The Xavier Institute for Gifted Youngsters.   Posted by The One Above All.Group: 0
The One Above All
 GM, 178 posts
Sat 7 Jan 2017
at 02:47
The Xavier Institute for Gifted Youngsters
"Hello class," Dr. McCoy said. "We'll start easy enough. What do all of you know of the X-Men?"
Anemone
 player, 118 posts
Sat 7 Jan 2017
at 04:49
The Xavier Institute for Gifted Youngsters
"Mutants who keep wandering in and out of the public eye?" said Anemone.  "Also, you know, you guys."
The One Above All
 GM, 179 posts
Sun 8 Jan 2017
at 06:45
The Xavier Institute for Gifted Youngsters
"Fair enough," Dr. McCoy said. "What about the causes of mutation in humans?"
Shadeweaver
 player, 128 posts
Mon 9 Jan 2017
at 02:50
The Xavier Institute for Gifted Youngsters
"Radiation?" Molly said. "Um, and magic and alien technology?"
Anemone
 player, 119 posts
Mon 9 Jan 2017
at 02:56
The Xavier Institute for Gifted Youngsters
"Isn't there also some stuff about, like, genes just mutating on their own or something?" added Anemone.  She wasn't sure about that, though.  (She was, however, correct, in a literal sense.)
The One Above All
 GM, 180 posts
Wed 11 Jan 2017
at 02:51
The Xavier Institute for Gifted Youngsters
"Radiation is certainly correct in a general sense, but not all mutations are what make us capital 'M' mutants. Mutation is what made humans evolve from our ape-like ancestors," Dr. McCoy said. "What gives us our powers is refereed to as the 'x-gene'. Every human being has it, but only if it's activated does a person get powers beyond what a human can do."
Anemone
 player, 120 posts
Wed 11 Jan 2017
at 05:32
The Xavier Institute for Gifted Youngsters
"Woah," said Anemone.  "So that means that, like, all humans are potential mutants, right?"
Shadeweaver
 player, 129 posts
Mon 16 Jan 2017
at 01:47
The Xavier Institute for Gifted Youngsters
"What makes us different, then?" Molly asked.
The One Above All
 GM, 181 posts
Mon 16 Jan 2017
at 02:33
The Xavier Institute for Gifted Youngsters
"Yes, that does indeed that every human was, at one point, a potential mutant. Some humans are even mutated later in life. We call them 'mutates'. I'm sure all of you know the Fantastic Four, correct? The cosmic radiation storm they encountered activated the x-gene, allowing them to survive and gain the powers they did," Dr. McCoy explained. "As to what makes us different from humans: nothing except social definitions. Biologically we are identical to a human. After all, each of us could have a child if we wished with a human which means we are indeed human. It's much the same as race. Race is a social construct and thus, so is mutation. We are culturally different from humans, however and that is an important difference."
Shadeweaver
 player, 130 posts
Mon 16 Jan 2017
at 02:35
The Xavier Institute for Gifted Youngsters
"What sort of culture do we have?" Molly asked. "Is it just that we hang out with each other, or are there traditions?"
Anemone
 player, 121 posts
Mon 16 Jan 2017
at 04:46
The Xavier Institute for Gifted Youngsters
"If there aren't, we need to make some," asserted Anemone.  Her feelings on that subject ran deep.
The One Above All
 GM, 182 posts
Tue 17 Jan 2017
at 00:33
The Xavier Institute for Gifted Youngsters
"Mutant culture is a work in progress at this point," Dr. McCoy said. "There weren't too many mutants before the fifties, but there are some trying to make up for it. There are a few mutant musicians, writers and fashion designers and a few locations like Mutant Town in New York City where it's slowly coming together."
Anemone
 player, 122 posts
Tue 17 Jan 2017
at 01:30
The Xavier Institute for Gifted Youngsters
"So can we go there to check the scene out?" asked Anemone.
The One Above All
 GM, 183 posts
Thu 19 Jan 2017
at 06:18
The Xavier Institute for Gifted Youngsters
"Of course, we do have a trip to Mutant Town planned," Dr. McCoy said.
Shadeweaver
 player, 131 posts
Fri 20 Jan 2017
at 00:55
The Xavier Institute for Gifted Youngsters
"Are there any mutant theater companies?" Molly asked.  She refrained from adding "If not, can we start one?" All in good time.
The One Above All
 GM, 184 posts
Fri 20 Jan 2017
at 01:23
The Xavier Institute for Gifted Youngsters
"Not that I know of," Dr. McCoy said. "I did play a mean Jean Valjean back in the day."
Shadeweaver
 player, 132 posts
Sat 21 Jan 2017
at 03:35
The Xavier Institute for Gifted Youngsters
"I dreamed a dream..." Molly sang. "Although I'd be great backstage as well; I could climb or teleport anywhere, no trouble."
Anemone
 player, 123 posts
Sat 21 Jan 2017
at 05:24
The Xavier Institute for Gifted Youngsters
"I'm more limited," said Anemone.  "But it would be fun to try out, anyway."
The One Above All
 GM, 185 posts
Mon 23 Jan 2017
at 07:15
The Xavier Institute for Gifted Youngsters
"The Xavier Institute would certainly be willing to sponsor something like that," Dr. McCoy said. "We were planning on taking you kids to Mutant Town this Friday, so we'll see if they have anything already set up."
Shadeweaver
 player, 133 posts
Tue 24 Jan 2017
at 03:22
The Xavier Institute for Gifted Youngsters
"Cool," Molly said, trying to think of a play that would work well with mutant themes.  The Crucible, maybe?
The One Above All
 GM, 186 posts
Wed 1 Feb 2017
at 01:04
The Xavier Institute for Gifted Youngsters
"If there are no questions I'll let Logan take over for the physical education class," Dr. McCoy said.
Anemone
 player, 124 posts
Wed 1 Feb 2017
at 03:45
The Xavier Institute for Gifted Youngsters
Anemone grinned.  This might be incredibly difficult, but it should be fun, too!
The One Above All
 GM, 187 posts
Sat 4 Feb 2017
at 04:12
The Xavier Institute for Gifted Youngsters
"Okay children, please head towards the tennis courts at the back of the mansion," Dr. McCoy said.
Shadeweaver
 player, 134 posts
Sat 4 Feb 2017
at 04:24
The Xavier Institute for Gifted Youngsters
Molly headed toward the courts, wondering if they were going to play tennis and if she'd be allowed to use two rackets.
Anemone
 player, 125 posts
Sat 4 Feb 2017
at 04:29
The Xavier Institute for Gifted Youngsters
"Tennis?" said Anemone, surprised.  "Well, not what I expected, but... hey, could be fun."