Post by Very Funky Disco on May 12, 2009 0:18:05 GMT -5
"Linda and I get along, most of the time," Marty commented, smiling. "I'm not as close to her, though, as I am to Artie. Artie and I do so much together. Although, he wants to become a professional football player - and I myself am not really into sports. Music is more my thing."
OOC: Nope! Marty's the youngest. That's why he was the last to start fading from the photo.
Post by Emma “Emmz” Squalor on May 12, 2009 15:57:34 GMT -5
“I’m not very talented when it comes to sports, either,” Jerome confessed. “Father wanted me to try out for football when I entered high school, but I wasn’t very good. Now he’s determined to mold Andrew into the son he always wanted me to be.”
Post by Very Funky Disco on May 13, 2009 20:31:09 GMT -5
"Artie always was the more athletic type," explained Marty, softly. "Doc is always telling us: if you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything. Even though I myself am not a sports fanatic, I do wish for my twin to realize his dream. Unfortunately, because of our height, it might be a little hard - but Jerome, I'm completely standing beside him. I myself would like to become a rock star."
OOC: I'll have to re-watch that movie soon, myself.
Post by Emma “Emmz” Squalor on May 13, 2009 22:17:07 GMT -5
"Really?" Jerome asked. "Are you a musician?"
He couldn't help from feeling a little like an outsider— he had never been talented in any particular field other than the culinary arts. It was something he did his best to keep private, but since Marty was being so open with him then perhaps...
"I enjoy cooking a little," Jerome blurted. "Well, more than a little. It's actually what you'd call a secret passion of mine."
[Awesome. I had forgotten quite a bit when I watched them, and so they were practically brand new to me. ]
Post by Very Funky Disco on May 13, 2009 22:45:52 GMT -5
"Cooking?" Marty asked, flashing a lopsided smiling. "I think that's awesome, Jerome! Have you ever considered becoming a chef? You could maybe even open your own restaurant. As I just said before, I simply love to bake - especially when I'm with Grandma Stella."
Post by Emma “Emmz” Squalor on May 13, 2009 23:35:51 GMT -5
"Me? Open up a restaurant?" Jerome asked. He blushed brightly, smiling shyly as he rubbed his hand across his face. "Oh, no. I don't think that would be possible. It would require dealing with people, and I'm shy enough as it is."
Post by Very Funky Disco on May 14, 2009 1:16:15 GMT -5
"Why are you so shy?" Marty asked, concerned. "Y'know, you should maybe talk to my father. He used to have that same problem. Maybe he could, uh..." Worried that he might be overstepping his bounds, he added, "Well, it's up to you. I understand how, at times, it seems as if this world is full of cruel people. That's a part of why I don't really pay attention to national or world politics. Or even city politics, for that matter. Still, this world does also does have a lot of kind and compassionate folks. Even though, of course, nobody is perfect. Maybe I should introduce you to Doc, as well."
Post by Emma “Emmz” Squalor on May 14, 2009 12:49:02 GMT -5
Jerome shrugged. He had never been able to come to terms with his shyness— all he knew was that it had caused him many problems in the past. It was something that he both wanted and needed to get over, but he had no idea how to go about doing it.
“I don’t know why I’m so shy,” he replied honestly, shrugging. “And who’s Doc? You’ve mentioned him a few times… is he your uncle?”
Post by Very Funky Disco on May 14, 2009 13:36:56 GMT -5
"He's a family friend," explained Marty, smiling. "Dr. Emmett Brown. He's not a medical doctor. He's a scientist. He's a fan of my father's works, and he also admires authors like Jules Verne and HG Wells."
Nervously, he wondered if introducing Jerome to Doc was such a good idea. After all, an outspoken minority of Hill Valley residents did view Doc as a "crackpot" or a "lunatic". Still, it was only a minority - and Doc used to be a third grade teacher until about the mid-'60s. Some of his former pupils had spoken positively of him.
Even so, aside to him and Artie, Doc seemed to only have one other close friend - Sabrina Palmer, who was ten years older than him and Artie. Even Jennifer wasn't as close to him, although she was okay with him. The same went for the members of his band - including Zach Nelson, the bassist and his best friend from kindergarten. How exactly would Jerome take to Doc?
"Jerome," Marty continued, nervously, "Doc might be a little, uh, eccentric. He's a very nice man, though - and he's like an uncle to me. An uncle and a mentor."
OOC: In the normal BTTF Universe, George and Lorraine's history with Doc is a bit different. In the original timeline, Lorraine was disapproving but Doc - but, then again, she was disapproving of so much. George had Doc for his third grade teacher, and had some fond memories of him. Because of him being so weak-willed, though, he never really vocalized his opinions on Doc.
In the improved timeline, both George and Lorraine are casual friends with Doc. Lorraine remembers him as "Calvin Klein's uncle", and George shares his science-related interests.
