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You're really not helping much with the 'more'
Sun Jun 10, 2018 00:25

“Ooh, how about screwing up but then bluffing your way through it? I guess there’s also ‘trying to pass the blame’ but that doesn’t work so well when you’re an only child so I’ve never had much practice.

“Right. We ask nicely. And let me guess… Aladrens argue with us why we should, Crotali expect us to see why they shouldn’t have to and Pecaris are just… gone before you’ve had a chance to answer yes or no?” she joked.

“Thanks, that’s a huge help,” she smiled at Joe, as he gave her… basically what sounded like enough information to write her whole paper, so long as she got decently rambly about all the points involved. The medical example also opened up a chance to rehash some of last year’s points on ethics. If she could find her essay from last year. She knew it was amongst all her stuff somewhere, but she didn’t exactly have the best filing system for her notes. She was pretty sure forcing charms or potions on people against their will was deemed a bad thing, although she guessed if someone was a danger to themselves or others, it was justified, and in that situation, using wand magic was easier. If one took ‘homicidal rampage’ to be a mood and ‘knocking the person the heck out’ to be mood-altering, then that could kind of fly…

“That sounds useful,” she commented when he mentioned his mom’s ability to help with their essays. Her parents weren’t stupid but they definitely weren’t academic, and it wasn’t like her dad even understood the topics she was writing about most of the time, so she didn’t exactly write them about her studies. They’d helped her with all her homework when she was in elementary school but she couldn’t help but feel that learning her times tables and bringing in two objects that float and two that sink and writing about her perfect desert island and all that kind of stuff had exactly set her up for the kind of work she was doing right now.

“I guess I should let you get back to your homework,” she added, kicking herself even as she said it. She had had several perfect opportunities to bring up the prefect dance and she hadn’t done it. And now he was going to go and-

“Is your girlfriend looking forward to the ball?” she asked, “Raine. I mean - is she your- are you going together?”

And of course, instead of taking any of the obvious points at which she could have brought it up, she was now blurting out crap instead. Sometimes she wondered how she’d wound up in the house of tact and diplomacy.

  • That, and possibly a bit more.Joe, Thu Jun 7 12:55
    “Actually I think it can be either that or a lot of screwing things up and then hoping nobody notices, but your way is probably better if you can pull it off,” observed Joe after Georgia hypothesized ... more
    • You're really not helping much with the 'more' — Georgia, Sun Jun 10 00:25
      • “Siblings do help,” agreed Joe when Georgia explained why passing the blame didn’t often work for her. “Of course, with mine, it usually was John’s fault, or Paul’s, so I didn’t so much have to pass... more
        • Worst case scenario...Georgia, Tue Jun 12 06:01
          He wasn’t going with Raine. She supposed that should technically count as good news. But clearly he had wanted to. This hadn’t exactly been a scenario Georgia had pictured herself dealing with. She... more
          • Joe honestly didn’t know if he’d really wanted to go to the Ball with Raine – it was all complicated, as were most things involving non-familial female people these days, the one curious exception... more
            • There is still a plague thoughGeorgia, Fri Jun 29 07:11
              She wasn’t sure whether he really meant his first remark. Well, ok, she was pretty sure he would survive. But he seemed to brush the thing off so casually, and she wasn’t sure if that was real.... more
              • I’ll take my chances.Joe, Fri Jun 29 19:15
                Georgia was, it had to be said, not his type physically – at least to the extent he was aware of having one. If he was quite honest, the things that popped to mind when he thought of specifics were... more
                • Ooh, did you know....Georgia, Fri Jun 29 21:30
                  (OOC - CW: Georgia’s views are deliberately a little bit blinkered and heteronormative, along with the language she uses, cos she’s a straight, sheltered teenage girl). This definitely could be... more
                  • I did not, thanks for saying Joe, Fri Jun 29 22:15
                    People coupling up. People did that, didn’t they? Joe had never really thought about it, but of course people would do that – the fact that the Ball was seared into his memory as a source of... more
                    • Is this information.... useful to you?Georgia, Fri Jun 29 23:02
                      “Right, sounds good,” she nodded. She really should not have said anything about Kir, because Joe was rambling and she’d clearly made him uncomfortable, although she wasn’t sure why. Maybe he wasn’t... more
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