On a shuttle back to Earth. Went to check up on the construction of Fort Max. Good lord, Grapple, Hoist, and their team are damn miracle workers. It's hard to believe that a little more than a year ago, this was some sort of sketched-out plan on Megan's copy of Minecraft. Now, let's just say there are areas where if I were to fall, it'd seriously injure, if not kill me - it's that tall. Not as large as Metroplex (by design). But it provides far more amenities than The Ark if the Autobots ever faced what they did last year when Metroplex was offlined. I still can't believe Megatron came within one well-placed shot of that horrible weapon he had to end the war...the Ark would have been reduced to ashes...along with everyone inside.
It's sti…Read more >
Legal action by terror suspects sent by the US to foreign countries for torture once again blocked on national security grounds
By Stephen Foley in New York | Thursday, January 17, 2019
The victims of the MacLeod administration's renewed programme of "extraordinary rendition" will not be able to sue the government which transported them to foreign countries for torture, after the MacLeod administration stepped in to squash their lawsuit on the grounds of national security.
A California court has sided with the MacLeod administration, which argued that a case led by the former American resident Casey Arkeville against the US government was bound to reveal state secrets and sensitive intelligence information.
Legal supporters of Dr Arkeville rai…
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A citizen journalist posts shaky footage taken from within a murmuring crowd. Standing on a stage erected in the main square of Valvolux is a large mech. Antennae spout from the back of his head. His upper chest is formed from the front of a helicopter, and his midsection is the cockpit of a fighter jet. Looking out over the crowd, the mech begins to speak in a powerful, booming voice.
“My fellow Valvoluxians,” the mech calls out. “Ever since the Decepticons tried to join us to their empire, the Autobots and the Dominicons have taken it upon themselves to determine the fate of Valvolux. Without even asking our opinion, they invaded our town, bringing fighting to the streets and causing untold damage and loss of life. Now, they help us …Read more >
CC: Flint, Duke
Subject: Biometric Database
Today I started examining biometric data collected on our fake Windmill. The news isn’t good – whoever or whatever the imposter is, he copied Windmill down to fingerprints, retina, and voiceprint. If he comes back as a different Joe, he’s going to be really difficult to screen out without knowing what technology he uses to replicate our agents. The fact that he tried to kill the real Windmill prior to infiltration puts all of our field personnel in increased danger.
To make things worse, I’ve found evidence of recent tampering of our biometric database itself – after the fake Windmill was discovered. It happened when we updated information on our Action Force counterparts. Comparing the…
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Optimus Prime appears on-screen from the bridge of the Ark, where he’s been investigating the recent infiltration by Ar-Gent Silverfinger. His face is unreadable behind his mask but his voice sounds relieved. “Springer, you were correct in acting swiftly to trade Crosscut’s life for the captured Decepticon Harbinger. Whatever small amount of intelligence we may have gained from her is insignificant compared to the value we place on our friend and ally Crosscut. Crosscut, we welcome you back.”
“Unfortunately,” Prime continues, “we also have other concerns on our plate. Spike, work with the EDC to see if G.I. Joe requires additional resources to keep Doctor Arkeville out of enemy hands. We are the ones who placed the Joes in danger when …Read more >
Valour appears on-screen in Trypticon’s control room. His armour is cracked and broken, but triumph is in his optics. With a pleased smile he reports, “Lord Megatron. Last cycle I led an ambush against Autobots on Nebulos. Not only were the Autobots vanquished, but we also captured their senior diplomat, Crosscut. A show of strength before the Nebulan people was achieved as well. Overall a very successful mission, in a large part made possible by the able assistance of Scourge and his Sweeps.”
A slight frown diminishes Valour’s air of victory. “However, total victory was not complete. Harbinger did not respond to my order to withdraw. Intelligence suggests she was taken captive by the Autobots. As a member of Soundwave’s covert act…Read more >
I am literally sick with worry right now. I was rescued by Scales, Dust Devil, Springer, and a bunch of Autobots or Junkions whom I've either barely met, or don't recognize at all. But we're missing Crosscut. He was abducted by that coward Scourge.
