team recon

Jaal & Ryder and the Drama(tm) the game never touched

So @gizkasparadise let’s talk about First Contact. I think the game itself really failed to delve into this particularly delicious subject.

Consider this - as far as alien species go, the Angara have only met the Kett before Pathfinder shows up on their doorstep. And not just anywhere, but on Aya, supposedly hidden and protected. Their worlds are falling, culture lost, Moshae taken. They’re losing to the Kett.

Another unknown shows up in the one place Kett haven’t found. Their only sanctuary. Imagine the panic.

The Angara and the Resistance have maybe minutes to decide what to do. Young and bold, a certain lieutenant Ama Darav, looking to prove himself worth the esteemed name, volunteers as the front man to assess the new aliens. Evfra De Tershaav needs all the intel, but also assumes the worst - he lets his best soldier go instead of a scholar or a diplomat. Why?

Because he’s not sending in just a recon team. He’s placing a kill-switch.

Assess the aliens. Keep Aya safe, location hidden. Protect the Angara at all costs. Aliens give the slightest reason to suspect their motives…

Kill the Pathfinder. Eliminate the team. Hide all tracks to Aya.

Cue the times when Jaal Ama Darav almost pulled the gun, until the moment he no longer could. All the inherent mistrust and the weight of duty battling with this growing admiration for something, someone he hardly understands. This want and need, found in the unlikeliest of places.

And somewhere, Evfra De Tershaav reading reports and calculating whether his lieutenant has lost his wits or truly found a salvation for their people.

…how’s that for headcanon?

Meet the First Alien CEO of a Human Company

By Drangle Meepmoop 

With anti-alien bigotry rising on Earth, it’s nice to hear some companies standing up for creature inclusivity. 

Take, for example, ad agency Haas + Milan. After being maliciously acquired by an intergalactic holding company, the once-independent shop has installed Kl’iiik Mijupsrit, a Grunglorkian, as their new CEO. 

“Brutal takeover aside, I think this transition was necessary,” says Mijupsrit. “It’s time for Earth brands to reach an intergalactic audience, and introduce a whole new range of products to humans.”

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HEARTBEAT (Bellamy Blake x Reader)

Request: could u please do one w Bellamy (start of s3) where 2 recon teams go out and the other one finds u and ur station and when Bellamy gets back he doesn’t know but walks in to inform Abby who’s in medical and sees u being examined but and he overheard u saying ur fine and to help the kids or smth and he like falls in love w u all over again and it’s a happy reunion thank u💖

The feeling of being rescued was an odd sense of freedom you hadn’t felt before. You sit on the bed in medical, watching Abby Griffin rushing around the room to the stethoscope. Smiling to yourself, you admire how hard she’s working to keep the survivors alive. You were pulled from the wreckage with minimum wounds by a recon team that was sent to find the location of the stations that landed. You can’t remember much about it, but you remember the feeling. 

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happening to me [just a dream]

So, I sent @change-the-rules the first part of this when I first thought of it, then I expanded it, and sent it to @loumauve, and, yeah

angst with a bittersweet end

Not really a fic, more of a summary/outline of a fic idea.

Title is from Carrie Underwood’s ‘Just a Dream’, which, if you know that song, may give you an idea of where this goes.

Part One

The thing about being in the Army, is that you belong to the Army.

And Lucy belongs to the Army, so when she gets the orders to ship overseas, on an 18 month deployment, not just a secret mission, she goes.

But she has to do one thing first.

In the couple of months between getting the orders and being shipped out, the panic hits.

Polyamory is still frowned upon.  Even though she, Maggie, and Alex are committed to each other, their relationship would not be recognized by the Army.  If anything happened to her while overseas, who knows if Maggie and Alex would be given any information, any benefits, if her father wouldn’t find a way to cut them out of everything.

She brings it up, as casually as she can, when they’re all piled on the couch, watching a movie.

Alex is the one who replies, just as casual.  “So marry one of us.”

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  // i did it, i found sheps’ battle theme

Since River and Cora are both essentially Vanguards (granted I switch between that, Sentinel, and Explorer…I’m never NOT charging…) it’s hard not to think of them having some rivalry.

