"Frankly put. I am a FAKE GEEK GUY. I admit it. I like geek stuff, but I don’t love geek stuff. Not the way most geeks do. I’m an interloper on the geek scene. I’ve seen the movies, but I don’t know the canon. I am not a true fan.
All those things about not really loving the source material and “just watching the movies” or only reading the one book that everyone has read. That—all of that—applies to me.
But here are some things that have never happened to me. I have never been quizzed about who Data’s evil brother is to prove I like Star Trek. I have never had to justify my place in a midnight line to see Spider-man II by knowing who took up the mantle of Spider-man after Peter Parker’s death. (Peter Parker dies? Really? That’s so sad!) I have never had to explain who Nightwing is in order to participate in a conversation about Batman. (Nightwing is like….Robin on steroids, right?) I have never been asked how battle meditation works in order to voice my opinion that Enterprise shields would probably make a fight with Star Wars technology one sided. (Battle meditation is something that was in that Jedi role playing game, wasn’t it?) I have never had to beat everybody in the room (twice) at Mario Kart to prove I liked video games. I have never had my gender “honorarily” changed by having enough geek interests to be accepted (“you’re one of the guys now”). No one has ever insisted I tell them the difference between a tank and DPS in an MMORPG before allowing me to discuss raiding Molten Core. I have never been dismissed as a faker at a prequel screening because I didn’t know which admiral came out of light speed too close to the planet’s surface in The Empire Strikes Back. I have never been quizzed about Armor Class in order to get past someone who was blocking my path to the back of a game store where my friends were waiting at the tables. I have never been told I’m not a real fan. I have never been shamed for coming to a convention despite my lack of esoteric knowledge. And I have never, ever, EVER been invited to leave a fandom because I didn’t like [whatever it was] enough.
Every one of the things I have listed, I have personally witnessed happen. To women.
That’s not elitism. That’s sexism."
I am just a puddle of relieved Miggs soup right now. That went so much better than expected.
izanameowe said: How do you manage in a corn syrup happy culture?
By memorizing a list of all the sneaky terms companies use to disguise the fact that they’re using corn products in their ingredients list, eating stuff I make myself, and also crying over candy I want but can’t have
Anonymous said: DO you think that the RT and AH fandom obsess over the boys too much? I say a ask answered by Courtney Crawford about how she doesn't watch their content and thinks we are all 'fangirls' and it really hurt because last year she was the same way. I feel like our fandom is one of the kindest, openest and friendly community out there! I just wanted your 2 cents on the matter.<3 :3
Well, I wouldn’t say our fandom is the kindest, but we are certainly supportive (mostly!).
However, like all fandoms, we have our bad side. Most of us really love the boys, and that’s okay! Here are some things the fandom does that are NOT okay:
- treats the boys like we know them by using personal nicknames and acting rude towards them (like Caleb and Kdin) because the others do
- try to pry into their personal life when they’ve asked us not to, such as the picture of Meg sleeping or the picture from Ryan’s facebook that was spread around or whether Tina and Ray are dating
- trying to push white cis roles on undetermined RvB characters
- complaining over RWBY not being diverse enough instead of focusing on the amazing powerful female roles in it
- whining when someone they don’t like (Lindsay and Kerry, usually) are in a video
- whining when FREE CONTENT is even slightly late
- remember when Courtney and Ray broke up and Courtney got all those death threats? I do. That was fucked up and should NEVER be done
- making porn edits of employees (Arryn) when they are clearly not comfortable with that
- spreading hate for people such as Ray or Meg because they either dislike their personality or just hate them for no reason (people literally hate Meg for no reason. they just ASSUME she must be shallow)
- yes i realize sometimes Ray says things that can be offensive but sending hate messages and attacking him/people who like him is ridiculous and uncalled for
- writing things in fics the employees have specifically asked them not to, such as including Millie or abusing/killing Jack
- demanding that they are entitled to know everything about an employee/special thing
- insisting their ships are real (like when Michael married Lindsay and the Mavin shippers flipped the fuck out or when Gavin started dating Meg and Mavin shippers literally threatened her)
- there are more but i am totally forgetting them right now oops
we have a nice, small fandom here that works to support and donate to Rooster Teeth because we love them, but a lot of us need to chill the fuck out, y’know?