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Eighth Grade Syndrome?!
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Hi everyone,

Just earlier today I begun to watch Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai, or Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions. It's a very funny romance/comedy/drama anime with a great cast of characters.

For those who don't know, "eighth grade syndrome" is when you get delusions of grandeur during, or around the time of, you guessed it, eighth grade. An example from the show is the main character dubbed himself "Dark Flame Master" in front of his class (Don't worry this is literally in the first minute of episode 1, no spoilers here!) when he believed he had supernatural powers.

Personally, I don't think I experienced that. I was always very quiet and in the back. I think the closest thing I had to that was that when I was in grade 2, I believed that I was related to someone famous because we shared the last name. I would go around bragging that I was related to said person until reality sunk in. But, it was fun being related to someone famous while it lasted...

My question to you is, have you suffered from chūnibyō, or "middle schooler syndrome"? Did/do you have any friends who have? Care to share some of the memories you wish would go away like the main character Yūta Togashi?
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I acted like I had powers when I was a kid, but that was only when we played superheroes. It never came to a point where I was actually living it.
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i had a dream that prince charming would come sweep me off my feet and we'd ride into the sunset on horses
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I called it that, because that's what the show refers to it as.
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For a while in Eighth Grade I thought that I could possibly be god, and everyone else was just figments of my imagination. My reasoning being that the only thing I could be certain of was my own perception, everyone else might as well be highly programmed artificial intelligence.

I still believe that is a possibility, but I have come to view the world in a more pragmatic sense. That whether or not that is or isn't true, I should pretend that it isn't. My reasoning here being that people typically play RPGs to immerse themselves in the world, not to worry about how the manipulation of numbers actually brings this about. I should treat life the same way and just not worry about whether you all are in fact just figments of my imagination, or whether you actually do have some form of autonomy. Also if I was god, then I probably had a good reason for wiping my own memories of the fact and throwing myself into such a turbulent world. If you think that is a good idea for an anime, go watch Sora no Otoshimono, that's sort of the underlying theme of it. The overt theme is ecchi romcom.

I have thought about conquering the world as well. After thinking it through, I have decided that doing that would require too much effort and micromanagement. It would be the most tedious job in the world. Simply being rich would be a lot a more fun.
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When I was in 8th grade, I just wanted Reeses and late night risque infomercials.
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You know, I think I did experience such a thing. In 7th/early 8th grade. I looked ridiculous back then; what could get worse than neon skinny jeans and weird parted-hair? Telling people I had an imaginary friend from beyond the grave for shits n' giggles. I think I was just trying to get attention. It all started when I went to a friends birthday party and she told me some made up story of how she played with a Ouija board and ever since then she's been followed by ghosts. I thought it was a neat idea, so I pretended I could talk to the spirits following her.

Yeah, I don't know. I was dumb. I shudder at memories of middle school.
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The series is great, but no. I never had any such delusions.
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Some people experience it, some do not. And, it sometimes happens later and continues on well into adulthood. I have a friend who claims to be a reincarnated Atlantean dragon priestess. Other than this, she is a great friend.
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I am 23 and still have it a little bit~! Or at least, it makes life more fun thinking of things you have to do as epic quests by which you can level up, gain xp, and get people to like you more~!
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i am pretty sure i was like that in grade 8... i dont remember clearly though. I try to forget what a dick nugget i was in middle school.
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I was like that in earlier middle school years, believing I had other imaginary characters living at home with me and that we stopped evil together, and just hung out. I actually matured a lot when I got into eighth grade.
Great series though, it had me laughing almost every episode and Rikka was so damn cute
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All through my childhood I would always do the classic like sports stuff. Football, baseball, basketball, it didn't matter. Like hearing the announcer in your head needing a game winning shot or a big catch or a walk off hit or whatever. To this day if I'm shooting in the gym I'll still do the countdown in my head as I let a shot go.

I didn't grow up on anime or manga(whatever else is applicable here too) so I never had delusions of having powers and such.
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You could say I'm going through that right now.

NONE SHALL DEFEAT THE GREAT FESTALKER!


WRRRRRRRRRY!
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My friends and I got really immersed in WW2 reenactments, to the point where we had our own airsoft games with authentic uniforms. But this was around Grade 5.
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