Sunday, 20 March 2011

The Wisdom of Seananners: Part 2

I love this guy, he has so many youtube followers and he uses his fame to teach teenage gamers that they don't need to act like assholes all the time. I think that there is an unfortunate negative stereotype which is attached to gamers, as reclusive sociopaths, stuck in basements and bedsits - roleplaying and "pwning n00bs" for a living. Its a stereotype which is supported by both gamers and non-gamers alike. In a way a lot of us just accept the stigma that is attached and either live with it or hide our gaming like some kind of secret shame. Gaming is our crossdressing, and we'll hide it away until one day we are caught by the "norms" trussed up in our stockings and suspenders, pouting in front of the mirror.

Seananners is using his place as a well known gamer to spread a really wholesome and uplifting message. The main reason he has so many subscribers on YouTube (currently 655,007!) is not because he is an awesome CoD player, its because he is so down to earth.

1 comment:

  1. "gaming is our crossdressing." brilliant; love that quote.

    but, as Ru Paul has said: "it's ALL drag, honey." i.e., even speaking as the casualest of casual gamers, mmos aren't any weirder than basketball, if you think about it.



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