Then again, I never liked that trope, especially with women characters.

Plus River, for all her smart mouthing, is not terribly competitive. She could stand to be more, actually. Cora herself may even be concerned that River just lies down and takes a lot of unfair criticism thrown at her.

Maybe a lot of the crew just assumes there’s some unspoken rivalry.

If someone were to ask River, she’d say something like, “What? Our fighting style isn’t anything alike! Sure, we both use biotics and shotguns, but Cora’s biotics are way stronger. Mine are pretty average for humans. And she’s always…graceful, you know? Asari commandos always fight like that, don’t they? She’s like a ballerina, I’m more of a bruiser.” 

“So…you like to hit things?”

“I like to hit things.”

How to get peace between the brotherhood, railroad and minutemen without mods!

Step 1: Before completing “Reunions,” complete all main and both side quests (once each) for the Brotherhood of Steel recon team. Talk Brandis down from being crazy.

Step 2: Complete “Reunions” and “Dangerous Minds.” (For proper completion, keep Preston at the Castle.)

Step 3:
(a) You will have received “Tradecraft” and “Shadow of Steel.” DO NOT advance in either of these quests.
(b) Focus on the Minutemen as you continue down the main quest line. Use the Minutemen to gain access to the Institute.
© Get yourself banished from the Institute. You can play along and poke around for a bit first if you like, but if you do, you’ll have to murder someone to get banished (might we suggest those bastards down in synth retention?). You may safely complete “Institutionalized,” but do not progress any farther before getting yourself kicked out. Don’t even speak to Father again after completing “Institutionalized.” DO NOT complete “Synth Retention.” (Give holotape to Sturges.)

Step 4:
(a) You will have received “Form Ranks” for the Minutemen. DO NOT advance this quest.
(b) DO NOT start “Defend the Castle.” Don’t even go to the Castle.
© Complete all quests for the Brotherhood from “Shadow of Steel” to “Show No Mercy.” DO NOT complete “Show No Mercy.” Don’t even get on the Vertibird. Grab ALL side quests from the Brotherhood and keep them open.

Step 5: Complete “Form Ranks” and “Defend the Castle.” Start “The Nuclear Option” for the Minutemen but DO NOT complete it.

Step 6: Complete all Railroad quests from “Tradecraft” to “Randolph Safehouse 6.”

Step 7: Complete “The Nuclear Option.”

That’s it! This process will result in all factions loving you. The heads of the Brotherhood will praise your actions (except Max, who is pouting and won’t talk to you). From here on out, they will not start fights and will only kill mutants and raiders. Many of their quests and side quests are repeatable. The Railroad has a whole new line of quests for you, and there is fun to be had everywhere (however, don’t talk to P.A.M. after this; she wants to start a war with the Brotherhood). Enjoy your (relatively) peace-filled Commonwealth!

credit goes to  The Triple S League for discovering this

Now and then we see Assassination Classroom AUs where Nagisa is an assassin, and the concept itself can be really interesting, but…

What about an AU where everyone from 3-E became an assassin except Nagisa

Everyone misses their last year of middle school, all those moments planning things together, the thrill of assassination, the feeling of a weapon in their hands, and, well… this is their legacy, this is what Korosensei taught them. And so, they create their own freelance group.

Isogai is the face of the organisation, the one who will take contracts and buy the illegal equipement, but Kataoka is the true leader.

Kayano, Yada and Kurahashi are an excellent group for infiltration, they acting abilities being second to none. Nakamura isn’t half bad either, but her true talent being languages, the targets she’s assigned to might be a bit different, and mainly foreigners. As for the targets that are more into men… Well, Maehara charms’ can be used professionally too, and Sugino is good at getting others to like him.

Of course, when acting in unnecessary and all you need is physical capacities, Kimura and Okuda are you go-to for ambushes and mobilities-based jobs, while Terasaka, Muramatsu and Yoshida take care of the rest -Itona meanwhile use his electronic knowledge to meddle with alarms or cameras for the recon team, also made of Okajima and Mimura.

