Fanboys are mine to toy with, old man.

The Spoony One | Feb 19 2009 | more notation(s) | 

There’s been a small amount of Internet furor over an angry, dismissive negative review by Roger Ebert of the movie Fanboys: a review that can, at best, be described as an outright flame of fandom everywhere. The controversy isn’t over the film itself (which, admittedly, does not look very good), but that the ‘Bert claimed that Star Wars fanboys, and indeed, anyone who would consider sitting in line for a week waiting for a theater screening (Browncoats, Trekkies, you name it) are living an “idiotic lifestyle.”

This puts me in a weird position. Most of the work I’ve done for years is the critical equivalent of uppercutting fandom in the balls. I started by spending about five straight months writing essays about why Star Wars sucks and why Boba Fett is a phony. I’ve taken shots at Whovians, Battlestar fans, and of course, Squareheads (my term for Final Fantasy geeks). And yet, I feel directly insulted by Ebert’s remarks. I’ll be the first to admit hypocrisy in taking the fans’ side here, but I’m asking for a letter of marque on this one.

In an attempt to (weakly) justify myself, yes, I do enjoy tipping the sacred cows of fandom every once in a while. It’s fun watching fans get militant and flustered in impotent Internet rage, posting screaming, incoherent diatribes online in retaliation. Once again, I think it all comes back to my own unique blend of hypocrisy and my self-effacing nature. For every Star Wars slam I make, I expose an irrational worship of the old sci-fi show Sliders. Every time I issue an Internet bitchslap against people arguing who the best Doctor is, I’m embroiled in another argument about whether Deckard was a Replicant, and getting in my trillionth argument about AD&D alignments in another forum thread. I’m a fan. My crusade is against blind worship. I love a lot of weird stuff, but I can still admit that it’s flawed. I don’t care that you love Doctor Who, but don’t try to claim that it’s never sucked. It has. It does. But real fans can still love something in spite of– no, because of its flaws.

That’s me. I love you guys, and you’re a load of flawed, screwed-up weirdos. But that’s okay. I am your king, and you are not alone.

I’ve raged against furries and weird transgender moogle porn, but damn it, this is America! You want to jerk off to Filthy Multitasking Quistis, hell, throw that picture on the ground, huddle up, and I’ll put five bucks on whoever can bust a nut on her face first. You are not stupid for seeking people you identify with. You are not an idiot for finding friends and feeling like you have somewhere you belong. Your particular brand of happiness might be pretty fucked-up, but you’re not fucked-up for pursuing that happiness. As long as you’re not hurting anyone, wave that freak flag high.

Final Fantasy VIII may suck, and you may suck for liking it, but I’m the captain of this suck-filled leaking failboat, and I’m not going to have some jerkoff movie critic who’s never cracked a Player’s Handbook in his life call my homies STUPID.

  • Evomont

    Right on, man!

  • Evomont

    Right on, man!

  • Evomont

    Right on, man!

  • Ralff

    Ebert’s one to talk about lifestyles considering he essentially watches movies for a living.

  • Ralff

    Ebert’s one to talk about lifestyles considering he essentially watches movies for a living.

  • Ralff

    Ebert’s one to talk about lifestyles considering he essentially watches movies for a living.

  • Chris

    Hooah!

  • Chris

    Hooah!

  • http://www.stormsignal.net/ Ryan

    Bomb. A post for the ages.

  • http://www.stormsignal.net/ Ryan

    Bomb. A post for the ages.

  • http://www.stormsignal.net Ryan

    Bomb. A post for the ages.

  • SanDaru

    I Salute You, My Liege.

  • SanDaru

    I Salute You, My Liege.

  • SanDaru

    I Salute You, My Liege.

  • MK-Ultra

    Well, to be fair Spoony, Blade Runner is wicked, and more worthy of thought than the others you mentioned.

    I don’t know, Ebert is a strange case because no matter how much I totally disagree with comes out of his mouth… or fingers these days (infinite sympathy for his condition btw), I can’t help but acknowledge that he’s not the average “I don’t like it because it’s bad” critic, he is a genuinely good writer who makes points that can’t be dismissed, only disagreed with. That said, I only half agree with him in this case. I would go as far as to say that I cannot condone a ‘lifestyle’ revolving around a fandom, (unless you do make it your profession, like owning a store based around it, movies, comics, games, etc., or, indeed, becoming a critic), a fandom being a strong hobby for any given person is just fine.

    I don’t play a lot of video games anymore, which is why I love Spoony, because he reviews a lot of retro games, good and bad, that I’ve played already and have reference to, but I can name other hobbies that have filled that gap that a good deal of the population would probably deem worthless. But when the apocalypse comes and the angel Gabriel needs woodworking, ukulele-playing, Lost fanatics, I’ll be ready.

  • MK-Ultra

    Well, to be fair Spoony, Blade Runner is wicked, and more worthy of thought than the others you mentioned.

    I don’t know, Ebert is a strange case because no matter how much I totally disagree with comes out of his mouth… or fingers these days (infinite sympathy for his condition btw), I can’t help but acknowledge that he’s not the average “I don’t like it because it’s bad” critic, he is a genuinely good writer who makes points that can’t be dismissed, only disagreed with. That said, I only half agree with him in this case. I would go as far as to say that I cannot condone a ‘lifestyle’ revolving around a fandom, (unless you do make it your profession, like owning a store based around it, movies, comics, games, etc., or, indeed, becoming a critic), a fandom being a strong hobby for any given person is just fine.

    I don’t play a lot of video games anymore, which is why I love Spoony, because he reviews a lot of retro games, good and bad, that I’ve played already and have reference to, but I can name other hobbies that have filled that gap that a good deal of the population would probably deem worthless. But when the apocalypse comes and the angel Gabriel needs woodworking, ukulele-playing, Lost fanatics, I’ll be ready.

  • MK-Ultra

    Well, to be fair Spoony, Blade Runner is wicked, and more worthy of thought than the others you mentioned.

    I don’t know, Ebert is a strange case because no matter how much I totally disagree with comes out of his mouth… or fingers these days (infinite sympathy for his condition btw), I can’t help but acknowledge that he’s not the average “I don’t like it because it’s bad” critic, he is a genuinely good writer who makes points that can’t be dismissed, only disagreed with. That said, I only half agree with him in this case. I would go as far as to say that I cannot condone a ‘lifestyle’ revolving around a fandom, (unless you do make it your profession, like owning a store based around it, movies, comics, games, etc., or, indeed, becoming a critic), a fandom being a strong hobby for any given person is just fine.

    I don’t play a lot of video games anymore, which is why I love Spoony, because he reviews a lot of retro games, good and bad, that I’ve played already and have reference to, but I can name other hobbies that have filled that gap that a good deal of the population would probably deem worthless. But when the apocalypse comes and the angel Gabriel needs woodworking, ukulele-playing, Lost fanatics, I’ll be ready.

  • FaustSnake

    Doesn’t get truer then that Spoony my man :)

    People maybe fucked up, hell, people can be as fucked up as they want as long as they are happy.
    If anything, he is a fanboy fucktard as well simply because he is part of a large group that hates a different group which isn’t that much different at all from what fanboys usually do, loving one group while condemming another.

    Dude, please make a video rant about the review by Ebert.
    Get some frustration out and also properly explain to people that just cause you hate something you respect other peoples opinion.
    Because that message seems to have been lost somewhere at some point :(

  • FaustSnake

    Doesn’t get truer then that Spoony my man :)

    People maybe fucked up, hell, people can be as fucked up as they want as long as they are happy.
    If anything, he is a fanboy fucktard as well simply because he is part of a large group that hates a different group which isn’t that much different at all from what fanboys usually do, loving one group while condemming another.

    Dude, please make a video rant about the review by Ebert.
    Get some frustration out and also properly explain to people that just cause you hate something you respect other peoples opinion.
    Because that message seems to have been lost somewhere at some point :(

  • Kevin Holsinger

    “It’s fun watching fans get militant and flustered in impotent Internet rage, posting screaming, incoherent diatribes online in retaliation.”

    You know what? I can’t wait to see Spoony wade into the “squid vs. no squid” debate once Watchmen hits theatres. Christ, do people on the Internets argue about that too much!

  • Kevin Holsinger

    “It’s fun watching fans get militant and flustered in impotent Internet rage, posting screaming, incoherent diatribes online in retaliation.”

    You know what? I can’t wait to see Spoony wade into the “squid vs. no squid” debate once Watchmen hits theatres. Christ, do people on the Internets argue about that too much!

  • FaustSnake

    Doesn’t get truer then that Spoony my man :)

    People maybe fucked up, hell, people can be as fucked up as they want as long as they are happy.
    If anything, he is a fanboy fucktard as well simply because he is part of a large group that hates a different group which isn’t that much different at all from what fanboys usually do, loving one group while condemming another.

    Dude, please make a video rant about the review by Ebert.
    Get some frustration out and also properly explain to people that just cause you hate something you respect other peoples opinion.
    Because that message seems to have been lost somewhere at some point :(

  • Kevin Holsinger

    “It’s fun watching fans get militant and flustered in impotent Internet rage, posting screaming, incoherent diatribes online in retaliation.”

    You know what? I can’t wait to see Spoony wade into the “squid vs. no squid” debate once Watchmen hits theatres. Christ, do people on the Internets argue about that too much!

  • Divock

    My thoughts exactly Spoony.

    I never heard of this article but I could definitely think of how it went and how I would react, and then, you wrote it.

    Not that I mean to reiterate what you said, but that is the truth: People who are fans do it because that is who they are. That is who they will always (usually) be. People’s brains (this is my theory personally, and I’m no neurologist so FLAME ON if you wish) are created by genes. The genes are mixed and mingled until you are formed. The brain is unique from everyone elses in the world. The way the brain thinks and how it is made determines which things you will like, which things you will hate, which things you find attractive, and which things you find disgusting, etc…

    People are who they are, and people may find the obseesions weird, but it’s not weird to obsess.

    Thank you for reading reiteration. XD

  • Divock

    My thoughts exactly Spoony.

    I never heard of this article but I could definitely think of how it went and how I would react, and then, you wrote it.

    Not that I mean to reiterate what you said, but that is the truth: People who are fans do it because that is who they are. That is who they will always (usually) be. People’s brains (this is my theory personally, and I’m no neurologist so FLAME ON if you wish) are created by genes. The genes are mixed and mingled until you are formed. The brain is unique from everyone elses in the world. The way the brain thinks and how it is made determines which things you will like, which things you will hate, which things you find attractive, and which things you find disgusting, etc…

    People are who they are, and people may find the obseesions weird, but it’s not weird to obsess.

    Thank you for reading reiteration. XD

  • Divock

    My thoughts exactly Spoony.

    I never heard of this article but I could definitely think of how it went and how I would react, and then, you wrote it.

    Not that I mean to reiterate what you said, but that is the truth: People who are fans do it because that is who they are. That is who they will always (usually) be. People’s brains (this is my theory personally, and I’m no neurologist so FLAME ON if you wish) are created by genes. The genes are mixed and mingled until you are formed. The brain is unique from everyone elses in the world. The way the brain thinks and how it is made determines which things you will like, which things you will hate, which things you find attractive, and which things you find disgusting, etc…

    People are who they are, and people may find the obseesions weird, but it’s not weird to obsess.

    Thank you for reading reiteration. XD

  • Voltier

    I tip my hat for you spoony. Ebert generalised this subject to such a great length that it would be like saying Tv is a opium for the people! My point being that saying fandom is an “idiotic lifestyle” because a person puts time and effort in there hobbies , can be compared to saying all guitar players is living a “idiotic lifestyle” because she has put in effort to become good at something.

    I agree that fanboys/girls deserves to be taken down a notch and i think we can all agree that some take there interests way to far. My answer to that is as long as there happy, i mean we let Goth kids get a way with it?

  • Voltier

    I tip my hat for you spoony. Ebert generalised this subject to such a great length that it would be like saying Tv is a opium for the people! My point being that saying fandom is an “idiotic lifestyle” because a person puts time and effort in there hobbies , can be compared to saying all guitar players is living a “idiotic lifestyle” because she has put in effort to become good at something.

    I agree that fanboys/girls deserves to be taken down a notch and i think we can all agree that some take there interests way to far. My answer to that is as long as there happy, i mean we let Goth kids get a way with it?

  • Voltier

    I tip my hat for you spoony. Ebert generalised this subject to such a great length that it would be like saying Tv is a opium for the people! My point being that saying fandom is an “idiotic lifestyle” because a person puts time and effort in there hobbies , can be compared to saying all guitar players is living a “idiotic lifestyle” because she has put in effort to become good at something.

    I agree that fanboys/girls deserves to be taken down a notch and i think we can all agree that some take there interests way to far. My answer to that is as long as there happy, i mean we let Goth kids get a way with it?

