I think the most uncomfortable thing about dealing with Gamers™ and all the crap people are making for them, is how it's just the antithesis to hacker culture
People who define their entire identities by consumption, pride themselves on who can spend the most, consume the most, like kids on a playground waving their shiny toys about
All while worshipping and vigorously defending every whim of the corporations whose underpaid workers produced it, and fight holy wars in the name of brand loyalty
@embr Yeah, it’s pretty bad. Nothing wrong with enjoying an entertainment product, but I’ve never really understood why so many people seem to want to build a sense of identity or social selfhood derived so specifically or narrowly from their consumption habits, as you say. 🤔
@embr I once read that “being a geek” was about reappropriating the media culture by tinkering with it (fan fiction, etc.) and/or by analyzing it in the same scholarly way you would with the culture of the upper class.
So, in that sense, Gamers™ aren’t proper geeks either.
@embr I'd also add that in my experience, the entire gamer space is so thoroughly colonized by the alt-right that even being in it very long leaves me feeling gross. Like, the language, the culture, the _everything_ there reeks of Nazis.
queer.af, your cosy queer space queer.af is a mastodon instance for those who are queer or queer-adjacent who would like a more pleasant social media experience.