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Magnus Burnsides ([personal profile] magnusrushesin) wrote in [community profile] fandomhigh2017-07-27 07:35 am

Vehicle Proficiency (and Woodworking), Thursday

Magnus had figured out more if the danger shop! That meant there were go-karts there for the kids to try out. It was a work in progress.

"Okay, so these are some very tiny battle-wagons, but they'll do for now," he said, eyeing the karts for a moment. "Do you remember your teams? I should have taken notes..."

It was like forgetting half his inventory all over again.

"If not, we can form new teams and race like that!" Yeah! "Okay, grab a kart and come up with a team name. It'll be fun!"

Unless you hated fun. In which case... why?
notfinnyet: (happy)

Re: Sign In

[personal profile] notfinnyet 2017-07-27 12:46 pm (UTC)(link)
FN-2187, Team One!
era_two_triangle: (BLERG)

Re: Sign In

[personal profile] era_two_triangle 2017-07-27 12:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Peridot, Probably just team clod tbh.
sprinklesgoboom: (yayyyyyy)

Re: Sign In

[personal profile] sprinklesgoboom 2017-07-27 03:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Pinkie Pie, will throw in on any team at any moment because you're all her friends anyway!
rebelseekspizza: (dante - back tattoo)

Re: Sign In

[personal profile] rebelseekspizza 2017-07-28 11:26 am (UTC)(link)
Dante, uh, what?
era_two_triangle: (Hmm)

Re: Find a group

[personal profile] era_two_triangle 2017-07-27 12:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Peridot could spend her time trying to look for people to group up with...

OR she could do a walkaround of her cart and speculate as to how it could be made even more efficient. Did she have time to add weaponry to it before the race?
sprinklesgoboom: (Default)

Re: Find a group

[personal profile] sprinklesgoboom 2017-07-27 03:22 pm (UTC)(link)
"I think it needs streamers," Pinkie suggested, popping up seemingly from nowhere. "What do you think?"
era_two_triangle: (Eyebrow)

Re: Find a group

[personal profile] era_two_triangle 2017-07-27 03:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Peridot blinked over at Pinkie, and then squinted at the cart thoughtfully.

"That depends," she said, tilting her head one way and then the other, as though sizing the whole thing up for whatever enhancements it could use. "What's a streamer?"

And how much damage would it cause the other carts?
sprinklesgoboom: (Default)

Re: Find a group

[personal profile] sprinklesgoboom 2017-07-27 03:44 pm (UTC)(link)

"Brightly colored floaty strips of fabric or paper," Pinkie explained. "They're super fun trailing from something that goes zooming fast!"

And . . . maybe would be distracting to other drivers?

era_two_triangle: (Uuuhh)

Re: Find a group

[personal profile] era_two_triangle 2017-07-27 03:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Ah, 'fun.' Peridot's old nemesis. We meet again.

"Does the fun give us any sort of advantage over the other teams?"

This was important, Pinkie.
sprinklesgoboom: (Default)

Re: Find a group

[personal profile] sprinklesgoboom 2017-07-27 03:53 pm (UTC)(link)

"It boosts morale!"

era_two_triangle: (Determined)

Re: Find a group

[personal profile] era_two_triangle 2017-07-27 03:57 pm (UTC)(link)
"... Morale?"

This was not so much a thing on Homeworld, no.
sprinklesgoboom: (Default)

Re: Find a group

[personal profile] sprinklesgoboom 2017-07-27 04:00 pm (UTC)(link)

"The happy energy that makes people want to work harder?"

era_two_triangle: (Eye Dart)

Re: Find a group

[personal profile] era_two_triangle 2017-07-27 04:15 pm (UTC)(link)
Peridot wrinkled her nose a little bit.

"I thought that was pride."

As opposed to the unhappy energy that made people want to work harder, which was a healthy fear of being shattered or worse.
sprinklesgoboom: (Default)

Re: Find a group

[personal profile] sprinklesgoboom 2017-07-27 04:17 pm (UTC)(link)

"Pride can be a big part of morale! But so are friendship and having fun." Pinkie could teach you so much about friendship if you wanted, Peridot. It was basically who she was.

era_two_triangle: (It Did)

Re: Find a group

[personal profile] era_two_triangle 2017-07-27 04:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Peridot had soooooo much to learn about friendship. At least she'd gotten the memo that friends don't throw friends off of rooftops?

"Friendship makes people work harder?" She paused, and then added, "And fun isn't just a time-waster?"
sprinklesgoboom: (Default)

Re: Find a group

[personal profile] sprinklesgoboom 2017-07-27 04:55 pm (UTC)(link)

"Well sure! Being with friends can make anything fun. And if it's fun it doesn't even feel like hard work!" Pinkie nodded proudly. "Why, my friends and I back home could clean up the whole gym and get it ready for a party in no time at all just by working together and singing a song."

era_two_triangle: (Singing)

Re: Find a group

[personal profile] era_two_triangle 2017-07-27 05:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Well. There was a familiar sentiment.

"You sound like somebody else I know," Peridot replied, a little bit wryly. "Can you play a ukulele?"
sprinklesgoboom: (Default)

Re: Find a group

[personal profile] sprinklesgoboom 2017-07-27 06:43 pm (UTC)(link)

"Actually, I'm a drummer. But I bet I could give it a shot?"

era_two_triangle: (Default)

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[personal profile] era_two_triangle 2017-07-27 06:47 pm (UTC)(link)

Peridot thought that one over.

"Might be easier to play while you're in one of these things," she pointed out. "But drums might work, too. Or, uh, streamers."

She shrugged her shoulders.

"If morale will make this vehicle go faster, then by all means, add streamers."

