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imafuturist ([personal profile] imafuturist) wrote in [community profile] fandomhigh2017-07-03 07:47 am
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Understanding American Holidays, Monday - 3rd Period

For the first day of class, there was some patriotism going on. It was, admittedly, a little surly patriotism because modern America needed to get its shit together. But there was still a little. To explain the holiday, of course.

"Welcome to Understanding American Holidays. Where we... attempt to explain the strange things we do in this country," Tony said. "I'm Tony."

"And I'm Steve," said the blond wearing an extremely patriotic birthday hat. DUM-E had insisted and he didn't want the robot to feel bad. Shush. "Independence Day is tomorrow--the date we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence, where America told Great Britain that we wanted to be our own nation, effective immediately."

Tony covered his mouth like he was trying to prevent his partner from hearing him say, "And Steve's birthday."

He was just doomed to being the most all-American to all-American.

"That's the history of the holiday. What that translates to these days is grilling outdoors and fireworks and drinking. You'll find that last one is just going to be a theme in holidays."

"At least this one doesn't require gifts or cards?" Steve offered. "There will, however, be a lot of people wearing red, white, and blue and yelling 'Murica!' while drinking."

The shouting might have been mostly directed at Steve, but he wanted to be thorough.

Tony nodded in agreement with that. "Hopefully there will be fireworks here tomorrow evening for anyone who has not experienced this holiday as of yet. If not on island, you'll definitely be able to see them coming from the city. But we're forgetting the traditional first class introductions, aren't we?"

"Let's go with names and your favorite holiday," Steve said, "even if you aren't from the US."

"We're cultural magpies in this country, we may end up stealing it anyway," Tony added with a grin. "Who wants to go first?"
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"I'm Gratuity Tucci," Tip said. "Um. I don't know about favorite? But in my world we have Smekday. It used to be Christmas but then the aliens took it over as a celebration of the day they conquered Earth but then we took it back as the day that we got them to leave again and my essay on the 'true meaning' of it won a national contest and got put into a time capsule."

A beat.

"So that was kinda cool."
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"I mean. Christmas is pretty hard to kill," Tip said. "But no, it's not really the same thing anymore. A lot of people's families got separated or — or broken. When the Boov attacked. There's still a lot of bitterness about it all. So there's still presents and I guess church for some people, but mostly it's a bunch of kind of vicious victory parades."

It was not an easy day to have a Boov best friend living with you, no.

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"I am Hyacinthe, from Terre D'Ange," Hya said with a smile around the room. "My favorite holiday would be the Longest Night, when we celebrate our New Year. It has costume parties, the Night Court holds the Midwinter Masque, and every temple is filled with songs and food and good cheer."

By which he meant sex. Because D"Angellines.
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Hyacinthe shrugged; he didn't know what Mardi Gras was, but if it sounded similar to Tony, that was enough for him. "And at midnight, there is a play, where the Sun Prince comes and weds Mother Winter and she sheds her cloak and age and becomes the beautiful Daughter of Spring. And then we all unmask with her. The Night Court throws an unrivaled party and even the scions of the royal house can be found there."

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"I'm Khadgar, and my favorite holiday is Winter Veil, which I discovered is a lot like your Christmas," he said. "There's no religious figure involved in our holiday, but we give presents and eat a lot of candy."
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"It did seem like Christmas here was more about presents and Santa Claus than anything religious," Khadgar agreed. "But no matter the name, it seems like a positive holiday, rather than celebrating something bad that finally ended."
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"I'm Rey," said Rey. "I don't really have holidays but I don't understand anything that goes on here so I should find out."
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"It seems unnecessary," she admitted.

Though she was what one might call an introvert.
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"I'm Summer Smith," Summer said with a smarmy little grin because they already knew that and weren't they just so glad to see her bright shining face in their class again? "And I just have to say, ohmygod, happy birthday, Captain Rogers!"

If she'd known, she'd have brought a jello mold!

"Also, my favorite holiday is probably New Year's, because who doesn't love a big old party and a new perspective on life and the world and all that stuff?"
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"I'm Kaylin Neya and..." she thought and shook her head, "I don't really have any holiday thing to tell about. I'm sure the Barrani have seven million but I don't know any of them."

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"I'm FN-2187 and we don't really have holidays?" They had military parades sometimes, but then everybody got back to work. FN-2187 was pretty sure that didn't count.