How To Tell If She’s Faking It
No, I’m not talking about fake orgasms. I’m talking about girls who pretend to play video games just to get attention from guys.
When I was home for Christmas, I spent a lot of time on the couch playing video games on our Dreamcast. (It is an old gaming system.) Obviously I told my boyfriend about this, and he was stoked. I mean, what guy wouldn’t want to be with a girl who actually wants to play video games with him, or even just watch him play? Well…the non-gaming guys wouldn’t but… Anyways, my boyfriend, James, gave me a great idea. He told me he wants to buy me a Sega Genesis for my birthday. That’s not for another 6 weeks or so, though, and I was concerned. I had no idea what a really old game system would cost nowadays, and didn’t want him spending a lot of money on me.
I decided to go to a small game shop just down the street, though, just to see if they could give me an idea for price range. It turned out they had Segas there, and they were only $30! So I bought myself one, and 3 of my favourite games from when I was younger. Obviously two of them were Sonic the Hedgehog games, and the other was Toy Story. I had forgotten how bloody difficult Toy Story is.
There’s a need to distinguish, here, though. There are two types of girls who play video games. There’s the ones who are like “haha omg playing #COD #lolz #nerdy”, and then there’s the ones who are like “SONIC you piece of– WHAT how did you just die while INVINCIBLE how does that even HAPPEN?!? Tails why are you such a useless— KILL IT DON’T WALK INTO– This is bull. I quit.” I’m definitely the second one. Except with much more swearing. That’s how you distinguish the girls who actually play video games from the ones who just want attention.
I grew up with video games. When I was 10 I was addicted to Neopets, and by 13 I had moved on to Gunbound. At about 15 I started playing Maplestory, and I played that religiously until I was 18. And when I say addicted, I thoroughly mean it. I remember when Maplestory introduced the little popup that would tell you when you had been playing for 3 hours, and then again every hour after that. I was stoked the day I got it past 7 hours in a row.
But all that being said, my parents used to be strict about our computer time. When I was little I used to get 15 minutes to play paint. Good times.
Our house was full of video game systems because of my brother. We had Pong, Sega, Dreamcast, PS2, and a Wii. Does anyone even remember Pong? It was just a box with two knobs on it, and all you could do was hit a “ball” back and forth. And yet, it was awesome.
Not completely sure where I was going with this post. I guess this is a little bit of a confession of how nerdy I actually am. It’s worse than most people realize. But I’m not ashamed. I’d much rather spend my day on the couch cursing at a little blue hedgehog than I would actually doing stuff most of the time. Doing stuff is overrated.