I might as well write this now while it's still fresh in my mind. We landed on Nebulos. We were supposed to meet with Lord Zarak. An envoy awaited us. No biggie. Same stuff as always with Zarak. He likes to put on a display of power and showmanship. But before we were supposed be be delivered, we were ambushed by the Decepticons. Scourge. This other guy. And apparently, a new Decepticon by the name of Harbinger. Crosscut and I fled, but we were eventually discovered.
Now, the big question...we…Read more >
< An audio log uploaded directly into Iacon’s security mainframe – not transmitted anywhere that it could be intercepted. > “Hey, listeners, it’s Blaster. I talked to Soundwave in Harmonex, and got him to tell me a little of what he did to Dust Devil. He said, < playback changes to the resonant voice of Soundwave > “I used some equipment back in Tarn to amplify my telepathic abilities and entered his mind.”
< The audio returns to Blaster’s voice > “Soundwave said he could target any Autobot, anywhere, but if he needs equipment in Tarn we might have a way to neutralize him. Jazz, I might need to send in an infiltration team to find and take out Soundwave’s equipment. If you want in on this, shoot me a DM. Thanks. Blaster out. < The log…Read more >
CC: Flint, Duke
Subject: CPT Windmill
Last evening Jane and I traveled to Autobot City to try to get a look at their energon stores, in hope of finally crafting the energon-infused vehicles and weapons they’d offered several months back. Unfortunately, our pilot, Windmill, turned out to be some sort of alien imposter. We discovered this when the real Windmill showed up on our doorstep after a failed attempt to kill him. Thankfully, our Windmill is doing better, and I’ve made contact with the Autobot Springer in an attempt to work together.
Red Alert sits at the security station on the bridge of the Ark. He looks miserable. In a much muted (for him) tone, he reports, “As Spike reported earlier, tonight the Ark was infiltrated – although it was by the apparent leader of Evil, Inc. – Ar-Gent Silverfinger. After launching a distraction campaign outside the Ark with a team of reprogrammed Sharkticons, Silverfinger himself infiltrated the Ark and accessed its mainframe.
“Nightstalker detected the intruder and tracked him to the shuttle hold,” Red continues, “where Silverfinger was menacing our human allies DJ Faireborn and Spike himself. Nightstalker intervened, saving DJ and Spike, but Silverfinger escaped, taking one of the Ark shuttlecraft with him. I opened fire but was unable to…Read more >
< Encrypted Message from Red Alert, sent from an Undisclosed Location >
“This is Red Alert. Late last cycle I led a small group down to the Undergrid beneath Iacon. There we encountered several traps and a small army of maintenance droids. All obstacles were overcome through the skill and teamwork of those I brought with me. Thanks to their efforts, most of the Huntress’s hostages were recovered alive, with the unfortunate exception of Commander Skyhammer. All Autobots under my command, and our ally Poise, deserve accommodations for their efforts.
“I, however, have failed. Skyhammer is dead, and other Autobots have been injured, if not terrified and tortured, by a still-unknown assailant I have been unable to catch. Earlier I had aske…Read more >
Red Alert appears in the slums of Quadrant Epsilon, optics wide. He’s obviously fired up. “This is Security Director Red Alert. It’s happened again! This time one of our Aerospace Field Commanders was taken – Skyhammer! This what happens when you have lackadaisical security procedures – Iacon’s infiltrator runs free, getting bolder by the astrosecond! I need trackers to accompany me into the sewers beneath Iacon, and I need them now!”
Red scowls. “Additionally, we need to close our eastern borders against refugees from other cities on Cybertron. Camp Zero is a security nightmare – any of these people could be Decepticons in disguise! For now, I have Quadrant Epsilon under control – Springer called in the Wreckers. But the entire c…Read more >
< Data and voice transmission > “Hello. This is Cosmos, reporting from geosynchronous orbit over North America. Using intercepted transmissions, I have located the source of the remote-controlled Centurion drone that attacked Autobot City. Unfortunately, it seems that is was sent as part of a secret anti-Transformer US government project. Direct action is inadvisable, but so is ignoring a weapon system developed for use against us. I suggest a covert operation, but of course the final decision would have to be made by Jazz and Optimus Prime.
