by, 12th December 2009 at 11:03 PM (230 Views)
...pissed off. warning: massive curses will follow, do not read if that bothers you. Also, this is a massive rant, do not expect it to flow all that well.
My mom decided to get into an argument with me about my money again, thanks to... the TCG! You know, what? I GET that 30$ for a claydol GE card is a bit much, I GET THAT. But she's like "Oh well just use what you have", but she doesn't get that competitive playing is a completely different beast compared to the TCG league playing I did EIGHT. YEARS. AGO.
She pulls this BS argument out as I'm pissed off and just letting her go on. Apparently the fact my sister and I were the only girls in our league 8 years ago has SOMEthing to do with this thing (what, I have no fucking clue), but the fact I barely lost any games with starter decks (and starter deck style decks) apparently means something, even though we're talking EIGHT YEARS AGO and IN A LEAGUE. I GET that tournaments are a different deal, she does not. You DON'T walk into a tourney with a starter-deck like deck and expect to do well, and I said that. But then she said "Why do you have to win? Why can't you just have fun and meet people who like the same stuff as you?" But why can't I win AND have fun? Are they not synonymous or some bull shit? Why can't I build a good deck and do well WHILE having fun? Oh but that's right, you don't get this whole competitive bull shit, so I guess you wouldn't understand that mom. You're of the philosophy of everyone needs to share and care and trying to beat some one in something like this isn't right or some shit like that.
At least my dad gets the whole building a good deck thing. He gets the idea of building as good a deck as you can. He gets the fact that I don't want to walk in there and get my ass handed to me on a silver platter. I want to do well, and competitive playing in this thing is NOT like the league I was in EIGHT YEARS AGO was. These are completely different things, and you just don't walk into there with a starter-deck-type-deck and try to compete against that stuff.
She went on about who would I be playing against. Apparently she doesn't do any form of research besides seeing cards being expensive and didn't seem to understand these things are age divided, which I had to tell her that I wouldn't be playing kids much more than 2-3 years younger than me.
She gives me some shit about me spending money on frivolous things like games and shit. So then I ask her what the fuck (without the curse, duh) SHOULD I be spending it on then? What does she say? Going to movies with friends, etc. Oh, yeah, that's TOTALLY not frivolous mom. Honestly mom, when was going to see a movie with friends not some luxury sort of deal? (I forget what the rest of the stuff she said was, but in general, it was shit that 'normal' teens do, which I don't care about) Why is all of a sudden card buying such a big fucking deal and shit? Why is it that when I want to spend my money on something like this that you have to say I should be doing some other bull shit?
And on that note, she brought up how I spend time in my dorm more than going out and hanging with friends, not going to parties and shit. That I shouldn't be gaming as much. First off, my sister is the one relaying this information, which she gets from my twitter. As some numerous occasions should show, my sister is NO good source of information and it's like playing the telephone game in hoping she spreads the info without it being fucked up along the line. On top of that, why would she care to say what I would be doing, like studying or whatever? She'll mention what catches her eye, since she has enough fucking friends she follows and shit. They're not with me, so they can't validate if what my sister even says is true, plus how often does she say stuff anyways? They only get so much info that way. And ON TOP OF THAT, my twitter hasn't been all too active, not as much as it was during the summer. I post stuff I find interesting, stuff that I want to hear comments on or say. I'm not one of those shit heads who tweets stuff like "eating sandwich" or "studying now". I post interesting things, like what game I'm working on, comments on said game, stuff I find on the web, and what not. And I update my facebook EVEN LESS, so my dad (who's friended me on there) can take that as an even smaller grain of salt. I don't post bull shit like some people do with FB and twitter. I post interesting things.
Now, on the whole 'staying in the dorm' stuff, I'm NOT an extrovert. I'm quiet as hell unless I either A: am on the internet or B: know the person well. I'm NOT a party person, do my many years of small parties in my house not say anything about my opinion of parties? I dislike the immensely. I hang out with friends when I feel like it, or when we need to for class work. WHICH BTW I DON'T POST TO TWITTER, AND MY SISTER WOULD NEVER MENTION. I'm not a big hang out sort of person, I like my internets and talking through there. I know I hate the anonymity factor as much as everyone else, but through the internet I'm a bit more socialible and talkative when I want to be and it's nice. I've at least turned a bit more talkative IRL due to whatever the hell happened in HS, but still. I'm no party person, I'm no hang out kind of person, and I sure as hell am no extrovert.
So whatever. for those who went tl;dr: my mom sucks and has BS arguments.
I feel better now, the rage is goooone~ ♪
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