She knocked on the door and Isa answered, her bright orange lips parted as she looked from Mama, to me, and back to Mama. Her eyes widened; she knew what was worse than a fury from those old myths.

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GHOSTIE GOO [ LISTEN ]

a mix celebrating OLIVER MILLER, team seven’s most hipster ghost and all around pop punk enthusiast.

i. RUNS IN THE FAMILY amanda palmer // ii. HURT nine inch nails // iii. COFFEE AND CIGARETTES never shout never // iv. GIRLS/GIRLS/BOYS panic! at the disco // v. BOATS AND BIRDS gregory and the hawk // vi. READ MY MIND the killers // vii. LET’S KILL TONIGHT panic! at the disco // viii. SUGAR WE’RE GOIN DOWN fall out boy // ix. GIVE UP THE GHOST radiohead (brokenchord rmx) // x. DEAD IS THE NEW ALIVE emilie autumn // xi. GHOST ingrid michaelson // xii. A LITTLE DEATH the neighborhood // xiii. YOU’RE SO CREEPY ghost town // xiv. HELP I’M ALIVE metric // xv. NEW PERSPECTIVE panic! at the disco // xvi. CAN’T STAND IT never shout never // xvii. KILL YOUR HEROES awolnation // + one bonus track

arrutter:

GHOSTIE GOO [ LISTEN ]

a mix celebrating OLIVER MILLER, team seven’s most hipster ghost and all around pop punk enthusiast.

i. RUNS IN THE FAMILY amanda palmer // ii. HURT nine inch nails // iii. COFFEE AND CIGARETTES never shout never // iv. GIRLS/GIRLS/BOYS panic! at the disco // v. BOATS AND BIRDS gregory and the hawk // vi. READ MY MIND the killers // vii. LET’S KILL TONIGHT panic! at the disco // viii. SUGAR WE’RE GOIN DOWN fall out boy // ix. GIVE UP THE GHOST radiohead (brokenchord rmx) // x. DEAD IS THE NEW ALIVE emilie autumn // xi. GHOST ingrid michaelson // xii. A LITTLE DEATH the neighborhood // xiii. YOU’RE SO CREEPY ghost town // xiv. HELP I’M ALIVE metric // xv. NEW PERSPECTIVE panic! at the disco // xvi. CAN’T STAND IT never shout never // xvii. KILL YOUR HEROES awolnation // + one bonus track

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SOUNDS OF SEVEN [ LISTEN ]

a mix celebrating team seven, keystone city’s newest metahuman heroes

i. THE ROAD OF TRIALS austin wintory // ii. HUMAN christina perri // iii. BALLAD OF A POLITICIAN regina spektor // iv. PINK CHAMPAGNE ariana grande // v. #THATPOWER will.i.am feat. justin bieber // vi. FREAK LIKE ME halestorm // vii. DIRTY DEEDS DONE PIG CHEAP pig twatter 2 // viii. I WANT MY INNOCENCE BACK emilie autumn // ix. SOBER [INSTRUMENTAL] pink // x. JESUS CHRIST brand new // xi. ALL THESE THINGS THAT I’VE DONE the killers // xii. BAD REPUTATION joan jett // xiii. UNSERE RETTUNG oomph! // xiv. THNKS FR TH MMRS fall out boy // xv. GHOST american authors

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SOUNDS OF SEVEN [ LISTEN ]
a mix celebrating team seven, keystone city’s newest metahuman heroes
i. THE ROAD OF TRIALS austin wintory // ii. HUMAN christina perri // iii. BALLAD OF A POLITICIAN regina spektor // iv. PINK CHAMPAGNE ariana grande // v. #THATPOWER will.i.am feat. justin bieber // vi. FREAK LIKE ME halestorm // vii. DIRTY DEEDS DONE PIG CHEAP pig twatter 2 // viii. I WANT MY INNOCENCE BACK emilie autumn // ix. SOBER [INSTRUMENTAL] pink // x. JESUS CHRIST brand new // xi. ALL THESE THINGS THAT I’VE DONE the killers // xii. BAD REPUTATION joan jett // xiii. UNSERE RETTUNG oomph! // xiv. THNKS FR TH MMRS fall out boy // xv. GHOST american authors

“I’m not asking to change the world!” Sylvie shouted. “I’m not saying we have to undo what happened when the weres exposed themselves, I’m just saying that these pieces of shit took over my town, and I want to get it back!”