“In the meantime, I will continue to gather information. Transmitting what I have already now.”
< Personnel records of Peter Anthony Morris and Phillip Grady attached, as well as a satellite map of…Read more >
Megatron appears in the Cradle in Kolkular. He is lit from the glow of countless monitors. Incoming reports have been muted slightly so as not to interrupt his broadcast. Megatron frowns thoughtfully, leaning forward slightly in the central chair.
“Excellent work, Soundwave,” Megatron begins, offering rare praise for Soundwave’s recent research. “It seems that legendary giants once again walk among us, but where there is chaos, there is opportunity. These beings wield powerful artifacts that in the right hands may turn the tide of battle against the Autobots. Find out what you can about these miraculous devices. Perhaps we can lead these titans to destroy themselves while we pick up the pieces.
“Seek out further information about these ‘…Read more >
< Grand Slam’s voice, Audio Only > “I recommend we be very cautious in the way we fortify Harmonex to protect it from unexpected aggression. While Soundwave has been very protective of Harmonex thus far, he offered some not-very-veiled warnings about possible repercussions in response to Autobot military buildup near the abandoned city.”
< Soundwave’s distinctly resonating voice > “I may have been foolish in my approach to Harmonex. Neutrality was never the intention in that case. The intention is another autobot-protected neutrality and what's worse in that case is I have been helping support it. I do hope, for Harmonex's sake, that I am jumping to conclusions. If I find out that is what the plan is. I will move to a new plan with Harmone…Read more >
Ambulon appears in a video recorded in the William 'Sparkplug' Witwicky Repair and Maintenance Center outside Iacon. He doesn’t look happy – but then again, when does he ever? He reaches into the frame and adjusts the camera angle.
Ambulon then frowns. “Security brought in an interesting find this evening.” The shot changes to that of a mini-con neutral with a Quintesson symbol carved into her forehead. She’s laying on a medtable in the Sparkplug Center.
Ambulon’s image returns. “When she was brought in she kept raving about the ‘huntress’ chasing her and having to escape. I’ve sedated her and so far no ‘huntress’ has made an appearance.” Ambulon’s face twists into a sour expression.
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This is what happens when you send your third-string bench to the championship game. I know the autobots are preoccupied with the return of The Fallen, but there's a whole different threat that's brewing on Nebulos. Crosscut pretty much left me to have lead on meeting Zarak. I gave him everything I could - from planets the Decepticons plundered dry of their resources (at least one had civilizations - stress the word had) - I gave him the example of how quickly the Decepticons framed the Autobots on Earth, duped Earth's leaders into exiling the Autobots, and within mere days, they quickly turned around and enslaved all of us.
Zarak took it and was receptive. But he's so done with me. He's been speaking to Decepticon leaders. He's not doing…Read more >
“So, I guess the rumors were right – Maccadam really is Alchemist Prime. I can’t believe it. I wonder if he’ll still run the bar. I hope it re-opens.”
“Did you see how he took on the Fallen? Man, I wish Soundwave’s tapes woulda let me have a shot. I woulda taken the Fallen down and let Ol’ Mac finish him off.”
“Oh, please. Like you could have done anything besides become a hostage. Fighting pits are one thing – this is the Fallen.”
“Are you disrespectin’ me? You want to finish this outside? Then I can show you my prowess myself. No one is a match for my deadly piledriver! When I lay the smackdown, even the Thirteen tremble!”
“Whatever, Roadhandler. Finish your drink. At least we still have The Rollout Bar. I don’t want to have to…Read more >
Security log Cyberdate 96468.94: Security Director Red Alert reporting.
