Guilty pleasures! We had a great time at this hangout. First, we discuss what makes something a guilty pleasure. We decided it’s often something you don’t talk much about, you generally don’t tell your friends or your family about it. Sometimes it might make you feel a little embarrassed that you enjoy it so much. Or it might be a show or movie that you watch and watch over and over again.
Isabela previously discussed how guilty pleasures are often code for feminine. Romances are often described as guilty pleasures. One of the ideas we mention is they are often more light-hearted or popcorn entertainment. There seemed to be some feminine qualities to our choices but overall I think our choices have more to do with exactly how much we enjoy these pastimes. In the end, I think we all decided we would keep on enjoying our favorites, guilty, geeky, or otherwise.
The most amusing part of this hangout for me was hearing us defend each other’s guilty pleasures and then finally finding something Mark considered a guilty pleasure, even if he didn’t want to admit it.
Until next time, get your geek on!
Regina & Isabela & Mark & Julie
What are your guilty pleasures? What don’t you talk to your friends and family about enjoying? Let us know in the comments!
Regina is the founder and lead ambassador of The Geek Embassy. Studying and writing about geeks and geek culture is Regina’s favorite thing to do when she’s not reading student papers, dancing an excessive amount of calories away, or chasing after her daughter. Inclined towards mobile and social gaming online, Regina also loves a good round of 7 Wonders, Qwirkle, Small World, or Lords of Waterdeep. Someday, she hopes to actually take part in a D&D campaign so she can officially “roll” a character and role play her as a devious, highly intelligent mischief maker, which would be nothing like she is in real life.