i advertise/publicize quite heavily that i play wargames, most people are dead interested when i tell them its exactly the kind of stuff they do in the military, you know.... push little plastic men around on a board and make pew pew sounds. lol
If it comes up in conversation, or if people ask me what im doing on a thursday night, I'll probabally say im going to GW to play some 40k, and if they're new friends, they'll ask what it is and I'll tell them. Some friends think im a giant geek for doing it, but love me the same, and others get in on it with me.
I am my Wife's Husband
My parents Son
My brothers brother
And I am a gamer
It is ingrained in me, I openly push gaming to people I think might be interested, and gladly offer up that I play - you often find that people either play or know about it or did play in the past, occasionally you even get asked if you would like their old games stuff or they consider starting up again.
In all honesty if people want to make some kind of upon high ill informed judgement I let them, some of the most intelligent and sexually attractive people have been gamers, WoW is another one - I used to play (reformed addict here) but the number of people who like to reminisce to their gaming days means its often a good thing to bring up in new company
My friends may think what ever they want, if they ask what I am about to do tomorrow, I will tell them, "Paint small plastic Space Men" or "Play 40k". I dont care if someone tells me that I am a nerd, cause thats not the case with 40k, it is my hobby, and if they cant deal with it, then I dont give a shit...
do i openly say i play 40k? no, do I tell someone if it comes up. IE: if im asked what my hobbies are by a woman, etc. yes
playing warhammer, in my opinion, shows intellect, painting warhammer shows a portrayal of the artistic side. and not giving a fuck what other people think, shows courage. so why NOT tell people you play, and if they have any misgivings to me because I play, they can go to hell from being shallow idiots with no artistic sense as it is.
Do i like to tell people about warhammer, yes. do i push my freinds to play, yes. Do they play...no. I like talking about warhammer with people but most of the time they are just totally uninterested and act like thier listenng. When they say its gay or stupid i say "just because your to lazy to sit down and read the rulebook or cant wrap your mind around it does not make it gay." thier response is normally whatever or they contuine to say its gay. Untill i get mad...then its not gay anymore.
Depends on the person, but most of the time I don't bother. All of my friends know I'm into it, even more so with my mate at work. Hell our boss has practically allowed to turn the little kitchen we have at the back into a Warhammer room.
If somebody asks me what I do for a hobby, I am more than comfortable climbing up on top of a roof and screaming at the top of my lungs:
"I SPEND HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS BUYING TINY PIECES OF PLASTIC, METAL, AND/OR RESIN. I PAINT SAID OBJECTS FOR USE IN SIMULATED BATTLES WITH OTHER NERDS SUCH AS MYSELF FOR THE TACTICAL ENJOYMENT AND FOR SHITS AND GIGGLES.
I always tell me people my hobby. To be fair most of mates are in the bobby anyway or computer geeks so they know what 40k is from Dawn of War. But its something Ive done for so long I automatically assume people will at least of heard of it, even if they dont understand what it is.
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