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switzky21switzky21 __BANNED USERS
edited January 2007 in PAX Archive
Hi all,

My name is Alex, (Switzky to everyone, though) I have been reading Penny Arcade since I was 9 (16 now). I live in Melbourne, Australia.

I want to go to PAX. I have a job, but it's surprisingly low paying (EB Games are CHEAPSKATES). I am from America originally, and do have relatives in certain places that are not Washington.

How can I get there? More importantly, how can I convince my parents to let me go?

I am willing to go above and beyond the call of common sense for Penny Arcade, but I will need help.

Thank you in advance, all of you.

How about spending every minute of everyday in severe debilitating pain. Slowly being eaten alive from the inside out. Having your body die off and stop functioning entirely milimeter by milimeter. Then one day lapsing into a coma and suffering multi-organ failure.

all set to the tune of yakkity sax
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  • ctishmanctishman Registered User
    edited January 2007
    The first thing to know: It's been done before, so there's precedent.



    Next: you need money. Hmm. That could be a problem. Okay, here's two ways to do it:

    1) Stow away on a steamship, among crates of bananas

    2) Stow away on a steamship, among crates of papayas.

    The choice is yours.

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  • switzky21switzky21 __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2007
    And if those fruits aren't in season?

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    How about spending every minute of everyday in severe debilitating pain. Slowly being eaten alive from the inside out. Having your body die off and stop functioning entirely milimeter by milimeter. Then one day lapsing into a coma and suffering multi-organ failure.

    all set to the tune of yakkity sax
  • TehSpectreTehSpectre Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    switzky21 wrote:
    And if those fruits aren't in season?

    Those fruits are -always- in season.

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  • CronusCronus Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    TehSpectre wrote:
    switzky21 wrote:
    And if those fruits aren't in season?

    Those fruits are -always- in season.

    It will be winter in Austrailia though. Perhaps he should stow away on a ship filled with wool. Austrailian wool.

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  • djdoomikedjdoomike Registered User
    edited January 2007
    Sell weed.

    or save money up the honest way. I usually choose the latter.

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  • ctishmanctishman Registered User
    edited January 2007
    Cronus wrote:
    It will be winter in Austrailia though. Perhaps he should stow away on a ship filled with sheep. Australian sheep.

    Fixed. Warmth and entertainment!

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  • Mo1sonMo1son Registered User
    edited January 2007
    Ask for an early advance on the next 4 years Christmas + Birthday. Alternately, get a second job.

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  • CyberJackalCyberJackal Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I'm guessing you'd have an easier time with pretty much all of your complications if you could convince one of your relatives here in the States to make the trip as well. I imagine it would comfort your parents a great deal.

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  • dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    one word: stowaway

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  • CronusCronus Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    dyaballikl wrote:
    one word: stowaway

    Be careful of the sailors. They get quite lonely on those long journeys across the ocean.

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  • ctishmanctishman Registered User
    edited January 2007
    Yeah yeah, we worked that out already. All except one question:

    Bananas, Papayas or Wool?

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  • switzky21switzky21 __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2007
    Stowing away is out of the question, where are you going to find SHIPS these days? Jesus.

    The advance on Birthdays/Christmas's might work, and I honestly don't have time for a second job. I'm in the big years of Aussie schooling, and all my spare time is taken up by my girlfriend or World of Warcraft...

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    How about spending every minute of everyday in severe debilitating pain. Slowly being eaten alive from the inside out. Having your body die off and stop functioning entirely milimeter by milimeter. Then one day lapsing into a coma and suffering multi-organ failure.

    all set to the tune of yakkity sax
  • ctishmanctishman Registered User
    edited January 2007
    Now I've heard everything. Is another Naxx run really worth missing PAX? I seriously fucking doubt it.

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  • jieunjieun Registered User
    edited January 2007
    Look here... Some of us are very lucky to be living in the area and being able to hop in our cars for a half an hour drive to go to PAX

    But unfortunately, you aren't as lucky.

    It's your choice whether you want to spend more time w/ the gf or playing WoW than going to PAX.

    If that's what you want to do with your time, if that's about the most effort you want to make (FORUMZ HALP ME), then you're not gonna end up being able to go anytime soon.

    Get off your butt or plan for PAX'10.

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  • TNTrooperTNTrooper Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    The only upside to being a WoW player is the fact you prolly won't spend any money on games other then the monthly fee. On the other hand having a second job would really show how dedicated you are to go to PAX if you need to borrow money from your parents.

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  • switzky21switzky21 __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2007
    TNTrooper wrote:
    The only upside to being a WoW player is the fact you prolly won't spend any money on games other then the monthly fee. On the other hand having a second job would really show how dedicated you are to go to PAX if you need to borrow money from your parents.

    That's a very good point on both counts.

    Well, I've gone having few shifts at EB Games to having none. I'm not fired, per se, but for some reason they just don't have any hours for me this month.

    On the plus side, my dad and my old boss at EB who has since moved on to better things have given me the opportunity to make quite a bit of cash if what they're offering doesn't dissolve. I'll have another talk with my parents soon and see if we can work something out.

    I'll keep you guys posted.

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    How about spending every minute of everyday in severe debilitating pain. Slowly being eaten alive from the inside out. Having your body die off and stop functioning entirely milimeter by milimeter. Then one day lapsing into a coma and suffering multi-organ failure.

    all set to the tune of yakkity sax
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