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Musings on fantasy vs. reality

Inspired by this website.

Are these people for real? If they are, I begin to fear for the world.

OK, I am a gamer. I read fantasy. I spent many years reading comic books (and for the record, I miss ElfQuest very much...). I understand that having a healthy fantasy life can be fun (recalling roisnoir's comment in an entry in my main LJ). Some people out there, though, seem to have more than a little trouble distinguishing fantasy from reality.

(rant mode on)
Here's a news flash, people -- you are not a vampire, a were-anything, a sorcerer, a fae, or a princess of a long-dead lunar civilization. Nor are you a superhero, an elf, a dragon, a reincarnated pagan god, a demon, or a character in a movie, TV show, or anime. And if you think you are, perhaps you should consider getting out more.

To the people who encounter folks like these and think all of us fans are like that, please don't judge us by a few fringe elements. Most of us are perfectly well-adjusted people who have jobs, homes, families, and the like, and don't like being looked down on, made fun of, etc. just because a few people who can't tell the difference between fantasy and reality give the rest of us a bad name.
(rant mode off)

Just wanted to get that off my chest...

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The Geek Queen
This LJ chronicles my experiences in geekdom. Feel free to read, but beware of falling dice!

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