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You all knew someone from the school would be there, but who really expected HIM?

Also, this page sort of addresses a bit of a pet peeve of mine; notably, in panels 2 and 3. Video games haven’t been a “boy’s only” hobby… um, ever. Yes, the average video game player is male, but not all of them. So, possibly because I AM a girl gamer, it rubs me the wrong way when guys act like it NEVER happens. Like, “Oh you’re a girl? You’d probably be bored by this then.” Believe it or not, I’ve even had people ask if I’d stop gaming when I transitioned! I guess, because girls don’t do that, so if I’m a girl, I have to stop. Sometimes, I just don’t know. -_-

And yeah, the Yuu Us. Comes out in a couple days, you know. It’s December in Rain continuity though, so it’s already been out for a month there. That said, if the original Yuu’s launch was any indication, I doubt Yuu Us’ really THIS so accessible three days before Christmas. ;P

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:iconthundercat287:
thundercat287 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
And then there's me going the other way from gamer girl to boy gamer. Sweating a little... 
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thediremoose Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
Hello, Gamesnob? Do you have Fighter Frogs?
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FaebornStarseed Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your parody name is more clever than mine a couple pages back, bravo. And you may have mentioned it before, but I was just hazarding a guess, lol.
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AbiDrew Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Haha!  Yuu Us!  TOTAL SUBVERSION!

Wii U.  "We" being a pronoun for a group, "U", well, is you.  and "Yuu" is now the you of the combination and "Us" is the new pronoun for a group.

LOVE IT!
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OjouTsuki Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Aww... I thought it would be called Woo Hoo.
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Dezzy13 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like playing on my Nintendo ds lite. I have about 20 games. But it died on me this year! It's was going to turn 9 this year!.
(I've had that thing since it came out and it really is 9 years old now.) I'm obsessed with Pokemon games though. Love love love them
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chitttick1 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
I'm a girl and I like video games, and all of my friends who are girls (even the really girly ones) play video games.
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student Writer
Funny i mean we all knew that they would find someone that was from their school, but i don't think that i was expecting it to be him. And though their doesn't seem to be very many girls that like to play games i am quite sure that there are a lot more out there then everyone thinks, and they are probably really fun to be with too.
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thediremoose Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
My cousin and I used to play SNES games (mainly Super Mario World, Donkey Kong Country, and Super Mario Kart) together back when I was 6 and she was 10. She completely outclassed me then, and even now, while I can beat the game soundly, I have yet to manage Super Mario World with the kind of grace she displayed back then.
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JamieAgathaRose Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aiken sort of reminds me of my brother, the typical chest-thumping manly man. Which means he's either chronically incapable of empathy or in denial of something and trying to cover it up with testosterone. With my brother, it's totally the former. I can't really

Well, at least Aiken doesn't maliciously batter his siblings...



...I hope.
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adragonknight Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
For boys? What nonsense.

Some of my fondest memories from when I was younger was an old neighbor of ours which I used to play videogames with. We even played with her father sometimes.

I wonder if she still remembers that or if my memory is just to good.
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Jape27 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Uh, yeah I think that it was my saying you'd stop playing, I meant no offense it's just that it happened to a friend of mine, they turned into a different person after transitioning. It really made me kinda sad.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Writer
I'm sorry. I wasn't making a direct attack on you. If it makes you feel any better, you weren't the first person to ask and I sincerely doubt you'll be the last. At least you seem to have had some past experience to make you think that.

That said, I'm genuinely astounded that somebody would just throw away a hobby they enjoy over something like this. I guess, that's what happens when people take stupid stereotypes too seriously... -_-
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Rotoxys Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Oh the Yuu Us xD I think it's annoying when people discount gamer girls, even a non-gamer girl will still have played some Crash Bandicoot or whatever in their childhood, so yeah... If people have legit asked you if you're going to quit gaming just because you'll be a girl... Urgh that is so frustratingly stereotypical! I swear I would've punched them or smt!
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VioletUke93 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I get that crap when I telk certain friends about me beating Dark Souls faster than them :p
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foggyland1 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
i'm sorry to be on the other side of the argument but i would like to believe i've been gaming for a while and i've run into only a few women, so my views are a little skewed because of that.
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Animasword Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well Aiken's losing fans fast...seriously I've never got the 'girls don't/can't play video games' vibe either (heck I don't understand why people say girls shouldn't get involved in combat sports either but that's a seperate rant entirely).
We've also learned one more fact about Randy, neat ^_^
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Ryu890 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
You know what really seems to bug me more? When girls tell me that gaming is a boy-only hobby. "Of course I don't want to play. I'm a girl."

But...yeah. "Average player being male" just tells me that "Around 51% of gamers are male."
And I don't even think THATS true anymore.

Then again, my teenage years had me spending alot of time with sheltered Christians....

Most offensive thing ever: "Did you know that X% of people said they'd be [i]ok[/i] with gay marriage?" *sits there, expecting this to be an impactful point* "We need a Christian Revival in America."

I was judging her. Sadly, I had to be impartial. She wound up getting first place, because her speech was the best delivered out of all of them. XP
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Writer
Ugh. I think you're right. The girls who solidify the stereotype I think ARE worse. Heck, so are pretty much anyone who "revels" in their stereotypes...
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Ryu890 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
*thinks further* Then there's those who claim all steryotypes are evil, and they must fight them at all costs...

