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Okay basically, the first person says a category, then they post a word relating to that category that starts with 'a', the next person does the same except a word that starts with 'b', etc. until someone reaches Z. After typing your word, you choose the next category, and name a word relating to that category that starts with 'a'.

Example:
Person 1: Kinds of Poetry
A - Acrostic
Person 2: B - Ballad

Got it? Okay lets start!


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A - Alex Rider
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A - Alex Rider


B- Baby Sitters Club *shudder*
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D - Deltora Quest



LOL. XD I recall girls used to read that when I was in 2nd grade or so, I didn't even get near them.

Its kind of pathetic to see that at least here in the US, the general IQ level is dropping. We have to read a book for school that is like 4th grade level, and I'm in 7th grade, and the teacher keeps talking about how hard it is for us. I read it in 2nd grade with no problem.
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I hear your concerns Magic, and you are certainly not alone.

I have several friends that went into teaching post-highschool (when education was still the place to be) that have confessed their rather profound dissapointment in the education system, though I have heard that it is significantly worse overseas. (No offence intended).

E- Elfquest
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F- Fire Emblem
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G- Ghost in the Shell
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H - The Heir Trilogy (Warrior Heir, Wizard Heir, Dragon Heir)



I don't know about this happening elsewhere, but I think its partly to do with the system. Every year, they expect us to learn more, because the state tests include more and more things we need to know. So basically all they're doing is cramming all the info into us and making us regurgitate it onto tests. The meaning of it all seems to be lost somewhere.

People have asked my teachers why we learn some things in school, and when we'll ever need them in life, and they reply that they don't know. They're making us learn useless things, for what?

And by doing all this info-cramming, they're sucking all the creativity out of it, and then they make us do projects in school where we are graded on our creativity too. Some of them really can't even grasp the concept that we're over-loaded and we have homework in MORE THAN ONE subject. My English teacher assigns us, lets say an essay, and expects it to be pre-written, drafted, and typed in 3 days. As though we don't even need to plan it, or re-read it a couple times, or even think about what we need to do, and put our thoughts together.

Not to brag, but I am the smartest person in my English class, and even I struggle with the work sometimes, and I understand the stuff a lot better than everyone else. Makes me feel really sorry for those who would actually get good grades if it wasn't as harsh as it is. And English really just sucks the fun out of reading. If you read every book, and analyze everything you read, and always try to find some 'deeper' meaning, how can you enjoy the book for what it is?

(Gah, I wrote too much again. )
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And I sympathise with you Magic, however once you hit the work force impossible deadlines become a fact of life. Take it from me, even if you've heard it a million times, do something that you love otherwise you'll regret it for the rest of your life.

I love what I do and thats the only thought that keeps me going sometimes. (Well, that and coffee).
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I personally also operate similar to how Tortoise Sephiroth described. I live life based on only my standards. I observe, i learn, i write about what i learned, and i occasionally grab 40 winks on my bed between emo episodes and long walks.
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L - Lord of the Rings

Haha, 'tis kinda hard to do something you love, when you have no idea what you want to do. The only thing I really think I'm that interested in that makes money and has a good purpose is architecture. But apparently its a profession dominated by men and is hard to get into it, or so I'm told.

Of course, this just makes me want to do it more.

On a side note, are you Australian, BlackIceFox? I've heard that expression from one of my cr friends, and I had no idea what it meant until she explained it to me. :P

Or perhaps its one of those things that is used by much of the world and not the US. Gah why must we do everything the hard way. Fricking 'Imperial System', Fahrenheit, it makes it so much harder since we have to learn both in school. Why won't they change it?! I know it'll be hard for the old people and all, but their lives are mostly over, its time we made the switch.
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XD, i live in the U.S. and have similar arguments about why only the U.S. uses Fahrenheit, why we never choose between a 12 hour or 24 hour clock, why we panic so much about marijuana but ignore cigarettes, stuff like that. The grab 40 quote... i'm not sure if this is the origin but i mostly hear it from soldiers.
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Erm, what expression is that Magic? But to answer your question, yes I am indeed an Australian.

Side note: Architecture is my field! It is a very rewarding and fun career (though it is dominated by males...). If you perservere and are with the right firm you can really make your way in the world.

And the US sentiments are not lost on me.
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Magic was commenting on the "40 winks" expression.

As for Sephiroth: You're Australian? How come i get along with people from Australia or Canada just fine but my fellow Americans want to kill me? Is it because i'm a liberal writer? Now that i think about it Steinbeck had similar problems...
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