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Trubs pet cat
10-22-2003, 05:35 PM
my father recently stoped my pocket money!!!

wis there any where i can buy it for cheap!

i have saved up some allready!

ManaMana
10-22-2003, 05:37 PM
Uhhh... Sick...

Pedro The Hutt
10-22-2003, 06:10 PM
Well, you could wait a year for the price to drop.

ManaMana
10-22-2003, 06:12 PM
lol

SpecialForces
10-22-2003, 06:13 PM
Hah
I have plenty of money becuse I save.. but I cant get it because my parents are ******** and WANT ME to get good grades first.
Well maybe it is a good idea.. but I HATE IT

Kurgan
10-22-2003, 09:10 PM
Sucks man, but they are your parents.

If you can, you could get a part-time job to supplant your income, and that might boost their confidence in you.

However, if the bottom line is that you get good grades, having a job would take time away from your studies, so....

Get good grades!

flabajaba2213
10-22-2003, 10:48 PM
Well, you have money. I either a.) spent it or b.) am not touching it.

Ahh...the life of a college student. =).

And having 3 (yes 3, for now) majors dosn't help.

Chemistry/Physics/Engineering Major.

Later

Butt_Whisper
10-23-2003, 12:04 AM
Why don't you just buy it, not tell your parents, and only play it after you have done your home work. If it does not affect your grades, they will never know.

txa1265
10-23-2003, 12:39 AM
Originally posted by Butt_Whisper
Why don't you just buy it, not tell your parents, and only play it after you have done your home work. If it does not affect your grades, they will never know. Gawd I'm glad my oldest is still just 7 and I don't have to worry about them doing things like that yet ... things like I did when I went over my budget for albums (yes, vinyl) and tried to sneak in an album ... I was bagged ...

Mike

Akshara
10-23-2003, 05:00 AM
a) Sell something on Ebay that you don't need anymore

b) Go to a game retailer that takes trade ins toward the price and turn in any games you no longer play - EBgames does that.

c) Make a deal with your folks... mow the lawn, paint something, help with the dishes, do chores around the house, wash and wax the car, etc. in exhange for an hourly wage. Might sound silly, but it's a good step before getting a real job, and they might appreciate the idea.

Aryyn
10-23-2003, 05:12 AM
Trade in your old games you must have a Ps2 or Xbox or Gaycube.

Sam Fisher
10-23-2003, 11:12 AM
You could see about babysitting. Sometimes I can get 50+ in a sitting ;)


P.S

Try hiding your money in a place that they don't know about.

txa1265
10-23-2003, 12:03 PM
Originally posted by SamFisher
You could see about babysitting. Sometimes I can get 50+ in a sitting ;)


P.S

Try hiding your money in a place that they don't know about. Thanks for tipping me off to things I didn't do as a kid ... my boys will have to be more creative now ;)

Mike

Butt_Whisper
10-23-2003, 04:43 PM
Glad we could help!!

JDKnite188
10-23-2003, 05:10 PM
Well, I suggest concentration on studies. They are much more important, but then you can get back to JA.

SpecialForces
10-28-2003, 01:51 AM
Originally posted by Butt_Whisper
Why don't you just buy it, not tell your parents, and only play it after you have done your home work. If it does not affect your grades, they will never know.
HEHEHE
I could do that but my life is even worse than you think......
its better for me if I just get good grades because my sister rides horses ( EWW I HATE HORSES!) so i have to go to her stpuid horseshows all the time, and I NEED something to do there, and I couldnt ilegally play it there...... oh yea and it probably would affect my grades, hehehe
BTW i have tried it with other games and it works ok but having it lagit is way better, oh yea and im 15 y.o. STUPID PARENTS!
but thanks anyway
:) :p :D

Astrotoy7
10-28-2003, 11:47 AM
POOR KID !! Do they at least let you play the demo ???

Just look at it this way, PARENTS SUCK. I am 28 years old, am professionally employed, and still can't get over some of the COLD s**t my parents worked on me when I was 15....

They have NO IDEA about what it is like to be young nowadays, just like you will have NO IDEA what it is like for your kids.... This is just how life is....the key is :

SURVIVE till you finish high school, after that, THE REAL WORLD commences, and you will soon find that the *real world* is amazing, disgusting and horrifying ALL AT ONCE.

