Primary: Plastic.   Posted by Mathew Eriks.Group: 0
Mathew Eriks
 Primary Instructor, 1 post
 Plastic
 Male
Fri 7 Aug 2015
at 01:07
Primary: Plastic
A simple classroom, with bland concrete floor, off-white walls, desks in neat rows on the sides of the classroom with a large aisle in between (a kind of spotlight for Matthew,) and a large table at the front with various scraps of plastic on it.
Cadence Jinko
 Teacher Assistant, 3 posts
 Plastic
 Female
Fri 4 Dec 2015
at 01:55
Primary: Plastic
In reply to Mathew Eriks (msg # 1):

Cadence Jinko dawdled into the classroom, tossing her bag onto the desk with a THUD.  No one, even Mathew, was there yet.  She helped herself to a chunk of plastic from the surface of the desk.  She observed it to be primarily opaque, with a cool tone, and malleable.

Cadence was a student in this classroom for years before she volunteered to be a TA.  She always knew to back down against Mr. Eriks (that was a losing battle waiting to happen), but Cadence grew excited to share some of her own experience with the incoming class.  The potential communication barrier had crossed her mind, but that was never an issue before.

This message was last edited by the player at 01:55, Fri 04 Dec 2015.

Tamachi Einzburg
 Plastic, 20 posts
 Age: 16
 Male
Mon 7 Dec 2015
at 21:12
Primary: Plastic
Tamachi strolled into the classroom, his black cube close behind him. He looked around for a couple seconds, observing the room closely. Getting a feel for it, though more literally than most people would use that phrase. Table's had streams of plastic like material as a coating. The entire room, to him, breathed the feel of plastic at him. It was a good feeling. Looking around he found his seat, or latest the one he wanted. Second row from the back beside the window. So he walked over to is and took his seat.
Cadence Jinko
 Teacher Assistant, 4 posts
 Plastic
 Female
Sat 12 Dec 2015
at 00:30
Primary: Plastic
(Note: If it's better that Matthew Eriks posts as Tamachi enters the room, I understand that supersedes this post.)

Cadence learned by this point that there weren't a whole lot of Plastic elements this year, which was fine; she was certain more would gather as the semester went on.  She approached the first arrival carefully, allowing him to take in the classroom.  After what she assumed was plenty long enough (which was probably not an incredibly long time), Cadence tapped on his shoulder.  She brought her palm to her chest and carefully recited her name, "Cadence."

She motioned toward him with questioning eyes, hoping he'd understand she wanted to know his name.  Cadence's eyes floated from his face briefly to his cube and back to his face again.  This was going to be a great year.
Mathew Eriks
 Primary Instructor, 2 posts
 Plastic
 Male
Sun 13 Dec 2015
at 23:28
Primary: Plastic
Mathew saunters into the room, a nonchalant expression on his face. Seeing Cadence in the room already, he grins at the idea of her faithfully waiting for him. He then notices the student, and grins arrogantly. "Come to study under the greatest Plastic Elemental?" He asks the boy in a stuck-up voice.
Tamachi Einzburg
 Plastic, 21 posts
 Age: 16
 Male
Mon 14 Dec 2015
at 15:44
Primary: Plastic
Hopefully, she is his teacher ran through his mind at one point. She seemed nice, and pretty chill. Though the manner she inspected the plastic seemed to suggest that she didn't place it there. So that kinda shot the chances of her being the teacher in the foot. Though after she approached and spoke her name, along with the subtle question of his he responded in a polite manner. "Tamachi, Tamachi Einzburg. Pleased to make your acquaintance." This calm demeanor fell quickly as his "real" teacher entered the room and announced their presence in such an absurd manner. Many quips and retorts sailed through his head. "I'm not teaching yet." or possibly " Yes so Who the hell are you." Though he decided to stick with something a little nasty but not too nasty to come off as that complete asshole. "No, I came to learn from the best plastic teacher, I guess you'll do." Both pocking fun at his teaching skills but not at his ability to use plastic.
Cadence Jinko
 Teacher Assistant, 5 posts
 Plastic
 Female
Tue 15 Dec 2015
at 22:30
Primary: Plastic
It was evident by how quickly he spoke that this student didn't realize Cadence couldn't hear him.  She tried mouthing his words herself to figure out what he said.  Queen Ants Mashy?  Oh well, she'd check the roll.

