Sunday, February 13, 2011

A Seattle moment, Cafe Vita in Cap. Hill

Sat next to a group of guys and gals who trucked out a Dungeons and Dragons board and game and were playing it on two tables pushed together. Out of the ordinary, for sure, but the people who were playing were very openly and flamboiently gay. They were also in their early '40s, well heeled, and were the antithesis of the common notion of 'nerds' or 'geeks'. My guess is that in their teenage years they were in fact those people, but in the intervening time they found themselves, came out, and struggled to compose careers for themselves as out gay men. Yet still, they retained memories of their love for D&D that they had as kids.

I might just be reading all of this into the game, but it would sure be great if that was the case.

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