Category Archives: Girlfriend Lists

If only we could take the stereotypes to court

We object to your stereotyping! Mia of Phoenix Wright takes on the stereotype about girls and socializing in the court of law. We object, too, Mia, we object, too. (Thanks Revena!)

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"Geek Girl" Stereotype Bingo

Inspired by this post at Feminist Gamers and this post on The IRIS Network forums, I decided to take an old post of mine and turn it into a bingo scorecard. Basically the rules are that when you see a … Continue reading

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Another Not-So-Bad GF List

How to Get Your Girlfriend to Play Video Games is one of the better lists out there. I am still not, and will never be, a fan of these lists, but if I had to put together a list of … Continue reading

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Good Idea, Bad Idea: Girlfriend List Satire

I am a huge fan of satire. Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal” was a delightful read. Irony is my bread and butter and I appreciate it when people can use it to great effect. But, therein lies the rub: most … Continue reading

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A Not-So-Bad GF List

I don’t have time to get into it full on, but this list by Bill Ward called 15 simple rules for getting your girlfriend to play D&D actually isn’t as bad as it sounds. Partially because some of it seems … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Wii Shopping List: So Close to Getting It Right

As you all should know now by the Girlfriend Lists category (which I plug at every opportunity), I have a passing interest in the presentation and language of gift guides. So, y’all can imagine how excited I got when I … Continue reading

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When he loves the console more than you

In her post, Frustrations of a Growing Up Gamer, Ariel has been musing about what growing up means for her gamer status. I can definitely identify with her struggle, and it’s worth a read for any adults finding that growing … Continue reading

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Erik Larsen on getting non-comic book readers into the fandom

(Two short posts involving comics, it must be procrastination weekend!) Out of the mouth of Erik “I think women’s issues with comics are all about the boobies” Larsen, we actually get some surprising insight on the difficulty of finding the … Continue reading

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How To Get Your Girlfriend Into Your Fandom

It is apparently an unending problem for geeky men that their girlfriends, who may or may not be geeks, get upset when their boyfriends jilt them for their geek obsession. So I, in my infinite wisdom, and only parly inspired … Continue reading

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More "Girlfriend List" Idiocy

This time from It’s a month old, but it’s new to me (thanks, Ragnell). I have my “for ‘her’” category, but I’m really starting to feel like I need one specifically for “The Girlfriend List Idiocy” because this is … Continue reading

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