  • Mousey

    Hail to the KING!! Stand up for the hentai-loving, D&D-playing, nerdy nation that is US! The ‘Bert is exactly the reason only NERDS should review movies about NERDS, damn it.

  • Mousey

    Hail to the KING!! Stand up for the hentai-loving, D&D-playing, nerdy nation that is US! The ‘Bert is exactly the reason only NERDS should review movies about NERDS, damn it.

  • Mousey

    Hail to the KING!! Stand up for the hentai-loving, D&D-playing, nerdy nation that is US! The ‘Bert is exactly the reason only NERDS should review movies about NERDS, damn it.

  • Space Otter Ambassador

    I thought Ebert was dead and replaced along with Ropert for two young hip movie reviewers……

  • Space Otter Ambassador

    I thought Ebert was dead and replaced along with Ropert for two young hip movie reviewers……

  • Kaptain

    Thank you sir! That was down right touching it was.Speaking for the anime fans I know and myself being one as well but I always kind of thought that was a little nerdy,scratch that alot nerdy.Especially considering the fact that while writing this I was writing up a roleplay post for an anime roleplay.Believe me when I say that when I heard the “This is not a ninja” naruto Joke,I was laughing my head off.I guess it all just depends on whether or not people can take a joke and alot of star wars and anime fanboys and girls can’t.

  • Kaptain

    Thank you sir! That was down right touching it was.Speaking for the anime fans I know and myself being one as well but I always kind of thought that was a little nerdy,scratch that alot nerdy.Especially considering the fact that while writing this I was writing up a roleplay post for an anime roleplay.Believe me when I say that when I heard the “This is not a ninja” naruto Joke,I was laughing my head off.I guess it all just depends on whether or not people can take a joke and alot of star wars and anime fanboys and girls can’t.

  • Space Otter Ambassador

    I thought Ebert was dead and replaced along with Ropert for two young hip movie reviewers……

  • Kaptain

    Thank you sir! That was down right touching it was.Speaking for the anime fans I know and myself being one as well but I always kind of thought that was a little nerdy,scratch that alot nerdy.Especially considering the fact that while writing this I was writing up a roleplay post for an anime roleplay.Believe me when I say that when I heard the “This is not a ninja” naruto Joke,I was laughing my head off.I guess it all just depends on whether or not people can take a joke and alot of star wars and anime fanboys and girls can’t.

  • Loner

    Hail to the King his the one we all say hail too. X)

    You are so right. I AM a screwed up weirdo, and I like a lot of weird stuff. But you know, I wave my freak flag high. XD I WANT to be weird. Weirdness is cool. (ok shutting up)

  • Loner

    Hail to the King his the one we all say hail too. X)

    You are so right. I AM a screwed up weirdo, and I like a lot of weird stuff. But you know, I wave my freak flag high. XD I WANT to be weird. Weirdness is cool. (ok shutting up)

  • Loner

    Hail to the King his the one we all say hail too. X)

    You are so right. I AM a screwed up weirdo, and I like a lot of weird stuff. But you know, I wave my freak flag high. XD I WANT to be weird. Weirdness is cool. (ok shutting up)

  • http://freewebs.com/bartfacts Bart P.

    Hail to the king!!!!!!1!!!11!!2!!one!!

  • http://freewebs.com/bartfacts Bart P.

    Hail to the king!!!!!!1!!!11!!2!!one!!

  • http://freewebs.com/bartfacts Bart P.

    Hail to the king!!!!!!1!!!11!!2!!one!!

  • Space Otter Ambassador

    Dude you should post this in the reply section to Ebert’s review for Fanboys. :)

  • Space Otter Ambassador

    Dude you should post this in the reply section to Ebert’s review for Fanboys. :)

  • Space Otter Ambassador

    Dude you should post this in the reply section to Ebert’s review for Fanboys. :)

  • Narrator Number One

    Pppfh…like I’ve ever given a damn what that butterball Ebert thinks. I’ve seen some of the movies he claims are the best, and only have this to say: I’d rather watch a hundred crap movies than a single pretentious film. At least the crap films make for good couch commentary.

  • Narrator Number One

    Pppfh…like I’ve ever given a damn what that butterball Ebert thinks. I’ve seen some of the movies he claims are the best, and only have this to say: I’d rather watch a hundred crap movies than a single pretentious film. At least the crap films make for good couch commentary.

  • Narrator Number One

    Pppfh…like I’ve ever given a damn what that butterball Ebert thinks. I’ve seen some of the movies he claims are the best, and only have this to say: I’d rather watch a hundred crap movies than a single pretentious film. At least the crap films make for good couch commentary.

  • Table Demon

    Roger Ebert, is the troll king of trolls.

  • Table Demon

    Roger Ebert, is the troll king of trolls.

  • Table Demon

    Roger Ebert, is the troll king of trolls.

  • http://www.youtube.com/teamspork Starbuckered

    All this needs now is “we’ll fight him on the beaches, In the name of the King, all hail King Spoony”

  • http://www.youtube.com/teamspork Starbuckered

    All this needs now is “we’ll fight him on the beaches, In the name of the King, all hail King Spoony”

  • http://www.youtube.com/teamspork Starbuckered

    All this needs now is “we’ll fight him on the beaches, In the name of the King, all hail King Spoony”

  • JTurnblat

    One thing he criticizes is that “Anyone who would camp out in a tent on the sidewalk for weeks in order to be first in line for a movie is more into camping on the sidewalk than movies.”. He makes a good point, and a few other observations of the aforementioned substitute for social skills hit home a little too painfully. All the same, I can’t help feeling the douchiness of it all. Your words fall on appreciative ears (or eyes, in this case) Spoony, but don’t get too worked up about it.

  • JTurnblat

    One thing he criticizes is that “Anyone who would camp out in a tent on the sidewalk for weeks in order to be first in line for a movie is more into camping on the sidewalk than movies.”. He makes a good point, and a few other observations of the aforementioned substitute for social skills hit home a little too painfully. All the same, I can’t help feeling the douchiness of it all. Your words fall on appreciative ears (or eyes, in this case) Spoony, but don’t get too worked up about it.

  • JTurnblat

    One thing he criticizes is that “Anyone who would camp out in a tent on the sidewalk for weeks in order to be first in line for a movie is more into camping on the sidewalk than movies.”. He makes a good point, and a few other observations of the aforementioned substitute for social skills hit home a little too painfully. All the same, I can’t help feeling the douchiness of it all. Your words fall on appreciative ears (or eyes, in this case) Spoony, but don’t get too worked up about it.

  • Roger Mexico

    Ebert again gives proof to the fact that he is The Man.

  • Roger Mexico

    Ebert again gives proof to the fact that he is The Man.

  • Roger Mexico

    Ebert again gives proof to the fact that he is The Man.

  • TheGamerChef

    Spoony is preaching the word of geek god AMEN

  • TheGamerChef

    Spoony is preaching the word of geek god AMEN

  • TheGamerChef

    Spoony is preaching the word of geek god AMEN

  • Tuh-Muh

    You know, the term “Squarehead” is already widely used in eastern Canada as an ethnic slur against English people.

  • Tuh-Muh

    You know, the term “Squarehead” is already widely used in eastern Canada as an ethnic slur against English people.

  • Tuh-Muh

    You know, the term “Squarehead” is already widely used in eastern Canada as an ethnic slur against English people.

  • jackal

    Yeah, and Ebert gave a positive review of The Happening.

    I think we can ignore him forever now.

  • jackal

    Yeah, and Ebert gave a positive review of The Happening.

    I think we can ignore him forever now.

  • jackal

    Yeah, and Ebert gave a positive review of The Happening.

    I think we can ignore him forever now.

  • ConradZaar

    In this week’s Movie Answer Man column, Ebert responds to some of the criticism he has received over his “Fanboys” review: “I was unfair in referring to all fans, when the ones I was thinking of were the heroes of ‘Fanboys.’”

    http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=ANSWERMAN

    As sympathetic as I am to geek culture, on whose fringes I have moved for some years, I might point out that if the fan community wants to be taken seriously, they might consider not rallying around a semi-coherent letter whose author threatens to beat up a 66-year-old cancer victim. And the fact that “this is America” does not only confer upon you the right to masturbate to furries, it also confers upon you the right to say that someone else’s lifestyle is stupid if you want. There’s a difference between being a part of the “Star Wars” fan community, and devoting your life to “Star Wars” so exclusively that you are unable to function in other social settings and never have anything else to talk about.

  • ConradZaar

    In this week’s Movie Answer Man column, Ebert responds to some of the criticism he has received over his “Fanboys” review: “I was unfair in referring to all fans, when the ones I was thinking of were the heroes of ‘Fanboys.’”

    http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=ANSWERMAN

    As sympathetic as I am to geek culture, on whose fringes I have moved for some years, I might point out that if the fan community wants to be taken seriously, they might consider not rallying around a semi-coherent letter whose author threatens to beat up a 66-year-old cancer victim. And the fact that “this is America” does not only confer upon you the right to masturbate to furries, it also confers upon you the right to say that someone else’s lifestyle is stupid if you want. There’s a difference between being a part of the “Star Wars” fan community, and devoting your life to “Star Wars” so exclusively that you are unable to function in other social settings and never have anything else to talk about.

  • ConradZaar

    In this week’s Movie Answer Man column, Ebert responds to some of the criticism he has received over his “Fanboys” review: “I was unfair in referring to all fans, when the ones I was thinking of were the heroes of ‘Fanboys.’”

    http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=ANSWERMAN

    As sympathetic as I am to geek culture, on whose fringes I have moved for some years, I might point out that if the fan community wants to be taken seriously, they might consider not rallying around a semi-coherent letter whose author threatens to beat up a 66-year-old cancer victim. And the fact that “this is America” does not only confer upon you the right to masturbate to furries, it also confers upon you the right to say that someone else’s lifestyle is stupid if you want. There’s a difference between being a part of the “Star Wars” fan community, and devoting your life to “Star Wars” so exclusively that you are unable to function in other social settings and never have anything else to talk about.

  • Wichmann

    All hail king Spoony! I shall celebrate your ascension by masturbating over my new collecters edition, transgendered moogle, Harrison Ford!

  • Wichmann

    All hail king Spoony! I shall celebrate your ascension by masturbating over my new collecters edition, transgendered moogle, Harrison Ford!

  • Wichmann

    All hail king Spoony! I shall celebrate your ascension by masturbating over my new collecters edition, transgendered moogle, Harrison Ford!

  • http://www.spoonyexperiment.com/ Spoony

    I never once expressed my support of the letter or his threat to beat up a cancer victim, and I never insinuated that Roger Ebert does not have the right to call fanboys stupid. Don’t put words in my mouth. I simply said that I felt insulted by Ebert’s remarks. He doesn’t have the background to make a credible social critic about how other people live their lives.

    And if you can point to a single, solitary person who is so devoted to Star Wars “so exclusively that you are unable to function in other social settings and never have anything else to talk about,” I’ll eat my hat. The movie is a fictional work, as are the characters in it. I think a lot of people involved in this discussion are forgetting that.

  • http://www.spoonyexperiment.com/ Spoony

    I never once expressed my support of the letter or his threat to beat up a cancer victim, and I never insinuated that Roger Ebert does not have the right to call fanboys stupid. Don’t put words in my mouth. I simply said that I felt insulted by Ebert’s remarks. He doesn’t have the background to make a credible social critic about how other people live their lives.

    And if you can point to a single, solitary person who is so devoted to Star Wars “so exclusively that you are unable to function in other social settings and never have anything else to talk about,” I’ll eat my hat. The movie is a fictional work, as are the characters in it. I think a lot of people involved in this discussion are forgetting that.

  • http://www.spoonyexperiment.com Spoony

    I never once expressed my support of the letter or his threat to beat up a cancer victim, and I never insinuated that Roger Ebert does not have the right to call fanboys stupid. Don’t put words in my mouth. I simply said that I felt insulted by Ebert’s remarks. He doesn’t have the background to make a credible social critic about how other people live their lives.

    And if you can point to a single, solitary person who is so devoted to Star Wars “so exclusively that you are unable to function in other social settings and never have anything else to talk about,” I’ll eat my hat. The movie is a fictional work, as are the characters in it. I think a lot of people involved in this discussion are forgetting that.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/Jabbakahut jabbakahut

    I guess I agree, I just don’t care. I get it, I’m a fanboy. Someone more successful than I calls me a douche? Maybe he’s right.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/Jabbakahut jabbakahut

    I guess I agree, I just don’t care. I get it, I’m a fanboy. Someone more successful than I calls me a douche? Maybe he’s right.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/Jabbakahut jabbakahut

    I guess I agree, I just don’t care. I get it, I’m a fanboy. Someone more successful than I calls me a douche? Maybe he’s right.

