A gathering with talking
Roleplaying Log: A gathering with talking
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IC Details
Synopsis:

Casual conversation

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IC Date: December 07, 2019
IC Location: Xavier's Mansion
OOC Notes & Details
Posted On: 07 Dec 2019 23:30
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Associated Plots

* OOC Time: Sat Dec 07 16:17:03 2019 *

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Sam Guthrie comes walking back into the mansion after having been out job hunting a bit. The young man has a couple grocery bags heading to drop some things off.

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Having taken a shower earlier, Paige is now dressed and wearing a pair of leggings and a a fashionable sweater. "Hey bro!" She calls out as she lifts a hand upwards, walking with her usual confident stride. "You're still looking for ah job, huh? Any leads?"

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Trying out a new trick that she had always seen in movies and sometimes in TV shows, Ombra slides down the banister of the main stairs, having seen it being done by one of the other kids. The other had taken into account several things, like experience with such momentum and knowing when to get off so the end is not an uncontrolled impact with whatever lies past the stairs.
It ends up as girl-shadow flies in the direction of Guthries.

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Sam Guthrie will move to catch Umbra as he says "Well so far pizza delivery guy or maybe bartender." He tells his sister, and says "Paige, meet Ombra, she reads lips and powers do not let her talk, hoping to help her work on that a bit.

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Flying student! Paige is used to this, having grown up here in the Mansion during her own trials. As Sam catches her, her brows lift upwards, followed by pulling her still damp hair back behind her. "Hey there, Ombra. Nice ta' meetcha. Ah'm Paige. I go by Husk."

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When the flying girl-shadow is caught, it's clear that contact with her is a somewhat changing experience. Sam's body becomes a silhouette, to match that of the shadow. Upon release, the so-named Ombra clasps hands together that end up being unseen because there is no contrast from them, no distinction due to light. Only her silhouette is visible, and the silhouette bounces on her heels in gratitude or excitement, possibly both. She bows in an exaggerated manner to Paige, with a wave of her hand. Very friendly!

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Sam Guthrie will explain "When you touch Ombra you go into her sorta shadow form, still can;t talk, but could be very useful for sneaking around." He will tell them "Paige here is my oldest kid sister, good kid, if ya ned anything she will help ya best she can.

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"Huh. Is there a way to control it yah' think?" Paige asks as she leans against a wall, propping herself up with her foot behind her. "You're like ah' living shadow. That's really neat. Are you able to eat and use th' bathroom and all that good stuff?"

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Ombra's reply to Paige's question is a weird mix of shrug, nod, and motion of head that indicates uncertainty. It seems charades might not be enough to really explain and soon her attempt ceases. She lightly taps the grocery bag nearest to her and moves toward the pantry, with each touch blackening the bag in question for the instant there is contact, and no sound is made whatsoever as a result of bag being tapped.

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Sam Guthrie will move along to put up the grocery stuff, and says "I think she can turn stuff to shadow, and absorb it into her that way, made me think a bit of how lock eats to be honest."

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"Huh. So you sorta suck stuff through a shadowy straw." Paige says as she gives a tilt of her head to watch the interaction between girl and the bag. "So, does she have a way to communicate? Maybe we can all learn some type of sign language." The three of them are downstairs, heading for the kitchen with some new groceries.

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Sam Guthrie nods a bit and says "A cat helps her with an Ouija board that can help, but yea I think some type of sign language would help a bit more, She seems to be a newer student but seems a good kid.

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Beast is already sitting in the kitchen, perched on a stool and reading a newspaper. Did he oversleep today? Yes, he did. He was up very late working on a complicated genome theory and sketching it out on his laptop. Much caffeine. Now he's a bit groggy, afternoon or not, sipping on a cup of coffee to get himsef fired up again. Hair of the dog and all that.

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As she heads into the kitchen, Paige gives a smile at the sight of Beast. "Hey, Hank." She saunters past him to the fridge to open it up. "Ombra and Sam are down the hall talking. How're you?" She pulls out a bottle of water, then heads back over to him with a smile as she settles in front of him.

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Sam Guthrie comes walking into the kitchen and looks over "Hey , how are things going?" He will ask, and checks the fridge for ice tea, and hmms, starting to make some.

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With each of the two Guthrie present bringing up and making consideration for a language of signs, Ombra demonstrates a sample of it which is nonsense for everyone, both to those who comprehend and those who do not. The ones that comprehend just tend to give her weird looks. The shadow makes a more emphatic greeting wave toward Beast when his blueness is noticed, and girl-shadow assists Sam with the stashing of food in places where food is supposed to go, taking only the middling to heavier items for placement.

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Beast smiles to Paige, "Metaphorically speaking in the case of the former, I presume," he says. He signs a greeting to Ombra and takes a long sip of his coffee. "I am content, for the moment. Stuck on a little bit of a problem in my research, but time and the vagaries of cognition will crack through eventually. I merely have to be patient. I am usually good at that, but only with other people. I cut myself much less in the way of slack," he says. "And how go things with all of you today?"

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"Things are going great." Paige says as she smiles at the blue furred man, then looks over to her older sibling and the student. "If yah' need any help Googling something, let me know." She drawls out to him playfully before she unscrews her bottle of water. "So, yah' got any ideas on how to help Ombra out with her powers? Will she be able ta' turn 'em off?"

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Sam Guthrie hmms and says "Would probably need to be something a bit different than normal, and would have to be spoken with your hands out to the side, so could see the different movements and shapes of your hand.

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Ombra gives Sam a thumb-up as he once more correctly reasons something about her, a smile plastered on her face when it turns profile to be partially seen. Between helping wit placement of things from grocery bags she tries to see what is being discussed, not entirely successful at that.

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Beast sighs, "I admit, I am still struggling a bit with that particular conundrum. I suppose I have two many pots on the fire, so to speak. I am often guilty of biting off more than I can chew," he says. He smiles to Paige, "I don't know that googling will be of particular help, but I do appreciate the offer."

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Giving him a wry grin, Paige props her chin up in the palm of her hand, then rolls her eyes upwards to the side with a giggle. "Was jokin' about the Googling, but I am good researcher. So if you need a second set of eyes, let me know." She tilts her head over to the other two, offering up a grin.

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Sam Guthrie gets the water boiling. He leans against the counter, and says "Think we can start with the ASL, and have you make the different letters to see how many of them you can use, and then work out replacements for the ones you can't

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Showing a line of thinking in the way Sam suggests had occurred to her, Ombra goes through each of the ASL's single letters from a variety of viewing angles to ensure the silhouette of her hand can correctly convey each. Already she has adapted to those. Without having to adjust much, she offers the words 'few understand'.

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Beast smiles to Paige, "I'll keep it in mind," he says. "I've advocated for ASL as an elective for some time anyway. Communication difficulties are more common than one might expect in the mutant population. A more universal mode would be highly useful."

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Sam Guthrie nods his head a bit and says "I had also wondered about some type of blue tooth keyboard with a speaker she could set down nearby but not touching. If the signal could leave her shadowform it might be another option as well.

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Ombra backs away from the matters of preparation, turning more toward Dr. McCoy to show him a motion toward Sam, a question mark traced and the word 'understand' again, though she makes no attempt to hide what she is doing from Sam, even watching him to see if he picks up on it too.

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Sam Guthrie 's phone rings, and he looks over "Sorry need to talk this, excuse me a moment." He steps away to alk on the phone

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