peektuttut: (T; Smarts. I got 'em.)
Tim Drake ([personal profile] peektuttut) wrote2012-02-22 09:57 pm

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Now that we've had some distance from the horrors...I used to wonder how we came up with the heart symbol. You know, like this. [He holds up both hands, thumbs and forefingers pressed together to form a <3 shape.] Doesn't look remotely like a real heart, so it had to come from somewhere.

It started with a fig or ivy leaf - if you squint, you can see it here-- [he holds up a book, and on one page, a fig leaf; he flips forward a few pages, and shows an ivy leaf] See? People were using these in art, as early as...I think the third millennium B.C.E., and by the middle ages, people had turned a leaf into a symbol of romantic, courtly love.

[He shrugs, then reaches forward - not to the device, but to his computer. He fiddles for a moment, then pulls the communicator down so that it gets a view of his computer screen.]



This is a cardioid. Actually, you could call it a lot of things, but it boils down to math being romantic. Happy Valentine's Day, I guess, a little late.

[And a couple hours later, he will add with none of the earlier levity,] David's disappeared. I assume his friends already realized. I'm sorry I didn't say something sooner.

[Private to Regina]

So...Can we just forget that whole thing happened?

[Private to Cissie]

Two years ago today. [Why yes, he's being vague to catch your attention.]
fuglyslut: (smug)

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[personal profile] fuglyslut 2012-02-23 05:58 am (UTC)(link)
Excuse-- oh, so that's what this is about.
fuglyslut: (eek)

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[personal profile] fuglyslut 2012-02-23 06:05 am (UTC)(link)
More like bitter and sad.
fuglyslut: (eek)

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[personal profile] fuglyslut 2012-02-23 06:12 am (UTC)(link)
Sorry, Tim. I can't help it if I thought a gross old corpse man would be better than you. Maybe it was a sign.
fuglyslut: (satisfied)

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[personal profile] fuglyslut 2012-02-23 06:21 am (UTC)(link)
[LOL like she cares about being shallow.] And also, an omen.
fuglyslut: (eyeroll)

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[personal profile] fuglyslut 2012-02-23 06:27 am (UTC)(link)
...Of what I just said? That a gross old corpse man would make a better boyfriend than you? Honestly, try to keep up, here.
fuglyslut: (smug)

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[personal profile] fuglyslut 2012-02-23 06:32 am (UTC)(link)
Of course you were.
fuglyslut: (eek)

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[personal profile] fuglyslut 2012-02-25 03:56 am (UTC)(link)
And I'm wondering less and less why you're still single when we're not having floods.
fuglyslut: (smug)

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[personal profile] fuglyslut 2012-02-25 04:46 am (UTC)(link)
[Suck it, loser. Regina, content to have more or less the last word, rolls her eyes and signs off.]