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[ He has been learning as much as he possibly can about this world, the diversity in it and some of what is keeping the population, native and non-native alike, on a single planet. Assigning work seems to be meant as a demeaning tactic. The silly play on words isn't lost on him, but it wouldn't be the first time he'd had to start over at the ridiculed bottom.

He is not used to this kind of technology, but he has been learning about it quickly. So there is still a longer than usual pause between when the very distinctive blue-skinned face appears on screen and when he begins talking. ]


Greetings.

I had not intended to make an address so soon. But rather than floundering about on my own, it seemed to make more logical sense to see what others who have gone before me have done. While I have gathered there is no way to completely reverse the gaining of a 'power', what means have proven the most effective for controlling it?

[ The voice is calm, cool and always quiet. Everything about him would likewise be cool if not for his glowing red eyes. Red schlera and red iris. They make a sharp contrast to the rest if his skin. That contrast is what probably accounts for the optical illusion that his gaze is that much more penetrating. ]
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THE MAJORITY REPORT: OCTOBER 10TH, 2017
Slight tension as the October month unfurls: weird, monstrous rumors flicker between whispering mouths, sight unseemly have been exposed to public streets. all just as the leaves up north begin to crisp and curl. Corpses have been left for public display -- and panic over a new serial killer is beginning to run thick.

MONSTER MASH
As seen in Maurtia Falls newspapers, heard on local radio, seen on TV:
TERROR IN THE MAURTIA FALLS TUNNELS! ARE THERE MONSTERS LIVING BENEATH OUR FEET?

Just this weekend a group of telecoms workers installing cables in Maurtia Falls' abandoned Blue Subway Line emerged terrified from an access shaft. The workers claimed that they had been attacked by some kind of monstrous creature.

Shift leader Chaz R Tharkelacky III says: 'It came at us out of the dark, HUGE claws, massive teeth, I've never seen anything like it! Me and the lads just dropped our stuff and ran, we ain't going back down there no matter what nobody says. We barely escaped with our lives!'

City officials are sceptical, believing that the men are trying to claim hazard money on top of their pay.

Maurtia Falls Subway system manager Eric Grubelfart says: 'We've had this kind of thing before, it's nearly Halloween, this is probably just some kids in costume who snuck into the tunnels somehow and scared the heck out of these guys. The only monsters in our subway system are our ticket collectors if you haven't paid your fare, get me?'

Work in the Blue Line tunnels has been suspended for now however, until the claims can be properly investigated.

IN BRUTAL FASHION
As seen on national news, widely distributed publication, public radio:
Terror's afoot! When October rang in by way of a desecrated corpse left on display outside of Nonah, officials were hopeful this was a sick, singular instance. Unfortunately, this is not the case! Horror has struck again, seven miles outside of De Chima this time. Another young woman has been found, half-clothed and severed at the waist, left on display. Curiously, there is some variation: this poor soul has scarcely a drop of blood to be found within her. Authorities are working on identifying the victim and have announced the clear potential for a serial killer to be on the loose and at the ready to create a third of these macabre displays for his collection. Young women have been advised to walk in pairs and stay inside past sundown whenever possible until this threat is captured or moves along.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY BROTHERS
As seen on local ads:
THE COLBALT COLEOPTERA! BLONDE, CIGARETTE CIA GUY! SEXY BIBLICAL ANTAGONIST! ECCENTRIC MAD SCIENTIST/MECHANIC! ANGRY ONLINE TEEN CYBORG DISC JOCKEY!

The Halloween season is here! Time to get your trademark averse and totally legal I-Can't-Believe-It's-Not-ImPorted outfit right now!

RATCATCHER MUSIC MAN! KNOW-NOTHING COLD LORD! ICE SKATING CAT PRINCE! NUT-EATER SUPERHEROING LADY! EIGHT-LEGGED RINGO STARR!

Hurry, before they're all sold out! We have over 300 different kinds of empowering costumes! Can't get cheaper than this, folks.

JINGLE HELLS
As heard in shopping conglomerate stores:
With Halloween costumes already on sale, you can bet your candy(cane) tush that the Christmas season is already rearing up in Y'ALL-MART. So this handy dandy jingle might be ringing in the holiday spirit as you stroll down the waxy bright aisles of infinite consumerism:

DOOKU GOT RUN OVER BY A REINDEER
WALTZING OUT FROM NONAH OR SOME PLACE
YOU CAN SAY THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS KARMA
BUT I JUST SAW A HOOF PRINT ON HIS FACE!

