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Adults how were you in your teen years? Teens how is yours going?
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Posted 1/26/13
I know us adults talk about the good old years as a teen, saying stuff like back in the day.
Well How were you back in the day in your teen years. What type of teen were you?
Teens what are you like now, What type of teen are you like what crowd do you hang with?
Here is what I was like as a teen so you can get the idea what I mean, like were you shy,goth
emo, rocker a A student, a jock, popular or unpopular.
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Well even if I am of age now I guess I'm still a teen.
At 13/14 I was in my 9th grade year. I left school due to other kids annoying me and attended school online. I sat at home most of the day always finishing my work early to go watch anime or play video games. At 14/15 I studied abroad at my Grandpa's in Japan. While my parents had a young girl study abroad from London. I attended a normal school with normal kids for a year. I was the foreigner. At 15/16 I was back at home. I skipped 11th and became a senior. I went through that year focusing on school. At 16/17 I went to study culinary arts. Not much happened that year other then I was living on my own with that girl Aged 20. At 17/18 I went back to Japan to finish my schooling.

Now I am a Japanese Chef and work the order out/To-go grill and the sushi bar at Hibachi style restaurant. I have my own condo and car and live fairly easy with my roommate. That's a glimpse into my life
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I grew up on a farm in a rural town in Pennsylvania, so I spent the majority of my time up until around 12-14 outdoors and I had a wild imagination, with nearly unlimited play space (woods, barn, trees) - It was also the kind of town that nobody locked their cars or houses, kids walked miles upon miles roaming or riding bikes alone/together - it was nice.

In grade school I was a little unpopular and a little chubby. It was a VERY small school - we had 2 football teams for recess: the "Cremation" team and the "other" team, so undignified to even have a name. All the sports buffs went to the Cremation team and the leftovers just tried to hold their own until the bell rang. I was on the "other" team. Around 5th or 6th grade - I started to lean up in baseball and eventually became an amazing ball player (I believe I still have the home run record from my first year on All Stars) which carried with me to High School (We had no middle school. It was K-6 and 7-12) where I stopped playing baseball and took onto football.

In High School I became running back for the JV team and we were undefeated in our first year and only lost two games in the next season. This is where I really started to open up. I became popular, did well in school and was pretty much everyone's "friend". There were VERY few labels in my school.. there was no punk/emo/goth/rocker kind of stuff happening but there were cliques of friends and I was friends to all and belonged to none. I was nice to everyone and was pretty much treated the same way. My grandfather was a retired teacher from the school who was loved by everyone - my brother was a star among stars at the school and 7 years my senior - so everyone (teachers, older students) treated me pretty well.

Then... I discovered the Internet on AOL and it (seriously) changed me forever.

Without getting into the nasty details - I became introverted, anti-social. There was a ridiculous amount of awful things happening in my home life at the time, so it was that much easier to sink into the anonymity of the internet while keeping on the happy facade of an everyday kid at school. Then I did some awful things, a series of things - which caused my parents to withdraw me from high school and enroll me in a private Christian school (lasted less than 4/mo) then home school - and then off to alternative school. I was a mess. The relationships I built at school were gone - I was like an urban legend there: "Did you hear about what Richard did?" "Did he actually?" and people actually thought I had either gone away or passed away, except my closest friends. It became impossible for me to integrate myself back into those social groups (around 10th grade) - I missed the semi, prom, graduation - but could have cared less.

I had become a completely different person in barely a year or so. I didn't dress different (I dress the same now, actually.. I have about 30 black t-shirts and jeans. I at least own button up shirts now when I go out) or listen to different music - but my brain had undergone a metamorphosis and my personality was warped because I spent so much time acting differently around different people I lost my original identity. There's no real word to describe what kind of person I was.

Then it got worse - but that is the end of my teenage years, so that's all you get. :D
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19 / M / Delaware
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None of the above.

I'm like a chameleon, blending in with every and any ''crowd''.
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I was sad and alone.
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The guy in the corner who has been labeled many names: Creep, Loser, Faggot, Douche Bag, Little Bitch, Retard, Dumb Ass and so on and so forth.

