What do you call the science of writing subject lines?
Wed Nov 29, 2017 21:16

“Oh, yeah. Good call.” Drew made a mental note to go back and fix that part of his homework. His mental notepad also had Finish Astronomy homework and Get Madeleine a birthday present on it. He was thinking about asking Remington how she made her fancy hair bows and asking Kit (because she was good at crafts) to help him make one. It was hard to get birthday presents for anyone now because Drew couldn’t go to Pearl Street. Last year he could just ask Dad if they could go somewhere on the way back from Rock Creek Elementary after school, but this year the elevator wouldn’t even let him on. It was so totally unfair. Drew wanted to be treated like any other student who didn’t have family on staff, but some perks would have been nice.

Since Connor had helped him, Drew added a cheerful “Thanks!” The third-year was probably right about the leaf, because he was older and thus should have learned more about magical plants than Drew had by now. Although Drew had definitely noticed that Connor had skipped class a couple of times this semester. Connor didn’t seem like the kind of person who would play hooky, but Drew supposed he didn’t know the older boy very well, so anything was possible. For all Drew knew, he might have a secret double life as a busking belly dancer or something.

Now that was a hilarious mental image. He grinned, then bit his lower lip trying to suppress the grin. Hopefully Connor wouldn’t ask what he was smiling about. Drew would have to think fast if he did.

Drew had previously thought that Huburt was the only person who enjoyed homework, but nope, apparently Connor was just as weird as his roommate. Maybe they could swap. Drew could have the single and Huburt and Connor could have a quiet boring room together. History of Magic and Magzoo usually had interesting homework, but Drew wouldn’t say he enjoyed it.

Thinking about the classes Connor had mentioned, Drew frowned. Neither of them seemed that bad to him. The twelve-year-old was pretty sure Rob only assigned homework when he was mad at them, like if they hadn’t paid attention in class that day or had made a lot of dumb mistakes. Drew was responsible for a couple of dumb mistakes, but that was almost always because Kit had decided to lick something she shouldn’t or gotten a little crush-happy with the mortar and pestle. Left to his own devices, Drew had average potion-making competence. He preferred practical work to writing potions essays, though. He didn’t mind Spellwork homework, but that might be because there wasn’t a lot of it and Drew knew how Aaron graded better than most students. Drew didn’t always get a hundred percent on the homework, but at least he knew what kind of answers Aaron was looking for. It was nice because it didn’t feel like busy work and they almost never had to write essays. Dad joked that that was because that way Aaron didn’t have to grade essays, but Drew was pretty sure that wasn’t the reason.

Connor had sounded like he extra didn’t like Spellwork homework, though. Drew could probably help with that. “The Spellwork stuff is always really theory-based, so you don’t do it the same way as the homework for most of the other classes,” which often involved repeating the textbook so that the professors knew you’d read. “You could go to office hours if it’s hard. Aaron’s, like, a huge nerd about Spellwork, he loves explaining that stuff.”

  • “Alihotsy leaves have specks, though,” Connor pointed out. Drew, who was the child of Mr. Tennant and Professor McKindy, somehow, was the one who had made the noise behind him and was now being... more
    • What do you call the science of writing subject lines? - Drew, Wed Nov 29 21:16
      • It depends on the subject line - Connor, Sat Dec 9 12:06
        Quite frankly, Connor didn’t care what Professor McKindy was a big nerd about or not, because there was no way that he was going to spend time alone with someone like him, in an office. If he... more
        • So this one would be fillerology - Drew, Sat Dec 9 13:14
          Drew started to open his mouth to say that he knew Rose was really good at Spellwork, and that she had done an amazing job setting up the beach party. The sand alone must have taken a lot of magic,... more
          • As opposed to your usual punology - Connor, Sat Dec 9 13:39
            It seemed like Drew was confused about what was going on, which in turn confused Connor. What could possibly be unclear about what he just said? Connor was an extremely direct person; he always said... more
            • Connor looked confused, which was about how Drew felt. It seemed sort of unfair for Connor to get to be confused now when he was the whole reason the conversation had gotten weird and confusing. Drew ... more
              • Yeah my reflex-ology isn't great - Connor, Sat Dec 16 13:49
                If Connor had thought he was confused before, he had clearly underestimated the situation because now Drew was talking about how Professor McKindy had taught at a bunch of other schools. Was he... more
                • But your rudenessology is spot on - Drew, Sun Dec 17 11:09
                  Connor had decided to be condescending to Drew, which the first-year decided he really didn’t like at all. The older student was just making things up! That was really dumb and rude. “You don’t even... more
                  • At least I've got something going for me - Connor, Sat Dec 30 08:27
                    Families were confusing because Connor knew how they were supposed to go, and he was pretty sure that most of his family’s problems were related to not having a family the way they were supposed to... more
                    • I wouldn’t count on that - Drew, Sat Dec 30 19:53
                      Connor was wrong and stupid and Drew wasn’t good enough at arguing to tell him why. “Your dad is supposed to be a role model for you,” he said, to start with. All fathers were in a position to be... more
                      • Count me out - Connor, Tue Jan 2 21:22
                        Connor flushed a dark, angry red. He knew Marley was bad. He knew Marley was very bad, and quite honestly he didn’t know how Claudia could deal with her but what this conversation with Drew was... more
                        • Down and out? - Drew, Tue Jan 2 22:04
                          There were a couple of seconds before Drew really processed what Connor had said. Then Drew clenched his fists. No one had ever actually said it about his family before as far as Drew could remember, ... more
                          • Not down for the count - Connor, Tue Jan 2 22:27
                            Drew decided, apparently, that it was a good idea to fully demonstrate just how awful he was because not only did Drew choose to use an absolutely rude word towards Connor, but he also bludgeoned... more
                            • I think I can change that - Drew, Tue Jan 2 22:50
                              Drew was almost at the stairs. He was hoping that the stairs wouldn’t screw up today and mess up his exit. They had messed up a few times for Dade lately. The older boy would go up the stairs to the... more
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