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Rudiger
01-11-2011, 12:27 AM
I HATE HATE HATE having other obligations to fulfil when there is a panel I want to attend, or an event that I want to see due to friends, photoshoots, etc.

It really drives me up the wall >_<

Kildread
01-11-2011, 12:29 AM
I don't really have any peeves at conventions.

(We need more happy threads --- less bad mood threads :()

FunnyValentine
01-11-2011, 12:38 AM
...I have no complaints about conventions.

marshmallowpie
01-11-2011, 11:00 AM
That they don't happen more often? XD

Jourochi
01-11-2011, 11:24 AM
The stores. Trying to sell me shit >>

HidingintheMist
01-11-2011, 11:44 AM
I try to plan as much out before I go, that way I don't get too stressed out while I'm at the con and get everything I wanted to do done. Worked pretty well at AX 2010 for me, after we finally got there after missing our train. ^^;;;

Mangochutney
01-11-2011, 01:19 PM
It irritates me that convention hotels invariably turn up the air-conditioning to the point where I'd like a sweater. This seems to happen whether it's snowing outside or the middle of SoCal summer: ALWAYS with the air conditioning.

Other than that, though, heaps of fun. :)

Moonsong
01-11-2011, 03:06 PM
Rude staff, or staff who don't know anything and send you in the wrong direction when you're trying to find something. Once in a while is fine, but if I have to ask six different staffers and they still don't know, you can bet I'm going to be annoyed.

My biggest con pet peeve though, hands down, is disrespectful con attendees. They think they're so mature when they get drunk, throw trash everywhere, scream at the top of their lungs, and vandalize hotel property because "it's funny", but, newsflash, its not, and they're making everyone else at that convention look bad in the eyes of the poor people who have to clean up their mess while they're still in bed with a hangover.

Axelai
01-11-2011, 03:26 PM
I dislike it when younger attendees keep trying to talk to me and don't get it when i ditch them several times > . >;;

Not you, Roma-chan. I'm more referring to that England girl > . >;; She bothered me. A lot.

Brsis
01-11-2011, 03:28 PM
The Expo staff who think that because I have slim wrists, they can pull the wrist band as tight as they like. No, you can't. Then my hand goes dead in my sleep because I have to wear the dumb thing all weekend.

That's a pretty small pet peeve, actually - I guess my biggest peeve is that I force myself to these things when I hate crowds and I feel really awkward posing for photographs and I always end up going stir-crazy and psycho and not sleeping and being really pissy with at least one of my friends because I'm not designed to be forced into someone's company for the entire weekend, and yet I come home and was like THAT WAS SO FUN LETS DO IT AGAIN! I wish I could be rational about my tolerance levels and remember from con to con what I should and shouldn't do.

Chipface
01-11-2011, 05:05 PM
Cons that have wristbands instead of badges. Why? Because it screws with costumes.

Churabu
01-11-2011, 05:34 PM
When I'm in the Artist's Alley or Dealer's Room sometimes at smaller cons, I feel obligated to buy even when I'm looking. You know what I'm talking about. Those few sellers that urge you on and on...sigh.
In recent years, annoying young Hetalia cosplayers that you see all over the con. I did like Hetalia at one point, but it's just been so annoying lately. I like seeing people running around and happy at cons as much as the next person, but sometimes they just become honestly annoying.
And, people who stop in the middle of a pathway to pose for pictures or take pictures. Seriously, it's a PATHWAY that people walk to get from point A to point B. It doesn't take that much to just move a bit to the side and then take pictures. It blocks the flowing traffic and when there's a bunch of con-goers trying to pass through, it's just time-wasting.

SweetOcarina
01-11-2011, 05:37 PM
Cons that have wristbands instead of badges. Why? Because it screws with costumes.

I agree with this one.

Also:

1) Free Huggers
2) Free Huggers
3) Free Huggers

Oh and did I mention 4)?

Free huggers.

Kyomi
01-11-2011, 06:02 PM
I agree with this one.

Also:

1) Free Huggers
2) Free Huggers
3) Free Huggers

Oh and did I mention 4)?

Free huggers.

Especially when there's something like 20 of them standing in a line shouting at you and forcing you into a hug when you walk by. And there's no way to avoid them.

