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Iʟʟʏᴀ Kᴜʀʏᴀᴋɪɴ ([personal profile] inscrutables) wrote in [community profile] maskormenace2016-08-06 03:00 pm

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[ Illya intends to introduce himself properly. That is what you do in a hostile land, isn't it? Not quite name, rank, serial number, but close enough. He's been fiddling with the video functions of his communication device, after wandering around the environs of his new home just to get a quick impression of things. And then he started reading the welcome brochure in full.

He's holding it in one hand now, although the paper looks a little crumpled, like it's been balled up and thrown once or twice. Or five times, but whose counting. Illya himself is composed, more or less; a fair-haired gentleman in his thirties, dressed in a dark turtleneck and jacket, his mouth twisted into a faint frown. Blonde, blue-eyed, and handsome, he's physically close to the epitome of Aryan perfection. The punchline of that particular assumption drops when Illya opens his mouth, though. Because: ]


Why tattoos? Surely there is some other way of marking newcomers -- imPorts as it says here -- to keep track of who arrives and departs. Sufficiently advanced technology, and it comes down to tattoos. Words instead of -- I don't ...

[ That's right. This particular imPort is Russian, judging by the thick accent lacing each word. He isn't bothering to hide it, either, speaking in a controlled, somewhat clipped tone. While his overall demeanor is calm but guarded, those accustomed to closely reading others might guess he's more disturbed by the topic than he lets on. Illya takes a breath, glancing down at the paper and then back up. ]

Where I am from, there was a terrible war fought because groups of people were gathered in specific places and marked with similar tattoos before being slaughtered. [ He shrugs casually, as if he is aware (or assumes) personal biases won't make much difference in this world. As if what Hilter did doesn't still piss him off. It has only been twenty years in his world, though, and of what he has read about the rift between America and Russia, it is this detail that stands out. Aside from 'Russians R Bad'. ] But perhaps I am overly sensitive to such things. Perhaps it is not a problem here.

My name is Illya Kuryakin. I am from Moscow. [ Yes, that Moscow. ] Does anyone else come from outside the United States? It seems a great many people are from America, or places influenced by it. Or, if you are American, how does your world differ from this one?

[ Look, aside from the secret agent skills, he dabbles in other areas, including science and maybe a little psychology. (Researching personal weaknesses ftw.) Right now, throwing tantrums and breaking things isn't going to get him any answers on what's going on. So he might as well start collecting information by asking those who've been in his position. Especially if the government actually wants him to register. The more you know, right? ]
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[personal profile] pandorasboombox 2016-08-06 10:08 pm (UTC)(link)
[The girl is sitting on a work bench, bouncing slightly from just the sheet amont of energy she's got pent up. In her hair, rather than a bow, is a lovely blood splattered mask]

Ehhhhhh, not buyin' the sale. People always up and dying, playa. What they do. Shit hits the fan and gets all battle dome over what peoples got. Unless you're just a psycho-face. Totally just 'bout the shootin' with those bitches.

But, uh, yeah. Lady Tina Tina, the one and only Pandora rep in the whooooole world. Hi.

Hi, hi.
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[personal profile] dualismum 2016-08-06 10:09 pm (UTC)(link)
The tattoos also show our status towards the government. Registered, unsettled, criminal, AWOL... However, they also do work to let the government know how many imPorts are there, they have nanites that will revive us, they work as American Passports, and also allow us to access the network mentally.

[ he doesn't really like them either, so he understands ]

I'm from Japan myself. It's the first time I'm in America.

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[personal profile] divaricate 2016-08-06 10:11 pm (UTC)(link)
[She might not be from his general time, but yeah, she's not going to lie - she sort of side-eyed the tattoos too when she first got here. That was ... yeah, kinda like what she'd read about in history books.

When she speaks, her accent is also more Eastern European. She'd been ported out back home a few months ago, and when she came back with thirteen more months of memories form home, she also came back with a slightly less noticeable accent -- but only slightly. So, it's still there. To the ear of a person without a Sokovia in their world, the accent would sound vaguely Serbian, so if they knew what that sounded like, they could guess.]


My name is Wanda Maximoff. [That introduction she says in Russian. But she switches to English, because she isn't sure if he'd prefer continuing to speak in his native language or not in conversation: ] I am from a place called Sokovia, which in my world is in Eastern Europe.

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[personal profile] beautifullies 2016-08-06 10:15 pm (UTC)(link)
[The tattoos, yes. They do remind her of a certain war just lived through, but she's s not supposed to have lived that yet. And she knows nothing of the Soviet situation - that's still a couple years off for her in 1945.]

Claire Fraser. Displaced English woman who actually came here by way of Scotland.

I admit the tattoos are discomforting.

[There, she can say that, at least.]

I'm not enjoying the way they glow in the dark.

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[personal profile] unwiseheart 2016-08-06 10:28 pm (UTC)(link)
So everyone else can tell what we are at a glance.

[ Which is probably just as an uncomfortable thought as any other. Though more importantly, the voice replying is similarly Russian, and only voice because this particular Russian does not care for video. ]

I'm from Astrakhan. [ In the south, not even close to Moscow. ] Anyone give you trouble yet?

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[personal profile] fistofthejoestar 2016-08-07 12:50 am (UTC)(link)
There seem to be a great number of imPorts hailing from Japan, as a matter of fact. It's a little curious, but I suppose not any more so than the rest of this is.

[the Porter had its whims, after all. who could really say why it seemed to favor that nation so heavily compared to the hundreds of others?]

