This was a tad different than how Morgan had done this whenever they had worked with the (older at the time) Seimei and Ryuusei, mostly because they were older and a little less preoccupied with playing. Of course Shigeru didn't have anyone to play with during the process, so he was especially easily taught when it came to this. "Alright, now start!" Morgan said, hoping to get this over with as soon as possible. "Yes." Morgan said, and of course a positive was given. Morgan said a few words that weren't either of them, and none of them were given to. "Alright, No." Morgan said, and of course the pair of them gave them the 'negative' reaction that Morgan was looking for through the ring. "Good job! Alright, let's go about it yet again." Morgan continued the same as they had been just a bit more. They said yes. and of course the tat-lungs would give an affirmative. They'd say no, and of course they would give a negative reaction. Morgan then began running them through using 'no' in a more traditional method of letting them know not to do something. Morgan was quite pleased that they understood it!
Morgan knew that they needed to work on the next thing. They were considering working on them with accepting Morgan touching them, for stuff like vet visits and such. Morgan always made sure that the tat-lungs understood the whole 'self-autonomy vs needing to be touched for utilitarian reasons' thing. However, somehow Morgan figured like they needed a little play break since they were so young. Morgan smiled at them. "You two did really well. You two can rest, and then we need to work on the next lesson." Morgan said, quietly. They stared down into the water while the two young ones played.
And play they did! The pair chased each other around in circles and then swam down to go pick up whatever things that they were spitting at one another, though not with any kind of force or anything. Morgan watched with mild curiosity at their game, trying to surmise the rules offhand.
Morgan let them play for a while, since they were pretty tired and bored anyway. It was easy to be fatigued when it came to the basic school for tat-lungs that Morgan created. Morgan did stack all of the 'menial' stuff for the first stages of the poor beings... The babies were just polite enough at this stage to accept these annoying, insulting kind of lessons. Just barely so, though. It was easy for humanoid babies to be completely excited to learn anything at all when they started to be able to do so, but tat-lungs were completely different than human babies. The babies were much more like a combination of fish and adolescent children, with a bit less wisdom and way more arrogance. Morgan found it quite hard to get their attentions enough to do this kind of things.
"Alright you two, I need you both over here. Next lesson!" Morgan said, smiling vacantly. The two tat-lungs came over to them and then stayed in one vague spot at their dangling feet's shadow on the water. "The next lesson is really simple. It's the concept of 'stay'." Morgan said, holding the whistle in their hand. They always used the same commands for this stuff.
Morgan was quiet for a moment as the two tat-lung got the rest of their bored energy out of them, and then they continued in triplicate as they usually did. "Alright. So this one is a lot like the 'come here' signal. I'll give you two a specific signal, and then I need you to stay where you are at. Of course I will only do this if there is a big reason for it to be done... I'd never take your will away from you. But I'd really need you two to stay where you are when the signal is given, just in case something bad is going on." Morgan said, quietly. They glanced over between the two, hoping that the severity of it was sinking in. Shigeru had understood it easily enough, but the other two had been somewhat argumentative over it... He hoped that they wouldn't be too argumentative about it...
Nope, they just looked super bored. Morgan frowned a little, but only a twitch, before they plastered that grin right back on their face. It wasn't good if the tat-lungs could tell that something was up with them. They waited a little bit and then continued.
Morgan showed them the signal that Morgan had used with all of the other tat-lungs for 'stay'. They knew that it would be easier to keep all of the signals in memory so that Morgan would be able to use them in a pinch. In fact, if Morgan was out with a few of the tat-lungs, Morgan would be able to properly signal all of them at the same time without any issues. "This is the signal for stay. I'll repeat it." Morgan said in triplicate, and then of course they repeated the signal that Morgan had used with all of the other tat-lungs for 'stay' and was going to use for these tat-lungs as well. "Alright, now do you two think you can stay when signalled?" Morgan said, smiling at them. Pao seemed pretty excited to try, but Ondori very clearly looked at Pao before giving a positive as well. Morgan was beginning to understand their inter-tatlung relationship, with Ondori being more flamboyantly proud, but always looking to Pao for her judgement on things. Morgan wondered why that was, but then again it had nothing to do with the lesson or anything Morgan was going to teach today.
