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[personal profile] pursuit
[Haise has talked with several teammates about the lack of cohesion, and how difficult it is for all of them to coordinate. It was something he'd meant to discuss, or perhaps encourage others better suited, to bring up when they had some down-time. In the wake of a rather heated debate he chose to sat out on, he thinks maybe conversations about how they unify can't wait]

It seems that some of us may be feeling a little hot under the collar after recent events. Since I am an advocate for mercy, and am only alive because as much was extended to me when others may have argued against it, I don't want to touch on moral disagreements. Our stances will naturally differ, because our organization doesn't give us any unifying principles to abide by.

As a member of the CCG, I had very set guidelines to follow. Those weren't all things I agreed with, or felt right about. But they did maintain order, and did keep people safe. They made us an effective team, and more than once it's come up with colleagues here that we might benefit from that.

This was something I'd hoped might come up on Oska, when people had time to relax, but considering the circumstances...

Would any of you be interested in opening that discussion? That is, talking about our backgrounds, where we're coming from, and what we believe. If we start there, surely we can find a way to work together. If we're constantly at odds with one another, that isn't good for anyone. When I first joined, that division was certainly in place, but those I disagreed with still took the time to speak with me, and we did have common ground. I'd like to suggest that, as a team, we try to find that...for all our sakes.

Edit: Although I spoke of my own background in the example I provided, by no means am I suggesting that everyone do the same. Most importantly, we need to establish where we stand on issues we're often confronted with in our line of work. These things would inevitably show in our actions, so speaking on personal matters is not necessary for discussion.
What each of us believes and what course we're inclined to take is what I mean to inquire about.


[ooc: Naturally, thread-hop/jack as desired]
fateality: (NOT GETTING ALONG NOPE)
[personal profile] fateality
All right I definitely get that we have a big moral dilemma about the whole thing with the folks in Zymandis breaking out and causing a real mess at Oska and did we do the right thing and now we have a big fight coming up, but I have a real big need here.

I'm out of liquor. Went through it all, it's all gone, and we're still on this cat planet and they don't have anything like, say, cat bourbon or whatever.

Please tell me someone has something.
steler: (i held her hand as she dying cried)
[personal profile] steler
[so here's a video of kaz. his st. bernard puppy, barend, is on his lap. look at barend!! isn't he cute? isn't he the cutest puppy you've ever seen? he is so cute, in fact, that kaz brekker, bastard of the barrel is petting him. like, for real, kaz is touching something with a pulse. it's a miracle.

and barend is just so cute right? focus on that for a moment. before you listen to what he has to say. itll put you in the right mindset. remember: chill, cute puppy. that's absolutely the point of this video.

totally.

100%]


Here's the thing -- [or, maybe, kaz is going to start lecturing because he's put on his "i'm a lieutenant of a gang" voice. it's the same tone of voice he used when he beat up the entirety of the dregs, but he doesn't know that happened yet. one day.] -- when you all wanted to act like killing was the most unreasonable thing a person could possibly do, there was at least a sense that you had the moral high-ground. "Think of Perdition's Rest! We saved people."

[kaz laughs, a little (a lot) coldly.]

Most of you didn't even want think of what kinds of existences you were saving - both there and back in Woodhurst. You'd rather force a man to live through grueling circumstances and inflict emotional pain than have to live with the idea that your precious hands had been soiled with blood. And anyone who suggested otherwise was immediately jumped on because, Saints forbid anyone suggest what you were doing was wrong. What's the point of moral high-ground if people don't recognize your superior position for what it is?

And it has to be self-perpetuating. So in the wake of this announcement, you're all going to find ways to tell yourselves how you did the right thing, how Oska wasn't your fault, how every life spared is the right thing to do under every circumstance. But a lie, even a nice one, is still a lie.

[he takes a deep breath and shifts, enough so that barend jumps off and scampers away to go find something else to do than sit with his scary teen criminal.]

