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Sparkle ([personal profile] myownface) wrote in [community profile] fandomhigh2017-06-13 07:18 am
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Show and Tell, Tuesday, Period Two

Thank god next week was the last week of classes. Sparkle had only had to scrounge up like a half-dozen show and tell prompts, and he was already blanking. They'd done food, they'd done music, they'd even gone to a zoo. Sparkle supposed he could get the students to talk about their favourite movies or something, but that seemed like a weird cop-out kind of thing, and it wasn't like they had time to sit down and watch even one full movie in the class time they had.

"YouTube videos," he blurted as he stepped into the classroom, wide-eyed. "This week we're going to show off some video on the internet that we really enjoyed, or one that really helped us with something, or, shit, even the first meme that jumps to mind. We're going to do that."

Because they were usually shorter than movies, yes. And because there were all of three students in his class, he didn't have to worry about, like, dragging in a big screen or anything. He could just pull out the datapad that Atton had given him and have the class gather around.

"So, mine is... actually, like, a serious one this week," he shared. "It's this poem, actually, by a Canadian guy called Shake Koyczan, called To This Day. It can be hard to listen to; this one in particular is kind of a sometimes food, you know? He wrote it about bullying and the long-term impact it has on people, and it does touch on suicide, so yes, you're welcome to tap out on this one before I hit play."

The possible suicide trigger, he could warn for. The potential for messy tears, he'd really just brought a box of Kleenex for. He looked at his students, waited for anyone to leave if they needed to, and then started the video.

When I was a kid, I used to think that pork chops and karate chops were the same thing...

Yeah, shut up, even Sparkle was kind of tearing up a little bit by the end of that one. Maybe the Kleenex was just as much for him.

"So. Uh. Anyone have anything they'd like to share?"

They could use a mood-lifter.

[OOC: Yeah, the link above has a video that talks about all kinds of things, from bullying to drug abuse to suicide. Feel free to give that one a pass if you need to.]
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[personal profile] intraspective 2017-06-13 05:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Ino leaned in the doorway, careful not to disturb the class until it was over. Silly observed the proceedings from her shoulder with the serious expression of someone completely checked out from the matter at hand which, given that Silly was a tiny bird only made sense.

She knocked on the door frame to get Sparkle’s attention once he was free.

"Pretty heavy material for a show and tell class," she observed. "Yo."
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[personal profile] intraspective 2017-06-13 11:13 pm (UTC)(link)
“Being depressing?” Ino asked lightly, with a pointed glance at the pencil. “You can’t blow your nose with that, just so you know. Did you want to try again?”

What? Was she supposed to pretend she didn’t know what he’d been going for first?
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[personal profile] intraspective 2017-06-14 02:24 am (UTC)(link)
"Did you want me to do more?” she asked, smiling. “I was bored. Thought I’d wander.”

Through the school, where she had no reason to be.

Details.
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[personal profile] intraspective 2017-06-14 02:30 am (UTC)(link)
She grinned unrepentantly at him. Nyah.

“What, do I look like the kind of girl that’d like zoos?”

Ino loved zoos. She hadn't been in ages and ages.

“How judgmental of you!”
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[personal profile] intraspective 2017-06-14 02:34 am (UTC)(link)
Ino blinked at him.

She was mostly into zoos for the cute animals.

“… You busy today?” she asked, after a moment.
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[personal profile] intraspective 2017-06-14 02:37 am (UTC)(link)
“Well,” Ino said, shoving her hands in her pockets. “Zoos are mostly just cute things to me. Want to go to a zoo and tell me ‘bout all the things zoos are other than just full of cute?”
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[personal profile] intraspective 2017-06-14 02:40 am (UTC)(link)
“My treat,” she said easily, since it was her idea. “I mean, I’m interested, sure, but we’re also getting ice cream and petting any animal we’re allowed to pet, got it?”
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[personal profile] intraspective 2017-06-14 02:42 am (UTC)(link)
It was probably going to be more than just ice cream at some point but that was a good start.

“Excellent,” she said cheerfully. “You need time to get ready?”

She was pretty much good to go as she was. Occupational hazard.
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[personal profile] intraspective 2017-06-14 02:44 am (UTC)(link)
Toys for everyone!

“Only if you want to,” she said, raising her eyebrows at him. “You look fine as is, if you want my opinion, though.”

Not her type--too scrawny--but cute enough.
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[personal profile] intraspective 2017-06-14 02:46 am (UTC)(link)
Wasn’t it lucky he was keeping company with a mind reader, then?

“I like it,” she said, leaning against a desk comfortably. “Though, really, that doesn’t turn into an acronym very easily. USTP’LGHOIWSE’D? No thanks.”

REALLY NOW.

“Besides, no need to worry ‘bout it bein’ more than just random hanging out. I’m taken.

Complicated. But taken.
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[personal profile] intraspective 2017-06-14 02:50 am (UTC)(link)
It really did!

Ino pondered that, then grimaced before laughing. “I’m not coming up with anything that sounds even vaguely innocent here. Two cuties doin’ anything ain’t gonna sound clean.”
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[personal profile] intraspective 2017-06-14 02:53 am (UTC)(link)
“Bah, you’re right,” she said, sighing. “Can’t even be mad ‘bout that, since I’ve used it against people before too.”

When you were small and cute and had to get the job done any tool was useful.

“What ‘bout you? Got a boyfriend that’s gonna think we’re up to no good?”
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[personal profile] intraspective 2017-06-14 02:54 am (UTC)(link)
“I share badly,” Ino noted, smiling quickly. “So even if we weren’t already incompatible, nope, not happening."

A beat.

“Mine’s probably just going to be all ‘man oh man, and you didn’t invite me along?!’ at me.”

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