Sometimes Saturday Night Live can perfectly capture the behaviors of real people out in the world. This is not one of those times.
This past Saturday, SNL aired a painfully stereotypical sketch about three D&D playing nerds that feels straight out of a bygone era of nerd-culture.
Employee of the Month is an honor worth fighting for. ⚔️ https://t.co/lIHMXh2Xil— Saturday Night Live - SNL (@Saturday Night Live - SNL) 1554665400.0
In response to the sketch (which didn't seem to go over that well with anyone, including the studio audience), Twitter user @nicterhorst decided to show the world what being a modern D&D nerd actually looks like.
It turns out being a nerd actually looks pretty good nowadays.
Seeing that SNL D&D skit was painful so let's post some 🔥 selfies to remind folks that D&D doesn't look like pocket… https://t.co/EmE9hiQFTr— ♡ NIC ter HORST ♡ @ TCAF (@♡ NIC ter HORST ♡ @ TCAF) 1554733263.0
Dungeons & Dragons players everywhere responded with their selfies!
@nicterhorst Big mood #DnDSelfie #ActualNerd #DnD #dnd5e https://t.co/wJgEkj1gE0— André Guindi (@André Guindi) 1554742789.0
@nicterhorst This is cute y'all are cute #dndselfie #actualnerd #SNL https://t.co/6IPpx9XTw3— Denise Hamstra (@Denise Hamstra) 1554742789.0
@nicterhorst #DnDSelfie (yes- I probably have too many #Dice and yes- I will probably keep buying more 😉) https://t.co/QvMCWN3mr2— Kat Townley (@Kat Townley) 1554751950.0
In our modern age, people of all different kinds enjoy role playing games like D&D.
@nicterhorst #DnDSelfie https://t.co/0ZcvOZez7x— New Game Plus (@New Game Plus) 1554762476.0
Hi I'm @KrystinaArielle your friendly neighborhood aasimar, cleric, bard from @Sirens_Show . I play #dnd and I am g… https://t.co/Y5IDo6IPlr— Krystina Arielle 🔜 #dndlive2019 🦖 (@Krystina Arielle 🔜 #dndlive2019 🦖) 1554753086.0
Apparently #DnDSelfie is a thing... Had to take 4 separate ones to nearly get everything in... https://t.co/Iizd4U9Hos— 🌀👁️ Anjuli, Queen of the Beholders 👁️💥 (@🌀👁️ Anjuli, Queen of the Beholders 👁️💥) 1554752808.0
These players look pretty rad!
@nicterhorst @RivalsWaterdeep im a cool nerd who also draws D&D characters #DnDSelfie https://t.co/VCtMXOZY7p— norn (@norn) 1554751979.0
@nicterhorst Still fairly new to DnD and still looking for MY dice but these do just fine for the time being. Oh an… https://t.co/drS4wOGGdw— Lorena Lammer @ Dokomi (@Lorena Lammer @ Dokomi) 1554756130.0
@nicterhorst Well I’m late but here is a picture of myself and my fiancée. We both play #dnd and that picture is of… https://t.co/FGwGzw9GC3— Matt Fields (@Matt Fields) 1554817349.0
It seems SNL missed the mark in a pretty dramatic way...
@nicterhorst Hello #DnDSelfie This is mah face! And this is my set up before the @RivalsWaterdeep Live show at… https://t.co/Dq2iAb0eF2— Surena Marie @ Thesis (@Surena Marie @ Thesis) 1554742595.0
Havent you heard? EVERYONE is playing D&D now. #DnDSelfie https://t.co/C1P4Mj2ASr— Cara McGee 🌹C2E2 K17 (@Cara McGee 🌹C2E2 K17) 1554733895.0
You’re looking at the face of a budding dungeon master and level 4 Druid. There’s more than one mold that makes a D… https://t.co/xvYqec2yLw— 𝓐𝖓𝖉𝖗𝖊𝖆 🗡🗡🗡 𝓚𝖊𝖓𝖉𝖗𝖎𝖈𝕶 (@𝓐𝖓𝖉𝖗𝖊𝖆 🗡🗡🗡 𝓚𝖊𝖓𝖉𝖗𝖎𝖈𝕶) 1554739950.0
Next time, before SNL writes a character sketch, they'd better make sure their take is a fresh one.
@nicterhorst Just one set of Dice? What about many? Minis cool? Spell decks and books? Y'all good? #DnDSelfie https://t.co/XEqmNpre3e— Dj (@Dj) 1554745269.0
#DnDSelfie because D&D girls can be spicy, smart, and strong too and hell yeah we can be imaginative. Trust me that… https://t.co/whL0tWfFxN— Mistress Val(ky)rie of the Dungeon (@Mistress Val(ky)rie of the Dungeon) 1554752247.0
Thanks for posting your selfies, adventurers. You all look great—excelsior!
Black & Queer DnD player here. Ready to roll and save souls or vanquish poor dire toads. 💙💜 #DnDSelfie https://t.co/JJ8OUBQ4jZ— Taneka [𝓉𝓸𝓶𝓫𝓪𝒆] Stotts (@Taneka [𝓉𝓸𝓶𝓫𝓪𝒆] Stotts) 1554734939.0
@nicterhorst Here's my selfie: Me, my die and eye. Cool kids are playing DnD so... we're cool.… https://t.co/mXsx4IenfD— 🖊️HungryScribbler & 🥃a Thirsty DM🐉 (@🖊️HungryScribbler & 🥃a Thirsty DM🐉) 1554745024.0