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06 December 2011 @ 12:47 am
[open log] The White Queen desires entertainment.  
Characters: Emma Frost and Anybody. Also, Logan and Bobby should go make appearances. Because Bria said so.
Setting: I dunno. You can decide. Teachers' lounge? Kitchen?
Content: Yeah, I can't even decide on a setting. You want content? LOLZ
Status: Open and incomplete.
Thread-jacking: If you'd like to. Individual threads are fun too.

[Look, Emma Frost is just somewhere around the mansion, okay? She's probably got her nose buried in paperwork because that is how she rolls. People should come talk with her and decide where they are in the tags below.]
 
 
 
canadamantiumcanadamantium on December 6th, 2011 06:00 am (UTC)
[Logan is displeased. He just got off the phone with his publicist. No, not really, it's actually Tony Stark's publicist, but what's bad for the mutants of the world eventually gets bad for the metahumans of the world, which leads to bad things for the sassy-drunks-in-fancy-suits of the world. Apparently, antimutant hate is on the rise and an overpaid team of monkeys in suits have been spending almost all of their time repressing mutant hate articles, and reports of any sort of mutant activity that seem to always get spun into bigoted, hateful press.

For the record, Logan hates the media.
] Have I mentioned how much I hate the goddamned media?
Emma Frost: Smirkqueendediamonds on December 6th, 2011 06:11 am (UTC)
[Emma looks up from her work before Logan even enters the room. The annoyance is rolling off him in waves.]

Many a time, darling, and I, always will tell you that the media's just a tool to be used by those who know how. [Yes, that's an amused smirk on her face.] What's happened now?
canadamantium: Shots!canadamantium on December 6th, 2011 06:22 am (UTC)
More of the same, darlin'. [He fetches himself a beer from the fridge, raising a brow in Emma's direction to see if she wants one too.] It's not just the riots breaking out across town, this antimutant crap is hitting the press like a firestorm. [Ooops. Looks like he's already done with that beer. Best grab another two before he goes to sit down.] Nothing good's gonna come of this, Frost. Nothing good at all.
Emma Frost: So not amusedqueendediamonds on December 6th, 2011 06:29 am (UTC)
[When has Emma ever refused a drink? But she leaves the alcoholism to Tony. There's a nod of thanks as she takes the beer from Logan and she pushes her paperwork aside.] No, I don't imagine that anything will. [There's a short pause as she takes a drink.] It's been what? Three weeks of this nonsense now?
Jonothan Starsmore: stripey shirtjono_stars on December 6th, 2011 07:08 am (UTC)
[Logan and Emma are winding down their conversation when Jono strolls into the kitchen. He purposefully strides in, paws through the freezer, and takes out a gallon of ice cream. When Emma's gaze meets his eyes, Jono shrugs.]

Bobby said I could have one. He buys these buy the dozen.
Emma Frost: Smirkqueendediamonds on December 6th, 2011 07:19 am (UTC)
[Yes, Emma's giving Jono her patented one raised eyebrow look that just screams "Really?". But she sounds amused at least.] You boys and your food. Honestly, I swear that you must have a bottomless pit for a stomach, Jonothan.
Jonothan Starsmore: thinking about nomming stuffjono_stars on December 7th, 2011 01:40 am (UTC)
[Most of the time Jono will wolf down his food without thinking but under Emma's scrutinizing glare, he's just a little embarrassed by his eating habits. Instead of eating straight out of the carton like he was about to, he mutters "Um, well," and scoops a small amount into a bowl.]

I guess I wouldn't let myself eat as much without all those Danger Room sessions.
Emma Frost: Caffeine Whorequeendediamonds on December 7th, 2011 05:31 am (UTC)
[Maybe one day, a sense of proper decorum will rub off on the children. Emma is not hopeful. To be honest, she's finding this more amusing than anything although she's hiding any hint of a smile by drinking from the coffee mug in front of her.] The Danger Room sessions are in place for a reason, dear.
Jonothan Starsmorejono_stars on December 7th, 2011 05:41 am (UTC)
[Jono nods, and finishes off his serving of ice cream. He longingly looks at the freezer, but ultimately decides not to pig out and finish an entire carton in front of Emma, who is way too dignified to be in the presence of such an act.]

