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[–]rando279 91 points92 points  (4 children)

I feel understood tbh

[–]MathematicianFar8056 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I seriously know all the fallout lore yet I can't remember the long split.

[–]Confusion5T 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well joke's on you when the aliens arrive and demand to know why Roxas looks like Ven instead of Sora

[–]skaagz 92 points93 points  (5 children)

Video game lore is infinitely more interesting to me than vlan trunking

[–]DanTheMan_117 7 points8 points  (0 children)

lmao i hated that.

[–]Schytheron 3 points4 points  (3 children)

I feel attacked.

I read about VLAN trunking in my free time to optimize my home network setup.

[–]skaagz 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Good on you for taking interest! While it’s a good thing to know, the cisco net academy site I was learning on is a bit dense and it’s really easy to lose the will to scale the wall of text

[–]DearDreadful 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I recommend ITpro.tv if you prefer video format. It was my main resource for my CCENT and eventual CCNA.

[–]skaagz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks for that, I think that’ll be a major boon to researching this as the cisco stuff was pretty dry, and I basically had no instructors for these courses either

[–]misstaytay99 209 points210 points  (18 children)

My wealth of Pokémon knowledge is way more impressive than what I️ know about European History

[–]pipboy_warrior 102 points103 points  (4 children)

Calvin said it best in Calvin and Hobbes. "I'm not dumb. I just have a command of thoroughly useless information."

[–]RealGUYS63 37 points38 points  (2 children)

Not my fault no one tries to make the schoolwork interesting or entertaining.

[–]Endie-Bot 14 points15 points  (0 children)

when one of my highschool english essays was a "describe how [anything you like] made you learn something" and i got to lie through my teeth about games teaching me impactful stories come in many mediums i was sooo happy

[–]Indolent_Architect 24 points25 points  (2 children)

European history is amazing though

No matter how depe you go there's always some crazy fucker doing experiments and political meddling

It's like a drama that actually affects the real world

[–]wakamry 17 points18 points  (1 child)

There material is the worst part though. Imagine if Mass Effect was as boring and dry as a Pearson textbook, no one would laud it today.

[–]Antipixel_ 15 points16 points  (2 children)

mfw i scammed myself into knowing way more about european history than i'd ever wanted to because i wound up playing games based on history

[–]TheyCallMeBigD 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Europa Universalis IV?

[–]Antipixel_ 7 points8 points  (0 children)

yes SIR

[–]MrLuxarina 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Have you tried thinking of historical European countries as Pokemon, regime changes as evolutions, technological developments as type advantages and dates as levels?

[–]EnvyGoesQuackSwitch 1 point2 points  (0 children)

lockstin & gnoggin covers pokemons irl inspirations for stuff and i learn about real world history from there because he's fun, has a certain charm to him and its pokemon

[–]apexium 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Play some ck2 and you'll suddenly know everything about medieval european borders and feudalism

And the benefits of incest and murder but that's for later

[–]SukottoHyu -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Well you could always be a video game historian if you have the patience for that sort of thing. You could also take a specialty field in English literature or media studies specialising in Pokemon. It's unusual, but if people want to learn about Pokemon lore, it means there is a demand for someone to teach it. Learning what Henry VII done in Tudor England is arguably no more or no less useless to know than what Ash Ketchum does in Kanto.

[–]ConfidenceKBM 33 points34 points  (3 children)

Well joke's on you when the aliens arrive and demand to know why Roxas looks like Ven instead of Sora

[–]NoUsernameIdea1 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Maybe you can even help them recognize the difference between Ansem and Ansem

[–]Varram 4 points5 points  (0 children)

When the aliens pause KH3 I will be ready to explain to them that when Xehanort possessed Terra, the Guardian heartless that was created was actually Terra’s heart.

[–]TheHawkMan0001 22 points23 points  (2 children)

Dark souls lore is a thing of beauty. Warhammer 40k lore is also pretty interesting

[–]Koalitygainz_921 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Warhammer 40k lore is also pretty interesting

I dont like to even get into any more because in 5 minutes im 40 tabs deep and barely scratched the surface of any subject i wanted to learn about lmao

[–]Catch_022 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There is a w40k lore sub, it’s fantastic. They answer any random lore question you have in minutes.

