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The Midian Dark Times Editorial Staff Leor (Tobias) du Plotte - Editor in Chief Phileas Blackman - ClassiďŹ eds Editor Jodoc Kiranov - Graphic Designer Fern Sabre - Staff Photographer Jericho Charleville - Reporter Darius Dionne - Reporter Myya Loire - Reporter Criss Reifsnider - Reporter Fluffy Snoodle - Reporter Annakiya Xue - Reporter Taiyou Braveheart - Contributor Shilandar Deledda - Contributor Aegyptia Elvehjem - Contributor


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Dear Midian Dark Times Readers, The first graphic issue of The Midian Dark Times has caused quite a stir on the wicked streets of Midian. Everywhere I go I see people, their noses buried in the pages, perhaps mostly in the centerfold, but still, the goals we set to spread literacy and an active interest in the events in and around Midian seem to have been attained. Of course with every success there comes some sour grapes, one such reader complained that our pages were too bright and cheery for his tastes. I made him take it back, of course, he didn’t think my pink uzi all that bright and cheery after I shot him in the kneecaps. This issue has been quite an adventure in putting together. I don’t remember much of it, but the doctor said that my memory is bound to return in full… I really wish it wouldn’t.I can’t believe I actually fucked that guy, and what was I thinking when I got those pink thigh highs… must have been a phase. The response to “The Hottest Men in Midian” contest has been quite impressive. We received over 20 initial submissions. However, we did have to thin the pool a bit. Both of my brothers were disqualified, as were all the hot men on the MDT staff. Sadly, I had to fire Toby… that man is too hot NOT to enter (Toby: call me after the voting and we can try different positions again.) Being in contact with all these hot men gave me an amazing opportunity to ask them some rather personal questions. The most pressing, of course, was what makes someone

hot? The pillow talk has been quite entertaining. The most common response I’ve gotten is that it’s a matter of taste or preference. But I kept digging. “What is that thing that a person who is truly hot has? I’m not talking gender specific. They might not even be someone you want to fuck, but they have that thing that when they walk in the room you just know they’re hot, you recognize it. What is that?” “Damned if I know,” was Forgetten Tomorrow’s response. “It’s a sum total that equates to hotness,” said MDT Graphic Designer Jodoc Kiranov. “It will be different for each. One man might be focused on the surface beauty, another on the intellect another on the total package. You are asking ‘What is God?’” According to KAOS’s Chi it’s simply “synergy.” But is it different for a woman? My take on hotness has to do with humor and intellect. The way a man looks, how his body presses the air around him… well, doesn’t hurt if he’s as pretty as Lukash Hallard of the Haulers. When asked what makes a person hot he said “Fuck, I dunno toots. Hot’s when ye try ta pick sum’thin up’n getchyer fingers burned’n shit. Like when I try ta get a roast outta da stove without mah mitts on.” Damn that’s hot! Now, dear ladies, don’t think I didn’t hear your cry for equal treatment. Next month we’ll be running the Hottest Women in Midian, keep your eyes out for entry information.


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I write this today as a bit of a survival guide, if one could be said to exist, for citizens new to Midian, although even older residents could stand to read this as well. It is endlessly fascinating to me how individuals, even those that have called the city home for years, know so little about how things really work here in Midian. Many believe, as even I did at one time, that they can control things, outcomes and even responses from others in the city. Then, there are the others that believe they can act in any way they like; doing anything they like to whomever crosses their path all the while wrapped in a shield of arrogance thinking themselves the master of their own destinies in the city. Of the two examples I list, I find the first more pathetic than the latter. In the case of the latter the individual has at least ignorance as an excuse or lack of experience with the city. Everyone has to learn that the stove is hot and if you touch it, it will burn you. But, the example I give of those that seek to control aspects of the city, the people, and the outcomes, it is their arrogance that I find truly astounding. As anyone knows, and certainly I discovered, Midian is a living entity. As such it has a will of its own. It does not suffer fools long that attempt