  • ConradZaar

    I’m sorry; I didn’t mean to put words in your mouth.

    It remains the case, however, that some fans are indeed rallying around Jimmy Mac’s letter, when they would be better off finding someone who doesn’t give the impression of confirming all the worst accusations about fandom. And although it’s true that you never denied Ebert’s right to to speak freely, your cry of “damn it, this is America!” seemed to me to be invoking questions of freedom and rights that Ebert never called into question either.

    I apologize if I seemed snotty or unfair.

  • ConradZaar

    I’m sorry; I didn’t mean to put words in your mouth.

    It remains the case, however, that some fans are indeed rallying around Jimmy Mac’s letter, when they would be better off finding someone who doesn’t give the impression of confirming all the worst accusations about fandom. And although it’s true that you never denied Ebert’s right to to speak freely, your cry of “damn it, this is America!” seemed to me to be invoking questions of freedom and rights that Ebert never called into question either.

    I apologize if I seemed snotty or unfair.

  • A Dead Guy

    Hail to the king, baby!

  • A Dead Guy

    Hail to the king, baby!

  • ConradZaar

    I’m sorry; I didn’t mean to put words in your mouth.

    It remains the case, however, that some fans are indeed rallying around Jimmy Mac’s letter, when they would be better off finding someone who doesn’t give the impression of confirming all the worst accusations about fandom. And although it’s true that you never denied Ebert’s right to to speak freely, your cry of “damn it, this is America!” seemed to me to be invoking questions of freedom and rights that Ebert never called into question either.

    I apologize if I seemed snotty or unfair.

  • A Dead Guy

    Hail to the king, baby!

  • Fdragon

    I have to agree with you, Spoony. Example: I know full well that World of Warcraft is a huge waste of time, Harry Potter is simplistc and Star Trek has had a LOT of bad episodes. However, I reserve the right to be a fan of them, despite their flaws.

  • Fdragon

    I have to agree with you, Spoony. Example: I know full well that World of Warcraft is a huge waste of time, Harry Potter is simplistc and Star Trek has had a LOT of bad episodes. However, I reserve the right to be a fan of them, despite their flaws.

  • Anonymous

    I’m happy that Ebert clarified his comments in the Answer Man column. With everyone having said their piece, this thread can end peaceably. Work on your self-defense mechanism. I can understand the sting people feel with Ebert’s original review, as I have my own shame, but I think people with otherwise normal lives are taking offense where none was intended, and giving him too much credence otherwise. You could also interpret Ebert’s comments to mean that these ridiculous caricatures do not represent three-dimensional people. Ebert has never been afraid of being pointed in his reviews before so I don’t know why readers are expecting coddling from him now.

  • Anonymous

    I’m happy that Ebert clarified his comments in the Answer Man column. With everyone having said their piece, this thread can end peaceably. Work on your self-defense mechanism. I can understand the sting people feel with Ebert’s original review, as I have my own shame, but I think people with otherwise normal lives are taking offense where none was intended, and giving him too much credence otherwise. You could also interpret Ebert’s comments to mean that these ridiculous caricatures do not represent three-dimensional people. Ebert has never been afraid of being pointed in his reviews before so I don’t know why readers are expecting coddling from him now.

  • Fdragon

    I have to agree with you, Spoony. Example: I know full well that World of Warcraft is a huge waste of time, Harry Potter is simplistc and Star Trek has had a LOT of bad episodes. However, I reserve the right to be a fan of them, despite their flaws.

  • http://www.myspace.com/whiteflags99 joshua

    I’m happy that Ebert clarified his comments in the Answer Man column. With everyone having said their piece, this thread can end peaceably. Work on your self-defense mechanism. I can understand the sting people feel with Ebert’s original review, as I have my own shame, but I think people with otherwise normal lives are taking offense where none was intended, and giving him too much credence otherwise. You could also interpret Ebert’s comments to mean that these ridiculous caricatures do not represent three-dimensional people. Ebert has never been afraid of being pointed in his reviews before so I don’t know why readers are expecting coddling from him now.

  • http://www.spoonyexperiment.com/ Spoony

    Well, my “this is America” cry is my default response to anyone who wags their finger at deviant or pornographic behavior. What did the Founding Fathers fight and die for if not our God-given right to buy pirate-themed porn and inject grotesque amounts of saline into our scrotum?

    That’s freedom, baby!

  • http://www.spoonyexperiment.com/ Spoony

    Well, my “this is America” cry is my default response to anyone who wags their finger at deviant or pornographic behavior. What did the Founding Fathers fight and die for if not our God-given right to buy pirate-themed porn and inject grotesque amounts of saline into our scrotum?

    That’s freedom, baby!

  • http://www.spoonyexperiment.com Spoony

    Well, my “this is America” cry is my default response to anyone who wags their finger at deviant or pornographic behavior. What did the Founding Fathers fight and die for if not our God-given right to buy pirate-themed porn and inject grotesque amounts of saline into our scrotum?

    That’s freedom, baby!

  • ConradZaar

    Is that what you get up to in America? Up here in Canada we just sit around listening to our frozen noses break off.

  • ConradZaar

    Is that what you get up to in America? Up here in Canada we just sit around listening to our frozen noses break off.

  • ConradZaar

    Is that what you get up to in America? Up here in Canada we just sit around listening to our frozen noses break off.

  • Quinn

    I cried a MANLY tear of pride.
    Especially at the last line.

  • Quinn

    I cried a MANLY tear of pride.
    Especially at the last line.

  • Quinn

    I cried a MANLY tear of pride.
    Especially at the last line.

  • JTurnblat

    In lieu of the recent turn of events and time to think everything over, I believe all is well and I can see both Spoony and Ebert’s sides equally. I think less of neither of these fine men.

  • JTurnblat

    In lieu of the recent turn of events and time to think everything over, I believe all is well and I can see both Spoony and Ebert’s sides equally. I think less of neither of these fine men.

  • JTurnblat

    In lieu of the recent turn of events and time to think everything over, I believe all is well and I can see both Spoony and Ebert’s sides equally. I think less of neither of these fine men.

  • BFalcon

    Yes captain!

  • BFalcon

    Yes captain!

  • BFalcon

    Yes captain!

  • DCochran

    OH CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN!

  • DCochran

    OH CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN!

  • DCochran

    OH CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN!

  • Madzor

    Post #27 said everything, Ebert seems to be telling people what should they do, that’s all.

    I only posted to say that David Tennant is the best Doctor.

  • Madzor

    Post #27 said everything, Ebert seems to be telling people what should they do, that’s all.

    I only posted to say that David Tennant is the best Doctor.

  • Madzor

    Post #27 said everything, Ebert seems to be telling people what should they do, that’s all.

    I only posted to say that David Tennant is the best Doctor.

  • http://the-gel.livejournal.com/ GEL

    XD Good show, Spoony and a high five to you. Indeed you are correct sir.

    …especially because Ebert’s review of Fanboys wasn’t even a damn review! It was 97% flame! It’s best summarized as nothing more than “Fanboys are fucking stupid and the problem with this movie is that it celebrates them rather than bashes them” and that’s it. That’s ALL he says about it basically. Bah!

  • http://the-gel.livejournal.com/ GEL

    XD Good show, Spoony and a high five to you. Indeed you are correct sir.

    …especially because Ebert’s review of Fanboys wasn’t even a damn review! It was 97% flame! It’s best summarized as nothing more than “Fanboys are fucking stupid and the problem with this movie is that it celebrates them rather than bashes them” and that’s it. That’s ALL he says about it basically. Bah!

  • http://the-gel.livejournal.com GEL

    XD Good show, Spoony and a high five to you. Indeed you are correct sir.

    …especially because Ebert’s review of Fanboys wasn’t even a damn review! It was 97% flame! It’s best summarized as nothing more than “Fanboys are fucking stupid and the problem with this movie is that it celebrates them rather than bashes them” and that’s it. That’s ALL he says about it basically. Bah!

  • Philosophy

    <3

  • Philosophy

    <3

  • Philosophy

    <3

  • http://www.twitter.com/jillers Jillers

    You nailed it: you may make fun of the fanboys and girls of the world, but you’re still, in a sense, one of us, so it’s not alienating, it’s more or less inviting people to see and laugh at themselves… and crappy video games.

  • http://www.twitter.com/jillers Jillers

    You nailed it: you may make fun of the fanboys and girls of the world, but you’re still, in a sense, one of us, so it’s not alienating, it’s more or less inviting people to see and laugh at themselves… and crappy video games.

  • http://www.twitter.com/jillers Jillers

    You nailed it: you may make fun of the fanboys and girls of the world, but you’re still, in a sense, one of us, so it’s not alienating, it’s more or less inviting people to see and laugh at themselves… and crappy video games.

  • Zach Wilkins

    *clap*

  • Zach Wilkins

    *clap*

  • Zach Wilkins

    *clap*

  • http://www.chevronhubbard.com/ Kevin Sheehan

    I do have to agree with Roger Ebert. His “insights” into fandom were merely to show the depth the movie could have had, had it taken it’s source material more seriously. I am brimming full of trivia knowledge, from Star Wars to Futurama to Lord Of The Rings. At the end of the day, the knowledge feels gimmicky, and I do love camping. Roger Ebert may not have much experience with Sci-Fi buffs, but I’m sure he gets his fair share of Movie Geeks. I’d get tired in his shoes too. However, I think there is warmth to be found, not in the actual interest, but in the people that share it. When it comes down to who shot first, the most enjoyable part of the conversation is the jokes that insue, and I wouldn’t trade that for all the yuppie laughs in the world

  • http://www.chevronhubbard.com/ Kevin Sheehan

    I do have to agree with Roger Ebert. His “insights” into fandom were merely to show the depth the movie could have had, had it taken it’s source material more seriously. I am brimming full of trivia knowledge, from Star Wars to Futurama to Lord Of The Rings. At the end of the day, the knowledge feels gimmicky, and I do love camping. Roger Ebert may not have much experience with Sci-Fi buffs, but I’m sure he gets his fair share of Movie Geeks. I’d get tired in his shoes too. However, I think there is warmth to be found, not in the actual interest, but in the people that share it. When it comes down to who shot first, the most enjoyable part of the conversation is the jokes that insue, and I wouldn’t trade that for all the yuppie laughs in the world

  • http://www.chevronhubbard.com Kevin Sheehan

    I do have to agree with Roger Ebert. His “insights” into fandom were merely to show the depth the movie could have had, had it taken it’s source material more seriously. I am brimming full of trivia knowledge, from Star Wars to Futurama to Lord Of The Rings. At the end of the day, the knowledge feels gimmicky, and I do love camping. Roger Ebert may not have much experience with Sci-Fi buffs, but I’m sure he gets his fair share of Movie Geeks. I’d get tired in his shoes too. However, I think there is warmth to be found, not in the actual interest, but in the people that share it. When it comes down to who shot first, the most enjoyable part of the conversation is the jokes that insue, and I wouldn’t trade that for all the yuppie laughs in the world

  • Julie N.

    Aww, that was surprisingly sweet. I just went to read ‘Bert’s review and… Bah. But it’s okay. Roger Ebert can be an elitist, judgmental ass all he wants; HE’LL never be Spoony’s homie :D (Also, I really hope we get to read those Star Wars essays.)

  • Julie N.

    Aww, that was surprisingly sweet. I just went to read ‘Bert’s review and… Bah. But it’s okay. Roger Ebert can be an elitist, judgmental ass all he wants; HE’LL never be Spoony’s homie :D (Also, I really hope we get to read those Star Wars essays.)

  • Julie N.

    Aww, that was surprisingly sweet. I just went to read ‘Bert’s review and… Bah. But it’s okay. Roger Ebert can be an elitist, judgmental ass all he wants; HE’LL never be Spoony’s homie :D (Also, I really hope we get to read those Star Wars essays.)

  • Hardcore Joe

    YAY! put that fat sack in his place i am with you Spoony!

  • Hardcore Joe

    YAY! put that fat sack in his place i am with you Spoony!

  • bushidogamer

    Roger Ebert gave The Passion of the Christ a perfect score. That right there shows that he has no taste. Personally, I go to the movies to have fun. You don’t go to the movies to see a guy get beat up for 100 minutes (or more), and then maybe see 10 or 12 minutes of scenes from the Bible reenacted. I wanted the time I spent on this movie back. Which is the sad thing. I did not go to see this movie. That insightful play by play above was given to me by my nine year old niece. It goes to show the type of people that enjoy these types of movies. Her parents should be ashamed of themselves. That girl will be more intelligent than her parents or Roger Ebert will ever be.

