When suddenly remembering something stupid that I did like ten years ago.
I have never seen an more accurate depiction
Take my advice, date someone who liked Digimon better than Pokemon as a kid.
Digimon was all about having one great partner was versatile and was with you until the very end.
Pokemon was all about “I’mma get all the bitches and Flex better than anybody.”
When you wonder why ya nigga cheat stop and ask yourself.
Like ya’ll think I’m playing,
But I’m 3000% dead ass
I want to talk about what it’s like to be a female who plays and enjoys games.But more to the point, I want to simply talk about the alienation of what it is like to be and have been a person that likes games. I hesitate to use the word gamer, as I feel uncomfortable with using potential qualifiers (nerd, gamer, geek, etc) because they distill and define a certain kind of identity. I can still feel the bitterness towards how people used those words to hurt me, insult me, alienate me in childhood and how people now use them to mean a number of different things. Ultimately, umbrella terms are easy to use because they remove the humanity. It’s easy to hate a group of things than take the time to appreciate that each human is an individual with thoughts, feelings and all those complicated nuances.Simply, I just like what I like and I am who I am. I never got why people are inclined to discriminate based on those two properties (or discriminate in general): being female and liking games, and feel entitled and superior as a result.It’s simple - If you like the things I like, that’s cool let’s chill. If not then let’s find another common ground. People are faceted. I love games but I also love eclectic music scenes. I used to play a lot of team sports and love going camping but also enjoy going to a high-end speak easy and making conceptual art.
But because I liked a lot of games, comics and anime as a kid, I was branded and alienated - just like many of those that are part of gamergate who are protective of the namesake gamer.
I think the first mistake made is the assumption that my gender makes my trials and tribulations growing up as a gamer any different. And they weren’t. They really weren’t.