Good grades are part of this I guess, if you plan to go to college. If you dont, then you're wasting your time.......go get a job/learn a trade.....

as for KURGAN - YOU ARE GODDAMN HILARIOUS MAN !
Get good grades!
Yes pops.

...nah, its just funny because I am imagining your avatar saying this to this kid.........

SpecialForces also said
its better for me if I just get good grades because my sister rides horses

...I hate Horses, I have a feeling you should too.... since when is a freakin horse more fun than JA ! Have you ever seen "The Godfather", that's what I think of horses..... :p

Anyway, SF, if you lived in my street I'd let you borrow my laptop for an hour a day and you could go to town playing JA to your hearts content on a P4 2.4, 512 Ram, GeForce5600 64mb !!!

But as you may have noticed(near my avatar) I am all the way over in Australia ! :(

MTFBWYA

What I can suggest is, do they have internet/gaming cafe's where you are? You can just pop in for 30 mins a day and play on a well setup gaming PC for just a few bucks. Just tell your parents you were at the library or researching a project or somethin......

JediLurker
10-28-2003, 11:54 AM
Originally posted by txa1265
Gawd I'm glad my oldest is still just 7 and I don't have to worry about them doing things like that yet ... things like I did when I went over my budget for albums (yes, vinyl) and tried to sneak in an album ... I was bagged ...

Mike

Heh. I know what you mean. I was the youngest of five, so the parents knew every trick in the book by the time I came around. Damn siblings.

txa1265
10-28-2003, 12:27 PM
What was the old saying ... something about how when you are young you think your parents know everything, then as you become smarter you realize how stupid they really are, then as you become a parent yourself and deal with them in a more adult fashion you become amazed at just how much they have learned since you were a teenager ... ;)

Mike

SpecialForces
10-28-2003, 01:47 PM
Originally posted by Astrotoy7
POOR KID !! Do they at least let you play the demo ???

Just look at it this way, PARENTS SUCK. I am 28 years old, am professionally employed, and still can't get over some of the COLD s**t my parents worked on me when I was 15....

They have NO IDEA about what it is like to be young nowadays, just like you will have NO IDEA what it is like for your kids.... This is just how life is....the key is :

SURVIVE till you finish high school, after that, THE REAL WORLD commences, and you will soon find that the *real world* is amazing, disgusting and horrifying ALL AT ONCE.

Good grades are part of this I guess, if you plan to go to college. If you dont, then you're wasting your time.......go get a job/learn a trade.....

as for KURGAN - YOU ARE GODDAMN HILARIOUS MAN !

Yes pops.

...nah, its just funny because I am imagining your avatar saying this to this kid.........

SpecialForces also said


...I hate Horses, I have a feeling you should too.... since when is a freakin horse more fun than JA ! Have you ever seen "The Godfather", that's what I think of horses..... :p

Anyway, SF, if you lived in my street I'd let you borrow my laptop for an hour a day and you could go to town playing JA to your hearts content on a P4 2.4, 512 Ram, GeForce5600 64mb !!!

But as you may have noticed(near my avatar) I am all the way over in Australia ! :(

MTFBWYA

What I can suggest is, do they have internet/gaming cafe's where you are? You can just pop in for 30 mins a day and play on a well setup gaming PC for just a few bucks. Just tell your parents you were at the library or researching a project or somethin......
thanx man :D :D
Ya I watched the godfather part 1 and 2, and that exactly the way i feel about horses :D
nice comp!:D
my comp is (LOL) 600mhz with a 4 year old intel graphics chip...
I get about 3fps all the time on jk2
:D :D

MasterN64
10-28-2003, 02:17 PM
Go get a job.

taHoS
10-28-2003, 03:50 PM
First thing you should do is definitely listen to Astrotoy.

I mean, obviously his house is crawling with kids because his advice on managing them is chock full of good ideas on how parents really are.

If everyone raised their kids like Astroboy would like them to, the world would have self-destructed around 49299.33 years ago.

Since you have a computer (albeit not a great one), and your sister rides horses, I can assume that your parents have a bit of money to spread around on such things. They must have done something right along the way to be an average American family.

That said, they probably know a bit what they're talking about on a few things. Since they let you and your sister do some fun stuff, and you haven't complained about being beaten, I'll assume they're decent parents. The concern for your grades seems to support this line of reasoning as well.

