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.]
gotgreenmagic: (who me?)

Re: Private

[personal profile] gotgreenmagic 2012-02-23 11:44 pm (UTC)(link)
[Are you hitting on her over there Tim. DANGER WILL ROBINSON.]

It's not overachieving when it's this effortless.
gotgreenmagic: (PB - Yeah?)

Private

[personal profile] gotgreenmagic 2012-02-23 11:52 pm (UTC)(link)
[It's not going to stop her borderline flirting either so uh yay hypocrisy?]

You just can't learn to be as beautiful and scary as I am. Whereas I'm assuming you put at least some work into learning how to kick ass and take....college-level math.
gotgreenmagic: (worst employee ever)

Private

[personal profile] gotgreenmagic 2012-02-24 12:02 am (UTC)(link)
What, and deprive me of material to mock you with? You're killing me here.
gotgreenmagic: (that's just super)

Private

[personal profile] gotgreenmagic 2012-02-24 12:07 am (UTC)(link)
...

This is you toning down your nerd side, huh.
gotgreenmagic: (not this shit again)

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[personal profile] gotgreenmagic 2012-02-24 12:16 am (UTC)(link)
What the heck is --

You know what, I don't want to know. You've made your point.
gotgreenmagic: (I am critical of this idea)

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[personal profile] gotgreenmagic 2012-02-24 12:25 am (UTC)(link)
At least I guess I know who to call now if I need some urgent trigonometry doing.
gotgreenmagic: (yeah I'm cool)

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[personal profile] gotgreenmagic 2012-02-24 12:37 am (UTC)(link)
[That surprises a laugh out of her.]

Oh geez. It'd be almost worth visiting home for the nostalgia value of throwing that loser in jail for the billionth time. See if he's come up with any new puns in the last five years.
gotgreenmagic: (what.)

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[personal profile] gotgreenmagic 2012-02-24 01:19 am (UTC)(link)
I'd agree, but honestly I'm pretty sure I'm the only woman he's ever spoken to.
gotgreenmagic: (PB - Uh...huh.)

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[personal profile] gotgreenmagic 2012-02-24 01:37 am (UTC)(link)
When he was getting his dry cleaning done, maybe.
gotgreenmagic: (nice plan there)

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[personal profile] gotgreenmagic 2012-02-24 06:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Maybe all the women he's allegedly talked to are cops. Or lawyers.

Or shrinks.