Breaking the chains, winning the games, and saving Western Civilization.
Friday, March 9, 2012
The Gamma view of Game
Ooh, isn't she smart and witty! She's so dreamy... I'd never treat a woman like that! I'm never sure if I find xkcd's pedestalization of women, particularly his smart, nerdy Platonic supergirl, to be more amusing or tragic. Probably the latter, given the number of lonely nerds in his readership who genuinely believe he's painting a meaningful portrait of women for them. But I like to imagine the artist isn't the bathetic romantic he appears to be, but is rather a viciously cruel individual who is misleading them all for his own dark amusement.
"Just talk to them like a fucking human being." There speaks the voice of a thousand lonely nights and a hundred shoulders dampened by the bittersweet tears of women pumped and dumped by other men. Notice too how he makes the girl's dismissive and dehumanizing cruelty the punchline while labeling the would-be pickup artist a "dehumanizing creep" for the sin of approaching a woman in what he deems an insufficiently respectful manner.