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Skipping School for Videogames

Journal Entry: Tue May 28, 2013, 12:52 AM





Hi there Ryceballs, its story time again. So come over and sit on papa Ry's lap, this will be fun. I'm gonna be talking about how I used to skip school to go home and play videogames, I used to do this a lot. Now before I begin I just gota say.... kids DO NOT skip school, get those grades cos you'll need them in the future! My grades at school were terrible, for good reasons too.. like this whole truanting deal for one. Im REALLY lucky that I am still alive today I swear. SO DON'T FOLLOW WHAT I DID, Im bad influence ok. Got that? GOOD

You know, the cool kids would skip school to bring their hot girlfriend home for some hardcore snogging. While kids like me would skip school, then go home to spend time rescuing Princess Zelda. My parents were really strict though, I was only allowed to play my 64 on the weekend and only an hour per weekday, I always wondered if they were actually Ganondorf's minions. Yo the princess needs to be saved wat r u doing?! What wins is that I lived very close to the school too, like 3 minutes walk. I was one of the luckier kids to finish watching Pokemon before heading out in the morning, some of my friends would always miss the last 10 minutes of an episode and I would always spoil it for them, telling them that Team Rocket got blasted off again, I was such a douche. Anyways living so close to the school just made this whole sneaky adventure so much easier. Should I sit through 2 hours of Mr Arblaster talking about how Sine Cosine Tangent forms a door stopper? Or should I go home and worry about the three triangles that actually matters? The Power Wisdom Courage one. HMMMMMM HARD TO DECIDE INDEEED!

Sometimes I would sneak home with friends, since I lived so close, my house was like the gaming hangout place to go to. So I would pretend to go to school in the morning, maybe hang around school a little bit, then when I know my parents are out to work. Me and my friends would go on an espionage mission, avoiding detection from teachers. It was like Metal Gear in real life, that was part of the fun! Then when we reach our house I would just pray to God I have my keys with me, cos my brain is a potato and very often I would forget to bring my house keys. If all goes well, Smash Brothers Final Destination no items lets go! I would say my house officially became the gaming hideout when a Japanese exchange student came over to game with us, I remembered his name was Tomo (He's probably still called Tomo now by the way). See me and my friends has heard about these mystical Asian creatures in the mysterious land of Japan before, we have seen them in movies, we have read about them in japanese manga, we know they are responsible for 80% of the gaming industry, so to meet an actual Japanese in real life was kinda like a big deal.. and to have him in MY house playing my japanese version of Kingdom Hearts was kinda surreal, since I can't read Japanese I was able to ask him what the hell the plot of Kingdom Hearts was about. But then again its Kingdom Hearts, no one understands what the hell the plot is about. It was pretty funny me and my friends were so fascinated by Japanese cultures that we would keep a very close eye on whatever he does, like Tomo took off his school uniform and just played games in his undershirt and we'll be like "Oh wow is this what Japanese people do when they play videogames? Amazing.." and then Tomo would take out an eyedropper to relax his eyes and we'll be like "Oh wow is this what Japanese people do? That is so cool". LOL we were so lame. But yeah since then I never had a Japanese person stepping into the house again.

Just one more short story before we end this. You might've heard me mentioned how I've never finished Majora's Mask, ok here's what happened. One time I sneaked home again for some hardcore Zelda, my parents were off to work as usual. And since the console is in their room its always very risky, I had to make sure everything looks the way it was, I would turn the volume down to mininum just in case, and Zelda was one of those annoying games where if you pause it the game volume would just lower by a bit instead of complete silence. Do you realise that most games now days if you pause it, the whole background music stops? Its so that kids can watch out for if their parents came home early (True fact). So anyway I was gaming away, I spent like so freakin long on the Water Temple, I was so frustrated with that level but I finally reached the final boss, I remember landing the final strike on the son of a bitch, then perfect timing I hear the garage door opening. My dad just had to came home early from work at THAT moment, I was sweating, on the inside of my body. I knew I couldn't just turn off the console as I would have to do the whole bloody dungeon again, Majora's mask had a really annoying save system, you would need to go all the way to the entrance of the dungeon and save the game on the owl statue instead of the usual pause and save (Who knows what they were thinking). I remember at that point I had to make a decision, either be ballsy and get caught on purpose so I can at least save the game, OR just turn it off completely and hide in the closet.. I ended up being a Cucco and turned it off. That night I went back to the game and sure enough, I had to redo the whole freakin level again... I was so pissed off I just couldn't do it. I just threw my controller in the air along with my white towel and never went back to Majora's Mask ever again because of that incident.