I myself happen to be English. There are a few of us here and there, although I'm afraid I couldn't say how this Great Britain compares to my own.

[as if Illya probably couldn't tell immediately from that crisp English accent of his. it seemed a little silly to say in light of the obvious tells, but he takes it in quiet good humor. sometimes you couldn't avoid such things in conversation.]

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[personal profile] dendarii 2016-08-07 02:38 am (UTC)(link)
[ Miles' own accent is distinctly Russian but quite difficult to pin down. Mostly because he's a space Russian from the future. ]

Nice to meet you, Illya. I'm not even from this planet, so I sympathize.
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[personal profile] huntergames 2016-08-07 03:30 am (UTC)(link)
[ The girl that appears is young — no older than nineteen. When she speaks her accent, German, but possibly a bit off-sounding, reveals she's most definitely not American. ]

There is no United States where I am from, or a Moscow. Maybe a long, long time ago?
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[personal profile] cantwalkwithoutit 2016-08-07 03:36 am (UTC)(link)
[ The accent is vaguely Scottish, but beyond that he doesn't volunteer MUCH information on where he's from. ]

Were you treated well on your arrival, Mister Kuryakin?

[ Because given the general attitudes of the people that brought him here, he'd be surprised if he was. ]
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[personal profile] liverletdie 2016-08-07 06:18 am (UTC)(link)
You almost sound a little bitter about this whole thing. Tell us how you really feel.

[ Sensitive he is not. ]

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[personal profile] ghemnotgem 2016-08-07 07:10 am (UTC)(link)
( tej's own accent resembles that of australia, if someone had founded australia in space out of a grouping of smugglers and pirates and mercenaries. )

I'm not from Earth at all, and even if I was, it's been hundreds of years since the United States existed.

( maybe a thousand? tej can't remember -- history was never her strongest subject. or one she was taught much of in the first place. )

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[personal profile] instars 2016-08-07 01:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Namibia, originally.

[And her accent says it's true.]

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[personal profile] guruofspeed 2016-08-07 04:41 pm (UTC)(link)
[There isn't really much on the network that keeps Max's attention. This, however, does. He starts off with-more-than decent, if still American-accented Russian with:]

On my Earth, the Cold War ended with the breakdown of the USSR in the early nineteen-nineties.

[And then he returns to English.]

I'm Max Crandall.

I agree, the parallels are concerning, but unfortunately we don't get any choice about not having the tattoo, regardless of nationality.

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[personal profile] tacticianing 2016-08-07 10:16 pm (UTC)(link)
It is troubling that the situation you describe bears some similarity to this one. To answer your question, I'm from Japan.

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[personal profile] governorkang 2016-08-08 12:21 am (UTC)(link)
You may want to broaden your horizons beyond Earth.

[He sounds amused, and he's smiling, if Ilya can tell with most of those very sharp teeth visible. His own accent sounds similar to the eastern european or russian ones of earth, but not quite, and he's speaking something that is also not quite English, but easily close enough to be understood.]

I had never heard of this planet until being brought here.

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[personal profile] failureisntachoice 2016-08-08 01:04 am (UTC)(link)
Technically from the United States, but it's a few centuries ahead of this place. We've spread out a helluva lot farther than Earth.

How much shit has the government here given you for being from Moscow?

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[personal profile] juniberries 2016-08-08 06:57 am (UTC)(link)
[I mean from the video alone you can probably tell this girl is not from the US, let alone Earth.]

I am not even from this planet.
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[personal profile] aglonby 2016-08-08 03:19 pm (UTC)(link)
I am from Korea and Canada, but went to school in the United States. [ he pauses. ] There was a war like that in my world too.

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[personal profile] nastygram 2016-08-08 03:39 pm (UTC)(link)
ok i get what you're saying but if your biggest beef/uncomfy comparison is with the tattoos and nothing else of the fucked up shit we're being subjected to

idk what to tell you

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nockpoint: EXTRA CCC ; SPRITE. (➵ not paid enough)

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[personal profile] nockpoint 2016-08-08 11:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Perhaps it's meant so that we can be reminded of what we are to them? Chipping would have been equally effective, and yet... here we are. This world seems to follow a timeline very unlike most others, but you're not alone in making the connection.

As for myself, I'm not from America either.
[ just a computer on the moon, you know??? ]

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[personal profile] airshow 2016-08-09 12:14 am (UTC)(link)
Question! [ an easy, lazy grin. ] What would you prefer to the tattoos? Not that I'm a fan, mind you — but as far as tracking goes, I can think of a whole lot of way more intrusive and extremely uncomfortable methods of keeping track of semipermanent superpowered interdimensional immigrants. So. Gift horses and all that.

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[personal profile] ringen 2016-08-09 01:50 am (UTC)(link)
I'm from East Germany.

[ which Illya, of course, already knows, and the smug, knowing grin on Gaby's lips says that she knows that he knows, but she's going to state the obvious regardless. ]

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[personal profile] cleptes 2016-08-09 08:35 pm (UTC)(link)
I was born and raised in England, but I moved to America a few years ago.

[She hasn't lost any trace of her accent, which sounds a little clipped and yet at the same time, Bela uses a casual tone. ]

Never actually made it to Moscow. I'm sure it's a fascinating city.

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[personal profile] assays 2016-08-09 09:12 pm (UTC)(link)
That terrible war happened in my world too.

[Although, it was a lot more recent for Peggy.]

In answer to your question, I'm from England. I haven't been back home for a while.

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