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2-18-2010 @ 11:51AM
It's easy to get instantly defensive when you do something non-standard for a living. I primarily write, and consider my job at an office my secondary profession. A lot of people hear this and go "..oh," as if thinking that I'm just a big slacker because I spend most of my day at home on the computer. She spends most of her days at home on the computer or at a gaming console, so she likely gets that "..oh" response as well. It's okay for a man to bounce a ball for a living, but it's not okay for someone to pwn noobs for a living. It's very frustrating when, despite needing no validation from the public at large, you get none at all. Also, I had my experience as a girl at Blizzcon. Just about everyone I met there - even the other girls - would first assume that I was there on someone's arm, and not the actual gamer myself. If I hop on a new vent channel, there's usually a "gah, a girl," moment. So, when she's answering yet another interview for yet another gaming site that asks the same freaking questions everyone else asks, I imagine that she's going to be a bit on edge. Gamers are not known for being polite and thoughtful in their comments to interviews, so everything has to be very scripted and definite.
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