StarCraft Nerd Has Cute Girlfriend

It might be time to rethink the assertion that video gaming is exempt from the maxim that every male endeavor has female groupies. Here’s video of an interview with a StarCraft nerd who, at 3:15, surprises the viewers when his cute girlfrined bounces on stage to be next to him.

If you are alpha enough in your demeanor and mannerisms, you can overcome the handicap of association with a nerdy hobby. Watch the vid closely. This guy — a Zerg champion apparently — emanates an alpha aura. Note the minimal time spent smiling. Or his slow, controlled body and facial movements. The way he keeps his chin up. Or the way he deftly handles questions, and the steady tone and timber of voice in which he talks. Note too, how he has spent some time buffing himself up. (He’s far from huge, but he’s done enough to prevent looking like the typical doughy nerd with a Cheetos moustache.) Listen as he trash talks the competition; this guy is a cocky asshole.

And finally, watch how he reacts when his girlfriend bounds next to him; no beta supplicating there. He stands firm and lets her nuzzle into his personal space. She is the one with exaggerated body motions, while he remains the oak tree under which she frolics like the nymphette she is.

Often, you can identify the alpha male better by watching how the women in his company react to him than by his accomplishments or his leadership skills.





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  1. First! The guy interviewing him is a herb

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    • Just some context – the interviewer and the interviewee know each other perfectly well and are basically trolling each other for the fun of it. You can see them almost cracking up in the beginning. It is like Dennis Rodman interviewing Michael Jordan – “So what game do you used to play?” “Basketball.” “Have you played against Shaq?” “Nope, never heard such name before”

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      • I think the context needed is that starcraft in Korea is actually cool, its considered a sport. this guy makes $eriou$ ca$h doing this gig.

        sure, his mannerisms are ‘alpha’ but starcraft is kind of a big deal as ‘nerdy’ as it is in America, its not the same everywhere.

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  2. Alphas exist is every tribe.

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  3. It’s a pretty fucking sad day
    in America

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    • on August 11, 2011 at 3:00 pm Frank Toliver

      What? Let the guy be happy, women should actually be with a more diverse set of guys, I mean really who wants a world filled with the acne scarred spawn of swarthy dim witted guidos and turd colored tard-apes?

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  4. I play Starcraft, and “Idra” is a famous player in South Korea. Im not surprised that he has a cute girlfriend. He’s known for being extremely cocky and having a temper. Oh, and he makes a lot of money from gaming tournaments and endorsement deals.

    Mark Zuckerberg could easily have cute groupies stalking him if he wasn’t an obvious beta.

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  5. Notice how he talks like an athlete being interviewed; he don’t gush with geek enthusiasm, he just grunts short answers.

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    • That’s because Starcraft essentially is Korea’s pro sport. He lived there for 2 years training with the Koreans, doing interviews, etc and now the same level of popularity is coming for the sequel in other areas of the world.

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      • This shows how testosterone/alpha-ness is a two-way street. If your T is high, you tend to be alpha, or if you do something that makes you the AMOG, the experience of being sought out and deferred to will boost your T.

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      • The experience of being sought out and deferred to will boost your testosterone? That’s one of the dumbest things I’ve ever heard. Somebody had to call you out on that.

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      • You know nothing, it’s true.

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  6. on June 28, 2011 at 12:01 pm Pterodactyl Guano

    Amazingly cute girlfriend. If you are king of your world, it apparently does not matter what world you are king of. Just be the king. Or act like the king.

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  7. Latvia is shaping up to be a new vacation destination:

    http://dailyperversion.blogspot.com/2011/06/no-boys-latvia.html

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  8. I see your point, Roissy, but males and females in general exhibit this behavior. Guys just stand there, as they should. There isn’t excessive posturing; females play with their hair, flick it from side to side, pop bubble gum, make the peace sign, bat their eyelashes, etc etc. We can’t really know for sure if he’s alpha until he has been seen in field passing shit tests and hurdling bitch shields.

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    • The fact that a chick like that is with him and acting like that around him at all is good evidence of his alphaness. If he were failing bitch-tests elsewhere, he would not have that girl.

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  9. He also had no problem pointing out his own weakness. He merely states it as a matter of fact. Which, is how I run most of my game. The more calm, unwavering, and ballsy I am, the more I get the girl

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  10. His teammate InControl (another Starcraft pro-gamer) is a mountain of a man and dates a beauty queen, a Miss Oregon.

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  11. Damn, solid 8.

    My theory is that any activity that can win you valuable social allies will have groupies. In most cases, the only people who care about computer games are anti-social nerds. In this case, the hot chick’s friends must not be total losers since they’re…friends with a hot chick. And they were fans of the starcraft player so his status was through the roof.

    Agreed that his success has spawned alpha in him. “I figured he’d suck and I’d win.”

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    • Genghis Khan had groupies and he was a butcher. Girls don’t care, as long as their bffs are jealous. Scott Peterson has groupies.

      Hitler could’ve fucked a string of Miss Berlins from years 1933-45 if he wanted.

      Difference: at least, GK and AH accomplished something.

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      • There is more than one way to skin a cat. Women are attracted to power and dominance. They are also attracted to prestige–imo, this is because prestige in our species’s savanna days won allies that indirectly contributed to influence within the tribe.

        This guy is banging an 8, which is a greater accomplishment than most guys in this day and age will ever have.

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  12. It is to be expected, as previously geeky hobbies gain mainstream recognition, so will the avid practitioners of these hobbies, and thus, more attention by girls.

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  13. God damn, the interviewer with the uber-beta frantic hand waving at like 3:10 or so right before she comes on screen LOLZ

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  14. He also makes more money than everybody posting in these comments. Which kinda helps.

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    • Bullshit. My ePaycheck dwarfs all of you. Its totally true.

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    • Famous poker player = alpha and downright cool

      This guy isn’t alpha, hes just good at a game made by betas for betas. Put it in perspective, he may have got lucky or whatever and turned out to be great at this game, but to invest that much time to become so good he must have been a beta and for every guy like him there are ten more betas who played as much but didn’t make it.

      Now obviously it’s entirely possible he found alphatude after finding fame and money, in fact it’s likely. But if he is alpha just because he made it, hes not really an alpha. True alphas are alpha whether they are rich and famous or not.

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      • davey, who are you to say who’s Alpha/Beta and who’s not? Every ‘entitled’ commenter on this blog seems to get off on posting their usual self-righteous opinions as soon as Roissy posts new content. Is it a race? At any rate, I bet Roissy snickers and laughs.

        The guy has the girl and looks like he’s content. I agree — for the most part– with what the commenter “Lazy” said a few comments above.

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      • Sorry bro. But this an alpha does not make. I can say safely say i would dominate all on screen in a real world interaction, irrelevant of my status and offering no info about my starcraft talent. The betas and losers are showing themselves with this chick worship. We should all, barring major deficiencies in appearance and intellect, be aiming just as high.

        Not only is the girl not that hot, but i would say the same about any guy with mild fame and money. This could apply just the same to a sportstar or musician.But At least a musician or sportstar has concrete and respected talents, more money, and indeed most sportstars are at least physically alpha in appearance.

        Dissing my comment is to ignore that it actually applies to everyone.
        Money and talent could increase my own alpha status, but seeing as my attitude is already pretty alpha due to studying game, it wouldn’t actually make me more alpha, but simply change the mechanics of real world interactions and opportunites in my favour. I concede that would not make me alpha as it does not make this guy alpha, especially because his hobby is so lame.

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      • Lets put it this way. If this guy is an alpha….

        Then my current fuckbuddies would fuck him. Thats the real problem here….

        They are not that hot, I’m not too rich, not too famous and not an alpha

        It’s a resounding no.

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      • Davey, you seem to have missed the boat here (aka the last part of Roissy’s post):

        “Often, you can identify the alpha male better by watching how the women in his company react to him than by his accomplishments or his leadership skills.”