That's not even really the worst part. The lack of cohesion in this team means that mistakes like these are going to keep happening. [he gives extra emphasis the last two words, trying to drive them home] The kind of work we're doing right now is sloppy at best, and we're lucky it was Oska that got hit and not one of these precious planets you've been trying to save along the way. This mistake could have been a lot more deadly, and the next one almost assuredly will.

I know your responses are going to be a mixture of accusing me of wanting power for myself and being heartless for wanting to kill. Let's all just acknowledge it now, together: if heartless and practical are one in the same, then fine. And power? I honestly don't care enough about this team to want it. I also don't care what your final decisions are - only that we should make some attempt to make them as a group instead of this haphazard decision making we've been doing thus far.

[he pauses, shrugs]

Or we can keep making more mistakes -- and then the decisions will be made for us.
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[personal profile] apoptotic
My wife has pointed out we seem to be shorter these days on mechanics and engineers. [ the video captures anakin working with something in his hands. ] With our impending return to battle, my old offer stands: I can make any repairs or upgrades to existing tech. I can also build new designs, but those might take time depending on the complexity.

[ #humblebrag ]

While on the subject, I doubt I'm the only one who's fought droid armies before. It'd be good to compare tactics; the invaders might be similar to known designs.

[ like the ones in the sewer, although those had been mindlessly obedient to their programming. he regrets not pulling one out now to take apart and study.

anakin pauses here as if debating adding anything else. he could simply turn off the feed; he could also have to contend with his wife's disapproval. or rather, more of it.

so,
]

Contact me for details. My name is Anakin Skywalker.
deemed: (these skies restrain)
[personal profile] deemed
So we are to fight. [Odinson is freshly bathed, his hair tied back in a knot. There's a new light in his eyes at the promise of this. Killing robots is a task well-suited to him. This he can do.]

Being newly-come to this group, I know few of you, and few of you know me. I would know the skills and knowledge of those I will fight alongside. Or die alongside, if this enemy is truly so formidable. [The half-smile that follows indicates he doesn't quite believe that's a possibility.]

Myself, I am Odinson, of Asgardia, God of Thunder. [There's the slightest hesitation there, for anyone who'll notice such a thing. Something unsaid.] I have fought across the nine realms of my universe, and will fight here with hammer or blade or my fists until the enemy is routed or I am slain. If any wish to spar or learn to fight in the days before we are summoned to Oska, you have only to call on me.

Likewise, any tacticians or those with knowledge of Oska or the enemy, share your knowledge. We ought have some plan before we are shipped back. [Is that sarcasm???]
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[personal profile] p66
Hello everyone! This is Reika.

I have the ability to teach techniques known as Blood Arts to other people. They're kind of like 'weapon special moves'. If you have a sword or spear that you're used to wielding, it can be used to shoot pressure waves out from it or strengthen your swings.


[ There's a short clip attached here of her holding a baseball bat and using it to fire off a rapid series of silver crescents. ]

With the situation back in Oska, I'd like to help distribute this skill to as many people as possible. It takes time to train and learn, but I hope it'll be enough to have it ready when we arrive.

Please let me know if you're keen. I'll be here to answer any questions you have!


[ ooc: Reika can teach people Blood Arts! Right now it's restricted to humans due to how it's imprinted into the person's cells, but I'll be looking into getting an upgrade to that via AC bank. Each skill costs 75 coins in the bank too, but I can help cover the cost if you'd like. ]
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[personal profile] cassieology
hello my little sibs!! i'm afraid i have some bad news o(╥﹏╥)o

as u know our dearest oska is typically invisible to the bad guys!! this usually works out super well and in fact it still does but ... BUT (∩︵∩)

