Rudy was understandably furious about having to attend summer school on account of the school’s error in teaching. He’s gone to summer school before, so going back when it wasn’t even his fault was particularly galling.
For Fiona and some of the other top predators in the school system who had never imagined being in class in July, the situation had its own sting. Having a novice like Edgar pass the test through blind luck was the final straw for many. Luckily for Edgar, no one directed their anger toward him personally.
It was yet another unintended consequence of standardized testing. I’m glad I’m in college now; it was hard enough switching from a herbivore to an insectivore diet without constantly filling in bubbles about it.
Speaking of tests, next week I test my portal receiver. I’m not expecting any actual replies from humans, but it’s fun to daydream about the possibility.
"Speaking of tests, next week I test my portal receiver. I’m not expecting any actual replies from humans, but it’s fun to daydream about the possibility."
Lindesfarne, we've been talking to you since you started your blog. Expect replies, and maybe check out some human IRC chat rooms. There's one dedicated to a webcomic that tells the stories of the lives of everyone in Domain! The webcomic STARS your family! And we know plenty evil-grin like Fenton's sonar-undressing ability.
Actually, she might not be able to, at least not at this point. There aren't any IP treaties between the human world and ours. And if this device she's working on is the only means of communication between the two worlds, I expect that situation won't be redressed any time soon. (On the other hand, once it is, expect the lawyers to have a field day!).