Z0MG NEW UPDATE INTO MY AMAZINGLY UNINTERESTING LIFE!
So, I survived the January onslaught of tests. Just. The Science papers were alright - Physics was easy, Chemistry was quite a tough paper compared to the previous papers but thankfully I had pretty much memorised the revision guide for that one, and Biology was the most difficult of them all imo, which was completely unexpected. I know there were several questions I definitely got wrong, e.g. when I got completely confused between DNA replication and cell replication and ended up explaining the wrong one...:| Oh well, if everyone else found it hard then the grade boundaries will be extra low :D The French coursework went great, I got 28/30 on it which is a big improvement on the last one, woot. I STILL haven't got the marks back for the German but I think I did alright on it. English was fine, I spent the whole of the third session drawing political cartoons (much to my English teacher's amusement) because I didn't need the extra time. I think we get the marks back for the external exams at some point in March so I won't be too worried about what grade I got until then :L But the whole month was so ridiculously stressful, I have no idea how I'm going to cope with next year - one of my friends in the year above has 17 (!) tests over two weeks in May/June. 17! That's...BEYOND ridiculous.
The county cross-country was absolutely awful. Of course it had to start chucking it down with rain just before the race I've moved up an age category this year so I get the joys of having to run even further than usual against people who seem practically superhuman in comparison to me. Somehow I managed not to have a heart attack and came 10/17. My reward for this was a pat on the back and a 'at least you tried'. My efforts are so unappreciated :L
In other unrelated news: last Wednesday was...interesting, with people spontaneously collapsing in class and/or getting sick everywhere...(Tetanus/Diptheria/Polio jabs. They didn't agree with us.) We actually welcomed this distraction because school has been so mind-numbingly dull for the last few weeks - it's like a complete repeat of last year, we're all back to the February/March blues again. Occasionally there's the odd lesson that's enjoyable, like French last lesson today. We had a supply teacher so naturally we resorted to behaving like three-year-olds. Someone took my rubber, uh sorry eraser (I hate how ordinary words that I use daily are rude slang to most of the users of this forum ) 'hostage', resulting in me running round the classroom wielding a compass in each hand shouting "ÒU EST MA GOMME?!!!"...Yeah I found it funny anyway. Being a complete social failure ftw.
Moving on from school (I have to at least pretend my life doesn't revolve around it...) - I'm going on a trip to Mexico next year! Woot! :D The Guides division in my area is organising a trip to the Our Cabaña centre where we're going to do community projects and visit the local area. I'm really looking forward to it but we're expected to somehow fundraise £2000...I foresee lots of Saturdays spent packing bags in Sainsburys :D
I've got completely addicted to both Call of Duty 4 and Assassin's Creed 2, to my friends' bemusement ("HOW CAN YOU ENJOY KILLING PEOPLE?" "um...idk..."), so Runescape's taking a back seat for now...at least a few months...possibly forever :P Oh well.
tl;dr version for those of you who skipped straight to the bottom: my life is a fail
English coursework sessions 1 and 2, check. French coursework, check. German coursework, check.
Still to do: English coursework session 3, Biology unit 1 exam, Chemistry unit 1, Physics unit 1, Maths unit 2 mock exam, Science coursework.
Additional horrors just to finish me off after these: county cross-country race, actual Maths unit 2 exam.
Life atm is literally just revision, exam, revision, exam, revision revision revision run homework eat revision revision homework sleep rinse and repeat.
