My friend cgranade
has this patch of wall outside of his dorm room that he covers in provacative articles. He lives down the hall from me, so it isn't suprising that I find myself reading the stuff he posts now and then. As I was doing so this afternoon, I heard some really obnoxious yelling coming from a nearby room: it was a resident playing a MMORPG, paticularly World of Warcraft by the sound of it. He was, um, fustrated at what was going on in-game. He was using paticular configurations of words that, if I were to type them out, would have to be heavily filtered. It's something I've noticed when hanging around the (Penny Arcade-style) gamer crowd: what is it
with their fixation on the idea of rape? It isn't very flattering. Something bothers me about that disconnect; I doubt they would mention it so flippantly if they had ever been exposed to it.