Dx

ShinobiXikyu
01-12-2011, 12:29 AM
At the convention I attend (Anime North), every year they keep moving the entrance further and further and FURTHER away. It's fucking ridiculous. AND they made it that you can ONLY enter and exit through one designated spot, which is also annoying as hell if you're in a hurry. We're hot, tired, and our feet are killing us. Why do we have to walk half a kilometer down the parking lot to get in, when just a few years ago it was steps away and no interior space has changed/enlarged since?

sweetnsassy
01-12-2011, 12:57 AM
1) Rude staff. I understand that trying to deal with obnoxious attendees, late panels, and no-show guests is stressful, but that's no excuse for dickishness or douchebaggery.
2) Obnoxious attendees. This includes the elevator riders, the meme shouters, the glompers, and the unwashed gamers. Just grow the f*** up already. And grab a bar of soap.
3) No-show guests. It's not the fault of the convention if a guest flakes on them, but it is disappointing when the VA/director/manga-ka you reallllllly wanted to see just cancels a panel or autograph signing.

Shana05
01-12-2011, 03:58 PM
When panels are canceled because "not enough people show up." I can understand canceling if no one shows up but you can still hold a panel if there's only one person there.

Faiga
01-14-2011, 04:51 AM
Friends that want you to do multiple photoshoots for them. I don't mind doing that but when it's the same costume, I get annoyed.

Didn't the other 3 shoots work for you? I'm sure you don't need 500 photos of yourself. Can I spend my con time for something else please?

Brsis
01-14-2011, 04:58 AM
When panels are canceled because "not enough people show up." I can understand canceling if no one shows up but you can still hold a panel if there's only one person there.

THIS! I have WORKED panels (At a book festival) where only two people showed up. It was a children's author and basically the two kids just got sat down at a table in the room with him and talked all about the books and got read to for an hour. They were SO HAPPY and the space was booked and the guy had turned up anyway, so why not? I don't understand why people would go to all the effort and then not do the panel because there weren't enough people to appreciate them or something...

acostory
01-14-2011, 12:29 PM
Small convention space *>:T
It equals broken costumes, smelly people, NO WAYS TO MOVE THROUGH THE CROWD, and no fresh air.

Faiga
01-14-2011, 06:50 PM
Small convention space *>:T
It equals broken costumes, smelly people, NO WAYS TO MOVE THROUGH THE CROWD, and no fresh air.

^Dear lord, this was Sugoicon in 2010. I went in 2009 and everything was fine but in 2010...deodorant was optional. There was a heat wave a every human secretion in the air down the main hall. I wanted to vomit so bad. And.........it was only 4:00pm on the first day of the con. It only got worse by the hour.

toshirua3846384
01-14-2011, 07:51 PM
The half did ninja cosplayer with a (free hugs) sign. It irritates me....
And i can't stand it when the halls are too small to walk through.. but i think that sums it up, otherwise i have no complaints.

JoyMason
01-14-2011, 08:04 PM
Some thing that has plagued D*Con for yeaaaaars: Non attendees!!

For clarification...Dragon*Con is enormous, but not in a convention center, it's spread between four or five hotels whose lobbies are generally public access, there are restaraunts, shops, bars, anyone on the street can come in and do all year. HOWEVER, it became known that D*C was the biggest party eva' and all the annoying frat boy and hipster types come to find booze and scantily dressed "easy" girls, and a lotta creepers show up too. I've never had a major issue, but people have been assaulted and molested before.

THANK GOODNESS..this last year they started checking for IDs at the major party hotels doors, need a D*Con badge or hotel room key to get in. I loved watching the angry party brats stuck outside in the valet loading lot while all the nerds got to party safely amongst themselves.

Origin
01-15-2011, 04:56 AM
I agree with this one.

Also:

1) Free Huggers
2) Free Huggers
3) Free Huggers

Oh and did I mention 4)?

Free huggers.

Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.

My only BIG peeves with conventions are inconsiderate attendees ( people who don't pay attention when they have large props, people who are just RUDE like in lines or in panels + the people who think it's A-FREAKING-OKAY to do whatever they want to you (hugs without asking, glomps without asking + groping without asking (I HAVE been asked if someone could grope me 0.o Hilariously odd.) and rude con staff. I have friends who've been staff and I know they're stressed, dealing with anywhere from 1000-50,000 people a day, so I try to be REALLY considerate to them. Which is why its NOT okay to be rude towards me if I'm asking for directions politely!

cupofjasmine
01-16-2011, 08:18 PM
when some cosplayers think they're better than everyone else. basically, just rude attendees.

Aearon
01-16-2011, 08:32 PM
Hmmm... I don't really have any peeves about conventions other than having to pay for parking. lol

I'm good with the people that want to glomp (though I think I've been 'glomped' like once) and hug. =) But, I'm a pretty affectionate person tbh. Though... I 'do' like women I don't know that want to hug me more than guys, since I'm straight. >.> lol

☆ Kei ☆
01-16-2011, 08:39 PM
Rude attendees in any form (Elitists, glompers that don't ask, people who don't behave at all). Honestly, they make the con look bad to people who have no idea what's going on, or make the con experience less pleasant for other attendees and staff.

