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What is Greek Life? (really)

Someone (lightninja987) recently posted a question asking what Greek Life was. What ensued was a bunch of lame jokes about togas.
I get it, I saw Animal House. There is definitely a certain mystique, and a lot of fraternities and sororities would prefer it that way. In doing so, they cheat themselves out of a lot of great members. However, joining a fraternity was the single best decision I made in college. My fraternity brothers are my best friends to this day, and honestly, I feel a little bit like I betray them every time I extol the virtues of studying abroad for your degree, because that’s just not a thing outside of the US (beyond a few outposts).
First things first, before I go any further, a word about hazing. I hate it, every fraternity international headquarters hates it, and you should too. Asking you to wait a few weeks before letting you join an organization that establishes lifetime bonds is one thing. Asking you to do anything that degrades you, another person, another group of people, or at any time endangers you, others, property, your reputation, or anything pertaining to your future is unforgivable. These people want to be like family to you - they should act like it.
Now that I’ve satisfied the need for that rant, more than anything else a fraternity or a sorority is a chance to meet people. In other posts, I’ve emphasized the importance of networking to college. After all, you can learn just about anything from the internet now, and outside a handful of subjects, you can study most degrees online. Going to college is about the experience, and people make the experience.
Going Greek is a great way to meet a lot of people, and (should) give you an instant support network. After all, fraternities and sororities tend to have higher community involvement, higher GPAs, and higher alumni giving rates than typical students.
Why Me?
I was a fraternity social chair at a prominent university. I never carried a keg on my shoulders, but I did plan exclusive parties that are still talked about more than a decade afterwards, while maintaining a perfect risk management record. I'm also /ApplyingToCollege's resident advocate for doing a degree abroad. Yes, I still think that studying abroad for a degree is great for most people. However, if you’re destined to stick around the US, then knowing the facts about being in a sorority or fraternity is a great idea.
History
I’ll keep this short, as if you go Greek, you’ll have to learn this in much greater detail, and if you don't, you won't. Greek life started at William and Mary with Phi Beta Kappa, which is now an honor society. Like a lot of colonial colleges, William and Mary had (and still has) a lot of secret societies, and PBK grew out of that.
The idea of using Greek letters to act as an acronym for a secret motto (which is what they almost always stand for - PBK's stands for "Love of Wisdom is the Helmsman of Life" when translated out of Greek, and it's not secret knowledge to know that) became widespread, and soon different chapters of the same organizations started springing up. If you go Greek, you’ll probably read about how your organization weathered the Civil War or other great moments in American history. It’s a real eye opener, and definitely builds a sense of continuity with the past.
Recruitment
When you get on campus, Greek organizations will have a recruitment period. Sororities tend to have a more Byzantine method of recruitment, by which prospective members are guided around tours of different sororities and a complicated system of matching culminates in a Pledge Day, during which new sisters are united with their sororities. Again, this could be different elsewhere, but is generally true.
Also, it is draining. Sorority members always had our respect during recruitment weeks.
Fraternities are much less formal. They’ll typically have recruitment events, often called ‘rush’ events or ‘smokers,’ at which people just show up and talk. Every fraternity is different, and this is the time to learn about them. Mine had a lot of Wall Street and DC policy wonks, as well as a few gay guys (this was back ~15 years ago, so a lot of people hadn’t come out yet, meaning that we were unique for this). The fraternity next door was full of rugby players who, for the most part, ended up in law school; they were good guys, but clearly two different sets of people. Anyway, you go, you eat (expect them to at least grill burgers or hot dogs for you, if not set up a tab at a restaurant), and you see which group of guys you like.
They’re also keeping files on you. If a brother likes you, he’ll introduce you to some of his friends. This is a crucial time to gauge hazing. If it feels like there are three different fraternities in the same house, then a lot of hazing will go on. This is because sophomores will still hate juniors, who will still hate seniors. AVOID THEM.
I’m not saying that a fraternity with divergent groups of guys is a bad thing. Like I said, we had Wall Streeters, Social Justice Warriors, Young Dems, College Republicans, Lambda Alliance, and practically everyone else under our roof. We all got along, and really loved arguing with each other.
We still do.
Pro tip: If you really like a fraternity and want to make a good impression, bring like-minded friends from your freshman hall or classes. You'll be making your pledge class better. The guy who eventually became my little brother (more on that later) brought a handful of guys every time he came over. Of our twenty person pledge class that year, five of them were because of him.
Anyway, if you get a critical mass of guys who can vouch for you, expect to be invited over outside of rush. You probably won’t meet every guy in the fraternity, but that’s fine. The general rules apply here. Don’t be a douche. We had a guy who, while playing poker, announced that he was suddenly going home following the hand in which he won most the table's chips. His reason? He didn't want to lose now that he had won. Fifty bucks meant more to him than our respect, and this guy came from a lot of money (meanwhile, the guys at the table were decidedly from middle class families). Guess who didn't get called back?
If enough of them like you, you’ll get a bid. That is a formal invitation to join the fraternity. Sororities tend to hand out their bids publicly, all at once, during an event aptly named ‘Bid Day.’ There are balloons, flowers, and sundresses. I've also seen the occasional hat, but make no promises. Fraternities do so over the span of a few days; we did ours at night, because we thought that made us cool. You may well get a bid from multiple fraternities. If so, be up front and honest; they may ask for an answer on the spot, but saying that you want to think about it will typically be respected. They’ll still like you if you are up front, but if you try to play both sides off against each other, you will get blacklisted. Fraternities talk, and at many campuses, rush lists are maintained so that such amateurish behavior can be stopped.
Pledge Life
So you’ve accepted a bid and want to join. At this point, you’ll likely go through a pledge period. It bears repeating again, do not settle for being hazed. I don’t care how much brotherhood/sisterhood stuff is thrown at you, your life or the life of someone else isn’t worth it. I’ll stick with fraternity pledging, as it’s the one I know more about.
You’ll likely have to do some things to build brotherhood/sisterhood, both with the organization as a whole and as a pledge class. Some of these will be dictated by the organization as a whole (e.g. participating in at least two philanthropy events hosted by other Greek organizations), while others will be at the direction of individual members. Let your pledge educator know if the sisters/brothers get carried away with these. Here are some examples that some of my friends used:
A friend who went to a university with a more, shall we say, intense Greek Life scene simply asked his pledges to help him paint a porch. Sure, some guys will be knuckleheads, but follow your gut and remember, you matter more than some stupid challenge.
You’ll also possibly have study halls, as pledge classes are almost always watched by the university for slips in GPA. Your pledge educator (sometimes called a Pledgemaster) will ask for copies of your exam and paper schedules, and should always be fine with granting you reprieve to study for a test or quiz or to write a paper. If not, call them out to the fraternity/sorority president - they’re not only hurting you, they’re hurting the organization.
Again, you shouldn’t ever be asked to do something you’re uncomfortable with. One time one of my brothers proposed doing something truly knuckleheaded for his pledge activity (nothing criminal, but definitely awkward). We threatened him with expulsion and apologized to the pledge in question, while declaring that other pledges in that class didn’t have to do anything he asked.
Never be afraid to speak up. No fraternity president, college official, or international fraternity officer is going to let some idiot stand in the way of a fraternity surviving, and trust me, it’s a hostile environment out there. It’s the same for sororities.
Active Life
After a few weeks, you’ll be initiated. It’s a rather nice ceremony, with a great deal of meaningful ritual. There or shortly thereafter you’ll be taught the meaning of the organization’s name, a bit more about its history, and any secret greetings or handshakes. Don't be that guy (or girl) who gets drunk (or not) and shares them with your significant other.
You might think that your life is now full of parties, but it’s not. Every week, you’ll have a meeting, and Robert’s Rules of Order are in full effect. You’ll learn how to operate in an organization with no teacher to guide you, and that is a crucial lesson for business. More than that, you’ll learn how to deal with disagreements between people you love and respect.
You’ll learn how to tell your best friend that he’s being an idiot. That is a valuable skill.
You’ll also learn how to be a good ‘corporate citizen,’ as you’ll spend a lot of time working with other Greek organizations. Sometimes, it’s obvious; fraternities and sororities match up for Homecoming at many universities, and everyone tends to send teams to participate in philanthropy events.
Other times, it is more behind the scenes. As a social chair, I worked with other fraternities to implement strategies to turn away people who were too drunk (because one incident would have made us all look bad), as well as making sure that parties were spread out. We were the primary source of events, so it didn’t make sense to have the biggest party of the year for every organization to be held on the same weekend.
It isn’t just parties and meetings. You’ll live with these people. Outside of basic training, this is the closest that most people live with each other. That means you’ll have to work out how to study together (remember what I said about Greek GPAs?), party together, and eat together.
It also means you’ll cry together. From breakups to tragic events at home, your fraternity brothers or sorority sisters will be there for you.
You’ll likely end up with a big brothesister, and a little brothesister later on. Nurture these relationships. When you’re a pledge, your ‘big’ be your best advocate. They can also be a source of dates and job interviews for you. If you ever decide to run for office in your organization, your ‘little’ will stump for you. It creates an instant family. To this day, my grandlittle is one of my closest friends, and his wife is one of my wife’s favorite people (my little brothehis big brother, is off saving the world in Africa).
Yes, you’ll have to pay dues. And yes, some people will say that it’s paying for your friends. I prefer to think of it as paying for stuff to do with your friends. Our dues paid for our philanthropy events, our formals, our restaurant tabs, and our weekly meals. Other organizations may have dues that cover room and board. Every Greek organization pays insurance, and because of idiots, this is high. Don't be the type of idiot who causes Greek insurance rates to go higher.
Alumni Life
Faster than you can imagine, you’ll graduate, and then be done with Greek Life, right?
Wrong.
Being in a Greek organization gives you a sense of community with people beyond your years and campus. This is especially true with smaller organizations, like those with fewer than a hundred chapters. There’s an instant connection, and it’s come up in surprising ways. When I taught, I found out that the father of one of my students was in my fraternity. I’ve had business meetings when it’s been mentioned, and it has certainly accelerated reaching a deal.
More than anything, it’s the personal aspect. I know if I’m in a new city of any real size, I can post on our fraternity social media groups and have someone to meet up with for dinner. For someone who finds meeting new people out of the blue to be difficult, it is a great icebreaker.
Conclusion
As a consultant for people looking to study abroad, I feel that one of the best aspects of American college life is Greek Life. However, I strongly feel that if I am going to advocate for studying abroad, which I very much do for the vast majority of students, that everyone should know all the facts. Greek Life, like studying abroad, can be amazing until the instant that it's not.
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Just passed the AWS Data Analytics Specialty Cert

First of all, thanks to others who have contributed their stories and experiences here, it helped a lot. This is my 5th certificate (CCP + the Associate Trifecta) so I know somethings now about the AWS exams and how to study for them, but I got a score of 805 which is the lowest I've scored on any of the certifications.
Resources I used:
(Found some of these resources through AWS' own exam readiness guide.)


Previously I've relied on Bonso for practice exams but they haven't made a course for this certification. Instead, I got exam questions to study on from:

Regarding the exam, I had to take it from home online using Pearson Vue. Went well the first half, then in the second half one of the proctors watching me through my web cam gave me 2 warnings in a row about me scratching my face, leaning my face on my hand and apparently mouthing the words I was reading, promising that my next violation would lead to a forfeiture of my whole exam. Also interrupted me to ask if my phone had just rang which it definitely hadn't.
That in addition to the difficulty of the exam just raised my body temperature and I was sitting on my edge the rest of the exam. At about question #45 a sweat drop starting flowing down my nose and I was too scared to scratch it away so I had to uncomfortably rush through the final questions and barely took the time to look through the questions I had marked for review.
With that said there were no performance issues, no delays or anything like what some others have complained about. I live in Sweden.
Also, I'm not a native English speaker so applied for the "30 min ESL" because I could. I personally finished with 90 mins left, but some of the questions I didn't know I definitely didn't know. Unless you really want those 30 mins, I strongly recommend AGAINST ticking it because it meant I had to order my exam order over the phone instead of just doing it straight through the web console. The people work in India and the volume was quite low so the first guy I talked to I had to ask him to repeat himself. Later I was transferred to the billing department and I had to tell a lady there my credit card number and details over the phone. Obviously it's all legitimate but I felt uncomfortable doing that in this day and age.

Only thing left now is to finish up reading Designing Data-Intensive Applications by Martin Kleppman, which I found recommended by anothe redditor who completed their Data Analyst certificate exam. It's interesting and gives a bigger picture.
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I Read It So You Don't Have To: Secrets of the Southern Belle (by Phaedra Parks)

I hope the past few days have been restful and rejuvenating for you all, but -- as I'm sure you must have learned by this point -- the journey to personal betterment is an eternal endeavor. We haven't got a moment to waste, so let's bid adieu to the sunny serenity of the California coast and settle in down South with Real Housewives of Atlanta's Phaedra Parks, as she descends from her ivory porch swing and illuminates the esoteric in Secrets of the Southern Belle: How to Be Nice, Work Hard, Look Pretty, Have Fun, and Never Have an Off Moment.
True to the title's descriptive and straightforward sentiments, Phaedra begins the book with a concise synthesis of the worldview she hopes to present:
I believe every woman should be a Southern Belle or minimally aspire to being more ladylike, charming, and intelligent, because we should all be treated well.
As she continues, we get our first glimpse of the deep well of compassion that underlies Phaedra's mission to improve the lives of those around her.
Honestly, I sometimes feel sorry for women of northern persuasion. There they are rushing around in their baggy, drab clothes, doing everything for themselves and looking like they just rolled out of bed. They don't seem to understand there's a better way.
Thankfully, I no longer have to count myself among that witless horde. I feel like, until this fateful moment, I have been living like one of those people from the black-and-white "before" footage of an infomercial -- haphazardly bumbling through the most menial of daily tasks with no way of knowing how much brighter my world could be. Phaedra has freed me from Plato's Cave, and I have no choice but to follow her instruction and strive to shape myself in her image.
A true Southern Belle is known -- first and foremost -- for her fundamental kindness and compassion towards others, so it is only appropriate that the book's first section is succinctly titled, "Be Nice." However, even this simple directive has been trampled by the corrupting influence of the modern world. As Phaedra laments,
Unfortunately, as we see more migration from other parts of the world, we also see an increase of poor manners and rude behavior.
She elaborates, providing specific examples of the personal injuries incurred as a result of these unmannered interlopers.
I find it particularly odd in business, when the salespeople or tellers don't speak or thank you for your patronage. Don't they realize that without customers they would not have a job?
I, too, find it offensive when minimum-wage workers have the nerve to act like actual human beings rather than automatons at the mercy of my personal whims, and I appreciate that Phaedra is bold enough to ask the question that has undoubtedly been on the tip of our collective tongue. Yet somehow, she still remains humble enough to freely admit where she has room to learn; here, she lets the reader in on "something I've never quite understood about non-southerners:"
They're suspicious of basic southern warmth because they're worried it's insincere. But at the same time, they will tell you the most inappropriate things! They tell you stuff about their health that you don't want to know. They launch into crazy stories about their terrible childhoods and how misunderstood they are. They complain about what happened long ago, and they fret openly about the future. Then they tell you what they paid for things and you want to crawl under the table.
Frankly, that's not very attractive.
What is attractive, then, you may ask? Effusive compliments, for one thing -- "I don't know why some people are so concerned with being sincere, when being nice is so much more effective." We also learn to "never contradict anyone, even if you know they are wrong." Phaedra illustrates this particular lesson with the following example:
If someone tells you that your taxes are due on April 30 instead of April 15, you look puzzled and say, "Goodness, I had no idea. Did they change the date?"
And what happens after that? Either the person says yes and you're forced to play along with whatever bizarre delusion and/or power-play your companion is currently indulging, or they say no and you say -- what? "Right, of course, I knew that the whole time!" Or, "Gotcha! It's April 15th, you incompetent fraud!" Or maybe, "I don't even know what taxes are -- money is for menfolk!" I just can't imagine any of those scenarios playing out with less discomfort than a simple correction, but after four years living in New England, I can only assume that's just northern negativity clouding my vision.
We are next presented with a list of "compliments that come in handy," a few of which I've transcribed below for immediate incorporation into your own phrasal repertoire.
What an interesting way to think about it. (Good for a point on which you disagree with someone.)

