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mask or menace mods ([personal profile] maskormods) wrote in [community profile] maskormenacelogs2016-05-21 09:26 am


WHO: Participating imPorts!
WHEN: May 21st, 2016 - May 22nd, 2016
WHAT: The OTO branch of DARPA has created imPocreats for imPort engagement and local enjoyment! Come and play, if you want to be the very best -- like no one ever was!
WARNINGS: Please contact the mods if this needs to be updated.

GREETINGS, IMPORTS! And welcome to the Swearing-In Ceremony of May 2016! If you choose to partake in the ceremony, you are in for a treat: prepare for trouble, and make it double! You will be testing DARPA’s brand new holographic-and-cyborg technology called imPocreats. Yes, “imPocreat”, as in Impossible Creations. While the physical body of imPocreats are made of synthesized organic material and robotics, the “attacks” that these inventions have are purely theoretical. That’s where the holographic tech comes into play, for entertainment purposes only! Every imPocreat is programmed to deliver a hit or take a hit, though the impact of attacks may vary depending on environmental or random influences.

Each participating imPort who is physically at this Swearing-In will be given an imPocreat of their own choosing. They are listed below. All imPocreats are products of DARPA’s Otherworldly Technologies Organization (OTO).

The actual Swearing-In will take place in the six mile long, four mile wide mega biome dome called The Shudder, located in Covington, Virginia. Within The Shudder are man-made terrains designed to provide a challenging atmosphere for participating imPorts as they battle with their imPocreats.

There will not be a singular champion of this Swearing-In. In fact, there may be none at all, or there may be dozens. Anyone who has won two imPocreat battles will be considered a champion of The Shudder. Players may plot with each other to determine battle outcomes -- Mods will NOT determine battle outcomes.

All imPorts will be housed in a country Bed & Breakfast called Evening Star for the weekend, unless they pursue other arrangements.

Any champion may keep their imPocreat -- but remember, the holographic attacks are not REAL. They will not induce actual damage on non-imPocreats. And if you're an imPort who isn't COMPETING with an imPocreat, but you're just along for the ride (or maybe you want to play with an imPocreat for a weekend, if you're that lonely/curious) you're also invited to come along, but you are excluded from being able to keep your imPocreat past the event. It is legally understood that any personal damage incurred upon competitors and in-dome onlooker imPorts comes at their own risk.

Remember that this entire event will be televised for an American audience. All of it, unfiltered. Cameras will be in the air, in the ground, in the water. Your personal drama may very well be displayed in High Definition. Any participating imPort will need to sign a waiver consenting to the cameras. This can be an opportunity for your countrymen to learn what kind of imPort you truly are.
superposition: (I think I can rely on you)


[personal profile] superposition 2016-05-22 10:33 pm (UTC)(link)
[Hello and welcome to the FOREST ARENA! Qubit's been wandering a bit himself. Downside to having this big a venue with less than 200 guests? They're going to get real spread out real quick. Even with portals, he can't be everywhere at once.

But yeah anyway something something he found a Kaneda. Somehow he has a hunch the lad won't mind taking the ugly robots for a spin. So, here he is with his new buddy Lamabama (well, "buddy" is a strong word, but he is tolerating it). He calls and waves once he's in earshot.]

Kaneda! Been a while, hasn't it?
rassera: (MUSCLES)

[personal profile] rassera 2016-05-23 05:53 pm (UTC)(link)
[Wow you take that back his shrimp is cute as hecky. But Qubit was right on one though, though. Kaneda was no stranger to trying out those robots, the Dragprawn sitting contently in his arms as he wanders through the Forest Arena. A little too familiar for his tastes, but nothing he can't handle.

It's Qubit's voice that catches his attention, though, turning his head to look for the source of the voice. When he finally finds the man, he sees the Lamabama behind him and smiles.

He doesn't know why, but there's just something entertaining about Qubit with a giant electric sheep.]

Too long, old man! Didn't think I'd see you out here with these things! You seem more like a 'watch from a safe distance' kinda guy!
superposition: ((tight-lipped))

[personal profile] superposition 2016-05-25 01:06 am (UTC)(link)
[Qubit tilts his head a bit, looking mildly offended. Self-preservation is on his list of priorities, but it's never been particularly high there.]

You're joking, right?
rassera: (Wooow)

[personal profile] rassera 2016-05-25 04:05 am (UTC)(link)
Gonna prove me wrong?

[His Dragprawn looks just as ready to rumble as he does. He knew that Qubit had bite beneath his...self-preserving bark, anyone who can earn Tetsuo's somewhat respect had to be. So what better way to call it out than by being himself?]

Oh you know. Seems like a thing meant for 10-18 year olds.
superposition: (Through hell and high tide)

[personal profile] superposition 2016-05-25 03:27 pm (UTC)(link)
[Deadpan] I don't know, that estimate sounds a bit high. But in fairness, they only look ridiculous. These things are military-grade hardware. So if DARPA's going to insist on giving me one, then far be it from me to stop them.

[Sure, they're undoubtedly bugged, but he can fix that. Meanwhile, his electric sheep is giving Kaneda's shrimp the stink-eye, lowering its head and pawing at the ground, just waiting on a command. Qubit steps aside from it, watching its behavior but making no attempt to stop it.]

Looks like they're spoiling for a fight, doesn't it?

[personal profile] rassera 2016-05-29 12:23 am (UTC)(link)
Ridiculous? See, that's what makes me think you're too old for this.

[Seriously, who calls robotic fighting animals ridiculous!? It could be a popular franchise in another universe, you know!

But he sees the silent challenge the Impocreats are giving each other. If that's incentive, he doesn't know what is.]

Welllllll would you look at that. Whattya say? Up for a little fight?
superposition: (I think I can rely on you)

[personal profile] superposition 2016-05-29 02:59 am (UTC)(link)
[Just because it's popular doesn't mean it's not ridiculous!!]

Thought you'd never ask. First to three hits?
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[personal profile] rassera 2016-06-05 03:12 am (UTC)(link)
Sounds good to me. What'cha think, Ebi?

[Yes, he's named the thing already, and 'ebi' seems to be ready to fuckin' rumble, clicking his pincers together and scuttling back and forth.]