jamesmcginty: Kalani Queypo tucking hair behind his ear and looking down and to the right, wearing a dark shirt (James(down))
To BestPilot [@] Free.net
From JMcGinty [@] Free.net

How was the flight?

I am taking a course in first aid. Or a refresher one? I had one for Victorian style emergency triage for ships, but that's hardly modern. So I'm taking another one. The uh - painting class is mostly for the fun of it. I keep feeling like I should apologize for signing up for it, but the teacher's been - all right. He finds my accent quaint.

I have not grumbled about that.

The college is up and going again. The students have started three competing papers. A charming spotty youth that looked about twelve offered a subscription to one to me, and I took him down for coffee and lunch and talked politics. He was of the young and clueless sort, but he looked like he was due a lunch in the world.

He asked if I was good at setting type.

Well, I could toss the name by folks and see if it's dangerous, right? He seemed all right, and it'd be type for all the papers.

Love,

James

Email to R:

Jun. 6th, 2016 11:07 pm
jamesmcginty: Kalani Queypo in a dark shirt, glasses pushed up, mouth open, looking left (James(glassesup?))
To: AGrandError [@] ParisU

Be safe.

My house is always open to you. Someone kicked in Damian's door and he's a wreck. I would really like to have you here, no matter how late, so I know you're okay.

Love,
J
jamesmcginty: Kalani Queypo in a dark shirt, glasses pushed up, mouth open, looking left (James(glassesup?))
To BestPilot [@] Freenet:
From JMcGinty [@] Freenet:

I'm with R right now. Someone fired a gun twice at the protests. I'm all right, people worried if I'm okay, minor injury, went to a doctor. Just letting you know if anything ends up in the paper.

R was there, watching crowd. Kind of amazing when he walked over. Also met Inspector Javert. So there I was bleeding, and near the third thing on his mind? I better not be being a pirate. He said he knew you. Is he on the bad list?

I'd say it wasn't . . . too bad? I mean - dramatic speeches, tense people, but it didn't feel that bad. Tom was there. He wants to catch up with you, I think about Damian.

Love, J
jamesmcginty: Kalani Queypo, wearing a striped t-shirt with trees behind him, expression strong (James(core of iron))
I'm heading down to check out the protests, since you were worried about them. The factories here are worse than Port Martin, but it's nowhere near as bad as the stories coming out of Lorena Station. Work on your ship, get some rest, and don't worry about me. Feel free to grab the bread. I'm pretty sure I can buy something while I'm out. Or give up and buy some flour and just make something in that tiny thing masquerading as an oven.

Never thought I'd miss bread. The bread shortages have been the oddest things lately. Maybe I am becoming French?

Walk's good for me too.

Love,

James
jamesmcginty: Kalani Queypo, wearing a striped purple shirt, looking up right (James(innocent))
From JMcginty [@] Freenet :

I'm not sure why, but I ended up picking up some watercolor paper. Maybe it's the weather? There's a nice view down the street and the trees are just leafing out.

There's a place near me that does pretty nice little collections of things to nibble on or some butter, ham, and bread, and you could join me?

Work's been fine, but ... it can wait, I guess, till you're there. If you can come?

James
jamesmcginty: Kalani Queypo, wearing a striped t-shirt with trees behind him, expression strong (James(core of iron))
Closing down passenger flights? You're parked in cargo, I take it. Still, it sounds terrible out there. Tom got a hold of me and said apparently one of his friends (Yvette Moore? Something like that?) was caught up in some horrible missing person (persons?) situation. Not to mention the living conditions.

I have my own desk at the naval offices, and my new apartment will probably surprise you. I bought new mattresses as well, so you don't have to steal the chair in my room. Unless you really miss that chair.

They say in a year or two, I might get my own office if I don't end up assigned to a ship. I'm not sure I want to be, now.

I had a first aid course though, so I could. Basic stitches, medicine, triage, CPR, all that.

Be careful.

XOXO,

James
jamesmcginty: Kalani Queypo, dark coat, purple spotted shirt, looking down right slightly (Default)
I'm successfully graduated! With a job even, in time that I could buy that apartment I was looking at.

I fear I may've done a foolish thing (so, of course, to be contrary you will disagree.) I sent one of the paintings from class to R along with the new address. It'd be easy to burn if he didn't want it?

Have you kept up with the news? )
jamesmcginty: Kalani Queypo tucking hair behind his ear and looking down and to the right, wearing a dark shirt (James(down))
Hope things are going well with you. Still in some Turkish colony?

I ran into R the other day. He had a rough week. New job - some kind of physical thing? He didn't say. Looked dead on his feet and a bit hungover. We had dinner, and the shower definitely seemed to help. I think he wasn't expecting I'd want to ... I don't know. Help? Not your thing about worrying what he'd have to pay but more of a - like if he'd be welcome.

Also, not vampire. )
jamesmcginty: Kalani Queypo, wearing a striped purple shirt, looking up right (James(innocent))
Watercolor class is pretty interesting. I don't think I'm particularly skilled, but I've produced a few pictures. I enclosed something for you. I fear there are no apples to paint. Only a hideous vase, and some rather unconvincing wax pears and rubber grapes. May it ferment gently in the mail and arrive as a slightly better vintage.

Darius is ... Darius. I haven't seen much of him, but what I have doesn't say he's improved much. We had a holiday, so he probably was off doing his thing somewhere.

R, it turns out, is pretty charming. I think he's been around here all his life, and knows the area like the back of his hand. His grades wouldn't impress anyone, but - well - some people don't do well in schools to start with. I think he's taken it to heart though.

You told me )
jamesmcginty: Young glass worker in Indiana, dark jacket, newsboy hat, arms crossed over his chest (James(young))
My parents would say you're a corrupting factor, but I seem to be in possession of a package of watercolor paints and some brushes. I'm fairly certain a real artist would shudder at the time they spent in my coat on the way back to the dorm.

I'll be getting new roommates. Some important heir from one of the yavanite mining countries and someone taking a lot of dance classes. The first, apparently, is younger than the second, since the dean sat me down for a good long talk about how I will be at the very least suspended if your actions bring him into danger.

Read more... )

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