I love buses and want to take photos of them, but I am discouraged from doing it due to all the stares and funny looks.
Am I being pathetic or is not wanting to be seen as an autistic bus nerd a normal response to being autistic about buses?
I think really it has to do with the general image of people who like to follow around buses and take pictures of them, they are seen as a bit weird. Of course most people wont really care if you take a picture but will probably give you a weird look. I think in most part it has to do with societys view on things. For example if you where in London and saw a Routemaster go past and took a picture that would be fine, because the general image of London with big ben and red buses go past are deeply ingrained in pop culture. On the other hand taking a picture of a plain old bus thats trundling around, people will think. Why is he taking a picture of that bus? Its not important, famous or any other of those things so why?
i just want to take superb shots of buses and place them in a folder on my computer. Maybe place them on a website. I like looking at buses, and I also like following them, for example seeing how ex London buses have spread around the country. I want to be able to think "ah, I saw that in London on the 149 in 2010" rather than "this seems like an ex Metroline London Plaxton President, perhaps I have been on it before?".
jesus fucking christ. do what you love to do, even if other people call you autistic, you autistic fuck. everyone on this board loves transportation related things, so do your part and love buses.
I even dislike bus spotters myself, I met one once and it really put me off - the egg on his shirt, the dribbling, the one upping of train and bus knowledge.
Hey, OP! Nice to meet to you. I've always loved taking pictures of passenger trains, but here in America it's been quite the problem since 9/11. One day I wanted t get a a shot inside Union Station(Washington D.C.) and the transit police told me to keep it moving. I don't like it all.
>EEEEW, Chastity! That disgusting VIRGIN FREAK is taking pictures of fucking BUSSES, ahahahaha! What the fuck!? Who does that? That's so random and boring! How WEIRD and ABNORMAL! Hahaha I bet he gets off on it, too! Hold my bag, Charity, I'm gonna take a picture of this perv! I hope some normal guy does us all a favor and murders this nasty little faggot!
I don't care for your approval, bitches
I feel your pain OP - my passion is photography and sketching floor plans of airports and stadiums, but because I'm a Muslim (peaceful) everyone gives me dirty looks and the police are always molesting me.
I like busses too but I work with them so can get away with taking photos.
Jesus fuck, OP, you're the most pathetic autist I've ever come across, I can already picture you like a fat, greasy, pimply geek who is unfit to move around in society.
I mean, I myself like to take pictures of all kinds of public transit, trains, trams, trolleybuses, funiculars, rack railways, even ropeways, but for fucks sake, buses? Really? You're absolutely fucked in the head. You ought to just do yourself a favor and kill yourself. Taking pictures of fucking buses, lord almighty what's the world coming to.
Just kidding you schmuck, stop being so insecure and go take pictures of buses. I do find it funny, whoever, that you like buses out of all things. They're the one public transit I really don't care about (except maybe a tiny bit if there's something special about them, like double-deckers, routemaster/new routemaster and shit like that). However, put some wires over it and I'll be foaming like a madman over it. Trolleybus is bestest bus.