Why not try something new and take their advice and see how things work out for you? You never know you may end up as successful, or even moreso, then them!

I can guarantee you'll probably be better off than Astroglide.

SpecialForces
10-28-2003, 04:33 PM
ya, ok
at least i have jk2 :D
BUt thats the only game i have and I STILL dont think its fair.....
but getting good grades is a good idea.

PS: I HATE HORSES!!!!!!!!!!!! and if they spend money on that they should get me a new comp!!!

Astrotoy7
10-29-2003, 07:34 AM
Originally posted by taHoS
First thing you should do is definitely listen to Astrotoy.

I mean, obviously his house is crawling with kids because his advice on managing them is chock full of good ideas on how parents really are.

If everyone raised their kids like Astroboy would like them to, the world would have self-destructed around 49299.33 years ago.

Since you have a computer (albeit not a great one), and your sister rides horses, I can assume that your parents have a bit of money to spread around on such things. They must have done something right along the way to be an average American family.

That said, they probably know a bit what they're talking about on a few things. Since they let you and your sister do some fun stuff, and you haven't complained about being beaten, I'll assume they're decent parents. The concern for your grades seems to support this line of reasoning as well.

Why not try something new and take their advice and see how things work out for you? You never know you may end up as successful, or even moreso, then them!

I can guarantee you'll probably be better off than Astroglide.

Hello taHoS, welcome to the forums. I am quite honoured that you chose your first(or second?) post ever to flame me in your own special way !

Still, the poor kid(special forces), cant even play a freakin computer game, where his sister gets to prance around on a horse. This is how deep seeded familial/sibling grudges are created, all instrumented and maintained by (perhaps) oblivious. parents. This type of stuff can really irk a youngster. You can try to 'rise above' as much as you like, and love conquers all, but why ???? if the parents weren't financial enough to get him a new comp, fair enough, but a horse is alot of maintenace, and a lot of money.....

Listen to the young man, rather than proselytizing....
BUt thats the only game i have and I STILL dont think its fair.....

and

and if they spend money on that they should get me a new comp!!!

I never had an older sister, but I have a beloved younger sister, and we were far too poor to have a computer or a horse. My aforementioned laptop is the first pc I have ever fully owned, and I am 28....

Life can really suck when you are a teen. Sure it can suck when you are older too, but despite being surrounded by friends, family, peers, teachers etc. it can be very overwhelming. Child psychologists have referred to this as an 'entourage' that precipitates rather than negates feelings of isolation. I know this feeling well. I dont want to get too off topic but has anyone ever seen that movie "Donnie Darko." despite the weird bunny messenger/deus ex machina theme, it is essentially about a teenage boy who just isnt getting it together for no particular reason.

But getting back to the grades again, that was my key to freedom, it got me and my family out of the dive we lived in onto brigther things...

MTFBWYA

Astroglide, sounds like a cool name for a pair of rollerskates

SpecialForces, keep on hatin that horse, keep on schemin to get a go at JA, but don't forget to hit the books !!!!

Butt_Whisper
10-30-2003, 12:40 AM
Good grades does not necesarily mean success. There are many successful peeps out there with little more than a high school education. I know some people who barley passed high school and are very successful. Grades are important if you plan on going to secondary school (college, or a tech school), but they are not the only thing; extracarricular activites, socialization, and community participation are also important. Even if you studied you arse off, there is always free time to do fun things (such as gaming). The trick is "time management" and "will power". Get your studies done, then play the video game, or have a set number of hours dedicated to school work and some dedicated to leisure. For me, a life with no fun and all work is a life I would not want to have, no matter how successful or unsuccesful society would label me!!
"C students run the county"....... Harry S. Truman

Samuel Dravis
10-30-2003, 01:24 AM
I work at a newspaper for $6.50/hr about 9 to 12 hours a week, but then I'm homeschooled so my schedule doesn't get in the way...

Unfortunately, I have to put half of all my hard-earned cash into the bank. I guess I'll be happy about all that money someday...

Iblis Reborn
10-30-2003, 01:51 AM
Donnie Darko kicks ass!
have you been to its website Astrotoy?
I was pretty suprised with it!

Astrotoy7
10-30-2003, 09:36 AM
Originally posted by Iblis Reborn
Donnie Darko kicks ass!
have you been to its website Astrotoy?
I was pretty suprised with it!

yep, its a cool site - lotta hard work went in to it - which is good to see - movie sites are just usually wallpapers and adverts...