I have returned to Iacon to investigate the disappearances of several Autobots and as well as a neutral volunteer under our care. Thus far in addition to the attacks on Fixit, Ironhide, and Rattrap, there have been eight disappearances: Sprite, L.P., S.2, Sou, Dragoyell, Bumper, Tigertrack, and Alpha Bravo. Sprite was taken from Camp Zero while the others disappeared first from Quadrant Epsilon and then from other points deeper within the city. I’m triangulating locations to determine the stalker’s base.
Some of the most recent were taken during our confrontation with the Fallen at Retoris, suggesting the perpetrator is aware of happenings in Iacon and is ready to act…Read more >
A banged-up Afterburner appears on-screen. Behind him in the interior of the Sparkplug Center outside Iacon. Burner looks a bit cross as he glares into the camera. “I was serving my disciplinary watch duty on the Wall at Retoris when who should drop by but the slaggin’ Fallen himself. I called for help ‘cause even I need backup sometime, and both Prime and Elita showed up to confront him.”
“Words and threats were exchanged, and then the Fallen just flew up and tore Elita One in thirds! I mean, mech. Wow.” Burner shakes his head. “Backblast shot ‘im, Dusty blinded him, and then Prime punched him right back off the smeggin’ wall! It was pretty epic, really. Warlord and I opened fire while Scales went to check on Elita. At some poin…Read more >
Hey guys! The Great Dome in Iacon got damaged by our infiltrator, so be careful about fallen debris. Daytrader and Heavy Load are clearing it out as quickly as they can, but it'll be a few days before it's clear. Thanks!Read more >
Mighty Dozer appears on-screen, looking like he was just rudely pulled out of a recharge bed. Behind him is the front of the Iacon Medical Center. Fire and smoke pour out of the building, with Firestar and Hosehead working frantically to put out the blaze. Sireen and Safety can be seen tending to three bodies on stretchers, each of which look mangled and partially burned. Mighty Dozer looks into the camera with an expression of panic.
“I was, uh, taking a quick break on my patrol when I heard fire alarms coming from the Iacon Medical Center. I rushed in to see what I could do, and what I found was awful. Fixit, Ironhide, and Rattrap – all cut and stabbed and gushin’ energon, with Quintesson symbols carved into their foreheads. Ironhi…Read more >
Ironhide appears in Camp Zero. Behind him, refugees from all over the planet can be seen huddled together in tents and temporary shelters. “Ahrn-hide here,” he drawls slowly. “Investigatin’ the disappearances in Camp Zera. Seems lawk earlier this cyba-week somethin’ crawled out of th’ sewers an’ attacked a Mini-Cohn named Sprahte. Left a trial o’ energohn leadin’ back to th’ sewers... an’ this.”
Ironhide turns the camera around to focus on a symbol drawn on the camp wall: the sigil of the Quintessons. Ironhide’s familiar voice continues over the image. “The perpetrator set off an alarm in Sprahte’s tablet to summon security, an’ then led Dust Devil an’ Vigil down under the city – straight into a number of laughin’, non-lethal oil an’…Read more >
I think I may be creating a monster. Not the Halloween type - even though it is the season - I'm looking forward to taking Megan trick-or-treating this Wednesday. She's going as Eleven in Stranger Things.
But the monster I'm talking about is DJ. OK, he's not a monster. He's a great kid. But I can't help but think that DJ's about the same age as I was when we met the Autobots. And after meeting the Autobots, I grew less and less interested in "human stuff."
While I was working on repairing one of the shuttles, I needed DJ to help me out with a few repairs. He asked if he could do a report on the shuttle for a class. I felt like an ogre, but I told him it wouldn't be a good idea (just short of prohibiting him from doing it). If you're living…Read more >
"So, I'm tellin' ya - WAKE UP! - she had some kinda armored black robes, and a weird - Wake up!"
"What? What? I'm listening!"
"You are not. Anyway, she stabbed me in the back - in the back! And told me, and I quote, 'The Sewers are mine, now! None shall enter!'"
