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Author Topic: Gamers and "gender-inclusive" language  (Read 12788 times)

Ian Absentia

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« Reply #435 on: July 14, 2008, 02:21:14 AM »
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Ah, alright. All I could recall is he doesn't post to tBP so I figured he flamed out in a spectacular fashion. Likely because of a differing viewpoint ;)
If'n I'm recalling correctly, IronRa just plain got busy with his real life, realised that all he did at tBP was post to Tangency, and sorted his priorites out accordingly.  I don't believe he fell afoul of anyone or anything.

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« Reply #436 on: July 14, 2008, 05:13:16 AM »
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So,....to sum up...

 Most people (except for one poster) on here think including women players in their game is generally speaking a good idea then?

Also, a bunch of us thought the pronoun usage sounded kind of awkward , while others of us felt that its not that big a deal - right?



 Just checking.


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(There were some interesting sidetrips about Robert E. Howard, body part and clothing sizes and other topics along the way of course....)


I believe your summary is correct in all material respects.

Put otherwise, indeed.

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« Reply #437 on: July 15, 2008, 10:42:34 AM »
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As for 'older' women who are gamers at our store - there have been a few in their 40s and 50s that are still damn attractive.

 One, she wore a leather jacket (tailored well) and was the DM  for hger group...in conversation I asked her hgow she jumped to DM so fast from player and she said : "Because I'm a bith that likes to be in control".  She said it with a wicked smile. Her group also discovered that her adventures were more interesting than the ones they had been doing previously.
Hey, I think I know the one you mean...

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« Reply #438 on: July 15, 2008, 01:05:33 PM »
Ed, I can't remember you ever mentioning the age, hair colour, or clothing of any of the men in your gaming stories.  :hmm:

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« Reply #439 on: July 15, 2008, 01:37:43 PM »
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Ed, I can't remember you ever mentioning the age, hair colour, or clothing of any of the men in your gaming stories.  :hmm:


Well...., if you insist ....Theres only one guy in my gaming groups right now. He's got brown hair, wears glasses, looks worried half the time, a tad overweight, but a decent buuild - if he worked out he'd look pretty good again. (When he was younger he used to do a lot of camping, hiking, that kind of stuff)
He's also married to one of the women in my group.
In the parallel timeline where I'm gay, he's not really my type...but I would be friends wioth him ior dance at least once or twice with him.


Now, if any of the guys that stopped in the store could actually dress well, I might describe their appearances. On average, guy wearing jeans , t-shirt, glasses does get boring after awhile.


Also, I'm not an author changing pronoun usage in a hardback book to try and get mpre gamers of one gender to feel included.

Damnit Stuart - you're right!! ...more I think I about  these male gamers need to dress better. Comb their hair!! Wear a jacket and tie more often. Look snazzy from time to time.

 I'm not into guys - but I do appreciate someone tring to look good.

Now, Stuart if you're saying you're Bi (or gay) or something and feel left out - I'll start including description of the better looking guys as well - okay? (they just gotta to start looking better)

I may be a straight guy - but  can tell when a guy looks good or has actually tried to look presentable.

There just ain't enough guys trying.

Okay, from now on I'll mention if any good looking guys have showed up - just for Stuart - alright? (Maybe Shewolf's benefit too)


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« Reply #440 on: July 15, 2008, 01:43:27 PM »
:rotfl:

I'm just messing with you Ed.

I think it's kind of amusing how you start telling these stories about gaming, the store, or whatever, and then you go on these mini-tangents to let us know the person is a woman, with red hair and looks like she works out.

:D

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« Reply #441 on: July 15, 2008, 01:47:58 PM »
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:rotfl:

I'm just messing with you Ed.

I think it's kind of amusing how you start telling these stories about gaming, the store, or whatever, and then you go on these mini-tangents to let us know the person is a woman, with red hair and looks like she works out.

:D



Thats cool ...

About halfway through typing my post I thought: "He's probably just messing with me, but damn I'm already half into this and I can't stop typing."

Oh, and to re-state. The pronoun usage by Wotc in their books doesn't bother me one way or the other. Any attempt to include as many possible gamers is likely a good idea.

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« Reply #442 on: July 15, 2008, 04:36:21 PM »
Koltar, I'm all for you including the descriptions of both genders in your future posts.  I like hearing your quotidian anecdotes from the store and this is just more interesting info.
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« Reply #443 on: July 15, 2008, 09:16:35 PM »
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In the parallel timeline where I'm gay...


I have to remember to use this line in social events. This is comedy gold! :)

Quote from: Koltar;225508
On average, guy wearing jeans , t-shirt, glasses does get boring after awhile.


Well its not like we Y-chromosome humans get a lot of options for casual dress, is there?

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male gamers need to dress better. Comb their hair!! Wear a jacket and tie more often. Look snazzy from time to time.


I don't think there are enough receptive and free females around the average gaming table for this to be an issue.
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« Reply #444 on: July 15, 2008, 10:51:58 PM »
Don't worry about decriptions for me Ed. I got all I need at home :D

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« Reply #445 on: July 15, 2008, 11:05:47 PM »
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I don't think there are enough receptive and free females around the average gaming table for this to be an issue.
My game group has a dress code anyway.

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« Reply #446 on: July 15, 2008, 11:11:42 PM »
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My game group has a dress code anyway.


That's probably the most anal-retentive social gaming rule I've ever heard. I hope you are kidding.

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« Reply #447 on: July 16, 2008, 12:59:28 AM »
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That's probably the most anal-retentive social gaming rule I've ever heard. I hope you are kidding.
I am entirely serious. As always.

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« Reply #448 on: July 16, 2008, 01:41:10 AM »
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I am entirely serious. As always.


OK, I gotta know. What is your game group dress code?

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« Reply #449 on: July 16, 2008, 12:26:03 PM »
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My game group has a dress code anyway.

Mine ended up growing one.

There must be pants, or cargo shorts.  Also shirts of some description.  If you must wear a "wife beater" it has to be in reasonably good condition.

Also, you must shower befor 4/5ths of the games you are at.  Having the funk occasionally is bad, but things happen.

Always having the funk means you need to need to shower. :barf:
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