Bionics

OVERWATCH DAEMON AU

IT WORKS WAY TOO WELL

the omnics don’t have daemons, which is why a lotta humans don’t want to admit that omnics are people

When Genji nearly died his daemon nearly flickered out. They were able to use it to power his bionics, but they’re not separate anymore and because of this Hanzo won’t believe that this is his brother. Hanzo’s daemon is a wolf.

Lucio’s is a green tree frog and it climbs all over his face and he puts it on all his merchandise.

Junkrat has a grizzled clever rat, Roadhog has an enormous hog. Look, sometimes the obvious works, how do you think they got these nicknames in the first place?

When Widowmaker got kidnapped they nearly severed her and did experiments on her such that her daemon either doesn’t exist anymore, or it changed forms into a spider. 

Winston doesn’t have a daemon. He’s self-conscious about it. 

Zenyatta doesn’t have a daemon either. He thinks daemons are cool, and will enthusiastically greet everyone else’s daemon’s by name. No one has the heart to tell him that that’s actually kind of rude 

D.va’s is a monkey. It uses its thumbs to help her in her mech and to play video games

Reaper’s was a barn owl, back before the explosion. Sometimes, when he’s misting around, he thinks he hears her wings.

Tracer has something small and sleek like a meerkat or a ferret

Pharah has a falcon, like Ana. (I considered a Hippo, because it is large and gorgeous and sleek and it will END YOU but also I’m not sure how she’d get it around with her haha)

Bastion likes to keep birds around, and sometimes people think that maybe those are his daemon, maybe he does have one, but no, they’re just birds.

McCree has a hare, large and wiry and stompy and practically the size of a dog.

Symmetra could be many things but for now I’m going with a large sleek panther. 

Mercy has a raven, canny and loyal and clever, wings dark in the sky as she flies to help people. 

Mei has a red-crowned crane- large and fragile and endangered- she’s trying to preserve the environment, after all, and this would give her yet another reason to have made that choice. Sometimes in chinese legends it is a symbol of immortality. When she is frozen, it is frozen with her. (Or maybe it isn’t, maybe it has to wait next to her and watch for all those years, that might have happened instead)

Torbjörn has an enormous cat with MASSES of fluff and a squashed face and scars hidden under it’s fur. It sits on top of his head like the world’s most grumpy wig

Zarya probably has a freaking BEAR. 

76… 76 probably has a dog. Some sort of german shepherdy sort of mutt.That’s generic, and I’m sure there are more nuanced options, but he’s a pretty straighforward guy. 

….look. I have no idea what Reinhardt’s daemon would be. Possibly a foxhound or a hawk, to keep with the knight theme. Update: DEFINITELY A LION.

Solas/Fenris in Steampunk!AU

(For @meridyn-da )

“Impossible…” Solas walked over the wreckage of the lab, the shrill of steam escaping from busted pipes and bodies strewn everywhere. The glass of shattered pistons popped underfoot as he approached his lover, bent over in the middle of the carnage.

“I…can’t…” Fenris buried his face in his hands, the clacking and whizzing of his clockwork heart torturously rhythmic against his intermittent sobs.

Solas knelt before him, cupped his’ steel jaw in soft hands and gazed into his bionic eyes. “You’re real.” The words were a whisper, a gush of relief that made him choke back tears.

“I remember…everything…” The cold knife slicing his skin, the removal of flesh, the augmentation. The way his mother looked away when he was taken. The sound of silence while inside he screamed.

Solas rubbed his thumb against Fenris’s cheek. There had been a tear.

As Fenris turned his head, the whizzing and whirring of gears shifted in his shoulders. “…so I killed them. I killed them all.”

Hoo boy, I’m in deep . . .

and I can relate anything/make anything about mcgenji because I love them so much.

So I was going through the genji tag, as a thirsty boy does, and I found that post with the audio of carrot boy getting shot by Ana’s bionic rifle. So, immediately, my brain was like, “hey, man, fuck your shit up. Just fuck your own shit up.” So I did, and thought about McCree hearing something like that from over the comm.

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Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since the Boston terrorist attack last year. 

When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost the lower half of her left leg in the explosion. She’s a ballroom dance teacher, and she assumed she would never dance again. With most prosthetics, she wouldn’t.

But Hugh Herr, of the MIT Media Lab, wanted to find a way to help her. He created a bionic limb specifically for dancers, studying the way they move and adapting the limb to fit their motion. (He explains how he did it here.)

At TED2014, Adrianne danced for the first time since the attack, wearing the bionic limb that Hugh created for her.  

Hugh says, “It was 3.5 seconds between the bomb blasts in the Boston terrorist attack. In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and cowards took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back. We will not be intimidated, brought down, diminished, conquered or stopped by acts of violence.”

Amen to that, Hugh. 

Watch the full talk and performance here >>

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A huge thank you to Robert Downey Jr. for getting involved and helping raise awareness for the great work #CollectiveProject student Albert Manero and his Limbitless team are doing for #BionicKids.

Cyborg Nest opens pre-orders for their first consumer augmentation

The NorthSense is a device that vibrates whenever the wearer is facing north. Eventually, your brain picks up on what the signal means and integrates that into your consciousness. This means you’ll always know which way North is!

The device very cleverly bridges the gap between implantable and wearable. Offering it as a straight up implantable would run into many challenges, from public squeamishness to possible regulatory problems and issues with surgical access. But by using piercings as mounting points and having the device live semi-permanently directly on the skin, they offer something that is familiar and new at the same time. It’s also lower-risk for people who want to experiment.

Head on over to Cyborg Nest to read more, or to order your own! Take the plunge, get augmented!

The £90,000 ‘robolegs’ that got me out of my wheelchair: How one woman stood on her own feet nine years after she was paralysed

It is an extraordinary sight. From the waist up, 27-year-old Sophie Morgan is every inch the pretty blonde girl-next-door. But from the waist down, with her legs encased in £90,000 of motorised carbon-fibre, she is RoboCop.

Sophie’s thumb manipulates a joystick built into the armrests of her suit, causing the legs to hiss and whirr into life, before she takes three slow but sure steps. Her face breaks into a broad grin.

Five minutes earlier, Sophie was in her wheelchair. She was left paralysed from the chest down in a car crash nine years ago that shattered her spine. Over the years, Sophie, an aspiring television presenter who appeared in Channel 4’s Paralympics coverage, had come to accept that she would never walk again.

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The 8 Minute Surgery That Will Give You Superhuman Vision. Forever
A new bionic eye lens currently in development would give humans 3x 20/20 vision, at any age. The lens, named the Ocumetics Bionic Lens, was developed by Dr. Garth Webb, an optometrist in British Columbia who was looking for a way to optimize eyesight regardless of a person’s health or age. With this remarkable lens, patients […]
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Samurai Jack Panel Info 

Show moved to 2017 

Evil Cults &  Childbirth  in the first clip animated 

S05 will have 10 episodes as a 5 Hour Movie

This time we have one really big story for jack - we could tackle more of the drama of his storyline"

it’s going to be action-packed & very cool

A prototype of the opening sequence of is shown.

Gennedy showcasing prototype ideas for the aged Jack

The series will take 50 years in the future. It was originally a film, but became a new season

Adult Swim has no limits

The Scotsman is planned to return

A fan ask did if Sym Biotic Titan could return. Gennedy’s response: Never say never.

Gennedy got someone who can replace Aku  TBA