Basically, mutants and superpowers are my favorite thing. I’ve dreamt about what life would be like as an X-Men for so long, it’s like I’m obsessed. Okay, if I’m being honest, I probably am.
So, I imagined a few of our favorite X-Men in college. If you like the movies, I think you’ll like this. I’ve paired a select few mutants with different college personalities and typical situations that a college student will have to experience. When you’re in your classes, you’ll see people like this everywhere—just without the super abilities.
Taking a look at these, you might be able to relate. Which one are you most like? I know I’ve related to all of them at one time or another. If I were to choose one superpower for school, I would particularly like super speed, for all those times I’ve procrastinated.
Xavier: The Lone Worker
When you get assigned a group project.
And then you find out who you’re working with.
When you introduce yourself, you think it might not be that bad.
Until they start giving excuses and skipping out.
Oh, you have a paper due in three days? Me too.
After doing 85% of the project yourself….
You might end up shooting something.
But instead, you can only beg your group members for help.
”How are you holding up?” There’s only one appropriate answer.
“What’s so bad about group projects?” they say?
Any more homework like that, and you’ll never make it.
But at least you can walk away with pride—and relief—when it’s all over.
Quicksilver: The Procrastinator
When you look at your alarm clock and realize your class starts in three minutes.
You might make it if you run fast enough.
No time to stop for breakfast.
Just in time to smile at your professor as he walks in.
Only to realize that your 10-page research paper is due tomorrow….
And you haven’t started.
Must find all the books in the library.
Time to get to work.
You keep checking, but the hour hand isn’t going any slower.
After eight consecutive hours of research…
Only food can keep you going in the last few.
With one minute to spare, you breathlessly turn it in.
Now off to bigger and better things.
Magneto: The Perfectionist
When you walk into class on the first day of school.
And your professor asks a non-rhetorical question.
Getting the answer right is a personal success.
Because you only tolerate one thing.
You easily make friends with the professor.
And feel on top of the world.
Until you get your first midterm back.
Your world’s suddenly falling apart around you.
You got a B-?
It doesn’t seem possible.
You do everything you can to raise your grade.
Your sanity almost seems to break.
Now you’re an experienced college student.
Next time, you’ll go into the intellectual battle prepared for anything.
Mystique: The Social Butterfly
When you wake up in the morning wanting to look your best.
You try on about 20 different outfits.
And finally choose the perfect one.
School is about making friends and having fun.
Until you realize you can’t have high grades and a social life at the same time.
The load of homework comes crashing down on you.
Seeing your grades stops you dead in your tracks.
Until now you’d been slipping by.
But now you must choose between your social life and your grades.
You take a last longing look at the parties you’d planned…
And then step into your college career with renewed vigor.
Although there’s no need to rule out social aspects completely…
And here’s a bonus, since I couldn’t pass it up.
Xavier: The Professor
When your professor enters the room.
When you try asking if you can turn in your paper late.
When homework is taking over your life.
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