What is it with gamers and drawing penises?
I’m serious. Gamers LOVE to draw penises. There are many opportunities to do so, what with the amount of creative games around.
Let’s take exhibit A from Penny Arcade. Quoth the Tycho:
You almost certainly know about Draw Something already – like Words With Friends or Hanging With Friends or Inadvertent Castration With Friends, it is an asymmetrical nod to some absolutely commonplace entertainment which modern life has made difficult.
“Photoshop Hero” may not exist as such, but the prevalence of touch displays means that more games may leverage its noble spirit. Gabriel’s ChatRoulette mod “The Game” provided hours of entertainment, for example. Draw Something Else, his newest release, may reach a wider audience.
And here are the mentioned/accompanied comics from Gabe.
I know what you may be thinking: This isn’t that big of a problem. It’s an isolated incident and doesn’t happen very often.
Oh, how I wish that were true.
Miiverse actually had to hold a contest to find the best “penis detection” software it could, so that people wouldn’t be drawing them all over the place. It’s endemic.
Side note: this quote from the above article is pretty funny.
Kurisu-san suggested we study different types of penises in order to create figure out the relative shape and size people would draw. We spent a week doing that before we realized that we should have been looking at drawings of penises rather than real-life pictures. (laughs) We were very embarrassed about that.
Personally, when done in a mature setting, with the right people, and in the right context, drawing wangs can be hilarious.
Hell, even just talking about drawing wangs is pretty funny.
Also, why penises and not a vagina?
Gamers (and probably others as well) love drawing penises. Good/bad?
Ding! You’ve Leveled Up! Please see your local librarian for training.
You really don’t want to see the meta tags I put on this post. Seriously. I feel kind of dirty now.