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Julian Keller | Hellion ([personal profile] hellionated) wrote in [community profile] capeandcowl2013-02-22 02:27 pm

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[ Good morning, City. This is your lucky day. Julian Keller's face is on your Network. These days that usually means that he's pissed about something, and today is no exception, but he's not here to talk about that. He's speaking with an easy drawl and acting like everything's rosy. Because it is, right? It's not like one of his best friends is dead or anything.

Those who know the place might recognize the hallway he's in as belonging to Jenny Quantum's Carrier.
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So you know what I missed? The Doors on this thing. You never appreciate being able to teleport anywhere in the City until you can't do it anymore. That was a bitch. But I guess this means the Carrier's open for business again.

It's about freaking time. Half of my shit was still up here, including these. There was no chance in hell I was bringing them out the civilian exit. [ The crumpled remains of what used to be Julian's robotic gauntlets are floating in front of him, and they rise up in view of the camera now. They look more like balls of scrap metal than actual hands now. ]

Hey Jeffries, if you're watching this? This crap was Vulcanus' fault. You think you could fix 'em? It ain't like I need them anymore, but hey. I'm not gonna say no to an extra pair of hands floating around the place.

[ He can think of a lot of uses for those, okay. ]

Anyways, there's no reason to stay here. I'm back in my old apartment. If I ever get the bright idea to move up here again, someone please just fucking shoot me.

[ The message appears to end here, but shortly afterwards - when Julian has teleported back to the City - the following gets sent to Miss Martian's comm. ]

hey MM. ive been thinking about what you said
if you still want to get a group together im maybe up for that

everything here is done so. moving on is the way to go. let me know what you got in mimd.
professorlionface: (Excuse me?)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-02-22 11:27 pm (UTC)(link)
And just what did that with them?
professorlionface: (I'll take your word for it.)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-02-23 04:22 am (UTC)(link)
You didn't mention the specifics! I could have offered to do something with them then, though I suppose the point is moot now.
professorlionface: (I'll explain this slowly.)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-02-24 04:36 am (UTC)(link)
[Hank can't hold that feeling against him. After all, when he was working on the antidote he'd grown so large he could hardly fit into the lab, much less do any precision work with his hands so pawlike.]

They can serve as a memento, like a reminder of times past.

Madison can work wonders with scrap metal, I'm sure he can repair them if you like.
professorlionface: (What was I thinking?)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-02-25 11:12 pm (UTC)(link)
At the very least, you might possibly have four hands if you ever needed them!
professorlionface: (Take heart! Learning is beyond compare.)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-02-26 05:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Of course, his secondary set wasn't detachable and telekinetically powered, either. It should give you a little extra punch! Two even.

You'll never really know until you try, I suppose.
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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-02-28 04:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Is that where it happened? I thought it was all contained to Venezuela?
professorlionface: (Always hidden depths to consider...)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-03-02 03:56 am (UTC)(link)
Sorry, I suppose I wasn't paying much attention to the outside world during that time. Too busy working on that cure...and I had some hand troubles of my own.

[He pauses, considering that name a minute.] You were close with her?
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professorlionface: (I'll have to think about this.)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-03-03 08:21 am (UTC)(link)
[He doesn't know quite where to go with that answer. He wants to ask Julian what he thinks of the whole thing, but it may be the wrong time, with the recent news. His response certainly tells him he should handle it delicately.]

I'm sorry to hear that. With how everything turned out.
professorlionface: (Well...that's something.)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-03-05 06:18 pm (UTC)(link)
[Hank hadn't known her, there's nothing he can do for her. Maybe if he tried earlier, but it's too late for that. He does know Julian, though.]

And how are you doing, after all of it?
professorlionface: (I'd prefer not to talk about it.)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-03-06 12:51 pm (UTC)(link)
But she was still your friend, and that's never easy to go through. No matter how you may have disagreed, there's always a helplessness in watching a friend go down a dark path, a guilt in being unable to keep them from it.

There are often only two places to direct those feelings, either towards them or against yourself. Neither is a particularly sound option.

[The first is obvious, resulting in discouragement, self-loathing, depression. The second makes you petty, vindictive, and bitter. Hank knows way more about this than he'd like to.]
professorlionface: (Always hidden depths to consider...)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-03-09 04:41 am (UTC)(link)
I suppose it may have been an ambition of posterity, leaving something behind when you're gone. We don't know how long any of us will be here, Julian, and I can understand the desire to have some lasting effect on the world.

Though I would hope what legacy most of us leave is more unambiguously positive.
professorlionface: (grumpy-grump gettin' grumps)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-03-11 06:41 am (UTC)(link)
Maybe. [Assuming that reporting is even objective, or if outside reporters were even allowed in. In a situation like this, neither can be taken for granted.] A new regime can often be terribly fickle to the one that came before.
professorlionface: (Oh.)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-03-14 02:31 am (UTC)(link)
[There's a lot he could say about the roots of imperialism, some long lecture about the etiquette of aid and where it crosses the line. Instead, all he has is:]

I know. That's usually how it begins, but it rarely ends quite like that.

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