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James_Rutland
01-04-08, 23:37
Pretend you are married, have a very nice wife, you have been a Lara fan for a very, very long time and her adventures still live on. A new Tomb Raider game has been released and you purchase it.
Suddenly whilst you spend most of your time everyday trying to beat it, your wife comes in and turns the console/PC off. She explains how she can't stand how much you play Lara Croft. And she doesn't want you to buy anything of Lara Croft, ever, ever again. She even bans it from the house! :yik: What would you say?

For girls, consider it the other way around, if it's possible. :D

Mikel Croft
01-04-08, 23:45
I'd tell her to gtfo. :p

Twilight
01-04-08, 23:46
if it were my real lover, they'd be playing TR with me :D

Vickkyyy
01-04-08, 23:47
no offence, but thats a dumb question
whoever says they would choose lara..are like, obsessed to the point where they need help. :s

James_Rutland
01-04-08, 23:48
no offence, but thats a dumb question
whoever says they would choose lara..are like, obsessed to the point where they need help. :s

I don't think Mikel needs help..

Larapink
01-04-08, 23:50
Well I am would just like to continue being dedicated tomb raider fan no matter what. But I would like a future parter to look like/sound like a certain character from TR, I will let you guess who. :p:D

Forwen
01-04-08, 23:52
if it were my real lover, they'd be playing TR with me :D

Amen.

MiCkiZ88
01-04-08, 23:59
Love, seeing as I'm the hopeless romantic type of guy.

croft94
02-04-08, 00:12
I'd tell her to gtfo. :p

same here
:vlol:

silver_wolf
02-04-08, 00:14
I wouldn't have a wife who would do that. Question does not apply.

Shrantellatessa
02-04-08, 00:19
if it were my real lover, they'd be playing TR with me :D

I wouldn't condition his love with playing TR with me, but I still think that what you said is very cute :p

And no, I wouldn't choose Lara over love, she's just pixels and binary codes that cannot make me happy, but that can still feed my addiction to TR :D

Mikel Croft
02-04-08, 00:31
I don't think Mikel needs help..
Indeed not. :tea:

lol

Melonie Tomb Raider
02-04-08, 00:35
I am deeply in love with my boyfriend, and frankly, there isn't a game in the world that is even remotely as important as he is. I'd choose love over Lara, no question about it.

Capt. Murphy
02-04-08, 00:42
Hmm.. Play with a game or play with my wife?.... Tough one. :whi:

:mis:

:vlol:

aquaflute
02-04-08, 00:49
Videogames don't ruin your life like that, and people that don't play the game don't always ask you to choose between the game and themselves.

Melonie Tomb Raider
02-04-08, 00:50
Videogames don't ruin your life like that, and people that don't play the game don't always ask you to choose between the game and themselves.

It's a hypothetical question.

Moreover, say your significant other had a good reason and weren't being mean about it.

In essence, if you had to make a decision, who would you choose? Your S/O or Lara?

Simply stated. Come on people, play along.

Sir Croft
02-04-08, 00:54
I'd talk to her and explain that Lara won't come out of the TV and marry me. :p
Really, she needs to understand that it's something you like, it's like a hobby, like some people like football, etc.
I don't think it's something you must choose one of them, but something you must balance to not bring problems in the future. :)

Twilight
02-04-08, 00:59
but seriously, we all have hobbies. i'm not obsessed like that. if i had some sort of lover like that, i wouldnt play like crazy, day & night.

TheStoryteller
02-04-08, 00:59
Can't imagine I'd marry a women who's not into the same hobbies as I am, she wouldn't even be my GF.

Benguitar
02-04-08, 00:59
Hmm, no I don't think so if I was in a relationship, BUT since I can't find love anywhere I may chose Lara if I was alone.

rowanlim
02-04-08, 01:53
if it were my real lover, they'd be playing TR with me :D

Spoken like a champ :tmb:

Tyrannosaurus
02-04-08, 01:57
Even my psychotic ex wasn't that jealous! If she were my real lover, then I don't think I would have made it very far with her at all, and if that happened, I'd be a fool not to dump her. I could certainly do better than that.

All this is assuming, of course, that my obsession with Lara isn't pathological. If, for example, I quit my job and refuse to pay the bills just so I can play TR all the time, or refuse to have sex with my SO in order to play TR, this scenario would make sense. But if I were that idiotic/antisocial, I don't think I could have found a SO to begin wtih.

aquaflute
02-04-08, 02:19
It's a hypothetical question.

