Imagine being a 16 year old who attends high school with 900 other students, who is trying to stay away from drug use and alcohol abuse because he knows how bad those things can be.. Imagine being a 16 year old who has witnessed rape, has seen heroine users sitting in the streets.. Imagine being bullied, harassed, imagine growing up in one of the worst hoods in Canada, while suffering from ADHD.. Imagine seeing such terrible things, and living in such a dirty place, with no escape.. It would be horrible, but lucky enough for me, I found a few ways to escape and they were simple..
Video Games - My first way to escape was playing video games, I could waste 3-4 hours in front of my computer or TV playing Final Fantasy 1 or 2, with nearly no idea what I was doing, I still found it fun, and once I taught myself to read the games were even more enjoyable, because I didn't need my Mom to sit and read the words for me, causing me to get frustrated at myself for not being able to read it on my own. Once I could read, I started playing games like Final Fantasy and Legends of Dragoon for PSX way more often, instead of silly games like Crash Team Racing or Spyro.. (Don't get me wrong, those games were epic and still are, I am just saying, once I could read, JRPGS were ten times as fun.)
Gaming has been a major part of my life, my whole life, being a kid with ADHD it was tough to get school work done because I never paid attention, it all seemed easy, and pointless in my foolish little eyes, instead I spent a good deal of class time doodling about games I played or being a pain in my teachers rear end and making everyone laugh. Skip ahead a few years and here I am in grade 11 with something like an 80 average and plenty of friends, and I still play video games! The only difference is I play competitively most of the time.. and with friends.
I love games like Gears of War and Halo for both the social aspects and the competitive aspects. Don't get me wrong I still love a good jrpg when I get my hands on one, but these new consoles seem to be lacking them, instead I find myself playing western RPGS like Mass Effect and while these games are good, they are not GREAT, nothing can compare to the epic boss fight at the end of FF7 or the amazing amount of extra stuff in FF9. I don't care if the game has multiple endings or whatever other supposed replay value, I care about the GAME, If the Story, gameplay, sound and graphics are decent. Then I will play it gladly with a smile on my face and a gleam in my eye..oh, and I like fighting games too..but not street fighter, I never was any good at that game.. I prefer Tekken or SC4.
Reading - The second way I got away.. Reading was and is a big part of my life, I love to read, I have read everything from The Wheel of Time to Twilight and Harry Potter. Books are a very sweet way to escape reality, I can sit and read for 5 hours and find myself 230 pages into a book I have never even heard of and simply found at my local library. Books have the power to take me away to a world where anything is possible and anything exists, fantasy..Fantasy books are my absolute favourite, I have read nearly all the major Fantasy titles, I have read the Dragonlance books, The Forgotten Realms Books, The Inheritance Saga, The Lord of The Rings, The Sword of Truth, The Wheel of Time, I have read so many books that it is hard to think of them all, and I will continue to read books, because books are a nice break from reality.
The last way I escape is music.. Music helps with everything, If I am sad, I listen to music, and it cheers me up.. If I am angry I put on some metal and get pumped.. etc. etc. Music exists for almost any emotion, and any situation, the amount of music that exists is mind blowing, and some music honestly is, If I crank up some Black metal and it doesn't make you say WOW, then I don't know what will, maybe I could put on some Dubstep? Or some pop/punk? The thing about music is it gets stuck in my head and clears up my infernal boredom almost every-time. If someone got a hold of my top 50 most played songs, they could tell exactly what kind of person I am.. (Assuming they knew the songs.) Music is a powerful thing, and no single genre should be undermined.
F-F-Fluffiess?! Fluffiess is my internet Alias, I am Fluffiess on everything internet, Xbox, Twitter, Youtube, THIS, Etc. I chose this name because, I have hopped names many many times, and decided I wanted something that sounded different, or interesting.. and at the time my friends Alias was Pillowss, so we kind of went hand in hand. But he changed his.. and I kept mine! Um, a known fact about me, is I like to make jokes, act like a troll and support the bad guy, more so then the good guy in an argument. I like to defend the least defended and attack the strongest point in arguments. Not that I enjoy arguing, it just seems to happen often. I am a 16 year old who is filled with angst and always makes lame jokes, I am the first to say thats what she said, or your mum. But behind all the trollish nonsense, I am a fairly intelligent person, and if I find a cause worth defending I will actually act mature. At least untill I win, once I've won there is so telling what I will do, I remember going into a heated debate about FF13 and coming out of it saying Hamtaro was the best anime ever, and that Tidus was a rather queer fellow with gay shorts... and that is the norm for me. Some people think I am funny, others tend to hate me, I hope you all get to me better, and I get to know you all better.. (Sexually of course... (>*,*)> aah yeah!)
... So that is that, my introduction, I am not sure if it was to long or to short. I don't even know if it was good, because I am new to blogging, and when I write it is normally poetry or stories.. please excuse any grammar errors..I try not to mess up, but it happens more then I'd like.
PS. Tidus has big feet, and you know what they say about big feet! ;O