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Mr. Danya
Joined: February 22nd, 2013, 1:59 am

August 21st, 2015, 2:46 am #11

Good grief, Brendan was going to give him whiplash. Jae wasn't too surprised at how quickly and easily he backed down, but the sudden heaping of compliments on him was a bit much. Part of him wanted to push back further, really put Brendan in his place, but the half-finished canvas off to his side reminded him that more important things were waiting. He took in a deep breath and let it out slowly, and turned away from Brendan again.

"Yeah, actually, it does sound pretty creepy, but do whatever the fuck you want I guess." He waved a hand in Brendan's general direction to indicate his lack of caring on this particular point. He climbed back onto his stool and put his earbuds back in, scrolling through his playlists until he found a suitable one for his new inspiration. Energy was what he needed. The good kind, that consuming kind that let you focus completely on a project, not the angry, tightly-coiled desire to lash out that came from their argument. Hearing another rumble of thunder outside, Jae decided to turn his volume down just a bit to hopefully keep from being taken by surprise by the weather again.

Music chosen, he looked over his canvas with a critical eye. He was thinking of brightening both the bird and the man opposite to it, rather than darkening the background; he hadn't spent hours of his life sketching out detailed buildings in the back just to make them all blend together. Maybe a sort of halo effect in the foreground would work instead...

Jae fiddled with one of his lip rings as he thought, picking up his brush in his other hand and rolling it between his fingers. Brendan, their argument, and the godforsaken weather were all beginning to fade away into the background of his awareness again, and that was the way he preferred it.
"Art enriches the community, Steve, no less than a pulsing fire hose, or a fireman beating down a blazing door. So what if we're drawing a nude man? So what if all we ever draw is a nude man, or the same nude man over and over in all sorts of provocative positions? Context, not content! Process, not subject! Don't be so gauche, Steve, it's beneath you."
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V5:
G063 Natali Greer was just unlucky.
B047 Marcus Leung lost his way. (Adopted from Solomir.)

V6:
B001 Min-jae Parker is locked away.
B021 Crist?bal Morales let his guard down.
G017 Raina Rose got washed away.
G003 Bridgette Sommerfeld got a shock. (Adopted from Aloha.)
G029 Georgia Lee Day went home. (Adopted from frogue.)
Nathan Lovegrove was left behind.

V7 Pregame:
Myles Roux is considering his options.
Dolores Upton is exploring the past.
Andy Silverman is balling out.
Siyanda Nagi is on the run.
Mercy Ames is passing judgment.
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August 21st, 2015, 7:19 am #12

Brendan was glad that Jae would let him watch, although he wouldn't be able to complete his own work and he wasn't feeling like he was in a good mood for continuing at the moment anyway. He didn't really want to get into a huge agreement with Jae as he hated getting into fights and he really wanted to take a closer look at Jae's own work. He moved his stool over a little bit closer to Jae and he started to watch Jae continue on his work quietly.

After a while, Brendan heard another clap of thunder and he felt himself jump slightly. Jeez. The weather today sure was terrible. He really didn't like it when it was raining and he got out his phone, glancing at his phone. It was almost the end of his free period and he wasn't very enthusiastic about his next class. He should really get to packing up his belongings soon.

Brendan tried to shift up to his feet from his stool and he slipped a little, accidentally shoving Jae with his elbow as he was concentrating on his painting. Oh, no. Brendan's clumsiness had striked again and he had a feeling that Jae would be really mad with him. Brendan gulped as he nervously took a glance at Jae's painting again. No, no, no. Why did he always manage to screw things up a lot?

"Jae.... I.... I'm sorry..... It was an accident. I swear...."
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B030 - Brendan Harte: "F-Family..... Thank you, thank you, t-thank.... you, Alba, Jon...."
G014 - Scarlett McAfee: "I always liked you, y-you know...?"
G044 - Maria Cucinotta (Adopted): "Hah..."
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Emmett Bunnell: Artistic Loner
Violet Quinn: Quiet Goth

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Travis Levenson: 'Me? Nice? Please! You're being delusional...'
Tia Sullivan: 'This is a complete waste of my time....'
Molly Doe: 'Why don't we just get with the party lovers and have a crazy, wild experience?'
Ravan Sharpe: 'Uh.... H-Hi.'
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Mr. Danya
Joined: February 22nd, 2013, 1:59 am

August 25th, 2015, 3:57 pm #13

"You absolute piece of shit."

