Ms. Nguyen's Office.   Posted by Ms. Nguyen.Group: 0
Harmonia Eleven
 player, 2 posts
Sun 10 Mar 2019
at 01:35
Ms. Nguyen's Office
'Seat' was a concept that wasn't really in Harmonia's vocabulary, but she'd seen the teacher sitting in a chair, probably because the chains of gravity held her down.  She moved over a chair, pulled her legs up into her into a lotus position, and hovered above it.

"Thank you, honored teacher," she said.  Now... a teacher was someone who imparted knowledge; asking questions was implied.

"I am told that I will be living 'on campus,'" she said.  "May I ask what quarters have been prepared, and what living conditions will be like?"

...She did not, strictly speaking, need such things, but better to not emphasize how different she was from these planetbound humans.  They'd get along better if she demonstrated more points in common with them.
Ms. Nguyen
 NPC, 3 posts
Sun 10 Mar 2019
at 02:11
Ms. Nguyen's Office
"Ah yes. While we don't have any other students not from Earth, we do have one that's half-human and half-alien. I pulled a few strings so you could have her as a roommate. Hopefully she'll be able to help you get adjusted," Ms. Nguyen said. "As for what the rooms are like: the dorm rooms hold three students, so you will have another roommate as well. There is also one bathroom in each dorm room instead of one per floor."
Harmonia Eleven
 player, 3 posts
Sun 10 Mar 2019
at 02:34
Ms. Nguyen's Office
Bath... oh, yes! This body was (partially) organic; organic bodies did have a way of getting dirty, with one thing and another, and bathing often involved odd cultural rituals and taboos.  She'd have to watch out for the cues on those.

"That sounds optimal," she said, "and thank you again, Honored Teacher.  Having others on hand should help me adjust to your culture much more efficiently.  I hope I won't impose upon them too much."
Ms. Nguyen
 NPC, 4 posts
Sun 10 Mar 2019
at 03:33
Ms. Nguyen's Office
"Don't worry about it," Ms. Nguyen said. "Now, let's discus the classes you've signed up for. I see you have a number of advanced science classes down. I tae it's a particular strength for you?"
Harmonia Eleven
 player, 4 posts
Sun 10 Mar 2019
at 04:45
Ms. Nguyen's Office
"It is," said Harmonia.  "For reasons of... culture?... it is necessary that someone in my position know a great deal about science and technology.  I am young, but this is an area that has always interested me, as well.  And, ah, forgive me, Honored Teacher, but your lower-level classes dealing with that subject would not be, ah, informative for me?  Our culture's expected level of science education, for someone my age, is somewhat higher than yours."

There was no good diplomatic way to say, "And our technology is much more advanced than yours," so she didn't say it.  It was a complicated issue, anyway.
Ms. Nguyen
 NPC, 5 posts
Sun 10 Mar 2019
at 05:02
Ms. Nguyen's Office
"Don't worry, I don't take that as an insult," Ms. Nguyen said, "Now then: what would you consider your weaker areas would be?"
Harmonia Eleven
 player, 5 posts
Sun 10 Mar 2019
at 06:06
Ms. Nguyen's Office
"Your history," said Harmonia.  "Your literature.  Your popular culture, and your music, and the specifics of your society.  My ability to communicate with you is adequate, if imperfect; there are words in my language that do not exist in yours, and the reverse is also true.  I need to understand more about your organizational schema so that I can research your culture using, for example, your computer networks.  I am still learning how you think and how you categorize; your ways are not universal."
Ms. Nguyen
 NPC, 6 posts
Sun 10 Mar 2019
at 06:41
Ms. Nguyen's Office
"We do have computer and history classes here, but a major focus of them is on United States and superhero history," Ms. Nguyen said. "I'd be willing to do some tutoring on the other subjects after school."
Harmonia Eleven
 player, 6 posts
Sun 10 Mar 2019
at 06:58
Ms. Nguyen's Office
"Humble thanks are offered, Honored Teacher," said Harmonia.  "I would appreciate such tutoring, yes.  I hope that I am a good student by your standards; I believe that I will be.  Should I plan on meeting my fellow students soon?"
Ms. Nguyen
 NPC, 7 posts
Sun 10 Mar 2019
at 07:19
Ms. Nguyen's Office
"I believe we've covered the major points right now. You can leave when you want," Ms. Nguyen said.
Harmonia Eleven
 player, 7 posts
Sun 10 Mar 2019
at 07:48
Ms. Nguyen's Office
"Very well, Honored Teacher," said Harmonia.  "Don't hesitate to contact me if I am needed; the school should have wavelength instructions to get my attention."

