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Grown adults obsessing over videogames, comics, superheroes annoy me!

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posted on Jul, 16 2016 @ 04:46 AM
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originally posted by: secretboss
It really annoys me how so many adult males, sometimes with children, are obsessing over childish things like videogames, comics and superhero movies and figures.

Example, a friend of mine (mid 30's) was telling me how excited he is about some new video game he plays. He brags about how he plays it till 3 AM and constantly posts video game related memes on facebook.

Another guy I know at work (40 something, married with 2 children) collects action figures and buys videogames for himself! Videogames and action figures?! At 40?? Seriously???

And just the other day, I saw a balding dude on the street, definitely in his 40s, wearing a Batman T-shirt!

I could go on and on. But seriously, what is going on? Adult males should be using power tools, building stuff, working out at the gym and so on....NOT immersing themselves in amusements intended for kids!!

/rant


The sad part here is that you feel the need to grow up. That is really sad for anyone to think is the only option.

Collecting something or finding something entertaining is perfectly fine, even obsessing over it. Sometimes people find more love and satisfaction in collecting something or playing something then they do with another human being or anything else. Most adults of today choose to do really boring things, sitting around drinking, walking around shops, talking about the furniture in the house, what food shall we eat today!! the big questions of day to day boring grown up life.

Well the point is the more you keep hold of your appreciation of the smaller things in life the more you appreciate life in general. Being like that against those that keep to themselves may say more about you then them. Maybe you need something to do in life that gives you the same satisfaction.




posted on Jul, 16 2016 @ 06:50 AM
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So a "real man" has to use power tools, build stuff, and work out at the gym? Sir, your views on this matter are seriously distorted. I'm in my mid 30's and I play my PS4 frequently. I still use power tools, build stuf and work outf. Oh and I drink beer too, so am I a real man yet?



posted on Jul, 16 2016 @ 07:09 AM
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secretboss

I wouldn't be so proud. 90% of the replies have been ridiculing your OP so if anything it's really just a testament to the absolute frivolity of your original premise.



posted on Jul, 16 2016 @ 08:11 AM
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LOL. I'm arriving at 50 and donning my superman t-shirt. Headed to the gym. When you pay my bills op.........



posted on Jul, 24 2016 @ 05:14 PM
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a reply to: secretboss

I am 45, and a Nintendo home console fan! I have owned and will own all that they come out with till I can no longer play. Right now its Wii U, which did not do well at all, but the system has some AMAZING games, Xenoblade X, was my GOTY last year and I have logged about 400 hours in game, across 3 files.Beautiful world to explore and its massive.

I can't wait until next year when Nintendo's new console comes out, with the new Zelda game Breath of the Wild, in March 2017!!!!!

I am not ashamed of my hobble, and my partner enjoys watching me play, while chilling on his laptop, its a great escape and far better for your brain than watching television, it is also great for eye had coordination!



posted on Jul, 25 2016 @ 12:36 AM
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a reply to: secretboss

Obsessing over anything is unhealthy. This includes over what people find entertaining.

I still read comicts in my 40s. Then again I also read history, Indo-European linguistics, cooking, science, etc. If is a good story, it is a GOOD STORY. This can include comics.

So I'd be less worried over what you find "childish". Because I know some folks (no not me) who get upset with people who obsess over sports teams, political candidates, etc. Viz Obsession is bad mmmm k?



posted on Jul, 25 2016 @ 12:43 AM
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*pats his little Steve minecraft figurine on the head*

It's ok Steve, some people just don't understand.




posted on Sep, 29 2016 @ 05:41 AM
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edit on 29-9-2016 by Brian4real because: double posted



posted on Sep, 29 2016 @ 05:42 AM
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/rant

It really annoys me how so many adult males, sometimes with children, are obsessing over childish things like videogames, comics and superhero movies and figures.


I agree!!! Ive heard people complain over the past 6 months about adult subjects/content completely composed in a child like way.
Example(s): The movies(s) Deadpool, and Sausage Party.

Upon first seeing the trailers for these movies, i believe 90% of adults would think they are for children, which they are CLEARLY not!

