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It Belongs in a Museum; Open
Topic Started: Aug 3 2016, 09:25 PM (390 Views)
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It had been a while since Jennifer had been to the Kingman Museum of Art and History. But, she heard they had some new things on display since the last time she visited. She had the time, some extra money, and the desire to. Also, she felt like going out on a Saturday afternoon, and the museum seemed like a nice choice. It wasn’t the most expansive museum out there, but it was a good one. A while back, some of the Seniors’ art projects were on display here, including some of hers. It was a nice experience, to see some of her photography as part of an exhibition. Overall, Jennifer liked being able to visit the museum. It was only today that she was able to see what new things were available.

She’d brought a sketchpad. That way, if she needed to sketch something, she could do so. No camera, though. The museum didn’t allow it. Too many people used flash on objects that could be hundreds of years old. Plus, it brought up odd legal issues.

The lobby hadn’t changed much from the last time she’d been here. The floor was still a shiny brown, and the stairs were still parallel to the entrance. There were some of the same steel sculptures decorating it. One of them was of a coyote, its teeth bared. She leaned forward to get a closer look. Jennifer couldn’t help but admire how lifelike it was, even now.

Despite it being the weekend, it wasn’t that crowded. She guessed that people didn’t want to spend the afternoon at this particular museum. Maybe they wanted to do other things. Who knew? It was quiet, though, which was nice.

Jennifer sat down on one of the benches placed nearby, and pulled out her sketchbook from her black tote. She usually preferred painting or photography. However, sketching was nice as a first draft. It helped you get an idea of how things worked. Plus, the museum encouraged it, just with a few rules. She’d never sketched the coyote, though. Maybe it’d be good practice, or an inspiration for her.

Jennifer lifted her thumb to use as a measure. She could try this.
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Jennifer had begun roughly drawing the coyote’s pose. Nothing fancy, just a rough outline of what went where. The feet were placed on the ground, reaffirming that the coyote was in an aggressive stance. Its mouth was wide open, with its tongue and teeth on display. This was one fierce coyote. There was something majestic about it.

Her nose wrinkled a bit as an odd, fishy smell filled the air. She looked up, to see one of her classmates sitting down on the other side. She knew who he was. That was Bart Cappotelli, a boy from the Writing Club. He always had this bizarre odor that wafted through the air like a poisonous gas. She had no idea why. Maybe he didn’t shower that often. Maybe he needed to change his diet. Whatever it was, it was unusual. She wouldn’t bring it up in conversation, but only out of politeness. Other than that, he was a quiet type. Didn’t he like animation? That was one detail she could remember.

“Hello Bart,” she said, her eyes on his sketch book. “Same idea?”
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Jennifer still couldn’t get over the smell. Why couldn’t he shower, especially since he was going out to a public space? But she still shouldn’t bring it up. She didn’t know the story behind that. It was the sort of thing she was sure Bart wouldn’t like her asking, either. As much as it was odd that a fishy odor seemed to float around him, it was rude to ask him why he smelled so weird.

“Yes, I am too,” she said, looking back at the coyote.

She just remembered that he was a bit of an animator type, too. Cartooning? Yes, that was it. He was a bit nervous, but Jennifer could recall a detail like that. It would be interesting, seeing his interpretation of the coyote. There was only one cartoon coyote she could think of at the top of her head, after all. It was probably just a sketch, but still.

She fidgeted a bit, her nose still wrinkling a bit.

“Is the thing you’re having trouble with your… ah, animation?”, she asked.

Not eloquent, she had to admit.
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“Ah,” Jennifer said. “I know the feeling.”

Writer’s block: the bane of anyone with an artistic bent. She knew it well. The feeling of staring at a computer screen, notepad, or piece of paper, trying to think of just that right detail. Didn’t matter what exactly you were doing, but it still crept up like some wild tiger.

Jennifer smiled for a brief second. That feeling was one of solidarity. Something she could empathize with, even with the smell. Speaking of which, he just noticed her reaction.

“Uh…”

She didn’t come off as impolite, did she? Jennifer was a blunt person, but the smells of people was right up there with talking to someone about their body weight. It could be well-meaning, but it wasn’t nice to go around telling people they’re fat or that they smell bad. Sure, she still wondered why he didn’t take care of the smell, but again, that’s something she felt was inappropriate to bring up.

But Bart noticed her reaction, so it was a good idea to tackle that elephant in the living room. Well, museum lobby, but still.

“I guess it is,” she said. “I’ve been wondering about it for a while, but… I thought it was impolite to ask. Sorry if I came off as rude.”

Well, this was awkward. Maybe she should have brought it up sooner in Writing Club or elsewhere. It would have at least given her an explanation sooner, to prevent mishaps like this. Jennifer found herself looking away, only to see another classmate. It was Asuka, standing and waving some feet away

Jennifer waved back. She must be here for the same reasons, then? It was hot outside, too. Living on the edge of the Mohave desert meant a lot of air condition. Maybe that was it, for Bart. Just someone who sweats a lot.
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Oh. Well that’s awkward. He couldn’t do much to control it, could he? If it’s a medical thing, then… maybe. But Jennifer didn’t know the illness well enough to say how. She couldn’t help but suddenly think of her own issues with caffeine. She’d been trying to quit it for a long time, only to find herself holding a mug a week later. Whenever she brought it up, everyone jumped in to give advice. It was sometimes asinine advice, too. Decaffeinated beverages were a good idea, but then some people pitched in with all kinds of fad diets that would supposedly help. No, she didn’t want to try to latest detox diet trend. Did she look like she wanted to? No.

Anyways, it’d be somewhat like that, if she said anything that was supposed to be “advice”. Bart didn’t name the medical condition, anyways, so it’s not like she was an expert. So advice was right out. Too insensitive. Jennifer, to be honest, didn’t think of herself as being good at talking about personal matters. Small talk? Sure. Critiquing each other’s’ work? Of course. Personal things? Well, that’s when she’s at a loss. It wasn’t like she was that terrible at social skills, just... she had no idea what to say to improve things. Bart had sounded disappointed, too. What can she say, then?

Asuka, however, had spoken up. It was that easy. Just say that it sucks. Maybe it was too simple, or maybe he didn’t want to be pitied for it. But at least it was something.

“Same. I… had no idea about it until now”, Jennifer said.

She wasn’t sure if that’s what he wanted to hear.
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