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[personal profile] alderaanda2015-04-27 01:35 pm

[Video]

[Nat has been spending a lot of time holed up by herself. She looks a little bedraggled, but excited.]

Hey, hey. I have most of the parts I need to make something special. Now I just need some crystals. [Now Nat makes a face. She doesn't like to have to ask this.] There's some that could do under the mountain in Vegas, but I kind of expect if I go alone my evil clone will come? She might anyway. She's, uh... the powers I'm getting are stronger if you're nasty and violent, which sucks. Help me out?

036 ♦ off-network video + literally everything

Good afternoon, people of Earth. My name is Winter Adamas, or Cure Diamond if you've seen me running around trying to help save the world. I'd like to talk to you about a couple things, so if you have a little time, please listen. I promise, I won't take all day.

[Winter's sitting in her living room, laptop sitting on something high enough that it's recording her straight on. She's acquired a better microphone so she can be a little better understood; it's weird to think of the production values of a YouTube video, but it's quite a bit better than nothing. On the wall behind her, pictures of herself and Lily, and some more of her Numbered friends. A picture of her birthday party, two years ago. A group photo someone took of the All-Stars Precure. The last two years of her life are behind her, and she wants to make sure she'll have a lot more years to come.]

I've got another confession, my friend- I'm no fool. )

When taken together, it looks a lot like something dangerous is about to happen. It's hard to know, but with our belief that the Animals are on our side, there's one conclusion to draw. Since an event nearly two years ago, we've known that the planet called upon us - upon a number of "past selves", whose souls give us our powers; simply, we're reincarnated - to protect it from some unknown threat. That threat isn't any more known, but I believe it's drawing closer. And that's why I wanted to speak to you today.

[She looks straight at the camera, with a more serious expression than she's perhaps ever shown anyone before. This is the moment-!]

Very soon, a calamity will come to our world. There's no telling what it entails. Who it will affect. The scale of the damage. What the cause will be. None of that is clear to us. But what is clear is that, between the Animals, some offshoots of their power that have gained smaller forms, and the Numbered, we are the fighting force that will defend the planet. The militaries of the world, humanitarian forces, individuals with power of their own... we anticipate and welcome their contributions. But we are the last line of defense. It will fall to us to save the Earth.

[Well. There it is. She's got a feeling she's going to lose a lot of views, right there. Either from shock, anger, disbelief... but what she's saying, she believes wholeheartedly. So she has to keep going, with only a brief pause.]

I don't say this lightly. I've worried about what this means for months. If we should have told anyone in the first place. If we should have tried to appeal to another force for help, to turn over management to another power. If my shoulders, if all of our shoulders together, are wide enough to bear the burden of an entire world. If I have the power to protect the people closest to me, let alone an entire world.

But I'm not alone. The other reincarnates, some of whom I'm proud to call my friends, and all of whom I'll trust in a pinch. [She doesn't let certain specific people she doesn't get along with; that's not the point, and it'd weaken her position.] Those who were once reincarnates, and have since lost their numbers. The beings that draw their powers from the Animals. The Animals themselves. My fiancée, who I cherish with all my heart. All of my precious friends and acquaintances, across town and across the world. I carry everyone's hopes and feelings with me, and I know that, together, we can protect our world from anything that stands against us.

Speaking for myself and my team, the All-Stars Precure, I take the threat of catastrophe very seriously. It might be a little idealistic - and severely short-sighted - to say that I won't let anything happen on my watch. But I've always said that I didn't get these powers to sit on them and do nothing. I have a responsibility to do my best with the resources I have, and while I'd like to say I can protect the world, I can only be in so many places at once. But you have my word that I'll do everything I can. [Winter being Winter, she'll probably do more than she can, and pay for it afterward. But hey, that's never stopped her before, as the wound on her torso reminds her every day.]