"Huh? Who'd want to go down in the sewers anyway?"
"Some of us! People! That's not the point! The point is, there's some kinda masked killer on the loose in Iacon!"
"Is anyone actually dead yet?"
"Well, no. But she was scary!"
"Pipe down, Rattrap. I'm sure not going to lose any sleep over it."
"Well, of course, YOU won't. Ugh! I'm gonna go tell Prime."
"You do that. I'm going to recharge a bit. Just a few more astrominutes..."
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Cobra local governments have ordered pepper spray, handcuffs and electric cattle prods for American internment centres.
On Cobra Network Television, the vocational education centre in Cobra America's far west looked like a modern school where happy students studied English, brushed up their job skills, and pursued hobbies such as sports and folk dance.
But earlier this year, one of the local government departments in charge of such facilities in San Francisco made several purchases that had little to do with education: 2,768 police batons, 550 electric cattle prods, 1,367 pairs of handcuffs, and 2,792 cans of pepper spray.
The shopping list was among over a thousand procurement requests made by local governments in San Francisco since early 2…Read more >
“Well, it seems like the beautiful fire and destruction is over. It might be time to move on.”
“How can you say that? I’ve put a lot of work into making Valvolux look like a city again. You can’t just leave.”
“You know I miss the sea. Besides, I’m not sure how much I like Valvolux’s new government cozying up to the Autobots. The last thing I want to see is them taking over again.”
“Hey – the Autobots aren’t that bad – Red Alert saved me from near-death in that Decepticon assault! You think the Decepticons would offer you freedom – what about the Dominicons, and Bulwark? They seem to be offering a third option – an escape from the endless factional wars.”
“I don’t know. The city’s in better shape, but things are still chaotic. I hear r…Read more >
Megatron stands in the command center of Decepticon Headquarters in Tarn. Behind him, Constructicons continue their rebuilding efforts following the attack by Metroplex on that city. Megatron himself seems to have recovered from his encounter with a driller below ground and Knightmare above. If anything, he looks angrier and more determined than ever. His fist clenches and his crimson optics narrow as he addresses the camera.
A cruel smile touches the corner of Megatron’s mouth. “Starscream – have your Seekers patrol Autobot supply routes to and from Iacon. Use the hit and run tactics you so enjoy to harry them constantly while minimizing our own losses. Launch airstrikes against any pilgrims or refugees approaching Autobot polities –…Read more >
I'm on Cybertron, waiting for a shuttle ride to take me back home. I ran into Dust Devil yeterday, literally. He first barrelled into the area like a bull at a china shop. He was trying to 'surf' on his protective force field. A day earlier, he dinged me with rubber band shot. If another human did that to me, it would sting, but when a transformer pulls that stunt on a human, well, that shit leaves a welt.
The reason I'm here was because Grapple wanted to show me the progress of Fortress Maximus. And talk about progress. I was amazed. We were in what seemed to be like an airport hanger, but it was a warehouse. And imagine an Amazon-style massive warehouse...but for transformers. I was stunned to see some of the ramps and armor plating tha…Read more >
Mainframe appears on a vlog encrypted for Joe download only. He’s in a non-descript warehouse in an undisclosed location. As the recording begins, Mainframe frowns. “Well, I have sort-of bad news, and sort-of good news. The bad news is that our original BAT-virus plan isn’t going to work. Somehow Cobra discovered the virus we used in LA and found a way to bypass it. I’m so glad now we decided to study the BATs further before launching an attack on DC. I found replacement programming that would have detected the virus activation, caused them to power down long enough for us to move past them and into position, and then reactivate with orders to simply kill everything in sight. It would have been a disaster.
