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[A dog appears on the camera. It's a fluffy white Samoyed, to be precise, looking happy as it usually does. A beat begins to play, and the dog appears to dance, flapping her ears to the music.

Or not. Doc pops up from behind her at the end, giving the pup a generous skritch. She wags her tail, making a familiar thump-thump against Doc's arm.]

That's my girl! Excellent work, Christmas.

[He finally addresses the camera himself with a sheepish smile and cough, still petting her.]

The moving process is nothing if not long and boring, and I thought we ought to have some fun. And while I'm on the subject---if any of you lack plans, I'll be hosting a barbecue next Saturday, from our new home on the outskirts of Heropa. I can assure you you'll be well fed. My partner's an excellent cook, and I'm not too terrible at side dishes if I may say so.

Hope to see you then!
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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?


Aug. 27th, 2017 07:12 pm
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Good evening, imPorts. Gold, here. If you've spent any time in Heropa, you may have come across my shop -- an occupation assigned me when I arrived here. However, I am pleased to announce I will be taking on another, thanks to recent events.

Having passed the Florida bar and taken care of all other necessary arrangements, I am now officially a licensed attorney. More to the point, I will only take on imPorts as clients. I have some years experience in criminal law, from my last residence, as well as many more in contract law.

[ Hooray for 28 years' worth of curse memories that happened to include law school and a career before he settled down and became the world's crankiest landlord, on top of -- y'know, several centuries as the human embodiment of Dark Magic and running all your deals on contracts and loopholes. ]

But after months of tireless study, I can bring that experience and expertise to this world.

...For us, anyhow.

I remain based out of my shop and am available by appointment.


Aug. 6th, 2017 11:09 pm
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[One in the morning was a great time to post to the network, right? Bela is restless and needs a distraction.]

Space ships. The undead. Magic. Monsters. Time travel.

Face it, a lot of us come from very strange worlds. Now I am not going to spend my time listing off every single weird thing I've heard since I arrived over two years ago, but I am curious about your experiences, dear imPorts.

The only things I haven't personally experienced are space ships, the undead and time travel so if anyone wants to elaborate on those, I am all ears. Although, I have it on good authority that space travel is especially thrilling. Also dangerous.

[It's a miracle that she is able to text.]

Indulge a girl won’t you, network? I know that some are you are bound to be awake right now.

I'll even say please if you want.

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[Cue Doc, wearing one of his usual luau shirts. He's leaning against his latest creation: almost reminiscent of the car he's famous for, but with a few modern concessions. Like not hitting his head on the gullwing doors every time, to start.]

Evening, everyone! Dr. Brown here. As the school moves to the summer sessions, I'll be shifting my attention to Maurtia Falls part-time. Thanks to a generous sponsorship from Ambassador Baelish, I'm able to host a basic course on everyday automobile repair. I find it's often a helpful skill in tight spots, and with the proper tools and training...

[He steps forward, reaches into his pocket and presses a button. The engines rev up, and the car switches into hover mode. It worked this time! He looks pleased (and a little more relieved than perhaps he should be).]

Almost anything is possible---though that might take a few courses. I'll be teaching Thursday nights at the Maurtia Falls library starting next week. Formal signups are unnecessary, just RSVP and I'll have everything prepared. I hope to see you there, and that we can continue the sessions with advanced courses!

( video )

Mar. 10th, 2017 03:17 pm
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[There was too much to say right now. Too many questions to ask. Too many things to take in. Too many things to be put into perspective. Nike was having a difficult time with the serious of events that led her here. She needed to find somewhere quiet to contemplate, somewhere that her senses didn't feel they were literally on fire. This world was loud! So very loud and hot, and felt -- dare she say -- difficult and unknown. It felt strange, almost like meeting a stranger for the first time which wasn't normal. No matter which part of the world she goes to, the voices she find there will always feel familiar, even if it holds a different feeling. Whatever the case, she decided to use the strange device to communicate with "those like her", as they explain it to her as. Holding the camera to face an angry fox, as she didn't feel very comfortable showing herself at the moment. That is, if she is doing any of this correctly.]

I...I don't know if this is working or not! I'm just...taking a moment to center it all!

[She was yelling as loud as she can without her throat burning. Without having to breath too much of the strange air, even if she was facing the ocean, that should have cleaner air, which can be seen behind the arctic fox pup and heard -- it was clear she was in Heropa.]

Slan!! Are you here!? Can you hear me!? I have Ryuka with me right now! He's okay!! He was healed from the wasp stings from earlier! So don't worry! I promise he is safe! Just get back to me, okay!?

