Voice

Feb. 27th, 2015 03:02 am
ghostly_heiress: (All the concern)
[personal profile] ghostly_heiress
I was wondering if anyone would let me stay somewhere else.

Robyn....forgot a few weeks ago. She still remembered me and I told her about being numbered, but she doesn't remember any of the Network stuff. She said it's still fine for me to stay with her, but...

But if something follows me home, I don't want it to be her home when she wouldn't be prepared for it.
wastingtime: (so clearly on the wall)
[personal profile] wastingtime
This has been a long time coming, but change can be difficult at times, as you all know. While things may be thrust upon us, out of our consent and control, there are still things only we can choose to do.

I discovered, some time ago, that the sword I carried is more of a tool than a weapon; most of us rely on those teleporter devices. I no longer have to. A quick walk through what I can only describe as a strange landscape, and I am a hundred miles away- albeit not just anywhere. My range appears to be dedicated to our already-known boundaries, though I am experimenting with them.

I'll be focusing on such for the next while. [he hesitates here, not quite sure how to continue, then goes on anyway] Should anyone need assistance with transport, I would be pleased to test myself with them as I explore just what this old body is capable of.

And before anyone asks, no, I don't believe that this is another me. I haven't even seen one of the sort, but I'll gladly take any information if someone's seen me beside myself.


((OOC; no, Elian doesn't have a dopple. but he's aware of them, hence the comments. c: doubles are welcome, though!))

Written

Dec. 21st, 2014 08:35 am
ghostly_heiress: (Only a little tired)
[personal profile] ghostly_heiress
I participated in the run the other day. It was pretty fun. I've always liked the run, but this was the first year I really had an opportunity to take part.

It was amazing, getting to see it in person.

Hopefully Dad thought so. We used to only watch it at home. I suppose he thought he should make a public appearance since he didn't have to stay with me.

I always liked this time of year. It was one of the few times he'd slow down and be around a while. It was nice, except for last year. It was pretty bad last year. Some problems came up, but then again, those problems are also why I got back my first echo. It's actually kind of funny.

Anniversary of my birth today. In a few weeks, anniversary of my first echo. Beginning of my two lives right next to each other.
theearth: (Take on the world!)
[personal profile] theearth
Who: Everyone!
What: Run for a good cause!
Where: Locke City
When: throughout the 18th of December

Each year, there is a Christmas charity run in Locke. Businesses from the area (from large ones like Thunder Corp to tiny ones like the Italian pizza place around the corner) pay a set amount of money for every participant that finishes the run. Everyone may participate. There tend to be two or three causes that the money that is earned through it will go to, one local and one (inter)national one. This year it is research for medical engineering and local NGOs that work with people who lost friends or family to the various catastrophes of the year.

Tents and little stalls have been set up along the run's route by businesses that donate, selling food and drink to everyone (most of them donating their earnings to charity as well) and using the moment to advertise for themselves a bit. But churches and various NGOs have stalls or tents as well, selling food and beverages and informing about their cause, and it generally has the atmosphere of a little fair.

Though the curfew will cut the festivities short in the evening, people are in a happy, light mood, enjoying the break from the dire atmosphere and displaying a "our spirit may not be broken" attitude. The run has way more participants this year than usually, despite the slight decrease in residents that Locke has seen over the last year. In the dispute about the run, if it should happen despite everything or not, the opinion that it should prevailed, and clearly people are fully behind that decision.

It must however be noted that the military and also the police are very present, not intervening but simply standing in streets and corners, watching over the proceedings.


Notes:
- Any business, number-run or not, may have sponsored between one and as many as you want runners and have a tent or stall somewhere. Many of them have hired students or other extras for their stalls/tents, but regulars will work there as well.
- Characters might spot Geoff in the crowd sometimes, talking pleasantly to local politicians or owners of large businesses.
- Any character of any age may run! Children up to 15 years of age must only finish half the run to be counted.
- One of the organizers is secretly numbered in case issues appear or someone wanted to help with the run.
ghostly_heiress: (Well all right then)
[personal profile] ghostly_heiress
Who: Danielle, Robyn, and anyone who may want to get in on the fun.
What: Winter fun
When: December 15th
Where: Some park somewhere near where Robyn lives.
Read more... )
gogoghostpowers: (Fenton: super excited! // wow what a day)
[personal profile] gogoghostpowers
[HEY REMEMBER THIS KID? You might not. He's been away for about a month, and been sparse on the network for even longer--not due to lost echoes, but just refusing to engage the network in general. Especially after some very concerning messages he left before going into complete radio silence.

