Post by Emma “Emmz” Squalor on May 15, 2009 16:29:45 GMT -5
Jerome couldn’t keep the smile from his face when he saw just how well Marty and Artie got along. Despite Jerome’s jealousy toward Andrew for being more handsome and cleverer, they had what one would call a good relationship.
“D-do you two a-always behave like t-this in front of c-company?” Jerome asked, unable to keep himself from stuttering. It tended to happen whenever he struck up a conversation with someone he didn’t know well, and he had known Artie for all but one minute.
Post by Very Funky Disco on May 15, 2009 17:54:54 GMT -5
"I didn't mean to startle you, uh, Jerome," Artie replied, nervously. "Marty and I are the best of friends - but I just like to rib him, some of the time. Anyway, Dad has got the Nintendo system set up. Would you guys like to go play? Only two can play at once, but..."
"We can take turns," Marty suggested, nodding. He could barely contain his excitement. He played some Nintendo games in the arcade, which he enjoyed - and he figured that it's be as good as the Atari.
OOC: I think Sega came out after the Nintendo, but I'll have to double check. Atari has been out since about the mid-'70s. Anyway, I like the ideas you've mentioned in PM.
Post by Emma “Emmz” Squalor on May 15, 2009 22:33:09 GMT -5
“My brother and I have a Nintendo,” Jerome said, and refrained from adding the word “each”. He knew that not everyone was wealthy like the Squalors, and that many people would think him and his brother spoiled. He didn’t like to assume that Marty and Artie would think that, but Jerome didn’t want to take any chances. “I’m a big fan of games like Super Mario Bros. and Kid Icarus. What games do you guys like to play?”
[Yes, Sega did come out after Nintendo, I believe. My best friend in elementary school and I were obsessed with Sonic the Hedgehog— which I am still a fan of sixteen years later. I have a bunch of the Sonic games for GameCube now.
And I’m glad you like the ideas I mentioned in my PM to you.]
Post by Very Funky Disco on May 15, 2009 22:44:46 GMT -5
"I like Super Mario Bros. and Duck Hunt," explained Marty, smiling. "I also enjoy Wild Gunman." As the trio made their way for Artie's bedroom, he added, "Jerome, you said that you like Huey Lewis and the News, right?"
Post by Emma “Emmz” Squalor on May 15, 2009 23:24:44 GMT -5
“That’s right,” Jerome replied. “I’ve always wanted to go to one of their concerts, but my parents disapprove of them. Not of Huey Lewis and the News, but of concerts in general. They’re afraid I’ll be kidnapped— even though I am going to be nineteen on the twenty-fourth of February.”
[Well, it looks like I just came up with a birth date for Jerome. It’s actually the same as Ben’s (my best friend in elementary school), who reminded me a bit of Jerome.]
Post by Emma “Emmz” Squalor on May 16, 2009 17:02:25 GMT -5
“It must be nice to have at least one kind grandparent,” Jerome said, as he took a seat on Marty’s bed. “I wouldn’t know, seeing as I was never able to form a particularly close bond with either side.”
Jerome knew what a downer he must have sounded like from the moment he’d walked through the McFly’s front door. But he really wasn’t trying to be— he was simply being honest.
Post by Emma “Emmz” Squalor on May 16, 2009 19:56:45 GMT -5
Jerome nodded, and situated himself comfortably on the floor next to Marty. Jerome took up the controller, while Marty turned on the Nintendo.
The start-up menu soon appeared on the television screen, and Jerome selected the two-player mode. Every time he played Super Mario Bros. with Andrew, Jerome always let his younger brother be Mario just so Jerome wouldn’t have to worry about Andrew’s complaint about who went first. Even though the Squalor brothers each had a Nintendo, it was nice to be able to share a game with someone once in a while. Even if that someone happened to be a twelve-year-old boy determined on getting his way.
[Yes, it is sad. I think it’s because even though Andrew was the one to get into trouble, Maxwell still felt that he had more potential than his older brother.]
Post by Very Funky Disco on May 16, 2009 20:17:59 GMT -5
"You can go first, Jerome," Marty commented, as he flashed a lopsided smile at Jerome.
OCC: I just thought of something. Would Maxwell be one who's not too fond of the Baudelaire orphans? Also, I'm wondering if we should soon introduce Esme. I guess, at around this time, she'd be living with Count Olaf.
Post by Emma “Emmz” Squalor on May 16, 2009 21:39:05 GMT -5
Jerome nodded, and bit down softly on his bottom lip. He was relatively good at Super Mario Bros. until around World Three, when the game became more complex. He hoped that Marty would be able to give him some pointers.
“What’s the furthest you’ve ever gotten in this game?” Jerome asked him.
[Oh, most definitely. Maxwell is the type who would criticize Jerome for adopting the Baudelaires the same way he criticized him for adopting Carmelita. My grandfather’s wife always treated me the same way since I wasn’t related to her.
Introducing Esmé soon is a good idea. Perhaps Jerome, Marty and Artie would be hanging out at the diner on a weekend— Esmé would be home from Training School, and they could run into her there.]