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It's getting close to Halloween in Lichtenstein's world which… 
7th-Oct-2011 11:15 pm
Contemplation of the Facts
It's getting close to Halloween in Lichtenstein's world which means the days are closing up earlier and the nighttime freeze is working extra shifts. The colder it gets, the more tempting it is to move into the Nexus permanently. Like last time, he's sitting with a book in his lap. Except this time it has his own writing in it. He spins a worn down pencil between his fingers as he thinks. 

"Do you ever encourage stereotypes or misconceptions that are linked to you? Why do you do it? Or else, why do you refuse to?"
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8th-Oct-2011 06:18 am (UTC)
Sometimes I play the goofy, thick-accented German tourist to make people underestimate me.
8th-Oct-2011 02:23 pm (UTC)
Lichtenstein crooks an eyebrow and sits up a little, both intrigued and amused by the idea. "Oh yes? Does that work well?"
8th-Oct-2011 11:46 pm (UTC)
Amazingly well. I've had entire crowds in a club dismiss me after one loud, very German-accented shout of "Rock und roll!" If I say it right I can also give the impression of being somewhat drunk as well as enthusiastic. People are also a bit more tolerant of obnoxious behavior if they assume you don't understand the native language well either.
9th-Oct-2011 12:10 am (UTC)
"Is that all it takes?" It's rare that he goes out for a drink, so this is fascinating news to him. He makes a quick note on the edge of his journal and then returns to the conversation. "It sounds like something you use often enough. What kind of people are you trying to trick?"
8th-Oct-2011 09:05 am (UTC)
Only on a jest.
8th-Oct-2011 02:35 pm (UTC)
"Does it ever continue on too far?"
8th-Oct-2011 09:30 pm (UTC)
No, I tend to stop the joke rather early.
8th-Oct-2011 09:51 pm (UTC)
"Is it usually directed at you or..." He waves a hand, gesturing vaguely. "...Or your people?"
8th-Oct-2011 08:54 pm (UTC)
"Um, no, not really. Most of the misconceptions about my family aren't really that nice, and I'd rather people actually get to know me than think I'm evil just because of what I am and who made me."

Quint smiles then, a little sheepishly, and adds, "Besides, I never could get the 'dangerous Wilybot' misconception to really work for me. I look about as harmless as someone can get and still have all their limbs attached."
8th-Oct-2011 10:01 pm (UTC)
Lichtenstein looks the child up and down with a light frown. "That's a fair enough reason. Do many people consider you dangerous?"
8th-Oct-2011 10:23 pm (UTC)
"Well, a lot of humans on our world's Earth think Wilybots are dangerous. I guess it's justified, some of it, since we were designed as weapons. But... it isn't that they think we can be dangerous, it's that they think that's all there is to it. Like we'd just go and destroy anything we'd see." Quint rolls his eyes at that. "Most of us aren't that stupid."
8th-Oct-2011 11:53 pm (UTC)
"So... you're a robot? A child robot?"
13th-Oct-2011 08:48 pm (UTC)
Sunshine's grading papers - well. Sticking Halloween themed stickers to lined paper with clumsy alphabet characters scrawled on them counts as grading, right? She's doing that. She wonders why she hadn't noticed him earlier.

"Have you heard the lore in which vampires are ugly serial killers with no soul and no remorse for the lives they take? I'm pretty anti that stereotype."
13th-Oct-2011 10:35 pm (UTC)
Lichtenstein crooks an eyebrow at the papers, watching with amusement. The grading system involving letters is unfamiliar to him, which, to his disappointment, means he can't get a grasp on how her class is getting on.

"You're far more likely to get people believing that it's an act because of how abnormally cheerful you are. Vampirism isn't something that people will take lightly, despite any evidence to contrast its bad connotations."
15th-Oct-2011 12:27 am (UTC)
"Would you like me if I was moody and pouty?" Pause. When she next speaks, it's an exaggeration of an accent made worse by her Southern one. "Or said that I vant to suck your blud?"
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