You thought of every little detail; I love a meticulous lady!

Wow! That is so original. I would never have put it together like that. (In this South this might mean, "I hate it," but in a polite way.)
Boss Babe is out -- Meticulous Lady is in! Phaedra reminds us to keep health concerns -- "especially female issues" -- far from polite conversation, then shifts gears to a much-needed lesson in verbal comportment. It's not just their "attractive regional accents" that distinguish Southern Belles from their less-attractive northern counterparts; they also devote great attention to evoking grace through their cadence and tone.
Sometimes northern women can sound awfully abrupt. It's just a habit they have, poor things.
If you'd like to take your place amongst esteemed gentility, however, I urge you to change your ways! For one thing, when speaking, "slip in something affectionate so that a very harsh reality doesn't come across as rude or abrupt." For example, see how much unpleasant confrontation is avoided with the following turn of phrase:
Darling, don't you know you're too smart and pretty to be the town drunk?
Silly girl, haven't you heard? Addiction is for ugly people! You should also feel free to use these compliments liberally throughout conversation -- "You don't have to mean it, you know." As an example:
If you can tell that someone has put a lot of effort into a particular aspect of her outfit, just draw attention to it. Sparkly stars-and-stripes high heels could be terribly tacky, but you bet they're supposed to be noticed, so go ahead and do it. "Those are certainly patriotic shoes!"
Let me take a crack at it -- This book certainly has a lot of words in it! Writing a book is such an impressive achievement -- I'm sure it feels so rewarding to finally see it In print! And I love the way you occasionally use infinity signs as bullet points -- it's so evocative! I think I'm getting the hang of this!
"Another southern difference?" As Phaedra informs us, "we try not to make direct requests. It just sounds so forward and frankly unpleasant if someone comes right out and says what they want from you." Phaedra's Starbucks barista must really despise her -- If it isn't too much trouble, could I bother you for something to drink? No, anything's fine -- I wouldn't want to impose.
Almost like a modern-day Rosetta Stone, the next passage introduces us to the nuanced connotations that pervade a true Belle's vocabulary. For example, Phaedra tells the reader that "if I tell someone 'Goodness, you must have spent all day on your hair. I am so impressed!' it really means I hate it." Before I manage to convey how impressed I am by the book before me, I read on to learn that "when you're discussing a homely girl, you generally say, 'She's so smart!' The general thought is you can't be both ugly and dumb. God wouldn't be that cruel." Please excuse me while I take a few hours to re-analyze every compliment I've ever been given in my entire life.
Now that that's done, here are a few more translations to help you decipher the Belles in your life.
Belle-Speak: She's a nurse-in-training.
Unvarnished Truth: She dates only old men.

Belle-Speak: She's a butter face.
Unvarnished Truth: Everything looks good but her face.

Belle-Speak: Hope he's got money.
Unvarnished Truth: He's unattractive and pays for affection.
The second one is not even really a euphemism so much as Phaedra trying to demonstrate her knowledge of hip modern slang, but I digress. We transition into advice for conversation starters -- "don't throw them complicated or controversial subjects like politics, animal rights, or local zoning." Truly, I can't tell you how many times I've been approached at a party with an opener about municipal ordinances, and it just kills the mood like nothing else. Worried about how you'll ever find something to talk about under these restrictions?
Don't worry about sounding interesting. "Interesting" is an overrated notion. Just fill the empty air.
That…explains a lot, actually.
Our next lesson is in reference to dinner parties -- "don't make a fuss, unless you're complimenting the cook." In case you're confused as to how this guidance should be interpreted, Phaedra clarifies with some examples -- "'Is there meat in here? I'm a vegetarian' is the wrong kind of fuss." Since I typically ask this question while flailing my arms wildly and making intermittent whooping noises, I completely understand how it could be disruptive amongst refined company. Although I'm starting to get a bit nervous that I won't be able to keep track of these seemingly countless rules, Phaedra's next assurance puts my mind at ease: "If all else fails, remember the secret weapon of the Southern Belle is delicate helplessness."
In the next passage, we learn that, "if there's any characteristic that defines a Southern Belle, it's her habit of firing off little notes on any occasion." Just as with verbal compliments, these notes require little to no basis in factual reality -- "obviously it's perfectly all right to exaggerate." But while truthfulness is more or less dispensable, your choice of writing implement could have grave repercussions. As Phaedra exhorts, "Never, ever write a letter in pencil. You might as well not bother at all." Within the realm of pens, however, "blue and black are perfectly acceptable, even if they do lack panache."
We return once again to the topic of appropriate subjects for conversation, and are cautioned against asking anyone their age. Of course, wild speculation is encouraged, "as long as you're out of earshot." In the next tip, Phaedra declares: "Don't discuss the cost of anything. Any discussion of cost is just in poor taste." I just can't help picture how much of a nightmare this woman must be at a fast-food drive-through. Our final instruction?
Don't discuss hair color. Men always pretend they don't dye their hair, so you just have to go with it.
At first glance, this seems reasonable enough, especially in the context of the social graces espoused by the book so far. However, Phaedra's attempt at further explanation quickly begins to careen off-course.
For women, it's a little bit more complicated because you have the question of whether the drapes match the carpet, so to speak. And I do know some who dye the carpet to match -- that was the big thing in high school. Now with all this weird waxing, you don't have to do as much dyeing, but that's another thing you don't talk about either!
Let's see if I've got this straight: I should always believe a man about his purported hair color no matter what, but if a woman tries to lie about hers, she'll get caught…because I will inevitably be forced to confront the realities of her pubic hair? An intimate partner, sure, but I just can't imagine this situation arises with enough frequency to merit even the few lines its given in this text. And honestly, at this point, I don't even think I want to know what Phaedra means by "weird waxing."
This section of the book concludes with a final catalog of "the 'She did what?' mistakes." The list starts off strong with "wearing white to another woman's wedding." However, by the time we end on the most unimaginable of atrocities -- "drinking beer from a bottle" -- I'm beginning to wonder if this list was actually supposed to have been titled "things the sexy homewrecker does in a bro-country music video."
The following section is titled, "Work Hard," and I am immediately inspired to do exactly so by the implicit challenge thrown down in Phaedra's opening lines, in which she coquettishly asks, "Who always delivers a presentation on time, with the printed materials perfectly written and proofread?" I'm usually quite good at taming my most pedantic impulses, but contrarian passions I never knew I had are foaming at the mouth to find an upcoming typo and self-righteously call her bluff. Although perhaps I should find a more feminine way to phrase that; as Phaedra cautions, "we don't like to think of ourselves as driven, because that sounds so neurotic and unpleasant."
We next learn that "you cannot be a Southern Belle unless you understand what it is to be ladylike." But unfortunately, it is all too easy to be caught up in the ways of the world and lose sight of this primary calling.
A lot of women today enjoy being the feisty, brassy, foul-mouthed kind of gal who drinks with men and shows a lot of flesh. They think it's cool.
Phaedra continues and reflects that, "I've heard the argument that this is progress, from the feminist point of view, but I don't necessarily agree." I can never remember -- which wave of feminism was the one with all the feisty gals? But clearly, their agenda has gone too far! How, in contrast, does a delicate Southern Belle behave?
She looks as if she's heard of sex, probably has had sex, but has no plans to have sex with anybody in the immediate surroundings.
I'm not sure exactly how to convey this highly specific sentiment in any other way than purchasing a t-shirt custom-printed with the phrase, "I have heard of sex, have probably had sex, but have no plans to have sex with anybody in the immediate surroundings," so I hope that approach will suffice for now. Phaedra follows up by cautioning us that,
A lady never puts in the shop window what isn't for sale.
Personally, I like to think of myself as more of a museum than a gift shop, but to each their own! We next learn more about the delicate balance a Southern Belle must achieve in order to maintain her esteemed position. For example, while "she doesn't cuss and doesn't talk dirty," frigidity is similarly unbecoming -- "if somebody tells a good dirty joke in her vicinity, she'll laugh." I'm barely a third of the way through this book, and I'm already exhausted at the prospect of having to remember all of these hyper-specific edicts. It's no surprise that the Southern Belle has to remain consistently vigilant; as Phaedra intones, "coming from a Pentecostal family, I hate to see a woman down more than two drinks." It seems to me like the simplest way to avoid such emotional turmoil would be to simply refrain from compulsively tallying the beverage intake of strangers, but I soon learn there are far more perilous hazards lurking around every corner. Phaedra shares her personal strategy for avoiding the very implication of incivility in the following excerpt:
I don't ever go to the bar at a party; I think that just looks terrible. If I must have a glass of wine or crave a fruity adult libation, I'll ask a nearby man to procure it for me.
Sir! Procure me a fruity adult libation -- tout de suite! But I would hate to diminish the male gender by implying that they're only good for the acquisition of potables; no -- men can be leveraged in an increasingly broad array of day-to-day tasks. As Phaedra shares:
I have friends who have never in their lives pumped gas for their own cars. They will ask a complete stranger to do it for them. One of my besties from New Orleans will flag down a man, give him her credit card, and have him pump and pay for her gas.
Honestly, I can't help but wonder if this might actually be some kind of avantgarde performance art, in the tradition of Marina Abramović's Rhythm 0. Because the idea that this gambit has never gone horribly, horribly awry truly strains credulity. As I read on, however, I learn that my current train of thinking is sorely misguided.
Sometimes when I'm at a grocery store the fellow bagging the groceries will ask if he can take them out to my car. Why would you say no to this? But sometimes women do. And I look at them and sigh and think, "Poor thing. She has a lot to learn."
Thankfully for my personal development, the next chapter — titled "A Crash Course in Being (Selectively) Helpless" — promises exactly the sort of content that I so desperately need to understand. As Phaedra explains, a Southern Belle is "never intimidating, because some things she just can't do on her own." She goes on to offer concrete examples of how to incorporate this ethos into your life on beginner, intermediate, and expert levels.
Experts: assume help will arrive. Flat tire? Pull over to the curb, and don't sweat it. Can't figure out which wrench to buy at Home Depot? Or how to program your DVR? This is what former boyfriends and other gentlemen are for. Believe me, the age of chivalry is not dead.
Rent due? Don't sweat it -- a gallant gentleman likely already has a check in the mail. House burning to the ground around you? You should know a Belle doesn't walk down the hallway on her own two feet! Bear attack? I'm sure a male bear is just around the corner, ready to jump in and defend your honor!
Without a hint of irony, we transition to Phaedra's advice for the workplace. We learn that the quintessential gentlewoman is savvy, competent, and always at the top of her game. For instance, at her workplace, "she figures out how to work the coffee machine and the copy machine." With that kind of go-getting attitude, the Southern Belle will be bound for the C-suite in no time! Provided, of course,
She never does that thing I hear of in the North sometimes of telling you how little she paid for something. Why would you brag about bargains?
I can't hear the phrase that thing I hear of in the North in anything other than the voice of Tinsley's mother, Dale. Except she would probably use it in reference to something like "giving compliments to your daughter" or "weight gain." Regardless, a more appropriate question at this juncture might be, "Are you sure this book was proofread quite as judiciously as you claimed?" As I scan the page, my eyes happen upon the line:
10 percent for tithing, if your religion encourages tithing, which mines [sic] does.
Of course, it would be entirely uncouth for me to brag about my typographical superiority in this context, so now seems as good a time as any to exercise some of my newly acquired techniques. Oh, Phaedra -- bless her heart! I suppose we can't all be detail-oriented, can we? It must be nice to be so casual and carefree when you express yourself!
Without further ado, however, we move along to our next lesson -- "People don't know when you're hungry, because they can't hear your stomach growling, but they definitely know when you're homeless." To be honest, the more I think about this statement , the less sense it makes to me (people…can hear your stomach growling?). Luckily, with the jam-packed schedule of a Southern Belle, I simply don't have time to dwell on the issue for a moment longer!
Our next tutorial? "If you have one fabulous pair of shoes, you will wear them to church. It is the very least you can do for Jesus." As we all know, Jesus appreciates sweet kicks, so he loves nothing more than to see you rock the newest styles when you drop by on Sunday. And besides -- the higher the heel, the closer to heaven! Phaedra summarizes the Southern Belle's can-do attitude with the line: "We all may not be sitting around big ugly Formica boardroom tables, but we get things done." As someone who has only ever attended meetings held around moderately sized tables, I find this to be a validating sentiment.
When it comes to extracurricular pursuits, "beauty pageants are important." However, "as much as she loves performing, the Belle will not take to the stage: some of those theater people are just too peculiar, bless their hearts." Honestly, Phaedra and I come down on the same side on this one. But I will have to heartily disagree with her next passage -- with respect to traditions of stepping within Black Greek Life -- in which she states,
The traditionally white organizations don't have anything comparable.
Um, excuse me? Have you never seen this iconic video?! However, Phaedra does reassure us that she's far from ignorant in the ways of the world. As she states, "I have read about hookup culture and known a few easy women." Of course, easy men don't exist -- or at least, that's what I've read in all the most prominent textbooks regarding hookup culture. But don't mistake Phaedra's awareness for acceptance -- "that doesn't mean I like any of it." However, this sentiment is belied just a few paragraphs later, when our author recalls:
I offended the mother of one of my best friends once by booking some exotic entertainment at this friend's birthday party. My friend loved the anatomically exceptional dancer, but her mother was livid.
I'm sure that it was only your friend who loved the "anatomically exceptional" dancer, and I assume this must have been one of your aforementioned token "easy" friends, besides. A Southern Belle, in contrast, is interested in serious, long-term relationships. And for this purpose, "it would be much better to marry a young man that you can train. I have always said that I would rather be a babysitter than a geriatric nurse." Yet even these kinds of discrepancies seem trivial in comparison to the boundless passions of eternal love. As Phaedra shares,
I want Apollo and me to celebrate our fiftieth anniversary, so I try to overlook momentary annoyances.
That aged well. Bless her heart.
We're soon treated to a cheeky list of "what her husband doesn't know," which echoes several key themes from earlier in the book -- most notably in its bizarre fixation with pubic grooming.
He doesn't know what her true hair color is, because the curtains always match the carpet.

