Did I do it right?
I've known about the game for a while, and let me tell you, I'm more than excited to get my hands on it. I've been using this game to get myself through my senior year of high school and my college applications, and after finishing my final application today, my parents agreed to let me get the game. I never dreamed I'd be able to play the game on release, and here we are. Thrilled to be sharing this experience with you guys, and just wanted to share it :)
A sixth grade teacher asks her class how many were Trump fans.
Despite them not knowing what a Trump fan was but wanting to be liked by the teacher, they all raised their hands. Well, all except for little Timmy.
The teacher looks over to little Timmy and asks, “Timmy, why are you being different again?”
He says, “well, because I’m not a Trump fan.”
“Why aren’t you a Trump fan?”
“Because I’m a democrat.”
The teacher snuffs and says, “oh really? Why are you a democrat?”
He responds, “well, my mom is a democrat, my dad is a democrat, so I’m a democrat.”
She then says, “Oh really? Then what if your mom was a moron and your dad was an idiot, what would that make you?”
Little Timmy smiles and says, “a Trump fan.”
Every day is another several dozen posts about how wanting a baby shower is narcissistic. Or wanting a baby shower for your second+ kid. Or people who make big plans for their birthday. Or the hourly "I don't give a fuck about your cakeday" (so brave) post on reddit.
What the fuck is so bad about having a little celebration for someone for a dumb reason? What harm are we going to cause? Too much good will in the world? Someone being happy unnecessarily? The travesty!
Fuck that shit. I go out of my way to find an excuse. You're a teen who just moved out of mom's house? Here's an Instant Pot, fucker. Use it to survive. Just hit your three year anniversary at your job? Here's the best cake I could find on my way to work. Just found out one of my employees left the military 20 years ago? Pizza party in the breakroom guys, Jones earned his freedom two decades ago.
"What is that, little Timmy? You graduated middle school? Well guess what, we only celebrate high school and coll....
.....oh wait. I'm a fucking adult and I can celebrate whatever and whoever I want. Here's your PSN gift card, have fun."
Accidentally celebrating people too much is the least of the fucking problems we have right now. Actually, it's the opposite of a problem right now.
He‘s apparently a working professional so he only likes career women (Successful women).
Welcome to another busy season.
Gavin has announced.
Teachers will be asked to assess grades again, he says, adding that the Department for Education department and regulator Ofqual had already worked up a range of contingency options..
"We're going to put our trust in teachers rather than algorithms," the education secretary says.
I’ve always seen a score of 99% better than 100%. 99% seems more impressive to obtain, because you can tell that there were a lot of questions. If you told everyone you got an 100% on a quiz, they’d assume it was easy, but if you told them you got a 99% they’d say “damm that’s good for you.” I don’t think anyone will agree with this one, but that’s just my unpopular opinion.
My husband and I both work as software engineers, we have 3 kids (15f, 19m, 21m). Both of our sons go to top tier colleges and have had good internships. They excelled academically in school and my younger son was valedictorian. My daughter on the other hand takes her grades a bit less seriously, pretty much all Bs with one or two As/Cs.
One of my sons got a summer internship that pays $50/per hour in San Francisco over the summer and my daughter was saying how she wants to apply there too because the pay was insanely good. I told her where her grades are at right now are not good enough to get the opportunities her brothers were getting. That most average people don’t even make $50/hour ten years into their careers. That she might have to take out lots of student loans to cover college because she might not get the academic based scholarships her brothers got. That her grades now will affect the colleges she will get into and therefore also impact her future career opportunities.
My daughter started saying that I thought she wasn’t good enough and that I don’t believe in her, which is not true. I just wanted to give her some tough love and let her now that the rate at which she is going will not get her the same opportunities her brothers have. I think she is young enough to still make changes and get back on the right track, she’s a smart girl but just doesn’t take school seriously enough. However, her father says I was being too harsh. He’s white and I’m Asian so it could be just cultural differences between us, AITA?
Edit: I have asked her countless times if she needs any help with her homework and also offered to get her a tutor, but she always brushes it off and says her grades are fine
Edit: Since some people seem to be projecting in the comments, I’ll clarify that I will love/support my daughter regardless of her grades. But she has expressed many times that she wants to go to the same school as her brothers(less than a 5% acceptance rate) and that she wants prestigious internships too and to make good money. However, she’s refused to go to SAT prep classes like her brothers have had and brushes off all the times that I’ve said if she does want these opportunities, she has to bring her grades up. But again if she doesn’t get her grades up that’s fine too but I think I owe her as a mother the truth that she is much less likely to get to where her brothers are
I know I did my part right, but I am worried the rest of you screwed it up.