Jae liked to think that he had matured a bit over the course of high school. That he wasn't just mean without cause, that he could see that sometimes he was in the wrong. He wasn't some ticking time bomb like some of his teachers and peers seemed to think he was, just waiting around for someone to look at him the wrong way so he could explode. His parents weren't shelling out money for counseling every other week for him to not take anything away from it. He had self-control.

And then Brendan shoved him torso-first into his own painting, and that launched all of Jae's reasoning and self-control right into the stratosphere.

There was a large blob of bright red paint smeared over the front of his shirt now. This was not fabric-friendly paint. Jae liked this shirt. He wasn't even going to look at the painting right this second. If he did, Cochise might have a murder on their hands rather than just two students whose respective days had just been ruined.

One of his earbuds fell out as he whipped around to glare at Brendan. "What the fuck is your problem? Is fucking standing up too hard for you?" Music was still blasting into his other ear and he yanked the other earbud out, shoving them away without bothering to turn the music off. "You think I'm always on your case, Brendan? Huh? Did you ever stop to think that maybe you fucking deserve it for being totally. Fucking. Useless?"

Jae's hands were shaking, he was so pissed. He balled one into a fist on his leg; he wasn't inclined towards physical violence, not least because any of the more athletic students in Cochise could probably break him in half, but if there was ever a time that to be tempted to take a swing at someone...

"Just..." Jae gritted his teeth together and swallowed thickly. "Just get the fuck out. Don't talk to me." He didn't have the authority to kick anyone out of a classroom, even if he did spend more time than most of the student body in the art rooms. He also didn't care.
"Art enriches the community, Steve, no less than a pulsing fire hose, or a fireman beating down a blazing door. So what if we're drawing a nude man? So what if all we ever draw is a nude man, or the same nude man over and over in all sorts of provocative positions? Context, not content! Process, not subject! Don't be so gauche, Steve, it's beneath you."
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V5:
G063 Natali Greer was just unlucky.
B047 Marcus Leung lost his way. (Adopted from Solomir.)

V6:
B001 Min-jae Parker is locked away.
B021 Crist?bal Morales let his guard down.
G017 Raina Rose got washed away.
G003 Bridgette Sommerfeld got a shock. (Adopted from Aloha.)
G029 Georgia Lee Day went home. (Adopted from frogue.)
Nathan Lovegrove was left behind.

V7 Pregame:
Myles Roux is considering his options.
Dolores Upton is exploring the past.
Andy Silverman is balling out.
Siyanda Nagi is on the run.
Mercy Ames is passing judgment.
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September 3rd, 2015, 1:45 pm #14

Brendan listened to Jae's hurtful words and he remained silent. He didn't know that Jae's outburst would make him feel so upset. He glanced away from Jae and he couldn't get any words out of his mouth. He was just so cowardly to speak. He couldn't apologize to Jae again. That would just make things a lot worse with him. Brendan cleared his throat and he could feel himself want to cry. He couldn't let himself cry. He didn't want to be sent as a crybaby. He didn't want to seem like he was weak or more useless in front of Jae. How could he make this up to Jae?

Brendan looked back at Jae's painting and he was trying to block Jae's negative words out of his head. He had to do something to make Jae hate him less. But what? It's not like he knew what would make Jae give him another chance. Unless he could try to do something useful for him. Maybe he could help Jae in a way and he wasn't going to leave Jae alone right now.