[–]xiren_66D20 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Not my fault no one tries to make the schoolwork interesting or entertaining.

[–]Evilmaze 51 points52 points  (6 children)

Because homework reads like an uninteresting fanfiction that spiralled out of control with too many boring dialogues and too many shifting narrative perspectives.

I'm sure I have some attention disorder but textbooks suck balls. They're written by field experts that know nothing about engaging the reader. I love learning A LOT but struggle to read school related things. On the other hand I have absolutely no struggles reading lores, articles, and scientific publications of findings. That's where the good writing is. Textbooks try to sound fancy but as a result they sound more insufferable to decipher. You're only allowed to sound fancy if you have a juicy plot, otherwise, just get to the fucking point.

[–]AndrewWilsonnn 27 points28 points  (5 children)

One of my college forced electives was a "History of the Western World" class, where the prof wrote his own textbook. Sounds awful, right?

See, the dude was an actually experienced writer, and not just technically, but his "flair" I guess you'd call it was on point as well. That "textbook" read like a person telling you a story, with quips, sidenotes, cool descriptions, and specific simplifications where additional details would just bore you.

I legitimately read that textbook cover to cover, and enjoyed it, which, surprise surprise, increased my knowledge retention. I aced that final, because instead of recalling facts, it was like recalling a story.

[–]Evilmaze 5 points6 points  (1 child)

My point exactly. Schools have very fundamental flaws and current society is a reflection of it.

[–]Imrightanduknowit 2 points3 points  (2 children)

What's the name of the textbook?

[–]SolutionLeast3948 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The people need to know, please!

[–]AndrewWilsonnn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Unfortunately that was 8~ years ago, and I've long since forgotten. Sorry!

[–]TGIrving 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Most fast food, dish-washing, and janitorial jobs don't require you to know too much, so you'll be okay.

[–]eggbulb3 13 points14 points  (3 children)

I watched 8 hours of Destiny lore and my brain was fried for a week after due to the sheer amount of information, meanwhile I can’t get through and hour of schoolwork.

[–]BobDaBanana132 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I listened to Byf's 4 hour video on the entire lore of Destiny from the Books of Sorrow to Shadowkeep so many times that I've Pavlov'd myself and it helps me sleep.

[–]Blupoisen 5 points6 points  (0 children)

"Finally finished Byf's 4 hour video of Destiny lore"

"What do you mean there is 2 more years worth of lore WHAT THE FU**"

[–]Backupusername 8 points9 points  (1 child)

It's just suspicious how little record seems to have been kept about both the scholars of Byrgenwerth and the Church Hunters. We know from the purge of Old Yharnam (assuming the plot suggested by the notes and antidote tablets is accurate) that the hunters aren't above erasing evidence of controversial actions they've taken, so is it really so far-fetched to assume that there are more hunters of either faction out there? The writing was on the wall for Yharnam for anyone educated or observant (or insightful?) enough to read it, and not everyone was as dedicated as Laurence and Willem and their ilk. It's all theoretical, so the chicken-and-egg question of whether a deserter purged the records to hide their escape leading to more desertion, or if the records were purged for a different reason and that led to a hunter diaspora, but the important thing is that there could be more hunters just fucking around our there with intimate knowledge of blood healing, ascension, etc. and it wouldn't be too ass-pull-y.

[–]leothelion634 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Bloodborne

[–]Kozlow 24 points25 points  (1 child)

I wish my kid would read video game lore. He just watches the YouTube video instead.

[–]MotivationalDuk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I learned too much about fnaf lore from YouTube vids

[–]Melissa0522975Switch 7 points8 points  (0 children)

LOL I used to have this issue, honestly still do at times, but I've recently pulled an Uno Reverse and decided to focus my studies on video games/gaming communities.

[–]SurealGod 7 points8 points  (1 child)

It's all about interest. If you're not interested in what you're hearing or reading, it's going to feel like an eternity.

When you're interested and fully engaged in what you're doing, reading or hearing, it's going to feel like warp speed.

Think of it this way. There's some part of our brain that works like an internal clock and when it's fully engaged in something, it loses its ability to properly keep time, making it feel like what we were doing was shorter than it really was.

