Heh. Sorry, just picturing Jowan being punished by only getting to use safety scissors in arts and crafts - you know, in a hippie-Circle Tower where everyone is given kindergarten-style punishments. And those bitches NEVER cut the construction paper the way you want. His projects would always be the ones people just made that "well, I guess so" tongue-click at.
He did get really good at macaroni sculptures though...
He would totally get the wonky pink and white pair with the loose screw thing holding the blades together. Everyone always hated him because he used all the red glitter... only the red though... The warning signs were there all along!
It was the glitter that gave him the idea, you see. He loved the red glitter, all GLITTERY and shiny and kind of like blood and the other kids made fun of him, and as he watched them, gluing his macaroni in silence, he thought to himself "one day they will pay...one day...they will pay".
(And then they said "Jowan, you like blood so much, we'll just get you crowned prom queen and dump nug blood all over your pretty dress!" Oh, wait, wrong story.)
You know, that mullet hair cut is probably super sexy by Tower standards. I mean, have you seen their hats? These people have serious taste issues. Stupid!Pants Theory: Anders keeps running away, just so he doesn't have to look at them. XD
Or maybe it's because they keep putting Anders IN one of the hats each time he returns to the tower as punishment...
I think their lack of fashion sense might be chalked up to lack of contact with the outside world. And everyone's too afraid of mages to point and laugh when they walk down the street in what appears to be a feathered party hat.