Student Tells His Story About Bullying, Video Games 3


As should be evident by now, your humble and obedient servant is a creature of spite – yet few things inspire greater loathing than those who prey on others. Said loathing finds its form in the dream of a new world – a bright and beautiful one – in which no bully is un-emasculated, no *ss un-kicked, and naturally, no d*chebag un-pantsed amidst a cacophony of laughter and jeers. Yet there are those precious few in this world who take the high road, possessing a heart made less of black fire and vengeance, and more of what medical science calls, “actual heart.”

Such is the case of Caine, a boy whose story is dismally common in the unpleasantness that is childhood. Indeed, he has been subjected to verbal and physical abuse from fellow students, due to that most egregious of worldly wrongs: being different. Exacerbating matters is the fact that Caine has two moms, making him a natural target for those who have grown up with what we will charitably call the “traditional values” mentality. In order to provide some respite from the daily harassment. In his words, “gaming actually really helps me a lot to calm down and get out of the troubling parts of my life.”

Yet despite this outlet, the reality of bullying remains. Rather than turning to violence or hiding his experiences, our stalwart Texan has decided to speak out not only to The Bully Project; he decided to address the superintendent directly. So check out the video, and as always, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below!




(Writer) Jesse Gmitro is the self-proclaimed “resident ally/lady-fancier” of — a position he has held since 2011 – and a shameless fanboy of Metal Gear, pre-Homecoming Silent Hill, and Final Fantasy. He plays drums in a local post-rock band called “Between Two Skies,” and is currently working on a black comedy novella, “The Madcap Laughs.” He currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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3 thoughts on “Student Tells His Story About Bullying, Video Games

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    I remember things like that happened to me a lot and I always used to turn to video games to take my mind off things, nobody would help me, I’d tell the teacher if I’d been punched or hit, I’d even be in tears and they’d claim I was ‘telling tales’. I know a few other people that have been bullied at school and some turned to video games, however others decided to join in on the others to ‘look cool’ by going after the kids who are different and unique.

    Has anyone else ever felt in this child’s position?

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    How brave is that kid, standing up to the world for the sake of others!?

    At his age I just made myself as invisible as possible and kept out of the way at home with my PS2 or in the school library.