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      • Davey I have to agree with you. An alpha should be alpha in most situations, not just in the specific environment where he happens to be the best at whatever silly thing men are competing over.

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      • I disagree, I’d say he’s alpha. Yes, it is a game made by betas, GENERALLY for betas, but that’s it. I mean, I have cute girls and I play Mass Effect and The Elder Scrolls and stuff. Definitely nerdy. Although I don’t play often and don’t really talk about it to a woman at all unless she’s at least in a relationship and has been around my Xbox, I like it. Doesn’t make me any less alpha for liking something like that, just like it doesn’t make him less alpha for liking that. I think that what this teaches us is that video games do not a beta make, it just happens that betas flock to video games and spend hours and hours on them. David Deida would probably say they represent a form of feminine energy that allows such men to satisfy the need for the feminine. This is why you need to limit your time around feminine energies and do things like camp and go rugged.

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      • Bro i like computer games, command and conquer and baldur’s gate are the dogs bollocks.

        But i don’t really see it as relevant to my love life , i certainly wouldn’t think i was too hot or alpha for being champ even if it WAS getting me chicks. Working, banging girls, working out, smoking dope is taking up a lot of time in my life and i don’t even percieve those things as alpha, but i also don’t long for an artificial bump in my status to a certain small niche of women. If he was alpha i’d envy this guy, i’d want to emulate him. But i just don’t. Mainly because a more animal kind of attraction is what gets me off, same reason i don’t mix chicks and money(aside from prostitutes) even though i’m well off by birth and work, Same reason i fuck some fatties, uglies all the way through hotties, because i’m a beast and animalism is hot, it’s not derived through money or a computer game. I prefer it to be my presence and emotional influence that is attractive to them. Thats ATTRACTIVE to me.

        If you can’t be one of the guys your girlfriend would bang on ONS or without a dime to throw together you are already on the backfoot, computer games and money won’t change that…

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  15. this article is kind of stupid. hot_bid’s interview with idra was pure troll and i’m pretty sure this guy took the interview way to seriously. greg is indeed a badass but this interview doesn’t really show much.

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  16. Women dig fame. This guy is obliviously famous.

    The true question is : did he become famous because of his alphaness or did the fame made him alpha.

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  17. fun to see the exstention of groupies

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  18. This was just posted on the worlds largest Starcraft site, http://www.teamliquid.net. They immediately closed it, because they couldn’t comprehend the idea of not being a beta male.

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    • well tl.net moderation is just pure retard. then, “minimal time spent smiling. Or his slow, controlled body and facial movements” are not due nothing else but being sociopath. also the gf is pretty retarded as groupies are.

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  19. “It is to be expected, as previously geeky hobbies gain mainstream recognition, so will the avid practitioners of these hobbies, and thus, more attention by girls.”

    She plays video games too, you fucking aspies.

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    • Sorry, forgot to mention: As previously geeky hobbies gain mainstream recognition, girls are also more likely to practice them. I guess that helps

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  20. Not just that she is hot, but looks like a sexual nympho. Look at all those suggestive body motions.

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  21. Perhaps it’s not video games that has no female groupies. Maybe it’s “Dicking around on the Interwebs” that has no female groupies.

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  22. “Introduce yourself”. Nice. He’s an alpha by traditional standards, though, due to his fame.

    Social status is all relative. If a girl hangs out entirely with gamer nerds she’s going to try to date the most alpha gamer nerd.

    I think there’s an equalizing affect in large cities because women are exposed to all sorts of different spheres. You don’t get the cute girl dating the gamer nerd quite as much because she’s being hit on by lawyers, artists, and generally just more exciting people. Ultimately, the nerdier things don’t hold up excitement-wise in comparison (perhaps because they’re just socially defined as low-value behaviors).

    In smaller towns, though, you see this more. In my town I see a lot of guys with girls out of their league, because they’re an alpha in their circle. And their circle is a lot more isolated from the outside world. The activities that are seen as traditionally low value, like gaming, aren’t low value everywhere.

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    • “lawyers, ………. more exciting people”
      more exciting people
      exciting people
      lawyers exciting

      I’d agree, but in this particular case the circle isn’t small. Look up Starcraft 2, particularly in S. Korea. Plus, they have tournaments all around the U.S, and probably in Europe too. Other games probably wouldn’t garner as much attention. This game is considered a “sport” and winners win a lot of money.

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      • Hey man, you should see the look of excitement in girls’ eyes when I start discussing the Rule of Perpetuities..

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  23. A lot of Youtube comments trashing him, or calling her a gold digger. Guys have so much trouble giving other guys credit where credit is due. They fucking hate each other.

    Sure having Starcraft fame helps him get a chick like that, but with that alpha body language and overall demeanor, this guy could get chicks if he worked as a garbage man.

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  24. Wow. That’s pretty cool!

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  25. on June 28, 2011 at 1:33 pm MarcTheEngineer

    This guy is basically playing Starcraft at a level similar to the level that pro football players play football.

    To be as good as this guy is takes mindful training/practice (not just playing the game a lot). He has trained at becoming better at putting himself “in the zone” – Just like a professional athlete.

    Mindful training translates very well into becoming more present (or in the zone) in everyday life… Being present = being Alpha.

    Until recently guys who have the ambition/focus to do this kind of training (its monotonous and difficult) are the kind of guys who want to be successful at life in general and therefore would shy away from gaming enough to play at a high level since until very recently there was no mainstream reward for playing at a high level.

    Guys like this guy used to become athletes, or succeed in business, or become politicians (successful politicking is a practiced skill). Now there is a mainstream reward for gaming success, it will become increasingly common for ambitious “alpha” men to go into gaming for the mainstream rewards.

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    • on June 28, 2011 at 2:46 pm The Specimen

      Not necessarily. A lot of those guys have no game whatsoever beyond “i play xxx.” Pro basketball players are notorious for being beta chumps when it comes to dealing with women. Look at how many of them get taken for half their dough by gold diggers. It’s so bad among pro athletes that the NFL gives players classes about it. And some of the women those guys pull (the ones who aren’t stars) aren’t all that hot. Now don’t get me wrong, a lot of alpha male types were in athletics at some point or another, they just didn’t go pro.

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      • It’s so bad among pro athletes that the NFL gives players classes about it.

        Hey. What happened to NBA charity classes on giving vast sums to Starving Haitians!

        Or…English classes. Jus’ axin.’

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      • on June 28, 2011 at 4:01 pm The Specimen

        Check out Luol Deng’s bio. Also maybe Adonal Foyle. Sharp guys the both of them. Basketball players usually are. Football players can only mumble and count in 7’s.

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  26. You spellt girlfriend as “girlfrined”.

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  27. The game is basically virtual, fast-paced chess. So, to see if this is new and exciting, someone do some research and see if a well accomplished Chess player has had a hot girl.

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  28. Good find. Nerdy guy with a chip on his shoulder.

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  29. OT
    http://www.statesman.com/news/local/missing-womans-body-found-in-ventilation-system-police-1566142.html

    What is it about chicks and chimneys or ventilation ducts?

    someone do some research and see if a well accomplished Chess player has had a hot girl.

    Especially if she’s a grandmaster too…
    https://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/media/95006/Judit-Polgar
    Well, she married a veterinary surgeon. A rumor has it that he was simply intimidating in his field to her, she knew next to nothing about veterinary surgery..

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  30. Keep in mind Starcraft is one of the few games that if mastered, it can provide status. Only a few have competitive tournaments. Out of those competitive games, only Starcraft (maybe a few others, but I only heard Starcraft being able to fill a football stadium) attract large audiences during the games.

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  31. Another sc2 player is married to a former miss universe finalist so the geeks seem to be getting the girls these days.