CODE SWITCH
The Homeland Security Advisory System has moved from BROWNIE POINTS to FALU. Keep vigilant, imPorts.

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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It would seem that someone involved in registration has a bit of a sense of...humor, as it were. I am not quite sure what anyone would expect from a "DJ", outside of being told music should be played--though I suppose talk of some kind would be expected.

I would wish to take my current employment seriously, so I must ask--if you were to listen to a radio broadcast, what issues or topics would interest you most?

[There's a momentary pause before she cuts in again.]

And I suppose introductions of some sort may be in order as well. There would be little reason for many of you to recognize me, from my understanding of how this Porter works. I am Satine Kryze, of Mandalore--should any of you have knowledge of it. I...look forward to meeting some of you in the future. And should it cross your mind, I hope you may come to listen to...[A deep sigh, she can't believe the title given to her show.] "Nights in White Satine" on your evening radio.

[Video]

Oct. 6th, 2017 10:17 pm
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[Is this meant to be private? Should it be private? Yes and yes. But Anakin has little patience for diplomacy - or morality for that matter - so deal with this being awkward as hell.]

Leia? [His brow furrows and he gives a small sigh from within his dark hood.] Princess? I'm not sure which one you prefer.

Will you come out and see me? I'm fine standing here all night if that's what it takes.

[He is outside her place of residence and he's not above making a general nuisance of himself. Don't test him. He will do horrible things to get her attention.]
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Hello, fellow imPorts.

[ Raina greets the camera with her ever-present charming smile. ]

For those of you who don't know me, my name is Raina. I've been an imPort for the past two and a half years now. And for all of that time, I've been involved in imPort cellular research -- studying us on a cellular level, trying to make sense of these nanites within us. I am pleased to announce that I've finally had a large breakthrough in terms of discerning the probable function and possible outcomes were we to extract nanites from ourselves entirely.

I've always operated based on the theory that as soon as we come through the porter, something within us changes on a molecular level. As many of you know, a few months ago there was an incident where a few of us found ourselves with unwelcome clones. I joined with a team of fellow imPorts to infiltrate Heaven Scent and was able to extract some vital research from their database. What all of this illuminated for me is more concrete proof of my theory.

I'll briefly go over what we do know about nanites for those who might be new or unaware. Every imPort is injected with them upon arrival. They are not the root cause of our powers, but they do allow for those powers to be altered or sometimes even nullified. They are also responsible for our mostly functional ability to revive from death. They have no effect on natives or even metahumans. And the reason behind this is a bit gruesome.

These clones of ours were infused with nanites of their own which largely allowed them to house our powers to near perfection. But on a molecular level, our clones were unable to handle the infusion of nanites in their blood for longer than a couple of months and after that time, these nanites started to eat them alive -- breaking them down on a cellular level and causing them to essentially disintegrate.

[ Raina pauses, glancing down at some of her own paperwork and rifling through it. ]

I've run multiple tests this past month of samples from both Heaven Scent and blood samples I managed to extract from clones during their brief, but memorable, time with us. My findings are all conclusive: we alone are the only ones who can house nanites because we alone have come through the porter and changed on a molecular level. And it is through these nanites that our powers are able to translate into what they are in this world. Meaning: without the nanites inside of us our abilities would become erratic, uncontrollable, and in all likelihood gone entirely. Nanites might not be responsible for our powers, but they are what enable us to use our powers the way we know them and without those to keep us anchored to this universe, there is a chance we would disintegrate the way our clones had when they were exposed to the nanites.

[ Looking up again, this time invitingly. ]

I would like to run some more tests to study this further. In order to do so, I am in need of samples. And by samples, I mean blood samples. If anyone is willing to donate to the cause, I promise it'll be worth your while.

[ A promise that sounds a lot more sensual than it should, and with a little wink -- Raina ends the feed. ]
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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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[ The voice that speaks isn't Otto's; it's a Voice-To-Text robot. He then includes a text transcription to reach the widest audience possible. ]

Good evening, imPorts.