OK so

remember those slug people you brought back from your last mission?? the people with slugs in their heads i guess that is more accurate and sensitive. we managed to save a lot of them (▰˘◡˘▰) and that's good!! but then, before we finished, some of them got out!! and that's bad. they just slipped right out of our hands, like slippery fish

or ... slimy slugs ◔_◔

so they got free before their heads got fixed and THEN THEY WENT ON A RAMPAGE ヾ(゚д゚)ノ

long story short: cloaking devices disabled from the inside!! reinforcements called!! chaos!! madness!! lots of fighting for like,, the past week

(seriously it's been sooo bad lmao)

and, well, we need help! initially we shut it all down so that these nasty zymandis slugs couldn't call for more fucking backup AND so we could give the other teams a proper warning (like this one, lol) before we let you in again

so get your knives out or your spells or your swords or whatever cool thing you have in your armory bc it's time to kick some ass ᕙ(⇀‸↼)ᕗ

(mostly robot ass)

(but still)

we'll call you in soon, so finish up with all those cute kitties and get ready to roll out!!

CASSIE, OVER (►.◄)
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[personal profile] neveroutwrenched
[When the cat Ratchet had talked to told him about magitek, he’d assumed it was a joke. When he was gifted with a piece of ‘jewelry’ to utilize it, he was absolutely sure he was being pranked. But here he was, using what basically looked like a cat collar as some kind of communication device, sending out transmissions to who knows where to who knows who.

It was definitely comical.]


Alright so, what’s the deal? ‘Magic’? That’s gotta be a joke right? This is just some kind of holographic technology, or some kinda, I dunno, modified radio wave, or...well I mean, I don’t really know exactly, but, one thing I do know - [He pauses, laughing, almost more at himself than anything else at the absurdity of it.]

...is that magic is not real.
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[personal profile] iomnic
[The video feed starts up with a shot of metal hands as Zenyatta adjusts the communicator, and then eventually has it settle on a shot of him. He's his omnic self once again, and underneath a large tree in Terra Felis, the shade it casts is nice and peaceful. With a sigh, he begins.]

I apologize to those I had caused to worry, or reacted poorly to, during our last mission. I had acted very selfishly, and because of it, others felt the consequences.

[Well. He doesn't want to make this more of a pity party than it already sounds, so he tries to move on, with a slow shake of his head.]

...I hope that our friends in Oska are well, and we are here simply by a slight error. But while we are here, please let me know if there is anything I can assist anyone with, even if it is just talking, I would be happy to help.
flashbanging: never knew that i could feel this way (i'd fight for you)
[personal profile] flashbanging
[ McCree's just lounging somewhere outside in catland, maybe in a quiet corner of one of the plazas. Far from the meowing crowd. He's got his cigarillo dangling from the corner of his mouth, and he puffs on it intermittently, looking thoughtful. ]

Gotta say, this is a real nice little respite after all the mess we just got through. These cats have been mighty hospitable, too, and it was good of'em to take us in.

[ A pause. He leans forward, his voice dropping to a conspiratorial whisper. ]

But, y'know ... just between you and me, I'm really more of a dog person.
fourscores: (■ beauty can't be evil)
[personal profile] fourscores
[Jhin doesn't seem interested in giving a proper introduction, merely getting straight to the point of why he's making this post.]

Now that everyone's had some time to relax, I'd say it's as good a time as any to get to know each other a bit better. We're all supposed to be a team and yet it's not particularly difficult to simply avoid contact with each other. While I am certain that does have its benefits, I imagine at least knowing who your teammates are, is as equally beneficial.

As such, Peter and I have decided to host a little... party of sorts. There will be team building activities if that's your thing, or simply come learn everyone's names if you're so inclined. Though I'm certain no one will judge you if you merely choose to show up for the food.


[People are probably pretty tired of seeing Parker's face at this point, but sucks for them, because here it is again.]

