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Old 15-05-2013, 19:47
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When fandoms go bad...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-22542222
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Old 15-05-2013, 20:11
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LOL. that was funny.
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Old 15-05-2013, 20:14
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That is so funny. Still. at least it was Star Wars fans v Doctor Who fans; on here it's just Doctor Who fans v Doctor Who fans.
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Old 16-05-2013, 00:33
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That is not funny. I have just been severely put off conventions before I've even been to one, and I'm sure I'm not the only one thinking this.
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Old 16-05-2013, 01:38
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http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/the_forc...tion_1_2194235

I wouldn't worry about looks like something out of nothing, built up by a media who loves portraying sci-fi fans as sad losers.

(read the comments)
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Old 16-05-2013, 04:17
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So I take it that these were fully grown adults?
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Old 16-05-2013, 07:19
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Haha I nearly went to that... Whoops
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Old 16-05-2013, 09:11
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So I take it that these were fully grown adults?
There's a photo of the Doctor Who fan concerned on the BBC news page. Definitely an adult.

This is so funny. Norwich is Ting's neck of the woods isn't it? Something in the water?
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Old 16-05-2013, 09:14
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Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear...

Lucky really that both Stormtroopers and Daleks have really terrible aim, the body count would have been pretty minimal.

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Old 16-05-2013, 09:20
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There's a photo of the Doctor Who fan concerned on the BBC news page. Definitely an adult.

This is so funny. Norwich is Ting's neck of the woods isn't it? Something in the water?
I hadn't connected it with Ting! I wonder who the bloke dishing out the "verbal abuse" was.....
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Old 16-05-2013, 09:35
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Bloody nerds.
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Old 16-05-2013, 09:49
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Heh, I recently read the first of Nev Fountain's Mervyn Stone books, published by Big Finish, all sounds rather like life imitating art imitating life...
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Old 16-05-2013, 11:07
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Hilarious!
So a bunch people dressed as stormtroopers shout a little bit at a bunch of people dressed as Daleks!
No wonder Norwich and Norfolk were recently voted the most crime free area of the UK, if this is the worst that happens...
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Old 16-05-2013, 11:16
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Hilarious!
So a bunch people dressed as stormtroopers shout a little bit at a bunch of people dressed as Daleks!
No wonder Norwich and Norfolk were recently voted the most crime free area of the UK, if this is the worst that happens...
Strictly speaking the area in question was Broadland which is just north of Norwich

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22278505
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Old 16-05-2013, 11:27
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Bit pathetic isn't it
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Old 16-05-2013, 11:28
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I don't get it, I love both. I love most things nerdy. Except supernatural, I do get some dirty looks for that.
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Old 16-05-2013, 11:33
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I had one of those Star Wars idiots at my Nebosphere Whovention extravaganza. My star guest signing autographs was a bloke who played a Mummy in Pyramids of Mars. Turns out he was also a Stormtrooper in A New Hope so inadvertently attracted the wrong sort. This fool actually thought it was ok to stand in line holding out a photo of the Death Star for him to sign. Wearing a Skywalker judo outfit.

It's lucky for him I was hampered by my Myrka costume otherwise I'd have had to be restrained. We tutted and rolled our eyes until he went away.
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Old 16-05-2013, 11:39
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I had one of those Star Wars idiots at my Nebosphere Whovention extravaganza. My star guest signing autographs was a bloke who played a Mummy in Pyramids of Mars. Turns out he was also a Stormtrooper in A New Hope so inadvertently attracted the wrong sort. This fool actually thought it was ok to stand in line holding out a photo of the Death Star for him to sign. Wearing a Skywalker judo outfit.

It's lucky for him I was hampered by my Myrka costume otherwise I'd have had to be restrained. We tutted and rolled our eyes until he went away.
Who'd you have in the back half of your pantomime horse... er, Myrka costume?
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Old 16-05-2013, 12:30
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Who'd you have in the back half of your pantomime horse... er, Myrka costume?
I was the back end Granny McSmith did the steering. Luckily she's the spitting image of Arwen from Lord of the Rings so not too bad a deal. Pity about the pickled onion diet though.
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Old 16-05-2013, 13:08
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I was the back end Granny McSmith did the steering. Luckily she's the spitting image of Arwen from Lord of the Rings so not too bad a deal. Pity about the pickled onion diet though.
That was a day and a half. I tried to get off with the bloke dressed as Alpha Centauri, but he was more interested in nebo, sadly.

I ended up with a bloke who'd wandered in thinking it was a Lord of the Rings convention, who was quite taken with my similarity to Arwen Evenstar and didn't mind the pickled onions. I think he'd been on the pipeweed. It didn't last, though. When he took off his Legolas outfit he turned out to resemble an orc rather than Legolas.

Still, during the scuffles with the Star Wars lot I managed to trip up the Princess Leia lookalike, so it wasn't an entirely wasted day.
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Old 16-05-2013, 13:22
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"I like Doctor Who...

I like Star Wars...

But which is better? Only one way to find out..."
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Old 16-05-2013, 17:13
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That was a day and a half. I tried to get off with the bloke dressed as Alpha Centauri, but he was more interested in nebo, sadly.

I ended up with a bloke who'd wandered in thinking it was a Lord of the Rings convention, who was quite taken with my similarity to Arwen Evenstar and didn't mind the pickled onions. I think he'd been on the pipeweed. It didn't last, though. When he took off his Legolas outfit he turned out to resemble an orc rather than Legolas.

Still, during the scuffles with the Star Wars lot I managed to trip up the Princess Leia lookalike, so it wasn't an entirely wasted day.
and I spent the day in the back end of a pantomime undersea beast hopng the Arwen babe was into bedraggled, filthy, bearded tramp like Wizard looking blokes. Luckily the punch up between the Han Solos and the Fifth Doctor crew covered my heaving sobs after "Legolas" turned up. :sob:
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Old 16-05-2013, 17:24
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and I spent the day in the back end of a pantomime undersea beast hopng the Arwen babe was into bedraggled, filthy, bearded tramp like Wizard looking blokes. Luckily the punch up between the Han Solos and the Fifth Doctor crew covered my heaving sobs after "Legolas" turned up. :sob:
Oh, sorry. I thought the sobs were the result of the pickled onion diet, not unrequited passion.

Fond as I am of filthy Wizards I am really looking for someone with six arms and one eye. If you see someone like that, please let me know.
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Old 16-05-2013, 17:36
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Why did I picture a bunch of Sheldon Coopers when reading that story?
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Old 16-05-2013, 21:39
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Oh, sorry. I thought the sobs were the result of the pickled onion diet, not unrequited passion.

Fond as I am of filthy Wizards I am really looking for someone with six arms and one eye. If you see someone like that, please let me know.
Well it turned out he had two arms and two eyes. What a fraud! The Vervoid I chatted up was no more honest. Cabagge-creature my arse! I'm happy to report the Drahvin was indeed female as one would expect. And did, in line with canon, express a desire to see me dead.
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