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to control it. Worse still, it seduces those that try, whispering in their ear like a wicked lover promising delights only dreamt of. “Just come a little further, risk a little more,” she says to you in her beguiling way, “You are the one who can do it, have it all.” Only when it’s far too late do you realize that she has lead you to a place that is past what you can handle and she is gone. All that is left are the jagged fangs of her maw closing on you to extract her price. Many will read this and think me quite mad, or perhaps MORE mad than they originally thought. I assure you, I am not. In my time in Midian I have watched people who believed they were smarter, tougher, or nastier than the dark lady we call Midian. They are gone and only she remains, patienly smiling. If you are good enough, resourceful enough and can admit your own failings, you may survive your courtship with this woman and her insatiable hunger. Some have, and those individuals are capable of anything, even rising to Mayor of the city. Mayor, but not master of her. For Midian will not kneel for any one man or woman. But, she will certainly make you believe she will. Believe her siren voice at your own peril. -Mayor Damian Rigaud


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MAYOR PLAYED HARD CORE lovely.” Former mayor Jade Steele has Lovely or no, the questions been missing since November 27th. surrounding Ms. Steele’s disappearThe street outside the church was ance seem to be mounting. After our soaked in what was confirmed as the acting mayor, Damian Rigaud, took mayor’s blood and her pistol was office he had Ms. Steele’s belongings discovered at the scene. No other put in storage. Among the papers and information has been forthcoming, files was an old diary hidden under until now. Recently, MDT’s Graphic a stack of newspapers. The lock was Designer, Jodoc Kiranov, uncovered broken accidentally but what it rearchived photographs of the former vealed was shocking. Tales of meetmayor during her years prior to serv- ings with strange men and women in ing Midian, as mayor at least. The alleys in exchange for credit or just pictures, found in a folder entitled for kicks were dated all the way up “Top Escorts,” have lead to more to the beginning of November. Acquestions than there might ever be cording to the diary, one of her conanswers. stant contacts in this underworld was “I used to do portfolios for Forgetten Tomorrow. escorts back in the day,” Mr. Ki“The mayor was a freak,” Mr. ranov explained. “So as I was sortTomorrow had no problem stating. ing through the pictures, I suddenly “She was noted for paying men and recognized the Mayor and knew I women to tie her down in public had found something really special. places and carve into her flesh. She I counted some 150 pictures in vari- loved the feel of a serrated blade ous poses of our Jade looking quite against her thighs.” By Leor du Plotte


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Missing Mayor Jade Steele serving the people of Midian. Could Ms. Steele have been the victim of a sex game gone wrong? Another of her entries mentions a man named Dominick from Leviathan whose inclination to drink blood was borderline vampirism. As hope continues to fade for the recovery of Ms. Steele, we are learning more about the woman we thought was just a humble servant of the people. “Hands down the mayor is dead,” Mr. Tomorrow said. “Those S&M freaks in the gimp masks prob-

ably broke her and left her for dead. Either that or she is in some UAC concentration camp.” These recent findings throw into quesiton the commonly held belief that our acting mayor had some hand in Ms. Steele’s demise. Was Jade Steele a wild woman, with wicked needs to be hurt and used or was she just hurt and used against her will until she was all used up? The Midian Dark Times is determined to bring you this story as it unfolds.


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KAOS TERRORIST MANIFESTO The staff of the Midian Dark Times put themselves in great peril in order to obtain the following KAOS Manifesto. Was it written by a lunatic or a genius, we leave that up to you, the reader, to decide.

Behold before you the bastion of

the UAC. A pinnacle of their steadfast resolution to develop for the human species a freedom from the constant plague that is the ever present infusion of unclean DNA into their offspring. They claim a predisposition towards proper citizenry, respect, and protection for the human race, yet manage so many times, as often the military does, to become assaulted by the imagery from dissident parties. Among these voices the loudest is most easily KAOS, who, despite claims of previous editors, have held steadfast in their vocalizations against corporate powers and their control of civil rights. The question therefore pushed forwards upon one’s mind is who is right and who is telling the real story? There is certainly room to say that the second class citizenship most hybrids are accosted with is considered normal, and thus something the UAC is in all its rights to push forwards and cement as a status quo of society as a whole. At this point though it becomes necessary to ask.. what is the status quo of Midian society? It is not the world outside that is threat-