There is a significant matter which we need to discuss:

How shall we destroy the Porter?
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Thanks to a team of imPort scientists who took their time and resources to investigate and research imPocreats, we finally have some news regarding them. To those who aren't familiar, ImPocreats - also known as Impossible Creations - are a holographic-and-cyborg technology developed by OTO when it was still one of DARPA's branch.

OTO offered some to imPorts during a Swear-In, and even though we have learned OTO is trying to clone us, steal our powers, attack us and probably create some sort of genetic aberrations that might eventually try to kill us, some imPorts still kept those things around.
[ he is sort of judging you for that, to be honest. ] In any case, apart from the first imPocreats that some imPorts were willing to give us to study, we found mutated imPocreats during the Liechtenstein mission and also during the Heaven Scent raid which we took to study, and someone was able to retrieve an imPocreat that attacked Philadelphia during July last year.

Our team of scientists was able to conclude that the first imPocreats offered by OTO at the Swear-In were a prototype and they are seemingly harmless. For now. The mutated cyborgs were modified in several different ways, however. It was clear that OTO and Heaven Scent scientists were trying to give the cyborgs imPort powers, which didn't seem to quite work; they also tried to see how far the imPocreats' biology could be modified, like trying to create powers for them or trying to make them survive in surreal conditions.

For now, none of these experiments seem to have worked, but I think it's safe to say OTO will keep trying.

I am not a scientist so I can't give you more details, but the team of imPorts who worked on this are around the network and if they wish to make themselves known, they'll answer.


[ ooc: important links:
- What is the Mirror!Network
- February Investigation
- OOC info on heaven Scent raid
]
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Hello dears, I hope everyone is enjoying their day! I have an exciting thing to share on behalf of Ambassador Baelish and myself.

[ She looks brilliantly happy and equal parts proud; this has been an idea fostered for a little bit, but with all the back end hurdles cleared, Haen can hardly wait to reveal the plan. ]

Over the course of the next month or two, we are pleased to announce the beginning of a new community youth initiative for Maurtia Falls called the Endeavor Center, near downtown. Once the building is done being renovated, there will be space for creative arts, for performances, and for intramural teams. It's been Petyr's wish to bring a stronger sense of community to Maurtia Falls, not just for imPorts but everyone living there, and I'm pleased that I'll be coordinating things after the Center opens.

I don't have an exact date yet, but I hope many of you will come celebrate its grand opening~!

[Video]

Sep. 12th, 2017 12:03 pm
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[Grievous appears today in his rarely seen human form - but it is more clear-minded than being in his cyborg body as well as less emotionally painful than his alien form, and he is pondering some things.]

Do you ever have the feeling that something important is being overlooked or that it is actually missing? Do you have the sense that something is there just mentally out of your grasp and you know that you should remember it but you're not even sure what it was or why it is so crucial...

[He frowns; shakes his head. Some deeper memories continue to elude him and something feels very wrong.]

I wish for more clarity.
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[personal profile] articulations
[ Leia is currently on the move, as the video feed connects to the network. The camera is a bit shaky and she's pausing to huff out a breath to blow some stray hair off her cheek that falls in front of her face. Braided and pulled to the side, the braid drapes over the front of her shoulder, long from all her years of growing out her hair on Alderaan, never once cutting it. ]

I only have a few questions. [ One glance at the screen and then she's looking away, like she's looking around, momentarily lost, confused. The camera then turns so it's facing out in front of her. ] Actually, I can't help but wonder if this is a mere coincidence or if it was done on purpose.

First things first— [ Aaaannnnd, she's on the move again. ] —baked goods. I'm currently in De Chima, is there a place nearby that specializes in baked go— excuse you! Hey!

[ Leia's jumping back out of the way of a bicyclist. They even have the nerve to ding their little bell at her; reminds her of an offended droid. Where's Threepio when she needs him? ]

Watch where you're going! I was walking here— worse than a pushy Jawa...never mind. [ Muttering. ] Anyway, if you hadn't noticed, I'm a little lost.

Princess Palace, can someone tell me if I'm even going in the right direction? I would appreciate the help. This communicator has an awful navigation system installed on it.
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I feel it only sporting to warn you that I am going to be re-routing a small percentage of funds from various bank accounts in the next forty-eight hours.

