One British man was lucky enough to escape from his parents' home and marry a real live girl.
But he nearly lost her over a 6 foot model of an orc.
According to a story in The Scottish Sun, Robert Cushnie had a giant model of an Orc in his home for nearly six years, but his Canadian wife, Dee, said that he had to choose between the grumpy, bloodthirsty monster, or the orc.
He gave up the orc.
"I've had him for six years but Dee means more to me, so he had to go," Cushnie told the Sun.
Robert has actually known the orc longer, having bought it from a toy shop in Falkirk. But he married Dee last February, and the pair are moving to Canada in a few weeks. Plus there are concerns the orc would not have passed quarantine laws.
Dee said, "I just don't like it. I'm only 5ft 3in, so it towers over me, which is quite creepy."
Other computer geeks were heard to murmur, "aww, that's nice," before returning to their World of Warcraft games, and promising their moms they would empty the garbage "after I finish this quest, dammit!"
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