Repetition was important, even for the young sentient individuals. Morgan had no idea if it would be annoying or not to Shigeru when he got older, but at the moment he wasn't really communicative enough to be able to tell Morgan whether he was annoyed by it or not. Either way, Morgan incorporated the idea of 'yes' into their back and forth practicing, directly after Shigeru gave a positive on understanding the idea. They went back and forth and back and forth with the two words, and then incorporated other words, where the dynasty tat-lung would give an answer about whether or not a word was a specific other word or not. It wasn't really that difficult, and they didn't have to spend so much time on it. After a long while, Morgan was convinced for sure that the dynasty tat-lung had gotten the understanding of the two words. They could now move on to something else hopefully.
It would take a lot of work to get Shigeru to being caught up learning-wise with the nearly mature Seimei and the getting-quite-close Ryuusei. Shigeru of course was younger by a lot than both of them as well, and would perhaps forever be behind them if Morgan wasn't careful. Tat-lungs grew pretty quick sometimes, depending on the individual, so they had to be careful and get the basics taught while Shigeru was still young and fairly malleable. A lot of these ideas were very insulting feeling to the older tat-lungs, and Morgan got that. At least right now, working with Shigeru, he would take to the learning relatively well and without being able to complain much. Morgan still had a couple of hours to work with today, until they needed to go home. Morgan decided that tolerance would be next; it wouldn't be too hard to teach to the very young creature, they were sure.
Tolerance was a weird way of putting it, but it would help in the far future with getting the creature to deal with veterinarian visits. However, Morgan usually approached the sentient creatures differently than others. With sentient creatures, they needed to be explained the reason for this. This was partially because they can understand the reasoning, and at least with Tat-lungs, a lot of them really do not like to be touched. Teaching them that there are good reasons to be touched, and teaching them different ways of giving permission and asking permission to be touched was as good as any a start of speaking about morals and respect. Respect was certainly important in the future, moreso with Tat-lungs than anything else. "Alright Shigeru, we've got to talk about a new thing. This new lesson is about being touched, and why it is important to allow yourself to be touched sometimes." There are, after all, good reasons to deal with it in the long run.
Morgan waited until Shigeru was watching them and giving them a positive reaction before they continued the explanation. "It's possible for anyone to get sick. That is really uncomfortable and bad, and it can cause individuals to die. You can get sick too! However, I can easily pay someone that is very knowledgeable about the way your body works to check on you every once in a while to make sure that you don't feel funky. That is important." There was a pause, to make sure that Shigeru got the idea of it. After an affirmative motion from the tat-lung, Morgan continued yet again. "Whenever someone comes to touch you, they need to ask you permission. If you don't give them permission, they shouldn't touch you! We'll practice though, okay?" Morgan said, waiting for that affirmative. It was given, and Morgan put their hand in the water carefully.
Of course, Morgan was wanting to get Shigeru used to being in relatively close proximity to Morgan's hand before springing it on them. After a moment or two, Morgan nodded to him. "Alright Shigeru, let's try this. May I touch your fin?" They asked, softly, using the other hand to sign. The tat-lung didn't seem to have near as much hesitation as the other two tat-lung had, not even in the slightest. Shigeru moved forward like a blue blur, and then brushed his fin against Morgan's hand. Well, that was one way to do it. Morgan gently lifted the fin and then nodded to the creature. "Okay Shigeru, may I pet your head?" Morgan asked, raising their hand slightly. The tat-lung rushed forward again, this time putting his head beneath Morgan's palm. Morgan gently petted it. "Shigeru, may I touch the other fin now?" Morgan said, hand moving slightly.
The tat lung moved to accept this; allowing for the other fin to be touched this time. Well, this was going much more smooth than the last time Morgan had taught this to tat-lungs, indeed. They were much older, and already had a bit of an idea of egotism about them. However, Shigeru was much more compliant for whatever reason. "Awesome Shigeru, let's keep working on this." Morgan said. It took a good thirty minutes of continuous work for Morgan to finally feel like Shigeru would accept this even as a matured tat-lung. "Alright Shigeru, I'll just go over it one more time. You don't have to let anyone touch you that looks dangerous, but it is still important. Especially for the veterinarian. I promise I won't let other people touch you for no reason all the time, okay?" Morgan was sure that they could move on to the next thing whenever Shigeru gave an affirmative.
