TheAliens Adventures through “gaming culture”

So, here’s my compilation of comments and whatnot that I’ve gathered from many corners of the internet.

Also, my faith in humanity is now held by a string of fairy dust atoms all holding hands.

Also-also: I don’t know how my fellow researchers are doing, but I’ve found about nothing on racial identities in gaming culture. Just in case you kids also couldn’t get much, it might be fun to do a limited identity randomizer thing (like feminist / not feminist, male born / female born) and then from there you make a choice (I dunno, you go online to check out comic or you go on Tumblr to check out the fandom or you go to a con or what-have-you) and for cases where we have multiple resources on “gaming culture’s” reactions, there’s another randomizer that decides what situation you’re put in. Like, if you’re going online to a forum, you could see a thread about GamerGate or someone asking a question or you’ve got a message of some variety.

But anyways, here’s what I’ve got (all links open to another window as usual). Also, the pictures occasionally do as well. Best of luck navigating this.

Misogynerds“- an evolution of “gross nerd”–> label assigned to misogynistic gamers.

“What’s the worst (or best) insult you’ve gotten for being a girl in online gaming?” : ((the pics here that open to other links are mentioned in the thread so I clicked them))

healer sterotypes
tank/healer stereotypes (girls can’t be tanks) and worry about conforming to stereotypes
I DONT UNDERSTAND THIS ONE WE HAVE TO USE IT
I DONT UNDERSTAND THIS ONE WE HAVE TO USE IT
omgagirl and urahaaaacker
constant reminder that you’re a girl and disbelief at talent

"the

one girl's experience in a guild and being denied promotion because of girlhood (cont on next one)
one girl’s experience in a guild and being denied promotion because of girlhood (cont on next one)
finishing up the lame guild to straight up blatant women-hating.
finishing up the lame guild to straight up blatant women-hating.
the classics
the classics

“Not in the Kitchen Anymore” ((RMP = Random Male Player))

justchecking

sigh

This one is too long to post, but is a fun read. Also, terrifying. Facebook searching strangers is 0% okay, friends.

There’s more. There’s so much more. I actually got bored scrolling through various RMPs want oral sex from her. Go to the website. Cry about humanity.

Here’s a reddit comic. 

these comics are so gross. Make-up'ed people and insomniacs can both be gamers. And who //hasn't// had to hold a controller in their mouth to grab something else? Agh
these comics are so gross. Make-up’ed people and insomniacs can both be gamers. And who //hasn’t// had to hold a controller in their mouth to grab something else? Agh
the comments from the previous pic
the comments from the previous pic
sigh.
sigh.

Control Alt Delete comics–> mainly about general nerdom, but a lot of gaming stuff too. Also, you only get most of the comic, because they’re inconveniently long. Click the pic and it’ll take you to the page. Probably.

no boy's club is complete without a nagging wife/girlfriend/sister/whathaveyou
no boy’s club is complete without a nagging wife/girlfriend/sister/whathaveyou
For context, Ethan "freezes" a lot whenever he is given unacceptable info (like his computer being broken or losing his 160GB of porn).
For context, Ethan “freezes” a lot whenever he is given unacceptable info (like his computer being broken or losing his 160GB of porn).
Haha, Ethan doesn't understand proper boundaries and groped her!
Haha, Ethan doesn’t understand proper boundaries and groped her!

Alright, I’m done screenshotting these (because it gets too long). Next (after groping), she visits to invite Ethan to a party and he slams the door in her face. Other boy who’s name I forgot (not Ethan) forces him to apologize (by kidnapping his video card). Then Ethan (off screen) plays soul calibar with her (and is thrown through the floor ((she lives in the apartment above them))). Then here he writes her a love note because he realizes he loves her. It doesn’t seem to go anywhere.

Last one from CAD because I sick of it.

thisdoesntevenhappenwhatisthis

 

This whole thing here is about one woman (specifically someone married to another woman with a daughter; ergo, an adult queer woman with her family) and her experience with a man who to her face told her she wasn’t a gamer.

 Here’s an article on one woman who has banned the use of headsets in her house because she doesn’t want her daughter growing up with the kind of vitrol that we’ve been talking about.

This is a really interesting reddit thread discussing girl-on-girl sexist violence and internalized misogyny. Dunno if it’s relevant, but could probably have some neat quotes.

it might  be interestng to do a thing where one of your "choices" as a girl gamer in the twine results in an anxiety spiral about being a casual. hmm.
it might be interestng to do a thing where one of your “choices” as a girl gamer in the twine results in an anxiety spiral about being a casual. hmm.

Alright, I have official hit my limit on tolerance, so here’s a bunch of links my redditor buddy gave me

http://www.reddit.com/r/GirlGamers/comments/2gr5q0/are_you_serious_rgaming/

I’ll update this if needed and I have a bunch more links. But I’m going to take a longer shower and go to bed now.

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