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2013-03-06 05:38:44 PM

Gifted Many Few: Name me another you can do if you literally had no legs and were glued to the couch.


Besides playing computer games? Reading. Watching TV. (the two things she mentions that she would prefer) Writing. Talking with friends/relatives who don't happen to be in the same room. Talking with friends/relatives who do happen to be in the same room. Knitting. Crocheting. Embroidery. Studying ancient history. Drawing, painting, and sculpting. Making jewelry. Building models. Painting D&D miniatures. Playing paper-and-dice wargames. Scrapbooking. Playing cards. Playing checkers, or chess. Listening to music, audiobooks, or old-time radio. Origami and kirigami. Programming. Watchmaking. Designing space stations, for that matter. Maybe ask someone who literally has no legs what his hobbies are.

I'm a gamer myself. Mixed marriage, too. I'm married to someone who, when scheduling was a problem, used to being me dinner at the computer on raid nights. (it helps that he's a better cook than I am -- yes, he) We're both bookworms, gearheads, and so on, which helps, but I'm by far the biggest gamer. The thing is, neither one of us demands 100% of the other person's attention 100% of the time. Also, when we do things together, we do things together, not just in parallel like watching TV on the same couch. Last weekend, we were out canoeing for hours. We had a great time. Somehow, though, I get the feeling that this chick's idea of "doing something together" would be him standing around looking useless while she shops for clothes.
 
2013-03-06 05:39:28 PM

freewill: Carth: If my partner spent 20 hours a week at bars I'd wonder if they had a drinking problem. Why should gaming be treated differently? If he isn't addicted he should be able to stop for a few weeks to show her that then go back to playing.

I would think that all human beings need at least 10-20 hours a week to do whatever it is that they like to do. Me time.

If that's drinking, it's potentially destructive. If that's something otherwise harmless, like swimming, working on old cars, making fine desserts, or playing video games, this lady needs to EABD. Seriously, where do these guys find these nagging, demanding women?


They marry for looks and then act surprised when she has nothing else to offer. I bet Studman69 might be able to shed some light. It's a delicate balance. If a woman is a gamer/D&D nerd, men assume she's likely obese or greasy or antisocial. SOOO not the case.

Women likely often think the same about the opposite sex, and I always give Vin Diesel as a great example. Dear lord, the guy OWNS THE RIGHTS to Riddick and plays D&D regularly.

/he's my hero
 
2013-03-06 05:41:46 PM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: He's not out getting drunk or arrested. He's not cheating on her. He's not stroking off to porn instead of her. He's not even abusing her or beating the shiat out of her. He's playing a video game 10-20 hours a week. When I stopped drinking I started playing video games to give me something to do, and I play approximately that much. Never in your life have you seen a woman more thrilled about that than my wife.

She needs to get a grip. She probably watches more TV or reads more than that every week. What's the difference?


She's a dumb, self-centered, biatch?
 
2013-03-06 05:44:41 PM
Yeah I sensing the same thing, I'm married and either the wife puts up with it and i get my needed solitude or wife biatches constantly so i dont play it so there are no fight ..... when did marriage become a sacrifice?
 
2013-03-06 05:48:02 PM
I think it is pretty safe to say that this woman is an insecure and needy person that requires a great deal of attention in order to fill good about herself. In my relationships if my girlfriend and I are watching TV and she wants to watch a program I am not interested in none of them have had a problem with me doing some other activity. In fact most of the time in the evenings and weekends we would tend to often do our own things without either of us saying anything about it. When one of us wanted to do something together we would just ask the other. I could not see being in a relationship where we always had to be doing the same thing or in the same room all the time and I think that would create a great deal of tension in the relationship.

Also Prudance! What is wrong with a man looking at porn? Women are great to look at even more when they are nude.
 
2013-03-06 05:48:50 PM

kiwimoogle84: IRQ12: ...

I'd rather not compromise because the inverse is me having to wander aimlessly through stores saying "that's cute" and "ohh look 20% off",  going to the spa for some r&r,  then come home and watch a romantic comedy or two.

"....but I won't do that!"

Get her to watch Firefly with you. AWESOME nerdy thing you love, and Mal and Jayne are eye candy. Plus, Kaylee is just adorable and she'll love her.

Other than that, you poor soul. I don't even like ro-com's unless they're Apatow/Smith level of profane.


Never heard of that show and it's rated pretty high, thanks.

