Desperate Times

The computer labs are located on the northeast prong of the main building and are two large rooms that contain groups of desks with four computers on spaced throughout the room along with an interactive whiteboard and a range of printers that can print from A4 sheets up to poster sizes. There is also a collection of Mac desktops that available to use for any students that need to do graphic design.

Desperate Times

Blastinus
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Joined: September 19th, 2008, 8:57 pm

January 15th, 2018, 6:09 pm #1

(Reuben Walters start thread)

"The use of school property for gaming and entertainment is strictly prohibited."

Reuben snorted as he plugged in his headphones. Why they put up these disclaimers was beyond him, since it wasn't like they ever enforced it. He'd seen kids streaming Netflix, watching sports games, playing online, anything that didn't involve actually downloading onto the computer itself. THAT could get someone in trouble. Not like it stopped the morons from trying, but they'd learn eventually, Reuben figured. Or they'd drive their cars off a cliff. Whichever.

As it so happened, entertainment was his mission this afternoon. His parents had confiscated his devices at home again, so he really didn't have a choice. He'd been halfway through a Walking Dead marathon, and all day long, the urge had been hounding him, a hungry beast clawing at the edges of his brain. He knew what was going to happen, of course. He'd seen it all the way through twice. But you don't start something and then leave it off in the middle. Unless it's terrible, of course, then you can be forgiven for sparing yourself future agony.

He didn't even bother to see if nobody was looking. It was lunch break, so most kids would be in the cafeteria. He could sneak an episode in easily. He would perhaps try for two, but if he started missing classes, then his parents would actually have a reason to worry. Not to say the temptation wasn't there though, and as the day would go by, the Walking Dead would be creeping through his thoughts regardless. He fully suspected that he wouldn't get anything productive done today, and he'd have only his parents to blame.

Was he an addict, Reuben pondered as the episode began to load. Well, if obsessing on something you love made you an addict, then Albert Einstein was mainlining astrophysics. And as far as Reuben could recall, nobody had told Einstein that he had a problem.
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MK Kilmarnock
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January 21st, 2018, 5:44 am #2

((Wyatt Carter continued from Yours If You Want It))

Getting between Wyatt Carter and his food was never, ever a good idea. Lunch was practically a sacred period to the young man; being in the kind of shape he was in required a strict protein-heavy diet accompanied by daily exercise. Breakfast and dinner were easily handled, but the five days a week that lunch was at school had to be a careful combination of cafeteria options combined with a hefty load of supplements taken from home. This meant that the perfect dietary tract was often quite challenging to stick to, and 'cheat day' was this past Sunday, meaning Wyatt had more than a week to go before he could cut loose with all the fattening or carb-loaded food he could handle. That certainly wasn't helping his mood any.

What REALLY wasn't helping his mood any was that his allotted 30 minutes of pig-out time was being severely cut into. Ms. Yan was apparently in full cunt-mode today, and had let him know in no uncertain terms when he POLITELY asked her for an extension on that stupid, motherfucking biology report that no, it could not be handed in in digital form. "The instructions clearly state to print the report with a cover sheet", she had said. Why that fucking Chink couldn't accept they were living in the computer age, Wyatt couldn't even begin to understand. Now, with study hall conveniently placed after study hall, he was forced to cut into his precious lunch time just to waste paper printing out work that was already finished, or else his grade would tank, and he'd probably be seeing the bench for a few games.

Yeah. Like he was going to let that happen. Fuck this school sometimes, and fuck Ms. Yan.

A violent scenario was playing out in his head as he swiped his student ID to enter the computer labs. Things should have just been a matter of logging in, sticking in the flash drive, then printing his damned report so he could get to eating. And Wyatt was on course for all of that, tapping his knuckles impatiently on the computer table as he waited for the printing window loading bar to fill up so things could finally get rolling. This piece of shit school really needed to get with the program with their printers. Letting students use the copy machines would be nice, too.

Well, now he was just bored, and had already wasted maybe seven or ten minutes of his lunch time in this lab so... fuck it, he'd just eat some of his lunch here, head to the cafeteria maybe during the last ten, grab some chicken and milk and call it good. He'd noticed before when coming in that he wasn't exactly alone in the lab, so Wyatt saw an opportunity to entertain himself by walking up a few rows to investigate.

Ah... good old... whoever the fuck this kid was, his name wasn't important, but Wyatt knew him more as Hunter the Horned Owl. So... fuck it, the kid's name was Hunter. And 'Hunter' decided he'd much rather spend his lunch alone in the computer labs, watching shows. Okay, there was something he could start with.

