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    So the complaint, as I understand it from reading around, is that young women are taking the trouble to make sexy costumes based on comic characters, then modelling said costumes at conventions (and they won't talk to me because I'm a greasy-haired overweight neckbeard with no social skills and poor hygiene).
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeDec 15th 2012
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    To me the problem has always more been about people who go, "I just played Angry Birds for three hours, I'm such a nerd LOL!" more than girls who wear Batman t-shirts just because they think Batman is a cool character (because, honestly, who doesn't?) or someone wanting to dress up as something fun to dress up as. Also, if guys are seriously calling out every girl they see on their 'geek cred', they better fucking start calling out every guy, too.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2012
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    And what exactly is the problem with people who go "I just played Angry Birds for three hours, I'm such a nerd LOL!" ?
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2012 edited
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    It's a pointless co-option of a word and culture that dissipates its meaning.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2012
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    How does that affect your life ?
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    you people are such nerds
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      CommentAuthorsneak046
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2012
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    "some people escaped into a world without bullying, and instead of thinking "Great," they thought, "My turn.""

    http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-7-most-ridiculous-things-about-calling-out-fake-fangirls/
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2012 edited
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    From what I've gleaned, part of the "Fake Geek Girl" dilemma is that it is seen as the "pretty people" coming in an playing on "our" playground; our playground being the domain of the ugly nerds who can't get pretty girls and boys, so it's just shitty of these good looking people to come and play and mock us on our own turf.Don't these beautiful people have enough places to play without infringing on our turf and trying to seduce us and then still cockblock us?

    Which just comes back to the self-hating stereotype of most comic fanboys, once more showing how comic fandom will take the opportunity to shit on new eager recruits rather than expand its ranks. The joy I've seen at anime cons compared to comic conventions for accepting everyone who is interested in comics is jarring.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2012
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    Lengthy Alan Moore portrait in the Observer. Not much new for those who already know the character, but it contains this :

    When another of Moore's old computer keyboards was put up for auction on eBay, last year, the seller hazarded that it "may contain otherworldy powers". It went for £461, despite having a faulty Z key. Walking in Northampton, Moore explains that his old keyboards have ended up on eBay, or in that museum in Charleroi, because he has had to decommission so many of them. He currently writes on an industrial-strength keyboard made of metal, properly meant for use in foundries and conflict zones. The plastic sort used to last him a few months before melting under the constant spray of cigarette ash, or otherwise breaking from overuse.
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2012
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    Cigarette?
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2012
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    Hmm ?
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2012
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    @D.J.

    Who give a shit how someone else defines themselves? It makes no impact on my life or anyone else's.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2012
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    Here's a really nice SF short film : Tempo
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2012
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    @RenThing

    It is not about the person defining themselves, they're free to lay claim to whatever they feel. It is more about how muddied the words have become and how that can make it harder for those that identify with them to find like-minded people.
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2012
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    I have some emerging thoughts about the Fake Nerd Girl thing, but they would be lost and off topic here. New thread on it, anyone?
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      CommentAuthorGreasemonkey
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2012 edited
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    I'd like to chew this over as well. (Fake Nerd Girls Thread)
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    Vintage Christmas cartoons!



    ...and this fever dream:

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      CommentAuthorStoto
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2012
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    @Birds_Use_Stars

    Yes, please! :)
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2012
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