I hate right now.
Warning: Vent post
So I’ve spent the entire day working on a Biology project. I felt so good for completing some of it. But now I realize I have a rough draft due for English tomorrow and it’s worth a good chunk of my grade. I’ve had two hours of sleep in the past 24 hours and I don’t know if I should go to bed or stick it out and BS this rough draft. It also doesn’t help that I have a blaring headache.
10:49 pm • 14 April 2014
Jesus was a homeless Palestinian anarchist who held protests at oppressive churches, advocated for universal health care and redistribution of wealth, before being arrested for terrorism, tortured and executed for crimes against the state, now go ahead and explain to me why he’d vote conservative. I’ll wait.
12:51 am • 17 March 2014 • 71,853 notes
Illinois State Championship 2014
So this is an obligatory blog post about my time at the PTCG State Championship in Chicago, IL yesterday.
I brought my brother, Cam, and my friend, Nate, along. I was playing Plasma Lugia, Cam was playing Rayboar/Delphox, and Nate was playing a Mega Blastoise idea. Nate and I are masters, whereas Cam is still a senior.
We got there at around 7:45; we got there just in time to find a good parking spot! We got in around 8:00, checked in, and started to prepare for the day. So many notable people were there, such as Pooka, Jwittz, and Jason Klaczynski. (Nate got to take a selfie with Jwittz. haha)
Now for the games! I’m only going to talk about how I did, since only I know the specifics of my matches.
Round 1. I faced a Fairybox deck. I knew Fairybox would be there, but c’mon, a round one match versus it? I was already loathing what would become. Good thing my only non EX attacker (Absol) was prized! Stupid Safeguard Suicune. Thankfully, the guy I played was super chill about everything. He encouraged me and told me he’s sure I’d do good the next round. 0-1-0.
Round 2. Bye. OH COME ON. I mean, I’ll take a win when I get it, but lunch was right after this. I wouldn’t get to play for a solid 2.5 hours. I had to wait for Cam and Nate to get done with their matches before I could go anywhere. 1-1-0.
Round 3. I get back from lunch. (Midway Sub rules!) I decided I’d go look at the standings since they were posted super early. I looked and I think I screamed really really loud. I GOT PAIRED UP AGAINST THE ONE AND ONLY JASON KLACZYNSKI. EEEEEEEEE. I calmed down a bit, remembering he was playing Yveltal. I thought that Thundurus would save the day. The match commenced, and I was down to two prizes and he had two left IIRC. I thought I had it in the bag. And then out of nowhere, a random Evil Ball finished me. Welp. Second game had all of my Thundurus prized. Let’s not talk about it. 1-2-0.
Round 4. Are you kidding me? Another FairyBox? Ughhhhh. Almost had the first game, but I couldn’t get any good draws for a solid 4 turns. Second game was an easy donk for him. 1-3-0.
Round 5. Finally. Something that might be fun to play! Flareon! I love playing those decks. They’re always fun. I totally misplayed first game, so that was bad. I won the second game. Onto the third game! Oh great, I start with only Genesect. .-. But he used N and that essentially got me everything I needed to get going. Finally won! 2-3-0.
Round 6. Another Yveltal deck. Thundurus was not prized (thank god.) but it wasn’t enough to beat him both games. Evil Ball is just too good. 2-4-0.
Round 7. Last round. I was tired, but if I won this one, I would have a chance at getting into the top half and win some prizes. I got to face Richard Lucas, one of the nicest guys I know in the game. And to add to the fun of it, we were playing a mirror match. Oh boy. Game one went to me. Game two went to him. We noted that there probably wasn’t enough time to start a third game and just called it a tie. 2-4-1.
So all in all, I didn’t do too bad for having just gotten back into the game in September. I still have a lot to learn, but I can see progress. I only earned 3 match points at Cities (1/6 of possible points), whereas I earned 7 yesterday (1/3 of possible points.) Hopefully I can do even better next time! I had the time of my life. Hopefully I can make it to Regionals! If I can, I just want to win three games. As many say, “Slow and steady wins the race.” I will slowly make my way up to the top.
In case you were wondering, Cam went 2-3 with his deck, and Nate went 2-4-1. (Funny story: Nate technically lost his last match, but his opponent asked if they could call it a tie. When asked why, his opponent said he bet his friend that he could go 0-0-7. If he did, his friend would buy him dinner.)
That’s all from me! See you in Madison!
11:26 pm • 16 March 2014
My head is hollow. I feel nothing. Emotions and pain are gone. I used each day to find something to fill the void, with no success time after time. And now, now I’m getting used to it. Once a nightmare, now a reality. Sometimes I wonder what brought this on, and then I realize it was only myself. I am to blame. I’ve failed again.
The void spreads from my head to my lungs, my lungs to my feet, and thus spreading into every part of who I used to be. There’s nothing left.
Take my soul. Rinse me out. Contort my body until it can no more.
11:17 pm • 7 March 2014