This is something I've noticed since high school. Everyone else usually gets sucked into elitism pretty fast. In this forum newbies are usually made fun of sure, but it's always with jokes about ass fucking or something. Strangely I'm completely fine with that. In other forums you get flamed like you're a retard for not being as cool as "them" and it just comes off as way to serious. When I played magic the gathering, same shit. It's like you aren't enough of a nerd to be accepted by nerds. You don't know the rules well enough. You don't have the best cards. Anime? I got quite a bit of flak for saying I didn't like watching it in Japanese (ok now I do and yes it's pretty sweet) or liking shit that was on Adult Swim. I'm sure there are other examples too, but I'm just not experienced enough in them to to bitch about it. Well, ok online video gaming? Buncha assholes half the time. But comics? Everyone I've met who reads comics is cool as fuck. Just thought I'd share. Anyone else notice this kinda shit?