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ɑɳɠeɭiɕɑ ʝoɲɛʂ ✮ fiɾɛʂʈɑɾ ([personal profile] radiantly) wrote in [community profile] capeandcowl2013-07-10 12:20 am

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[Angelica sounds tired, but determined and quite thoughtful, like she's been mulling over what to say for days. Spoilers: she has.]

I've always thought that people were essentially good, deep down inside. I like to give people the benefit of the doubt when they make mistakes and try to see the good intentions in everybody. Like, maybe they really thought their actions were for the best. Or-- or maybe they were just that ignorant and didn't consider the long term consequences of their choices. I've made every mental excuse in the book for every act of horrible imaginable. But at a certain point... [She trails off for a second.] At a certain point there's just no point in making excuses anymore.

What kind of world is Calvin growing up in? What sort of future does he have if this cycle continues and those who seek to defend humanity wind up eradicating an aspect of it from this Earth? What sort of futures do any of us have? If we stay on this path and stay helpless, what sort of outcome are we inviting?

I'm not a politician and I'm not a fighter, not anymore anyways, and I've never been the type of person who seeks out conflict, but guys... if there was ever a time to rally, it's right now. What are we, as a community, doing and how can those of us who are tired of sitting on the sidelines help?
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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-07-11 01:57 am (UTC)(link)
We've made some initiatives to dismantle what framework of theirs we could, but it's a slow process. They aren't exactly standing out in the open, waiting for us to get them. But that doesn't mean they can't be found, either.

Right now we're winning the political fight, but it's by no means over. The difference may be in turning those who could be our allies from simply being against Vulcanus to being for us. We can find a way if we make it. We've been through worse than this.
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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-07-12 08:27 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't know that it can be called not my area of expertise when I already have experience with it, but it's certainly not a bad idea. I think we may need more than just a public initiative, but maybe a sort of...constant establishment for such activities. Now only show them the good, but continue that good.

But we'll need more than just that, I think. we need to convince them to be proactive in the problem that's becoming mutual. To stand with us in the fight.
professorlionface: (I find myself brimming with thoughts.)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-07-14 07:09 am (UTC)(link)
Celebrities? Well, I suppose we've had a few among our number, mostly television stars lately. What about that one film franchise based off the young adult novels? Given how our conditions provide its very basis, I would think those involved might be somewhat sympathetic.
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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-07-14 05:27 pm (UTC)(link)
I could see it working as a start, as long as we're sure to expand the campaign from there. I could at least fund it if we can put together a plan for implementation.
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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-07-16 09:56 pm (UTC)(link)
If asked to approximate my thoughts on the matter, I would characterize them as "Yes" and "Definitely". We'll need to form a plan to move forward, and a committee may be just the way to do that.

I've been through two campaigns against Vulcanus in as many months, and I'm sure many of those involved would be interested in what happens next. Many may be more concerned with strategy than diplomacy, but not all. Do you have any names in mind, yourself?
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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-07-17 04:58 pm (UTC)(link)
It will certainly be worth getting us all on the same page. I know Tony might want to take part, then Callie Maggotbone from the DOI. When I was thinking more strategically-minded people, I was referring mostly to Jack Bauer and Archer, I'm not sure how interested they'd be in public relations. Nonetheless, it may be worth offering the option.

There were plenty of others involved as well, perhaps the grapevine could bring in all interested parties.
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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-07-18 04:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, certainly! There's more work involved than just in the planning stages, of course, and it would be difficult to manage if we tried to do it all on our own.

Bu I think it's a start, at least. We can put together a meeting here at the school, invite as many people as we think would help, and see what we come up with.
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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-07-18 11:59 pm (UTC)(link)
[He lets out a long exhale.] Good question. Next weekend, perhaps? It will give time for the word to spread, give everyone a chance to get some ideas to bounce around.
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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-07-20 07:33 pm (UTC)(link)
I'll be sure to get the word out on my end, as well. Once we get the ball rolling, I'm sure we'll turn up some worthy solutions.