"Hey buuuuddy," Wyatt said, standing obnoxiously close to the back of Reuben's, or 'Hunter's' chair. "What you watchin'?"
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Jerry Fury - The man, the myth, the legend
Coleen Reagan - The girl who half-loved the world
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V5 Roster:
Cody Patton : That bitch.
Sean Mulcahy : The world was kind to reprieve him of his fear...
Jessica Sanders: She hoped it would be quick...
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20:17Sideliner:Toben and Ricky are like a sibling version of the Joker and Batman, only Batman is just as much of a mass murderer. He just hides it better.
19:58LaurelsHow does your dick smell like Fritos?
14:36 MimiI THOUGHT YOU GUYS WERE FRIENDS > 14:36MimiI THOUGHT YOU REALLY LICKED HER
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Blastinus
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January 21st, 2018, 7:16 pm #3

Entranced as he was in his show, Reuben barely registered that someone else had entered the room. His eyes were fixated on the screen, his noodle arms hanging limply from the arms of the chair, as if he was under some hypnotic spell.

Suddenly, a grating voice entered his world, demanding to know what he was up to. He didn't recognize it at first, except it didn't quite make sense with what was happening onscreen. Casting a glance behind, Reuben didn't expect to see a face so close to his, and he instinctively tried to get some distance, slamming his head against the monitor. He was fortunate that the school was advanced enough to have proper flat screens instead of the old-school box monitors, or that would have given him a concussion. As it was, it stung like heck.

Rubbing the back of his head in irritation, he grimaced and said, "Oh, hi Wyatt." It wasn't good to see him. Not even remotely, especially in a room that was practically devoid of life. Reuben had never had a personal encounter with Wyatt aside from observing him on the field, but he'd heard the stories. Apparently he was one to assault people's feelings instead of their bodies, and this was likely just a setup for more of the same. But assuming it wasn't...

"This show?" he continued, removing his headphones. "It's called The Walking Dead. Surprised you haven't heard of it." He could never tell if he was being annoying, so he just continued while scratching his chin. "It's fun because it's a zombie story, but they're just a plot device - I guess you could say - to explore the darker side of humanity. Like, there's no police, no military, you're starving, how far do you go to survive? You know?" With every word he spoke, he inwardly cringed, because he could tell that he was just giving Wyatt ammo to make fun of him. But he had asked, and try as he might, Reuben had never been able to resist talking about what he loved.
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MK Kilmarnock
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January 24th, 2018, 2:20 am #4

'Surprised you haven't heard of it.'

This guy.

This FUCKING guy.

Wyatt's left hand clenched up tightly, holding the edge of the table that comprised part of the row behind himself and Mr. Owl the jolly lollipop-licker here. How many licks to the center of a tootsie pop, you stupid piece of shit? It was little, 'smarter-than-thou' moments that nerds like him dropped that erased any guilt of wanting to throw them around. Because, yeah, hurting a little squirt who can't possible defend himself is a shitty thing to do if it's unprovoked, but what nobody seemed to get was that they were totally bringing it on themselves. Everything they got, they deserved.

But blowing up now ruined the game, so Wyatt leaned in over Reuben's shoulder to watch the screen. "Woooooow, how cool," he said in a tone that only lost sincerity over every waking moment. "Yeah, I've totally never heard of this before. And it's definitely not going over all the same shit as every other show like it." Wyatt pushed off the computer table and started to head back to his own row, stopping on the outside edge of Reuben's chair and sticking close to his computer. "I mean, I watched this kinda crap when I was... I don't know, ten?" He smirked down at the kid whose only business being on an athletic field was hiding his sorry, pimply ass inside a mascot suit. Closest he'd ever get to any of the girls on the cheerleading squad, for that matter.

Just for good measure, he reached over and slapped the power button on the monitor with his thumb.
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Jerry Fury - The man, the myth, the legend
Coleen Reagan - The girl who half-loved the world
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V5 Roster:
Cody Patton : That bitch.
Sean Mulcahy : The world was kind to reprieve him of his fear...
Jessica Sanders: She hoped it would be quick...
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20:17Sideliner:Toben and Ricky are like a sibling version of the Joker and Batman, only Batman is just as much of a mass murderer. He just hides it better.
19:58LaurelsHow does your dick smell like Fritos?
14:36 MimiI THOUGHT YOU GUYS WERE FRIENDS > 14:36MimiI THOUGHT YOU REALLY LICKED HER
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Blastinus
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January 24th, 2018, 4:31 am #5

Yup. No surprises here. The instant Wyatt had put on that smarmy tone of voice, Reuben had him pegged as someone who was itching for a fight. Pretending to be some kind of discerning critic, like he even knew what he was talking about. Though he supposed that if he was watching stuff like this at ten years old, it would explain a few things about his character.