I have little interest in hitting the personal accounts of my fellow imPorts, but those of you with large enough holdings in corporations probably won't miss much. Still, if you can make it a significant hassle I'll probably move on to softer targets.


[ There is a brief pause and then a quick follow-up. ]

Does anyone have a recommendation for a good tea cafe?

[ Because why wouldn't you give people a sporting chance to protect their money and ask about tea in the same message? ]

[OOC: Couple of notes:

1) Harold is literally only going to be getting very small sums from any one account. Like ... literal pocket change, as he is signifcantly capped for the amount he can purloin in a month.

2) From a PC perspective this is entirely opt-in. I have no expectation of Harold hitting ANY PC accounts, no matter what he says ICly, be they personal or corporate. However, if anyone would like to do something with this, feel free to hit me up here or if you want to talk specifics, PM me at [personal profile] the_admin

3) This is more of a lark, than any serious data breach. Bear eats expensive kibble!! ]
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[personal profile] continuousgroaning
the school year's barely begun and i've already landed in detention

i mean it is kinda my fault and at least the guidance counselor here is better than Mr. Frond was


[some time later, she adds:]

And i just got 2 days tacked on for being caught on my device

so I guess my point is I'm full of all this frustration and aggression & I'm not used to feeling this way so how do i try and burn it off?

[Video]

Sep. 4th, 2017 03:00 pm
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[personal profile] beyondthegreen
[It's the middle of the day and somewhere in a city park, greenery behind her, Tefé finally ends up turning on the video feed, scowling. Under other circumstances, finding herself in a whole new universe might have been like some kind of omen, a fresh start. But the military thing sticks in her craw, and frankly, so far Tefé hasn't seen anything to indicate that, in a more planetary sense, things are much different than back home, which leaves her back with the same dilemmas as ever.]

How many of you Registered Heroes actually believe it's a good idea to basically be signing up with the military? You know, the guys that come up with new and creative ways for humans to keep killing each other, along with the rest of the planet as a hapless casualty? Do any of you even think about how completely fucked up it is being tagged like this? Knowing they've got a file on you is creepy as hell, too.

[Even though there's signs of anger on her face, she honestly sounds more pensive than anything, with one other question on her mind.]

And has anyone else found out that some things just... stopped working since they came here? Things you used to be able to do, I mean.

video!

Aug. 27th, 2017 09:57 pm
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[personal profile] beneathbluerafters
Listen, I want to make something absolutely clear:

[ Klarion points the camera at something just outside his basement window. It's some kind of bug, maybe a beetle or a cockroach, but it's a bit difficult to tell which, since Klarion kind of sucks at focusing the video. The bug has been flipped over onto its back, and is squirming and flailing with all six legs to the sky. ]

This idiot tried to kick my window in, and came up against my protective wards. He did this to himself, he'll be back to normal in an hour or so. I had nothing to do with it, I'm not going back on probation again!
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THE MAJORITY REPORT: AUGUST 20TH, 2017
Congress has yet to return from its August recess, but singular interviews indicate that they have heard the woes of their native constituents regarding imPort conflict. There are talks that some action might come of this. But maybe it's all talk? Then again... A lot of natives are questioning why the government allowed for a Swear-Out, especially apparent on Bwitter. The government released a brief memo to the press stating that imPorts have equal rights, to include the right of assembly, but some members of society still seem unconvinced. Limited public pressure might be coming down on Congress and, in turn, specifically Senator Mitchell Hundred.

ARMED TO THE NINES (MINUS ONE)
As seen on Sorbes Business Magazine, De Chima news outlets:
An investigation is underway in De Chima after reports that break-ins at Crake & Orix Tech and Anoxia INC have resulted in the theft of several prototypes and patents the companies were working on. Police are tight-lipped about details, but they have revealed that the perpetrators are currently at large and it's not believed imPorts are involved. It's unclear at this time if these two thefts were linked or coincidental. Businesses in De Chima are advised to review their security in case the thefts continue.

MACA-CRONI
As seen in local Maurtia Falls news and imPort-centric online forums:
Once more into the breach! Infamous street artist bElish has struck again! This time with a fifteen foot mural unveiled in the center of the Maurtia Falls financial district. Macaroni on canvas depicting the beloved Petyr Baelish's face, wearing a disgruntled expression. Because the businesses of the financial district indeed have CCTV in relevant areas, and because this work of guerrilla art seemed to appear out of nowhere, speculation has renewed over bElish's identity. Are they Metahuman? ImPort? Government? A prototype clone??

