"There is difference and there is power. And who holds the power decides the meaning of the difference." --June Jordan

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Puzzle Games and My Lady Brain

I felt insulted once when I was out on a first (and last) date with a guy who scoffed at my love for video games and told me that he bet I only really liked Tetris, since all girls like puzzle games. Even though I do love games like Tetris (and Dr. Mario and Snood and Puzzle League, and Puzzle Quest), the idea of this stereotype really got under my skin, and when I saw this video on YouTube sometime last year, it only fueled my anger:

Pretty vile, huh? My guess is that he's probably just been beaten at Tetris by too many girls (his Mom included) and needed to patch up his pride. But it still makes me sad, since the same guy also made these kickass Megaman vids with lyrics that Dan and I sing all the time.


plumpdumpling said...

Did you just say "vids"?

Okay, just checking.

Whoever's playing the Tetris really sucks, though. (It's probably his mom.)

Tracey said...

It felt sort of wrong when I typed it, but I hate overusing the word "video".