>what my girlfriend imagines the girls at the LCS look like
What's the craziest misconception you've ever encountered regarding comicbooks or cartoons?
I dated a girl who thought that they didn't make comics anymore until I mentioned seeing a tie-in to a recent video game at the LCS. She knew that I read comics. She lived right across the street from the LCS, with a ten foot tall wooden Batman staring into her kitchen window 24/7, and thought that all they sold were reprints of stories that were at least 20 years old.
Most guys, with the exception of myself, that I know who actually read comics actually get laid enough and have other interests too. A lot of them have families and stuff.
I don't know what I'm trying to say, like the guys who actually read comics don't wear it on their sleeves? Literally and figuratively. They don't have Batman shirts or buttons and bumperstickers, they dress normally, they're just reading a Batman comic. I've noticed this weird pattern. Where the guy with the Batman shirt, bumper stickers and buttons all over his backpack is like "YEAH I LOVED THE ARKHAM GAMES AND DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY... Long Halloween? What's that?"
HAHA. I went there one time. There was only one woman at the store. She was a pretty mom buying a game for her 13 year old son. Everyone else were guys playing magic or something.
Wait no, I just remembered. The girl working the counter was a girl too.
>Most guys, with the exception of myself, that I know who actually read comics actually get laid enough and have other interests too
No idea. I have plenty of friends who wear cape shirts, have Batman phone covers and shit but the only friend I have who actually reads and collects comics is perhaps the best dressed out of all my friends and talks about sports much more than Superheroes
>tfw math major and make 300k a year
>I don't know what I'm trying to say, like the guys who actually read comics don't wear it on their sleeves?
Most people who can afford to keep up with comics are fairly well off, and as a consequence tend to be older, settled, normal functioning members of society.
In fairness to her comic books have only been sold through destination outlets in any real number for the past twenty years or more. There's no reason to encounter them in daily life, and if they don't interest you, you won't seek them out (which is why they're called "destination" outlets).
Lots of people, even your close friends and family, don't know all kinds of things about you because they make assumptions, because it's easier than listening and less rude than asking questions. Don't take it personally if your girlfriend can't remember whether you dress to the left or right, because that's your business.
>making anything but minimum wage +15% as a coder
Unless you're running your own company, you're not making enough to justify the costs of college. And if you were running your own company you'd have mentioned an MBA, not an undergrad math degree.
Autofills itself so I guess it's popular.
I try not to think too hard about what I make in a year. And my facial hair is absurdly razor proof. I shave a half dozen times int he damn shower and there's still these little fucking dots all over.
And as mentioned before, that cartoons and comucs are only for children.
My mother and a couple of older friends still think that cartoons like Bojack, SP, Americn dad, etc.. are ment for children because its animated.
What's this myth?
I have never seen any female at my LCS, tbqh.
I don't know what comic shop you go to, but that is basically what they look like at my LCS. Sucks that I have to pay for a drink every time I go there and that they don't have that many comics (they're always out), but that's todays comic shops for ya.
Anyway, the craziest misconception about comic books I heard is that graphic novel generally stands for comics as "literature." This came from a lecturer in a comics course I took for fun, who was a self-proclaimed comic researcher while admittedly being someone who doesn't read comics at all. I said that the term graphic novel is very flawed, because today it's basically a marketing term that gets slapped onto every TPB of finished cape story arcs. The lecturer didn't like me much.
Never really came across any misconceptions about /co/ related things specifically that wasn't just lumped into general "geek" misconceptions.
Only thing I can think of wasn't related to /co/, but more to /v/. I was part of a tech club in high school in the early 2000s, which turned into the de facto geek club for people that enjoyed games, comics, and cartoons/anime.
Anyways, our club would hold gaming tournaments twice a year with a paid entrance fee of $5. One girl I was speaking too couldn't believe that anyone ever came to those tournaments. Little did she know, we always had a huge turnout and we were the richest club on campus.
No, they fucking don't.
They either look like a shorter, chubbier, less busty Hitomi Tanaka; or like Kennedy Kresler if she had never seen a cock.
Also, they dress according to weather.
A few years ago before DC over saturated John.
>talking about John Constantine story with a friend
>Another friend over hears us.
"Oh wow that sounds really interesting. You wouldnt mind if I borrowed the book with you?"
>Tell him no not at all.
A Few days later I see the guy and lend him my trade of Dangerous Habits
"Oh... Its a comic book. I don't really like superheroes."
>Tell him Constantine is not a superhero .
"But its a comic."
>Not all comics are about superheroes, man
"oh I didn't know that"
I can bench press a car, Im an ex football star
with degrees from both Harvard and Yale
Girls just can't keep up, I'm a real love machine
I've had far better sex while in jail
I've designed the Sears Tower, I make two grand an hour
I cook the world's best duck flambe
I find it funny how people here talk like there are no women who read or work in comics when many of the clerks at local comic shops are women.
Maybe being in a college town helps, but I never got that stereotype. Never mind that it's a self fulfilling one. Insisting that comics are only for guys is a sure way to drive women away and not get any new female readers.
And it is true some of these new female fans, yes, are casual and don't know much. They're new. You were a fucking newbie geek once too, dork. It's called getting new blood into a dying industry. Why do you want to go down with the rotting ship instead of welcoming new people?
>>Not all comics are about superheroes, man
Ask them if they like watching television shows and ask them if it's just shows about cops and lawyers. Tell them how just because a medium is dominated by shitty sausage factory shows of one genre, that doesn't mean that is all the medium has to offer.
While I've been a huge fan of comics for years, Inever really spoke with folks about it. Just in and out to get my comics, sometimes pirating, all on my own.
My biggest misconception was that people read comics to follow a character they like.
When I've broached the subject with other fans, it turns out more people are likely to follow a writer or artist they like than any character.
>When I've broached the subject with other fans, it turns out more people are likely to follow a writer or artist they like than any character.
That makes no sense! Who would care about a writer or artist over a character?
Not sure if that's sarcasm but a writer/artist has consistency most the time, unless they move onto something they have no business writing or drawing or just put in bad work you can atleast expect something you like. Following a character could result in anything unless the artist team are purposefully trying to continue in the same tone and story as the guy you liked.
new to stripping, im sure her inside of her thighs are bruised up too. shit is not easy.
>And if you were running your own company you'd have mentioned an MBA, not an undergrad math degree.
>you need an overpriced diploma to manage people and understand a balance sheet
>when my ex was literally angry about me getting a job at the LCS because western comics couldn't POSSIBLY have as much depth as Chinese comics