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Swedish person who definitely does not do IB. Likes writing, music, computers, politics and many other things. Blogs never.

Swedishbadgergirl@gmail.com if I'm hiding somewhere.

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swedishbadgergirl  ·  30 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 26, 2020

A few days after spring was officially declared by SMHI it snowed and was below 0 for enough days that I think winter would have come back if that's the way it worked. We had a winter though, which amazes me because I didn't think we'd had enough cold days in a row.

swedishbadgergirl  ·  113 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: December 4, 2019

It's a student association for role playing games! Usually with really good dms and fun quirky stories since they don't have to be a part of a larger narrative. But it's not the same as having your "own" group. I'm hoping I can get something more regular going with my friends but as of now I haven't had the time.

swedishbadgergirl  ·  118 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: December 4, 2019

Tonight is one-shot night so I'll be playing dnd, or call of cthulu or something exciting I've never heard of. I've never really been a fan of one-shots before, but that's been because they've always been dungeon crawlers. But one-shots that aren't are really fun!

It's kind of weird to play with people who I never hang out with otherwise. A guy I played with last time stopped me on campus and said he finally realized that he recognized me from dnd. It's weird being more familiar with the names they chose for their characters then their own name.

swedishbadgergirl  ·  164 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski, what does your bookshelf look like?

I moved recently and didn't bring books I thought I wouldn't reread (or hadn't read yet). So that's why it's kind of lacking in books. Also I try to use the library as much as possible. What I'm trying to say is "I read more than this I promise".

As for the penguins... I just like penguins.

I have some board-games, a few wii games, one of those thing to put papers in and tea. Because all of my tea can't fit in my tiny kitchen.

I feel like the bookshelf represents me quite well actually.

swedishbadgergirl  ·  181 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 2, 2019

What programmes do you want to get into?

swedishbadgergirl  ·  181 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 2, 2019

I am having a semi-sickday today, semi because I'm not sick and also I've been to school today. But I do feel kind of rubbish. I had an 8.15 lab, which went well, me and my lab partner got to show our work and get it approved so that's nice. Then I went home, slept for 2 hours and now I should be getting work done. I don't have a ton of it, if I did I wouldn't have given myself the luxury of just laying in bed. But today I did, and it's pretty nice.

swedishbadgergirl  ·  186 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 25, 2019

Uni life is treating me well so far.

I have enjoyed the more "student-life" side of it way more than I thought I would. Swedish Uni student-life, or at least student life at LiU is in parts very, very, silly. And especially Nolle-p, which is the name of the introduction period. And i thought I would find that silliness very hard to take, but I ended up really enjoying the showmanship of it all. I have found myself being nostalgic about it (yes, it was less than a month ago, but when it is an experience you aren't going to have again it feels like it's more cemented in the past). I am probably going to involve myself in it for the benefit of next years freshers, which is definetly not something i thought I would be interested in.

I ended up having a really rough week where the prospect of manageing to finish any course let alone a whole degree seemed impossible but i have thankfully gotten over that and I feel like I'm doing fairly well. Everything so far has been turned in on time and hopefully I'll be able to keep that up.

Living alone has also turned out to be fine. I can't say I see it as huge improvement, but I do love my apartment and it does feel like home.

swedishbadgergirl  ·  229 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 14, 2019

Today's moving day!

I can't say I am enthusiastic about it. It's weird, I don't want to live "at home" forever, but I'm also not that bothered about it (It might help that I am living "at home" but not with my parents so there isn't that urge to be free of them). So moving out is a thing. That is happening now.

swedishbadgergirl  ·  231 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Howdy, Hubski! What culinary crimes is your home infamous for?

I have never eaten it, I can't get over the smell. My family still get together to eat it once a year though, they claim it actually tastes fine.

And Kebabpizza is delicious .

swedishbadgergirl  ·  231 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Howdy, Hubski! What culinary crimes is your home infamous for?

Surströmming! (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surstr%C3%B6mming)

But for a thing that isn't seen as horrifying by me as well, Kebabpizza(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_pizza_varieties_by_country#Sweden).

In Sweden charter schools consistently pay their teachers less. Charter schools here are also often accused of inflating grades of their students, because that will attract more students/give the illusion of a higher quality education.

Which makes me think that the rules and regulations around charter schools in the US and Sweden are probably quite different. Things like these can make reading US/English news a bit confusing sometimes, because whilst it is the same word the context around it is obviously different.

Is there a debate about for-profit charter schools taking tax-payer money and offering a sub-standard level of education in order to make a profit or is that just a Swedish thing?

I have seen talk (and a satirical-comedy-news a la John Oliver) about charter schools (and the ability to choose school freely) in Sweden furthering segregation along economic lines almost "naturally" so it makes sense that it'd be easy to exploit in order to do so along racial lines deliberately.