Good times though, my grades did die however.. but then again I don't think if I stayed in school it would've made a difference. It all came down to how interested I am in the subject, and very often Im not interested at all. XD And mind you this is a school where even the TEACHERS would skip class. But seriously though do not skip school, play your games responsibly kids! Ry-Spirit cares.

:bulletred::bulletyellow::bulletpurple::bulletgreen::bulletred::bulletyellow::bulletpurple::bulletgreen:IT IS CURRENTLY POKEMON MONTH 2:bulletgreen::bulletpurple::bulletyellow::bulletred::bulletgreen::bulletpurple::bulletyellow::bulletred:




  • Mood: Joy
  • Playing: The Testimony of Sherlock Holmes
  • Drinking: Malibu and pineapple
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:iconnenie:
Nenie Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow lol, I did this too back in middle school XD. I didn't do it too often though. I would pretend to go to my bus stop early morning for school. Go the other way and wander in the neighborhood next to us until I knew everyone in my house was gone for work. I went back home, relaxed and played with my brother's video games. .//Hack Liminality, Dance Dance Revolution, Capcom vs SNK2, etc, go on the internet and play Gaiaonline, search for anime clips and music, and download gameboy advance emulator roms and play play play. In the afternoon, I would leave the house and waited til my older brother got back home from highschool first and casually come back home after that time. :D great story Ry, I'm glad to know some of us relate.
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol awww we r so alike, and DDR and CvS2 for the win, i played them on my dreamcast
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Retro-Death Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Skipped a lot of school too, sometimes I stayed home like you did (my school was far though) to play games, other times I'd walk through the city with some friends. I was die hard though and with pkmn Gold and Silver we would just play in the back of the class, linking the games under our desk. Good times.
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missDevichi Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
AHHH! Such a bad influence!!
I never skipped school.
... didn't mean I actually paid attention though. o Ho
-doodle doodle doodle-
...
The doodling didn't seem to pay off though. >:C
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Retro-Death Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it payed off just fine ;)
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missDevichi Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:I
-cries-
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MrBoxerBriefs Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
I only ever skipped school on days were I had no new assignments, no assignments due, and no tests and new subjects and only ever did I skip school to do more school work that I wouldn't be allowed to do in the other classes ... childhood :iconpokerfacememeplz:

Also family stuff but thas more like parents forcing me
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BeatDraws Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I did something like this a couple times, left school early knowing my parents weren't at home (I literally live 5 minutes from my high school) and got home to play video games.
These days, I'm stuck at home so long I look down at spending hours on video games, especially now since I downsized and a few of my consoles died or broke. :I
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C0CHI Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
"Should I sit through 2 hours of Mr Arblaster talking about how Sine Cosine Tangent forms a door stopper? Or should I go home and worry about the three triangles that actually matters? The Power Wisdom Courage one. HMMMMMM HARD TO DECIDE INDEEED!" LOOOOL
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goldhedgehog Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
NO WONDER YOU DO SO MANY SILLY POLLS. BECAUSE YOU DIDN'T LEARN THEM AT SCHOOL

>.>

<.<

>.>"
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
School never taught me whether I should suck poison out of my dad's peepee if he got bit ;__;
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goldhedgehog Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, they teach you that in biology.

