August 14th, 2008

hat, jesse


Okay, so I know people like to bring up their random YGO moments [meeting a guy named Seth Wheeler, finding Funny Bunny notebooks, etc.], and it got me thinking: has anybody, inadvertently or otherwise, learned anything from their fandom?

I was thinking about an incident back in high school [haha, I've only been out for a couple of months]. I mean, I got into it in 7th grade completely by accident after a new friend of mine asked me to draw some of the chars. Cue geekery for the next few years. We come to the point where I'm sitting in 11th grade chemistry class [being a 10th grader myself, go figure], and the topic of the day is... polymers.

About halfway through the class, a lightbulb popped over my head so bright that I wonder how the teacher didn't notice it.

It took all my willpower not to scream out, "So THAT'S where 'Polymerization' comes from!"

'Fess up, how many of you have had moments like that? [I'm imagining lots of ancient Egypt refs will come pouring in.] =3