I am constantly asked what Giant Bomb is because of the merch I regularly wear. What do you say when people ask you what you're watching or what you're wearing?
I generally say it's just a website I like, or "It's a website about video games."
The only time somebody acknowledged a Giant Bomb thing I had, it was when a friend of mine told his wife "That's the guy who got married at the Taco Bell" (I was wearing the This Is The Run shirt).
If it comes up during conversation, it's like "There's this website I like called Giant Bomb, and they did..." whatever.
My mom asked, "What are you listening to." [BTW: she listens to one podcast herself (Sawbones) and I have told here 1000x that I'm listening to podcasts]. I tell her the same thing, "It's about playing videos games and about what videos games are and what they mean."
She doesn't know what that means even after years of me saying what ist means in detail. I figured out it is just her way of saying, "Whatch' doin'?" to start a meaningful conversation about ANYTHING. So, I say that about game games, but then I switch to something we can both talk about. Funny thing is haveing that skill to be 'present with people' does not just work with moms and dad, it can works with attractive people you like, people who need your friendship, etc. BE PRESENT WITH PEOPLE.
[Adult Wisdom] Sometimes people don't actually want to know what Giant Bomb , what it means, how video games media works - they JUST want to talk to you.
I ordered the Giant Bomb @Nite mug and I told me parents it from a website about videogames I'm part of for about 10 years and it's a collectors item.
Other than that I don't really bring it up for that reason, I'm also not introducing it to people because recommending something personality based is hard enough, let alone recommending and explaining what Giant Bomb is and does.
I'm fine with just me enjoying my time here.
Sometimes my mom walks in and sees me watching a Quick Look or a stream and thinks I'm playing a video game, the concept of a podcast is pretty unknown to them which on its own was a rough thing to explain.
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