It's k. Not like it's gonna happen hahahahaha...

right..? >____>
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Mhun2013 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Am I the only one who found enough time to get get a 3.7 GPA, Get Honors, Get In The A+ Program For College, & still have enough time for hardcore video gaming? HS was easy as shit IMO... Senior year was a total waste :stupidme: I spent more time on GrooveShark listening to K-Pop than actual learning and I got a 4.0 that year :lol:
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
me and you need to have a brain swap
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:iconmhun2013:
Mhun2013 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student General Artist
XD maybe if that happened, I'd have some art skills finally! ^^;
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LadyTigerLiLy Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I found your story amusing and engaging. Your grades may have sucked, but you write very well. =D
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
oh thank u.. I take ages correcting grammar and spelling mistakes though. im sure some of them are still left there
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LadyTigerLiLy Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks pretty good to me! I check myself a lot too. At least you try! A lot of people don't try anymore.
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Argobargo Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i skipped work, ONCE for a world of warcraft release. i think i needed to de stress lol
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ChaosDante Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never did in HS, then again I didn't live 3 min away from the school. But I can't count the number of times I skipped class in college to stay in my dorm/apt to play videogames...good thing that habit didn't carry over to work lol
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LadyMeru Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Ahh, I feel your pain. I've given up on a game like that many a time. When I was much younger, I played Paladin's Quest for the SNES. (without really getting the plot but WHATEVS :icondatassplz:) Unfortunately the game we had was a little buggy so the save data would end up getting corrupted ever now and then. I must've had to restart my game at least 7 times I swear. Eventually, I finally made to the end! After all this time I'd done it! The plot twist was revealed, the final dungeon was done with, all that was left was THE FINAL BOSS. I was pretty psyched, but the boss was really REALLY hard. I kept trying and kept trying but kept losing. I took a break, saved, and devised my master plan for beating it the next day. Well you can probably guess what happened, the save file was corrupted once again. The little nine-year old me vowed never to play the game again. :icontuzkidramaplz:

... Actually it's been long enough that I really want to replay it again now, LOL.
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minaki Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
hahaha i'm not used to read journals... but this one i needed to read xD
I didn't have a chance to play video games when i was younger cause i have a big bro that monopolized the console..
Now, i can't play all the games i wanted to because need to study for the college xP
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kawaiithug Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
That was a beautiful story.
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TheonknownKLAW Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Student Filmographer
I remember the days when I'd get home and be excited to play video games all weekend...
Now I get home, drop my my bags and cry myself to sleep 'cause i got 3 assignments to hand in, in 3 days time and I've barely worked on them. abloobloobloo!
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Cynder-The-Dark Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Yay! Go papa Ry! :XD:
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Ramyrok Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
I skip video games for school
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
OMG
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Ramyrok Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
NAAAAAAAWWWW

I did skip school for video games, but I didn't have to pull an Indiana-Jones style mission to do it (I lived too far from my school anyways, and my mom was a stay-at-home mom). I was, however, a master at pretending to be sick.
Outside: Mooooooooooooooommm... I'm burning uuuuuupppp....
Inside: THE ELITE FOUR IS SLAUGHTERING ME AND IT'S TEARING. ME. APAAAAART
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Rubixa-Seraph Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hah-hah, nice!

I've never skipped school for games, but I've certainly skipped SLEEP for games!

I have so many "illegal" consoles at home! A few friends gave me portable systems, and I secretly saved up secret money to buy a secret Wii system, and I even more recently bought a PSP...all without my father knowing! For years I've been hiding to play games...and even now, I still do when I'm at home with my parents, LOL.

I've had someone from Japan at my house before...but he certainly wasn't at my place for video games! The two of us plus a friend had just finished some light tennis practice at the local park and we went to my house for a break. Another time we also hung out for a little while at my place, and we talked about music and musical instruments and showed off our piano skills for a bit, hah-hah. (He was more of a violin player, though...)

To tell the truth, it was nerve-wracking for a bit. My family is Chinese and him being Japanese sometimes made me worry. Although...then again, he only ever came around twice, so I guess I didn't have to worry too much. ((*CoughCough my parents need to stop bringing up that old war...I live in America for god's sake I don't want to hear about the details of the brutal war between China and Japan.))
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AGLtaria Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You also have Chinese Japanese problems?

I feel your pain. ;_; They ALWAYS pull the Japanese World War stuff.
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Rubixa-Seraph Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know, right! And the other day my father brought up the topic my classmate again and called him something very rude. (And the topic at hand had NOTHING to do with the boy!) I nearly flipped the table, because I don't care what the fuck went on in the past, my classmate does not deserve a bad name for something he didn't do! (And there are MANY more shit-head things my father has said or done.) I'm so fed up with my father. It is SOOOO going to be his own fault when I attempt to cut all ties with him once I'm out of college and pay back the money I owe him. He keeps thinking that I will be "grateful" to him, but I am NOT going to be grateful to a lowly man like him. Some things, I will NOT forgive.

