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[Oh hey, this face hasn't surfaced in a while. It's old Doc Brown, sitting comfortably in a section of De Chima 03 that appears to have become a store-room for clock parts of all shapes and sizes. A large grandfather clock ticks away behind him, smaller clocks of all shapes decorate the walls...he's always had a bit of a collection, but it's grown out of control now. Some of the smaller pieces have attached calculators, some have egg timers, at least one includes a compass...the recent departures from this house have given him plenty of expansion room.

He's wearing three of his brand new watches on each arm, his hair's wilder than ever, ]

Hello, Dr. Brown here again! I know it's been a while but I've been working on a new project. It's silly and pointless, considering all that the march of technology has brought to our fingertips, but if you have a touch of nostalgia for days gone by? Or you'd simply like to have a backup on hand in the event that your communicator device meets an unfortunate fate?

I'd like to announce the opening of Outta Time, my timepiece design studio! I have a catalog of basic items that you can peruse here and order by digital mail, and I'd be delighted to fill custom orders or take suggestions for new items!

Thank you all---and of course I'm still available for any other inventing endeavors you'd like to add a set of hands to.

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Nov. 7th, 2016 07:55 pm
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Hi, I'm Steve. Pretty new around here, and I got a question or two for you folks.

[ The person on the screen is male, blond and blue-eyed, leaning against a tree in what look like downown De Chima. He's wearing a bomber jacket and what can only be described as a 'grandpa plaid' shirt. No, really, it looks like it barely escaped the least fashionable part of the '50s with its life. (Mostly because Nat and Pepper aren't here to rescue him from bad shopping choices.) ]

Does anyone know if there are any, ah, veteran groups in the area? Specifically here in the city would be nice, but I'm willing to expand out to DC or one of the other imPort centers. [ He reaches up with the hand not holding the video feed steady and rubs at the back of his neck. Asking about this is kind of embarrassing, but 1. he'd really like this information and 2. he's spent the past few years as an example, so why stop now. ] A friend of mine back home works -- worked at one, and I'd like to volunteer.

[ And also maybe talk to someone. Actually talk about war, being defrosted, and other difficult topics. Or at least keep the possibility open. Because waking up in a new century is one level of what-the-hell. Being brought to a completely new world is stretching his patience just a little. ]

So if anyone knows of one, or at least someone more official to ask, I'd be grateful. As for my other question, is baseball popular here? I kind of miss going to games and cheering on my home team. Any information in that direction would be helpful, too. Thanks.

[ He offers a little, shy smile and turns the feed off. ]

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Nov. 2nd, 2016 08:22 pm
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[The ID on the post reads “Anonymous”, though there aren’t any other signifying markers on the post itself.]

A situation going on as long as this, I have to wonder. How normal is it for someone to be gone for a long period of time and remember everything when they come back?

A lot of us talk about how to deal with watching people leave, but what about coming back to find them gone? What do you do then?

With the holidays coming up, it’s hard not to think about the family back home, or the family here that left. It’s hard not to feel lost.

That is the great thing about this place, isn’t it? A lot of us become close like family so it almost makes up for the loss.

Any family or friends in particular you want to talk about? Sometimes it’s easier to talk with others about things weighing you down.

Or on a lighter note, any plans for the holidays, network?

[tfw all your family and most of your friends are gone after you went to the store for 7 months]
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[ Consider him curious. Maybe he shouldn't be and maybe he shouldn't even bother. But, sometimes at night—and after a martini or several, shh—certain questions and thoughts rise to the forefront of his mind no matter how much he may wish for them not to.

And, well, since he has some form of an audience here, Magnus figures: why not??

It's just audio for now, his tone is fairly even with just a small touch of amusement. Because if he can't poke fun at certain things, what's the point. Right? Right. ]

There's always quite a lot of discussion over what to do with time. Complaints about wishing to have more or wishing it would pass faster. So, I'm curious. What would you do if you had an infinite amount of time?
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Someone ought to think about a Halloween party. If there is one, we should have it be a little more on the adult side than what we got at the swear in. Minus the murder. Of course.

[Of course.]

Someone can pick up that giant spider carapace and fill it with candy. We'll have snakes. And I'm sure a vampire can come and menace everyone at least a little.

And drinks.

Lots of drinks.

And costumes.

Any objections?


If people want it, I'll gladly throw it.


Oct. 16th, 2016 08:09 pm
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[ Dorian's sitting down on a small, jet black armchair, tucked in the corner of an all too busy bedroom. There's a bookshelf stacked to the brim with books to the left and a medium sized oil painting hanging on the wall, a Romantic seascape with more emphasis on the clouds than the water, clouds painted in dark, stormy, gray brushstrokes. Dorian gives the camera a small nod, then starts to read from a book, in an even, measured tone, perfect for audiobooks. ]

"It was the strangest book that he had ever read. It seemed to him that in exquisite raiment, and to the delicate sound of flutes, the sins of the world were passing in dumb show before him. Things that he had dimly dreamed of were suddenly made real to him. Things of which he had never dreamed were gradually revealed." [ There's a pause, while Dorian flips the pages and continues reading. ]

"'I am so sorry, Harry,' he cried, 'but really it is entirely your fault. That book you sent me so fascinated me that I forgot how the time was going.' 'Yes, I thought you would like it,' replied his host, rising from his chair. 'I didn't say I liked it, Harry. I said it fascinated me. There is a great difference.'"

[ Dorian closes the book, as he looks to the camera. There's a hint of a melancholy tone in his voice as he continues—somebody's obviously been lost in memory. ] Words written by Oscar Wilde—today's his birthday, by the way. Wear a carnation and take some absinthe in his honor. But the words of the post aren't what I want you to think about: the content is.

Let's talk about books, network. What's your favorite book? Or perhaps your favorite author? And, if those are questions you simply can't answer, what's your favorite genre? And finally, has there ever been a book that so captivated you the way the one Oscar wrote about captivated me?


Oct. 9th, 2016 02:14 pm
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[The video opens up on a familiar attic, with everyone's favourite nerd waving at the camera. For some reason there's what looks like a dummy with its arms raised and a sheet over it. Spooky?]

Hey, everyone! Dipper Pines again. It's October now, which means a bunch of things. Like... pumpkins! Big piles of leaves! Fake skeletons everywhere! I mean, along with the real ones. That... everyone has. Never mind.

Anyways, I'm here to talk to you about ghost protection. Things can get kind of spooky during October but if you're prepared, you won't have anything to worry about. You can focus on costumes and candy corn and... mid-terms. Maybe? Do any imPorts go to college?

First thing! This is a classic supernatural deterrent that you should already have on hand: salt. Basically you just kind of put in a circle around whatever you want to protect from demons or whatever. I don't think it works for really strong ones, but it'll keep most things out. Plus you can just buy the kind you use for salting your driveway.

If you already have a ghost inside your house, the best thing you can try is to trap it in a silver mirror. That part's pretty you just kind of-- [At this point, Dipper makes a sucking sound.] To get rid of it, there's a ritual and stuff. I'll put uh, a link at the bottom. Don't break the mirror or let the ghost talk its way out. For real. You might get turned into a tree.

Okay and seriously, don't do a seance. Ghosts are really annoying and talking to them doesn't do much, plus you're probably just going to end up with more. Silver mirrors are expensive!

That's pretty much it! Let me know if you have any questions, and avoid cursed doors. They either lead to another plane of existence or it's just instant death. You'll know them when you see them.


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