Primary: Sound.   Posted by Jeneviv Nelo.Group: 0
Devin Crypps
 Sound, 52 posts
 Age: 16
 Male
Sun 29 Nov 2015
at 23:51
Primary: Sound
Oh, Jeneviv was here to help Devin? Huh, she sure haz a funny way of going about it then... On the outside, Devin displayed no indication of the reveling he was doing on the inside for making her upset. But, he still wasn't willing to get blasted again, so he replied without any sarcasm, even though he wished he could. "Why of course. I'm sorry, I meant 'your guys' class."

Devin now had two reasons to attend this school: 1.) Harness the power of Sound. And 2.) make Jeneviv regret her career choice. As he sat waiting for more instruction, and hopefully no more ear blasting rings, he thought up all the ways he could upset her. He could never wear purple in her presence, he could pay more attention to Fabio than her, and he could always tell her who is mother was. That would no doubt make her get all fan-girly and very vulnerable to sweet, sweet justices in the form of a prank that would tear down her high hopes. Devin's deep thoughts about his plan to install Fabio as the new teacher left a very blank expression on his face, as he stared at the ceiling.
Fabio Bello
 Teacher Assistant, 9 posts
 Sound
 Male
Mon 30 Nov 2015
at 01:31
Primary: Sound
Fabio smiled happily, oblivious to the tension. "Did I miss his demo already? I think a pre-test would be fun." He was genuinely curious, seeing as Devin's first question was so direct, on how much he could actually muster.
Jeneviv Nelo
 Primary Instructor, 15 posts
 Sound
 Female
Mon 30 Nov 2015
at 01:59
Primary: Sound
Her suspicion continues even as Decin tries to "fix" his statement. However, as Fabio speaks, she smiles. "You wanna test him? Why not, you're learning to teach, go ahead and give it a try!"
Devin Crypps
 Sound, 53 posts
 Age: 16
 Male
Tue 1 Dec 2015
at 21:22
Primary: Sound
"Yeah, I already took the hearing exam, I'm up for a pre-test. Lay it on me." Devin casually replied. Maybe Fabio would be less violent than Jeneviv in his teaching methods. In fact, Devin's ears depended on it. And so, he stared blankly at Fabio, awaiting the pre-test he would give him. Devin took note to sit up straight and appear professionally, whereas he was in a very slouched careless posture for Jeneviv, as this was all part of his master plan... Someone intelligent might noticed, but he doubted Jeneviv would.
Fabio Bello
 Teacher Assistant, 10 posts
 Sound
 Male
Wed 2 Dec 2015
at 00:08
Primary: Sound
Fabio smiled brightly and rummaged through his pocket, producing a sterling tuning fork. "Alrighty. Demonstrate how you can manipulate the sound, without changing the pitch, on a small source." He twirled the fork in his fingers, positioning it near the edge of the desk. "Whenever you are ready, Devin."
Devin Crypps
 Sound, 54 posts
 Age: 16
 Male
Wed 2 Dec 2015
at 21:10
Primary: Sound
Devin doubted he would be able to do anything, he still didn't quite understand how to activate his powers. However, he felt he should give it a try, not because it wouldn't hurt to do so, but because he didn't want to disappoint Fabio, his soon to be teacher. So, Devin cleared his mind for a few moments, concentrating only on what he heard. He closed his eyes, and lost focus on any smells. He was all ears now, quite literally. "Ready." Devin said, his eyes still kept shut with the utmost concentration he could muster.
Fabio Bello
 Teacher Assistant, 11 posts
 Sound
 Male
Wed 2 Dec 2015
at 23:12
Primary: Sound
With a nod, Fabio struck the prongs on the edge of the table. A soft humming sound in the key of A eminatted from the vibrating metal. Clear and clean. Fabio waited patiently, enjoying the pure tone himself, and keeping an ear out for any changes.
Devin Crypps
 Sound, 55 posts
 Age: 16
 Male
Sat 5 Dec 2015
at 03:14
Primary: Sound
He narrowed in on the sound, focusing on it and only it. He concentrated as hard as he could, trying to do somehting to the sound, anything. But after several moments of tryin' he broke concentration out of frustration. He tried again, and again, but to no avail. Frustrated, his head was propped up by his hand on his desk, as he let out a sigh. Then, it struck him. His powers hadn't been activated at random times, they'd been activated when he felt strong emotions! Of course he wasn't able to do anything to the sound by clearing his head, he needed to do the exact opposite, he needed to fill his head. So, images raced through Devin's mind. Images of Jeneviv, his grandparents, his parents, his past teachers, anything and anyone he could think of that had ever caused him to feel resentment. And with this small amount of anger, he not so much as concentrated on the sound, rather than went along with it. Instead of going against it with a clear head, it just altered its course with his emotions, causing to the note to go into the key of B major. Satisfied, he grinned, looking up to Fabio, "I did it! And it wasn't an accident!" While it was a very small use of his powers, it was the first time he had ever intentionally used them instead of subconsciously. Not even his hate for Jeneviv could ruin his moment of glory, he looked at the two of them grinning, reveling in his success.
Fabio Bello
 Teacher Assistant, 12 posts
 Sound
 Male
Sat 5 Dec 2015
at 05:46
Primary: Sound
Fabio smiled brightly, seeing Devin's struggle result into clear control. "Very good!" he exclaimed, pocketing the fork, "Of course, with practice you'll get better and better. Remember there is always room for improvement." He then notice Jeneviv nod off so he figured he should begin the lesson himself. "Ok, first we'll talk about what sound really is. then I'll go over different means of manipulation. And finally, if we have time, I'll show you my own demonstration. Sound good?" As he was talking, he Made his way to the board, plucking up a piece of chalk.
Devin Crypps
 Sound, 56 posts
 Age: 16
 Male
Sat 5 Dec 2015
at 17:24
Primary: Sound
Devin seen what he did there. "Sound good?" *ba-dum-tss*