He doesn't know how often she waxes, or exactly what waxing entails.

He doesn't know that she has her own credit card, her own savings account, and a safe-deposit box.
I've got to say, that last one hits just a little bit different with hindsight. Always timely, however, are Phaedra's views on the importance of the homemaking arts. In this evocative passage, she describes the primal horror of an encounter with a woman tainted by an unimaginable curse:
A nice lady from another part of the country recently confessed to me that she doesn't know how to do any crafts. In fact, she said, she gets all nervous and antsy in crafts stores, because they're so full of things she doesn't understand. I laughed like I thought she was joking, but really, I felt bad for her. Imagine not knowing how to make all those cute objects that brighten up lives in the South! I shudder to think what the inside of her house looks like!
With that fable still ringing in my ears, we transition to the next section of the book: "Look Pretty." Phaedra reflects, "I am always shocked when I leave the South and encounter the enormous number of women who don't seem to understand how their clothes should fit." Now feels like an appropriate time to draw attention to the book's back cover, in which an open-mouthed Phaedra swivels her torso in such a way as to create a bulging protuberance across one half of her chest. In awe of her commitment to inclusivity, I now realize this could only have been an intentional choice to make herself seem more approachable to us northern oafs, and for that I am eternally grateful.
Phaedra goes on to inform us that, "personally, I prefer skirts and dresses over pants." However, although "high-waisted pants and pants with visible hem cuffs are quite elegant and ladylike," one should take care never to forget that "minimalism and menswear looks are just puzzling and not appealing to a Belle." I, too, must admit that I find menswear looks puzzling -- a girl? in boy clothes? I just can't make heads or tails of it! And this is far from the only contemporary fad that baffles the true Southern Belle. As Phaedra continues:
I've never understood the appeal of the natural look. It's so easy to improve your appearance; why wouldn't you take advantage of the many beauty aids available to you?
In a frankly unexpected dig against the ceramic arts, Phaedra notes that "unless you are a professional potter (and I don't think Southern Belles generally are), your nails need to be clean and filed." More generally, your physical proportions should remain mild and inobtrusive:
Ever since voluminous behinds became fashionable, I often see these lumpy, huge derrieres on women with legs as thin as a chicken's, and I think God would never put a rump roast on toothpicks, so why did you do that?
That's why I always caution my friends to pair their butt implants with a battery of leg implants, in order to really round out the overall contour of the body and mimic that structurally stable, God-given look. After all, as Phaedra quips: "'Knowledge is power' -- that's my motto." But this knowledge doesn’t come without a price; being as world-wise as Phaedra often requires direct confrontation with the atrocities of today's world. As she recounts, for example: "I was astonished to find out that not every woman possesses a lint roller." It's truly a tragedy to learn how the other half lives!
We are next informed that, "you have to have your ears pierced, but only one hole in each ear." The consequences for an infraction of this critical edict are left unvoiced, from which I can only assume that they are swift and merciless. Any self-respecting Southern Belle has a taste for the finer things in life, and Phaedra is no exception. As she remarks:
I love diamonds; I'd have a diamond duvet if I could afford it.
Because I am less fiscally endowed, I have had to settle for stuffing my duvet with assorted Swarovski crystals, at least for the time being. However, I'm eager to upgrade -- I can only imagine that the extra hardness of the diamonds will add a satisfying acupuncture affect to my nighttime regimen!
Phaedra moves on to fashion advice, and cautions the well-heeled Belle to remain conservative in her fashion choices. But don't worry -- there is a time and a place to let loose and express your more artistic side. Or, as Phaedra says, "something a little funky or ethnic may even be appropriate from time to time." To further illustrate this principle, she explains: "If I were going out West, for example, I might wear some turquoise bracelets."
But some things are a bridge too far! Any woman with a modicum of dignity would know never to be caught dead in "polar fleece," "a naughty-nurse costume," or "footed pajamas." We are also encouraged to carry around a hand fan -- "the elegant way to stay cool" -- as well as a "small leather-bound notebook for jotting down inspirations." I lose my train of thought for a moment, caught up in a daydream about the ingenious wonderings that must be contained within Phaedra's hallowed journal. But I'm brought back to reality by a declaration of "what's not in my purse," beginning with the stern pronouncement: "any kind of contraband substance."
Our pilgrimage to polite society continues with a comprehensive exploration of the monogram's social gravitas. As Phaedra intones, "I've even seen cars with a very discreet monogram on the driver's door." But with light must come darkness, and the next chapter bravely confronts an issue many others would fear to face: "Looking Like a Tramp" ("There, I came right out and said it," Phaedra breathlessly gasps below the harsh text of the passage's title). She gathers herself together and courageously reports, "some women look downright sleazy."
Alas -- even more tragically -- couture catastrophes are not restricted to those of legal majority. Phaedra heroically pulls back the curtain on a nationwide epidemic of wardrobe misconduct being perpetrated against society's most vulnerable:
I saw a picture not long ago of some hippies or hipsters or whatever you call them from some remote city. The parents looked the way you'd expect them to look, a little bit bedraggled, but the worst thing was they had this adorable little baby all done up in a black onesie. And as far as I could tell, it wasn't even Halloween!
How to combat this terrifying trend? Phaedra offers words of wisdom: "Little Southern Belles always look sweet and appropriately girlish." Specifically, we are encouraged to incorporate design elements like "tasteful, conservative rickrack." By way of further explanation, she clarifies that, "what they don't do is dress like Lady Gaga in dresses made of butchers' best cuts of beef." I'm disappointed to learn that my idea for an Etsy store selling bespoke meat-based children's clothing might be a nonstarter, but I suppose I appreciate our author giving it to me straight.
Another childcare commandment?
No costumes outside the house. Of course every little girl loves to play dress-up. But I truly dislike seeing Snow White or a fairy princess trailing along behind her mother at the Piggly Wiggly.
As she sits in her living room, most likely waiting for a man to come to her aid for some reason or another, Phaedra is struck by a sharp, blazing pain. As the flash of blinding torment subsides, she catches her breath and shakes her head wearily -- another costumed child has gone into a grocery store. Forgive their guardians, for they know not the harm their actions have caused to our author's delicate and genteel sensibilities.
But it does us no good to dwell on the darker side of life! Rather, we'll move right along into the book's final section, "Have Fun." However, this does not seem to be exactly the same kind of "fun" colloquially mentioned in mainstream circles. Rather, the Southern Belle defines fun with the principle, "everybody needs to know that you made an effort." For example, "if you're pouring punch into paper cups for a gaggle of seven-year-olds, put a spring of mint in it." My previous experiences in the general vicinity of children lead me to believe that at least 75% of the seven-year-olds in this group would respond to this elegant enhancement by dumping the punch out on the ground because it has a gross plant in it. Maybe that's part of the fun?
No analysis of Southern culture would be complete without a discussion of that most hallowed of pastimes -- college football. And although "only a really unusual woman watches football alone," it is imperative that a Southern Belle attend the social events associated with the on-season. What's more, she should take care to do with impeccable style. As Phaedra laments:
Sometimes I see pictures of women in store-bought football jerseys and I feel sorry. A store-bought jersey does nothing to flatter the feminine body.
As for the game itself, minimal understanding is required -- "Naturally a Belle knows how much men enjoy telling her things, so she isn't shy about asking questions." True to her generous spirit, however, Phaedra nevertheless provides a basic primer in the rudiments of the sport:
Basically each team is trying to get the ball through the tall H-shaped goalposts at the end of the field. […] The problem is that the ball can look awfully little from pretty much anywhere in the stands. There's no shame in watching the video replay to see what really just happened.
As a final tip, Phaedra suggests that "belles whose husbands have season tickets might even invest in matching linens and china." Our next unit of instruction concerns the arrival of a newborn bundle of joy; as we learn, "the birth of a baby is a big deal in a southern family." It's so interesting to learn all of these unique cultural details! I don't know if I've ever heard of another culture that places such importance on birth -- I'd love to get an anthropologist's take! There are also strict guidelines to which one must adhere regarding the naming of a debutante-in-training:
A Southern Belle's name:
-- is obviously feminine.
-- is two syllables or more (names like Ann or Joan seem abrupt, like so many Yankees).
-- is a real name, not a geographic feature like Sierra.
-- means something. Preferably something nice.
Once born and appropriately christened, children should be painstakingly shielded from the contaminating influences of the world at large. Phaedra explains that "pop culture is full of children behaving disrespectfully." Without the slightest suggestion of self-reflection, she goes on to declare that "besides, we think TV characters are basically tacky."
Phaedra reiterates a few of the courtship commandments mentioned previously, most concisely in the adage, "Belles don't date losers." And, as any suitor worth his salt should know, "a date with a Belle is no time for a boy to experiment with 'alternative' clothes or grooming either." Instead, a Southern Gentleman takes care to keep his language clean from distasteful or offensive language -- "For instance, why say 'liquor' when you can say 'adult refreshment'?"
As we near the end of the book, it seems only fitting that we take a few pages to cover the traditions and rituals associated with life coming to a close. Buttressed by her extensive knowledge of mortuary science, Phaedra instructs us:
Postmortem is no time to experiment with cosmetics. No one wants their sweet aunt Gertrude looking like some ashy Jezebel when she meets Jesus.
The passage concludes with the brassy observation, "we don't usually cremate in the South; we figure if we wanted to burn we'd just live recklessly and go to hell."
Before the book closes in earnest, Phaedra shares a few of her special, meticulously developed recipes. The most evocative of her culinary optimizations is a recipe for sweet tea, in which she thoughtfully informs us, "sweetness can be personalized by adding more water or ice to the tea."
The book's final pages contain an instrument designed to measure the effect of the preceding 252 pages on one's essential courtesies, charmingly titled "The Belle-O-Meter Quiz." As Phaedra explains:
So, ladies, how are you doing? I'm sure you've all been very attentive to my suggestions and are amazed by the results. You're probably totally used to a steady diet of compliments and flirtation and invitations. But here's a little quiz in case you feel the need to measure how far you've come.
If you'd like to take the full quiz, you can do so here. But if your busy Belle schedule doesn't permit you to devote that much time to something so self-indulgent, a few example questions are provided below:
Your routine greeting when you meet a new person is:
a. A surly glare.
b. "Hi."
c. "Well, hello! How are you today?"

If your gentleman friend brought you a corsage to wear on a date you would:
a. Put it in the refrigerator. Nobody wears corsages nowadays!
b. Pin it to your coat collar and check your coat.
c. Pin it in an unusual spot like your waist or behind your ear, after extracting one little blossom to put in his lapel.
The answer key informs us that answering mostly C's means that "you are a genuine Southern Belle." As Phaedra goes on to suggest, "maybe it's time to share your new skills with a friend and pass along this book. I hope it's been helpful to you." As a book hoarder of the highest order, I will have to skip that suggestion, but I am nevertheless thankful to move one step closer to self-actualization with the help of another Real Housewife. Until next time!
Upcoming plans in comment below!
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Questions list, I'm bored

Disclaimer: I didn't look at any question and I stole the list from "Ally the bruce" so props to him. Hope the formatting works.