BUT THAT'S OKAY NOW BECAUSE HERE HE IS NOW! Maybe he'll explain his erratic behavior?]


webcam photo )

Written

Nov. 13th, 2014 08:19 pm
ghostly_heiress: (All the concern)
[personal profile] ghostly_heiress
[Backdated to the 9th]

[Her writing is a bit messier today, but still perfectly legible.]

Has anyone seen Danny today? At all?

I think he's going to leave Locke.
scarlet_devil: ([Teen] Silent)
[personal profile] scarlet_devil
[Today, the vampire looks both upset and angry, both at the situation in Locke and at her parents. She's fresh out of an argument with them after being told the news. They are planning on moving away from Locke City... Emi has no choice but to go with them.]

...My family's moving out of Locke, including Dani. [She doesn't have to mention she'll have to go with them too, right?]

We made a home for ourselves here! I made a home for myself. And now, to have to leave...

I'll still be Numbered, at least. We're heading to Las Vegas.

10: Voice

Oct. 6th, 2014 08:07 pm
ghostly_heiress: (It's complicated okay)
[personal profile] ghostly_heiress
[A post early in the morning, and sounding so tired.]

So, I can't go home. I suppose I should have expected something like this.

Everyone who went to Robyn's party, you may have investigators visiting you. I did make sure the security cameras were off for the party areas, I didn't really want Dad snooping into it, but the servants may still be able to give a description or a name depending.

I'm somewhere safe currently, but it's a short term solution with the whole money issue and I don't have the skills to actually forage for my own food.

If there's any police on here who would be looking for missing kids...I'm really, really sorry.
ghostly_heiress: (Well if you squint a bit)
[personal profile] ghostly_heiress
Who: Kid group!
What: Super powered kids doing super powered kid things. Then drama.
When: October 5th, during the day.
Where: Some camping grounds near the edge of Locke.
Warnings: Body horror maybe? Idk, these kids have horrifying powers and someone is probably gonna change her face.

There were many reasons to have another meeting. For one, they'd lost two members which was, frankly, depressing. There was also the fact Danielle had a place for them to meet, a small fishing cabin in the camp site, relatively isolated from other camping spots, plus some supplies to go through. There were costume options, and handy supplies for utility belts.

More than that, though, they needed to know what everyone could do. If they were to be a team, then they needed to know what their options were. What power combos they could do. That sort of thing.

Plus, they were friends, right? Friends hung out.
ghostly_heiress: (Sounds great!)
[personal profile] ghostly_heiress
Who: Robyn, Danielle, PEOPLE
What: Robyn is rescued and in need of cheering up, so there's gonna be a bit party for her.
When: Backdated to September 13
Where: The home of company heiress Danielle Masters. So a huge mansion befitting the obscenely wealthy in a on the rich side of town.
Warnings: Shenanigans, cat videos, giant sized life jackets made of pool noodles? And whole aftermath of kidnappings maybe.

[Filtered to Personal Friends of Robyn, Danielle, and those who expressed concern on the Network during the kidnapping plot]

You are cordially invited to a party this Saturday at [address goes here.] Simply tell the guard at the gate for that address that you are here for the party for Robyn in the effort to cheer her up after her ordeal.

There will be food, music, cat videos, a pool, and if you believe Robyn will want you stay the night and are under the age of eighteen, a sleepover.

The staff are aware Seedlings may be in attendance. They do not, however, know this is a Seedling gathering, that I am one, or what Robyn needs cheering up for, just that the party is for her. Please do not inform them.

Sincerely, Danielle.


Party stuff under here )
onecream_fivesugar: (Oh look over there)
[personal profile] onecream_fivesugar
[It's been well over a week since Robyn last made an appearance on the network. She had needed some time to recover and sort herself out after the ordeal she had been through, she wasn't anywhere near one hundred percent but she was at least ready to make an attempt to show up in front of her friends again.

She was incredibly nervous about doing this, she knew there were a fair number of people that thought it would be best to wait for the mafia to release her... But that wasn't exactly how things had worked out. She knew there had been a lot of arguing over the situation. She had only seen a little of it during the short time she had access to the network, but it was enough to make her nervous of how people might be reacting to the fact that her rescuers had probably made the mafia really angry. She certainly couldn't bring herself to be mad at them, they had saved her plain and simple.]


[So the feed opens up with Robyn staring at the screen, chewing on her lower lip nervously. After a moment she'll raise her hand and wave nervously. She certainly looks to be a lot better than when she was being held by Albero, but there are dark bags under her eyes. It's pretty obvious she hasn't been sleeping well lately.]

Uhmm... Hey! Uh-Long time, no see?

I just wanted everyone to know I'm here and uhm-I'm fine.

So... You all don't have to worry anymore.

I-uh... Haven't really been checking here over the last little while and I kind of, sorta lost my cellphone during the-

[She frowns and decides against talking about what had happened and moves on.]

