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(05-15-2018, 12:27 AM)wiltingMyosotis Wrote: »> Think of an excuse on why you didn't do your homework

Easier said than done. Got any ideas?

(05-14-2018, 09:12 PM)Dragon Fogel Wrote: »Might as well get it over with. Heck, you're probably still tired, maybe you'll just sleep right through the teacher lecturing you.

This may be true, but... man, you're already in your dorm room. Your bed's right here. You could just sleep here, if you wanted.

Besides, if you're not planning to listen, why bother going to class?

(05-16-2018, 12:02 AM)FlanDab Wrote: »>Plus, you have friends, right?

Uh, yeah? Of course you have friends. So many friends. They're just... far away, okay? Most of 'em don't go to this Academy. If you want to hang out with them, you don't need to go to class.

(05-14-2018, 11:49 PM)Wheat Wrote: »eat a carton of fire ants and shitpost on-line

Speaking of your friends, this is a tempting idea.

I mean, you're fresh outta fire ants. Roommate finished those off. But it'd be nice to pester folks with some Quality Shitpostingtm. At least until you make up your mind about what to do today.

Net access in the Academy Dorms is generally pretty terrible though. Most of the time, you have to go somewhere else to find a good connection. But with people out at class or work, you might get something. Couldn't hurt to check!

You go to your desk, and flip open your Laptop.

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Let's see, battery is looking good... but the connection is still garbage. You probably won't be able to do much online at the moment.

Oh! But it seems you still managed to get some new direct messages. Wonder what they're all about...

8 new messages from MoondogShow

Aww, messages from your Study Buddy. They're recording today's lecture for you.

...if that's not Fate giving you permission to skip class, you don't know what is!

(05-15-2018, 11:30 PM)☆ C.H.W.O.K.A ☆ Wrote: »learning is good

And thank goodness there's so many ways to learn outside the classroom!
You'll have to be sure to thank your Study Buddy later.

(05-14-2018, 09:42 PM)Fellow Wrote: »I have the urge to tell this girl to squawk at the top of her lungs but now is probably a bad time for that.

Wow, rude! Someone's been shitposting online too much. And it's apparently you.

(05-14-2018, 09:42 PM)Fellow Wrote: »>Just weather through being chewed out. It'll only be temporary.

Sure, but it could be completely non-existent if you don't go.

(05-16-2018, 02:32 AM)a52 Wrote: »Wait a moment, weren't you just in the hospital?

Haha, what?

(05-14-2018, 09:04 PM)Reyweld Wrote: »>Sighhhh. I guess I'll go to class. It will suck being harassed for being late, but it will be even worse to be harassed about not going to class.

>Unless, I pretended to go to class and went somewhere else? Maybe the cafe at the edge of town...

After much deliberation, a plan starts to form in your mind...

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There's a new Cafe, a short trip outside campus. Nice place, apparently. They should have net access, food and drinks, and places to sit for a while. You've been meaning to check it out eventually, so why not today?

There's only one problem with this plan. The Hall Monitors are on duty downstairs. They keep logs of who comes and goes from the dorms, for security reasons. And you're not doing anything wrong per se... but... well...

Your Roommate is on duty today.

She knows your schedule. And if she sees you skipping class... well you're not gonna get in trouble, but it would be so embarrassing! So obviously, if you want to get to that cafe, and that sweet net connection? Then you're gonna need to come up with a way to leave the dorms unseen.

Hmm...
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Well... you could set off a fire alarm.

It would be really disruptive and you'd get in way more trouble if anyone figured out you did it... but it would get everyone out of the building and you'd be able to slip out in the confusion.

But really, you definitely shouldn't do that.
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Just wear obscuring clothes, like a hoodie and sweatpants, that way no one can recognize you.
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It would be especially irresponsible to set off a fire alarm in a building without a fire.

I mean, you could start a fire, but arson is worse than a false alarm pull. So setting a fire intentionally is totally not cool, even if it was a safe one.