Ask me anything

1) Whats your (full) name? 2) How old are you? 3) Whats your Birthday? 4) What starsign does that make it? 5) Whats your favourite colour? 6) Whats your lucky number? 7) Do you have any pets? 8) Where are you from? 9) How tall are you? 10) What shoe size are you? 11) How many pairs of shoes do you own? 12) If you were prime miniseruler of the world what laws would you make? 13) If you were a super hero what powers would you have? 14) and what would your hero name be? 15) and what outfit would you wear? 16) What was your last dream about? 17) What would you do if you won the lottery? 18) Would you like to build/design your own house? 19) Which form of public transport do you prefer? 20) What talents do you have? 21) Can you juggle? 22) Can you solve a rubix cube? 23) Do you have a cherished childhood teddybear? 24) Are you psychic in any way? 25) Are you a good dancer? 26) Are you a good singer? 27) Are you a good cook? 28) Are you a good artist? 29) Are you a good listener? 30) Are you a good public speaker? 31) Are you a good babysitter? 32) Are you a good mechanic? 33) Are you a good diplomat? 34) Are you a good employee? 35) Are you a good dresser? 36) Are you a good swimmer? 37) Are you a good skier? 38) Are you a good lover? 39) Are you a good musician? 40) Are you a good comedian? 41) Are you a good cleaner? 42) Are you a good actor? 43) Are you a good writer? 44) Have you ever been bungee jumping? 45) Have you ever been canoeing/kayaking? 46) What types of holidays do you prefer? 47) Whats the furthest you've ever been on holiday? 48) What was your favourite holiday? 49) Where would your dream holiday be? 50) Can you tap dance? 51) Whats your favourite zoo animal? 52) Whats your favourite sport? 53) Whats your favourite food? 54) Whats your favourite pizza topping? 55) Whats your favourite film? 56) Whats your favourite song? 57) Whats your favourite alcoholic drink? 58) Whats your favourite non-alcoholic drink? 59) Whats your favourite TV program? 60) Whats your favourite boyband? 61) Whats your favourite girl group? 62) What would be your ideal partner? 63) Do you want children? 64) Do you want a church wedding? 65) Are you religious? 66) Do you like reality TV programs? 67) Do you like TV talent shows? 68) If you were gay who would your life partner be? 69) If you could go back in time to change one thing what would it be? 70) How many hats do you own? 71) Are you any good at pool? 72) Whats the highest you've ever jumped into the water from? 73) Have you ever been admitted to hospital? 74) Have you ever had any brushes with the law? 75) Have you ever been on TV? 76) Have you ever met any celebrities? 77) Have you ever been to Legoland? 78) Have you ever done something heroic? 79) Have you ever played a practical joke on anyone? 80) Have you ever been the recipiant of a practical joke? 81) What would be your best achievement to date? 82) Do you prefer baths or showers? 83) Do you prefer towel drying, blow drying or natural dryin your hair? 84) Have you ever built a snowman? 85) Have you ever been sledging? 86) Have you ever flown a kite? 87) What colour socks are you wearing? 88) If you could live anywhere, where would that be? 89) Have you ever been famous? 90) Would you like to be a big celebrity? 91) Would you ever go on Big Brother? 92) How big is your TV? 93) What is your most essential appliance? 94) What type of music do you like? 95) Have you ever been skinnydipping? 96) How many Pillows do you sleep with? 97) What position do you often sleep in? 98) What do you wear to bed? 99) How big is your house? 100) Do you prefer sunrises or sunsets? 101) What do you typically have for breakfast? 102) Do you like scary movies? 103) Whats your favourite Milkshake flavour? 104) Have you ever been in a newspaper? 105) How long can you balance on one foot? 106) Have you ever fired a gun? 107) Have you ever tried archery? 108) Whats your favourite condement? 109) Whats your favourite clean word? 110) Whats your favourite swear word? 111) Whats your least favourite word? 112) What was the last film you saw? 113) What football team do you support? 114) Whats the longest you've gone without sleep? 115) Whats the tallest building you've ever been up? 116) Do you have any scars? 117) Do you like marmite? 118) Did you ever win any sportsday events? 119) What did you want to be when you grew up? 120) If you could change anything about yourself what would it be? 121) Whats the longest you've ever grown your hair? 123) Are you scared of flying? 124) Would you rather trade some intelligence for looks or looks for intelligence? 125) Have you ever tie-dyed your own clothes? 126) How often do you buy new clothes? 127) Are you reliable? 128) Are you proud of yourself? 129) Have you ever had a secret admirer 130) If you could ask your future self one question what would it be? 131) Do you hold grudges? 132) If you could breed two animals together to defy the laws of nature what new animal would you create? 133) Do you decorate the outside of your house for christmas? 134) Can you solve sudoko puzzles? 135) Have you ever played conkers? 136) Whats the most unusual conversation you've ever had? 137) Are you much of a gambler? 138) Are you much of a daredevil? 139) Are you a good liar? 140) Are you a good judge of character? 141) Are you any good at charades? 142) How long could you go without talking? 143) What has been your worst haircut/style? 144) Can you iceskate? 145) Can you summersault? 146) Whats your favourite joke? 147) Whats been your best present? 148) Whats been your worst present? 149) Have you ever sleepwalked? 150) Can you build a house of cards? 151) Whats your favourite TV advert? 152) Can you play poker? 153) If your parents hated your partner you currently loved would you ditch him or carry on with him despite the protests? 154) Have you ever been professionally photographed? 155) Have you ever baked your own cake? 156) Whats your favourite fruit pastel colour? 157) What traditionally adorns the top of your christmas tree? 158) What would be your dream sandwich? 159) Can you inpersonate anyone famous? 160) Can you do any accents other than your own? 161) Do you have a strong local accent? 162) Whats your favourite accent? 163) In O's and X's which do you normally pick? 164) Do you prefer blue or black inked pens? 165) What was the last thing you recorded off TV? 166) What was the last thing you dressed up as for fancy dress? 167) Do you prefer green or red grapes? 168) What do you like on your toast? 169) Do you prefer liquid soap or bars of soap? 170) How do you have your eggs? 171) Whats your favourite saying? 172) Have you ever been in a tug of war? 173) and did you win? 174) Can you stand on your hands unassisted? 175) What do you have on your fridge door? 176) Do you love or hate myspace? 177) Who was the last person to knock/ring at your door? 178) How old were you when you last went trick or treating? 179) Have you ever been bobbing for apples? 180) Whats your most expensive piece of clothing? 181) Whats the last thing you took a picture of? 182) Whats the last thing you drew a picture of? 183) Have you ever bought anything from ebay? 184) Whats your favourite smell/scent? 185) Can you blow bubbles with bubblegum? 186) What was your favourite birthday? 187) Can you curl your tounge? 188) Is your bellybutton an innie or outie? 189) What would be your dream car? 190) Are you left or right handed? 191) What was the last book you read? 192) What was the last song you danced to? 193) Have you ever owned a yo-yo? 194) Have you ever been on a pogo stick? 195) Have you ever been on a space hopper? 196) Who was the last person to send you a text message? 197) Have you ever accidentally injured anyone? 198) Are you scared of spiders? 199) Can you down a pint (of anything) in one? 200) Have you ever been banned from a public place? 201) How much spam email do you tend to get a week? 202) If you could learn any language fluently what would it be? 203) What historical Figure would you love to see in 21st centuary life? 204) As a kid were you ever frighted of a monster under the bed or in the cupboard? 205) Do you like clowns? 206) Do you prefer BBC or ITV? 207) Have you ever been surfing? 208) Have you ever been snowboarding? 209) Who was better, the Beatles or Elvis Presley? 210) Whats your favourite type of foreign food? 211) Which Foreign country do you dislike the most? 212) Do you like your music loud or easy listening? 213) Whats your favourite animated or cartoon program? 214) Do you sing in the shower? 215) Are you a clean or messy person? 216) Whats your prefered playing piece in monopoly? 217) Can or Do you still play twister? 218) Can you play chess? 219) Do you know the dance steps to an annoying cheesey pop song? 220) Do you prefer straight or bendy straws? 221) Have you ever entered a talent contest? 222) and did you win? 223) Do you like poetry? 224) Are you a bad loser? 225) Which would you choose? Jelly or Ice Cream? 226) Whats your favourite type of Pie? 227) Whats your most used phrase? 228) Whats your most used word? 229) Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life? 230) What would your dream job be? 231) Which song do you hate the most? 232) How long does it take you to get ready? 233) What do you think the greatest invention has been? 234) Whats your favourite feature on the opposite sex? 235) Whats your least favourite feature on the opposite sex? 236) Who's your favourite Comedian? 237) What's your favourite board game? 238) Do you have any lucky items, objects or traditions? 239) Do you have any superstitions? 240) Whats your favourite Movie quote? 241) Who would win in a fight? Chuck Norris or Jack Bauer? 242) Do you have much of an ego? 243) Do you wear sunglasses indoors to look cool or stylish? 244) Are you a hat person? 245) Whats your favourite supermarket chain? 246) Whats your favourite fastfood chain? 247) Whats your first thought upon waking up? 248) What animal would you most like to have as a pet? 249) Whats your favourite type of tree? 250) If you could bankrupt one person or company who would it be? 251) If you could steal one thing without consequence what would it be? 252) Who's your favourite celeb with the same first name or surname as you? 253) If evil-doers invaded your country would you rush to the battlelines to defend the motherland or hide in a box? 254) Whats your favourite flower? 255) Do you believe in ghosts? 256) Do you believe in the loch ness monster? 257) Do you believe in Aliens? 258) Do you believe the Governments hide technology and information from the public? 259) Which is your favourite pokemon? 260) What horror fiction character scares you the most? 261) Can you do 10 revolutions of a hula hoop? 262) Do you think Great Britain should have a National Day? 263) Do you think Great Britain should be part of a United Europe? 264) Would you want the Euro or keep the British Pound? 265) Were you part of the Brownies/Cubs/Scouts/Guides etc 266) Have you ever invented a fairly unique meal or drink? 267) Do you have any secret family recipes? 268) Do you have any family secrets? :o 269) Are you good at keeping secrets? 270) Have you ever been up in a hot air balloon? 271) Whats your favourite Sci-fi film/program etc? 272) When playing checkers or chess do you prefer to be black or white? 273) Which is better, a Pastie or Sausage Roll? 274) Do you prefer shopping on the high street or online? 275) Would you ever want to learn to fly? 276) Do you often read your horoscope? 277) Have you ever had a proper Tarot reading? 278) Whats your favourite brand of newspaper? 279) Have you ever milked a cow? 280) Have you ever used the phrase "back in my time" to someone younger than you? 281) Do you love or hate rollercoasters? 282) Which was the greatest Empire? 283) Whats the cleverest word you know? 284) Whats your favourite sportsware brand? 285) Do you buy any weekly/monthly magazines? 286) Who's your favourite Superhero? 287) Who's your favourite Villain/Baddie? 288) What was the last Album you purchased? 289) What was the last DVD you purchased? 290) What was the last piece of clothing you purchased? 291) When pulling crackers does everyone get one each regardless or whoever gets the big ends keeps all the prizes 292) Do you ever make your own greetings cards 293) Do you have a swiss army knife? 294) At what age did you twig onto the fact Santa wasnt real? 295) Whats your favourite fruit? 296) Have you ever done something really unbelivable, only to have no one around to see it? 297) Do you buy from charity shops? 298) Have you ever sold your services? 299) Have you ever raised money for charity? 300) Have you ever won a giant sized cuddly toy from a fair? 301) Is the glass half full or half empty? 302) Is the grass greener on the other side? 303) If a tree falls in the forest and there's no one around to hear it does it make a noise? 304) Why does it always rain on me? 305) Have you ever sailed a boat? 306) Do you love or loathe Harry Potter? 307) Do you do your utmost for the environment? 308) Do you love or loather Eurovison? 309) Have you ever weilded a sword? 310) If you were famous would you want a statue or a building names after you? 311) Whats your favourite type of fish? 312) Which do you prefer pony tails or pig tails? 313) Whats the ultimate cake topping? 314) Do you like marzipan? 315) Whats better? Center Parks or Butlins? 316) If you were in a band, what instrument/role would you play? 317) Can you erect a tent? 318) Do you suck or bite lollipops? 319) Have you ever used the yellow pages? 320) If you have an mp3 player what size is it? 321) Do you still have any music on vinyl or casettes? 322) Do you still have a camera that uses conventional film? 323) Approximately how many DVD's do you have? 323) Approximately how many Albums do you have? 324) Do you talk to yourself? 325) Do you sing to yourself? 326) Do you know any identical twins? 327) Have you ever given blood? 328) Could you ever be a medical guineapig? 329) Whats your favourite radio station? 330) Whats your favourite letter of the Alphabet? 331) Which is better? rollerblade or rollerskates? 332) Have you ever written a love letter? 333) How many valentines cards did you recieve this/last year? 334) What are cooler? Dinosaurs or Dragons? 335) Have you ever made your own ice lollies? 336) Have you ever made your own Ice cream? 337) Which forgeign language did you have to learn at school? 338) and do you still remember enough to hold a conversation in that language? 339) Do you know CPR? 340) Do you have any swimming badges? 341) Do you prefer digital or rotary/analogue clocks? 342) How tall is the tallest person you know? 343) Have you ever got lost in a maze? 344) Have you ever been attacked by a wild animal? 345) Have you ever ridden a camel? 346) Whats your opinion on rats? 347) Have you ever been to a gym? 348) Have you ever been in a helicopter? 349) Have you ever cheated at a test? 350) Have you ever ridden a tractor? 351) Are you a gossip? 352) Have you ever cried at a film? 353) When you're ill do you struggle on regardless or just curl up in bed as much as possible? 354) Do you need to write down things to remember them? 355) Do you keep a diary/journal? 356) Are you scared of thunderstorms? 357) Do you have any unusual fears or phobias? 358) Whats your favourite disney movie? 359) Have you ever slept in a caravan? 360) Have you ever painted a house? 361) Have you got green fingers? 362) Whats the tallest tree you've ever climbed? 363) Have you ever dialed the talking clock? 364) Do you always wear identical socks? 365) Do you live by any motto or philosophy? 366) Do you lick the yoghurt or desert lid? 367) Do you lick the spoon clean after making something sweet? 368) Do you like the sound of music? (the musical/film) 369) Have you ever made your own orangejuice? 370) Have you ever sucked on a lemon? 371) Have you ever licked a battery? 372) Are you a good aim with a rubber band? 373) Have you ever played golf? 374) Whats the most unusual name you've ever come across? 375) Do you prefer to wash in the mornings or evenings? 376) Have you ever danced in the rain? 377) Do you like long or short hair? 378) Have you ever sworn at an authority figure? 379) Have you ever walked into a wall? 380) Whats your favourite precious metal? 381) Whats your favourite precious stone? 382) Could you ever hunt your own meal? 383) Have you ever read any comics? 384) Where do you like to go to on a first date? 385) Do you prefer vertical or horizontal stripes? 386) Have you ever baked your own bread? 387) Can you believe I can't believe its not butter is in fact not actually butter? 388) Can you name all 50 American states? 389) Have you ever owned a goldfish? 390) What was your favourite school subject? 391) What was your least favourite school subject? 392) Have you ever passed wind in an embarassing situation? 393) Have you ever played the bongos? 394) Have you ever handled a snake? 395) Have you ever assembled furniture by yourself? 396) When did you last go to the beach? 397) When if ever did you last go to london? 398) What do you do to cool down when its hot? 399) Whats the most unusual thing you've ever eaten? 400) Do you have a favourite mug? 401) Do you know any self defence or martial arts? 402) Who's your favourite movie action hero? 403) Have you ever ridden a motorcycle? 404) Do you collect anything? 405) Is there anything you wished would come back into fashion? 406) Do you stick to conventional fashions or like to try and be original? 407) Have you ever given someone a handmade present? 408) Are you introvert or extrovert? 409) If you could have any feature from an animal what would you want? 410) Whats your prefered swimming stroke? 411) Have you ever been scuba diving? 412) Have you ever had a disasterous interview? 413) What makes you nervous? 414) Which of the 5 senses would you say is your strongest? 415) What colour are your eyes? 416) Have you ever been to an Art gallery? 417) Do you shout out the answers at the TV whilst watching quiz shows? 418) Are you a valuable asset on a Pub Quiz team? 419) Have you ever won any kind of quiz yourself? 420) Do you get over-involved with TV or movie plots at times? 421) Do you own any inflatable furniture? 422) Whats the highest hill or mountain you've ever climbed? 423) Do you have a piggy bank? 424) Whats the fastest you've ever travelled in a car? 425) Could you ever hand milk a cow? 426) Do you have popcorn with a movie? 427) Whats the futhest you've ever got a paper airplane to fly? 428) Have you ever built an igloo? 429) Can you play the harmonica? 430) Have you ever made a ball of twine or rubberbands? 431) If given the option of having a flake in your ice cream do you always take it? 432) Could you ever be a living organ donor? 433) Which was your favourite science? Biology, Physics or Chemistry? 434) Could you ever go out with someone just cause they're rich? 435) Have you ever contemplated sueing someone? 436) Are you pretty devious? 437) Have you ever had a surprise party? (that was an actual surprise) 438) Are you any good at giving massages? 439) Whats been your worst date ever? 440) Have you ever slapped somoene in public? 441) Have you ever drawn on a sleeping or inebriated person? 442) Have you ever warn clothing with the labels/tags still attached? 443) Have you ever slipped on a banana skin? 444) Are you scared of the dark? 445) Do you have a lawyer? 446) Have you ever been wolf whistled in public? 447) Whats the worst chatup line you've heard? 448) Have you ever been water skiing? 449) Have you ever hopelessly failed a test? 450) If you had a year off, what would you want to do? 451) How many sms/txt messages do you recieve on average a day? 452) How long did you last phone call last? 453) Do you go to car boot sales? 454) If you saw someone drop a £10 note, would you claim it for your own or try to return it to them? 455) Have you ever helped someone across the road? 456) Have you ever been horseriding? 457) Have you ever walked a tightrope? 458) Have you ever demolished a wall or building? 459) If you and a friend both wanted the same thing would you let the friend get it first? 460) Have you ever argued over who should pay for something? 461) Do you have any family heirlooms? 462) Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous? 463) Whats your favourite ocean? 464) Do you correct peoples mistakes? 465) Have you ever helped out an injured animal? 466) Do you throw bread for the ducks? 467) Do you think babies are little bundles of joy or smelly noisey things? 468) Do you give money to buskers? 469) Have you ever tossed your own pancake? 470) Are you any good at egg and spoon races? 471) Are you allergic to anything? 472) Are you ticklish? 473) Do you prefer tea,coffee or cocoa? 474) Do you like Turkish Delight? 475) Do you buy people presents to bring back when you go on holiday? 476) Are you tired of answering questions yet? 477) Have you ever been wheelbarrow racing? 478) Do you ever forward or reply to chain mails? 479) Do you often have a tune in your head you can't name? 480) Has anyone ever approached you thinking you were someone else? 481) Have you ever been approached by someone who knew you but you couldn't remember them for the life of you? 482) What do you do to keep fit? 483) Are you the sort to step in and try to break up a fight? 484) Have you ever been in a fight? 485) Have you ever started a rumour? 486) Have you ever heard any outstanding rumours about yourself? 487) Have you ever been in or had a food fight? 488) When its your birthday do you always wear an age badge? 489) Have you ever starred in an amateur or professional video? 490) If you were comfortbly rich would you work hard for more or rest on your laurels? 491) Have you ever been in a position of authority? 492) Have you ever been caught in a comprimising position? even despite a valid explanation? 493) Have you ever tried to make your own alcohol? 494) If you were ruler of your own country what would you call it? 495) And what title would you give yourself? 496) If you invented a monster what would you call it? 497) And what features would it have? 498) Have you ever had a dream you chased only to be let down when you achived it? 499) Is there anything about the opposite sex you just don't understand or comprehend? 500) Who was your favourite teacher at school and why? 501) Whats your favourite party game? 502) Is it acceptable or unacceptable to smack a child as form of disapline? 503) Can a hetrosexual male ever wear pink? 504) Is it criminal to wear socks with sandals? 505) If you were captain of a ship, what would you call it? 506) If you were to join an emergency service which would it be? 507) If you were to join one of the armed forced which would it be? 508) Whats the worst thing about being your gender? 509) Whats the best thing about being your gender? 510) If you swapped genders for a day how would you spend it? 511) If you were exiled what country would you choose as your new home? 512) Have you ever made someone cry? 513) Have you ever starred in a school play? 514) Were you a member of any celebrity fanclub? 515) Have you ever been a member of any other club? 516) If you could have a full scholarship to any university what would you choose to study? 517) Whats been your greatest ever day? 518) What historical period would you like to live in if you could go back in time? 519) What would you bring along to an idillic picnic? 520) Whats your favourite childrens story? 521) What movie ending really frustrated you? And how would you change it? 522) What three things do you think of most each day? 523) What do you call your evening meal? Dinner Tea or Supper? 524) What do you call your after meal sweet? Pudding or Dessert? 525) If you had a warning label, what would yours say? 526) Have you ever got sweet revenge on anyone? 527) Have you ever been to a live concert? 528) Have you ever been to see stand up comedy? 529) Have you ever needed stitches? 530) If you could invent brand new baby names what would they be? 531) Do your dreams ever tell you to do anything? 532) Who's your favourite radio 1 DJ? 533) Whats the best way to your heart? 534) Do you know your own mobile phone number off by heart? 535) If you were a fashion designer, what style of clothing or accessories would you design? 536) Do you ever laugh at things you shouldn't? 537) Have you ever been in a submarine? 538) Have you ever walked out of a cinema before the film was done? 539) What song would you say best sums you up? 540) Do you have any old friends wou wish you could meet up with again? 541) Whats your favourite Nursury Rhyme? 542) Do you prefer metric or imperial measurements? 543) Who's your favourite monarch of all time? 544) What was the last thing you ate? 545) Whats your favourite farmyard animal? 546) If you could choose one celebrity to be the fathemother of your child who would it be? 547) What would you do if someone proposed to you tomorrow? 548) What are your 3 favourite internet sites? 549) How high can you jump? 550) Which fictional character do you wish was real? 551) Who was your first crush? 552) Whats the greatest thing about being your nationality? 553) Whats the least greatest thing about being your nationality? 554) Do you believe in destiny, fate or free will? 555) If you could talk to one species of animal which would it be? 556) If you had friends round what DVD's would you have to watch? 557) Do you like vanilla or chocolate? 558) Are you a giver or a receiver? 559) Do you have any enemies? 560) Are you scared of needles? 561) How many piercings do you have? if any 562) Have you ever got majorly lost trying to get somewhere? 563) How fast can you say the alphabet? 564) Do you say "Zee" or "Zed" to describe the letter Z? 565) What was the last thing to make you feel happy? 566) What was the last thing to make you feel angry? 567) You are walking to work. There is a dog drowning in the canal on the side of the street. Your boss told you if you are late one more time you're fired. Do you save the dog? 568) Are you the kind of friend you'd want to have as a friend yourself? 569) Do you have any questions or queries about things you're just to scared or embarassed to ask anyone about? 570) If you were a wrestler what would your stage name be? 571) and what would your special move be called? 572) Whats the most interesting thing you can see out of your nearest window? 573) Do you think Barbie is a negative role model for young girls? 574) Have you ever needed an eye test? 575) Do you find yourself attractive? 576) Can you roll your R's? 577) What social class do you consider yourself or your family background to be in? 578) Do you know any magic tricks? 579) Whats the largest amount of money you've ever won? 580) Whats the largest amount of money you've spent in one spree? 581) Whats the largest amount of money you've had to borrow off of a friend or family member 582) Have you ever been on a cable car? 583) Do you prefer Honey or Jam? 584) Do you prefer the French or Germans? 585) How fast can you get changed? 586) How fast do you type? 587) How fast can you run? 588) Which is better, Mario or Sonic? 589) Whats your favourite biscuit to dunk? 590) Which would you rather have if you had to, a broken leg or a broken arm? 591) Do you read a daily newspaper? 592) Do you watch the news on TV? 593) Have you ever had anything published? 594) Do you believe in love at first sight? 595) How many remote controls do you have in your house? 596) Have you ever been in a hot tub or sauna? 597) Have you ever had chicken pox? 598) Do you own a lava lamp? 599) Are you glad these are almost over? 600) On a scale of 1-10 how random would you say these are? 601) What is your one major weekness? 602) Whats been the best descision you've made in your life so far? 603) Whats been the worst descision you've made in your life so far? 604) What words do you always struggle to spell correctly? 605) On a scale of 1-10 how happy would you say you are? 606) On a scale of 1-10 how smart would you say you are? 607) On a scale of 1-10 how funny would you say you are? 608) On a scale of 1-10 how devious would you say you are? 609) On a scale of 1-10 how awesome would you say you are? 610) On a scale of 1-10 how devilsh would you say you are? 611) On a scale of 1-10 how nice/caring would you say you are? 612) On a scale of 1-10 how bitchy would you say you are? 613) On a scale of 1-10 how polite would you say you are? 614) On a scale of 1-10 how attractive would you say you are? 615) If you could be any famous person who would you be and why? 616) Whats your favourite animal beginning with the letter A? 617) Whats your favourite item of clothing beginning with the letter B? 618) Whats your favourite expleitive beginning with the letter C? 619) Whats your favourite boys name beginning with the letter D? 620) Whats your favourite girls name beginning with the letter E? 621) Whats your favourite book beginning with the letter F? 622) Whats your favourite bodypart beginning with the letter G? 623) Whats your favourite musical instrument beginning with the letter H? 624) Whats your favourite song beginning with the letter I? 625) Whats your favourite actress beginning with the letter J? 626) Whats your favourite actor beginning with the letter K? 627) Whats your favourite film beginning with the letter L? 628) Whats your favourite tv show beginning with the letter M? 629) Whats your favourite game beginning with the letter N? 630) Whats your favourite non alcoholic drink beginning with the letter O? 631) Whats your favourite food beginning with the letter P? 632) Whats your favourite band beginning with the letter Q? 633) Whats your favourite author beginning with the letter R? 634) Whats your favourite sport beginning with the letter S? 635) Whats your favourite job beginning with the letter T? 636) Whats your favourite mythical creature beginning with the letter U? 637) Whats your favourite alcoholic drink beginning with the letter V? 638) Whats your favourite cartoon character beginning with the letter W? 639) Whats your favourite word beginning with the letter X? 640) Whats your favourite city beginning with the letter Y? 641) Whats your favourite country beginning with the letter Z? 642) Do you get seasick? 643) If you discovered a new species of dinosaur what would you call it? 644) Do you own a paddling pool? 645) What do you consider is the most important piece of furniture in a house? 646) What do you consider is the most important appliance in a house? 647) If you could have any celebritys hair whos would it be? 648) Which Celebrity do you find the most annoying? 649) What potential talents do you think you might have if you worked at them? 650) Who was better, Flipper, Lassie or Skippy?
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My 11th grade chemistry class has 28 students. Our teacher is administering a test only 2 of us will survive. [Part 2]