-The thing... But I just got a new one a couple days ago, so getting a hold of me shouldn't be a problem.

[She stares at the screen for a moment, completely unsure of what to say next. She feels like this may not have been the best idea.]

Well-I'm gonna go now. I just wanted to say well... Thank you and I-I'm sorry for everything that happened.
[She let's out a deep breath and shuts down the feed for now. She'll give herself a few minutes before she starts responding.]

[OOC: Hey! I know there are people that mentioned wanting to visit Robyn after the plot. If anyone still wants to do that feel free to start something here or let me know and I can get things going.]

Voice

Sep. 2nd, 2014 09:26 pm
ghostly_heiress: (It's a questionable move)
[personal profile] ghostly_heiress
[There's this girl again, with her far too young, but steady voice.]

Robyn is my friend. When the message first started, I wanted to run to save her.

Until Albero made the promise.

I'm not saying fear him. I'm not saying we take his deal to leave town. All I care about is Robyn right now, the rest will come later.

The one who has the best chance of getting Robyn out of there unscathed is Cure Phantom and anyone with his power set. However, it's also known that the mob knows the powers that would do it and if they have even an inkling of belief he will be sneaky, they likely have a back up plan for it.

But this is the thing: Albero is a business man. He's not just some psychopath off the street, he runs an organization, an effective organization. That requires intelligence and the ability to manipulate.

Robyn is meant to manipulate us, but it's to manipulate us to his advantage. If we rush in and get her killed, that is a hit to our morale. A 'look, you tried OH so hard, and what do you get? A dead girl.' I know that won't break some, but it will break others, and that means the numbers who would go against him are down.

If no one rushes in, Robyn will not be hurt. If he hurts Robyn once we listen to him, then he's the only one at fault. Anyone who cares about Robyn, to anyone who cares about innocents, to anyone who just hates people doing what he does, will be against him, and with a personal vendetta. He loses if he breaks his promise. All he has to gain in killing Robyn is one dead Numbered who doesn't even have the truly terrifying powers.

If Robyn is let go, then there is a chance people will believe him. People will leave without thinking this is some trap to weed us out, that they'll be safe if they're gone. He wants this because if even some take this deal, that still means numbers are down, and he's winning. There is also the possibility he could find out unknown Numbered because they'll sure to tend to her, so be careful when you do go visit Robyn.

In the game of manipulation, you need the other side to be confident to trust you to act a certain way. Which means keeping your word until you can pull off a decisive win. He can't right now, so he is telling the truth.

The best chance Robyn has to get out relatively okay is to wait. Not because of fear, but because it's what's best for HER, and because it puts us in the best position to deal with him AFTER she's safe.

text;

Sep. 2nd, 2014 02:40 pm
siesinddasessen: (blockhead)
[personal profile] siesinddasessen
If anyone tries to free Robyn, you will have crossed me.

Albero has reason to keep his promise right now, and he doesn't like people that cross his path, you should have realized that by now. Useless interference might not only cause her harm but kill her and harm all of us. Let Albero think that we're considering it. It will buy all of us time.
onecream_fivesugar: (THIS IS THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT I WANT!)
[personal profile] onecream_fivesugar
[Robyn had just wanted to go spend some time with her aunt, they were going to get ice cream and have a grand old time. The last thing she expected or wanted to have was a group of mafia goons suddenly swarm her on the street and pull her into a black van that had just swerved up to the curb. The thugs had come, swept Robyn up and had disappeared just as fast as they come. She tried her best to fend them off but well... She was a sixteen year old girl with the power to summon rose petals randomly and run kind of fast. She wasn't prepared or capable or defending herself from something like this.

Over twenty four hours had passed since that happened. Of course, Robyn had no idea what time it was, she had completely lost track of time a few hours in. She hadn't even heard much from the thugs after they brought to god knows where. When they arrived they had sat her down in a chair, tied, gagged and blindfolded her only to back off and leave her without another or word or an explanation as to why they were doing this. She could hear them speaking in hushed tones, but none of them would answer her muffled cries.

So she did the only things she could: she squirmed and tried to break free to no avail, she screamed, she cried, she slept a little but not much. She was too terrified to do that for very long.

Eventually Someone did approach her. Told her that they'd let her go if she helped them deliver a message. ...Robyn agreed. They untied her hands, removed the gag and blindfold and shortly after they gave her a laptop. It didn't take her long after that to connect to the network.


