B&E: Interview with Elsa Beremud (OOC)

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On the heels of the Alaric Foundation press conference in which Elsa Beremud, the foundation's head, unveiled a "cure" which promises opportunities for mutants and other metahumans to live normal lives, reporters nationwide scramble for an interview, and yet no one can seem to reach her. No matter one's history, credentials, or affiliations, Beremud refuses to be reached for comment.

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Katie Kurtz has neither credentials nor affiliations, but an aggressive sense of initiative emboldened by superhuman powers which she hopes will prove superior to all of that. Even if it means questionable methods, she is determined to get answers.

  • This is a closed RP between myself and @beremud. OOC chatter, cheers and jeers, all go here.
  • Yes, Nord, I am aware that it is peak self-aggrandizement plastering myself on the front page like this, but I felt I deserve some reward for all the stress I went through typing up the intro post. Just...let me have this one. (Also I have no idea who you use to picture Elsa Beremud, so there's that.)
  • RP link goes here for ease of access.

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Looks good! Awesome job. I look forward to seeing this play out.

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Looks sick! Can't wait to read it

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I wonder how long it'll be before someone weaponizes this cure...

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This is actually super cool. I haven't seen a lot of non-battle encounters that aren't kind of intimate or built on a lot of history, so this feels really fresh and new to me. Can't wait to read more!

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Looks good. Better live up to the hype. ;P

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@farseeker: Well, you never know. Maybe she runs into some reform kid from juvie and things do get intimate. ~_^ Or, y'know, maybe she gets caught and Elsa locks her in a dungeon for a few years. ;>_>
[But that's the secret. The title is supposed to subconsciously convince Nord to agree to an interview. The audience expects, so the pressure is on.]

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Sweetie, I AM the hype.
Sweetie, I AM the hype.

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#9  Edited By Red_Jay

Great setup, I’ll be reading though this one!

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@red_jay: If she goes missing, Will's the emergency contact.

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Oh this is going to be hype!!!!! Can’t wait to follow the story till the end ?

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@_araneae_: He should just start getting paid for his services at this point LOL. Gotta make Outcasts income somehow!

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@_araneae_: Actually.. no. That'd be a shitty thing to do LOL.

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It's Val Cooper. ;P

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#16  Edited By _Araneae_

She shouldn't even be here!

It's the wrong time.

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Kinda rushed this one because I gotta go to work, but here!

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Sarcastic quip that masks my fear?

Check.
Check.

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Game on sucka.

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I had to get at least one of these out, and this one came most easily in the moment.

Re-up and rebound.

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@beremud: @nordok: In hindsight I probably should've tagged you--on your main as well--with that last one.

Well, consider it rectified.

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Ha, Action 6 News. Pretty small organization to ally yourself with, but it seems to have worked out for you.

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#25  Edited By Rosso

@humansfirst: Oh, she's not actually with them. That was mainly (1) me making a more interconnected world, (2) me paying lip-service to your work which I've admired in the past, and (3) Katie not wanting to be thrown out.

She's actually working independently. When this is done, her intent is to edit/upload the video to her social media to gain some much-needed clout as a reporter. She just name-dropped Action6 because they were the first org she could think of that was both legit and would've seemed believable. [Otherwise Elsa'd be like "CNN sent a 16-year-old? Yeah, right. SECURITY!!!"] And because of their anti-metahuman slant, Elsa would be less likely to raise her guard about questions. Foot-in-the-door.

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@rosso: I gotcha. It's just... the name doesn't carry much weight, but I guess that's what you were going for. It also worked out, since your subject has apparently had negative experiences with the big names before.

Though if she realized the anti-meta bent of the news organization as a whole, she might not have agreed so readily.

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@action6news: Hehee, those are also fair. But also...half the point? If that makes sense. Some of it's done on purpose, and some of it just happens to fall into place, and I am okay with whatever outcomes we get. (That's the fun!)

One thing I'm absolutely trying to avoid is...well, I'm not writing Rey. ;-P Katie is flying by the seat of her skirt, thinking on her feet, and while I want to portray her as savvy in many ways, I specifically want her to be a bit raw. She's new at this, doing something she has never done before, and probably didn't even think about until the first impulse struck her that sneaking into the woman's place of work might be a way to get people to pay attention to her. (Nevermind the fact that even getting past security, if Elsa wanted she could just call the cops and say "this girl broke into my home/place of business at night," and "I was trying to get an interview" isn't a legitimate excuse to get her off the hook.) There's a lot of small mannerisms and big decisions deliberately placed to feed into that. I mean, that's life. Good decisions, bad decisions, and hoping for a bit of luck!

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I honestly feel a little guilty for how much I love Katie.

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#31  Edited By Nordok  Moderator
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@nordok: Just wait til she finds out you're Imperium-affiliated.

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@beremud: Ooohhh, you poke the bear, you gonna get gored!

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@rosso: Isn't goring usually done by an animal with horns?

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@rosso: You're getting a lot of mileage out of that one.

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Well that was straight unnerving.

That menace, man, the menace.

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@nordok:

Katie when she's losing the game...
Katie when she's losing the game...

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I'm just wondering how Katie's going to get out of this situation in a way that doesn't involve a body bag.

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@nordok: @beremud:

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@humansfirst: It'd probably be a lot easier if she wasn't trying to cling to the "you don't have hard proof I'm not normal" method of defense.

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Your choices all sucked so I chose E.

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To: [Katherine Kurtz]

Thank you for your interest in joining the Action 6 News Team!

Your submission has been reviewed. Unfortunately, due to the unique nature of your submission and the circumstances by which the it was obtained, this story did not meet the criteria for broadcast established by the S8PN television network. It is with a heavy heart that we must also reject your impromptu application for the position of [field reporter] which was submitted alongside your work.

Keep chasing the truth, and never be afraid to venture Straight into the Action!

— Jeremy Glenn, Asst. Editor for Action 6 News (Los Angeles)

P.S. Enclosed is a cease and desist letter from the S8PN legal team regarding the impersonation of an Action 6 interviewer/field reporter. Do not let this dampen your pursuit of truth!

(But please do let it dampen the instinct to impersonate Action 6 staff. As I understand it, the repercussions for repeat offenders are quite severe.)

@_araneae_

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#46  Edited By HumansFirst

"Oh, and send Action 6 News a bill for that window!"

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Though she wasn't sure if it had been a deliberate choice on Katie's part, Elsa had to admit that her calling Silas by the late elder Beremud's name was clever.

It was not. >_> I had a mental list of "butler names" I was fully prepared to cycle through just to demean and avoid using his actual name.

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Though she wasn't sure if it had been a deliberate choice on Katie's part, Elsa had to admit that her calling Silas by the late elder Beremud's name was clever.

It was not. >_> I had a mental list of "butler names" I was fully prepared to cycle through just to demean and avoid using his actual name.

That actually makes it even better, in some ways.

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Dude, that was...funk.