Our kitty-hosts gave us the go ahead, so, we might as well use our downtime for something productive. After all is said and done, we thought we'd utilize out newfound team skills in a game of Capture the Flag, basically. It's worth a shot, right? So... let us know if you have questions, or ... you think you'd want to come.
mettacrusher: (don't hate me because i'm the best)
[personal profile] mettacrusher
[The feed cuts to a very handsome box in a mud-bath. There are cucumber slices placed on his front panel where eyes are supposed to be and a glass of... milk in one of his hands. He's swirling it languidly as he speaks in a strong, mechanical tone, as if it were a glass of wine.]

WELL, THIS IS AN INTERESTING DIVERGENCE, ISN'T IT? CAN'T SAY MANY OF US HAD OUR BETS ON "CAT PLANET" AS THE FINAL ACT FOR OUR LITTLE WOODHURST SAGA, EH?

[Ahem.]

NOW, BEFORE WE ALL GET OUR PAWS FULL WORRYING ABOUT WHAT'S BECOME OF OSKA OR TREATING OURSELVES, I'D LIKE TO TAKE A MOMENT TO REMIND THE TEAM TO GIVE ONE ANOTHER A ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR ALL OF OUR HARD WORK! WE CAN ALL AGREE THAT WOODHURST WAS AN EXERCISE IN ENDURANCE, DETERMINATION, AND "HOW NOT TO IMPRESS YOUR SUPERIORS IF YOU DON'T WANT TO BE INDISCRIMINATELY MURDERED," BUT THIS TALE COULD HAVE HAD A FAR DARKER ENDING WITHOUT SOME QUICK THINKING AND GROUP EFFORTS!!

AS SUCH, I'M HONORED TO GET THIS LOVE-FEST A-STARTED. TO OUR SCIENCE TEAM!! ESPECIALLY DR. URAHARA, MS. SIEGLIND, MS. NEVERMIND, AND ANYONE WHO DONATED TIME, EFFORT, AND BLOOD TO THE CURE AND VACCINES: YOU HAVE OUR UTMOST RESPECT AND THANKS! YOU KEPT PUSHING THROUGH REGARDLESS OF YOUR OWN PERSONAL SAFETY AND BOTH AUDENTES AND THE UNIVERSE ARE STILL SAFE BECAUSE OF YOU.

I'D ALSO LIKE TO THANK MR. LANCE AND MR. KEITH FOR INITIATING THE QUARANTINE!! IF MOVIES HAVE TAUGHT US ANYTHING, IT'S A HARD PILL TO SWALLOW ADMITTING YOU'RE INFECTED TO THE REST OF THE GROUP. EVEN HARDER IS KEEPING YOUR HEAD UP AND PLANNING AROUND WHAT COULD OTHERWISE BE THE TRAGIC NEWS THAT SENDS YOU INTO DESPAIR. YOU TWO TOOK WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN A REASON TO GIVE UP AND USED IT TO START A CALL TO ACTION. OUR NUMBERS AND THAT OF WOODHURST'S COULD BE A LOT LOWER RIGHT NOW WITHOUT YOUR HELP.

NOW, THIS OBVIOUSLY ISN'T THE BE-ALL-END-ALL LIST OF PEOPLE WHO SAVED THE DAY. I'M SURE EACH ONE OF YOU HAS SOMEONE TO GIVE THANKS TO FOR SOMETHING OR ANOTHER. SO WHILE WE REST AND RECUPERATE, WHY NOT LET THEM KNOW JUST HOW MUCH THEIR ACTIONS MEANT TO YOU? LET'S HAVE SOME POSITIVITY FOR A CHANGE!

[He waves his non-wine-holding hand, triggering a set of explosions and gray fireworks.