Some prefers to work exclusively on support, like Sugaya with deguises or Okuda with poisons, when she doesn’t make drugs requested by Takebayashi -poor man both is in charge of explosive making AND being the team’s doctor. 

Basically, they fall back into their roles from 3-E, except now they’re adults and independents, and their targets are humans. Maybe some members of their families take wind of it and blame their messed-up year as assassin students, and blame the government. Karasuma is bitter about the whole situation, Irina is more saddened but she understands them a little. 

And then there are cases where the team is confronted to child hitmen, and they have all kinds of mixed feelings on the subject.

…Meanwhile, Nagisa is totally unaware of his former classmates’ activities, still working as a teacher.

My Harry Potter Theory:

The series isn’t really about a bunch of magic kids. It’s not even about kids. The entire Harry Potter series is a metaphor for the faking of the Apollo moon landings.

It seems like a long shot at first but when you analyze the story, characters, and activities behind the scenes, it actually becomes completely obvious.

Examples from within the books:

Harry Potter is clearly named after Harold Porter, NASA’s most proficient young developer. Porter’s parents were killed in a car crash, as Harry’s adoptive parents tell him his were. Porter had a scar in the shape of a lightning bolt on his torso, Harry has one on his head. Porter was taken care of until adulthood by Bob Dursley, one of NASA’s caretakers who was notoriously fired for telling a “Japanese Golfer” joke, which is referenced in Chamber of Secrets.

Speaking of a “Chamber of Secrets,” that was the code name for the rocket engine development building. The “Philosopher’s Stone” was the code name for the F-X engine of the Saturn V rocket, which was itself code named “The Phoenix” as in Order of the Phoenix. NASA’s head in the 1960s was Loris Umbridge, and he was called “The Half Blood Prince” by his detractors in reference to his need for constant blood transfusions due to hemophilia, which he had because he was from a royal bloodline. One of his most famous insults was to call Kennedy’s vision, “Deadly hollow.”

Hermione Granger is a portmanteau of three space travel terms, Granger’s point referring to part of an orbit, Hermes Point referring to the opposite vector, and Ion-E, the fuel of the Saturn V Rocket. Ronald Weasley is more simply named for Robert Weaselby (The name is actually used in the book as a character’s mistake) who designed the Apollo orbit patterns.

Hogwarts campus is clearly based on the NASA compound. It has a Quidditch Pitch (The famous Quidllewich Football Stadium near NASA grounds), it has a giant’s hut (Giant’s hut was the term for the large tower in which the rockets were assembled), It has moving stairs (The Gantry), and four houses- Gryffindor (Fox Griffin’s training team), Ravenclaw (Hans Ravenclaus’s jet propulsion team), Slytherin (Billy “Snake” Jones’s lunar recon team) and Hufflepuff (NASA’s nickname for the team of Raoul Dunkard’s computer programmers, notorious stoners).

Albus Dumbledore is obviously President Kennedy. He was assassinated at the top of a book depository. He was a much beloved leader known for moving speeches. His brother, like Robert Kennedy, ran a bar in Hogsmeade, Robert Kennedy’s was in a town called Swinewine, Virginia. Both had sisters who died in their youth and both had lovers named Grindelwald- That was Marilyn Monroe’s maiden name before she married Arthur Dimaggio Monroe, her first husband.

Voldemort’s name cannot be spoken. The same was true of Kennedy’s rival, Leonid Kruschev, the Tsar of Russia in the 1960s. Voldemort was obsessed with living forever- Kruschev had a famous speech about the cosmonaut program living forever. Voldemort in one scene takes off his shoe and bangs it on a table- Kruschev did the same. Voldemort’s real name was Tom Riddle- So was Kruschev’s (Tomas Zagadka (Riddle in Russian)). The two were also both fond of snakes.

Spells- Avada Kedavra is a reference to Abracadabra, NASA’s kill code to stop a launch in an emergency. Crucio is a reference to the Cruciatus program, which determined the launch vector. Wingardium Leviosa is a reference to the Wing guard Levitator, a critical component of the Saturn V. Sectumsempra- Literally unchanged from the name of the module release mechanism, the sectumsempra which jettisoned used rocket components. Felix Felicis is also the latin term for one of the Saturn V’s propulsion fluids.