[All of this yelling made it seem as though she was either deaf or having difficulty in hearing, it was clear that Nike was overwhelm. Why does it hurt? The video feed will begin to shake until it lowers further to the ground, away from the scowling fox, showing she was sitting on the ground, hugging her knees.]

How do you turn down the volume!? I can barely hear anything! Livi! Livi!! Can you hear me!? Sense me!? I'm here!! I'm right here!!! [Wherever "here" was, but she was alive, taken against her will.] Don't be scared, don't cry or get angry; just be here, safe... [Said in a more normal tone, it was clear she was trying to whisper.]
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[Cut to a desk piled high with papers and schoolbooks. They block the view for a second---at least, until his hand pushes through the pile and starts shoving them aside. Doc finally appears in view, goggles askew atop his head.]

Now that the latest calamity's past, hello! I'm glad most of you seem to be safe and sound---though I will say that a better backup plan might be in order if that stunt gets repeated. And now that it's worked, I fear it will be. An alternative power grid, perhaps? Costly and impractical everywhere, but maybe a little...

[He shakes his head, reaching down to shuffle what appears to be a stack of cover letters. Time to concentrate..]

I'm losing the train of thought already. I come to you with two questions. The first: do you know of any educational institutions that would hire this late in the year? I can offer to assist with finals, of course, but I'm hoping to fill a more permanent role.

And the second, more frivolous question: most of us know what the resurgence of red and pink heart shapes means, though I've never paid much attention to it. This year, I'm afraid it's required of me. And I wonder: as I understand it, it's a traditional day for a carefully planned date night and gift exchange between romantic partners. Are there any other nuances one should know before planning such a date?
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[Cue Doc, seated in the largely empty living room of De Chima 3. There's a large fluffy dog sprawled over his lap and another curled against his side,, so he won't be doing very much moving here. A toy train sits on the table in front of him. His voice, when it finally sounds, is uncharacteristically serious.]

Once again, the Christmas season has arrived, and I see its commercial presence has only grown in the last thirty years. For those who've celebrated in the past, you know it's meant to be a time of great joy. But there's a certain pressure inherent in the celebrations. We're presented with endless images of joyful families, friends coming together...if there are holes in one's life, it's easy to feel forgotten. It's trivial to become bitter and hardened when what you're lacking is put on display every day.

The holiday wasn't universal on my Earth, and I'm aware it's foreign to an even greater number of you, so I'm hoping that eases the pressure on us. Still, I know that's not quite enough, so for anyone who's feeling lost and has some energy to burn, I have a proposal:

My clock business is still running, but on the side I've become Santa's elf for the month. I'm constructing as many toys as I can for local children, and if anyone wishes to donate or build, I'd be extremely grateful for the assistance. The spirit of giving might just be what's needed in the dark days of winter---Kepler, Christmas, please---all right, I suppose that's enough for now---

[The dogs are squirming against him now, so he laughs and pauses the feed.]
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[Someone looks excited. Probably because he saw some mention of Christmas earlier. Or, the general idea of it. Along with the inevitable obvious past time of spotting decorations around, hearing the carols as he is out and about at times.

Now, Christmas isn't so much a thing back home, but it isn't hard to figure someone like Sorey getting excited about it all the same.]

Hey everyone! I'm guessing this 'Christmas' thing is a new holiday, right? We didn't have it back home. Or, not quite this big, if we did have something sort of similar at Glenwood. I gather it's about gifts, right? And this Santa guy. But this is a good excuse to get presents for everyone! [And here, he looks a bit more sheepish, rubbing at the back of his head, his mop of hair that does seem to be growing out a bit again.] I mean, I feel kind of bad, for leaving before and stuff anyway.

But it seems like fun! So I want to try. I wonder if this 'Santa' would bring me one of those goblin carts....

[Sorey no.]

A-anyway, the kids seem pretty excited! Maybe I could help do something with them for Christmas. Any ideas? Or...more details? Either way. This would be my first Christmas, so.

[He may have missed a few important facts. Like how Santa is really just some guy dressed up in a suit. You know.]


Nov. 29th, 2016 08:04 pm
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[ The following content is blocked from A CERTAIN NERD ]

So. It's winter, which means it's the holiday season where you circulate those online shopping "buy me these things" lists, spend too long in retail shopping lines--and realize you honestly don't know what to buy people who you know REALLY well.

I don't say this often, and you probably won't hear it again, but HALP PLS.

Shopping for: Male. Mid-Thirties. NERD. Likes space and math and robots. Dresses like an academic dork (stuffy librarian). Significant enough other that a spending limit does not exist by default. Nor is a gift objectionable due to being "too personal" or "too significant." Does not need a new watch, nor a new winter jacket. Rarely wears ties. Does not wear jewelry.

