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The Hunt for Buttered Popcorn

Ali lead Gabriel over to the portion of the Nexus taken over by the university. The eerie, mostly-empty university, that somehow is still well-maintained. The plants are all cared-for, the buildings are in good repair, and there's even a fresh supply of brochures for next semester's classes available when they get inside the student union.

"Surprisingly, the food here is really good. Even though there don't seem to be any people. And no, I don't know where the food actually comes from."
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Well, I'll be.. The Nexus never ceases to amaze.

*A Nexus seems an odd place for a full-on University to be. And, to think, the Nexus even had it's own mall, too. He wondered if this had any sort of ill effect on the various timestreams. Books, people, knowledge from other realities.. but the Nexus seemed fairly harmless, crazed reality-punching teenagers aside.*

Maybe the food's created by some sort of technology from a very advanced timeline. Or magic. *arches a brow. Really, he's not trying to figure out out how to build such a thing. Not at all.*

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"It doesn't taste like magic to me, but I'm hardly familiar with all the kinds of magic in the Nexus." She fiddles idly with a little hourglass pendant she's wearing. "And I didn't see any fancy machines in the kitchen. It looked pretty much like a normal school kitchen to me. Just...without people in it."

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*nods, and thinks for a moment.* It has so many different types of magic and alchemy, I'm surprised it all coexists somehow. It might be one of those mysteries that aren't meant to be solved, eh? *Not that he wouldn't try, of course... but he imagines he's rambled on about his theories enough*

So, which ways the kitchen? I'd take a guess, but I have the distinct feeling I'd get lost somewhere around the library. *he could imagine it all ready 'Man missing for several weeks has been found, asleep in his fridge rambling about libraries in the Nexus of all realities.'*

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"The kitchen's up a floor." Tugging lightly at his hand, she leads him upstairs to the very kitchen in question, conveniently located just off the dining hall.
*follows, and is pleased to see the kitchen is a normal one, as she'd mentioned. Looked normal, smelled normal. No sign of anything out of the ordinary. It didn't hurt that it was in considerable better condition than his own.*

Nice. I guess I whatever creates the food probably powers this place.

*'Course the first thing he does is look in the fridge. Which, as he discovers, is pretty much a normal, portal-less, well-stocked fridge.* How long have you been around the Nexus?

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"Maybe..." she leans against the door frame, watching him. "Since a few weeks before Yule. So, about three months now."

((^.^ I like to think so, even if they're not very popular. I enjoy making them, which is the most important part right?))
*nods, looking around in the cupboards as he talks* I've seen--well, mostly heard--that people around the Nexus have problems with alternates of themselves. Like that poor guy who got turned into a rabbit and his more Leechy incarnation.

I can't say I exactly look forward to the possibility of meeting myself, really. Have you ever, uh.. *pauses, rummaging around until he finds a box of microwaveable popcorn* Have you ever met any alternates of yourself?

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"Thankfully, no. I don't think the Nexus could survive more than one of me...there's a lot of alternates though. It gets even more confusing when one of them adopts you and you accidently call a different one 'little brother' when he has no idea who you are." she smiles when she sees the popcorn. "You mean Xander, I presume?"

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I bet. My nephews are twins, and I have a hard enough time telling them apart.

Yeah, that's him. I don't think I caught his name before. *pulls a package of popcorn out of the box, and after discarding the plastic-covering, takes a moment to locate the microwave.* I hope that vamp-doppelganger of his doesn't cause him any problems.

Well, aside from the ones he's already caused. *luckily, the microwave is pretty idiot proof. Place bag inside, shut door, press the shiny little button clearly marked 'popcorn'. Easy. Still, last time he used a microwave, it shorted out and caught fire, so he stands a couple feet away from it... Just in case.*
"And the ones that could be avoided if Xander stopped being such a little spaz-monkey about everything." She wanders over to one of the coolers for drinks, taking out a bottle of water. "Would you like something to drink?"
*chuckles* That would definitely help him. Still, the Nexus seems to breed drama and insanity. A therapist could make a killing if they set up shop their. Group therapy for alternate-reality doppelgangers, family counseling for those with future-children running around....