Oh, and when panels you want to attend over-lap or fill up rapidly. xD;

The Seventh Sea
03-10-2011, 04:41 PM
I haven't been to much Cons in America (Just Sac-Anime), so I think the only peeves I've experienced was

-Smelly attendants
-Obnoxious Douchebags

I experienced the Obnoxiousness douchebag when I brought a co worker of mine with me to my first American con. Made aquatinances with someone cosplaying from Sengoku Basara and the guy from work was a big enough ass to play the 1-Upper card and then tried to steal the props from the cosplayer's hands. Needless to say, I go to cons alone now.

XChaotixX
03-10-2011, 10:30 PM
People walking around in Pedo Bear costumes... I don't know why, they just scare me every time >_<

SheAteMyHeart
03-19-2011, 01:47 AM
1) Lack of deodorant. I mean, I just recently went to a small con near my hometown and when I walked into the gaming room the smell was just HORRIBLE. And it was FEBRUARY, it was far from hot. I don't care where you are or how fun a non stop con is... go take a shower. PLEASE. Either that or I will be forced to bring a can of Lysol with me. (So if you ever see a female cosplayer shouting obscenities and spraying someone with Lysol... that's me. XD) Also... brush your teeth. I remember being really sick to my stomach at NYAF one year and I was approached by someone with rancid breath. Needless to say, I had to leave. D8

2) Attendees/Cosplayers who think they're better than others. Meaning, ones who aren't friendly and refuse to talk to someone dressed as the same character. A few cons ago I heard that there was a group who called another group "The ugly ones." as they walked by. Don't be rude. Just say 'hi' even if you don't want to and go about your business.

3) Favoritism for scantily clad females. THIS is what really makes me mad. Now, I'm not talking about like... Yoko from Gurren Lagan or Queen's Blade cosplayers. Yes, those are revealing outfits but, you know, you're cosplaying, so that's cool. I'm talking about a girl who throws on a bikini and/or bunny ears, goes to a free photographer and the guy spends 45 minutes taking multiple pictures of her. Then when me and some friends who are all in a group cosplay together go up to take pictures he takes 3 crappy pictures without us changing poses and calls it good. I mean, I know we're not paying money, but come on. Really? I think that pisses me off more than anything.

Akiyhrah
03-19-2011, 02:40 AM
~Stinky people
~people who need to calm the eff down
~people who touch/hug/glomp me without asking
~Weeaboos
~People who scream "THE GAME!!" really loud. Hey, I play it too, but be a little more subtle about it. That's what makes it awesome.
~As much as I love Yaoi, the majority of Yaoi fans piss me off, especially at cons. I'm all for a little fanservice, but when two 15 year olds are dry humping in the middle of a crowd, it's just sick and inappropriate.
~Elitists. Nuff said.
~People who complain about things that can't be controlled by con staff. For instance, at Anime Evolution last year a huge heat wave happened to hit that weekend, and it was HOT inside and out. Everyone was stinky and sweaty, and people had the balls to blame the con staff, saying they should have anticipated it and cranked the AC. Yeah, cuz AC is really going to do a lot when there are 100+ people squished into a tiny panel room.

Axelai
03-19-2011, 02:47 AM
People who get all mad at the people having fun.

I have friends who run around and are loud at conventions. But really, stopping them and calling them immature brats just makes you look like an asshole. Sure, they're loud. Sure, its annoying. But are they doing anything that harms you? No? Then shut up and let them have fun. They're probably at their first convention ever. Its overwhelming.

I personally befriend those people, then calm them down civilly. Like at SacCon, this group of cosplayers were LOUUUUD. I knew it was annoying people. So i hung out with their group, then at one point said, "Hey could you guys keep it down? I think you're bothering people." and they all got quieter. Mission accomplished.

If I'd just bitched at them, they'd probably have flipped me off and been louder.

Akiyhrah
03-19-2011, 02:53 AM
People who get all mad at the people having fun.

I have friends who run around and are loud at conventions. But really, stopping them and calling them immature brats just makes you look like an asshole. Sure, they're loud. Sure, its annoying. But are they doing anything that harms you? No? Then shut up and let them have fun. They're probably at their first convention ever. Its overwhelming.

