Well. It's sure interesting to be two dimensional.
So weird. You need to think about how to get around by projecting yourself on walls, tables, and other things. And if your perspective hasn't figured out that two things aren't actually near each other, well, have fun with your top half being five feet away from your bottom half.
I have actually thought about after watching that one Doctor Who episode, but that's not what this slice is about. Shadows are two dimensional.
(Shadows. Get it? Also that's a different Doctor Who thing, but I also like that episode.)
I went to what my pal Claire calls Penguin School. It took me a bit to get that-- their mascot isn't a penguin? What the... oh. Penguins. South. Haha.
It sometimes takes me too long to get Claire's references, even though they're very obvious in retrospect.
First thing I notice as I walk up: WHOAH. Big building. Not like East big, but BIGGGG.
Second: Hey, it's kinda purple. Like the bricks. Is that because their colour is purple?
And yeah, South has gargoyles. Like, legit gargoyles.
If ever there was a way to give me a good first impression, it is a purple castle complete with gargoyles.
|Apparently this one is a teacher holding up "Final exams." Just yes.|
When I shadowed DSST, I got there before the students. As my neighbor and I were the only shadows, there was not a system.
With South, there was a line of eighths checking in in the lobby. A few ninths and tenths hung to the side, waiting to be paired up with us.
My shadow was a girl who I'm going to call... um. Turbo-pseudonym-generator says... Ruth! Sure. Ruth.
(Thea she's nothing like Ruth G, but I'm just going to go with this)
Ruth looked like the stereotypical white sporty girl. Medium blond hair pulled back in a ponytail, average height and skinny, pack of gum easily accessible in her backpack. She introduced herself to me and we started walking towards her first class.
From here it is less of a slice and more of a chance for me to remember, because by the time I'm fourteen I'll sure as hell have everything mixed up.
AP Human Geography
I was so excited to see this class. Unfortunately it had started quite a while before I'd gotten there, so Ruth and I walked in on the last two minutes. Goddamnit.
This class had a pretty strict teacher. Ruth and her group of people measured a box using a silver pinchy thing, a ruler, and a measuring tape. They were talking about precision and accuracy. Elective I think.
This is an elective. People had a homework assignment to take pictures of an egg and make it sexy in some pictures and creative in others. They presented their work and got feedback. Everyone had a site. I liked this class a lot and the teacher was awesome.
They took notes on their computers. Pretty straightforward. It was about like cellular respiration. the amount of computer learning is pretty intense. I think everyone has their own computers.
We just hung on the lawn in front. I read Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. They (including another shadow) were sociable.
This was simple stuff. Slope intercept stuff, rotating lines, etc. I participated. Some of the kids weren't really being helpful and were playing on their phones.
The book, Fences, wasn't one I'd read. They were working on essays so I just worked on my homework.
Spanish (Tour/Senate Room)
I liked the Student Council people. Even though our tour was cut short I learned quite a bit about each of them and they were very welcoming. There are like 10 shadows. God. Also there's a lot of clubs-- theater, crew, gymnastics, wrestling... it's not like I'd do those last two but wow.