Okay, as is the case with my last dealie... I'm known for my long-winded stories. That's my warning... sorry if I'm boring. XD
I loves my MMORPGs. No, not Warcraft or Guild Wars... I just stick to free ones because I play too many. XD
And I'm a dork and actually create and roleplay my characters in the game. o.o;;
Anyway, I'm playin' up some Maple Story, which, for those who don't know, is a sickeningly cute side-scroller where half the fun is dressing up your little chibi character. And they make facial expressions instead of just emoticons. teehee.
At a first glance, it looks like a kids' game, so it's understandable that it attracts a relatively younger gaming populous. I've been asked many times in-game why I don't play Warcraft or something else.
It's cute, okay?!? XD
Bleh. But yeah, you can customize your little chibi's appearance by their hair, face, and skin tone. So most of mine look like me and have the so-named "tanned" skin tone. Not the "dark," mind you, but "tanned."
So I'm running around in the game and find a guy who's character appears to be a ["pale" toned] beginner, but he's obviously not new to the game. Not so unusual. So I said to him what I say to everyone else attempting to get other players to do their work for them.
*snickers* Here is the conversation that followed... as best transcribed as possible considering the game interface. (word for word, with his successful bypassing of language filters. -__- )
Him: [to me, repeatedly] buying blu snail shells
Mer: Um, go get them yourself... plenty of snails here. [walks away, annoyed face]
Him: black ppl r all the same sh!t
Me: [stops, blinks, walks away, ignoring]
Him: [follows] black ppl r all the same sh!t!!!
Me: [stops] Um... wow. wtf.
Him: u think ur all sh!t u niger <--(note the spelling, lol)
Me: [shocked face] You don't even know if I'm black or not. I could be Latina for all you know.
Him: u think ur all sh!t
Me: ... whatever, dude. [walks away]
Him: [follows] ur all the same sh!t
Me: Um, you can leave now. [keeps walking]
Him: [still follows] ur all the same sh!t
Me: Yeah, that's quite the vocab you've got. [keeps walking attempting to lose him]
Him: ur all sh!t
Him: ur all donkey sh!t
Me: [stops] LMAO!!! wtf is wrong with you?!?!? [keeps going after my good laugh IRL]
Him: [is lost off-screen] ur all jus donkey sh!t u nigers <--(note the spelling again)
I lost him for a few sweet minutes, but he passed by and started it all over again, the little idiot. But revenge was served nicely:
Him: [passing by] hello donkey sh!t
Me: [stands on ledge, unamused silence]
Him: buying blu snail shells
Him: to the donkey sh!t buying blu snail shells
Me: [smiles] heh.
Him: [stands on ground below] wat u grining 4 donkey sh!t
Him: u no im right
Me: [continues to smile]
Him: u no ur donkey sh!t
-- [a mob of weak monsters immediately ploughs him over] --
Him: [as a ghost] donkey sh!t
Me: [big smile] Aaaand... that's why you died. [reports him for harassment, defames him, and walks away, unscathed] Laterz!
XD, yes, behold my nerdy moment of video game glory.
But on a serious note... I really wonder about this kid.
I'm guessing he could be no older than 14, MAYbe... and no younger than about 10, but the first thing that ran through my mind was, is he serious? lol
And if he was serious, it made me wonder even further. My questions became, where on earth is this kid from, and how does he think this way?
I've rarely seen a racist child, because that's not something a kid could understand....... unless this thinking is instilled in them.
So. Is it credible to wonder what garbage his parents have been feeding his brain? Or..... could it have been from "too much TV," as is them blame for everything else?
I'd like to think that racsism is a dying concept in today's popular culture and society.
I won't be naive and say that it doesn't still exist... for many of us know this fact all too well...
This kid, as young and ridiculous as he was, is just small evidence that it's somehwere still alive and thriving.
Makes me wonder if I should be worried about other kids these days. -__-
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