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06 December 2011 @ 10:07 pm
[open log] FOH stuff...  
Characters: EVERYBODY! Starting off here with Kevin (this is Iris btw), Josh, and Bobby.
Setting: The common room, where the big TV is.
Content: I wanted to do some FOH-y stuff. Nothing major yet, just "uh oh stuff is brewing." Come interact with everybody here!
Status: Open and incomplete. You see how handwave-y I got about the actual news report?
Thread-jacking: Dooooooo iiiiitttt

[Some students might be a little bit surprised to see Bobby Drake in his full ice form indoors in the common room, but to Kevin, it's not so weird. They're hanging out watching TV, trying to multi-task by standing behind the sofa and practicing a blocking/striking drill that Kevin originally learned from a Madrox dupe. Kevin's still wearing his gloves and is pretty covered up, but Bobby still humors him. He stays in ice form while the two take turns blocking and striking.

Josh is sitting on the sofa in front of them, jeering at something a sports reporter said. Then the news comes on after his program. Josh is about to turn the channel when something makes him stop. It's about mutants. And a group they are all too familiar with.

"Friends of Humanity," Josh says, turning around to face Kevin and Bobby. "The KKK of our world."

Kevin and Bobby keep doing their drill, while looking at the news report on TV. Kevin then meets Bobby's eyes, whose expression is hard to discern in ice form.

I guess this was the point of all the practice -- being able to keep doing the drill while talking or distracted with other stuff!
Bobby Drake: x3-ice-brand new inventionnever_too_cold on December 7th, 2011 02:06 pm (UTC)
[Bobby's face, if it was decipherable, would show a pretty grim expression - partly due to concentration, partly due to concern over the news report.]

Sometimes I forget what it's like for muties living normal lives out there - you know, the ones who aren't training to be secret superheroes. We have it pretty easy in here.
St. John Allerdyce: hates awkward silences.fireaholic on December 7th, 2011 11:43 pm (UTC)
Never thought I'd agree with you, Iceman. [Yep, here's John, strolling in. Plopping on the couch. Putting his feet up on the table. Taking the remote control from Josh. And turning the channel. It's astounding, John coming out to be social. And talking to Bobby. But he also doesn't want to miss The Next Iron Chef or something.] At least there's cable.
Josh Foley: i hate my roommategolden_elixir on December 8th, 2011 12:19 am (UTC)
[In response to John's changing the channel from the news, Josh sighs.] That stuff was too depressing.
Bobby Drake: x3-ice-grabnever_too_cold on December 8th, 2011 11:36 pm (UTC)
[John's entrance momentarily breaks Bobby's concentration and Kevin manages to get in a quick strike to his chest. Bobby shakes his head to snap himself back in the moment, pushing aside his surprise at John's not-actually-all-that-acerbic comment. Kevin's next strike is caught and blocked by icy fists as Bobby responds to Josh's remark.]

Well, let's face it, they're not going to get a lot of views if they reported that everything's just fine and people are rescuing kittens from trees or whatever.
witheredecay on December 8th, 2011 11:47 pm (UTC)
LOOK AT ALL THE BOBBYFACES!!! (this is iris btw, haha)
[Kevin continues the blocking-and-striking drill, but shoots Bobby a smirk.]

Watch it, Drake. You're starting to sound like him. [Blocking a fist to the stomach, Kevin jerks his head towards his oh-so-pleasant roommate.]
Bobby Drake: SA-casual-facepalmnever_too_cold on December 9th, 2011 01:41 am (UTC)
[Bobby spares a quick glance at John.]

Please never say that again.

[His tone is light, though, because he doesn't want to destroy whatever shred of civility John has mysteriously decided to throw his way.]
St. John Allerdyce: mutant.fireaholic on December 9th, 2011 04:58 am (UTC)
/licks them all
Will you guys shut up? I want to see this shit. [Yeah, John's just all ~idgaf~ about this conversation. Civility? What civility? He's turning the volume up.]
Jonothan Starsmore: hat.jono_stars on December 14th, 2011 11:07 am (UTC)
all of their faces.
[There is a small pocket of awkward silence as Jono thunders into the room, clutching a gallon of ice cream in one hand and a spoon in the other. As soon as he meets Bobby's eyes - who looks intimidating ice form - Jono stops in his tracks.]

You did say I could have some. [Jono's being overly defensive right now even though Bobby did say he could have some.

He glances at the somber looks on everyone's faces.

What? Who died?
Bobby Drake: x2-ice cream-i guessnever_too_cold on December 14th, 2011 02:01 pm (UTC)
Re: all of their faces.
As long as you keep it stocked up, we're good.

[Bobby keeps running the drill, aiming a punch at Kevin's stomach. He doesn't really mind about Jono eating his ice cream. They have an ~understanding~.]

