futureleader: (i was a teenage anarchist)
Qᴜᴇɴᴛɪɴ Qᴜɪʀᴇ | Ḱᓮᖙ 〇ᙢᗴᘐᗩ ([personal profile] futureleader) wrote in [community profile] capeandcowl2013-03-08 04:50 pm

sixteen- voice

Go make a change in the world. Everyone wants to, why not you? Look around you and see the change, be inspired by it. Now's your chance to voice your concerns because I'm going to set you free from those conscious inhibitors that prevent you from speaking your mind.

Go on. Let them know that you've got the power.

[ooc: Related to the Subliminal Message plot! It ends tonight at Midnight!]
professorlionface: (Um.)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-03-13 11:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Those "conscious inhibitors" are part of our very selves, our sense of prudence. Freeing us from them won't have us speak our own minds.
professorlionface: (You're sure about that?)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-03-14 02:05 am (UTC)(link)
That's certainly never stopped you.
professorlionface: (Can't be overly concerned at the moment!)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-03-14 02:24 am (UTC)(link)
Which isn't quite as rare as you seem to think! Certainly not at your age. Perhaps as a lash against social mores and the general concept of politeness, a self-importance typical of the young man, and it is almost always a young man, who thinks he's the first to have had the ideas he holds, that these ideas are faultless and should be held by all he encounters.

From one former arrogant teenage boy to another, you grow out of it.
professorlionface: (I must take this data down immediately.)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-03-14 04:59 am (UTC)(link)
Probably because you see me as some rival in a competition I've never even joined.
professorlionface: (I find myself brimming with thoughts.)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-03-14 06:24 am (UTC)(link)
To call them opposite creates a false dichotomy. I think we want very similar things, but see very different ways to achieve them.
professorlionface: (Most excellent! :3)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-03-14 03:43 pm (UTC)(link)
They're very different statements that are often treated like they aren't. That's what a false dichotomy is, Quirinius, demanding that two differing points must be opposing. And what really can we achieve while we're so busy fighting amongst ourselves?
professorlionface: (Well...that's something.)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-03-14 06:11 pm (UTC)(link)
I like Quirinius better, unless we want to discuss numerical significance again. But every time you call me Henry, that's what you'll get.

I think the major problem comes from one side dominating with an uncompromising stance. You don't see Logan and myself having as much trouble coexisting, do you? Scott set himself up for his own coming fall, he simply can't be worked with.

But, if you recall, you came to us first. We simply had our qualms with allowing you to leave after.
professorlionface: (I'll explain this slowly.)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-03-15 05:24 am (UTC)(link)
Have you considered what would happen if we hadn't? What state you would have been kept in at Scott's whim, with Danger as the warden? You weren't a guest there, Quentin. Being required to attend classes is hardly comparable to being a true prisoner.
professorlionface: (I find myself brimming with thoughts.)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-03-16 08:40 am (UTC)(link)
I was never really sure on that point. I wasn't around, if you remember.

What do you think would have happened if it didn't break?
professorlionface: (Oh I dropped it.)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-03-17 06:05 am (UTC)(link)
No, I think that conflict was inevitable. All it needed was that one last push, and you provided it. Without you in the picture, the only major difference is you wouldn't be in the picture. Just...slowly whiling away in some dark corner of Utopia.
professorlionface: (I'll have to think about this.)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-03-17 06:56 am (UTC)(link)
My point is that you haven't really considered where you fall in the grand scheme of your supposed brother-in-arms. He may say he cares about the future of mutantkind, but he doesn't really recognize the individual worth of anyone in that group.

While the school may not have been ideal for you, your situation could have been so much worse.
professorlionface: (All the way up there?)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-03-19 12:16 am (UTC)(link)
There was never a chance to go big with him. What were you expecting, that he'd call you out of the cell to be the hero mutantkind needs?

I doubt you'd enjoy the rare circumstance that would happen, considering the likely conditions. As far as he would care, there's only one thing you have that Emma doesn't.