I'm getting tired of starting again, somewhere new... )

I've met a lot of people since I got my numbers, at the end of May, two years ago. I've made some precious friends I can't imagine not knowing. I've grown tremendously as a person - I couldn't go more than a sentence without stuttering, back then. I met the love of my life, someone I can't imagine living without; she's been such a huge blessing, and my sincerest hope is that I can keep her safe in all this. If all goes well, we're going to marry this summer. [Is she blushing? Yes. Yes, she is. On camera, where millions of people can see. Doesn't keep the stupid grin off her face, though.] And she's probably going to give me a hard time for saying that. I love you, Lily.

But anyway, it's been a wild ride these last two years. I've had some bad weeks, and some things I thought would break me... but I pressed on. I kept moving forward, because I wanted to see what kind of future I could make for myself. Everyone's supported me as I went forward, and now I want to be able to support everyone in turn. My friends, my love, strangers on the street, everyone. I can come on a little strong sometimes, because I'm passionate about what I do. But I really want to help, however I can. Even if the sky's falling in on us, I'll stand tall, because that's the kind of woman I want to be. And there's no better time to start building yourself into the person you want to make of yourself than today.

[She takes a deep breath, smiling softly.] I know I've been talking for a long time, and I apologize for that. But if you skipped to the end for a short version, here it is: if something happens in the near future, and it will, we'll be there. No matter how bleak things look, believe in us. We'll give everything we have to protect our homes, and our world. Count on it.

[The feed cuts out there. It hits the internet mid-afternoon eastern time, just in time for the lunchtime news reports on the West Coast, for the late evening news in Europe, and the morning shows in the Far East. If you think Winter timed this on purpose, you're right. Shortly after it hits YouTube, it gets posted to the Seedling subreddit. From there... well. Video has a way of going viral when it has something to say.]

((Winter's going to be in front of her computer for some time yet; she'll be reviewing video responses, tweets, comments, e-mail, network messages... she wants to hear the pulse of the world in response to this. Which may not be terribly much, but hey, you never know. Replies to this post can either be off-network and directed at the video (or something like her e-mail), on-network and directed to her in general, in person picking up a Miracle Bouquet Light over the following couple of days in any Echo barrier, or either way and looking to expand her reach in some capacity. Or whatever else you have in mind works too! Positive, negative, supportive, angry, disbelieving, just wanting merch, any response is good.))

[backdated to before the kappa awakening] - [joint post with [personal profile] starlightheart]

[the video, showing two people who haven't been seen on the network for some time: namely, Natalie Tamura and Fuyuka Terasawa. In the latter's case, she appears slightly different, in that she now wears a pair of glasses when before she had none. Bardiche hangs around her neck.

It's Fuyuka who speaks first]


Ah... hello everyone. It's been some time, hasn't it? For those of you who don't know me, my name is Fuyuka Terasawa, and this is my good friend, Natalie Tamura. Several months ago, well... we forgot our echoes, and it seemed our time together was at an end. But it appears destiny had other ideas.

[despite it all, Fuyuka smiles slightly, hand coming up to the pendant hanging around her neck] Bardiche returned to me several weeks ago, and the same was true for Natalie's device. I'm... eager to find out what's progressed in our absence. It seems a great deal is looming on the horizon...

[Thats when Natalie pipes up, practically shoving her face in the camera.] That's why we want to do whatever we can to help! I- well, I wasn't able to do as much as I would have liked, or maybe not as much as I could before... I want to fix that, now that I've been given another chance. With all the people who could be in danger, that has to be our responsibility, right?

[Fuyuka nods in turn to that, smiling at Natalie as she tries to get her to sit back down]

My sentiments exactly, Natalie... it's really great to be back amongst you all.

[ooc - as this is a joint post, feel free to address either woman or both at the same time. Both will be replying to tags, in any case!]

{006} Log: Visiting Hours

Who: Misa and YOU
What: At the wrong place at the wrong time, Misa was bitten by a now vampiric Stefan and had a good deal of blood drained. She survives thanks to a blood transfusion and timely care, but spends a few days recovering in the hospital. Come visit her!
When: April 21-26
Where: NTT Medical Center Tokyo


Bring on the apocalypse already. )

Parrots make everything better!