In this universe, George and Lorraine have known Doc in the VFD. I haven't really decided yet how the two of them ended up being recruited, being neither gifted nor wealthy. Of course, in my other ASOUE Universe, Lorraine is Mrs. Quagmire - and becomes wealthy through her husband. Anyway, I just figured it'd be cool to involve the McFly parents. So that's that.
Post by Emma “Emmz” Squalor on May 14, 2009 16:53:40 GMT -5
“You’re lucky to have someone like that in your life,” Jerome commented. “My mentor, I suppose, is Jacques Snicket. He’s only two years older than me, but he’s always seemed so much older than he actually is. Not in looks, but in personality. As if he’s experienced so much more than the average twenty-year-old.”
Jerome was beginning to feel a little more at ease now that he and Marty had been talking for a while. But that was the way Jerome was—when he did find someone he liked, it always took him a little while to warm up to them. Once he had, though, he wondered why he had ever been so shy in the first place.
[I had no idea that Doc was once a third-grade teacher, and to George, no less! That’s very interesting.
I remember Lorraine being disapproving of a lot of things— it annoyed me the way she criticized Jennifer to Marty in the first film.
Hmm… I suppose George could have been recruited into V.F.D. because of his talent in writing. I’m not sure about Lorraine, though. But I’m sure you’ll come up with something smashing for both of them. ]
Post by Very Funky Disco on May 14, 2009 17:11:23 GMT -5
"I'll have to meet this Jacques Snicket," Marty replied, smiling. He smirked a little at the name, and then realized that others had reacted similarly to his own name. Turning onto Lyons Estates, he added, "Well, Jerome, here we are! It looks like Dad's home. Mom must still be at her meeting."
OOC: Hey, thanks! Yeah, in the first timeline, I thought Lorraine was an annoying hypocrite. I was thinking that my version of Jerome would look sort of like a cross between George of the first timeline and George of the second timeline. Also, do Jerome not know Lemony and Kit all that well.
Post by Emma “Emmz” Squalor on May 14, 2009 22:25:39 GMT -5
“You’d like Jacques,” Jerome said. “He and his family are members of the same country club as mine. I don’t like it much— too many snobs for my taste —but Jacques and his siblings make it tolerable. They’re triplets.” Jerome smiled. “My parents and I are going to the club for lunch on Saturday, and my brother’s bringing a friend along. Would you be interested being my guest?”
[Yeah, I thought that about Lorraine, too. Then when I saw the 1955 version of her, I thought she was so sweet. I pictured your Jerome as looking like the George of the second timeline. But I can also picture a combination of that George and the one of the first timeline.
And yes, Jerome and his parents are associated with the entire Snicket family.]
Post by Very Funky Disco on May 14, 2009 22:44:05 GMT -5
"Triplet?" Marty asked, smiling. "That's awesome! It's always nice to hear of other multiples. I bet they're all close to each other, like Artie and me. Well, let's go into the kitchen. Would you like some ice cream?" As Artie stepped into the room, who was wearing a grey tee-shirt and some blue dress pants, Marty added, "Hi, Artie! I would like to introduce you to my new friend, Jerome Squalor." Turning to Jerome, he added, "Jerome, this is Artie - my twin brother."
"Hi, Jerome," greeted Artie, flashing a lopsided smile. Extending a hand, he added, "It's so great to meet you."
OCC: So he is casual friends with Kit and Lemony, but happens to be the closest to Jacques? Yeah, I thought the 1955 version of Lorraine was sweet. I don't see her as having ever actively picked on George. She probably only knew him in passing, was the type to say "hi" to him in the halls, but wasn't really a friend - or even an acquaintance.
Post by Emma “Emmz” Squalor on May 14, 2009 22:59:48 GMT -5
“Hello,” Jerome said, shaking Artie’s hand. “I’ve heard a lot about you from Marty. It’s nice to finally have a face to go with the description.”
Jerome knew that last part sounded a bit cheesy, but what could he do? He really wasn’t very accustomed to talking with anyone, other than his own family and the Snickets. He had clearly already been accepted by Marty, and hoped it would be the same with his twin brother.
[Yup! I got the impression that Jerome was closest with Jacques, just because of what little I read in LSTUA. In Jenny’s and my universe, Jerome also briefly dated Kit, who is older than him by two years. And yes— I see Lorraine and George knowing of each other’s existence, but nothing more than that until the events in BTTF.]
Post by Very Funky Disco on May 14, 2009 23:13:27 GMT -5
"All you had to do was look at Marty's face," Artie commented, smiling. "Well, do you happen to like football."
"Actually, Artie, he's like me," explained Marty. "He's really not into sports." Turning to Jerome, he added, "That's Artie! He's the big sports freak, especially football. He also likes baseball and hockey."
"And Marty is obsessed with rock and roll," Artie added, with a smirk.
"I am not, Artie!" protested Marty.
"Yes, you are!" countered Artie. Walking up to Marty, he asked, "Do I have to tickle that confession out of you?"