HEART KAPOW CASH COW
As seen on gamer news blogs and financial publications:
There has been an ungodly amount of chatter over the NUMBER ONE DOWNLOADED dating sim game of all time HEART KAPOW WOW, and the usual film industry giants are already salivating over the chance to buy the rights to screen depicting this whimsical (and sometimes dark) app game. The problem? NO ONE KNOWS WHO THE CREATOR IS! Literally, a mystery! Attempts to dox the creator's identity by corporate and individual hackers alike have failed. Multiversal Pictures has put out an open call for the creator to being talking intellectual rights and purchase negotiations.

FIGHT FOR YOUR MIGHT TO PARTY
As seen on Bwitter, BlueTube, and Rumblr via the livestream content, and discussed on Maurtia Falls Tonight, as well as late night news:
This month, imPorts participated in televised charity matches as part of the government Swear-In event. These matches, dubbed Might Club, were intended as a friendly sparring event between imPorts and livestreamed for all those fans who wanted to see their favorite heroes duke it out. However, one fight in particular crossed into sheer brutality not appropriate for young viewers -- or anyone really.

The imPorts, identified as Dio Brando and Jotaro Kujo, got into what could only be described as a brawl to the death in front of the cameras after being matched up to each other. In one brutal moment of their clash, Jotaro Kujo and what could only be described as "a buff purple man" tore off Dio's arm straight off the joint! Dio Brando responded by ripping his claws at the man's face, damaging his left eye to the point of bleed-out, alongside "a buff yellow man." Better names to define these colorful fighters who assisted Jotaro and Dio respectively are still being debated!

Both men kept fighting until Jotaro Kujo collapsed from his injuries, unwilling to tap out or stop fighting until the breaking point. Dio Brando reattached his arm, coming out the clear winner of the brawl, and walked out victorious. He was quickly approached for comments by reporters on the scene about the brutality of the brawl. With a good natured laugh he explained that the two of them have a long-time rivalry, neither willing to back down, but that there was no intention of having it go so far. Ultimately the blame is on Jotaro Kujo for not tapping out when he was clearly losing.

Jotaro Kujo required immediate medical attention following the fight and was taken overnight to the hospital following the conclusion of the brawl. However he discharged himself in the morning, insisting to doctors he was better (despite needing a cane to walk and sporting an eyepatch.) When reached out for comments, he refused and threatened violence against any reporters who tried to bother him. Considering what was witnessed, it should be believed he means it.

Fan communities have now begun to dub the match "imPort Death Brawl: For Charity Edition" and eagerly await the next confrontation these two will have! Needless to say there is some bad blood between them that social media is already speculating on (and writing what can only be described as "hatefic" between them.)

LEPRECHAUN OR LEPRE-CON?
As seen originating on Bwitter, then watched on local Heropan news and TMI Tongiht:
A recent string of news incidents in Heropa, Florida have recently been connected to recent imPort arrival Mad Sweeney. Across social media, eagle-eyed imPort fans have compiled and circulated a likely list of reported events.
  • Florida man discovered sleeping in trunk of Catholic minister's car
  • Florida man challenged pizza delivery boy to fight when refused to provide change for antiquated gold coins
  • Florida man seen being chased by wild dogs through public cemetery
  • Wedding in disarray when unknown Florida man invited himself to public reception to eat cake
  • Drunk and disorderly Florida man removed from zoo for shouting obscenities at flamingos
  • Mad Sweeney could be reached for comment, but the amount of expletives within said comment cannot be circulated in reputable news outlets.

    SWEAR JAR
    As seen on national news stations, Maurtia Falls local news, major newspapers and their corresponding news content websites:
    This month's government-provided pro-Registration Swear-In for the imPort community faced a rival gathering in the form of an imPort-organized Swear-Out rally, which encouraged the Unsettled path while protesting government policies toward imPorts. This level of imPort protest is unprecedented, and while both proceeded largely peacefully (a relief to many attendees, who recalled attacks and disasters at previous Swear-Ins) there were noted tensions and arguments on the border between the two parties.

