Archive for May 22, 2011

Gamers and their Avatars….

Posted: May 22, 2011 in Gaming, Humans

It’s a gaming post…deal.  I for one find the psychology of gamers and their Avatars full of interesting.  I mean, think about it…there is a stereotype about gamers:  the fat 40 year old dude living in his mom’s basement covered in cheeto dust, so on, so forth….which while there are gamers out there like that who exist, well, gaming and gamers have come a long way…more women gamers, more what a lot of folk would consider “normal” people…hell, a couple years ago, when the new rule book for D&D came out, the forward to it was written by admitted D&D geek…Vin Diesel.  But yeah, avatars are an interesting thing…I mean, here you are in a world, in whatever game you play, be it WoW, or City of, or Star Wars, or countless others, where you can look and be however you want.  You, and not nature and genetics, have utter control over what you look like- from gender to hair color to build- I have always found it fascinating what people do with that.  Do they make those representations look like them, or are they the exact opposite?  Do they show themselves in a digital setting, or go for a mask?   Well, apparently, I am not the only person who finds this interesting.  Someone actually wrote a book about it, and included photos of both gamers avatars and their real selves…here…

Take A Look!  There is some game vs reality for you…

Me personally?  I tend to mix it up.  I will play toons of both sexes- I have everything from a 6’6″ very Nordic looking man (the very antithesis of what I actually look like) to a 4’11” inch woman with grey skin in black leather.   I have, in short a LOT of avatars in my chosen game. Women and men, heroes and villains, some I love to play a whole lot- like Rictor and Darwina (who do, well, dress like me), and some I play way less, Like Shiny and Sunday….but I was thinking on this whole Avatar thing, and then I looked at the character I have been playing the most here lately, one I love to play and when I can put her on a team, I will….a toon that has truly become on of my absolute favorites…and well…

I guess see for yourself….

  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I guess when it comes down to it…while I like variety and the ability to be anything from blonde to a guy, to have wings or cybernetic parts….in the digital world…well, not too far off from the real one.  It does kind of amuse me that I can be sitting around playing in the same outfit my avatar is wearing…right down to the blast goggles!    Oh, and that toon right there?  Villain…uses a gun and sets things on fire…how…fitting, no?  And oh yeah, she’s all of about 5’2″  🙂

I’m shocked!

Posted: May 22, 2011 in Morons

So, because I found it amusing to do so, I went ahead and took a look at the IP addresses for some of my more recent inane commentors, and shock of all shocks, SlutPryde, Amelicious, Duh4Brains, UrethraJones & MizBiebs are ALL the same person…now sure enough, this sad little desperate attention seeking creature did bother to make up yahoo accounts for each different name, but yeah…the IP’s tell the story plain enough…all of ’em are the same douchebag.

I am sure you are all stunned.

Go away now, pathetic little one, it is past your bed time, and really, if you GOT the time to go to all that trouble…the different names and email addresses, you apparently are not nearly the hot sexy in demand sought after sexy sexy cat on the prowl socialite you apparently dream of being.

Snerk.