- Nov 21, 2007
I did. But I hadn't seen a response in the other thread until well after I'd read this new thread and saw you repeat a point I'd brought up in that other thread. I thought that was odd but just assumed the topic of discussion moved to this thread. My apologies.Zhukov said:Err... did you just quote me twice in two threads on the same subject?
So why accuse geek culture of fostering poor behavior? It implies that geek culture, by its nature, breeds antagonistic and exclusionary behavior.Anyway, so...
I am only talking about the people who are behaving poorly. I said "a lot of the people", not "all of the people" or even "most of the people".
If some geeky fellow out there is happily playing WH40K, reading Batman comics and debating the finer points of Dune or whatever then I have no problem with that guy. More power to him. I'm not talking about that guy.
Hell, if our hypothetical geek is fat and depressed and lonely while playing WH40K and reading Batman comics then, well, that's a shame and it would probably be in his own best interests to make some changes but so long as he isn't taking it out on other people then I still don't have a problem with him.
Person 1 - "Geeks are such assholes!"
Person 2 - "I'm a geek and I'm not an asshole."
Person 1 - "I didn't mean all geeks, duh."
Person 2 - "Then why did you say, 'Geeks are such assholes'?"
Not really. At least, not solely. My issue was the general perception that 'geek culture' fosters poor attitudes. Even if geekdom houses such people, it's not the 'culture' of geekdom that made them that way.As for the "rallying cry for the death of geek culture as a whole"... umm... I didn't saying anything along those lines. In fact I said I like a lot of the stuff it produces. I probably count as a part of geek culture myself (depends on how you define it of course, it's a rather nebulous thing after all.)
If cries for the extermination of geek culture are your issue then you're going to have to take it up with someone who is saying that.
Geeks/jocks/fashionistas/cosplayers/whatever aren't assholes. People are assholes.
If you weren't implying 'geek culture' breeds this sort of behavior, then that's fine. I have no issue.