5947/The Muppets Take Manhattan

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The Muppets Take Manhattan
Date of Scene: 15 April 2021
Location: Location
Synopsis: No description
Cast of Characters: Riri Williams, Vivian Vision

Riri Williams has posed:
Girl Headquarters, afternoon.

Vivian Vision received a call from Riri Williams earlier in the day, with a suggestion to come to the break room at around 2pm for a movie and a snack. "I know you've probably seen and categorized every major film production over the past hundred and twenty plus years of cinema, but just come in with an open mind, would you?" the message said. "I know you're going to be thinking about a thousand things at once, but why don't you come and hang out and just watch a movie. I've got popcorn...." She trails off. "Assuming that's something you like. Anyway, see you soon. Hopefully." And off the message went.

The break room - an office that had been fitted with a large couch on one end and a large TV screen on the other, the windows covered - had been festooned with little tinsel streamers to give the place a festive look and a small lectern had been set up outside with a 3d printed box and a single ticket. ADMIT ONE (1) Vivian Vision to the Cinema at the time she arrives

Vivian Vision has posed:
Viv might have watched a lot of movies for her age but with all the books, songs and non-fiction material there is to read finishing off the last hundred and twenty years is a bigger task than you might imagine. Not to mention all the runtime helping out with GIRL experiments takes up!

Still with Happy Harbour on an extended Spring break due to the recent SHIELD trouble she's got nothing preventing her stopping by. And it's always nice to be invited out.

The synthezoid teen gives the ticket a curious look. It's rare she encounters hardcopy tickets after all. "Good day Riri?" she says quizzically, unsure where precisely the iron hearted engineer might be.

Riri Williams has posed:
Riri is actually standing on a repulsor platform, hanging a length of red velvet on the wall near the back to give the room an old-time theatre vibe, and when Viv enters, she grins and waves with one hand, pinning it there and climbing down, sneakers thudding on the carpet. "Hey there, Viv. Thanks for coming by." She sounds sincere when she says it, too, wiping her hands on her pants, giving the other girl a grin. "I know this is probably going to be super, super boring, but I kinda hoped you were interested in hanging out. Team building exercise or something. Friends hanging out. Human stuff. Y'know?"

Vivian Vision has posed:
"Hanging out with friends is never boring," Vivian assures earnestly, letting herself into the room and checking for suitable seating. Not that she sits down just yet. "And I am always happy to receive such invitations. Providing I am not in class." She nods to the decorations. "Especially when you have clearly put in so much work into preparation."

There's a slight pause then she adds "May I ask what activities you had planned for the day?"

Riri Williams has posed:
Riri grins and makes herself busy over near the TV, turning around and holding up a small rectangular box about the size of a paperback book. Gazing from the cover are several puppets, each with googly eyes, cheerful expressions, and lots of colors, juxtaposed with humans. It looks zany, to say the least, but the title? Muppets Treasure Island? What in the world could that mean?

"I'm glad to hear that. One of the movies I always had on in the background while I was working was this one, and it's one of the special movies I have to share with people.. So what we're doing is just...watching a movie. Hanging out. Talking about whatever." The VHS tape - yes, tape - is lowered, Riri looking forlornly at the green-haired Girl. "You haven't seen it before, have you? Knowledge of the book Treasure Island is helpful, but not necessary."

Vivian Vision has posed:
Vivian Vision shakes her head. "No I have read the book but not seen the movie. I am capable of viewing it now at an accelerated rate... but from context I think you would like to experience it in real time with me?"

She does however look up everything about the invention and history of VHS tapes. Just out of curiosity.

"Has anything exciting happened recently in your life?" she wonders, making a start on that talking about whatever business. "Unfortunately my school had a group of thugs spoil movie night by trying to shoot our head teacher. Which was a shame. Thankfully I believe she will make a full recovery."

Riri Williams has posed:
It's a good thing that Vivian hasn't seen the movie, so it's awesome that she'll get to experience it for the first time, and yes, while it's possible to experience things at an accelerated rate, it's probably best that it doesn't happen with an ancient VHS player. Besides, where would you even stick the cables? "It's not so much watching the movie, Viv. It's watching it with someone in the same place. I know you could look up the summaries, clips, and whatever, but you won't be sitting here, with me, in the theater." As she's calling the room, it seems. "And just watching the film."

Trotting over, Riri puts the tape into the slot, gives it a push with her finger, and listens to it grind as it takes in the tape and starts to play it.

"Recently...not really, no. No killings or giant attacks or anything like that. Working a lot with the vibranium Shuri passed over, but I've hit a hurdle as far as that goes, materials wise. Atoms aren't playing the way I expected them to." She sighs and settles down on the couch, looking over and offering a bowl. "Popcorn. Viv, Popcorn." She shakes the bowl. "Come eat popcorn and watch the movie and tell me about your life. TUrn down the cycles a little so you're thinking of twenty things instead of five hundred."

Vivian Vision has posed:
"Most films are available online via streaming services," Vivian admits with a shrug. "I would not need to rely upon clips or summaries." Also it saves on cable issues, because the answer to where does a synthezoid put a cable is no-where!

She settles on the couch next to Riri but shakes her head to the popcorn.

"I don't really consume food. I don't really get any nutritional value from it and it means I don't have to deal with any potential waste products. That being said I can break things down far more efficiently. Enough that a very small amount would be entirely converted into raw materials." Possibly this is code for 'if you really insist I may try a single bite' or just an observation about her technical specifications.

"Aside from the incident I mentioned my life has been fairly simple of late. I have not engaged in any reckless superheroic situations. I did end up escorting Madigan to Gotham only to discover she was meeting someone for a date. That was a little unusual. I think perhaps awkward too. But I did get to explain why I dislike being called a 'bot' so it was not unproductive."

Riri Williams has posed:
"You're so far beyond a bot, Viv, you're pretty much just as alive as I am. 'Cept a little faster on the processing in some cases, and with built in WiFi. Which is kind of useful." Riri grins, her nose wrinkling cutely as she settles back on the couch, pulling her knees beneath her, the bowl of popcorn on her lap where Viv can grab her single bite if she so chooses.

STreaming services have everything, but there's something nostalgic for Riri about watching an old tape of a show she's seen a hundred times. The resolution will be awful, the sound tinny, and there might be a few artifacts if they're lucky, and a lot if they're not, but it's a memory. She hits play on the remote and sets it down on the table, the blocky PLAY with 00:00:00 starting to count up, followed by the FBI warning screen. "Thanks for watching a movie wtih me, Viv." she says after a second, glancing over and giving a small grin, listening to the story about what's been going on in Viv's life.

"Gotham, huh? I've never been. I kind of picture it like Blade Runner and the 90's mixed together. Lots of gothic buildings and rain and Batman running around."

Vivian Vision has posed:
Vivian Vision nods. "She seems to like giving people odd nicknames without thinking through how they will feel about it," she muses. "Madigan that is. Still she is probably not quite as dangerous an influence as I had first feared." Certainly less than Janet is. "Anyway Gotham, or the part we were, was quite acceptable. But we had travelled to... I believe it was some sort of a biodome."