But okay, people will be ignorant, and as long as he had his headphones back on, he could ignore this moron and keep on with his day. They could just pretend that they'd never seen one another, and that would be that.

Then Wyatt switched the monitor off, and Reuben's world vanished in an instant. His eyes wide and demanding, Reuben pressed the spacebar to pause his show and rose to his feet, boring a hole through Wyatt's skull with his gaze. Why was he messing with him like this? What possible joy could he garner in being a jerk to someone who wasn't even being aggressive or unfriendly? Did he want to start a fight, because big whoop, he could dunk Reuben into a toilet one-handed. Where was the fun in that?

"Okay?" he asked, flipping the power switch on the monitor again. "And that was for...?"

He only had 45 minutes to spend before he had to go back to class. If this got any worse, he was going to have to make a strategic retreat. Worst case scenario, the library had computers too, assuming Wyatt didn't follow him there.
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MK Kilmarnock
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January 24th, 2018, 7:06 am #6

Wyatt had a large grin plastered across his face, not due to Reuben's reaction, but because there was a follow-up act still to come. Naturally, turning the monitor off was enough to get the little wimp's attention, but all he had to do to fix that was turn the monitor back on. And, of course, just to go back to watching the stupid zombie TV show because learning his lesson was too much to ask.

"Can't you read the signs?" Wyatt asked, playing the part of the good guy with raised shoulders, outstretched arms, and a shaking head. "You ain't supposed to be watching movies n' shit on these computers. If you're not gonna use 'em for work, then just stay off of them."
[+] spoiler
Jerry Fury - The man, the myth, the legend
Coleen Reagan - The girl who half-loved the world
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V5 Roster:
Cody Patton : That bitch.
Sean Mulcahy : The world was kind to reprieve him of his fear...
Jessica Sanders: She hoped it would be quick...
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20:17Sideliner:Toben and Ricky are like a sibling version of the Joker and Batman, only Batman is just as much of a mass murderer. He just hides it better.
19:58LaurelsHow does your dick smell like Fritos?
14:36 MimiI THOUGHT YOU GUYS WERE FRIENDS > 14:36MimiI THOUGHT YOU REALLY LICKED HER
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January 24th, 2018, 1:17 pm #7

So the trash can dunker wanted to lecture him about following the rules, eh? Reuben had never witnessed this personally, but a couple folks in his D&D group had shared some interesting stories. Word among nerds can spread pretty quickly.

Unfortunately, Wyatt had a point, and by positioning himself as the moral one, he now had the trump card of "If you push this, I'm telling the staff." Not that they'd probably care about someone violating study rules when they've got people being dumped into trash cans, but did Reuben want to take that risk? They'd probably call his parents, and if they learned that he was sneaking behind their back to watch shows when he wasn't supposed to...things could get awkward at home. Mom especially wouldn't trust him ever again.

"Right, yeah, sorry," he muttered, closing out of Netflix and dumping his headphones in his messenger bag. It was fortunate that he hardly had any pride to begin with, because this defeat stung a little. This Wyatt character was deceptively savvy, and he'd have to watch out for him in the future.

Meanwhile, the cravings would be there, hounding him, even worse than ever. He had a little time left, maybe he could sneak down to the library to...no, too much heat on him at the moment. Same study rules, besides. His hands clenched into fists, his brow furrowed, he made his way past Wyatt, turned at the last second to say something, stopped, and just continued. People like that, it was better to just leave them be and forget that they ever existed. Besides, he didn't really hate this guy, just thought he was irritating and full of himself. If he wanted to claim his own sector of the school, then by all means, let him have it. It was only a few months until graduation, and then they'd be off to their separate schools, separate careers, and they'd never have to see each other ever again.

(Reuben Walters continued in V for Vend-etta)
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Cicada Days
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January 24th, 2018, 2:20 pm #8

That had been the mascot, Joanne was pretty sure. Maybe they'd spoken in person before.

Poor boy.

Should have done something sooner...



Wouldn't have mattered, no.

They always got away with it. People like Wyatt.