ened by the UAC, they wish to settle themselves comfortably into the grip of that iron military first. Beyond that, though, there exists a self-contained environment, one that, while now connected to the mainland, has always existed upon its own with statements that many found as a refuge from that criminal oppression. Certainly the attempted hanging of several Midian citizens at Leviathan’s unveiling, not just various nekos but several of the human population, reveals the intolerance the UAC has demonstrated in the past for even slight regard towards the inhuman population of our city. Unfortunately for the UAC, one of the kidnapped was Pera, a neko and a well known leader of the KAOS pirates who oppose the UAC’s endless war against the hybrid species. She, along with her fellows and followers, chose to take advantage of events to ensure the Legion’s military might would find even itself far from untouchable. As convenience would have it, there was a masquerade party celebrating closer relations between Leviathan’s World Union and the Midian City acting Mayor, Ex-Canis Damian Riguad. Alongside this event, KAOS learned that the head Chairman of the UAC would make an appearance. It was a perfect opportunity to demonstrate to that occupational force the dislike with which their practices are held by the people of this city.


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Using the war relic which was to be unveiled at the ball as a symbol of goodwill on behalf of the mayor’s public groveling, KAOS was able to transport protestors into the belly of that beast., which became Midian’s Trojan horse. Two major events happened after that which no doubt the citizens of both Midian and the world beyond are well aware of. The first was the fall of the Chairman at the height of his speech, a bullet, courtesy of KAOS, splattering his brains across the pristine grounds of Leviathan itself. The second and perhaps most impressive was that those responsible survived unscathed and completely eluded UAC capture to bring to the public their words of truth. A live news feed and several still shots, courtesy of the Midian Dark Times, allowed those statements of injustices fallen upon fair citizens to be heard not just by the island’s population but also by those far and wide across

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the world. Doctor Tres Asbrink himself came forward to attempt to dissuade their words, though seemed outmatched in verbal repertoire when fighting against the vivid memories of his victims. As all good goes however, an unfortunate course allowed the wicked to prevail, at least in military aspects. Cutting the feed to the live camera was the only way the UAC could get away with their next act with utter impunity. This was exactly what was done so that the entire group, humans and hybrids alike, could be laid down upon with rifle fire. KAOS’s protest rave became a bloodbath hidden from the public’s eyes, with several casualties and survivors captured. Most managed to eventually escape the UAC’s cruel clutches, but marks upon their persons and minds are from easy to forget. Welcome to the truth of the UAC, what rests within the beast called Leviathan when the World Union’s civilian population turns a blind eye.


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INHUMANE TREATMENT IN LEVIATHAN By Fluffy Snoodle

Speaking with Cotton Kohime

and two other former captives of the UAC, the young women were terrorfied and continually looking around the secret location we had arranged to meet, suspecting the UAC would swoop in at any moment to take them back to finish the job they had started. The truth is missing Hybrids are either ash in the incinerators or rotting there, Ms. Kohime informed me. She also told me that there are safe houses there but she and a friend had been caught during the ralley. “As soon as the camera’s live feed got cut at the protest the UAC just went crazy and started shooting people,” she recalled. “One of their leaders, Tres, I heard him say, “Kill them all!”” my other source said. Due to fear of recrimination she asked to be anonymous. “It’s obvious the World Union and the UAC want human supremacy and the extinction or enslavement of all Hybrids.” Pointing out the average citizens unwillingness to believe the horror stories coming out of Leviathan, she said, “Its evidence enough for people of the city to take up an armed struggle against the UAC. Evidence enough, except no one seems to ever talk about it.” The UAC didn’t blame the hybrids, openly for the murder of the Chairman, but they shut down all ferries and