“Now, the good news,” Main…Read more >
It's been a week since I've written and I've been busy. I've been interrogating prisoners and helping to plan for the attack on Norfolk Naval Base. If we take that, we'll have complete control over the whole East Coast of the US. I issued orders to be more selective in the prisoners we take and the troops seem happy they will be able to use live ammo instead of rubber bullets. I also came up with an idea on how to take care of the prisoners we already have and will need Typhoid's help. We haven't heard anything from Dr. Mindbender, which is good, though I wonder what he has been up to. I will try not to go so long without writing but it is what it is.Read more >
As I look back on my time at Cobra I realize somewhere along the way I began neglecting the MD part of my trade and have started to restudy the information. and update it. I hope Cobra Commander doesn't realize what I've done.
We successfully took Quantico and drove the Marines there back to Paris Island, which will be our next target. After that it will be NORAD. Froom the reports I've heard, Alley-Viper 301 did well and, though G.I. Joe was there, we managed to make them retreat. WHile I am fine, AV 301 and Over Kill were injured.
I saw Cobra Commander this past Monday and he wants me to stay ti interrogate prisoners. Our Commander looked a little rough when I saw a little under his hood. I saw the bottom parts of a scraggly white beard a…
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"We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls" Anais Nin
This morning I drew the Ninth House card. The Ninth House is concerned with fate and karma as well as the need to unite with something greater, as in religion. All of these things represent Cobra to me. I believe that it was my destiny to join Cobra and it is my karmic reward for perserving in the face of advesity, whether that adversity came from outside influences or my own choices. As for religion, I view Cobra Commander as my spirit guide and religious leader. I did betray him once, but I have come to realize it was due to my own faults, not his. I think he realized how tightly wound I was and offered me the chance to live by sending me to the Bra…
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"It's not paranoia if they're really out to get you" Unknown
I realize the officer I served under in Cuba saw enemies everywhere because he was a small, weak, insecure man. So was the African warlord I served under. They were always worried about the wrong things and saw everyone as an enemy. That is a sad, lonely way to live.
Earlier today, major Bludd asked me to retrieve him and take him to Washington DC. We spoke and I'm thrilled that he's back. We both are trying to lighten out loads of all the emotional baggage we're carrying, and I know it's not a contest but he seems to have it together more than I do.
Mentally, now I'm on my time at Cobra. I see my time between fleeing Africa and joining Cobra as a good time in my life, despite still…
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It's been a while since I've written, but I've been busy with the Langley attack (it went really well!) and working through more of my issues. I came to terms with the fall of Borovia and the harsh treatment of the KGB in permanently removing my finger prints, foot prints, and body hair. I am currently going over why I refused to shoot a SIberian Tiger despite an order to do so. I've come to the conclusion that I made the right decision because otherwise I would not have put myself on the path to becoming a member of Cobra and meeting Cobra Commander, whom it is my extreme pleasure to serve under! He is my hero and I hope to one day prove to him again that I can live up to my full potential.
On a personal note, last night at Krewerk, I met…
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"Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it" George Santayana
My ribs were bothering me but I smoked a joint before I took my tours for the evening up and felt okay. I didn't go out at night and stayed home before work to come to terms with The Fall of Borovia. I do not regret leaving my family behind because they chose not to follow the evacuation plan and prized material goods abover their own lives. I've had slight feeling of regret about it occasionally, but I realize that was stupid. They made their (death?)beds and are lying in them. I never received confirmation of their deaths, but I believe it is a safe assumption. I realized most of my issues with leaving Borovia dealt with leaving my first love and wife, Melina. It was an…
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"The Sins of the Father are Passed Onto the Son"
Gorky found me at Starbucks and confronted me, whom he thought was my son, about a Father Superior of the Russian Orthodox Church named Nastoyatel Iosif Ivanov. I remember him as being a calming influence on his fellow prisoners who had an annoying tendency to want better food and treatment for them. If they wanted better food and treatment, they wouldn't have broken the law. Gorky wanted to know what happened to him and where the Father's remains were so he could have them. WHen I told him my 'Father" didn't have any records from Borovia and that any such left in that country were destroyed, he asked where my "Father" was. When I told him Moscow, he attacked me. I fled, but not before he k…
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"If you could do it all over again, knowing what you know now, would the question you ask be why, or would it instead be how?"