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  32. Is she cute? Always interesting to see the images behind one man’s adjectives. Bouncy, chipper, young, well-maintained: she’s got girl game going, attractive artificial drapery over an average specimen, just like her boyfriend. Fives playing the role of sevens.

    And she’s Canadian. That means she’s confused, insecure, and slutty. This is a factor to consider.

    There is a such thing as relative alpha — the man with the most leadership traits will rise to the top of his group.

    There is not enough said about dork dynamics. ESPN Classic has been playing “The King of Kong,” a fascinating study of this dark, neglected subspecies. Some surprisingly weak game will elevate an empowered herb to the head of the gamers’ pack, and most of the vastly outnumbered chicks who slum in those circles are young, which means some of them will be surprisingly cute.

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    • on June 28, 2011 at 4:36 pm Georgie Porgie

      “Is she cute? Always interesting to see the images behind one man’s adjectives. Bouncy, chipper, young, well-maintained: she’s got girl game going, attractive artificial drapery over an average specimen, just like her boyfriend. Fives playing the role of sevens.”

      A lot of “cute” women are just young, not fat, well-dressed and well-groomed. It’s surprisingly easy for a young, fit, average-looking woman to appear attractive with a minimum of effort, some attention to makeup and styling.

      Admittedly, I have high standards, but face-wise this chick looks like every other girl I see at the mall. Witchy profile too. But boobs seem pert and bouncy, so body could be hot.

      Definitely better than what most nerds pull, though. She’s likely close to a 10 in gamer circles.

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  33. on June 28, 2011 at 2:33 pm Corporal Hicks

    Kudos to the dude.

    Game is all there. In spades. All I can say is “Good for him.”

    This video is worth a thousand “comment section posts.”

    Why?

    Because it’s real. It shows that even in the world of dweeb nerdiness, Alpha game breaks through like a hot knife through butter.

    TO REITERATE:

    HE WORKS OUT AND IT SHOWS (THE BETA INTERVIEWER MAKES “NOTE TO SELF” TO HIT THE GYM IMMEDIATELY AFTER FINISHING INTERVIEWING HIM)
    HE TALKS LITTLE (CRUCIAL)
    HIS POSTURE IS STRAIGHT-ON ALPHA (YOU WANT A PIECE OF ME?) NO SLOUCHING NOTED; HE TURNS HIS HEAD, NOT HIS BODY, TOWARD THE BETA-INTERVIEWER
    HE HAS REACHED THE TOP OF HIS FIELD
    HE ACKNOWLEDGES HIS GF IN FRONT OF THE MIC, YET ALLOWS THE BETA DWEEB INTERVIEWER TO INVITE HER UP WITH THE FRANTIC BETA HAND FLAPPING

    THE ENTIRE DYNAMIC IS CLASSIC DHV;
    THAT’S WHY THE CUTE LITTLE BOUNCEY COTTON-CANDY ACCESSORY IS BOUNCING AROUND

    HER ACTIONS IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA CONSTITUTE UNIVERSAL FEMALE BEHAVIOR

    WATCH HER CLOSELY; SHE’S ACTUALLY POSING LIKE SHE’S AT A PHOTO SHOOT
    SHE’S FAR MORE INTERESTED IN WHAT **SHE** LOOKS LIKE THAN ANSWERING ANY QUESTIONS
    LOOK AT MEEEEEEE! I’M ON CAMERAAAAAA! I’M BEING INTERVIEWWWWED!
    MY GIRLFRIENDS WILL BE SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO JEALOUS!

    DOES ANYONE HERE REALLY THINK THERE’S A WHISKER OF DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS KUPCAKE AND FRANK SINATRA’S WIFE BARBARA
    DINING AT THE WHITE HOUSE?

    NO, MY FRIENDS, A WOMAN IS A WOMAN IS WOMAN, AND THEY **ALL** CRAVE THE SPOTLIGHT AND ATTENTION, I.E.
    LOOK AT MEEEEEEEE!

    THIS GUY IS **ICE** AND DESERVES WHAT HE HAS, JUST AS EVERY GUY **DESERVES** THE GIRL HE HAS, (OR DOESN’T HAVE)

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    • +1

      Forget what he does. Just look at him, and look at the reaction of his girl and how she is around him.

      And for anyone who says she is not an 8, I got to ask if you are just lying to yourself because your girl does not stack up well next to her.

      Real Alpha, and real 8.

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    • Spot on son. Spot on +1000

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  34. on June 28, 2011 at 2:36 pm namae nanka

    “According to recent news reports, elaborate fake babies—called “reborn dolls”—are becoming popular with adult women. ”

    “Some younger women claim the dolls satisfy their maternal needs. Some middle-aged women claim the dolls comfort them as their children leave for college. Indeed, companies will supply custom-made dolls that closely resemble a woman’s own baby—born twenty years before.”

    http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/06/28/fake-babies-fake-lives/

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  35. While i agree with your general thesis, i still contend that girls playing games is usually indicative of a personality disorder. they usually have no female friends…a lot of guys think its a good thing if a girl is into video game but they are mistaken. video games is the last bastions of competition that women have not tainted. playing video games with your girlfriend might sound fun at first, but then you realize you have nothing to do by yourself anymore.

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  36. if you are a caveman videogamer – you can be alpha.
    if you are a nerdy neebish videogamer you can’t get girls.

    if you play games, don’t apologize for it, don’t give a shit if she likes it, inevitably she will blow you while you are on the joystick.

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  37. that was my message. above.

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  38. That is pretty good body language. No leaning into his gf, I like how he doesn’t really watch her talk and, as was discussed in an earlier thread, he exposes his neck by lifting his jaw.
    But the host’s other point must be true because I suppose that using women as the bottle-nose flies of alpha male marking is helpful as the starcraft kid did get a lot cooler once his woman jumped in and started being all ooey-gooey over him.

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  39. Another sc2 player is married to a miss universe finalist. I suppose it helps that there are television channels dedicated to the game. Though if you are able to dominate such a competitive game you could probably dominate whatever area you choose. Hell several players retired and switched to poker because it was easier and more lucrative. I believe Bertrand Grospellier has won most major poker tournaments by now.

    Note the body language:

    http://www.cracked.com/article_18763_5-insane-true-facts-about-starcraft-professional-sport.html

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  40. This is news?

    Get rid of your tired ideals gentlemen. 🙂

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  41. on June 28, 2011 at 3:00 pm namae nanka

    not rts game

    and now girls have their own frag movies!

    “LOOK AT MEEEEEEE! I’M ON CAMERAAAAAA! I’M BEING INTERVIEWWWWED!
    MY GIRLFRIENDS WILL BE SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO JEALOUS!”

    relevant watching: the “ending women’s suffrage” video

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  42. on June 28, 2011 at 3:07 pm Chris from Dublin

    Fucking fascinating. One of the best videos on the chateau so far. It’s his entire demeanour that does it all for him. He’s not a naturally good looking guy but, as stated, he’s been to the gym and has a jaw and upper chest that shows it. His smirk says it all.

    Excellent post this time.

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  43. “So, to see if this is new and exciting, someone do some research and see if a well accomplished Chess player has had a hot girl.”

    Well, since you asked…

    http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=3653

    Former world chess champion Vladimir Kramnik married a nice-looking, French reporter. Levon Aronian has an attractive girlfriend. And Garry Kasparov is currently married to a fuckable Russian lovely many years his junior.

    In countries were chess is a big deal, these guys are practically rock stars.

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  44. Wait – I thought the interviewer was just peacocking with his shades.

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  45. See: Mitchell, Billy

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  46. on June 28, 2011 at 3:31 pm Backdoor Man

    This is the first time I’ve heard of Starcraft. And I have no interest in learning anything about it.

    The girl is sexy, but not particularly pretty. And she is undoubtedly stupid, to the point of being annoying. I wouldn’t be able to stomach a relationship with her for long, and I don’t think I’d take her out in public.

    But hey, that’s just me.