everyone leaving had to produce papers or they were shot on the spot. My source pointed out the processing of hybrids have sent the majority into hiding. After Ms. Kohime was caught she was taken to the Detention Center with a pregnant woman. They were both stripped and searched. As they were taken to their cells there was another woman, a dog hybrid. She was horribly sick and suffered from malnutrition. The next day they let the dog hybrid go, but not the pregnant woman who was sick and so was her baby. After the woman’s cellmates tried for hours to get someone’s attention, a new recruit agreed to take her to the MCMC. He was stopped by a lieutenant and was punished. At that point, Ms. Kohime was sent to “Behavioral Adjustment Techniques” which is another way of saying torture. When she returned to the cell the woman had given birth and the baby was dead. The officers finally bandaged the woman up before she bled out. Ms. Kohime’s violent reaction to the cruelty led to her being dragged to the incinerators and told that they could burn “a hundred of you mutants in one day.” As the woman who had been pregnant became sicker, they were finally released. Their plight continues as does the plight of all hybrids in Midian and Leviathan.


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RUMORS RESURFACE

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A former MPD officer, Lieutenant

Shaq Demina, has come forward, claiming acting-mayor Damian Riguad is a murderer. The former officer, who asked to remain unnamed, pointed to the well known cold case of the murder of an unidentified man while on the ground on the beach in Midian. The mayor was said to have beaten the man mercilessly and then set him ablaze, leaving him to die in flames. A crowd of about 20 people witnessed the event, among them at least two MPD officers who did not interfere to stop the killing. When asked to speak on the matter, Mayor Rigaud said “I have heard this ‘story’ before. It’s like an urban lengend. Let’s say for a moment it was true. In the version that I am familiar with this man was threatening the then editor of the Midian Dark Times. This woman had friends that were, let’s say, less than legal. After fighting this man, we’ll call him “J,” He was driven away from the Editor by these less than legal friends. But, he wouldn’t let it go and went looking for these illegal friends of hers. He found them, and was very aggressive towards them. After expressing their own displeasure at his aggressive nature, he was left on the beach. And you know, I think you are right there was a fire that day. No body though, just a fire. At least,

none was ever found afterwards.” The mayor was not an elected official at the time of the murder, which happened over a year ago. The mayor is also accused, by several people who wish to remain anonymous, of ordering more than 190 beatings of people while he was leader of a local gang, which the ex MPD lieutenant classifies as “one of the largest outlaw gangs of Midian.” He was also owner of a popular club in downtown Midian. Witnesses say the club also sold sex in its gilded private rooms. To these claims, Mayor Rigaud said, “I never sold anyone sex. I am a far more generous a friend than that. However, I make no excuses for what I did as leader of the Hounds. I established and protected what was mine on the street.”


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ELDERLY WOMAN FOUND DEAD GNAWED BY RATS

By Criss Reifsnider

An approximately 85 year old

woman identified as Margarite was found dead. She had been locked inside her flat and had gone unnoticed for a few weeks until neighbors started complaining about a stench in the hallway. The woman lived alone, although it is probable she had a friend or relative in Midian. An anonymous neighbor said “A young man would come by now and again and deliver packages of wine, cartons of cigarettes and cat food.” The neighbor added that Margarite did not own any cats and apparently sustained herself on the pet food and wine. Neighbors said the deliveries would come every Monday but the man who made them had not shown up in over a month. There is no description except of someone who wore a black hoody with the hood up tight around his face in a possible effort not to be recognized. Neighbors knocked down the door before calling the Police Department. Margarite was found partially decomposed. “The rats gnawed her up pretty good” said one man. “If our thinking is correct, this may blow the lid off the city,” said a source close to MPD activities, considering themselves part of a citizens watch group. “Our liberties are being trampled on every day, this has got to stop”. He went on to elaborate about the Mayor’s office.

“This is indicative of the way our poor and elderly are being treated by the housing authority.” Our source believes the actions were taken to cover up an important Midian citizen but would not give a name. The cover up is believed to be an effort to save them from embarrassment or potential criminal activity. “Everyone in this building knew Margarite and a large portion of church parishioners. Now it’s like she never existed,” her neighbor stated. The Midian Dark Times was unable to contact Father Cale but spoke to his assistant, Guinevere Fouroux. “We’re very saddened to hear of Margarite’s passing, but unfortunately, we have nothing in the records to indicate she was a member of this parish. She is in our prayers.” The police said they never received a call about the incident. The Housing Authority and Mayor’s office did not return calls. It is asked you contact the Midian Dark Times with any information. All calls will be kept strictly confidential.


