10 Hours of Walking Around In Skyrim (While Wearing Skimpy Armor)

How do Skyrim's townsfolk react to seeing a player walk around in suggestive body mods? They don't. They just repeat the same lines they'd say normally, but that's exactly what makes this video funny.

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Shinji72 decided to "recreate" a video you may have seen floating around recently, where a woman walks around New York for ten hours while documenting some of the street harassment she experienced. It's worth noting that, unlike this Skyrim parody, the original video made a point of dressing the woman in normal, everyday clothes—but she was still harassed left and right.

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While I'm not sure about Shinji72's intent with the Skyrim video—it would be easy to read it as something that downplays how awful the real-life harassment video is, since it's sort of making fun of it—I do think the result is fascinating. Obviously, the NPCs would react in the exact same way were this a male character. Still, the context here means we read some of what the NPCs say a little differently. Lines like "you should see me when you get bored, stranger" come off as catcalls in this context, even if that's not actually what they are. I don't note this to, like, demonize the game or anything, though I do think it highlights how weird it is that people in games are programmed to react to you whenever you walk by.

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Finally, whatever mod was used in this video? That's definitely not how boobs work. Unless you're trying to recreate Ryse breasts, that is.

10 hours walking in Skyrim as a woman in skimpy armor [Shinji72]

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Alright men, here's how it is since, I see it's a problem for so many of you. The key to not being creepy is to just not be creepy. I know that's hard for some of you, but just use common sense. There is nothing wrong with approaching a woman to talk but there is a time and a place for everything. The ability to read social cues and reading situations and body language are very important. If you lack these skills, just don't bother, as you are wasting your energy. It will not work. You have no chance. Just. Don't. Do it.

Here are 3 questions to ask before approaching a woman.

1) Does she look busy or otherwise preoccupied?

If she is on her way somewhere, don't bother. If she looks busy, don't bother. If she is having a conversation, don't bother.

2) Have I read her body language and determined whether or not she looks like she wants to talk to anyone?

What most guys fail to understand is that before a man approaches a women to talk successfully, normally, communication has already begun between them. This happens in the form of body language, mostly eye contact. Before you go up to talk to a girl, make eye contact. Did she smile at you and hold the gaze, did she give you positive body language? It might be okay to go up and talk to her. But keep reading those signals, because she might have just been being polite.

3). Where are we?

Are we in a social setting such as a party or a bar or book club meeting where being approached is expected and normally welcomed? If the answer is yes, read her body language before proceeding. If it is a social event where people go to socialize, then that is a good context for you to approach, provided you run through the other two questions first. Otherwise, just don't bother.

Also, and this is very important: The key to getting to know a stranger is conversation. Approach with the intent to have a conversation. If you can't have a conversation with a girl for whatever reason, JUST DON'T BOTHER. If she is preoccupied, doesn't look like she wants to talk to people, or is in a setting that doesn't allow for it, You have no chance with her, because conversation is key, if you can't converse, you have no hope so why are you even trying? Also, women don't like talking to creepy, rude guys that can't take a hint or have a normal conversation. Keep that in mind before proceeding.

Remember. If the answer is no to any one of those questions, just don't bother. I know this was a little out of context but I've seen this for a few days and just wanted to do a little PSA to help you guys out. Thank you for reading.