Well as long as it's not "girl on the internet" syndrome gender is irrelevant to me.
no wait i found it.
the symptoms are:
Fishing for compliments
Expecting and accepting undeserved social privileges (ex. ops)
Casually dropping hints about their gender over and over
Being completely unaware of having GOTIS
nope don't see anyone with those symptoms around here.
Last edited by RAGD0LL; 30th May 2012 at 12:33 AM.
When a girl uses the fact that she's a girl for attention on the internet. A good example would be the "gamer girl" type that ruins it for the girls who actually play video games.
Re: Girl On The Internet Syndrome
Let's be fair, here, guys. While I'm sure there are girls on the Internet who exhibit all the specified behaviors in obnoxious ways, how many girls on the Internet are classified Girls On The Internet just because they're girls on the Internet?
I mean, "makes references to her gender"? What the hell, man? Someone can't talk about gender-specific issues the same time they talk about predominantly guy-oriented subjects like video-games? Basically what I'm getting here is, "A girl on the Internet is annoying, unless she makes no reference to being a girl on the Internet." There are so many other implications from this, all of them wrapped tightly in a layer of not-so-subtle layer of casual misogyny, it's ridiculous.
Also,"gamer girls" ruin it for girls who actually play video-games? Aren't ... aren't they both girls who play video games? Aren't there plenty of guys who try to talk about video-games without knowing much about them? Why is being popular in video-game communities highly sought after to begin with?
But seriously, why the distinction? There are just annoying girls on the Internet and cool girls on the Internet, ditto for guys. To have a list of distinct behaviors to distinguish cool ones from those who aren't, as they have to avoid some sort of default status, is, like, kind of sexist.
So stop being motherfucking sexist.
Last edited by Cipher; 30th May 2012 at 12:52 AM.
^ I don't think being immersed in a world of video games is something worth bragging about tbh. I'd rather be a loser in the video game community than a loser in the real world.
Honestly it should just be melded in with the general "attention whore" type.
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Last edited by HetaOni; 30th May 2012 at 1:02 AM.
Other things making the hate mill today: Smogon. Not for any new or groundbreaking reason, and they continue to be the premier English-language resource for competitive/semi-competitive Pokemon. But every time I get back into playing, I learn to loathe their philosophy anew for pretending Pokemon is goddamn chess, for dismissing Wi-Fi and 3 vs 3 play wholly in favor of their vastly different, altered online simulator, for ignoring trends among global players who don't share their tiers and standard clauses, etc.
Basically, a great resource if you want to use their system, their online simulator and battle their members. None of this would bother me at all, except for the fact that it's all spilled into every nook and cranny of the Western fanbase, and so much of it is just ass-backwards in terms of actually playing Pokemon.
Two threads I once found browsing their forums on the Japanese competitive community and Wi-Fi trends were among the most interesting things I've ever seen on the site. Lasted two or three pages each. Then, like, sixty pages debating banning Moody from their self-imposed tiers. : |
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