Yesterday I went to visit my school (the one where I normally work as a librarian but am taking a year off to be home with my daughter). Not because I missed the school (not yet, anyway) but because one of my graduated members of the Dungeons and Dragons Club set up a reunion. We ended up having several last minute cancellations, but we had a great turnout of current freshmen and sophomores, guys and gals. Did we play any D&D? No. But there was enlightening conversation. And pie. And brownies. And something sparked a HUGE idea for a new book in my brain. So it was a wonderful experience.
It got me thinking (again, because I already knew this) how kids who play Dungeons and Dragons are so freakin' cool. I can confidently say that I believe that that are even cooler than kids who don't. Because they are smart. And funny. And quick-thinking. And well-read. And full of ideas-- constantly full of out there, brilliant, mind-bending ideas. Dang, I love them.
For anyone out there who has ever pegged someone a dork or a loser or a freak because they play Dungeons and Dragons, I have this to say to you: You don't get us. And we could care less. We have more important things to think about.