The last couple of weeks at my house have been in preparation for the Widget’s return to school for her first day of 7th grade.  Thinking back to my own middle school experience, I…  would rather have gone to Hogwarts.  Heck, the fictional school experience of Springfield Elementary might even be okay, since I kind of resembled Nelson at younger ages and might get spillover respect.  Indeed, there are a number of interesting options in fiction, from Sweet Valley High to the Legion Academy, that might make for a wonderful back to school experience, leading to today’s matriculating query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) might choose the Xavier Academy, but only if I can be one of those sexy Jean Grey mutants and not a furry guy with fangs, asking: Which fictional school would you most like to attend as a student?


  1. Jerry
    August 15, 2016 at 3:51 pm — Reply

    Greendale Community College. Post apocalyptic style nerf fights. I’m sold.

  2. August 15, 2016 at 4:08 pm — Reply

    Given I’d be appropriate age, almost any anime high school. Transfer students seem to be really lucky guys in those.

  3. Mauther
    August 15, 2016 at 4:23 pm — Reply

    I’m tempted to go with Greendale Community College just for the pillow fort/blanket town action, but if your not part of the study group the campus is actually pretty crappy. Plus they did almost award a diploma to a dog.

    In keeping with the Major Spoilers theme, I will select Sky High. Rocket buses and flying school? Wonder Woman Lynda Carter as Principal, Bruce Campbell as Coach Boom, Dave Foley teaching Hero Support and Kevin MacDonald teaching Chemistry. Sign me up.

  4. Cody
    August 15, 2016 at 8:07 pm — Reply

    I’m gonna go with Gotham Academy. Hopefully I’d be able to join the detective squad but even if I don’t there’s plenty of crazy things going on and seems safe enough with Headmaster Hammer. It’s weathered many Gotham crises unscathed. I just want to join Map’s Dungeons and Dragons sessions.

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

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