Saturday Tutoring

posted June 27th, 2014, 2:01 am


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September 21st, 2013, 6:26 am

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So many emotions going on here, with so many presentations. I've had days like that, where I flip between beautiful princess and freakish boy-girl-thing at the drop of a hat. By the end of it, yeah, you just want to forget it all and eat pizza and frag things with your friends.
I like how video games don't judge you for being trans*. They just let you play, and that's all there is to it. Same thing with RMitchies.

RRon, RMitches, don't even bother bringing up that book. No, I didn't read it. Yes, I got 97% on the exam. The ENTIRE POINT OF THAT BOOK WAS THAT ONE LINE. I REFUSE TO GET OVER IT!

What... ice cream.. light speed.. what? Did you even.. what?

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June 27th, 2014, 2:27 am

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Apart from 2 of the appointments misgendering her, what an "interesting" bunch of people... one motivated by a particular type of chemistry (inspired by a certain TV series perhaps?), one who comes up with a bizarre analogy, and another attempting (unsuccessfully) to flirt with her.

Of course, while her growing hair and chest may reduce the amount of misgendering, they won't do anything about the attitudes, motivations and personalities of her tutees.

Still, no doubt the money she's earning from tutoring will come in useful - wardobe expansion or saving up for things like uni expenses (even though tuition's subsidised by regional governments, there's still a cost to the student from about C$3,000 to C$15,000pa - then of course there's accommodation and maintenance costs [especially if at a uni away from home] on top) or possibly a certain surgical procedure (several years away, but likely to be costly).

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June 27th, 2014, 2:52 am

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@mittfh: Teenagers are a varied and confusing lot. And no, the meth thing wasn't a reference, it was just a chem joke. Me? Pop culture? Heck no, gaming or bust! I really just meant this page to show how her image is so on the fence. She is slowly becoming more fem as the page goes on, but still getting mixed signals. And that last guy might not have even been talking about her at all, which made it that much more URGH!

University is still pretty costly, even in Canada. You can get big loans that are highly subsidized, but if you are dumb like me and go to game design school, you end up spending 32k plus living expenses. Likewise, I assume Annie could get a scholarship for being a smartypants. Oh, and for the record - I would have gotten a scholarship to game design school if I had transitioned first, because, you know, sexist game industry pays for women to go to school. Yay?

Luckily for Annie, a certain medical procedure is covered by nearly every province, because our country doesn't hate us. Same with her brain doctor. And her hospitalizations.

The question we should be asking about her finances is - does Dethtapus even make money? Like, they were in stadiums. That seems like they should make money. I think I almost kinda know what I am doing with that, but I'm posted a year ahead, and I still haven't actually solidified that. Gary really sucks at finances.

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June 27th, 2014, 1:18 pm

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@GreenKrog: I've never watched the show, but I've heard enough about Breaking Bad to have a rough idea of the synopsis.

University over here in the UK can be fairly expensive (although not as expensive as the US!) - while tuition fees are capped at £9,000 (up from about £3,000 - the UK government was foolish enough to think that many would only raise their fees to £6,000, but most went for the full £9,000 as the government was also cutting university funding), but then there's the cost of materials / books / accommodation / maintenance etc.

Student loans are currently offered (as of a few years ago) that you don't start paying back until you're earning £21,000 and any outstanding debt after 30 years is forgiven - but given that's going to cost the government a lot more in the long run I can't imagine those rules lasting forever - not to mention some students are put off by the prospect of ending university with a near mortgage-sized debt (~£50,000 for a standard three year course).

Hindsight is a wonderful thing - unfortunately no-one's yet invented a time machine to enable you to go back and give sage advice to your younger self :(

Dethtapus - they probably make some money from iTunes sales and merchandising (I assume they're independent, so there isn't a label siphoning off most of their income), but depending on the size of the stadium, there are a couple of alternative routes to playing: warm-up act for someone bigger, or someone in the band knows someone who knows someone who knows someone prominent in the company running a stadium or two...

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June 27th, 2014, 3:07 pm

katesune (Guest)

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Okay, I'm totally clueless here. Which book are you referring to?

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June 27th, 2014, 3:20 pm

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@katesune: To this day, I have no idea what the name of the book was. I cannot begin to stress exactly how stupid that class was and what a waste of time high school English was for me.
RMitch? RRon? Either of you remember?

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June 28th, 2014, 1:27 am

Nich the bear (Guest)

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I think it was: A separate Piece?. were he kills his friend by jostling the branch they were on by the swimming hole. Or the book about a soldier in WWII that frees a bunch of animals and dies in a barn fire in the end.

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June 28th, 2014, 10:35 am

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The book title that you are referring to is actually called, " A Separate Peace ".

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