The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Footage Sends Woman Into Labor, She Waits Until It’s Over to Have Baby

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We here at The Mary Sue are a fan of strong women, and we will not hesitate to put the spotlight on strong women who become mothers while still pursuing their dreams. Like, literally, they give birth/go into labor while in the middle of something related to their dreams. So when one woman went into labor upon viewing new footage from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim at QuakeCon and then waited until the end of the presentation to go to the hospital, we have to wonder: Is it our birthday? What did we do to merit this utter prize of a story? But it gets even better when you hear how the new parents met and what they named their little girl.

First, we’ll get the story from the proud father, Chaz:

“During the demo, Todd Howard showed off the Frost Dragon. This is what started the whole thing, seeing this must have filled Stevi with so much excitement that it sent her into labor…”

Dragons do have a visceral effect on some. But at first, Stevi assumed this was a false alarm, so she stayed put. Because damnit: Elder Scrolls! So once the entire presentation was over, then they went to go give birth to their healthy baby daughter. They named her Atari Lynn.

Atari Lynn!

What you just heard was the collective squeeeee from all the geek moms (and those who want to become moms) born in the 1970s/early 1980s across the world. I think it has a ring to it!

What’s even cuter about the Ballad of Stevi and Chaz was that at last year’s QuakeCon, Chaz proposed to Stevi onstage. She accepted, and they were planning on marrying onstage at the close of the show this year. But obviously, nature had other plans. Unfortunately, Atari does not qualify for the contest Bethesda has going on that rewards children of Elder Scrolls fans who can manage to give birth on its release date, November 11, 2011 (11/11/11). (Baby gets free Bethesda games for life!) But she would have had to be named “Dovahkiin,” which means “dragonborn,” and that is not nearly as retro-fabulous as Atari Lynn.

Congratulations to the happy family!

(Game Rant)


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