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03 June 2009 @ 08:04 pm
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*updatey spirit fingers*

I did hang out with my tenth-grade English teacher for like two hours. And it WAS awesome. 8D Mr. G is srsly one of the awesomest people on TEH PLANET URTH, guys. XD He's the staff adviser for the newspaper, too, so when I did that senior year, there were even more awesome times. XD

If you don't believe in the power of Mr. G, you should know that during our Arthurian legends unit, he ran around with a plastic sword, and at the end we watched "Monty Python and the Holy Grail." And that was just one unit, friends, among a very many. 8D

If you're still not sold, the reason I read Good Omens is because it was on his list of books you could do for reading logs. Which means I wrote four essays on it and still like it. Which tells you a little something about Good Omens as well. XD

And... we definitely watched the first "Star Wars," I think in connection to the hero cycle. And we watched "Mulan" after reading Woman Warrior.

Which was a dumb book imo, but you can't win 'em all. XD

ANYWAY, Mr. G is also a huge game geek, so he runs the Game Club at the school, which meant that many hours during many press weeks were spent bumming around his classroom playing German board games and examining his many bookshelves. 8D

I always visit Mr. G when I go back to my high school -- which is frequently, because I loved it there; I know that sounds crazy, but we had really wonderful teachers, and my overall experience was nothing short of fantastic XD -- and we geek out about English and stuff. XD And today I wanted some grad school advice, too, 'cause he got his Masters in education from Stanford. Which is one of the places I'm considering. And stuff.

Anyway anyway, a bunch of his students had to give oral reading logs -- which you do out loud to fill in if you don't have enough book points from written ones -- including eltea's brother, for the lulz; he was like WTF ARE YOU DOING HERE, and I was amused XD -- so I sat around for those, and Mr. G and I shared many arch, knowing looks at people's responses, and everyone laughed a lot more than anyone giving a book report really should. XD And Mr. G made the mistake of approving a few people to do oral reading logs on Twilight books this semester, so instead of asking the two girls who had done Breaking Dawn and New Moon (the latter having liked it less the second time around, she said) particularly searching questions, we mostly just made them defend the book under an onslaught of HOW CAN YOU WORSHIP THIS DRIVEL Englishy arrogance. It was so beautiful. I had such a fucking fantastic time. :'D

And I ran into my old guidance counselor on the way out (the one eltea and I convinced to be the Dread Pirate Rich for the Pirates of the Caribbean spoof portion of our final project in biology... loooong story XD), and he was all supa-impressed with me, as usual. lol. That man is seriously the most harmless person I have ever met in my LIFE. XD

Come to think of it, he'd make a good, like, dropped-into-an-alternate-and-adverse-universe-type protagonist character. You know the kind. XD

...yes, everything comes back to writing. Hush now. XD

But yes. That was ridiculously funnnn. :3

And whoa, guys, whoa.

This is what the sky was doing yesterday just about sunset:

And this is from... just now, as I was writing this entry:


...I have a thing for clouds, okay? XD

So yeah. I started your fic, chamyl, but at this rate, it's going to be a little bit epic, probably because I was dumb enough to adapt what was going to be a multi-chaptered thing into a more concentrated piece with... just as much stuff as I originally had planned for the original. Which is not that much, but...

I'm going to quit while I'm behind on explaining this. XD

I also need to write another chapter of "Chocolate Always Loves You Back" by Saturday. Which I have largely planned-out, but... everything seems like crap in my head compared to last chapter, which I liked. :|

Annddd... as some of you dears know, I shoved some stupid dialogue together and called it a Brigit's Flame entry. lolwut. XD

Feeling: happyhappy
On the Radio: "Mother Earth" - Within Temptation
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Vitamin C: Jethrotierfal on June 4th, 2009 06:01 pm (UTC)
The summer detail makes everything twice as nice! XD

I'm always really happy to see old teachers... and super-flattered when they all remember me and details about my life. XD Though our ninth-grade biology teacher always mixes up eltea and me, like half the rest of the school. XD

Definitely good to have high aspirations, but focus on getting through high school first, hon! ;)
Marmmarmaladefever on June 4th, 2009 05:21 am (UTC)
I really liked my 10th grade English teacher, too, even before he was my drama teacher. Man had a seriously dry sense of humor.

