selfrespecting: labcoat (staredown)
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[Martha's opened up video recordings like this before. She's in the clinic, in her labcoat and sitting at her desk, though at least this time there's no monster raging and so it isn't strictly a crisis situation.

Except for the fact that there are Mirrors seeping into their ranks, which is not something they can outright ignore. It's a race to see who gets the vorpal sword, and yet Martha wonders if they should be thinking of it that way.]

Hello, everyone. The word's out, we have some Mirrors in our midst, so I hope you all know to be careful. Some very dangerous people could be posing as friends or family.

[With that warning issued, she quickly moves into the heart of this message.]

But I can't help but ask... aren't we all looking for the same thing? The vorpal sword, I mean. I doubt that you Mirrors want to be torn apart by the jabberwocky any more than we do.

[As preposterous as it might sound, would it be so horrible to actually try and work together on this?]

I know that I can't ask everyone to get along, though, so if something does happen and you're hurt -- whether you're from this side or the Mirror side, mind you -- I'll be here to see to your wounds. [That's no doubt going to be a controversial statement -- in fact, most of this broadcast falls into that category. Martha won't relent so easily, though.]

I hope it doesn't come to that, but I am prepared. [And with that, she ends the feed. When Martha isn't on riddle-solving duty, she'll be working long hours in the clinic in anticipation of any of the issues that crop up when Real Things and Mirrors mix.]


Oct. 26th, 2013 12:19 am
pottershotter: (I'll go crazy)
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[There's a lot of static, and a thud against the floor, and for a minute, James' network device goes ignored. But, there's a shout coming from far away from the device.]

G...GET OUT OF ME! S-Sodding bast-

[James is cut off very suddenly, and there's more static and audible signs of a struggle. Perhaps a fight? But then, there are quick footfalls, getting louder as they approach his device until it's loudly jostled, and picked up. He does not take the time to change the setting.]

E-Everyone! Don't...don't come near me! Don't-

[But there's suddenly more static and a rushing sound, before a LOUD CRASH.

And then, all goes silent.
notsogryffindor: Numb - Marina and the Diamonds (I feel numb most of the time)
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[James' Mirror has had mixed feelings about this reward. He should be feeling proud of his accomplishments and be celebrating but the others, but it simply feels...weird, to be on this side of the mansion and have the same amenities available to them. He's gone through the motions and done as he feels is expected, or as much as he can, but it still feels...hollow. But it's a different kind of hollow than his usual.

He's certain it isn't guilt. He would kill them all in a heartbeat. No, that isn't it. But he wonders if it just feels inadequate, compared to the prize from the first chess match. Very few of the Mirrors have existed long enough to remember, but the first match promised the winning pieces would be real forever, and their "Reals" would be banished to the Mirror Side.

He won't say he was hoping for it (unless someone asks, given their current situation). Of course not. It's a foolish dream that none of them could ever have. But it makes their actual prize inadequate in comparison.

It's especially inadequate now that they are experiencing an event. Of all the events they could have experienced, of course it had to be honesty. Because of that he's making a concentrated effort to avoid contact with anyone. But rather than remain in his room, he takes the tactic of moving around to various locations, never staying anywhere for long. It makes it less likely that someone looking for him would find him. ...But, they could.

Anyone is welcome to run into him anywhere, or try to get his attention with Mirror-writing while he's being forced to tell the truth.
notsogryffindor: Numb - Marina and the Diamonds (Forgo families forgo friends)
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[With all of the chaos surrounding the Bandersnatch, James' Mirror has taken the opportunity to visit the door. He's taken time to think carefully about the riddle, and he's watched what happened when someone guessed wrong and...found that he doesn't care. The beast is a nuisance, but not a proper obstacle.

He is about to use his wand to write in an answer when there is a growling coming from his right. He turns, carefully, and sure enough the Bandersnatch is there. It roars, baring its many teeth, and saliva drips to the ground in little puddles.

It's unimpressive. But most things are, to Mirror James. His wand is raised.

Avada Kedavra.

[It is not shouted with passion, but the full intent is there. A green light shoots out and hits the Bandersnatch, enveloping it. It doesn't have the time to be confused; it merely falls with a THUD, lying dead at his feet. It is a spell that the real James would never use, and not because it is the spell that will end him. It is powerful form of dark magic, the kind of magic that rips a wizard's soul apart when it's cast. It leaves invisible, ever-lasting damage - and not to the victim.

But who cares about the Bandersnatch? It will only get up again later.

Fittingly, when James' Mirror turns his attention to the door again, he uses his wand to etch in the word M U R D E R E D. Perhaps all that's behind the door is the narrator's bones. When nothing happens though, he shows no disappointment.

He shows nothing at all.


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