You Don't Know Us
Recently, as several MMORPG stories hit the news circuit, our community came under focus. This, of course, lead them to reference several gamer stereotypes.
Every other sentence in most of those articles made some trite and shallow comment about the pathetic loner gamer type.
I am quite certain that some gamers, were they actually able to get a date, would no doubt try to impress the poor woman with their +7 Wand of Eralim's Might.
That might be a euphemism. I haven't decided if I'm that witty yet.
So, yeah, I will concede that these people do actually exist.
Do you think that's a fair assessment of baseball fans? Of course not.
That would be retarded.
Let's completely forget the fact that video games have become a major part of main stream media.
Yeah, gamers are all dorks and geeks.
You totally got us.
See, the problem is that these people can't even fathom the idea that gamers might just be regular people.
They certainly can't imagine the idea that we run shit.
It's just beyond the scope of their limited imaginations.
As they live their small lives, their uncreative lives, the only thread they can hold on to is that they must be better than someone.
Gamers make an easy target.
Obviously if they don't understand video games, they mustn't be cool.
So, they throw their slurs and make their little jokes. They talk about gamers being fat and ugly, being pathetic and sad.
That lets them wake up in the morning and not put a gun in their mouth.
Because we aren't. We're more.
We have lives. We have families.