GR writes: Back in my college days, I was forced to take a speech class in order to complete my degree. Being that I didn’t have any great fear of public speaking, I figured this would be a simple class I could easily breeze through. The professor I ended up with, however, was one of the tougher ones in the school, and expected State of the Union Address-style perfection from all of us.
Needless to say, the class was much more stressful than I had anticipated. Years later, I still harbor some negativity toward him. And, since letting go of baggage is nothing but a good thing, I’ve decided the time has come. The time to exorcise these demons once and for all. How? By passive-aggressively diverting my insecurities elsewhere and grading the speeches, sayings, and mantras of characters in video games.