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The All-Nighter


There’s no worse feeling than showing up to morning formation after a night of splendorous indulgence into the wee hours of the morning. For many Marines, that will probably involve binge-drinking, vomiting, other bodily fluids, and possibly farm animals.

Other Marines enjoy different vices, such as staying up all night playing videogames while your roommate is trying to sleep.

When I was a wee-boot at Mackie Hall, Kaneohe Bay, I recall buying an XBOX 360 and the latest Elder Scrolls game for my room. This made a great distraction while on standby or for some late nights with a locked door and curtains closed.

However, it attracted some… Unwanted attention. One of my “senior” Lance Corporals discovered my electronic entertainment set up and decided that he was going to spend the next week playing Oblivion every night until it was time for morning PT. I’m not a selfish person, I don’t mind sharing my toys, but this shit got old really quick.

It wasn’t until I stuffed the setup into my wall-locker and kept it secured that I was able to get a good night’s sleep.

As far as Final Fantasy VII goes, the answer to who is Cloud’s true love has always been Tifa. I will not be accepting any questions on the matter.

Infantry Marine turned Combat Artist turned animator turned bestselling author turned dad.

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  1. how dare you forget about Areith! What kind of Final Fantasy fan are you?

  2. A man of culture

  3. Yep, over on Schwab I walked in to my room to find my roomate armpit deep in my secretary because I had to lock up the mouse and keyboard to keep him from downloading crap on my pc.

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