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[The video clicks on to a young-looking male, who waves cheerfully at the camera.]

Testing, testing, is this thing on ~ ?

[He laughs, amused, knowing full well that it is. He's not technologically incompetent, after all.]

What does everyone do for fun here? Do tell, I'm so curious to know. Where to go, what to see... ~

[He's smiling as he speaks. Anyone who knows him might call it an infuriating smile, but it comes off as cheerful and innocent and he waves again, before the video feed clicks off.]
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[The camera first focuses on Katherine's rather unimpressed and exhausted face.]

How am I supposed to understand most of this when it doesn't even cover a single thing I recognize? Blood, I know, everyone knows what it is and that it keeps us alive and losing it is very bad, but-...

[She turns the device around, and the image resolves from the blur of sudden motion as it auto-finds a stack of three medical books, ranging in target readership from roughly ages eight to twenty.]

But all of these break blood down into these...cells and things. What are these cells supposed to be? And phlegm and bile come from entirely different places and-...

...why does none of this so much as mention effects on temperament?

[The feed goes dark as the device goes face-down on the table, and judging from the sounds of it, Katherine's rested her head beside it. Her voice is muffled, in this case by her arms.]

Am I poking about in the wrong direction? Should I be looking at magic instead?
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[It's been a few weeks since Codi first came upon this weird phone with only one app on it and yet it continues to perplex her. Mostly she's not sure why it keeps turning up on or around her person--in her pockets, on her desk, in her car. This has made it particularly difficult to keep it secret from everyone else, including her newly-appointed team of, uh. "Business advisors." Hand-picked to discuss these kinds of oddities in their line of work, sure, but Codi can't help but feel that they would be chomping at the bit to exploit the mysteries of this device for themselves. She'll let them know in due time, after she's exploited it herself.]

[That being said, it's starting to really unnerve her that this obvious traveling cult knows where she is and has been tracking her every movement. Watching out for bugs and setting up improvised traps and alarms around the house and workplace hasn't turned up anything except a few very confused and irritated employees. It's exhausting, baffling work. Codi's basically given up at this point.]

[She is, however, mildly pleased at the option to change her username from her first foray on the network. The more secrets she can attempt to keep from these people, the better.]

ok but for real tho
how r u guys getting in my house
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Guess where I am!

[A grey face appears on the screen, surrounded by thick black hair and a pair of cat shaped horns. Two gray eyes peer out from within that mass of hair and a smile beams brightly. The camera pulls back a little to show off the lovely river she's beside and dips and twists as she fumbles to show off the buildings nearby. It would appear she's in the City of Romance but that might only be because there's far more couples walking by than seems normal]

My device finally decided to work! I'm not purrticularly sure where I am but it's wonderful. And it's so bright! I've never been anywhere so bright. And everything is covered in white and it's just--gorgeous. I've never seen anything like it.

[And when words finally seem to fail her, she squeals and spins in place] Oh efurryone home is going to be so jealous. Kurloz and me meeting strange new people!

So--So, where is efurryone? I am here. [She holds up her device and makes a slow circle. It looks like she's near the border of Tommorow and Romance] Directions would be nice!
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[The irony of a sick doctor is not lost on Angela Ziegler. She has bags under her eyes but a kind smile on her lips.]

Apologies for my absence, everyone. I should have made an announcement before hand, but I fell ill in the cold weather and thought it best I didn't compromise any of my patients with it. Just a bad cold - and I know, I know, a doctor getting sick is a little silly. I'm still human, you know.

The Mercy Medical tent in the Outpost is open again! We are still handing out coats and winter clothes to chilly travelers. Donations are deeply appreciated, as are helpers to sort through them.

[Angela reaches out and turns the camera to show a tent full of volunteers folding coats, pairing up mittens, and re-lacing heavy boots. The shelves are freshly stocked with medical supplies. The camera turns back to her after a moment.]

Happy late holidays, everyone.
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Good morning, everyone. This is [ snap crackle ] coming to you live from the top of the McAran Building here in the City of Tomorrow, and we'd like to apologize for the lateness of this broadcast. We've been having some sound problems here in the new office, great as it is, and unfortunately, the tech who got assigned our support ticket died tragically in a debugging attempt over at St. Vidicon's.

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[ the voice, when one hears it, is clearly exhausted and more than a little scratchy from disuse. all the same, there's plenty of force in those lungs so the speaker is clearly healthy. Just... tired.

Holy crap is he tired. ]

So, [ pant pant ] just as a suggestion?