  • bushidogamer

    Roger Ebert gave The Passion of the Christ a perfect score. That right there shows that he has no taste. Personally, I go to the movies to have fun. You don’t go to the movies to see a guy get beat up for 100 minutes (or more), and then maybe see 10 or 12 minutes of scenes from the Bible reenacted. I wanted the time I spent on this movie back. Which is the sad thing. I did not go to see this movie. That insightful play by play above was given to me by my nine year old niece. It goes to show the type of people that enjoy these types of movies. Her parents should be ashamed of themselves. That girl will be more intelligent than her parents or Roger Ebert will ever be.

  • Hardcore Joe

    YAY! put that fat sack in his place i am with you Spoony!

  • bushidogamer

    Roger Ebert gave The Passion of the Christ a perfect score. That right there shows that he has no taste. Personally, I go to the movies to have fun. You don’t go to the movies to see a guy get beat up for 100 minutes (or more), and then maybe see 10 or 12 minutes of scenes from the Bible reenacted. I wanted the time I spent on this movie back. Which is the sad thing. I did not go to see this movie. That insightful play by play above was given to me by my nine year old niece. It goes to show the type of people that enjoy these types of movies. Her parents should be ashamed of themselves. That girl will be more intelligent than her parents or Roger Ebert will ever be.

  • Resident01

    I had no idea that there was pirate themed porn. Ignorance IS bliss, it seems.

  • Resident01

    I had no idea that there was pirate themed porn. Ignorance IS bliss, it seems.

  • Resident01

    I had no idea that there was pirate themed porn. Ignorance IS bliss, it seems.

  • Booze Zombie

    I do believe it’s called PiratesXXX or somesuch.

    Anyway… this is indeed a great speech, Spoony. Bravo!

  • Booze Zombie

    I do believe it’s called PiratesXXX or somesuch.

    Anyway… this is indeed a great speech, Spoony. Bravo!

  • Booze Zombie

    I do believe it’s called PiratesXXX or somesuch.

    Anyway… this is indeed a great speech, Spoony. Bravo!

  • Shinizaru

    You tell’em G! …I mean…N!…ah, fuck it. I don’t think I’ll try being black. It doesn’t work (no offense to any ‘gangstas’ that happen to be reading this…and if you are, stop calling yourself gangsta).

    Anyway, This is an amazing rant and I am behind you all the way, Noah. To say something like that is just…completely and utterly wrong. As much as I hate saying that about opinions, there’s a line to be crossed and, as we say in Texas, Them be fightin’ werds he dun spoken!

    By the way, may I quote a portion of your paragraph? I wish to posted it on my myspace.

  • Shinizaru

    You tell’em G! …I mean…N!…ah, fuck it. I don’t think I’ll try being black. It doesn’t work (no offense to any ‘gangstas’ that happen to be reading this…and if you are, stop calling yourself gangsta).

    Anyway, This is an amazing rant and I am behind you all the way, Noah. To say something like that is just…completely and utterly wrong. As much as I hate saying that about opinions, there’s a line to be crossed and, as we say in Texas, Them be fightin’ werds he dun spoken!

    By the way, may I quote a portion of your paragraph? I wish to posted it on my myspace.

  • Shinizaru

    You tell’em G! …I mean…N!…ah, fuck it. I don’t think I’ll try being black. It doesn’t work (no offense to any ‘gangstas’ that happen to be reading this…and if you are, stop calling yourself gangsta).

    Anyway, This is an amazing rant and I am behind you all the way, Noah. To say something like that is just…completely and utterly wrong. As much as I hate saying that about opinions, there’s a line to be crossed and, as we say in Texas, Them be fightin’ werds he dun spoken!

    By the way, may I quote a portion of your paragraph? I wish to posted it on my myspace.

  • NucleaRaptor

    I’ve said it before,and I’ll say it again:

    Spoony,you are my fucking hero. This verbal bitchslap just cemented your status as the God Tier of reviewers/blaggers everywhere.

    Internet high five,brah.

  • NucleaRaptor

    I’ve said it before,and I’ll say it again:

    Spoony,you are my fucking hero. This verbal bitchslap just cemented your status as the God Tier of reviewers/blaggers everywhere.

    Internet high five,brah.

  • NucleaRaptor

    I’ve said it before,and I’ll say it again:

    Spoony,you are my fucking hero. This verbal bitchslap just cemented your status as the God Tier of reviewers/blaggers everywhere.

    Internet high five,brah.

  • http://suicidepose.com/ Airlocke

    About time someone realized that Ebert wasn’t the God of all reviewers and above being an asshole. This makes me happy.

  • http://suicidepose.com/ Airlocke

    About time someone realized that Ebert wasn’t the God of all reviewers and above being an asshole. This makes me happy.

  • http://suicidepose.com Airlocke

    About time someone realized that Ebert wasn’t the God of all reviewers and above being an asshole. This makes me happy.

  • Anonymous

    Next on Monday Night Raw: A grudge match… Spoony vs. The ‘Bert… Don’t miss it…. :D

  • Anonymous

    Next on Monday Night Raw: A grudge match… Spoony vs. The ‘Bert… Don’t miss it…. :D

  • cthulhu07

    Next on Monday Night Raw: A grudge match… Spoony vs. The ‘Bert… Don’t miss it…. :D

  • DM1293

    Its been a while since I’ve read something you’ve written thats made me go “DAMN RIGHT!”

    I take an objective standpoint (I may suck for liking FF8, but damnit, I take the ‘too young to really process the story’ card! And yet at age 11 I still could master the junctioning system better! TIME PARADOX) on some of your reviews, and others I agree readily just cause I believe that George Lucas is indeed just wiping his ass all over scripts. But thats the thing between you saying it and someone on Rotten Tomatoes, or someone in the newspaper; you’re WITH us at some point.

    Ebert isn’t. “They’re always asking you questions they know the answer to”. Whats the problem with that? It might spark some interest sometimes. If I never asked a question about FF7 games, I’d never have found one of the coolest sites ever (Shut down sadly) for fanboys, and actually get hooked onto the Playstation moreso than before. My sister would never have become a fan herself. Fans beget fans sometimes.

    Thats why I think AVGN, Nostalgia Critic, Linkara… why they’re all very popular. These guys are, or were at one point, fans. And all hail to King Noah and the Spoony Experiment! Where movies and games get raped by a guy who cares!

  • DM1293

    Its been a while since I’ve read something you’ve written thats made me go “DAMN RIGHT!”

    I take an objective standpoint (I may suck for liking FF8, but damnit, I take the ‘too young to really process the story’ card! And yet at age 11 I still could master the junctioning system better! TIME PARADOX) on some of your reviews, and others I agree readily just cause I believe that George Lucas is indeed just wiping his ass all over scripts. But thats the thing between you saying it and someone on Rotten Tomatoes, or someone in the newspaper; you’re WITH us at some point.

    Ebert isn’t. “They’re always asking you questions they know the answer to”. Whats the problem with that? It might spark some interest sometimes. If I never asked a question about FF7 games, I’d never have found one of the coolest sites ever (Shut down sadly) for fanboys, and actually get hooked onto the Playstation moreso than before. My sister would never have become a fan herself. Fans beget fans sometimes.

    Thats why I think AVGN, Nostalgia Critic, Linkara… why they’re all very popular. These guys are, or were at one point, fans. And all hail to King Noah and the Spoony Experiment! Where movies and games get raped by a guy who cares!

  • http://www.spazzmaster8705.webs.com/ Spazz Master

    *snivle* I love you too, man. WWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

    SPOONY LOVES US!!!!

    lol

  • http://www.spazzmaster8705.webs.com Spazz Master

    *snivle* I love you too, man. WWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

    SPOONY LOVES US!!!!

    lol

  • MattJay

    HAVE MY BABIES.

  • MattJay

    HAVE MY BABIES.

  • Gordon

    Well, I actually saw the film in Houston and it was actually really funny. Hell it also made use of Harrison Ford’s bad acting choices, like Six Days Seven Nights. Another good part to the movie is it has a cancer subplot that gives the group a good reason for their adventure. Also the fight against the Trekkies was funny as hell, even shot like a Star Trek fight. But you give a good point on fanboys can only be bashed by fans, not dumb fat critics.

  • Gordon

    Well, I actually saw the film in Houston and it was actually really funny. Hell it also made use of Harrison Ford’s bad acting choices, like Six Days Seven Nights. Another good part to the movie is it has a cancer subplot that gives the group a good reason for their adventure. Also the fight against the Trekkies was funny as hell, even shot like a Star Trek fight. But you give a good point on fanboys can only be bashed by fans, not dumb fat critics.

  • Gordon

    Well, I actually saw the film in Houston and it was actually really funny. Hell it also made use of Harrison Ford’s bad acting choices, like Six Days Seven Nights. Another good part to the movie is it has a cancer subplot that gives the group a good reason for their adventure. Also the fight against the Trekkies was funny as hell, even shot like a Star Trek fight. But you give a good point on fanboys can only be bashed by fans, not dumb fat critics.

  • James Corck

    Mmhmm, this guy (Ebert) just never learns. The more I learn about him the more I think he should retire.

    Spoony, you are our King indeed, and we are proud to have you there for and with us.

    Also, when did you raged about furries? I don’t remember, may somebody point me to the article, video or podcast? I would love to check what you said.

  • James Corck

    Mmhmm, this guy (Ebert) just never learns. The more I learn about him the more I think he should retire.

    Spoony, you are our King indeed, and we are proud to have you there for and with us.

    Also, when did you raged about furries? I don’t remember, may somebody point me to the article, video or podcast? I would love to check what you said.

  • James Corck

    Mmhmm, this guy (Ebert) just never learns. The more I learn about him the more I think he should retire.

    Spoony, you are our King indeed, and we are proud to have you there for and with us.

    Also, when did you raged about furries? I don’t remember, may somebody point me to the article, video or podcast? I would love to check what you said.

  • James Corck

    Mmhmm, this guy (Ebert) just never learns. The more I learn about him the more I think he should retire.

    Spoony, you are our King indeed, and we are proud to have you there for and with us.

    Also, when did you raged about furries? I don’t remember, may somebody point me to the article, video or podcast? I would love to check what you said.

  • http://smellslikegeekstink.blogspot.com/ Jenny

    Every time I hear about this Ebert guy, he’s always saying something ignorant and stupid about gamers. Dude, just because you’re not into it doesn’t give you the right to stereotype and make fun of the people who enjoy it

  • http://smellslikegeekstink.blogspot.com/ Jenny

    Every time I hear about this Ebert guy, he’s always saying something ignorant and stupid about gamers. Dude, just because you’re not into it doesn’t give you the right to stereotype and make fun of the people who enjoy it

  • http://smellslikegeekstink.blogspot.com/ Jenny

    Every time I hear about this Ebert guy, he’s always saying something ignorant and stupid about gamers. Dude, just because you’re not into it doesn’t give you the right to stereotype and make fun of the people who enjoy it

  • http://smellslikegeekstink.blogspot.com Jenny

    Every time I hear about this Ebert guy, he’s always saying something ignorant and stupid about gamers. Dude, just because you’re not into it doesn’t give you the right to stereotype and make fun of the people who enjoy it

  • Dude

    Amen to that Spoony!!!

  • Dude

    Amen to that Spoony!!!

  • Dude

    Amen to that Spoony!!!

  • Dude

    Amen to that Spoony!!!

  • Megan

    Love you too Spoony.
    Fanboys/Fangirls around the world can make fun of each other, we can bash each other and have stupid arguements over Sephiroth VS Pikachu for christ’s sake.
    But Ebert has no right to bash us or call our style of life ‘idotic’. I hope he dies soon.
    <3

  • Megan

    Love you too Spoony.
    Fanboys/Fangirls around the world can make fun of each other, we can bash each other and have stupid arguements over Sephiroth VS Pikachu for christ’s sake.
    But Ebert has no right to bash us or call our style of life ‘idotic’. I hope he dies soon.
    <3

  • Megan

    Love you too Spoony.
    Fanboys/Fangirls around the world can make fun of each other, we can bash each other and have stupid arguements over Sephiroth VS Pikachu for christ’s sake.
    But Ebert has no right to bash us or call our style of life ‘idotic’. I hope he dies soon.
    <3

  • Megan

    Love you too Spoony.
    Fanboys/Fangirls around the world can make fun of each other, we can bash each other and have stupid arguements over Sephiroth VS Pikachu for christ’s sake.
    But Ebert has no right to bash us or call our style of life ‘idotic’. I hope he dies soon.
    <3

  • Spoony…

    …I love you <3

  • Spoony…

    …I love you <3

  • Spoony…

    …I love you <3

  • Spoony…

    …I love you <3

  • 1130210

    Wow, nicely said spoony!

  • 1130210

    Wow, nicely said spoony!

  • dimitri

    yeah.. people are different and we shouldnt hurt them for it.

  • dimitri

    yeah.. people are different and we shouldnt hurt them for it.

  • dimitri

    yeah.. people are different and we shouldnt hurt them for it.