Quote from the Warhammer 40,000 Inquistition RPG book that caught my eye.
I haven't written in almost and week. I wish I could say it was all work and getting myself straight, but it wasn't. I've been enjoying being free. I was thinking today about how things have been since I gave up my secret identity. People believe me when I tell them that Dr Alexander Johan Hamilton was my father and they leave it alone at that. If they get more curious, then I give them a penetrating stare and vague answers. Few people recognise me so that is good. I think my current afternoon work schedule works best for me, as I get the most…
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< Text Report Uploaded to the Decepticon Data Cloud > Last cycle during a cross-continental flight between Tarn and Helex, Rainmakers Acid Storm, Ion Storm, and Nova Storm passed through a known radio blackout area over the Great Trench and failed to emerge on the other side. The harsh conditions of the area make search and rescue nearly impossible: the skies are buffeted by deadly, unpredictable updrafts, and the deep bottom of the trench is wild and unmapped. Awaiting orders on how to proceed.Read more >
""Oh, they don't have a Soul like a Vincent '52."
I see Angels on Ariels in leather and chrome,
Swoopin' down from Heaven to carry me home." From the song 1952 Vincent Black Lightning by Richard Thompson
Today they dropped off my Sky Serpent! I spent the rest of the night getting her set up so I will be able to fly tomorrow morning before work! I don't have any clients until after 3 PST. It seems the VIPs like the before dinner, after dinner, and night flights. That's probably because they're so busy during the day. I get as close as I legally can to the ground when I fly at night so they can see the city in better detail. So far I haven't gotten any warnings for flying low, but I'll be careful.
The day didn't start off well though - the civi…
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((OOC NOTE: This entry starts with a drawing of a Sky Serpent above the Siberian forest with a Siberian Tiger prowling below.. It's not professional looking, just what a person with a decently high Dexterity and Agility could do.))
I guess that picture is tonight's quote. It was another quiet day spent studying and then I went up in the Mamba away from the city. I met a Decepticon who transforms into a Helicopter who was friendly. I took him back to the Helipads and we spoke. His name is Vortex and he introduced himself as an Interrogator. He said he'd let me look at his mechanical make up because I promised I wouldn't mess with anything. Unfortunately, I got a call from one of the Silicon Valley VIPs wanting the best pilot to take him and …Read more >
'Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard.' - Anne Sexton
Acknowledging desire and surrendering yourself to the depths will serve you best at this time"
From the Black Moon Astrology Cards Guidebook by Susan Sheppard
I spent yesterday going over the Sky Serpent data. I sent Command a request for a simulator for the Sky Serpent and hope they respond soon. I've decided to take the weekend off and take a more active role in the base. I put my name on the roster to handle the top VIPs that come through. I'm not going to schlep around just anybody. I haven't heard anything from Command since I spoke with the Crimson Twins, but I look forward to my next communication with my superiors. I need to expand my musical hori…Read more >
"Hit the first one hard enough and the rest come into the ring ducking." General Alexander Markov
I ended up actually sleeping last night! The thrill of being in the Sky Serpent was better than sex! When I woke this morning, I downloaded everything I could on it! I've been reading all day and thinking. One of the things I thought of was that I could use the Brainwave Scanner to take all the Sky Serpent knowledge from Dr. P and implant it in my own mind. It would be risky, so i will have to think more about it. I think I will try hypnosis first. I really don't care what happens to Dr. P as long as I learn all I can from him. It might be good to send a message to the rest of Cobra about what happens when people try to get me at a disadvantage…Read more >
"Lose Control and Lose Everything." - General Alexander Markov
Today was my first day at this new base. I settled in and found a New Age bookstore. This place pretty much runs itself, which I am content with.
I was going to go out for the night when I saw the most beautiful helicopoter I have ever seen: A Sky Serpent ! It combines the best features of a jet and a helicopter and I must prove myself worthy to have one as it will be used to transport Cobra Commander and other important missions.