AVOID the mines, okay? Just... just avoid 'em. Just don't go anywhere near 'em, it's better for everyone involved.

[ There's a short pause, some breathing, and a loud thump. Someone might have just flopped on the ground from the sounds of it, with a faint metallic clang on there too. ]

I think I'm... I'm gonna go get a sandwich.
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[ Despite the faulty call devices around, Sam sends this out to the call network in general instead of limiting it to the hero channel. Everyone deserves a little snow fun.

The video opens up with a scan of the park, covered in snow, and a half finished snow fort along with a stockpile of snowballs. Then Sam turns the camera back on himself, shooting a smile. ]

Who's in for a game of capture the flag in the snow, huh?

[ Action is totally acceptable if your character would rather just go find Sam! He'll be chucking snowballs at anyone he recognizes. ]
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(^・o・^) < Oh what have we here? It appurrs to be a device linked to a secret network!
(=^ω^=) < I s33 you there Purrloz!
\(=^ω^=)ノ < Even without your color I can sniff out your poetry anywhere. <33

(=゜-゜=) < I am still not furry sure who this belongs to as Mewtuna has not b33n over in ages and I have a purrsonal communication device already.
(=^‥^=) < Though I had to enter my own handle so that might make finding said owner difficult
(=^ω^=) < But wow you all talk about so many things!
(=^ω^=) < And you have such good make up effects, seriously, 11/10 would watch again!

(=^ω^=) < Either way, I wanted to post to say I have found a lovely device with a pawsome mountain background that I think is probably missed.
\(=^‥^)/ < Message me with your handle and I shall return it right away.
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[Here appears someone who hasn't been seen on the network or in the city for some time. Azula looks much healthier than last she was seen on the network, but it certainly hasn't been because she's been at home. No, she crawled off to a Chinese historical drama setting to recover from her injuries and totally not because of the mun's RL circumstances, sorry guys.]

Hello? I'm getting bored holed up here, and I think I'm well enough to start venturing out again. So...who's here? I'm Azula.
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Greetings my ninjas of sevenfold! I come bearing no less than fifteen printed mother fuckin wavers!

With these blessings, we may be allowed passage into a world of wonder and enchantment, miracle and sweet fuckin mayhem! Kingsport, within the land of daymare, has brought about some true Mirthful beauty! We have been granted entry into the Midnight Carnival!

I cannot attend alone, not without first reaching out to my dear sisters of seven and brothers blessed to join me in an evening of entertainments with no need to call request of the culling-officer's permission, nor any cull parent! I know not whether festivities will go as they do within the carnathedral, but only through joining me may we uncover. Come now, my dear friends, and let us gather together that we may kick this bitch atmospheric!
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Good evening.

Having found one of these devices after my rest cycle, I admit to being a little wary. It's not exactly sharing much. But having read some of the entries on this network, it appears you may be in a city very similar to the one I've been stationed at.

With that in mind, does anyone happen to know the law enforcement status of this Seven-Fold City?

[ He's been considering a transfer lately. Might as well explore his options, after all. And he's gotten used to organic beings enough that the idea of heading straight back to Turingville isn't as appealing as it might have once been. ]
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[It's not exactly the introduction McCree was expecting to make - not that this whole thing is anything he would've expected to begin with - but after hassling people over poetry, it's time to get down to business.

And he definitely has the time to spare.]

So does this kind of shit happen here often? [He gestures with the lit cigar he's holding.] Just casual news posts about serial killers, rounded off with fancyass coffees?

[He pauses to take a drag, mulling it over. Maybe it's not his place, but something needs to be done.]

Is anyone else gonna hunt that bastard down, or am I gonna have to do it myself?
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Good afternoon and welcome. I am your host, [ crackle static hiss ], coming to you live from the top of the McAran Tower and bringing you the current events from our wide and wonderful Seven-Fold City.

[ a shuffle of papers and a throat clear before- ]

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 [John Connor is busy exploring the new call device he had received,looking it over several times and getting used to the device and it's apps. ]

[He turns toward the camera on his phone and begins to speak]

This is John Connor, Leader of the Resistance against Skynet.

Where and what time am I at?

I have a war against Skynet to get back to.
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[ She'd looked nervous the last time. This time, she practically looks like she wants to scream, though less due to fear. This is more aggravation. After all, guess who gets to be the face of the company at the moment? GUESS WHO GETS TO LOOK LIKE AN IDIOT as she makes this address? THIS lady. ]

So. It has... come to our attention that a number [ the teleprompter said 'a large number' but she's sure as hell not saying that, no way ] of CALL devices have been removed from McAran properties and distributed throughout the multiverse, possibly to... unsavory characters. Thankfully, we've recently installed new safeguards which will make it much harder for people to access the Seven-Fold City itself through our devices without specific device keys. We've limited the production of these keys to prevent this kind of blatant theft and pirating and we are, of course, on the case to tracking down Yo- [she pauses, clearly having gone off script]

The culprit.

