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Old 06-17-2009, 03:33 PM
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So I'm a very new trekkie. I love the new movie and TOS very much. I'm in love with Spock now. All I want to do is talk to people about Star Trek, but I can't really find any, except for my dad. Sometimes i think its bad that I'm a trekkie and that I'm sending a bad signal out to people. I wish I did not feel this way. I when trekkies get a bad reputation because they would be protrayed in the media as nerds. I don't think thats right. I was wondering how being a trekkie has affected you. Was it hard to find people to relate to with on ST? Did you have a hard time finding a girlfriend or boyfriend? Other thoughts?
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Old 06-17-2009, 03:38 PM
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Not really. My wife is not a fan, but is ok with me being one.
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Old 06-17-2009, 03:38 PM
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Simple. You love the new movie but dont know much about all the stuff before. And... you dont have to.
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Old 06-17-2009, 03:43 PM
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Exactly!
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hmm... I understand what you're going through... although I've been a Trekkie all my life (blame my brother and my dad. lol.) I thought I was gonna have a hard time making friends, but it was somewhat easy for me. I told my friends that I'm a Trekkie, but they don't care 'cause they don't believe in stereotypes. I found some friends who likes Star Trek... and I've had a boyfriend who is a Star Wars fan and a Trekkie. And yeah, I have or had friends who have never seen Star Trek at all. I took 2 of my friends who haven't seen Star Trek shows or movies at all to see the new Star Trek movie, and they loved it! They understand I love Star Trek so much, and now my friends wants to see all the Star Trek movies and TV shows I have on DVD.

Sorry, didn't mean to ramble on, but I'm sure you know what I meant. Anyway, you shouldn't feel bad about who you are. Don't listen what people tell you, don't let other people bring you down because you're different from them. Just be who you are. Never feel ashamed about anything.
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i do believe that we are free to like what we like, but do you think that there comes a price for liking certain things?
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i do believe that we are free to like what we like, but do you think that there comes a price for liking certain things?
If people judge you for something as silly as what movies/tv shows you enjoy, they aren't worth being friends with anyhow. Always be true to yourself!
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Old 06-17-2009, 05:07 PM
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If people judge you for something as silly as what movies/tv shows you enjoy, they aren't worth being friends with anyhow. Always be true to yourself!
jerhanner has....spoken. The jerhanner speaks to you,,,the Treked ones!
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Old 06-17-2009, 05:44 PM
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If people judge you for something as silly as what movies/tv shows you enjoy, they aren't worth being friends with anyhow. Always be true to yourself!
I do have to agree with you. Its just I got some looks already from my family. But what do they know....Star Trek is freakin awesome
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I had a lot of this at school when I got into Trek back in the 90's, but I was bullied even before I got into Trek. If you were a Sci-Fi fan in the late 80's/early 90's you were toast!

The annoying thing I found was that when I was into Trek I got told by everyone how "crap" it was, but then a couple of years later, some of those people were coming to me saying. "Did you see that Star Trek episode last night? It was great!" ...hmm, can you say hypocrites

My friend and I were talking about the terms "geek" and "nerd", he found them to be offensive, but I say EVERYONE is a nerd or geek.

Everyone finds something that they can become healthily obsessed with, whether it be a TV show, a comic, a novel series, sport, football, basket ball, tennis...etc.

We have a great fantasy writer here in the UK called Terry Pratchett and he said in an interview, that he always thought it odd that someone who had [insert sports team here] shirts, bedsheets, alarm clock, curtains, posters etc. was considered to be perfectly normal. While folks who put on a pair of Spock ears and went to a Star Trek convention were considered to be a little weird.

I say, see their weird look and raise them a Spock's eyebrow! To cross Trek with poker!
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