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Aaamaazing: Improving School Since 1999

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Back in the day, my friends and I used to hang out after school and play games with each other in the school yard. We would physically interact as we developed our ability to cuss and nailed each other with dodge balls in the 90 degree southern California weather. Despite the fact we would smell like dog by the end of the day, it was lovely. However, there was always one thing everybody would rather be doing: playing video games!

The Gameboy Color was released around 1998, but only the very privileged children got theirs right away. So 1998-2000 saw me and my chums being forced to actually exercise and get fresh air! Can you believe that!?

Well, it was near the end of the run of the GBC in 2000 when the prices started to lower, and we all became older and more responsible. We all got our Gameboys by the end of Christmas and we finally got to do what we wanted all along: to play video games with each other at school. It was aaamaazing!


This is the kind of thing we�d doodle, but with far less skill

When people started to get games that others owned, the GB Link cable took things to another level of amazing-ness. Instead of hovering over a person�s shoulder and talking about how much better you are at Pokemon than them, you could sit across from them and prove your superior Pocket Monster skills. There was also some fairly epic Tetris matches that were held at the lunch pavilions thanks to that magic cable.

So many great moments were had with the Gameboy, and they were made much better because their portability allowed these memories to be shared with good friends. I still remember the awe I felt when I first saw a friend perform the Mew glitch in Pokemon Red Version, and the jealousy I felt when I saw how much better some friends were at other games than I was. Everytime I hear that chime when I start up my Gameboy, I'm taken back to those younger days of mine. Great times were had doing one of my favorite things of all-time (playing video games), and improving the worst thing in my life (going to school).

It is because the Gameboy Color allowed me to play video games at school with my friends that I thought it was so aaamaazing. The GBC was a way to share my love, and it helped form great memories about being young and careless, and that's why I think it's so aaamaazing. (See what I did there?)
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About HandsomeBeastone of us since 6:44 PM on 07.14.2010

I can't resist an oppurtunity to write about myself. I'm a fungi and I don't like to party. I prefer a cool damp place to chill in cuz I'm cool and damp. You can find me just vegetating in my house which is actually my parents' house. Having no income other than government reparation checks, I figured crashing with my old man and old lady will help alleviate the pressures of their life as they near twilight. I never get out and I don't plan on doing so in the near future. I thought this place could use some good looking me grace the c-blogs, having spent the last decade or so modeling for big corporations pro bono. I actually discovered Destructoid through reccomendations from one of my many fans.

If you can see my recently posted header, I'm a 69 years old Polynesian man living vicariously through the internet. After retiring from the drug game, I decided to lay low and assume a more humble lifestyle as to avoid cops. As a result, I came across this cave where nuclear scientists created an electronic tennis game from an oscilloscope. I've secretly followed the world of video games ever since then.

I didn't actually play any vidja games with my hands until 1997, having been imprisoned since the '40s by the U.S. government for stumbling onto their nuclear science project all those years ago. It was a Super Nintendo, and I played Super Mario World until the cartridge would bleed. To cut it some slack, I also played Super Mario All-Stars, Pinocchio, Super Street Fighter II, Extra Innings, and Donkey Kong Country 2.

I progressively continued playing Nintendo stuff because the world of war and corrupt state prison had made me a peaceful man, and I did not favor the more mature, violent alternative systems. Fast-forward to 2007 when I discovered Destructoid after the Nintendo forums were shut down. I've been watching you closely and have come to care for your community of intelligents and rogue thugs, so I decided to share my story with all of you- something I've never shared with a member of the animal kingdom with the ability to talk.

Hope I see you around, and you comment on my stuff, cuz it's like crack to me when I read somebody's input on my ramblings ;(
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