    Numerous imPorts, Metahumans, and ordinary natives were spotted at both events, including local heroes at the Swear-In and imPort fans at the Swear-Out. Businesses advertising at the Swear-In report a boost in interest in their wares, while the Might Club televised sparring matches garnered an impressive audience for friendly displays of imPort power while raising significant sums for charity. At the Swear-Out, the remarkable catering of Ken Kaneki and Raina caused a stir among attendees, although some complained about the presence of human blood on the menu and some of the more dramatic effects of Raina's genetically-brewed teas. Many of the ordinary citizens at the Swear-Out seemed to be less interested in politics than the chance for a free concert by the divine imPort performers Persephone and Inanna, who provided entertainment at the event.

    The Swear-Out's Five-Point Petition has been submitted to the authorities and released to the media, expressing the concerns of dissatisfied imPorts. The petition calls for reform in the issues of Porter research, Registration, imPort justice, nanite injections, and imPort weaponization. Thirteen imPorts signed the document: Count Dooku, Tohru Adachi, Daryl Dixon, Yusuke Kitagawa, Futaba Sakura, Grievous, Utena Tenjou, Maeve Millay, Kaneki Ken, Cad Bane, Munehisa Iwai, Shinigami, and Haen Hithiel.

    It should be noted that Shinigami witheld support for the petition's demand for Porter access, and that Daryl Dixon stated "Got no real problem with how Registration is done, but think the city-to-city porter system opened up to anyone's use so long as they aren't a known murderer or the like. UnRegistered don't mean they should have to go through hoops just to visit a friend."

    ImPort entertainer and political figure Count Dooku was the principal organizer of the Swear-Out rally, and proclaimed it a 'grand success' when speaking to reporters. "Today, we have sent a clear message to the world that imPorts and their friends want change," he stated. "I offer my deepest gratitude to all who attended and supported this important event. It could not have taken place without the help of many who contributed."

    Utena Tenjou was seen attending the Swear-Out and signing the petition. When approached for comment, she fumbled for words, seemingly unused to speaking to the media, before saying: "Look, most of the people I've met here have been nice, but - there's people here who don't really see us as people, you know? They see us as weapons or things or... or guinea pigs. We're more than that, and we aren't going to let them push us around."

    While initially declining to comment, after signing the Swear Out petition, Tohru Adachi had this to say: "I'm here for the native population; it's why I decided to be a private investigator. But people are getting pulled in and out of here against their will. Many of us imPorts don't want to stay here, but we have no choice but to accept it, and accept government surveillance. It's oppressive, and we should have the right to choose if we're the ones being dragged out of our normal lives."

    ImPort Daryl Dixon was seen in attendance at both events. When asked his thoughts on the protest, he showed some support for it, saying, "Think we should get a choice in the whole nanite thing. Don't know if anyone high enough up'll listen, but ain't nothin' wrong with raising some voices and tryin'." Daryl is still a Registered imPort, however, and when asked if he'd be giving up his registration said he saw no reason to.

    When asked her thoughts about the Swear-Out, Kanaya Maryam gave reporters a very flat look before responding. "Are we really doing this nonsense? I thought we'd grown past this level of fearmongering when Kate Bishop graciously [ported out]. Their sense of timing couldn't possibly be worse." Ms. Maryam's comments were edited to remove expletives before publication.

    Haen Hithiel was in attendance at both events, and when asked for a comment regarding the petition/protest responded that "ImPorts have had many choices taken from them by being brought here without their consent, being injected with nanites, and being under surveillance and restrictions. I think it would go a long way if the government took steps to give us back what choices they can... it would help make us feel more like we have a legitimate place in this world, rather than feeling like distrusted intruders."

    Asked about his thoughts on the Swear-Out, registered imPort Han Solo laughed in the reporter's face and told them, "I'm not here for a revolution, I'm just here for their food. Go ask somebody who cares about this." There are also reports that, under the influence of one of the teas on offer at the Swear-Out, he later ended up challenging multiple people to a race before someone took him up on the offer, resulting in Solo being arrested for disturbing the peace.

    (Poe Dameron was the one who took him up on the race, and had perfect hair the whole time.)

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    THE MAJORITY REPORT: AUGUST 10TH, 2017
    Native sentiment centralized in the east coast has been growing for a governmental response to the recent imPort-centric chaos. The government, ever protective of imPorts, has been reluctant to set down any new regulations -- but constituents have been calling their congresspeople.

