The ramblings of a self-confessed geek

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oh goodness its giveaway time again.

So we have some extra Macbooks lying around at work and I managed to obtain a couple of them. So I was like “hey lets do another giveaway I guess since I just got back to 40k followers” sound good? I  think so.

whatchu get

a 2011 macbook pro that has barely been used

sweet ass keyboard covers

okay so rules and such:

must be following me (jackbaracumquat) because follower giveaways and such. Unfollow me after I don’t care but I will check and see if the winner is following me.

likes and reblogs both count since I know its easier to keep track of things when you like them. More reblogs more chances and whatever.

and I will use a random generator to pick the winner!!!

AND I WILL SHIP WORLDWIDE! (But it may take longer to get it out to you if you live in some place like Guam or something because I feel like thats really expensive)

okay so I will be choosing the winner on November 16th (because I like that day) and winner will be inboxed (SO KEEP YOUR INBOX OPEN BECAUSE IF I CAN’T MESSAGE YOU YOU WON’T GET IT)

And IF I GET A TON OF HATE MAIL LIKE I DID LAST TIME I’ll just shut the whole thing down. Not dealing with that. And I know who sends me the hate so just keep that in mind if you send me hate I will guarantee that you don’t win.


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My experiences as a girl gamer

For years I think I’ve been the exception to the rule: my experience as a girl gamer was not negative. Or at least I hadn’t received any more abuse or negativity than my guy friends.

However, recently I’ve started to notice that a mainstream video game chain have been treating me very differently to the guys they serve.

I hadn’t shopped in store for a while so I first noticed it a few months ago when me and my boyfriend went to browse. The staff there (mostly male, although not all) would come over to chat, but look right past me and just talk to my boyfriend. I’d even reply and ask questions but I’d just receive an odd sort of look and a polite reply before he turned back to nerd out with the guy with me.

Now this didn’t bother me too much. I just assumed the staff member was a little too into stereotypes and let it go.
It didn’t stop there though, the same thing happened time and time again with different staff and when I went in alone, I received rude and curt replies and no one wanted to chat like they had with my boyfriend. I don’t think I look like the stereotypical nerdy gamer, but really this should have no bearing and who decided what a gamer looks like?

Last night I went to the midnight launch of Destiny. Same treatment. They assumed i was only there with a guy, suggested i wouldn’t want a copy of the game and then lost my order (this may not have been related, but I was the only person it happened to).

I was the only girl at this launch and if this is the way they treat their female customers, who is really surprised! Perhaps they should really be encouraging girls like me, not alienating them.

Rant over :)

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