Sorry for lack of updates, I have been away for a bit. But now I am back to tell more stories and upload more art. Anyway. Sometimes Ry can be a troll (Just sometimes). And I did exactly that last week actually. I pulled off a 21 Jump Street
. Right, so I was in Melbourne for a convention and I also stayed longer for a few days to hang out with friends. The night before convention, my friend Alice (Who is a core member of the Japan Club) invited me to visit her University at RMIT
for a Japanese movie night as part of her Japan Club's
activity. At first I was a bit unsure whether I should go or not since I am not a member of the club or the Uni. But I do like to watch Japanese movies, so I went!
So there I was, in a room full of young fresh Uni students. One thing I noticed is that when I went into the club room, some people knew each other but many were first timers, they were all introducing themselves to each other, and I did as well. At that moment I realised that everyone just assumed that I was an RMIT student
, this sparked an opportunity... FOR FUN.
So douchebag Ry used his acting skills that he learnt through years of watching Hollywood movies, and put on his best performance. My role? A student of RMIT studying Design and some leader in the Japan Club.
Since Alice is a core member of the club and the fact that I was with her, many people thought I was actually someone important
in the club as well. So I played along with this idea, I started helping out with the lights and doing things on the computer and packing up chairs and walking around asking everyone how they are, like a teacher. I also made some public announcements like "OK guys, thanks for coming to movie nights tonight, remember to check your emails for upcoming events for the Japan club ok?"
. To which many members nodded like students listening to a teacher. Alice was face palming herself the whole time, she knew exactly what I was trying to do and I just laughed. //Rytroll
Then we all went to dinner together after the movie, and I actually started making friends with the students. Everyone was very nice to each other, and to me too, it felt really nice and kinda different from how it usually is, usually people are nice to me but thats because they are fan of my art and know me as Ry-Spirit
already, but that night I was just a regular guy. The club members were surprisingly super nice to a point that I felt guilty
about my act and eventually told a few members that Im not actually part of the club... or the University... or even from Melbourne. But they were polite even after I told them Im a fraud. I told them who I really was and my real reason for being in Melbourne, I then invited them to come to Supanova the Convention, to which many came. I gave free prints to some of them.
I had such a good time that I begged Alice to hold another Japan Club meetup before I go back to Sydney. I suggested Bowling and Laser Tag
. So she quickly organised it on Facebook and we went there on Tuesday night, I don't think I've had that much fun for a very long time
. Everyone was making jokes and being friendly. It was my second time playing Laser Tag and it was so much fun! But all good things must come to an end. The day ended and some of the less informed members said goodbye to me and said they hope to see me again next week... to which I just smiled and replied "yeah....". While the members who knew that I won't be back for a while said their goodbye more properly. A new friend I made from the club Manaki also gave me a little Japanese coin as a gift
as well, he told me its what Japanese give to each other as a sign of respect and friendship
. I nearly burst into tears.
Here's us having a dinner break from Laser Tag and Bowling.
So there you go. I went undercover and infiltrated a University, and as a result for my sins, I made some new friends...
So the moral of the story is.. lying is good. NO!! The moral of the story is, join clubs to make friends. There.
I have more stories to tell from my recent trips. Look forward to them :3
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