I was recently engaged in a discussion with a old friend of mine, and this led me to the realization that back in high school, I had been the resident class lunatic and it was actually a miracle that I had not been expelled or even reprimanded during high school.
So my fellow escapists, what was your "role" in high school?
Depending on the year (our "highschools" last 4-8 years):
Baritone (my voice changed early and is low as it it)
Invisible (I'm painfully shy and quite able to entertain myself)
or Know-it-all (my teachers became aware i really did know the answer to all their questions, and I became the go-to-guy to ask when the rest of the class didn't know something)
The Target of Bullies.. and later in life.. the kid known as "milly" everyone called me that including teachers and kids id never met :D
The school lunatic. My therapist was under obligation to inform the school board and via them the resident school councillor of my adhd and personality disorder, problem was her son also went to the same school and somehow or another he found out and ran his mouth so I just went with it. One of my fondest memories was when this fat chick asked me who I was going to prom with and I told her "with a rifle" and she just gaped at me as I left the room, she asked my friends if I was serious and one of them said "I don't know, we're never really sure" so her parents called the cops on me. lol Oh memories. The funny thing is I never actually hurt anyone while at school used to get whole tables in the cafeteria to myself while some of the fools just stood there and ate their lunches. I do miss the power.
That awkward, depressed kid who was really good at everything. I would often get comments from a lot of people like, "Cheer up," "You look so sad all the time," and even the odd "You're the most depressed person I've ever seen." I guess my depression didn't make a lot of sense though, because I wasn't really bullied much in high school, and I was successful in academic and sporting pursuits, I won the cross country and many athletic events. I guess that goes against the nerd archetype but I was also a straight 'A' student and did all the hardest subjects. However, I didn't have many friends and was really quiet. Students and teachers respected me, but I guess I was too fucked up to notice.
(I'm in highschool now)
I'm the quiet, nerdy, know it all kid, but when I'm around my friends I'm pretty crazy.
I can spend entire double lessons silent, have impressed my IT teacher on numerous occasions, and am the go-to kid in maths when no-one else can answer the questions.
I was the 'background boss' at school, and only a couple other people realised it.
Unlike most of the others, I had a lot of sway among the faculty members, our dickwad headmaster notwithstanding, and I pointed them to hammering dickheads among the students (mainly my year and the two years below me) and being lenient to others.
Ultimate position of being the school's biggest troll? Possibly, but I wasn't ambitious enough to exploit it unfortunately.
I was named the class penguin, take from that what you will.
I was 'the gay kid'. Not that anybody made much fuss about it, it's just how most people knew about me. And I wasn't the only one really.
King of the school.
On breaks I sat with all groups from jocks to geeks to japs (that's a fashion type for you young kids) to "the girls table".
I had a B+ average (which back then before grade inflation was sufficient to get you into the University of your choice) but I skipped probably 25% of classes or more. I never did homework.
In computer class I removed the teachers from the computer lab network, repeatedly.
I made friends with one of the VPs and often hung out with her and/or her secretaries when skipping, so any skipping reports about me in general never made it past them.
I was definately a class clown. Teachers either loved me or hated me for it.
I didn't put up with shit, after two months with a drunk teacher in class and EVERYONE lost, I brought it directly to the Mayor of the city who took it to the Board, within a few weeks, teacher was on sick leave.
Near the end of my 2nd year of driving the IT teachers (who were actually only math teachers) nuts, for the last 2 years of HS I was given an automatic A+ in computers in return for being a teacher's aid and helping them maintain the computer network and improve the curriculum.
It's weird because I was obese, unable to work up the guts to ask girls out most of the time, of average intelligence (so not really in the league of the smart geeks) and putting forth no effort in my life in general, and yet I just sailed on through both the academics and social side. All I did was act like I belonged whereever I went and people seemed to accept it.
My school only developed proper cliques in sixth form, which I guess Americans would recognise as high school.
I was king of the socially awkward wierdos. People liked us, and I was the most likeable or normal. They did think we were odd though.
Pretty much the quiet and obedient pupil (the good boy). No I wasn't the teacher pet, I just did what I was told to do and handed in my homework on time and never got into trouble.
I was the weird fat kid. No one made fun of me because mostly everyone in my high school got along with each other but now i've lost most of the weight.
I guess I was the clown. I got on with everyone and had my group of friends. I also messed about quite a lot and made the funnies. That kept going through college (UK college, not US college)) and died down somewhat during university.
It started off as the 'nerd'. But after a couple of years everyone just fell out of their stereotypes. We were all just...students. Sure, there were hot ones, sporty ones, smart ones. But we didn't identify them as that.
In my circle of friends, I was "the smart one" - and would usually be described as happy all the time =P Which I kinda was. I was completely oblivious to the drama that the rest of the school and half my friends were so heavily involved in which made me,
The guy in the background to the rest of my year. Could have a civil conversation with just about anyone without people gossiping about it and no-one made a big deal out of anything I did. I had the respect of everyone else in terms of academic success which was nice. Damn... I didnt think Id miss it =S
This was all in the last few years though - I was closer to the general "shy nerd" role for the rest of it.
I wasn't even given a role. I was the outcast who had done nothing to deserve to be the outcast.
A good portion Know-it-all mixed with Silent. I pretty much became Sweetiebell.