Who: Torin and you!
What: Torin's getting his affairs in order before things get crazier. He's going to get the parrots he grew up with out of the zoo and settle them inside his giant robot dinosaur. Such a normal day.
Where: Locke City; namely the zoo, Espresso Yourself, and inside the shiny new Spirit Base that is now inside Bragigas.
When: After the moon turns into a giant snake.

At the Zoo )

At the Spirit Base )

Outside Espresso Yourself )
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[open] Meet your local alien

Who: An alien and you! [This post is also open to returnees!
What: Watching the sky
When: First day of the invasion (29th of April)
Where: Anywhere!

There is a strange phenomenon in the skies, and a large serpent's body has broken through the clouds multiple times today, crashing into the earth and wrecking havoc or into the sea and causing tsunamis or earthquakes.

The air is full with chatter and everyone is trying and failing to explain what is going on. Some say it must be rapture, others speak of aliens. Some say it is a new super weapon of the USA or Russia or North Korea or some other country, others claim that the Illuminati are finally showing their true face. Most of all, though, people are scared and insecure. No airplanes are taking off today.

And here, in the middle of the street or park or wherever you are walking, stands or sits someone and looks at the sky.

Geoff can be found in Lapland, Santarem, London and the Neuschwanstein Area. He holds a notebook and is writing things down in a script that few will be able to read - it's Old Assyrian cuneiform. If approached, he will shut his book and nod at the new arrival.
Badri can be found in Tokyo, London, Locke and the Galapagos Islands. He is sitting on a blanket on the ground and is having a picnic that mostly consists of the local incarnation of popcorn and some sugary drink or the other. He's offering popcorn to all passers-by.
Meredith can be found in Las Vegas and Christmas Island. He leans against a wall and watches the sky, shaking his head in exasperation every once in a while.
Maryann Young can be found in all echo boundaries. She is walking briskly and with determination, yet will stop and greet any numbered that she encounters. She somehow knows who the numbered are so even if you've never met her, she will do this.
The siblings Zhang can be found in every zoo that lies within an echo boundary. They look at the sky every once in a while, but they seem more interested in the animals. They do however not step into any buildings.


When commenting, please put your location and if you have a preference re: whom to meet into the subject line.

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[personal profile] oncedevil2015-04-12 01:02 pm

(no subject)

Who: Tony, Lazarus, and Feivel
What: The big reveal
Where: A diner in Locke
When: Backdated to the afternoon of the 9th.
Warnings: None yet!

What a surprise )
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[personal profile] theearth2015-04-12 09:27 pm

Tokyo Log

Who: EVERYONE IN TOKYO
What: Destruction, politics and purikura probably seriously everyone should get some of themselves and their friends.
Where: Tokyo
When: 4/10 & 4/11


Tokyo: Pink lights over Tokyo. A giant kappa awakens under the city, rises to the surface, and goes on an (accidental) rampage, desperately searching for water: It waddles around in bigger and smaller circles and asks with a thundering voice for directions to the next big body of water. Starting in Shinjuku, the kappa then moves southwest towards the harbour. The search leaves all of inner Tokyo in ruins from being stepped on, only the Tokyo Tower mysteriously remaining upright, if without power (you'll have to take the stairs, sorry). The kappa moves fairly quickly; everything is over in less than an hour, as it dives into the ocean and curls up on the bottom of the Tokyo Bay. The Japanese parliament has an emergency meeting and decides to try and have the military bomb the monster to death as soon as possible. If you want your numbered to show up at this debate or stop the bombing of Tokyo Bay physically, please comment to the appropriate thread.


((ooc: Sorry, there seems to have been miscommunication regarding if there would be a mod posted thing for this or not - I hadn't planned on it, but here it is belatedly. Sorry again!))

{005} Network Video + Log

[Misa is obviously freaking out a little. He eyes are wide, she's breathing fast, and she is newly blonde since she last appeared on the network. But her latest echoed change isn't anything that's visible.]

