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Re: Weirdness and Transfans

Postby Neko » Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:25 pm

Zombie Starscream wrote:
Neko wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:RE: Robo-prego

Operation failed: Abort, Retry, Cancel

...errrr...


But that's the funniest part! lol
Well, actually the fun part could be when the mech is giving birth,
that's when all the fun descriptions come in ;)


I need some brain bleach. :shock:
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Re: Weirdness and Transfans

Postby Just Negare » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:04 pm

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Just Negare wrote:
As much as I love fanfiction, I never ever liked the robo-preg stories, but I have found myself avidly following one too. I never thought it would happen. It wouldn't happen to involve Frenzy, would it?


It does. ;)
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Re: Weirdness and Transfans

Postby Just Negare » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:06 pm

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Counterpunch wrote:RE: Robo-prego

Operation failed: Abort, Retry, Cancel

...errrr...


Just turn your brain off and focus on the violence.

Always on the violence. :BOOM:
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Re: Weirdness and Transfans

Postby Desmobot » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:44 pm

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I'm a complete geek about this stuff to most of my friends, but I've got a real life that requires real work or people will end up dead. I can't afford to get lost in a fantasy world ALL of the time. that being said, I love to take out a few minutes of my day or HOURS of my weekend and just let my mind wander into the "what if". "What if I were a Transformer?" I get all geeked out about it. Thinking about it actually gets me almost as excited as surfing, or going way too fast into corners on my bike, or even flying. It's really interesting how people can get truly lost in the stuff. I think it's quite important to have a "normal" side, but equally so to have that part of you that others see as a little strange. It's what makes you interesting! Boring people are boring. People with imagination, however, are almost never boring.

So, to be blunt, I am on the fence. I constantly meander about swaying this way and that never fully immersing myself in crazy fandom, or a bland "life". I is what I is.

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Re: Weirdness and Transfans

Postby GEEWUN » Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:48 am

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A user added me from YouTube a while back because he liked my Transformer videos. Well, no, he like Transformers and, apparently, so did I. So he added me to MSN and started yammering away about his Transformers collection (usually starting each topic by asking me my opinion, and then answering the question himself without giving me a chance).

Fairly obsessed, yes, but that wasn't the worst of it. He then proceeded to divulge all his plans to me of owning a comic-book store/coffee-shop hybrid where customers could buy their comics and then read them in the next room. Fair enough. Except that - and this is within an hour of meeting me - he was insisting I go and stay with him in his apartment that would be above this shop. He absolutely insisted that he could arrange it all and it would be all awesome, with us discussing Transformers all day long in a sort of geek heaven.

He didn't last much longer on my list...






...... woah, and I thought the old dude with the van who told me to play with him was weird... :-?
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Re: Weirdness and Transfans

Postby Dead Metal » Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:52 pm

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I think I belong into the "weird" fan list, especially if you ask Gregg Berger's daughter, his son laughed but she didn't.... Oh and Electron thinks I'm dangerously crazy. :lol:
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Re: Weirdness and Transfans

Postby Stormer » Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:32 pm

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Desmobot wrote:People with imagination, however, are almost never boring.


I also find that to be true. And, if their interested in something like, oh, we'll say Transformers, usually their imaginations are on overdrive - at least when discussing or thinking about whatever they're into.

Desmobot wrote:So, to be blunt, I am on the fence. I constantly meander about swaying this way and that never fully immersing myself in crazy fandom, or a bland "life". I is what I is.


I find that if I listen to the soundtracks for the movies, I can write stories better. I can imagine a story through the music, and then put the story onto paper. So, I have my moments, though reality does take it's cold grip pretty regularly...

So, where occasionally I find someone here who is really out there, for the most part, we're just passionate. There's nothing wrong with that. I think everyone should have an escape from reality once in a while.
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Re: Weirdness and Transfans

Postby Chupacabra Convoy » Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:30 pm

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I think Shortpacked pretty much says all there needs to be said about being a fan of something. Being passionate about something is great, but it should never blind you in your day to day to actions/behavior. Chance are what your passionate about was meant to being joy to the world. If it was meant to harm, then chance are Fans never want to see it see used for evil/immoral/dark reasons because it shames them and their passion. The military is great example something that was meant to harm, but ends up being a force of good if used properly and carefully. No solider views themselves as evil, and must take a leap of faith when they're called in to serve, that what they're doing will bring some good to the world someday, even if they don't live to see the pay off.


That said, Star Wars Fans, and Trekkies are not the worst fanboys/Fangirls out there, politicians are. Just because they wear suits and command power doesn't make their passion any less dangerous. When we disagree, our egos get bruised, but when they do, lives get ruined either through their inactivity or activity. Not to mention their popularity contests can really degrade themselves, their supporters, and the country they love.

Shit, now you all know how weird I am.
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Edit: It just occurred to me: The worst action preformed any Transfans has ever done to another human being was the Bomb/death threats to Bob Skir.
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Re: Weirdness and Transfans

Postby JetOptimus23 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:48 pm

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SlyTF1 wrote:
JetOptimus23 wrote:Hey, at least in our Fan Group, none of us speak in Cybertronix; like Trekkers & klingon.

