Hello and good evening to you, Fandom, on a very red-and-pink, very festive Valentine's Day! This is Lieutenant Archie Kennedy on Fandom's very own -- and remember, this is Tuesday -- Royal Navy Radio, coming to you from the Crow's Nest II with today's log of activity. And what an active day it was. Actually, if I can trust my ears, what I heard on my way up here would indicate that it's still an active night. Yes, second floor, I'm addressing you. My God, I need a shower. And a change of subject, now, please God. So we move on to . . .SchoolingAdvanced Criminal Justice
today studied cases from the files of one Frank Drebin whose rank I won't even begin to repeat because I can't help feeling that it's a farce somehow. To the best of my knowledge we never did reach a consensus on whether or not it made sense. Warrior women and their ways of gaining power were the subject of today's Arthurian Traditions
class, and -- good lord, Phoebe, that was you? I'll be damned. Poetry
discussed Pope's The Dunciad
. Yes, that does mean what you think it does, most likely, and no, a certain classmate of mine who shall not be named was not the guest speaker. Introduction to Archaeology
watched a film on archaeological methods and, in that same vein, talked about the role of the media in relation to that particular study. I could make a joke here about how it must have been a dirty film given the subject matter, but I won't -- except apparently I just did.
There was talking in Speech
class! Well, I would hope there was. 201 discussed emotion as a marketable commodity and 301 dealt with the way people communicate with those they love.
Yes, this is a theme for the day. As is evidenced by Doctor Grissom's Sociology of Sex Cultures
class and its publicly-staged display of various types of nuptial ceremonies. *slight chuckle, then a flurry of rustling papers, followed by snickering* Oh, today is one of those days when I love reporting what happened in classes. Cally and Pip
had an Indian wedding, a very nervous Alanna
represented the 'traditional white wedding,' Bel and Allie
a Japanese wedding with Alanna and Doctor Grissom playing the roles of Bel's parents, and Cally and Anders playing Allie's parents. *pause* Oh dear God. That mental image. I just . . . dear God. I have no details on the logistics of this exactly, but Paige, Phoebe, and Shep
's Renaissance-themed wedding was performed by the former, and my notes tell me Phoebe "freaked out" a bit. Hurrah for verisimilitude! It's my understanding that nerves are common at weddings. Just ask my friend Horatio -- actually, I wouldn't recommend you do that. The Polish wedding ceremony fell to Izzie and Anders
to do, and I'm sure at least one of them was sorely regretting the lack of real alcohol. Finally, Sawyer and Han, with the help of Lana
, staged a Viking wedding. HR Management
was in attendance, though Business Law
was not quite so lucky, and watched Judge Judy
Speaking of the Renaissance, History of Art
discussed artists of that period, and Studio Art
talked about proportion in paintings. Gardening
talked about pollen, which has nothing in common with the previous subject except for the alliterative value of the subject matter. Also completely unrelated was General Physical Conditioning's
I mentioned that it was festive and pink about town today. Professor Skeeter's classroom was no exception, although given that her Advanced Journalism
students were handing in obituaries, I can't help wondering if the mood was dampened somewhat. God knows John Crichton, whose ambition of becoming the entire menagerie shows no signs of faltering, must have had his mood dampened. Evidently appearing in class wearing cardboard armor and bearing false tales of knighthood
were sufficient to get him turned into a small dog today. Or perhaps it was the false British accent, because that worked so very well last time, didn't it, John? But yes, a small dog. Because small dogs are Roman leaders, apparently. Tell me, John, are you happy with your wash?
*pause* I'm so sorry, ladies and gentlemen. I don't know where that came from. He was a dog. I don't know.
In less interesting class news, Political Campaigning
discussed opposition research, History of Medieval England
talked about infighting in the Royal Family -- which is actually quite interesting, I imagine, and Western Civilisation
learned about the founding of Rome. Someone remind me to ask Professor Pierson tomorrow if a small dog bearing a resemblance to John Crichton factored into Roman history anywhere. I must know now.
Bel was working on his sociology project today in the TA lounge
. In that haven of learning and revelry known as the Fandom High Library
, Kiki was looking for books on magic
, Blair's attempts to bribe Angela with candy
sadly do not achieve the desired result of a date, Angela and Parker discussed today's holiday
, and Marty and Angela were, I quote, "cute"
. Oh, and evidently Rory's dog Vladdie has an imaginary friend named Steve
. I refuse to ask.Happenings in the Chain of Command
Dean Zordon passed the word
for Aeryn Sun to see him in his office
, or whatever the bloody hell pretentious name he has for it. Meanwhile, in Acting Principal Finn's office, Walter, Nadia, and Pip were up to something
. Again. Couldn't you have done this yesterday and gotten detention for it? My precious speech is languishing. Speaking of warrior women, Dean Washburn
was also in her office, though sadly unvisited. Professor Chaucer
spent his office hours restfully, it seems, though Professor Cregg
and Professor Pierson
were visited, respectively, by Jack and by Vala and Lana.
A nice Valentine's Day breakfast
was enjoyed by Doctor Grissom and Professor Sidle. I'm given to understand that there was the gift of a puppy, as well as other, less innocuous, happenings. Professor Jackson sent an email
to his anthropology students, and Professor Gilmore-Danes's
office hours were visited by her daughter. Hello, Rory!
