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 Post subject: Re: M:EM High School
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 7:38 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: M:EM High School
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And, because everyone's expecting me to make a lewd pun just because Mari's a unicorn and had a horn, here's one: It's great that Antine got leied twice that night!

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I'm glad somebody made that joke! :D


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Teenage Denner reminds me so much of Anthony Michael Hall in "The Breakfast Club." Even when it seems like the cool kids are finally starting to accept him, it's really just so that they can get him to write their essay for them... :face:

(Funny story, apropos of nothing. I was reading up on "The Breakfast Club" the other day, and I didn't realize that my favorite line in the movie -- when Anthony Michael Hall admits to having a fake ID, and, when the other kids ask him why, he deadpans perfectly, "so I can vote" -- was apparently an ad-lib.)

I love the idea that maybe what's happening is that Alessa is sort of staring ahead into the possible futures where she does get Denner to cheat for her, seeing what answers he signals, and then using those answers in the actual present, so that she never actually has to ask him a question. It feels like exactly the sort of scheme she'd figure out how to pull off, and, of course, at the end of it all, poor Denner would have no idea that he'd been used.

Anyway, I love it, Raven! This thread continues to be one of the bright spots in my life. Thanks for instigating the whole thing, and for sharing another awesome story!

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 Post subject: Re: M:EM High School
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Well played, Alessa. The title is a little bait and switch, since she doesn't exactly use her time powers. In these kind of environments, her precognition is just priceless: plan a prank on her? Just sidestepped. Trick questions? What trick questions?

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 Post subject: Re: M:EM High School
PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 12:05 pm 
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Teenage Denner reminds me so much of Anthony Michael Hall in "The Breakfast Club." Even when it seems like the cool kids are finally starting to accept him, it's really just so that they can get him to write their essay for them... :face:

Yeah, that seems a lot like Denner to me. Much knowledge, little wisdom. That's Denner. And of course, always a sucker for a pretty face (or other attributes). Barinellos has always said that Alessa would completely take Denner for a ride, so this was my little exploration of that.

(Funny story, apropos of nothing. I was reading up on "The Breakfast Club" the other day, and I didn't realize that my favorite line in the movie -- when Anthony Michael Hall admits to having a fake ID, and, when the other kids ask him why, he deadpans perfectly, "so I can vote" -- was apparently an ad-lib.)

Good to know! I'll need to rewatch that movie. It's been a bit of a while.

I love the idea that maybe what's happening is that Alessa is sort of staring ahead into the possible futures where she does get Denner to cheat for her, seeing what answers he signals, and then using those answers in the actual present, so that she never actually has to ask him a question. It feels like exactly the sort of scheme she'd figure out how to pull off, and, of course, at the end of it all, poor Denner would have no idea that he'd been used.

I was hoping that would come through, because that's exactly what I envisioned happening. She sets up the con, and just having Denner ready for it means that she can forecast into the immediate future to see his reaction. Saves her from having to forecast all the way to getting the graded test back, you know? Denner, as you say, is none the wiser.

Still, I bet sitting near Denner during a test is a desirable position during tests...

Anyway, I love it, Raven! This thread continues to be one of the bright spots in my life. Thanks for instigating the whole thing, and for sharing another awesome story!

Glad to be of service! Now all we need is a catchy theme song. So far I've just been humming the theme to Rock n' Roll High School and replacing "Rock n' Roll" with "M:EM"...

Well played, Alessa. The title is a little bait and switch, since she doesn't exactly use her time powers. In these kind of environments, her precognition is just priceless: plan a prank on her? Just sidestepped. Trick questions? What trick questions?

Thanks for reading! Yeah, Alessa uses her precognition here, at least we assume she did, but not her chronomancy. As far as we know, anyway!


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So, who's going to write the story about the student council elections?

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Is it bad that I could imagine some of the students dumping blood on themselves if they won prom royalty?

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Barinellos wrote:
Is it bad that I could imagine some of the students dumping blood on themselves if they won prom royalty?