I personally befriend those people, then calm them down civilly. Like at SacCon, this group of cosplayers were LOUUUUD. I knew it was annoying people. So i hung out with their group, then at one point said, "Hey could you guys keep it down? I think you're bothering people." and they all got quieter. Mission accomplished.

If I'd just bitched at them, they'd probably have flipped me off and been louder.

For the most part I agree, but for me there is a difference between people just being loud and having fun, and the people, like I said in my post, who need to calm the eff down. I have no problem with people having fun and being excited. Hey, I get pretty loud myself. But I've seen some people get waaaaaay out of control.
It's especially bad when there's a group of way over excited people at a panel who are chatting and giggling loudly the whole time, regardless of being asked to keep it down. I just don't get why they'd bother to come at all if they just wanted to socialize!

Axelai
03-19-2011, 04:41 AM
For the most part I agree, but for me there is a difference between people just being loud and having fun, and the people, like I said in my post, who need to calm the eff down. I have no problem with people having fun and being excited. Hey, I get pretty loud myself. But I've seen some people get waaaaaay out of control.
It's especially bad when there's a group of way over excited people at a panel who are chatting and giggling loudly the whole time, regardless of being asked to keep it down. I just don't get why they'd bother to come at all if they just wanted to socialize!

Yeah, talking during a panel is disrespectful and not okay. I'd probably tell them to STFU. Since, in that case, they're ruining it for everybody else.

But I mean... I don't know. I see cosplayers maybe running in the halls a bit too quickly, or talking loudly, or dancing in the halls some dance everyone has seen too many times. That doesn't bother me. They're not harming anyone. They're not ruining any panels. They're just having fun, be it a bit obnoxious.

Makes me wonder why anyone would tell them to stop, other than a way to be all "I'm more mature than you." Really, if they're not harming you, just let them have fun.

Akiyhrah
03-19-2011, 04:52 AM
Yeah, talking during a panel is disrespectful and not okay. I'd probably tell them to STFU. Since, in that case, they're ruining it for everybody else.

But I mean... I don't know. I see cosplayers maybe running in the halls a bit too quickly, or talking loudly, or dancing in the halls some dance everyone has seen too many times. That doesn't bother me. They're not harming anyone. They're not ruining any panels. They're just having fun, be it a bit obnoxious.

Makes me wonder why anyone would tell them to stop, other than a way to be all "I'm more mature than you." Really, if they're not harming you, just let them have fun.

Totally. I know people who get annoyed when people start doing the Caramelldansen, but who cares?? They aren't hurting anyone, and frankly I'm usually tempted to join :D

The people I mean when I say "who need to calm the eff down" are the ones that are so hyper and crazy that they are at risk of hurting others. Like, I've seen people take flying leaps at friends and/or strangers and take out not only the person they glomped, but everyone standing around them too. I've also seen people go tearing through halls and such and smash into someone coming out of a room or around the corner and hurting both themselves and the other person. Being loud and excited is one thing, being reckless is far different ><

Lithium Flower
03-19-2011, 10:31 AM
Being line, with one stinky mo-fo in front of me and one behind me. Then your trapped between their combined stink cloud.

When they can't figure out how to do line control. It's not hard. People are in line.They give you money. You hand them badges. They leave the line. If convention staff can't even keep a fluid line going throughout the day ,you have an issue going on.

Hotel temperatures that will either be in the high 90's or low 60's .

That no matter what time I get to the convention, and leave each day, on the last day it feels like I've not done enough and I need more time.

Akiyhrah
03-19-2011, 02:30 PM
That no matter what time I get to the convention, and leave each day, on the last day it feels like I've not done enough and I need more time.

Omg, this SO much! I could SLEEP on the convention grounds and still feel like I wasn't there long enough. lol

Yukikittie
03-19-2011, 02:59 PM
Line cutters.
I've been waiting for twenty minutes in line. I don't care if you're older, get your ass at the back of line. .w.

Axelai
03-19-2011, 03:05 PM
Line cutters.
I've been waiting for twenty minutes in line. I don't care if you're older, get your ass at the back of line. .w.

THIS.

The only people I think are okay to cut in lines are like... parents, or a singular friend who found her friends in line. That's no big deal. I hate it when I see like, someone holding a spot, then like, ten people come up and join her in line. NO. GET YO ASSES BACK. D<

ShinobiXikyu
03-19-2011, 03:30 PM
Related to lines, I HATE IT when you get between two people (and it applies to sitting, too), and they basically start talking (or in most cases, yelling) through you, like you were a wall or something. For fuck sakes, you can't move a little to the side or go behind me so you can avoid having to talk through me like I didn't exist and wasn't getting pissed off?

