By pathtales Comments
Has anyone ever used this phrase? How about had it used on them? I've admittedly used it and had it used against me and now, I rather dislike it.
Where did this phrase even come from anyway? I have a theory on that.
For some reason being into things like Comics, Star Wars, Star Trek, the Lord of the Rings, and other such things is frowned upon and labeled "nerdy", "dorky", or "geeky." In the recent years though since the LOTR, Batman, Marvel, and Star Trek movies, more people have accepted it into modern culture and enjoy it. So now it's acceptable to where a Superman hat or a Batman t-shirt and to talk about how hot Chris Evans is.
So I guess we've turned it around saying "You're not a real fan" because they never read the books or the comics or know such and such. So really it's just us being snobby back. Should it really matter if they can name every single thing in every single issue? Instead of "nerdy" versus "popular" shouldn't we be more focus on a mutual enjoyment of something despite how much you know about it?