Pet peeves that make you nerd rage


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Sep 18, 2008
mitchell271 said:
Klumpfot said:
When people on the internet start a sentence with "welp."
"Why do you like metal, it's just noise?" argument. Ooh, I know!
That sets me off into a infernal rage even satan will back off from.. i hate people that do it..

OT: When i have 200+ hours in a game and people try and tell me how to play it... or when its just 1 minute ive played.. i pisses me off because i play the game the way I want to :). once happend on a diablo 3 stream i once did, people was like 'why you using that build? you are not clearing fast enough' i was solo'ing Inferno MP10(before Torment).. i told them to f*** **f because i play the game i how goddamn i want to.

But then you can say "they were just giving you advice" and yeah maybe.. but i dont want to use the cookie cutter builds. Like i said.. i want to play how i want to, even if i fail more than avg, i will learn from the mistakes ^^


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May 4, 2009
Haunted Serenity said:
When people misquote history or change facts to suit their idea or how they think it happened. I have several books on my favourite subjects of history so when that happens I can smash them in the face and scream "learn via osmosis"

Knowledge is power, especially in heavy book form.
"So...wait. You don't think the American revolutionaries had any foreign help at all? Where do you think their weapons came from?"
"Well, we got 'em from you guys!"
"A band of plucky Americans hit a fully-armed British platoon with only their fists...?"
"Yeah, exactly! And then they took the guns and they used them to get more, and that's how the war for Independence was won!"

-actual conversation with an American in Dublin-


Resident Furry Pimp
May 8, 2011
The part that drives me nuts?

We live in a world where we have infinite knowledge at our very fingertips. From the basics of quantum theory to a video of monkeys eating a big steaming pile of crap. Anything you could ever hope to learn that has been recorded is right there, on your phone, on your computer. Something you're never more than 100 feet from...

And people still can't figure out the number to the pizza place down the street for takeout.

It takes five bloody seconds!! Look it up!! We could have had that shit ordered fifteen minutes ago!! You have access to learn anything you could possibly want! Take advantage of it!

Queen Michael

has read 4,010 manga books
Jun 9, 2009
TheNewGuy said:
Queen Michael said:
Wow, OP, that's what I was gonna write.

I do have another though: When people claim that big-eyed manga characters "look white." They don't, people. No white person loots like that.
To be fair they don't exactly look Asian either. Their features tend to be pretty ambiguous really.

As for me, I don't get pissed off that easily really.
Yeah, but nobody comments that Marge Simpson doesn't look Caucasian with her yellow skin and afro hair...

or that Lucy van Pelt from Peanuts looks like she's supposed to be Asian with the way her eyes look here.

People have a much broader definition of what's "white" than what's any other ethnicity.


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Jan 8, 2010
JagermanXcell said:
People who think movies/video games/really anything affiliated with nerd stuff is better when it's "darker" (to be more specific: dark themes, sadness, blood, edgy dialogue, ect.).

The only example I can think of at the moment is a time I had an argument with a class mate back in highschool who said Persona 3 was better than Persona 4 because it was "darker". Apparently charm, better written characters, and better gameplay don't matter if it's not "DARK UN GRITTY" enough. Oh yeah, DmC was another. "It's dark and edgy, thus meaning better than the originals in every way". God, I get headaches from such shallow angsty teen-like arguments.

I also cringe when people pronounce Mario as "Meh-rio". Eeeeeeehw
What gets me is when people claim its more mature because it's "realistic". No, most grim dark stuff is just as unrealistic as your idealistic champion of humanity stories.


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Aug 17, 2011
Time skips. I absolutely hate them, and nothing turns me off from a anime faster than the next episode saying "Oh yeah, btw three years have passed and now the characters are sooo much cooler." It's lazy, unimaginative, and reeks heavily of "Tell, don't show" Which most people will say is the wrong way of visual media.

Also, Comedy shows that end tragically. I guess it's not exactly rage inducing, per se, but it irritates me for no end when the show that's been trying to make me laugh the entire time shows up with a curveball tearjerker right on the last couple episodes. Cough Clannad Cough.


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Oct 15, 2009
Klumpfot said:
When people on the internet start a sentence with "welp."

It genuinely makes me twitch. The word is "well" and I'm pretty sure you're familiar with it.
From what I've gathered, the pause that usually follows "well" in sentences that begin with it has mutated into a 'p'. In a cruel twist. it is then often further misused by people who correctly recognize that it is not a word, but "whelp" is.

"Whelp, I guess I won't" - aaand right then and there I've stopped reading what you've written, and I will probably close the browser tab in contempt.

It is very childish and could probably be quite accurately described as a neurosis of some kind. I don't care. If you use the non-word "welp" you are a word murderer.
I thought Welp in not a functional replacement for well, but an automatopia for a the sound one may make when they are about to get into an argument they do not want to.

