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Post by Duffer & Kotemon on Jan 11, 2020 20:18:59 GMT
"Bye then?" Duffer waved them off, slightly confused by her suddenly leaving. "Did I do something wrong?" He asked, worried.
"Presumably women don't like you talking to them about how much you find other women attractive, implying they aren't." Kotemon approached the booth and sat next to Dorothy. "Women also don't like being generalized about as only caring about finding men and dates instead of their own individualized pursuits."
"Where di-" "A lot of movies are feminist metaphors Kotemon, the Jason Voorhees type masculinity seen as a horrifying beast who must be conquered in order to return to civilized and normal life must be ignored and put down when revived, no matter how it returns."
"...You're trying to look smart in front of pretty girls so they don't realize you tie for an IQ test with a candy necklace." There's a pause as Duffer took his job application back. "Maybe." He confessed. "But isn't it also possible that I've grown as a person and the stereotype you hold me to is incorrect?" "I looked on your browser history, you have a bunch of articles on how to win arguments saved." "T-that has nothing to do with this. And Dorothy, think of it like this: In a movie seeing a person be chased by a huge boulder while carrying cursed treasure is cool and exciting! In real life most people would've died to the spike pits completely unrelated to the temple. In a movie a monster chasing people is scary but fake, in real life it's just scary and mentally damaging."
Post by Alice Alexandria on Jan 12, 2020 19:02:49 GMT
"...I, uhh... Don't know much about the finer points of human interaction, so he seems to be about as awkward as me." Dorothy just shrugs, and doesn't really listen to what Duffer has to say. To her, certain concepts don't really exist, and she laughs when they're brought up. "I mean, folks like me don't really care 'bout that kinda thing. What matters is if you're strong or not, and what ya do with that strength. I guess it kinda helps that most of us ain't, you know... Into human stuff. I'm gonna miss some important details from time to time."
Alice just looks at the two with a slightly colder stare than normal. "...For someone who talks a lot about movies, you also seem to talk a lot about what you dislike more than anything else." Remaining silent, she simply leans against the side of the arcade machine, taking out her notebook once again and beginning to write down some notes in it, not even once diverting her attention to Duffer and Kotemon.
Dorothy's response is a bit more positive. "She's like that sometimes. And, ya know... You're kinda already beating all the odds just by havin' a friend like Kotemon and knowing what, y'know... Digimon are."
Post by Duffer & Kotemon on Jan 25, 2020 16:29:00 GMT
"I don't understand people either... or strong. Or... you know, good with people." Duffer admits. He's silent again as he realizes that he'd botched his chance to date not just one but two different pretty girls and a digimon. He stared back down at his job application, the skills and references sections still blank compared to the rest of the messy handwriting on the sheet of paper.
"O-oh no, I love movies! Horror movies though. Stuff like Alien and Zombies and Machetes... you know, the stuff people don't like to talk about." The boy sighed. "Yeah, I don't have many human friends but at least digimon like me." He tried to sound positive but really couldn't. He tried to think of his friends, he had that buff kid, and the kid with the shoutmon, and maybe that ghost girl, Katsura? She seemed nice.
Kotemon didn't seem to be the one to spoil the moment by pointing out he didn't really like Duffer, and held his tongue in that regard. The girl with the notebook though, that drew his attention. He carefully climbed up onto one of the machines to look over her shoulder at what she was writing about him and his boy.
Post by Alice Alexandria on Jan 29, 2020 4:54:01 GMT
"C'mon, we're not humans but we're people, ya know? And I'm actually pretty interested in this kinda stuff, even if for different reasons." Dorothy still tries to put things on the bright side. "It's kinda cute, honestly. The fact people who don't know how scary things are try 'n make things that are..." She looks over the mostly blank sheets and frowns slightly, unsure what most of it means, but knowing that it being so empty can't be good. Even if she feels like things aren't going so well, she keeps trying her best. Perhaps the witch is too persistent for her own good.