[ As soon as he's sure that Robyn seems to have connected to the mystery numbers network, a man steps forward. Anyone who has ever Googled him should recognise him, since he's pretty distinctive-looking, but he's going to introduce himself for the benefit of people who haven't. What a lovely man. ]

Well, hello. Assuming my friend here is telling the truth and you can all see me - and she better be -

[ He places a hand on Robyn's head. It's an unmistakably threatening gesture. Robyn flinches at the touch, but she's not in a position to stop him. ]

- then I assume you all know who I am. Albero. Mr. Albero. And I have a proposal for your, ah... collective.

[ He grins, lowering his shades just enough to peer over the top of them. ]

Get out of my city. You're in the way. Pack your freak bags and get the hell out. You do that, and I won't come after you. The unpleasantness will stop. You stay here? Me and the family keep having our fun. And believe me, my unsavoury friends, we have been having a lot of fun with this. You're great entertainment! Bravo. But all good things must come to an end, huh?

[ He ruffles Robyn's hair, still grinning in an incredibly unpleasant manner. Fresh tears well up in her eyes. ]

To prove I can keep my promises, I'll be letting my new friend here go home by the end of the day. As long as nobody tries anything stupid, anyhow. Sounds good, right, princess?

[Robyn whimpers and looks away, her eyes fixed on the ground as tears stream down her cheeks.]

[ He crouches so that he's at Robyn's level, still smiling into the camera as he takes is hand from her head and instead grips her shoulder. Rather too hard, unfortunately - hopefully she doesn't bruise easily. ]

[Robyn bit her lip and shook her head frantically. She tried to stop herself from making a sound, but despite her efforts she let out a pained groan.]

I suggest you all consider my offer. [And to Robyn:] End it.

[Robyn's arms shook and she slowly raised trembling hands to the laptop again, her fingers fumbled on the keyboard but she didn't actually shut down her connection to the network. Albero stepped away from the computer to speak to a few of the men that had been holding Robyn over the last day, leaving her alone with the network open for now. Does anyone want to say hi?]

[OOC: Used red for Robyn bits!]

[voice]

Sep. 1st, 2014 06:19 pm
stopinthenameofawe: (Melissa [Too tired for this])
[personal profile] stopinthenameofawe
[Maybe this isn't something that would have bothered Melissa normally, but... well. With everything going on even she feels like she should check.]

Hey. Anybody seen Robyn today? She was supposed to come chill with me for the night, but she hasn't shown up. Her dad doesn't know where she is either.

...For the record, we made this arrangement in person, so it's not because of her losing her memories of the network.

[.....Danny she swears to god if this has anything to do with you...]
thebalrogslayer: (Dangerous)
[personal profile] thebalrogslayer
[Gabriel stands on his patio in a loose white shirt. Those who have been to his house before might have noticed that he's moved some of the plants to make a space. Those who haven't might notice the bucket that he's placed beside him.

That's right. He got tagged. It's time for the ice bucket challenge.

He tuts, flicking his hair in mock annoyance, although he's unable to erase the smile that twitches the corner of his lips.
]

And here I was thinking I'd get away without being tagged. Thanks for nothing, Ellen. [The mention of one of his off-network friends might be enough to tell some people that he's recording this to post across social media as well as across the Network.

Taking a step back, he picks up the bucket, takes a breath and grits his teeth, and then dumps it over himself completing the challenge.
] Fuck oh fuck me. [With the wet shirt contest that he's just started some people might be inclined to take him up on the invitation... he hops about for a moment, trying not to over react, but at the same time] Fuck that's cold!

Aah, ah, right, who was I going to tag, who hasn't been tagged yet. [He had actually thought about this before hand but he's somewhat distracted now.] Right, Nicola, Sam and Beki, and Thorir and Julien. Oh, and Geoff Benwick, Badri Barkley and Meredith Chownyk.

[Yes he did just challenge the aliens alongside a few of his friends, off network and on.  No he's not sure what the consequence will be, but why not?  It's all for a good cause after all.  He gives a slightly shaky smirk and a wave, and then ends the video so he can go and change.]
ghostly_heiress: (Tch)
[personal profile] ghostly_heiress
I'm sorry if no one could contact me for the last two weeks.

And I have a question for the Network.

How common is it for people to temporarily lose all their echoes?

[For anyone who knows her in real life and might have paid attention, she was in the hospital for a good chunk of that time. Nothing like relapsing illnesses.]
onecream_fivesugar: (Happy times)
[personal profile] onecream_fivesugar
Who: Robyn and friends! (Most people she's talked to are probably considered her friend.)
Where: Her Apartment. (Okay... The apartment belongs to her dad.)
When: Early Evening, August 12th
What: It's her sixteenth birthday and it's party time.
Warnings: None at the moment!

