Playing as a Woman as a Woman as if a Man

It’s a chilly weekend day, the kind of day I love because I can rationalize not doing anything I know I should be doing, like going to the gym or running errands; instead, it’s the perfect day to pop out of bed, run to the Xbox 360 and play one of my favorite RPG1 titles, or finally get to one of the single-player campaigns I glossed over in favor of competitive multiplayer. While I am a scholar during my work hours, I am also a female competitive online gamer in a female-oriented clan during my leisurely
weekday hours where I spend time playing online team-oriented competitive games. However, the weekends and, especially, long holiday breaks, are reserved for lone immersion in fantasylands, particularly those that allow me to play as my personified self in relation to that world.

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