  • dimitri

    yeah.. people are different and we shouldnt hurt them for it.

  • Namaru

    “I’ve raged against furries and weird transgender moogle porn, but damn it, this is America! You want to jerk off to Filthy Multitasking Quistis, hell, throw that picture on the ground, huddle up, and I’ll put five bucks on whoever can bust a nut on her face first.”

    I SALUTE YOU SPOONY.

    While that was the creepiest thing I’ve ever heard, it was so creepy it was almost sweet.

  • Namaru

    “I’ve raged against furries and weird transgender moogle porn, but damn it, this is America! You want to jerk off to Filthy Multitasking Quistis, hell, throw that picture on the ground, huddle up, and I’ll put five bucks on whoever can bust a nut on her face first.”

    I SALUTE YOU SPOONY.

    While that was the creepiest thing I’ve ever heard, it was so creepy it was almost sweet.

  • Namaru

    “I’ve raged against furries and weird transgender moogle porn, but damn it, this is America! You want to jerk off to Filthy Multitasking Quistis, hell, throw that picture on the ground, huddle up, and I’ll put five bucks on whoever can bust a nut on her face first.”

    I SALUTE YOU SPOONY.

    While that was the creepiest thing I’ve ever heard, it was so creepy it was almost sweet.

  • Namaru

    “I’ve raged against furries and weird transgender moogle porn, but damn it, this is America! You want to jerk off to Filthy Multitasking Quistis, hell, throw that picture on the ground, huddle up, and I’ll put five bucks on whoever can bust a nut on her face first.”

    I SALUTE YOU SPOONY.

    While that was the creepiest thing I’ve ever heard, it was so creepy it was almost sweet.

  • derek

    I feel like this needs a standing ovation. clap clap clap

  • derek

    I feel like this needs a standing ovation. clap clap clap

  • derek

    I feel like this needs a standing ovation. clap clap clap

  • derek

    I feel like this needs a standing ovation. clap clap clap

  • kalle

    You? My king, anybody´s king? That might just be a we bit too self indulgent of your delusions of grandeur for my tastes.

  • kalle

    You? My king, anybody´s king? That might just be a we bit too self indulgent of your delusions of grandeur for my tastes.

  • kalle

    You? My king, anybody´s king? That might just be a we bit too self indulgent of your delusions of grandeur for my tastes.

  • kalle

    You? My king, anybody´s king? That might just be a we bit too self indulgent of your delusions of grandeur for my tastes.

  • dimitri

    “You are not stupid for seeking people you identify with. You are not an idiot for finding friends and feeling like you have somewhere you belong.”

    spoony is no longer just my favorite comedian, he is worthy of being my hero now.
    that line probably changed alot of opinions of how people think about you.

  • dimitri

    “You are not stupid for seeking people you identify with. You are not an idiot for finding friends and feeling like you have somewhere you belong.”

    spoony is no longer just my favorite comedian, he is worthy of being my hero now.
    that line probably changed alot of opinions of how people think about you.

  • dimitri

    “You are not stupid for seeking people you identify with. You are not an idiot for finding friends and feeling like you have somewhere you belong.”

    spoony is no longer just my favorite comedian, he is worthy of being my hero now.
    that line probably changed alot of opinions of how people think about you.

  • ThomasMink

    I agree with all you’ve said here. And hey.. let it be known that you have a fan, me, who is a furry. Haven’t seen any of this rage on here.. but I doubt it would matter anyway. Your stuff is too good to let an opinion deter my watching/reading. :)

  • ThomasMink

    I agree with all you’ve said here. And hey.. let it be known that you have a fan, me, who is a furry. Haven’t seen any of this rage on here.. but I doubt it would matter anyway. Your stuff is too good to let an opinion deter my watching/reading. :)

  • ThomasMink

    I agree with all you’ve said here. And hey.. let it be known that you have a fan, me, who is a furry. Haven’t seen any of this rage on here.. but I doubt it would matter anyway. Your stuff is too good to let an opinion deter my watching/reading. :)

  • ThomasMink

    I agree with all you’ve said here. And hey.. let it be known that you have a fan, me, who is a furry. Haven’t seen any of this rage on here.. but I doubt it would matter anyway. Your stuff is too good to let an opinion deter my watching/reading. :)

  • Dark Pascual

    NEVER MESS WITH THE G33K N4T10N!!!

  • Dark Pascual

    NEVER MESS WITH THE G33K N4T10N!!!

  • Dark Pascual

    NEVER MESS WITH THE G33K N4T10N!!!

  • Dark Pascual

    NEVER MESS WITH THE G33K N4T10N!!!

  • Aran

    I’ve always respected you spoony, But this….
    I salute you, You Spoony Bard!
    I myself am one of those “New Generation” FF fans, Whom gre up with the new games, But your comments against it have never offended me in the slightest.
    Keep up the goodwork,

  • Aran

    I’ve always respected you spoony, But this….
    I salute you, You Spoony Bard!
    I myself am one of those “New Generation” FF fans, Whom gre up with the new games, But your comments against it have never offended me in the slightest.
    Keep up the goodwork,

  • Aran

    I’ve always respected you spoony, But this….
    I salute you, You Spoony Bard!
    I myself am one of those “New Generation” FF fans, Whom gre up with the new games, But your comments against it have never offended me in the slightest.
    Keep up the goodwork,

  • Aran

    I’ve always respected you spoony, But this….
    I salute you, You Spoony Bard!
    I myself am one of those “New Generation” FF fans, Whom gre up with the new games, But your comments against it have never offended me in the slightest.
    Keep up the goodwork,

  • DerMax

    Ahh, dammit…now that youve gotten all mshy on us, i feel all fuzzy inside. Well, guess its time to tell my family i love them, play a game of Final Fantasy X-2 (oh yes i went there) and cruise around town with the Thundercats Theme blaring!!!

  • DerMax

    Ahh, dammit…now that youve gotten all mshy on us, i feel all fuzzy inside. Well, guess its time to tell my family i love them, play a game of Final Fantasy X-2 (oh yes i went there) and cruise around town with the Thundercats Theme blaring!!!

  • DerMax

    Ahh, dammit…now that youve gotten all mshy on us, i feel all fuzzy inside. Well, guess its time to tell my family i love them, play a game of Final Fantasy X-2 (oh yes i went there) and cruise around town with the Thundercats Theme blaring!!!

  • DerMax

    Ahh, dammit…now that youve gotten all mshy on us, i feel all fuzzy inside. Well, guess its time to tell my family i love them, play a game of Final Fantasy X-2 (oh yes i went there) and cruise around town with the Thundercats Theme blaring!!!

  • Katie

    Well said Spoony. You make an excellent king for all of us freaks out there haha.

  • Katie

    Well said Spoony. You make an excellent king for all of us freaks out there haha.

  • Katie

    Well said Spoony. You make an excellent king for all of us freaks out there haha.

  • Katie

    Well said Spoony. You make an excellent king for all of us freaks out there haha.

  • Y

    I salute you, king Spoony. You managed to put into words what so many of us have thought but never quite found the words for.

  • Y

    I salute you, king Spoony. You managed to put into words what so many of us have thought but never quite found the words for.

  • Y

    I salute you, king Spoony. You managed to put into words what so many of us have thought but never quite found the words for.

  • Sandrock

    Indeed, fanboys/girls can be a right pain in the arse but that doesn’t mean we can all get along.

    And for the record, the 4th Docotor (Tom Baker) was the best, followed by the 10th (David Tennant). But that doesn’t mean that I don’t agree with you on FF VIII

    ALL HAIL THE SPOONY ONE!!! *Kneels before the King*

  • Sandrock

    Indeed, fanboys/girls can be a right pain in the arse but that doesn’t mean we can all get along.

    And for the record, the 4th Docotor (Tom Baker) was the best, followed by the 10th (David Tennant). But that doesn’t mean that I don’t agree with you on FF VIII

    ALL HAIL THE SPOONY ONE!!! *Kneels before the King*

  • Sandrock

    Indeed, fanboys/girls can be a right pain in the arse but that doesn’t mean we can all get along.

    And for the record, the 4th Docotor (Tom Baker) was the best, followed by the 10th (David Tennant). But that doesn’t mean that I don’t agree with you on FF VIII

    ALL HAIL THE SPOONY ONE!!! *Kneels before the King*

  • Oracle

    I just think it’s highly ironic coming from a movie critic, who basically watches movies all day that the fanboys would be the ones without life.

  • Oracle

    I just think it’s highly ironic coming from a movie critic, who basically watches movies all day that the fanboys would be the ones without life.

  • Oracle

    I just think it’s highly ironic coming from a movie critic, who basically watches movies all day that the fanboys would be the ones without life.

  • Oracle

    I just think it’s highly ironic coming from a movie critic, who basically watches movies all day that the fanboys would be the ones without life.

  • http://www.cheshirecatstudios.com/ LaughingMan

    Sad to say I half agree with Ebert about the ‘standing in line for a week’ thing. It never made sense to me that no matter how many eggs I threw at the hardcore Star Wars geeks in line, they’d rather get yolk on their Jedi robes than lose their place at the front.

    The part I disagree with him about involved a hot girl standing in a Clone Wars movie line wearing blue makeup and a skin-tight jumpsuit. You know Ebert ain’t getting any of that.

    … though neither am I. Hmm.

  • http://www.cheshirecatstudios.com/ LaughingMan

    Sad to say I half agree with Ebert about the ‘standing in line for a week’ thing. It never made sense to me that no matter how many eggs I threw at the hardcore Star Wars geeks in line, they’d rather get yolk on their Jedi robes than lose their place at the front.

    The part I disagree with him about involved a hot girl standing in a Clone Wars movie line wearing blue makeup and a skin-tight jumpsuit. You know Ebert ain’t getting any of that.

    … though neither am I. Hmm.

  • http://www.cheshirecatstudios.com LaughingMan

    Sad to say I half agree with Ebert about the ‘standing in line for a week’ thing. It never made sense to me that no matter how many eggs I threw at the hardcore Star Wars geeks in line, they’d rather get yolk on their Jedi robes than lose their place at the front.

    The part I disagree with him about involved a hot girl standing in a Clone Wars movie line wearing blue makeup and a skin-tight jumpsuit. You know Ebert ain’t getting any of that.

    … though neither am I. Hmm.

  • Seppuku

    Well said, Spoony!
    Raise the nerd banner high :)

  • Seppuku

    Well said, Spoony!
    Raise the nerd banner high :)

  • Seppuku

    Well said, Spoony!
    Raise the nerd banner high :)

  • Seppuku

    Well said, Spoony!
    Raise the nerd banner high :)

  • bushidogamer

    If had a roaring audience everywhere I went, I would have them settle right here with you.

  • bushidogamer

    If had a roaring audience everywhere I went, I would have them settle right here with you.

  • bushidogamer

    If had a roaring audience everywhere I went, I would have them settle right here with you.

  • bushidogamer

    If had a roaring audience everywhere I went, I would have them settle right here with you.

  • Rain

    We love you too, Spoony.

  • Rain

    We love you too, Spoony.

  • Rain

    We love you too, Spoony.

  • Rain

    We love you too, Spoony.

  • Hermes

    I’ve always found it bothersome that geek culture hasn’t shed this closeted feel to it.

    I mean sure, we’re more respected and self proclaimed than we used to be, but for many of us that freak flag is very difficult to wave. Geeks today are what the Republicans used to be way back when. The party for everybody.

    Think about it for a second. What is a geek? I’ve always understood geek to be defined as anybody with an unreasonable knowledge of a subject. Well, under that definition, who isn’t a geek about something? There are more socially acceptable examples out there such as gear heads and sports fans and the like, but they’re cut from the same cloth we are.

    Till everybody realizes that being a geek is something to aspire to, we’ll always have that feeling of being on the outside looking in. The change is happening before our eyes though. I see fewer and fewer of the younger generation of my brothers and sisters coming out the other side of high school broken and self loathing. The next generation after them, I believe, will never realize how hard it was for us.

    Anyway, Ebert’s a relic. We’re more in touch than he is.

    Geek pride!

  • Hermes

    I’ve always found it bothersome that geek culture hasn’t shed this closeted feel to it.

    I mean sure, we’re more respected and self proclaimed than we used to be, but for many of us that freak flag is very difficult to wave. Geeks today are what the Republicans used to be way back when. The party for everybody.

    Think about it for a second. What is a geek? I’ve always understood geek to be defined as anybody with an unreasonable knowledge of a subject. Well, under that definition, who isn’t a geek about something? There are more socially acceptable examples out there such as gear heads and sports fans and the like, but they’re cut from the same cloth we are.