This only startles a few cats. Don't worry about it.]
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[personal profile] hedonistic
man i was originally gonna bitch about finally getting my gaming handheld without any way to charge it but

we're like, literally in neko atsume right now so i can't even be mad

can we make cat planet our new home base, it's pretty much objectively superior to oska in every way
except the magic kitchen i guess

still
talking cat planet


[kagari has #priorities]

so, did anyone else get offered catnip
or more to the point, did anyone actually try it
because i'm legitimately fucking tempted ngl
keystaff: (Hold fast)
[personal profile] keystaff
[So. Yeah, this whole virus mess sure was a thing. Sakura's resting on her bed with a book next to her when she turns on her jewelry.It's clear she's tired but...some what recovering and feeling better from the exhaustion of recent events, even if she herself wasn't infected. But more than that recovering fatigue is something like relief, which shows more obviously in her features even amid the tiredness at her eyes initially as she sits up a little straighter.]

...I had my birthday again the other day. Or, I think so. The timing is kind of weird, since I feel like I only just had my birthday recently in starting high school back home and all. But...I guess this makes me fourteen?

But that's not what I really wanted to say. I just wanted to thank everyone. For helping out. Because we all worked together, we managed to figure out a cure and all, so. Hopefully from now, the people here will manage, that they will be okay even if it might take a little for them to recover. For us too, since I know some of us recruits were sick too. It wasn't easy but....this is why, I think we could handle whatever missions ALASTAIR give us, when we come together like that. We're helping so many people. That's why, even if it's difficult...I believe in us.

Um. I hope those who were sick are feeling better now though. Let me know if I can help any of you! I can heal, so. If anyone was hurt or something during all that....
webdesigned: (0098)
[personal profile] webdesigned
( Peter is clearly on top of something high when he turns the magitek on, magitek that isn't his but anyone who knows him will recognize him, whether his name is paired with the message or not. he hesitates before he starts, but he's hesitated about a week now. he's sort of out of hesitation time. )

I am guessing most of you remember me, but if you don't, my name is Peter. I just... I wanted to apologize. I get that doesn't mean much, considering how many people I hurt and I should have seen it sooner and prevented it in the first place. ( he shrugs, looking down and his shoulders in a weary slant. ) I'm still sorry. If you got caught up in it, or... you know someone that was. Sorry won't make up for it, but I... I'll do whatever it takes to make sure it never happens again.

( it means more honesty than he's ever had on a large scale, and that's the terrifying part of all this. he doesn't see an option in it anymore. ) I'm sorry I didn't talk about... what I can do. It's a long story. ( a long story with dead girlfriends, so no, he doesn't wanna super get into that part. ) I should have said something before it got so bad. It's too late to go back, but maybe I can say something now. If you want to know, I guess I'll try and answer.

( he looks uncomfortable, but hey. it's at least a start. last but not least, though, he sighs and rubs a spot behind his ear. ) If you don't want anything to do with me, after... ( after he went feral and tried to eat people, is the part he's not saying, ) I get it. I'll try and respect it, if I know, too.

( and, last but not least... ) I think we should consider the endgame of the people that were effected by Bristol. There's a lot to deal with after you get the cure, especially those in late stages of infected. ( speaking from experience... cough....... ) If we can get donations together, provide any kind of support for the people that got sick or ... lost someone. If we can I think we should.

( Peter definitely feels like he's talked enough (for prob the second time in his entire life, and coincidentally the first time was just a few days ago, w e i r d), so with that he's done. at least for now. he probably has a mystic samurai coach to keep an eye on, anyway. she might claim to be petersitting but if anyone is at risk of falling off the building, it's not Peter.

because he doesn't fall off of buildings, he jumps off of them completely intentionally.
)
fateality: (a few aces)
[personal profile] fateality
All right so great job, Uncle Fate is very proud of you all.

