"Hello! Hola! Hallo! Bonjour! Hei! Szia! привет! 您好! こんにちは！"
A calm-faced, almost emotionless man sat at the bar, pulling out his own vintage from a random pocket, a small flask of dark red wine, the beautiful scent drifting out and invading the atmosphere of beer and smoke as he poured himself a glass, while a jolly tune was played in the background
. He wore a what might have been an ordinary gray coat, divided near the bottom supposedly for riding on horseback, yet it periodically changed - at one moment, it would be a purple and gold shirt, with a tinge of green; another, and it was black as sin, with red threading at the edges and hem, strange white disks dotting the garment.
As someone sat next to him, inquiring of his name, or of anything in general, the blank face suddenly lit up, grey-blue eyes burning delightful holes into the questioner's face, the man beaming as he spoke.
"Who am I? Why - I'm The
Professor, of course, unless you're asking about an actual teacher at a college, then I'm afraid this isn't the professor you're looking for, no? Unless you happen to have a penchant for scribbling - ah - writing, that is. Creative Writing, ne! You know - that gleeful little experience you get to have drawing out a character, nay, an entire universe, all in pretty text. Whether it's typed or written out is your nonsensical jubilee to celebrate over, though, if you really, really want to know - I prefer
He smiled cheesily after his sudden outburst, taking a moment to adjust his spectacles and adjust himself on the stool. The unfortunate person to ask made a single movement, and the tremendous tirade of tiddly-wink joy continued its invasion of words.
"What kind of Role-Plays I like, you say? Heh - well that's quite a simple question, if only one. I enjoy Original Role-Plays - namely anything within the Epic Fantasy and some other genres, but that one in particular - and Canon Role-Plays, though that is mostly confined to the Kingdom Hearts Universe, unless I find something that I have applicable knowledge of. Who's Role-Plays do I join? Well, there are some Role-Players that create these delicately delicious Role-Plays to die for, but I'm either zoned out by the Universe it takes place in, whether or not it's already started, or if I generally just don't feel like taking on another scribbling on my plate."
"However, in this Section of KHi Metropolis, there's some 'experienced,' you might
say, Role-Players who most of the time have my shiny nickel and bottom dollar when they conceive Role-Plays - Omni, Ordei, and Ori, of course - generally when these three [Dwarves] smash their heads together, I'm usually waiting for the Role-Play they cunningly create to begin. After all, I do enjoy the Kingdom Hearts: Eclipse Role-Play very much so. That Universe needs
such a darker side to it, ne?"
He took a sip of his wine, watering his whistle, swirling around the contents of the glass with a turning yet sturdy hand, pondering. The questioner made as if to leave The Professor's misbegotten company, and the hand swirling the glass set it down, ceasing the inquirer's exit with a gentle grip.
"A word of advice, yes?" The cheesy, cursed smile warped into dreaded seriousness as he took a moment for breath, and unveiled his [AHA!] trap card. "Always keep an open mind of others' writing - something may spark your interest or your dismissal, yet even then, don't be too quick to judge. Try not to look down on other people here, for even the smallest among us are capable of great things. Find your little hole here in this fantastical Section, and if it tickles your fancy, try and branch out a little."
"Try different Worlds, new Universes yet undiscovered - hell, go to the Arena and have a Battle or three if you so desire - but in all circumstances, have fun. If you're not having fun - which is undoubtedly pointless - then why are you here? Honestly, enjoy yourself here, comrade, for you are among friends - unless of course you're that one fellow who's been lurking in the alleyways, murdering people like that poor Administrator - Shamdeo, was it?"
"Regardless, if you find yourself burned out, too busy, or your connection to this wonderfully whimsical place is too tenuous for you to enjoy yourself here, take a break. Eat a snack, have dinner, peruse a tasty afternoon tea with utter sophistication and aristocracy - but don't forget, tedious traveler - that you are absolutely always allowed to return to this bright little dreary corner of the world."
The Professor released the now-probably-tired-of-his-speaking inquirer, and the person walked off to another part of the tavern, leaving him alone. He went back to swirling his drink, having only taken a few sips, attempting to rationalize why clockwise was simpler than counter-clockwise.