Scene 4.0: Number 115.   Posted by All-seeing Eye.Group: 0
All-seeing Eye
 GM, 662 posts
Fri 16 Dec 2011
at 19:49
Scene 4.0: Number 115
It is two weeks after the hotel incident. Life has, for the most part, gone back to normal within the school. Hero-work starts to become less frequent, and tests and homework moreso. The Labyrinth is still a school for metahumans, however, and thus there are still times of combat training, learning about alien races, and the ever-present hijinks of more mischievous metas in the student body (For instance, Bruce Miller being dyed bright purple for 48 hours. Fer Derry specifically denies any involvement, but no one believes her).

Mid-Monday, and the class is Miss Rasmussen's English class. The topic of the day: Hamlet.
Aki
 player, 309 posts
 Shadow Manipulation
 Apperance (2)
Sat 17 Dec 2011
at 03:31
Re: Scene 4.0: Number 115
Aki was there, although mentally, her mind was elsewhere.  She hadn't even opened the English book as she looked out the window.
Karl Grimmson
 player, 19 posts
Sat 17 Dec 2011
at 04:36
Re: Scene 4.0: Number 115
Karl tried to position himself as close to Aki as he could. Best case scenario he'd get to speak with her before class began, but he'd take what he could get. He had been sleeping well the last night or two, and the run from which he had just returned from had invigorated him (although he'd made sure to get another shirt and some deodorant on before he came to class).
Whiplash
 player, 182 posts
Sat 17 Dec 2011
at 23:41
Re: Scene 4.0: Number 115
Elise had never been much of a fan of the classics.  But it wasn't like she had many friends to pass notes to or otherwise avoid classwork, either.  She studied the Bard's work carefully, wondering why all the characters had to be such jerks.

She wanted to slap the idiot who came up with the idea of tragedy as entertainment.
Marcus Magnusson
 player, 222 posts
Sun 18 Dec 2011
at 07:17
Re: Scene 4.0: Number 115
English...even better, Shakespeare.  Marcus would rather be cleaning Daedalus's workshop or sparing with Minotaur than have to read a play.  Nothing a reserved kid like Marcus wants more than to be singled out and forced to read something that sounds all girly.  May as well be forcing him to read the Twilight novels.  Ugh.  Not even the combat stuff sounds cool.

Those few that knew Marcus or were experts at body language would read him as sullen.  To everyone else, his stone like demeanor was as passive as usual.
Riel Hahn
 player, 234 posts
Sun 18 Dec 2011
at 09:11
Re: Scene 4.0: Number 115
"Gertrude and Ophelia are both victims.  But though Ophelia loses her life, Gertrude loses her soul." Riel said.

The trick to doing well in English class was to pick a thesis--the more wildly out there, the better--and defend it, even half-successfully.  "Gertrude loses her husband and to maintain the life to which she'd become accustomed--and help give the kingdom the life to which they'd become accustomed--she married Claudius.  But, in the process, she has to divest herself of emotion.

Look at her monologue on Ophelia's death.  The detail in it.  Gertrude watched Ophelia go into the river.  Wither it was an accident or a suicide attempt, Gertrude watched and did nothing.

So, was Ophelia's continued existence politically inconvenient?  She was the girl her son had possibly gotten pregnant, out of wedlock.  Any threat to the sanctity of the throne, and her position on it, was intolerable.  And it's so easy to do nothing..."

Riel sat down.  She'd enjoyed doing the research on Halmet.  She wasn't keen on the stilted English, the Iambic Pentameter.  But she'd found that she could download an audio-file and follow-along while she'd read.  She'd identified more with Laertes, going away to school, but she understood Ophelia's position.

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OOC:  Heh.  I do a whole photo-series on the death of Ophelia...  Wanna see? check out ( http://goo.gl/Arwo9 )

Sorry, GM.  I hope this doesn't derail anything.  I can cut it back if it does.


This message was last edited by the player at 10:50, Sun 18 Dec 2011.

All-seeing Eye
 GM, 673 posts
Mon 19 Dec 2011
at 04:32
Re: Scene 4.0: Number 115
Miss Rasmussen smiled and nodded, "A good point, and one that we're going to delve into, albeit indirectly. The notion of stasis in the play. So many people involved in a plot about murder, sex, death, the supernatural, war, and the line of blood to the throne... And yet everyone, at one point or another, is paralyzed."

As the instructor continued to speak, outlining the study plan for the play, rain began to patter at the windows, giving a droning, white-noise-like quality to the proceedings.
Karl Grimmson
 player, 21 posts
Mon 19 Dec 2011
at 05:24
Re: Scene 4.0: Number 115
"Hey...", Karl chanced after some time, trying to get Aki's attention...
Aki
 player, 310 posts
 Shadow Manipulation
 Apperance (2)
Mon 19 Dec 2011
at 15:10
Re: Scene 4.0: Number 115
Aki blinked for a moment when she heard Karl's voice, and she turned to him.  She remained silent though, since the teacher was talking....although with the rain, she couldn't hear the teacher discuss whatever it was....