Yeah, I know. I guess I'd better spend more time in there too. I feel like I haven't been doing anything new during training. [He shrugs. He's starting to notice that he needs a lot more target practice. He's never been too precise about aim when it comes to his energy blasts. Usually when the blast is big enough, putting it in some "general area" has done the trick. But he knows this isn't always going to work.]
Emma Frostqueendediamonds on December 7th, 2011 06:02 am (UTC)
Mmm. [She nods, considering the matter for a moment.] Your physical blocks have been improving but your focus needs to return to your powers.
Jonothan Starsmorejono_stars on December 7th, 2011 06:15 am (UTC)
[It's not something he hasn't heard before. But then, Jono figures he's got a long way to go anyway, and will always continue to hear this.]

Maybe I should start coming to you more often for my telepathy powers. They're a little iffy. I couldn't really tell you if there's supposedly more I can do with them or not...

(OOC: Actually, that might be a good way to get around the vagueness of his powers from the comics... as I said in our plotting post. Maybe Jono himself not knowing what the limits of his telepathy are is a good way to explore that?)
Emma Frost: Sexyqueendediamonds on December 7th, 2011 10:40 pm (UTC)
[Another nod.] I think that would be wise. You've been neglecting your practice with telepathy as of late. [Emma leans back in her seat, taking another drink of coffee.] Your telepathic capabilities certainly don't rival those of a true telepath but I believe that you can use them to a greater extent than you have thus far.
Jonothan Starsmore: lalalajono_stars on December 8th, 2011 12:34 am (UTC)
I am loving that John/Emma thread.
[Jono shrugs a little bit. He doubts he'd ever be a true telepath, as Emma says, and actually, doesn't really want to be. But the fact remains that he doesn't even really know the limits of his own telepathic powers. They're iffy. Unpredictable. The telepathy did come in useful during the Brotherhood mission (okay, so it wasn't really a mission) and of course lets him communicate on the occasions where he's mouthless... but he needs to be able to reign it in and use it the way he wants to instead of not really knowing it.

Aaand now he's sure that Emma's picked up on all these thoughts.
]
Emma Frost: Sexyqueendediamonds on December 8th, 2011 01:14 am (UTC)
Hee. Thank you. :D
What an astute observation. [Of course Emma's been following all of this. She'd be a piss poor excuse for a telepathic teacher if she hadn't been.] You're correct about your telepathy being unpredictable. I have my own theories about its limits but it simply comes down to the fact that you'll have to push yourself before those limits can be determined.
Jonothan Starsmore: stripey shirtjono_stars on December 8th, 2011 01:30 am (UTC)
[Jono desperately wants to hear these theories. Because it actually kind of worries him that he doesn't know what he's capable of, and feels like he needs to know. He still doesn't want to read thoughts, too. He's always been too private a person for something like that to feel comfortable. Still... if there are other things he could do, he needs to know what they are.]

What do you suggest I do to find out what those limits are? Like, I know that I might be able to control my flight if I practice that more, but right now I fly about as much as a penguin. But I can keep working at that. How do I find out what my telepathy powers can do?
Emma Frost: Half body in costumequeendediamonds on December 8th, 2011 01:55 am (UTC)
[Emma picks up on his curiosity but remains silent on the matter for the time being. She's going to let him verbally ask if he really wants to know.] Essentially? Experiment. None of this is a precise science although I'm sure that Hank would shudder to hear me say as much.
Jonothan Starsmorejono_stars on December 14th, 2011 11:26 am (UTC)
[Now he knows he needs to work on this mutant ability. His telepathy is sensing something from Emma -- something she is allowing him to sense -- and he can tell that she wants him to take more initiative.