I mean, sure...culture barriers...But I'm also sick of his attitude towards Americans. Why the hell is he still living here, then? Oh, that's right, he moved here for "freedom to choose his own job and life."

Well, you know what? I think that's a shitty excuse. Sure, it can be your FIRST driving excuse, but if that's your ONLY reason...he needs to get the fuck out of this country. You live somewhere for the PEOPLE around you, sheesh...

Oops, I ranted again.

So, what's your story? Do you parents just keep talking about that wars or was there actually a person you know involved in this?
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:iconagltaria:
AGLtaria Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It's just my parents talking about the Wars. =_=

In fact, I actually LEARN a bit of Chinese when listening to Japanese songs. (Kanji)
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Rubixa-Seraph Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL I see. I barely learn anything from Japanese songs though...

My Chinese skills is about College Fouth Year level as a foreign language, so any more Chinese I need to learn would be all the fancy extra things...
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AGLtaria Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I end up learning bits of Traditional Chinese by accident. :P Some words I learnt were "未来" and “世界". (I suck at Chinese sometimes...)

I still need practice on reading Chinese. OTL
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Rubixa-Seraph Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
well, 未来 and 世界 are both simplified. Although, 世界 is the same in both simplified and traditional. 未来 is 未來 in traditional. :)
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AGLtaria Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, I know. 馬 is Traditional though. 马 is the Simplified version. As well as 夢 and 梦.

*flips table* Traditional, you troll.
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:iconfullmetalsasukefreak:
"Sine, cosine tangent? Or should I go home and worry about the three triangles that actually matter?" WOW you are hilarious! Loved this story!
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AeRo04 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
lol nice! :D
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KGScribbles Featured By Owner May 28, 2013   General Artist
I've skipped class to play video games before. XD When Pokemon Black and White came out specifically.
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Alfazil Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
I never did that but wouldn't have been able to anyway. Until grade six my mom was always home so I would have been caught.
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Sir-Herp Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Student General Artist
"Im bad influence ok. Got that? GOOD"
...Right off the bat, SO ASIAAAN. xD

Anyways. What a story! The gaming exploits of young Ry were... quite interesting days, haha.
And a lovely journal skin to read it all on, too. The buttons in particular are really cool. =w=
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NoaQep Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
I always got my work done at school, so whenever I came home, I would either draw or play video games. It got to the point where my parents thought I was bribing my way through school, since I always got A's and high B's.
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pure-randomness Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Student General Artist
You tell the best stories, hands down.
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melondream Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
My MOM would do this, but since she was a house wife she didn't need to sneak. But we had a few games where there was no saving (WHO WOULD DO THIS) so she'd stay up all night to get as far as she could in like Tetris or Worms. I'd also sometimes just leave the game on all day then continue when I got home. OH WOE IS US OLDER GAMERS.
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CountChristoph Featured By Owner May 28, 2013   Writer
I think I might break you were I to sit on your Lap...

Otherwise, it's nice to hear you're yet alive, and whatnot; I never can bring myself not to go to Class, even when I could very easily get away with it, though I'm otherwise a terrible Student...
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Gyrin Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Lol, snogging XD
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FizzyBubbles Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
That was an interesting story...I wouldn't skip school just because of a video game, mostly because my Mom wouldn't let me :( I'd like to skip school a couple times though. Like that time with my 11th or 12th birthday and I got Wind Waker ON A MONDAY...
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exia-4ever33 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well you learned your lesson :) i'm happy for you~
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LaughingBanana Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
I don't skip class... I just don't go to class to begin with :XD:
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Detective-May Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never skipped classes during school but I skip lectures at University now to make up for it. But I dunno if it counts as skipping because you don't actually have to be present in lectures just as long as you go to do exams and lab practicals.
But yeah I skipped a lecture just to go to a smash brawl tournament at the computer game club lol, it was worth it because I came 5th :D.
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