Skyrim Mom is your new favorite Twitter feed

Bethesda hasn't announced any plans to update Skyrim with running commentary, but if ever it did we can only hope it will employ community manager Nick Breckon's 65-year-old mom for the job.

Recently, Breckon roped his mother into playing the open-world RPG, and began tweeting the highlights and quotes from her lavender-filled quest on his Skyrim Mom feed. The results have been predictably delightful, generating such insights as:

On ranged combat: “It was all dark and everyone was hiding behind boulders, and I didn't want to die again, so I just kept shooting and shooting and shooting.” (tweet)

On accepting rides from strangers: "I got in some guy's cart and thought, 'Shit, I don't know where he's gonna take me! I had to get out; who knows where he was going.'" (tweet)

On the benefits of collecting ingredients: "I keep collecting lavender. I thought, 'Well, lavender has a very calming effect, maybe I can use the lavender on somebody.'” (tweet)

Mrs. Breckon isn't your cliche, non-gaming mom. The lady knows how to play, she's just not as experienced as most Skyrim adventurers. Therein lies the beauty of Skyrim Mom; it offers a fresh, funny, and unjaded perspective that reminds seasoned gamers what it was like to “discover” a game back when we weren't numbed down by years and years of playing.

Or maybe we're just looking too much into it. Either way, this feed reminds us we should really phone our moms.


  • mothbanquet - June 13, 2012 7:15 a.m.

    My dad is 48 and subsists happily on FPS', golf and FIFA games. Sure makes xmas shopping for him easy. On-topic, this woman is a bloody legend. I've just created a Twitter account just to follow her.
  • illrasta79 - January 18, 2012 8:11 p.m.

    My dad is 72 and is currently in his room playing SimCity on SNES as I type this.
  • Dadyo238 - January 15, 2012 7:30 p.m.

    Every time I try to get my dad near a videogame he will come up with total blasphemy. For instance, I was trying to show him COD, and he says " what the hell is the thing that I can't get off the middle of the screen?" and whenI sigh and explain, he'll rant about "when I was a boy, all we had was board games and books! Oh dad.
  • DaveTheBouncer - January 13, 2012 2:43 p.m.

    My mom was playing Skyrim, but then she took an arrow in the knee.
  • Y2Ken - January 13, 2012 2:35 p.m.

    Big fan of this, gonna have to keep an eye on Skyrim mom.
  • Redeater - January 13, 2012 2:05 p.m.

    "I got in some guy's cart and thought, 'Shit, I don't know where he's gonna take me! I had to get out; who knows where he was going.'" Please tell me i'm not the only one who actually laughed out loud at that.
  • 435 - January 14, 2012 6:15 p.m.

    Newp, I did the same.
  • mothbanquet - June 13, 2012 7:10 a.m.

    I laughed aloud, causing the person sitting next to me to look up from their desk. I then forwarded the article to a friend immediately.
  • inkyspot - January 13, 2012 11:30 a.m.

    My mom likes how it looks, but thinks it's too complicated to play and then talks about Pac Man, lol
  • Primed - January 13, 2012 10:23 a.m.

    I got my mom to try Skyrim. I think her favorite thing to do was listen to the random Bandits banter.

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