2010-08-17: Roleplaying Huh?


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Summary: Connor explains what roleplaying is to Quill….and not that kind you perv! (Yeah, Quill thought that too).

Date: August 17, 2010

Log Title: Roleplaying Huh?

Rating: PG

Xavier Mansion - Recreation Room

What was once the Parlor has been turned into a Recreation Room for the students. A nice plush carpet meets the light blue walls giving it a homey feel. A pool table at one end, a foos ball table at the other, and entertainment center with video game systems, movies, and of course, cable TV. Big comfy chairs and couches surround a coffee table for comfortable loafing. Long glass windows with a pair of French doors line one side of the room bringing in plenty of light during the day. The main rule in here is to clean up after yourself.

It's a good sign that it's summer when there's a student lying on the ground with a beach towel under him and wearing just a pair of flip flops and blue and white swim trunks. Max Jordan, also known as Quill, is watching the animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie with a big bowl of popcorn in front of him and a two liter bottle of coke..with a complex 'build your own' twisty straw sticking out of it. Quill doesn't know about anyone else at Xavier's, but he's enjoying the summer.

Footsteps can be heard behind Quill as Connor slips inside the rec room. Having expected not many people to be here this time of day, and the new face makes him stop in surprise. But he finally settles and looks at the screen for a long moment before saying, "Well… haven't seen that in forever."

Quill looks back and at the voice and grins. "What is it you haven't seen in forever? A loveable porcupine indoors or an awesome build your own straw like this or the movie. I really like to think it was the straw cause straws like this…they're just a ton of fun man. So I haven't met you yet but I'm the not so new, but apparently new, new kid Max but I also go by Quill and 'hey you, spikey guy, shut your mouth our you'll be asking for another detention'."

Connor stops and has to consider all of that, blinking a couple times, and then shrugs, "I've seen the first two on Youtube, but never in person… I was really talking about the movie. So… Quill, right? I suppose I can go with it." After that he moves over to a spot on one of the couches where he can leave the other young man some personal space, and pulls out his phone to check something.

Connor then says after another out of it moment, "Sorry… Connor. My name… just a little distracted right now…"

Moving his feet to make 'flopping' noises against the flip-flops Quill nods and grins. "Nice to meetcha Connor! And this movie is ten shades of awesome. I mean it has turtles, who are ninjas, who are teenagers, who are trained by a rat! And the best part, the bad guy is voiced by Captain Jean Luc Picard." He stops for a second and then whispers in a voice loud enough to hear "He's of the U.S.S. Enterprise. Sooooo…how long ya been here dude?"

Connor looks at the screen a moment, and then nods, "My friend back home, his dad has the original Eastman and Laird black and white comics… we got to page through them a few times. It's actually a heck of a lot darker than the stupid cartoons ever were. This movie's actually the closest it gets." Going back to his phone, he seems to be pondering something, not looking up as he replies, "Since April… Already been through Amazement, Denial, dropping off the backside of Anger, and I think I'm settling somewhere in the range of Acceptance."

Moving so that he's sitting cross legged with the bottle of coke between his legs, he drinks a bit before scratching the back of his head. "Acceptance is good, very good. I means…you accept things. Eh screw it, I know I'm not deep. Anger now that's not a fun one, that's why I try not to get angry cause it sucks. And comics?! I didn't know they made comics! And the cartoons weren't stupid, they were fun and full of ninjay goodness…with turtles."

Looking back up at Quill with a 'huh?' look on his face, Connor replies, "You thought it was just the bad cartoon shows and the crappy suited movies? God no… started off as an independent comic. I think you can find the issues online somewhere. They even made a tabletop roleplaying game for it." But then he waves it off, "Don't mind me, my head is full of useless junk that tends to spout off when I want to sound smart."

Continue to strach the back of his head, Quill gives Connor a weird look, complete with head tilt. "Tabletop roleplaying? Is that some sort of sex thing? Cause I've seen that word in my brothers magazines he tries to hide from Mom and Dad. So is it like some weird thing with people in turtle costume cause dude, I just think you ruined TMNT for me forever. FOR-EV-ER. Ehy and don't worry about the usless junk…I have so much useless junk in my room that I tend to fine uses for so I bet it's similar with brain junk."

Connor rubs over his eyes a moment, and then exhales, "No… okay seriously no… I did not need that image in my head. I have enough mental scarring without THAT added in." Sighing once, the phone is put away, as he stretches out, "No… you've heard of Dungeons and Dragons… and not the stupid stuff on the news. It's like that. It's a game, with rules, where you can play as a mutant animals. Dylan tried to get me into it a couple years back, but we couldn't find enough people to form a proper group."

Blink, blinkie blink blink. "What's Dungeons and Dragons?" Quill asks as he doesn't have a clue. He never got into that sort of thing nor was he introduced to it, so he doesn't have a clue. "Really! I can play a mutant animal? Cause I wanna be a mutant porcupine!" He says as he starts laughing. "Sorry, sorry, I couldn't resist. No, I've never played anything like that, my friends and I back home were more into video games and we played some sports but being short I am really crappy at basketball."

Connor chuckles a bit, "Yeah… okay, walked into that one. Personally… never liked sports, but my parents made me do at least one, so I ended up on the tennis team. And I know that sinks me even lower on the respect scale, but hey… what can you do." Rolling his eyes once more, he sits back and fishes out his phone, looking at it a moment, "So you're old-new, and not new-new. Why come back? Besides being a friendly mutant porcupine and being able to use the free straws to make rollercoasters?"

"I tried soccer but I guess the half of me that isn't Brazilan gave me the talent in playing soccer." Max jokes with a shrug. "Why come back? Why not! I mean I get to give goofy goggles a hard time, that's all the reason that's worth it. Anyway, I dunno, I like the training and stuff and I like the people. Also, there are some -hot- chicks here, I dunno if you noticed that. I kinda wish Nori was still around -she's- a cutie and fun to dance with."

Connor shrugs again, "I don't dance, so… good luck with that. Plenty of girls to try with though…" Sounding almost down about it. There's an exhale, as he looks up, "Look… sorry, this isn't about you. I'm just a little down right now. My roommate and I are supposed to be friends, but I hauled off and yelled at him just before he left to see his parents. Been pondering calling to apologize, but I don't think he'd listen right now. Not that it's important… it's just weighing on me."

Quill lets out a sigh as things have gotten into 'serious conversation topic' waters but Max figures he'll say something. "Okay, listen up dude. If you're supposed to be friends, then why not try at least? I mean ya gotta look on the bright side of things. When you get into a fight with your brothers or sisters or parents, does it make a difference in how you act towards eachother, not usually…well…that's not true for one of my younger sisters and she's still afraid of spiders but! Just say screw and it and try cause one the shitty stuff is over you can move onto the fun happy stuff cause that's the good stuff!"

Connor falls silent under the 'sunny side of the street' talk, and does not seem to immediately brighten or cheer under it's effects. Instead he just pushes up to standing once more, and then pushes the phone back in his pocket, "Well… I've put enough of a downer on your day… was going to play some Red Dead Redemption, but you've got the big TV. Have fun with the movie… later." And with that he starts back towards the hallway.

"All ya gotta do is ask if you wanted to use the TV for a video game, I don't mind. It's not like I haven't seen this movie before." But Quill shrugs as Connor goes to head off. "What is it, do I smell or something. Is that chlorine turning my quills green? Or is it my feet and I have attracted horrid foot oder…OH NO!" He calls not really caring if anyone is listening, it's the caffiene talking.

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