A trait shared by Alice, who seems more unresponsive than ever as she writes. Thankfully, she doesn't write notes on people, instead focused on Kotemon and a bit of inevitable speculation on what's behind that mask. It takes her a moment to notice that someone's watching her, and she responds with a slight sigh. "I get that you two aren't in the best of situations, but... Dorothy's right, it's probably best we lend you a hand." Finally putting that notebook of hers away, she steps over to Duffer and his papers, still holding her pencil. "You're observant, have a keen eye for details, and if anything, you're persistent. Those are positive traits, you just need to find a way to direct and express them properly."
"...But how are you gonna do that?" Dorothy looks to Duffer, then Kotemon, and then finally her own Tamer. "You're confusin' me changing the subject like this, Greeny."
Post by Duffer & Kotemon on Feb 13, 2020 2:58:15 GMT
Kotemon seemed just as annoyed that he was the one being written about as if it was Duffer, although less so at the idea that humans didn't seem to understand what was under his armor. "You know, this isn't armor, this is part of my body. Imagine if I asked you to take your face off to lemme see what's under there." The digimon shook his head. "Or if you had Dorothy take off her robes, all you'd get is a skeleton... well, a wireframe, technically. Humans have skeletons. Isn't that right big gal?" He asked, hoping the digimon would back him up on this.
Duffer shook his head and decided to ignore the mon's rambling. "Uh... If only there was a horror movie that took place in an office building, then maybe I'd know something." The boy sighed. "As for you Dorothy, I'm just happy someone's listening to me for once. If you know how to read English maybe I could loan you some of my comics!" He smiled and brought up his backpack, zipping it open to show the contents to the large woman.
"Goal Oriented, Willing to work nights and overtime, observant... I mean, that is if you want to lie to them." Kotemon snarked.
Post by Alice Alexandria on Feb 16, 2020 4:33:15 GMT
The expression Alice makes when hearing Kotemon's statement is one of guilt. "...You're right. It's a bit odd, now that I think about it..." She quiets down, as if she doesn't want to be heard by the others. "Dorothy seems to do things differently at times and, as you can clearly see, is capable of wearing other clothes, but... It's not normal. I never thought about it before, but do you suspect it's some sort of learned behavior? Like she's... Copying me, or something..." This causes her to fall silent once again, her thoughts now clouded with unpleasant implications. "I fear I might be treating her too much like a human being rather than my partner."
Of course, with no one but Kotemon hearing that, Dorothy goes on as she usually does. "Well, yeah. Alice is a good teacher, I probably know a lot more 'bout human stuff than the average Digimon, As for comics, uhh... Never read 'em. Alice doesn't keep that kinda thing 'round." With the witch Digimon is blissfully unaware of the rather heavy subjects being discussed by Alice, she peers into the bag, though she's respectful enough to not take anything out of it.
"Lies are useful sometimes. If we lie to ourselves about some things, they become easier. Pretending to have confidence until you do, learning through stumbling over and over until you finally get it right..." The unusually tall one runs her hands through her hair anxiously, still in a bit of a darker place than normal in terms of her thinking. "I lied about a lot of things when I was his age. What's a positive lie compared to saying you didn't steal several packs of matches to... Let's not elaborate on what I did back then."
Post by Duffer & Kotemon on Mar 9, 2020 2:54:55 GMT
Kotemon smirked, although the girl couldn't see it. "Perhaps you are rubbing of on her. Do you know anything about Biomerging? Perhaps she's picked up a bit of humanity in more ways than the figurative sense... of course, that's speculation. It's entirely plausible Witchmon just have different data than I do. More complete as it were. Perfected, even." The mon chuckled at its own joke. "Your partner seems to get along well with mine. I suppose it's only fair we ask each-other questions... Do you ever think that Yggdrasil got it wrong at some point? Because you know me and the boy..." The digimon paused, watching Duffer chat it up with the Witchmon.
"Oh, I'm really sorry, you probably can't read English." He took one of the comics out, one displaying the cover of a man gasping in horror at a figure too tall for the cover even, reaching its long, disturbing, seemingly sextuple-jointed fingers reaching into his car. The title? 'THE TALL MEN', on the side other pictures of blurbs advertising 'shock', 'twists', and 'horror beyond compare'! In other words, the kinda stuff horror and b-movie nerds like Duffer would find impossible to resist. He passes it to Dorothy and turns to Alice. "I understand. Some secrets are best left alone. A wise man once said libera te tutemet..."