But what if it was a safe fire that you started accidentally! Say... if you were to cook some food and accidentally set off a smoke alarm and panic and pull a fire alarm, that feels like a totally reasonable thing to happen. Does it?! Doesn't it?!!

...Okay. Maybe take a step back. You already have a good excuse for not being there-- being late. If you simply walked out and said you woke up after the lecture already ended, the lengths people would have to go to in order to be accusatory are pretty extreme. This is like that time a month ago, or those other several times in a rapid string two months ago. Take a mental health day.
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> You adult?
> Teacher, roommate no parent?
> They no responsible for you.
> Can't tell you what to do; your choice.
> But a deal was made.
> Friend? Enlightenment?
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no.  you  shouldn't  eat.  never  eat.  eating  bad.

makes  me  nauseous.  no  eating. no  eating
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no fancy schemes or crazy capers... your roommate catching you skipping is not really something to care about
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just tell your roommate you need to take a mental health day. that's a thing you can do
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>Caw! Impossible! Unbelievable! How does one make friends outside classmates, neighbours, and coworkers!

>Perhaps the fire exit can suffice.
>Run out there like there's an emergency (screaming without abandon optional). If the hall monitors catch you, say "let me pass. I must pass. I am in grave danger." Perhaps add some outrageous reasons such "my bedsheets are evil" that the hall monitors will be too shocked pondering how that's possible that you get past them for good measure.
>Approach hall monitor and tell them in a credible and believable way that someone of higher rank that they'll likely obey and have contact with you have given you a business outside of campus, unless (caw!) the hall monitors have a habit of reporting such questionable actions to higher-ups. Lies are hard and expensive to uphold when its so flimsy that a simple truth can topple it over.
>Caw! Break out through window!
>Caw! Perhaps waiting until recess or lunch break can create a little break in security.
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> Your excuse is that you got sick, right? But even if you're sick you have to eat. Head out the normal way and act sick, saying you need to head outside for something to eat.
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>Ugh, too much effort. Nap time
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>If you start a fire, you might burn your stuff. The whole dorm might smell like fire for a while. And, if you're unlucky and the fire gets too big before before its put out, maybe a person will get burned too. That's not worth the distraction, is it?

>Your study budy seems worried about you. Maybe it'd be nice shoot them a message back to say that you aren't that sick.

>And squawking is cute, just so you know! In a loud, disruptive kind of way, anyway. Now's just a bad time cause people could hear you make a ruckus.
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(05-17-2018, 02:57 PM)The One Guy Wrote: »> Your excuse is that you got sick, right? But even if you're sick you have to eat. Head out the normal way and act sick, saying you need to head outside for something to eat.
(05-17-2018, 08:15 AM)Wheat Wrote: »just tell your roommate you need to take a mental health day. that's a thing you can do

These two seem like good ideas.
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(05-17-2018, 03:05 AM)Pharmacy Wrote: »Just wear obscuring clothes, like a hoodie and sweatpants, that way no one can recognize you.

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Man, you're glad you thought to cover up before sneaking downstairs. These bright feathers would've been a dead giveaway, for sure. Now you don't have to worry about being seen skipping class!

The Roomie shouldn't mind that you're borrowing her poncho, either. Heck, she probably won't even notice it's gone.

(05-17-2018, 04:55 AM)☆ C.H.W.O.K.A ☆ Wrote: »no fancy schemes or crazy capers... your roommate catching you skipping is not really something to care about

Hmm. Now that you think about it...

Maybe it wouldn't be a big deal, if your roommate saw you skipping? She'd definitely be judging you silently. And you don't want her to think poorly of you. But at least she wouldn't give you a hard time about it, or tell your professors...

(05-17-2018, 03:10 AM)kilozombie Wrote: »...Okay. Maybe take a step back. You already have a good excuse for not being there-- being late. If you simply walked out and said you woke up after the lecture already ended, the lengths people would have to go to in order to be accusatory are pretty extreme.

Dang, this is a really good point too.

You could just tell her that you're late, and that class is over. I mean, class is technically only halfway over yet. But it's just a little lie. She'd still judge you for oversleeping... but at least she wouldn't be suspicious.