The next aspect that they were going to work on would be the 'stay' idea. Morgan hated to think of it as a command, because the idea of commanding around and training dragons, even if they were technically 'tat-lungs', bothered them immensely. The stay was more of a suggestion than a command, anyway; since a lot of tat-lungs were quite big when they grew. Of course, no one had seen a grown dynasty tat-lung before, but Morgan was sure that Shigeru would be quite big like almost every other tat-lung breed was. Morgan was sure that most tat-lungs could take care of theirselves. Still, the stay suggestion would be best to be taught now while Shigeru was young and it would be relatively 'painless' ego-wise. Morgan had to think of how to explain it to him, and whether or not it would be a good idea to actually bring up the ego aspect stuff that they had talked with the other two tat-lungs about.
After looking up to check the sun for a moment and see what time roundabout it was, Morgan realized that they needed to work on this one quickly, and that after this one, they would need to get back home and maybe continue this tomorrow? Morgan knew that Shigeru needed as much attention as possible, but there were other things that needed to be done today too. Balancing training with other life needs is quite difficult, Morgan realized. Maybe getting a bunch of creatures all at once was not the best idea. "Alright, Shigeru, last thing for today." Morgan started, and then after Shigeru directed his attention at them, they nodded. "This one is going to be a signal for you to stay where you are. It's going to be a whistled signal again, okay?" Morgan would use the same whistled tone that they had chose the last time for the other tats.
Morgan called the whistle command that they had chosen; and then waited for Shigeru's answer in the affirmative. "This is the command we'll use; and if it is heard, you need to stay where you are. I will only use it if there is danger, of course, so don't worry." Morgan explained, wanting to make sure that the tat-lung would understand that Morgan wouldn't just order him around like a dog. "I know you are still young, but someday when you are older, I don't want you to assume that I taught you these signals as commands, okay?" Morgan explained in the usual triplicate. Morgan nodded quietly. Shigeru seemed to mull this over; he was thoughtful, wasn't he? Morgan was already noticing small personality traits that he had so far. Morgan wondered what he would be like as he continued to grow. "Alright, if that's okay, we'll start to practice."
Morgan waited until Shigeru gave a response before continuing the training. Morgan thought it was important to teach the small tat-lung how to properly begin communication skills, and to be able to assert himself in the future. He was going to need a strong personality and sense of self to be able to deal with Seimei and Ryuusei in relatively close quarters. "Alright, so the idea is that you swim around, and when I give the signal, you stay there, okay?" Morgan said, making sure that he'd understand the situation. It did not take long for Shigeru to begin swimming around; and Morgan took that as a good sign at least. Morgan gave the command on the whistle, and he stopped. Morgan nodded. "Good job Shigeru, you did the right thing there with the right command. Let's try again!" Morgan was really getting into teacher mode, it would seem.
The pair continued to work with the whistled signal for 'stay'. This had been a bit of a fight thanks to Seimei when Morgan had worked on it with the other two tat-lungs, and Morgan was very happy that Shigeru was a lot less combative. If it hadn't been for Ryuusei, Morgan was sure that Seimei would never have learned this one. Starting out, Shigeru was still having a bit of trouble with whistled commands, sometimes stopping for the wrong ones. However, as they continued to work, Shigeru was slowly learning the command and the differences between similar ones. Finally they seemed to make a breakthrough after lots of work; and Shigeru began only stopping for the stay signal, and none of the other whistles were being responded to. Morgan ran him through this one, and then the ones from earlier to make sure that they were properly remembered. Afterwards, the pair went home.
Morgan had worked just the day before with Shigeru, and he'd gotten quite tired, so they had went home. He was learning very quickly, though, today he was already beginning to ask a question that Morgan could understand using the Ring of Animal Tongues; 'why'. Why this? Why that? Why why why? Morgan remembered now why they knew from a young age that they would never be a good parent; the why drove them nuts. However, Morgan just wound up hiding their sighs so that bright little Shigeru's intellectual little mind wouldn't notice that Morgan was a tad annoyed, and then dutifully answered each question, the best that they could. Why? Shigeru would ask, staring up at the blue sky. "Why the sky?" Morgan would sign, speak, and convey through the ring at him. Shigeru had learned something else, and Morgan was quite pleased. No. Why? Morgan squinted, staring up at the sky.
