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Julian Keller | Hellion ([personal profile] hellionated) wrote in [community profile] capeandcowl2012-11-09 08:30 pm

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[ Julian's on video for once, and the camera's staying pretty securely on his face. It's almost like someone else is holding it, but his powers are doing all the work.

Obviously, right? Because it's not like he has any other options right now.
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So, Cityzens. What's up? Did everyone love the election? Did you all vote? Cause that's really what we should be caring about right now.

Did you all just forget about Vulcanus? Again? This is bullshit. They could've killed all of us, and now that we cured their virus we're just gonna let this go? Business as usual, lives go on? I don't understand what the hell's wrong with any of you. The only one who had any of this right was Jack Bauer.

We have to do something about them. Now, not in six months when they hit us again.

Yeah, and if anyone's looking for me, I moved to the Carrier. They can't touch us there. I'm calling it home.


Private filter to Rapunzel

Rapunzel. [ God this is awkward. What does he even say? hhh he needs to just get it over with. ]

What you said, after the Void attack. Is that offer still open?
professorlionface: (Blah blah blah.)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-11-11 01:17 am (UTC)(link)
No one's forgotten. That doesn't mean we have a direction, and that's something that doesn't spawn itself simply because you want one.
professorlionface: (Um.)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-11-11 07:21 pm (UTC)(link)
And who would you consider the right people? Do you even know?
professorlionface: (I'll take your word for it.)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-11-15 06:12 pm (UTC)(link)
You realize that's no different from accosting a gas station attendant in order to reach the Joint Chiefs, don't you? Questioning the janitor about the CEO?

All you're going to do with something like that is throw more wood on the fire and have nothing to show for it.
professorlionface: (Well.)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-11-18 07:01 pm (UTC)(link)
But we haven't been doing nothing. We're simply doing things that will take some time to produce visible results.

This isn't the kind of fight where we can just punch the bad guy at the top of the chain and everything goes away, Julian. We have to be smart, because our enemy certainly is. If you go tearing things up and causing damage just to make yourself feel like something's being done, that isn't going to solve things, it's just going to give Vulcanus more ammunition.
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professorlionface: (guuuuuuuuuuuuurrrrrlll)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-11-22 05:11 am (UTC)(link)
Do you understand why they had gone silent after that, Julian? Not because they were disabled, they were certainly still active. They were regrouping, preparing, moving their pieces into place. They were infiltrating under our noses while we rested on our laurels and thought we had routed the enemy because we'd exercised some endorphins.

We hadn't set them back, we only found something to hit and let ourselves feel satisfied on a job well done. And, might I remind you, it was considered a terrorist attack by the public. And, honestly, it was.
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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-11-25 08:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Listen to me. Two years ago a group of imPorts with attitudes not unlike your own decided their time would be best spent holidaying in west Africa, dismantling and exterminating guerrilla forces. Whether because they had some misconception of doing good, or they just wanted to see their hands soiled.

Do you think that region is any more stable now, that its civilians suffer any less than they had before this? Check the news every now and then, you'll see your answer.

There is a lot more work to these matters than you're giving them credit for, and this is just as far as the Scott Summers philosophy to problem solving will get you. You're stoking the fires of a neverending war, a war powered by hatred, not giving it an expiration date. Make the people hate us more than they do already, something will rise to take Vulcanus' place.

We need to think in the longer term, and we need to think about the best route of defense. If you want to see Vulcanus fall, what we should be doing is extinguishing that flame first. We need to bring the rest of the world on our side, because they're just as much a part of this as anyone, and not worth the outright dismissal you're giving.
professorlionface: (Don't turn around.)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-11-29 02:50 am (UTC)(link)
You aren't like him, no, but you are advocating his methods. That's what you're missing in the parallel. It's all about acting without thinking about the alternative, just for the sake of feeling like you're achieving something. But the problem with that is in not thinking about the precarious position we're already in. We do it this way and there will be no sidelines, it will put us at open war with everyone who has ever even vaguely borne us an unkind thought. Every imPort in the City and beyond it, whether they wanted it or not, you've thrown on those same front lines.

To the outside world, you cannot act individually without expecting it will reflect on the rest of us, you should know this by now. You're a representative of the imPort community, they've made you a representative of the imPort community. And you can be damn sure that any missteps of yours will be blamed on all of us!

Do we carry the capacity to be dangerous? Absolutely! But the thing that counteracts that is the very thing Vulcanus is trying to challenge, that we are responsible for that capacity, that we can manage that danger, keep ourselves under control. Being responsible is absolutely necessary right now, while all eyes are on us, and what you're suggesting is the very opposite.
professorlionface: (I'm hardly impressed.)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-11-29 05:03 am (UTC)(link)
I'm asking you to fight smart. You aren't a lioness protecting her cubs, you're acting like a lone wolf making some big show of breaking from the pack. Puffing out your cheeks, thumping your chest? [He's too tired to keep his metaphor consistent.]

We can do better, that's the important part. We can find out how to strike, but first we have to ensure the safety of our people. Because what you're talking about isn't strength, it's foolhardiness and thoughtlessness.

I can only say so many times that you'll only gain more enemies this way than you'll conquer, because that is all they will see in the end.
professorlionface: (Wait till I tell Facebook about it!)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-12-04 08:35 am (UTC)(link)
No one is sitting back and waiting. Like I said, this isn't something that can just be jumped into, it requires planning and forethought. They don't call strategic assessments and information acquisition "intelligence" for no reason.

If this is going to be a war, we'd do better to keep it a cold one, and that will require you to cool down to match it.
professorlionface: (Let's consider this.)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-12-06 06:55 am (UTC)(link)
I have no intention of leaving us as targets, Julian. We just need an in before we can try to make ourselves one from thin air.
professorlionface: (You're sure about that?)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-12-11 09:20 am (UTC)(link)
If we can do it right. If we can make it worth it.
professorlionface: (Intense concentration.)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-12-14 02:32 am (UTC)(link)
We'll need to do damage control alongside, of course. Address public concern, minimize any negative effect such an attack may have on us.

They've played the media, we need to have truth to counteract that.
professorlionface: (I'll explain this slowly.)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-12-18 02:43 am (UTC)(link)
I think there's still some response yet to be seen. We have already seen many countries very publicly condemn the action. It's for them, those who could remain our allies. That's what the PR is for.

[And Hank, he always has to keep up some hope that they could keep this world from getting that bad. He has to. It's what helps him get up in the morning.]

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