This short film by Ryan Wood,
Fear of Girls
, is a delightful portrait of two elite tabletop D&D players and their attitudes to the
outside world. MMO players as well as D&D gamers may find echoes of themselves in the protagonists.
Interestingly, the discussion about this film on Slashdot
instantly takes a sharp turn
towards MMOs, and World of Warcraft
in particular. The stereotype that all female avatars are instantly
showered with gifts and propositions is still perpetuated, despite many players with female characters anecdotally
refuting it. It seems to happen on occasion, but not to the extent that hearsay would have you believe.