The Wykydtron

"Emotions are very important!"
Sep 23, 2010
I dislike when people say they hate anime because it's "weird" and that's the only reason they give. Yeah, compared to a lot of other stuff anime is weird. That's precisely why it can be so interesting and unique, as far as i'm concerned "weird" is very close to being synonymous with "interesting"

Also this is a bit specific but I hate when people try to force the tier list in a fighting game down my throat like it's all that matters and I should feel bad about playing scrubby low tier trash characters and I should ALWAYS play the BEST characters because you have to WIN to have any kind of fun. This also applies to competitive card games actually, i've been lectured about how my deck back in Magic 2014 was the most flawed thing ever and I should just overhaul the whole thing into the easy win Champ of the Parish/Unruly Mob focused deck that everyone else was bloody using.

I hesitate to describe my Hearthstone deck as well, next thing you know people will tell me that a full Secret focused Mage deck is terrible and I should play turn 1 Mana Wyrm > Coin > Mirror Image ragequit deck instead.

I've had some "discussions" with people when UMVC3 came out and they just could not believe that I was seriously playing Phoenix Wright on my main team. He is the worst character in the game, i'll happily admit it yeah. It still doesn't change the fact that i'm going to play him.

"But he has no ranged or defensive options at all! Why aren't you playing Doom/Vergil/Wesker?!"

After over a year playing PW I laugh in the face of anyone who tries to call another character in another fighting game "low tier" It can never compare to the sheer difficulty of playing Phoenix Wright online, even in the universe of BlazBlue when attempting to fight Tager with Makoto. He's just that underpowered.

It's why I like Persona 4 Arena so much,the tier list is pretty much divided into two categories. You have Misuru as pretty much the best character in the game with a few others like Yu and probably a good Shadow Labrys then you have the other half which is not as good as the first half but are all perfectly viable in their own right. The only terrible character is ironically Elisabeth who still wins games online because she really hurts and has some great zoning potential. Her major flaws are so crippling however that once you're used to fighting her she loses all her effectiveness. Ziodyne should not have that stupid long recovery time.


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May 3, 2014
"Mass Effect 3's ending sucks so therefore the entire game, and the entire Mass Effect series, now retroactively sucks as well!" Mass Effect 3 was an outstanding game, and even if the ending wasn't up to the standards of the rest of the game and the series, that doesn't change that.

Another thing is when people say that Final Fantasy VII is overrated. I don't know if they just don't like JRPGs, or if they just don't enjoy liking things that are popular, but FFVII is objectively a great game. Maybe it isn't as good as Final Fantasy IX, but that doesn't make it a bad game. Oh, and when people misinterpret saying that something is better than something else as meaning that the first thing sucks.

The thing that frustrates me the most, however (strangely enough), is when people call wind turbines "windmills". A wind turbine isn't mlling anything, so it BY DEFINITION isn't a windmill. It is a turbine powered by wind, so call it what it is and call it a wind turbine. It's not a windmill. Don't call it one.


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Apr 27, 2014
"I could care less"

I'm with David Mitchell on this one []


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Jul 10, 2013
"The show's still good even without the [original] creator(s) on board..."

I don't know why that statement peeves me to no end... But, it kinda does whenever someone start comparing seasons to a particular show, where the earlier season had the creator on board and the later season does not...

Also, fans claiming that one show is just copying another show that came before it... It peeves me even more when they start taking both shows apart piece by piece just to show how much they are "alike" or how one show truly is "copying" the other...

And, yes... The results to my overall peeveness to either situations varies from show to show, topic to topic... It's never THAT consistent...

Buzz Killington_v1legacy

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Aug 8, 2009
One that I've fortunately been seeing less often these days: people saying Shakespeare (and other playwrights from that period) wrote in "Old English".


Old English was about five hundred years before Shakespeare's time, and looked like this:

Fæder ure þu þe eart on heofonum
Si þin nama gehalgod.
(That's the first two lines of the Lord's Prayer, if you were wondering. I usually break out Beowulf for this, but I thought I'd change it up.)

Shakespeare and his contemporaries wrote in perfectly comprehensible Early Modern English. The syntax might be a little odd, and some of the words are different, but it's basically what we speak today.

L. Declis

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Apr 19, 2012
EDIT: New one. When people on the Escapist constantly quote Yahtzee. You're not Yahtzee. You're not as funny as him. Shut up.

If I ever read something like "Oh, I never played it, but here is my opinion from what I heard about someone else" like a certain topic that's come up recently. If you haven't played it, you don't know what you're talking about. So you don't get an opinion that's valid, because you don't know. It seems simple to me.

I really hate it when my fellow nerds and geeks live up to the stereotype. Like I am in a Warhammer club (yeah, pretty damn nerdy, got an entire Battle Company and everything) and I really get embarrassed going there because loads of them do have some social problems, and body odour is a serious issue, and they really are overweight and dress very poorly or dirtily, and it would take so little effort to at least be clean and not stare at every girl's breasts when she walks into the room. Or when I walk into a video game store with my girlfriend and everyone just mouthbreathes at her and I actually feel shame to identify with these kinds of people. It's the same reason I am no longer a brony; after a point, it's just kinda cringeworthy.