Maybe Morgan can find a way to use their friendship in a way that was useful in the future, for further training, but then again Morgan wasn't so sure if they would have time to really come up with a good game plan today. Perhaps after today they would come up with something to use for the pair of them properly, like they had when studying Ryuusei and Seimei. Morgan was quiet for a moment, and then they nodded to the pair. "Alright, let's do so practicing! First off, y'all need to swim around. Then when the signal is given, you two stop, okay?" Morgan knew that this was super tedious for everyone involved, and that the tat-lung would not enjoy it. In fact they had not been enjoying it and looked a little frustrated right now.
"You know that you two will get done faster if we get this over with." Morgan said, honestly. They wanted to be done with it as soon as possible as well. Morgan smiled gently, and then gave the signal for 'stay' as soon as the tat-lung finally started moving. Thank goodness, Morgan thought, this would be done sooner rather than later.
Morgan was already quite tired about working on this, but they wanted to get done with at least half of the list that they had today while they had the time; they did not always have time to work on this sort of thing, after all. "Good job, you two. Let's keep working on it." The tat-lungs would move around, and then Morgan would give the command for stay, and they would stop. Morgan was pretty okay with it, though it was still a long way from them being proficient with it. They were much more interested in playing with each-other as opposed to actually performing the commands; something that Morgan hadn't originally figured into their calculations of how this would work. Still, it was more proficient to work on two of them together as opposed to separately, even if it did waste them a little time. It took time to get the tat-lungs together and brought to and from the lake, honestly. It was just better to get them together.
"You're doing a good job- please keep it up you two." Morgan said, anyway. Morgan continued the training work with the pair of tat-lungs anyway. No need to demoralize them.
Morgan was certainly quite tired, but they needed to keep this up. Three more things after this, at the most, and then they would be ready to go home and work on this another day. The pair had already sat through quite a few lessons, though they wanted to do quite a few more of them, but they were babies after all. Babies had a hard time keeping attention to menial things and lessons, let alone intelligent babies like these poor baby dragons. Morgan was really pushing them past their limits of being able to pay attention to lessons.
Morgan was letting the tat-lung swim around, and then giving them the signal for stay, and then they would stay (Ondori with great difficulty) and Morgan would then praise them and they would continue on. This was repeated over and over again, with the tat-lungs swimming, then signal for stay being given, and then they would stay again. Morgan eventually saw them continue to play with each other during the process of them swimming, and perhaps that was for the better. They'd probably be able to pay more attention this way, at the very least. Finally, Morgan was convinced that they understood the lesson.
Morgan knew that they needed to move on quickly, but it would probably be best if Morgan decided to let them have a moment or two in order to play while Morgan figured out what they next few lessons were going to be. There were so many lessons that Morgan needed to teach them, but Morgan wanted to get all of the easier ones out of the way, and then the harder ones later. That way they could be taught whenever they are a little older and can pay more attention to singular tasks in the future. Morgan thought about the entire list, and then decided that the next ones were going to be Follow, and then come to Land. Follow was simple and easy and wouldn't be a problem in the future, whereas Land would be useful for coming to land in the water or in the sky in the future when they grow up. Morgan figured that it would be easier to teach tat-lungs that earlier than they had with Shigeru, Seimei, and Ryuusei. Honestly, it was good that they were having so much practice with it, after all. They all needed to have better lessons in the future.
Well, it was about time to move on to the next thing, regardless of whether or not any of the three of them really wanted to. Morgan needed to get this done regardless of whether they wanted to or not, because they needed to get as much done as they could this trip. These trips took a lot of work, after all, and they didn't have a lot of time to come out here as much any more. They needed to start getting everything in order in fewer trips, so thankfully they were getting better at this with each time that they taught a tat-lung anything. It was at least quite a bit helpful.
Still, it was nice to watch them play, and Morgan was pretty easily bored when it comes to the whole entire 'basics' thing. Still, they needed to have a framework of lessons with the tat-lungs by the time they reached adulthood, which was very much why they needed to do all of this at a young age. Not only was it that the things they worked on with tat-lungs as babies were menial, basic, annoying and stupid things that would annoy an older tat-lung; but it was also that they needed to be used to learning things from Morgan before they got older.
