Rae Johnston, the lifestyle editor of TechLife.net, was standing on line for coffee, minding her own business, when a man approached her about her BioShock: Infinite t-shirt. I’ll let her tweet speak for itself:
There are two reasons this tweet is making the rounds all over the Internet at the moment.
1) This stranger implying that, despite Johnston’s apparel, she didn’t play the game herself.
Usually, I would take a person’s t-shirt as a sign that they are in fact fans of what they’re displaying. If a person wears a Yankees t-shirt, I wouldn’t assume they were ironic Mets fans.
(Also, I would use the t-shirt as a positive conversation starter: “Hey, did you finish it yet? Wasn’t it awesome?” You make more friends that way.)
2) Johnston told him the ending.
The ending of BioShock: Infinite is a tour de force of storytelling with a particular twist that I didn’t see coming. If this were a book, it would have a shot at the Hugo and/or the Nebula Awards, awards given by the science fiction community.
I don’t know if the stranger had finished BioShock: Infinite, but if he hadn’t, to tell it to him before he had a chance to play it himself would have been…the perfect response to his insulting assumption.
So congratulations to Johnston for the epic smackdown.
UPDATED: Johnston expanded on the incident on her website, here.
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Via The Mary Sue.
(Thanks to Melissa Lee Shaw.)