SciFi Faux Pas
Oh man, I’ve gone and done it. I made the mistake of commenting on a SciFi blog. Finally watching the Star Wars Trilogy deluded me into thinking that I had a sufficient handle on the SciFi world enough to comment on it.
Boy, was I WRONG.
It all started innocently enough the day I stumbled onto a blog post about SciFi Fandom. Still high from my Star Wars euphoria I mistakenly mentioned in a comment how I am a fan of SciFi now and how I enjoyed Star Wars, specifically Chewbacca. Unfortunately for me the post was about Star Trek. Apparently these franchises occupy two completely different sets of fandom. Silly me thought that they both fell under the same SciFi umbrella.
Luckily for me the host of this blog is a real class act, and graciously agreed with my assertion of Chewbacca’s uber awesomeness despite my ignorant Star Trek faux pas. I wasn’t so lucky in the comments, however. An individual who refers to himself as “Anonymous” let me know in no uncertain terms that Star Trek and Star Wars are two separate franchises despite the fact that they are both set in space. He then went on to call me “Lumpy McPlumperson” or something to that effect. I’m paraphrasing you see; because I am terrified that if I don’t make this right I may just disrupt the space/time continuum or tear open wormholes or create some cataclysmic event to bring about the end the universe as we know it. So in the interest of intergalactic peace I’d like to take this opportunity to make amends.
I’d like to apologize for my ignorance in regards to your beloved choice of fandom. While I may be a novice in the world of science fiction I certainly understand the concept of loyalty to one’s affiliations. I imagine I’d feel similarly offended if someone insisted New York was part of New England or that substituting Spanish words for Italian ones is an acceptable practice because they’re “close enough.” So if you’d be so kind, I’d like to offer you an olive branch:
** LOOK AWAY IF YOU ARE EASILY OFFENDED BY ANTI-STAR WARS SENTIMENT **
** HEAD OVER TO SIGHTSNBYTES’S BLOG FOR HIS OWN TAKE ON THE SciFi EXPERIENCE **