    Till everybody realizes that being a geek is something to aspire to, we’ll always have that feeling of being on the outside looking in. The change is happening before our eyes though. I see fewer and fewer of the younger generation of my brothers and sisters coming out the other side of high school broken and self loathing. The next generation after them, I believe, will never realize how hard it was for us.

    Anyway, Ebert’s a relic. We’re more in touch than he is.

    Geek pride!

  • Hermes

    I’ve always found it bothersome that geek culture hasn’t shed this closeted feel to it.

    I mean sure, we’re more respected and self proclaimed than we used to be, but for many of us that freak flag is very difficult to wave. Geeks today are what the Republicans used to be way back when. The party for everybody.

    Think about it for a second. What is a geek? I’ve always understood geek to be defined as anybody with an unreasonable knowledge of a subject. Well, under that definition, who isn’t a geek about something? There are more socially acceptable examples out there such as gear heads and sports fans and the like, but they’re cut from the same cloth we are.

    Till everybody realizes that being a geek is something to aspire to, we’ll always have that feeling of being on the outside looking in. The change is happening before our eyes though. I see fewer and fewer of the younger generation of my brothers and sisters coming out the other side of high school broken and self loathing. The next generation after them, I believe, will never realize how hard it was for us.

    Anyway, Ebert’s a relic. We’re more in touch than he is.

    Geek pride!

  • Hermes

    I’ve always found it bothersome that geek culture hasn’t shed this closeted feel to it.

    I mean sure, we’re more respected and self proclaimed than we used to be, but for many of us that freak flag is very difficult to wave. Geeks today are what the Republicans used to be way back when. The party for everybody.

    Think about it for a second. What is a geek? I’ve always understood geek to be defined as anybody with an unreasonable knowledge of a subject. Well, under that definition, who isn’t a geek about something? There are more socially acceptable examples out there such as gear heads and sports fans and the like, but they’re cut from the same cloth we are.

    Till everybody realizes that being a geek is something to aspire to, we’ll always have that feeling of being on the outside looking in. The change is happening before our eyes though. I see fewer and fewer of the younger generation of my brothers and sisters coming out the other side of high school broken and self loathing. The next generation after them, I believe, will never realize how hard it was for us.

    Anyway, Ebert’s a relic. We’re more in touch than he is.

    Geek pride!

  • Starstalker

    Wow!I personaly can’t belive that the great spoony-sama(The fanboy that makes fun of fanboys) got offended by Mr.Ebert’s review.It’s his review.don’t take it personal.If he claimed that Star Wars fanboys, and indeed, anyone who would consider sitting in line for a week waiting for a theater screening are living an “idiotic lifestyle then let him!It’s his opinion.Why are you getting butthurt over his opinion?!
    As the joker would say WHY SO SERIOUS?!

  • Starstalker

    Wow!I personaly can’t belive that the great spoony-sama(The fanboy that makes fun of fanboys) got offended by Mr.Ebert’s review.It’s his review.don’t take it personal.If he claimed that Star Wars fanboys, and indeed, anyone who would consider sitting in line for a week waiting for a theater screening are living an “idiotic lifestyle then let him!It’s his opinion.Why are you getting butthurt over his opinion?!
    As the joker would say WHY SO SERIOUS?!

  • Starstalker

    Wow!I personaly can’t belive that the great spoony-sama(The fanboy that makes fun of fanboys) got offended by Mr.Ebert’s review.It’s his review.don’t take it personal.If he claimed that Star Wars fanboys, and indeed, anyone who would consider sitting in line for a week waiting for a theater screening are living an “idiotic lifestyle then let him!It’s his opinion.Why are you getting butthurt over his opinion?!
    As the joker would say WHY SO SERIOUS?!

  • Starstalker

    Wow!I personaly can’t belive that the great spoony-sama(The fanboy that makes fun of fanboys) got offended by Mr.Ebert’s review.It’s his review.don’t take it personal.If he claimed that Star Wars fanboys, and indeed, anyone who would consider sitting in line for a week waiting for a theater screening are living an “idiotic lifestyle then let him!It’s his opinion.Why are you getting butthurt over his opinion?!
    As the joker would say WHY SO SERIOUS?!

  • johnnyfog

    hey, Ebert is cool. I thin movie critics are getting bashed all the time because when you think “critic”, you think that asshole Jeffery Lyons or his pissant offspring, the one who got the TV deal. They’re whores who say anything to get their quote on a poster. Also, i suspect there’s a conspiracy to make people distrust critics because then no one can protect them from shitty movies, and over time people will program themselves to LOVE shitty movies. besides, he’s just expression a OPINION and that’s what spoony does all the goddamn time.

    …and don’t shit on Doctor Who.

  • johnnyfog

    hey, Ebert is cool. I thin movie critics are getting bashed all the time because when you think “critic”, you think that asshole Jeffery Lyons or his pissant offspring, the one who got the TV deal. They’re whores who say anything to get their quote on a poster. Also, i suspect there’s a conspiracy to make people distrust critics because then no one can protect them from shitty movies, and over time people will program themselves to LOVE shitty movies. besides, he’s just expression a OPINION and that’s what spoony does all the goddamn time.

    …and don’t shit on Doctor Who.

  • johnnyfog

    hey, Ebert is cool. I thin movie critics are getting bashed all the time because when you think “critic”, you think that asshole Jeffery Lyons or his pissant offspring, the one who got the TV deal. They’re whores who say anything to get their quote on a poster. Also, i suspect there’s a conspiracy to make people distrust critics because then no one can protect them from shitty movies, and over time people will program themselves to LOVE shitty movies. besides, he’s just expression a OPINION and that’s what spoony does all the goddamn time.

    …and don’t shit on Doctor Who.

  • johnnyfog

    hey, Ebert is cool. I thin movie critics are getting bashed all the time because when you think “critic”, you think that asshole Jeffery Lyons or his pissant offspring, the one who got the TV deal. They’re whores who say anything to get their quote on a poster. Also, i suspect there’s a conspiracy to make people distrust critics because then no one can protect them from shitty movies, and over time people will program themselves to LOVE shitty movies. besides, he’s just expression a OPINION and that’s what spoony does all the goddamn time.

    …and don’t shit on Doctor Who.

  • Tux

    I have to say the only thing I despise about fandoms in general is fan fiction. When someone writes one hundred eighty-five pages worth of horribly written story about their love life with Link from the Legend of Zelda series I’m going to mock their story, and then post it on the Internet for them and everyone else to see. As far as anything Robert Ebert is saying, I couldn’t possibly care less.

  • Tux

    I have to say the only thing I despise about fandoms in general is fan fiction. When someone writes one hundred eighty-five pages worth of horribly written story about their love life with Link from the Legend of Zelda series I’m going to mock their story, and then post it on the Internet for them and everyone else to see. As far as anything Robert Ebert is saying, I couldn’t possibly care less.

  • Tux

    I have to say the only thing I despise about fandoms in general is fan fiction. When someone writes one hundred eighty-five pages worth of horribly written story about their love life with Link from the Legend of Zelda series I’m going to mock their story, and then post it on the Internet for them and everyone else to see. As far as anything Robert Ebert is saying, I couldn’t possibly care less.

  • Tux

    I have to say the only thing I despise about fandoms in general is fan fiction. When someone writes one hundred eighty-five pages worth of horribly written story about their love life with Link from the Legend of Zelda series I’m going to mock their story, and then post it on the Internet for them and everyone else to see. As far as anything Robert Ebert is saying, I couldn’t possibly care less.

  • BloodMist

    Well the thing is, Roger Ebert wouldn’t know a quality film if it anal raped him and he called it his momma.You, Spoony, who quality films, and great humor, even if you like to try to rape quality movies in good fun.Big difference.

  • BloodMist

    Well the thing is, Roger Ebert wouldn’t know a quality film if it anal raped him and he called it his momma.You, Spoony, who quality films, and great humor, even if you like to try to rape quality movies in good fun.Big difference.

  • BloodMist

    Well the thing is, Roger Ebert wouldn’t know a quality film if it anal raped him and he called it his momma.You, Spoony, who quality films, and great humor, even if you like to try to rape quality movies in good fun.Big difference.

  • BloodMist

    Well the thing is, Roger Ebert wouldn’t know a quality film if it anal raped him and he called it his momma.You, Spoony, who quality films, and great humor, even if you like to try to rape quality movies in good fun.Big difference.

  • BloodMist

    Missed a word there, enjoys quality films.

  • BloodMist

    Missed a word there, enjoys quality films.

  • BloodMist

    Missed a word there, enjoys quality films.

  • BloodMist

    Missed a word there, enjoys quality films.

  • http://dukeofdorks.blogspot.com/ johnnyfog

    Nonsense. The only time I disgreed with Ebert was when he trashed The Usual Suspects, and honestly I think that movie had the wrong sort of mood. If it had been less gritty and more like a film noir the keyzer soze stuff wouldn’t have rubbed him the wrong away.

    It’s poor sport to mock a harmless old dude in a wheelchair, anyway. :|

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/George-Rosenbaum/100001387887487 George Rosenbaum

      Ebert isn’t harmless. Not in the physical sense.

      When Roger Ebert makes a review, thousands of professional critics listen to what he says. So when he makes an inflammatory remark at geek culture, other critics will share his opinions. 

      For all his tenure and power, Ebert is also an old fashioned elitist, and his first reaction to something he doesn’t understand is usually to condemn it. Remember his little quip of video games not being art?

  • http://dukeofdorks.blogspot.com/ johnnyfog

    Nonsense. The only time I disgreed with Ebert was when he trashed The Usual Suspects, and honestly I think that movie had the wrong sort of mood. If it had been less gritty and more like a film noir the keyzer soze stuff wouldn’t have rubbed him the wrong away.

    It’s poor sport to mock a harmless old dude in a wheelchair, anyway. :|

  • http://dukeofdorks.blogspot.com/ johnnyfog

    Nonsense. The only time I disgreed with Ebert was when he trashed The Usual Suspects, and honestly I think that movie had the wrong sort of mood. If it had been less gritty and more like a film noir the keyzer soze stuff wouldn’t have rubbed him the wrong away.

    It’s poor sport to mock a harmless old dude in a wheelchair, anyway. :|

  • swing on the spiral

    i was touched by this rant spoony, its one of the first times ive heard you get generally fuckin irritated at a critic, and you deserve to. the point of criticism is to point out the flaws of the artform, not the fans who like it. we admitt that we suck everyday to ourselves in the mirror, but we also acknowledge that fossils like ebert are just as fucked up and nostalgic as all of us. every one and everything has its flaws, if we were all smooth talking fonzies than life would be a routine of never ending fakeness and unconfidence layered with popular opinions. even next to me i see a halarious add ripping superman returns a new asshole, and ill be the first one to say i enjoyed it. i would have rather synger put his effort into a decent x men 3. but we’re all fucked up fans of something and if we want to spend weeks in line arguing over wich darth lord was the strongest while waiting for another movie that george lucas’ wallet benefits from than its our fucking buisness.

  • swing on the spiral

    i was touched by this rant spoony, its one of the first times ive heard you get generally fuckin irritated at a critic, and you deserve to. the point of criticism is to point out the flaws of the artform, not the fans who like it. we admitt that we suck everyday to ourselves in the mirror, but we also acknowledge that fossils like ebert are just as fucked up and nostalgic as all of us. every one and everything has its flaws, if we were all smooth talking fonzies than life would be a routine of never ending fakeness and unconfidence layered with popular opinions. even next to me i see a halarious add ripping superman returns a new asshole, and ill be the first one to say i enjoyed it. i would have rather synger put his effort into a decent x men 3. but we’re all fucked up fans of something and if we want to spend weeks in line arguing over wich darth lord was the strongest while waiting for another movie that george lucas’ wallet benefits from than its our fucking buisness.

  • swing on the spiral

    i was touched by this rant spoony, its one of the first times ive heard you get generally fuckin irritated at a critic, and you deserve to. the point of criticism is to point out the flaws of the artform, not the fans who like it. we admitt that we suck everyday to ourselves in the mirror, but we also acknowledge that fossils like ebert are just as fucked up and nostalgic as all of us. every one and everything has its flaws, if we were all smooth talking fonzies than life would be a routine of never ending fakeness and unconfidence layered with popular opinions. even next to me i see a halarious add ripping superman returns a new asshole, and ill be the first one to say i enjoyed it. i would have rather synger put his effort into a decent x men 3. but we’re all fucked up fans of something and if we want to spend weeks in line arguing over wich darth lord was the strongest while waiting for another movie that george lucas’ wallet benefits from than its our fucking buisness.

