Quotes: Fan Boy

Known for a complete lack of objectivity in relation to their preferred focus. Usually argue with circular logic that they refuse to acknowledge. Arguments or debates with such are usually futile. Every flaw is spun into semi-virtues and everything else, blown to comedic, complimentary proportions.

18 years now watching Doctor Who will drive anyone a bit mad, and let's face it, I wasn't Captain Sanity of the HMS Normal to begin with. So yeah. I taught my one class today in a brown-based button-down shirt, red suspenders, maroon red bow tie, and a brown sports jacket. There may have been a replica Sonic Screwdriver in my pocket. Because, look, I've basically spent my entire life aspiring to be the Doctor, so I'm bloody well holding onto the title.

I think my favourite viewing of "Fear Her" was when I watched it with Simon and he slaughtered it like a starving man being presented with a steak. Not only were his observations quite inimitable (and I learnt a few new colourful phrases) but they were so vitriolic I was immediately put on the defensive (like we Doctor Who fans are when our favourite show is under attack — we can tear it to pieces as much as we like but when outsiders dare to look in and criticise it you can forget it) and forced myself to find the positives.

Nothing ruins a good thing quite like knowing you share your opinions with mindless little tits who bray like mules if you so much as mention the word "cake," and the good thing in question can never be the same again.

...I said that a mild graphical upgrade that keeps gameplay exactly the same as the previous generation should not be anything to get hyped about—and people hated me saying that. I think that video appealed to an audience of really, really sycophantic console fanboys that I don't my videos don't usually to; but if one of them slips through the cracks and sees this, if someone seriously gets offended by this, if one of you honestly believes that the only way I can say these things is if I'm being secretly paid off by the competition, then seriously look at what you're defending. It's not hard to be critical of things you own or even enjoy.
George Weidman, "8th Gen Console Gaming"

We wanted so badly....

We couldn't believe it...?

We walked outta there like...?!

We could not CONCEIVE...!

It was IMPOSSIBLE to believe...!

Of a time...? ...Where a Star Wars movie might suck?

If you can put yourself back in that time: Y'know, Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi. We saw there was a trailer for Phantom Menace. Oh my god, it was the best thing ever. It DID NOT. ENTER. OUR. MINDS. That that movie might suck. It was IMPOSSIBLE. It was unbelievable. And so, everyone walked in there, and it was like...we were like trauma victims! It was like we were delusional!

I'm not gonna get into this cycle with every two-bit comic book movie that Marvel shits out in a carefully planned 28-stage campaign. You will not hook me with a teaser for a teaser for a featurette for a DVD extra for a trailer for a teaser, Marvel. You hear me? YOU CAN GO TO HELL. And I'm not watching any goddamn PARODY gifs of any of this shit, either.

Unless you got a Silver Surfer movie coming soon. I'll eat that shit right up.
Drew Magary, "They Have Teasers For Trailers Now"

There are things about fanatics that, by the very nature of the term, make them almost religious in their zealotry....It's not about whether something makes sense, or whether something is of quality, or if something is worthwhile, it's honestly much more about whether a thing is KNOWN and if the decision upon that knowing was LIKE or FAIL. Most people choose LIKE for Superman before their cognitive faculties develop, so their blind spot to any inadequacy can be large.

It's like hearing someone brag about their personal library and you find out it's filled with nothing but Star Wars novels and Choose-Your-Own-Adventure books. I know they're printed on pulped trees and bought at a Borders, but that doesn't make them real books. Consuming those is an exercise in stunting your ability to appreciate real storytelling. I wouldn't trust a food critic if all he ever grubbed on were hot dogs, and I don't trust Whedonites when their experience with moving pictures begins and ends with Mutant Enemy productions. Once More With Feeling shouldn't be a goddamn Rocky Horror Picture Show. Fuck, it's not even a good musical. But then, you'd have to have watched another musical to know that.