Glitter shoes and Zelda

A gamer girl’s perspective


Caroline Cravens

My favorite game and my favorite shoes

by Caroline Cravens, Assistant Editor

My two favorite items in the entire world would have to be my silver prom shoes, and my GameCube edition of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. I love playing video games in my spare time and I can tell you just about anything about the Legend of Zelda. I definitely categorize myself as a gamer girl, but no, I don’t play Xbox in my bikini.

There’s always those poser gamer girls that ruin it for the rest of us; they try to look sexy holding a game controller the wrong way and use captions like, “omg gamer gurl.” While there are a ton of different types of gamers, those girls do not count. Real girl gamers are simply just gamers, and honestly I’d rather just be called a gamer rather than a girl gamer.

These are just a few of my absolute favorites.
Photo Credit Caroline Cravens
These are just a few of my absolute favorites.

I’m not a huge fan of first person shooter games, but I do enjoy a couple. Playing Halo with my younger brother gets really intense because we both scream at the TV, but sometimes it takes me a minute to get into it. My game of choice on the Xbox 360 would have to be Skyrim; I’m always in the mood to play Skyrim. What draws me in is the gorgeous landscape and all the freedom I have. There’s so much to do in Skyrim, plus there’s all kinds of lore. I will talk your ear off about the civil war in Skyrim if you let me. I guess you could say I’m more of a nerd gamer. There are games specifically for girls, but I’ve never taken that much interest in them.

I love a good story line in a game. That’s part of what makes the Legend of Zelda (LoZ) so fantastic.¬†My favorite character of all time just so happens to be Midna from LoZ Twilight Princess; she’s so dynamic. At first she’s looking only to save herself, but in the end she becomes selfless and helps to save her people of the Twilight Realm and the people of Hyrule. Yes Midna is a female character, but that isn’t why I like her so much. Seeing Midna go through that character change is one of the many things that drew me into the game, it wasn’t the fact that she’s a princess or anything like that.

Just to disagree with common beliefs, video games are not just violence and they’re not just for one gender either. Anyone can be a gamer, there’s a style of gaming for everyone. Just because I’m a girl doesn’t mean I have to only like girly things, I can easily enjoy video games, too. The only real difference between me and any guy gamer is that I like wearing sparkly heels as much as I like playing video games.