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May. 9th, 2016


[info]willingtopay

Steve's AMA!

All right, Mount Weather. If you've ever wanted to know something about me, now's your chance. It's time for my Ask Me Anything. I'd been asked to do this in my own world, but I always figured it would end up being more of a chaotic mess than anything enlightening.

I think most of you know who I am by now, but in case you're new, I'm Steve Rogers. Back home, I went by Captain America. I spent nearly seventy years taking a nap in the Arctic and after that I led the Avengers in protecting the world from whatever threat came our way. Here I'm one of our councilors. If you have any questions, I'll be answering on and off for a few hours.

[info]undercover

So this is new. Like really new. Morgan Freeman warned me about what's Through the Wormhole, but I'm not a scientist so I guess I always thought of it like a TV show. You know, just speculation. Not truth. Not something that could actually happen to me.

And yet, here I am...

Is there aspirin or anything else like that around here? I've got a whole huge headache sort of thing going on right now.

Which is why I didn't even think to introduce myself. I'm sorry. I'm Sharon Whitman.

MCU SHIELD AFFILIATED PEOPLE:
So I know some of you guys are here. Natasha filled me in.

Is this really legit? Romanoff seems to think so, but she also likes to play that game where you can't tell if she's serious or not.

May. 7th, 2016


[info]littlespider

WANDA MAXIMOFF:
Things calmed down enough in your head yet?
STEVE ROGERS:
Do you want reports on how Barnes is doing with the new arm?
BUCKY BARNES:
Up for another round? It's not like you're sleeping.

May. 4th, 2016


[info]willingtopay

It's been a busy and difficult month for all of us, so I wanted to take a moment to say a few things. Let me put my Councilor hat on real quick.

First, I'm proud of the way we've handled ourselves in the wake of Storybrooke. Many of us were put into uncomfortable situations, myself included, and we all have to find a way to live in the aftermath of that. And many of us were here, instead, which caused its own problems. When I first considered running for the Council, one of the things that was important to us was fixing the justice system here. Essentially, that's involved starting over, almost completely. It was important to me that we let go of the system from the Ark, and that we moved towards something more productive for society. We've had some trouble. It's been a slow and difficult process. But I believe it's working. I think we've proven that recently. With your help, and with the hard work of our law enforcement and lawyers, we were able to fully investigate what happened. I'm proud of that. What justice means to each of us is different. We all come from different places, and we all have unique experiences. That's a good thing, but I know it's difficult, too. Sometimes that's going to mean letting go of what we're used to and finding a compromise. Adapting to a new system isn't easy for anyone, but that's why it's so rewarding to see our community come together. My biggest hope moving forward is that we can find a way to heal from our experiences, individually and as a community.

Second, I know there's been a lot of discussion about the offer made to us by the Coalition. This is an enormous decision, and one none of us took lightly. We should be hearing from our delegates soon, with any luck, and they'll be able to tell us how their time in Polis went. There are a lot of concerns, and a lot of fear. I get that. But I'm sure there are a lot of those on the other side, too, and that's why encouraging a positive relationship with the other Grounder clans is crucial. There's so much we don't understand about each other, and if we continue to isolate ourselves from the world at large, we will only give fuel to that fear. We have so many things to offer each other, if we're willing to try. We see that with Lincoln. We've seen that with Dela and the other Floukru. We know it's possible. We can help each other instead of continuing to feed into a cycle of isolationism. Whatever the outcome of this meeting at Polis is, I hope we're able to continue building relationships with the other people who inhabit this planet.

... I guess that wasn't as quick as I thought it'd be. Oops. I'm done now, I promise. May the 4th be with you.

EMMA SWAN:
How are you doing?

Apr. 29th, 2016


[info]buckthesystem

FILTERED TO STEVE:
I'm used to the whole "bearing the weight of the world" look on you, but I could swear you're doing it more lately.

FILTERED TO NATASHA:
If I start making any noise at night again, just kick me awake.

Apr. 20th, 2016


[info]willingtopay

CAROL DANVERS:
Everything's so We met - officially, in person - about a year ago now. And you gave me Optimus Prime not long after. I've been thinking about that, since Sunday. The first time we met, our first date, everything else that happened to bring us to this point right now. Even the things that happened before we got here, and the fact that we're here at all. None of this should have ever been possible, you know? So many things had to go a certain way for this to happen. What are those odds? And here we are. ... I'm really glad you decided to ask me out instead of someone else. I was a complete chicken.


