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    Unhappy Save me from Fanboys

    Sigh. They always find me.

    I was in my local book store today, picking up my copy of The Cestus Deception when a guy noticed the cover and started ranting at me over how much Star Wars now sucked and how he wasn't going to by the DVDs and how much of a moron I was for funding a media hyped money making machine. He went on about supposed changes that had been made and how the movies were irrevelant in the face better media hyped money making machines such as LotR. When I told what I thought of LotR, he called me a traitor to my country and started ranting about how I must never have seen them to have such an opinion. I pointed out that he hadn't seen the SW DVDs and yet still had a negative opinion on changes that may or may not exsist. This did not help matters. After a few more minutes of ranting at me that I was a stupid fanboy (he also seemed to confuse Star Wars with Star Trek on many points,) he was politely asked to leave the store by the staff.

    I later encountered the same guy and some of his friends at my local Comic/RPG store. He was wanting to know how to get in touch with the local roleplaying community. The guy behind the counter pointed at me. The guy appologised to me for his outburst at the book store and wanted to know if there were any games running that need players. I told him that the only game I knew of was a Star Wars game. Believing I was putting him on (I wasn't), he called me a lot of rude names and was once again asked to leave the store.

    I was meant to going to the movies tonight to see Hellboy, but after two encounters with this guy, I not risking it. If he shows up to gaming nights at the unversity, I'm going to scream.
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    Hahahahaahahahah....ha...aha...hooo.
    If I had a nickel for every one of those...
    Well, the guy's entitled to his opinion, of course (however inane that may be ) and should he show up for roleplay night, just make nice, and go into the bathroom and scream
    Seriously though, I would just try to be polite, let him make an ass of himself should he decide to do so, and don't remind him how hypocritical he's would be being by showing up (unless he's already well into step one, lol), and let him play... what could it hurt. At worst, he'll be asked to leave (again), and at best, he'll be a new addition (and hopefully a little more accepting of us feeders of the "sucky" machines).
    Anyway, just my two creds, feel free to beat him senseless with a chair if you really want to, it's you he insulted repeatedly.
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    Talking ROTFLMAO

    Now THAT is funny!

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    Now that's funny. It reminds me of this guy who walked up to me in a Hastings (book / movie / game store) years ago and started ranting about Nightwing and how Batman sold out, not realizing (or caring) that I didn't give a tin whistle about Batman or Nightwing, or anything he was talking about.

    I wonder if he was mentally ill or just very, very sheltered and had no one to talk to.
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    I once had some old biddy come up and gimme a hard time in the local book store for looking through the d&d section....... now the funny thing was she had a copy of a book under her arm to buy.... it was LOTR.

    I politely smiled and asked if she realized LOTR was the major inspiration for D&D

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    Well...here's my irritating geek story then...

    I used to do wargaming (Games Worshop, Warhammer 40K, etc) and a coupla guys (other customers) started chatting to me in the store one day...things got round to RPGs and as chance would have it, they were predominantly D&D'ers (nothing wrong with that, I've been there, done that, as most of us have)...though I do tire rather quickly when they insist on telling me the story about the dragon that attacked them, which had a minigun under each wing (WTF?!), but he got out of the battle because the dragon couldn't kill him because they both had the same alignment.
    like I care.

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    Seriously, durring my hiatus from gaming a few years back, I walked in to my FLGS to see what I wa missing. There were some games going on and as I browsed I ease dropped on them for old time sake. One DnD game was going okay, but the DM was just cracking me up. I tell you no lie when I tell you he talked just like comicbook guy from The Simpsons. I though he must be intentionally trying to make people laugh, becuse he sure was making it tough for me to keep a straigt face, but no one at the table was even craking a smile. At one point he said "That was the worst dice roll EVER." and I lost it.

    Not really a fanboy story, but I ignore them as much as possible anyway.
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    I think the only thing comparable in my life was I often browse the anime section of a local (bout an hour away) store that I visit once a week on errand runs. Well one day I was doing so with a freind who worked there.

    A grungy lookin dude comes up a begins to expound on the virtues of Hentia.

    I'm not really into that sorta thing and the last thing I really wanted was I guy I didn't know talking loudly to me in a public store about tentacles, rape, and pornographic cartoons in general.

    I waited until he was distracted and slipped away around the other side of the shelf... into the 'special intrest' section. Sigh.

    Of course I have been on the other side once or twice. Where I talked to the comic shop owner about my favorite character haveing a special coming out soon and the woman looked at me with this tired face tinged with a bit of annoyance and said quite flatly "Do you think I care?". Never really been comfortable in that store again. Only one or two things of intrest to me (and my dwindling savings) and a person who either is trapped in a living ... um heck OR is just plain abruptly rude to people (she does kind of take a do your bussiness and let me do mine attitude).

    There was also another occassion that comes to mind but I not sure this classifies as either side of the Fan conflict. A mother came in to the above mentioned comic shop and her son wanted some pokemon cards. Looking at me warily and concered she asked "This isn't one of those things that will have my kids running around in sewers with capes and swords is it?"

    My lips just flapped for a second as I was stunned by a statement that felt almost like she was saying something racist. I know I was over reacting but it really shocked me.
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    man, lousy customer servicre. I woulda tkane my busniess somewhere else from then on

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    Originally posted by Jaggard
    A mother came in to the above mentioned comic shop and her son wanted some pokemon cards. Looking at me warily and concered she asked "This isn't one of those things that will have my kids running around in sewers with capes and swords is it?"
    LOL. Yes, ma'am, within MINUTES your children will be blind, insane, their growth stunted, and will be running around the sewers with capes and swords. They will also be blue and speak fluent Romanian.
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    Originally posted by dgswensen


    LOL. Yes, ma'am, within MINUTES your children will be blind, insane, their growth stunted, and will be running around the sewers with capes and swords. They will also be blue and speak fluent Romanian.
    Not to mention that pokemon cards double as tarot, and your children will immediately possess sufficient knowledge to summon over 342 different forms of demons and malevolent entities.

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    No! Not the evil Pokedemons!

    Actually, it does remind me of a time a young, misguided student came into the comic store seeking the Necronomicon. The store's owner directed him to the Call of Cthulu RPG, but the guy was adamant - he wanted the real deal. He had read all about it on the internet, and wanted to read through it and see if there were any spells he'd like to try out. When the owner tried to set him straight, the guy looked at him as if he was crazy.
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    Originally posted by Ronin
    Not to mention that pokemon cards double as tarot, and your children will immediately possess sufficient knowledge to summon over 342 different forms of demons and malevolent entities.
    So is a squirtle a demon or just a malevolent entity?
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    Well, I was in my local Hastings bookstore last year, picking up my copy of the Hero's Guide (thank you Moridin ) when a fellow approached me and asked if I played the Star Wars RPG.

    Aside from the obvious, I nodded and said I played with four other guys. He then proceeded to inquire if I had ever had any of my players kill themselves.

    I was shocked. He then wanted to know if any of my players had ever become so enraptured in the game, that when something goes wrong, they wanted to end their own life.

    I walked away.

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    That's scary, Nova Spice...really scary...

    Sounds like someone had been playing a little too much "Evercrack" before they talked to you.

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