Today, I learned that the other person who goes by ‘Gingeh’ on the internet is a tattooed aspiring male model, who takes pictures of himself using his cell in the bathroom. While I found that…interesting, what really ticked me off was his use of chatspeak and general computer illiteracy. WHY HAVE YOU SULLIED MY NAME? -_-;;
~ My TaeKwonDo master instructor.
(It’s even funnier because he slurred “kick ‘em in”, so at first, I thought he said “give ‘em”. And that’s giggle-worthy to me, because I’m that immature :P)
Me: (raises hand, because I come to every class, of course I’ll be there)
Professor: “Great! So Gingeh, Pria, and blahblahblah will be presenting to us tomorrow!” —…And that’s how I inadvertently volunteered myself to give a presentation in 14 hours, on a paper that I haven’t even started yet. FML.
Princess: Tell that to Batman.” —
History is one of my favorite subjects.
The problem lies in the way it’s taught. Or, to be more specific, the way the tests are.
I can tell you order of events in World War One, or what happened in one battle that changed the course of the war, or how one man made this decision, which led to this and this and this. But I can’t tell you leader/battle names and dates.
In my opinion, knowing about the person or event itself is more important than rattling off whatever the name is. After all, if you can give the name, you prove you can memorize a word. If you can give a description of an entire battle, down to what the future impact of it was, you prove you understand the word.
But my latest professor (a male…not to be discriminatory but - scratch that, to be totally discriminatory - I’ve disliked every male teacher I have ever had in my entire life) tests only on names and dates, and I’ve gotten C’s. I never get anything lower than A’s, and then only in math classes. I am seriously not okay with this.
I’m going to suck it up and start memorizing rather than learning, but I’m going to do it with all the enthusiasm of a cold, wet cat. To the future teachers out there, please test on what will actually be useful to me, rather than than meaningless names I’m going to forget as soon as I throw away the study flashcards. -_-;;
I love Draco Malfoy. Seriously, adore him. Unfortunately, he doesn’t play too well with others - I would love to write something with him, but I find it hard to write a piece on, well, just one person. He doesn’t have friends, just lackeys, his girlfriend is basically just a(n annoying) trophy, and since most of his time is spent at Hogwarts, his parents don’t come into the equation too much.
No wonder practically the only girl Draco gets shipped with is Hermione. She’s pretty much the only non-Pansy Parkinson girl that he ever talks to.
Speaking of shippings, that’s another issue. I like love. I like fluff. But not only have we never seen Draco in love (Pansy sooo doesn’t count - she’s a total armpiece), his ‘possible love interest’ list is very short: Pansy, Hermione, and whoever the girl he marries in the epilogue is, and the only girl who isn’t either a) a bitch, or b) completely unknown to us readers, is Hermione. And while I like Dramione okay (…and find the name to be flippin’ adorable), Hermione and Draco together seems so implausible to me that I’d have trouble writing it. I’d rather ship Hermione/Ron or Hermione/Harry (even if they don’t have cute fan-names), since both of those have some roots in the books that you can actually use and see.
Draco needs a real love interest. Hint, hint for next book(s), J.K. Rowling! ;D