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11:40 PM on 12.14.2009

Christ, I can't believe I'm actually doing this... but hey, what's wrong with letting out a little emotion, right?

Let me start off by saying: I'm really not keen on that whole “girl gamers” argument. It's a bit tiring. As someone who has to defend my ethnicity constantly, I am tired of arguing about the state of minorities in certain industries. While I'm open to fighting for civil rights and such, I'll only do it if it really matters. Asking for tits on a gaming site... well... I don't have energy to fight against that, quite frankly. In fact, I sometimes find myself laughing down at said rants and arguments. Moving on...

I'm currently in college. If you've looked around at my blog, you can see my pride for my school is so great that it's almost annoying. There's only one problem with this school however... it's not very welcoming to gamers. Sure, I've already explained how we have our Dance Dance Revolution machines and our little tight-knit community, but other than that there's nothing. In case you're unfamiliar with JMU, we're a pretty good school but also notorious for our parties and preppy student body. We're appealing to the women in Ugg boots and North Face jackets who love going out on a Friday night to party... not to play games. That being said, the chances of getting a room mate I can relate to are slim to none.

I was fortunate to get my roommate I had this semester. Although we had nothing in common, she was one of the kindest people I've ever met. Recently, her best friend who lives down the hallway lost her roommate and didn't want to stay alone. My roommate took this opportunity to fulfill her “best friend” duties, and long story short... I'm alone in my dorm again... and patiently waiting for the school to give me a new roommate.

This is where the meat of this blog comes in. When I was alone I looked at my Liberty City Underground map, analyzing it's locations and details, I realized that nothing would make me happier than to see my next roommate walk in and be able to find the Triangle Club on that map. I also took that alone time to play TF2 and make some War Contributions. Nothing would please me more than to have a roommate who would bitch at me for supporting Demoman. I would absolutely love for someone to help contribute to my Hideo Kojima/Solid Snake shrine. That's when it really hit me: am I really wanting... I don't want to say it... am I desiring... oh god I have to say it... do I want a... “girl gamer?”


I used to look down at guys who were like, “I just want a woman who plays video games.” Granted, we're in completely different situations, I can finally see where they're coming from. Sure, it's one quality they demand and it's not hard to fulfill it, but to them, and recently myself... it means so much. Gaming is something that while may seem small, can open up to a whole new world of friendship and possibility. With this revelation, I'm finding myself blindly hoping for the possibility of my new roommate walking in and telling me, “I hope you don't mind me putting my Xbox360 near your new fish tank.” Guuuuuuuuuuurl, do I!??!

Maybe I'm living in a fantasy world... maybe I'm getting my hopes way too high, I don't know. I still really don't care about the whole female gamer argument. Hell, I wouldn't even be making this whole post if these dorms were Co-Ed. I guess it's up to the Office of Residential Living at this point.

I'll end this post with one more note: if any of you people who happen to be female are transferring to JMU next semester and would like to live in a dorm, sweet Jesus on a chicken-in-a-biscuit, PM me or something. You would make my semester.

PS: Yeah... Kings of Leon's “Use Somebody” just came on as I finished this blog... I'm going to tear up now =P

EDIT/CLARIFICATION: For the record, I'm a female in an all-female dorm at JMU who is looking for a new roommate. I don't want some "hot girlfriend" here. I'm not gay. Hell, I'm not even single. I was just expressing my need for a gamer roommate and I just so happen to have a sensational title that implies that I want a girlfriend or something.

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