Good night!
Vitamin C: Charles - Bluetierfal on June 4th, 2009 06:05 pm (UTC)
Dry senses of humor are the greatest. 8D And my drama teacher was also an English teacher, too! :D ...though I didn't take his English class, because it wasn't AP, and I was one of those kids. XD

Good... morning? :D
goddess of this and that: pic#73410396happy_mystic on June 4th, 2009 12:04 pm (UTC)
He sounds like a truly awesome guy.

I love looking at sunsets. ^-^
Vitamin C: Mello - Reasonabletierfal on June 4th, 2009 06:07 pm (UTC)
He's high on my list of favorite people. :D

And ohhh, yes, I'm such a sucker for them! ^^
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Vitamin C: Charles - Bluetierfal on June 4th, 2009 06:08 pm (UTC)

♥ :3
Vitamin C: L and Misatierfal on June 4th, 2009 06:07 pm (UTC)
Indeeeed! :D

And indeed again. 8D

♥ ^^
I MUST: Emily the Strangesabriel75 on June 4th, 2009 01:25 pm (UTC)
Amazingly artsy mother earth there... having fun with her red palette.

Teachers FTW! (Aren't those the nicest kind to have...ones that have some spark of creativity and fresh in their thinking?)

Looks like summer's arrived for you.

Vitamin C: Charles - Bluetierfal on June 4th, 2009 06:09 pm (UTC)
Very much so! :D

\o/ ^^ And yeah, the ones I loved the best were the ones that weren't afraid to mix awesomeness and education. :D

I'm doing my very best to squeeze all the enjoyment right out of it! XD
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Vitamin C: Bottletierfal on June 4th, 2009 06:10 pm (UTC)
It was a really great school in a lot of ways. ^^ It had its major faults, but... public education ftw imo. XD

Me too! ^^
Rex: DN - mello + bandanaicequeenrex on June 4th, 2009 04:38 pm (UTC)
English teachers are AWESOME! :D

And oooh, it is a pretty sky. I only wish my phone could have captured yesterday's sky as well as I wanted it to...it was sooo pretty. ^^

Vitamin C: Charles - Bluetierfal on June 4th, 2009 06:11 pm (UTC)
That they are!! :D

My cell phone camera drives me crazy; it always washes out my blue skies! XD But hey, as long as YOU know it was pretty...! ^^
Rex: DN - matt + stfuicequeenrex on June 4th, 2009 08:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, god, I know right!? XD Although, I'm just lucky my phone takes pretty clear pictures. ^^;
marissaabitofadork7 on June 4th, 2009 05:55 pm (UTC)
Mr. G sounds as awesome as my history teacher last year.

He's a total nerd/dork/geek, but he's just so insanely awesome. :D

The sky is so pretteh! XD I love the summertime.
Vitamin C: Charles - Bluetierfal on June 4th, 2009 06:18 pm (UTC)
I love visiting my old teachers. And the nerd/dork/geek ones are the best. 8D

Eee, me too! ^^
marissaabitofadork7 on June 4th, 2009 06:32 pm (UTC)
Oh, most definitely. :D

Summertime is so awesome.
Emma Daiou: utena revolutionemmadaiou28 on June 4th, 2009 09:00 pm (UTC)
Dude, your teacher sounds like my senior year English teacher, who was also a drama/speech coach and was really flamboyant because of it. And lucky us, he had a ton of whatever-kind-of-tenure-public-school-teachers-get. Our AP class did less overall work than the normal class, and we spent most of our class time watching the first season of Lost. And Donnie Darko. Plus he was completely supportive of me doing my senior speech (the theme being inspirational people) on an unrepentant Nazi fighter pilot. Yeah. 8D

I actually had lunch with him shortly after graduation.. Parallel much? XD

Er, come to think of it, my tenth-grade one was fun too, since he also doubled as a drama teacher and was kind of... wacky. XD

Wow, my high school had the weirdest English-slash-drama teachers. And now I kind want to go visit them. XP
Vitamin C: Charles - Bluetierfal on June 4th, 2009 10:38 pm (UTC)
That sounds a lot like my drama teacher who was also an English teacher but whose English class I didn't take because it wasn't AP. XD Though in my AP Euro class, we watched Blackadder practically every Friday...! XD

Yours sounds super-legit though. 8D

lol, they sound awesome. And maybe you should, if you get the chance! :D All the teachers I go visit are always so happy when students come back and remember them; it's adorable. XD