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Every School Needs An Animus, Part 2

| Learning | January 3, 2014

(We are second year university students doing a module about Renaissance courts. I’m a fan of the ‘Assassin’s Creed’ games. The second game is set in Renaissance Italy and uses real life figures like Lorenzo de Medici and Niccolo Machiavelli. I know I’m not the only one in the class who is a fan. My lecturer is talking about Renaissance Italy and we are all sitting there amused.)

Student #1: “Wasn’t Machiavelli an assassin though?”

Lecturer: *confused* “No?”

Student #1: “Yes. He was. And besides, you forgot to talk about how Ezio Auditore saved Lorenzo de Medici.”

(By this point everybody else who knows what he’s talking about is either trying to muffle laughter or banging their head against the table.)

Student #1: “And how Rodrigo Borgia was…”

Me: *laughing* “Just stop. Please stop. I’m going to die.”

Student #1: “But isn’t that true?”

Student #2: “NO!”

Student #1: *looking a little heartbroken* “But the war between assassins and templars—”

Student #2: “Never happened.”

Student #1: “Oh.”

(My lecturer continued to look somewhat confused throughout the lecture.)


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