Moreover, say your significant other had a good reason and weren't being mean about it.

In essence, if you had to make a decision, who would you choose? Your S/O or Lara?

Simply stated. Come on people, play along.

all right:D I choose real life over Lara. I don't even play the game primarily for Lara, I play it because of the ancient civilizations(yes the game is not always correct on a few historical details but good overall)

findme
02-04-08, 02:50
This is so silly, this is like asking who you would choose to save between your own mother and your teddy bear if they're both drowning at sea.

But answering your question, no wait, I don't need to actually, who is actually obsessed with a video game character THAT much?

Quasimodo
02-04-08, 02:52
I'm sure most married people 'lose' a spouse to hobbies now and then. Couldn't hurt to cut down on the gaming and spend more time with the person who loves you and your company.

Ward Dragon
02-04-08, 03:02
I wouldn't want to be with a boyfriend who would give ultimatums like that. If instead he was just concerned that I was spending too much time gaming, then he'd probably be right and I'd try to stop a bit. There's no way he'd be jealous of Lara since I'm not interested in her like that :p and I'd refrain from making comments about Kain or other male characters if it made him uncomfortable.

So basically, I'm saying I'd cut down on the games but my hypothetical future boyfriend wouldn't ask me to cut them out completely since he'd understand how much I enjoy them :)

Shark_Blade
02-04-08, 03:27
We make love and everything will be back to normal then.
:mis::vlol:

SamReeves
02-04-08, 04:14
I'll choose love, but…stash Lara with my porn. :cln:

Soma Holiday
02-04-08, 04:18
I would never have a relationship with someone who didn't have a passion for gaming. He would be in the other room...playing Halo or something...

rowanlim
02-04-08, 04:20
We make love and everything will be back to normal then.
:mis::vlol:

Hahaha mudah je, kan? :vlol: :D

In all seriousness, I would pick love over Lara. When I'm with Lara/playing TR, it's like a temporary madness, but I wouldn't forsake my real-life relationships for this addiction :hug: :p

Shark_Blade
02-04-08, 04:21
Hahaha mudah je, kan? :vlol: :DSort of :whi:

Admles
02-04-08, 05:20
A woman who told me that needs to get a life of her own.

Maybe I'd start telling her about the stupid things she did that annoyed me.....

coolezpunk
02-04-08, 06:32
Lara IS Love. ;) :p

But seriously, I would choose love over Lara. It's not that I don't cherish Lara, it's that I won't let my addiction get in the way of the "real world".

Besides, if he was my true love, he would accept me for who I really am, which is a TR-obsessed fan. :D

ivannnnn
02-04-08, 08:43
Just tell her: "NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS!"

Zac Medley
02-04-08, 08:53
Would you choose Lara over love?


Been there, done that.

Drone
02-04-08, 09:11
I live in real world :wve: That's my answer on this rhetorical question

Nannonxyay
02-04-08, 10:13
I'd probably compromise my time spent with him and time playing Tomb Raider. I'd probably end up getting him hooked. :vlol:

Zac Medley
02-04-08, 10:20
I'd probably compromise my time spent with him and time playing Tomb Raider. I'd probably end up getting him hooked. :vlol:

You could always make it fun by having alternating turns and having to remove a piece of clothing everytime you got killed.

My son's mom and I used to play Strip Tekken, that was fun. :D

RAID
02-04-08, 10:21
I'd chose love of course. But what the loved one doesn't know, won't hurt me :P

trXD
02-04-08, 11:09
I dont think i could love someone that dosent respect my interests;)

Ikas90
02-04-08, 12:23
Although I'm not obsessed with Lara, I would still choose love over the things that I'm actually obsessed with. The internet is something I also can't live without, as I need it to keep in contact with my friends. That would be more of a "need" than an "obsession".

EgyptianSoul
02-04-08, 12:27
No way. A chunk of pixels that doesn't really exist could never beat a real person. :ohn:

Lara's home
02-04-08, 12:34
I'd tell her to **** off. I would never let anyone control my life like that. :p

James_Rutland
02-04-08, 15:35
I'd tell her to **** off. I would never let anyone control my life like that. :p

Yeah. But what if she left you for good? :p

domina
02-04-08, 16:35
Uhm, no. That would be a little nuts for me to give up something amazing for a broad who doesn't really exist.

KurtisLonely
02-04-08, 16:38
if it were my real lover, they'd be playing TR with me :D
Amen:l

CuteKittenlol
02-04-08, 16:52
Lol.

