Now it’s really a concept one has to go think about before you get it.
But daycare and the online vampire communities are really actually very similar.
Let us start with a basic dynamic of the lay out:
We have our classes(groups): Every class(group) is run by a set of teachers(admins), assistant(mods) or the lone teacher. The teachers all have different rules, different mindsets, and different way of doing this, but there is always a main core to the rules. Don’t be rude. don’t fight. listen to your teacher.
Let us dissect our teachers for a second here. We get two types:
- The kind of teachers that decide they love their work. They enjoy teaching and they get a certain satisfaction that makes up for their crappy paycheck. They are the Admins and leaders who generally go out of their way to teach the newly awakened and help when it’s needed.
- And then we have the teachers that are only there to get paid; VC-wise, via attention, fame, influence, etc. They don’t really care what the kids do as long as it doesn’t get them personally in trouble. Their pay check is what counts in these circumstances. They will go through great lengths to get as far up the principal’s rear end as possible. The more the boss likes you, the more you can get away with 😉
Then we get the principal: This person has done the rounds and had had their share. They sit in their office and keep half an eye on this, mostly busy with background work.
However, it is a sad fact that the principal is often not there to see what is going on. So the teachers (Type2) feel the need to inform them of situations as per their view. In that way the (Type1) teachers get overlooked. Often resulting in them leaving, and the classes are at the mercy of the (Type2) teachers. In some occasions the (Type1) teachers stick around, but mostly they just leave to start on their own.
Also to mention the teachers can choose which kids they want in their classes or not, any kid who is a little different or difficult to handle is passed onto the next class for no one wants the effort.
Now to get to those kids..
We have the jokers : Those who are the little class clowns.
The trouble makers: The ones who go out of their way just to get you in a huff. They can look you in the eye and do the thing you told them not to!
The teachers’ pets: Can be found at teachers side constantly
The black sheep: No matter what this kid does they teacher has found a dislike in them and is sticking with it.
The ninjas: Now these kids are the ones to look out for. That is if you can catch them. They wait until you look away then they strike. They whisper into other’s ears and sit back to watch as you lecture the poor victims on doing something they were instigated to do.
The sucker: These kids are easily influenced. They will do just about anything anyone tell them to, perfect victims for the ninjas.
Now that we have a general idea of what I am talking about, I challenge you to go back and look over the OVC. The groups, the teachers and the behaviors, the tantrums, the fights, the declaration of “THIS IS MINE!”
Oh and let’s not forget. The “If your friends with them i wont be friends with you anymore…”
I really challenge you to open your mind and then come tell me the OVC is not basically a day care for grownups.
– OVC in the eyes of a daycare worker