My Ranking Points
@ginnypotter12 – 16
@Claraofnutcracker402 – 16
Hello everyone! Welcome back to Royal Power! Now before you all freak that you didn’t get scores from last week, I’m doing those tomorrow, but those fantastic grades you see are from the two people that submitted stories two weeks ago. I couldn’t decide so I just gave them both really good scores while keeping Cats from mocking me for being too nice.
On to today’s assignment. Y’all seemed to like that discussion, so we’re going to do it again! New prompt this time. I saw this cool comic the other day, and I want to share it with you.
What would you change on the universe control panel?
Again, points for participation, content, and relevance. Have fun!
ack okay so I was honest to goodness planning on writing my story today, but I’ve been studying all day because it’s finals week, so would it be possible for me to submit my story at like 11:59 CST? if not, I can just take the class average, if you’re planning on doing those
I don’t think we really do class averages, but if you want to write a story still, I’ll give you credit for it!
ack, I think I’ll have to skip the story challenge. sorry!
eeeek I love xckd! I need to think about this, so I’ll comment later 🙂
Ooh i really have to think about this…..
Also, does it count as credit if we submit our story later?
I really am very sorry, but I think I have to drop out of classes! I have a bunch of other stuff going on, and I can’t do it all. 😢 I really wish I could stay in, but I can’t. Sorry!
First person to actually answer!
I would change the word football to soccer but soccer and football are still the same because it is so frigging confusing when I’m talking with a British person. This seems minor but trust me, it will save everyone a lot of pain
Wow, that’s a hard question honestly. I mean, there’s always the go-to, which would be the eradication of poverty, hunger, and homelessness, which would be a great option. But then also, it would be great to just have equality within all people, as that would really help a lot of people’s situations. But then, there’s stopping global warming and illegal mining and poaching and everything that would help the environment, which would better the world and the population’s health. Agh so many choicesssss
Ooh, intriguing. Like, if the use of fossil fuels was ended, so we were forced to use renewable energy, would someone find an energy source that’s cheaper but also worse for the environment? hm hm hm
Ohhh I was thinking about what to switch in the universe control panel to stop global warming. What if humans breathed in carbon dioxide and released oxygen, effectively being plants, except not photosynthesizing? That would work! Probably. Maybe. I don’t know.
Hmm. Mature content, children.
I’d say that I’d change it to eliminate domesti.c vioIence of all kinds. That’s it. I know it’s simple, but it would save so many lives, both literally and figuratively. Sorry it’s so short.
Ah that’s a great choice! Yep, domestic violence is a huge problem, sadly all over the world, though most people think it only happens in certain countries.
I hate those things. Why do people have to do such bad things when they know they’re bad? We are all LIVING FEELING HUMANS who have a mind!
I think I would prevent any pollution to the earth and make sure every single species in th world are existent. If the earth is nice and clean, people will (hopefully) behave cleaner and kinder then before. It’d let us focus on other problems with more ease.
Here are more outcomes to my thinking that I forgot to post:
Young children would grow up in a good natural environment that would make them happier and less likely to turn to the wrong way. Only a year ago my little sister couldn’t go outside to play because the air pollution was so bad. My entire family wasn’t healthy because of it.
So yeah, I hope other people agree with me.
also Annie completely unrelated but our roleplay has started *happy noise*
Same. Ab.use is a huge problem and it’s sick that people still treat others like that even if they KNOW how wrong it is. If I could change anything, I would make climate change disappear. So many people and animals are suffering so much for it and we might be starting the next mass extinction. Also, rising waters will drive millions of people out and leave them homeless. Also, I agree with @/ginnypotter12 that those slang should be converted to their original meaning. There would be new problems still even if those issues are fixed, but I feel like changing the control panel this way will benefit humanity more.
I agree. I have lived in Seoul, South Korea for much of my childhood and we have to wear masks because of smog problems. Air pollution is a serious issue and if it was resolved, it will relieve stress of people and ensure everyone gets a healthy natural environment.
