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Nerd Rage

from PC Magazine

10 Extreme Cases of Nerd Rage

A handful of the many things that have made our geek blood boil.

By Jennifer Bergen

Nerd rage. We’ve all experienced it. Perhaps you feel it in a darkened movie theater while watching a timeless graphic novel unravel before your eyes (ahem, Watchmen). Maybe you feel your temperature start to rise when a Joss Whedon show is cancelled. It might even be because that hobbit looks a little too uncomfortably real. Whatever the catalyst, something you love has been degraded or insulted in some way and your anger, offense, or indignation may result in a destructive Hulk-like rage. Or, more likely, you turn to Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and the comments sections of blogs to unleash these feelings of fury on the world.

Not that every nerd is sitting around all day finding things to complain about. There’s even what we like to call “anti-nerd-rage,” which is exemplified with Bronies. When one thinks of a fanbase, it’s common to conjure images of bitter cynics who attack everything that’s wrong with the subject they hold dear. However, the fanbase of the animated television series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic boasts a remarkable amount of optimism and sincerity. Bronies, show us that nerd rage can sometimes work in a positive light. That being said, maybe the Bronies are among the things that ignite your rage.

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Posted on April 28, 2012 by Editor

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