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This should already be very clear to everyone, but apparently it is not. So I shall continue my quest to educate and enlighten.

To point: People should stay in their own shapes. I don't really care if your shape is freakishly-coloured or textured or you have stupid elf ears or sharp teeth or a pointy tail. It is your shape and (though it may be sad for you) you must strive not to change out from it. I realize that the current bizarre incident was out of anyone's control, but keep in mind for future reference that usually, very bad things happen as a result of someone deciding to change how you look. Avoid these people, or, if pressed, inflict bodily harm upon them.

Also, people who don't stay in their own shapes should certainly be well-enough briefed on etiquette to perhaps mention their condition to poor, innocent, unsuspecting students at whom they levy not only cooking lessons, but also a "lesson" on "communication". As though that was really necessary! I certainly do not have a problem communicating.

(Though I suspect I could use some practice on the cooking side of things.)

Date: 2007-05-01 01:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-jeangrey.livejournal.com
Well, we were pressed and bodily harm was inflicted. So rest easy there.

Date: 2007-05-01 01:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-snowflake.livejournal.com
Well, you inflicted bodily harm AFTER you had your shape changed. It doesn't so much count for pre-emptive measures as revenge, then.

Date: 2007-05-01 01:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-jeangrey.livejournal.com
Yes, but surely you're not suggesting that there's not a certain up-side to revenge...

Date: 2007-05-01 01:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-snowflake.livejournal.com
Well, sure, but what we are all going to try to avoid from now on is getting changed into things we're not. Such as, in your case, being a man. So revenge might be good fun for the whole family, but it lacks a certain quality of "NOT BEING A MAN" for you. The end result is important here.

Date: 2007-05-01 01:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-jeangrey.livejournal.com
Given that myself, Scott and Alex all got caught, I think "good fun for the whole family" is, indeed, the appropriate phrase.

And I'd be fully in favor of not being a man, which is why I'm working on zen patience. One week. If I can survive a week of this, you can, Illyana.

Date: 2007-05-01 01:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-snowflake.livejournal.com
My god, sometimes I think this whole school has sunk deep into an absurdity-amplifying field and the result is... things like this.

I'm not talking about surviving it, obviously it's not deadly to me or anyone else. I am simply speaking in terms of the future. Shape-changing is never a good thing. Honestly. I'm not making it up. It's a fact, like in science.

Date: 2007-05-01 01:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-jeangrey.livejournal.com
I do not disagree.

Well then, noted. For posterity.

Date: 2007-05-01 01:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-ccelerate.livejournal.com
I don't suppose they got a picture of your face when you realized, did they?

All the bodily harm happened unfortunately after the changing of shapes. Otherwise I am sure you are overjoyed to know that I agree with you completely.

Date: 2007-05-01 01:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-snowflake.livejournal.com
No, shut up, they did not.

I don't think they did anyway.

Wait, they got you too!? You're a woman? You? You know, I've seen some pretty bizarre things in my life, and this just climbed right up into the top 10 and took permanent residence there.

Date: 2007-05-01 02:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-ccelerate.livejournal.com
Imagine how I feel.

Any time someone starts going on about group morale and phrases like "a good opportunity for us all" work their way into conversations, that's when you want to back carefully away then retreat at your best speed when you're out of reach. (Mind, you shouldn't have to be told this, as you're Russian, but I make allowances since history is almost certainly one of the subjects you're failing.)

Date: 2007-05-01 02:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-snowflake.livejournal.com
I'd imagine you feel very irritated, and also embarrassed. Aren't you supposed to be able to run far away from threats like this? Duh.

And shut up, failing history has nothing to do with this. Has anyone ever told you you're annoying? If anyone starts flinging around phrases like "good opportunity for us all" and talking about group morale, I would escape to the furthest corner of the universe to escape them. These people are clearly delusional, and probably evil themselves.

Date: 2007-05-01 02:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-ccelerate.livejournal.com
I was distracted by the insipid trust exercises.

You tell me I'm annoying every time we speak. It's good to know that you're willing to escape someone in order to escape them, though. That's very thorough of you.

Date: 2007-05-01 02:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-snowflake.livejournal.com
Why were you even doing trust exercises in the first place? That was your mistake.

You grow more and more annoying every time we speak. Thus, I mention it.

Also, I learned English in hell, so why don't you offer up your copyediting services elsewhere? I find myself so deeply entrenched in not caring that I can't bring myself to offer up a good reason for the absolute travesty of my compositional skills.

Date: 2007-05-01 01:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-rahne.livejournal.com
I think Angel may have gotten a picture of mine, if that helps.

Of course, when I first manifested, I got stuck as a wolf for three days. This involved a lot of tripping over my feet for the first few hours and then mostly sitting in a cave. So I think Illyana's objections may apply to me as well.

Date: 2007-05-01 01:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-snowflake.livejournal.com
No, no. You are supposed to become a wolf and eat dead animals and blah blah blah. That is your shape. It's shapeshifting. Shape-changing, on the other hand, is very different, and bad.

Date: 2007-05-01 01:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-rahne.livejournal.com
Well, yes, I am supposed to, but it was still something of a surprise at first.

I'd much prefer not to collect any non-intrinsic ones, though, no.

Date: 2007-05-01 01:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-polarisstar.livejournal.com
I really did think that'd he'd warned you.

By the way, brood for me, will you? We're doing an experiment. For Science.

Date: 2007-05-01 01:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-snowflake.livejournal.com
I know you did. And as you are the nice usually-a-lady cook who taught me to follow the directions properly from that book, I feel kindly toward you anyway.

Why am I brooding? I don't brood. Sorry.

Date: 2007-05-01 01:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-polarisstar.livejournal.com
But it's for science!