  • swing on the spiral

    i was touched by this rant spoony, its one of the first times ive heard you get generally fuckin irritated at a critic, and you deserve to. the point of criticism is to point out the flaws of the artform, not the fans who like it. we admitt that we suck everyday to ourselves in the mirror, but we also acknowledge that fossils like ebert are just as fucked up and nostalgic as all of us. every one and everything has its flaws, if we were all smooth talking fonzies than life would be a routine of never ending fakeness and unconfidence layered with popular opinions. even next to me i see a halarious add ripping superman returns a new asshole, and ill be the first one to say i enjoyed it. i would have rather synger put his effort into a decent x men 3. but we’re all fucked up fans of something and if we want to spend weeks in line arguing over wich darth lord was the strongest while waiting for another movie that george lucas’ wallet benefits from than its our fucking buisness.

  • Blue

    Well, that’s super nice of you Spoony, but Ebert won’t see this, so it comes off just as impotent as the fandom-rage. Maybe you should email it to him.

    Also, it doesn’t boil my tits when somebody doesn’t like the current Doctor Who. I can see where it’s not for everybody, and I can see why someone wouldn’t like it; and, hell, maybe I wouldn’t like it either if I’d had a chance to see the Tom Baker stuff. But it often seems to me that you have trouble making the distinction between not liking something, and something being bad. Maybe this is intentional to inspire the above mentioned impotent fandom bile, but after a while it gets to be off-putting, even to relatively sane people.

    I mean, I don’t particularly care for spinich. That doesn’t mean everyone who eats it has a screw loose. I really like Doctor Who. That doesn’t mean you’re the anti-christ for disliking it. But the way you go about it makes you seem less intelligent than I think you really are.

  • Blue

    Well, that’s super nice of you Spoony, but Ebert won’t see this, so it comes off just as impotent as the fandom-rage. Maybe you should email it to him.

    Also, it doesn’t boil my tits when somebody doesn’t like the current Doctor Who. I can see where it’s not for everybody, and I can see why someone wouldn’t like it; and, hell, maybe I wouldn’t like it either if I’d had a chance to see the Tom Baker stuff. But it often seems to me that you have trouble making the distinction between not liking something, and something being bad. Maybe this is intentional to inspire the above mentioned impotent fandom bile, but after a while it gets to be off-putting, even to relatively sane people.

    I mean, I don’t particularly care for spinich. That doesn’t mean everyone who eats it has a screw loose. I really like Doctor Who. That doesn’t mean you’re the anti-christ for disliking it. But the way you go about it makes you seem less intelligent than I think you really are.

  • Blue

    Well, that’s super nice of you Spoony, but Ebert won’t see this, so it comes off just as impotent as the fandom-rage. Maybe you should email it to him.

    Also, it doesn’t boil my tits when somebody doesn’t like the current Doctor Who. I can see where it’s not for everybody, and I can see why someone wouldn’t like it; and, hell, maybe I wouldn’t like it either if I’d had a chance to see the Tom Baker stuff. But it often seems to me that you have trouble making the distinction between not liking something, and something being bad. Maybe this is intentional to inspire the above mentioned impotent fandom bile, but after a while it gets to be off-putting, even to relatively sane people.

    I mean, I don’t particularly care for spinich. That doesn’t mean everyone who eats it has a screw loose. I really like Doctor Who. That doesn’t mean you’re the anti-christ for disliking it. But the way you go about it makes you seem less intelligent than I think you really are.

  • Blue

    Well, that’s super nice of you Spoony, but Ebert won’t see this, so it comes off just as impotent as the fandom-rage. Maybe you should email it to him.

    Also, it doesn’t boil my tits when somebody doesn’t like the current Doctor Who. I can see where it’s not for everybody, and I can see why someone wouldn’t like it; and, hell, maybe I wouldn’t like it either if I’d had a chance to see the Tom Baker stuff. But it often seems to me that you have trouble making the distinction between not liking something, and something being bad. Maybe this is intentional to inspire the above mentioned impotent fandom bile, but after a while it gets to be off-putting, even to relatively sane people.

    I mean, I don’t particularly care for spinich. That doesn’t mean everyone who eats it has a screw loose. I really like Doctor Who. That doesn’t mean you’re the anti-christ for disliking it. But the way you go about it makes you seem less intelligent than I think you really are.

  • Busterdrag

    As a Furry, Sci-Fi and Fantasy nerd, comic, anime and cartoon-lover and hardcore gamer I salute to you, Spoonyone.

    Of course, the above part is a self critic in itself, since this whole subject is a bit senseless in itself, but then, life itself is at times. And critizising a life-style that doesn’t hurts others is never a good thing.

  • Busterdrag

    As a Furry, Sci-Fi and Fantasy nerd, comic, anime and cartoon-lover and hardcore gamer I salute to you, Spoonyone.

    Of course, the above part is a self critic in itself, since this whole subject is a bit senseless in itself, but then, life itself is at times. And critizising a life-style that doesn’t hurts others is never a good thing.

  • Busterdrag

    As a Furry, Sci-Fi and Fantasy nerd, comic, anime and cartoon-lover and hardcore gamer I salute to you, Spoonyone.

    Of course, the above part is a self critic in itself, since this whole subject is a bit senseless in itself, but then, life itself is at times. And critizising a life-style that doesn’t hurts others is never a good thing.

  • Busterdrag

    As a Furry, Sci-Fi and Fantasy nerd, comic, anime and cartoon-lover and hardcore gamer I salute to you, Spoonyone.

    Of course, the above part is a self critic in itself, since this whole subject is a bit senseless in itself, but then, life itself is at times. And critizising a life-style that doesn’t hurts others is never a good thing.

  • Jacob

    Wow, suprisingly passionate, way to go cap

  • Jacob

    Wow, suprisingly passionate, way to go cap

  • Jacob

    Wow, suprisingly passionate, way to go cap

  • Jacob

    Wow, suprisingly passionate, way to go cap

  • trigger12

    my god, how much more awsome a rant can it get?

    I’ll admit, right here. Im a furry. I love the endless amount of free and furry porn right to my computer. I love how well the art is drawn, porn, or not. But, I HATe the ridiculess amount of fanporn, like sonie x characters and kristal, and i hate the icky, and disgusting fetishis, and ones that involve death. But me? i avoid all that, and hell, im so crazy and mad at how terribly bad movies are getting, that im writing a script, for……

    get this….

    the jist of the jist of it, is basically anthropomorphic creatures, gunbatlles, grim reapers, all made in traditional animation. And, hell, it might come true someday.

    I would do almost ANYTHING to get your critiqe on it, before i even fnish writing, just to make sure there arent any plot holes, and become the thing i hate.

  • trigger12

    my god, how much more awsome a rant can it get?

    I’ll admit, right here. Im a furry. I love the endless amount of free and furry porn right to my computer. I love how well the art is drawn, porn, or not. But, I HATe the ridiculess amount of fanporn, like sonie x characters and kristal, and i hate the icky, and disgusting fetishis, and ones that involve death. But me? i avoid all that, and hell, im so crazy and mad at how terribly bad movies are getting, that im writing a script, for……

    get this….

    the jist of the jist of it, is basically anthropomorphic creatures, gunbatlles, grim reapers, all made in traditional animation. And, hell, it might come true someday.

    I would do almost ANYTHING to get your critiqe on it, before i even fnish writing, just to make sure there arent any plot holes, and become the thing i hate.

  • trigger12

    my god, how much more awsome a rant can it get?

    I’ll admit, right here. Im a furry. I love the endless amount of free and furry porn right to my computer. I love how well the art is drawn, porn, or not. But, I HATe the ridiculess amount of fanporn, like sonie x characters and kristal, and i hate the icky, and disgusting fetishis, and ones that involve death. But me? i avoid all that, and hell, im so crazy and mad at how terribly bad movies are getting, that im writing a script, for……

    get this….

    the jist of the jist of it, is basically anthropomorphic creatures, gunbatlles, grim reapers, all made in traditional animation. And, hell, it might come true someday.

    I would do almost ANYTHING to get your critiqe on it, before i even fnish writing, just to make sure there arent any plot holes, and become the thing i hate.

  • trigger12

    my god, how much more awsome a rant can it get?

    I’ll admit, right here. Im a furry. I love the endless amount of free and furry porn right to my computer. I love how well the art is drawn, porn, or not. But, I HATe the ridiculess amount of fanporn, like sonie x characters and kristal, and i hate the icky, and disgusting fetishis, and ones that involve death. But me? i avoid all that, and hell, im so crazy and mad at how terribly bad movies are getting, that im writing a script, for……

    get this….

    the jist of the jist of it, is basically anthropomorphic creatures, gunbatlles, grim reapers, all made in traditional animation. And, hell, it might come true someday.

    I would do almost ANYTHING to get your critiqe on it, before i even fnish writing, just to make sure there arent any plot holes, and become the thing i hate.

  • Anonymous

    I do hate people with a “I’m better than you because I “have a life”!” or whatever style attitude, i.e., someone who feels they’re better than you just because they don’t have interests in sci fi, gaming, comics, anime/manga, Star Trek etc. Hell, it was people like them that made me suppress my interest in comics and rarely shout out about it, even going so far as to say I felt inferior. Then one day a woman I once worked with encouraged me to be more open about being a comic fan and not hide it. She even gave me a shirt for my birthday wrapped up in Marvel superhero wrapping paper, handed it to me in front of my co-workers and asked me to name some of the guys on it! She didn’t see anything wrong in me having this as an interest and while she was by no means a geek (more towards the opposite end of the spectrum, though her boyfriend likes Superman), she accepted me for who I was and didn’t bat an eyelash just because I happened to enjoy spending money seeing people save the world in spandex.

    What gives the critic (I can’t be bothered to look his name up, as I don’t feel he’s worth it) the right to assume he’s better than me just because he doesn’t share my interests? I don’t go around insulting all Football (Soccer to you Americans) just because I never got into the sport. When I studied martial arts, I didn’t go to the rival schools and tell them they sucked. I don’t insult fans of Star Wars or Star Trek or any of the other cult TV shows and films I never watched or got into (but Sliders did indeed rock). At Uni I had one friend who was a Trekkie and two who were Star Wars fans and I got on just fine with all three.

    I’m sure if we looked hard enough, we could find something about the critic that makes us turn our noses up at him, but I’d rather not as I’d be sinking to his level. Hell, I’d even say he’s similar to a forum troll, only difference being he’s paid to say such narrow minded comments. Like Spoony said, our interests have allowed us to meet and make friends, and find a place where we can belong. I even knew a guy who met a woman on a forum and the two have been happily married for three or four years. My hat is off to you Spoony.

  • Anonymous

    I do hate people with a “I’m better than you because I “have a life”!” or whatever style attitude, i.e., someone who feels they’re better than you just because they don’t have interests in sci fi, gaming, comics, anime/manga, Star Trek etc. Hell, it was people like them that made me suppress my interest in comics and rarely shout out about it, even going so far as to say I felt inferior. Then one day a woman I once worked with encouraged me to be more open about being a comic fan and not hide it. She even gave me a shirt for my birthday wrapped up in Marvel superhero wrapping paper, handed it to me in front of my co-workers and asked me to name some of the guys on it! She didn’t see anything wrong in me having this as an interest and while she was by no means a geek (more towards the opposite end of the spectrum, though her boyfriend likes Superman), she accepted me for who I was and didn’t bat an eyelash just because I happened to enjoy spending money seeing people save the world in spandex.

    What gives the critic (I can’t be bothered to look his name up, as I don’t feel he’s worth it) the right to assume he’s better than me just because he doesn’t share my interests? I don’t go around insulting all Football (Soccer to you Americans) just because I never got into the sport. When I studied martial arts, I didn’t go to the rival schools and tell them they sucked. I don’t insult fans of Star Wars or Star Trek or any of the other cult TV shows and films I never watched or got into (but Sliders did indeed rock). At Uni I had one friend who was a Trekkie and two who were Star Wars fans and I got on just fine with all three.

    I’m sure if we looked hard enough, we could find something about the critic that makes us turn our noses up at him, but I’d rather not as I’d be sinking to his level. Hell, I’d even say he’s similar to a forum troll, only difference being he’s paid to say such narrow minded comments. Like Spoony said, our interests have allowed us to meet and make friends, and find a place where we can belong. I even knew a guy who met a woman on a forum and the two have been happily married for three or four years. My hat is off to you Spoony.

  • Anonymous

    I do hate people with a “I’m better than you because I “have a life”!” or whatever style attitude, i.e., someone who feels they’re better than you just because they don’t have interests in sci fi, gaming, comics, anime/manga, Star Trek etc. Hell, it was people like them that made me suppress my interest in comics and rarely shout out about it, even going so far as to say I felt inferior. Then one day a woman I once worked with encouraged me to be more open about being a comic fan and not hide it. She even gave me a shirt for my birthday wrapped up in Marvel superhero wrapping paper, handed it to me in front of my co-workers and asked me to name some of the guys on it! She didn’t see anything wrong in me having this as an interest and while she was by no means a geek (more towards the opposite end of the spectrum, though her boyfriend likes Superman), she accepted me for who I was and didn’t bat an eyelash just because I happened to enjoy spending money seeing people save the world in spandex.

