Who are your top 3 favorite fictional characters ever?
Aw, dang, this is actually a tough one. Being into JRPGs makes it hard to decide!
Definitely a Tales character is going to be on there. It’s a tough call between Anise and Colette, really, but I think Anise wins? I’ve been playing Symphonia again and realizing how much I adore it but Abyss had a lot more depth to its characters, even the ones who were admittedly less integral to the plot like Anise and Natalia, and I think Anise takes advantage of that. (Plus I played her for several years so, you know, A+.)
I’m not, like, intentionally segregating this to one character from each canon or anything, but it’s gonna work out that way, haha! Next is definitely a Fire Emblem character, and that Fire Emblem character is without question Lissa? She’s adorable and perky and genre-savvy in the best of ways and has basically the reaction I would to war which is “oh my gods my shoes are so gross can I go to a hotel”.
And then last is like, I dunno. I was thinking Jade Harley until I remembered that most of what I like about Jade is headcanon? Probably it’s actually Laharl from Disgaea because, I mean, how can you NOT like Laharl from Disgaea. Dude’s the most ridiculously powerful character in his entire canon and he still spends most of his time whining about his allowance and stealing pudding from his servants just because he can.
"Children are required to be in school, where their freedom is greatly restricted, far more than most adults would tolerate in their workplaces. In recent decades we’ve been compelling them to spend ever more time in this kind of setting, and there’s strong evidence that this is causing psychological damage to many of them. And as scientists have investigated how children naturally learn, they’ve realized that kids do so most deeply and fully, and with greatest enthusiasm, in conditions that are almost opposite to those of school…. Most people assume that the basic design of today’s schools emerged from scientific evidence about how children learn. But nothing could be further from the truth. Schools as we know them today are a product of history, not research. …. Research has shown that people of all ages learn best when they are self-motivated, pursuing answers to questions that reflect their personal interests and achieving goals that they’ve set for themselves. Under such conditions, learning is usually joyful. The evidence for all of this is obvious to anyone who’s watched a child grow from infancy to school age. Through their own efforts, children figure out how to walk, run, jump, and climb. They learn from scratch their native language, and with that, they learn to assert their will, argue, amuse, annoy, befriend, charm, and ask questions. ….
They do all of this before anyone, in any systematic way, tries to teach them anything. This amazing drive and capacity to learn does not turn itself off when children reach five or six. But we turn it off with our coercive system of schooling.”
Kids learn better when they’re self-motivated… interesting.
So tell me, expert Tumblr guy. How do you motivate kids who are only interested in, say, video games? Or sports? How do you teach them survival skills?
Could ask me. I mostly did self-taught schooling homeschool and you know I’m only interested in video games.