Monday, June 29, 2015

Authenticity, Normal, and Gamer Girls - Which One of These Words is a Unicorn?

It doesn't happen too often, considering my group of friends, but every once in a while something like this picture pops up on my Facebook feed. I generally ignore these posts because I know they don't pertain to me personally. I know this for reasons I won't list here because 1. I feel no need to justify myself and to do so would undermine what I will be discussing after the jump and 2. if you are reading this you probably know me, but if you don't you can find a link to my homepage to the right. 

Now maybe that all sounded a little cocky, probably because it is. I am very confident in my identity. For many years I have strolled through life without being directly questioned on this. Yes, I get the same initial "kid gloves" when some new guy meets me, and I once had a very awkward moment when a girlfriend-who-got-dragged-along tried to make an ice-breaking joke, but these types of behavior never last long. Besides, I don't expect strangers to know anything about me when I'm not actively cosplaying. That would be unfair.

Of course this was too good to be true. I am splashed all over the intertubes just enough that someday someone was going to say something ignorant about me.