It's the bane of my existence. Apparently, the parts of the brain that handle math and writing are different, and one is usually bigger than the other, so it makes sense that most people here would dislike it. So what've you been doing this summer, then?
I've actually done both. Gaia, same reason as you, TVtropes, simply because none of the RPs that hadn't already started looked interesting. So do you study? I only passed my geometry final because Mrs. West graded on a curve, and while I am really bad at math, the other kids in my class are apparently somehow even worse.
It's been about 20 years, so probably another. One of the aims of the RP is to attract new RPers and allow them to hone their skills, so it's better if we make sure that they get just as much focus as veteran player's characters. Anyway, glad to see you back! Where've ya been? Finals? School let out for ya yet?