Post by oldgamergeek on Mar 9, 2009 14:07:59 GMT -6
I remember that drek interview and have not watched 60 minutes since . My aunt who is a nutter came over and started to rag on me about how I was going to " burn in the fires of hell " and other unpleasant things my parents where out for the night I had to put up with it .
our community is like a heavy metal concert full of life and passion while theirs is like a therapy session needing someones rules to tell them what to do. my gamer blog theinnofpalmerst.blogspot.com
My parents say the interview and my mom asks me, "Are you sure that game is all right?" I had been playing for about eight years then. I told her that the problem was the not the game, but the family situations of some of the people playing. She said "OK", and about two weeks later picked me up a Red Box Basic Set at a yard sale. I was so blessed to have two parents who understood and approved of both me and my hobbies!
"Don't worry little brother, there's plenty more."
Silly crap blaming "the new thing" of the time for tragedy and crime. Trying to blame other-people and causes when the perpitrator is very clear. Has anyone ever tried to sue Ford or Budweiser because their drunken teen-ager killed himself driving into a telephone-pole late one night? How about suing the NFL for that kid who snuffed it when he didn't' get on his local team?
Post by codeman123 on Mar 27, 2009 14:23:38 GMT -6
My parents where alot strickter and more religious back when i was a child they where very adament about me not playing d&d saying it was 'satanic' and the like. But my imagination rolled on and i had to play in secret lol. I remember going into book stores and sitting there for hours memorizing and scribbling down notes of all the rules because i could not own any of the books. Eventually i did my research and actually gave them a long lecture about how most of these stories where myths or their was actually no connection to d&d. I set up a demonstration for them and before i knew it my dad was playing with me and my friends and eventually cut me some slack. I think it's horrible that d&d has such a bad rep even today i still hear people talk about it like it's some strange little cult or something when in reality it proubly has helped me and many others that i have met to develop into great people. Without d&d i think i would have been a lost confused little kid who would have never met or experinced some of the things that i have.
Of course living in the bible belt has never helped the situation any lol..
That DM in the video has some wicked shades i got to get me some.. god bless the 1980's..
Last Edit: Mar 27, 2009 14:31:39 GMT -6 by codeman123