It may be a while before I'm active again :D
P.S. merry christmas and a happy new year sals, yes it is ever so slightly late :D
Got my report in the post today, all A* except for an A in German, which doesn't exactly surprise me, although I'm pretty confident the piece of coursework I'm working on atm will bump that up to an A*. Really pleased with these grades anyway :D Unfortunately several horrors now await me. Tonight I have the school Christmas concert (=sexist uniform rules requiring me to wear a dress, major embarassment, dying of boredom while we hang around doing nothing much for two hours or so inbetween pieces), tomorrow an entire day dedicated to 'reviewing our progress' (=a pat on the back from my form teacher for my grades and then reading a book for the rest of the day), and then two weeks of Christmas holidays which will literally be solid school work. I have to 'revise' nine, yes NINE modules of science (=memorise), 'prepare' an essay on family and relationships for my French coursework (=memorise), 'prepare' an essay on healthy living for my German coursework (=memorise), and 'prepare' an essay on Of Mice and Men for my English coursework (=memorise). Gotta love Christmas presents from school >.<
Everyone who is going anywhere near London between now and January should go see it, seriously ^_^
Yeah, this weekend was pretty cool. It was my dad's birthday so we stayed near Hampstead - on Saturday we went to Vinopolis (it was actually really interesting learning all about how to taste wine, although it was disappointing I wasn't even allowed a sip of it :P) and then the Gielgud Theatre to see Yes, Prime Minister. On Sunday we went to Hampstead Heath, went back to see my dad's old flat (it's all done up now with palm trees planted everywhere, and it looks ridiculous) and found some more champagne bottles left on walls (it's a running joke that even the drunks in Hampstead are so ridiculously rich they leave half-empty champagne bottles instead of beer cans). So it wasn't amazingly eventful, but I did enjoy it, and it made me realise once again just how much I miss London :/ I miss bumping into people and not knowing what language to apologise in, the vibe and endless variety, oh for God's sake I even miss the Tube. Possibly because I never actually had to commute on it.
My sleepy countryside town has nothing in comparison ^_^
MPs vote to increase tuition fees cap to £9,000 - motion passed by majority of 21
In other news, the promised right to recall has been suspended indefinitely over concerns that there might be no coalition MPs left in Parliament afterwards...
This week has indeed been better :P /facepalm We've had snow all week, I managed to sort stuff out with my friends (albeit temporarily) and....*drum roll* We finally have a snow day because more than half the school couldn't get there (A lot of the kids live in more rural areas which apparently have got a lot more snow.) Yesterday it was dark by the time we got home from school, but we still went sledging anyway. Quite a few people turned up in the end and as well as sledges someone brought along some 'snowboards' *cough* (skateboards with the wheels removed :L) and an inflatable boat. We built a few snow ramps to go over and it was generally a whole lot of fun. We had tons of snow overnight though, look at the difference:
(at the top of the hill pre-sledging. don't ask me what the weird light beams are because I have no idea, I think I must have just shaken the phone or something while I was taking it :P also the snow wasn't quite as shallow as it looks here, it's because the grass is really long. it was ankle-deep in places)
(the back garden when I woke up this morning :D)
Anyway I'm off for some more sledging/snowboarding/snowboating
...at least it finally feels like winter now :) The first snow arrived yesterday with more predicted for Tuesday and Wednesday (epic win because even the smallest amount of snow will block the roads and close the schools). Apparently it was -11°C yesterday evening but I swear it wasn't that cold, I was out running for an hour and a half in a t-shirt and trackies :o Due to me generally being a moron I've been having arguments with friends all week, so I didn't exactly have anyone to enjoy the snow with but what the hell, skidding down the ice in the middle of the roads was fun anyway :L (Lolsad ino.) I tried to build a snowman, but it failed because the snow was too powdery. So now we just have a huge pile of snow frozen in the middle of the patio.
I'm glad the week managed to end on a positive note anyway, because it's been pretty awful. My great-uncle had a stroke and was taken to hospital; I didn't visit because I was told it wasn't worth it, as he wasn't conscious and was going to get better anyway; he died on Wednesday morning...Guilt ensues. Massive argument with my friends, including very public fight in front of the whole class. Grade 5 flute exam on Friday looming, still fail at everything I've got to do for it. Funeral on Thursday. Nuclear war imminent...Just what I always wanted for Christmas ;)
I'm hoping this week will be better, but yea. I can pretty much guarantee it won't.
= PURE AWESOME.
(Warning: Minimal spoilers contained herein, however I accept no responsibility whatsoever should you not already know Voldemort is really Harry's father, uh I mean the basic plot of book 7.)
