To All Gamer Girls, Do Yourself A Favor

To All Gamer Girls, Do Yourself A Favor And Learn Things The Right Way

This is to all to the 'gamer girls' that don't know to properly hold a gaming control.


The year of 2009, I found myself learning how to play MMORPG's (massive multiplayer online role-playing game) and quickly learn to never mention that you are a girl. Why?

Expect three reactions:

1. The guys will make sexual comments and follow you around.

Apparently, they want to "protect" you.

2. You'll be called fake because they'll associate you with other gamer girls who have had no idea what they're doing.

I hate to break it to you but not every girl is the same. I don't call out the handful of boys I've played with that suck just has bad but please, go on.

3. Guys don't care.

As the year passed and streaming became a thing, the reputation of women that play games severely got tainted by the other women that would show off their assets on the streaming platforms. Of course, in a streaming platforms e-girls are doing more than destroying the image of girls playing; they are also making it harder for people that work themselves out to create good content. I am not saying that all the women that stream are like this, no, in fact, several of them are fantastic players, but e-girls are far more common.

E-girls are the reason why on MMORPG's we pick a male character to be taken seriously. The irony of that is that in real life, we also need to be portrayed as male to be taken seriously by men and it just should not be like that. Back to the gaming world, playing a male character and keeping our mic off gives us some peace, although, when we play female characters we like to brag (if provoked) to the enemy (if male) was defeated by a woman. Doing this is tilting for men but hey, a lot of us know how to play games! We are not e-girls, we are the girls that are wearing hoodies and eating pizza while thinking why we got stuck with idiots that want more kills than being objective. We are the girls that spent hours trying to create good content to receive nothing in return because e-girls are out there building a show to get more money.

Today, I still play online games, and no I do not stick with a male, I also play with females characters and make sure to make my character be the strongest one. I play with a group of guys and girls and nonbinary people that respect your gender and sexuality and stand up for each other when bullied. Sure, some of the guys drool over e-girls, but at the end of the day, they complain about how they are not playing the game at all, and it's annoying.

What I am trying to say is to not hide your identity as a woman that plays the game seriously. Go out there and prove them that your assets are not the ones getting the kills but your skills also, that you are not an e-girl.

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The Truth About Young Marriage

Different doesn't mean wrong.

When I was a kid, I had an exact picture in my mind of what my life was going to look like. I was definitely not the kind of girl who would get married young, before the age of 25, at least.

And let me tell you, I was just as judgmental as that sentence sounds.

I could not wrap my head around people making life-long commitments before they even had an established life. It’s not my fault that I thought this way, because the majority opinion about young marriage in today’s society is not a supportive one. Over the years, it has become the norm to put off marriage until you have an education and an established career. Basically, this means you put off marriage until you learn how to be an adult, instead of using marriage as a foundation to launch into adulthood.

When young couples get married, people will assume that you are having a baby, and they will say that you’re throwing your life away — it’s inevitable.

It’s safe to say that my perspective changed once I signed my marriage certificate at the age of 18. Although marriage is not always easy and getting married at such a young age definitely sets you up for some extra challenges, there is something to be said about entering into marriage and adulthood at the same time.

SEE ALSO: Finding A Husband In College

Getting married young does not mean giving up your dreams. It means having someone dream your dreams with you. When you get lost along the way, and your dreams and goals seem out of reach, it’s having someone there to point you in the right direction and show you the way back. Despite what people are going to tell you, it definitely doesn’t mean that you are going to miss out on all the experiences life has to offer. It simply means that you get to share all of these great adventures with the person you love most in the world.

And trust me, there is nothing better than that. It doesn’t mean that you are already grown up, it means that you have someone to grow with.

You have someone to stick with you through anything from college classes and changing bodies to negative bank account balances.

You have someone to sit on your used furniture with and talk about what you want to do and who you want to be someday.

Then, when someday comes, you get to look back on all of that and realize what a blessing it is to watch someone grow. Even after just one year of marriage, I look back and I am incredibly proud of my husband. I’m proud of the person he has become, and I’m proud of what we have accomplished together. I can’t wait to see what the rest of our lives have in store for us.

“You can drive at 16, go to war at 18, drink at 21, and retire at 65. So who can say what age you have to be to find your one true love?" — One Tree Hill
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Summer And Jobs

Working summers doesn't have to be tedious.


Like many other college students, I was ready for summer but was kinda bummed that I had to work. Its not that I didn't like where I was working, I actually was really lucky to be working in a hospital environment but I just hated being alone all summer from 9-5. I've had this job for a few years now and a few other paid interns came and went but I never really connected with any of them. This year is different though.

I got really lucky to have another intern work with me that was very similar to me. The tasks we got were always simple but they were made to be more fun because I got to do them while talking with someone else. Now I actually enjoy and look forward to going to work.

The key to finding a good job is finding one that you enjoy doing and one that will help you gain knowledge that will help you out with future career plans. Working with friends also make tasks enjoyable! I would be careful with working with your friend however because if your job needs you to be serious and focused, being around your best friends may distract you from that.

Another thing that definitely makes summer jobs more enjoyable are taking breaks! It is your summer vacation after all! I'm not saying don't take a day off just to sit around, but if you make plans with family and friends, take a Friday off and enjoy the warm weather and good company! Employers understand that us college students and on break and have lives, they are usually very lenient with days off!

If you have to do a summer job to make money to live off of or pay for college, the best thing to do is look at the big picture. If you don't enjoy your job but can't afford to quit, remember that the money if going to help you out a lot. Also, this job is probably only for the summer right? So it's not permanent my friend! Get through these annoying few weeks and you will be back at college, taking steps for a bigger and brighter future.

Summer jobs are tough, I know, but make the most of it! And don't forget to enjoy it whenever you can!!!


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