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glacial_queen ([personal profile] glacial_queen) wrote in [community profile] fandomhigh2017-07-05 04:17 am
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The Magic of Plants, Wednesday, Per 3

It felt good to be back on the island again and in front of a class. Even though it seemed like she only came to the island these days when everything was exploding, Karla still missed Fandom and all of its whimsical madness. Though since she did have a class to teach, she should probably get on that, rather than reminiscing about the times she'd had class in this very room and the state of her old locker.

"Hello, class, and welcome to the Magic of Plants," she said, giving her class an easy smile. "Which, depending on where you're from, might have a disappointing ratio of magic to plants. This isn't some introduction to witchcraft--that's not how my Craft works--we are going to learn to unlock a lot of the uses of some common plants you might come across in your day to day life. You likely already know that plants are integral to our survival as a species; they feed us, clothe us, shelter us, provide us the bases for a great many medications and remedies. Also, tea, coffee, and chocolate all come from plants and without those necessities, we'd have to have serious conversations about how much of life is actually worth living."

Because coffee. Life-giving, precious coffee.

"But since you've all been on the island for at least a semester, then you know what the first week is for. So, introductions! Name, class, why you took this course, and then an old favorite ice breaker of mine--two truths and a lie. Tell the class two truths about yourself and one lie and we'll all guess which one is a lie. And then once that's done, we're going to use plants to make papyrus sheets like your Ancient...Sumerians did? No, that doesn't sound right, hold on." Karla looked at her phone to double check. "Ah! Ancient Egyptians! Right, like the Ancient Egyptians did."
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". . . You do not have four children," Tip decided. Karla looked way to well put together and rested to be a mother of four, in her opinion.

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"I think I'd be with Tip on this one," Summer added, "except that the math doesn't add up. If you were class of 2013, that was only four years ago, so unless you graduated at age 23, which I mean, is possible, but..."

Then there was a slight pause, like an idea coming to her, a realization of where she was and what might be possible, narrowed eyes to match it. "Unless it's some weird time jump thing that happened at one point, in which case..."

She scrutinized Karla a little closer. "Yeah, I'm with Tip. The four kids is a lie."

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[personal profile] intotheout 2017-07-05 04:16 pm (UTC)(link)
"I'm Gratuity Tucci," Tip said. "I'm a sophomore, I guess? I signed up for this class because it sounded interesting and like it might be actually informative, which is kind of rare around here in the summer. And . . . let's see."

Too many people had already heard about J.Lo for her to use much about him to mislead people, but she was sure she could come up with some good stuff.

"My dad is first generation Italian-American, my family owns the last remaining natural born cat on planet Earth, and I've gone on multiple road trips to a moon of Saturn."

There. That would do.
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Summer considered Tip thoughtfully, trying to parse out the lie and probably making it way too complicated in her mind. She didn't know Tip well, but she knew a few things. But definitely not enough to make it easy for her.

Like, her last name was Tucci, the second one seemed way too specific and there's no way they both went for lies about cats, and the third one, well, she argued with herself that, technically, it's not a "road" trip if it's in space, and her own space travels had been pretty moon-deficient.

"The...laaaast one?" she said, trailing upwards in pitch to match her high level of uncertainty.

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[personal profile] omgnochecksyet 2017-07-05 05:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh this was... much less overtly terrifying than his other class today, thank goodness. "Eric Bittle, I'm a senior, and I'm interested in baking and cooking, so... this seemed like a natural extension of that sort of thing."

He paused, looking thoughtful. "As for two truths and a lie... I used to be a competitive figure skater, I can speak French, and I run a vlog where I talk about recipes and also the strange things that happen here in Fandom."
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". . . I'm going to have to guess competitive figure skater," Tip said. "But only because I think most guys who figure skate are in their 20s. If you were a girl, I'd say the French thing."

Tip and her mom had spent a lot of time watching figure skating before the Boov invasion.

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"Ooof," said Summer, shaking her head, because, dammit all, if every single one of them didn't seem to just...fit on what very, very little she knew about Eric. Her head continued to shake as she tried to narrow it down.

"I'm gonna go with the vlog," she said finally. "I mean, don't get me wrong, I can totally see it, but everyone would think you're a total nutjob talking about this place, probably. Then again, you could get a lot of hit based on that alone."

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"Okay, soooooo, I'm Summer Smith," said Summer with a little wave and smiles for the familiar faces. "I'll be a senior come next year, so, ugh, almost there, right? I'm taking this course because the bogus government back home is making me, aaand, let's see. Two truths and a lie."

Summer bit her lip a little, trying to think of some good ones. Honestly, the hardest part for her was thinking up the lie.

"I, uh, used to work for the devil, I have a cat named...Gingersnap, and I....have never been to the moon."

Yet. That was maybe tomorrow.
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"The cat thing," Tip said. "You had to think about what its name was."

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"I'm Khadgar, I'm a junior, and I love learning about practical uses for things," he said. "As for the rest, I'm a mage, I've been here since the beginning of the summer, and I'm kind of addicted to the Perk."
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"Playing it low-key," Tip said. "Nice. Okay, I'm going to go with the beginning of the beginning of the summer thing. Maybe you've been here . . . longer?"

She didn't really know the guy, though. Hence the question mark at the end of her guess.

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This one Summer felt pretty confident about. "Khadgar sounds totally like a mage name," she said, "and the Perk is freaking awesome, and you weren't on the shuttle bus when I arrived at the beginning of the summer, so that's the lie."

But as soon as she said it, she had her doubts. Maybe not everyone took the shuttle bus?

"Right?"

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"I'm Kaylin Neya," Kaylin said, though she was hoping that Karla remembered her. "I'll be a senior this year and I took this course because I enjoy your classes."

She bit her lip. "Two truths and a lie... I speak seven languages, I have one sibling, and my home is ruled by the Dragon Emperor."

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"Ano," Shiemi stood and waved shyly. "My name is Shiemi Moriyama and I just started Secon... uhm, I mean Junior year. I signed up for this class and I am really glad I got it, because I love plants and gardening."

She took a deep breath to calm herself and then continued, trying to remember what she had decided for her lie. "I'm training to become an exorcist, I have a demon in my hair, and I wear kimono because my mother orders me to."



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"I'm Ringo Noyamano!" Two full years at Fandom had leeched away almost all of Ringo's formality with introductions. She did offer a quick bow, but she kept her head up, and grinned, not bothering to duck her head as was proper.

"It's weird to say it, but this is already my third Summer here on the island." Pretty crazy!

"Hmm. Let's see. I'm really into this thing from back home called AirTrek." So that was a gimme. "Um. My favorite food is salad. And, uh, oh! I'm totally a queen back home."

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