Get Your Drink On! We Can Be Who We Like!

Though many students might prefer going to London, Maldon provides closer amenities for those without a car or unwilling to pay for a cab. Several pubs are available, though the Rose and Crown is notable for having been where Excalibur spent a good deal of their downtime. Also of note is the Plume Library, home to many rare books.

Get Your Drink On! We Can Be Who We Like!

Postby Shari » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:56 am

Shari's dragged into town by a very insistent Will until they make their way to the Rose and Crown. They'd probably recognize Will from earlier. Question is whether or not that occurs to the drunk Clay-Ball.
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Postby Will Stanton » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:58 am

A lot of people recognized Will. He was the leader of the X-Men and had appeared in multiple commercials. Once even as himself! He paid it little to no mind.


He even saddled up to the exact same seat he had been in previously, before Tereza had ended their drinking session. Old habits, I suppose.

"Right! They might have a karaoke machine hidden somewhere here, too, so this'll be perfect."
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Postby Shari » Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:54 am

"I do like the karaoke." Shari nods, looking up and down the bar. She's been to the one in the XUB, but that one was... newer, cleaner. This one had more wood everywhere that was a little worn down where peoples' hands had brushed over it thousands of times. It felt more comfortable, in a way.
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Postby Will Stanton » Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:55 am

"With the help from the CDs I gave you, you might even become good at it," he said, teasing, elbowing her in the ribs perhaps a little harder than he intended.

The bartender stared the two of them down, disapprovingly -- but for the moment, did nothing.
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Postby Shari » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:46 pm

"I did okay the one time I tried!" she objects. "But I did like your gift quite a bit."

"Barkeep, one human alcohol, please."
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Postby Narrator » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:48 pm

And now the bartender did do something.

"Alright, the both of you had better clear out. Out you go, now."
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Postby Shari » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:53 pm

"What? No, we wish to drink and sing the karaoke!"
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Postby Narrator » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:57 pm

"He," he said, pointing to Will, "was in here earlier and went way over his limit. And you," he said, now pointing at Shari, "are pretty clearly inebriated as well. Can't serve people who are already drunk; that's the law."
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Postby Shari » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:46 pm

"I'm not drunk!" Shari objects. "I want to get drunk."

"And sing the Karaoke."
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Postby Narrator » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:49 pm

"You just called it 'human alcohol'. And, either way, your friend would have to hit the road. So vamoose, you two. Go make out somewhere else."
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Postby Shari » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:16 pm

"You are being very rude for no reason." she informs the barkeeper as she slides off the stool. "Come on, Will. We'll find some other place to exchange money for alcohol."

"This is not fostering cultural exchange at all. Good day, sir."
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Postby Will Stanton » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:08 am

"You just lost yourself a customer! And also, a second customer!"

"Heyheyhey, I know. I know where to go. Sam gave me a bag o' nickels, and there's a pub, with a pinball machine. We go THERE. THERE is where we go."
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Postby Shari » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:09 am

"Alright! What's a pinball machine?"
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Postby Will Stanton » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:03 am

"It's a game. You've got this litttletinytinytiny ball inside a machine, with all sorts of bumpers and things to try to hit, in order to score points. And the machine is slanted, so the ball keeps rolling back towards you -- and if it reaches you, your turn is up. But you have little flippers that you can use to hit the ball back up, ka-plooie, back into the field of play to hit more things and get more points.

And then you drink beer," he added, staggering out.

The barkeep frowned, and went back towards his bar, reaching for the phone as the two left.
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Postby Shari » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:11 am

"Then let's go and find this machine. Even if it doesn't sound quite as fun as the Karaoke..."
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Postby Will Stanton » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:19 am

"Well, I don't know if they have Karaoke. They might have Karaoke. And if they don't have Karaoke, you have me! I'm twice as good as any ol' Karaoke machine."
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Postby Shari » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:25 am

The door slams shut behind them and we smash-cut to two pints of beer being set down on a different bar. Shari grabs one of them and gives it a curious sniff before emptying the whole thing down her throat. Adaptive biology could be very convenient at times. Such as slamming a pint of beer and letting out an impressive burp.
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Postby Will Stanton » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:03 am

"See, not so bad!" Will said, downing his own pint and ignoring the stares -- and glares -- of the rest of the bar's clientele. "Gets you drunk, at least."
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Postby Shari » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:27 am

"The taste is interesting. Kinda... bitey."