"I'm not going to leave right now. I want to make it up to you, Jae. I'm sorry for ruining your shirt and your painting. I deserved everything that you said to me." Brendan mumbled quietly and he was shifted on his feet uncomfortably. "How about I do a new painting for you? Would that make me less useless to you? Please I still need to do my own painting too, but I don't want you to stay mad at me. Please, Jae?"
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B030 - Brendan Harte: "F-Family..... Thank you, thank you, t-thank.... you, Alba, Jon...."
G014 - Scarlett McAfee: "I always liked you, y-you know...?"
G044 - Maria Cucinotta (Adopted): "Hah..."
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Emmett Bunnell: Artistic Loner
Violet Quinn: Quiet Goth

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Travis Levenson: 'Me? Nice? Please! You're being delusional...'
Tia Sullivan: 'This is a complete waste of my time....'
Molly Doe: 'Why don't we just get with the party lovers and have a crazy, wild experience?'
Ravan Sharpe: 'Uh.... H-Hi.'
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Mr. Danya
Joined: February 22nd, 2013, 1:59 am

September 3rd, 2015, 9:47 pm #15

"Fuck no. Are you trying to make everything worse? Don't touch my shit, don't touch me, just fuck off!" So not only was Brendan a clumsy wimp, he had absolutely nothing in the way of self-preservation instinct. The guy was probably going to get his teeth punched in within two weeks of graduation if he hounded everyone who didn't want him around the way he did Jae.

Jae moved off the stool and away from Brendan, grabbing another handful of paper towels and dabbing at the paint on his shirt. There was probably no saving it at this point, not with that much paint on it. Fucking fantastic. It was a fairly new shirt, too, so that was just the icing on the cake. He could feel Brendan's eyes on him still, and it was just serving to keep him pissed. "You do understand what that means, right? Fuck off. Get lost. Go. Away. I literally could not give less of a fuck what you do, as long as you're not doing it near me."

He threw the paper towels into the trash can, still scowling down at his ruined shirt. What a stupid mess this whole day was.
"Art enriches the community, Steve, no less than a pulsing fire hose, or a fireman beating down a blazing door. So what if we're drawing a nude man? So what if all we ever draw is a nude man, or the same nude man over and over in all sorts of provocative positions? Context, not content! Process, not subject! Don't be so gauche, Steve, it's beneath you."
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V5:
G063 Natali Greer was just unlucky.
B047 Marcus Leung lost his way. (Adopted from Solomir.)

V6:
B001 Min-jae Parker is locked away.
B021 Crist?bal Morales let his guard down.
G017 Raina Rose got washed away.
G003 Bridgette Sommerfeld got a shock. (Adopted from Aloha.)
G029 Georgia Lee Day went home. (Adopted from frogue.)
Nathan Lovegrove was left behind.

V7 Pregame:
Myles Roux is considering his options.
Dolores Upton is exploring the past.
Andy Silverman is balling out.
Siyanda Nagi is on the run.
Mercy Ames is passing judgment.
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September 4th, 2015, 12:08 pm #16

Brendan realized that he was just making things worse between him and Jae and he knew that he should back off now. There was no point in trying to make things up to Jae if he didn't want to listen to him. Brendan was going to listen to Jae now and he was going to leave him alone. He didn't want to make Jae's temper get more worse than it was now. He still didn't want to leave the classroom as he had to continue with his own painting and he decided that he had to focus on his own work instead of someone else's. He did just want to help but if Jae didn't want his help, then he was going to back off and leave him alone. Brendan didn't want to cause more trouble between the both of them now.

"I'm still sorry about what happened, Jae..... I wish that I wasn't such a clumsy idiot...."

Brendan moved back to his stool and he sat down slowly, trying not to let Jae's words get his mood to sink any lower than it had already. He hated how he made himself an easy target for anyone to step all over. Mainly because Brendan had always believed that he deserved it. Ha, ha. He was feeling really pathetic right at that moment and he knew that he had to take his mind off of these negative feelings that he was feeling inside of him.

"This is so stupid...."

