ATTENTION: The Boards will be closed permanently on May 28th, 2014. Posting will be disabled on April 28th, 2014. More Info

What we are called.

bunkey

GROUP: Members

POSTS: 686

Report this Aug. 02 2013, 8:10 am

Trekkies was a terrible movie. And that woman was just frakkin nuts. I like Star Trek, hockey and wrestling along with a LOT of other things, but I also dress appropriately for work and other events.  I couldn't figure out if she were really nuckin futz or was working everyone for attention.


But I agree that certain fandoms get mocked and discriminated against.


Willowtree, I had a fight with an old company of mine once. I had a very nice "WWF" (the then World Wrestling Federation) logo sterling silver necklace that was very small, tasteful and wore it often. My bosses thought it was "inappropriate" and told me I couldn't  wear it. I went around the office and pointed out every single sports logo tchotchke in the office, Yankee, Mets, Rangers, etc. including one of the other assistants that had a Yankee logo charm on her charm holder necklace and outright  told them that if they wanted me to take off my necklace ad not wear it they either were going to restrict every person in the office from wearing anything with any sports or franchise logo on it or I would get a lawyer. 


They never bothered me again.

willowtree

GROUP: Members

POSTS: 1137

Report this Aug. 02 2013, 8:38 am

Quote: bunkey @ Aug. 02 2013, 8:10 am

>

>Trekkies was a terrible movie. And that woman was just frakkin nuts. I like Star Trek, hockey and wrestling along with a LOT of other things, but I also dress appropriately for work and other events.  I couldn't figure out if she were really nuckin futz or was working everyone for attention.

>But I agree that certain fandoms get mocked and discriminated against.

>Willowtree, I had a fight with an old company of mine once. I had a very nice "WWF" (the then World Wrestling Federation) logo sterling silver necklace that was very small, tasteful and wore it often. My bosses thought it was "inappropriate" and told me I couldn't  wear it. I went around the office and pointed out every single sports logo tchotchke in the office, Yankee, Mets, Rangers, etc. including one of the other assistants that had a Yankee logo charm on her charm holder necklace and outright  told them that if they wanted me to take off my necklace ad not wear it they either were going to restrict every person in the office from wearing anything with any sports or franchise logo on it or I would get a lawyer. 

>They never bothered me again.

>


I had a similar issue at work once. I wore a small pentagram pendant and one of my coworkers aparently went to HR about it. They asked me to take it off. I pointed out to them that the woman who reported me wears a cross, has a cross hanging on her board, and has a calendar with religious pictures and text on it and that if I couldn't wear an item from my religion then she should have to take her stuff down. I was "kindly" informed that mine wasn't a religion, and that it was offensive. I was also laid off shortly after that

FleetAdmiral_BamBam

GROUP: Members

POSTS: 46304

Report this Aug. 02 2013, 9:04 am

Quote: willowtree @ Aug. 02 2013, 5:26 am

>That woman took it too far. People at my job know I like Star Trek. That's fine. But to wear a commbadge, phaser and ticorder on your belt and make people call you commander...that's nuts. And then to wear that stuff when she got picked as a jurror on a big court case, that is even worse. I hate that the movie made her seem like the norm

>and as you mentioned with sports. That is something that kind of irks me. My husband (and he does do this) can walk around in his football team's hat, tshirt, sweatshirt and nothing of it. If I walk around in my star trek tshirt I get made fun of

>
Yea!  I remember who you're talking about.  I'd call that nuts too... but I guess that's no different than someone getting dressed up in their favorite team's jersey and doing the same thing.... nuts!
 


 


Redskin Hogettes anyone?

bunkey

GROUP: Members

POSTS: 686

Report this Aug. 02 2013, 10:58 am

 


I had a similar issue at work once. I wore a small pentagram pendant and one of my coworkers aparently went to HR about it. They asked me to take it off. I pointed out to them that the woman who reported me wears a cross, has a cross hanging on her board, and has a calendar with religious pictures and text on it and that if I couldn't wear an item from my religion then she should have to take her stuff down. I was "kindly" informed that mine wasn't a religion, and that it was offensive. I was also laid off shortly after that.


 


So sorry that happened. I would have sued the shit out of them and so would every witch and Wiccan I know. 


 


But back to the topic, Star Trek fans that take it as seriously as the woman in Trekkies worry me as much as overly religious people do. I remember once at a con a "Klingon" woman who was a security volunteer was actually hitting people with her riding crop who were in line for autographs, not hard, but not softly. Most of them thought it was funny, I didn't. I told her where her riding crop would end up if she touched me with it.  Most of the time at cons I find "Klingons" go overboard. I guess they're compensating for something?


 


In the end, there's a time and place for everything.  


Sarcasm is my native language.
JJ Abrams is not of the body.

willowtree

GROUP: Members

POSTS: 1137

Report this Aug. 02 2013, 12:07 pm

I agree with you on that. It's one thing to dress up at a convention. It's another thing to do it on an every day basis.


As for Klingons, I've had similar experiences with some. We were at Vegas one year and having dinner at Quark's. One of our friend ordered this drink, it was a collection of 4 or 5 shots. A guy dressed up as a klingon came over and was acting like he thought a klingon should, and ended up grabbing two of the shots and downing them. A total stranger!! We chased him down and demanded the money for it.

bunkey

GROUP: Members

POSTS: 686

Report this Aug. 02 2013, 2:53 pm

OH NO HE DIDN'T! 


SMH. I would have flipped my lid!  I'm convinced that a lot of people who cosplay as Klingons and take it too far really are compensating for being nerds or geeks in real life.  Hence I tend to steer clear of them at cons. Unless it's "real" Klingons, like JG Hertzler and Robert O'Rielly. 

Recently logged in

Users browsing this forum: CO_Fowler

Forum Permissions

You cannot post new topics in this forum

You cannot reply to topics in this forum

You cannot delete posts in this forum