Avatar Author: rawrchiteuthis I'm a girl who doesn't play video games working for a video game company. I was hoodwinked into majoring in philosophy while maintaining an avid interest to marine biology. I plan on going back to school to nurture this i... Read Bio

Right. As if she would ever be caught dead attending some ridiculous school dance. Obedient little piggies, all willingly led to the slaughter of their own intellect, imaginations, and creativity. Oblivious, is what they were. She could see them all now: Staring blank-faced at one another, robotically swaying; each in their matching dresses and tuxedos and shiny – like an entire bag of glitter had barfed on them.

James Bond. Hmph. Of course that was the theme. Why actually be exciting and dangerous when you can just echo someone else’s fantasy of being exciting and dangerous? Of course everyone will dress up as Jinx or Solange. A few will come as Pussy Galore or Octopussy, just to make the boys blush…I’d go as Kissy Suzuki. Hah. They wouldn’t even get the reference.

Shifting slightly in her seat, Aiko discretely gazed at the last desk on the right, where he sat. She wondered if he was going to the prom and who he would ask. I guess it would be fun if he asked me. I guess.


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  1. Avatar Mostly Harmless

    Ah, a fellow new challenger!

    I like the disdain for the rest of the year group here – I think the challenge has some rebel characters already, but the fact that you Aiko is clearly culturally mature makes her interesting and original…

    Particular props on getting the various questionable female character names in there as well!

    Good work – MH :)

  2. Avatar Eckhouse

    Don’t know if you meant to, but you bring up an interesting point – are the “outsiders” like Aiko who practically wallow in their non-conformity putting on just as much of an act as the “cool” kids they despise? I would like to read more about Aiko.

  3. Avatar H.S. Wift

    Ok, unless I’m coming down with dyslexia again, can I ask this person’s surname?

    On another note, great story, loved it, especially robotically swaying, TR eat your central processing unit out.

  4. Avatar The Third Robot

    (squints optical processors)

    There can only be one robot…

    and I don’t have a heart, thanks for reminding me :(

  5. Avatar rawrchiteuthis

    If there can only be one robot, why are you the third robot? o.O What happened to the first two! WE DEMAND ANSWERS!

    I haven’t decided on Aiko’s surname yet, mostly because I haven’t decided if it’s her actual name or a pseudonym she prefers to go by.

  6. Avatar H.S. Wift

    Read his bio, everything wrong with that comment is explained.

  7. Avatar rawrchiteuthis

    Ah, so he’s in search of them. Interesting! Also, I decided that her surname is O’Rourke.

  8. Avatar H.S. Wift

    I thought it was asian as well. Excuse my discombobulated brain.

  9. Avatar rawrchiteuthis

    It is Asian, but – twist in the story- she was adopted by quasi-Irish parents. :)

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