[–]drtekrox 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don't think it's just about interest in the subject -that defiantly helps (or hinders with a lack of interest)

There material is the worst part though. Imagine if Mass Effect was as boring and dry as a Pearson textbook, no one would laud it today.

[–]IamMyles 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Like, I could write a 5 page essay about how Teetsi from Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa was a huge, glaring issue with the film, EASY. But writing a 3 page essay about The Spanish Flu? Terrible, not possible.

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Ok, so the reason why Teetsi was such a glaring issue with an otherwise flawless film was really all down to Makunga. Now, Makunga is shown to us as being a very smart and collected character. Devious, ruthless, will stop at nothing to get what he wants, truly a perfect villain. And lo-and-behold, he has this simple-minded beefcake of a goon at his command called Teetsi. This guy is such a chad that he could literally take on every character in that movie, all at once, on his own, and STILL come out on top. I mean, just look at this guy. Like, when seeing this in theaters, I actually shat my pants right there in the theater, it was that intimidating of a moment. But, I ask you, what does Makunga, this genius, a man smarter even than big brain Sheen, do with this Goliath of a lion at his beck and call? Nothing, zip, nada, like not a single sausage. Makunga wants only one thing, and that is to be the alpha lion, the ruler over the lands. And what would be the easiest method for achieving such a goal? SEND TEETSIE AFTER ZUBA AND TAKE THE MANTLE AFTER HE HAS BEEN SILENCED!!! It's so obvious, so glaringly obvious. Even I, a man who isn't exactly a genius (although I do frequently watch Rick and Morty), would be able to come up with that idea. It's just so mind boggling that this somehow slipped Makunga's mind. And this is the biggest issue with the film. Now, it also happens to be the smallest issue, as this movie only has one issue and is an otherwise flawless masterpiece of cinema. But it's such a big issue. Like, if the film is a 10/10 without this issue, the issue bumps it down to a 9.9, maybe even a 9.8/10. It's truly unfortunate, and I just wish Tom McGrath and Eric Darnell had picked a slightly better writer who would be better suited for the monumental task of writing a sequel to Madagascar. Oh well, at least the third lived up to the first and was able to clench that 10/10 rating.

[–]MotivationalDuk 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I’d give that essay an 89 because the topic was good but I didn’t read the essay

[–]IamMyles 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well, long story short, the reason why Teetsi was such a glaring issue with an otherwise flawless film was really all down to Makunga. Now, Makunga is shown to us as being a very smart and collected character. Devious, ruthless, will stop at nothing to get what he wants, truly a perfect villain. And lo-and-behold, he has this simple-minded beefcake of a goon at his command called Teetsi. This guy is such a chad that he could literally take on every character in that movie, all at once, on his own, and STILL come out on top. I mean, just look at this guy. Like, when seeing this in theaters, I actually shat my pants right there in the theater, it was that intimidating of a moment. But, I ask you, what does Makunga, this genius, a man smarter even than big brain Sheen, do with this Goliath of a lion at his beck and call? Nothing, zip, nada, like not a single sausage. Makunga wants only one thing, and that is to be the alpha lion, the ruler over the lands. And what would be the easiest method for achieving such a goal? SEND TEETSIE AFTER ZUBA AND TAKE THE MANTLE AFTER HE HAS BEEN SILENCED!!! It's so obvious, so glaringly obvious. Even I, a man who isn't exactly a genius (although I do frequently watch Rick and Morty), would be able to come up with that idea. It's just so mind boggling that this somehow slipped Makunga's mind. And this is the biggest issue with the film. Now, it also happens to be the smallest issue, as this movie only has one issue and is an otherwise flawless masterpiece of cinema. But it's such a big issue. Like, if the film is a 10/10 without this issue, the issue bumps it down to a 9.9, maybe even a 9.8/10. It's truly unfortunate, and I just wish Tom McGrath and Eric Darnell had picked a slightly better writer who would be better suited for the monumental task of writing a sequel to Madagascar. Oh well, at least the third lived up to the first and was able to clench that 10/10 rating.

