Suburban Senshi IRC Chat #768: “Designs on a Plan”
#768: “Designs on a Plan”

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Topic is -= The gears slowly grind forwards, implacable =-

[08:02] *** Mdm_Maestro [] has joined #suburbansenshi
[08:02] <@spiritflame> Irasshai Mdm_Maestro
[08:03] <Mdm_Maestro> O sweet resplendent morn.
[08:03] <FireFly_9> Michiru-momma, I'm quite upset with you.
[08:04] <Mdm_Maestro> Oh? Did we keep you awake last night, dear?
[08:05] <FireFly_9> Quite.
[08:07] <Mdm_Maestro> For I am a talented musician indeed; but surely, dear, you are accustomed to this kind of nocturnal sonata by now, considering that you lived with us before, and the others as well, who are quite loud in their own right?
[08:09] <FireFly_9> I am *not* referring to the "nocturnal sonata", as you so euphemistically put it. Living above sempai has girded me well against such things. I am, to be blunt, upset with the person whom you were "performing" said sonata.
[08:09] <Mdm_Maestro> Being similarly blunt, dear-- it's none of your concern.
[08:09] <FireFly_9> I thought you wanted Haruka-poppa to marry you.
[08:10] <Mdm_Maestro> And what of it?
[08:10] <FireFly_9> Then why, pray tell, when TV's David Hasselhoff appeared at the front door in all his masculine, tooth-glinting glory, did you swoon and take him to your... "orchestra pit"?
[08:11] <Mdm_Maestro> One man... *can* make a difference...
[08:11] <FireFly_9> Yes. Quite. And now, Haruka-poppa once again "rides" the dejected K.I.T.T.
[08:12] <Mdm_Maestro> Last year, when I had had enough of this place, and went on tour in Germany... Michael... comforted me.
[08:13] <FireFly_9> You were trying to make Haruka-poppa jealous, IIRC, and it succeeded. Teaming with K.I.T.T., she smashed into your concert and snatched you from him, reaffirming her love for you and launching a quite obnoxious revival of your 2-year-dormant love affair.
[08:14] <Mdm_Maestro> ....yes.
[08:14] <FireFly_9> Yuor'e trying the same tactic again, I see.
[08:14] <Mdm_Maestro> ....
[08:15] <Mdm_Maestro> The woman is hopelessly stubborn. This stubbornness is what drew me to her, her rugged ability to press forward, damn the world...
[08:15] <Mdm_Maestro> But now she has turned that same quality I found so compelling in her against me.
[08:16] <FireFly_9> Michiru-momma...
[08:16] * Mdm_Maestro is trying not to cry
[08:16] <Mdm_Maestro> Why doesn't she understand!?
[08:17] <FireFly_9> As Sempai would say, were she here, "You can lead a jackass to water, but you can't make it think."
[08:17] <Mdm_Maestro> Quite so. Damn it! Damn it ALL
[08:19] <FireFly_9> Michiru-momma, you're trying to manipulate Haruka-poppa into giving you an engagement ring and eventually marrying you. Her principles reject this, since she feels she is sufficiently committed to you by her actions these past 12 years or so. Plus, she doesn't want the attention or harassment that might result.
[08:19] <Mdm_Maestro> She's strong. She would weather such things.
[08:20] <FireFly_9> You, on the other hand, to be indelicate, are at that age where you want a firm, solemnified commitment.
[08:20] * Mdm_Maestro will be 30 soon.
[08:21] <FireFly_9> But surely you see coercion is no way to cement a relationship.
[08:21] <Mdm_Maestro> I know that, dear... but Haruka won't listen to reason
[08:22] <Mdm_Maestro> In those situations one must appeal to her instinct
[08:22] * FireFly_9 ponders.
[08:23] <FireFly_9> Haruka-poppa is like sempai. If you try and force her into something, she resists by doing the opposite. It's almost ingrained behaviour.
[08:23] <FireFly_9> Even if she agrees with you, she won't do it because her hand is being forced.
[08:23] <Mdm_Maestro> Well, what else can I do?
[08:24] <FireFly_9> Haruka-poppa is not stupid. She trusts you, and knows that what you're doing is an attention-getting device. It won't work.
[08:25] <FireFly_9> Listen to me. Turn *off* the pressure. Just ignore her completely. Stick to daily pleasantries, or omit them entirely.
[08:25] <Mdm_Maestro> But.... she might...
[08:25] <FireFly_9> She won't stray. Not really, and you know this. You must create a void.
[08:26] <FireFly_9> When she perceives the emptiness, then perhaps... PERHAPS she might become more amenable to your suggestion.
[08:26] * Mdm_Maestro ponders this.
[08:27] <Mdm_Maestro> It's so... schoolyard, though. So Juvenile.
[08:27] <FireFly_9> Haruka-poppa has the mentality of a four-year old at home. Leverage it.
[08:28] <Mdm_Maestro> Isn't this *still* manipulation?
[08:28] <FireFly_9> Yes, but it's more subtle.
[08:28] *** Mdm_Maestro [] has quit IRC (I am glad I conceived of this notion.)
[08:28] * FireFly_9 facepalms and goes back to lurking.
[08:29] <FireFly_9> Ah., can you lock the logs of this so Haruka-poppa doesn't see it?
[08:29] <@spiritflame> I have done so, Hotaru-chan.
[08:30] <FireFly_9> You know, the fact that you're using complete sentences now, and wearing clothes other than your traditional robes unnerves me slightly.
[08:31] <@spiritflame> meditate haiku
[08:31] <@spiritflame> zen thoughts flow in a poem
[08:32] <@spiritflame> speak plain otherwise
[08:32] <FireFly_9> Ah.
[08:33] <@spiritflame> And as for the change in appearance, my pet has been reprogramming me to be more socially interactive.
[08:33] <FireFly_9> Careful. Looking like that, Jedite may want to become more "interactive" with you once again.
[08:34] * @spiritflame 's eyes glow a brighter electric blue.
[08:34] <@spiritflame> I welcome the attempt. I have long sought a pretext...
[08:35] * FireFly_9 cannot believe what she's hearing
[08:35] <@spiritflame> to emasculate him
[08:35] <FireFly_9> AHHH. Heh.
[08:35] * @spiritflame is away: Tasks to perform.
[08:35] * FireFly_9 is away: To lurking I go.
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