A Painfully Stereotypical 'SNL' Skit About Nerd Culture Has DnD Players Sharing Selfies Of What A Modern Nerd Actually Looks Like
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