I was a few things, depending on who you were:
To most people, I was superficially "that guy who runs around the school", since I did laps around the hallways to help me focus.
To my classmates, I was Nerdy, friendly, bookish kid with a tendancy to correct others grammar.
To my friends, I was the one who wasn't going to grow up to be an engineering or computer science major.
Im in high school now and I'm pretty invisible. I'm quite shy and awkward. Actually I probably wouldn't have any friends if I wasn't so good at physics and math. I end up tutoring half the class most of the time which is really the only social interaction I get in school. O,well ...
I alternate between 'most likely to end up as some form of evil super-villain' and 'most likely to watch the world burn for shits and giggles'. Surprisingly the two are quite different. If I can be bothered to make the effort I can get along with anyone, and I'm well known to be the go to person for advice as I tend to be always right in the terms social interaction. Despite this I'm quite withdrawn, not very attentive in lessons (I know I can sail through with decent grades) and I do not tolerate fools lightly.
Oh yeah, I was also described as the guy who sounds like Michael McIntyre
I was that geeky, loud, funny, and strange kid with a nickname everyone knew even if they didn't know me. Worked out pretty well actually. I kind of liked high school.
The class loser/shy kid.
I was called ,,The Bear'' mostly becouse of my fat arse at the time and excess hair and maybe becouse of my cuddly and loving nature .
To the people that actually knew me I was the Listener, the one that everyone came too for advice & help.
To everyone else I was the Odd one that everyone thought was going to shoot up the place. No one ever knew what to expect from me. Most thought that me & my close group of friends were all in a gang & we didn't do too much to prevent them from thinking that. We thought it was funny that everyone was afaid of us.
I was voted the Shy Guy in my class, but i'm far from shy, I just never bothered talking to most of the idiots I went to school with so very few people actually knew me. I was quite nice to most people, but a few assholes & idiots had to be dealt with.
Mostly invisible with a few strange rumors floating around about me; oh God, the unflattering, horribly inaccurate rumors...
I dunno I never really actively set myself to a role. I am fairly nerdy I suppose but I am also a artist I was not all that shy. I also had friends in a few different groups so I really dunno where I sat. I guess I was that animation kid!
Well since my highschool has about a grand total of 50 students right now counting all years and classes ,my particular class has 6 students in it so there is no real divisions between students, we are all a big group of friendship not counting the hot or not and the various interests of the people ,it is somehow a question of everyone be friends or no friends.
It's pretty cool we mix with other years alot too ,nothing to complain about.
I do however take on the role of the joker and work on my puns quite a lot, im also known to be a geek but since its mainstream now theres no problem.
I was the quiet kid who somehow became popular for absolutely no reason. It would start that I'd be invisible in the class and then someone would discover me and then I would become popular in the class. How it happened and why I'll never know.
I was invisible I was a walking ghost but everyone thought I was going to be that one kid who was going to go crazy and shoot up the school.
Outsider mostly, but protected as well. I got along with most and was friends with the head cheerleader, Student body president, and even the star quarterback's then girlfriend, now ex wife. I found out much later that pretty much the football team wanted to beat me up, but my friends threatened to withhold sex from their boyfriends if one hair was harmed on my head. The few that did try to beat me up basically got jacked up by the football team.
The school troll. Worded my questions just right to make the teacher's look either stupid or sick, found a way around getting in trouble because I made the political asshole that thought he ran the school(didn't he know that that was my job?And I worked for free.But the school had some kind of policy where you needed one of those silly little degrees to have any valid opinion.) look bad, that kind of thing. School prankster, if there was a water bucket on top of a door, chances are that I had something do with it, but nothing that could be proven. Basically I was the loner that could disappear into any crowd and then make fun of everyone in it without consequence.
The only thing that annoys me is that I keep having people I've either never seen before or have forgotten(the latter is much more likely) that still call me by my nickname that's up on my namethingy here. Being semi-ginger probably scared a hell of a lot of people from doing anything to me too, now that I think about it...
Early days of highschool: The booksmart awkward child. I was shy, scored well and was a pushover. I could do my work, but did little outside of that.
Middle of highschool: Mad genius (Not that I'm a genius, I was treated like one though). I was put into a class with all the bullies/dumbasses to keep up the grade average. Family issues and my arrogance compounded to make me reckless, so I made a point to shut-down and abuse anyone that hindered my or anyone else's school experience (Fully expecting to get beaten and have them expelled as a result, but strangely no one physically attacked me).
Later years of highschool: The eccentric dictator. I used to stand on a big rock and just rant. People would gather, amused or horrified by what I had to say. The person who questioned me was told to quieten down and listen to their authority (Alluding to me) by the Vice Principal. I had relaxed by now, so while I was active and vocal in class I was more selective when I chose to be aggressive. I was passionate about my ideas, but not violently so. I was an anti-hero to most my fellow students and for some reason, also charged with mediating a lot of their problems.
Since out-of-place is my default setting, I kind of make a place for myself I suppose. Pretty much everyone (including my teachers) called me by my last name. I was told the name commands authority. I don't mind it. xD
I was the outcast/outsider who despite in being an outcast would always lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it.
I was also seen as the person who was crazy, which I kind of am.
I don't think there was a "role" for me as opinions from various people were wildly different.