No poor soul here.  I'm way past those early days of "time together", I mostly smile at others as they play out the same story time and again:

--  Hey you are always doing X it is bothering me
-  Ok let's do it together
--  Ok
--  Hey you want to come do  my thing with me
-  No.
--  But I do my thing with you
-  I didn't have a problem with your thing, you had one with mine.

a few years and dozens of fights later

--  Hey you doing your thing?
-  Yea.
--  Cool I'm going to do mine, maybe a movie and pizza later?
-  Sounds good.
 
2013-03-06 05:50:29 PM

soporific: Reality is not defined by your ignorance.


HOLY FARK that needs to be on a tee shirt.
 
2013-03-06 05:51:28 PM
zooyorkfreak: All women hate video games .. becuase Men love it .. anything Men love .. women hate .. its how it works .. especially with marriage ..

\currently going through divorce
\\played video games last night


Maybe this is why you're going through a divorce.

Also: I am a woman. I love video games. In fact, I at least like most of the things my husband loves (though our tastes in SF authors differ) and vise versa. Maybe this is why we're not going through a divorce.
 
2013-03-06 05:52:35 PM

Carth: IRQ12: Carth: IRQ12: Carth: If my partner spent 20 hours a week at bars I'd wonder if they had a drinking problem. Why should gaming be treated differently? If he isn't addicted he should be able to stop for a few weeks to show her that then go back to playing.


From what I can gather from the story it's not an excessive amount and she really has no other complaints aside from:  "Not What I Like"tm

Well that and the fact he hid it from her until after they were married.

Heh, I am sure he is regretting the heck out of that right now.  I doubt it was literally hidden from her, it was probably just something he didn't do.  Just like every other things guys/gals don't do early in a relationship.

We don't know for sure but I can gather she hid her being a shrew until after they were married.

shiat like this is a perfect example why people should live together at least a year before getting married. He's an idiot for not just saying he likes to play video games and she is too damn needy to live with.


That we can agree on 100%.

To easy to put on a facade (on both sides) when you're not together day and night.
 
2013-03-06 05:54:06 PM

loonatic112358: bacchanalias and consequences: skozlaw:
/ some women get very annoyed at men's hobbies that require concentration because it means they don't get constant attention themselves
// these women, if they can't be made to get over it, should be dumped/divorced ASAP because it will only be a constant source of simmering resentment

I had this issue with the most recent ex and my hobby, writing (similar to gaming in that it's a solitary activity that requires intense concentration with even less of a social aspect). The two share that soft addiction quality as well. If I don't do it for a while I feel unproductive. When I've hit a stride and the story is moving forward I don't want to put it down. We had a lot of conversations unfold as follows:

"I think I'm going to write tonight."

"But  I wantto see you."

"Ok, I'll text you when I'm wrapping up. You can come over."

"It'll be  late. We'll just have drinks and go to bed."

"Alright, well something after work then and I'll write after."

"But Iwant to stay the  night.I want to spend more  time with you. What if I came over while you were writing?"

"Well I guess you could watch?"

This would happen after we'd spent the whole night prior together and a few others a week and weekends. I didn't neglect her. I called. We did things on regular basis. She just couldn't stand my attention elsewhere for an extended time. Elsewhere included: conversations of more than ten minutes with women of equal or greater beauty, football season, books and writing, friends she did not know/like, bar trivia, grading papers, etc.

Had to call that off when she used a locksmith to break into my house at three in the morning because I wasn't answering my phone. At three in the morning on a week night.

/long post is long.
//needy people are needy.
///venting is cathartic.

I bet she thought she could cure you of your writing habbit


Well it obviously worked.
 
2013-03-06 05:54:15 PM

IRQ12: kiwimoogle84: IRQ12: ...

I'd rather not compromise because the inverse is me having to wander aimlessly through stores saying "that's cute" and "ohh look 20% off",  going to the spa for some r&r,  then come home and watch a romantic comedy or two.

"....but I won't do that!"

Get her to watch Firefly with you. AWESOME nerdy thing you love, and Mal and Jayne are eye candy. Plus, Kaylee is just adorable and she'll love her.

Other than that, you poor soul. I don't even like ro-com's unless they're Apatow/Smith level of profane.

Never heard of that show and it's rated pretty high, thanks.