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  47. That girl is moist. What’d be interesting is if the alpha manner is the result of the female interest or something that spurned it.

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  48. WYATT: Well, what about your girl in Canada?
    GARY: She lives in Canada. She has no morals. I don’t like that in a girl. Anyway, get to work.

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  49. I would not say his physiognomy is nerdy. I think there are natural nerdy physiognomies regardless of the hours at the gym. Gaming is not inherently beta as men from all sociosexual strata play it, save those big business types who haven’t the time.

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  50. on June 28, 2011 at 3:41 pm Chris from Dublin

    Compare, also, to the presenter who’s geeky, skinny and all over the place. Compare tones and depths of voices.
    (“timbre” is the correct spelling BTW)

    Alpha is not smiling. Alpha is standing still and letting the others orbit around you.

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  51. “This guy — a Zerg champion apparently”

    Uh uh the fact you noticed this game detail means something…

    [Editor: The guy mentioned it in the video. I’ve never played starcraft. Try again.]

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  52. Famous poker player = alpha and downright cool

    This guy isn’t alpha, hes just good at a game made by betas for betas. Put it in perspective, he may have got lucky or whatever and turned out to be great at this game, but to invest that much time to become so good he must have been a beta and for every guy like him there are ten more betas who played as much but didn’t make it.

    Now obviously it’s entirely possible he found alphatude after finding fame and money, in fact it’s likely. But if he is alpha just because he made it, hes not really an alpha. True alphas are alpha whether they are rich and famous or not.

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    • on June 28, 2011 at 7:15 pm Difference Maker

      True, but alphas also start as children. The brain is masculinized before and after birth, but the mind and body are hardly adult for a very long time.

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    • on June 28, 2011 at 9:20 pm Chris from Dublin

      LOL – study old pix of this fucker. Before he beefed up and got his hair cut he was so nerdy he made Bill Gates look like Elvis in Vegas.

      Having said that, taking the video on face value he’s very alpha. And we’ve already established that alpha-dom is relative.

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  53. Haha, awesome that you took idra as an example, the guy is wellknown for losing his temper and ragequitting like a retard.

    Also he looks much nerdier here:

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    • A much bigger guy insults him, and he does not blink, or react at all, gives a blank, steady, stare, the guard dog stare. That looks alpha to me.

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      • LOL first off that “big guy” is his team mate and long-time friend…

        Second – the interview was one giant piss take, the interviewer – Hot_Bid – is having a laugh with IdrA, it’s not a serious interview…

        his girlfriend is hot though – wp IdrA!

        I guess Tony Montana is right: “you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women. “

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  54. This is just another example that attraction is all about opposites. This guy, acting stoic and unmovable gets a stupid, bouncy, bubble gum blowing girly girl. But he’s not particularly charming or witty, his social skills beyond acting stoic and reserved are not particularly impressive, and he’s just not likeable. Compare this guy to Arnold in his prime who was much more interesting and charming and probably got more intelligent girls, even given his main features of being a famous freak with a perfect body, because he was more intelligent and more sociable. Compared to the charm of someone like Schwarzenegger this guy is autistic.

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    • Why are you comparing some young smallish kid who plays Starcraft to alpha king Arnold Schwarzenegger. 99.99% of guys are beta compared to him.

      Sure we can nit-pick this guy and his PRETTY girl to death, but the point of the post was to show that even “gamer nerds” can get pretty girls who hang all over them, and showing an example of alpha body language and demeanor, and keeping frame even in the presence of a goofy and rude interviewer.

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  55. Um, having a flighty twit of a girlfriend is not alpha. She is a hanger-on yet is talking out of place. Sure, she was likely asked to, but she should have kept demure and quiet.

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  56. King of Kong is a documentary about 80s video game champions and although some of the guys achieved fame and money, they were and are nerds to the core.

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  57. FPS Russia is alpha. Maintains alpha body language while firing a machine gun with one hand.

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  58. on June 28, 2011 at 4:28 pm William Hung

    If you are alpha enough in your demeanor and mannerisms, you can overcome the handicap of association with a nerdy hobby.

    Precisely!

    Which explains Vin Diesel:

    Diesel has played Dungeons & Dragons for over twenty years and wrote the foreword for the commemorative book 30 Years of Adventure: A Celebration of Dungeons & Dragons. In the 30th Anniversary of Dungeons & Dragons issue of Dragon Magazine, they examine the fact that Diesel played Dungeons & Dragons, and reveal that he had a fake tattoo of his character’s name, “Melkor,” on his stomach while filming xXx.

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  59. Actually funnily enough there are often girl problem threads on the forum this guy posts on and a lot of them have responses linking to The Game so he isn’t ignorant about game concepts.

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  60. I tend to believe the cause and effect of alpha behavior runs both ways. The girl clearly started as a StarCraft groupie, which is obviously the point of your post questioning exemption from the maxim. Her groupie-ness gave him an edge, since he’s a star player. I’d bet that after she sucked his cock the first time his body language became a lot more alpha than before. The question is whether he’ll be able to maintain that alpha frame after she leaves him. I can remember in high school seeing several guys go from: fucking hot chick for first time in their life -> transforming into a cocky asshole -> getting dumped by same chick -> transforming into loathsome pathetic pussy. And I’ve seen that cycle play out most dramatically in groupie situations: girls who fucked guys because they were athletes, but then moved onto to the next athlete; girls who fucked guys because they were in bands but then ended up fucking the rest of the band, etc.

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  61. The best advice for this guy is for him to cheat on that girl ASAP before she cheats on him. If he cheats first, he may become a lifelong player. If she cheats first, his next girlfriend won’t likely be so hot.

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  62. I don’t know.. in the context of video gamers, sure this guy is alpha, but it looks to me like he spends the entire interview with his lips pressed hard together to stifle a smile or a laugh and his voice sounds pretty Aspy most of the time. Saying he comes off like an athlete being interviewed is stretching it a lot.

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  63. Near the end when the interviewer jokes that the girl is only with him for the green card – That’s an insult disguised as a joke, AMOGing him, (also the interviewer saying that the guy works out because of the girl is DLVing, but the girl covers for him). Is his lack of a response alpha? by not replying to that he looks like he is slow.

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    • The alpha, like the guard dog, does not react, but acts.

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    • Well, the insult was disguised pretty well then, to the point of non-detection. It was delivered by the pussy interviewer about as well as you might expect a pussy to deliver it. To respond would be to call attention to it, which would dignify and validate his pathetic move as rising to the level of a man’s notice. I hardly noticed it myself. Why? Because in the context of the couple’s mutually reinforcing body language, the spoken idea refuted itself and exposed the twerp to be the overeager beaver he is.

      He’s the damn interviewer with the mic, he should have been in control of the tone of that whole scene. Instead he’s so out of his comfort zone when tasked with the responsibility of control that he is reduced to cracking weak jokes that few people detect much less understand.

      “AMOGing him”? A move has to have some chance of success to qualify as a valid attempt at disrespect. That wispy sunglassed Vietcong boy couldn’t AMOG a bowl of rice.

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  64. Katy is good looking but her mannerism make her come across as very immature. There’s something not quite right about the way she interacted with him. Not sure if I believe that’s a real relationship and it is obviously all about her.

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  65. If he was my son I’d tell him to ditch her.

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  66. I think she’s using him for something.

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  67. I’ll admit I watched with the sound off and only clicked forward to see what his girlfriend looks like. I’d totally hit that. I think gaming has in some way become less ‘geeky’ amongst the younger generation. One girl that I sleep with on occasion is 24 and routinely tells me she’s playing video games. This girl is very attractive, though a total nerd when it comes to things like school and video games. Still, I don’t think that she nor her peer group consider it geeky. Perhaps that’s just because she’s an attractive girl trying to break the whole gamer-geek paradigm. Still, it seems pretty geeky to me to spend all your time playing video games, but I can’t really judge…I spent many an hour playing things like Pitfall, Missile Command, Zelda, Metroid and the like. Of course I was younger than this guy when I did that so perhaps I can judge somewhat. I think that should sufficiently age me. And I’d be willing to bet that Dorset may be right about this guy’s behavior with and sans attractive girlfriend, but I could be wrong.