We began with 28 students. 20 survived round one. If what the diabolical Mr. Jamison has told us is true, only 2 of us will survive to the end. And 1 of the survivors will train to become just as evil as him.
In the absence of any working clock (or any view of the outside world), we improvised using a digital timer we found in the supply closet. We guessed about sixty minutes had passed since Mr. Jamison’s departure, so we set it for fifteen hours to give us an idea of when he’d return.
We began by trying to make some sense of our situation and to develop a plan to get out of it.
“Maybe we can all attack him at once when he comes back,” said Timothy, a varsity wrestler who’d briefly dated Izzy before they’d had a less-than-amiable breakup. Sofia, a lean and powerfully-built pole vaulter, agreed.
“You really think that would work?” asked Jerel. “I say we play by the rules. At least each of us has some chance of surviving that way.”
“If we follow the rules,” I said, “eighteen more of us are guaranteed to die. Is going along with that even worth it? Not to mention that one of the survivors will end up like Mr. Jamison.”
The toilet flushed loudly through the closed door behind me as I spoke. The twenty of us were understandably getting a lot of use out of the one bathroom we shared. Funny that it and the sink still seemed connected to some functioning water system, given that our surroundings otherwise appeared to consist of endless flames.
The food Mr. Jamison had left for us was plentiful and plain: pre-packaged chips, hummus, bottles of water. I noticed that we were starting to splinter into a few factions, with members of each one quietly bringing handfuls of food and water to where their friends sat.
Robin, Ebony, and a boy I recalled as having an interest in photography named Liam had joined Izzy, Sean and me in the back of the room near the chemistry supplies closet and Mr. Jamison’s desk.
Meanwhile, the more well-built guys: Timothy, Derrick (a bully if I’d ever met one), Chad, and Vince had formed a small circle in the middle of the room with the traditionally-'popular' girls – Hena, Maggie, Janet, Emilia, and Claire.
The others: Jerel, Lanelle, Kim, Daniel, and Sofia, occupied the front of the room around the whiteboard where two stacks of mostly unopened boxes of food and water nearly reached the ceiling.
From speaking with someone who responded to my previous write-up, I got the idea of searching through Mr. Jamison’s desk in the hope of finding information that we could use against him. Izzy helped me shuffle through a dense filing cabinet while Sean and Ebony sifted through the materials on the desk’s surface and two high shelves against the wall.
“Not bad!” said Izzy, winking as she handed me a paper she’d found. It was my quiz from last Friday, and it was scored a 99/100.
I appreciated the lighthearted gesture. Though, Mr. Jamison’s apparent behavior of calmly reviewing our chemical formulas moments before forcing us to endure this hideous ritual struck me as chillingly sociopathic.
Ebony reviewed a sheet of computer paper with some kind of patterned drawing on it. I asked her what it was.
“Nothing,” said Ebony. “Just our seating chart.” Rather than returning it, though, she folded it and placed it in the back pocket of her jeans.
We didn’t find anything noteworthy. I did find it slightly odd, as Izzy pointed out, that Mr. Jamison had no traditional personal items: no pictures of family members, diplomas, or anything at all beyond materials necessary for work.
With six hours left on the clock – and nothing to do but wait, we agreed to turn off the lights and try to sleep. To us, it was midnight, after all.
Sleep didn’t come easily to anyone. Our only option was to lay on the barren vinyl tile. We each had to improvise to finding something soft to lay on; for my group, small, clean towels wrapped around textbooks functioned as pillows. I did my best not to think of the seven whose remains had shattered onto, and then disappeared from, the same surface hours earlier.
Despite Jerel’s obnoxious snoring that resounded through the room, I managed to drift off for a few hours. In my dreams I remembered a lake, feelings of panic, and a floating corpse extending its arms toward me to drag me down with it.
The image shot me awake. The room was silent aside from the rhythmic breathing and the quiet chatter of a few people who understandably couldn’t rest. The alarm clock displayed about thirty minutes remaining before Mr. Jamison’s return.
I noticed Ebony turned away from me, likely asleep. The paper she’d folded up earlier stuck out of her back pants pocket. I knew that she’d seen something she’d wanted to hide. What was it?
Checking to make sure nobody was watching, I reached out and gently drew it away from her.
It was our seating chart. But, next to each name, in neat but tiny print, was a handwritten description. The first one, for Daniel, read No Souls compatibility: 71%. Likelihood of apprenticeship 11%. Abuse and murder of canines show capacity for domination of unworthy. Not hindered by mercy. Weak but salvageable.
I shuddered. Daniel, the nerdy pal of Jerel, was a dog abuser? What else did Mr. Jamison have on us? I recognized, too, that Mr. Jamison had notes on my absent friend James, but, understandably, not on Sean, who he’d just met yesterday.
I looked for my description when Ebony’s voice startled me. I dropped the paper to the floor. “What are you doing? Did you take that from me?” whispered Ebony, now wide-awake and looking at me in disgust.
The room felt hotter. Was I just nervous at being caught? “You had no business hiding it from me,” I said.
“Quiet, you guys,” said Izzy, drowsily. She stirred and sat up. “Wait, look!” she said, pointing at the seating chart.
The ink was melting as the paper started to burn.
I heard murmurs of discomfort throughout the room. The floor was changing temperature and color, growing rapidly hotter as it turned reddish orange.
“We need to get off the floor!” said Ebony.
I shook Sean awake and helped him climb on top of the black table we used for experiments. Ebony did the same with Robin and Izzy did the same with Liam.
Moments later, a thick, gelatinous sludge covered where we had just been laying. The floor had turned into…lava? If that was the case, why weren’t the legs of the table being eaten away? It was like we were playing by the rules of a kids’ game.
Across the room, the group of jocks and popular girls had similarly climbed onto several tables.
I heard screams from the third group. They weren’t nearly as close to a raised surface as we were. Daniel, Jerel, and Lanelle filled up a long but narrow table at the front of the classroom. Sofia desperately pulled at Kim’s arm from a smaller desk. I saw Kim’s face brim with agony – she must have been slow to get up. Kim cried out as she descended out of sight, her body melted by the volcanic substance.
“It’s still rising,” said Liam. Indeed, the lava was now halfway up the three desks on which my group was positioned. “What if it reaches us here?”
I scanned the room for higher surfaces. Counters that stood a full foot higher off the ground lined several parts of the room’s wall. “There,” I said, pointing to the only area we could reach without touching the floor. The surface space was limited, but it wasn’t unthinkable for us to find a way to balance together on it.
We carefully jumped between the large desks until we were close to the high counters.
I heard a terrified scream. In the middle of the room, Maggie had slipped in an attempt to reposition herself. All I saw was her charred hand descending into the sea of red.
Izzy jumped onto the narrow square of counterspace and positioned herself in the corner. By the time Liam, Robin, and Ebony had joined her, virtually no space remained.
“Jump, Sean,” I said.
“There isn’t room for both of us,” he said.
“I’ll figure out what to do,” I said. “Just go ahead.”
Sean shook his head. “You need to go there. I think there’s a space where only I can fit.”
Sean turned around and hopped in the opposite direction, landing on Mr. Jamison’s desk just as gooey lava began to overrun its surface. He nimbly grabbed onto one of the high shelves and pulled himself up. The shelf wavered but didn’t break.
Lava rushed towards the center of my table. “Jump!” said Izzy. I did.
My friends nearly stumbled but somehow wrapped their arms under me and caught me. There wasn’t room for me to stand, but their combined strength kept me in the air above them.
I viewed the rest of the room, where I could see that a group of the jocks and popular girls had settled on a large area of raised counter.
Chad and Vince, though, huddled atop at desk that the lava was about to breach. “Jump!” Robin cried.
The lava swept Vince away, who yelled as his body disintegrated. Chad dived in desperation for a flimsy table that held a projector. It collapsed as he landed on it and the rising orange oblivion swallowed him whole.
At the far end, Jerel and Lanelle had made it to safety against the wall. Daniel and Sofia had nowhere to go, and each of their spots was about to be submerged by the expanding lava.
“I’m coming over to you!” called Daniel to Jerel and Lanelle.
“There isn’t room for you!” said Lanelle. “There’s barely room for us!” She was right. It didn’t help that Daniel was a big guy.
“Please,” said Daniel. “Take my hand!” He reached towards Lanelle.
“There’s nothing I can do!” she responded.
“Please!” said Daniel.
Lanelle grabbed it. Daniel responded by tugging on her with all his might, throwing Lanelle to a fiery death. “Now there’s room,” said Daniel, hopping onto her former spot.
Sofia, meanwhile, faced the tall boxes of food and water. Just as the lava spilled over the surface of her desk, she leapt forward and grabbed the top of the highest box with both of her hands. With her strong arms she pulled herself up.
The boxes started to tilt, but Sofia deftly shifted her position such that they swayed back to a study structure. She was safe.
All eyes now were fixed on the still-rising lava. If it reached the counter…well, then all of us but Sean and Sofia, who were even higher, would die. Maybe that was Mr. Jamison’s goal – to end everything in round two and walk away with the two survivors now.
“Please stop,” begged Liam to the lava, as if it could listen. We watched helplessly at it as it encroached on our position.
Suddenly, all the lava vanished like a mirage. My friends carefully lowered me to the clear floor.
Mr. Jamison now stood in the middle of the room. He clapped. “A No Soul must navigate the unexpected challenge. He must know when to count on his allies,” he said, looking at me, “and when to betray them,” he said, looking at Daniel. “Fifteen of you have survived to round three. Alex, please summarize what happened and upload your notes. Including the part where you considered taking violent action against me. I will see you tomorrow.”
He whispered something and made a quick motion with his hand. A blinding light filled the room. When my eyes readjusted, he was gone.
I felt elated. My friends had conquered a challenge thrown our way.
But it didn’t take long for a now-familiar sense of misery to grip me again. Five more innocent people have died, and we have only a brief respite from this horror before the culling begins again.
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You seem busy, I have a few questions to ask you.

