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It is an excellent trait to possess
Fri May 26, 2017 20:37

Jozua nodded in sympathy when Joe predictably admitted his midterm had lacked the glory and wonder of Jozua's. Not everyone could have The Best Midterm Ever, and Jozua had surely claimed it this year, so that left Joe stuck with his sister's wedding plans and stuff.

"Congratulations to your sister," he put in politely, as was expected when weddings were mentioned, then he shrugged in response to the question about Aladren. "I grew up there," he explained, "so I don't really know what to compare it to. It's a town where everyone's magical, so we're pretty free with magic, I guess. I mean, almost everybody gets around by broom or Apparition, so everywhere you look, there's someone flying or appearing out of nowhere. And like," he gestured around them toward the waterfalls flowing down the walls of the Hall, "magical folks tend to enjoy flashy but pointless magic to show off how magical a place they have, so there's a fair amount of that going on, too. It's a decent place though, I guess, even if everybody is always in everybody else's business and the old folks call you by your grandfather's name and hold his childhood pranks against you." Jozua reconsidered that last line, and amended, "Though, I guess you wouldn't have that problem if you visited."

"What about you?" he asked, feeling it only fair to turn the question around. "Are you from a small town? And are there muggles about? I was always kind of curious about how that works. I mean . . . they don't have magic. How do they even get to the second stories of shopping plazas without brooms?"

  • I am a master of observation.Joe Umland, Fri May 26 14:46
    Joe nodded his agreement about back-up plans, glad they were thinking similar thoughts. “You know it,” he said. The question about breaks was, by definition, a boring question. Everyone asked it and... more
    • It is an excellent trait to possess — Jozua, Fri May 26 20:37
      • Thank you, I quite agree.Joe Umland , Sun May 28 11:47
        “Hm, probably not,” agreed Joe when Jozua got really specific about a drawback of life in Aladren. “Unless you’ve got immigrants of a certain age from Saskatchewan. My granddad might know them. I... more
        • Continuing to overshareJozua Sparks, Wed May 31 14:27
          Jozua twisted his expression into uncertainty and wiggled his hand out in front of him. "We've got immigrants," he admitted. "I know of one from the Netherlands in the form of my mother, but," he... more
          • Continuing to ask questions.Joe Umland, Wed May 31 16:03
            Jozua’s mother was from the Netherlands*? Well, that was not something he thought one heard every day. Joe knew this was probably not interesting if one was used to it, but he still considered this... more
            • Continuing to answerJozua, Thu Jun 1 10:07
              Jozua nodded in understanding as Joe explained the dangers of hysterical people who didn't slow down to think about things before jumping to wrong conclusions. He might not know any muggle mothers... more
              • Contemplating the future.Joe, Thu Jun 1 18:04
                “I see your dad’s point,” said Joe, amused, as Jozua continued into his family’s insurance woes. “I’d be mad if my bills went up because John set something on fire.” Not quite the same thing, of... more
                • Uh-oh, Cleo and Amelia are catching upJozua, Fri Jun 2 08:37
                  Jozua laughed, "Well if you're learning your trade from him and he just set the whole town on fire because the spell he was inventing did exactly what it was supposed to do, they might be justified... more
                  • Can't allow that to happen.Joe, Fri Jun 2 14:10
                    Joe was not as touchy about money and politics as some of his siblings were, but he still wasn’t quite sure what he thought of Jozua’s blunt statement that his mother was rich and that high insurance ... more
                    • I think we wonJozua, Fri Jun 9 13:00
                      Joe had already been moving up out of the 'acquaintance' circle and into solid 'friend' territory, but learning he had also been disappointed to learn Great Explorer and Knight were no longer viable... more
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