trustycrowbar: (Tired)
Dr. Gordon Freeman ([personal profile] trustycrowbar) wrote in [community profile] smashacademy2015-11-02 10:44 am

(Video, backdated to before the Halloween Party)

[It's Gordon, and he's looking more Frazzled than he normally is. Visibly tired, hair disheveled, tie missing. He even takes off his glasses for a moment to rub over his face before he speaks.]

We've got a new development in the moon... situation. A reliable source mentioned to me that the person that caused the instance in Termina was actually under control of a mask. I mean ANOTHER mask. They, uh, drew a picture:

[So suddenly a file with this image attached is broadcast to everyone:]

[Good luck sleeping tonight, guys.]

I haven't found any other images besides this one, but the other masks we gained from the monsters makes me believe that this one really is out there, and that someone has a hold of it. Or rather, that the mask has a hold of THEM.

If you're a student and you see it, let a security team member know; Do NOT confront them on your own. We don't really know what they're capable of, but considering the recent minor reconfiguration of the cosmos, I'd put money on "a lot."

We need to find this thing, and whoever it's wearing, and put a stop to them.
drawin_on_trees: (I didn't do it)

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[personal profile] drawin_on_trees 2015-11-02 12:05 pm (UTC)(link)
[Skull Kid's heart skips a beat when he sees Gordon posting his drawing for everyone to see, but he calms down when he reads the rest of the message.]

Hey, mister.

Thanks for not telling everyone it was me.
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[personal profile] will_be_god 2015-11-02 04:22 pm (UTC)(link)
...This reliable source. Who was it?
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[personal profile] will_be_god 2015-11-02 05:37 pm (UTC)(link)
I see. I trust you are obtaining all possible information from him, in particular the resolution.
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[personal profile] will_be_god 2015-11-02 05:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Giants. Is that beast that destroyed this area one of them, or simply a beast?
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[personal profile] will_be_god 2015-11-02 11:23 pm (UTC)(link)
There was something binding them then? Or were they simply waiting for a catalyst in order to act?

[He stared off to the side]

...Professor Freeman. What do you know about the effects of a sudden change in brain chemistry on the human body? Specifically the sudden loss of emotion.
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[personal profile] will_be_god 2015-11-03 10:12 am (UTC)(link)
Worry...how strange. To do so about another at this point is to look away from the big picture...

[It seemed for a moment that Cyrus was heavily distracted by something off to his side, or perhaps he was simply lost in thought]

I am aware of the cause. However, I am experiencing unforseen side effects that appeared nowhere in my research.
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[personal profile] will_be_god 2015-11-04 03:25 am (UTC)(link)
Automatons, yes...

[He paused, staring off into space again]

...yet a degradation in programming is a sign of either extreme age or extreme error.
monotreme_101: (I am looking at you (Sonicteamicons))

[personal profile] monotreme_101 2015-11-03 03:50 am (UTC)(link)
I've been combin' the mountains and haven't found squat. Nothing to indicate there's any ruins or caves that have been used to hide somethin' like that. No second hand stores or antique places have a mask like that either.

Any chance it could be up on that Island? I've been up there a couple times without running into it, but not lately. Not since all this started.
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[personal profile] monotreme_101 2015-11-03 03:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, I got a buddy who can run me up there if she ain't too busy. And I've already spent enough time up there that I have a rough layout of the place memorized. Help cut down my search time and all.
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[personal profile] monotreme_101 2015-11-04 01:11 am (UTC)(link)
Will do.

You're welcome... just try not to thank me too much till I actually find somethin' useful. Doesn't look like we're going to get the Chaos Emeralds so goin' super and punching the moon isn't a thing I can do. Hopefully I can get hands on this mask, though.
raw_angel_power: (Don't Komaytos remind you of Metroids?)

[personal profile] raw_angel_power 2015-11-10 05:12 am (UTC)(link)
That mask looks kind of familiar...
raw_angel_power: (Sounds hurty.)

[personal profile] raw_angel_power 2015-11-13 03:44 am (UTC)(link)
It's weird. I don't remember, but it feels like I should. The name's on the tip of my tongue, too. Start's with an M-sound...?
raw_angel_power: (So many questions...)

[personal profile] raw_angel_power 2015-11-13 09:03 pm (UTC)(link)
[Dislocated is a very good descriptor for his mental situation.]

No, it definitely wasn't a recent thing. I get the feeling it's just some fact that I'm supposed to know, but for some reason can't remember it. Man, this is frustrating. Did I dream it up or something?