Not quite as bad, but this is the kind that says if you wear a skirt, it makes you 'weak'.


:P And now for something more positive.
[link]
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GimmeFuelGimmeFire Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, I feel bad for Rain's brother, he's just trying to please them. :(
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ZorrieInuyama Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice
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Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
RANDY, of ALL PEOPLE?! xD
That made me quite literally laugh out loud. Well done!

And I agree about girl gamers. I think that's part of the reason why "Pokémon Crystal" remains my favourite Pokémon game so far - it was the first that let you play as a girl. Also, when I was little, I'd lament the fact that there was no such thing as a GameGirl. Ah, well. My GameBoy Advance was pink, so it at least was able to scare all the boys when I brought it to school. ^_^
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Doomdragon Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
AHHHH!! IT'S A WiiU!! I got that before I even read the description *so proud of self*. Anyways I myself know plenty of gamer girls... side note, I don't know if this is a generalization or not but, girls seem to get scary violent when they play video games... Like I don't know if it's all girls that play video games or just the ones I know but it's scary, like probably could silence a whole a-typical FPS Online Muliplayer Chat scary...
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genderTruckery Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Transitioning and doing a Games Design course. Screw gender norms. I'm busy being a semi-masculine Trans Girl who looks awesome in a dress when she wants to.

Also thought I'd say my copy of Rain book 1 arrived the other day. :3 Really love your comic.
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transgendergamer Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
You are officially awesome in my book. :3
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genderTruckery Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Heheh. X3 Thank you. :3 Not that I've done much to deserve that so far but y'know. Thanks anyways. :p
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FenrirDarkWolfe Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student General Artist
I know some gamer-girls, and they're like, my best friends, and, personally, girls can be as big as a gamer as a guy can be, sometimes more.... The ones I know are very competitive...
lol, Randy, it's nice to see him have some sort of importance to something, even if it's minor...
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Terror-Inferno Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Glad I'm not the only one who gets annoyed when people think games are for guys only,

I'm in the middle of transitioning myself (m2f), so I hate it when people think I'm going to change my hobbies such as gaming because it's seen as mainly a guy thing.
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Maka00 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Elusive gamer girls? I remember the last time a guy said that, it took me only an hour to round up 20+ gamer girls...They aren't rare, you just have to look.
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lucario515 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Exclusive gamer girls? ROOD! I'm one of the biggest nerd girls in the world xD I grew up with Pokemon, Yugioh, Batman, etc. We aren't as rare as people make it sound. Just need to know where to look, that's all. <3
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xRDVx Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Since I can't find the proper way of asking this, I'll go bluntly: Any hints as to where we should look at?
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:iconlucario515:
lucario515 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
I believe this is something we'd like to call a Trade Secret. xD No fun in the quest if we gave out the answers.
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RandomGuyC Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
The almighty Randy returns!
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:iconfreddy-kun:
Freddy-kun Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it really pisses me off that my boyfriend's mother wouldn't let him or his sister play with Legos because they were, quote, "toys for boys". not video games, but just as stupid.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Writer
Ooh, that'd piss me off too. As a kid, Legos were my other favorite toy.
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Freddy-kun Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
mine too :c and legos are for everyone!!
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On2XSecretProbation Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I also loved Legos...heck still do now! I'd bust them out at a moment's notice.
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Freddy-kun Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
legos are amazing and everyone should have them. <3
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Writer
If I still owned Legos, I totally would too! :XD:
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Undertaker972 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Haha love the references, GameSnob and Yuu Us. Very clever there. So yea, some guys have that attitude of "girls dont game" but honestly the media doesnt help. You must have seen those commercials for the 3DS with people saying "I'm not a gamer, with my 3DS I'm an artist" or something like that. Yea its meant to attract non gamers but still, it just perpetuates the stereotype. Back on topic, love how its Randy thats working there
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Writer
Ah, but have you seen this - [link]

It's an ACTUAL training video for GameStop that virtually establishes women as a completely different species, and assumes that women ONLY play fitness and cooking games. (Actually, it's pretty offensive to men too.)
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Undertaker972 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
no i can honestly say ive never seen that. its worth a laugh to see how stupid and sexist they can be
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LadyHelblade Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Writer
Hah. Yeah, that's a colossal pet peeve of mine, too. Transitioning put no halt to my game-playing ways. :)
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AlekPixi Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student Writer
Oh man, I know the feel of not owning any current systems... I DO have a PlayStation 2, but I never play it. Nintendo64, however... Sadly they haven't made games for that in over a decade :(
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samrules4 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
gamesnob?

yep, makes a much more fitting name for the store
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maruul Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
The idea that any "nerd culture", be it video games, comics, or whatever should be exclusively male is ridiculous. I've played video games my whole life, long before I realized my gender (shut up, I'm slow...), and every female friend I've ever had has been into at least one or the other.
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coffinstufferd Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
I just deleted a friend on Facebook the other day. Reason? Constantly disqualifying "fake gamer girls." Also calling people fat one day and complaining no one sees her inner beauty the next.
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Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
I didn't even know there was such a thing as a fake gamer girl. :O_o:
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coffinstufferd Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
The ones who only play call of duty to play with a guy or something were supposedly not real gamers. I guess by that logic real gamers are born playing all the games, and never have a first video game.
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