I'm dannyTV and I'm one of your new writers here at GayGamer! My New Year's resolution was to write more, so when Drand and Tiny Dancer asked me if I wanted to write for the site I couldn't say yes fast enough. Not that saying yes has ever been a problem for me - but more on that later. I have a bunch of app reviews lined up to share with you all!
So, a little bit about my life as a gay nerd: I've been gay for some time now, like my entire life, and into video games just as long. When I was younger I wouldn't be caught dead without my GameBoy, and at home I was always glued to my SNES, Sega, or whatever system currently had me hooked.
But as soon as I came out of the closet... I kinda went into the nerd closet.
For the longest time I was convinced that gay people were "too cool" for video games. I would treat every trip to GameStop as a clandestine operation. Friends would call me as I was grinding my way through the latest Final Fantasy and I would lie about what I was doing; I acted like Star Wars was no big deal; I didn't even read Harry Potter in public. Somehow, in my mind being gay was more socially acceptable than being a nerd.
Slowly but surely I started creeping my way out of the nerd closet, and then finally one day I just put my foot down and said: "I'm here, I'm a nerd, so get used to it!" It doesn't quite have the same zing as the original statement, but you get the idea.
Thanks to places like GayGamer, I've learned that there are others out there just like me. Gays who fantasize about Chris Pine and Chris Refield, who would have have loved to go to Hogwarts and start up a GSA, who know more about the inner workings of a computer than they do about what looks are big this season, who proudly carry around their pink DS, who name all their Pokemon after Ally McBeal characters...okay, that last one might only apply to me and doesn't have to do with being gay so much as being weird. But if I can help one gay nerd come out of the second closet, I'll be a happy man.
MY contribution to this site will be my retribution for all the nerds I mocked in high school.