These CALL device users will have access to SOME features, such as this CALL network and the use of the camera, web-browser, and other such apps, but we urge any current CALL device users who are concerned about security to use the designated HERO network for any sensitive communications.

Thank you for your understanding and your patience as we work through this difficult time.
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[It's an exciting day for the wandering doctor. Today, the outpost has given her a tent and an adjacent half-collapsed shack to live in and work from. Two months of hopping in and out of the cities, seeking inns and hotels and motels everywhere she went. Two months since she was thrown head first into the Seven-Fold City. She settles down at her new "desk", a recently bleach-scrubbed plastic table, and props her CALL device up on some books.

The screen flickers to life, and the face of a plain-clothes Angela Ziegler is made public. She clears her throat and begins, in a distinct German accent:]

Hello! Some of you may recognize me already but for those of you who don't, this will be half introductory and half informative. I am fairly new to this world - I've only been here for...two months? Maybe a little less. I have extensive training as a field medic and surgeon, so I have been traveling from city to city and offering my aid. You may call me Doctor Ziegler...or Mercy.

[She hesitates before saying her old call sign. Does it make her Overwatch again to use that name? No, she decides. It's who she is and it's a name she'll remember to respond to automatically. She squares her shoulders and looks straight into the camera.]

This is an announcement to let any of my previous patients, or future patients I suppose, know that I am now officially set up in the Outpost. I am reachable at any time through this device, this network, or by in-person visits to my station. Should I be absent on a call in a different city, contact me digitally. If you are not able to do so, please ask someone near my station to contact me for you.

[A bit redundant perhaps. Her shoulders relax and her smile softens. She says one last thing before she reaches out to turn the camera off. A gentle, motherly voice. A blessing.]

Stay safe, stay healthy. I am with you.
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[Being holed up in a safehouse as she is, Ana is a little short on stimulating conversation. As much as she might want to resist engaging in this strange magical cellphone, she doesn't hold out for too long. After all, from what she can tell, these people have no idea who she is.

What she posts comes in two pieces, the first a series of lines in Arabic text followed by a helpful translation in English. The second piece is commentary.]

ﺃﺩﻣﻨﺖ ﺍﺣﺰﺍﻧﻲ
ﻓﺼﺮﺕ ﺍﺧﺎﻑ ﺍﻥ ﻻ ﺍﺣﺰﻧﺎ
ﻭﻃﻌﻨﺖ ﺁﻻﻓﺎ ﻣﻦ ﺍﻟﻤﺮﺍﺕ
ﺣﺘﻰ ﺻﺎﺭ ﻳﻮﺟﻌﻨﻲ ﺑﺎﻥ ﻻ ﺍﻃﻌﻨﺎ
ﻭﻟﻌﻨﺖ ﻓﻲ ﻛﻞ ﺍﻟﻠﻐﺎﺕ
ﺣﺘﻰ ﺻﺎﺭ ﻳﻘﻠﻘﻨﻲ ﺑﺎﻥ ﻻ ﺍﻟﻌﻨﺎ
ﻭﻟﻘﺪ ﺗﺸﺎﺑﻬﺖ ﻛﻞ ﺍﻟﺒﻼﺩ
ﻓﻼ ﺍﺭﻯ ﻧﻔﺴﻲ ﻫﻨﺎﻙ، ﻭﻻ ﺍﺭﻯ ﻧﻔﺴﻲ ﻫﻨﺎ

I was addicted to my sorrows,
Until I became scared of not being sorrowful.
And I was stabbed thousands of times,
Until it felt painful not to be stabbed.
And I was cursed in all the languages,
Until I became nervous of not being cursed.
And all the countries seemed the same,
in that I neither see myself there, nor do I see myself here.

I came across this while reading, so I thought I might share it. No particular reason, except than I found it to be moving. I wouldn't mind hearing your opinions.
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[Sam appears on the net looking tried but happy at the same time. He isn't sure people would have missed him, but he also knows the Cities might have needed his help, so it's wise to check in.]

Uh hi....some of you might have been wondering where I've been....but I'm okay. I just got busy is all. Hunting stuff. If anyone needs help with anything let me know.