No poor soul here.  I'm way past those early days of "time together", I mostly smile at others as they play out the same story time and again:

--  Hey you are always doing X it is bothering me
-  Ok let's do it together
--  Ok
--  Hey you want to come do  my thing with me
-  No.
--  But I do my thing with you
-  I didn't have a problem with your thing, you had one with mine.

a few years and dozens of fights later

--  Hey you doing your thing?
-  Yea.
--  Cool I'm going to do mine, maybe a movie and pizza later?
-  Sounds good.


I'm glad you've got a balance with the lady :)

and NEVER HEARD OF FIREFLY? Ask ANY Farker. Most awesome 14 episodes and a movie you'll ever watch. Shoot, I'd send you my box set on bluray to borrow if I wasn't always rewatching it. It's all on netflix- enjoy!
 
2013-03-06 05:56:23 PM

quizzical: DontMakeMeComeBackThere: Have you ever walked up to someone reading a book to ask a question and were told "Not now!  I'm in the middle of a chapter!"

All the time at my house!  My husband and I have a rule - if you're within the last 50 pages of a book, you can tell the other person to go away until you finish your story.


THIS. The ending of a book is sacred in our house, and you'd best respect it.

Of course, we also respect that part of the game when you're just about to save and you need to get to the checkpoint so you don't have to do that entire section over.
 
2013-03-06 05:57:54 PM
After reading the comments here I've come to the realization that all the good gamer girls are taken.

If there any available that are in my dating age range, they end up being moby dick fat.

I haz a sad.

/ladies, I get free playstation stuff
//come and get me!
///is this thing on?
 
2013-03-06 05:59:00 PM

Lorax: soporific: Reality is not defined by your ignorance.

HOLY FARK that needs to be on a tee shirt.


I'd wear it.
 
2013-03-06 05:59:07 PM

kiwimoogle84: and NEVER HEARD OF FIREFLY? Ask ANY Farker. Most awesome 14 episodes and a movie you'll ever watch. Shoot, I'd send you my box set on bluray to borrow if I wasn't always rewatching it. It's all on netflix- enjoy!


Does your wife mind that you suck Whedon's cock that hard? There's a reason that show lasted only 14 episodes, and it wasn't because Fox killed it. it was because nobody watched it. Why? Because it sucked harder than a porn star in a bukkake film.

But I digress.
 
2013-03-06 06:00:15 PM

quizzical: DontMakeMeComeBackThere: Have you ever walked up to someone reading a book to ask a question and were told "Not now!  I'm in the middle of a chapter!"

All the time at my house!  My husband and I have a rule - if you're within the last 50 pages of a book, you can tell the other person to go away until you finish your story.


I wish my ex had understood that simple concept.  I'm on the last chapter of a book and out of no where, "take me shopping right now."  An argument will ensue.

/a jury of avid book readers would have acquited me of murder
 
2013-03-06 06:01:23 PM
I'm not addicted.  I can quit right after I win this MMORPG.
 
2013-03-06 06:04:59 PM

jennies1897: zooyorkfreak: vudukungfu: jennies1897: This woman seriously needs to talk to someone who has dealt with someone who has a serious addiction to video games. I was with a guy who slowly devolved over the four years I lived with him. At first he played more than I expected, which wasn't that big of a deal. We still did things together. Over time, it got to a point where he couldn't hold down a job anymore. I could go days without speaking to him because he was so busy raiding. He turned down sex repeatedly and the rare times we had it at all, it was entirely hate-farking on my part. He spent days on that computer, neglecting himself, me, the apartment. My complaints fell on deaf ears, once in awhile he would encourage me to join him. The guy literally did not realize he was destroying his relationship and was utterly shocked when I finally broke it off. It still bothers me to this day and while I did date another guy who was into online role playing games, I couldn't move forward because the experience wouldn't leave my mind. That's sad and honestly, she should be delighted he only plays 10 hrs a week. That shiat can destroy lives.

So... You're single?

i second that notion for a response from jennie

Yep. The two breakups I speak of were years ago though, right now I am single because I want to be.


"How you doin?" ..jk
 
2013-03-06 06:10:54 PM

kiwimoogle84: and NEVER HEARD OF FIREFLY? Ask ANY Farker. Most awesome 14 episodes and a movie you'll ever watch. Shoot, I'd send you my box set on bluray to borrow if I wasn't always rewatching it. It's all on netflix- enjoy!


I could deal with a woman who hadn't seen Firefly since it was a few years back and didn't even make a full season.  But a woman who hates firefly?  I don't think so.

/my ex hated firefly
 
2013-03-06 06:13:00 PM
kiwimoogle84:
DEAR GOD, was her name Samantha?

