Statistically, you don’t actually know me or my husband. That’s okay, because if you did know us I probably wouldn’t like you.
Wait. That wasn’t really my point. Let me back up, start over.
You don’t actually know us, but trust me: we’re gamers in this house. As proof of this, I submit a sampler of conversations that happen around here, conversations that only happen in a gamer house, with a gamer couple raising a wee mini-gamer.
ME: I don’t think I’m playing my new game right
HIM: Really? Did YOU get stuck in autorun… BACKWARDS? (glares at his new game)
ME: No, but I’m pretty sure I just got eaten by a dragon… tough to tell though, because it froze up right at this point (gesture at screen with fire and an ominous shadow engulfing our intrepid hero)
HIM: You win
HIM: Hey honey?
ME: Can’t talk, busy stealing everything that isn’t nailed down
HIM: K…Don’t forget to loot the bodies
ME: I’m on it
ME: I just want to try out different things, you know?
HIM: Well, I wouldn’t recommend that you tank
ME: (joking) You’re just saying that because you wouldn’t trust me to tank.
ME: Wait, I was joking, but then you got all quiet… oh my god, you really don’t trust me!
HIM: I just don’t think it would be a good fit…
ME: AND WHY NOT?
HIM: Because your response to getting hit is to run away.
ME: … true. Okay, fair enough.
HIM: 21 minutes I waited for you!
ME: (frantically pointing at Nifty Chart) I made a potion of invisibility! What did you do?
HIM: Apparently I drank one!
ME: It occurs to me that I made a character that looks kinda like me, and YOU made a character that looks kinda like a crack dealer.
HIM: I chose a random appearance.
ME: You “randomly” chose the one that looks like a crack dealer.
HIM: I wouldn’t buy crack from that guy!
HIM: (via skype call) Bio break!
ME: Hey, what do you think of-
HIM: (from some distance) I SAID I’M BIO-ING! That means I’m AFK! Gah, it’s like you don’t speak nerd or something!
HIM: Okay, yeah, you can facebook that
ME: (under my breath) Don’t think I won’t
So if you’re out questing and see an obvious couple standing there arguing… it’s probably not us, really. But you could ask, and that would help make us famous!