(05-17-2018, 08:15 AM)Wheat Wrote: »just tell your roommate you need to take a mental health day. that's a thing you can do

Yeah, yeah...

You suppose you could just go up to her, and tell her the truth. That you had a hard time dealing with some unexpected social drama last night, and one of your classes is really stressing you out. She probably already knows something tired you out, since you went to sleep way earlier than usual.

You bet she wouldn't think too poorly of you, if you admitted you needed a day off to recharge.

(05-17-2018, 07:12 PM)Fellow Wrote: »>If you start a fire, you might burn your stuff. The whole dorm might smell like fire for a while. And, if you're unlucky and the fire gets too big before before its put out, maybe a person will get burned too. That's not worth the distraction, is it?

Man, this is an awfully good point too.

Too bad you didn't think of all that earlier...Show

It's a bit late for second thoughts now.

An unfortunate Noodle Cup is already burning in the Dorm Kitchenette. It's crime? Having poorly written cooking instructions, probably.

That's what you'll say if you get caught leaving this room, anyway.

Speaking of, you think you hear people in the hall shouting, and a few pairs of footsteps heading down the stairs in a hurry? It's kinda hard to be sure that's what you're hearing, with this Fire Alarm blaring in your ears. Regardless, you're gonna want to get out of here fast. And ideally unseen.

In hindsight, this probably made the consequences of getting caught a lot worse? But hey, at least you won't have to tell your roommate you're skipping class!
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>Get a move on, make sure to act innocent.
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>Put out the fire! It's so small, and your stuff is worth more than your pride!

>There should be a fire extinguisher somewhere...
>(If it's in a pot just put the lid on and move off the stove)

>If it's just sitting on the stovetop and there's no extinguisher, you can smother it with the poncho! Move it off the hot element, fold up the poncho a bit, and then press it down over the fire
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come on it's RIGHT NEXT to the sink! don't be stupid
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(I am so irresponsible.)

Well, your options are to try to slip out with the crowd, or lay low until the hallway clears out. Since you're trying not to be seen, you probably want to lay low for a few minutes, then make your way out through the back entrance.

...there is a back entrance, right? If not then I guess you're better off taking your chances with the crowd.
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>well shoot
>just kinda leave someone else to deal with it as you slip out like a sneaky birbperson
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>Go out with a cup of panic and a tablespoon of rationality. Exit campus with a gallon of subtlety.
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eat the fire
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(05-22-2018, 01:38 AM)☆ C.H.W.O.K.A ☆ Wrote: »eat the fire
Eating is generally a bad idea. Cassie should research how to absorb nutrients through her skin the next time she gets the opportunity.
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>Now is time to be of the runnings and the leavings!
>Vamoose, tappink reserves of inmost energinks is a now!
Quiet. Good for an unusual opinion. Doesn't talk much.
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(05-22-2018, 02:19 AM)Fellow Wrote: »
(05-22-2018, 01:38 AM)☆ C.H.W.O.K.A ☆ Wrote: »eat the fire
Eating is generally a bad idea. Cassie should research how to absorb nutrients through her skin the next time she gets the opportunity.

Actually, I would advise the contrary. Eating is actually a good idea. You don't have to use weak appendage to beat food to a pulp, and possibly waste a lot of enzymes for dissolving the food. Plus, food are less likely to be dropped when it's inside you when digesting it.
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(05-23-2018, 04:32 AM)FlanDab Wrote: »
(05-22-2018, 02:19 AM)Fellow Wrote: »
(05-22-2018, 01:38 AM)☆ C.H.W.O.K.A ☆ Wrote: »eat the fire
Eating is generally a bad idea. Cassie should research how to absorb nutrients through her skin the next time she gets the opportunity.

Actually, I would advise the contrary. Eating is actually a good idea. You don't have to use weak appendage to beat food to a pulp, and possibly waste a lot of enzymes for dissolving the food. Plus, food are less likely to be dropped when it's inside you when digesting it.
Yeah no, absorbing objects through osmosis is the superior way of gathering nutrients. Eating? Naaah.
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