I think I miss the beard.
NATASHA ROMANOFF & BUCKY BARNES:
So.

Is there something I missed here?

Apr. 18th, 2016

[info]asala

network; asala adaar (038)

The next time one of you wants to use big magic or a big powerful ability and you're not sure exactly what it will do, don't. There will be consequences for this flagrant misuse of magic, regardless of intent, and you can assume for the immediate future that I am not the authority figure to come to with your sad little feelings about how intent somehow negates consequences just because one of you could be the next ones to fuck it up.

This isn't prejudice. This isn't someone who's anti-magic cracking down on anyone. This is a powerful mage reminding you all that magic has its price, that anybody using magic or powers has a responsibility to use them in a way that does the least amount of harm to innocent people. We were given gifts, whether through accidents of birth or circumstance or through our own desires, and those gifts come with a significant burden. There are people here who could lobotomize the population, who could crush the mountain in a bad temper, or who could tear this place apart in a moment of unbridled power. It's our responsibility to make sure that those things don't happen, either intentionally or by accident, and it is our fault when mistakes happen.

As a Council member, I can promise you that charges will be pressed and that every police report filed about this incident will be taken into account. If you've suffered any kind of physical or psychological trauma as a result of the last three weeks, set up a time with anyone working in Law Enforcement who was not also a victim of this magic; it will take some time to get all of them squared away with the reparation efforts going on from the goblin attack that we missed, but you will be listened to and justice will be served, I swear it.

As a person who has had her mind and her life thoroughly fucked with recently, if you can't find me for whatever reason in the immediate future, you can assume I'm elbow-deep in none-of-your-business and not interested in receiving any visitors.


ETA: Because people keep asking this as if I'm calling for blood: yes, of course intent will matter when charges are eventually leveled. I'm saying that damage was done regardless of whether or not it was intended to. The idea that actions have consequences should not be nearly as surprising as it appears to be.

And no, of course nobody is in any danger here. We do not physically punish or kill the guilty in this community, as per the legal system we were asked to create. I'm promising justice and an application of the court system we've created, not a goddamn witch hunt, and if you read "witch hunt" from "charges will be pressed", then that's a personal perception you need to work on, because that is not what I said. Not even a little.

I find it very distressing how much focus is going into making excuses for someone who cast awful magic and hurt others than is going into having some compassion for the people she hurt, especially when she's admitted that she did cause harm. Respect her honesty enough to take the damage seriously instead of trying to act as if it's less severe just because she feels bad about it.

Apr. 17th, 2016


[info]willingtopay

storybrooke: steve rogers (obviously before everyone is back)

I feel a hell of a lot more sane now than I have the last few days. Still feel like I'm stuck on a roller coaster.

Thanks for helping me, Henry.

Carol:
See, I wasn't just drunk. Where are you?
Asala:
Hey... wife? Are you okay? Where are you?

Apr. 15th, 2016


[info]willingtopay

storybrooke: steve & henry

Who: Steve Rogers/Steve Shields & Henry Mills
When: Todaaaaay! Sometime?!
Where: Granny's
What: Henry shows Steve his book.
Warnings: lol probably none
Status: In progress.

This had been one hell of a twenty-four hours. )

Apr. 14th, 2016


[info]boywhobelieves

storybrooke; hey hey hey mr. shields

[Mr. Shields]

When you think of America what does it make you think of? Or what about super soldiers that have metal arms? Or kickass Russian assassins?

Do you ever wish you actually owned a shield? Like a round one. How do you feel about stars?

Apr. 4th, 2016


[info]willingtopay

storybrooke: carol & steve

Who: Carol & Steve
When: last Fridaaaaaay
Where: Marine Garage!
What: Steve has to bring his bike by so he makes awkward small talk with his favorite mechanic and Carol imagines him naked. Careful, you two.
Warnings: Naaaah except for cussing.

