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Old 05-08-2017, 11:13 PM   #1
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Love and TMNT?

I'm (painfully) single so I don't know about this kind of stuff, but how well does TMNT mix with romantic relationships? Has your interest in TMNT ever affected your love life?

To those with spouses, someone their dating, or have someone they're in love with, what does the other individual think about your interest in TMNT? Are they supportive or do they not really care?

Any relationships ended because of the TMNT?
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Old 05-08-2017, 11:43 PM   #2
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My boyfriend doesn't entirely care. He certainly isn't in the fandom, but he accepts it well enough.

I think you'll find a good number of people on here are married. I think there's four or five that I know of?
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Old 05-09-2017, 12:02 AM   #3
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She humors me. That's enough.
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Old 05-09-2017, 02:49 AM   #4
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My ex-fiance hated TMNT, so that was... fun. The relationship didn't end because of TMNT, though. They got really needy and paranoid during my finals when I was doing 3D Game Design, and they broke up with me because I wasn't "committed to the relationship" and apparently "slutting around with fellow students", but they where the one having a online relationship with a Guild member on WoW

My living partner don't mind, though. We've seen a whole lot of the FW cartoon, half of NM and been watching the current Nick cartoon together, and we've seen the 1990 and 2007 movie together. She also have a favorite turtle, and I gifted her a Mutatin' Donatello that she likes.
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Old 05-09-2017, 04:29 AM   #5
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My other half is not a fan per se but he will watch it with me and doesn't mind that I like it. He teases me occassionally about being "obsessed" due to the number of figures and comics I have bought but that's it.
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Old 05-09-2017, 05:56 AM   #6
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Never been a problem for me.

Of course My SO and I met here so....

Stryker isn't active here much anymore, but he's still into the Turtles. I'm just a little more in than he is.

Before I was with Stryker, I had a fiance who was killed in a car accident. He was not into TMNT but didn't mind that I was. He died around the time that the 2K3 show came out and I remember one day we were in WalMart and I saw the toys. I didn't even know there was a new show coming out. He bought me a Leonardo. I didn't have the heart to tell him Leo was my least favorite . I still have it though.
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Old 05-09-2017, 07:54 AM   #7
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I convinced her to like TMNT and Star Trek, she got me hooked on Tolkien and fantasy in general.
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Old 05-09-2017, 12:44 PM   #8
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Why on earth would liking TMNT be a problem in a relationship? It's not like people will always like whatever shows/cartoons/movies/comics, etc. that your significant other likes.
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Why on earth would liking TMNT be a problem in a relationship?
Like with new friends, it's generally a bit of an embarrassment. It always goes about the same way.

"Oh... TMNT. Huh. Really?"

"Yeah, they're cool."

"Yeah, I used to like the cartoon. When I was 5."

"No, no no, not that. I don't like that at all."


And it becomes this big, awkward educating about the Mirage TMNT that never quite feels like I've actually gotten anywhere and possibly just dug myself in an even deeper, geekier hole.
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Old 05-09-2017, 01:00 PM   #10
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i'd actually prefer if they where not a fan.

some of the more extreme turtle fans are a little on the unique side.

my hope is that they'd like it, they enjoy watching it when it's on, but if it's not on the tv, they don't give it another moments thought .
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Old 05-09-2017, 01:01 PM   #11
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I'm (painfully) single
Have you dated anyone before?
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Like with new friends, it's generally a bit of an embarrassment. It always goes about the same way.

"Oh... TMNT. Huh. Really?"

"Yeah, they're cool."

"Yeah, I used to like the cartoon. When I was 5."

"No, no no, not that. I don't like that at all."


And it becomes this big, awkward educating about the Mirage TMNT that never quite feels like I've actually gotten anywhere and possibly just dug myself in an even deeper, geekier hole.
Literally every first conversation I've had with ANYONE on the TMNT since grade school. And usually also the last conversation.
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Literally every first conversation I've had with ANYONE on the TMNT since grade school. And usually also the last conversation.
Right?

And even if they listen or hear me out, I still feel like there is this lurking doubt within them. Like they're thinking to themself, "Whatever, you're just making this up" or worse, "Yeah right, I bet you really do like the TMNT cartoon. I bet you play with a Bebop doll, don't you?".
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Right?

And even if they listen or hear me out, I still feel like there is this lurking doubt within them. Like they're thinking to themself, "Whatever, you're just making this up" or worse, "Yeah right, I bet you really do like the TMNT cartoon. I bet you play with a Bebop doll, don't you?".
But dont you like the FW cartoon? I thought 80s Leo was your fave.
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But dont you like the FW cartoon? I thought 80s Leo was your fave.
I do not. And no he's not.
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Have you dated anyone before?
No.
I've never even been close enough to anyone to consider them a true friend, much less met any girl that was interested in me and wasn't a total ditz.
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Right?

And even if they listen or hear me out, I still feel like there is this lurking doubt within them. Like they're thinking to themself, "Whatever, you're just making this up" or worse, "Yeah right, I bet you really do like the TMNT cartoon. I bet you play with a Bebop doll, don't you?".
I hear you. I always feel like they think I'm overcompensating when I start talking about the comics. "Uh huh... sure... black and white, really? Reaaally. Sure."

Thanks to IDW's reprints, now whenever somebody new hears me mention TMNT, I take them upstairs to my office and show them the Mirage "City at War" hardbacks or "Return to New York." That proves my point that TMNT isn't just "pizza Bebop and Rocksteady Cowabunga" pretty quickly.
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My living partner don't mind, though.
Does your dead partner mind?
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Does your dead partner mind?
Pretty sure they're responsible for toppling over my figures, so probably not
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I once dated a girl that I met here. It was nice being around someone who knew who I was talking about when I said names like Dooney and Lawson.

My last girlfriend was a semi-casual fan... knew most of the basic characters but didn't keep "in" on anything past Turtles Forever and forgets Laird and Eastman's names all the time (I don't fault her for this as I forget my own name a lot). I have some prints of a couple arts she did of Sophie Campbell's fan comic designs that she gave me for Christmas. We still talk all the time though so we sill discuss the series a lot.
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