Well, for a lot of us, it's the first day back at school (some of you lucky dogs don't have classes until next week or the week after. Regardless, this means pretty much the same thing for us full time students; unfortunately I'm pretty sure that most of us are unable to take the good from the bad when it comes school and gaming. Read on to find out why it's not always a bad thing to go back and hit the books.


The Good: Seeing your friends

(Obligatory reference: Check)

I think it's safe to say that likeminded friends, remain friends for a long time. So for gamers like us, it's imperative to have friends outside of our respective caves. All though I don't have as many friends as my Mom would like, I do have a handful of friends, all of whom are gamers (and/or Anime buffs, but that's a story for another time). School gives us the chance to get together and just talk about/ participate in gaming. In our core group of 6, 5 of us now have 3DS and Pokémon X/Y (with number six currently setting a plan into motion to get one). Guess what we're going to do before school Monday morning?


Bad: Homework

While it's good to understand a subject to the point of mastery (or at least understanding), I think we can all agree that no one, and I mean NO ONE has fond memories of doing homework as opposed to playing video games.


Good: An excuse for other activity

(While this wasn't the best picture I could put in for this topic, you got to admit it's funny)

            For most of us reading this right now, Gaming is a bottomless pit that eats up our time like a black hole. So that really doesn't leave us with much time for anything else does it? Going to school at least gets us out of the house and (hopefully) into more healthy situations. While I would much rather NOT get up every morning at 5 AM to swim, I do it anyway because it's good exercise, and it gives me the freedom to eat WHATEVER I want on my marathon gaming sessions on Saturdays.  


The Bad: Less time to play games

(You probably knew this was coming. If you didn't, then I guess you really DIDN'T have time for this)

            It is mathematically impossible to go to school for 8 hours, do homework, and get a reasonable amount of sleep with days lasting 20 hours . If days were slightly longer, it would help a little bit I guess, but the problem still remains. On weekdays at least, you can no longer get a good gamin session in. This is a point that I really shouldn't have to explain much for, so I'm just going to go on to the next one now.


The Good: Time becomes valuable

(If I had a dollar for every time I heard that, I would be wealthy enough that blogging would no longer be worth my time)

            Oddly enough, I think that the biggest reason that school would bad thing for gaming makes it good for gaming. Procrastination always occurs when you have all the time in the world; because when you have all the time in the world, why not waste it? And when you waste time eventually you find yourself with just 48 hours to go until your project is due, or you have to go to class; and you have nothing. School helps me to focus my progress in gaming, something that I just don't do over holiday breaks. I may feel like I get less overall progress than if I could play non-stop, but I always forget that you can't play non-stop. The world may always give you just an hour less than you need to complete something, but that's not always a bad thing.

Well, that it. Leave your thoughts in the comments section below and I'll see Y'all tomorrow.