But you reblogged a post saying that nerds wanting combat in games was bad
I honestly can’t tell if these asks I get, wherein people boil nuanced ideas down to reductive caricatures, are the products of willful ignorance and misrepresentation, or of a genuine difficulty with nuance and reading comprehension. But I’ll try to break it down for you.
Questioning the ubiquity and omnipresence of combat in games is not the same as questioning the very idea of combat itself. Saying, “Gee, is it really necessary for every game to be based entirely around conflict and violence” is not the same as saying “No combat should ever be allowed in games, because it’s bad and so is anyone who likes it!” Surely you see the difference there, right?
But the post you’re talking about wasn’t even really questioning the universal reliance of games on conflict, but rather looking at the link between people who demand that combat always be included (and who shun anything else as “not real games”) and the toxic masculinity which infects so much of nerd culture. But if you want to turn all of that important discussion into a simple “combat is bad” strawman to beat up on, I suppose you’re welcome to do that, but that characterization has no basis in reality.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go back to playing Dark Souls, a game made up almost entirely of combat, and which - according to you - I’m not allowed to like because I think all combat is “bad.”
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ugh i know everybody headcanons damian growing up to be this giant man (and i guess that is technically canon in some verses??) but literally it would be so much better if damian just is like…. waiting his whole life to hit his big growth spurt. and he has you know, a couple little ones, he grows a bit, hits tim’s height eventually, but just………… doesn’t…………… keep going. he’d be so mad. he’d never recover. thats the kinda shit i live for.
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