Hello friends! I’ve written about geek shame before, but that was a while ago and I have new thoughts. It is a subject that is close to me heart because if there’s one thing I want in life, it is for the nerd/geek/whatever you identify as community to be inclusive as possible.
I know what you’re thinking. “Fan fiction?! But that’s a cesspool of Mary Sues, horrifying slash, and rampant orgies thinly veiled as alien rituals!” And you would be correct to some degree. There is some really bad fanfic out there - I know because I’ve read quite a bit of it. My favorite was a Star Trek TNG fic where the main character, the most Mary Sue-est of Mary Sues, commits suicide with an eyelash and a thumbnail clipping to force Capt. Picard to forget his love for her and be comforted in the pillowy bosoms of Dr. Beverly Crusher.
I can't really call this a Starcraft Diaries entry because I'll only be talking about the game briefly. I mentioned I wanted to talk about sexism in gaming and nerd culture, but I don't want to parrot all the opinions flying back and forth across the internet.
Apparently I'm not done talking about multiplayer, because shortly after posting about how obsessively competitive players might need to take a chill pill every so often something happened that illustrated my point exactly. I've been getting more and more in the ME3 multiplayer, mostly because I'm too broke to buy any new games. So I've been sucking less and less over time, getting used to different classes, etc.