Alright, and just because: What's the BEST gift you've received?
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[personal profile] exceptfebruary
Once, Thanksgiving was celebrated by proclamation. This nation was called to give thanks, to celebrate.

It transformed into tradition. Then an annual holiday. Now it is commonplace.

[ He pauses, purposefully. His voice is soft and calm. ]

We've been taken from our worlds. Our homes. Our times. I have been here for ten months, two weeks and four days. Some of you have been here for years. Others, much less.

In that time, is there anything in this world you are thankful for? People. Places. Things. Or perhaps thankful to be here. Or maybe you're not thankful at all. Maybe everything you're thankful for has been ripped away from you.

Regardless. Today is a day to give thanks. So tell me. What are you thankful for?
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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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(As the video feed begins, Zoey seems somewhat apprehensive and yet inquisitive at the same time.)

Okay, I'm going to get right to it. If anyone knows of what Pokémon are, or know two people by the name of Ash or a blue-haired girl by the name of Dawn... Please contact me. My name is Zoey. Now on to bigger problems... has anyone been having issues with their new 'powers'? And another thing, I find the facts that the people who greeted me when I arrived to be a little...suspicious to say the least. And as for my job, wildlife intern and student? Are they kidding me? *she sighs*

Information would be a big help from others who are in my situation. I live some place called Heropa. Let me know as soon as possible if you have any relevant info. Thank you.

004. text

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]

002. video

Oct. 2nd, 2016 01:23 pm
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[ One benefit of Hunk's moving to a mostly-empty house had been the mostly-empty garage. That's where he is now, sitting cross-legged in front of a still Yellow Lion with a rag and a can of compressed air in his hands. He's just doing some cleaning, mostly because it's something to do, and he works while the feed runs, propped up on a nearby tool box.

Well, wait. He gives a little wave, first, then it's back to work. ]
You know, I... I should've figured out what I was going to say before I came on here to say it. What I want to ask about is hard to put into words.

I, uh-- I've only been here, like, two months, and I've already had a couple of people I know up and disappear. So that's kinda a bummer, especially 'cause one of 'em's somebody from my world. [ No. Wait a second. ] Well. Somebody from my universe. Or from my dimension? Anyway! You get what I mean. She's kind of important, and a main driving force behind what we're supposed to be doing, and--

I don't know. I feel bad. Well, obviously, I'd feel kinda cruddy about that, but it's more than that. I'm torn, I guess? I wanted to enjoy all of the time of Earth I could get, but I also can't quite get my mind off of the fact that we're supposed to be halting an alien empire. Then there's the fact that this Earth isn't quite right, that the locale isn't exactly mine, and-- I dunno'. Pointless discontent, right? What can you do?

Okay. Sorry. I'm rambling. Uuuh... So. What am I looking for, here? Like... Pick-me-ups? Advice? Suggestions?

What's the best thing on Earth? To you. To do, to eat, to see... All that stuff.

And does anybody need a spare mechanic? The Elvis thing is starting to get taxing.
sciencestyle: (gadgetry)
[personal profile] sciencestyle
What's happening, people?

I'm at my wit's frazzled end here, and I am hoping against hope that one of y'all can help.

When you've screwed up seriously with a friend, and you're being iced out, how do you break the silence? I'm losing my grip here, and the thought that we'll never again be tight hurts worse than hell.

[Not seen over text: Doc's scrunched-up face, both from the personal turmoil he's dug for himself and the furious rifling through modern reference books as he desperately tries to disguise his 'voice'.]


Aug. 5th, 2016 09:22 pm
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Out of curiosity, I am wondering if anyone who's moved around here could offer me some advice: While Heropa is a fine, sunny place, I'm finding it might be, at least for me, a lovelier place to visit than to dwell.

[ Do you know who hates the Summer in the deep south? People who wear suits and also walk just about everywhere. ]

Bearing in mind I've a business to run, I'm attempting to weigh my options with regard to picking up and moving further north, or simply attempting to find more convenient accommodations within the city limits. Any advice?


Jul. 10th, 2016 05:14 pm
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[ A Scottish accent, familiar to some, not evoking much more in the way of emotion than curiosity. ]

In light of the recent majority report -- following that fiasco with Mister Monday or whatever he was calling himself -- does it seem as though that sentence came down rather quickly? I realize this may seem a mite insensitive given the current climate and what's just occurred, but I can't help but wonder. This might be purely my own ignorance talking, but sometimes it does surprise me how different this place is from home.

What is due process in this place, exactly?


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