May 29, 2020 4:07 PM
ellie in cognoscente
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...Maybe? If she has the necklace on and thinks very hard about electricity without thinking about cats (or the necklace) too much, she gets a faint something. It's hard, though, and looking at it too long gives her a headache.

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Blehh.

...Messing with her computer is probably not a good idea at this point. She doesn't have enough money to replace it. The light, on the other hand, is Facilities' problem if she breaks it. She spends some time studying the circuit when on, then turns the light off and tries to make it come back on without flipping the switch.

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It doesn't turn on at first.

But, as long as she's cautious, she can slowly amp up the power until it does flicker on. Without breaking, even.

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Haha! So many possibilities are now unlocked to her, if she can get better at this.

Yawn.

Maybe tomorrow, though. She's tempted to just curl up like this.

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She doesn't seem to set things on fire at random or anything, and if there's something like mana being run down from holding the shape it's not obvious. Not much to stop her.

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Then she makes a nest out of blankets and gets comfortable.

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She appears to still be a lightning cat in the morning! And not have significantly electrified her blankets.

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But she has (ugh) obligations today. Orientations.

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The school wide orientation is very, very boring, and very hard to focus on. The people hosting it are wrong about how funny they are.

There's a prospective STEM majors get together afterwards, though, in the gardens. Several people seem to already know each other, or be milling about aimlessly, or be practicing their speed introduction skills.

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Networkers. Sigh.

At least there's free food.

She finds a shady tree to sit under, working on restraining herself from caressing the necklace.

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One girl seems to be making a game of either befriending, seducing, or royally pissing off everyone there. She leaves several people spluttering with rage, and more than a few falling over themselves to flirt with her.

She eventually meanders over to Ellie's shady tree, a friendly grin on her face.

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"Not feeling the networking mood?"

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"Not my favorite activity, no."

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"I'm entertaining myself by seeing if I can't find an archnemesis. Seems a better use of my time."

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Ellie blinks.

"That's novel."

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"Archnemesi are the spice of life! Though a proper archnemesis needs to be a genius, or lacking that have interesting superpowers."

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"Which are you?"

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"I like to think both. Makes for a good challenge for whoever I find."

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Snrk.

"What are you doing here, then?"

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"Well, if I'm going to be an appropriately dramatic villain, I need to be a doctor, right? Of some kind or another."

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"You could just change your name. Doctor Whatever, Nothing D."

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She laughs. "But none of the superheroes would respect a Doctor Whatever. Need to keep it classy."

Serious, considering face: "Unless I decide to overthrow the oppressive institution of academia."

"New plan! I get up to submitting my doctorate thesis or whatever, get rejected because my ideas are too radical for The Man, and then descend into eccentric villainy. Perfect."

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"Good luck with that."

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