"Why are people staring at us?"
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Postby Will Stanton » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:46 am

"Most people don't down it in one swig. Most people can't down it in one swig. It's impressive."
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Postby Shari » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:06 pm

"Oh. Well in that case." she says and swivels around on the barstool and takes a bow to the room at large.
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Postby Narrator » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:55 pm

The rather grizzled collection of patrons in the bar grunted and turned away, whispered conversations and muttering going on. This may not have been the round of applause Shari was hoping for.
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Postby Shari » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:21 pm

"Humans..." she mutters under her breath as she turns back around.
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Postby Will Stanton » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:17 pm

"Humans," Will agreed, clinking his glass to hers. "Another round?"
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Postby Shari » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:52 am

"Sure. I don't feel drunk yet."
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Postby Will Stanton » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:35 pm

"DO Skrulls get drunk? Like, drunkdrunk?"
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Postby Shari » Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:19 pm

"Depends on the form we're in. So right now I should."
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Postby Will Stanton » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:18 pm

"Perfect! And now for some entertainment.

Pinball? Karaoke? Darts?"
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Postby Shari » Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:12 pm

Shari grabs the second glass as it's placed in front of her but drinks this one a little slower.

"Hmm... I want to see the Pinball first, then the Karaoke." she decides.
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Postby Will Stanton » Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:01 pm

"I've got no idea how good this one will be, but it was recommended by S...

...It was recommended," Will said, staggering over to what was a...

Tron: Legacy themed game. Sure, why not, that was a thing a couple people liked.
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Postby Shari » Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:10 pm

"Okay so I just push the buttons?" she asks, setting her beer down and finding the buttons on the side and making the paddles waggle.
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Postby Will Stanton » Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:17 pm

Will fishes around in his pockets for a pound coin.

He did not find one.

Shrugging, he walked over to the coin slot, pressing his finger up against it, while whistling totally nonchalantly. A moment later, everything lit up and starting binging and banging.

"Nah, ok. You're gonna get...I think three goes. I think that's how this one's gonna work. See that little ball there, in the chute? When you pull the plunger, it's gonna shoot up to the top of the machine and start bouncing on things. You just gotta keep it up there and not let it go aaaaalllll the way down past the bumpers, kk?"
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Postby Shari » Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:30 pm

"Seems simple enough." she concludes and pulls the plunger to send the ball bouncing and chiming inside. "It's like... geometry but not boring!" she says as she wildly wobbles the flippers around, keeping the ball up more on accident than with any intent.
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Postby Will Stanton » Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:36 pm

"Applied geometry! The best kind!"

The pair continued to get glares as they made noise/hooted and hollered over Hot Pinball Action.
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Postby Shari » Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:44 pm

Sooner rather than later she misses the ball with the flailing paddles and she pouts. "Damnit! I almost had all the blinky bits up there lit up..."
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Postby Will Stanton » Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:03 pm

"You get another go! You usually get three balls, unless you get extra balls or the MULTI-BALL," Will explained, demonstratively.
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Postby Shari » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:24 pm

"Ooh, how do I multi-ball?" she wonders, leaning further over the machine than should let her keep her balance while still keeping her hands on the buttons.
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Postby Will Stanton » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:08 pm

"You gotta shoot up into those little holes up there, and it will lock your ball and give you a new one. And then, you hit that thingamajig THERE and all the balls you locked come down at the same time. Multi-ball!" he shouted, slapping the table.

"Hoy!" the man behind the bar said.
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Postby Shari » Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:51 am

"That's hard!" she exclaims, more or less ignoring the noise complaints they're getting. She figures if somebody puts such a noisy and brightly flashing machine in their business they want people to use it. It doesn't help that in her attempts to get the ball where she wants it to go she ends up dropping it even faster than the first one. "Nooo, that's less balls. That's the opposite of what I wanna do!"
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Postby Will Stanton » Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:41 am

"Yeah, you gotta get more balls. You can do it! Just keep trying."


"HOY, I said. Be careful with that machine!"
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