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Old 05-11-2017, 06:51 AM   #41
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I think he was referring to DestronMirage22 - that he should join a gym.
Ah, I see. Didn't catch that.
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Old 05-11-2017, 11:15 AM   #42
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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.
It can be, my ex made several nasty comments about things I like for instance saying I'm strange because I listen to a lot of musical theatre and calling my favourite historical figure, Joseph Merrick, a 'retard'.
There were other things going on but these comments upset me and definitely contributed to me breaking up with him.

Anyway, my current boyfriend likes TMNT, not as much as I do but that's fine.
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Old 05-11-2017, 02:30 PM   #43
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But maybe I should do that. For every overshare of a pets or children... here's a pic of one of my Turtle figures in return.
Do it. When they dote over their preshus babies, post a pic of a Leo figure and say "LOOK IT'S MY BABY!!"
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Old 05-11-2017, 03:20 PM   #44
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I second that, Indigo. See what people say.
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Old 05-11-2017, 03:28 PM   #45
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You know, if someone really wanted to troll people on FB, the Build A Bear Turtles and all the outfits and junk that store sells has serious potential... But that would be so messed up.
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Old 05-11-2017, 03:39 PM   #46
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Messed up? That's a funny way of saying "the best idea ever".
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Old 05-11-2017, 07:58 PM   #47
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lol Someone else can feel free to steal it then. Not really the trolling type and the pet/child over-sharers I know on FB would catch on too fast; nor are they people I want to offend with mockery. Still an amusing thought though. (Picturing an artsy series of plushie Turtle pics in raincoats and other junk with special camera filters... )
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You can do that with instagram and it'd probably be pretty fun
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Old 05-12-2017, 06:45 AM   #49
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my girlfriend loves Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

it's one of the many things we've bonded over.
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Old 05-13-2017, 09:09 AM   #50
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the thing i want to know is, why couldn't women have gotten into nerdy things when i was 22 rather than 38?

I see so many good looking perfect matches on twitter, and it's just depressing knowing most are at least 12 years to young. sigh.fml
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Old 05-13-2017, 11:12 AM   #51
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and it's just depressing knowing most are at least 12 years to young
Well I can certainly relate to that.

I don't know how many times I've seen some decent looking guy and thought, yeah, and he's probably only 25... I can kind of understand a little how some people end up "cougars," but I could not do that, it just seems so wrong.
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Old 05-13-2017, 11:25 AM   #52
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We were into nerdy things when we were young.
We're still into nerdy things now that we're not.

It's likely you just didn't see us, because the places you kept to treated us like crap.

Heck, back in high school I'm the one that got my boyfriend addicted to comics.

As for my turtle stuff?
The only friction I get is from my mother, and one of my roommates.
I've never had a partner complain.
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Old 05-13-2017, 11:38 AM   #53
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the thing i want to know is, why couldn't women have gotten into nerdy things when i was 22 rather than 38?

I see so many good looking perfect matches on twitter, and it's just depressing knowing most are at least 12 years to young. sigh.fml
The majority of nerds where ladies before it all became a Boys Club. Star Trek fanzines and Fan-fics, majority of D&D players where women before the shift of "women are from hell" trope and chainmail bikinis. gamers in the 80's before the crash.

Nowadays it's okay to be a nerd again, as soon as you answer gatekeeping dudebros questions to verify your geekdom, and not be some skanky hussy cosplaying for that sweaty nerd D
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The majority of nerds where ladies before it all became a Boys Club. Star Trek fanzines and Fan-fics, majority of D&D players where women before the shift of "women are from hell" trope and chainmail bikinis. gamers in the 80's before the crash.

Nowadays it's okay to be a nerd again, as soon as you answer gatekeeping dudebros questions to verify your geekdom, and not be some skanky hussy cosplaying for that sweaty nerd D
And you can't have pointy elbows.
They hate that.
Way below their standards.
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Well I can certainly relate to that.

I don't know how many times I've seen some decent looking guy and thought, yeah, and he's probably only 25... I can kind of understand a little how some people end up "cougars," but I could not do that, it just seems so wrong.
There where no local comic cons back then to hook up. most we had where a rare star trek con, but those where expensive!

and the thought of meeting some total stranger on a then budding internet was kind of scary . and lord forbid you wore a turtles shirt to any kind of school, you where likely to be picked on, so ican understand why any one would be hiding

sigh...
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Old 05-13-2017, 12:24 PM   #56
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Nowadays it's okay to be a nerd again, as soon as you answer gatekeeping dudebros questions to verify your geekdom, and not be some skanky hussy cosplaying for that sweaty nerd D
I never understood the gatekeeping thing. Why do they feel the need to quiz people who are even slightly interested? Every fan is a "true" fan.
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Old 05-13-2017, 12:49 PM   #57
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the thing i want to know is, why couldn't women have gotten into nerdy things when i was 22 rather than 38? )
If you're seriously 38 years old, I don't know why you can find girls in their early/mid 30's who like geeky things. Only problem is they're far more likely to be single mothers at this point since most have likely divorced their first husband by then.
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Old 05-13-2017, 01:05 PM   #58
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I never understood the gatekeeping thing. Why do they feel the need to quiz people who are even slightly interested? Every fan is a "true" fan.
I sometimes worry when I start asking questions that I come off this way, when really I just am curious who/what the person's favorites are. I'm sure when it's women who I'm talking to, even more may feel this way.

Then again the questions are more "What is your favorite Lantern Corps?" and not something like "I bet you can't name all of the Lantern Corps."
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I never understood the gatekeeping thing. Why do they feel the need to quiz people who are even slightly interested? Every fan is a "true" fan.
Would that were the case...
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Old 05-13-2017, 04:38 PM   #60
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Back when we ladies were kids, even guys who were "geeks/nerds" were seen as pariahs. Imagine how much worse it was to be a "geekgirl"! You'd be instantly shunned as unfit for dating material. Given the social conditioning most girls are fed to believe that having a relationship and being a mom/wife are the keys to their happiness and future it is entirely expected that geekgirls would have stayed underground.
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