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  • #6249
    Jo
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    http://fanboywife.blogspot.com/2010/07/red-dingus-back-to-earth-movie.html

    I may be paraphrasing here but basically the blog says: “WAHWAHWAH! My boyfriend/husband is a geek, poor me :(“

    He watched Red Dwarf, mostly while she wasn’t there! Can you believe it? What a prick eh?

    #110201
    redhead85
    Participant

    A lot of the guys in my office like Red Dwarf, which makes for FAR more interesting chat in the pub (along with other geekery) than some of the crap TV the girls talk about (we’re talking about the types who watch Living TV and are on Team Jordan or Team Peter here *shudder*)

    One of them (who has just got married and is hurtling towards 40) is not allowed to watch Red Dwarf when she’s in the house. I once lent him BTE and he had it for a month. He then gave it back to me and apologised, saying he hadn’t got round to seeing it as his wife wouldn’t let him.

    BITCH.

    #110205
    TheLeen
    Participant

    Why do you waste your time with reading what daft people think they have to say?

    I’m in a so much better state since I started to just keep away from that sort of thing. It really isn’t worth it.

    #110206
    Jo
    Participant

    It popped up in my Red Dwarf Google alert, I didn’t go looking for it.

    #110208
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    I like your comment :-D

    #110209
    Jo
    Participant

    :oP

    #110210
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    You can either embrace the love of your life and accept all of their little weird habits and foibles, or you can be a total wank and set up a blog where you passive-aggressively moan about it all.

    #110212
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    The thing is, there probably is scope for a good blog on what it’s like to be in love with somebody who’s deeply passionate about all of this stuff that you simply can’t engage or connect with. An exploration of why certain types of people become “fanboys” (or fangirls), a catalogue of the “ordinary” person’s reactions to the different subject matters (are certain franchises more appealing than others in this sense?), amusing tales of being dragged to conventions or the financial excesses of the collector, an opportunity for the site’s readers, fellow “widows”, to share their own stories. All written in a lively, entertaining, non-patronising way with a modicum of self-deprecating wit. Designed to actually be an aid to people who want to better understand their other halves’ obsessions rather than distance themselves from them.

    Instead:

    Now, when I was a teenager Buffy the Vampire Slayer was on the air, but I don’t recall it being that popular. I had two friends that watched it, but I never saw an episode myself. It certainly wasn’t trendy enough to get teenagers to bite each other. I guess vampires today have better marketing campaigns.

    #110213
    performingmonkey
    Participant

    Tbh I think it would be boring as heck if you liked everything your girlfriend liked and vice versa.

    You might think you’d get a better relationship out of loving everything she loves but…er, Twilight can fuck itself right up the wrong un as far as I care (and admit it girls, you’ve imagined Taylor doing that to you, half-transformed ofc so he’s more like an animal…er yep), I’m not gonna love it just ’cause she loves it, and while we do have plenty of common likes it’s also great to have enough of your own thing so you can…get out of each other’s faces for a while…

    #110214
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Sadly, my daughter is addicted to the Twilight crap not-real-vampires and my husband to Star Trek Voyager, which IMO, both suck badly. I could bitch and moan about how fed up I am with hearing/watching something I find utterly boring, but I don’t (very often, although I do express the wonderment of how they could possibly like it). I’m the one who is re-watching every episode of Red Dwarf every couple of months, so I really don’t have much room to say anything. We all have shows in common we like to watch, and we all have other ones we don’t, so nobody is “forbidden” to watch any one show in particular.

    BUT…if I have to hear that Chakotay has the bridge one more time, I may kill someone.

    AND…if I have to hear how absolutely gorgeous Robert Pattinson is again, I may have to kill myself.

    #110215
    hummingbird
    Participant

    I feel for you, Blisschick. I have a couple of fangirl girl friends who are normally addicted to perfectly reasonable things like Who, but have now succombed to the evil that is Twilight. I was dragged around Collectormania few weeks ago just so they could get a few glimpses of somone who was a wolf, or something(?).
    And Robert Pattinson is a big girl who needs a good slapping, imho.

    #110223
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    A certain ex of mine who shall remain nameless, who had the gall to be sneery and condescending about my liking of Doctor Who for four years, is now apparently terrifyingly obsessed with Twilight. I just don’t get it.

    But then, she liked Demons, as well.