"Yeah, sounds perfect." Devin payed close attention, especially interested in learning the different forms of manipulation. Seeing as how sound wasn't physical manipulation like a lot of other elements, it was bound to have some interesting techniques. And Devin wanted to master all of them. If he was a sound elementalist, he wanted to be the best sound elementalist, even better than the Complete. Devin watched intently, awaiting the lesson.
Fabio Bello
 Teacher Assistant, 13 posts
 Sound
 Male
Sat 5 Dec 2015
at 17:54
Primary: Sound
Fabio nodded and began drawing a frequency graph that gradually got smaller and smaller. "Sound is very complicated to describe. No one knows exactly what it is made of, but only that it comes in waves, like this." He pointed to the graph. "You may want to take notes. I'm not gonna go too in depth today, but there is still plenty to cover."
Devin Crypps
 Sound, 57 posts
 Age: 16
 Male
Sat 5 Dec 2015
at 18:12
Primary: Sound
"Hai." Devin got out a very small notepad he kept in his pocket, and slipped a small pen out of the side of it. He flipped it open to the first page, and began scrawling across the lined paper. He had a very unique form of note taking, that included bo musical symbols, and symbols he created himself to represent long words. He felt confident that he'd fit anything they covered today on just this one page.

Devin didn't look up to show he was done, but his pen stopped moving, showing he was ready to keep going. Devin took notes very fast, so they shouldn't have to pause many times, and by the speed he wrote what little Fabio had already said, it was obvious that he wrote very fast.
Fabio Bello
 Teacher Assistant, 14 posts
 Sound
 Male
Sat 5 Dec 2015
at 18:36
Primary: Sound
As soon as he felt he was ready to continue, Fabio took a breath. "Very well. Sound is measured in decibels, amps, and pitch. As you can see, pitch is dependent on the frequency of the waves. The higher the frequency, the higher the pitch." He paused a moment to let the information sink in and to also catch his breath. "We humans can only pick up a certain range of frequencies, and can handle a limited amount of decibels before our hearing is lost. For example, if you were to stand close to a firework as it was going off, your ears would most likely be ringing severely afterwards." Fabio looked up to the clock and decided they should move on. "Any questions, so far?"
Devin Crypps
 Sound, 58 posts
 Age: 16
 Male
Sat 5 Dec 2015
at 19:38
Primary: Sound
 "Seems pretty straightforward. So what are we doing when we mess with sound? Changing the waves or something?" Since Devin was taught by private instructors up until now, he had some say in the classes he took. Science was one of the classes he opted out of. Still, he was fairly bright, so he could use common sense to try and figure out things he didn't understand.

Even though Devin always had to put up with boring private instructors, he loved learning. He was very curious, and always wanted to know something how or why somehting happened. As long as that something interested him of course. Science = not interesting in Devin's eyes.
Fabio Bello
 Teacher Assistant, 15 posts
 Sound
 Male
Sat 5 Dec 2015
at 21:33
Primary: Sound
"Precisely." Fabio replied with a smile, glad that his student actually seemed invested, "By manipulating these waves, we can change how they are received by the ear. There are many different ways you can utilize this. If you want quiet, you can create a counter wave to block sound. If you want to stun someone, you can create a shock to their senses. Also, when you are advanced enough, you can make one thing sound like a completely different thing.". Fabio hoped he was being clear enough while explaining the uses for this power. He couldn't help but think back to his own first day of primary. Just barely able to hold the pitch on the pre-test. This kid kind of reminded Fabio of himself, in a way.
Devin Crypps
 Sound, 59 posts
 Age: 16
 Male
Tue 8 Dec 2015
at 15:09
Primary: Sound
"Is it possible to redirect waves?" Devin asked, he was already devising a plan for future use if ever needed. Sound ruled his life, and we wanted to know and master every aspect of it. He also made sure to take great note of their ability to stun people, it will no doubt be a powerful technique to use if he ever got into the kind of trouble you have to fight out of.

