What a Pisser

Today’s the last day of my vacation. I have no idea how to feel about it. On one hand, I’ll be glad to get back to work, but on the other, being off for so long was nice. I just don’t know.

Tommorow is a 16:00 to 21:00, so it’s just five hours. Not awful, by any means. I just feel cheated somehow, like I got the time off but I didn’t truly want it. There’s no BotCon, so why take a vacation? As for Pete’s Robo Con, I have to give it a hard pass; with the things I’ve seen on Facebook, I can’t justify handing him my money. It’s a ‘no’ from me.

Which is part of the problem. It’s not simply the Grand Nagus. It’s those we thought of as friends and family.

The Transformers fandom has turned toxic. Comic book fans? Even worse, as there are complaints that comics shouldn’t be political. Misogyny reared its head in the Doctor Who fandom. It’s ridiculous.

What I used to seek refuge in has been overrun by toxic masculinity. And it sickens me.

I also don’t know if things will get better any time soon.

About Silverwynde

I'm a Transformers fan, Pokémon player, Brewers fan and all-out general nerd. I rescue abandoned Golett, collect as many Bumblebee decoys and figures as I can find and I've attended every BotCon--official and non--since 1999. I'm also happily married to a fellow Transfan named Prime and we were both owned by a very intelligent half-Siamese cat, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge on June 16, 2018. We still miss him. But we're now the acting staff of a Maine Coon kitty named Lulu, who pretty much rules the house. Not that we're complaining about that.
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1 Response to What a Pisser

  1. DeviceDude says:

    Hope your staycation was as fun as it could be. Sad to see Mr. Sinclair turn to the dark side and taint what could be a fun experience at Pete’s RoboCon. As for the annoying people at the cinema, it reminds me of what Defensis said at BC ’12, “Common sense is not common.” 😦

    As remote as the chance may be, hopefully Hasbro will realize the error of their ways and let FunPub resuscitate BotCon. They may not have been happy about it, but they let it go on on for years before it became “Official”…


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