I know that there's no way to really know this for sure, but do you think that music fans in general are more intelligent than tv/movie fans or game fans? I know that literature fans are more intelligent than us, but I just get the feeling from talking to video game people in general that they don't really think about anything past breakfast.
obvious exceptions are people who watch primarily documentaries and 2deep4u shows, and people who play puzzle/math/science games
Our death grips fans are probably our least intelligent clique.
> inb4 /tv/ and /v/ invade
There will always be stupid music/film/books that cater to stupid people, but video games is different, because to many people it is not considered an artform, and rightfully so. There hasn't really been an impacting video game that can question those ideas, that's why you always see immature and stupid video game fans when they discuss it.
yeah except books are fucking confusing as hell. It's incredible to me how you're supposed to read all the words and have it convey some sort of meaning to you, like some sort of giant code. I always feel like there's hidden patterns and secret messages throughout the writing, like things the author adds that you have to be acutely aware of to pick up on, like something subtle but always a key that connects two things together giving things new meaning. That is why I hate reading.
Just read the words the same way you'd listen to a buddy talking, that's the way the author intended it to be read. If you wanna find hidden patterns, Google the book and find another fucking autist's discoveries in it.
yeah but I'm already 20, almost 21, so if I started reading books at this point in my life I would just be extremely far behind on whatever progress I could have made in reading, it would be like trying to pick up drawing or playing an instrument at this age. The time to start those kinds of things has come and gone, I wasn't interested in those things as a child so now I won't be able to really start a satisfying hobby reading books at this age. I also am so far behind on any of the literature that I could have been reading I have probably missed a lot of opportunities to read a lot of really great books, I do have limited time to live because I will die some day. My reading skills are actually not that great. I can read a book pretty well and I can decipher what it's says, but it's often a slow and tedious process for me. I will often be the last person in the room to finish a test back when i was taking tests in school. It's not like I do the work any better or worse than anyone else, it just takes me a long time to put stuff together because I am kinda dumb. So reading overall is kind of a tedious effort for me, I would have to build my reading skills if I wanted to become a better reader.
>yeah but I'm already 20, almost 21, so if I started reading books at this point in my life I would just be extremely far behind on whatever progress I could have made in reading, it would be like trying to pick up drawing or playing an instrument at this age.
This is a myth. You can learn anything at any age. Your brain doesn't have a limit to when you stop being able to learn how to do a particular skill.
i went to college at 24, and i had alot more common sense then than at 18. i think that helped me learn more effectively and to be able to see the importance of what i was learning.