    HE KANGED, HE SAW, HE CONQUERED
    As seen on BlueTube (via cellphone footage), Bwitter, Rumblr, and Heropean local news:
    Some of the clone mayhem has been put to a stop in an explosive manner, thanks to the draconian imPort Kang. The amateur footage shows him cornering his own clone in an alley several blocks from a restaurant favored by locals. Kang is heard shouting for others to back away before shooting energy darts out of his hand, killing the double troublemaker on the spot. The body then reduces to bones and explodes as if they were made of dynamite, much to the surprise of the onlookers. No others were hurt, and there was minimal damage to nearby property.

    According to Kang, before the video ends, this is completely normal for his race.

    There had been reports of this clone starting fights in several bars and espousing imPort and non-human superiority. He has also been linked to three local deaths. No official statements have been made by the police as of yet.

    AIN'T NO SNOWFLAKE
    As seen in national newspapers and De Chima televised channels:
    A new shelter is being opened by former ambassador candidate Jon Snow. While De Chima has a number of shelters in use, Lord Snow has promised that his will not only be located outside of the city, but will provide housing not only for the homeless, but for the imPorts currently without support and between jobs. He's stated in recent interviews that the shelter will provide assistance in finding more permanent housing and jobs, as well as teaching the residents of the shelter valuable tools to help them in various careers. Donations and supplies are requested, delivered to Snow's office between the hours of 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

    "We are in this together," Snow has told reporters. "We need to band together, all of us. It's the only way our city will thrive."

    ABSOLUTELY SIMFUL
    As seen on BlueTube play-by videos, local Heropa news, Rumblr, and in internet ads:
    There's a new mobile app that has been causing something of a stir amongst natives. Launched just this week, HEART KAPOW WOW is an app that enables natives to embrace the ImPort experience... via dating sim. The game is available to anyone interested for a small fee, but the most interesting thing is that some of the dating options might seem a little familiar. Players have the option to go with a number of dating routes, and live either a heroic or villainous life. More information on the game and uncanny dating options is available here!

    SELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT
    As seen in entertainment magazines and the official TMI blogosphere:
    Reality stars Noah Czerny (of "True Afterlife") and Ronan Lynch (one half of the duo from ETV's "fuckups & tryhards") have taken to BlueTube in a series of videos depicting the boys performing tricks and stunts with novelty toys in the shape of male genitalia. As of this report, the videos have over one million views. Whether the viral performance is a spontaneous act by the boys or a calculated move on the part of UCCY INC Network in an attempt to merge its popular teen imPort franchises remains a point of debate on entertainment news sites and forums. Both boys, who are roommates and make cameo appearances on their respective programs, have a large following on Imstagram and recently toured London as guests of the British government in celebration of a new trade deal between the US and UK.

    THELMA AND OH GEEZ
    As seen on Rumblr discourse, in Bwitter threads, and watched on on TMI Tonight:
    SPOTTED: Daenerys Targaryen giving a statement to police called to the site of her recent fender-bender. Her passenger at the time of the accident was friend and sometime collaborator Gwen Wynne-York, to whom she was overheard remarking, "I think we won that".

    Ms Wynne-York could not be reached for comment but was reportedly struggling to contain her laughter.

    Ms Targaryen is rumored to have settled with the other party.

    ROW ROW ROW AND BOATS
    As seen on imPort Message boards, Community Interest News Stories, Boating Enthusiasts Newsletters:
    A heated argument has broken out among Boater Enthusiasts the last few weeks. It's not quite an all out battle, but races have been tossed around as a possibility. The Prize? Having imPort Riptide sign off as the mascot of whichever club wins! So far no word has come from Riptide himself as to which club he supports, but Heropa's two largest clubs, Pier Pressure and Schooner or Laker have been making some waves. Only time will tell if the riptides will turn in their favor, or if they'll be washed out to sea.

    BAEB IN PLOYLAND?
    As seen on all Maurtia Falls news channels:
    On July 21st, imPort ambassador Petyr Baelish officially announced he would be running for mayor in an interview with the Maurtia Falls Times. The signs had been there for quite a while what with him running regular town hall meetings and drumming up support in the education and business communities, but up until now he had been rather coy when asked about his ambitions. When prompted about whether this would mean he would step down from his ambassadorial position, Baelish responded he had no plans to step down unless he secures the office and he believes he would be fully capable of devoting his time to his fellow imPorts as well as running his campaign.