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Where to start.... Middle school I had no friends and was bullied every day often getting beaten up by 6-7 kids, sometimes only the "leader". I worked with my father unwillingly so my life outside of school was basically working sleeping and playing MMOs in my free time. I did very badly in school because I refused to do homework or any work that was school related at home. Since I was bullied so much I eventually stopped talking entirely and most people thought I was either a mute or didn't speak English and I kept to myself in the corners of the class. High school I met a few people that I would never call real friends as it was strictly at school. We would mess around in the useless classes like industrial arts where one of them eventually stabbed me in the elbow with a 35 degree triangle. It was extremely funny but one probably would have had to have been there to see the humor in it. I managed to pass my classes without doing any work at home simply because of how well I would do on tests. I only got serious in school during my senior year where I then passed all my classes and graduated. My initial plan was to wait a year or two before going on to more schooling. I was either 20 or 21 when I got sick and was hospitalized for a week. I was then diagnosed with a disease which put a hold on schooling. Now I no longer am sure what I even want to do with my life and as such have still not gone back to school. I work and sleep mostly but find time to do things like read, watch movies and anime, play video games and learn odd new skills like lock-picking just for the hell of it.
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Hmm, I was fairly mischevious, I guess.

In middle school, I had a science teacher that always pointed to this poster that had the character traits on it. One day during lunch I took it down, flipped it over, and hung it on another wall.

Also in middle school, I was on the newspaper, and my teacher was pretty awful. We found out she had overcharged us for a trip to New York City, and pocketed the extra money, so we all staged a peaceful protest in the library.

In high school I didn't do too much, though I did tell my French teacher her nipples always showed through her shirts and it made me very uncomfortable.

I never went out of my way to get into trouble actually, and usually got a long pretty well with my teachers. I had a pretty close-knit group of friends, and still keep up with some of them. I actually really enjoyed my teens, but I was in a hurry to grow up, get to college, and then become an adult- so I don't think I took the time to really do as much as I should have.
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It was rough being the only Asian teen in a 50% white, 50% black school in WESTERN KENTUCKY... Since each group was afraid of pissing off the other, it sometimes came down to messing with me. Sarcasm and cynicism were my ultimate weapons I developed during that time. I wasn't introverted, but I definitely preferred to be alone when possible.

Those terrible times somehow paid off. I'm independent, self-reliant, and don't mind going out on my own to get things accomplished. While I often don't trust people until they prove themselves otherwise, I also don't have the problem of lacking "some damn sense."
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I'm not too far out of my teen years (at least, I don't think so but I guess I really am getting older). I was at the bottom of the food chain because I was a bit too nice or tried to be a bit too tough. I liked ATVing (still do) and anime and reading. I loved video games too, but as FPS grew more popular I fell out of the crowd at my school. Mostly I did a lot of things people didn't expect of me and in my senior year of high school was able to become pretty popular, if only because people realized being a jerk won't get you too far in life. Ironically I was elected most likely to become a superhero or supervillain, because on school spirit days I took every opportunity to run around in a mask and cape with a sword at my side. I had a boyfriend during that time, but I was cheated on so much that I haven't dated since.

Now I'm looking towards graduate school and a mounting pile of debt. But I've gotten to study abroad and look forward to a career as a professor in the future so that everything works out in the end.
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27 / M / Toledo
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anamericanotaku wrote:

I'm not too far out of my teen years (at least, I don't think so but I guess I really am getting older). I was at the bottom of the food chain because I was a bit too nice or tried to be a bit too tough. I liked ATVing (still do) and anime and reading. I loved video games too, but as FPS grew more popular I fell out of the crowd at my school. Mostly I did a lot of things people didn't expect of me and in my senior year of high school was able to become pretty popular, if only because people realized being a jerk won't get you too far in life. Ironically I was elected most likely to become a superhero or supervillain, because on school spirit days I took every opportunity to run around in a mask and cape with a sword at my side. I had a boyfriend during that time, but I was cheated on so much that I haven't dated since.

