The Time I Used a Videogame Reference For a Homework

It’s been awhile since I posted a story from my school days so I remembered this incident when I was in the 12th grade. So as you know I love videogames and back then I was into Fatal Frame series and I mean totally obsessed that I want to live that videogame even though I’m going to probably die from the atmosphere and not from a ghost.

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I had a subject called English Skills which was an elective along with the normal English subject but it had more assignments and homeworks to do. The teacher asked us to write an essay about a city or a town, explaining facts about them and what makes them interesting. Of course me being all cheeky and want to think out of the box, I wrote about Minakami village (All Gods Village) from Fatal Frame 2 saying this a real cursed village and I included images from the game like these:

In my defense, some people had few points that this village is real and of course I really wanted to believe it. So here I was submitting an essay about a videogame gameplay area with CGI pictures of this place – Wow you must be trying too hard to prove you’re a gamer.

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Naturally the teacher gave me a WTF look the moment she read the introduction as she finished reading, she was absolutely confused and asked me “Are you sure this is real ?” Are you doubting a gamer ? Eventually she made me rewrite this essay with an actual real city because she refused to believe that village existed but hey I tried sliding it like it was real, can’t blame me for trying.

The gist of the story, if I could turn back time to that moment I would’ve used real images of some random village and slap on them the label Minakami Village because I still believe it exists.

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The Time I Spaced Out And Dragged a Stranger Around

I daydream every once in a while and I’m pretty sure most people do so that’s completely normal but back in school days I used to space out completely that I’m not even aware of my surroundings being in my own daydream.

I was in the 8th grade by that time and in the morning, usually schools in my country do an assembly which looks like this :

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So by the first bell we hear in the morning, we all go down to the school court and stand in lines for this assembly. I was walking next to a friend of mine from class to the stairs and that’s when I started spacing out and imagine things. I have absolutely no idea how I managed to walk down the stairs because I clearly remember I didn’t see anything the time I spaced out but I remember I heard voices of the students around. While I wasn’t aware of my surroundings at all, the moment I reached the end of the stairs – I assume. I bumped into someone and I was still not seeing anything around me, my mind assumed it was the friend I was walking with when I was leaving class. I grabbed this person’s arm and just dragged them around to the other side, that’s when I started to see well and surprise it wasn’t my friend.

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So this girl just giving me the WTF look because I was dragging her around and she has no idea who am I. I let go of her arm and she just walked without bothering to ask anything, probably cursing me. That friend I was with came next to me and asked: “So you know that girl ?”

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I was still shocked of the whole issue because I had no idea I was spacing out to the level where I wasn’t aware of anything around me that I dragged this girl around like that. I acted cool and I said: “Yes, we do this all the time” but I was dying inside from embarrassment.

The gist of the story is, daydreaming is fun when you are alone only.

The Time I Cussed a Teacher to Her Face

I’ve been in different schools throughout the years, and during my time in 11th grade I was in a public school and it’s slightly more strict than private schools. By 10th grade we had electives to choose from based on what we want to study when we graduate to college and I chose Chemistry just to fill the gap of subjects to choose from, obviously it wasn’t my favorite subject but I survived.

I have to confess, I wasn’t the smartest student in this subject that I actually needed a private tutor who used to come to my house to teach me 3 times a week. Anyway we had a test and for the first time I decided to study just to prove the point that I wasn’t dumb in this subject. The day of the test came by and I was confident in my answers, I had a great feeling about this.

A week later the grades came out and I got …. 8/15 and obviously I got furious.

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While I’m imagining various scenarios which are trying to justify that is socially acceptable to punch a teacher on the face, I was walking furiously to the bus since it was the last period and the teacher gave us the result by the final minutes. My two best friends caught up to me since I was walking with fumes coming out of my ears I didn’t exactly wait for them till we stopped at the parking space.

They asked me what’s wrong and why I’m melting everything in my way like this. I said “This (bleep) (bleep) teacher gave me a bad mark unfairly when I’m pretty sure my answers are correct” and that’s when things started getting in slow motion, a figure passes by next to me and stood in front of us, turned her face to me and surprise it’s my chemistry teacher and she heard me say those lovely words.

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I’ve kept my derpy face for what seems forever while part of me is saying earth please swallow me, she was in shock for quite awhile. After that long awkward pause, she finally broke the silence and said “Meet me tomorrow before your first period and bring your test paper, we need to talk”

Of course this made me tense the entire time till the next morning and I actually felt so bad, I was convincing myself what happened wasn’t real and it was all in my head. The next morning I felt like I’m a zombie walking to her office and my legs were giving in as I approached the office. I wanted to get over with this issue so I stood there and I started “Umm, I wasn’t referring to you .. umm .. yesterday” She said calmly “Forget about that and give me your test paper” and I did. She changed my grade to 10/15 … why ?

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The gist of the story is … mouth filter should be turned on at all times I’m outside the house.

Hope you enjoyed reading this story, I’m planning on writing more of these every once in awhile. Have you ever had a similar situation like this during school ?