In a fantasy story I once read, a protagonist of the mythology, a mage, took a rather brutal test that was so difficult that it almost killed him, and left his health shattered for the rest of his life. This was an exit test. In the real world, we try to kill students before they take classes, with a brutal system of college admissions administered chiefly by Educational Testing Services and the Collegeboard.

Attempting to escape the machinations of the educational system is impossible if you are trying to become educated. I realised this today as I looked up my SAT scores and discovered that I had a high yet abysmal score of 1340, composed of 710 points verbal and 630 points math. For the school I want to gain admission from I need at least somewhere in the high 1400's. My girlfriend, far more successful in preventing school and educational trials from getting in the way of her education, finally got her 1600.

As always, I defy research, doing worst on questions with a difficulty of 4 out of 5, and getting all of the 5 out of 5 questions correctly. The system still fails to acknoledge my existence, yet one day it will fall to my relentless assault. Eventually, it will force me to avenge everyone it has, to say in a rather corse manner, screwed.