My man sounds just like you- he's written several short stories and keeps up a blog with pieces of stories and author interviews 3x a week. ...


Ha, no it was a Russian name I'll keep to myself because I'm gentlemanly that way.

Good on you and your writer-man. It seems like you've got a harmonious set up there. Separate interests and friends are key. It's a relationship not a skin graft.

Cheers and calm waters ahead, lucky couple and all that flattery.
 
2013-03-06 06:13:12 PM
The only thing I hid from my wife was what I called my "secret shame". It was my Warhammer 40K Chaos army that I kept in a protective metal case for transport. She already knew I was nerdy but I just felt like that was just a little TOO nerdy for most "normies" to understand. She noticed the case on one of the shelves of my den one day and asked me what it was - "my secret shame" was all I'd tell her. I didn't really want to get in to it when she first asked me, but after that it just was kind of a running joke.

Many years later we got married and at some point she half-seriously demanded to know what was in there, "I married you, didn't? I've earned this!" she insisted. When I showed her what it was her reaction was, "That's it? I already knew you were nerdier than THAT - you have three soldering irons." I couldn't refute her logic.


And the coont from TFA needs to get the fark over it. Her husband likes something she doesn't like... just like most husbands.
 
2013-03-06 06:13:58 PM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: He's not out getting drunk or arrested. He's not cheating on her. He's not stroking off to porn instead of her. He's not even abusing her or beating the shiat out of her. He's playing a video game 10-20 hours a week. When I stopped drinking I started playing video games to give me something to do, and I play approximately that much. Never in your life have you seen a woman more thrilled about that than my wife.

She needs to get a grip. She probably watches more TV or reads more than that every week. What's the difference?


The real answer is that he could be out working for those 10-20 hours a week and making her some money to spend.

//Cant even get the women to watch Star Wars... it's "because light sabers aren't real"
 
2013-03-06 06:16:32 PM
I'd say something about crazy co-dependent people that can't rationalize that their relationship partner would like to do something besides spending 120% of their leisure time fawning all over them, but I can see that's already been covered.
 
2013-03-06 06:17:11 PM
My PC is in the living room with the family TV, so I play while my wife watches shows (we have a few we watch together....Archer for one).  She enjoys watching me play games.  I tried to get her to play some Borderlands 2 with me and it wasn't her cup of tea (we did have fun though).  We play Munchkin sometimes and I taught her some Magic: The Gathering once.


/we met at a bar
//a one night stand that has lasted 8 years (and two kids)....
 
2013-03-06 06:19:23 PM
Wow, the columnist's response was exactly correct.
 
2013-03-06 06:23:00 PM
Felgraf:

Hoollllyyy crap that's kind of crazy.

To be fair she was drunk and we'd made plans to meet that night around 11. That really doesn't make it seem any more fair to her.

Yeah, she was a hectic one. A bit of humor though, the locksmith saw I was stunned and asked if she lived there. I said she didn't. He asked if she was my girlfriend. I got to reply, "She is, but I'm not sure for how long."

It's only funny in retrospect. Makes for good bar story though.
 
2013-03-06 06:23:47 PM
I don't understand why men would want to sully their alone time with the presence of their significant other.

Is this how you take a dump, too?

languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu
 
2013-03-06 06:32:27 PM
At least some gaming can teach real world skills.  Games like UO and EQ taught me important lessons in computer care, management, and usage.  Not to mention typing.  I can speed type like a fiend thanks to mmorpg's.  Helped me to get a recession proof job that provides for my family.

Also:
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
m00
2013-03-06 06:36:27 PM

mongbiohazard: The only thing I hid from my wife was what I called my "secret shame". It was my Warhammer 40K Chaos army that I kept in a protective metal case for transport.



I'm not sure whats more shameful -- that you play 40k over Fantasy, or that out of all the armies to choose from you went with Chaos. Yeesh.
 
2013-03-06 06:37:29 PM

OgreMagi: After reading the comments here I've come to the realization that all the good gamer girls are taken.

If there any available that are in my dating age range, they end up being moby dick fat.

I haz a sad.

/ladies, I get free playstation stuff
//come and get me!
///is this thing on?


Tell you what- if for some bizarre reason Mr. Kiwi gets hit by an ice cream truck or something, you get first dibs.