Can we take a minute to give a large round of applause to the anonymous person who has 71 points in my class alone? That meant getting almost 15 points 5 weeks in a row! I am sadly not allowed to say who that is, and the spreadsheet for calling class captains is having technical difficulties, but still. Well done!
You are likely to be the main topic of gossip in the staff room now, Mx. Anonymous.
(Hm. The parentheses make a good point there. I always forget that we get eight year olds around here sometimes. I will try not to do that in the future.)
There’s a lot to change about our universe, which is far from perfect. Despite efforts of people throughout centuries, our world is strictly racist and sexist as well. My sister and I got into a fight a few nights ago. At seven years old, she’s already stereotyping genders. I’m not gonna say what she said, but I wish we didn’t have to grow up in a world where some girls with incredible talent are discouraged from their goals just because they’re the “lesser gender”. Both boys and girls have incredible gifts and talents that should never go to waste- and this is where racism ties in too. Why should some be afraid to shine because of their skin color? And what’s really sad is that we could’ve done so much more for racial and gender equality. We have come far, but not far enough.
it’s all terrible, I hate it. like, my younger brother is already gender stereotyping, because he grew up in a world where women are weak and frivolent, and men are tough and unfeeling.
And still, people manage to still support the freaking confederacy, who promoted freaking slavery. It’s just horrible.
Ugh people are idiots, I just don’t understand how you can even see someone as less than you are because of how you were born?? like????
Well, I would say this is the result of centuries of people feeling the oppressive need to be better than others at something. When humans find people who look different than them, the natural assumption is to assume that you are better than them. See, you have known you your whole life, and you barely know anything about this person that you are meeting. To your mind, they are a shell, basically. If they have difficulty communicating with you, it only reinforces that idea, as they can’t correct it. It is human nature to assume the best in ourselves, because the thought of occupying the body of a terrible being is deplorable. Perks of having no physical form, I guess. But humans like to think they are pretty decent, most of the time. Even the worst of criminals, it seems, think themselves moral. If there is a group of people that look more or less similar, it is natural to assume that they are, more or less, the same. If you think someone in that group is somehow less than you, you probably think he whole group is.
TL;DR: Humans like themselves and don’t know about other people’s lives.
That was… cohesive.
Those stereotypes are dumb, and they are not true. Multiple studies are showing that girls are equally good at S,T.E.M, or better. It’s honestly annoying because people are taught that girls act in a certain way and boys don’t. What you looks like or who you like does not determine your ability. Society on that matter is very messed up, and still now there’s a the gender pay gap and other types of discrimination. I believe that men and women should be equal, instead of one being more superior than other.
Yeah. I never got why people thought one gender was superior above another while the whole idea of feminism was equality with women and men. And it’s sad that the gender pay gap still exists because you should be paid by your skill. One more thing I would change is that there would be no more racial stereotypes. They can get really annoying and offensive, whether people mean it or not.
Right? Oh my goodness, people are so unfathomably rude to other races, I just don’t understand why someone’s origins would make them less than you?? like????
Oh my god yes! People be going around stretching their eyes out like “lol im asian” ***** no you aren’t. You are bigoted, and you don’t see me going around stretching my eyes down going “lol im white “ because that is not how it works
And those smart Asian stereotypes….. getting good grades is a matter of hard work and focus, not about your ethnicity. I’m Korean myself and it’s rude how people are lile “of course, she’s Asian ” or whatever. That’s just horribly rude and insensitive. Irony is, most of my friends who are asian hate math. And not every Asian kid has tiger parents…… I wish people would stop stereotyping.
True. And we subconsciously are exposed to those stereotypes and do believe them. I think parents should make the point clear that everyone is equal regardless of race, gender identity, religion, ethnicity, and more. If kids knew that stereotypes are wrong earlier on I think there would be less of those…..