The lights over Tokyo— something is happening, I'm going home. If anyone is coming and needs a place to stay, my apartment is open to you. It's not very big, but I'll make room for anyone who needs it. Bring a sleeping bag or air mattress if you can. Private message me for the address, and if you have a doppelganger either do it in person or by phone. I don't want any uninvited guests showing up.

[[ooc: feel free to handwave Misa giving your character this information, as long as they are not a doppelganger and we have some previous CR.]]

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Who: Misa and ALL THE PEOPLE
What: Crash at Misa's one-bedroom apartment during insanity in Tokyo. SLUMBER PARTY. There will be separate header threads for different weeks, plop your person anywhere.
When: April 10-28
Where: Tokyo, Misa's place

[April 3rd]

*It's a video of a man holding a paper sign in one hand, and a tablet with a BBC newsfeed in the other. He's a new face, but an old number: this is the first time he's made anything but a text post on the network at all (doppelganger not included). It's too bad, really; no one has to recognize him to know that the bruises on his nose are recent, but extremely few people will ever realize that he'd once had a goatee that is now gone.*

*He brings the tablet close first, showing that the top article is about one Alicia Kerren. There's a couple of others beside it that are distressingly similar. Next he brings the sign close, and it reads
:*

Has anyone been following the news about this mysterious cancer?
 
I need more information about these cases. I can't be sure until I find out more, but it could be urgent. Does anyone have contacts related to this, or unusually superior hacking skills?

[Closed] Between where I'm going and where I've been

 Who: D!Cesar, Nathan, Tony, potentially anyone else living at the school.
What: D!Cesar's going to kidnap Nathan for his plans to get at Tony!
When: Today or yesterday
Where: Locke!
Warnings: D!Cesar is yandere as all get out. There will probably be swearing, attempts at serious violence, and anything else that comes with a kidnapping.
 
The school outside the computer room is silent with  the night's stillness, and computer fan whirring fills the small room. There aren't many lights, but the doppelganger realizes by now that this is normal. He's been here before. Everything is as he expects.
 
The door was already cracked open, and he pushes it all the way, letting computer-screen light spill into the hall. Whether or not the room's sole occupant turns at the shift in sound, Cesar removes the outermost paper from a pocket, shaking it out of its folds. It's loud and out of place in the silence. Permanent marker stares out from the dim lighting in bold.
 
DON'T TRY TO ALERT TONY. COME WITH ME.

I HAVE A GUN.
 
Heavy seconds tick pass. Cesar pulls back the edge of his jacket to show the brand new holster at his waist, dropping the cloth back down when the point has been made.

video; + action option

[The boy that peers into the feed is a bit scrawny for a fourteen year old and dressed in a jumper that reads "To Boldly Invent What No Man Has Invented Before". He adjusts the camera of his laptop so that it lets him sit comfortably before speaking up.]

Judging by what you're saying on this forum, you have found a way to travel between far away places easily and quickly. I have a number of questions concerning this.

[He taps the pen that he is holding against a notebook a couple of times - a habit from having to wait for the full attention of those that he is talking to.]

One, how is it done?
Two, how much time does it take? I have two weeks off school now and my parents are on a business trip, but there's this guy checking in on us every evening at their request, so I have a maximum of approximately 20 hours to travel or he will notice that I am gone. [And yeah, he looks a bit sour at such a limitation.]
Three, what places are accessible?

[A pause, and then he nods.] That would be it. [What is "thank you" and why would you need it.]


action;

[When Feivel appears on the teleporter's platform, he still has a hand up, flattened out as it was just half a second ago against the sigil of the pub's wall, head turned to look to the side in the hopes of nobody having seen him sneak past them towards the sigil but fearing that someone will spot him now.

He almost falls forward when the wall is suddenly gone and there is only air, and stumbles out of the teleporter, catching himself only after a moment and the backpack over his shoulder almost dropping to the ground.