    What gives the critic (I can’t be bothered to look his name up, as I don’t feel he’s worth it) the right to assume he’s better than me just because he doesn’t share my interests? I don’t go around insulting all Football (Soccer to you Americans) just because I never got into the sport. When I studied martial arts, I didn’t go to the rival schools and tell them they sucked. I don’t insult fans of Star Wars or Star Trek or any of the other cult TV shows and films I never watched or got into (but Sliders did indeed rock). At Uni I had one friend who was a Trekkie and two who were Star Wars fans and I got on just fine with all three.

    I’m sure if we looked hard enough, we could find something about the critic that makes us turn our noses up at him, but I’d rather not as I’d be sinking to his level. Hell, I’d even say he’s similar to a forum troll, only difference being he’s paid to say such narrow minded comments. Like Spoony said, our interests have allowed us to meet and make friends, and find a place where we can belong. I even knew a guy who met a woman on a forum and the two have been happily married for three or four years. My hat is off to you Spoony.

  • pawcanada84

    I do hate people with a “I’m better than you because I “have a life”" or whatever style attitude. I.e., someone who feels they’re better than you just because they don’t have interests in sci fi, gaming, comics, anime/manga, Star Trek etc. Hell, it was people like them that made me suppress my interest in comics and rarely shout out about it, even going so far as to say I felt inferior. Then one day a woman I once worked with encouraged me to be more open about being a comic fan and not hide it. She even gave me a shirt for my birthday wrapped up in Marvel superhero wrapping paper, handed it to me in front of my co-workers and asked me to name some of the guys on it! She didn’t see anything wrong in me having this as an interest and while she was by no means a geek (more towards the opposite end of the spectrum, though her boyfriend likes Superman), she accepted me for who I was and didn’t bat an eyelash just because I happened to enjoy spending money seeing people save the world in spandex.

    What gives the critic (I can’t be bothered to look his name up, as I don’t feel he’s worth it) the right to assume he’s better than me just because he doesn’t share my interests? I don’t go around insulting all Football (Soccer to you Americans) just because I never got into the sport. When I studied martial arts, I didn’t go to the rival schools and tell them they sucked. I don’t insult fans of Star Wars or Star Trek or any of the other cult TV shows and films I never watched or got into (but Sliders did indeed rock). At Uni I had one friend who was a Trekkie and two who were Star Wars fans and I got on just fine with all three.

    I’m sure if we looked hard enough, we could find something about the critic that makes us turn our noses up at him, but I’d rather not as I’d be sinking to his level. Hell, I’d even say he’s similar to a forum troll, only difference being he’s paid to say such narrow minded comments. Like Spoony said, our interests have allowed us to meet and make friends, and find a place where we can belong. I even knew a guy who met a woman on a forum and the two have been happily married for three or four years. My hat is off to you Spoony.

  • Enkidu

    You are awesome. Martin Luther King, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Franklin Delano Roosevelt? Losers. You know how too make a speech for the ages.

  • Enkidu

    You are awesome. Martin Luther King, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Franklin Delano Roosevelt? Losers. You know how too make a speech for the ages.

  • Enkidu

    You are awesome. Martin Luther King, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Franklin Delano Roosevelt? Losers. You know how too make a speech for the ages.

  • Enkidu

    You are awesome. Martin Luther King, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Franklin Delano Roosevelt? Losers. You know how too make a speech for the ages.

  • gamerrelic

    crowning moments of heartwarming wish they could be this awesome :;)

    • http://www.facebook.com/sioraf.killeens Sioraf As Killeens

      And Tvtropes wishes it could destroy the English language as quickly as leetspeak.

  • http://twitter.com/ThePaperLady42 Emma Sherman

    You know what? You're not just one of my favorite comedians or critics anymore. You've officially moved up to one of my favorite people. Frankly sir, I'd welcome you as king. You'd do a damn fine job of it.

  • http://twitter.com/ritsu_desu Ritsu Tainaka

    Screw Yevon! PRAISE BE TO SPOONY!

  • 13secondspastmidnight

    You have defended all us geeks and weirdos, and taken a stand for us, and this has to be one of the most heartwarming things I have read in years (apart from that final chapter of LOTR… nothing beats that (and I have just made my point about weirdo fans…)). Praise be to Spoony and let Burton the Robot never grow old or fall to pieces when you move him two feet!

  • Anonymous

    You have defended all us geeks and weirdos, and taken a stand for us, and this has to be one of the most heartwarming things I have read in years (apart from that final chapter of LOTR… nothing beats that (and I have just made my point about weirdo fans…)). Praise be to Spoony and let Burton the Robot never grow old or fall to pieces when you move him two feet!

  • http://twitter.com/twistedpuppet Twisted Puppet

    Over a year later and this is still awesome. :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christopher-Alden/100000469737019 Christopher Alden

      Over two years later: Still awesome.

      • Scirocco

        17 hours later: still awesome!

  • http://www.facebook.com/octopodesrex Jacob Elias Land

    White collared movie critic flashing down the street, pointing their plastic thumbs down at me.
    They’re hoping soon my kind will drop and die, but I’m gonna wave my geek flag high!

  • http://www.facebook.com/octopodesrex Jacob Elias Land

    White collared movie critic flashing down the street, pointing their plastic thumbs down at me.
    They’re hoping soon my kind will drop and die, but I’m gonna wave my geek flag high!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SS4RTDFVC4TP26WD5HTYHO6BVI Jack

    Dude…that was actually touching….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SS4RTDFVC4TP26WD5HTYHO6BVI Jack

    Dude…that was actually touching….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Y36MTA5GHUQA5TPN3DN3QYUOCM joseph

    three years later and it still holds up, that was fucking awesome man, really fucking awesome 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Y36MTA5GHUQA5TPN3DN3QYUOCM joseph

    three years later and it still holds up, that was fucking awesome man, really fucking awesome 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Clover-Hartland/100002703705152 Clover Hartland

    As a furry, a fantasy fangirl who has dreams in comic form (no, really, I can flip back to previous pages in my dreams to check things for consistency), in which I am often a centaur or other mythical species, and who has a deep love of all things Victorian, Elizabethian, Mideval, and otherwise considered odd or off kilter in this world, I wholeheartedly agree with you. We may be weird, but hey, we’re not hurting anyone are we? I’m not causing anyone to bleed by playing Maplestory for several hours at a shot. I’m not giving anyone cancer by arguing over which WoW villain is the hottest (Illidan Stormrage, if you were wondering), and I’m certainly not crucifying anyone by gushing about Lord of the Rings and giggling about how Legolas was a prancing sissy in the books, as opposed to his semi-badass yet silent self in the movies. We’re not hurting anyone by drawing ourselves as animals, even having sex in weird and sometimes mildly horrifying ways, we’re not hurting anyone by playing roleplay games or dressing up like fantasy characters we sometimes wish we were. It does a hell of a lot less harm than a lot of pastimes ‘normals’, or muggles, take on and scoff at us for NOT doing. So screw you, unimaginative muggles.

    I’ll wave my freak flag proudly to the end of my days, and clearly I’m not alone!

  • Rune Ichiuo

    Che, if Ebert insults one of us, he messes with all of us! I am a MMORPG freak, Otaku, pretty boy dating-sim obsessed fangirl with over 1000+ manga/anime under my belt, who spends her summers deep inside her room playing games and writing horrible fanfiction just to piss people off, AND I AM DAMN PROUD! To all those who think we are losers and geeks- well WE ARE~ and we’re having a blast being that way! I’m WAAAAAAAAAAAAAY more happy being my weird obsessed self than being a stick-in-the-mud girl whose only weekend fun was handing in assignments a month early! YOU KNOW WHAT!?!?! I LOOOOOOVVVVEEEE BEING A FANGIRL! I LOVE SPENDING HOURS ON TVTROPES OR THE SPOONY EXPERIMENT OR WATCHING VOCALOID VIDEOS! I LOVE BEING A NERD! So to all you guys who think we’re freaking no-life idiots, be it Star Wars or Final Fantasy or Anime, fuck you. LONG LIVE OUR SPOONY BARD!!!!!!!!! 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/George-Rosenbaum/100001387887487 George Rosenbaum

    Yes, having incredibly weird pastimes is, well, incredibly weird. But it has nothing to do with personal intelligence.

    Ebert is wrong because he equates strange taste with idiocy. He uses the word ‘idiotic’, you’ll find it in his review. If a group of people enjoy dressing up as a whales and singing country western rock at the each, then they are not stupid for doing so.

    In fact, doing what you love makes complete sense.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cody-Meyer/100000062682757 Cody Meyer

    Perfection is a flawed concept, and to ignore the flaws is to make them all the more evident.

    That being said, it’s a wonder if Eibert didn’t secretly say this in an attempt to gain attention. He would have known that this response is coming. He says that these things are “idiot-lifestyles”, and there isn’t any form of reason, or art, to them, and yet it’s a wonder how many people thought his time spent watching movies and critiquing them was no less a ‘bad habit’, with no pay-off. I’m sure it’d boil down to an argument of tradition vs. progression, but it’s not one he’d win in any sense, even if there’s a cross-examination of source material for movies, games, comic books, and so forth.

  • http://twitter.com/Spokavriel Daniel Thomas Stack

    I have seen Roger Ebert with the manual (if you can call it one) for Frogger in his hands once.

    I don’t mind being called a Square Head so long as you don’t confuse me with the Squeens who actually like what has been done to Square Franchises after the merger with Enix. There are even Enix-xites who don’t like many of the changes in ongoing franchises.

    Then again I’m also a Trekkie. TOS fan since probably birth. I am also one of the few people who have parents that admit to having gone to Star Wars movies when pregnant with me. So that’s the only Sci-Fi franchise where I can claim I’d been a fan longer than Trek on.

    I know all about liking something for its flaws. Heck I still get upset that they insisted on adding an overarching narrative into TNG and later series after Roddenberry died. It locked things into a time line and well that’s a rant for another time.

    Thank you for commenting on this. Wish I had noticed it allot sooner.

  • http://twitter.com/kirana44 C. L. Johnson

    Strange that Roger Ebert accuses us of having an idiotic lifestyle when his job as a film critic means he has to obsessively watch films – even really shitty ones. He would probably flip a shit if someone told him that being obsessed about films is a sign of being an idiot – so how come he can say that to us?

    I’m a big fan of a LOT of things – I like manga, books, Gamecube games, D&D (I haven’t played in a while, I seriously need to organise a new game of that soon), b-movies, 80s pop and the list goes on – and yeah, I can admit when they suck. I don’t understand people who think there’s nothing wrong at all with something (unless it’s one of those rare gems where there are literally no flaws), or even worse – the people who CLAIM they’re fans, only to do nothing but complain and bitch about literally everything (I’m looking at you, Sonic fandom). But despite how much grief I’ve gotten over the years for liking what I like, nothing is going to change me, and I’m actually glad for that. I love the things that I love, and I don’t think I can go wrong with that.

    But can I be serious here? This is probably the most heartwarming thing I’ve EVER read. Seriously, thanks a bunch. It’s nice to know that, well, I’m really not alone. Thanks.

  • Anonymous

    Love.

  • http://www.facebook.com/galen.cat Galen Sanford

    *sniff* My hero.

  • http://twitter.com/V4VGnet V4VG.net

    Amen sista!

  • Greg Crossley

    We are the weird people that make

  • Greg Crossley

    Damn. We are the weird people that make things okay.

  • Lady_KaguraX

    It’s like when I say “Avatar sucks and you suck for liking it, but you’re not alone.” Man, I love you, Spoony. You’re an awesome guy!

  • http://twitter.com/LibertaerGER Christian

    [quote]
    I’ve taken shots at Whovians, Battlestar fans, and of course, Squareheads (my term for Final Fantasy geeks).
    [/quote]

    Yuhhuu! I like your pointless remarks about realism in games far beyond reality, too. Like a nit- picking squirrel but more entertaining. =) Don’t you get tired from trolling the freaks? ;)

  • http://twitter.com/f1reball Gerrit Hansen

    I’ll have to say this on the subject: I got the impression that those people who often have the urge to put themselves OVER SOME OTHER PPL, by saying how silly the others’ way of life is, their looks are, etc., or bitching about minorities in general, seems to suffer from their own FEELING of inferiority (I’m not saying they are!). Some may have complexes and some just want to be important so much that they do this to get attention. Whatever, in all cases I oberved such say..self-important people their behaviour was a means to cover up some issues they have with themselves. Of course I’m no exception, who could say she or he has never slaged so. But at least I try not to make a point out of it to a larger audience. I think if everyone could just…. take a more relaxed approach to everything the world would be a much better place. Just sayin’ ;)

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