/if you want 'em
//can you fix my licensing issues on downloaded content for my ps3?
/slashie
 
2013-03-06 06:39:37 PM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: kiwimoogle84: and NEVER HEARD OF FIREFLY? Ask ANY Farker. Most awesome 14 episodes and a movie you'll ever watch. Shoot, I'd send you my box set on bluray to borrow if I wasn't always rewatching it. It's all on netflix- enjoy!

Does your wife mind that you suck Whedon's cock that hard? There's a reason that show lasted only 14 episodes, and it wasn't because Fox killed it. it was because nobody watched it. Why? Because it sucked harder than a porn star in a bukkake film.

But I digress.


Um, you know I'm a woman, right?

And there's proof that Fox killed it on purpose due to conservative hatred. And a strong following now.

You need a hug.
 
m00
2013-03-06 06:41:01 PM
Also, why would any gamer guy want to date a gamer woman? Seems like you're just asking to feed an addiction spiral. The only reason men don't play video games every second they're not at work is because sensible women stop them.
 
2013-03-06 06:43:01 PM
As someone who just started Mass Effect 1 last week this thread is making me feel warm and fuzzy.


To those dissing gaming: Don't game then. We won't biatch about your life wasted watching sports.
 
2013-03-06 06:44:33 PM

kiwimoogle84: //can you fix my licensing issues on downloaded content for my ps3?


Probably.  Unless you've been using game hacks to ruin games for everyone else and got your console perma-banned for being a douche.
 
2013-03-06 06:51:57 PM

mongbiohazard: The only thing I hid from my wife was what I called my "secret shame". It was my Warhammer 40K Chaos army that I kept in a protective metal case for transport. She already knew I was nerdy but I just felt like that was just a little TOO nerdy for most "normies" to understand. She noticed the case on one of the shelves of my den one day and asked me what it was - "my secret shame" was all I'd tell her. I didn't really want to get in to it when she first asked me, but after that it just was kind of a running joke.

Many years later we got married and at some point she half-seriously demanded to know what was in there, "I married you, didn't? I've earned this!" she insisted. When I showed her what it was her reaction was, "That's it? I already knew you were nerdier than THAT - you have three soldering irons." I couldn't refute her logic.


And the coont from TFA needs to get the fark over it. Her husband likes something she doesn't like... just like most husbands.


Well, it is a shame...

/THE EMPEROR PROTECTS!!!
 
xcv
2013-03-06 06:59:54 PM
I feel her pain after losing a couple D&D and Steam friends to League of Legends and another one recently to DotA 2; his Steam profile suggests he plays like a full time job. Made it harder to get a group of people together for more casual games or a conversation about anything but his most recent match.
 
2013-03-06 07:00:39 PM

Worldwalker: zooyorkfreak: All women hate video games .. becuase Men love it .. anything Men love .. women hate .. its how it works .. especially with marriage ..

\currently going through divorce
\\played video games last night

Maybe this is why you're going through a divorce.


Uh.  He has a point. The article said the woman wouldn't care if he was reading a book, she just doesn't want him playing video games. What right does she have to dictate how he spends his offtime which she "allows" him anyways?

Also: I am a woman. I love video games. In fact, I at least like most of the things my husband loves (though our tastes in SF authors differ) and vise versa. Maybe this is why we're not going through a divorce.

You sound clingy and judgmental.
 
2013-03-06 07:01:54 PM

Worldwalker: zooyorkfreak: All women hate video games .. becuase Men love it .. anything Men love .. women hate .. its how it works .. especially with marriage ..

\currently going through divorce
\\played video games last night

Maybe this is why you're going through a divorce.

Also: I am a woman. I love video games. In fact, I at least like most of the things my husband loves (though our tastes in SF authors differ) and vise versa. Maybe this is why we're not going through a divorce.


Don't mean to come off nasty but sadly I wish that was why. But we both loved games ... She like wii more and kinect ... I'm more of a shooter/sports guy ... But we played tons of wii games together and of course rocked out with rockband. Gaming wasn't the problem ... It was her being bipolar. Enough of that though.

I get to play more video games now lol and raise my daughter as well .. He loves video games.
 
2013-03-06 07:06:39 PM
oh fark you i would do ANYTHING for a wife

i would adjust my entire lifestyle around her.  what the fark
 
2013-03-06 07:10:20 PM
we have the opposite problem in my household - I spend a lot of my leisure time playing video games while my BF does other stuff, a lot of it not very leisurely. (which is not to say, we never play video games side by side -- it has been known to happen).