1) Whats your (full) name? 2) How old are you? 3) Whats your Birthday? 4) What starsign does that make it? 5) Whats your favourite colour? 6) Whats your lucky number? 7) Do you have any pets? 8) Where are you from? 9) How tall are you? 10) What shoe size are you? 11) How many pairs of shoes do you own? 12) If you were prime miniseruler of the world what laws would you make? 13) If you were a super hero what powers would you have? 14) and what would your hero name be? 15) and what outfit would you wear? 16) What was your last dream about? 17) What would you do if you won the lottery? 18) Would you like to build/design your own house? 19) Which form of public transport do you prefer? 20) What talents do you have? 21) Can you juggle? 22) Can you solve a rubix cube? 23) Do you have a cherished childhood teddybear? 24) Are you psychic in any way? 25) Are you a good dancer? 26) Are you a good singer? 27) Are you a good cook? 28) Are you a good artist? 29) Are you a good listener? 30) Are you a good public speaker? 31) Are you a good babysitter? 32) Are you a good mechanic? 33) Are you a good diplomat? 34) Are you a good employee? 35) Are you a good dresser? 36) Are you a good swimmer? 37) Are you a good skier? 38) Are you a good lover? 39) Are you a good musician? 40) Are you a good comedian? 41) Are you a good cleaner? 42) Are you a good actor? 43) Are you a good writer? 44) Have you ever been bungee jumping? 45) Have you ever been canoeing/kayaking? 46) What types of holidays do you prefer? 47) Whats the furthest you've ever been on holiday? 48) What was your favourite holiday? 49) Where would your dream holiday be? 50) Can you tap dance? 51) Whats your favourite zoo animal? 52) Whats your favourite sport? 53) Whats your favourite food? 54) Whats your favourite pizza topping? 55) Whats your favourite film? 56) Whats your favourite song? 57) Whats your favourite alcoholic drink? 58) Whats your favourite non-alcoholic drink? 59) Whats your favourite TV program? 60) Whats your favourite boyband? 61) Whats your favourite girl group? 62) What would be your ideal partner? 63) Do you want children? 64) Do you want a church wedding? 65) Are you religious? 66) Do you like reality TV programs? 67) Do you like TV talent shows? 68) If you were gay who would your life partner be? 69) If you could go back in time to change one thing what would it be? 70) How many hats do you own? 71) Are you any good at pool? 72) Whats the highest you've ever jumped into the water from? 73) Have you ever been admitted to hospital? 74) Have you ever had any brushes with the law? 75) Have you ever been on TV? 76) Have you ever met any celebrities? 77) Have you ever been to Legoland? 78) Have you ever done something heroic? 79) Have you ever played a practical joke on anyone? 80) Have you ever been the recipiant of a practical joke? 81) What would be your best achievement to date? 82) Do you prefer baths or showers? 83) Do you prefer towel drying, blow drying or natural dryin your hair? 84) Have you ever built a snowman? 85) Have you ever been sledging? 86) Have you ever flown a kite? 87) What colour socks are you wearing? 88) If you could live anywhere, where would that be? 89) Have you ever been famous? 90) Would you like to be a big celebrity? 91) Would you ever go on Big Brother? 92) How big is your TV? 93) What is your most essential appliance? 94) What type of music do you like? 95) Have you ever been skinnydipping? 96) How many Pillows do you sleep with? 97) What position do you often sleep in? 98) What do you wear to bed? 99) How big is your house? 100) Do you prefer sunrises or sunsets? 101) What do you typically have for breakfast? 102) Do you like scary movies? 103) Whats your favourite Milkshake flavour? 104) Have you ever been in a newspaper? 105) How long can you balance on one foot? 106) Have you ever fired a gun? 107) Have you ever tried archery? 108) Whats your favourite condement? 109) Whats your favourite clean word? 110) Whats your favourite swear word? 111) Whats your least favourite word? 112) What was the last film you saw? 113) What football team do you support? 114) Whats the longest you've gone without sleep? 115) Whats the tallest building you've ever been up? 116) Do you have any scars? 117) Do you like marmite? 118) Did you ever win any sportsday events? 119) What did you want to be when you grew up? 120) If you could change anything about yourself what would it be? 121) Whats the longest you've ever grown your hair? 123) Are you scared of flying? 124) Would you rather trade some intelligence for looks or looks for intelligence? 125) Have you ever tie-dyed your own clothes? 126) How often do you buy new clothes? 127) Are you reliable? 128) Are you proud of yourself? 129) Have you ever had a secret admirer 130) If you could ask your future self one question what would it be? 131) Do you hold grudges? 132) If you could breed two animals together to defy the laws of nature what new animal would you create? 133) Do you decorate the outside of your house for christmas? 134) Can you solve sudoko puzzles? 135) Have you ever played conkers? 136) Whats the most unusual conversation you've ever had? 137) Are you much of a gambler? 138) Are you much of a daredevil? 139) Are you a good liar? 140) Are you a good judge of character? 141) Are you any good at charades? 142) How long could you go without talking? 143) What has been your worst haircut/style? 144) Can you iceskate? 145) Can you summersault? 146) Whats your favourite joke? 147) Whats been your best present? 148) Whats been your worst present? 149) Have you ever sleepwalked? 150) Can you build a house of cards? 151) Whats your favourite TV advert? 152) Can you play poker? 153) If your parents hated your partner you currently loved would you ditch him or carry on with him despite the protests? 154) Have you ever been professionally photographed? 155) Have you ever baked your own cake? 156) Whats your favourite fruit pastel colour? 157) What traditionally adorns the top of your christmas tree? 158) What would be your dream sandwich? 159) Can you inpersonate anyone famous? 160) Can you do any accents other than your own? 161) Do you have a strong local accent? 162) Whats your favourite accent? 163) In O's and X's which do you normally pick? 164) Do you prefer blue or black inked pens? 165) What was the last thing you recorded off TV? 166) What was the last thing you dressed up as for fancy dress? 167) Do you prefer green or red grapes? 168) What do you like on your toast? 169) Do you prefer liquid soap or bars of soap? 170) How do you have your eggs? 171) Whats your favourite saying? 172) Have you ever been in a tug of war? 173) and did you win? 174) Can you stand on your hands unassisted? 175) What do you have on your fridge door? 176) Do you love or hate myspace? 177) Who was the last person to knock/ring at your door? 178) How old were you when you last went trick or treating? 179) Have you ever been bobbing for apples? 180) Whats your most expensive piece of clothing? 181) Whats the last thing you took a picture of? 182) Whats the last thing you drew a picture of? 183) Have you ever bought anything from ebay? 184) Whats your favourite smell/scent? 185) Can you blow bubbles with bubblegum? 186) What was your favourite birthday? 187) Can you curl your tounge? 188) Is your bellybutton an innie or outie? 189) What would be your dream car? 190) Are you left or right handed? 191) What was the last book you read? 192) What was the last song you danced to? 193) Have you ever owned a yo-yo? 194) Have you ever been on a pogo stick? 195) Have you ever been on a space hopper? 196) Who was the last person to send you a text message? 197) Have you ever accidentally injured anyone? 198) Are you scared of spiders? 199) Can you down a pint (of anything) in one? 200) Have you ever been banned from a public place? 201) How much spam email do you tend to get a week? 202) If you could learn any language fluently what would it be? 203) What historical Figure would you love to see in 21st centuary life? 204) As a kid were you ever frighted of a monster under the bed or in the cupboard? 205) Do you like clowns? 206) Do you prefer BBC or ITV? 207) Have you ever been surfing? 208) Have you ever been snowboarding? 209) Who was better, the Beatles or Elvis Presley? 210) Whats your favourite type of foreign food? 211) Which Foreign country do you dislike the most? 212) Do you like your music loud or easy listening? 213) Whats your favourite animated or cartoon program? 214) Do you sing in the shower? 215) Are you a clean or messy person? 216) Whats your prefered playing piece in monopoly? 217) Can or Do you still play twister? 218) Can you play chess? 219) Do you know the dance steps to an annoying cheesey pop song? 220) Do you prefer straight or bendy straws? 221) Have you ever entered a talent contest? 222) and did you win? 223) Do you like poetry? 224) Are you a bad loser? 225) Which would you choose? Jelly or Ice Cream? 226) Whats your favourite type of Pie? 227) Whats your most used phrase? 228) Whats your most used word? 229) Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life? 230) What would your dream job be? 231) Which song do you hate the most? 232) How long does it take you to get ready? 233) What do you think the greatest invention has been? 234) Whats your favourite feature on the opposite sex? 235) Whats your least favourite feature on the opposite sex? 236) Who's your favourite Comedian? 237) What's your favourite board game? 238) Do you have any lucky items, objects or traditions? 239) Do you have any superstitions? 240) Whats your favourite Movie quote? 241) Who would win in a fight? Chuck Norris or Jack Bauer? 242) Do you have much of an ego? 243) Do you wear sunglasses indoors to look cool or stylish? 244) Are you a hat person? 245) Whats your favourite supermarket chain? 246) Whats your favourite fastfood chain? 247) Whats your first thought upon waking up? 248) What animal would you most like to have as a pet? 249) Whats your favourite type of tree? 250) If you could bankrupt one person or company who would it be? 251) If you could steal one thing without consequence what would it be? 252) Who's your favourite celeb with the same first name or surname as you? 253) If evil-doers invaded your country would you rush to the battlelines to defend the motherland or hide in a box? 254) Whats your favourite flower? 255) Do you believe in ghosts? 256) Do you believe in the loch ness monster? 257) Do you believe in Aliens? 258) Do you believe the Governments hide technology and information from the public? 259) Which is your favourite pokemon? 260) What horror fiction character scares you the most? 261) Can you do 10 revolutions of a hula hoop? 262) Do you think Great Britain should have a National Day? 263) Do you think Great Britain should be part of a United Europe? 264) Would you want the Euro or keep the British Pound? 265) Were you part of the Brownies/Cubs/Scouts/Guides etc 266) Have you ever invented a fairly unique meal or drink? 267) Do you have any secret family recipes? 268) Do you have any family secrets? :o 269) Are you good at keeping secrets? 270) Have you ever been up in a hot air balloon? 271) Whats your favourite Sci-fi film/program etc? 272) When playing checkers or chess do you prefer to be black or white? 273) Which is better, a Pastie or Sausage Roll? 274) Do you prefer shopping on the high street or online? 275) Would you ever want to learn to fly? 276) Do you often read your horoscope? 277) Have you ever had a proper Tarot reading? 278) Whats your favourite brand of newspaper? 279) Have you ever milked a cow? 280) Have you ever used the phrase "back in my time" to someone younger than you? 281) Do you love or hate rollercoasters? 282) Which was the greatest Empire? 283) Whats the cleverest word you know? 284) Whats your favourite sportsware brand? 285) Do you buy any weekly/monthly magazines? 286) Who's your favourite Superhero? 287) Who's your favourite Villain/Baddie? 288) What was the last Album you purchased? 289) What was the last DVD you purchased? 290) What was the last piece of clothing you purchased? 291) When pulling crackers does everyone get one each regardless or whoever gets the big ends keeps all the prizes 292) Do you ever make your own greetings cards 293) Do you have a swiss army knife? 294) At what age did you twig onto the fact Santa wasnt real? 295) Whats your favourite fruit? 296) Have you ever done something really unbelivable, only to have no one around to see it? 297) Do you buy from charity shops? 298) Have you ever sold your services? 299) Have you ever raised money for charity? 300) Have you ever won a giant sized cuddly toy from a fair? 301) Is the glass half full or half empty? 302) Is the grass greener on the other side? 303) If a tree falls in the forest and there's no one around to hear it does it make a noise? 304) Why does it always rain on me? 305) Have you ever sailed a boat? 306) Do you love or loathe Harry Potter? 307) Do you do your utmost for the environment? 308) Do you love or loather Eurovison? 309) Have you ever weilded a sword? 310) If you were famous would you want a statue or a building names after you? 311) Whats your favourite type of fish? 312) Which do you prefer pony tails or pig tails? 313) Whats the ultimate cake topping? 314) Do you like marzipan? 315) Whats better? Center Parks or Butlins? 316) If you were in a band, what instrument/role would you play? 317) Can you erect a tent? 318) Do you suck or bite lollipops? 319) Have you ever used the yellow pages? 320) If you have an mp3 player what size is it? 321) Do you still have any music on vinyl or casettes? 322) Do you still have a camera that uses conventional film? 323) Approximately how many DVD's do you have? 323) Approximately how many Albums do you have? 324) Do you talk to yourself? 325) Do you sing to yourself? 326) Do you know any identical twins? 327) Have you ever given blood? 328) Could you ever be a medical guineapig? 329) Whats your favourite radio station? 330) Whats your favourite letter of the Alphabet? 331) Which is better? rollerblade or rollerskates? 332) Have you ever written a love letter? 333) How many valentines cards did you recieve this/last year? 334) What are cooler? Dinosaurs or Dragons? 335) Have you ever made your own ice lollies? 336) Have you ever made your own Ice cream? 337) Which forgeign language did you have to learn at school? 338) and do you still remember enough to hold a conversation in that language? 339) Do you know CPR? 340) Do you have any swimming badges? 341) Do you prefer digital or rotary/analogue clocks? 342) How tall is the tallest person you know? 343) Have you ever got lost in a maze? 344) Have you ever been attacked by a wild animal? 345) Have you ever ridden a camel? 346) Whats your opinion on rats? 347) Have you ever been to a gym? 348) Have you ever been in a helicopter? 349) Have you ever cheated at a test? 350) Have you ever ridden a tractor? 351) Are you a gossip? 352) Have you ever cried at a film? 353) When you're ill do you struggle on regardless or just curl up in bed as much as possible? 354) Do you need to write down things to remember them? 355) Do you keep a diary/journal? 356) Are you scared of thunderstorms? 357) Do you have any unusual fears or phobias? 358) Whats your favourite disney movie? 359) Have you ever slept in a caravan? 360) Have you ever painted a house? 361) Have you got green fingers? 362) Whats the tallest tree you've ever climbed? 363) Have you ever dialed the talking clock? 364) Do you always wear identical socks? 365) Do you live by any motto or philosophy? 366) Do you lick the yoghurt or desert lid? 367) Do you lick the spoon clean after making something sweet? 368) Do you like the sound of music? (the musical/film) 369) Have you ever made your own orangejuice? 370) Have you ever sucked on a lemon? 371) Have you ever licked a battery? 372) Are you a good aim with a rubber band? 373) Have you ever played golf? 374) Whats the most unusual name you've ever come across? 375) Do you prefer to wash in the mornings or evenings? 376) Have you ever danced in the rain? 377) Do you like long or short hair? 378) Have you ever sworn at an authority figure? 379) Have you ever walked into a wall? 380) Whats your favourite precious metal? 381) Whats your favourite precious stone? 382) Could you ever hunt your own meal? 383) Have you ever read any comics? 