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SAVE THE CENTER, SHOOT A SINGER

By Jericho C.14

A crowd of people gathered out-

side the Community Center for the show Catharsis Alter put on to raise money to save Midian’s only safe house run by Midian’s angel, Auntie. Beginning with a wonderful assortment of original instrumentals, Catharsis Alter played a variety of classic rock hits. As they were cheered on, donations soared higher, even, than the many hands in the air. Leor du Plotte, speaking with this wild crowd, found out what really got the fans going. One concertgoer, Sapphira Laval, was worried the show wouldn’t go on, “I thought it was going to be rained out,” but she enjoyed herself immensely. “The music is great! It’s like you can feel the notes coming from the speakers.” Unfortunately, like all good shows, Catharthis Alter’s Save the Center performance had to come to an end, however what a shot stopper. Lead singer Jareth Zessinthal finished the last chord, when two shots were fired. Jareth took a bul-

let in the shoulder. He was taken to the MCMC without incident and is expected to make a full recovery. Multiple sources claim that there was a contract out on Jareth’s life. Speculation increased as different individuals were blamed. Jareth, rumored to have had connections to a dangerous group known as the Orchestral Ministry, may have become a target of theirs. Of course Mayor Rigaud’s threat to tare down the Community Center to replace it with “other projects that produce a revenue,” has been sighted as a possible motive. However, Mayor Rigaud has also stated he “would like to ensure that altruistic things such as the Center remain open.” Oceania Goodliffe, Catharthis Alter’s manager, said, “I don’t know what you can say to an organization that sends out hit men on people.” Midian is known to be a dangerous place but when even a charity event for a decent service- a community center- is at risk one has to wonder when the insanity will end.


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OH, WHAT A NIGHT!

ing, the well thought out speeches from the likes of Aranea Cullen and actingMayor Damian Rigaud all called for unity and peace between fellow human beings. “Only those who are passionate themselves about the betterment of this world for HUMAN kind can arouse passion in others to support what these great soldiers died for, can honor them by uniting By Annakiya Xue against those who wish to take down all millions died for to accomplish,” Ms. The air was filled with laughter, that Cullen pointed out. and idle chatter, all around you could see The evening was a glittering sucthe smiles hidden behind the masks. The cess in a fashion sense as well, as the well thought out costumes, the conversamany photographs on these pages can tion and drinks flowing freely through the attest. That evil-doers and party crashers crowd. The atmosphere at the Masquerbrought the evening to a tragic end should ade Ball in Leviathan was one of ease and not lessen the glorious start to what will relaxation, so different from an average always be remembered as the Leviathan’s day. Friends and enemies alike shared in first Masquerade Ball. the festivities in all what most would say was an early success. When asked, one patron responded, “I was leery at first about coming tonight. Between the mixture of people and the actual reason behind the Ball [the presentation of the war relic to the World Union] I was unsure. But I must say, I am glad my friends talked me into it.” The comments from others all had the same feel to them. The drinks flow-


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Photographs by Annakiya Xue


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LEVIATHAN, THE BASEMENT,

By Criss Reifsnider

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cabaret event was held with little adverand the place was packed. LoThe Mainland may be most noted tisement, cal jazz/blues singer Bernadette Colbert for the UAC detention center and skitmade her debut and apparently has the tish citizens but just down the block from town buzzing. Echo herself summed up this most infamous place, tucked away in the evening perfectly. “Oh, she was stuna corner of Leviathan, is The Basement. ning! I couldn’t have been happier with The authentic 1920’s landmark will make her performance. I hope to have her back you feel like you traveled back in time to as often as she’d like to appear, maybe an old speakeasy where you can enjoy a entice her into taking a regular gig with seat in your own private booth shrouded us. A good friend recommended her and by dark crimson drapery and have some when I heard her sing for the first time, I great southern fried chicken or a drink knew I wanted her on our stage.” from the well-stocked bar with that special someone, or a few close friends. This is a great place to drink your worries away and let off some steam. Many UAC soldiers are seen here on a daily basis doing just that. UAC Recruit Mackenzie Gartner says, “It’s a really cool place to hang out.” Even UAC Chairman Tres Asbrink enjoys a night out at The Basement “It’s a fine place.” Tres was even nice enough to pose for a picture but refused to give a tour of the detention center. Maybe next time. Proprietor Echo Ramir has done little thus far to make the public aware of this local gem. “We’re going for a nice, quiet place where you don’t have to worry about nosy staff or patrons poking into your business. The kind of place you can bring a date for a quiet, intimate evening or meet a business associate for a private meeting.” But just last week a