Yes. Water, please. *watches the time tick away on the microwave's timer, as if that would have any effect over the time it took* There's something else I've been wondering. Their seems to be a decent population of vampires in the Nexus. have you ever seen it become a problem? The couple of them that I've talked to seemed alright. Ted, and the one the the Billy Idol thing going.. Spike, Stake, something like that.

*grins somewhat sheepishly* I hope I'm not being a pest with all these questions.
"I don't mind questions at all, my dear." She grabs another bottle of water. "Besides, it means I get to ask you questions too. I don't think I've ever seen the vampires become a problem...they're usually not able to do much thanks to the AV field after all. And yeah, Ted is an absolute sweetie. The other one is Spike. You'd like Otto too. He doesn't drink blood. Just cocoa."

"So, my turn?" Crossing the room to where he's standing, she holds out his water. "What tribe are you?"
Thank you. *unscrews the bottles lid and takes a drink, before answering* Glass Walkers. As of yet, I haven't heard much about any others of my tribe wandering around between realities. But that could just mean that most have enough sense to not explore random portals.
Her eyes narrow just a bit at that. "I see. I think Nick's a Glasswalker. Haven't seen him around the Nexus lately though."

She focuses on removing the lid of her bottle a moment. "So where do you live?"
Really? I'll probably run into him in the Nexus, eventually.

A little apartment in Anchorage, Alaska. It has a nice view of a lake and a landlady that doesn't ask too many questions. Fairly nice, a side from being very close to the airport.
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"Anchorage? Must be a bigger city than I thought...of course, I live in Boston, so my idea of city is pretty big to begin with." She takes a sip of water, leaning back against one of the counters. "Do you like it there?"
It's big for Alaska, but compared to most of the US? It's fairly small still. I moved there because of a job for the pipeline and just sort of never left. In a couple of years, it might not be so small. I'm patient enough to wait that long.

I like it alot, though it took quite a while to get used to the seasons. It's pretty much nonstop daylight in summer, and hardly any in winter. They should just rename the state "Insomniacs Beware."

*Pauses to pull the bag of popcorn from the microwave, careful not to burn himself on the steam when he opens it. He's burned his nose this way enough times to know better.* Should I get a bowl, or would you prefer to just eat it out of the bag?
"I'll find one." She turns to the cupboards, searching for a minute before finding a metal bowl that's the right size. "Why do you want the city to get bigger?"
That's kind of tricky. I'd hope that, maybe, if there was more of an influx of money, some of it might go where it's really needed-- helping out the corner of No and Where honeypot towns. Cleaning up after problems problems like the Exxon spill in Valdez. Protecting the Tongass National Park.

I know I'm being a hopeless idealist and ignoring the downsides to it growing - crime rates, larger population taking up more space. Alaska has very, very useful resources, and most likely they will be taken advantage of. I could get pissy about it, or I could try and make sure what's good about Alaska isn't destroyed.

.. I'm stepping off of my soapbox now, really. *eats a few pieces of popcorn. At some point in his life, he will learn to not rant at anyone who stands around long enough to hear him.*
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She just stares at him for a minute.

"You're the weirdest Glasswalker I've ever met."
I get that a lot. My brother calls me a multiple personality idealist. "Save the forest! Wait -- Do I have to be in it to save it? Does the forest have an internet connection?"

I like the wilderness.... from a distance. I don't handle being in it well. My pack? I get the impression they think I was dropped on my head one too many times as a child. *shrugs* It's a notion I have that I need to balance out my fascination with technology somehow.

(( Frell. I need to head to bed. ))
((Aww. Okay. We can always continue later if you'd like.))

"That makes sense to me. Which is probably a very bad sign for you."

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