Okay, so like a true fan I turned up at the cinema ridiculously early and waited for far too long in the freezing cold because the queue was already out the door by the time we got there (:)). In what is possibly the craziest publicity stunt biggest coincidence ever, the whole town has been enveloped in thick fog all day so the dementors clearly decided to turn up to add some atmosphere to the whole thing. It wasn't quite as exciting as waiting at midnight for the 5th book to come out (yes, 5th - I wasn't able to go early for the last two), but it was still pretty cool :P
Anyway moving on to what you actually want to read about, the film. It was completely brilliant. EPIC. By far the best Harry Potter film yet - one that actually didn't massacre the plot, and one that, because it's in two parts, finally felt like there was a bit of breathing room for the story. No more insane pacing trying to get through the whole book in under two hours - it went at a much gentler pace. There was action, yes, but also moments - conversations, jokes, awkward silences - that are so much part of the books, but have been sadly missed out in most of the other films. They had enough time to tell us the entire story of The Three Brothers (which was done as a hilariously sadistic cartoon that entertained me enormously), to fit in enough plot explanation that even my dad, who has never read the books and knew only what we managed to whisper to him during the film about the story, managed to get what was going on; just generally awesome :) It wasn't always true to the plot, I noticed plenty of things that had been changed or removed, but it was all done in a fairly non-destructive way that managed not to ruin the film (yes, I am one of those sad, sad people who virtually memorises the books and can point out to you even the tiniest deviance from the plot). The actors playing Harry, Ron and Hermione have noticeably improved in their acting skills as well.
There were a few things that didn't quite work, but I think I can let those slide. The scene where Ron destroys the locket was one of them, it got way too saucy (if you don't understand why, congrats, you have successfully avoided a huge amount of recent internet leaks) and at one point I was actually screaming at the screen JUST GET IT OVER WITH AND KILL IT YOU IDIOT, which may explain why the people in the row behind were swearing at me as we left...:) Also, they missed out some of my favourite jokes, but there were enough extra ones to make up for that I think.
All in all, absolutely excellent, just hope the second part manages to keep up with this, it would be a shame to see them spoil the end.
There's lies, damned lies, and Nick Clegg it seems.
EDIT: Yea, just realised that this post is a bit late. But whatever, it fits in with the current topic for it and I've only really got seriously angry about it in the last few days :(
Woke up this morning thinking I had to dash out of bed to get to karate, got downstairs then was pretty chuffed to realise I'd gained an hour thanks to the clocks going back (which I was completely unaware of, as usual). Seeing as today is a Sunday, this is probably the most interesting thing that will happen to me all day :)
This half term holiday's been really weird, I've only been off school for a week and it already feels like forever since the last day of school. Managed to fit in a few days in Wales, a trip to Alton Towers for Scarefest (appropriately attired in full costume until we realised that literally no-one else there had bothered to dress up), the town Bonfire Night party (yes it's early, it's always early) and various meet-ups with friends, so all in all it's been a pretty good holiday. Oh and the next Sims expansion pack came out, woot :) Yes, I really am that sad :L So Runescape's been taking a back seat for a while, although I'm sure I'll get back into it once school's started again. I've got to log in anyway today to get my bone brooch (and probably be the only person left still doing the event :P).
Now I suppose it's just another 7-week countdown to the next holiday
Finally finished it on my 3rd attempt. Blindly meleeing because I couldn't be bothered to buy any boss supplies failed as expected, as did trying to use a salamander for quickly swapping attack styles. Using a dragon spear to knock her off the pedestals though worked really well, she actually has fail defence once she's fallen off the statues :P
Went to York this weekend for my grandma's 70th birthday, it was really interesting exploring the city and going on a boat trip along the river. I'd been before but it was when I was little so I barely remember it. I bought a Philosophy AS book that I'm going to start working through on my own, as it's not offered at my school and it's something I've always been really interested in. Today we visited Castle Howard and I went for a run round the grounds to test my ankle. The good news is my physio thinks it's almost better now, I just need to start the running again slowly. My PE teacher really wants me to run this Tuesday because this is the final race and the one where I could qualify to go on to the county competition, but I really don't want to wreck my ankle again >.<
In irl news...practically nothing. My foot injury has turned into a more serious problem than I thought and has been added to the stupidly long list of things I'm going to physio for. I haven't been able to run for 3 weeks and am probably going to miss the entire cross-country season, which is depressing. To cap it all off none of my teachers actually believe I'm injured because they've only ever seen me dosed up on painkillers
Seeing as nothing positive whatsoever has happened irl I think it's time to catch up RS :)
From oldest to newest:
73 agility (did take a screenshot, but seem to have lost it somehow)
Finished Lunar Diplomacy after fighting myself (surprisingly good fun :/):
77 magic (at last, the high alching is over :/):
52 runecrafting (training this was long overdue, will do some more soon):
66 smith (with boosts I now have 2/3 reqs for Love Story, woot):
And something really weird, a revenant dark beast by the Zammy mage in level 6 wildy :)
I've started doing dailies again and added a few more stops to my route. It takes longer but 1.2-3mil a day for just running around buying stuff is pretty good imo :) A couple more days and I'll have enough to get 68 con, and then after that I need 5-6mil for herblore training. I'm gonna be busy :)
So. I've just signed myself up for GCSE Italian. This is both awesome, because I've always wanted to learn Italian but never managed to motivate myself to do so, and stressful, because this means I am now taking 5 GCSEs related to language. 5! D: I'm gonna be sitting there in my language test going "Je bin molto müde" or something equally crazy :D Also it's an after-school course for only an hour a week, which means we're going to be rushed through the course at a crazy pace. Oh well, we'll see how it goes.
