Created By: Chabal2 on December 15, 2012 Last Edited By: Chabal2 on December 21, 2012

Enter The Gamer's Lair

A woman goes into a nerd-interest shop. Hilarity Ensues.

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Alice wants to give her nerdy friend Bob a present, and what better place to look than the local hobby shop/video game/comic book store. The instant she enters the door, however, she is surrounded the fearful/puzzled/lecherous stares of the all-male denizens of the store, who are always the absolute worst representatives of geekdom. Alice may either panic at the obvious thoughts of the troglodytes facing her, or get a You Go, Girl! moment by demonstrating Gamer Girl skills.

An alternate, Rated M for Manly version is to have her go into a bar or hardware store, though the reactions here will be more overtly misogynistic.

Goes hand-in-hand with Nerds Are Virgins. See also There Are No Girls on the Internet for similar reactions.

Community Feedback Replies: 12
  • December 15, 2012
    StarSword
    Film:
    • High Fidelity has a moment of this when Marie deSalle, a soft rock singer who Rob and his employees saw perform a set at a local bar, shows up in their record store.
  • December 16, 2012
    MorganWick
    Title implies any non-nerd.
  • December 16, 2012
    Chabal2
    Hmmm, yeah, I guess. Any suggestions?
  • December 16, 2012
    StarSword
    ... You Have Entered The Geek Zone?

    I dunno, it's something I said one time when me and some friends started yammering randomly about game programming.
  • December 16, 2012
    RedneckRocker
    This "joke" has also been done in a couple episodes of The Big Bang Theory as well.
  • December 16, 2012
    King9999
    Instead of "woman," it should be "non-nerd." Female nerds exist.
  • December 16, 2012
    JoeG
  • December 17, 2012
    Arivne
    Web Comics
  • December 17, 2012
    Chabal2
    ^^^ It'd be a subversion, as this one is about how your stereotypical nerd (who's Always Male, among others) reacts.
  • December 19, 2012
    Waterlily
    Does this count?

    Sabrina The Teenage Witch decides to join her school's science club because she likes science. All the members are stereotypical geeks and are shocked to see her. One says "There's a girl in science club. Don't panic."
  • December 19, 2012
    Chabal2
    Certainly.
  • December 21, 2012
    Schizocarp
    Adding to the big bang theory bit, when Leonard gets a girl's number in the comic book store he gets put on the "wall of legends"? I think that is what it is called
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