'She's the prettiest girl I see, so if you put her in someone else's hands, I'd be real disappointed.' )

Apr. 1st, 2016


[info]willingtopay

storybrooke: steve shields

My fifth graders got me with silly string today when I wasn't paying attention, and the third graders tried to get out of school by pretending like they all had lice (they don't; they backed out real quick when I told them we'd have to shave all their heads). Happy April Fool's.

SALLI:
Want to invite some folks over this weekend or next? I can fire up the grill now that it's nice out again.

Mar. 24th, 2016


[info]justed

Network Post

[Pevensies, Steve Rogers, Asala Adaar, Snow White, Legal]
Erik Lensherr is confident in his ability to retrieve the Witch's wand from a distance, and to hold her in place temporarily. For the latter, I'd prefer a method not reliant on one individual's strength. As for the wand, there is the question as to whether we destroy it immediately or hold it as evidence. It is a powerful magical artifact and one to be wary of.

I was also curious as to what investigators have learned in contacting the Grounders. I know certain matters cannot be rushed, but it has grown noticeably colder, and her power is only likely to grow.

[Pevensies]
I have no right This is Peter's

The months aren't the same here, but it is, or should be spring, and Easter seems the appropriate time for remembering Beruna a and Aslan. There's no time really for the ceremonies we used to hold, and I always hated those but I plan to take just a half hour or so, if either of you care to join me.

[Susan]
You don't have
I know

Am I the only one who begins to feel like a marshwiggle? We're beginning to have progress, but I've said "No, that won't work," so many times of late and had to remind myself that it isn't my place to say it more.

Mar. 22nd, 2016


[info]funkbringer

hope you can forgive the lazy typing here, kinda beat. looks like i got lucky turning up here, huh? how 'bout that. y'all know how to make a guy feel welcome, thanks for the care and the visits. been nice! think i'll be outta here tomorrow.

so, how's it going, mount weather? antoine triplett. call me trip.

Mar. 21st, 2016


[info]willingtopay

CHATTY TO CAROL DANVERS:
-- I don't know if this thing with Rocket is going to get any better. I'm sorry. I tried to

[info]willingtopay

ROCKET:
I have something for you, if you want to meet somewhere. Or I can just leave it for you... wherever you want me to?

[info]victoryred

I will say that woman does know how to clip off her consonants. What a rather hilarious situation, because I think she sounds very much like my mother. All the better that these home-grown gifts to arrive in perfect time with her voice. I fear she might next send me to my room for muddying my pinafore.

Alfred, if you want to see a photo of my brother, I've got one in my new/old handbag.

[CAROLINE + DARCY]
I've a whole handbag of delightful cosmetics and a mind to share.

[MCU PEOPLE + HERC]
I'm quite sure you're all aware of my habit of cultivating stockpiles of ammunition for a rainy day. In addition to all the weapons I've got already, the pod dropped off another collection of Howard Stark specials, including:
  • A gamma cannon we used to seal zero matter into a different universe. It's got one charge to it, then it looks like the batteries are good and fried.
  • A tool that will more or less wipe a person's memory for a good several moments.
  • I've still got that bloody Midnight Oil, too

  • And I suppose the reason I'm telling you this is I trust you all to know it's here and make good decisions if it's ever needed. Otherwise, I'm sitting on it with no real use.

    Mar. 19th, 2016


    [info]holesinthesky

    network post: carol danvers

    cut for image )

    GUYS


    GUYS

    GUYS

    STOP THE PRESSES BECAUSE CHEWBACCA IS HERE!!

    MY CAT MY CAT MY CAT MY CAT MY CAT MY CAT

    Mar. 10th, 2016


    [info]willingtopay

    CHATTY TO BUCKY BARNES:
    -- So it's your birthday.
    -- Want me to get some friends together for a party? Or do you want to do something with just us? I could probably find somewhere for us to break into.

    Mar. 2nd, 2016


    [info]fades

    damn, but i was getting ready to head for my fifth papa doble. that's what i get for mixing sun, rum and government business.

    so, stop me if you heard this one before ...

    albert einstein and carl jung walk into a bar. it's called the relative archetype and they order an adorably post-apocalyptic landscape. mister rogers (cardigan and all) sidles up next to them and he's got some loaded potato storybook characters and liberally sprinkles it with random friends. then enter sandman and what the eff, here we are.

    so stop stampeding, get me a kale smoothie (with an umbrella), and we're in business.

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