My the many gods of the many mythos bless this man. It dives me nuts when people do this. Its totally fine to like just the movies, just don't pretend to be some sort of super fan.
I'm like that. I enjoy comic-based movies or games, and I tried to read graphic novels, but I hated it - I love reading books, and somehow I couldn't get my head around the idea of a comic. But I do enjoy the stories :)
This would be really annoying if not for the total sincerity. "You faker!"
This is funny! Though I have to agree with the guy. Now that it's the "IN" thing to read comics people who never would have read them prior to this, all the sudden do just because or say they do. Lol I wonder if the guys been hitting on chicks with that line and his friend had just had enough. Either way its true and funny!
I guess his friend should be saying they're a "superhero movie geek"? Not exactly the same, but it similarly bothers me when people say they're a "Game of Thrones" fan. If you are that much of a fan, why haven't you read the books?
Wouldn't a fan of the books say "I'm an 'A Song of Ice and Fire' fan"? This guy isn't calling out his friend for not having read the source material, but for LYING about it, which people who say that they're "Game of Thrones" fans aren't.One doesn't need to be a fan of source material in order to be a fan of an adaptation of that source material, and not having read the books doesn't mean that a "Game of Thrones" fan has no business enjoying the show.
You're correct that someone can be a fan of the adaptation and not necessarily a fan of the source material. When I say I'm a fan of "Game of Thrones" I mean I'm a fan of "A Song of Ice and Fire". It's just that Game of Thrones is so much easier to say.As I said, the situation is not exactly the same, but I guess it just annoys me that someone would love the show and not read the books, or (especially) lie about reading the books when they have only watched the show. Just my opinion.
This proves the point http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyUqTly30ZI&feature=g-vrec
This sort of behavior drives me nuts. Everyone...EVERYONE had to start out sometime, to be a fan of a particular genre, be it comics,movies, video games, or football. I don't care if someone has been reading comics for a week or for thirty years. If they are excited by it, and wish to continue, they can call themselves anything they want. It is not nice to be mean to people simply because they haven't liked something that you like for as long.
But he says his friend has never read a comic book in his life. Can you be a fan of something you've never read/seen/played/etc? Of course, this is just on speculation that his friend has actually never read a comic book and this guy would rather his friend call himself a "superhero movie geek".
In his friend's defense, he does seem to be within a comic book store at the moment of the conversation. It seems likely to me that this is a new fan drawn in by the movies or somesuch.
Heres the thing, friend.Some of those people do it only because its trendy. Not because the actually like it. And don't tell me you don't know exactly what I'm talking about. They're exactly like tourists. Nobody likes a tourist."OH look how interesting and strange and weird this place is! I must be interesting and strange too! Oh this place is great to visit but I wouldn't want to live here. Oh you live here? Hahaha. My bad. ---I spent a week in New york City, that makes me an athority on it."They take something that people love, and pour themselves into to a cheap novelty to be thrown away when the next trend hits.
A kid challenged me about the "purple-faced guy" from the mid-credits scene from Avengers. It turned out I started collecting every Thanos appearance before he was bourne. And then he tried to tell me that Hulk not being able to pick up Mjolnir was an error in the movie. When I balked at that, he started describing Future Imperfect to me. And then I realized what it is to be old.
It's kind of odd that people actually want to be called geeks and nerds these days.
*cut to Meg Ryan faking a nerdgasm in a public restaurant*