384) Where do you like to go to on a first date? 385) Do you prefer vertical or horizontal stripes? 386) Have you ever baked your own bread? 387) Can you believe I can't believe its not butter is in fact not actually butter? 388) Can you name all 50 American states? 389) Have you ever owned a goldfish? 390) What was your favourite school subject? 391) What was your least favourite school subject? 392) Have you ever passed wind in an embarassing situation? 393) Have you ever played the bongos? 394) Have you ever handled a snake? 395) Have you ever assembled furniture by yourself? 396) When did you last go to the beach? 397) When if ever did you last go to london? 398) What do you do to cool down when its hot? 399) Whats the most unusual thing you've ever eaten? 400) Do you have a favourite mug? 401) Do you know any self defence or martial arts? 402) Who's your favourite movie action hero? 403) Have you ever ridden a motorcycle? 404) Do you collect anything? 405) Is there anything you wished would come back into fashion? 406) Do you stick to conventional fashions or like to try and be original? 407) Have you ever given someone a handmade present? 408) Are you introvert or extrovert? 409) If you could have any feature from an animal what would you want? 410) Whats your prefered swimming stroke? 411) Have you ever been scuba diving? 412) Have you ever had a disasterous interview? 413) What makes you nervous? 414) Which of the 5 senses would you say is your strongest? 415) What colour are your eyes? 416) Have you ever been to an Art gallery? 417) Do you shout out the answers at the TV whilst watching quiz shows? 418) Are you a valuable asset on a Pub Quiz team? 419) Have you ever won any kind of quiz yourself? 420) Do you get over-involved with TV or movie plots at times? 421) Do you own any inflatable furniture? 422) Whats the highest hill or mountain you've ever climbed? 423) Do you have a piggy bank? 424) Whats the fastest you've ever travelled in a car? 425) Could you ever hand milk a cow? 426) Do you have popcorn with a movie? 427) Whats the futhest you've ever got a paper airplane to fly? 428) Have you ever built an igloo? 429) Can you play the harmonica? 430) Have you ever made a ball of twine or rubberbands? 431) If given the option of having a flake in your ice cream do you always take it? 432) Could you ever be a living organ donor? 433) Which was your favourite science? Biology, Physics or Chemistry? 434) Could you ever go out with someone just cause they're rich? 435) Have you ever contemplated sueing someone? 436) Are you pretty devious? 437) Have you ever had a surprise party? (that was an actual surprise) 438) Are you any good at giving massages? 439) Whats been your worst date ever? 440) Have you ever slapped somoene in public? 441) Have you ever drawn on a sleeping or inebriated person? 442) Have you ever warn clothing with the labels/tags still attached? 443) Have you ever slipped on a banana skin? 444) Are you scared of the dark? 445) Do you have a lawyer? 446) Have you ever been wolf whistled in public? 447) Whats the worst chatup line you've heard? 448) Have you ever been water skiing? 449) Have you ever hopelessly failed a test? 450) If you had a year off, what would you want to do? 451) How many sms/txt messages do you recieve on average a day? 452) How long did you last phone call last? 453) Do you go to car boot sales? 454) If you saw someone drop a £10 note, would you claim it for your own or try to return it to them? 455) Have you ever helped someone across the road? 456) Have you ever been horseriding? 457) Have you ever walked a tightrope? 458) Have you ever demolished a wall or building? 459) If you and a friend both wanted the same thing would you let the friend get it first? 460) Have you ever argued over who should pay for something? 461) Do you have any family heirlooms? 462) Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous? 463) Whats your favourite ocean? 464) Do you correct peoples mistakes? 465) Have you ever helped out an injured animal? 466) Do you throw bread for the ducks? 467) Do you think babies are little bundles of joy or smelly noisey things? 468) Do you give money to buskers? 469) Have you ever tossed your own pancake? 470) Are you any good at egg and spoon races? 471) Are you allergic to anything? 472) Are you ticklish? 473) Do you prefer tea,coffee or cocoa? 474) Do you like Turkish Delight? 475) Do you buy people presents to bring back when you go on holiday? 476) Are you tired of answering questions yet? 477) Have you ever been wheelbarrow racing? 478) Do you ever forward or reply to chain mails? 479) Do you often have a tune in your head you can't name? 480) Has anyone ever approached you thinking you were someone else? 481) Have you ever been approached by someone who knew you but you couldn't remember them for the life of you? 482) What do you do to keep fit? 483) Are you the sort to step in and try to break up a fight? 484) Have you ever been in a fight? 485) Have you ever started a rumour? 486) Have you ever heard any outstanding rumours about yourself? 487) Have you ever been in or had a food fight? 488) When its your birthday do you always wear an age badge? 489) Have you ever starred in an amateur or professional video? 490) If you were comfortbly rich would you work hard for more or rest on your laurels? 491) Have you ever been in a position of authority? 492) Have you ever been caught in a comprimising position? even despite a valid explanation? 493) Have you ever tried to make your own alcohol? 494) If you were ruler of your own country what would you call it? 495) And what title would you give yourself? 496) If you invented a monster what would you call it? 497) And what features would it have? 498) Have you ever had a dream you chased only to be let down when you achived it? 499) Is there anything about the opposite sex you just don't understand or comprehend? 500) Who was your favourite teacher at school and why? 501) Whats your favourite party game? 502) Is it acceptable or unacceptable to smack a child as form of disapline? 503) Can a hetrosexual male ever wear pink? 504) Is it criminal to wear socks with sandals? 505) If you were captain of a ship, what would you call it? 506) If you were to join an emergency service which would it be? 507) If you were to join one of the armed forced which would it be? 508) Whats the worst thing about being your gender? 509) Whats the best thing about being your gender? 510) If you swapped genders for a day how would you spend it? 511) If you were exiled what country would you choose as your new home? 512) Have you ever made someone cry? 513) Have you ever starred in a school play? 514) Were you a member of any celebrity fanclub? 515) Have you ever been a member of any other club? 516) If you could have a full scholarship to any university what would you choose to study? 517) Whats been your greatest ever day? 518) What historical period would you like to live in if you could go back in time? 519) What would you bring along to an idillic picnic? 520) Whats your favourite childrens story? 521) What movie ending really frustrated you? And how would you change it? 522) What three things do you think of most each day? 523) What do you call your evening meal? Dinner Tea or Supper? 524) What do you call your after meal sweet? Pudding or Dessert? 525) If you had a warning label, what would yours say? 526) Have you ever got sweet revenge on anyone? 527) Have you ever been to a live concert? 528) Have you ever been to see stand up comedy? 529) Have you ever needed stitches? 530) If you could invent brand new baby names what would they be? 531) Do your dreams ever tell you to do anything? 532) Who's your favourite radio 1 DJ? 533) Whats the best way to your heart? 534) Do you know your own mobile phone number off by heart? 535) If you were a fashion designer, what style of clothing or accessories would you design? 536) Do you ever laugh at things you shouldn't? 537) Have you ever been in a submarine? 538) Have you ever walked out of a cinema before the film was done? 539) What song would you say best sums you up? 540) Do you have any old friends wou wish you could meet up with again? 541) Whats your favourite Nursury Rhyme? 542) Do you prefer metric or imperial measurements? 543) Who's your favourite monarch of all time? 544) What was the last thing you ate? 545) Whats your favourite farmyard animal? 546) If you could choose one celebrity to be the fathemother of your child who would it be? 547) What would you do if someone proposed to you tomorrow? 548) What are your 3 favourite internet sites? 549) How high can you jump? 550) Which fictional character do you wish was real? 551) Who was your first crush? 552) Whats the greatest thing about being your nationality? 553) Whats the least greatest thing about being your nationality? 554) Do you believe in destiny, fate or free will? 555) If you could talk to one species of animal which would it be? 556) If you had friends round what DVD's would you have to watch? 557) Do you like vanilla or chocolate? 558) Are you a giver or a receiver? 559) Do you have any enemies? 560) Are you scared of needles? 561) How many piercings do you have? if any 562) Have you ever got majorly lost trying to get somewhere? 563) How fast can you say the alphabet? 564) Do you say "Zee" or "Zed" to describe the letter Z? 565) What was the last thing to make you feel happy? 566) What was the last thing to make you feel angry? 567) You are walking to work. There is a dog drowning in the canal on the side of the street. Your boss told you if you are late one more time you're fired. Do you save the dog? 568) Are you the kind of friend you'd want to have as a friend yourself? 569) Do you have any questions or queries about things you're just to scared or embarassed to ask anyone about? 570) If you were a wrestler what would your stage name be? 571) and what would your special move be called? 572) Whats the most interesting thing you can see out of your nearest window? 573) Do you think Barbie is a negative role model for young girls? 574) Have you ever needed an eye test? 575) Do you find yourself attractive? 576) Can you roll your R's? 577) What social class do you consider yourself or your family background to be in? 578) Do you know any magic tricks? 579) Whats the largest amount of money you've ever won? 580) Whats the largest amount of money you've spent in one spree? 581) Whats the largest amount of money you've had to borrow off of a friend or family member 582) Have you ever been on a cable car? 583) Do you prefer Honey or Jam? 584) Do you prefer the French or Germans? 585) How fast can you get changed? 586) How fast do you type? 587) How fast can you run? 588) Which is better, Mario or Sonic? 589) Whats your favourite biscuit to dunk? 590) Which would you rather have if you had to, a broken leg or a broken arm? 591) Do you read a daily newspaper? 592) Do you watch the news on TV? 593) Have you ever had anything published? 594) Do you believe in love at first sight? 595) How many remote controls do you have in your house? 596) Have you ever been in a hot tub or sauna? 597) Have you ever had chicken pox? 598) Do you own a lava lamp? 599) Are you glad these are almost over? 600) On a scale of 1-10 how random would you say these are? 601) What is your one major weekness? 602) Whats been the best descision you've made in your life so far? 603) Whats been the worst descision you've made in your life so far? 604) What words do you always struggle to spell correctly? 605) On a scale of 1-10 how happy would you say you are? 606) On a scale of 1-10 how smart would you say you are? 607) On a scale of 1-10 how funny would you say you are? 608) On a scale of 1-10 how devious would you say you are? 609) On a scale of 1-10 how awesome would you say you are? 610) On a scale of 1-10 how devilsh would you say you are? 611) On a scale of 1-10 how nice/caring would you say you are? 612) On a scale of 1-10 how bitchy would you say you are? 613) On a scale of 1-10 how polite would you say you are? 614) On a scale of 1-10 how attractive would you say you are? 615) If you could be any famous person who would you be and why? 616) Whats your favourite animal beginning with the letter A? 617) Whats your favourite item of clothing beginning with the letter B? 618) Whats your favourite expleitive beginning with the letter C? 619) Whats your favourite boys name beginning with the letter D? 620) Whats your favourite girls name beginning with the letter E? 621) Whats your favourite book beginning with the letter F? 622) Whats your favourite bodypart beginning with the letter G? 623) Whats your favourite musical instrument beginning with the letter H? 624) Whats your favourite song beginning with the letter I? 625) Whats your favourite actress beginning with the letter J? 626) Whats your favourite actor beginning with the letter K? 627) Whats your favourite film beginning with the letter L? 628) Whats your favourite tv show beginning with the letter M? 629) Whats your favourite game beginning with the letter N? 630) Whats your favourite non alcoholic drink beginning with the letter O? 631) Whats your favourite food beginning with the letter P? 632) Whats your favourite band beginning with the letter Q? 633) Whats your favourite author beginning with the letter R? 634) Whats your favourite sport beginning with the letter S? 635) Whats your favourite job beginning with the letter T? 636) Whats your favourite mythical creature beginning with the letter U? 637) Whats your favourite alcoholic drink beginning with the letter V? 638) Whats your favourite cartoon character beginning with the letter W? 639) Whats your favourite word beginning with the letter X? 640) Whats your favourite city beginning with the letter Y? 641) Whats your favourite country beginning with the letter Z? 642) Do you get seasick? 643) If you discovered a new species of dinosaur what would you call it? 644) Do you own a paddling pool? 645) What do you consider is the most important piece of furniture in a house? 646) What do you consider is the most important appliance in a house? 647) If you could have any celebritys hair whos would it be? 648) Which Celebrity do you find the most annoying? 649) What potential talents do you think you might have if you worked at them? 650) Who was better, Flipper, Lassie or Skippy? 651) If you could be trained up in any profession of your choice by top professionals what profession would you choose? 652) If someone elses child was being an annoying little runt would you go tell them off or do something about it? 653) Do you believe in kharma? 654) Do you believe in revenge? 655) Do you believe in fairies? 656) Do you believe in a god? 657) Do you believe there used to be dragons? 658) Who would you want to be with on a desert island? 659) What's the worst show on television? 660) Who's your favourite god from ancient history? 661) What one device would you want to see added to a mobile phone? 662) Where do you see yourself in 1 months time? 663) Where do you see yourself in 1 years time? 664) Where do you see yourself in 10 years time? 665) What was the best thing about your old school? 666) What was the worst thing about your old school? 667) If you could change your name to anything what would your new name be? 668) Do you watch too much tv? 669) Have you ever planted a tree? 670) Whats the heaviest thing you can lift? 671) What was the last present you recieved? 672) Are your ears lobed or attached? 673) How often do you wash your ears? 674) Could you go out with someone who had a child from a previous relationship? 675) What was your first alcoholic drink? 676) What was your first job? 677) What was your first car? (or what would you like it to be?) 678) What was your first mobile phone? 679) What is your first proper memory? 680) Who was your first teacher? 681) Where did you go on your first ride on an airplane? 682) Who was your first best friend? 683) What was your first detention for? 684) Whats your strongest voluntary muscle? 685) Who was your first kiss? 686) What was the first film you remember seeing at the cinema? 687) What thing that you've made are you most proud of? 688) Could you ever be someones bodygaurd? 689) Michelangelo's David... 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The Quiet Kid - Part 4