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    • When they say they like video games, it means they are playing their boyfriends games. Plow

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  68. I remember a debate Thursday had a while back about whether status could be considered universal or whether it only had meaning within the context of individual niches. Seems this would be evidence for the individual niche argument. Because this girl is a StarCraft player herself the reality of the StarCraft universe, whatever the fuck that is, takes on a heightened reality. If she sees him blow up spaceships, or whatever they do on StarCraft, she probably gets wet the way another woman might seeing a guy shoot a gun or kick someone’s ass. So a non-StarCraft gamer, however alpha, would have a harder time proving his alpha-ness to her simply because she hasn’t seen him blow shit up, or whatever it is they do on StarCraft.

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    • To a certain extent I agree with you. However, I think there are traits that are somewhat universal for alphas. eg., being relaxed, speaking slowly, not kissing ass.. etc.

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  69. on June 28, 2011 at 5:41 pm the_alpha_male

    The late Randy Rhoads had game when he was a kid:

    http://www.guitarworld.com/randy_rhoads_hollywood_knights?page=0,1

    “GW: Sharon Osborne told me Randy had a wicked sense of humor and liked to play pranks on girls in particular.

    GARNI: Really pretty ones, yes, especially if they had any kind of attitude. If they acted like, “Boy, I’m too hot for you,” they became an immediate target for Randy. He wasn’t intimidated or impressed with beautiful girls. Most guys get kinda tongue tied around a pretty girl. They don’t know what to say. Randy wasn’t like that because he didn’t care. He wasn’t trying to nail ’em or anything. He didn’t want a date with them.

    GW: So there was a kind of power there.

    GARNI: Yeah. He would say things that would embarrass a girl like that, and do things to her, like write something on a piece of paper and tape it onto her back without her knowing it. And when she’d be walking around the room, he’d point it out to everybody.

    GW: At that age, when a guy’s hormones are erupting, how was he able to be so indifferent to the allure of beautiful women?

    GARNI: Well, he never hurt for girlfriends. There were always girls around that he could have anytime he wanted, and he knew it. Way before Quiet Riot, back when we were in junior high school, he had little going-steady-type relationships that didn’t last for long—I mean we’re talking two or three weeks—and they were always with very pretty girls. One was Theresa Pope, who became the actress Theresa Russell…..”

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  70. AHH, I love this article and the resulting comments =)

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  71. Based on this video, I guess one can take it for face value and assume he’s alpha. But sorry sir, in reality, Idra is no alpha.

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  72. on June 28, 2011 at 6:18 pm DevastatinglyFemale

    meh…looks like a midget to me. very young, yet balding. he shouldn’t try to get more buff than this since he’s going to look really stacky. short men always keep their chins up and that’s a total turn off. but i’ll admit he has something cool about him, seems quick witted and passionate, yet controlled. the girl is a typical cutie-wannabe. technically – her nose is bigger than his, she has no upper lip and what’s up with that drawer?! i guess covering with long hair and moving around like a butterfly is a good strategy…

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  73. [i]Near the end when the interviewer jokes that the girl is only with him for the green card – That’s an insult disguised as a joke, AMOGing him, (also the interviewer saying that the guy works out because of the girl is DLVing, but the girl covers for him). Is his lack of a response alpha? by not replying to that he looks like he is slow.[/i]

    If he does indeed have some alpha traits, he is probably over trying to counter little quips by the admiring and petty betas that no doubt surround him. It’s like a guy who is obviously in good shape, and gets endless comments about it. “Trying to compensate for something?”, it gets to the point where saying nothing is saying more, and a stare in the eyes is enough to quell the commenter and put them in their place.

    I think right off the bat he was annoyed by the stammering and the general peacocking nature of the asian interviewer.

    I mean really, the biggest accomplishment is him keeping his cool in what was obviously a joke interview that he was obligated to complete.

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  74. Haha this guy is the bad boy of the SC2 community. He’s probably the player with the largest fanbase, everyone tunes in to see him play, etc.. Now I’m not sure if he fits the alpha category exactly, but he’s definitely one of the ‘cooler’ players..

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  75. The guy is pretty well known for doing stupid stuff, and somewhat underperforming compared to how good he is. See stuff like http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=88342.

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    • Starcraft differs from chess in that you can only partially see what the other guy is doing. Idra explains that he pursued a strategy that assumed his opponent would do the expected, and his opponent did the unexpected.

      As in poker, the good player wins more often. He does not win every time.

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      • yeah, i actually read some of that and it sounds exactly how pro-poker players get angry when someone bets big and hopes to get lucky on the river. who’s that guy.. Helmuth i think who always yells at people who beat him for beating him by playing stupid. it reminded me exactly of that

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  76. Lot’s of people butt-hurt over Idra in the comments today. So much hate. Why not be happy for the guy? That chick is sexy and feminine, no denying it. Are the people dissing him pulling better?

    People are not getting the point of the post and are getting tied up in dissing poor Idra.

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    • No kidding, Dan. I’m not much of a gamer anymore. Then again I’m not sure if I ever was a ‘true’ gamer in every sense of the word. I used to play the Madden NFL and NBA Live series and that was it. At any rate, I’m proud of this “Idra” guy. Good for him.

      I just can’t get over the pointless “He gets angry when he plays! He has emotions! He’s a Beta!” comments. Seems like people are grasping at straws to drive petty points home about another human being’s flaws. Classic classic case of pot calling the kettle black.

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  77. OH YH AND THE INTERVIEWER IS A FUCKTARD

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  78. Another thought: a lot of alpha/beta behavior is learned when men compete. A guy learns his *place* by his ranking among other men, hence boys like to beat the shit out of each other on the playground. Young males who are bullied more will exhibit more beta qualities since many beta qualities: excessive smiling, bad posture are physical acts of supplication to other men. (They basically say: I’m no threat to you, don’t beat me up.) They are a turn off to women because among other things women recognize that these traits evince a history of low status among other males.

    Of course this blog distinguishes between being alpha with men vs. alpha with women — yet no doubt there is a high correlation between the two even if it isn’t the exact same thing.

    So as social niches splinter ever more due to the intertubes, a guy like this who would likely learn more beta habits if he spent more time among alpha males, is instead picking up dominant alpha habits because he spends so much time dominating the dweebs within his niche. Conclusion: it’s better to be king of the dorks than a dork among cool people. Of course that only holds if there’s at least a few girls around to watch.

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  79. Damn, I should go pro in Modern Warfare 2…

    But seriously, I smell some jealousy on this thread.

    You can nitpick him all you want, he’s got the hot chick.

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  80. alpha is a state of mind.. nothing more, nothing less.

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  81. on June 28, 2011 at 7:54 pm NYCBachelor

    Seems to me the interviewer was trying very hard to out “alpha” Idra; making him wait 15 seconds to walk, wearing eye glasses during the interview, DLVing him by suggesting that he’s working out solely to keep his girlfriend.

    However, no matter what he said Idra came out as being more alpha then the interviewer. Definately a good example of how alpha poise and midset can out compete straight verbal game when delivered without the innergame and body language to back it u.

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  82. I never thought I’d see the day when the moody, sooky bitch Idra would be called an ‘alpha’.

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  83. Am I the only one who was surprised that she was white and red-headish/blondish/light-brownish hair? AND she’s Canadian – a woman who is spoiled beyond belief for choice. That’s about as tough as it gets. The only way to challenge this guy would be to insist she was Dutch and taller than him.

    Game does truly matter – and body language trumps all.

