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Well, I mean the Jedi aren't prescribing their way of life to everyone in the galaxy. They're concerned with Force users in a galaxy full of people who have little or bio access to the Force.

Their philosophy is meant, in my opinion, to temper the way a person with power is meant to act. We wouldn't hand a man an AK-47 and say "Let your passions drive you."

It's an unfortunate truth of life in the SW universe, but a connection to the force starts at birth (I think). This means that if children do grow up with this connection, chances are their emotions are going to overtake them and then BAM, playground full of dead kids cuz somebody rolled a 1 on a Dex save.

I'm not saying the Jedi are perfect, but the force is a powerful weapon. If we were force sensitive of course we'd want to use that to pursue our passions and such, but I'm pretty sure everyone else who couldn't lift a couple metric tons worth of boulders would rather we joined the cult where we meditate til we're so relaxed we don't really care whether we die or not cuz we'd just come back blue and shimmery.

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@feral_nova: Gotcha. Anonymous location thread sounds like a great idea for now! Thanks again!

@rey_king: Let's go anonymous!

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@feral_nova: Just saw I didn't ask. This is embarrassing. My question was going to be if I couldn't just import the canon, but that would be a hassle, I now realize. I guess I'll get started on a DC thread... or maybe I'll just move this to New York or something. Never designed a city before, kind of intimidating.

Anyway, now Im just thinking om screen. Thanks Nova! Sorry to @ you with a nonexistant question, then not ask a question lol

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@feral_nova: (Quick question. I was just sorting through the CVnU locations, and I didn't see a Washington DC (it cuts off at Valor City). Closest I can get is the White House, but I'm not so sure I wanna get mugged and murdered on the White House lawn)

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@feral_nova: Nope, didn't see that... darn. I just looked up DC and went with that. Thanks Nova! I'll try to find the other DC and move it there.

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How long have I been here? How long have I whiled away the time while the world keeps moving around me?
Didn't you hear me, pal? Two fingers of whisky!

Christopher McClain looked up from the glass he was polishing, almost surprised that he was behind a bar again. It had been years since he decided to leave this simple kind of life behind, but here he was, three years later and still slinging drinks. His grand ambition of changing the world, one over-inflated political egghead at a time, had come to nothing. He'd gone back to Venezuela not long ago, the Orochi having sent for Celvice, his handler. She was to finish her training, and he to begin his. There they impressed on him the need to deceive others, the need to avoid implication in any controversy in DC. The last thing the Orochi wanted was to be implicated in a plot to convert the political players of the United States into mutants, lest it contribute to war between their nations. They would disavow him and Celvice, and McClain would be hung for treason. Or shot for treason. Or drawn and quartered by a couple dozen stallions, for treason. They made it clear he'd be killed if caught, and McClain just didn't think dead and quartered was a good look.

He was scared. So he went back to bartending. Told Celvice he was planning how to best approach the president, or his kids, to try to "mutify" them, hit hard right away and maybe garner a lot of support all at once. Really he was paralyzed. Too scared to try anything of the sort, because finally it had come through to him. It was his own life on the line.

Can't even bring myself look at her anymore... God, what must they think of me now? I talked so big. I saw the Shogun in person! Me! And now... now...

TWO FINGERS! WHISKY! NOW!

McClain looked up once more. Not at his rowdy patron, but at the cracked red digital clock on the bare brick wall.

2am. Closing time.

Sorry pal, you're done for the night. Closing time, boys and girls!

Patrons mumbled in low voices, complaints and slurred goodbyes as they cleared the Swampwater Tap. It was a dive bar in one of the worst parts of DC, but the patrons each clung to one another and left in groups. They, at least, would be safe. Christopher McClain, for his part, locked up shop and started to walk down the back alley back on to his rat hole in Bell Haven. The streetlights blinked out, and once again the dark overtook him. He hated the dark. It was where all his thinking happened. Where all his regrets hit him at once.

His mind was occupied by his life's failures. His eyes were on the ground. His ears heard only the chorus of disappointed voices in his head, the people that he'd let down, the ghosts of the dead that he had failed to save over the past few years. It was little wonder he didn't see him.

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@paragonxxx: (Changed. If it's still inaccurate let me know!)

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@paragonxxx: @sarah_and_lara:

Wow, what a game! You're back with Action 6 News, the only news that takes you right into the action! I'm George Kelmer, your host for tonight.

Here with me in the studio tonight is Department of Superhuman Affairs Director Sarah Jones! Ms. Jones, it is an honor and a pleasure. We're so happy you're here.

Now, what our viewers want to know is, why did the Department of Superhuman affairs scale down in light of recent events? Is it not true that meta-human activity has actually increased in recent years, what with the events in Grimm err-- I mean Valor City, Gothic, and even outside our borders, in Venezuela and Solace City? It seems to me, and many of our viewers, that if anything the DSA should be increasing its presence, considering how turbulent and unsure our times appear to be.

Kelmer took care to make his face appear completely flat, to nod when appropriate, to feign concern and understanding when needed. These were simple enough inquiries, but they were also prods, meant to guide the conversation where he wished it to go.

Here's something that just came in off of our Twitter page (isn't technology grand?), MrBipperBobbins asks: "Why is it that so many mutants are attacking regular people, yet so many positions of power in the DSA belong to mutants? Aren't they worried they might be too easy on their fellow mutants?" An interesting question for certain, and one we've heard quite a bit ever since your department was founded. Would you care to comment?

Oh, wait, I'm being told there's actually more. Apparently MrBipperBobbins goes on to ask "Why is it that so many of these mutants are actually offered jobs, working for the US government, rather than simply being observed? Is that not a type of government handout designed to subsidize life as a mutant?" Another good question from Mr. Bobbins. Director?

Would you care to comment?
Would you care to comment?

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@paragonxxx: Thank you! I was actually about to message you about the DSA's downsizing and an interview with Sarah Jones, if that's you as well.

Figured it could be an interesting interview, considering the anti meta bent on the station.