So I'm the best magic player in my playgroup by a lot. The other friends that I play with are casual players that play battlecruiser commander, like jamming big creatures and turning them side ways, tribal decks, your typical timmy stuff that lots of casual players get into commander for. I, however, am pretty spike-y in most card games. I'm a decent drafter, I've played magic for most of my life, I'm a legend calibur hearthstone player -- I'm good at card games, and I understand them a lot. It's a genre of game I derive a lot of pleasure from. We all play together because we've been friends for years and years, and in spite of me winning a majority of the games we play, since it's something we're all familiar with and I'm good enough with the rules to play an impromptu judge for our casual table if any of the other players have questions, they tolerate playing with me even if my decks are a bit more optimized than theirs and games turn into archenemy a little more often than I would like. But it's fine, it's our group dynamic, and we all enjoy it (with each of our own fair shares of salt)
But tonight, we were playing on Cockatrice and played four games, and I didn't win a single one. Overnight it feels like my table has started running more interaction, practicing proper threat evaluation, learning good politicking, even making some cute plays regarding how the stack works. I couldn't be more proud of my friends tonight, after playing magic with them for so many years tonight is the first night I've really felt like I've seen them grow as magic players and I'm just so enthused about it. I know being a johnny/spike at a table full of timmies is often a hard thing to do, but I've taken all the beats in stride and hopefully tried to teach some of my closest friends the intricacies of magic, and I'm just so happy to see them getting better at all of the skills that go into commander, even if we are all just playing what amounts to a casual kitchen table format at the end of the day. Just wanted to share :)
My teacher as you can see by the picture thinks people in the class cheated, so he reverse curved our grades and so many of us lost huge portions of our grades. Since he curved our overall grade as opposed to the final, I lost 9.5% off my grade, one girl in my class lost 13% going from an A- to a C+. It honestly sucks he took out his anger upon the whole class, without any proof of actually cheating.
This isn’t an inspiring article, it’s a tragic one. There is a toxic narrative where teachers are expected to sacrifice their well-being for the sake of their students and the parents. Teachers are solely paid for the duration of school hours and couple hours after, they are not compensated for the time and effort they put in outside of that slotted time. This wonderful teacher, Sir Alejandro Navarro, should not have been pressured to complete his grades while ill, he should’ve been able to spend the rest of his time with his family. His son even states, “I wish I would have closed his laptop and enjoyed spending time with him.” God rest this teacher’s soul for all the work he put in for his students, but shame on the superiors and educational system that expected this man to work while on his deathbed.
Edit: someone suggested I put the link to the article. Thank you for your suggestion. https://hype.my/amp/2020/206818/devoted-teacher-alejandro-navarro-died/
I emailed my 4th-grade teacher this past Monday and she surprised me at my high school. When I saw her I cried for the first time in months.(Im not a sentimental guy)
Long story short: I was really troubled growing up with a single mom and was constantly in trouble in elementary school, but she was the first teacher to believe in me. She gave me a shot and built the foundation for my love for learning. She loved me when I felt so unloveable and showed me that family was much more than a title. Read the email below and here's the picture we took together.
Dear Mrs. (....),
This letter is long overdue, and it’s been tumbling around in my mind. So I thought it was finally time to thank you. I just sent you a friend request on Facebook because I hope, even after so many years, you remember me (your favorite student ever). You might remember that I was a horrible kid. Struggling to stay out of the office was normal. I hated school, I hated learning, and I hated being in trouble.
In hindsight, the only thing I didn't hate was video games. When I was sent to an alternative school I felt isolated and made it only harder for my single mom. I felt outcasted by teachers and students. I still remember the day the counselor came into our classroom and spoke about bullying. Then, a student started saying I did exactly that. Then one by one each kid in that room shared their experience of how I bullied them. When she asked everyone to raise their hand if Id bullied them, all but one kid raised their hand. I was taken out of the room and taken to the principal's office. I felt terrible, breaking down into tears as I felt like the most hated kid in school.
For months it was the same things, school office, suspension, and come back to do it all over again. Then, I was in fourth grade sitting before you. You changed my life for the better. You made me feel like family. Like I mattered. You invested in me when no one else would. You made me fall in love with school again. I could hardly pay attention before, even diagnosed with ADHD. I fell in love with math. Now, I am taking the hardest math course in the district that I have to leave my high school to go to RHS. Sin... keep reading on reddit ➡