It's her birthday and she'll cry if she wants to! ...Except she probably wont )
scarlet_devil: ([Teen] Oh dear)
[personal profile] scarlet_devil
[There is a rather agitated looking Emilia appearing on video today, this time she is outside rather than at her computer, broadcasting from her phone. Despite her eyes being hidden by sunglasses, it looks like she hasn't gotten a wink of sleep since she was told Dani hadn't come home. She certainly hasn't turned up at her door either.]

Her uncle having a heart attack was bad enough without her cousin going missing soon afterwards...]

Dani's gone missing. [She rubs her free hand down the side of her face.] My uncle's had a heart attack yesterday and Dani's sister blamed her for it... Dani's run off because of it, I can't find her anywhere since yesterday.

I don't if she's hurt or been taken... Or simply hiding.

If anyone has seen her, I have to know.

[All she can do now is keep looking. Until she gets a response, the feed ends and the phone is put away in a pocket.]

((As per Dani's hiatus, she's run off for two weeks. She'll be found either by Emi or someone else around the end of the hiatus, hungry for blood but unhurt.))
umbrael: (Lizard King • Eye)
[personal profile] umbrael
hey kids, you like dinosaurs right?

well for those of you out there who don't have cameras to dodge or shady companies to watch or alleys to get beat up in or w/e you do w/ your time or if you've on a break from that then i have some fun dinosaur themed puzzles for you!

first is a riddle or long word puzzle w/e ok

say you have a several ton dinosaur hiding in a garage. he makes the raptors in jurassic park look like babies. now, hes pretty cramped in there and it smells bad and maybe it's rubbing off on him, who can say, but most important he's getting serious cabin fever and would like to stretch his legs.

how do you move this dinosaur without causing alarm or getting too much attention?

also this dinosaur may/may not have been involved in a few 1000s in car damages


ok riddle two

why would an ancient dinosaur have a silver earring? magic may or may not be involved i guess


riddle three
is there a better way for something w/out hands to write on a laptop other than a stick in the mouth

[audio]

Aug. 3rd, 2014 12:22 pm
seed_of_memory: (standing at attention)
[personal profile] seed_of_memory
Hello again, everyone. As you're all aware, we're facing a great degree of scrutiny and danger; maybe not in a necessarily greater manner, but enough to be concerning. And I know that many of us want to get to the bottom of it.

We've all faced our share of danger, and we've all dealt with the risks that come from going it alone or acting without experience. I personally had to learn that the hard way when I investigated the Thunder Corp compound. I could have easily lost my life. I... I have learned that I need to rely on other people.

So I would like to make a proposal. I am a private investigator. I have resources and knowledge that I can share with those of you who share my desire to shed light on the secrets surrounding us. I have already reached out to several of you as contacts, but... perhaps it is time I offered more.

...

There is also another matter I would like to discuss as well. I... I had an echo some time ago, and it concerns matters that I have been uncomfortable to discuss openly. At the same time, I realize many of you have dealt with the weight of our past lives longer than I have...

[Fuyuka pauses and takes a deep breath before continuing]

When I was a child, I lost both my parents. It was at an age where my memories of living with them have... faded with time. The echo I received recently... it involved my previous self's childhood with her mother. It was peaceful. Idyllic... they clearly cared about each other a great deal...

I am unsure of how to deal with it. I cannot feel if I feel jealousy or regret. What's more... my parents losing their lives were what drove me to enter law enforcement. Embracing these memories - memories that aren't even mine - it feels like I am betraying all of that.


...
I. I could use [her voice cracks] some advice.

Th-thank you for your time.
ursoreckless: (sulking now)
[personal profile] ursoreckless
[ shou is back from his sudden disappearance. he is also looking a bit like he was chewing on something bitter and that he is also pretty tired. hello jet lag, he really doesn't need you to stick around right now. ]

This is starting to get ridiculous. First it's 'oh no, the police are going to kill us', then it was the thunderasses or whatever, and now it's the mob. And now people are all 'whine whine the normals are out to get us'... Well, yeah, that's one of the problems of coming out of the supernatural closet. C'mon, I can't be the only person who watches movies with similar plots, can I? Next, you'll be telling me that aliens don't come to earth to eat our brains.

I might be joking about that last bit.

Hey, here's something to think of from your uncle Shou - mebbe the mob are after us because they are doing something illegal and we're too much of a bunch of powered goodies getting in their way.

...Fuck, what a bad month it's been. I think I'm going to drown myself and mebbe get some sleep at the same time.