Yeah, I can see it. For some reason, I particularly see Sava as doing this in a celebratory ritual of some sort.


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Is it bad that I could imagine some of the students dumping blood on themselves if they won prom royalty?

OMG, yes, I can totally see that! :)

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Anyway, I love it, Raven! This thread continues to be one of the bright spots in my life. Thanks for instigating the whole thing, and for sharing another awesome story!

Glad to be of service! Now all we need is a catchy theme song. So far I've just been humming the theme to Rock n' Roll High School and replacing "Rock n' Roll" with "M:EM"...

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M M M M M:EM High school? Or rock. rock, rock, rock M:EM highschool?

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Anyway, I love it, Raven! This thread continues to be one of the bright spots in my life. Thanks for instigating the whole thing, and for sharing another awesome story!

Glad to be of service! Now all we need is a catchy theme song. So far I've just been humming the theme to Rock n' Roll High School and replacing "Rock n' Roll" with "M:EM"...

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M M M M M:EM High school? Or rock. rock, rock, rock M:EM highschool?

The first one, primarily.


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 Post subject: Re: M:EM High School
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I just realized that Jackie is totally on mathletes, and this is a fun thing to imagine.

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 Post subject: Re: M:EM High School
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Ha! Great stuff, Raven! I imagined Bobber as school staff... and now that I think of it, there's nothing against it in the text :D Venn is as obnoxious as ever (I hope Daneera has Lorekeeper), and Mari talking about Antine shows some very unexpected sides of her! I'm glad Tryst has a lot of friends :) Thank you for sharing!

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 Post subject: Re: M:EM High School
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Ha! Great stuff, Raven!

Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it.

I imagined Bobber as school staff... and now that I think of it, there's nothing against it in the text :D

Yeah, because Bobber is not currently canon, he didn't make my initial lists. But this was basically my nod to the fact that this vignette is basically derivative of Orcish's Jackie dance piece. :)

Venn is as obnoxious as ever (I hope Daneera has Lorekeeper),

Sadly, she does have Venn. First period, even! You even mentioned it in your piece. ;)

and Mari talking about Antine shows some very unexpected sides of her! I'm glad Tryst has a lot of friends :) Thank you for sharing!

This whole high school setting lets me have people say and do things I would otherwise never have them do or say. I remember how kids talked in high school, half of the time saying things just to shock each other. And once Orcish introduced the idea that Mari might have herself a little crush on a certain raccoon colored fox friend of ours, I just had to run with it.

Also, because it literally happened in canon, I can't wait for Mari to start setting Aria up on a series of disastrous blind dates...

Thanks for reading!


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Venn is as obnoxious as ever (I hope Daneera has Lorekeeper),

Sadly, she does have Venn. First period, even! You even mentioned it in your piece. ;)

Yeah... I totally remembered that... :face:

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Also, because it literally happened in canon, I can't wait for Mari to start setting Aria up on a series of disastrous blind dates...

That I'm looking forward to! :D

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At first I thought the scheme was just to get other bullies to leave Scar alone. I like your con better.

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At first I thought the scheme was just to get other bullies to leave Scar alone. I like your con better.

That was sort of my first thought, and it probably accomplishes that, too, with however these two are going to spin things. But once I realized that it would pretty much bring everyone to one place, it occurred to me that Jackie just wouldn't pass that up.

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The sun will burn itself out, and the universe fade into nothingness, before I will ever get tired of M:EM characters talking romance. :)


Also, because it literally happened in canon, I can't wait for Mari to start setting Aria up on a series of disastrous blind dates...

Well, now I can't wait, either! :D


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<3

Okay, so, I mean, I love basically everything about this, but, favorite bits:


“I’m not scared of a weird-eyed senior citizen who can’t even pass Reading.”

I can imagine Scar adding: "Which is not even a class!" :D


“You better call yours and tell him to start existing!”