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  84. “She is the one with exaggerated body motions, while he remains the oak tree under which she frolics like the nymphette she is.”

    Gold.

    And that video is textbook alpha.

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  85. on June 28, 2011 at 8:46 pm Miley_Cyrax

    Bitches love them r-selected Zergs.

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  86. Every group, organization, or association has its dominant figures. Everything scales.

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  87. I bet he hasn’t fucked her. At least every atom, every sub-atomic particle, of my consciousness wants to believe it. Fuck I’m dying on the inside after seeing this.

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  88. More sour grapes here than a vinegar plant: The girl is easily an 8, and the gamer fellow is alpha, notwithstanding his profession. Video is a great demonstration of the saving power of Game.

    To the negative commenters , one question:

    How many of you have landed girls as hot as the gamer’s groupie?

    It’s like watching omegas claim that Anne Hathaway is only a 7.

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  89. And not least because, at 6’1″, a model with a square jaw and dark manly features, I have never slept with a girl of her attractiveness.

    Really tells you something that.

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  90. At a lot of these gaming tournaments and promotional events, the financial sponors hire VERY attractive girls to do interviews and also model at the various exhibits. I bet she’s dating him so she can noticed and land herself a modeling/reporter job. The evidence…..

    1.) She eagerly runs to the stage and spends a lot of time exhibiting herself for the camera in this interview, but isn’t that enthused about him. Her exhibitionism is blatant to the point where it’s comedic. She has the same flirty/girly body language in other online interviews, including one without her boyfriend present.

    2.) In the interview, she talks about how she never got much into gaming, but later she says that she initiated the messaging with him after watching his gaming interviews online. Doesn’t make much sense to be bonding with a anonymous foreign guy over gaming if you don’t even like gaming. Unless you want to get on stage and be famous.

    3.) I don’t think there’s anything “alpha” about this guy that attracted the girl. I’ve met a lot of nerds/geeks with similar body language. The way he acts is more socially akward than anything and isn’t especially similar to what you’d see in athlete on ESPN. There’s an interview on Youtube in which the interviewer asks the girl if she gets jealous when female groupies come by. Her reply is NO, because his his fans are males. So I doubt that he’s especially popular with the ladies. His body build and voice are pretty geeky too.

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  91. Word on the street from my SC2 nerd friends I spoke to about this…

    ROISSY YOU GOT TROLLED!!!

    That is NOT his girlfriend, the entire interview is FAKE. that Asian guy interviewing idra is a well-known troll named hot_bid, and he consistently makes fake interviews! Look at how they introduce her:

    “Miss Gracken”… come on people, Gracken is the nick-name of idra, why the fuck would her online alias be “Miss Gracken”? It was a joke through and through.

    For more proof of this girl just being a starcraft groupie who probably fucks lots of different guys like every other whore in the world, see

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  92. Lenny,

    She’s a Canuck, not a Korean. So, since she’s in the west where Starcraft isn’t exactly Monday Night NFL,(Thank God); she doesn’t have much of a chance furthering her hypothetical career by dating Mr Zerg.

    Also, a lot of hot women have flirty manners. Goes with the territory.

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  93. go to 13:00 min to see this chick in action. this video is 7 months old … but she is an idra groupie. still, it’s almost unbelievable that she has been chasing this dude down for over 7 months

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  94. A real alpha wouldn’t give credit to his girlfriend or get her to do interviews for him. For Mr. Alpha, it’s always about him and only him. The girl is just an object orbiting the center of the universe. In the NFL and other sports drafts, most of the athletes don’t even bring their girlfriends, unless it’s really serious. They bring family and close friends.

    I do give this guy credit for banging a girl of her attractiveness, but let’s not overstate the case. He’s pretty much a omega gaming geek, but he happens to be at the top of the gaming ladder. So he’s famous and has attracted a hanger on looking for her 5 minutes of fame, and maybe a steady cash stream afterward. Sports, acting, and music attract their share of fame grubbing groupies. Why so much surprise to see ONE attractive groupie going after a very famous gamer?

    The lesson is that if you’re famous, there’s going to be somebody that wants a piece of the action. Heck even Screech (Save by the Bell) dated Candace Cameron (“Full House”). She broke up with him after SBTB ended.

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    • Incorrect. There is nothing omega about this guy, at least not at this stage of his life. Nerdy? Sure, but this dude is driven and one of the best in his field at whatever he does. If he wasn’t passionate about this game he would have invested himself in some other area and tried to be the best at that.

      The point is that the guy is alpha in his own sphere and acts the part, which translates to getting girls, regardless of how he is perceived in other circles.

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  95. I think Ben and Lenny are right. Katy’s body language is the give away. It is not the way a woman acts next to a man she’s in love with.

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  96. Maybe Idra realizes she’s using him and that’s why he’s so cool with her.

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  97. Gaming isn’t the NFL, but the gaming industry spends a lot of money organizing a lot of highly publicized and televised promotional events. It’s not as fringe as you think and there are plenty of hot girls that get hired to do work at these events. An attractive chick that’s in the spolight could get hired to become a reporter or model, which would definitely further her career.

    She’s not flirty with him or at all into him. At the end, she also make sure to show off her boobs to the camera. Flirtiness with the camera, but not your BF, is a sign she’s here for the fame.

    In another interview, she claims she’s not afraid of her man getting poached, because girls don’t approach her BF (just guys). That’s a sign she doesn’t see him as desirable.

    Check out 3:13. Our buddy Greg gives a cheesy betaish smile to his pretty girlfriend.

    I don’t want to knock Greg. He landed a beautiful woman. Just don’t imply that his personality or physique had anything to do with it. She’s trying to cash in on the fame. The lesson for us is to get famous at something that generates money and media attention, which will attract a groupie.

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    • “Gaming isn’t the NFL, but the gaming industry spends a lot of money organizing a lot of highly publicized and televised promotional events. ”

      That’s not true. Starcraft II events, for instance, are mostly organized by fans and organizations that grew from that fandom.

      Starcraft II also holds the distinction of being one of the few videogames that is actually fun to spectate which is why people who are awesome in it become somewhat famous in the gaming community.

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  98. Starcraft II is amazing game and you should all play it.

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  99. There is absolutely no sexual chemistry between those two.

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  100. ANON. The guy has the voice and build of an omega. Yes he’s one of the best competitors in the gaming world, but I’ve never seen girls impressed by gamers. Ever. His personality isn’t goofy and submissive, true, but I’ve seen middle school athletes with more alpha in them. No way she’d watch an interview with him and think, “Oh, Wow. How hot!” When she saw interview with him, she thought “My chance to get on tv and launch my career.”

    Lara. Thanks for the woman’s perspective. In the video, she can barely bring herself to get near him or look his way. Her bubbly personality is reserved for the camera.

    The best part of the relationship is that it’s long distance. So she can provide as little sex as possible and just show up when her man is going to be on tv.

    If she though Greg was worth being with, she’d live with him. Unfortunately, most people don’t know who Greg is and there’s no benefit to being with him, except at gaming events. So walking around with him in public a lot, outside the publicized events, would be painful to her ego.

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  101. There’s no friendship chemistry either.

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  102. She might be hoping she get some recognition so she can get the attention of a hockey player.

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  103. There is also a fairly hot female Starcraft player, Linda Liao who is Taiwanese. Easily a 7 in my books:
    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=linda+liao

    She’s the top female player in Asia for a while. She used to be a model (with middling success it seems) before she took up SC2.

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  104. @Zor

    Her first non-airbrushed photo makes her look 5 at best but whatever.

    And top female Starcraft player means nothing at that’s below average for most male players.. Like your average at home SC nerd could beat a ‘female pro’..

    That’s why they don’t compete in regular tournaments which don’t exclude them in the first place.

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  105. Question: when politicians and other men of seemingly “Alpha” status act “needy” during interviews, almost to the point of supplication, is that beta?