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BERNADETTE COLBERT AND SOME CANNIBALS

Bernadette, a stunning woman with a sultry voice, scooped the Dark Times by phone, telling us, “I cannot tell you how wonderful it was, to perform in front of such an appreciative audience. It was magnifique, being able to perform again. I have missed it since leaving Paris. I hope the Basement, it will let me come back to sing again, very soon.” A local known to me only as Kiki wanted you all to know that while it is advisable to come with a friend or group, “Leviathan is no more dangerous than certain sections of Midian.” Still, use

common sense when traveling, as she also mentioned the existence of cannibals who have settled nearby. Asbrink verified her statement. “Yes, there seems to be a small family or something of wild nekos it seems, but I’m sure we will find them and deal with them in a timely manner.” You will need your UAC-sanctioned ID card to get through the checkpoint to catch the ferry to Leviathan. That is, unless you can make other local arrangements.


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PIT FIGHTS SUNDAY NIGHT

Where the labyrinth of sewers and canals eventually lead, local legend speaks of terrible violent underground fights that take place here. Sheer anarchy and barbarism are the ethos, there are no laws, no boundaries, no rules, only the demands made by the last one standing. The Pit includes both Arena events and Fight Pit meets. Arena events are planned, large-scale tourneys; Pit Fight meets function like a fight club and meet Sundays at 7pm SLT, as well as spontaneous times. Contact either Marina Storaro or Taladis Tower for more information.


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WHO IS THE HOTTEST MAN IN MIDIAN?

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boxes. Cho, of the Sushi Bar, has already hottest pictures, answered some hot ques- been warned not to bring his entire extions, now the only thing there is to do is tended family form Japan for the event. Please consider the contestants let you, the readers of The Midian Dark on the following pages and make your Times, determine who really is THE choice based on what you think hot is. HOTTEST MAN IN MIDIAN. The winner will be announced shortly On Friday March 6th through Satafter the closing of the voting booths. urday March 7th voting booths will be set Next month’s Hottest Women of up outside the Midian Dark Times office Midian contest will be run somewhat diffor the readers to cast their ballot. We ask ferently as a fund raiser for the Commuthat you refrain from stuffing the ballot nity Center ((and Midian Tier fees.))


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Adira Coba, 18 Occupation: Assistant, Ashagi Corporation Hot Kiss: hand in the hair, laying on a blanket in the wilderness Hottest Characteristics: sexy hair, beautiful eyes, muscular body, nice tan Briefs, boxers or bare? briefs

A.Y.T, Hannibal King((Ayr Bosatsu)), Very old Occupation: Jack of all trades. Hot Kiss: The kind where when you kiss the person the world dissolves around you and you sink completely into them. Hottest Characteristics: My Scottish accent, Nine tails, the man beneath the mask. Briefs, boxers or bare? Boxers no doubt.

Caspian Dreamscape, 35 Occupation: Senator on the World Council Hot Kiss: A kiss you start and she ďŹ nishes Hottest Characteristics: Hotness is in the eye of the beholder , so only those that possess heat vision can tell me what they are. Briefs, boxers or bare? Bare

Cho, As old as the woman I am feeling Occupation: Sushi Chef I cook a mean noodle. Hot Kiss: Key to hot kiss is in my wasabi chapstick *winks* Hottest Characteristics: My Wok Briefs, boxers or bare? Commando, that oil burns holes in everything else. Ask Forge.