This is a PERFECT high school insult. I looooooooove it. :D


The rumor was made all the more impressive by stating that the bully was a shark fishfolk, and had several rows of teeth for DeCoeur to knock out.

I laughed out loud at this. This is exactly the sort of thing Jackie would spread around. :)


Syl and Chardis suggested that neither of them were smart enough to find their way to the back lot in the first place.

I can hear this so clearly in my head.


“It’s not like we stole from everyone. Just the ones who deserved it. Dorn, Dantalion, Blink, The Liar, ahh!” She held up the most expensive purse she had ever seen. “My favorites, the Rulus twins!”


Scar held up Chardis’s billfold, bulging so much from the bills inside that she doubted it could fit in his pocket. “Yeah, and they call us stupid.”

Sweet revenge!


“Let ‘em,” Jackie said, grinning. “It just makes it that much easier.”

And this is perfectly, authentically Jackie. :D


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At first I thought the scheme was just to get other bullies to leave Scar alone. I like your con better.

Me, too!

Anyway, this was wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing, Raven!

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The sun will burn itself out, and the universe fade into nothingness, before I will ever get tired of M:EM characters talking romance. :)

Raiker Venn: "Oh, okay, hold on, let me get a pen. 'sun burning out...', 'universe fade to nothing.' Okay, I will get to work. Thank you for the inspiration."

Also, because it literally happened in canon, I can't wait for Mari to start setting Aria up on a series of disastrous blind dates...

Well, now I can't wait, either! :D

Quite a while ago, I tried to convince Keeper to do a comic strip with me wherein Denner would go on a series of disastrous dinner dates with various M:EM characters. I was going to call it "Guess Who's Coming to Denner." Keeper claimed to have liked the idea, but didn't have the time to do it, so I instead recycled the title for the name of a PM chain I exchanged with Ruwin when we were working on "Blood Price." Ruwin seemed to appreciate it. :D


<3

Okay, so, I mean, I love basically everything about this, but, favorite bits:

Glad you liked it! This premise continues to amuse me greatly.

“I’m not scared of a weird-eyed senior citizen who can’t even pass Reading.”

I can imagine Scar adding: "Which is not even a class!" :D

That'll get 'em thinkin'!

“You better call yours and tell him to start existing!”

This is a PERFECT high school insult. I looooooooove it. :D

I was very proud of this one. Just the right combination of petulant, clever, and stupid.

:D

The rumor was made all the more impressive by stating that the bully was a shark fishfolk, and had several rows of teeth for DeCoeur to knock out.

I laughed out loud at this. This is exactly the sort of thing Jackie would spread around. :)

I did some quick research on sharks for this piece and learned that, apparently, sharks lose literally thousands of teeth throughout their lives. I'm sure Jackie would be alright taking credit for most of those...

Syl and Chardis suggested that neither of them were smart enough to find their way to the back lot in the first place.

I can hear this so clearly in my head.

High school Dual-Walkers are somehow no less horrible than regular Dual-Walkers...

“It’s not like we stole from everyone. Just the ones who deserved it. Dorn, Dantalion, Blink, The Liar, ahh!” She held up the most expensive purse she had ever seen. “My favorites, the Rulus twins!”


Scar held up Chardis’s billfold, bulging so much from the bills inside that she doubted it could fit in his pocket. “Yeah, and they call us stupid.”

Sweet revenge!

:)


“Let ‘em,” Jackie said, grinning. “It just makes it that much easier.”

And this is perfectly, authentically Jackie. :D

Yeah, this was the primary touchstone to canon, and seemed right up her alley.

And it reminds me, as well, that we have yet to see high school Orida Vise yet...

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At first I thought the scheme was just to get other bullies to leave Scar alone. I like your con better.

Me, too!

It's funny, but I'm really starting to enjoy coming up with these cons for Scar. Clearly, I missed my calling as a grifter.

Anyway, this was wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing, Raven!

And thank you for reading. I'm always glad when people enjoy my stuff!


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