Showing You Care

Showing You Care

Showing You Care

by Steve Napierski to Comics

That’s so sweet of you…Granted she didn’t even know you were in the room, but it’s the thought that counts.

Personally, I don’t know these sentiments. My wife is not a gamer. Granted there are games she enjoys playing, but there are not any games that she actively seeks out to play. So my best parallel to the comic is her taking a bath or going on the internet while I game. Not because of solidarity, but mainly because she’d rather do that than watch me play.

Now my daughters on the other hand are becoming gamers. They do enjoy watching me play video games and they do play games on the computer, as well. For example, I was playing Trine 2 on the Playstation 3 a couple weekends ago and hit a point I was having trouble getting past. My oldest, a five year old, told me what I needed to do to get past it. True moment of pride for me as a father. While in the same vein, my youngest has asked me to play Final Fantasy IX because she would rather watch me level grind than watch Yo Gabba Gabba! Do you understand how big that is? That’s like saying a drug addict would rather have water than crack…Or something like that. Needless to say, my girls are growing up correctly.

Discussion (10)¬

  1. Kaye
    Kaye says:
    March 7, 2012 at 9:36 am #

    Seeing your post about your little girls growing up in gaming made my day. I grew up on everything Nintendo (save for the Virtual Boy), but I didn’t get deeper into gaming until ~14-15. An early start like this is so wonderful that you can’t help but smile at the hope that there will be real girls playing real, ground-breaking, classic (or modern) games (not the cheap, obvious gender-oriented games).

    • Steve Napierski
      Steve Napierski says:
      March 7, 2012 at 9:46 am #

      My girls are the best of both worlds. They are traditionally girly. For example, you can punish my oldest by making her wear pants instead of a dress. But they both enjoy comic books, video games and anime. We just let them decide what they do or don’t like and fortunately video games has been something they enjoy.

      • Pietro
        Pietro says:
        March 14, 2012 at 2:44 am #

        Should I be lucky enough to make babies sometime in the future, I reckon I could do a lot worse than having kids like that!

  2. BigLord
    BigLord says:
    March 7, 2012 at 9:36 am #

    I envy you so much right now. Stay true to the gamer side, bro.

  3. austin128
    austin128 says:
    March 7, 2012 at 9:57 am #

    I thought this was a great idea for a comic!

  4. Redsleeves
    Redsleeves says:
    March 7, 2012 at 10:58 am #

    Ah, it’s always a bright day when a father compares his children to crack addicts.


    • Steve Napierski
      Steve Napierski says:
      March 7, 2012 at 11:11 am #

      Dude, I literally laughed out loud when I read that. Regardless, the analogy still stands. If you’ve ever seen kids with that show it’s insane.

  5. Candy
    Candy says:
    March 7, 2012 at 12:06 pm #

    Father was a gamer and growing up I watched him play. We beat mario kart together (I in first place) when I was in 2nd grade or so in the highest speed. I would play peach, he bowser. I went from NES, SNES, Original Gameboy, Sega Genesis, N64, Dreamcast, Gamecube, PSOne, PS2, Xbox, 360, DS, and now computer gaming. I have over 200 steam games (97% of them were bought on sale though) and a small collection of physical 360/dreamcast/Gamecube/DS games. I’ll pick up ME3 eventually now that it’s finally out. I do own 1 and 2 on the 360 but I stopped early on in the first one so I would be able to know my effects from the first would cause in the third.

    I also ‘met’ my boyfriend through Guild Wars. My guild is made up of people i know in real life that play it. He was invited by a cousin I knew. We fell in love smashing enemies together. Good times, good times. I do enjoy being a nerd, even if I am female.

  6. s.m.luqman Zafar
    s.m.luqman Zafar says:
    March 8, 2012 at 9:31 am #


  7. Kris
    Kris says:
    March 8, 2012 at 11:52 pm #

    That is basically my relationship right now. I’ve been playing Mass Effect 3 almost non-stop since Tuesday morning. When my husband comes home, he just stays out of the way. Does his thing, plays games on his computer, eats dinner, goes to bed. Leaves me totally alone. That’s love.