I like your avatar Iblis - reminds me of my fave bands....deicide.....morbid angel..... Im 28 - but it doesnt mean I have to listen to 'The Corrs'...... :p

Im waiting for taHoS, the 2-post messiah, to hopefully respond to my post in his own special judgemental way....... probably hasn't finished ridin his hobby horse for the day though......


MTFBWYA

Butt_Whisper
10-30-2003, 01:59 PM
Originally posted by Astrotoy7


Im waiting for taHoS, the 2-post messiah, to hopefully respond to my post in his own special judgemental way....... probably hasn't finished ridin his hobby horse for the day though......


MTFBWYA


LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

MasterSidious
10-30-2003, 06:52 PM
Originally posted by txa1265
Gawd I'm glad my oldest is still just 7 and I don't have to worry about them doing things like that yet ... things like I did when I went over my budget for albums (yes, vinyl) and tried to sneak in an album ... I was bagged ...

Mike

Should have been more careful :rolleyes:

SpecialForces
10-30-2003, 09:09 PM
If you get "good grades" it is easier to be sucsesful....
BTW go to the screenshot forum to post some pics of jk3 for me please... closest thing i have to it

http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=115050

oh yea... dont think im trying to steel posts from this thread ok.. im not :) :D

NVShacker
10-30-2003, 10:54 PM
Well, I just get good grades and game. It isn't particularly hard. KOTOR put me down to B's so I have to get back to work now (Which I am) but I have been succesful overall throughout the years.

NVShacker
10-30-2003, 10:54 PM
Well, I just get good grades and game. It isn't particularly hard. KOTOR put me down to B's so I have to get back to work now (Which I am) but I have been succesful overall throughout the years.

SpecialForces
10-30-2003, 11:14 PM
me 2 but there mofo's... when i get an A they say OMG you could have gotten an A+!!!!

MasterSidious
10-30-2003, 11:56 PM
Originally posted by Astrotoy7
POOR KID !! Do they at least let you play the demo ???

Just look at it this way, PARENTS SUCK. I am 28 years old, am professionally employed, and still can't get over some of the COLD s**t my parents worked on me when I was 15....

They have NO IDEA about what it is like to be young nowadays, just like you will have NO IDEA what it is like for your kids.... This is just how life is....the key is :

SURVIVE till you finish high school, after that, THE REAL WORLD commences, and you will soon find that the *real world* is amazing, disgusting and horrifying ALL AT ONCE.

Good grades are part of this I guess, if you plan to go to college. If you dont, then you're wasting your time.......go get a job/learn a trade.....

as for KURGAN - YOU ARE GODDAMN HILARIOUS MAN !

Yes pops.

...nah, its just funny because I am imagining your avatar saying this to this kid.........

SpecialForces also said


...I hate Horses, I have a feeling you should too.... since when is a freakin horse more fun than JA ! Have you ever seen "The Godfather", that's what I think of horses..... :p

Anyway, SF, if you lived in my street I'd let you borrow my laptop for an hour a day and you could go to town playing JA to your hearts content on a P4 2.4, 512 Ram, GeForce5600 64mb !!!

But as you may have noticed(near my avatar) I am all the way over in Australia ! :(

MTFBWYA

What I can suggest is, do they have internet/gaming cafe's where you are? You can just pop in for 30 mins a day and play on a well setup gaming PC for just a few bucks. Just tell your parents you were at the library or researching a project or somethin......

LOL, DUDE! My parents are the same way this is how it goes:
1. CAN NOT GO ANYWHERE BY MYSELF
2. can not buy anything
3. have to go to horse shows about 30 - 40 weeks in a year
4. Have to get REALLY good grades (4.0) to not get screamed at

Yeah, I'm not making this stuff up! This is my life! I know the world's scary but, I'll get over it!

:burn1: :burn1: :burn1: :burn1: :burn1: :bounce3:

acdcfanbill
10-31-2003, 01:25 PM
in 5-10 years, you'll look back on it and think 'i guess it wasnt that bad, it was prob good for me' ;) no one ever died from broadening their horizons a bit, just hang in there a few years man, you'll understand 15 is young later on. If i were you, try to get your parents to compromise, say, get you JA for xmas if u end up with such and such of grades then try to make them :)