as a kid
who was not popular
(as did most of us), I soon learned that groups
normally persecuted by the preps
were really not all that bad. Some of the Goth
my old school were actually pleasant to carry on a conversation
with; the punk
s were a fun-loving lot, never ones that would exclude. The nerd
s were not condescend
. I felt as though I had been lie
d to by Popular Culture
, a feeling that I had experienced before and
one that I would experience again in the years to come. So I began to subscribe to the notion that
virtually all outcast
groups were pure
and unsullied by human foibles.
That was where I went wrong.
At my old school, there were not "D&D
kids". I had just assumed that since they were mock
in the national media
, then they must be all right. But at the school I attend now,
there is a group of about six or seven guys (yes, they are all male) that sits around in the library
before school starts and plays Dungeons and Dragons
. And you know what?
I don't like them.
They are loud and inconsiderate. They yell in the library without regard or concern for anyone else in the room.
I don't see why they can't go play in the cafeteria, where no one will care how loud they are.
But do not take this as an attack on D&D or those who play it. I have even played the game once, and would have enjoyed it more had the Dungeonmaster been a little more enthusiastic. I am merely expressing my exasperation
at those at my place of learning who display selfishness by shouting when playing an RPG.
Anyway, I think I might have to revise my previously held (and preconceived) notions about some outsider groups.