    In this interview between Mystery and O Brian, Mystery is clearly getting tooled and his forced laughter doesn’t seem to be doing much. Although O Brian comes off as a herb too, Mystery’s demeanor clearly isn’t very “stoic.” I’ve seen several interviews and debates with politicians where in an attempt to seem friendly or charismatic, they come off as trying too hard.

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    • He’s doing fine. The main point of going on shows is getting advertising and get your name out there. So lets say some beta watches this on TV, and then goes to visit his website, and signs up for a course. He’s not trying to change the world on a TV show here…

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  106. I’m agreeing with Lara here. On the one hand, yes this video demonstrates some alpha behavior around a woman and the woman plays her part — on the other hand, nevermind knowing the guy is a gamer — the chemistry doesn’t look right between them. I’ve known nerdy guitar players who had chicks with that sort of vibe chase them down and in every case the girl was using him as a stepping stone to fuck every other guy on the music scene.

    usually when people don’t look right together it doesn’t last

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  107. For some reason Idra’s success has managed to arouse a lot of hatred! Not sure I understand why.

    Put him in a room with a bunch of “regular” alphas? Yeah, he’ll get creamed. But that’s not the point.

    The reason this is of interest is it shows how game can greatly improve the lot of what would otherwise be a lowly gaming nerd.

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  108. So I guess Hyperactive people will never be alpha.

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  109. I know there was some confusion whether that girl is in fact his girlfriend or just playing along in the troll interview.

    However, if you checkout the starcraft player Incontrol, his gf (wife?) is Mrs. Oregon.

    Here’s a video featuring the two.

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  110. Forgot the link

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  111. Testing without email

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  112. Slightly off topic but funny video on two ugly bitches talking about how women’s dating preferences change as they age:

    1) I had a lot of fun in my twenties (translation: fucked a lot of hot guys)
    2) I know my boundaries now (hot guys can only jerk me so much)
    3) 20s looks were more important than personality (could cash in on the young pussy)
    4) Looking for something serious (getting close to the wall)
    5) Milk our looks as long as we can and pass on the old pussy to the losers hahahaha

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  113. fuck, how do you embed a fucking youtube video? i pasted the embed code from youtube site.

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  114. let’s try this shit one more time

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  115. Oh my fucking god she’s annoying and attention whore. I like how her friends (probably guys) wanted her to get to know him better…. to suck his epeen. I guess that proves the leader of men theory works for him, even if it is an online gaming scene.

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  116. “Often, you can identify the alpha male better by watching how the women in his company react to him than by his accomplishments or his leadership skills.”

    Perhaps this is a good indicator, yet we must avoid making this activity definitive of the total male.

    Remember that guys can easily fake these mannerisms, yet be sniffed out as ‘betas’ by any intuitive woman.

    On the other side, women can bounce around like complete groupies around a male for reasons other than true attraction (manipulation, dominance, mere flirting, etc.)

    The concept of ‘demonstrating higher value’ has a lot of truth to it, but it doesn’t take an alpha male to be successful, and if she’s only attracted to your status (and not your masculinity) then you have some development to take care of.

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  117. Being into Starcraft in Korea is not a handicap, if anything it gives a beta some Alpha cred.

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  118. In this situation, she’s likely using him as a stepping stone to being on the tv. Once she gets what she wants, or realizes she’s wasting time, it’s over.

    Go to 4:36. She moves her boobs around for the camera.

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  119. Starcraft is more highly regarded in Korea than sports. They show games on TV, and people pay money to witness games “live.” I was surprised she wasn’t Korean, but his last girlfriend almost certainly was, and was probably hotter than her.

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  120. The gamer (InControl) that’s dating the Miss Oregon met her orginally while they were attending college. Both were in the college debate club. Miss Oregon also describes herself as a “nerd” and “gamer.” Most likely she was drawn to InControl due to common interests. Heck, maybe they genuinely like each other!

    Here’s a picture of Miss Oregon when she’s not competing. Still cute, but more of an average looking girl. Not bad for a gamer and I give him credit. Unlike Idra’s girl, Miss Oregon seems like a genuine GF.

    http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.doors.org/AM/Images/Programs/Scholarship/AnnaProsser.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.doors.org/AM/TemplateRedirect.cfm%3Ftemplate%3D/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm%26ContentID%3D1826&usg=__tRJ79TUEWU7cE7rwSmTm3vdt2_w=&h=976&w=688&sz=297&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=SR6cTDuE6f8GKM:&tbnh=163&tbnw=138&ei=aNAKTr-2AujUiALglMW_AQ&prev=/search%3Fq%3Danna%2Bprosser%2Byounger%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D1920%26bih%3D850%26tbm%3Disch&um=1&itbs=1&iact=rc&dur=1&page=1&ndsp=38&ved=1t:429,r:4,s:0&tx=72&ty=111

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  121. When the interviewer asks Katie if she thinks Idra is good looking, she starts smirking. Almost like she’s amused by that question. From my experience, even girls with ugly boyfriends like to claim they’re dating Mr. Handsome.

    Here’s Katy’s twitter page: http://twitter.com/#!/KatyTorg
    She’s got 460 tweets.

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  122. Must see older video of her.. with her former omega she left for Idra.

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    • Starts around the 13:00 minute mark..

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    • on June 29, 2011 at 8:36 am NYCBachelor

      Nerdshark.

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    • WOW really revealing. The chick had a picture of Idra on her phone while she was dating another dude. So she’s definitely a Starcraft Star Fucker. Had her sights set on him from the get-go. She’s hot enough to be able to sleep her way through the top ranks of the Pro Starcraft Tour. Hope Idra’s not that into her, because she’ll hop on the cock of whichever guy is the current Starcraft top-dog.

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  123. Really. my oldest is a nerd. but he is so much an Alpha he pulls down the hottests chicks. His 14 old brother has the douche bag down. Me and the Misses laugh at it.

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  124. Really. my oldest is a nerd. but he is so much an Alpha he pulls down the hottests chicks. His 14 old brother has the douche bag down. Me and the Misses laugh at it.

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  125. Our second oldest son Ben tries to be under the radar. But I see the interest he get’s.

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  126. 2 Alpha’s in the house. A pain in the ass.

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  127. To watch them fight them out. It’s annoying.

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  128. There seems to be a hell of a lot of contempt for all things nerdy in America. Which means America is soon finished and is only coasting on past accomplishments. Technological superiority is the source of all national superiority in the modern world. The root cause of the deficit is the low competitiveness of American products both domestically and internationally. If such things as American cars were desireable, they would be exported to other countries in sufficient numbers to keep American foreign trade balanced.

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    • America is finished because we don’t look up to StarCraft players? People who (according to a Cracked.com article) train daily, trying to increase the number of moves they can make in a minute? That’s like saying America is finished because China has more piano players.

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  129. on June 29, 2011 at 6:35 am Rock Granite

    Clearly she isn’t his girlfriend and they aren’t dating. There is ZERO chemistry between the two and the girl who was hired to play the girlfriend part is over acting.

    This is the reverse of the phony marriage proposal rejection videos. Here we have the nerd-gets-the-hottie gimmick.

    Not his girlfriend.

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    • He must have paid her to write all of her tweets about him too then? Come on man, It’s 2011, we have other means of verifying this.

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      • on June 29, 2011 at 4:03 pm Rock Granite

        Sorry to bust up your nerd sex fantasies but it’s a hoax.

        And how much effort and cost is there in posting dishonest messages on Twitter?

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  130. on June 29, 2011 at 8:18 am Some Bullshit Handle

    I didnt read all of the posts, but, was she in Korea or North America when she met him?

    Cause, if they were both in Korea at the time, how many well known white men were available for her?

    If he is her alpha, great but, it might just be, that he is the biggest whitefish in that particularly geeky pond.