While Fabio spoke, Devin's pen flitted across his small notepad, and simultaneously keeping a separate list of techniques he was thinking of.
Fabio Bello
 Teacher Assistant, 17 posts
 Sound
 Male
Thu 10 Dec 2015
at 05:38
Primary: Sound
"Yes, I believe it is possible. Especially if you generate the sound yourself." Fabio replied, "There have been many times during combat training that sound saved my skin." He felt it was time for a story. "When I was just starting out, I could barely muster a squeak. But when Jeneviv taught me how to manipulate ambient sound, I could confuse, repel, and even make people faint!" He began talking feverantly, laughing at the end of his last comment, "It feels amazing, but you have to be careful with it so you don't actually hurt anyone. Devin, the moment you can make a song on the radio sound like you are center stage of a live concert, you will definitely understand." His eyes were lit with excitement. "I think we have time for a quick demo, don't you think?"
Devin Crypps
 Sound, 62 posts
 Age: 16
 Male
Fri 11 Dec 2015
at 02:05
Primary: Sound
Devin listened with awe as Fabio spoke. The things they could accomplish with their powers were nothing less than amazing. They had powers over people's minds, something not many other elements can do. Devin thought of all the possibilities. He could drive people to insanity if he wanted to, and all he would have to do is make a continuous clicking noise that only they could hear. He could appeal to entire masses of people by supporting to each one of their beliefs individually, while addressing them all at once. He could potentially create illusions strong enough to destroy an entire nation.

Devin would never do those things of course, he wasn't evil, his thoughts just wondered. Even though he was lost in his thoughts of the powers of sound, when Fabio mentioned a demonstration, Devin was instantly pulled out of his internal monologue. He payed close attention, interested to see what Fabio had to show him. "As long as it doesn't hurt my ears, I'd love a demonstration." Devin said with a grin on his face, eager to witness whatever Fabio had planned.
Fabio Bello
 Teacher Assistant, 18 posts
 Sound
 Male
Fri 11 Dec 2015
at 03:51
Primary: Sound
Fabio clapped his hands together and cleared his throat. "Ok, pay attention now." Not that he doubted he would. He straightened his posture slightly, put his fingers to his throat and began to hum. Gradually, he willed the sound to become warmer and slightly metallic. Soon, he moved his fingers lower and another continously note vibrated underneath the first. After that, two more notes joined in, producing a classic c-major chord. Then, after about a minute of maintaining, he stopped. Sighing and closing his eyes, he seemed to relax. "Phew, it's been a while since I've done that."
Devin Crypps
 Sound, 63 posts
 Age: 16
 Male
Sat 12 Dec 2015
at 21:59
Primary: Sound
"That. Was awesome." while Devin was impressed with Fabio's demonstration, it also got him to thinking... What if his mother was just a sound elementalist that modified her voice? Does she still deserve the same praise for her abilities? Devin began looking at his mother in a whole different way, and not a particularly good one at that. If she was a sound elementalist, why didn't she teach him herself?

So, even though Devin was fascinated by Fabio's technique, he was also conflicted. He began getting distracted, and started thinking of all the neglect he always faced at home. He tried clearing his head, he didn't want these negative thoughts right now. "How long until I can do that!?" Devin quickly asked, trying to shake off any unease.
Fabio Bello
 Teacher Assistant, 19 posts
 Sound
 Male
Sat 12 Dec 2015
at 22:20
Primary: Sound
Fabio pondered that for a moment. "Well first, you need to have some form of control." he answered thoughtfully, "I remember it took me months to perfect." He smiled optimistically and cleared the board. "But I have a feeling you will reach that level quickly."
Jeneviv Nelo
 Primary Instructor, 16 posts
 Sound
 Female
Sun 13 Dec 2015
at 23:30
Primary: Sound
Jeneviv smiles, watching Fabio, allowing him to take over for his first day. Suddenly she frowns, noticing the difference in Devin's attention and respect. Ugh, that insolent brat! She pouts to herself as she watches, glaring at the student.
Devin Crypps
 Sound, 64 posts
 Age: 16
 Male
Mon 14 Dec 2015
at 23:27
Primary: Sound
A small, one sided grin peaked out on Devin's face. It just barely hinted at his satisfaction of annoying Jeneviv as he had noticed her beaming at him just now, rather than staring googly-eyed at Fabio. "I appreciate the encouragement." Devin responded politely.

 On the outside, he looked very much the same as he had been, in the inside, he was chuckling to himself. He found it quite funny that Fabuo spoke about needing some form of control, when his teacher Jeneviv has yet to show much of it... "So," Devin spoke after a slight pause. "what now?"
Fabio Bello
 Teacher Assistant, 20 posts
 Sound
 Male
Wed 16 Dec 2015
at 05:40
Primary: Sound
Fabio glanced over to the clock and then to Jeneviv. It seemed that they covered everything so quickly. He seemed deep in thought in order to figure out what to do next. "Perhaps, a little practice wouldn't hurt, right?" he half asked Jeneviv and himself.
Jeneviv Nelo
 Primary Instructor, 17 posts
 Sound
 Female
Thu 24 Dec 2015
at 03:29
Primary: Sound
Jeneviv turned her attention back to Fabio, and gave him a cute smile. "You're doing so great for your first day, if you want to test him some more or show him some neat exercises it would be fine." Her voice is sickeningly sweet towards Fabio, as if to use the same methods as Devin. Or as if she is too stupid to come up with a better method of revenge.

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