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Click ((Little Ming)), 25 Occupation: Fuckin’ shit up! Hot Kiss: Kissin’s fer pussies, just bend the fuck over and get to the good part! Hottest Characteristics: My twelve inch cock that doesn’t go soft til I want it to. Briefs, boxers or bare?: Bare baby, always commando fer this Joe.

Dia Kuhn, 40 Occupation: Herbalist Hot Kiss: When the kiss lasts a minute, but feels like it lasts an hour. Hottest Characteristics: Dark skin, dark eyes and two sexy languages (neither of which is English) Briefs, boxers or bare? Bare

Forge Tomorrow, 33 Occupation: Hotel Operator Hot kiss: Bloody, rough. violent. Hottest characteristics: My absurdly tall and lanky form and my amazing ability to always need a good shave Briefs, boxers or bare? boxer-briefs

John Chriscol ((Serp Iwashi)), 34 Occupation: Midian business owner Hot Kiss: The near displacement of ones thoughts and passions infused into another in a unity of flesh upon lascivious lips. Hottest Characteristics: Would like to take this time to say I’m quite fond of my ass. Briefs, boxers or bare? boxers


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Laurent Easterwood, 40 Occupation: Mentor Hot Kiss: I believe a kiss is a glimpse of what could come later. I believe it should... mimic your oral talents.. Hottest Characteristics: The whole package, Maybe that’s vain, but why lie. Briefs, boxers or bare? sings “Free ballin’”

Rusty Voom, 19 Occupation: Thrill Seeker Hot Kiss: Holding her tightly as your hearts race, and softly kissing her with a thousand years of passion between your lips. Hottest Characteristics: Aside from my modesty? My dashingly good looks of course. Briefs, boxers or bare? Briefs.

Tobias (Toby) Reyes, 20 Occupation: Medic Hot kiss: When lips graze softly, you feel fingers in your hair and claws down your back. Hottest characteristics: My intellect, my dedication to fitness, my attitude and my modesty. Briefs, boxers or bare? Bare. Everything else is too restricting.

Zip or Ben, 21 Occupation: Un-employed loner Hot Kiss: A little tongue teasing before a full, hard passionate kiss. Hottest Characteristics: My personality, my eyes and my sense of humor Briefs, boxers or bare? Generally for me, commando all the way.


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THE C-BLOCK: ISSUE THREE MIDIAN’S INFAMOUS, COLLECTED By Jericho Charleville

“The black teeth gnash afire, The darkness swells forward, And as the chaos becomes lord, The struggle becomes dire.” A man walks by, two sets of eyes all gleaming... The black surrounds him. Those claws, those teeth, those bitter arms, craving delight and doing harm, this man walked strong into the face of peril many times, for reasons just as numerous. His curious nature, taken by force from his surroundings, and lost to the sights and sounds of the dancing city, he wanders his own heart mercilessly. The five-point perspective of a life lived in such a pall gloom has left him bitter and stark, though capable and experienced. Such dignity is in his eyes, though the inner turmoil is great and evident. The path lies torn between extremes, and whichever he deems necessary, so will it be the one to follow. The course of actions, though seemingly wild, will be so uncontrollably calculating. Those eyes would have it no other way...

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Necessity... some would call it a crime; there is something to be said about the path one is forced to take, be it by reason or by coercion, by passion, love, or even by selfish want. That one without control lacks more than just a goal- that one is driven by something other than himself, and is a waste. This man here struggles for that control, driven by his own thirst and cravings. The frivolous nature cast outward from such darkness covers and hides it, like the shadow under a stone- a mountain. This mountain, in his chambered heart, hides with him the secrets of a mind locked away from prying eyes, though his are gleaming... The black surrounds him... Those eyes gleam outwards with a thirst.