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    • He was in the US. He played in Korea late in his Starcraft 1 career and early in his Starcraft 2 career but has since moved back to the States. There’s only one big Starcraft 2 competition in Korea which is super cuttroat so he probably made to move for the greater tournament variety and easier competition.

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  131. “Lenny:
    At a lot of these gaming tournaments and promotional events, the financial sponors hire VERY attractive girls to do interviews and also model at the various exhibits. I bet she’s dating him so she can noticed and land herself a modeling/reporter job. The evidence…..”

    Exactly.

    I could not have stated it better myself. As Shakespeare said “All the world’s indeed a stage and the people merely players” There is so much bullshit thrown around and unless you really know the relationship of what is going on, you simply cannot not make any conclusion, pure and simple. Only way to get further information of what is happening is to follow up with this dude at a later date, without the cameras and see if the skank is still hanging out with him. I highly doubt we will see her.

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  132. Haha, Idra now has a new category of haters! Look folks, she could have dated any other western Starcraft 2 gamer. She went for Idra for a reason. Yes her friends were fans of him, but he also did bulk up and improved his look and posture. The girl’s friends are the omegas.

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  133. A while back I worked ComiCon, passing out flyers. Pretty quickly I gathered there are *lots* of cute girls that flip for comics, video games and anime. They’re into skimpy clothes, porn and cosplay. My disinterest and lack of familiarity with all that was a stumbling block in the pickup, my game had to be on point to overcome the lack of bonding over something so important to them.

    Certainly, there is no categorical exclusion for nerdy pursuits. Like any other arena, tight game (or just good social skills) works. The gamer may not have great success at your average bar, with your average ho, but that’s just a venue selection issue. There are plenty hot girls who are not only OK with but enthusiastically embrace nerds and their pursuits. “I love nerds and geeks!! *squeal*”

    It’s more than “maybe” time to rethink your maxim – it’s way over due. Are you still dating girls in the 18-21 range? You sound out of touch, but it could be that DC bubble.

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    • I dated two of these comic-book nerd chicks. Though both were kind of cute, neither showered often and both had the hairiest, nastiest snatches I’d ever come into contact with. Awful.

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  134. women are the ones who determine alphaness.

    how many cute/hot girls in the gaming community are trying to get a bit of this guy’s manseed?

    one is a fluke.

    scores of hotties backstabbing each other to polish his pork sword is alpha.

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    • on June 29, 2011 at 4:08 pm Rock Granite

      itsme
      women are the ones who determine alphaness.
      ———————

      By that standard Genghis Khan was not an alpha.

      Good to know that the man who created the largest land empire in history and who is named by geneticists as the man who left behind the greatest known number of offspring was not alpha because he probably who have been a loser in the modern West’s female-centric dating culture.

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      • the term ‘alpha’ has two different connotations – alpha among men, and alpha among women. but the meanings are often conflated because there are many alphas among men who are also alphas among women.

        when i said ‘women are the ones who determine alphaness’, i meant alpha in the second sense…i.e. men that women (hot women, especially) universally want to bang.

        genghis khan was an alpha among men, but i also don’t doubt that plenty of women wanted, and got, his manseed entirely of their own free will.

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  135. oak tree under which she frolics like the nymphette she is, lol

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  136. on June 29, 2011 at 1:23 pm you guyz are lamez

    reading some of these, it looks like you guys have seriously drank the whole alpha male koolaide wayyyyy too deeply. Just remember dumbasses, hot chicks can be deuchey succubi that will make you a miserable shit, plus you probably won’t even have as great of sex as you could be having if you actually give a crap about someone’s feelings.

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  137. “America is finished because we don’t look up to StarCraft players?”

    America is finished because America is drowning in foreign debt with no end to that in sight. That’s because there is a huge trade deficit. American industrial products aren’t competitive internationally. As a result, America is bleeding manufacturing capacity and inevitably losing its engineering skills. (The captive military market mitigates that somewhat, however.) For some reason, rich and technologically advanced countries like Japan and Korea aren’t in the same kind of trouble. Why is that? Nerds and geeks are the backbone a modern nation. But in America seems to have contempt for nerds and geeks.

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  138. Playing starcraft is pretty nerdy but playing starcraft and being a nerd aren’t mutually exclusive. Two examples being Tasteless and Boxer.

    Tasteless is pretty alpha, has an alpha voice, swears like a sailor. His brother is more of a nerd, but pretty intelligent(most famous for his analysis of starcraft, and is pursuing a PhD at Caltech) and also an ex player.

    Boxer is older now, but he’s confident and married to a Korean celebrity.

    The scene in general, is beta as fuck though.

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    • tasteless is to busy fucking korean models nowadays though, he’s outgrown playing starcraft T_T

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  139. “Clearly she isn’t his girlfriend and they aren’t dating. There is ZERO chemistry between the two and the girl who was hired to play the girlfriend part is over acting.

    This is the reverse of the phony marriage proposal rejection videos. Here we have the nerd-gets-the-hottie gimmick.

    Not his girlfriend.”

    I think you are right, Rock Granite. The body language is really funny between both of them. They hardly even look at each other or try to touch. The story behind how they met also doesn’t make much sense.

    All the twittering and interviewing this girl has done makes it MORE likely that their relationship is fake. Nobody puts up hundreds of tweets on Idra’s gaming unless there’s she’s getting paid.

    My guess is that she pretends to be his girlfriend, she in return gets lots of publicity and some financial benefits. Paying a girl to be your public escort isn’t a new practice.

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  140. Lenny the fact that you have written so much about Idra demonstrates that he has gotten under your skin on some level.

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  141. “Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one” – Charles J. Sykes

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    • Heh. I went to Bill Gates’ high school. The unofficial sports cheer:

      “You kicked our asses. That’s okay! ‘Cause you’ll all work for us someday!”

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  142. on July 1, 2011 at 7:50 am Chinabreaker

    Idra must be an idiot. There are so many hot Korean girls wandering around Korea… put this chick alongside SNSD and she looks like a troll. As a Canadian from TO who travels the world pretty frequently, I can tell you that women here are the lowest of the low! Only an absolute omega would pick a woman from a western country whilst abroad.

    If you think this dude is nerdy, I play UNO and MTG in nightclubs with an entourage of hot women fawning over me (and playing). Top that.

    Asia fvcking rocks!

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  143. Boy did you write the wrong type of blog on this one. This didn’t make you famous, is made you hated.

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  144. on July 6, 2011 at 9:56 am Green Gangrene

    Hahahahh this is so funny…
    Really. Why? Because I was also playing Starcraft1 at the time when Idra was starting to get good and known. Everyone in the scene knew his ultra bad manners and he really was THE Stereotype of an angry, ugly nerd. Everyone also said that he will never ever get a girlfriend etc. but now, 4-5 years later things are apparently all different. I’m sure he wouldn’t have that hot chick on his side if he wasn’t the best of the best at the game (in america that is, he is still low of the low in korean standards).
    He has also buffed up a bit as it seems which I think definitely has helped him. You should’ve seen his post, talk, manners or temper at 2006-2007 🙂 SuperBeta, or maybe even an omega.
    But this just shows that even the nerdeist nerd CAN get a hot chick to fuck. You just have to work pretty damn hard and/or be very good at something (which usually requires hard work anyway).

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  145. this thread reminded me of this chick: http://jaedongfangirl.blogspot.com/2011/07/zergling-for-jaedong-on-its-way-to.html

    indeed Jaedong is a pro gamer in korea, one of the most famous out there, so the social dynamics is pretty much a plain celebrity – fan stuff.. only in Star Craft

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  146. If anyone knew the SCII pro scene they would know Idra exudes awkwardness and is a complete baby that few players respect.

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    • Maybe so. Show me a pic of you with your chick. No doubt she’d be superhot, since Idra is such a “complete baby”.

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  147. He has a cute girlfriend get over it. I could see the jealousy aura around you guys from a mile away.

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