Follow was going to be pretty easy, and Morgan finally decides that it is time to go on with training it, despite how much Morgan wanted to go home instead of continuing on the last three things they needed to work on. It was, after all, a ton of work to even consider, let alone work on all in one day. However, Morgan did want to spend as much time as possible working on things today, instead of breaking it off and possibly letting the two grow up too much to work on these 'easier' and more menial tasks. Follow was a little less insulting than perhaps come or stay or no, if Morgan wasn't so delicate about them, but they were needed, absolutely needed, regardless... It still made Morgan feel a bit icky to be teaching the tat-lungs the same things that they were 'training' other critters...
"Alright you two, we need to work on the next thing!" Morgan said. They waved at the pair of playing tat-lungs to get them to come over there, and then remembered and used the signal for them to come to get them to come over here. They remembered it of course and the pair came over to Morgan's place at the docks.
The next thing, in fact, was going to be Follow. Morgan had briefly considered choosing something else to work with, but they decided on this instead, since it would be an excellent lead in to the next thing; which was the command to come to land regardless. Morgan was pretty tired by this point and so were the tat-lungs, but that would hopefully make it very easy for them to work on the danger sensing thing that they were going to have to work on at the end of the day, at the very least. How to go about this, though? Morgan had done it different ways with all of the tat-lungs, but they figured they'd fall back on their usual way of doing it with the other pairs they'd taught at the same time in the past.
"This one is pretty simple. There is a signal that we'll be using for when I need you to f-follow me." Morgan said. "Of course, I won't be requesting you all to follow me all the time, but in case it is needed for you to follow me for safety in the future, we'll need it." They said in triplicate again.
For once, Morgan was pretty glad that the pair of tat-lungs they were currently schooling were not exactly 'verbal' through the ring yet. That was probably a great thing, since they looked horrifically bored at the moment. These sorts of things were quite easy to teach most creatures while training, and 'schooling' tat-lung the same thing was the absolute worst. Even as babies, they were incredibly intelligent and easily bored and Morgan was just going on and on and on with their explanation. Still, most tat-lung were concerned with their pride and wouldn't give a care about any kind of lesson that would make them deign even the smallest amount of their pride at a loss. Morgan wouldn't dare present these sort of required but also really dumb tasks to Tat-lungs at any kind of a loss in pride though, so yap-to-death it was.
"Alright you two, so whenever I give this signal-" Morgan showed them the signal while also conversing at them in triplicate. "You two need to follow me, just in case." Morgan said, quietly. Morgan was incredibly quiet at first, waiting for one of the two to give a positive reaction to their speech.
Pao very obviously was paying much more attention than poor Ondori, but at the very least the pair seemed interested enough in Morgan that Morgan wanted to just get this over with so that they could move on to the next couple of things. With much difficulty, Morgan stood up (they were so stiff and sore, how long had they been siting in that spot?) and then wiped off their hands that had some kind of grit on them from the dock. Yuck, Morgan disliked a mess no matter where it came from. "Remember you two, this is the signal." Morgan said before giving them the signal. "That's the signal for you two to follow me." Morgan said again. Morgan then gave their command and walked around slowly on the dock. Pao immediately began following and then Ondori, who had hesitated, began following after her. Morgan noticed that and then tilted their head carefully. It was kind of interesting that Ondori was a little slower with her learning.
The tat-lungs followed Morgan around the dock in a circle, and then Morgan carefully sat back down. "Good job, you two!" They said, beaming. They tossed a couple of small fish down for the pair.
The tat-lung pair seemed quite excited for the little fish. "Are you two hungry?" Morgan asked, wondering if perhaps they should drop them more treats or feed them in between working on this and the next lesson. The two looked at once another after having snatched up the tiny treats, and then looked up at Morgan with those big tat-lung baby eyes. They'd be pretty creepy if Morgan didn't know that they were the larval form of dragons, all things considered. They did seem to be hungry, so Morgan just grabbed the tub of fish and tossed a few in for each of them. They'd fed them this morning, but then again, time had gotten away from them considerably.
After they were done with their little snack, Morgan started back up again. "Alright you two, we j-just need to finish the rest of this one, and then we have two more left, okay?" They were sure that they would be done quickly enough. Tat-lungs learned incredibly quick. The pair were paying a little more attention now. Now, it was just all about repetition. "Let's keep practicing." Morgan said quickly, standing up and beginning again with the process.
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