately.
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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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----> THIS IS A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT <----

My name is Spooky Jones, and the United States government has officially assigned me my own sex and relationship advice column called SPOOKY LOVE.

Turns out there's not much of a need for demonologists in these parts, who knew. Glad to see our tax dollars at work, though, and I'm always happy to lend a helping hand to whoever needs one.

Now that I think about it, it sort of sounds like the person who gave me this job took the saying “make love, not war” a little too literally. Not that you’ll hear me complaining. Besides, a job’s a job, am I right?

[Truth be told, Spooky has been fighting monsters for so long that the thought of completely setting that aside hasn't...really sunk in yet. But Spooky is adaptable, he is flexible in more ways than one, and he’ll roll with whatever punches this place throws at him.]

Anyway, if you guys have any questions about sex, relationships, or anything else you’re usually too embarrassed to talk about, you should totally hit me up at my website here:

[Insert link that re-directs your character to the aforementioned site]

You can’t lose, so ask anything you want. It’s completely anonymous, I promise.

[OOC: If you want your character to anonymously submit a question, reply to this post with “Spooky Love Question” in the subject line. These questions will be submitted through his off-network website, and they will be featured on his next network post.

Unless otherwise noted, all other comments will be the usual Network stuff!]
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THE MAJORITY REPORT: JULY 10TH, 2017
Chaos in the streets! Candidates in the bweets! This past week has been a maelstrom of bizarre miracles, rebellion, and political scrutiny.

VEE FOR VENDETTA
As seen in tabloids and the TMI blog, with very blurry photos:
The mysterious Vee, who has a passing resemblance to Veronica Sawyer, has been caught vandalizing buildings nightly. Teenage rebellion, some call it. Her signature seems to be complete with lyrics like "it's only teenage wasteland" and slogans like "fuck the police", all tagged with a V. Suspect is accused of wearing bright eighties outfits and a bandana to cover her identity and protect her nose from the fumes. She carries a croquet mallet and is considered armed.

Ms. Sawyer herself claims innocence. Leaked Heropan Police Department reports seem to support her numerous alibis.

A SIGHT FOR STARK EYES
As seen on literally every important talk show, day and night:
Spectators were shocked on the talk show "The Sight" this week, when an interview with CEO Tony Stark seemed to take on a life of its own. Stark was promoting a new line of antivirus software when they took a commercial break -- his segment seemingly done. When they returned, however, Stark asked for more time, to talk about, of all things, the legacy left by the Metahumans and the "4" app he'd been responsible for previously.

While it's common knowledge that Stark had not been himself at the time, his reticence on the subject had led many to believe that the CEO was uncomfortable with the legacy he'd left. But during the interview, he had nothing but positive things to say about it -- mostly the design of the virus, and how it allowed people to find an even playing field with the import community.

When asked if he would do it again, Stark just smiled, and responded with: "You never know."

NECROFANCY
As seen on Bwitter, Rumblr, the major social media sites, local news:
Many recently deceased individuals in De Chima are now... far less dead! RISE's Commander Sabriel has claimed responsibility in several interviews with local news, citing her actions as proof of the amazing power and benevolence of imPorts, and further proof of the need for RISE, since native authorities are unfit and unworthy of passing judgement on imPorts.

As for all the recently resurrected? Well, they lack vital signs, don't seem to heal, and are burned by sunlight and refuse to cross running water or any large body of water in general, but almost all of them seem happy to be 'alive' again when interviewed. Now, people from nearby towns and cities have started bringing their loved ones bodies to De Chima in the hope Sabriel will bring them back.

SKATERS TO THE LEFT
As seen in BlueTube, Bwitter, various trashy celebrity gossip tabloids:
Of all the imPort run panels at this year's FanPort, none have caused as much controversy as the skating panel run by imPort figure skaters Viktor Nikiforov, Yuri Plisetsky, and newcomer Otabek Altin. While fans were delighted to have their questions answered directly by the trio, it quickly became obvious that Nikiforov was uncharacteristically subdued. One panel attendee commented "It's like he wasn't even there!" Plisetsky appeared to have taken charge, answering any questions directed at his older rinkmate, but the teen also seemed to be struggling throughout the panel. Fans report he appeared sluggish, a fact particularly evident when it came time for the exhibition portion of their panel. Plisetsky, known for his superbly polished choreography, performed a piece that many felt was rushed and sloppy. Some fans speculate that the teen must not have slept the night before; there are numerous reports that Plisetsky was relying on a steady stream of coffee and espresso just to keep himself going.

Many suspect this was due to the departure of Nikiforov’s fiance, Yuuri Katsuki, earlier in the month, but events after the Q&A session paint a different story. Fans of the skaters witnessed Tohru Adachi, imPort private investigator and notably close to Nikiforov, violently slapping him across the face. While Nikiforov seemed to come out of his depressive slump after the slap, these events seem to indicate something darker. After the attack Nikiforov participated in the skating portion of the panel, performing a program that figure skating experts say was far too long for any skater to safely perform without any endurance super powers. Powers that, to this reporter's knowledge, Nikforov does not possess.

Could this have simply been a simple argument between friends? Perhaps, if friends were known to viciously strike each other. More likely, this is a red flag of a possible abusive relationship. After the exhibition, Nikiforov and Adachi were seen kissing in front of a group of fans, an event that, along with the brutal slap, has been captured and displayed on BlueTube. (Short no-audio clips available here and here.) Has Nikiforov fallen into a rebound relationship with a violent SO? It could explain his unwillingness to engage with his fans in the first half of the panel. It was only after Adachi's attack that he appeared to come to life, but was it due to being "snapped out of it", or did he fear a more serious assault? Perhaps this is why young Plisetsky harbors such a deep resentment for the detective. The animosity between the two is well documented, but the source of it has never been determined. Maybe this is the answer fans of Plisetsky have been searching for.

FLORIDA MAN DOESN'T CLEAN UP OWN MESS
As seen first as amateur video on BlueTube, then on local Heropan news stations:

2:20AM, July 7th. Amateur footage shot after the fact:
Property damage evident from what is SUSPECTED TO BE an imPort-related incident. No one could confidently identify the perpetrator, or perpetrators. Local news stations were on the scene thanks to a called-in tip.

Witnesses at the scene could not offer more concrete details.

EBB AND FLOW OF THE RIPTIDE
As seen on Bwitter and Rumblr:
When political memes started up around the other candidates, someone pointed out that Riptide had no memes about him. The internet and Riptide's fans rose to the occasion, and now, many memes of him exist and they kind of have a theme.

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

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