Monday, 9 February 2015
What the Fuck is With This Picture? Or "on 'Fake Geek Guys' now".
Seriously, what?? I saw this going around a couple of times now on G+, and I seriously don't get it. I mean I do get it, but I find it pretty fucking pathetic. Pseudo-activism and Professional Victimhood have no currency with me, and I'd be remiss if I ignored it when it was stupid straight white male gamers doing it.
What exactly is the fucking point of this supposed to be? A few years back we had the Lawncrappers bemoaning what they claimed were "fake nerd girls", because these losers had used the fact that they were 'nerds' to explain why they hadn't gotten laid their entire lives. Women just didn't understand their nerd ways, they claimed. But all of a sudden geek culture was popular, there were tons of women who very clearly did understand, and these asses still weren't getting laid. "It must be their fault!" they told themselves, "they must not be REAL nerds!" And hence, rampant misogyny ensued.
So what, now its about 'fake nerd guys'? Other geeks who do regularly get laid are the bad guys?
Are we supposed to feel pity for the guy on the left, or contempt for the guy on the right? Is that the point?
Because I don't particularly feel any pity for anyone who can't sort their fucking life together to figure out that life owes them NOTHING, and that they have to stop expecting everyone to "accept them as they are". If they want to be like the guy on the right, if they want the geek girlfriend, they need to actually WORK at it, and stop making fucking excuses or thinking that their alleged and probably non-existent intelligence or their vast knowledge of Star Trek trivia means they can be as socially retarded as they want and not have to learn the basics of how to conduct themselves around other people. You know, things like bathing, personal grooming, knowing how to dress, knowing how to act and react appropriately around other human beings, knowing what topics of conversation are appropriate for one environment (big hint, fuckers: talking about RPGs or comic books or geek movies is NOT the right answer in every possible situation that everyone will always find terribly interesting); and generally figuring out that CHA (not INT, as great as INT is) is the most important stat in the world.
If you're reading this, and you're a young teenage gamer who feels sorry for himself for many of the same reasons that picture above delineates, I can only tell you that nothing will get better until YOU decide to change how you are. It's not a betrayal of everything you stand for, it's just figuring out that those inconveniences like trying to figure out how to bathe, dress, or speak with others about things that are not necessarily your own obsessions are going to be a necessary feature of improving your future quality of life. Anyone can do this, even if it might be harder for you than it might be for some other people, that isn't a reason not to do it, it's just a reason to work even harder at it. Trust me: Figure this out, and start to do it, and your life will improve in ways you couldn't believe.
Do nothing and keep whining about it on the internet, and nothing is going to change for you. Simple as that.
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