And because food is a necessary thing, there was activity in the mess hall
. This is not surprising, honestly. Pippi, Walter, and Victor
were there, talking about Jack Harkness's party last night. Did he kiss any of you? He's quite good at it. Edward sadly ate alone
, which was not the case for Cally and Anders
, who shared a plate of spaghetti. Oh, God. I think I'm going to be ill.In the Crew Berths
For those of you who needed last-minute presents, Walter put up posters for All and Sundries
in the halls.
It was a veritable floral explosion
in the dorms today, with Maia, Lily, Han, Walter, Xander, Peter, Alanna, Kara, Angela, Janet, Parker, Zero, Rory, and Marty all receiving deliveries. Later on, there were even more flowers and gifts
for Lana, Maia, Shep, and Jenny Calendar. Sam Carter had pastries for Aeryn, Elizabeth, Janet, and Marty
, Phoebe received chocolate truffles
from that fellow she may or may not be dating, and Sakura got a giant teddy bear
In other holiday-inspired fits of generosity, Callisto got a present
from Angel, Logan and Veronica exchanged presents
as well, and -- er, I'm not sure if this counts, but Krycek was the recipient
of some vengeance from Jake. For what, I'm not sure exactly. Veronica was the recipient of a phone call
from Weevil. *pause* Ladies and gentlemen, that phrase still sounds bizarre to me. And evidently Ivanova's idea of a Valentine's present was taking drugs
? That's a custom I'm not familiar with.John and Aeryn
spent time together that was evidently broodier than usual. My short-haired double, Lee, is apparently back, and spent time with Kara
. Pippi celebrated the day with some spirited trumpet playing
, Xander brooded
as did the other lovely Miss Chase, Cordelia
, Victor and Walter were "schmoopy"
, and I can't believe how insidiously that word has worked its way into my vocabulary, Han helped Lana
with business for the Sociology wedding project, and later Lana and Shep were "oh-em-gee-dirty"
. Paige was introspective.
Phoebe was "emo."
And again I lament the decline of my vocabulary.
The fifth floor common room
was nice and quiet, with Pippi doing her homework, though later in the evening Pip and Maia were watching movies
there. The second floor common room
, on the other hand -- you know, the one that damn well will not shut up
-- had an Aaron Echolls film festival, and largely ignored Valentine's Day. Except for the lovely Parker, apparently, who felt the need to share the fact that she had sex on Thursday
. Much appreciated, Miss Parker; some nights I can't pick out one set of moans from another. She also had a lively discussion with Sam Carter
about evil relatives, homicide, and kidnapping. Speaking of Sam Carter . . . well, I have no idea what any of this means, but evidently earlier in the day, she played a game of Take Me To Your Leader
with replicators in the common room as well.
Alphonse finished cleaning his room
and was visited by Sakura; the two of them later joined Edward on the roof
Finally in campus news, Marty and Stark dropped in at the school clinic
. On Shore Leave
In our fair town, things happened that I can't guarantee I can explain. As, for example, the Valentine's Day show
that GOB had Constable Fraser -- hello, my hat comrade! -- and some fellows called the Gomez brothers put on for Becky outside the Fourth Sin. Parker also had a run-in with the Gomez brothers
outside Jeff, the God of Biscuits. Cameron and Vala had the movie theater to themselves
for a private Valentine's date that -- good lord, ended with them breaking up?
Wonka's Candy Shoppe was busy today, with Jarod
, a funereally-garbed Chloe
who learned a thing or two about the cost of this holiday, Orlin
, and Molly
who was asked out for hot chocolate by Blair all making appearances.
Chloe was pelting people at the Perk
with candy. Her victims included Molly and Blair
, Jake and Krycek
, and Marty
More presents in the offing -- for Phoebe and Tonks
in the morning, and for Artie, Becky, and Phoebe
in the afternoon. Orlin made dinner for Agatha
. Miho had quite the haul
of presents: letters, packages, rollerblades and pies, according to my notes. The beautiful and dangerous Mayor Tex had a different idea of presents
advertised outside Blood Gulch Arms today, as well.
Belthazor showed up outside the Arms Hotel
to pick up Phoebe for their date. *mad crackle of shuffling papers* This is not helping me determine whether or not they are actually together again or not. Kiki
was also at the Arms, looking to speak with Crowley, it seems.
Oh, and let's not forget Caritas
, where it's almost always busy. Veronica and Chloe
had a chat which was mysteriously cut short when Weevil came by
and Veronica conveniently disappeared. *pause* No, not literally. I know it happens here, which is why I'd like to stress that point. Veronica also had a chat with Paige
, who in turn had a drink with Jay-who-I'm-not-not-dating and Silent Bob
Orlin, who gets around quite a bit, was at Empire Records
and also at All and Sundries
today. Sparky Repairs was open for business
, and Jay -- not the one I'm not-dating -- and Silent Bob were harrassing Paige
, which . . . I don't think
that's terribly nice. But I wasn't there.
Nor was I there for Walter and Victor's date at Cafe Fina
after closing, or Tommy Gavin's interviews with Doctors Troy and Lambert
at the town clinic. Actually, I wasn't there for the majority of the things I've reported here tonight, but really, I have wonderful sources.
And thus ends my watch for tonight. This is Archie Kennedy signing off, and wishing all of you a fair wind and clear skies, and a very good night indeed. Oh, and those vocally-inclined active denizens on the second floor, please keep your enthusiasm to a level that will bloody well let me sleep tonight? I'll thank you kindly for that.