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31st Jul '16 10:51:57 AM nombretomado
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* There are no DCComics heroes that were not created in the Silver Age. Etrigan? [[ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}} John Constantine]]? A GreenLantern who is not a WASP? What vivid imagination you have, you NERD!

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* There are no DCComics Creator/DCComics heroes that were not created in the Silver Age. Etrigan? [[ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}} John Constantine]]? A GreenLantern who is not a WASP? What vivid imagination you have, you NERD!
17th Jun '16 3:23:25 AM Doug86
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* There are no ComicBook/{{X-Men}} other than Cyclops, {{Wolverine}}, Professor X, Nightcrawler, Storm, Jean Grey (a.k.a. Marvel Girl or Phoenix), and, if we're lucky, Gambit and Rogue. Because everyone remembers [[WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}} the animated series]] and some people saw [[Film/{{X-Men}} the movies]]... more often than not, however, WolverinePublicity wins out every time. There exist no X-Villains besides Magneto, Sabertooth and Mystique, and they are always affiliated with the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.[[note]]Mystique was in '''a''' Brotherhood only once and it quickly turned into the government-sponsored Freedom Force. She mostly operated solo after the 1970s ended, Sabertooth never was in ANY iteration of the Brotherhood, with or without the name, but ChronicBackstabbingDisorder does not make good referential jokes, does it?[[/note]] There may also be a character actually ''named'' X-Man.[[note]] Though that won't be a reference to Nate Grey (who starred in a comic called ''X-Man'' but didn't actually call himself that) but rather a case of research failure.[[/note]]

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* There are no ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ComicBook/XMen other than Cyclops, {{Wolverine}}, ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, Professor X, Nightcrawler, Storm, Jean Grey (a.k.a. Marvel Girl or Phoenix), and, if we're lucky, Gambit and Rogue. Because everyone remembers [[WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}} [[WesternAnimation/XMen the animated series]] and some people saw [[Film/{{X-Men}} [[Film/XMen the movies]]... more often than not, however, WolverinePublicity wins out every time. There exist no X-Villains besides Magneto, Sabertooth and Mystique, and they are always affiliated with the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.[[note]]Mystique was in '''a''' Brotherhood only once and it quickly turned into the government-sponsored Freedom Force. She mostly operated solo after the 1970s ended, Sabertooth never was in ANY iteration of the Brotherhood, with or without the name, but ChronicBackstabbingDisorder does not make good referential jokes, does it?[[/note]] There may also be a character actually ''named'' X-Man.[[note]] Though that won't be a reference to Nate Grey (who starred in a comic called ''X-Man'' but didn't actually call himself that) but rather a case of research failure.[[/note]]
16th May '16 1:55:08 PM Doug86
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** The main character's online avatar will either be a hulking, muscular swordsman who looks like either [[ConanTheBarbarian Conan]] or [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Sauron]], or a beautiful woman. The gender of the character does not affect which of those choices they take, but expect the male character playing a female character to be played for laughs and/or the idea that the character secretly wants to be a woman. It will always be a human, an elf, or too heavily armored to determine its species.

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** The main character's online avatar will either be a hulking, muscular swordsman who looks like either [[ConanTheBarbarian [[Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian Conan]] or [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Sauron]], or a beautiful woman. The gender of the character does not affect which of those choices they take, but expect the male character playing a female character to be played for laughs and/or the idea that the character secretly wants to be a woman. It will always be a human, an elf, or too heavily armored to determine its species.
11th May '16 1:39:37 PM erforce
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** The guys are also fans of ''Series/{{Firefly}},'' ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles,'' ''Star Trek,'' ([[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Original]] and [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG]]) and ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003''. Creator/StanLee, Creator/LeonardNimoy, Creator/KateeSackhoff, and Creator/SummerGlau also make guest appearances. Creator/WilWheaton makes regular appearances.

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** The guys are also fans of ''Series/{{Firefly}},'' ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles,'' ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles,'' ''Star Trek,'' ([[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Original]] and [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG]]) and ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003''. Creator/StanLee, Creator/LeonardNimoy, Creator/KateeSackhoff, and Creator/SummerGlau also make guest appearances. Creator/WilWheaton makes regular appearances.



* The final episode of ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' included a brief appearance by ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' -- including the actual 3rd edition PHB -- and the depiction of how the game plays is spot-on:

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* The final episode of ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' included a brief appearance by ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' -- including the actual 3rd edition PHB -- and the depiction of how the game plays is spot-on:
19th Apr '16 3:45:04 PM PDL
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* When it comes to VideoGames, all geeks will play UltraSuperDeathGoreFestChainsawer3000. Unless they've caught PacManFever and still play 8-bit games. These days they've started mentioning ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' (for [[MurderSimulators its bad influences]]) and ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''.

