Mom: What was the big paper about?
Me: Uhhh… Iago, basically. Like, from Othello, not from Disney.
Mom: And what was the big computer assignment about?
Me: WaaaAGH I CAN’T EXPLAIN IT TO NORMAL PEOPLE!
Mom: Okay –
Me: IT HAS NO PRACTICAL APPLICATION it’s sort of a simulator, of something you don’t know what is –
Mom: So I don’t –
Me: – it’s a simulator of something that doesn’t exist! It’s like I made a toy unicorn –
Mom: Okay! Okay! I get it!