JA_Chop_Chop is a 16-year-old student at Templestowe College and is part of Level Up (an English elective), and a writer for the Yelling at Children website — being one of the “OG” users. He enjoys playing Minecraft, but also likes War Thunder. He enjoys playing with his friends as well as being a good friend to others around him.
When JA_Chop_Chop was a kid, he was given a PS3 with Minecraft. It was then that he realized what the feeling of being a gamer was like. Building towns and many other little nick-nacks in his worlds that were shared between friends, but also his own personal worlds with his own marvelous creations from the wildest parts of his imagination. However, after getting his very own computer he found a new game named War Thunder. An MMO shooter about fighting in historical battles during times of war, not only on ground, but also in different varieties of vehicles, from tanks to planes to ships the list goes on and on.
Even though he enjoyed playing video games, he understood that for most people (including him) they can’t keep video games as a career. But it didn’t mean that he couldn’t play games most times. JA_Chop_Chop also decided to get what was most popular at the time. One of those games was Fortnite, however he did express that the game did get quite dull after playing for about two years. The first game he really enjoyed was when he played Sea of Thieves for the first time. He remembers for the first two days at least he played non-stop with his friends. Although Minecraft was his first favourite game, it wasn’t the only thing he had at time. Another game he had was Goat Simulator for the PS3. Goat Simulator is a sandbox game with ragdoll styled physics. There were also different types of goats you could play as being: Demon Goat, Tall Goat, Classy Goat, Feather Goat, etc. The game was made in September of 2014 by Coffee Stain Studios and never had a sequel.
Before JA_Chop_Chop had discovered video games, they’d said that their life felt rather. It mostly likely felt like he was missing something in his life. But once he was introduced, there was no going back. It’s basically a spell that most people who see video games fall under because seeing a video game is like when your imagination becomes reality (through a screen of course). I think it has something to do with the fact that video games are more than just imaginative thoughts brought over to reality. I personally think that once it’s a reality it becomes something that you’re able to have control over. I’m already fairly sure that JA_Chop_Chop knew that once he started playing games for the first time.
Some of JA_Chop_Chop’s greatest achievements were split between games with real life. In games like Minecraft, he’d spend tons of hours on either construction, or it could just be simple programming on command blocks. As the number of self-made achievements continue to compile, there would’ve probably been regrets from either abandoning projects. But the worst thing is that there have probably been times where projects have been griefed. Fortunately, that doesn’t happen most of the time.
When it came to JA_Chop_Chop’s favourite article to work on at Yelling at Children it was his Sea of Thieves article he did in October of 2021. This was his favourite article to do because he had knowledge from already playing ahead of time. Since he’d already played the game before not only by himself, but with friends he already knew quite a bit about the game. Having information about something ahead of time means that you’ll be able to give not only your information, but also being able to add onto previously unknown information. JA_Chop_Chop used this to his advantage, since he had already experienced the game first-hand, he used that information to help get through the article.
What JA_Chop_Chop has decided to do now is to leave the Level Up team (including Yelling at Children) to do another subject in English and plans to do a VET course in Year 10 for hospitality. But apart from that there probably isn’t much else in school that they are going to do.