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* When it comes to VideoGames, all one game genre geeks usually will play UltraSuperDeathGoreFestChainsawer3000. Unless they've caught PacManFever and still play 8-bit games. These days they've started mentioning ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' (for [[MurderSimulators its bad influences]]) and ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''.''Franchise/{{Halo}}''.
* The other main genre of games that are commonly mentioned is the [[MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineRolePlayingGame MMO RPG]]. With ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' as the main example of a specific game.
13th Feb '16 7:51:36 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', O'Brien and Bashir enjoyed using the holodeck to take part in famous battles, such as the Battle of Britain and the Alamo. In the case of the latter, they became obsessed in later seasons with trying to figure out a way to win the battle with what the actual combatants had on hand. They went so far with it that O'Brien built a scale model of the battle, and figures for both armies. Worf at one point derisively referred to this as "playing with toys." That's right, these guys were [[EvenNerdsHaveStandards too geeky]] even for ''Star Trek characters''

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** In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', O'Brien and Bashir enjoyed using the holodeck to take part in famous battles, such as the Battle of Britain and the Alamo. In the case of the latter, they became obsessed in later seasons with trying to figure out a way to win the battle with what the actual combatants had on hand. They went so far with it that O'Brien built a scale model of the battle, and figures for both armies. Worf at one point derisively referred to this as "playing with toys." That's right, these guys were [[EvenNerdsHaveStandards too geeky]] even for ''Star Trek characters''characters.'' It was played with in that Dax actually made fun of ''Worf'' for this attitude.
15th Jan '16 9:42:10 AM Anddrix
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'', which is ''[[CriticalResearchFailure not the same thing]]'' as ''Franchise/StarTrek'' (''Star Wars'' is the one with an actual ''war'', and on ''Star Trek'', they're actually ''[[ViewersAreMorons on a trek through the stars]]'' [[note]]except for ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', anyway[[/note]]). Tends to be more popular than the alternative, so expect its fans to be portrayed less negatively, mostly due to how stunningly obsessed most {{Trekkie}}s are portrayed as being. Also expect:

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'', which is ''[[CriticalResearchFailure not the same thing]]'' as ''Franchise/StarTrek'' (''Star Wars'' is the one with an actual ''war'', and on ''Star Trek'', they're actually ''[[ViewersAreMorons on ''on a trek through the stars]]'' stars'' [[note]]except for ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', anyway[[/note]]). Tends to be more popular than the alternative, so expect its fans to be portrayed less negatively, mostly due to how stunningly obsessed most {{Trekkie}}s are portrayed as being. Also expect:
25th Dec '15 5:36:43 PM nombretomado
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* All comic books are about superheroes. [[note]]Though thanks to [=McCarthyism=], this ended up almost actually being true of American comic books for decades as comic books were seen as a kids medium which led to the death of Crime, Horror and Romance and the creation of the SilverAge style[[/note]]

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* All comic books are about superheroes. [[note]]Though thanks to [=McCarthyism=], this ended up almost actually being true of American comic books for decades as comic books were seen as a kids medium which led to the death of Crime, Horror and Romance and the creation of the SilverAge UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} style[[/note]]
4th Dec '15 6:05:29 PM nombretomado
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* The only MMO Geeks ever play is ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. Older shows will occasionally do something loosely parodying ''VideoGame/EverQuest'' or a more general parody, but... well, as expected, any video or computer game parody will be [[PacManFever to a real video game what]] ''[[PacManFever A Trip to the Moon]]'' [[PacManFever is to the Apollo program]]. They might as well just call them ''[[SeltzerAndFriedberg Video Game]]''. Judging by subscriber stats, this one is borderline TruthInTelevision.

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* The only MMO Geeks ever play is ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. Older shows will occasionally do something loosely parodying ''VideoGame/EverQuest'' or a more general parody, but... well, as expected, any video or computer game parody will be [[PacManFever to a real video game what]] ''[[PacManFever A Trip to the Moon]]'' [[PacManFever is to the Apollo program]]. They might as well just call them ''[[SeltzerAndFriedberg ''[[Creator/SeltzerAndFriedberg Video Game]]''. Judging by subscriber stats, this one is borderline TruthInTelevision.
25th Nov '15 4:08:09 PM RapidZucchini
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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' tends to stray a bit outside the cannon, varying from full-fledged "made-by-geeks" territory (generally, anything about anime or video games) to "at least bothered to do the research" territory (they'd clearly seen ''Film/TheFellowshipOfTheRing'' and knew at least the general plot of the later books (which hadn't been released in movie form when they did their ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' parody episode) but they also apparently thought there are paladins in Middle Earth).

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' tends to stray a bit outside the cannon, canon, varying from full-fledged "made-by-geeks" territory (generally, anything about anime or video games) to "at least bothered to do the research" territory (they'd clearly seen ''Film/TheFellowshipOfTheRing'' and knew at least the general plot of the later books (which hadn't been released in movie form when they did their ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' parody episode) but they also apparently thought there are paladins in Middle Earth).
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