You are Matt Merril, student of the 8th
grade! You have been trudging through a grueling bout of math
homework assigned by your evil teacher known only in small circles as
Mr. BrotherTank. The homework itself is extremely harsh, consisting
of 15 pages of algebra. X's and Y's go swirling around your head as
you make a pathetic attempt to read this garbage. Sadly if you don't
get this done and get an A on it you'll probably end up having to
retake this class, since you'll certainly fail the test coming up.
"Heh, variables... When am I ever going to
need this stuff? I want to become a video game maker, not a darned
mathematicistician!" You think to yourself.
Your eyes drift to your other notebook....
There you have been working on countless ideas for the best first
person shooter ever! You have tons of graphics already drawn, and as
soon as you make it into the business when you finish highschool, (You
already have your resume and coverletter written up to send out to ID
software, they'd be crazy not take a man with your genius.) you'll
become a millionaire in about 7 months!
"Clam this!" You mumble under your breath, and
you dart to your note book with the cryptic words "TOP SECRET"
sloppily streaked across the cover in toxic, black, magic marker.
You inhale deeply and get a good buzz from
that nullifying aroma. You're ready to go make history. Opening your
book, you gaze over your latest entries of work. You're excitement
dwindles when you realise that you still can't draw worth a loaf of
bread in the depressed 1930's. The whole book is covered with chicken
scratch and horrendoulsy rendered skeletons with Rambo™ bandanas and
You sit back and try to come up with more
ideas, but you are exhausted from all the Math work. "Hmmm... maybe I
can make a game with a hero who is fighting cultist nazis through
underground catacombs! I can call it Halls of Stonehenge!" You state
with excitement. "No, no one would ever want to play that!"
Your eyes start growing heavy, as you
painstakingly fight sleep. You start doodling a giant mushroom forest
filled with little Wizards and castles until you fall asleep into your