Improvements to Icarus and Minerva
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Set Minerva to do research on school events and the Safe Harbour area.
Continue work on nano-machines
Place it in stasis when the professor calls us
We can go visit Hector!!!
He has arranged for us to have the same lessons as we would have here. “Spread our wings” a bit. Prep for MIT.
Not disclose his location. Duh.
Try not to slip up and address him by his given name. Alejandro Ramirez.
We get to visit for the whole week.
We will be attending Xavier’s School for the Gifted. My parents considered sending me there, but chose not to.
Pack up a kit for the week.
Hector bday gift: START martial arts simulator (send him a research module)
Hector xmas gift: Chameleon cloth suit (Armani)
Electronic dancing xmas card
I take my suitcase with clothes and my engineering kit. Laptop and charger for Icarus. Remote comm. for Minerva.
Mom gives me the location and tells me to take care. Adrian wishes he could go, but instead will be stuck at school being hunted by Cynthia the Lion like a gazelle. Ah, the imagery!
Meet at the Sanctum…
We gather and then gate to the foyer of the Xavier Institute.
Professor X meets us and tells us where Allejandro is located. Rm 874.
Need to get schedules from Professor Monroe
We’ll be staying in guest quarters. Bobby Drake comes to meet us and show us around.
I take out Icarus so he can joyride around the mansion. Woo hoo!
We are shown to the ladies quarters while introducing ourselves to Bobby. Our typical introduction of Elli offends her, as we are telling him not to give her caffeine. Slight catfight. Meow! We make up with an apology and a hug and everything is cool.
We go to the common room to wait for Allejandro. Ooooooh!
He takes us on a tour of the school. There are some rather amazing labs, not to mention the gym, pool, tech lab (!!!) and the beautiful courtyard.
Best yet, the classes are actually challenging. I am so envious.
We go get our schedules.
No debate class, so they place me and Elli in Astronautics.
Extra class at end of the day: Powers training
1. Astronautics, Professor Gideon
2. AP History, Professor Xavier
3. Calculus, Professor
5. AP English,
6. Technology, Forge
7. Physics, Professor Summers
Allejandro’s hang-out group
Bobby Drake, Rogue (Marie), Peter Rasputin, Kitty Pryde
Today is Cajun food by Professor Lebau.
Sweet! I’ve never tried this before. WOO! It’s spicy.
We tell Allejandro about Cynthia and her phone.
Rogue talks about her power absorption abilities. She cannot touch people? Hmmm… I wonder if there is a way to create a tactile-transmitting membrane which would allow her to feel as if she was wearing nothing. (you know Dad is going to suggest we use this for condoms)
I need to talk with Dr. Hank McCoy about this. He can help with the bio part of the technology. I need to come back after powers class tomorrow to discuss this. Woot.
We continue to tell stories. They play games here with superpowers, which should be interesting. Kitty has issues with basketball because of her height.
They start talking about a physics problem and we work to figure it out. I actually have to write it down. SWEET!!! I really want to go to this school.
Monday, March 7, 2011
The next day, we go to class…
Begin with Astronautics!!!!
I bounce downstairs with Ellie-like enthusiasm. Woo hoo!
The day passes in a whirlwind of education. Then we go to powers class.
Professor Xavier will be working with us today. He’s going to scan our minds to find out what our powers are.
Apparently, I need practice with postcognition and energy detection. I should ask Mum to teach me about TK.
Dr. McCoy is going to give me bioengineering assignments to challenge me in an area I am not already good at. This will continue even after I return to PA. He expects me to turn them in like a normal assignment on time and in person. I’ll have to check with the parents on that. Unfortunately, Forge will not be able to do the same thing because of the risk. Ah well. I’ll just have to find a way to go here next year.