And nobody's died. ...Yet.
Jonothan Starsmorejono_stars on December 15th, 2011 02:52 am (UTC)
I love them all!
Oh. Well, still. It's not looking good. [Jono eyes the TV again. John's flipping channels now. There was another news report about an argument breaking out into a bar fight over mutant rights just that evening, and Jono shakes his head. He then delivers a high kick to Bobby, interrupting Bobby's and Kevin's drill. Bobby's used to this -- no explanation is needed. They start a seven star kicking drill except that Jono isn't doing it right. He's trying to do the drill while still eating and blocking with his elbows instead of his hands, which are occupied with his ice cream.]

Too much of this stuff on the news these days.
Bobby Drake: x3-ice-brand new inventionnever_too_cold on December 16th, 2011 04:58 am (UTC)
Did you hear about that kid in Texas? [Bobby blocks a kick from Jono and whips around to block a punch from Kevin.] The one with the elephant ears?
Jonothan Starsmore: guy with the glowing handsjono_stars on December 16th, 2011 08:04 am (UTC)
[Jono chokes on a spoonful of ice cream. That's what he gets for trying to practice drills and eat at the same time.]

Yeah, sort of. Last I heard, he was in critical condition.

(OOC: OMFG ARE YOU SERIOUS. I JUST. YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW. I got this email on my phone and as I was driving home I seriously just burst out laughing at the image of some kid with elephant ears. AHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHA)
Bobby Drake: x3-ice-grabnever_too_cold on December 20th, 2011 11:14 pm (UTC)
Dude, just put down the ice cream. [Bobby easily blocks Jono's next attempt at an attack, distracted as the other boy is with his sugary treat. Behind them, Kevin snickers.]

(OOC: HAHAHA, YEAH, I was going to pick something less ridiculous but at the last minute thought "YOU KNOW WHAT? NO. LET'S GO ALL OUT HERE." Poor elephant kid!)
Jonothan Starsmorejono_stars on December 21st, 2011 07:28 am (UTC)
[Jono bursts out laughing and of course, now he's completely unable to finish the drill.]

You know, I knew I would hear that someday, but I just thought it was going to be when I couldn't control myself and took more than my fair share. "Dude, just PUT DOWN THE ICE CREAM. SLOWLY. AND NO ONE GETS HURT."

[Jono attempts an American accent to pretend to be Bobby, and fails.]
Bobby Drake: x3-emotion-chucklenever_too_cold on December 21st, 2011 09:27 am (UTC)
[Bobby cracks up, now also incapacitated by laughter.] Was that meant to be me? Seriously? Dude. That was terrible.
Jonothan Starsmorejono_stars on December 21st, 2011 10:17 am (UTC)
[Jono looks slightly hurt at the insult, and gives both Bobby and Kevin a big, helpless shrug. He regards the ice cream and then says to the other boys:] It's like sustainable logging. You cut one tree down, you plant one. If I don't make a proper go at replacing the ice cream I eat, I know I'm going to be in trouble.
Bobby Drake: x2-ice cream-oh heynever_too_cold on December 21st, 2011 12:03 pm (UTC)
Well, at least you know your place. [Bobby changes back into his normal form and swipes the tub from Jono, re-freezing the half-melted soup with barely a thought.]
Jonothan Starsmorejono_stars on December 22nd, 2011 12:19 am (UTC)
[Jono harrumphs at that and finally, hands free, is able to actually engage the other two boys in a striking drill.]

So what are you guys up to? I'm stuck here today. I was gonna go pick up a few things from Guitar Center. But I think I'm going to wait until things quiet down a bit.

[He's referring to the fact that there have been protestors against mutant rights in the downtown area.]
Bobby Drake: x2-emotion-i heard somethingnever_too_cold on December 22nd, 2011 02:12 am (UTC)
[Bobby glances over his shoulder at the TV, but John's changed the channel to some inane sitcom. He knows what Jono's talking about, though. There have been news stories about anti-mutant protests for the last week - nothing major, but it's been rumbling.]

Not much. Kitty's been making me help with the Christmas decorations, so I've been avoiding the shops.

Jonothan Starsmore: jonofacejono_stars on December 22nd, 2011 08:39 pm (UTC)
[Jono lets out a laugh.]

I'm going to barbeque. What's a party without barbeque?

[He puts his poker face back on, trying to ignore the fact that - even without being visibly mutated, currently - he doesn't feel comfortable going out right now. Even just to the store. Things aren't that bad, and certainly not everywhere, but still...]

All this better die down by Christmas, is all I'm saying. We have to make some massive trips to get some food. Proper food, I mean, like proper party food.
Bobby Drake: x3-emotion-it's under controlnever_too_cold on December 22nd, 2011 11:50 pm (UTC)
[Bobby grins.] Don't worry, man. You'll get fed this Christmas.

[He responds to Jono's comment about the protests more seriously, troubled.] It might be a good idea if we all keep a low profile until this all dies down. Josh and Meg probably shouldn't do the grocery runs...