She floated off in the direction of the girl's dorm, and hoped that the pattern of room layout was reasonably logical.
Ms. Nguyen
 NPC, 8 posts
Tue 20 Aug 2019
at 02:01
Ms. Nguyen's Office
As you opened the door to the teacher's room, she looks up as you enter and then walks over.

"Hello there. You must be Alex. My name is Ms. Nguyen. Welcome!"
Alter
 NPC, 2 posts
Tue 20 Aug 2019
at 02:38
Ms. Nguyen's Office
"That's me!" said Alex.  It was several of him, in fact, but this didn't seem like the place to show that off.  One of his alters was a bit large, for one thing, and another was... well, awkward.  He needed to figure out how he felt about using his strongest alter; it wasn't an easy question to answer.  For now, he took a seat and fidgeted.
Ms. Nguyen
 NPC, 9 posts
Tue 20 Aug 2019
at 04:12
Ms. Nguyen's Office
"I just want to confirm that your powers recently appeared," Ms. Nguyen said. "As well, what have you done to test them? Have you tried fighting crime?"
Alter
 NPC, 3 posts
Tue 20 Aug 2019
at 23:37
Ms. Nguyen's Office
"Not on purpose," said Alex.  "Those muggers were basically an accident...  Mostly, I've been just testing out the kinds of things that I can do with my different forms, like all the ninja tricks that this body has."
Ms. Nguyen
 NPC, 10 posts
Wed 21 Aug 2019
at 00:11
Ms. Nguyen's Office
"Okay, everything else looks to be in order. You'll be attending class tomorrow. Here's your room key," Ms. Nguyen said, sliding a key towards you. "If you have any questions feel free to ask."
Alter
 NPC, 4 posts
Wed 21 Aug 2019
at 01:18
Ms. Nguyen's Office
"Okay, thanks," said Alex, taking the key.

"...I guess I don't have any questions for now," he continued.  "I mean, except can you tell me about my roomies?  Or anything about my teachers?"
Ms. Nguyen
 NPC, 11 posts
Wed 21 Aug 2019
at 02:07
Ms. Nguyen's Office
"I don't have your roommates in any of my classes, but I could tell you about their powers of you like," Ms. Nguyen said. "Most of the teachers here are former heroes, or people with powers who have had training as teachers, I'm the only one with no hero experience or powers."
Alter
 NPC, 5 posts
Sun 25 Aug 2019
at 21:36
Ms. Nguyen's Office
"Well, sure," said Alex.  "Anything you can tell me would be good."
Ms. Nguyen
 NPC, 12 posts
Mon 26 Aug 2019
at 02:25
Ms. Nguyen's Office
"Let me just pull up your schedule," Ms. Nguyen said. "Mr. Aksoy is the gym teacher. He's nice and open. I've heard other students like him. Mr. Johnson is the math teacher. He was the former hero Brick-House, he's quite large and a bit of a disciplinarian. Mrs. Boucher is your English teacher, I'm unsure of her powers or former super-identity. Finally, Dr. Williams teaches art, you would probably know him as the gadgeteer hero, Dr. Amazing."
Alter
 NPC, 6 posts
Mon 26 Aug 2019
at 03:17
Ms. Nguyen's Office
"Oh, cool!" said Alter.  "I have cybernetics... sometimes... but I'm only kind of so-so with technology.  Maybe he can give me some pointers.  So what about my classmates?"
Ms. Nguyen
 NPC, 13 posts
Mon 26 Aug 2019
at 21:24
Ms. Nguyen's Office
"There are a lot of students here, how about I just tell you about your roommates?" Ms. Nguyen said. "Alejandro Gomez is very athletic and he can temporarily paralyze people. Duncan Summers is one of the few students that has experience with superheroics. He doesn't have powers in the traditional sense, but physically he's in the peak human levels."
Alter
 NPC, 7 posts
Mon 26 Aug 2019
at 23:59
Ms. Nguyen's Office
"Cool!" said Alex.  "I guess I'll find out about the rest of them as I go... Uh, if that's all, I should probably get going to my room before I have to run there on all fours."
Ms. Nguyen
 NPC, 14 posts
Tue 27 Aug 2019
at 01:15
Ms. Nguyen's Office
"Sure, no problem," Ms. Nguyen said, sliding your key to you. "It's on the fourth floor of the boys dorm."
Alter
 NPC, 8 posts
Wed 28 Aug 2019
at 00:21
Ms. Nguyen's Office
"Cool, thanks!" said Alex, and he ninja-ran off to his new room.