May. 12th, 2014

glowsferatu: glow, rude (pic#4904309)
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[ kanaya is out on the beach, but she certainly doesn't look like she's enjoying it. instead of a bathing suit, she's wearing work gloves and boots with her sleeveless blouse and shorts, a roll of garbage bags on her belt and a rake propped up nearby. most of the larger debris has already been cleared, but when you tear apart robot sharks, they tend to leave a lot of smaller pieces, and someone has to clean those up.

of course, she's not about to address the network while in the middle of working. so this is her break, her long legs crossed and a bottle of deep red liquid in her lap, a lit cigarette in her hand. the comm is propped up some feet away to keep her hands free. she looks, to put it simply, very cross. but at least she has something to take her mind off of what day it is.

Mechanized aquatic carnivores. Of all the things to send, this was their choice. [ she takes a drag and rolls her eyes before continuing, looking very pointedly at the camera. ]

I think it's time we had a talk, the lot of us, because this isn't the first time something like this has happened. Just on the heels of the monorail collapse, yes, but there was also the incident in February. A certainly random giant avian attack is followed by the spread of a virus that is very specifically import-targeted. Yes, an antidote was found, but had we ever traced its source?

This was an inevitability, I think, that despite the friendly posturing, there are those on this world with a much less hospitable reaction to our presence. I think that's worth examining. Investigating. If we have enemies, we need to know who they are, and how to protect ourselves against them. [ she glances to the side, offscreen, as if checking if something's still there. ] I get the feeling we won't be the only ones doing so, and I do hate being behind on these matters.

[ she ashes her cigarette and lets out a sigh, propping her forehead on the back of her hand. four months of relative peace had been nice. she knew it had to end eventually, but seeing it on the horizon leaves her no less weary. ]

Those of us who are refugees from the City may find the Vulcanus Foundation suspicious already, and with their transdimensional capabilities and Eden East's proximity to one of these events, perhaps that is justified. And perhaps it's simply an unfortunate choice of name. Those loyal to this nation may be more likely to suspect the Russians, but I think attributing everything to them would be largely scapegoating.

I don't know. I don't have answers, I simply think the questions need to be asked. Collectively.

[ and with that, she leans forward to cut the feed. ]


May. 12th, 2014 11:16 am
attractedtodarkness: (bullshit)
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Okay. What the hell is going on? First the explosion and then robot sharks? And now the government's doing the whole not telling us shit thing.

Look at this bullshit.

[she puts up an image of one of the mechanical sharks (blurred due to motion) about to pounce on a swimmer.]

Who blew up the train and who's sending sharks to Miami?! [you know. just in case mechanical sharks in Miami isn't ridiculous enough]
thanatophobias: (040)
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[Say hi, Cole. Guess what day it was yesterday.]

My mom's stuck back home. [She's the one who's stuck, in his perception. Not him. He likes it here, despite all these recent disasters.] She's the only family I have.

[First there was the death of his grandmother, then his father left. The rest of the family never gave much of a damn, and neither did he.

There's silence in his lack of an expression. If anything, it's only possible to tell that he's deep in some thought. Maybe he's already had more than enough chances to cry about his mother being far away, for having been unable to see her for almost six months now. He's growing up and the only thing keeping him from calling this place home is the fact that she's not here.

After the pause is over, he continues in the very same emotionless tone.]

Lucifer hasn't stopped. People are still dying because of him.

[He should know - they keep showing up at his doorstep.

The feed clicks off.]


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