[–]Stringingsmile3 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Me with destiny lore

[–]Bananapeels3000PlayStation 2 points3 points  (0 children)

me when the oryx: 🤯

[–]0mni1nfinity 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Plot twist: I play New World Empires

[–]Chopped_urtoesboi 3 points4 points  (0 children)

the reason why for me is because school isn’t that fun, or something you really wanna do, while said in this meme, is correct that you could do this for six hours because it’s something you want to do. ☻

[–]Darkwolf762 4 points5 points  (0 children)

One is because it's what you WANT to do. The other is because you are FORCED to regardless of your level of interest or desire.

[–]Gimme-A-CookieConsole 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Me explaining on how demise’s curse from ss doesn’t just apply to gannon/gannondorf and expends to bill and like vaati

[–]Truepeacetru 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Happy cake day!

[–]OnlyhereforthelaughsConsole 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Still waiting for MatPat to tell me all the lore for Security Breach. I don't want to go and read it all, but I'll watch four 15 minute videos.

[–]MinhajBEHz 2 points3 points  (1 child)

School lore is not interesting, that's why.

[–]drtekrox 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Exactly right.

It's not the subjects are boring though, it's the material to teach you those subjects is boring and dry.

[–]SmuggoSmuggins 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My wife says I have a bad memory because I always forget stuff she says or asks me to do.

But actually my memory is just taken up with a vast library of knowledge about obscure video game mechanics and lore.

[–]Mazjerai 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Me: * skims the bear minimum of an article for a research paper to take more breaks *

Also me: * spends well over 6 hours deep diving into Dragon Age lore for a tabletop character, skipping lunch *

[–]Chozo_Hybrid 1 point2 points  (0 children)

One interests you, the other doesn't, it makes sense.

[–]pinghome127001 1 point2 points  (0 children)

TBF, game lore might be more useful in real life. One thing i learned from working is that people are stupid in general. Not just stupid, but bellow zero IQ stupid. They work hard on their single goal, but they absolutely forget everything else, and any skill is missing. Im very surprised how those who dont work as kitchen chefs dont just starve to death, cause thats what should happen based on how most people dont know anything besides their one thing.

So video game lore might be more useful, because this aint gonna change, and you gonna end up using that extra knowledge to wipe other people ass anyways, not worth it.

[–]drtekrox 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Don't feel attacked.

One is typically boring and made to satisfy a group of regulators.

The other is made to meet a vicious market.

Textbooks could be entertaining, textbooks could hold the readers attention, but as it stands textbooks are made for 2-3 old people who hate the people they're validating textbooks for.

[–]tankay694200 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Literally saw 3 hours of Dark souls lore yesterday non stop. And I have an exam in a couple of hours

[–]ReguIarHooman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Me reading the labels on a shampoo bottle for 20 minutes vs attempting to do one question from the homework

[–]sundar9595 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Imagine the following:

1) Fusion has become successful in providing us clean free energy. 2) All essential and monotonous work such as agriculture, office paperwork, factory work has been automated.

Then, we can simply live without doing any work. We can sustain ourselves by not giving back to society in ways we don't like as it is the case now. We can do whatever we want.

One day this will be the reality. But for now it isn't. So, the grind continues for now. I am sorry.

[–]zim182 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Unfortunately, current economy model will try to stop it at any cost. Because it endangers its existence.

[–]CanadianBatman47 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Because generally, stories have lessons, school does not

[–]NoUsernameIdea1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I just took my finals while balancing Endwalker’s launch. I cannot tell you a single thing about the medicinal properties of food or stock ratios after I was done with those tests, but I can tell you about Gaius’ monologue in Praetorium

[–]SmartestAssOutThere -1 points0 points  (1 child)

You are so stupid go do you homework dumbass

[–]billyjoe9451 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Why so angry?

[–]kerred 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Lorerunner on YouTube has about 100 hours of my life and falling asleep time in 2021 alone

[–]Kultherion 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yo I watch that guy too.

[–]car_crash_kid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

memes like this usually exaggerate the numbers, but in this case that is literally it

[–]AshbieMoon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

and anime lore as well

[–]Pokepig96YTConsole 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Aaaaaaaah mossbag

[–]_nuggs_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I seriously know all of the Fallout Lore yet I can't remember long division.

