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My Classmates...

This is one thing I don't like about virtual school. Everyone is stupid. A new kind of stupid. I'll give you a few examples.

So, we have a discussion board that we use for some assignments. The first week of Psychology, the subject was about why we signed up and stuff like this. One person said that he asked the teacher if he would be able to read his grandpa's mind by the end of the year. HE SIGNED UP FOR THE CLASS SO THAT HE COULD READ MINDS. The teacher steered him in the right way, but still:

1. You're an idiot for thinking that Psycology=Telepathy.
2. You're an idiot for admitting it.
3. You're an idiot for putting that somewhere where someone can take a screen shot and put it on Tumblr.

One in History was about the best ROMAN achievement, and one guy wrote something about the Greeks! WE DIDN'T EVEN MENTION THE FUCKING GREEKS THAT WHOLE LESSON! I could kind of get why an idiot would think psychology is about gaining psychic powers, but it says "Roman" right there! You pulled "Greek" right out of your ass.

Not to mention all the Bible thumpers and Right wing extremists that use terms such as "Unborn children." It's like LL101 all over again except I go to school with them.

I wish I could just ignore them, but I have to comment on two other people's posts to get credit. And I spend a lot of time trying to find something worth commenting on.

Oh, and it's about 20% bronies, which us just weird. I don't have anything against bronies, but the amount of them in one place that has nothing to do with MLP is just...

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10-21-2013 03:19 PM
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Asking a stupid question is better than getting a stupid answer. Some of your classmates need to learn that, and in other cases you need to learn that from your other classmates.

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10-22-2013 06:28 AM
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RE: My Classmates...

A lot of homeschoolers (and also virtual schoolers) have debilitating religious background. Debilitating as in extremeist. Unborn child is an appropriate term I guess.

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10-22-2013 06:43 AM
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RE: My Classmates...

I guess you're right, DoA. And the religious background thing was extremely obvious to me when I first got there.

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This comes after I realized I mixed the metaphor. I mean that it's better to ask something stupid than to do something stupid. Maybe I do lack reading comprehension to some degree...

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10-22-2013 07:20 AM
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(10-21-2013 03:19 PM)SubCulture Wrote:  Oh, and it's about 20% bronies, which us just weird. I don't have anything against bronies, but the amount of them in one place that has nothing to do with MLP is just...
*smack*

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For anyone who remembers me going on an archive binge: Thank you all. I know I ended it being a drama queen, I don't really agree with the ideology anymore, and I'm really not the same person I was (I went through a neopagan phase!) but still this site was the first online community I was in. I graduated from school and turned 18. Time flies. KFC Nyan Cat, June 20, 2019.
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RE: My Classmates...

(10-22-2013 09:02 AM)kfcnyancat Wrote:  
(10-21-2013 03:19 PM)SubCulture Wrote:  Oh, and it's about 20% bronies, which us just weird. I don't have anything against bronies, but the amount of them in one place that has nothing to do with MLP is just...
*smack*

There's MLP everywhere. It's just weird that something so niche is so prevalent in there.
Like I said, nothing against MLP.

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