It's not what Emma, a true telepath, does. She can go into a person's mind and pluck the thoughts right out as she pleases. Jono has never been able to pick up a secret thought, only things that others want him to hear, such as emergency communications during battle. That much he knows. And he understands that Emma is right. He needs to understand his powers better, and right now, he's mostly using guesswork. That bugs the engineer in him.
]

I'll keep trying. I'm not sure how yet... but I'll have to find a way.
Emma Frost: Still sexyqueendediamonds on December 16th, 2011 02:47 am (UTC)
Sorry for the redo. Apparently Bria shouldn't tag when she's tipsy.
[Emma smirks just the tiniest bit, picking up on this thought process Clever boy.]

You can begin by working on it during training in the Danger Room. It's also something you can work on during your own time if you have a friend willing to help.
Jonothan Starsmore: hmmmfacesjono_stars on December 21st, 2011 03:56 am (UTC)
it's totally fine! :)
I'll try to work it in more during the Danger Room sessions. I tend to still concentrate too much on my physical attacks, still. [A contemplative look crosses his face here.] There are some people I might be able to ask for help practicing telepathy. And I want to become better at delivering mind blasts. But that one's not really something I'd like a friend to volunteer for...
Emma Frost: ...bitchqueendediamonds on December 22nd, 2011 12:18 am (UTC)
[Another eyebrow raise.] I was referring to practicing using your telepathy for communication with a friend. Practicing... "mind blasts" as you so charmingly coined them is best done with those you dislike. [Oh hell. Now Emma's making... dare we say it? Jokes. End of the world.]
Mindyarliddian on December 6th, 2011 09:02 am (UTC)
Okay I really, really had to just sidle in and say: HAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. THEIR BOND. IT IS UNSHAKABLE.

/sidles out
Jonothan Starsmorejono_stars on December 14th, 2011 11:26 am (UTC)
/also sidles in
And that's why I love them both :D
Bobby Drake: x2-emotion-sad contemplationnever_too_cold on December 6th, 2011 09:08 am (UTC)
[Bobby's walking down the halls, making his way down to the Danger Room for a solo training session. His moves are starting to feel stale - predictable - and he's not sure what he can do to push himself.

He's thinking kind of loud, too, so, you know, Emma would probably hear him.]
Emma Frost: Smirkqueendediamonds on December 6th, 2011 02:24 pm (UTC)
[Emma raises an eyebrow as Bobby enters the room where she's sitting with her ever so much fun paperwork.] If you think just a little bit louder, dear, they might be able to hear you down in the city.
Bobby Drake: SA-suited up-squintnever_too_cold on December 6th, 2011 11:20 pm (UTC)
[Bobby stops, surprised to see her. He gives a small, sheepish smile.]

Sorry about that...
Emma Frostqueendediamonds on December 7th, 2011 01:07 am (UTC)
[Emma doesn't really answer that, just shrugging it off (metaphorically of course_ Emma Frost doesn't shrug.)]

If pushing yourself further is what you intend, I'd suggest working with water again as opposed to ice.
Bobby Drake: SA-casual-ear tugnever_too_cold on December 7th, 2011 02:01 pm (UTC)
[Bobby expels a short breath, considering her words. He hasn't experimented with that aspect of his powers in a long time.]

Yeah. I haven't really tried to do much since that time by the lake...
Emma Frost: Cold Asqueendediamonds on December 7th, 2011 05:16 pm (UTC)
You should. [There's no snippy undertone to the words, just a simple statement of fact.] There's no sense in ignoring untapped aspects of your powers.
Bobby Drake: x2-emotion-closed offnever_too_cold on December 8th, 2011 10:22 pm (UTC)
[Bobby hesitates for a moment] Do you... do you have any idea how far I can stretch them?
Emma Frost: Half body in costumequeendediamonds on December 8th, 2011 10:56 pm (UTC)
[There's a note of dry amusement in her voice as she replies.] I'm a telepath, dear, not omniscient. [Emma leans back a bit in her seat, spine just barely touching the chair back.] In all honesty, I don't know. There is no rule book for these sorts of thing.
Bobby Drake: SA-suited up-contemplativenever_too_cold on December 9th, 2011 01:48 am (UTC)
[Bobby quirks a smile.] It's never that easy.

[He turns thoughtful again as he considers her.]

You think I can do more, though.