    #110224
    redhead85
    Participant

    > AND…if I have to hear how absolutely gorgeous Robert Pattinson is again, I may have to kill myself.

    Robert Pattinson is NOT attractive in any way shape or form. And Twilight (both in book and film form) leaves me totally and utterly un-smegging-gripp-ed. I have no desire to watch or read thank you kindly. ^__^

    Judgemental? Watashi?

    #110225

    Robert Pattinson has a foot for a face.

    #110226
    Andrew
    Participant

    So for having a different – and admittedly ridiculous – take on fan culture, we’ve decided this one person deserves harassment and top-of-the-swear-box name-calling in a thread intended to demonise her? (A thread which, surely, will tracked back through the blog’s stats.)

    Call me crazy, but I’m not sure this is claiming the higher ground.

    How about the whacky notion of reasoned counter-argument? Replaying with hate just means there’s more hate.

    #110227
    performingmonkey
    Participant

    > Robert Pattinson is NOT attractive in any way shape or form. And Twilight (both in book and film form) leaves me totally and utterly un-smegging-gripp-ed. I have no desire to watch or read thank you kindly. ^__^

    Yessssss there is hope for woman-kind after all!! Can I have your babies pleeease?? :P

    #110228
    redhead85
    Participant

    > Yessssss there is hope for woman-kind after all!! Can I have your babies pleeease?? :P

    FluffyWok might have some objection to that, I’m afraid… ^__^ He’s gonna have my babies one day, haha.

    #110229
    Fluffy Wok
    Participant

    So for having a different – and admittedly ridiculous – take on fan culture, we’ve decided this one person deserves harassment and top-of-the-swear-box name-calling in a thread intended to demonise her?

    Who’s claiming the higher ground? This lady very clearly doesn’t like/get Red Dwarf. We don’t hate her for that. I’ve read a couple of the other bits of the blog and she moans about her fanboy liking comics (DC stuff, the Flash and Supes mainly, letting you know he is a yank) but it doesn’t get the same ire as Dwarf.

    I see this thread of more of a general lament that she can hate Red Dwarf enough that she can’t listen to a conversation about it second hand. That and a general misguided stab at the geek phenomena as a whole.

    Swearing isn’t hate, its just extra vocabulary

    #110230
    Fluffy Wok
    Participant

    And hands off monkeyboy

    #110231
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    >How about the whacky notion of reasoned counter-argument?

    I’m not sure how you can “reasonably” counter-argue with something that doesn’t have a properly-argued tenet in the first place. The blog mainly just seems to consist of “look at all of these nerdy things, I don’t get them” and nothing else of substance. Yet it seems to portray itself as being… well, the various things that I mentioned above would actually make a worthy blog on this subject.

    Name-calling is perhaps a little harsh but I can see why Jo was annoyed at the manner of the posting(s).

    #110232
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    Also, re “top of the swear box” – come on, all things are relative, and you’ve been around here long enough to know that around these parts, that word is not held to have the same extreme impact that it would elsewhere. And the swearing was contained to this environment.

    #110233
    Andrew
    Participant

    > around these parts, that word is not held to have the same extreme impact that it would elsewhere.

    I’m doubt when she tracks back the link, that will be the first thing she realises. Didn’t work that way with the Rob Grant headline, did it?

    > The blog mainly just seems to consist of “look at all of these nerdy things, I don’t get them” and nothing else of substance.

    I entirely agree. And I’m unimpressed. Not sure that means the person’s a cunt, though. And even if it did, I’m not sure that warrants creating the bad day discovering people calling you that brings. It’s dismissive of the human – which, okay, happens all the time, but that doesn’t make it right.

    While there’s certainly an argument that ‘if you publish, any feedback is legit’, that kind of attack upsets me. It’s an ‘only on the internet’ way of hurting someone, deliberately, for their (pretty bloody innocuous) opinion.

    > Who’s claiming the higher ground?

    No, okay, you’re right – there’s no higher ground. The name-calling is exactly as senseless as the original blog. Only targeted specifically at a person rather than being a general (and clumsy) commentary on personal taste.

    Wouldn’t going for the higher ground be better, though? There’s a reasoned argument to be made. All name-calling does is make the name-caller feel better. It doesn’t cause the blogger to reflect or learn. It doesn’t enhance the debate.

