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Angry Stick 9: Ancient Ways by sheppyboy2000 Angry Stick 9: Ancient Ways by sheppyboy2000
I can't be the only one who had these things. I mean parents. Where the hell are they in todays world? Let's just put it this way. Today, parents complain about how little control they have over what infuences their children. Now comes the story.

When I was a wee lad, my mother disliked guns and gun related violence. Just had some relatives shot so basically guns were not allowed in my play. Laser Tag was an alien concept to me but swords and such were awesome. Playing Ninja was the shit. Eventually, my mother caved on this and I got my first G.I. Joe figure. Now despite the fact that I got this when I was 9 and everyone else had G.I. Joes, she managed to keep me away from them with alternatives. She controlled what I watched and played. At the time, I thought it sucked that all my friends could play with toy guns but I had swords and shit. Growing up, it amazed me just how she controlled that aspect of my life despite holding three jobs at the time.

If my mother could keep me, a 9 year old, away from GI Joe, why couldn't a stay at home Soccer mom keep her child from Grand Theft Auto? Are they really so powerless in the face of media, or are they just lazy? From my time working retail, my opinion lies in the latter.

Now, what spawned this comic strip? This irresponsible and sickening display of journalism...

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Thank you for that...
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DeaconFrost2100 Featured By Owner May 11, 2008
preach on brotha! cuz god knows how many games have infulenced crimes now-a-days. I mean when i first played mario on NES i ran out my door like a mad man and tried to jump on my neighbors head to see if i could get gold coins to pop out his ass....gimme a break.
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BPMdotEXE Featured By Owner May 5, 2008
Wow, three jobs? That's amazing. She must've been tired constantly. And yet, she managed to be a responsible parent. I applaud your mother, sir.

I hate people using the media (not just video games, but any form of entertainment) as a scapegoat for why their children are screwed up. Maybe if you didn't use TV and video games as a babysitter, they wouldn't have ended up that way!

And, yet, I know that isn't always the case. I've known some people who were great parents, but their kid still was screwed up. Why? Who knows.

Even so, there's no excuse for letting your kid play a game inappropriate for them (especially in your own home).
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sheppyboy2000 Featured By Owner May 5, 2008
Well, only one was full-time but yeah. People don't believe me when I say I grew up poor. Not sure why.
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deft2kcolin Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
XD

Gotta love the media and their overreactions.
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Defenestrator20 Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
Hahahahaha! Well done! Couldn't have said it better myself.
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ThornedVenom Featured By Owner May 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
This could win the Joystiq comic showdown.
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sheppyboy2000 Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
Maybe... 2pStart is particularly strong this week.
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ThornedVenom Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Damn, normally I never count on them for good stuff.
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lebrnjmes23 Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
ur right. like, parents always blame the ppl who made the game, but its rly their own fault for the letting their kids play it.. thats one huge cookie!
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sheppyboy2000 Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
I'm fat, I like huge cookies.... they are like pure magic given circular form....
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