[–]theweekiscat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have one thing to say here, CONTROL

[–]android_monk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I studied the whole Fallout and Elder Scrolls lore when I was 16. That was some time wasted

[–]Dasheek 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It once happened with a Crystallography book for my uni course. I have read that motherfucker few times in a row like it was some kind of arcane grimoire. Aced final exam. Only course I had with max score ever.

[–]MIST573 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I am not remember very well the history of the classical literaturry buth i can make a History line so complete of Halo lore

[–]bootyhole_licking_69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Me with Visage. Bro, was that a trip watching all the videos explaining the whole thing.

[–]Hippobu2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I used to say that, in this case for example, if video game lore is the school work then my response would still be the bottom one.

Huge difference between doing something you want to and something you have to.

[–]EmpJoker 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is me with dnd. Ask me to write a one page essay for school? That'll take me a while. Meanwhile I got Curse of Strahd to run for my siblings and I've spent like 5 hours studying it and taking notes already.

[–]BobDaBanana132 0 points1 point  (0 children)

MyNameIsByf and Mylein Games. Need I say more?

[–]hagosantaclaus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

the difference is consent

[–]CTRL-ALT-DLTE 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When my FFXIV Eorzia Encyclopedia (part 1 and part 2) come in, this will be me

[–]panamakid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

it's adhd

[–]GreatWizard221 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The Elder Scrolls lore too good tbh

[–]PatternSoggy1925 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Honestly felt like I learned more from a 6 hour cod zombies unabridged lore synopsis than the entirety of my first semester of college.

[–]LonelyAustralia 0 points1 point  (0 children)

read? what do you think youtube is for.

[–]x7ameedo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Because education suppose to be as fun as gaming, but nope Eduction system is just stuck to be boring as it is old fashioned as well.

[–]VultuZ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Maybe not entirely game related, but I guess similar enough.

Yesterday, after a little hangover from New years, I wasn't really in the mood to do anything. So I decided to dive back into a thing I was into a while ago, SCP. If you don't know what that is, SCP stands for "Secure, contain, protect" and basically are somewhat of short horror stories (colaboral work of people which describe anomalies) which can range from your "classical" horror nightmare monster to places or even objects like a toaster. It was quite a while when I last checked the website, so yesterday I basically spend half of my day reading through SCP articles that peeked my interest. Was a ride for sure though.

[–]BombLessHoleMedia 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I once spent an entire day watching 40k Lore videos on YouTube instead of working.

[–]gerddominik 0 points1 point  (0 children)

this is so true

[–]eazyhuey 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This really do be the same brain that can recall the majority of Assassin’s Creed lore while knocking out in lectures

[–]gingerkid9k 0 points1 point  (0 children)

treat life like a video game (like a realistic one, with killer graphics, and sub-par plot lines). you'll have more focus more often.

[–]rastarider 0 points1 point  (0 children)

is this supposed to be shocking? It's all about what you genuinely love.. and obviously a lot of what they teach you in school is uninspiring nonsense forced upon you

[–]Local-Ad-9440 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Soooo true 😂

[–]kcyccyck 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is me with FNAF

[–]IFeel_Attacked 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You feel attached?! How do you think I feel

[–]Epantras 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So relatable

[–]Xtremeelement 0 points1 point  (0 children)

because you are actually interested in the subject and you want to learn more. school work is the exact opposite, it’s usually something you don’t care about and you are made to learn about.

[–]BlayZWasTaken 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Does learning about worthless stuff in school benefit me? No. Is it fun? No.

Does learning game lore benefit me? No. Is it fun? Absolutely.

[–]Tooth31 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This, but applying for jobs or doing anything related to being a functioning adult.

[–]enwongeegeefor 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Who are you and how do you know my child?

[–]Trickshroom 0 points1 point  (0 children)

bethesda moment

[–]Steeljaw72 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yep, sounds about right.

[–]iwannabethisguy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I feel like school lore would be a lot more interesting if it told 'true' history instead of the carefully crafted version we get today.

[–]JohnnyTheWanderer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Even if it's my favorite subject I will feel like passing out.......

[–]cloudxnine -1 points0 points  (0 children)

This says a lot. Do what you love doing and you'll never work lol