Hey guys! It's me! Now that I've got The Sims 3 up and running on my new PC, It's time to use it to do what I do best (subjective, but whatever), writing stories! Now, before I start with Chapter One of Thursdays, I should warn you guys that I will be focusing a lot on the story, there WILL be fucking, don't fret about that, but I want to focus a lot on the plot and the characters, and I also want touch upon various topics such as working in gay porn, coming out of the closet and anti-gay bullying and prejudice both in school and in the workplace. Without further ado, here it is. The start of my latest work, Thursdays!
Chapter One: Setting The Stage
(RyanC65 has joined the chat room)
BVBfan643: Ryan is that u?
BVBfan643: holey shit it’s been forEVER!!
RyanC65: I know we were supposed to chill over the summer idk what happened.
BVBfan643: I guess life got in the way lol.
In case you are wondering, I am RyanC65. My username is like most others on these online chat programs, an allusion to my name and some numbers that are either random integers or numbers that concern me in any way. In my case, “RyanC” stands for Ryan Carlson which is my name and “65” is my birthday. 6/5, June 5th. My buddy Mike DeHaviland is BVBfan643. As you can tell from his username, he is absolutely crazy about the band Black Veil Brides. Can't really tell what "643" stands for though...
BVBfan643: So when do classes start for u?
RyanC65: My first class is Wednesday.
BVBfan643: you lucky fuck! I’ve been in school for about 2 weeks now!
RyanC65: I guess that’s one of the perks of going to a community college, classes not starting until September....
BVBfan643: but the thing I dont understand is why are you going to Sunset Valley Community College? Unlike most jocks you had the grades to get into a more prestigious school like SVU or UCLA.
RyanC65: I just don’t think I’m ready to move away from my family yet, and besides the commute isn’t horrible at all and I heard good things about SVCC.
BVBfan643: How did your parents react to.....you know....?
RyanC65: They were very cool about it...didn’t really care at all.
BVBfan643: OMG that’s so awesome to hear!
RyanC65: Aight I gotta go. See you around bro.
BVBfan643: <3 ya, Ryan!
RyanC65: <3 u too.
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If I have to choose one thing in life to be thankful for, I’d say I’d be thankful that I have such open-minded parents. Some of the saddest stories I’ve read about gay or lesbian youth coming out of the closet come with a hefty dose of hatred, isolation, angst and even abandonment, especially if their parents are those fundamentalist Christian whack-jobs that take the Holy Bible 100% literally or very radical puritanical conservatives. It's sadly not uncommon for their families to refuse to accept them, shun them, or even kick them out of their own house, forcing them to live on the streets until some form of a miracle occurs, whether they find and aunt or uncle that could accept them and take them under their wing, or they could find a friend that could.
That DEFINITLEY wasn’t the case with me. My coming-out experience was pretty uneventful and obviously my parents were cool with it. Yes, despite looking rather un-stereotypical, I am in fact gay. I honestly could not have had a better family to come out to. Melinda Carlson, my mother is an incredibly compassionate and caring woman who works at a grief center while my father Robert is the epitome of the word “intelligent”. He has two PhDs in Psychology and Sociology and is well aware of the recent scientific discoveries that homosexuality is indeed normal. When I told them that I was gay, they knew that my life was going to be different than they initially thought, but they pretty much viewed it as no big deal. In my mom’s words, Gay or not, I’m still her little sunshine.
Anyway, as sad as it is that summer is basically over, I’m DEFINITLEY looking forward to college. College is supposed to be the REAL best years of your life however, I did enjoy my high school experience. I was a pretty damn popular kid in High School and all the girls wanted me. I was good-looking, the star runningback of the Varsity Football team, and most of all, NOT a complete douche bag (unlike most of my friends). I always treated everyone I knew with respect regardless of who they were. Despite some of my “friends” thinking I was a pussy for actually having the common decency to treat human beings like human beings, I was one of the most loved kids in the entire school.