[It doesn't sound like a question, but it is. He wonders sometimes about the faith people put in him and his abilities. He wonders what people see in him to entrust him with so much responsibility. Because, honestly, he's not all that sure he's capable of everything that's expected of him.]
Emma Frost: Still sexyqueendediamonds on December 9th, 2011 01:59 am (UTC)
I wouldn't have said so if I thought otherwise. You've already proven as much in the past. Your ice form was something that required work, no? [She doesn't wait for an answer she already knows.] It is the same situation with the water.

[It may not be Emma's faith in him in particular that he's wondering about but regardless, Emma doesn't waste her time on people she doesn't truly think have talent and she's rarely wrong about this sort of thing.]
Bobby Drake: SA-suited up-looking upnever_too_cold on December 9th, 2011 03:37 am (UTC)
[Emma is probably one of the only people in the whole school who really would know just how much Bobby second-guesses himself, despite the confidence he projects. And her unspoken faith in his abilities, her trust as a team member, is something of a comfort.

He nods in thanks.]


I'll work on it now. See what I can come up with.

[As he heads to the door, he pauses and looks back.]

Thank you.
St. John Allerdyce: looking out.fireaholic on December 7th, 2011 11:15 pm (UTC)
[Hey, remember this kid? About ye high, uses mature language, full of adult content? Yeah whatever, probably not and John thinks that's just as well. But he does happen to be in the fancy faculty common area when Emma walks in, pilfering through the hard liquor stash in some bottom cabinet.]
Emma Frost: ...bitchqueendediamonds on December 7th, 2011 11:26 pm (UTC)
[Oh John. John John John. Look at your life, look at your choices.

Unfortunately for you, Emma Frost is not a "stupid bitch" but rather a classy bitch who can kill you with her brain. Thankfully, however, she's reformed and doesn't kill idiots for rooting through her liquor cabinet. What she can do, however, is reach out with her abilities and freeze all of his motor functions except his ability to speak (for now).]


I don't think so, St. John.
St. John Allerdyce: hates awkward silences.fireaholic on December 7th, 2011 11:30 pm (UTC)
[Fuck. And then in a whispered oath:]

Fuck.
Emma Frost: Half body in costumequeendediamonds on December 7th, 2011 11:51 pm (UTC)
Mmm. Perhaps a bit impolite but it does fit rather nicely.

[Emma moves from where she had halted in the doorway, stopping beside the cabinet, folding her arms across her chest. Leaning down, she plucks the bottle he's holding from his hand, raising an eyebrow as she reads the label.] This? Really? If you're going to go through the effort of rifling through our liquor cabinet, you should at least steal the expensive ones.
St. John Allerdyce: don't look back.fireaholic on December 8th, 2011 12:46 am (UTC)
It's the inexpensive ones you don't notice are missing. [Duh, Emma. He's also wondering when he's going to get use of his limbs back, what punishment he'll get for this shit, etc. Amazing, you're Magneto's left-hand man in the Brotherhood one day and then sneaking alcohol from an uptight, scary telepath at Xavier's School for Uptight Bitches the next.]
Emma Frost: Sexyqueendediamonds on December 8th, 2011 01:34 am (UTC)
[The other eyebrow shoots up at that statement.] Logan notices everything about his liquor. [She sets the bottle down on top of the cabinet and gives an annoyed little wave in his direction, mentally returning control of his body.] Oh get up, you idiot.
Stepford Cuckoos: ③ laugh.blondetrinity on December 7th, 2011 11:20 pm (UTC)
[Mindee, Phoebe, and Celeste are walking down the hall and laughing, because they share private jokes about others who are, say, less fortunate them in many respects. (However right now they are tittering on about Scott Summers and how attractively noble he is, but that's a secret.)] Hello, Miss Frost.

Edited at 2011-12-07 11:20 pm (UTC)
Emma Frost: Endsong closeupqueendediamonds on December 7th, 2011 11:40 pm (UTC)
Hello darlings. [Yes, that's a genuine smile on Emma's face. The Cuckoos are some of the few who rate one.] How are the three of you?