Today was also my first session playing in the school Wind Band and, inbetween making a fool of myself by failing every other bar of music, I got told that the school's doing a week's music trip to Italy performing concerts and going to operas as well as visiting waterparks and general awesome stuff...But I'll have to join the choir as well in order to go. And I seriously can't sing.
Also it's crazily expensive, few people I know are planning to go and even fewer will end up going due to limited places, and it's a huge non-refundable deposit so I can't exactly change my mind. Oh and I only have two weeks to decide :D
Cross-country has officially started, the first race was on Monday, which I missed because of managing to kill my foot whilst running over the weekend. Yesterday my foot was still hurting, but my PE teacher made me feel all guilty about saying I wouldn't go so I just shovelled down painkillers and prayed I'd manage to finish :D Which I did, it went really well actually. Our school owned the race for my age group, I came 3rd and the other runners came 2nd, 4th and 5th :D We did well in the other age groups as well, so here's hoping for the next week's race to be as good.
And yes, I've just realised that I've written an entire entry on irl matters when I said this blog was mostly going to be about Runescape stuff. This is because not getting home till 7-8pm this week has seriously limited my RS playing :L
Nothing's buying or selling on the GE. Nothing that I actually want, anyway :) Ranarrs wouldn't sell, so I stopped growing them and went to go Barrows. Couldn't buy any prayer pots or tar for my salamander, so I tried meleeing them with just 2 pots and 8 monks and that failed epicly, I had to run out after the third brother. So I decide to go back to white berries again...Except I can't get any antipoison. And, before you ask, I have tried getting the ingredients and making these pots myself. Couldn't get them either. So decided to go train dungeoneering as it doesn't need any resources thankfully. Can't - I don't even have enough bank space to bank my armour. :)
To make matters worse, real life is being a fail too. Homework, school tomorrow where everyone now hates me after one of my 'friends' lied to me to provoke a massive argument that everyone now thinks I caused...FML. I don't think I'm gonna even bother getting out of bed tomorrow :L
Ugh. Monday. Hate Mondays. Hate Mondays. [/reflex rant]
OK, if I'm honest, today wasn't actually that bad :D Makes a nice change. First lesson was German, and it's actually starting to become one of my favourite lessons, even though having such a small class is still weird. You really can't slack off when there's so few of you you fit on one desk :L, which is stressful but also good at the same time, because obviously you learn faster without all those annoying 10-minute breaks while the teacher waits for the class to shut up. Next was Biology. There'd been a room swap which made for an entertaining trek going to every single lab in the school trying to find our class, only to discover we'd been moved to the RE mobile. An RE room of all places - how on earth are we supposed to guess that?! At the opposite end of the school as well :( The 'excitement' of being in a different classroom - yeah we have the mental age of 3-year-olds, I know - turned the whole thing into one big doss lesson so that was cool too. After break and buying black-market chocolate from the irl 'smuggler' (long story short: our school only sells healthy food at break so one of my friends has decided to take advantage of the situation and bring a bag in each day full of chocolate to sell. He makes a mint out of it, but we're not complaining :P) - lolsad dungeoneering reference, yes - it was English (we're reading Of Mice and Men at the moment, we haven't got far with it but it seems pretty interesting), and Maths. History was the only lesson that really bored me to death, because apparently we're spending the next term learning about Germany from 1918-45. This would be fine if we hadn't spent most of last year doing the same topic as well :@ So History this term is going to be FUN, not.