    > Swearing isn’t hate, its just extra vocabulary

    Swearing isn’t hate. Unironically calling someone a cunt is pretty damn close.

    #110234
    ori-STUDFARM
    Participant

    I dunno….some of my best friends are cunts!

    #110235
    Blisschick
    Participant

    >friends who are normally addicted to perfectly reasonable things like Who

    Thankfully, there’s that. All of us watch Who, even a few friends of ours, and my daughter has friends at school who are able to watch it on BBCA. The hubby watched all the Torchwood series and Sarah Jane Chronicles. I guess they’re keepers after all. :P

    #110244
    performingmonkey
    Participant

    > Replaying with hate just means there’s more hate.

    This, I am afraid, is a species-spanning trait that has a lot to answer for.

    > Seriously. The air must be pretty thin where you’re sitting though, perhaps that’s why you’re so fucking irritable?

    Wow.

    Btw, the thread title IS going a tad too far. Don’t want to get into the argument of how jokey it is; the main thing is that it just doesn’t look good… Maybe I have a thing about women and cunts…

    #110245
    Jo
    Participant

    FFS. Fine, can an admin change it/delete it please because I can’t. Thank you.

    #110240
    Jo
    Participant

    *post deleted*

    #110241
    Jo
    Participant

    *post deleted*

    I’ve deleted my responses because:
    1. some things I said were just mean and I regret typing angry
    and
    2. I don’t have the energy right now to explain or defend myself endlessly in a place that I like.

    Please accept my genuine apologies for any offence caused.

    #110248
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    Thread title amended as per request.

    #110249
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Thread title amended as per request.

    You cunt.

    #110252
    redhead85
    Participant

    > Thread title amended as per request.

    *snigger*

    #110253
    hummingbird
    Participant

    Best thread title ever.

    #110257

    Your comment has to be approved before it’s posted? Or is that just if you’re posting as anonymous? I couldn’t be bothered to sign in…
    If it gets monitored anyway, I feel my freedom of speech is being pissed on and IT’S NOT EVEN ON FIRE.
    It’s just like calling scientology a cult, honestly…

    #110258

    Ooops, I should’ve pointed out I’m talking about the fanboy website. Not this one. Thankyou for your time.

    #110262
    performingmonkey
    Participant

    And the reason the word ‘some’ wasn’t altered was…?

    #110265
    redhead85
    Participant

    > And the reason the word ‘some’ wasn’t altered was…?

    Your mum.

    #110267
    Fluffy Wok
    Participant

    hehe, your mum

    #110269
    performingmonkey
    Participant

    And yours…

    Darn, it’s a mum threesome…

    #110271
    redhead85
    Participant

    > Darn, it’s a mum threesome…

    *shudder* No thanks…. ^__^

    #110273
    Ridley
    Participant

    FFS. Fine, can an admin change it/delete it please because I can’t. Thank you.

    You do realise you backtracked on a call for taste from the guy who linked to a beastiality site, right? :p

    #110280
    performingmonkey
    Participant

    Yeah but there’s a time and a place for sex with animals…

    Meanwhile, to enter the real world for just a moment, if anyone uses the word ‘cunt’ in front of me, in any context, I look at them and think ‘you sorry idiot’. I never strongly swear either. Typing those words is another matter. It’s far too easy – and tempting – to offend with text.

    #110282
    Andrew
    Participant

    > I never strongly swear either.

    And yet you’re fine with trolling. That’s quite the value system you’ve got there.

    #110284
    Phil
    Participant

    Best thread eva.

    #110293
    performingmonkey
    Participant

    > And yet you’re fine with trolling. That’s quite the value system you’ve got there.

    Oh get to fuck. :P

    It’s not trolling, I like to call it keeping an eye on things…

    #110296
    Jo
    Participant

    Performing Monkey doesn’t swear in real life, well I do, so fuck him and fuck you too.

    #110297

    Is anyone going to fuck me?

    #110298
    Danny Stephenson
    Keymaster

    Not here, it’s too sandy…

    #110300
    performingmonkey
    Participant

    Yeah, talk about sandpit time – great big smug, sand-riddled vaginas masquerading as sentient lifeforms partaking in dirty discussional coitus? Who woulda thunk?

    *sigh* okay it may be 5 years overdue but I’m shooting this monkey stone dead. BANG…you’d hit the wall…

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