Now the ? Is, are they "dumbing down" content for adults? Or trying to expose children to adult situations as early as possible????
edit on 29-9-2016 by Brian4real because: grammer



posted on Sep, 29 2016 @ 05:59 AM
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Grown men enjoying superheroes, comic books and baseball cards? Maybe it was a childhood passion that they put down at one time (like the bible verse about putting away the things of childhood) and later realized that they enjoyed and took it back up again.


You are correct sir.
However, look what it did to Michael Jackson....



posted on Sep, 29 2016 @ 07:49 AM
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Now the ? Is, are they "dumbing down" content for adults? Or trying to expose children to adult situations as early as possible????


Both.



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 06:10 PM
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Touche....
a reply to: eluryh22



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 06:52 PM
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a reply to: secretboss




I could go on and on. But seriously, what is going on? Adult males should be using power tools, building stuff, working out at the gym and so on....NOT immersing themselves in amusements intended for kids!!


To be honest, guys who obsess about those things annoy me to no end. I've absolutely no interest in those as a hobby.

...video games are boring, after the first couple of hours, I'm usually ready for something else. So we agree there.

Comic books, however, are a whole 'nother thing entirely. I love comic books, I find them an enjoyable escape from day to day activity. I'd love to have a kid to enjoy my hobby with. It's a hobby.



posted on Oct, 10 2016 @ 05:45 PM
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originally posted by: secretboss
Example, a friend of mine (mid 30's) was telling me how excited he is about some new video game he plays.


Well, your friend is normal. Since the average age of a "gamer" is someone in their mid 30s.

Grand Theft Auto V is one of the biggest selling video games of all time, it is age rated for adults, not kids. That is the reality. Likewise the Call of Duty franchise has sold around 30 million games a year, mainly age restricted games.

The video games industry has changed, especially since the late 90s. Many of them are not made for kids anymore. This is because the generation that is in their 30s grew up when consoles were taking off. In the future, you bet it is going to be normal to see older people playing consoles on their old fashioned 4k TVs, whereas the younger generation will be on their real-life virtual reality headsets, or something else so far ahead technology wise that we cannot even imagine.



posted on Oct, 10 2016 @ 05:58 PM
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I'm 67 and play SW:TOR, Dragon Age, Hitman, and a dozen more on an Alenware computer that is the envy of my grandson and all his friends. My in-laws, i.e.: My son's wife's parents, are Seahawks season ticket holders, have Seahawks license plates, Seahawks bumper stickers, wear Seahawks shirts, hats, and shoes, and fly Seahawks flags.

They're kinda weird.



posted on Oct, 10 2016 @ 08:36 PM
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You sound like my dad OP... A person who's spent his life bad mouthing me for my hobbies. His hobbies were golf, bowling, pool and getting drunk off his ass. I don't think he's one to speak, and I doubt you all are either. Unlike my dad I've never had a DUI or hurt someone in an accident from my hobbies.

Different strokes for different folks.



posted on Oct, 13 2016 @ 10:13 AM
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a reply to: KyoZero

Whoa whoa whoa! Which Green Lantern?



posted on Oct, 13 2016 @ 10:42 AM
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Slow ats day so far. Im off to play skyrim for a few hours.........



posted on Oct, 13 2016 @ 11:00 AM
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Eternal childhood.
It does seem somewhat pitiful. But people do things to make them selves feel good – it is a survival mechanism, even though at first glance it doesn't look like it.
I am pretty sure that I am the type of person you are referring to when you talk about what adults are supposed to do. But I did not arrive at my present behavior without trudging through the mud of immaturity. In fact, I sometimes wonder what it would be like to waste a little time on video games ( although I won't ).
Sometimes responsibility is a bit tiring. But I wouldn't trade it, now that I've tasted a bit of it.
I would like more of it- But responsibility is tricky. It seems like the more responsibility you have, the more challenges you face and have to overcome. For instance Clinton and Trump. Is it really that impossible for someone to be that powerful without all of the scandal surrounding them?
So that is why I say playing video games is just a survival mechanism. They just don't want to be destroyed by the drama that us big people go though.
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posted on Nov, 24 2016 @ 07:31 PM
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I enjoy my geeky gaming and superhero stuff, ok i don't obsess over any of it but it's been a part of my childhood and in turn part of my adult hood, 30 yo now.

Plus OP it was adults that created all the superhero and gaming franchise, so for adults to enjoy it as much as kids/teens is very normal.




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