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Lily was thrilled when she saw the Star-Lord costume and was adamant it was what she wanted to wear for Halloween. I bought it for her and was thrilled that she, at almost 8, had no qualms about wearing a “boy” costume.
This morning she had a meltdown about potential teasing for wearing it. My heart broke for her because she still wanted to wear it, but the fear of being laughed at or mocked for wearing something that “wasn’t for a girl” was too strong for her to overcome.
We are taking her to find a new costume tonight. Part of me wanted to make her wear it. To tell all those little shits who gave her grief to “suck it” but it was just a small part and the bigger part was sad that my baby was so sad.
snowbouquet said: What's your opinion on there being "fake" and "real" fans/nerds?
Until I meet any obviously fake human beings — and I think they’d have to be held together with glue, or have the eyes painted on, or really be dolls or slugs or something — I think all people, not to mention fans, nerds, geeks and suchlike are real.
Some people haven’t read/seen/done as much as others. Some people haven’t been around as long. Some people wear T-shirts without knowing everything about what the T-shirt represents. But they are still real, and (and this is the important bit) everybody starts somewhere.
People at my signings sometimes tell me, apologetically, that they aren’t real fans, they’ve only read one book or a single comic, not like the people who know every obscure reference I make and win quizzes on my life and times that I would probably fail. And I tell them I’m glad they read the book. And I am.