That’s right, ladies and gentlemen. You heard it here first.
I’m officially done with Gaming…
In American Culture.
You know, that class I was taking for fun with my friend Mimi this last semester? Despite it neither fitting into my Comm major nor my Psych minor.
As you may recall from this great post, that class had the last few assignments I was working on. An essay and a Let’s Play video based on Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones.
This evening I found out that I got a 94 percent on both assignments, which landed me at a 102.22 percent in the class overall.
It looks like the professor added extra points to one assignment, and I don’t feel the need to address him in case that turns out to be an accident and we knock my grade down.
Gaming in American Culture was the last holdout for grades, so now I have the full scale of how my last semester shook out:
- Comm 495T (Internship class) — 100 percent
- Communications Law — 97.1 percent
- Cognitive Psychology — 96.35 percent
My Honors classes don’t have grades associated with them… But I turned in my Project materials and give a presentation, which should constitute 100 percent.
Given all of the accolades I received along the way, not a bad way to end things.
Certainly good enough to feel confident in joining the Alumni Association:
Thus, my academic journey is over… Until I inevitably come back for a teaching degree or something.
Plus I’ll have to go back to campus for Alumni Association swag.
And I need to pick up my physical Honors Project once it’s printed.
But that’s all in the uncertain future. For now I can kick back and relax, even for a few days as I side-eye pieces of writing for Gladeo and looming job applications.
Actual gaming has been a huge part of my decompressing formula, because you’d be insane to think that my joke was an indication of actually quitting this sweet addiction.
In that regard, Gaming in American Culture gave me one last gift: An excuse to play through my favorite Fire Emblem game once more.
I didn’t stop playing Sacred Stones when I finished that paper. I’ve been carrying my 3DS around again to get through it.
As luck would have it, I happened to finish my current Eirika’s route run the same night as I found out my class grades. Hence the Featured Image and this picture of my favorite couple’s flavor text:
Though I may have jumped the gun in pairing them together again so quickly.
I’m not going to say I regret the decision, because they’re my precious babies and I’ve always been the kind of person to fall in love with a pairing and ship them every time.
But Sacred Stones apparently has a mechanic where you can view previous support conversations from the main menu — something I believed only came in later entries.
Once I realized that, I decided I should go for new character pairings and appease the Completionist side of my brain since I’ve been stuck at the same level for years.
Even in this one run I found at least one new ship I adore in Lute and Kyle!
Definitely a great thing, but also deeply troubling.
After all, now I know there are new pairings that I may love… which is more incentive to try new support paths.
And I just so happened to save a separate file for Ephraim’s route.
So between work and Minecraft with my friends, I might just be diving into this Fire Emblem rabbit hole again immediately.
Let’s just hope I don’t burn myself out before Three Houses.