Regarding Independents vs Sponsored 2.0

INDEPENDENT metahumans are still more or less the Batmans/Batmen of this story, in that they are actually illegal vigilantes, and if they don’t have a Jim Gordon on their side, they will be rounded up and sent to jail. Batman has it real good, according to Indie metahumans. Independents are the ones who go out, usually just in their own neighborhoods, or where they know the law enforcement is sympathetic, and use their powers for good. Or, hopefully for good. They are unlicensed and unregulated, which the government and many private citizens claim makes them dangerous.

SPONSORED metahumans are licensed. There are only a small number of ‘independent’ sponsored metahumans out there, in that they file an application for licensing, and they get it, without going through MEPPA first. It’s rumored that those metas all have powers of Bureaucratic Dealings—something that they would list under the -kinetic subset. Many metas who deal with MEPPA do get to go out on their own and just live their lives, but other metas are either recruited or apply and are accepted into the Employment Program, where they are interviewed and paired up with a small number of other metas to create a team of ‘heroes’ trained to assist the police with crimes perpetuated by metahumans, or to go out without the help of police officers to just take on dangerous metas—ones who have had their licenses revoked, or who never had them in the first place—without police help. These teams are often in the public eye, and it’s not uncommon for there to be Facebook pages, YouTube channels, discussion boards, and fan blogs like FYeahTeamSeven.

Regarding The System 2.0

THE SYSTEMTHE METAHUMAN EMPLOYMENT PROJECT & PROTECTION AGENCY (aka MEPPA) is a private corporation that is run by metahumans for metahumans. Well, there are plenty of humans in their ranks as well, but mostly by metas for metas. MEPPA’s goal is to bridge the gap between humans and metahumans, to help create a safe environment for all parties. With more and more states voting to legalize regulated metahuman activity, MEPPA is cropping up to help metahumans attain their licenses to use their powers, and in some cases, gathers groups of metahumans to work together as specially licensed and regulated teams dedicated to helping human police, particularly against other metahumans. MEPPA is a large proponent for the legalization of metahuman power usage, especially in cases of self-defense against humans, and holds up its successes with training teams of heroic crime fighters like from the old comic books as proof that metas can and should be trusted with their own abilities.

I turned just enough to catch Ana lurking in the back of the room, watching, and knitting. A knitting were. Maybe there was some truth to that old story—what big paws you’ve got, grandma; all the better to knit you a sweater with, my dear!

She didn’t look ready to start grabbing for sharp weapons and brandishing them at me. If she had, I’d have just turned right around and gone back to bed. It was far too early for weapons-brandishing, and I was far too sleep-deprived. Or maybe I could let her hit me over the head with a big pot, and hope the resulting injuries were only bad enough to let me nap for a few days.

Sylvie frowned. “Why? How could you hunt your own people like that?”

I recoiled. The motion made some coffee splash out of my mug. “They’re not my people,” I said.

“Then your own kind,” Sylvie amended, but it still didn’t sound any better. It still felt like a jagged icicle replacing my spine.

“Some of my kind need to be put down like the rabid dogs they are.”

“She’s locked up now, and we’ve always got people on her. Jeb himself is going to go watch her, as soon as he’s finished eating.”

Jeb raised his fork, full of deer meat and whatever other sides he managed to spear on there, and then a mug of coffee? tea? Some steamy beverage.

My eyes darted from him, a man made of cool marble who couldn’t possible understand the fears of a teenage girl, back to Isabela.