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AFGNCAAP Not axe crazy I swear from Great Underground Empire
Not axe crazy I swear
Aug 25th 2009 at 5:35:59 PM

When I was in school this year, I found a forum for professors and found out the really, really hard way that as a freshman, you have to convince the people who give you grades that you deserve to be there, you deserve to have been born and that you don't belong in anyone's humiliation fantasies, much less any gigantic forum's. Not so different. Whatever we do, falling into that is no good. Everyone just do their best, okay? (Not butthurt, as I get very nice grades; just less naive.)

And I can get into NC-17 rated movies on my own. Gasp.

Some writing.
Aug 25th 2009 at 5:36:30 PM

We are here to be before cool.

Like cool wanted to be when it grew up.

Goal: Clear, Concise and Witty
Matrix quidf scire vis? from The Matrix, Canada Relationship Status: In Lesbians with you
quidf scire vis?
Aug 25th 2009 at 5:36:31 PM

Hark, my fellows!

Praytell, what are your musings on the hadean downward spiral this world of ours doth tumble along?

...

Too old?

Edgestuck Tumblr
Zephid from Raleigh, NC
Aug 25th 2009 at 5:38:11 PM

We are here to be before cool.

Like cool wanted to be when it grew up.

So, we're here to be swell?

I wrote about a fish turning into the moon. It's likelier than you'd think.
Aug 25th 2009 at 5:41:27 PM

We are absolutely here to be swell.

Goal: Clear, Concise and Witty
Aug 25th 2009 at 5:43:45 PM

@Matrix: Did the Shakespeare refs earlier, sweetie.

Goal: Clear, Concise and Witty
AckSed Pat. St. of Archive Binge from Pure Imagination
Pat. St. of Archive Binge
Aug 25th 2009 at 5:45:47 PM

Hark, my fellows!

Praytell, what are your musings on the hadean downward spiral this world of ours doth tumble along?

...

Too old?

Scale it back a smidgen.

edited 25th Aug '09 5:47:09 PM by AckSed

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
Galeros Slay foes with bow and arrow
Slay foes with bow and arrow
Aug 25th 2009 at 5:55:20 PM

YARRRGGGHH

I be a pirate!

Aug 25th 2009 at 5:56:26 PM

I much prefer to be 'exemplary', or possibly 'keen'. I will, however, settle for 'utter twat'.

AckSed Pat. St. of Archive Binge from Pure Imagination
Pat. St. of Archive Binge
Aug 25th 2009 at 6:03:44 PM

YARRRGGGHH

I be a pirate!

Great,now the song's stuck in my head.

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
BegoggledFox I am not a bunny! from New England Rainforest
I am not a bunny!
Aug 25th 2009 at 6:06:22 PM

Well... that was... something, Ack Sed.

And so I was reborn... and no-one noticed anything had changed.
Aug 25th 2009 at 6:17:40 PM

Great. And I already had that song stuck in my head a few days ago for god knows why...

blackcat Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Aug 25th 2009 at 6:29:03 PM

@Meta Four: The most important thing to remember when teaching your first class is that you know more than the students. The second thing to remember is to check your fly and blow your nose before you go to class. You should know that students lie. A lot. Turn up your bullshit detector. And last thing, they all think that rules have exceptions and they are it. Nice guys don't finish nice. (PS I am a pretty good professor with high student approval ratings, discipline doesn't make them mad, being unfair makes them mad.)

@Janitor: I laughed out loud at the 'you smell like a goat' story and congrats about the brilliant idea/out of town mystique thing.

@Fast Eddie: Thank you for making this thread.

We never go any where without our swords and boas.
Matrix quidf scire vis? from The Matrix, Canada Relationship Status: In Lesbians with you
quidf scire vis?
Aug 25th 2009 at 6:38:01 PM

I much prefer to be 'exemplary', or possibly 'keen'. I will, however, settle for 'utter twat'.

For clarification: Will you be more or less of a twat when you finally get one?

Edgestuck Tumblr
Aug 25th 2009 at 6:46:44 PM

There is a difference between owning and being a twat. The former involves sexual organs. The latter involves uttering phrases such as 'life is like a football'.

Matrix quidf scire vis? from The Matrix, Canada Relationship Status: In Lesbians with you
quidf scire vis?
Aug 25th 2009 at 6:48:06 PM

...Did you actually say that phrase?

Edgestuck Tumblr
Aug 25th 2009 at 6:57:17 PM

No, Matrix, the lame stuff goes elsewhere.

On the topic of student abuse ...

They tell you that this abuse works. I'm not sure it does, in every field. All of my fellow maths geeks seemed to do better with encouragement.

Goal: Clear, Concise and Witty
Blackmoon Your Worth is 50 Yen! from the Blind Eternities Relationship Status: Halfway to Pon Farr
Your Worth is 50 Yen!
Aug 25th 2009 at 7:03:57 PM

I would like to be a good teacher to my students. I really hope I turn out to be.

I want to be encouraging and helpful and friendly, but still able to command the respect of the youngins.

月を見るたび思い出せ
Zyxzy Embrace the mindscrew from Salem, OR
Embrace the mindscrew
AckSed Pat. St. of Archive Binge from Pure Imagination
Pat. St. of Archive Binge
Aug 25th 2009 at 7:24:26 PM

Oddly,after finishing my degree,I'm considering a career as a teacher too. I may or may not be taking notes.

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
KylerThatch literary masochist
literary masochist
Aug 25th 2009 at 7:25:21 PM

I did not expect Fast Eddie to be the kind of person to randomly call someone "sweetie". Janitor, maybe.

This "faculty lot" you speak of sounds like a place of great power...
Haven Planescape Hijack
Planescape Hijack
Aug 25th 2009 at 7:25:55 PM

^ I, on the other hand, am entirely unsurprised.

Productivity is for people without internet connections. -Count Dorku
Janitor chemistry dork from Berne, Switzerland
chemistry dork
Aug 25th 2009 at 7:46:06 PM

I think Fast Eddie was being a bitch with that 'sweetie'. He can be like that. No social skills. Okay, that is not true. He has some social skills.

Actually, he is completely charming in real life.

That has nothing to do with what we were talking about. We are being all jokey about how to treat beginners.

I don't know how it is in the maths. In the biosciences, you need to chase off the ones who think they are smarter than they actually are. You really do.

edited 25th Aug '09 7:46:59 PM by Janitor

Dump the networks!
Blackmoon Your Worth is 50 Yen! from the Blind Eternities Relationship Status: Halfway to Pon Farr
Your Worth is 50 Yen!
Aug 25th 2009 at 9:24:02 PM

@Zyxzy: Thank god I am charming and witty, then.

The only problem is that I'm going to be a foreign language teacher and when I discuss languages I tend to ramble about things nobody but me and other language geeks give a rat's ass about.

月を見るたび思い出せ

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