Overheard in the Classroom
"Who wants to be a dead body?"
1. Guy Fawkes is part of a group plotting to blow up the House of Lords.2. Some of Shakespeare's relatives are implicated in the plot.
3. Shakespeare goes hard on brown-nosing in Macbeth to get off of the "possible treason" list.
4. The Guy Fawkes mask is popularized in comic form by V for Vendetta.
5. V for Vendetta gets a movie adaptation.
6. Internet edgelords decide they like the message (accuracy of interpretation debateable) and co-opt the mask for Anonymous.
Six degrees of Bonfire Night!
I could not for the life of me tell you with any accuracy how many anons actually know anything about Guy Fawkes.
Master Xehanort wrote:
How many times do we have to teach you this lesson, old man?
"So basically, the book is going to boil down to whether or not, when left to their own devices, humanity gravitates to civilization and order...or chaos and savagery. It's not a matter of who's right, but who can convince more people?"
Working with teenagers is fun. My last group utterly failed to work together because they automatically assumed that there was going to be a winning team. In a scenario where they had been told "you survived a plane crash, hope you can find the supplies to survive the night" and no mention of a victory beyond "try not to die."
I think the tone has been set for the book!
Right? I mean, as cunning realizations go it’s right up there with: “Say… you ever notice how you never see Bruce Wayne in the same room as Spiderman?”
Did anyone else think of that little comic with Batman and Iron Man throwing money at each other in a billionaire-engineer slap-fight while Spider-Man scrabbles on the ground to scoop up the dropped cash?
Good for Impus Major!
...man, I got so much crap from my friends for spending my 21st birthday by attending my night class, pulling a closing shift at the library, and then staying up til 2 to work on a paper. Party hard, that's me.
gran rey de los mono wrote:
The day I hand out a worksheet with the phrase "stared into Sonic's eyes" is the day I get politely but firmly asked to stop teaching.
My seniors came into homeroom today with bags of snacks.
"...what's this for?"
I'm gonna miss them.
Scint does not share drinks well, apparently.
I legitimately considered Infinity War/Endgame to be the biggest letdown it could've possibly been.
1. Too many cooks.
There were more characters than could have possibly been given meaningful screentime. They went too big and couldn't juggle the cast. So much of the non-Avengers-films-specific MCU got thrown by the wayside because they needed their plot to happen very specifically to set up Endgame. It felt like a railroading DM. What was the point of giving us Thor: Ragnarok if the plan was to immediately go NOPE! Ctrl-Z! It's time for the one that matters.
2. Holding the good content hostage
The rest of the MCU, you could basically watch without being required to see the Avengers movies. Yeah, they'd provide context, but they were mostly self-contained.
Not anymore! We're going to force you to watch our polished turd.
3. All for nothing
The only ones who stay dead in comics are Uncle Ben and the Waynes. There's no way anyone believed the end of Infinity War was going to stick. It was meaningless shock value for the sake of it. But now you haaaave to come watch Endgame to be sure it gets fixed!
4. Character derailment
How many characters had to get run through the defamation machine to make this festering lasagna of concentrated mediocrity function? What's the point of emphasizing character development and plot arcs if they're all going to be thrown away because of a couple of "visionaries" who can't be bothered to maintain consistency? Oh, and we're not even going to pretend that we're giving equal consideration to all of our leads in this movie we've billed as an ensemble.
.....I could go on.
Tessaro Zelda wrote:
I'm sad I had to drop it. It just...never really worked out, being the interim campaign between Savage Tide, and all the lost planning time due to work.
The public school system is much the same. Cyz saw a position available for school psych but the principal there was the assistant principal at another district who did not have a good impression of her when she left there.
It can almost be worse - I didn't realize how interconnected the districts statewide were until I interviewed here. I hadn't told any of my coworkers, but the day after the interview, one of my fellow teachers asked about it...because she'd taught for a couple years in another small town with one of the people I was interviewing with, and they'd called her to ask about me. And one district was almost completely on the hypoteneuse end of the state from the other. It was an odd feeling.
Honestly, I hope the streaming success pushes the MCU more toward miniseries than movies for the simple luxury of pacing. A movie gives you about 90-120 minutes, some pushing closer to 150. A miniseries? 6 1 hour episodes gives you over twice that. You don't have to rush. You can plant more seeds for other projects. You can spotlight characters who'd only get 30 seconds in a movie.
I can't imagine how bad a Good Omens movie would've been, trying to trim down to a 90 minute runtime. More miniseries for everyone (except you, JKR, take your Fantastic Beasts nonsense and tweet ragefaces into the void).
This should be fun. I gave my kiddos the heads-up that they're going to have a research paper coming up in a few weeks so they could start brainstorming potential topics.
The prompt: "What is the most important invention of the past 200 years?"
The only limits are the time frame and that they can't pick the same as someone else. I'm excited to see where they go with it. A few things I've heard so far: microwave, air conditioning, light bulb, computer, velcro.