I’m a stutterer too. It might be tough to tell, but I certainly talk a bit slower than most? Maybe most isn’t the right word? I mean, I haven’t met most.
It’s come up, or my nervousness around it has come up in play with strangers. I’ve been asked to read from a game script aloud, which is certainly possible, but a bit, or more than a bit nerve-wrecking. I mean, the whole painful history of reading aloud at school. Anyway, I feel your pain, but also… I maybe could’ve viewed it as a opportunity to show my vulnerability? I mean, why play pretend with strangers? It can be kinda special opening up about something. But anyway, sometimes I’ve chickened out, and explained my nervousness around this “let’s all read from this” kind of role-playing. I get it. It’s not the game or the practice. It’s this mix of complications. Why today? I mean, maybe some other day might’ve been different? Maybe reading aloud, which isn’t really much of a thing, I mean I enjoy reading, and if I don’t really think about it, I can read just perfectly fine. I’m not sure what you were looking for?
It’s come up. People have been kind, or dismissive, or dismissively kind? I try not to infer motives.
It’s ever-present, or mostly ever-present. Sometimes it’ll go away. The thinking about. The worry. I’ve had speech therapy from elementary school through middle school. I was a bit of a mess in high school.
At 44 years old, it’s a thing, but it’s fairly manageable.
I’m not a guy who plays using the world wide web, but if I were that type of guy, I’d be fine with playing with someone who has any sort of variance.
I’m not sure if there’s something that helped me gain the nerve to play with people I didn’t know? It’s been a mixed bag, but there are decent folks out there, that you just don’t know. I mean, there’s jerks too.
There are other parts of you. There are probably other things, other aspects that are maybe off-putting as well? Having a stutter, or not having one, might be the least of your worries? I suggest not worrying so much about this one things impact on social situations, and try and be the best whole you.
This was a bit rambley. I appologize. Good luck.