it's actually a lot harder than you make it sound brotha.
trust me i've tried it. and if it had worked, i wouldn't be at home right now spendin' all my days on HB
Yes its hard, but its doable. You just gotta reason, rebel, and negotiate your ass off. Always ask "why", have replies back to anything they throw at you, and when they pull the "i said so" card is when you can say how they are being unreasonable. Sooner or later they should give in either running out of excuses, getting tired of arguing or see that it really means alot to you.
Also you gotta keep a clean record. Remain on top of your shit to keep them happy ie getting good grades, staying on top of your priorities ie chores, w/e. It keeps them happy and see that you have responsibility. This way they have less against you and less of a reason to say no.
One last thing, i know you were against it, but seriously lying does wonders. Its not to be decietful or anything (well it is) but its just to give them a peace of mind. Shit, if my parents knew half the shit ive done theyd have a heart attack.