It was just how the cold, arbitrary world, laid out like a euthanized patient underneath the stars, liked to work.

((Joanne Coleman continued from You did not break me. I'm still fighting for peace.))

Joanne had hidden her ass (a fine, fine specimen of ass it was, mmhm) in the shadows when Reuben had made good his escape. Turned out big bone girls could go ninja mode just as good as the rest of them. Once more for the people in the back: BIG GIRLS, POWER MOVES! Anyways, it was fucking tag team time. You fought the good fight, hun, did things the smart way. Your not so smart but super big heart guardian angel would take care of the rest, alright? Alright. FUCK. Joanne was seeing red like she had laser eye vision. And, if she'd had said laser eye vision, she would have been pretty amiable to the idea of frying a bit of Wyatt. Like, she didn't endorse violence? But she had the right to dreams of violent retaliation all the same. It's what got her through the boring bits of the day! Alright not really, but this boiled down to the simple fact that Wyatt was a shriveled penis of a human being and that Joanne had a lunch period to kill opening up what she'd packed for her meal today:

A can of whoopass.

Joanne marched headlong through the computer lab door with her slightly dry lips set into a scowl, about as wise-ass crone-like as a barely eighteen year old girl could make happen. She liked to think that she was pretty fierce, like a lioness (AKA, true huntress of the pack opposed to the useless male) or something. Honestly, she was pretty fierce. Look at her. Arms crossed, fighting posture perfectly out of a war movie poster. She glared at Wyatt, lab full of computers between them, height difference, all aside. Did she look bothered by any of that? Hm? She didn't fucking think so.

"Carter!" Joanne raised her right hand in a brief, irreverent wave. "You remember when they showed you anti-bullying movies in grade school," and Joanne kept her hands active, gesticulating like she were a teacher trying to emphasize points. She did have a whiteboard nearby for reference. Maybe she could marker up a quality scientific model, something like Wyatt's cartoon face on a donkey's ass? Seemed like a pretty scientific method-y, well researched point to her. "And they said that bullies project their frail egos onto the people around them to overcompensate? Hun, when you watched those movies you weren't supposed to actually copy the idea. I guess I don't blame you for getting confused though? Concept's, ah, pretty hard below a certain comprehension level."
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"C'mon! It's just a prank, bro."

- Memories - 1 - Pregame - 1 2 3 4
Unofficial Theme : 'When it's clear to everybody I'm always the last to know.'
Extra art by Mimi! (1)
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Sprite credit to Yugikun (Beryl Mahelona, Gyu-ri Christensen, and Demetri Fustcher) and Fenris (Charelle Chernyshyova, Ramsey Cortez, and Joanne Coleman).
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Hero | Swap
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B036 - Dead
(Adopted from Yugikun)
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"And you were the one looking to pick a fight. Don't complain when you don't get the one you want."
- Memories - 1 2 3 4 5 - Pregame - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 - Sadie Hawkins - 1 2
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"Hope that's good enough."
- Arsenal - Bag of dried chipotle chilies (LOST)
- Island - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
- Meanwhile - 1 2
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G047 - Dead
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"It's Tina."
- Memories - 1 - Pregame - 1 - Sadie Hawkins -
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"You're nothing."
- Arsenal - The 'Man Catcher' (LOST)
- Island - 1 2
- Meanwhile - 1
- ??? - 1
Sprite credit to Fenris (Ben Fields) and Yugikun (Tina Luz).
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MK Kilmarnock
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January 24th, 2018, 6:50 pm #9

Ha! That worked better than expected! Though Wyatt had been expecting it to be a downhill battle either way; a little chickenshit like Reuben wasn't going to sign his own death warrant picking a fight with the likes of him, and when you can hold that high ground over someone, it was easy to get what you wanted around George Hunter. The large boy cracked his neck and chuckled to himself, ready to mosey on back to the computer he'd already logged into. While waiting for the trash heap this school called a computer to finish finding one of the printers in this place, maybe he'd check up on some of the off-season NFL news. This was the Titans' year.

And then he could get the fuck out of here and grab a bite to-

"Carter!"

Oh God damn it.

A few bars of 'Fat Bottomed Girls' played on fast-forward in Wyatt's mind when Joanne decided to make her obtrusive appearance. Blah blah blah, don't be a jerk, blah blah blah, bullying is bad, blah blah blah, I'm a fucking whale. It was nothing he hadn't heard before, and he simply looked down on the girl that he had a full foot of height over with an amused grin still plastered on his face from having run the fucking Wise chips mascot out of the room. Wyatt raised both of his hands in emulation of the 'we got a badass over here' meme, laughter peppering his voice.

