'''My Life Is A Goddamn Mess''' is a semi-famous ''{{Persona 3}}'' LetsPlay written by Schildkrote, made to seem like the [[CharacterBlog LiveJournal]] of the main character, [[FanNickname Minato Arisato]]. The original thread on SomethingAwful has been archived, but it can be read [[http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/Persona3/ here]].

As the intro goes, Schildkrote once found the livejournal of one ''[=RaMeNbOi1990=]'' dated from 2009-2010 (which was in the future at the time). Fascinated with what he found, he archived it all, with the actual account eventually becoming LostForever. In it, Minato recounts his story with a mix of written accounts and some artwork both hand-drawn and animated (AKA screenshots and cutscenes).

There was a sequel about ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' titled '''Christ Almighty, I Hate This Town''', but has since been put on hiatus due to events in Schildkrote's life.

If a trope already applies to ''Persona 3'' and isnít used in the LetsPlay, do not add it.
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* ADayInTheLimelight: A page of Junpei and Yukari's own [=LiveJournals=] are used to observe Minato from someone else's point of view. Turns out Junpei is even more of a SmallNameBigEgo online and Yukari runs something of a gossip column. In fact, [[spoiler:Nyx Avatar/Ryoji is the narrator for most of the final parts of the game.]]
* AllJustADream: [[spoiler: Minato getting Lucifer, Messiah, etc.]] near the end.
* AudienceParticipation: Minato's progress with Social Links is primarily decided by people he asks online. Despite the fact that the series is supposedly archived entries from long ago, Schildkrote asked people to "play along" as part of an experiment.
* BiTheWay: Although he maxed out [[spoiler: Chihiro]]ís Social Link, Minato has a fairly obvious crush on Bebe. It's even noted by both Junpei and Yukari, the latter [[ShipperOnDeck thinking that they'd make an adorable couple.]]
-->'''Minato:''' After school that day, I was faced with one of the toughest decisions of my life. On one side was Bebe, the boy who gives me uncomfortable fluttery feelings in my stomach whenever we hang out. On the other was Chihiro, the girl who gives me uncomfortable fluttery feelings in my stomach whenever we hang out. I had no idea what to do.
* CatchPhrase: [[TitleDrop My life is a goddamn mess.]] [[spoiler: He eventually stops using it after CharacterDevelopment, and itís used for [[TearJerker heartbreaking effect]] in the ending]].
* CharacterBlog: Besides Minato, it seems that the members of SEES have [=LiveJournals=] of their own, including [[RobotGirl Aigis]], and are fond of commenting each other.
* CharacterDevelopment: Minato goes from EmoTeen to MessianicArchetype over the course of the story.
* CurbstompBattle: A few examples. First is SEES' encounter with The Reaper, though that was AllJustADream. Then there's the battle against the Hell Knights, where the Shadows did more damage to each other than SEES did to them. A UselessUsefulSpell Sexy Dance isn't.
* DeadpanSnarker: Minato.
* EmoTeen: Minato. [[CharacterDevelopment He gets better]].
* FantasyGunControl: Lampshaded, with Minato stating that Kurosawa doesn't provide guns for them due to the fact that it'd be bad to mix up your weapon and your evoker.
* FirstGirlWins: Averted. Minato ends up [[YouLoseAtZeroTrust reversing]] [[{{Tsundere}} Yukari's]] Social Link, though he does eventually fix things up with her.
* LetsPlay: Well [[CaptainObvious DUH]].
* MessiahCreep: See CharacterDevelopment.
* PokeThePoodle: Minato's initial attempts at breaking [[CheerfulChild Maiko's]] little spirit.
* PreclimaxClimax: The last thing Minato did before the final night was [[spoiler:"share a tender moment" with Chihiro, knowing that it could be the last time they'd be with anyone, much less each other. Chihiro herself is not fully aware of the severity of the situation, but does call it one last favor from Minato.]].
* RealDreamsAreWeirder: Minato wishes he had the "normal" dreams that fall under this trope, instead of the plot-relevant ones he tends to actually have.
* RunningGag: Minato thinks of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yucatan Yucatan]] every time Junpei refers to Yukari as Yuka-tan.
** Every time there's a HoYay moment between Minato and Bebe, Minato ''immediately'' tries to hide it.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Implied to be Melon Bread for Minato when the Old Couple from the Heirophant Social Link gives him some.
* TheUsualAdversaries: Fuckin' Strega.
* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: Nickname varient.
-->'''Bebe:''' My name is Andre Laurent Jean Gireux. But zey call me Bebe!
-->'''Minato:''' ...how do you get Bebe from ''that?''
* WordSaladTitle: Minato's account name, [=RaMeNbOi1990=]. He claims someone from his old school set up the account and chose the name for him.
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