[ and have a salute before the feed goes dead. for anyone he talks to regularly, he had an emergency in the family and had jetted off to Japan. he might have messaged a couple people but when in a rush, it may not have gone through completely. feel free to yell at him about it. ]
gobybessie: (→56)
[personal profile] gobybessie
[ John is carefully poised at the desk, fingers folded and elbows resting on the hard surface. He starts by clearing his throat. ]

As a previous post hinted, another clinic employee has lost their Echoes. That employee is Mordin Solus. But don't worry; it is still safe. He left notes for himself, and there is still at least me from the network working there. Should you for whatever reason prefer to have someone from the network present if you need to see us, I would be happy to do so at any time if at all possible.

Otherwise, I hope everyone is well out there. Things are turning ... even less favourable. Which makes me regret the fact that I bought plane tickets to go back to the UK from the seventh to the twenty-first, but I don't think I'll cancel them. It's rather important. More on that in a minute.

I have a few questions first. Three, to be exact. One.

[ While he opens a drawer and leans back to reach into it, he holds up a finger. ]

Does the name Gallifrey ring any bells for anyone? I think that's my home planet. My other self's home planet. But that's all I know about it for now.

[ Aside from remembering fleeing it, but he'll leave that bit out since he has no idea why he did, after all. Just knows it was fleeing. And that the time machine he has is probably stolen. Doesn't seem important, though.

He puts a paper down in front of him and turns back, holding up a device. ]

Two, does anyone know what this is? It doesn't work. There's a button, but pressing it does nothing.

And lastly, [ this time he holds up the paper; a drawing, ] does anyone recognise this? I drew it as well as I could. I'm inclined to say it's a robot. It talked like one, and looks the part. It had a sucker cup for an arm whatever reason, and the other arm is a weapon. It can paralyse people for as long as it likes, but if it can kill I don't know. Wouldn't surprise me.

[ He puts it down, and sighs. ]

I intend to tell my family. I have spent enough festive occasions without them. There is only one big problem.

I don't look like the same person anymore. And I really do mean that. For anyone who missed it, I used to look like this.

[ Cue holding up a photo. ]

I am not entirely sure how to go about it, so having some people with me who might be able to help reassure them would be helpful, or any suggestions you might have. I want-- I need this to work. That is also why I'm going back to the UK. My brother and parents are there. I'm aware of the Echo situation, of course, and I don't know what will happen but I would like to try.

[ There's a pause, and he nods. ]

I suppose that's that.

[ And he reaches out and cuts the feed. ]
talkshitgetsis: (77)
[personal profile] talkshitgetsis
Rei Ikari, here to be publicly crucified.

This month I've seen a lot of people talking about run-ins with certain groups of people that have left them beaten, distressed, or otherwise roughed up. Continually, certain people find out that we're numbered. And when that happens, people get hurt or people get in trouble because you find yourselves in positions that make you something dangerous or to be feared. Something worth taking the time to stamp out.

We're in a position where we only have each other to rely on. And to be frank, I don't think we're very reliable.

[There's a smugness as she touches her hand to her chest.]

Of course I am in no such position. I have long since been relinquished into the care of our national officials. I have access to a safe, air tights government facility in which I can find total respite. I have demonstrated a usefulness to them, and therefore am allotted cooperation. Protection.

[She lifts up her bangs, running a finger along her forehead to make a point.]

And look at this. No scars where my brain was scooped out of my head and experimented on. I haven't had drills slid into my temple, no vivisections, no experimentation. No marks from injections in my arm. I've been treated perfectly reasonably aside from some bothersome monitoring. But I have nothing to hide. For the most part, I am allowed to do as I please.

When the day comes that we're all found out and deemed such a threat to society that cannot be controlled, and it isn't just select mafia groups and crooked cops throwing stones at us, I will not be one of the ones laying in a pool of my own blood. I will be alongside the government, being touted as one of the "good ones." I'll be able to live the rest of my life. It'll be in government hands, and as their tool from time to time, but at least I'll live.

I've made it clear to them that I wish them no harm and am very willing to cooperate. You all should start considering doing the same before you start running out of options.

gogoghostpowers: (Phantom: just...eaugh.)
[personal profile] gogoghostpowers
[Danny (or rather, Cure Phantom) does not look like he has had a good time lately. The video shows him with green blood trickling out of his nose and down the side of his head. His lip is split open and starting to scab green. His eye is swollen shut through his mask. And all that aside...he's covered in scratches and his suit has minor tears all over it.

Basically, he looks like a complete wreck.]


So, uh...

The mafia told me to tell everyone to stop meddling in their business. So, there's that.

And by the way--whatever you do, don't follow a suspicious-looking guy into an alleyway. It'll just end really, really badly.

[he opens his mouth to say something else (which reveals that he's missing a tooth, too) but then decides against it. He looks down and to the side of the camera, avoiding looking at it directly, before he shuts it off.]
prismaticdestruction: (I just dunno...)
[personal profile] prismaticdestruction
Um...I'm kinda getting creeped out. There are a lot of things in objects around the house I can suddenly see.