Morgan was trying to figure out exactly what Shigeru was 'whying' whenever they noticed that there were indeed some rather fluffy clouds in the sky at the moment. "Ah, why the clouds? Are you asking why there are clouds, or what clouds are, or what kind of clouds there are? There are lots of questions you could be asking, Shigeru." Morgan made sure to sign, speak, and convey this through the ring to get Shigeru used to all three methods of communication. Morgan gave him a look, green eyes meeting hazel, and Morgan suddenly understood that Shigeru was really impatient with this, as if he was correct and Morgan wasn't. Morgan shook their head, smiling softly, and then answered. "Alright, so clouds are made of water vapour. Water vapour is basically what happens when liquid water heats. Water likes to stick together, so they stick together in the sky, where they turn back into liquid water, and come back down." Morgan tried to explain, feeling a little rusty.
Morgan tilted their head as they thought, continuing to pull the travel tank along on the red wagon as they did so. It was a bang-up system of travel, and Morgan wanted to learn to find a better way of traveling with young tat-lung in the future. It worked well for the Seryn, but not quite as well for tat-lung as they would have hoped. "So when the water in the clouds comes down, it comes down as liquid water drops. We call it 'rain'." Morgan said, in triplicate. "It is a lot more complicated than that, but that is what I'd say is the basics." Oh no, that was a mistake. Morgan heard a quick splash, and then turned back around, stopping for a moment to look at Shigeru. He looked really angry, and impatient. He wanted more information! Morgan shook their head. "We can sit down and talk about it later, if you remember to ask again." Morgan said.
Morgan resolved theirself to read a bit to him later on, out of the encyclopedia. Probably the information on 'cloud' and the information on 'rain' would work at this stage. Maybe weather would be asked about. Morgan always had to make sure to plan ahead when working with Tat-lungs, because even the young ones like Shigeru were pretty advanced. Morgan often had a difficult time keeping up with them, and had to really overthink things to get to their lowest levels of understanding. It made basic training really annoying for the juvenile creatures, which made teaching them at the 'baby' stage being the best bet. Shigeru was already getting a bit out of hand, and he wasn't even that great at communicating in the tat-lung language, yet. It was a real mess, but Morgan knew that he at least understood through the ring. They continued on, going towards the dock so that they could work on a few things.
Zenjesi: Hey Silv - how do you pronounce Kodakai?
Nov 17, 2023 18:23:56 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Not to mention the baby mosca with wolf skin from Elvye and the sparkling owl of Xentus. <3
Nov 14, 2023 10:27:52 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: I like the Donnor one not just with looks FF, but the description, funny as heck.
Nov 14, 2023 10:26:27 GMT -6
Zenjesi: yours both made me laugh, FF! They're very expressive
Nov 13, 2023 21:57:46 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: Woooow Twilight, I love that witch drawing!!! :0 It's so pretty! And Zenjesi I think Spectral is my favorite out of yours lol. Just looks happy to be included. and silver now i wanna know which pets youd pick for the other legendary beasts. XD
Nov 13, 2023 21:37:45 GMT -6
Silver: Ah I'm so glad you guys enjoyed it! I love everyone's drawings they're all so cute. ;o;
Nov 13, 2023 17:31:37 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: I like that one as well yeah, loved the old nootnoot image from quest prizes, so that one went perfectly with that particular costume being based around it. X3
Nov 13, 2023 15:23:13 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: The jewelry on tail or at the head definitely tends to be their most recognizable feature for a Mosca, and sadly their pharaoh chin piece as well. XD
Nov 13, 2023 15:21:07 GMT -6
Zenjesi: Your peanut costume is hilarious and adorable too!
Nov 13, 2023 15:14:29 GMT -6
Zenjesi: Yes you're correct! I guess I did a decent enough job with the drawing!
Nov 13, 2023 15:05:27 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: It still looks good on Synkka. She is a shaman Mosca I'm guessing? Its mostly the tail that makes me think of it.
Nov 13, 2023 15:00:42 GMT -6
Zenjesi: I definitely like Spectral's the most too! I sort of cheated by drawing Synkka with a cloak because I do not know how to draw feathered wings, haha ^^'
Nov 13, 2023 13:45:15 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Which one do you like the most out of the three you made?
Nov 13, 2023 12:09:48 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Thanks for that compliment! Though I know with the water it doesn't look entirely great, I love the latter one I made the most.
Nov 13, 2023 12:09:30 GMT -6