"Woah, you got me," Wyatt said. "I cry myself to sleep every night wishing I could fit into that fuckin' owl costume, but I'm just so big, I can't fit!" God, Joanne's tits were nothing special but she had an ass that'd knock a biker off a bar stool. While shaking off her scathing, wounding comments that would truly haunt him while he jacked off to Pornhub just before bed, he briefly wondered what'd like actually bothering to fuck a fat chick. Might not be worth the effort of actually finding the right hole underneath all the flab though.

Okay, back to business.

"Oh, right, and just to address the elephant in the room - not you, the other one - all I did was tell him that he shouldn't be watching tv n' shit in the computer labs. Is that so wrong?"
[+] spoiler
Jerry Fury - The man, the myth, the legend
Coleen Reagan - The girl who half-loved the world
[+] spoiler
V5 Roster:
Cody Patton : That bitch.
Sean Mulcahy : The world was kind to reprieve him of his fear...
Jessica Sanders: She hoped it would be quick...
[+] spoiler
20:17Sideliner:Toben and Ricky are like a sibling version of the Joker and Batman, only Batman is just as much of a mass murderer. He just hides it better.
19:58LaurelsHow does your dick smell like Fritos?
14:36 MimiI THOUGHT YOU GUYS WERE FRIENDS > 14:36MimiI THOUGHT YOU REALLY LICKED HER
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Cicada Days
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January 25th, 2018, 12:15 am #10

Hooooly shit what a fucking tool. Anyone else seeing this, the laughing to himself like some outdated Saturday morning cartoon villain? Fuck, if the entire world wasn't here in spirit, feeling the cringe alongside her then what had become of modern society? Aw hell. Joanne could have put this shit on the internet, she had phone in pocket.




Not like it'd make any inch of the world's worth of difference.

Just what the world had come to. She didn't know.



...
Back to life, head in the game, Joanne. In one corner. In the other corner, Wyatt doing the classic Canon anus lips, yuuuge. Fucking ugly, what the hell did people even see in him? Far be it from Joanne to voice such shallow complaints out loud, no ma'am that happened to be Wyatt's mode-of-operations. Was Joanne the sort to stoop to her opponents level? Nah, see, it was like... Joanne's level. Fifty feet of crap. Fifty feet of the crap of the crap, straight down into hell frozen over, all nine circles of it, every sufferer of karmic justice ever, and aaaall the way down there, somewhere so small her microscope's microscope needed another microscope, there was Wyatt primping, and his stupid ass MAGA hat barely containing his hothead ego.

Joanne raised her hands like Wyatt, shoulders cringing, lips cringing, eyes cringing. Boys, girls, you have not even SEEN this much cringe since, like, Fear Factor reruns were taken off the air, or like, Canon's presidential debates. Her voice cringed too, like, if one could sound like a thousand eyes rolling at once that was how she sounded.

"Well you're the one who votes elephant, I don't know what you're talking about, hun."

"And um, remind me again when you've ever cared about rules? I think you missed a couple, somewhere, I dunno, half the student code maybe? Does the phrase 'bullying will not be tolerated' ring a bell?"
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"C'mon! It's just a prank, bro."

- Memories - 1 - Pregame - 1 2 3 4
Unofficial Theme : 'When it's clear to everybody I'm always the last to know.'
Extra art by Mimi! (1)
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Sprite credit to Yugikun (Beryl Mahelona, Gyu-ri Christensen, and Demetri Fustcher) and Fenris (Charelle Chernyshyova, Ramsey Cortez, and Joanne Coleman).
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Character Relationships (no longer updated)
Hero | Swap
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B036 - Dead
(Adopted from Yugikun)
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"And you were the one looking to pick a fight. Don't complain when you don't get the one you want."
- Memories - 1 2 3 4 5 - Pregame - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 - Sadie Hawkins - 1 2
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"Hope that's good enough."
- Arsenal - Bag of dried chipotle chilies (LOST)
- Island - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
- Meanwhile - 1 2
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G047 - Dead
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"It's Tina."
- Memories - 1 - Pregame - 1 - Sadie Hawkins -
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"You're nothing."
- Arsenal - The 'Man Catcher' (LOST)
- Island - 1 2
- Meanwhile - 1
- ??? - 1
Sprite credit to Fenris (Ben Fields) and Yugikun (Tina Luz).
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