My boyfriend > Everything :)


And that includes Lara/Tomb Raider. Not that I'd consider chosing a game over a person, but y'know.

Greenkey2
02-04-08, 16:56
TR and Lara are a hobby, and that's all.

If it ever gets to the point where you are seriously pondering whether your hobbies are more important than the person who shares your heart, body and soul, well... You need help. Fast.

Always keep things in perspective, and treasure the ones you love :hug: If there's still any confusion, your relationship needs some serious TLC.

touchthesky
02-04-08, 17:28
Lol................I don't think I'd want a husband who didn't let me do something.

Bit stupid tbh.

James_Rutland
03-04-08, 02:35
I think i recall reading in the newspaper about a wife that banned Tomb Raider because her hubby spent more time with Lara. :rolleyes:

AmericanAssassin
03-04-08, 03:17
If my wife can't except my obsession with Tomb Raider, then I'll just take it that she doesn't love me for who I am... and choose Lara. ;)

James_Rutland
03-04-08, 05:14
^^ Exactly. And I don't think your mentally obsessed with Tomb Raider and need help like some people say so.

Kamnelomo
03-04-08, 06:11
Heh heh! :)

Everything should do - from "GTFO" to "STFU"!

:D

Punaxe
03-04-08, 06:23
Hah, I had a teacher whose husband played DOOM so much that the situation under discussion here actually took place. She said she sometimes wouldn't even know he had come home already until she found him behind the computer, playing DOOM. Either DOOM goes, or I go, was her statement. I believe the man chose for his wife.

Now I think such a situation would only occur when there's really an obsession at hand, which is a dangerous thing. I think it is wrong to make an addict choose, because neither choice will satisfy him. Instead the couple should work together to slowly decrease the obsession. Only when this has proven unsuccessful after many trials, I think it would be in order to have to make a choice...

Carbonek_0051
03-04-08, 06:24
Ummm my ex hated TR and now he bans me from playing it on his 360, in my own home.....

Do I hate him for it? maybe, will he give in? never, do I play it anyways? Hell yes it's my house, my tv, my rules, he can shut up....:p


He tried to ban me from playing it this morning, I played anyway....

Punaxe
03-04-08, 07:30
He tried to ban me from playing it this morning, I played anyway....

Is that why you now to refer to him as your ex? :p

Evangelina
03-04-08, 07:36
if it were my real lover, they'd be playing TR with me :D

Hear hear! :D

Carbonek_0051
03-04-08, 07:45
Is that why you now to refer to him as your ex? :p

hahaha no!

he is just a poopie head fart knocker who doesn't have any logical reason for hating TR, he just thinks I am gonna listen and not play it....

Serves him right, I played it right in front of him....

Drone
03-04-08, 09:27
Hah, I had a teacher whose husband played DOOM so much that the situation under discussion here actually took place. She said she sometimes wouldn't even know he had come home already until she found him behind the computer, playing DOOM. Either DOOM goes, or I go, was her statement. I believe the man chose for his wife.

Now I think such a situation would only occur when there's really an obsession at hand, which is a dangerous thing. I think it is wrong to make an addict choose, because neither choice will satisfy him. Instead the couple should work together to slowly decrease the obsession. Only when this has proven unsuccessful after many trials, I think it would be in order to have to make a choice...


I thought people have so many things to do when they are married then playing some video games.

Nenya awakens
03-04-08, 12:32
No bf of mine would dislike tomb raider... Madness :)

James_Rutland
03-04-08, 18:36
No bf of mine would dislike tomb raider... Madness :)

Yeah but you have to imagine that they do. :p

TombRaiderLover
03-04-08, 18:56
I'd choose love over Lara, but in that case I'd persuade the girl to come around to my way of thinking, so that I'd have both in my life. :p

Punaxe
03-04-08, 19:17
I'd choose the freedom to do as I please, as long as it's reasonable, over love. So yeah, in a sense I'd pick Lara. :p

Twilight
03-04-08, 23:23
If my wife can't except my obsession with Tomb Raider, then I'll just take it that she doesn't love me for who I am... and choose Lara. ;)

nicely worded :tmb:

that goes for alot of other things also.

Hairhelmet12
03-04-08, 23:58
I would say oh no she isent! and make her play it then she would be obsesed!

oocladableeblah
04-04-08, 00:26
If you were to play tr everyday and not do anything else then I think you have problems (the classics are an exception :ton:). If you played it everyday for just like 2 hours and she was complaining then I would pick Lara because your gf should love you for who you are.

