This is stemming from a couple of incidents that have come up in recent weeks, like one about a t-shirt and a great reaction to it, and another about a comic book cover and the ridiculous reaction to the article written on it. I won't go in to details about those ones, you can read them yourself if you haven't already. I won't even mention the disgusting rampant sexism they display, instead, I'm just going to tackle this at a general and gender neutral level.
|I don't think anyone wants to touch him, casual or not...|
But let's look at what makes us geeks: We love something. Whether it's comics, video games, table top games, sci-fi books, or anything else, it's something we love. Something we have dedicated a lot of time and resources to. So why do we get so offended when someone else decides that this same topic interests them too? Yes, this person may not be as "in to it" as you. So what?
Instead of belittling them, why not show them what they've been missing? Use your own knowledge to expand their world instead of trying to drive them out of it.
|Find where you are on the chart.. Then ignore it and go play a game.|
|Not all of us can LARP to Felicia Day levels|
Last minute addition - I was going to wait to publish this, but it seemed even more relevant with this video having just come out.
Feel free to yell at me in the comments below.