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by Myya Loire Aries 21 March - 19 April 22 That reoccurring nightmare about the fish stuffed into the crack of your ass when you’re at an interview for a sex phone operator may come true. Bring baking soda. Your new career as a sex phone operator is all well and good but when you come home after a day of moaning and panting don’t forget to get in some real world experience. Taurus 20 April - 20 May Stay away from apples. Knowledge and ignorance are like a balancing act in your soul, one step in the wrong direction and you’re doomed to repeat history. And it wasn’t that good the first time. Your true love awaits under an apple tree wearing very little and offering it all to you for a small price. That’s right, the cheat codes to Gears of War. Gemini 21 May - 21 June Wearing the apron and putting your back into it, you could whip up a lovely soufflé. However, with your track record of blowing things at the last minute, no doubt it will come out flat. Flat soufflés are the least of your worries as that romantic night you planned goes up in flames. If you’re really really really lucky… oh forget that shit. Cancer 22 June - 22 July Your attraction to choppers might be connected to an early childhood trauma with a big wheel, but chances are that you really are just turned on by something big and powerful throbbing between your thighs… I know I am. Robots tend to have more luck than you at finding love. Go out and buy that chopper and get off as you go off.


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Leo 23 July - 22 August When your sweet cuddlywumpkins snuggles in and tells you they love you more than their last cuddlywumpkins, remember they said that to their last cuddlywumpkins too. Love is a big joke and the punch line is a kick to the head nine times out of ten. It’s a good thing people are always forgetting the punch line… Virgo 23 August - 22 September If you are planning on moving to Argentina, assuming a new identity to lure youngsters into your circle so that you can turn around and sell them to the highest bidder abroad and have them shipped out, don’t drink the water. Tenderness ought to be tried whenever possible, the more tender they are the better. Libra 23 September - 23 October After a lousy Valentine’s, it’s time to treat yourself the way you want to be treated. Ask yourself out, go for a few drinks, take yourself into the alley on the pretense that you may have dropped your car keys. Push yourself up against the wall and see just how wild you really are. Afterwards, don’t call yourself for three weeks, then out of the blue call up and say “Hey darlin’,” like you didn’t do a thing wrong. Scorpio 24 October - 21 November Dogs will find themselves inexplicably attracted to you. It probably has something to do with the smell of blood in your hair. If I told you once, I’ve told you 100 times, never stab, always slice. Naturally your instinct will be to find love in places where people are either inebriated or are known to be easy. Remember, never stab, always slice. Sagittarius 22 November - 21 December Just get naked. Forget about flowers, dinner, wooing in general, just strip and see what happens between two people with time and nothing on. /me guides your fingers over the curve of hip, down to the dip in the y between thighs… to be continued…

March


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Capricorn 22 December - 19 January Romance is in the air today, just over the north of Leviathan. If you don’t happen to be near the north of Leviathan then chances are you won’t be getting any. However, wind directions can vary as much as the accuracy of these horoscopes, so don’t panic... Aquarius 20 January - 18 February Next time you walk past a The Four Horsemen in Apoc, go inside and order a drink. Great things will happen there. (This horoscope is not affiliated with The Four Horsemen drinking establishment and in no way should be taken as an endorsement.) Consider life from various sexual positions. The view on top is different from the view on the bottom from the view upside down from the view in an arch with one leg hitched to the bed post. Pisces 19 February - 20 March That throbbing sensation is not your typical morning arousal. You are on the verge of a nervous break down. If you don’t fuck something good and hard soon you’re going to wind up breaking something, permanently. As a life or death issue, you don’t have time to find the right person, you need the right now person. Call 0015555911 and ask for Coralie Juliesse, she’ll hook you up.


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March

MEMORIAL

Loyal Friend, Sister & Aunt “You will be missed” One Friday night, a young woman’s life was cut short. Her heart stopped beating, bleeding out in the cold streets of Midian’s unwelcoming pall, the only light reaching her hanging far overhead and out of reach. She will be mourned by those close to her. Another claimed by the harshness of our dark city, taken from us, murdered, this woman is symbolic of the dying chances of life in Midian. She laid helpless in the streets, only to be dragged away by the shadows of desolate waste. We hear her story often, and many of us have felt its consequences first-hand. The debt we all owe those who perish in such tragedies, unwanted and undeserved, is to keep their memory with us, and try to write a better ending for the people we love and hold close to us. Thank you, good miss, Jericho C.14


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