Erussack
04-04-08, 00:51
God, I'd have to agree with my wife :vlol:

Hybrid Soldier
04-04-08, 03:01
Lol.

My boyfriend > Everything :)


And that includes Lara/Tomb Raider. Not that I'd consider chosing a game over a person, but y'know.

Who's the lucky guy? =O

James_Rutland
04-04-08, 08:22
If you were to play tr everyday and not do anything else then I think you have problems (the classics are an exception :ton:). If you played it everyday for just like 2 hours and she was complaining then I would pick Lara because your gf should love you for who you are.

Exactly. I wouldn't let someone control my life like that, does that make me a crazy freak who needs help? :p

CuteKittenlol
04-04-08, 09:32
Who's the lucky guy? =O

Heheh. Well, he's the most amazing guy in the whole world ever... :) Sooo, could only be person couldn't it? *looks at Adam* You make me smile ^_^

Hybrid Soldier
04-04-08, 13:33
Heh, awww. :hug: You're cute. *pokes Alex* :) I try. :D

CuteKittenlol
04-04-08, 14:02
Heh, awww. :hug: You're cute. *pokes Alex* :) I try. :D

Hahah *pokes Adam* :hug: <3

kryptonite23
04-04-08, 14:02
Heh, awww. :hug: You're cute. *pokes Alex* :) I try. :D

Hahah *pokes Adam* :hug: <3

Even here :vlol: :vlol: :p

Angelus
04-04-08, 14:56
Pretend you are married, have a very nice wife, you have been a Lara fan for a very, very long time and her adventures still live on. A new Tomb Raider game has been released and you purchase it.
Suddenly whilst you spend most of your time everyday trying to beat it, your wife comes in and turns the console/PC off. She explains how she can't stand how much you play Lara Croft. And she doesn't want you to buy anything of Lara Croft, ever, ever again. She even bans it from the house! :yik: What would you say?

For girls, consider it the other way around, if it's possible. :D

I'd tell them that I'll play whatever I want to play, and if they didn't like it then it's TS, basically.

Beanz
04-04-08, 15:03
Right now I like this guy so much I'd give away my whole Tomb Raider collection... (Or just hide it and say I did :p)

Jacob x5
04-04-08, 15:08
Well, you'd have to be pretty insane to choose Lara. :p

I don't even like Tomb Raider that much anyway.

Please don't kill me.

JamesFKirk
04-04-08, 15:36
"OK then. But if Lara goes, she takes Brad Pitt with her." :mis:

James_Rutland
05-04-08, 14:37
"OK then. But if Lara goes, she takes Brad Pitt with her." :mis:

Rofl, what do you mean. :p

zappo3000
05-04-08, 16:42
no, but i shouldnt have to

Tina Croft
05-04-08, 16:46
your wife goes overboard. as if you could marry Lara.

Indiana Croft
05-04-08, 17:46
A.) It's only a game and it's not like I'll be playing it all day
B.) If she bans it from the house she has issues and we'll probably break-up cause that **** doesn't fly with me
c.) I'll just start playing it less, if that shuts her the hell up
D.) If our most prominent problem is a video game character, we BOTH need help

McGloomy
05-04-08, 17:49
A.) It's only a game and it's not like I'll be playing it all day
B.) If she bans it from the house she has issues and we'll probably break-up cause that **** doesn't fly with me
c.) I'll just start playing it less, if that shuts her the hell up
D.) If our most prominent problem is a video game character, we BOTH need help

Well said! :tmb:

remote91
05-04-08, 17:59
Only a truly mental person would choose a video game character over love.

JamesFKirk
06-04-08, 00:18
Rofl, what do you mean. :p
Everybody has a hobby or likes something. And if my imaginary wife would think it's bad to have one, then I would subject to her wishes - with the term that my hobby/something I like takes one of hers. Only fair, wouldn't it be? (My own personal experience tells me that it's usually the women who have idols, not the men; so if she tells me that anything TR related is simply a no-go, I'd ask about anyone ranging from Mel Gibson through Kevin Costner to Johnny Depp and what does she think I think when she puts another poster of one of them on the wall;):D). Simply put: Since she'd love me, she would talk to me about it, not put restraints. On the other hand, it would be only right of her to ask me to limit my TR adventures had I been following Lara more than the mutual relationship, or close to it. After all, my wife should be my morning and evening star - not anything TR related, or anything else. Yup, I'm a fan. That doesn't mean I'd let it ruin my relationship and family. Those are the milestones on the path in life.
Dang. I've written a bit more than I wanted. Well. :D