Pokémon preferred to finals
As finals week slowly approaches, there will come a time that I must have to make the ultimate choice: study for finals or play Pokémon.
If you would like to read my Punt, Pass and Pick entry in the Sports section this issue, you will soon know that I really like Pokémon. In fact, I probably take it too seriously, if that was a thing.
Therefore, it’s important for me to take a step back and realize that grades must come before Pokémon.
Wait, I got that backwards, sorry.
Pokémon comes first.
I have two final tests and two final projects that I’m currently working on, so it’s important that I reward myself for work with Pokémon.
If I write one paragraph of my final feature story, I reward myself with about an hour of Pokémon, however that does not include the 30 minutes of trash talk against my friends that precedes every battle I take part in.
It also helps if I equate my classes to Pokémon. If I’m really confident in a test, I’m feeling like a Blaziken, who is incredibly overpowered. I don’t stress about the test too much, I feel like I can just use Flare Blitz and take out the test in no time.
However, for tests that I am actually concerned about, I’m feeling more like a Zoroark. I’m not actually all that strong in the class, but I can use Illusion to give off the illusion that I actually know what I’m doing in the class, and that can at least propel me to a B minus.
And there will always be that one class that by the end of the year I stop caring about, so I turn into a Luvdisc. So, pretty much worthless. That class sits on the back burner until the last possible day and I just turn in some filler assignment. Most of the time it actually works though, whereas if I tried to plug in a Luvdisc to a fight, I would probably just fail. Because, I mean, it looks like a butt cushion.