Then again, humans could only pronounce it by gargling.


I speek Cybertronian. I memorized the Decepticon alphabet because I dont feel like doing the Autobot one. And I do speek Cybertronian.

ummmmmmm... wasn't expecting that.
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Re: Weirdness and Transfans

Postby JetOptimus23 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:11 pm

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Re: Weirdness and Transfans

Postby Tristar » Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:07 pm

I own less than 30 TF's and if I eliminate KO's I own less than 20

I'm a fan of Dr. Who

I'm a Trekkie

I want to learn Klingon

I like Star wars

I read Fanfiction

I am not bothered by shipping though sometimes it just creeps me out not all shipping just some.
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Re: Weirdness and Transfans

Postby Senator Ratbat » Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:20 am

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Well I've never been to any of the Botcons or other TF cons, so I really haven't had the chance to have a face-to-face with another Transformers fan, ever. I'm a normal college guy myself, though. Most of my friends are the same way, just with different areas of passion - one of my friends is a mecha nut, another is a huge Spider-Man fan and watches a ton of anime, one is a hardcore gamer (and I mean hardcore, nonstop, beat a game on launch day and brag about it type), and another is really into steampunk. I know them mostly by their favorite interests, and they know me as the Transformers nut. They come to me if they have a question about something they saw in ROTF or Animated or whatever, and I come to them for questions on mecha, Star Wars, steampunk, anime, Spider-Man, etc. We all feed off each other, and usually get really interested in each other's passions as a result.

My passion for TF has never been a problem in relationships either, despite more than one girl pointing out the fact that I troll toy aisles at Wal-Mart where toddlers are looking at the same figures I am, lol. But it's viewed as a pretty normal passion, I'd say. Most adult men nowadays have a passing interest in Transformers, or at least an appreciation for the cool factor of the classic 80s series and the live-action movies. Hell, my Facebook profile has a picture of ROTF Legends Grindor instead of my face, and no one seems to really think anything of it.
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Re: Weirdness and Transfans

Postby LoRANeHUdsOn » Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:19 am

Transformer and GIJoe fans on the average do seem more normalized than others and a bit more grounded in reality. Oh there are a number of ass-clowns but on the whole that's true for about every fandom regardless of what it is.
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Re: Weirdness and Transfans

Postby SJ21 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:43 am

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Re: Weirdness and Transfans

Postby At0mic Cav3man » Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:58 pm

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I'm a relatively normal guy. I'm 32, married with two kids. I work a full time job and a part time one at Gamestop. I'm outgoing and pretty accepting of everyone, and I'm rarely ever serious. I like to keep things light. I'm the guy at work who is always laughing and kidding around. I'm very slow to anger, and it's rare to ever see me actually angry (you can assume almost anything I post on these boards has a kidding, laughing tone to it).

I'm very lucky in that I found a woman who accepts me for who I am, so my hobbies (video games, comics, Transformers, etc.) have never been an issue. The people at work (my full time is a small locally owned business) don't mind my nerdiness, and we all get along great. Most of my friends are people I met working at Gamestop after high school, so among them, my interests aren't anywhere out of the ordinary.

I'm a jeans and t-shirt guy (usually something with comics or something on it). It's not hard to tell what kind of stuff I'm into if you pay attention to the things I wear.

I laughingly refer to myself as a dual-class geek. I'm into all the above mentioned stuff, and I can build a computer from the ground up, but I'm also into hunting, hiking, fishing and lots of other manly stuff. I'm a weird mix of interests I guess.
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Re: Weirdness and Transfans

Postby Geminii » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:20 am

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LoRANeHUdsOn wrote:Transformer and GIJoe fans on the average do seem more normalized than others and a bit more grounded in reality. Oh there are a number of ass-clowns but on the whole that's true for about every fandom regardless of what it is.


I'd hazard that older fans of anything, on average, tend to be a bit more grounded just from having a couple of decades on the teen fandoms.

Look at fandoms for pre-80s media, and in particular fandoms for media which never got subsequent revivals in later decades. Fandoms for things like Blakes 7 and The Prisoner tend to have a lot of people closer to retirement age than college age, and while they still may hold conventions and write fanfic, they don't tend to have the levels of teen/tween drama seen in things like the Twilight fandom.

Then there are fandoms where revivals or strong differences across generations of the product lead to stratification and cliqueiness amongst the fans. We ourselves experienced it soon after Beast Wars hit the screens. Look at things like the My Little Pony fandom, or (for a more extreme example) the Lord of the Rings fandom when the movies came out. We still have a little of it, but we're more integrated now that the extreme GeeWunners took themselves off in a huff.

Look at fans of even older products and media, including early 20th-C and even the preceding centuries, and you'll tend to find older fans who are less 'weird', for want of a better word. Even if they do have an entire library for renditions of Bach, or a workroom which is wall-to-wall miniature trains or wooden soldiers.
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