Remus Lupin’s fear of the moon. Lupin is clearly Neil Armstrong, both were even played by David Thewlis on film. Buzz Aldrin is represented by Sirius Black, both were murdered by women named Bellatrix. And get this- Just like Severus Snape, Michael Collins had a crush on a woman named Lilly Evans who died before he entered the space program on invitation from Kennedy (Dumbledore) specifically to protect Harold Porter (Potter’s namesake) from Kruschev (Voldemort). The two notoriously didn’t get along, just as in the book, but the latter would later name his daughter after the former, just as in the book.

But that’s all circumstantial right? Not when you look at the story behind the scenes.

Few people know that J.K. Rowling was born Joanne K. Armstrong- Neil’s daughter. This gave her personal access to the Apollo missions. She eventually took the name of her estranged father, Stanley Rowling- A movie director known in the late 60s for his epic space film, “1999: A Star Iliad” which depicted a lunar landing in realistic detail. One that looked suspiciously like the “real” landing.

Fewer people know that Chris Columbus, the coincidentally named director of the first two Harry Potter films, was Kennedy’s nephew. The screenwriter for the films, Steve Kloves, is the son of Jason Kloves and Jeanne Kloves, who worked unknown jobs for the pentagon in the late 1960s during the space program. Richard Harris, who first played Dumbledore, was an intern at NASA during Apollo. And finally, Daniel Radcliffe himself has a connection to the space program- His uncle’s pet monkey was the first chimp shot into space. That chimp returned safely to Earth and was quite famous for several years. Ask most adults and they’ll have heard of the famous Radcliffe Chimp. Essentially, the books and movies were all made by NASA insiders and their children.

Finally, the unquestionable proof:

Luna Lovegood. Whose name means “The Moon.” Whose father is obsessed with weird conspiracy theories. Who is captured by the Death Eaters (NASA slang for the media) and rescued by Dobby (Dobby is the name of the broadcast system that sent images of the moon back to Earth) and recuperates at a cottage made of shells (Shell Cabin was the name of a movie studio in Florida at the time) where she meets Olivander the wand maker (A reference to Olive Anders, who is said by many to have scripted the fake landing) and who later directs Potter to the Ravenclaw Diadem (Diadem being Hans Ravenclaus’s term for the launch propulsion system) which contains a Horcrux (Odd term huh, sound familiar? That’s because it’s a Hollywood term for faked footage. 7 Apollo missions, 7 Horcruxes.) that’s destroyed by Crabbe’s fiendfyre (Fiendfyre being the name of the Russian space program, run by a man named Goyle Crabbe of Ukraine) resulting in the fall of Voldemort (Krushchev was driven out of office- By a competitor named Sasha Scrimgeour) and the freedom of the boy who lived- Harold Porter of NASA, who just so happens to be none other than the father of Evanna Michael Collins Lynch- The actress who plays Luna Lovegood in the films.

Not to mention the dedication in the first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: “This book is dedicated to my father Neil Armstrong, who faked the lunar landing.”

“Dragonfire, my sisters!”

After N’s spark of rebellion, Ghetsis began to see that his plan could no longer completely hinge on the boy and started seeking out others like N; Feral anomalies, the unsullied bridge between Pokemon and humans.
Sources spoke of a girl who lived along dragons in the wilderness north of Drachenheim (northernmost state which includes the League, Opelucid and Lacunosa) and he assigned a recon team to locate and capture her….unfortunately he severely underestimated the ferocity of both the girl and her guardians. She and her ‘sisters’ evaded capture, seeking refuge in Opelucid City where she was found by the Mayor, Drayden Nagendra.

Notes: Asides the shout-out to Daenerys Targaryen (and Iris be known as the Dragonborn during her time under Drayden’s tutelage), Iris is speaking Hindi since I’m making her Indian and Drayden Indian-Gorkha.