There's a reason why I never wanted to have kids: I knew I wouldn't be a good mom. And I took the necessary steps to avoid reproduction. BF and his ex didn't take the proper steps, which is why he has to spend a lot of time and money on an accidental child.
 
2013-03-06 07:11:21 PM
I am sure there *is* such a thing as being addicted to video games. That doesn't mean that everyone who plays video games, even a lot, is addicted. If your spouse's addiction is keeping them from having a job, having friends, helping with chores, spending any time at all with you- then yea you can be concerned. If you don't like the hobby that they like and are upset that you can't control every aspect of their life- seriously STFU.

My SO loves playing pool. He plays 8 and 9 ball, he has played since he was a kid. I'm not gonna whine or complain because he wants to spend free time playing pool or spend spending money on pool cues (the same money I would spend on shoes or crafts). Instead, I'm going to spend some time playing pool with him (and I think people will find they might like most things they try, especially when you have a friend to do them with). No, I do not desire to play pool in a 10 hour long tournament. But yes I can have a lot of fun playing pool casually or even on a team plus I get to know all the people he hangs out with, etc. Would it kill this woman to pick up the controller and spend an hour doing something her husband enjoys? Even if it was ONLY TO MAKE HIM HAPPY or just to give it a try.

And I'm not saying I like everything my SO likes. I have tried shooting clay pigeons with him, and I enjoy no part of it- but I'm not gonna tell him he can't do it because it will destroy our relationship, because it won't.
 
2013-03-06 07:11:53 PM
Oh and CSS - back in the 90's, my BF at the time ripped the PC's plug out of the wall because I was playing Master of Magic too much. That might have actually happened more than once.
 
2013-03-06 07:18:03 PM
Every evening it's like this at my house except the cat is draped over my mouse arm as if to say, "It's time to stop playing Skyrim". She flops over my arm like she's trying to do an intervention. Sorry cat, I gotta do one more quest. (there's always one more quest!)

f.kulfoto.com

\hot like a good LOLcat
 
2013-03-06 07:22:36 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: oh fark you i would do ANYTHING for a wife

i would adjust my entire lifestyle around her.  what the fark

 Most people already have and visa-versa, most people want to hold on to one or two things they like to do alone to keep a sense of having something  else in their lives.  When there's nothing in your life you have that's yours that you are in control of it becomes more like a prison than a life.  That could be those long runs, long books, or whatever else.
Asking someone to give up something they like to do that is completely harmless is selfish and petty.
 
2013-03-06 07:24:37 PM
I have been married for 23 yrs and in all that time i have been gaming. Wife just accepts it and goes about her business. Now my youngest daughter, 15, is a gamer also. Wife just rolls her eyes and says like father like daughter. She knew i was a gamer when we met and did not have an issue with it.

/Likes my gaming so she can hog the TV
 
2013-03-06 07:26:18 PM

spidermilk: And I'm not saying I like everything my SO likes. I have tried shooting clay pigeons with him, and I enjoy no part of it- but I'm not gonna tell him he can't do it because it will destroy our relationship, because it won't.


he's lucky. I took my GF clay shooting once (she had never even held a gun or seen one up close until she met me) and now she wont let me use my browning over-under (the jewel of my collection) because its her favorite. although to be fair, she's a heckuva a lot better with it than I am.
 
2013-03-06 07:30:38 PM
Maybe she's upset because she thought she married a man instead of a 12 year old boy who plays video games?
 
2013-03-06 07:31:13 PM

Gifted Many Few: J. Frank Parnell: Gifted Many Few: Not really. Video games are one of the few "hobbies" that doesn't require you to get off your ass.

Actually, most hobbies are like that. The ones which involve physical activity are usually called sports.

No, video games are the laziest of the hobbies. The only activity there is going to the store and buying the game. Even that is being circumvented by Gamefly and DLCs. Name me another you can do if you literally had no legs and were glued to the couch.


Watching television.
 
2013-03-06 07:32:49 PM
Some people seem to think they own the person they marry.
 
2013-03-06 07:33:36 PM

IRQ12: Jon iz teh kewl: oh fark you i would do ANYTHING for a wife

i would adjust my entire lifestyle around her.  what the fark
 Most people already have and visa-versa, most people want to hold on to one or two things they like to do alone to keep a sense of having something  else in their lives.  When there's nothing in your life you have that's yours that you are in control of it becomes more like a prison than a life.  That could be those long runs, long books, or whatever else.
Asking someone to give up something they like to do that is completely harmless is selfish and petty.


yeah if your gay
 
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