Low-Down Nerdy Shame
Really interesting post on Plethorax about gamers and shame, in which ey compares modern gaming culture to homosexuality in the 1890's. There certainly is that sense that a lot of my friends are all, Hey, look at the losers play dungeons and dragons until the instant they step through the door, and then the Doritos and four-sided dice come out and suddenly they're all, "Did I ever tell you about my half-druid spider mage?"