Checking Up

Located directly adjacent to the Rec Center is the Student Union building, housing a well-stocked bar and arcade, billiards and an open area with couches and coffee tables.

Re: Checking Up

Postby Natalie Denisov » Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:33 am

Natalie picks up her phone off the table. YouTube pops up on it and the announcement plays on it. "This started making the rounds recently. Actually aired on TV."
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Re: Checking Up

Postby Samantha McManus » Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:52 am

"Okay, that sounds... less mutant terroristy."
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Re: Checking Up

Postby Natalie Denisov » Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:01 am

"It does. It confuses me. Not that I'm opposed to them taking a new approach."
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Re: Checking Up

Postby Samantha McManus » Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:45 am

"Are they even affiliated? It's an... unfortunate name if they're not."
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Re: Checking Up

Postby Natalie Denisov » Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:06 pm

"I don't know. It's something I'm looking into. If they're not, they might be worth supporting."
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Re: Checking Up

Postby Samantha McManus » Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:35 pm

"How savvy can they be if they don't know what it looks like calling themselves the Brotherhood and talking about mutants?"
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Re: Checking Up

Postby Natalie Denisov » Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:41 pm

"I don't know, but we should try to find out one way are the other, don't you think?"
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Re: Checking Up

Postby Samantha McManus » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:19 pm

"I'm not disagreeing, it just seems like it's a choice between them lying to us, or being just sort of clueless."
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Re: Checking Up

Postby Natalie Denisov » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:10 am

"That's why I'm cruising the internet chasing down information and not filling out their contact form asking for a pamphlet."
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Re: Checking Up

Postby Samantha McManus » Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:20 pm

"Do we know anything about that guy? He doesn't look like some sort of fugitive from justice, unless he was Brotherhood in the seventies."
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Re: Checking Up

Postby Natalie Denisov » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:27 pm

"I can see," she says, going back to typing into the laptop, trying to pull up more information on Francis Dashwood.
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Re: Checking Up

Postby Narrator » Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:32 pm

Francis Dashwood had a wikipedia page! That was a good place to start.

The Dashwood family line was an old and notable one. From Buckingham and Oxford, they had a long and storied history in politics and government affairs. Dashwoods had been granted peerages; Dashwoods had been the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Dashwoods had served in both the House of Commons and the House of Lords at various points in history.

The current Francis Dashwood (as, as you often get in these important families, names had been passed down through the generations) was a landowner and businessman. He was on the board of directors of the Wellcome Trust, a biomedical research charity and one of the largest providers of non-governmental funding for scientific funding in the world, lingering only behind the Gates Foundation. He had endowed the foundation with quite a bit of his own personal fortune, which had been put to good use -- Dashwood was often seen in internet photos shaking hands with scientists working on Ebola cures or a fix for diabetes and things of that nature, often handing over novelty-sized checques.

There were also rumors on the internet that he had given quite a bit of funding to politicians opposed to the UK's version of the Mutant Registration Act, which had died in committee. These were just rumors, however, as that would technically be illegal under UK election law.



The website for the Brotherhood Party was very modern in style; shaded with purples and reds, discussing who the party was and what their goals were. The front page held a YouTube clip of Dashwood's speech from earlier that week.
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Re: Checking Up

Postby Natalie Denisov » Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:54 pm

Natalie motions for Sam to come take a look, "Appears to be on the up-and-up, at least publicly."
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Re: Checking Up

Postby Samantha McManus » Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:08 am

"Okay, that's... weirdly respectable."

"I mean, Magneto-themed website aside."
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Re: Checking Up

Postby Natalie Denisov » Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:28 am

"Yeah, color choice isn't a particularly damning piece of evidence."
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Re: Checking Up

Postby Samantha McManus » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:35 pm

"I'm not saying it's a crime, just that it's an interesting coincidence."
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Re: Checking Up

Postby Natalie Denisov » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:38 pm

"Probably just an opportunistic use, hoping to pick up some supporters just on strength of sympathy."
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Re: Checking Up

Postby Samantha McManus » Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:37 pm

"I mean, as long as they're not selling 'Magneto Was Right' shirts, they're probably fine."

"Though I guess that might be okay considering Genosha? People buy Che shirts."
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Re: Checking Up

Postby Natalie Denisov » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:03 pm

"Yeah, but that's still kind of strange," Natalie says, "Worth keeping an eye on, I guess."
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Re: Checking Up

Postby Samantha McManus » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:16 pm

"Looks like they've got some sort of event planned?"
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Re: Checking Up

Postby Natalie Denisov » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:18 pm

"I imagine they have all sorts. Lots of 'to be determined' on locations though, it looks like."
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Re: Checking Up

Postby Samantha McManus » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:20 pm

"And one... in the bloody quad."

"In December."

"Who does that?"
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Re: Checking Up

Postby Natalie Denisov » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:26 pm

"Our Mr. Dashwood apparently. I'm wondering how he got permission for that. You thinking about going?"
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Re: Checking Up

Postby Samantha McManus » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:35 pm

"It's sounding like it's going to be difficult to avoid."
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