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DOOMSLAYER
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Hey Everyone.

Going to Days of The Dead Horror Convention in Feb. Anyone ever been? Im going to the one in atlanta GA. I have never been to one before. Should be interesting!

http://www.daysofthedead.net/atlanta/

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How the fuck do fucking wrestlers keep finding their way into these conventions? They're not horror or fantasy or sci-fi or gaming. They're soap operas for boys, born out of some violent hormone-fueled fantasy, and anyone who doesn't grow out of that shit by the time they're 15 is emotionally stunted or a self-hating homophobic as far as I'm concerned.

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Bucket said:
They're soap operas for boys, born out of some violent hormone-fueled fantasy, and anyone who doesn't grow out of that shit by the time they're 15 is emotionally stunted or a self-hating homophobic as far as I'm concerned.

You're not noticing any irony here? Most "horror" movies appeal to the exact same demographic.

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I'm going to have to be pedantic here and assert the distinction between horror, slashers, and torture porn. I think you're referring to the latter two.

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Bucket said:
They're not horror or fantasy or sci-fi or gaming.

Further to what david_a pointed out, you'd be surprised at how many people snigger at sci-fi conventions and even gaming conventions. Even the Comic Cons, probably the biggest international "geek" conventions, raise eyebrows among people who aren't really into all of that stuff. You're probably not going to come across many of these people on the internet, but they're out there.

Pro wrestling is dumb entertainment for pubescent teenagers and hillbillys, but to the "non-geek" it's no more stupid a concept than people dressing up as Star Wars or Final Fantasy characters and walking around giant warehouses all day, queuing up to get an autograph from some actor who was in some obscure movie. And let's be honest, where else are wrestlers going to go?

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Bucket said:
I'm going to have to be pedantic here and assert the distinction between horror, slashers, and torture porn. I think you're referring to the latter two.

That's nice, but just look at some of the featured attractions - Frankenhooker, Leatherface, Jason Voorhees... Who do you think this convention is targeted toward?

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I'd be a bigger fan of horror conventions if I didn't hate half of their subject matter. Slasher movies, torture porn, found-footage ripoffs...so fucking BORING.

That being said, the Return of the Living Dead panel looks great.

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duhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

So wrestling is bad (and watching it makes me stupid? Thanks professor!), but horror movies are legitimate entertainment? People who find escapism in fictional murders are probably more stunted than wrestling fans.

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So wrestling is bad and watching it makes me stupid?

Perhaps being stupid isn't a prerequisite, but it certainly destroys brain cells with none of the fakery of what's happening in the ring/out of the ring.

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Bucket said:
They're not horror or fantasy or sci-fi or gaming.

Because The Rock wasn't in Doom, Hulk Hogan wasn't in Suburban Commando, and wrestling based video games DO NOT EXIST.

The fuck are you talking about man.

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Solid logic there. Mick Foley also wrote a children's book, so let's have a exhibition cage match at the local children's library.

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Bucket said:
Solid logic there. Mick Foley also wrote a children's book, so let's have a exhibition cage match at the local children's library.

I'm on for that shit.

Also, having been to a general nerd convention, I can safely say that I never want to set foot in one again. This may seem odd, as obviously I must be a bit of a geek myself, but I just did not like the environment or how ridiculously over-dedicated people were to things like queueing up to see the girl who played Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter films (for example). Nerds disgust me :P

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what? slashers are awesome. I fucking love watching people die

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Oh hell yeah, slasher films, school shootings, violence and super loud grindcore concerts.... But people with lame opinions about video games or who post in Everything Else... I won't abide by that shit. Now you've offended me.

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Bucket said:
Solid logic there. Mick Foley also wrote a children's book, so let's have a exhibition cage match at the local children's library.

I'd actually pay money to see that, and you would too.

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What do you do here justince? Do you even play doom?

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Making me laugh is just as important.

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