She really wanted to investigate the veracity of all of this in a more reliable scientific study, but for the time being she'd just take Pinkie's word for it.

sprinklesgoboom: (Default)

Re: Find a group

[personal profile] sprinklesgoboom 2017-07-27 06:50 pm (UTC)(link)

Pinkie bounced with a noise like a dog's squeaky toy. "Streamers it is! And we can always play the music on my phone!"

era_two_triangle: (Default)

Re: Find a group

[personal profile] era_two_triangle 2017-07-27 06:53 pm (UTC)(link)

"If you think it'll be... fun."

Peridot was still kind of warming up to that one. But she couldn't see any harm in it, either.

sprinklesgoboom: (Default)

Re: Find a group

[personal profile] sprinklesgoboom 2017-07-27 06:55 pm (UTC)(link)

"Of course it will! I'm basically a fun professional." No really. She would even tailor the fun to Peridot's own preferences, if she ever worked out what those were. "Let me find something nice and fast! Fast music always makes people want to go faster too!"

era_two_triangle: (Default)

Re: Find a group

[personal profile] era_two_triangle 2017-07-27 07:00 pm (UTC)(link)

... That path only led to week-long Camp Pining Hearts marathons, Pinkie.

"If you insist," Peridot replied, crouching down to check the structural integrity of the wheels.

Heh. Wheels. Pearl had used those once. They weren't half bad, once you knew what to do with them...

"What this really needs is some kind of decent acceleration system," she decided. "... At the very least, something that goes faster than I do at a run."

Maybe she could use her metal powers to give it a little push? That might be a bit much for her yet, though.

sprinklesgoboom: (Default)

Re: Find a group

[personal profile] sprinklesgoboom 2017-07-27 07:36 pm (UTC)(link)

Hey, if week-long Camp Pining Hearts marathons got Peridot going, Pinkie was all for it. Do not underestimate Pinkie's enthusiasm for whatever makes you smile.

"Ooo, yeah! Like rocket fuel!" Do not let Pinkie get a hold of rocket fuel. Good god. "Ooooorrrrrr maybe I could get one of my party cannons and put it on the back?"

era_two_triangle: (Default)

Re: Find a group

[personal profile] era_two_triangle 2017-07-27 07:40 pm (UTC)(link)

This could not possibly go poorly.

"What's a party cannon?"

sprinklesgoboom: (Default)

Re: Find a group

[personal profile] sprinklesgoboom 2017-07-27 08:07 pm (UTC)(link)

"It's a cannon that shoots party decorations. It's my most prized possession."

era_two_triangle: (Default)

Re: Find a group

[personal profile] era_two_triangle 2017-07-27 08:10 pm (UTC)(link)

Peridot squinted at the cart just a little bit more.

"Including streamers?"

This was important.

sprinklesgoboom: (Default)

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[personal profile] sprinklesgoboom 2017-07-27 08:12 pm (UTC)(link)

"And confetti and balloons!"

This Pinkie's version didn't shoot tablecloths, cakes, or party hats, though. Her cartoon physics mojo was slightly less powerful than pony!Pinkie's.

era_two_triangle: (Default)

Re: Find a group

[personal profile] era_two_triangle 2017-07-27 08:14 pm (UTC)(link)

That was fine. A conical hat was kind of redundant on Peridot's already triangular hair anyway. And she couldn't eat the cake.

"... Then I say we do it. We might get an extra burst of speed and... raise morale? In the process."

How could this possibly backfire?

sprinklesgoboom: (Default)

Re: Find a group

[personal profile] sprinklesgoboom 2017-07-27 08:16 pm (UTC)(link)

"Good plan!" Pinkie held up her hand for a high five.

era_two_triangle: (Default)

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[personal profile] era_two_triangle 2017-07-27 08:18 pm (UTC)(link)

And Peridot stared at that hand for a moment before raising her own.

She'd been taught how to do this one, but she was kind of iffy about doing them all the same. Pinkie was gonna have to go in for the clap.

sprinklesgoboom: (Default)

Re: Find a group

[personal profile] sprinklesgoboom 2017-07-27 08:25 pm (UTC)(link)

Pinkie didn't mind in the least. She waited briefly, smile not losing even an iota of force, then leaned in and gently clapped her hand to Peridot's.

". . . I don't have it with me today, though. I'll have to bring it next week."

era_two_triangle: (Pshaw)

Re: Find a group

[personal profile] era_two_triangle 2017-07-28 12:56 am (UTC)(link)
"Next week it is, then," Peridot decided, giving a firm little nod. "We'll put this cannon theory to the test."

It would probably be disastrous, but at least it would be an entertaining disaster.
sprinklesgoboom: (Default)

Re: Find a group

[personal profile] sprinklesgoboom 2017-07-28 01:39 am (UTC)(link)

THAT WAS WHAT HAVING FUN WAS ALL ABOUT.

"Sooooo, what do you suggest for this week?"

era_two_triangle: (Pshaw)

Re: Find a group

[personal profile] era_two_triangle 2017-07-28 01:44 am (UTC)(link)
"This week I say we get into this vehicle and see how many similar vehicles we can run off the road using the powers of inertia and... morale."

Look! Morale! It could do things!
sprinklesgoboom: (Default)

Re: Find a group

[personal profile] sprinklesgoboom 2017-07-28 01:59 am (UTC)(link)

Pinkie flung both hands into the air. "WHOOPEEE! I'll find an appropriate song!" She poked around at her phone for a minute, then finally put something on. "There! That's nice and upbeat!"

era_two_triangle: (CRAZY LAUGH)

Re: Find a group

[personal profile] era_two_triangle 2017-07-28 02:00 am (UTC)(link)
It took Peridot a moment of listening critically before she gave a nod of her head in approval.

"That will do nicely," she decided. "Now, let's show everyone else how to ride."