That being said; if I really wanted to, I could have come out of the closet then. However, high school is not exactly the most gay-friendly place in the world, especially the group of kids I was hanging out with. To make a long story short, I did NOT feel safe coming out of the closet in that juncture of my life.
However, what’s past is past. what matters now is the fact that I’m finally going to college! I guess what I’m going to love best about college is that unlike high school, it is easier to find people that support you and love you for the kind of person you are, and not for the kind of clothes you wear or whether or whether not you’re athletic. Cliques don’t matter anymore. Now that I’m thinking about it, now I REALLY can’t wait until next Wednesday! And that basically leads to the present...
Voice: “RYAN?! RYAN, WHERE THE HELL ARE YOU!?”
As I was entranced in my thoughts while sitting by the lake in my backyard, I heard a loud and high pitched voice. I could just tell by the tone who exactly it was...
My annoying little sister, Denise. Now don’t get me wrong, I love the girl to death. I wouldn’t trade her in for a billion bucks, but some of the things that she says and does is just so....irritating! Anyone with younger siblings or younger cousins can easily relate. She’s currently 10 years old and is entering 5th grade. What does she do that is so annoying, you ask? Well, let’s just say that she can say mild curse words without being sent to the time-out room now and she thinks she’s SO cool because she’s saying “damn”, “crap”, “hell”, and “ass” as many times as she can.
Denise: “RYAN! Get your damn ass the hell inside the house! It’s time for dinner!”
Ryan: “Denise, just because you can say the d-word, the a-word, and H-E double hockey sticks without getting in trouble with Mom and Dad doesn’t mean that you have to say it in EVERY sentence.”
Mom and Dad DO set limits though, she can’t under any circumstances say heavy-duty curse words like “shit” or “fuck” or she will be sent to the time-out room for a long-ass time.
Denise: “What-EVER!! Just get the crap inside the house!”
Ryan: “For God’s sake, can you please stop with the constant cursing!?”
Ryan: “Stop it!”
Ryan: “Quit it!”
I swear, there are times where I feel more like a second dad to Denise than a big bro.
THREE DAYS LATER
Well, today was it. The beginning of college life! And let me tell you, just judging by one day of school, I already like college MUCH better than high school.
My day started with giving my entire family their hugs and kisses. As you would expect, my parents were incredibly proud of me for going to college. Mom kept it together, but I could tell that my Dad was getting a little emotional...Even my little sister gave me a HUGE hug and tons of kisses on the cheek.
Denise: "I’m gonna miss you SO much, Ryan!!! I LOVE YOU!"
Ryan: "I love you too, Denise…I’m not going away forever, I’ll be home by 1 o’clock!"
I already knew this going in, but the campus of SVCC seems a million times bigger than Sunset Valley High. The school’s quad is essentially a small national park surrounded by buildings, all of which seem like they were built in different decades. Trust me, SVCC is no Oxford University, but still pretty impressive!
My first college class was my mathematics class. I guess I could consider myself extraordinarily lucky that math came to me so easily. Trust me, math can get very difficult at times, but against all odds, I’m ALWAYS able to get it. I always felt pity for my friends who just couldn’t grasp it, so that’s why I kind of lived a double life in high school as both a jock and a nerd. Kicking ass on the football field by day, and studying my ass off by night.
To me, the college crowd is not like your high school crowd at all. Here, there isn’t a bunch of assholes that are obsessed with how they look, how they’re dressed, whether or whether not they’re athletic, how much pussy they get and most of all, making sure they don’t come off as gay or effeminate. In a college like SVCC, there is a potpourri of different kinds of people. A real melting pot of whites, blacks, Hispanics, Asians and LGBT people, and for the most part everybody gets along fine, as hard as it is to believe.
Well, that’s all that I have to say for my first day of college! I definitely look forward to my next class tomorrow! According to my schedule, tomorrow I have my “History of Sociology” course!