Part 3 HERE
Midterms are finally over. You can go weeks without ever having a quiz or exam, and then every class decides to give an exam in the same week. Why can’t they spread them out? It feels impossible to study for 5 exams in the same week. My brain feels like mush after this week. I’ve never needed a weekend more than this one.
“Andy!”
No. He is never going to say yes.
“It is Saturday. We are going out!”
Andy stared at me like I am crazy for even suggesting it.
“Come on, Andy,” I say walking over to the couch. “I’ve had exams all week and need to blow off steam.”
Andy turns back to watching tv trying to ignore me. It’s Not Happening.
I sit down on the couch, “You need to get out too. All you do all day is sit around watching tv.”
Fuck off. I think I just pissed Andy off. I know he isn’t a social butterfly, but it would be good for both of us to get out every once in a while.
“Just tonight, I promise,” I tell him. “I had exams all week and I just want to get out of the house, have a few drinks, and relax.”
Go alone. Yea, I could go out without him, but I want him to go out with me. That is what friends are for right?
“Please, Andy. We will go watch some bands play somewhere small. There won’t be a ton of people there, and maybe we can even try to talk to some girls.” Then I realized Andy wouldn’t be talking to any girls. “Or I can try to talk to them. You can just laugh at me trying.”
Fine. Andy turns to me and reluctantly nods his head that he will go.
“It will be fun, I promise!”
Saturday night came and Andy reluctantly took a shower and fixed his hair. I’ve never seen Andy care about his appearance before. Then again, a person changes a lot from the time they are living with their parents in high school to when they go off to college and get the freedom of living on your own.
We went to a place called The Local. How would I describe it to give you the right picture? It is a hole in the wall bar that has local bands every weekend. It’s in a bad part of town but you’re mostly safe if you stick to the venue. It has no heat in the winter and no air in the summer. It’s dimly lit with Christmas lights and the walls are painted with hippy designs. It has about as much room as a double-wide trailer. Luckily there is a fenced-in backyard with patio furniture you can cool off in between sets but is mostly used as the place to go smoke pot.
As terrible as it sounds, there is something special about the place. The beer is cheap, it attracts the right sort of crowd, and the closeness to the band and other people give it a vibe you can’t find anywhere else in the city. Somehow it works.
We walked in around 10 pm and the opening band Apathy was playing. There were only about 8 other people there, all people who almost certainly knew the band members on stage. It was no surprise they were terrible.
Andy looked around at the shitty venue, listened to the shitty band, and I am sure he noticed the lack of any girls I had promised him would be there. He looked at me as his eyes squinted and raised his hands in a motion as if to say what the fuck, dude.
“I know,” I said, sitting down at the empty. “It’s early. It will pick up at 11. It’s a reggae band and girls flock to that shit.”
I held up two fingers and told the bartender “2 PBRs please.” And laid a five on the counter. Cheap Ass.
“I know it’s cheap,” I said, “but I’m the one paying.”
We sat at the bar drinking as the shitty band played. Middle schoolers on YouTube play better than these guys. They were awful.
The next song was a terrible cover of Glycerine. I was about to suggest to Andy we go to the outside area until the band was over when I noticed he was staring off into nowhere almost like he was in deep thought. Suddenly, the guitar player's amp blew and the band was forced to stop playing. Thank you fucking Jesus.
I turned back to Andy and he had a devilish grin on his face. “You fucking did that didn’t you?” I said laughing. He burst out laughing. Andy has saved the day again.
“For that, the next round is the good shit!” I said, still laughing. “We will take 2 Rogue Shakespeare Strout”. I had never heard of the beer but it was the most expensive beer they had. It should have been on the house for saving the place from that awful band.
As the band Apathy was packing up their shit, still disappointed and confused about what had happened, more people had started to arrive. Most importantly, girls had started to filter in. A few walked by that caught Andy’s eye and I gave him a nod to say I told you so.
We took the break between bands to head to the outside section of the venue to get some fresh air. We found a place towards the back and I glanced around and saw Ashley with a friend. Ashley is a girl from my Marketing class that I've had my eye on all year long. We’ve talked some but I haven't had the nerves to ask her out. She mentioned she was going to come here tonight, and I would be lying if it wasn't the main reason I wanted to come here.
“Andy,” I said nodding to Ashley. “That is the girl I told you about from class. She’s got a friend here too.” Talk to her. Ashley had long black hair she had pulled back in braids, black legging, a white tank top, with a pink flannel covering her shoulders.
Andy looked in their direction and smiled.
“Don’t stare!” I pushed his shoulder. “They just walked in so we gotta play it cool and act like we haven’t seen them. If we go talk to them now, we will look desperate.”
Andy laughed.
What does Andy know about talking to girls, he doesn’t talk to anybody. Andy is great for a lot of things, but being a wingman isn’t one of them. I am going to pick up both of them myself.
As soon as I finished my thought, I felt something slam down on the top of my bottle sending it shattering to the concrete below. That Asshole! That was the first time he’s used his powers on me. One second I was holding the beer and the next moment a force pushed down against the top of my hand. It’s hard to explain, it was a physical force but not a physical object pushing. It was more like a strong burst wind without the wind.
When the bottle shattered, everyone on the outside patio turned toward the breaking glass. I felt the blood rush to my face in both embarrassment and anger at Andy. Someone said something about getting a broom when I locked eyes with Ashley. Damn It Andy, I wanted to look cool, not like an idiot when she first saw me.
I looked over to Andy who had a smirk on his face. “What did you do that for?”
He nodded his head toward Ashley, who was approaching with her friend.
“Isn’t it a little early to be this drunk?” she asked. “It is barely 11 and you are dropping your beer.”
“I’m not drunk,” I blushed. “A gust of wind caught it.”
“Drop another, and I will tell the bartender to serve you with a kiddie cup” she joked. “Who is your friend?”
This is Andy.” I held out my hand toward him. Andy stepped up and nodded hello. “He doesn’t talk.”
“Hey Andy, I am Ashley,” she said. “And this is my friend Whitney.”
Whitney waved to both of us then shyly smiled at Andy. She had short brown hair and was wearing jeans, a pink t-shirt, with a necklace coming down.
A girl handed me a broom and dustpan and I started to sweep up the broken glass. “How did you do on the exam?” I asked Ashley.
“Ugh, I hate that class. I just want it to be over. “ she groaned.
“We should study together sometime!” I suggested.
She glanced up at me and shrugged, “Maybe.”
My stomach tightened in a knot. Damn it, Andy, I needed to drink more before talking to her. I’m always a babbling idiot around girls I like.
I finished cleaning the mess and looked over to see Whitney talking to Andy. He didn’t even talk and was better at talking to girls than me. She was asking him questions and he was nodding and smiling. She didn’t seem to care.
I heard the band warming up and said “Hey guys, the bands about to start.”
Whitney grabbed Andy by the shirt and pulled saying “Come with me.” I looked at Andy and was shocked at what I was seeing. He raised his eyebrows back like it was nothing.
Who needs help picking up girls? Entered my mind. Maybe I should ask Andy his secret.
We stopped and grabbed new beers and Ashley joked again about not dropping it this time. The music started and the place came alive. The music was loud, the beer was flowing, and you couldn't help but dance to the reggae beat. My favorite thing about reggae music is that even white boys who can't dance are able to dance to it after a few beers, myself included.
Andy and Whitney spent the rest of the night dancing together, rarely leaving each other’s side.? And to think he didn’t want to even leave the apartment. I thought he would have fun, I just didn’t expect… this.
Meanwhile, I had my hands tied trying to get Ashley to take any interest in me. She was hardly even talking to me. I tried to dance with her but she wasn’t having any part of it. Eventually I gave up saying screw it, and just enjoyed the music.
Later, Ashley dragged Whitney to the bathroom. I don’t know why girls do this. Maybe it is a safety in numbers thing or just to gossip. One of those mysteries only women will ever know the answer to.
“Holy shit, Andy!” I said. “You and Whitney hit it off!”
Andy cocked his head and slyly grinned like he did this sort of thing every day.
I grabbed us 2 more drinks from the bar. The girls came back, Whitney was right back to dancing with Andy and surprisingly Ashley’s mood had changed. She was more relaxed and started to dance with me. It was a complete 180 from earlier that night, maybe the alcohol had finally loosened her up.
The band wrapped up their set and it was time to leave. I asked Ashley and Whitney if they wanted to come back to our apartment but Ashley said they needed to get home. I tried.
We walked them to their car and kissed them goodnight. We started to walk towards our car when we noticed their car wouldn’t start. Every time Whitney turned the car over it would click.
“Sounds like your starter is messing up.’ I told her to pop the hood. She tried again and again to the same clicking noise. I looked at Andy and quietly asked if he did this. Andy arched one eyebrow and his shoulders lifted in a shrug.
I shook my head in disbelief . “Andy… I don’t know if you are an asshole or a genius.”
“Yea, this car isn't starting tonight.” I walked to the driver's side door. “It’s late, we can give you a ride home or you can crash at our place.”
The two looked at each other and talked before deciding to take us up on our offer.
“Are you sure it is okay if we stay with you guys tonight?” Whitney asked. “We don’t want to be intrusive.”
Andy gave her a reassuring smile and a thumbs up.
“It’s no big deal, you can sleep in our beds and we can take the couch,” I slapped Andy on the shoulder. “Right, Andy.”
Andy shook his head in agreement.
We arrived back at the apartment and hung out as a group for a while. Half an hour later, Whitney says she is tired and walked back to Andy’s room. Andy looked at me and nodded before leaving me alone with Ashley.
“Can you believe that?” I asked Ashley, looking towards Andy’s door.
“Not really, she never does this sort of thing. Usually, she won’t even kiss a guy till the 3rd date,” she said. “She is usually the one making sure I am not running off with some guy I just met.”
“ is a good guy.” I said putting my arm around her. “We could get to know each other a little better.”
Jesus, I am lame. Just shut up and kiss her, I told myself.
Before I could, she interrupted “I’m sleepy. Can we go to bed?”
What? She wants to go to bed with me? Even better..
“Yea, I am gonna hit the restroom and we can go.”
When I came out, she was laying on the couch snoring. Just my luck. I got her a pillow and a blanket and tucked her in, then went to sleep myself.
I woke up late the next morning and walked out to the living room to the smell of bacon cooking. Ashley and Whitney were on the couch watching tv and Andy was at the stove cooking. Andy cooking isn’t out of the ordinary but usually, he just uses his powers to cook while he watches tv or plays the Xbox. This is the first time I’ve seen him actually cook.
Andy waved and I sat on the couch opposite the girls.
“Good morning,” I said.
Whitney smiled and said “Good morning. Andy’s fixing everyone breakfast. Smells good.”
Ashley glanced up with an annoyed look on her face. “We need to go home.”
“We will after breakfast,” Whitney said. “Relax we don’t have anything else going on.”
“We’ll see if your car will start then I can drive you home if needed.”
“That’s nice of you,” Whitney said. Ashley rolled her eyes.
Maybe she is just hungover, I thought. Or maybe she’s a bitch. Or that too.
We all ate breakfast and we took them back to their car. Shockingly, it started right up. Andy looked over and subtly winked at me.
Whitney kissed Andy and wrote her number down. Maybe Andy will text her back. He never answers my text for some reason.
“See you in class, Ashley,” I said.
She waved her hand without even glancing up.
We got back to the apartment and I turned to Andy who was in a great mood, and for good reasons.
“Did you two?” I asked.
Andy smiled and held a finger up to his lips. A gentleman doesn’t kiss and tell.
“I mean, that’s your business but how did you? You picked her up without ever saying.” I said. “You’re a good guy I just mean…”
Andy shook his head. Girls love mysterious guys.
“I mean…. I’ve always heard girls like guys who are mysterious, I just didn’t think that mysterious.”
Andy laughed silently.
“Did you see how horrible I was trying to pick up Ashley? You’ve got to teach me.”
Andy shook his head no.
“C'mon dude. You’ve to teach me.” No Ashley.
“You didn’t like Ashley?”
Andy looked towards the wall like he didn’t want to say anything. He just doesn’t know her. That’s all.
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