Ultra gordon wrote:I'm a geek myself I mean look at my seibertron name, "ultra Gordon" but to be honest I've been collecting transformers since the eighties when my mom got me a metroplex for Christmas , but besides the fact it is a honor to order a shirt that is a tribute to Peter Cullen who has help make transformers for the past nearly 30 years plus the proceeds go to charity, com on guys,?!
Yeah, every one of us on this forum is a geek, no matter how ya look at it.
The whole "Urkel"-style of geeks that pop culture often portrays is not a realistic representation of geeks. It is but a facsimile of what people "think" is a geek. Even the guys from The Big Bang Theory
are exaggerated depictions of the real deal made solely for entertainment purposes.
I mean, no one would ever look at, say, Robert Downey Jr., and think "geek" or "nerd", since he looks like a regular guy. And yet,
Well I think this is a “glass half full or half empty” debate. It’s all a matter of opinion based on the ever-growing diversity among Transformers fans and collectors.
But for the people who believe “geek culture” should be embraced or preserved, I offer you a question:
If 1,000 people that are deemed “cool” by society in general decided to start collecting Transformers tomorrow, what would you have?
A. 1,000 new geeks
B. A generalization that Transformers collecting is starting to become “cool” to society in general.
Obviously, my answer is B. I think pop culture is as diverse as it’s fans. And Michael Bay has planted the seeds for Transformers to be “cool” for everyone, not just stereotypical geeks. It’s up to us (the fans) to nurture that seed so it can bloom and become a reality. Nobody should feel threatened if Transformers loses it’s “geekness” over the years and becomes mainstream. We all come from different walks of life. But at Botcon, we all have a good time and learn a lot from each other about so many things. That’s why I say, let the old stereotypes die. Some might think I’m a undercover geek. Others might think I’m not geeky enough to be a true Transformers fan. To me those are all just opinions. To each their own. Everybody on here who knows me from Botcon knows I keep it real. Hope we get a chance to hang out in Dallas and have a few drinks.