It really sucks that the obnoxious people tend to ruin things so badly that it completely overshadows the fact that regular people enjoy them as well. In some cases (like with Call of Duty) it gets to the point where just hearing someone bring it up in a conversation is an instant turn-off.
I know that feeling so well. There's a lot of series out there that are just ruined by the fanbase, and maybe it's not fair to judge some of them by fanbase alone, but it can be really hard to not do so. I'm not even sure how I've been able to accept the fact that Maximillian, one of my favourite internet celebrities, is a big Call of Duty fan.
It's certainly not a bad series. There are many worse ones out there. The fans are just really...stupid. I try to stay away from them as much as I can, but their generally low intelligence is so well-known that it's hard to bring myself to talk about it with anybody because the discussion won't go well.
Oh but that's the thing, he still didn't get it. Even after both my teacher and I made it very clear, with as little complexity as possible, just what I meant, his reaction was pretty much a delayed "...yeah, so? Gaara could still beat him".
I had to pause this movie so I could laugh. That's amazing. There are very few things that are better than watching a know-it-all get knocked down a peg or two. The strange thing about high school was that I really hated my teachers while I was there, but looking back I'm surprised that none of them snapped and killed their students. High school kids are terrible.
I wouldn't even be mad if I was part of the team that made that fountain. I'd be laughing my ass off with everyone else, because hey, that's pretty damn funny. When I was in college at my hometown there was a Musical Theatre program, and I think the students in it were probably the types you're talking about. No regard for anyone else around them, would hog the lounge are for quiet relaxation to loudly belt out their numbers and rehearse the absolute filthiest line readings over. And over. And over again. It was like, all of those kids in drama that nobody liked because they were pompous asses that took things way too seriously? They all went to this class. They were annoying. So to see a group like that being shown up must've been lovely.
I think some of the most fun I've ever had in high school was in my Writer's Craft class. I had this one classmate that was one of those really dumb and obsessed Naruto fanboys, and one time he got into an argument with me over whether Gaara (of the Funk! *lightshow*) could beat Q from Star Trek. I don't know if you know Trek or not, so I'll just give you the basic outline for Q. He's literally omnipotent. When I tried to explain this to Naruto Fan, you could practically see his brain trying to figure out what the hell I just said. My teacher leaned in and whispered to me in shock and horror; "you used multi-syllable words".
Ahahaha. Oh my god, that's great. Gotta admit, I've never seen anything like that before. Pizza sounds wonderful now, though.
Um um um um um...Let's see. We had this really pompous art school on campus that attracted kids from other schools and they thought they were so much better than everybody else. They built this gigantic water fountain in front of their building. I can't find any pictures of it online, but it's one of those pieces that's supposed to be very vague and meaningful. For some reason the actual fountain part is covered in sheet metal.
Anyway, one day a bunch of kids poured a ton of laundry detergent in it and the bubbles overflowed into the street.
*snort* Oh god, I have to stop reading things on the internet while drinking. That's just too funny. I mean, I can understand that school regulated internet gets pretty stupid sometimes, but really, if she was looking up "teen sex", what was she expecting to find!? *laughs*
I don't know how to top that. I really don't. Except for maybe some stories of some really thick headed girls I've had as classmates. I know one time a little clique ordered a pizza delivery to our class. Not for, like, a party or anything mind you. Not for everybody. They had some poor pizza delivery boy interrupt our class... just to deliver them lunch.
Oh man, that reminds me. I think it in 10th grade, but we had to write research papers on topics of our choosing and one girl chose teenage pregnancy rates and got in huge trouble for looking up "teen sex".