    Current mayor Tony Cardelli seemed unconcerned about Baelish's announcement. "While I can greatly appreciate the works Ambassador Baelish has put into place during the time he's served this city, I think the people of Maurtia Falls will know better than to appoint an imPort in the role of mayor. And that's nothing against his capabilities, but quite simply being an imPort always runs a risk of them spontaneously vanishing or otherwise leaving the city at risk. Look at what happened to our city just this past week because of imPorts. And I could go on record naming numerous times imPorts have been the cause of our city's problems. Because of this, I am confident I will be reelected for a second term." Cardelli told Channel 7 News in a press conference after the clone catastrophe.

    Even so, many cars have been spotted around the city with a single mockingbird bumper sticker in solidarity with Petyr Baelish, his town hall meetings have been seeing a dramatic increase of foot traffic, and whether it's the work of the famed guerrilla artist or copycats -- the message "embElish maurtia falls" has been cropping up in gold spray paint all across the city. It's clear that Ambassador Baelish has drummed up quite a bit of support quicker than anyone realized, and it seems as though Cardelli will be forced to take his campaign seriously.

    On August 18th at 7:00pm, Mayor Cardelli and Mayor-Hopeful Baelish will be going head to head in their first town hall debate. The citizens of Maurtia Falls are encouraged to come ask questions or air out their grievances.

    POKEDISASTER
    As seen on BlueTube, Rumblr:
    What appears to be the imPorts Blue and Archie, seen here, having a battle of pocket monsters in the middle of London. IN CONSEQUENCE of this intense one-on-one, a large, poisonous sludge-strewn crater was left in their wake. Disaster!

    Dragged off by their respective Pokémon, these brawling trainers might have gotten away with it anonymous -- but imPort Niko recorded it and uploaded it onto BlueTube page. What!

    TIME TO MANABU UP
    As seen in Nonah local papers:
    Seen as a kind of goodwill effort by some (or tasteless infiltration by others), imPort Manabu was interviewed by local journalist Jacknard Pulley regarding his induction into the North Carolina Nonah Division Police Academy. Manabu has stated that, to quote, "he's hoping his actions will speak for themselves; he wants to help everyone, imPort and local alike".

    The article itself was published in multiple papers, as Pulley is a freelance journalist. A feel-good piece that has been criticized as imPort propaganda by anonymous users on Bwitter has nevertheless found some support within the Nonah community.

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    [The voice on the Network is deep, portentous, and elegant. Like a Shakespearean lead speaking from the bottom of a deep, dark cave.]

    There are questions I have been pondering, my friends. I have been learning more regarding the history and future of the Galaxy I hail from. The same divisions and mistakes seeem to occur and reoccur in a repeating pattern. Lasting peace and stability appear to be rather... elusive, shall we say.

    [Count Dooku sighs for a moment at the tragedy of it all.]

    Corruption. Conflict. Ignorance. Incompetence. Injustice. These and so many other challenges are inevitably found in any universe, and they often persist regardless of how strongly they are confronted. Which is why I am curious to hear stories of what you have done to change things for the better, whether in your own world or here as an imPort. What problems did you face? What successes did you achieve? What failures have you had to endure?

    [The Count's voice becomes notably lower on that last question, intoning it like a ritual. It's called the Dark Side after all, not the Optimist Side. He pauses for a moment before adding, in a lighter voice:]

    I am not thinking of these things purely for abstract reasons, of course. As some of you are already aware, I am organizing an... alternative event outside this month's Swear-In, in Maurtia Falls. While the government offers us the usual frivolous bribes and distractions in exchange for accepting their agenda, imPorts will show what we can accomplish with our Swear-Out. This rally will be a festival for those who desire another path, made possible through imPort food, imPort security, imPort entertainment, imPort organization, and imPort vision for a better way.

    I urge all of you to attend, and to let your voices be heard. I am available to answer any questions you may have about this gathering.

    [OOC: If this is your first time tagging the Count, check out his permissions post! Plotting for the Swear-In/Swear-Out on the 15th is here.]

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