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Proud to Call Myself a Gamer Illustration by E-Mann Proud to Call Myself a Gamer Illustration by E-Mann
This is an Illustration I did for a article written by my friend  Tony Polanco check it out. 

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maxvision92 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a different philosophy about this sort of things: Never let a label become a source of pride. As soon as you call yourself "proud to be a ___", that creates an "us", and makes it easier to see those who do not identify with that label as "them", and when that kind of pride is awakened, either by being appealed to or challenged, it can lead you to doing awful things, as the last month has shown. This goes for gamers, cinemaphiles, athletes, scholars, whatever. Take joy in your belonging or hobbies, but don't let them define you to this point, only monsters lurk that way.

Personally, I keep those things in check by applying self-deprecating labels to myself, keeps my ego down when I realize that this hobby is not something significant in the end.
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Bacxaber Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016   General Artist
I disagree with your philosophy.
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maxvision92 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Year and a half later and I've seen nothing to prove me wrong.
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Bacxaber Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016   General Artist
Philosophy can't always be "proven right", mate. It's simply a matter of opinion.
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jwilliams516 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Student Photographer
i was totally with until that last sentence, that got kind of depressing
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maxvision92 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Depressing but true. That's why I find it so hard to stand on this issue, that people are getting so bent out of shape for video games.
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jwilliams516 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Student Photographer
well people end up growing attached to anything really, I think that because we are such social creatures we want to find people like us so that we can feel... whole? when someone "attacks" (insults,criticize, etc) the "pack" they lash out. its the reason people get so defensive about things, and the root of every single political argument such as Religion or Feminism or whatever it is that catches their fancy at the moment. i agree with you wholeheartedly, take your stand for what you believe in but don't let that stop you from thinking about humanity as the pack.
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BrokenNoah Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Proud to be one as well. A month ago before the whole gaming scene went full retard, it's okay to be called as one. Now everyone and their grandmother villifies the term because of the actions of a few. Even major sites are running op-ed that are vicious and blindly targeting a whole group of people with diverse background and only happened to have a similar hobby and sadly these are from supposed professionals.

The hashtag #DescribeAGamerIn4Words makes me SMH and just how vile and petty people can be.
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EthnisArt Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
#DescribeAGamerIn4Words

Explorer of new worlds.
Deep delver into stories.
Ivory tower; ground level.
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zillabean Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Nice :)
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safarimanpwns Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Play on my friend, Play on :icongreatjobplz:
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Mulunia Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Yes! I'm proud to be a gamer, too! : D
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Letdragon Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
*raises his controller too* For gaming! :D
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Silver-ShadowOni Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Gaming to the end!
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Kai-ni Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Nicely done!
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paco850 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Dig it.
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Phenom-Jak Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Fuck yeah!!
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