Now I'm looking towards graduate school and a mounting pile of debt. But I've gotten to study abroad and look forward to a career as a professor in the future so that everything works out in the end.


You should go with supervillain. Much more exciting.
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Hm, still a teenager myself!

It sucks.

Anyway, getting into a bit of detail, I don't really have many friends. I am that shy, lonely one who is labelled as a "creep" or "pervert" because of whatever rumours float around about me. I'm 6 foot 3, wear glasses and weigh about 180 lbs. I'm bored all the time and I really don't know what to do about that but it might be related illness. I do well in school, thankfully, which helps me keep my sanity. Unfortunately, I've been out a lot this year through persistent illness and depression so I have a lot to catch up on, understandably.

I play a lot of video games in my spare time and watch anime too, depending on my mood. These two things are the only things that make me happy but I'm often labelled as a weirdo (even by my own family) for being a fan of anime and the popular show "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic". Isn't that just great?

I only have two people who I can call friends, and one I think may actually dislike me. He sends mixed signals though. The other is kinda like me, in the way he's shy, quiet, seems depressed and likes to play video games, though he doesn't do as well in school and also slates me for watching anime.

I learn Japanese outside of school, as I hate my country, and I hope to leave this country as soon as I am old enough and have the money/requirements to. Hopefully to Japan or Canada.

I was hoping to make a few friends on the forums here actually... Are there many other Irish people? :/ I still feel isolated heh.
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PrincessLunza wrote:

Hm, still a teenager myself!

It sucks.

Anyway, getting into a bit of detail, I don't really have many friends. I am that shy, lonely one who is labelled as a "creep" or "pervert" because of whatever rumours float around about me. I do well in school, thankfully, which helps me keep my sanity. Unfortunately, I've been out a lot this year through illness and depression so I have a lot to catch up on, understandably.

I play a lot of video games in my spare time and watch anime too, depending on my mood. These two things are the only things that make me happy but I'm often labelled as a weirdo (even by my own family) for being a fan of anime and the popular show "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic".

I only have two people who I can call friends, and one I think may actually dislike me. He sends mixed signals though. The other is kinda like me, in the way he's shy, quiet, seems depressed and likes to play video games, though he doesn't do as well in school and also slates me for watching anime.

I learn Japanese outside of school, as I hate my country, and I hope to leave this country as soon as I am old enough and have the money/requirements to. Hopefully to Japan or Canada.

I was hoping to make a few friends on the forums here actually... Are there many other Irish people? :/ I still feel isolated heh.


Keep your chin up man, often times when you look back you'll realize shit wasn't so bad after all.

I'm Irish. While I wont give out my last name for obvious reasons - my father recently returned from Ireland to visit his grandfather's home and took some pictures of shops/markets labeled as "_____'s Market" ____ being my last name. He went to follow his "journey" from his house all the way to the shipyard that took him to America. Some great pictures, shame I couldn't go.

to clarify: I'm American - very Irish in lineage.
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I am Half Japanese half Irish living in a small town south of Vancouver B.C. so i was 1 of the 9 Asians out of 1500 white kids lol. My childhood sucked because my parents got divorced in grade 4 and that was just horrible on me and my brothers However by grade 12 I was 6'5" 220 (don't ask how i got that big IDK what the fuck it was, probably the energy drinks) but I was extremely nice to everybody and was treated very nicely by the whole school (From the Stoners to the Intellectuals to the hard-gangster wannabes).
So highschool was awesome. did fairly well and now i'm in college.


Started Watching anime in grade 7 when one of my older brothers friend showed me NGE. Best life changing moment that i ever had. that show really hit me hard because of the depressed state i was in, i was able to relate to Shinji, Asuka and Rei extremely well because of how i felt then. NGE made me rethink the way i was living. so anime cured my depression and made me happier than anything else! So stop hating on NGE becuase you don't like how depressed and emo Shinji is :P



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I'm very unsure about my environment, and I don't know what are the mistakes I'm making other than doing nothing....which probably the only mistake I'm making
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