So let's celebrate
I have way, way too many drinks leftover from my careful hoarding.
You are definitely invited to have one

Hell I've even gotten a head start

And for those of you who don't like or can't have alcohol I have this
Is this juice? It's blue raspberry. Whatever that is. It's probably drinkable.
selfimage: — ᴍᴄᴋᴇʟᴠɪᴇ — (Where have all the good times gone?)
[personal profile] selfimage
[ as the cures and vaccines are passed through ALASTAIR recruits and the population alike, Loki takes a moment to address Audentes. it's the end of one story, after all, he feels that the lingering strings have a chance to be tied up in a neat bow.

there's an odd sort of feeling that accompanies the announcement. while his easy, casual manner still guides his tone, there's a hint of pride in the cadence of his words.
]

As everything comes to an end in Woodhurst, I suppose it would be satisfying to get some closure. There are those of us that are still recuperating, and those of us aiding in the efforts to spread the cure. To all, I bring news.

A fair number of us found dear "Doctor" Percy holed up in his sewer abode, alone aside from his brigade of robotic guards. The work he did to conceive the alien virus and spread the infection, it was all due to his personal efforts. He was a single Zymandis agent, alone, with a grandiose plan to infect the entire universe, and watch it suffer before it crumbled. [ he's leaving a few gruesome details out, but it's probably better for those who already feel nauseous. ]

If the cannibalistic sickness proved effective, Zymandis meant to use it to spread destruction, causing the premature death of other vulnerable timelines to harvest their energy.

[ a pause, and there's a part of him that can't help but be satisfied. ]

He thought he may have a chance for making it out. Instead, he seemed to have met a well-deserved fate. The last vial of his precious sickness has been collected, so it's bye-bye virus for the time being. He won't be reporting to anyone of his unfortunate successes and even more questionable failures.

A pity. [ he says it in the way that it doesn't sound like a pity at all. ]


OOC | threadhopping is great. anyone who was there, feel free to add!
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[personal profile] pursuit
Hello, everyone. As I've mentioned to a few of our associates, Arima and I have done some of our own investigation in the sewers. Our initial findings prompted some follow-up, and now we're prepared to report what we've gathered.

During our first search, we found a table on which some notes in alien writing were gathered. Along with this were an ear-piercing gun and plastic tags that bear an unfamiliar symbol. It would seem someone is tracking the underground infected, from what we can gather.

Our second search turned up what seems to be a jewelcomm like ours. These all seem to be signs that Percy is indeed in the sewers and coordinating with an organization who uses the same kind of technology we do, and I can only think of one other. Should anyone wish to examine it, we can make that available to you. I see no purpose in leaving it for its user to retrieve.

Whatever's going on, it appears fairly organized. It's not just infecting the populace if tracking after the fact is involved...

If anyone else has further findings or insights, let's see what we can make of this.


[ooc: Backdated to 3/21. As always please feel free to thread-hop/thread-jack. Bounty board turn-in can be found here]
predickamental: (🔫 i'm a fine-tuned)
[personal profile] predickamental
Damn, smartphone technology really advanced while I was driving through Arkansas.

[She's not quite laughing at her own joke, but she's very clearly thinking about it. And who can blame her? Good comedy relies on kernels of truth, and Arkansas is, in many ways, similar to the Bermuda Triangle.]

What the hell did y'all do to New Jersey? I mean I know. I read the file. But really. It looks bad out there.

Little bit of business: I'm looking for an asshole. White guy, dark hair styled in the greasy millennial tradition, always squinting in a manner of general petulance. Probably smells like bourbon. Goes by the name of Jesse. I've gone through the directory and didn't see him, but he's enough of a fool to lose his own username, so I thought I'd ask.

There's another asshole who looks like he hasn't showered in about ten years and catches fire when he goes out in the sun, and I guess I'm looking for him, too, but I'm not as dedicated to it, honestly.

And the last thing: you, general you, the Audentes masses of seventy-nine entire other people, tell me where there's gaps and I'll start there. As long as it's not science. I get real bored when I'm not busy.
heavyhitter: (get you when my song is over)
[personal profile] heavyhitter
hey quick question, does anyone have a way to like... neutralize powers
some kinda magic spell, a science thing, none of the above, whatever you got

if not then whatever, carry on with your cure finding and missing persons search and rescue missions and stuff, keep up the good work team