Okay, long story short, I was forced into "relations" with an older girl at my own age of ten, or around there. She got pregnant with the boy/girl and aborted it.
I had recently gotten video games for Christmas at the age of nine. In 1990, that's when video games decided to take an upward climb in quality, graphics, even a tad bit of story line, and game play, providing something that made it very easy hide my face in a TV screen playing Final Fantasy IV, VI and Chrono Trigger. To be fair, sometimes I spent too much time in these things. Television lost it's appeal, it was worthless. You just sat on a chair and watched someone els'es life. The lives you interacted with in an electronic game was just as artificial, but it was an art form. Just as much as the lives of people on television. Could it be that people were too insecure and immature to let people with another form of the same weakness they have live in peace?
The isolation and hatred from children and sometimes instructors who had no souls, let alone hearts to help a student suffering from internal wars of violation, remembering his sexual ravaging by both teenage boys and girls went on from Elementary School to High School. During Academic years, as people are supposedly forming into people they will become in the future, why don't people actually teach them and do what they say they do for children to mature.
"Did I really get a girl pregnant, I thought that only happened when you were at least twelve or something?" I thought. Then of course, there's all sorts of other things, bullying by students, and by instructors at the same time. Altercations and un-called for discipline against me for being the victim of bullying, regular sexual harassment, and all sorts of things in the past getting in the way of my education. I was a very bright student, and not a lazy student, not by any stretch of the imagination, unless you're a Puritan.
So, video games, as an artform, oh how I hid myself in video games as an artform. My absence of self-respect and/or esteem went a long way towards shoving my face in the "Escape" of these electronic games made mostly in Japan. Discussions about artists sometimes got my attention, but I couldn't act like these Paragons of talent, IMHO.
So there's a lot of media debate about Gamers. Sometimes seen as Columbine Massacring killers, sometimes seen as hopeless losers, fat, never maturing man-children. (Or woman-children). Gay, etcetera, whatever stereo type you could see in your mind, it's aimed at people who are just simply different from other people. So my question is, why are gamers so despised, hated and maligned? What are your opinions?