Ever been given grief for liking Transformers?

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  1. Pidgeot018

    Pidgeot018 Pok├ęcon

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    I have a Livejournal account (I'm not an agsty teen or a Russian, it's just for laughs) and I recently made a post with pictures of some of the stuff my brother and I got for Christmas, including a 1:24 Back to the Future Delorean and some Transformers. Maybe it was a bit braggadocious, but it's ultimately harmless, right?

    Well, no, not really. A mysterious message was left in the comments section. Here's what it said:


    Are you serious???
    (Anonymous)
    2006-12-28 01:36 am UTC (link)
    I was searching for various people livejournal people, and I happened to stumble upon this one. I was wondering how old you are? If you are any older than 12 years old, something is seriously wrong with you. Oh, I see that you are 23 years old. If I ever received this for Christmas at 23 years old, I would question how old I really am mentally. I have not played with transformers or had a race car in probably close to over 10 years. You better grow up soon, or you will have some problems when you are on your own and you play with toys instead of doing things adults do.




    Wow, being told off by a complete stanger. And on my own page, too. At Christmas time.

    I've heard of some people maybe having ther Transformer hobby frowned upon by friends or family, but never from an anonymous stranger, other than some teasing by a store cashier or something.

    Any other similar situations happen to anyone else?
     
  2. Zero Prime

    Zero Prime Windows user no more

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    Adult things huh? Like ridiculing others because of a hobby?
     
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    Mr. Anonymous doesnt realize that collectables like transformers and other action figures have never been more popular with adults than they are right now.
     
  4. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    Seriously:lol 
     
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    I've taken a jab here and there, but I could care less.
     
  6. Switchblade

    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    Ignore it, he's just some trolling idiot.
     
  7. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    You're not alone. Other folks on this board have received ridiculous, random jabs about their Transformers appreciation before. There was a thread similar to this about...I think a year ago? Where people were talking about the unopen twerps of the world taking potshots at fans for their interests.

    It happens. However, that's pretty impressive that whoever posted on your LJ site decided to devote themselves to going after you during the Christmas time; I have to agree.
     
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    Find out who they are and kill them with a hammer.
     
  9. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    They should get the guillotine. :lolol 
     
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    you had me at "I'm not an agsty teen or a Russian, it's just for laughs"

    what a douche.
     
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    tikgnat Baweepgranaweepninnybong. TFW2005 Supporter

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    What gets me is that its an anonymous message, got an opinion? Maybe you could back it up with some spine?

    But yes, I do get stick sometimes, but then I don't give a shit. And as to a perceived view of growing up? From what I've seen the people I see who try to 'grow up' as fast as they can tend to look the most miserable.
     
  12. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    If you want to have a real laugh, ask Overlord II about the dude that decided to send him a personal e-mail about his sig pic. That was ridiculous.
     
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    Runamuck Swindle Knows Best

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    What he said...


    I occasionally get asked the question "why do you play with toys?" at work, but I just shrug it off. I'm happy and secure in the things that bring me joy in my life. Transformers has been there since I was five years old, and it still feels the same when I get a new one.
     
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    Someone who would post such a long comment as Mr. Anonymous obviously would never have the guts to confront someone face-to-face about anything and should get out of his mother's basement.
     
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    I get told all the time by my family. :mad 
     
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    Wow that sucks, I guess he should take a small look around at some of the other internet boards with thousands of members signed up. All with the common interest of transformers. I guess we all should grow up :rolleyes2 

    It reminds me of a time when I was in line to return a SWTF for my son (It broke). There was I guy who was in line in front of me and clearly much cooler than I.

    He made some smart ass comment about me being too old for that toy. Little did he know that I have a room full of them.
     
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    Now this is why you use the "disable anonymous comments" in LiveJournal. :p 

    But yeah, I get weird looks and WTF expressions all the times but have never been told flat out 'what the hell is wrong with you?' not even online.

    And Transformers "geeks" is such a negative term... I prefer TF "enthusiast" myself ;) 
     
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    I don't think I've been given a single bit of grief since I started in 1997 over my hobby----by anybody.

    Personally, if someone made a snide-ass uppity comment to me about what I was purchasing, I would probably return the favor.
     
  19. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    hehe. that and 'why arent you a accountant/lawyer/doctor'. sigh.
     
  20. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    Yeah, now and then. I just cheer myself up by spending more money.

    ...

    :cry 
     

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