Comic Book Girls.
Yah, we dun exist.
This is my rant, triggered by that post that's been going around about the women who was challenged by the guys at her comic book store to prove her "worthiness" to be a Batman fan.
I keep hearing that we dun exist. That there are no gamer girls. But what these guys mean are that there no gamer girls that fit THEIR fantasy. >:|
What they want isn't a girl who shares their interests, or knows as much about comics as them, or who plays video games. What they MEAN is that they want a girl who is
b) like a "normal" silly girl
c) is INTERESTED in everything they like, but has less knowledge than them
A gamer girl isn't a girl who games, it's one who will watch in awe as their boyfriend games and tell him how awesome he is and complain about how much trouble it is to get to lv10 with her blaster. XD
What they want is a girl who says "omg Batman is awesome, but I like Robin too" and then when they respond "Oh, Robin died, this is the third Robin actually" and we're supposed to go "REALLY? I didn't know that! OMG you know so much!"
They want a girl who's not gonna make them do things they dun want b/c they love everything they love, but wun hog the computer to play their video games. They'll just sit there in ever loving adoration. Just like how I hear some guys say the perfect girl is one who likes sports. Yet the girls they meet who do like sports scare them, b/c they're not the hot models you see in beer ads who giggle a lot. :|
These guys (and I'm not saying ALL guys) are self-conscious and feel that while they may not be "cool" in the traditional sense, they still are smarter and know more about comics/video games/whatever than nebody else. :\ So for a girl to show up and be their equal is scary. Esp when we're attractive. Then it's like "OMG, she can have ne guy she wants AND she wouldn't be impressed by what I say..."
I also rly dislike that most gamer/geek/whatever girls are dismissed cuz they're not supermodels. Like, I guess I'm lucky cuz I'm considered attractive? (And there's that whole Asian thing, but that's a rant for another day) But it's so annoying when guys keep complaining to me about the lack of gamer girls and how rare I am. HELLO!!! I know LOTS. LOTS!!! And it's funny that guys who spend most of their time behind a computer and not at a gym, want gamer girls to look like they spend most of their time at a gym and not at the computer. >:|
I knew a lot of geeky guys in HS, I was friends with a lot of them, and it was very bothersome how they seem to look down on girls, esp attractive ones. I guess their way of feeling that the universe is fair is to believe that attractive girls who dun want them (but they want) are stupid, vapid and not worth it. So when they come across one who isn't, it's like... what's your excuse now?
And it goes back to how some girls stay away from these interests and why ppl keep saying that there are very few girls who frequent their comic store. Cuz it feels like a boys only club sometimes! It feels like unless we're there to be the little playthings of the guys, to be their perfect cosplaying gamer girl, we aren't allowed to be there. :(
I think it is a self confidence thing tho. They feel that if they lose what makes them "special" if they're forced to relate to ppl without their shield of being smarter than them, they have nothing there that's special or attractive. :(
Or maybe I'm wrong XD But that incident does grate on me, and it does bother me whenever my guy friends complain about there being no geek girls in the universe. There ARE, just not the ones that are in your mind! >:O If you mean "how come there are no pornstar geek girls" out there, I should also ask "how come there are no pornstar geek guys" out there.
Neways... this rly was a rant XD Not something I thought a lot about before writing :|
Back to your regularly scheduled cuteness! :D