Sunday Times, article on comic con/cosplay.

Moosedrool

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You know how it is... words used to paint pictures... and I am over it man... people can think what they want...
I've been called a pedo many times... even for the mere association of watching anime ... so people can do what they want..

It's a PR problem. If you want a good image stop bringing up horrors.

Many people know it's not the real deal but constantly bringing that up has 1. a tendency to be annoying. 2. a possibility of changing peoples perception.
 

ryu

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this seems to be blowing up on twitter, think i saw an mweb article about it as well.

funny thing is, there is a pic of the guy on twitter @Panda_Express and well he looks like he could actually fit in with the crowd he writes such drivel about.
 

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Who was that retching pixie? Did she recover from that ordeal? The poor pixie!
 

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Very odd article. Not sure what the writer is trying to do.
 

WaxLyrical

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Come on man.

This is clearly satire with the journo taking the piss.

Don't know why everyone has their panties in a bunch over this.
 

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Didn't seem that bad to me either tbh.

I agree some sections do tend to be a bit :eek:

But I suspect people who complain either never read the whole article, or just jumped on the bandwagon. At first reading this thread I was also pretty annoyed. But when LazyLion posted the full article it's more in context and I find it to be fine.
 

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http://www.mweb.co.za/games/view/ta...African-Geeks-in-Controversial-Comic-Con.aspx

The guy's a prick. I don't care what he looks like, looks have nothing to do with what crowd you're in. Does this person look like she's a geek?
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This type of article shouldn't have been written, nevermind published.
 

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Like I think what separates an everyday person from a geek is that the everyday person can experience and express excitement over a particular thing, but they do it in a more reserved and perhaps controlled way; what a geek does to express their passion for something is go completely over the top about it and, as a result, sometimes or often, become a bit annoying.

This is true though. There I was, enjoying a beer at the pub, when the rugby started and the rugby geeks started with their over the top exuberance about a guy who ran 50m carrying a ball....
 

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Reading it in it's entirety it doesn't seem to bad?

I agree. The fat part was out of line, but the rest was ok, I guess. It kind of does capture the essence of these expos.
 

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So you think being labelled a geek is a negative thing?
Not at all. I love being a geek. I'm weird and I embrace it. My point is that you can't just label people because of how they look
 

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Not at all. I love being a geek. I'm weird and I embrace it. My point is that you can't just label people because of how they look

Ah. Ok.

Agree 100%. I self label as a geek, but come off completely as a corporate suit.
 
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