15.9.10

10 cosas que jamás deberías decirle a una chica gamer.

Trasteando ayer encontré esto que dijo una tal Kathryn Lyn, que parece ser una famosa gamer. Está gracioso:

10. "Oh, you're a gamer? Could I get you to dress up as Chun Li for me?" Hmm. Probably not, random guy I have never met before. Probably not.

9. "I went easy on you"/"I let you win." Just keep telling yourself that.

8. "No, you wouldn't like this game. It's all bloody and gory." Yes, and my tiny girl brain would not be able to handle anything that's not pink and glittery.

7. "You still play video games? What are you, 14?" If you're not down with gaming, fine. Whatever floats your boat, but no need to be rude. I don't judge your fantasy football league and affinity for "Girls Gone Wild."

6. "So 'X' -- that's the little blue button -- is jump." Gee, thanks, mister! Am I even holding this controller right-side-up?

5. "Wanna play with my joystick?" Nice. Very original. Just as original as the guy who said it four minutes ago. Gaming pickup lines are almost always a fail. Inviting a gamer girl to co-op in "Gears of War 2" is surely a better way to win her over.

4. "Wow. I can't believe you actually beat me." Sorry 'bout that. Maybe the game cheated? A congratulations, however bitter, and a challenge of a rematch would have been a better way to play this scenario.

3. "You play video games? What, like 'Wii Fit' and 'Wii Tennis'?" Nothing against the Wii (sorry, I'm just not a fan) and casual gaming in general, but if someone is telling you they're a "gamer," these are probably not their games of choice.

2. "What's your gamertag? I bet I could kick your ass." See, there is a better way to go about this, with a similar line. Something like, "What's your gamertag? We should co-op sometime," would be so much more acceptable.

1. "You're not bad ... for a girl." The "not bad" part would have been sufficient. Said with a cocked eyebrow and a smirk would even be quite endearing. But that "for a girl" kills it, fella.

Via Asylum Uk

Casi os puedo decir que he recibido estos comentarios punto por punto (excepto el del joystick, por suerte o por desgracia). Hace cosa de un mes me dijeron: "...y este botón es para saltar".
También tengo grabado a fuego en la memoria el día que mi mejor amigo de turno me dijo "jamás tendrás novio" (cuando aún no se decía en esta santo país ni "friki" ni "gamer")¡Qué frase lapidaria! Eso sí, seguí jugando ¡Qué c***!
Y cuando estuve asistiendo a clases de corte y confección (un desesperante mes del que algún dia hablaré), comenté mis motivaciones por mejorar en el tema costurero y una de mis compañeras me dijo: "No pareces friki, eres normal". Sin comentarios.

Pero he de decir que últimamente la cosa se ha suavizado y, ahora, cuando me presentan a alguien y empezamos a hablar de nuestras aficiones han pasado de reaccionar horrorizados a enunciar un y forzado "es respetable". Vamos avanzando.

2 comentarios:

  1. yo me sigo presentando como hola yo soy el friki, asi no escucho comentarios absurdos... bueno el fin de semana pasado me dijeron que le gustaban los dibujos animados... la abeja maya, pocoyo...

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  2. TeeAHHh, pero sY Noohr PareSHES FrIKiii!!11!¡

    Ay, la vida... Me encantan los estereotipos, qué bonitos son y qué de risas nos proporcionan XD
    Voy a copietear las frases al tumblr, que me ha gustado :D ¡Gracias!

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