It's just really kinda weird...It's not that important though! I can figure it out if it's nothing you do not know. But..I need to get out of the house for a bit...

[Action]

[It's maybe about 20 minutes later Dani is out on the bus, sending a text to her Cousin to let her know she was coming over. She had been arguing with her Father and sister about a lot of things. She would not have been surprised if he had not called her before she could send the text...But she could not stay there. Not right now....]
ghostly_heiress: (It's not easy to explain)
[personal profile] ghostly_heiress
[Well, the first time this number is doing a post that isn't written. People might realize the voice sounds YOUNG, though it's rather calm, composed.]

I need to speak with anyone who works at Locke City University Hospital. Anyone with influence or pull would be preferable.

Yes, I know about the LSR clinic, this is a secrecy issue, not a medical one.

[video]

Jul. 5th, 2014 07:34 pm
darkhourdear: (Pharos [The end is coming])
[personal profile] darkhourdear
[Shockingly, Phillip actually looks a little stressed today.]

Um...! Can anybody help me come up with a lie? [Oh. That's why. For those that know Phillip, he's one of the worst liars ever. Ironic, since he's a pretty good actor.]

I'm trying to not let my parents know I'm Numbered, but I kind of echoed back speaking Japanese and for the first couple of days I accidentally spoke some in front of them, but I said Hajime taught me some words, but apparently I had an entire conversation with a lady in Japanese in front of them and didn't notice and now I kind of have to explain it. I said I was kind of just saying the words I knew and that she was really nice about it but I'm not sure they believe me.
ursoreckless: (it's cool)
[personal profile] ursoreckless
[sleep? what was this sleep people talk about. Shou doesn't do sleep at night, especially with the weird way his skin reacts to the daylight now. maybe he was going to turn into a vampire, not that he is going to let it drag him down tonight of all nights.]

You know what's pretty weird about being here? The time difference. People keep on calling me a day ahead of time and it always gets me thinking about silly stuff, like what if I ran into future me and what would they say to me. Would they tell me to not date that girl? Would they explain to me about going bald?

My mind can be a crazy place but I guess what I'm trying to say all day yesterday people were calling me to wish me a happy birthday because they were already living on the Fourth. Here, I was still on the Third, waiting for that day and now that it's here [it's only been about two hours tbh, not that he cares.] I don't feel different.

Usually I have a huge party but I didn't plan anything this time around. Stuff came up and I forgot, but I could throw something together. Would anyone wanna do something big? I could always rent out an amusement park or something.
icy_heavens: (Tactician)
[personal profile] icy_heavens
Who: Henry, Danielle, Toushirou, Phillip, Dani, and Katie
What: Little children sticking their noses where they don't belong
Where: Thundercorp compound
When: June 23, while the barrier is down.

Yet we forget that he is someone today. )
ghostly_heiress: (Not even gonna smile and nod)
[personal profile] ghostly_heiress
So in other news, I seemed to have joined the ranks of outfits befitting a superhero.

In fact, it may be I'm part of a superhero duo. I could have gone without the midriff shirt, but at the very least it comes with pants.

Though I fear what the fans might say when they see a girl with Cure Phantom symbol plastered to her chest whenever I'm fighting capable.
theboywiththebook: (Curious)
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 Who: Henry and any kid under 13 years old
When: June 7th, afternoon
Where: At random park A
What: It's time for the kids to be awesome.

[Henry has been thinking about this idea for awhile. He had experienced the adults essentially telling him to sit out on all this and mind his own business. Sure, few were okay with the idea of him learning how to defend himself, but he honestly questioned if the time came that they'd allow him to do, well, something. He didn't like the idea of being inactive, not able to help or partake in the fight against the aliens. Weren't they all at risk if they lost? Why was it okay for the older members of their group to throw themselves into the fighting and investigating when the kids also had a risk in being apart of this too? 

Not wanting to let the thoughts linger anymore, he decided. He would try and get whatever kid that was on here together and they'd talk about what they'd do. And just that day he had put up a message of being bored on the network and wanting to hang out with some kids his age in random park A where they'd meet up by the castle like play structure.

The boy would be there sitting on the edge of the sand box riffling through his fairy tale book as he waited.]



theearth: (Take on the world!)
[personal profile] theearth
Who: Characters in Locke, most pertinently the characters chosen for the takedown, and Geoff Benwick
When: May 31st, Saturday, around 4PM
Where: The streets of Locke City's urban areas
What: A car monster is on the loose in Locke, rampaging the streets, destroying property - and showing no further consideration for the citizens of the city.
Warnings: Violence, death.