It was at this moment that Matthew marched in.

Cadence waved, his facial expression familiar.  She walked across the room shut the door he hadn't bothered to close, and noticed that some (likely rude yet appropriate) comment brought him out of his ego-high.  She refrained from high-fiving the kid.  Still, Cadence developed a sympathy for Matthew over the years, and offered a  "How's it?"

This message was last edited by the player at 22:31, Tue 15 Dec 2015.

Mathew Eriks
 Primary Instructor, 3 posts
 Plastic
 Male
Thu 24 Dec 2015
at 03:24
Primary: Plastic
Mathew glares at Tamachi like that popular girl that gets stood up to by the hero geek. He then, childishly maybe, ignores the comment to smile at his precious Cadence, and signs something along the lines of "Fine, thanks, favorite." He normally would speak it too, but Cadence especially might pick up on the fact that he would not give Tamachi the satisfaction.
Tamachi Einzburg
 Plastic, 22 posts
 Age: 16
 Male
Sat 2 Jan 2016
at 00:56
Primary: Plastic
"So what does the "Greatest Plastic elemental" have for learning today? Perhaps a history lesson of "your" best achievements." He spoke with a respectful tone, however his words were wrought with sarcasm. He simply moved the cube around him until it rested on his chair. It changed shapes a couple times before staying as a sphere.
Cadence Jinko
 Teacher Assistant, 6 posts
 Plastic
 Female
Sat 2 Jan 2016
at 01:18
Primary: Plastic
Cadence smiled and signed, "You've practiced.  Thank you."  She opened her mouth and with emphasis added verbally, "But speak too."

She strode back to the table of plastic goodies, and brought a new one to her eyes.  To Mr Eriks, she signed and spoke: "I'm first." Cadence set the warm-toned plastic on her shoulder, where, moments later, it seemed to melt into a flexible rod down her arm and into her hand, becoming something like a staff.  She pointed to his black sphere and back to her rod in an attempt to ask him to make his sphere look similar to her rod.
Tamachi Einzburg
 Plastic, 23 posts
 Age: 16
 Male
Tue 12 Jan 2016
at 16:20
Primary: Plastic
Tamachi finally picked up on what was going on. With all the hand signs and stuff. Well, now he felt like an asshole. He did have some very, extremely, limited knowledge of the language. Just like easy phases. Though he did sign and O followed by a K. He knew the alphabet and a couple words but nothing more. It was a very temporary hobby of his like most his hobbies. He gave his cube nothing more than a small glance and it stared to fall apart. Until all that was left was a small mound of it on the ground and a floating rod that matched the same shape.
Mathew Eriks
 Primary Instructor, 4 posts
 Plastic
 Male
Mon 18 Jan 2016
at 16:33
Primary: Plastic
Mathew sighed and made protest in his mind, opening is mouth to speak it, but forgot it and grinned a little for Cadence, signing and speaking "Alright," his tone like a friend though she wouldn't hear it. He heard the snide comments from the boy, but would wait until Cadence wasn't looking at him to glare a little at Tamachi, hidden somewhat well in his expression. He then sat on a desk and watched the two. Cadence jumped ahead of him, asking him to demonstrate some ability. But Mathew also thought about the need to see something non-directed from the boy. Cadence must have misunderstood.
Cadence Jinko
 Teacher Assistant, 7 posts
 Plastic
 Female
Wed 20 Jan 2016
at 00:01
Primary: Plastic
"No worries, I lip-read okay."

As Tamachi disassembled his cube, Cadence watched intently but her eyes floated to Matthew, waiting for his reaction.  She knew it wasn't much, but for the sake of this teacher-student relationship, Tamachi would need to start off with a victory.

She gave Tamachi a smile and a thumbs-up.  Then signed to Matthew: "Your go."