This is the special beauty of fandom: it creates a way for us to help each other in our struggles without pretense. First, we loved a story. Then, we loved each other.
I am a gamer. I am a girl. And I will not be bullied into relinquishing the title I earned through thousands of hours spent with a controller in my hand.
We shouldn’t be afraid to see romance in our fantasy, our sci-fi, our mysteries, our cookbooks (okay, maybe that’s too far). Romance is part of being human, and we should be embracing it, not boxing it into a corner.