Character Thoughts: Education Levels
Random thoughts on how educated and why my three main trolls are:
KIT | Kit has a very basic but well-rounded fleet-standard education, but it hasn’t progressed much past what you’d expect someone to know if they’re high-school educated, and he hasn’t had the opportunity to specialize or make up for places he had shortcomings because it’s not necessary for his role in the fleet.
He’s actually farsighted and has minor issues with dyscalculia, only the former of which he’s recently become aware of (he has reading glasses now), but both of those things resulted in him having a hard time with reading and math when he was younger, which he never got to catch up on, so his general perception is that he’s not great at either. He’s recently taken up trying to catch up on history readings so that he can try to keep up with his two overly academically-inclined crushes.
BONNIE | She dropped out of the troll equivalent of high school, has an extremely hard time with organized learning, and thinks higher academics are total bullshit. She’s also wickedly clever and has a talent for mental conceptualization of math, spacial reasoning, geometry, and physics, but can’t actually solve math problems past basic algebra in a standardized format despite being able to figure out the logistics of her stunts and heists on the fly.
LALEDY | Lal has a basic traditional conservative jade education, so he can and will get troll Shakespeare references and knows how to do weirdly old-timey formal dance, but after early high school-level math and science, he got cut from schoolfeed access because he was reclassified as mutant cullbait. He’s proceeded to educate himself in his own scientific interests based on publicly available material and research, and he’s been very successful in the respect that he designed and ran a peer-reviewed and published experimental study at his cavern - but at the same time, the lack of formal education is a large part of the reason his name was never put on the paper, and also why he will sometimes have really weirdly patchy holes in his education because he just didn’t read about something or other.