[ OOC: For an overview, please see this plot post. Evan's player is organizing a failed takedown attempt here for anyone interested! Remember that there are two human casualties as a result of the car's rampage, including Network teenager Kaworu Nagisa.

The car monster is rampaging without concern for damage, either to itself or to anything around it, but it is avoiding damage that will take it out of action. Ramming property, causing car accidents, and leaving the road entirely to continue its race along the streets are all kosher. Geoff Benwick is in aerial pursuit, attempting to coordinate with reincarnates and law enforcement alike.
]
smalltimer: (You ain't kidding?)
[personal profile] smalltimer
All right, like... [Says a nasal, prepubescent voice into a speaker.

A couple of keys beep. They do nothing to the connection. The kid projects.]


So how long are you supposed to friggin' go without gettin' pulse shit?

It's been, like - two damn months since I got one. 'N I think I only got the one, and it did nothing.

Friggin' sucks.

[He doesn't sound actively angry about it - maybe passively-aggressively disappointed is closer to the mark. All in all the recording is pretty idle.]
theboywiththebook: (im losing faith)
[personal profile] theboywiththebook
Before )

[Later, he took shelter in some kid's tree house a couple streets away. No video this time because nobody needed to see that he had been crying for the last several hours. The idea of even admitting this to anybody and especially on the stupid network was embarrassing. But, realistically he couldn't survive on his own. Sure his magic may be able to create food and some things that could let him live on his own, but he couldn't create a place to hide. Sooner or later someone would find him, bring him to the police and then send him out of Locke to who knows where. At least with people they could make sure he was hidden well. He hoped pitifully to himself that if there was any mercy in this universe nobody would ask why, they would just help him. So, with the greatest reluctance he turns on feed and uses the voice feature. Nobody needed to see that he had in fact been crying for the past several hours.]

Look, I'm not going to dance in circles this time: I need some place to go. Like right now. I don't have a place to stay anymore and I can't hide where I am forever. Someone's bound to check this stupid tree house sooner or later.

[And trying to sound a bit more grown up he adds:]

I don't want any questions. Okay? J-just a yes or a no. And don't get the police involved! I don't need to end up on some lab table for the aliens to poke at.

voice;

May. 11th, 2014 05:07 pm
ursoreckless: (lost in neverland)
[personal profile] ursoreckless
I figured that not everyone has heard, - Shiro went west cuz of family stuff. He might try to get ahold of friends, but... we know how that goes.

[ shou's just a little tired and his accent a lot stronger than normal. he doesn't like it when people leave and he was trying to come to grips with the whole angst storm he and kei had gone through a while ago. ]

I'm also tossing this out for those that don't know - I can help you with any financial needs like specialized equipment or the like thanks to whatever the pulses do to you. Also if you got a bit of a jam, I can give out a loan to help you out. Course, that'll mean face-to-face meeting and stuff and some of you might not wanna do that, yah? Anyways... the offer's there.

[ he's got the money, right? he might as well use it.

and then he has something else to say too. ]


...Funny thing, I called my mom today. It's a day late according to her but she's glad that I'm still breathing and haven't gotten seriously hurt. She worries a little, thinking that I'm doing something stupid... [ and she would be right. she really does know her son and all his reckless, silly ways. ]

She said she's waiting for me to tell her I was like the others on the television. Numbered, basically.

I'm not really hiding but still... it's a little weird. Especially when she decided to give me a speech on gun safety and how to prevent getting my pinkies cut off. I think she's been watching too many yakuza dramas.

[ a ghost of a smile in his voice before he switches gear to another topic. ] Anyone get the feeling that the murder in Vegas is sorta like the ones surrounding here when the Network first started?
seethelanterns: (Default)
[personal profile] seethelanterns
[With recent events, Solana's usual cheer isn't quite there. As much as she tries to keep it in place, it's not as evident. More forced at least initially. She can't help dwelling on it since she saw it on the news. Mentioned on the network.]

I'm glad things seem to have worked out with the police at least? But I'm not so sure I'm comfortable with hearing about that murder. I gather she was one of us? That's...that doesn't bode well. I guess so far I'm lucky I haven't really echoed back anything majorly obvious like all that blonde hair.....? but even so I can't help but be kind of....well, terrified about that.

I'm guessing I'm not the only one? I mean. Okay, I have...a frying pan. But that isn't enough to really defend myself with? I don't have any special powers or anything. I don't suppose there's much we can do though. At least, unless this gets even more serious and more of us are attacked. I'm not sure on the details if that even is why she was attacked and killed or it was just a coincidence she was one of us. If it was....some sort of warning to all of us?

I don't know. There's probably still a lot that went down that me being so new, I've not realized, but....I just hope everyone is careful. Take care of each other, okay?