<p>so I'm applying to Yale, as my title says, and I'm kinda stressing over what to do about the required second essay.</p>
<p>As a joke, my sister and I started writing random topics for an essay, and I started typing about how Pokemon has shaped my life so much and that the animation lead me to have a passion for the arts.</p>
<p>Well, the fact Pokemon led me to discover art is pretty true, and somehow I pulled a decent looking essay, and I'm kinda hesitant to throw away this idea.
My parents are of course dead against the essay, but some of my friends found this pretty amusing. </p>
<p>would the admissions think I'm some nerd pokemon-obsessed asian kid, or would they actually find some humor in this essay? I'm not a stellar student (my GPA and SAT is decent though, 3.95 and in the 2200s.), so I'm guessing I need something to make me stand out from all the essays the admissions are going to get.</p>