You definitely need more cooking lessons though I really think you'll be quite handy at it with a bit of practice.

Date: 2007-05-01 01:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-snowflake.livejournal.com
Why would one brood for science? Are we testing renewable energy? Because I know a few guys who could fill in there, if need be.

You mean it takes more than one lesson? But I listened! Really hard! And I'm much better about not leaving the dishcloth near an open flame now. Honestly.

Date: 2007-05-01 01:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-polarisstar.livejournal.com
No no. Using guys would completely ruin the point and Jean said we couldn't have Scott. Alex, I'm quite sure, doesn't even know how to brood and Pietro is practically a woman 90% of the time anyway.

Yes, you need more than one. Mine lasted seven years.

Date: 2007-05-01 01:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-snowflake.livejournal.com
I'm not sure I know how to brood. What does it involve, exactly? I will try, but I do not brood. I think, and then act productively as a result. It seems to work.

Seven years!? What, were they teaching you how to make fish out of gold or something?

Date: 2007-05-01 01:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-polarisstar.livejournal.com
It came quite easily to be as a guy. I think it's a guy thing. We're trying to find a girl to brood to see if it is.

It's like studying art or medicine. You never really learn everything there is to know.

Date: 2007-05-01 01:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-snowflake.livejournal.com
It seems to be a guy thing. Particularly as I find myself unable to brood on command.

Cooking? But it's... directions, in a book that has pictures of what the food is supposed to look like. What am I missing?

Date: 2007-05-01 01:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-polarisstar.livejournal.com

Come watch me make dinner. Notice how rarely I look at a book or measure anything. It's art. And also chemistry.

Date: 2007-05-01 02:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-snowflake.livejournal.com
Well, I suppose it must be to science.

Well, I'd assume after seven years you've memorized all the recipies, haven't you? Or is this more of a... creating new things... thing? Like on the Food Network, with Gordon Ramsey when he yells at the blue team because they haven't had their appetizers ready on time and one of them is asleep on a box in the back. And then he swears at everyone, and then he sends someone home.

Date: 2007-05-01 02:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-jeangrey.livejournal.com
Illyana, less tv, more socializing with your peers.

Date: 2007-05-01 02:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-snowflake.livejournal.com
I do socialize with my peers! I am in FACT well-socialized. Just because I happen to watch TV on occassion does not me I do not interact with my peers.

Date: 2007-05-01 02:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-wildchild.livejournal.com
If she complains again, I'll watch it with you. I LOVE that show. I want to DO THAT. I mean, not like, as my job because I'd make a crappy chef, because I'd eat the stuff I cooked before it was all the way cooked but dude. I want todo the "Here's a totally weird thing, lets see who can make the best food out of it."

Date: 2007-05-01 11:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-jeangrey.livejournal.com
Oh, I know you socialize from time to time, I simply find the detail which you can parrot Dr. Phil and so forth a tad disturbing. Perhaps that's just me.

Date: 2007-05-01 02:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-polarisstar.livejournal.com
A bit of all that...well not the yelling.

Not very often anyway.

Date: 2007-05-01 02:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-snowflake.livejournal.com
It is comforting to know that not all cooks have an ill-tempered man shouting at them as they prepare a meal, actually. I thought that seemed a bit extreme.

Date: 2007-05-01 02:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-polarisstar.livejournal.com
As Food Network shows go, Good Eats and Dinner Impossible are more entertaining in my mind.

Though I suppose if ever there was a time to be an ill-tempered man, this is it.

Date: 2007-05-01 02:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-rahne.livejournal.com
I've never really found it necessary. I'm sure I could usually find one around here if I needed to -- or at least an ill-tempered boy -- but I never really saw the point.

Date: 2007-05-01 01:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-jeangrey.livejournal.com
It's possible Scott may be in a better mood and thus asking if he would brood for science is no longer absolutely verboten but being in a better mood might also make the brooding less likely.

Date: 2007-05-01 01:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-polarisstar.livejournal.com
See, again with the not being terribly helpful.

Date: 2007-05-01 01:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-jeangrey.livejournal.com
Secretly, I simply seek out ways to make your life harder.

Or maybe that's not so secret.

Date: 2007-05-01 01:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-polarisstar.livejournal.com
I take back what I said about you being my favorite.


Date: 2007-05-01 01:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-jeangrey.livejournal.com
Ah. Shall I tell Amelia you want her to take your files back? -evil-

Date: 2007-05-01 02:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-polarisstar.livejournal.com
Now you're just being needlessly cruel.

Date: 2007-05-01 02:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-jeangrey.livejournal.com
Aw... ok, I'll stop.

Date: 2007-05-01 02:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-legion.livejournal.com
We had that appointment set up already and I actually forgot when I sent the reminder. As personal details go "What gender am I right now?" is a lot farther down the ladder than "What appointments do I have today?" and "Did I remember to put on the other shoe?"

Okay. And maybe I wanted to see how long it'd take her to say something.

Date: 2007-05-01 02:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-polarisstar.livejournal.com
Indeed, you usually come color-coded for that one.

Date: 2007-05-01 02:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-snowflake.livejournal.com
You know, when your gender is actually different, maybe you could reorganize your ladder? Have that somewhere near the top? You could write a list and read it to yourself. Then we'd avoid situations. Like the one today.

Also, just because it seemed to indicate that I have trouble communicating, it actually in no way proved that I have trouble communicating. I was simply waiting for the situation to resolve itself. Which it did. So. There you have it.

Date: 2007-05-01 03:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-blink.livejournal.com
relax. let the zen flow. and be glad it wasn't a demon attack, Mistress of the Night.

but a week is long enough. standing to pee is DISGUSTING.


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