Brendan shook his head a little and he was trying to concentrate on his painting again. He didn't want to get distracted by Jae who was still swearing behind him quietly and he started to carefully paint some red over the rose in his painting. He still wanted to make this one his perfect painting so far. He wanted his family to be proud of him. Even if he knew that he could screw things up with other people around him.
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B030 - Brendan Harte: "F-Family..... Thank you, thank you, t-thank.... you, Alba, Jon...."
G014 - Scarlett McAfee: "I always liked you, y-you know...?"
G044 - Maria Cucinotta (Adopted): "Hah..."
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Emmett Bunnell: Artistic Loner
Violet Quinn: Quiet Goth

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Travis Levenson: 'Me? Nice? Please! You're being delusional...'
Tia Sullivan: 'This is a complete waste of my time....'
Molly Doe: 'Why don't we just get with the party lovers and have a crazy, wild experience?'
Ravan Sharpe: 'Uh.... H-Hi.'
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Mr. Danya
Joined: February 22nd, 2013, 1:59 am

September 5th, 2015, 12:01 am #17

Weh, weh, weh, I can't do anything right, pity me. Except cry about how unfair it all was, of course. Brendan obviously had that down to an art. And maybe Jae was mouthing mockingly along with Brendan's words, but frankly, he could be doing a lot worse to Brendan right now and wasn't, so he ought to be afforded that much. Their backs were to each other anyway, so it wasn't like Brendan was going to catch him in the act.

Jae kept his gaze pointedly averted away from Brendan as he moved back to his table and started packing his supplies back up. He wasn't going to be able to concentrate on his work when he was angry like this, and he definitely needed some more appealing company right now. He risked a glance at his canvas once he'd put the paints away and heaved an irritated sigh. It was salvageable, but it would take some extra work. Depending on how much time it took, he might need to cut down on the number of paintings he had planned.

Maybe he ought to base the subject of his next painting on Brendan. Then they could at least pretend it was possible to transform him into somebody worthwhile.

Jae picked his jacket up from where he'd slung it over the table and shrugged it on, zipping it all the way up to conceal his ruined shirt. He moved his canvas out of the way and shouldered his backpack, stalking out of the room without another word.

Game, set, match. Nature's favor.

((Min-jae Parker continued in Bittersweet and Sour))
"Art enriches the community, Steve, no less than a pulsing fire hose, or a fireman beating down a blazing door. So what if we're drawing a nude man? So what if all we ever draw is a nude man, or the same nude man over and over in all sorts of provocative positions? Context, not content! Process, not subject! Don't be so gauche, Steve, it's beneath you."
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V5:
G063 Natali Greer was just unlucky.
B047 Marcus Leung lost his way. (Adopted from Solomir.)

V6:
B001 Min-jae Parker is locked away.
B021 Crist?bal Morales let his guard down.
G017 Raina Rose got washed away.
G003 Bridgette Sommerfeld got a shock. (Adopted from Aloha.)
G029 Georgia Lee Day went home. (Adopted from frogue.)
Nathan Lovegrove was left behind.

V7 Pregame:
Myles Roux is considering his options.
Dolores Upton is exploring the past.
Andy Silverman is balling out.
Siyanda Nagi is on the run.
Mercy Ames is passing judgment.
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September 5th, 2015, 3:48 pm #18

Brendan heard Jae leaving the classroom and he stopped what he was doing, sighing softly. He was just finding it hard to concentrate now and he decided that he should leave as well. He could always do this another day. He couldn't stop thinking about what happened between him and Jae. He really had to do something to fix things between the both of them.

Brendan packed things up quickly and he left the classroom a little while later after Jae had gone. He was hoping to get an idea when he got home. He just wanted to be useful for someone. Just anyone. Well, he still needed to do a song for Rick and he wanted the bitter tension between him and Jae to disappear.

((Brendan Harte continued in What A Day))
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V6
B030 - Brendan Harte: "F-Family..... Thank you, thank you, t-thank.... you, Alba, Jon...."
G014 - Scarlett McAfee: "I always liked you, y-you know...?"
G044 - Maria Cucinotta (Adopted): "Hah..."
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Emmett Bunnell: Artistic Loner
Violet Quinn: Quiet Goth

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Travis Levenson: 'Me? Nice? Please! You're being delusional...'
Tia Sullivan: 'This is a complete waste of my time....'
Molly Doe: 'Why don't we just get with the party lovers and have a crazy, wild experience?'
Ravan Sharpe: 'Uh.... H-Hi.'
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