RS news - not much because school's been eating up my time. Got a handful of random levels: smithing, mining, crafting (finally got 67 for Love Story), herblore, and whilst doing some slayer, 81hp, 106 combat and 1614 total level...all completely unexpected :(
GE seems to be messed up so while I wait for more herbs I'm training agility on Ape Atoll. I love being a monkey :P Got 71 agility yesterday, and will probably try and get it up to 74 for the Shilo stepping stone. Pretty useless shortcut, but meh, it'll save me a few seconds when I'm fishing :(
(Ignore random PMs in image :( Oh and if you're wondering why all my screenshots are random sizes and kind of cut off on the left side, I play split-screen and there isn't enough room to show the whole of Runescape at once, there's like a small bit that scrolls.)
EDIT: Just realised I never explained the title. Fail. I'm volunteering at a local bookshop every Monday, and today I learnt how to use the till, z0mg. Sounds unexciting but being allowed to put through pretend transactions for stuff like £50,000,000 just to learn how it worked was awesome :( Also, it's a bookshop, so I'll never get bored there with my endless supply of books to read :P
You're very lucky to be getting this post as I accidentally closed the window after almost finishing it, and was despairing until I discovered that Chrome has an 'undo closed window' button :P
Okay, let's get the irl stuff out of the way first. Today was my first day back at school, shame the holidays had to end but it went pretty well anyway. It was hilarious watching all the new Year 9s wandering around clutching their maps with the same bewildered looks on their faces I'm sure we had last year as they watched the usual school chaos unfold around them. At least it was until we discovered that a lot of them seem to be obnoxious and completely unappreciative of any advice we had to give them - e.g. you're looking at the map upside down, there is no such thing as an orderly queue at lunchtime only rugby scrums, if you see a load of Year 11s running towards you shouting PILE-UP run for cover immediately, etc :) Thankfully there are at least a few of them who seem alright. The lessons were OK, because we have mostly the same teachers as last year anyway so they already know us and understand the established rules unique to each class, e.g. texting in such-and-such class goes unpunished as long as you actually participate in the lesson every few minutes or so :P The only weird thing was the options lesson (German today). Because everyone has a choice of what subject to take for these, they're naturally much smaller classes which I guess is good because we learn more, but it's also incredibly awkward. We're used to classes of 30-40, with all the associated noise and distractions for the teacher so pretty much anything goes, but with only 8 people in my German class it was unnaturally quiet.
(Writing about class sizes reminded me of this assembly at my old school when a visitor came to the school to talk about the conditions in 'third world' schools [i dislike that term but it's the term they used]. It was a very thought-provoking assembly, but it was kind of spoilt by the fact that one of the speaker's main points was that there would often be 40 people to a class, resulting in a terrible learning environment. What they didn't realise was that three of our classes had 38 people in them at the time, so this point was basically wasted on us :P)
(Note: this next 'chronological' description of events may be completely out of order due to rather a lot of stuff happening over the summer and overloading my memory.)
On to RS. By the time I quit Sals last year I'd already got bored of Runescape, and so basically all of the Runescape news I have has happened since I started playing again during the summer holidays. So it's not just a 'Bonus Xp Weekend' wrap-up but at least it isn't a wrap-up of the entire year :P First I got 70 agility, because, well, it was just the first thing that came into my head when I started playing again. I finished the Myreque quest series because it sounded interesting and it was, and surprisingly fun too. Anyway, halfway through it I was bullied into setting a goal for something I swore I'd never try to get, due to my general hatred of quests. Unfortunately I only caught the last, and by far the most pathetic-sounding, part of the conversation in the screenshot below...Okay, I sounded pathetic and noobish all the way through :P
Yes, that was me being bullied into agreeing to the challenge of getting a quest cape before Koopa Nooba/chocncoke/Ellie/person who never reads this blog. Curse you Ellie, curse you! :P
While we're on the subject of that screenshot, the taskbar in it shows the true extent of my crazy ADHD multitasking :)
Yep, that's Runescape, a second browser window with about 15 tabs open, Explorer open browsing some old screenshots, Spotify, MSN, Paint, Notes, iTunes, iPlayer Downloader, Task Manager, Hypercam still open from some previous RS machinima (not going to be posted here, sorry, as it was aimed at my irl friends with A LOT of in-jokes that would probably make it incomprehensible to anyone else :P), Image Viewer, and Photo Gallery open stitching together some panorama shots from my holiday. I'm very good at keeping on task, seriously :)
Anyway, right after that I looked at my quest list and groaned as I realised that getting 99 woodcutting, quitting for 7-8 months and having an aversion to quests in general had left my quest points seriously lacking. So I reluctantly went ahead and got a few quests out of the way that I should have done ages ago, such as Legends' Quest, Underground Pass, Regicide, Desert Treasure, etc., with one very cool advantage of starting them late meaning I could fight most of the bosses without even taking a single hit, as illustrated in the Legends' screenshot below :D (Linked to rather than posted as an image because it's too big, and looks rubbish when it's resized :P)
Next came a very boring few weeks carried out in the noob state of mind of 'omg im soooo poor ndd ful [email protected] nd gs nd dfs liek NAO to look c00l nd fight big boss monsters!' Needless to say, I didn't manage to get enough money for them, especially as I picked possibly the most boring money-making method ever of picking white berries in Isafdar :P I did, however, still manage to make quite a decent amount out of it (about 15 million I think, it was difficult to keep track of as I spent it so quickly :L) thanks to the Bonus XP Weekend and people panic-buying herblore supplies. This got spent on stuff like Guthans - a purchase I now regret because it's not as useful as I thought it'd be at my usual cb training spots - 50-60 prayer and a blessed spirit shield to act as a stand-in for the dfs until I could finally afford it. Of course, the spirit shield required Summer's End, which I STUPIDLY decided to do shortly after...
