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Old June 17 2014, 07:15 PM   #76
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Re: What it means to be a trekkie

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The stereotypical "Trekkie" of pop culture fame--a nerdy 40-year-old virgin living in his parents' basement--is like Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster. Maybe such creatures exist in reality, but I'm not sure I've ever met one.
Fairly accurate.

Still, the stereotype has its origins in reality; before the explosion of occasionally negative media attention, I recall the ultra-geeks, the less than shapely fans squeezing into Kirk shirts or Uhura skirts, etc. Let's not talk about all of those bizarre, would-be Spocks wearing giant rubber ears, and walking around with a pompous air, spouting Trek-isms like it applied to real life, and somehow separated themselves from the expectations of human relation (undoubtedly a defensive position).

So, some of the "Trekkie" stereotypes are grounded in truth, even while the people you describe:

Most of the Trekkies I know have kids, careers, and mortgages--just like everybody else.
..exist.
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Old June 23 2014, 03:08 PM   #77
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I'm not going to find my Guinevere at no STAR TREK convention! I want a woman I can be eXcited by. Big glasses, dirndl skirts and all that just won't do...
Personally, that's my perfect girl.
Yeah, I was just gonna say . . .
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Old June 24 2014, 01:09 AM   #78
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Had to google dirndl. Not seeing the problem.
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