But he manages to steady himself and looks around, quick, sharp glances, trying to figure out his surroundings.]
wastingtime: (from a council of one)

and i would walk five hundred miles

WHO; Elian Price and YOU!
WHAT; Elian is making full use of his own teleporty-ish powers, as well as trying to just push himself in general to explore newer places. Come travel with him, and/or come across an old man?
WHEN; BACKDATED ALL OVER THIS MONTH BECAUSE THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO GO UP LIKE THREE WEEKS AGO but then RL happened. As usual.
WHERE; All over!

and i would walk five hundred more )

{004} Log: White Day [CLOSED]

Who: Misa Amane + Lazarus, Cesar, Emilia, and Stefan.
What: It's reverse-White Day! A chance to thank those who have helped her out so far.
Where: Various houses in Locke City and Las Vegas
When: March 14
Warnings: None expected

Chocolate for all! )
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[personal profile] bythewaves2015-03-15 01:42 am

[Video] backdated to the 7th

[ Arnold looks thoughtful, and Benedict his dopple can be seen huddled in an emo corner behind him ]

Hey... network. Your echoes, or pulses, or whatever... do they... normally make sense? Because all of mine seem... I dunno. Very disjointed. This most recent one is like... just a poem! Or something. A very, very depressing one.

[ And then there's a glow on the screen and he looks down, stares, and screeches, flailing, and a glowing rock goes sailing across the room as he tips backwards off his chair to land on the floor. Benedict jumps to his feet with a startled yelp spinning and brandishing a letter opener in his hand before blinking in confusion ]

Arnold?

'M fine.
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[personal profile] oncedevil2015-03-10 03:59 pm

[Video]

Saaaay, I know I've been pretty quiet lately but with all the garbage between the doppelgangers and everything I kinda needed a break, you know? Anyway, has anyone seen a sword wandering around?

Y'know, big, metal, sharp, has skulls on the handle?

[He holds up a rough sketch of this for the camera.]

Darn thing just up and left, who would've thought? And I already checked the refrigerator so don't even ask. Apparently that's where we're keeping swords these days.

[He puts on a slightly disapproving frown, but at this point it's fruitless to argue it.]

Second Blade | Video/Open | Action/Locked

[It was just past noon in Germany when a call went out, the video revealing a young woman with black hair and uniform shifting uncomfortably in her seat. She looked to be in a break room of sorts. When she spoke she had a moderate French accent with a touch of German. It seemed English wasn't that strong.]

"Hello everyone... Um... My name is Celine Blanchefleur. I was advised to make this broadcast in English but I can speak French and German as well. I've been numbered for a short while now and I really don't know... anything. At all. Well much."

[She was extremely nervous, though not really distressed. Perhaps she just wasn't used to asking for help, or maybe it was simply the nature of the help she was requesting.] "I thought I might see if anyone can tell me anything. Or be willing to answer some of my questions. Honestly though I do not know what questions I'm supposed to ask. Or where to even start. This is all very new to me."
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[Video]

[Julien's talked to the media and some of the public since changing, but he doesn't want to show his face on the Network. So the feed is of a made bed.]

People are making money off my image. Look at this! This was at Hot Topic! [A pair of long pink toe socks, still attached to the cardboard hook that had held them to the rack, are flung onto the bed. The toe tips are white and the legs are patterned with big dark pink 'scales'.]

It doesn't have a thing to do with this not-me over by the castle. He hates technology and doesn't like to talk to people, and apparently this is because things like this are selling huge over the Internet! And have been! For months. There is a whole website claiming it's official. They're hucking hoodies now and cuddly toys. I should sue. I should make them give me a cut. I should do something about the pigeon breeders trying to work out my 'conformation' and emailing me about my measurements.


I need a drink.

[through Rakka's network ID]

[The feed comes on to two women: Maryann Young and, in the background and a bit off to the side, real!Rakka who is watching Mrs Young closely.

The alien gives the network a brief, polite business smile before speaking up, a crease of confusion between her eyes.]


Your kind is illogical. You worry for the well-being of one being yet do not hesitate to murder another being that is essentially of the same nature.