Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Cry Havoc and Let Slip the Dorks of War!

This makes me inordinately happy! I finally have a scientific way to determine how much vicious mocking I can heap on other members of the geek community.

Of course this comes up in a response to an article in the Toronto Star discussing how anime fans are looked down upon by other members of comics fandom. I always think geeks hating on other geeks is, to put it lightly, a bit funny. Here we are generally talking about people who have managed to be ostracized from the “in crowd” through out their lives and now that they have an in crowd of their own they are ostracizing people. Does it really matter that you like Star Wars or Star Trek or Firefly? Sure there are jackasses in all levels of fandom, from the Pokemonkeys to the, lets face it, fat and stinky comics d00d, and while they might be worthy of derision from outside the community, don’t you think we should all try to get along within our own subculture? Except for furries and slash fic writers. Those kids are deserving of all derision sent their way.

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