Unfortunately, Cobra Commander has chosen a Laser Viper Officer, Dr Prokhorov as his personal pilot for Sky Serpent One! This angers me to no end! I can barely write this as i am trembling with rage!
Lose Control and Lose Everything.
In Borovia , I ran th…Read more >
“So, did I see what I thought I saw? A giant dragon flying over the city, putting out fires?”
“I knew the Founder had a driller, but he flies a dragon, too? How do I get one?”
“Damn, man, that’s just cool. It’s like the dragonriders of PERL on Earth. I mean, I thought I was cool, but that just takes the cake.”
“I’m one of the smartest minds on the planet, and I still can’t understand half of what you say, Jayz.”
“Come to think about it, I’m pretty sharp, and I can’t understand you, either.”
“Don’t worry about it, guys. Just enjoy the ride!”Read more >
Clench appears in a message recorded in Castle Decepticon’s main lab. His size makes the room look small, and repair drones swarm like gnats around him. His yellow-green optics narrow. “Valvolux is lost,” he says bluntly. “I don’t know what happened with Shockwave’s forces, but we were overrun by a combined force of Autobots and Dominicons. We were doing well until Dominicus merged – even I have trouble taking on a combiner myself.”
A twinkle forms in Clench’s optics. “Just because we lost, however, doesn’t mean the Autobots won. Just when things looked bad, the city’s main refinery blew in a pretty impressive display of fireworks. The timing was just too perfect to be a coincidence – Overlord or Shockwave had to be behind it. In …Read more >
"...our inner selves become separate or splintered parts of our psyche as the result of trauma."
If that's so, my inner self must look like a crystal bowl after somebody's dropped it down the stairs. I don't really want to enumerate those things but I guess that's kind of what this book is for. I can always burn it when I'm done.
"When trauma occurs in our early years that memory breaks off and lodges in our unconscious. There it can become repressed hidden and forgotten [sic] but it never completely disappears. Trauma is often too toxic to remember so we develop psychological defences to keep them separated from our core Self."
Was this book self-pubbed? Somebody needs a proofreader. Anyhow. I'm familiar with the concept of separating stuff …Read more >
"We wanted it to be a surprise."
That didn't end as bad as I thought it would. I've heard of worse happening after hearing those words. The Crimson Twins spoke with me and I am definitely going out west. I have decided to leave Mamba One for a few reasons as I know she will be in good hands with Big Shot, Gargoyle, Over Kill, and Alley-Viper 301. I'll take a FANG with in case of combat.
301 seems to have made quite the impression on Over Kill so I know they will be fine watching each other's backs. Over Kill asked me if I gave him a name, what it would be. The first name that came to mind was Phoenix. He liked it and asked that I call him Nix for short.Read more >
“So, did you feel the tremors beneath the city last cycle?”…
“So what? The Decepticons have increased their bombardment.”
“No, this is different. The shocks felt like they came from underneath the city. Weren’t the Autobots poking around there recently? I wonder what they found.”
“What do you care? You’re not even from Valvolux.”
“Let’s just say I love a good mystery. I might have to investigate myself.”
“Well, you’d better hurry. Once the Autobots are routed the city will be mine!”
“I’ll consider myself warned. Enjoy your drink. It’s on me.”
“I like the way you curry favor, Yussian. You’ll be welcome under the new regime.”
“Hail Gnashteeth! I just hope for your sake Megatron feels the same way.”
“I’m sure something can be arranged.”
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< Text Only > Floodlight reporting. Earlier this cycle Commander Soundwave lost communication with a patrol lead by Fumes. I was dispatched to investigate, and located the remains of the group 4 hics west of New Polyhex. They were completely destroyed, with a sword lodged in one of the corpses with a note reading 'Not worth keeping.' Forensic examination suggests all Decepticons present were killed by someone of great power and strength. The description of the weapon, combined with recent injury reports, suggest it belongs to Bludgeon and was left by rogue Dominicon Knightmare. Both the weapon and the Decepticon remains have been taken to Polyhex for further inspection.Read more >