“Oh you like Deadpool? You’ve probably never even read a comic!”
“You play Magic? That’s cute”
“You think you’re so special because you’re a girl? Nobody gives a !@#$%^&*! You’re just like every other woman!”
“Shut up and make me a sandwich.”
I’ve heard it all. Even as far as threats against my life on Xbox live (for winning!)
But back to my point, nerd culture is now a widespread and main stream thing. With Marvel and DC movies in the theaters every summer, Pokemon Go on phones, and the shows on TV (I love a good crossover episode), it’s never been a better time to have an encyclopedic memory of Harry Potter spells, a bachelor’s degree in Batman canon, and to be a Wasteland Savior (or in my case a Wasteland Destroyer, sorry Moira!)
IN SUMMARY, don’t be a dick; people are allowed to like the stuff you love. And just because they may not be a fan the way you are, that doesn’t mean they are less of a fan. Appreciate the fact they can finally understand what you love and that you have knowledge to spread.