I COMPLETELY underestimated it, and died so many times I lost count (all I know is I used two fully-charged games necklaces...even allowing for some of those teleports being resupply trips and not me getting to my grave, I still must have died 12-odd times :)). It was only the first room that was the problem, in the second and third rooms I only died once and that was because of lag, but the first room was just a nightmare. I could never manage to cut any logs before the CB would attack again. At one point I got so close, I'd already lit two of the three pyres and had five logs stacked on the third, and I...died lighting the pyre :@ A full afternoon of frustration later, it was finally finished and I wore my blessed spirit shield with pride :P
All too quickly it was the Bonus Xp Weekend, which I'd kind of half-heartedly prepared for but not to the extent that some people here on Sals did lol. First thing at 12 on Friday was training mage from 70-75 (it would have been to 77 if I hadn't run out of laws at the point when they were non-existent on the GE and only being sold for many, many times what they were worth in junk trades), and apparently everyone else had the same idea:
Next I'd planned to do some dungeoneering - I thought this would get it out of the way, seeing as I dislike training the skill, and also mean I wouldn't have to buy too much supplies and waste all my money. Two dungeon puzzles later and I felt like I was completely wasting my bonus xp, but hadn't a clue what I could train that wouldn't require non-existent supplies. Ta-da - fishing in Shilo and then cooking in Rogue's Den. I was really pleased to finally get 68 fishing and 70 cooking before moving on to some combat. After this my xp timer was right down to 1.1x so it was time for summoning. I'd forgotten how insanely fast you can get summoning xp if you're willing to spend some money on it (this was one of the few things I had stocked up for), managing to go from 45 to 57 summoning in about 30-40 minutes. :P Once summoning was finished I was pretty happy with the 1.5million-odd xp I'd got that weekend and actually wanted xp weekend to just end so I'd be able to buy skilling-related stuff on the GE for a reasonable price again :P In the meantime I polished off a few desert quests, Monkey Madness and Recipe for Disaster, more long-overdue quests. Finally, I grabbed myself a rune defender, because...I could think of nothing better to do :)
To close, my post-summer holiday hiscores for comparison later on in the year. My current targets are crafting, magic, smithing and construction for Love Story (I have no idea whether I'll be able to cope with the quest or not at my cb level but wth, I only have to run to Rimmington to get to my grave :P).
So yeah. This topic comes to mind. I've swallowed my tongue, as I think was predicted back in November (sorry guys, there's no prize for being right :)). But don't worry, my tongue's currently in hospital recovering and will probably be back to unleash more damage at some point in the future, so stay tuned.
Anyway. Irl news: very little. Managed to survive my first year of high school...had my chance to possibly run for the county in national cross-country races and then blew it by failing epicly (I came 24/50, which is basically a good enough position for a pat on the back and a 'at least you tried' from the coach :D). Became a living example of the backwards logic that operates in schools: if you do well academically - not like that's mostly the entire purpose of school or anything - you are clearly an abject failure at life and will be shunned by everyone under the age of 30. Not fun. Hence why this blog will be mostly focusing on Runescape achievements from now because, however boring they may be, at least they make some sort of sense. If...you think that spending a large amount of your time playing in a virtual world makes...any sense at all...Oh I give up. Just don't expect many irl updates.