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Dear fandom, internet, and geek population at large.

Liking things is not a competition. It doesn't matter whether you saw it first or know more obscure references. It's nice of you to share, of course, but there are no nerd-ranks, no prizes for having played more video games or read more DC or for liking a character the most. Boasting won't help you win friends and influence people.

Unless you created it yourself, you're still just a fan amongst hundreds of fans. It's nice to know other people like things you like, and it's nice to try and introduce them to other stuff they'll like. But don't expect accolades for having had the good fortune to hear about a show/band/comic/movie/book/etc first.

Not everyone noticed that minor artistic detail on page #239 which has completely changed the way you interpreted Character Z. In fact, not everyone interprets things "correctly" (ie, the way you do.) That doesn't make you a superior person. You're still writing fanfiction, or pretending to be a character on the internet, or any number of things that baffle the "normal" population of the world.

Instead of acting like insecure children one-upping each other, let's all just share, and enjoy, and have fun in our hobby, okay? There are more important things.

♥, Greenie.

Date: 2008-06-16 04:53 am (UTC)
sailor: kanye ❊ colony ([[ dps ]] and i'll be no one.)
From: [personal profile] sailor
what she said.

Date: 2008-06-16 04:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] trinities.livejournal.com
Out of curiosity, where did this come from?

Date: 2008-06-16 05:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] matsu.livejournal.com
I also want to know, if only because my friends list has been exploding with people claiming to be annoyed at some unknown group on LJ these past few days.

Date: 2008-06-16 05:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] matsu.livejournal.com
Yeah, I'm not sure what people are getting their panties in a bunch over either.

Date: 2008-06-16 05:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stigmatize.livejournal.com
lol i have to agree with this comment; my flist has been a pile of cryptic posts about RAGE over the last few days.

Date: 2008-06-16 05:04 am (UTC)
derogatory: (and we both go together if one)
From: [personal profile] derogatory
I can't chuu twice cause I'm afraid of trains, but you get the idea.

Date: 2008-06-16 05:17 am (UTC)
derogatory: (and no one.)
From: [personal profile] derogatory
kisses......forever.

Date: 2008-06-16 07:47 am (UTC)
sailor: kanye ❊ colony ([[ scubs ]] chuu~)
From: [personal profile] sailor
I JUST got what you meant by that, holy shit.

Date: 2008-06-16 07:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] glitterdemon.livejournal.com
wow. did greenie's comment help at all?

Date: 2008-06-16 07:49 am (UTC)
sailor: kanye ❊ colony ([[ dlm ]] orz)
From: [personal profile] sailor
I...... had to say it out loud.

Date: 2008-06-16 07:50 am (UTC)

Date: 2008-06-16 12:00 pm (UTC)
derogatory: (for my head on a silver plate)
From: [personal profile] derogatory
OH AND I'M THE DUMB ONE

Date: 2008-06-16 05:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] prettyfancy.livejournal.com
One of my biggest pet peeves is people saying "I'm __________ number one fan!!" ...yeah, quit talking.

Date: 2008-06-16 05:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladybrick.livejournal.com
Sorry if I ever get too factoidy for ID-related things... sort of programmed that way from non-geek related stuff. Much more likely to be secretly embarrassed than bragging though. I wouldn't even admit I was a geek until fairly recently.

Date: 2008-06-16 05:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lobsterbelle.livejournal.com
Fandom... rational behaviour? I'm not sure if this is going to fly.

Date: 2008-06-16 05:21 am (UTC)
heartbeats: ユーリ!!! on ICE ・ 「plastic」 (Default)
From: [personal profile] heartbeats
Word to the freaking fifth power.

Date: 2008-06-16 05:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hezul.livejournal.com
BUT HOW WILL WE ALL BE SPECIAL SNOWFLAKES IF NOT FOR WATCHING X EPISODE OF Y TWO DAYS BEFORE THE NEXT GUY OVER OMG.

Date: 2008-06-16 05:31 am (UTC)
derogatory: (tiny kitten noises+cape+whip=4chan?)
From: [personal profile] derogatory
that icon makes my teeth hurt!!!

Date: 2008-06-16 05:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hezul.livejournal.com
The Ambiguously Gay Guardians make everything better. Trufax!

Date: 2008-06-16 05:37 am (UTC)
heartbeats: ユーリ!!! on ICE ・ 「plastic」 (wide as targets let them be)
From: [personal profile] heartbeats
My secret is that all I want is to use nothing but caramelldansen gundam00 icons... but I've only seen two episodes of the show :(

Date: 2008-06-16 05:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hezul.livejournal.com
I wish I had any clue how to turn YouTube animations into icons, because the Yu Yu Hakusho caramelldansen makes me happy in my pants.

Reborn and Megaman X will just have to do. ;.;

Date: 2008-06-16 05:46 am (UTC)
derogatory: (but oh no. don't mention love)
From: [personal profile] derogatory
Two is more than enough. for anything.

Date: 2008-06-16 06:07 am (UTC)
derogatory: (team not impressed)
From: [personal profile] derogatory
sure, pick the double personality one.

Date: 2008-06-16 06:13 am (UTC)
heartbeats: ユーリ!!! on ICE ・ 「plastic」 (no really.  a lot.)
From: [personal profile] heartbeats
I also have this one.

Date: 2008-06-16 05:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scarydan.livejournal.com
I WAS YOUR NUMBER ONE FAN BUT THIS POST CHANGES THE WAY I INTERPRET YOUR CHARACTER.

I will now have to sell all my Greenie stolen pants merchandise on eBay.

Date: 2008-06-16 06:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scarydan.livejournal.com
and how!
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