I very much dislike the whole "The older games are always better" argument. I personally believe that Final Fantasy 9, 10 and XIII-2 are better games than 7 or 8 in terms of characterisation, and that Final Fantasy 12 is a perfect example of why I don't like the first few Final Fantasy's, because they are unfocused sloppy messes with no particular character I like. And I think Final Fantasy is heavily overhyped, because while it is VERY GOOD, it suffers from having a very unlikeable protagonist and a broken combat system which removes challenge after a while unless you chose to fight the 3 Weapons.

Spoiling a game which has a major plot point for being spoiled. E.g. Bioshock, Walking Dead, Spec Ops. If you can avoid it, then don't mention it and ruin it for someone.

I dislike fan service and harem plots in anime. Because it leads to a sloppy uninteresting anime where no progress is made with anyone so no fan gets upset. And fan service and slap stick comedy is just no.

Farting. It will just turn me straight off anything. I'm not asking for biting satire with every joke, but if your humour literally comes from your arse, then your material is close enough to shit to be a turn off.

Changing Snake's voice from David Hayter. That's petty, but Snake should be gravelly, dammit!


I'm in your mind fuzz
Sep 26, 2010
when people say the idea of a women going out and kicking ass is unrealistic to the point it breaks their immersion

ok...lets put specifics and sterotypes/ability aside and say its true

[b/]is this a problem GREATER than shoddy science, fantastical physics, disregard for biology and common sense?[/b] it ain't.....

Keiichi Morisato

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Nov 25, 2012
i have a few things. like calling an HD rerelease of a game a remake instead of a remastering. and people wanting a game to "innovate" by changing the gameplay to something entirely different, or with different goals the gameplay was intended for. like with Final Fantasy going all action, or people wanting The Legend of Zelda to be more like Elder Scrolls. in order for a game to be a mothership title within a video game franchise, the game MUST main the spirit of the gameplay of the first game. take the Tales games, the gameplay has improved dramatically over the years, but it still retains the spirit of the very first game, same goes for Zelda games. if i didn't want to play a Turn Based Final Fantasy game, i wouldn't buy a fucking Final Fantasy game, and i wouldn't complain either. also, i think CoD is perfectly fine as it is, there is only so much one can do with the first person shooter genre, what they need to focus on is delivering a solid single player experience, because they have multiplayer down pat.


The Laughing Arsehole
Dec 29, 2009
When a book gets turned into a movie or TV show, then they start publishing the book with photographs of actors on the cover.



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Jan 22, 2009
The phrase 'pet peeve' really bothers me for some reason. Not trying to insult anyone, but I just really hate that term. It sounds so ugh.


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Oct 16, 2011
"Nerd" rage is a specific type of rage so I don't know if what I am about to say counts, but it certainly rage inducing enough to make me want to kill someone.

I cant stand people who talk like they wipe there butts with $20 bills. The ones who say things like "If you can afford a computer, you can afford $15 a month for an MMO." or "If you cant afford a 20% tip, then you cant afford to eat out." Are these guys, making over 250k a year, or are they just a bunch of spoiled brats living in their parents basements? Either way, I would like to visit them and "relieve" them of some of their wealth as they seem to be able to toss around great amounts of it without worry.


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May 15, 2010
The exaggerated negative review. NOTHING is "raped my childhood" bad. Hyperbole hurts your argument. Especially when talking about a new installment in a long running series. It always comes across as "its not a graphic upgrade of the first one I played, therefore it sucks because it exists.

See: Skyward Sword, FF XIII(my personal favorite)*, Assassin's Creed__, Other M, Call of Duty___, Overpriced indie game de jour.

The only excuse for a 0/10 or similar is software error leading to unplayability.

* "I could smell the excrement through the wrapping." Is my favourite quote from these forums about this particular game.

Not Lord Atkin

I'm dead inside.
Oct 25, 2008
Colour Scientist said:
I don't know if this counts, different kind of nerd rage I guess, but it really bugs me when someone describes themselves as a professional when they're a student.

Especially when people describe themselves as historians or something.

I did an undergrad and a masters in history, I would never describe myself as one because I never worked professionally as one.
You don't call yourself a lawyer if you're doing a law undergraduate. You're a medical student before you qualify, not a doctor.

I'm currently an archives student, not an archivist, not yet.
Yes you do. I am a law student and I call myself a lawyer. It's shorter than 'law student'. Of course the use depends heavily on context and the way I use the word, I never mean an actual, professional lawyer. It's really just a short way to say 'law student'. Same with medics, etc. It's a thing. I only use it with people who know what I mean when I use it. Getting angry at it just because it's 'incorrect' to me seems kind of nitpicky. It's a word. Words have different meanings depending on their use, the context they are used in and the people who use them.

I find it kind of infuriating when people associate cartoons with children. I was telling a friend about Archer the other day and had to bite down on my tongue when she asked why it was animated if it wasn't for kids.

I also don't like people dismissing martial arts and/or martial art techniques without any understanding of the thing they are so eager to judge. Like people who think tai chi is a yoga thing for old women and not a martial art when half the techniques in tai chi are designed to break shit in the most gruesome fashion possible. Or when people tell me just how rubbish and useless sine wave (or knee spring) in taekwondo is when they clearly have no real experience with it or any understanding of how it works.