ThakYuki
03-19-2011, 03:36 PM
-Just because I'm cosplaying as your favorite character does not give you automatic permission to glomp me. I put lots of hard work into my costumes, and something as simple as a hug can ruin everything. I also HATE getting hugged.
-FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS GOOD AND HOLY, TAKE A GOD DAMN SHOWER. I've been trapped in an elevator with large, sweaty, unshowered people so many times. :(
-Drunk people who can't act properly. I work the video rooms at my favorite con, so sometimes I'm working the late night shift. It is extremely annoying to be watching something and some drunk dumbass sticks their head in the room and makes a loud annoying noise.
-Over pompous special guests. Just because you're a guest and have lots of fans there do see you does not give you the right to be an ass. I have heard so many first hand stories of my least favorite voice actor (name will be refrained) and why he's never going to be invited to some cons I go to.

I think all my others have already been mentioned.

Psycho_Kitty
03-19-2011, 04:19 PM
My biggest pet peeve is people who have the suv strollers. C'mon comic con is crowded enough you don't need to bring the biggest stroller you have

People who stop right in the middle of the walkway to take pictures. And its a chain reaction once one person stops to take a picture everyone else has to.

SheAteMyHeart
03-25-2011, 01:34 PM
I just remembered one more thing that annoys me. 'The Game.'

It was funny like two years ago, but now it just frustrates me. I remember being in a panel one time and these young girls up front would turn around and go "YOU JUST LOST THE GAME!" every single time someone new would walk in the room. Come on now, we don't need to do that excessively.

Akiyhrah
03-25-2011, 02:03 PM
I just remembered one more thing that annoys me. 'The Game.'

It was funny like two years ago, but now it just frustrates me. I remember being in a panel one time and these young girls up front would turn around and go "YOU JUST LOST THE GAME!" every single time someone new would walk in the room. Come on now, we don't need to do that excessively.

I know right? I like it when it has a little more subtlety. For instance on St. Patrick's Day, myself and a couple of friends were at the store looking for Mountain Dew (my friend wanted to mix it with Peach Schnapps.. lol), but we couldn't find it. We ended up going to like, 4 stores before we finally got everything we wanted and one of my friends said, "Man, we fail at this game." And I replied in a totally casual tone, "You could say... we lost the game??" It took them a second to realize what I said, then they were both like, AWWWW I LOST THE GAAAMEEEE! XD

Axelai
03-25-2011, 02:06 PM
I just remembered one more thing that annoys me. 'The Game.'

It was funny like two years ago, but now it just frustrates me. I remember being in a panel one time and these young girls up front would turn around and go "YOU JUST LOST THE GAME!" every single time someone new would walk in the room. Come on now, we don't need to do that excessively.

I usually just say "Can't lose a game that's over." Since various websites and people have claimed its over, so all my friends and I support that.

Its become a thing now. Anyone says that, I respond like that, and they promptly shut up. And no one screams in anger over losing the game.

Except one time, one girl started screaming in my face that "The game never ends!" and such. I was like "DUDE CALM YO TITS."

dagmarus
03-25-2011, 03:21 PM
Unattended kids and hyperactive teens. Cannot STAND them.

I also can't stand the know-it-all who has to come up to you and tell you all the things that are wrong on your costume. Along with them, the snooty, stuck-up, cosplayers who have let having a good costume get to their heads.

Hangers on. Oh man. Those people who are in a similar costume to you, so they insist on following you around even after they get a picture.

The self-appointed traffic cop. It's always been some obnoxious young girl who feels it's her duty to inform the packed hallway to keep moving. It's the equivalent to someone laying on the horn at YOU when you have a mile of traffic ahead of you.

Horns. I get it you're on a scooter whether it's because you ate your fat ass into disability or you have legitimate medical condition. You see how everyone is moving in the direction you're heading? Yeah. That means we're ALL going there. You don't get some line hop privilege because you're in a God damn scooter. If you'd like to get by, ASK like a human being with some dignity.

People ALWAYS in-character. Seriously. Sometimes, I just want to talk shop with you. This isn't Disney World, Jack Sparrow, you can drop character.

Celeb-hogs. Those people who will do ANYTHING just catch a glimpse of the guest they want to see, especially interrupt that brief amount of time you get to talk to them at their table. I get it, you're excited. So am I. Wait your friggin' turn.

Generally, people with attitude at the con. I'm a geek. You're a geek. We're at a convention dressed in costumes. Lose your f*cking ego.

I have to say this one. Cruxshadows and goth bands in general. But. Mainly cruxshadows. Seriously. Worst part of the dragoncon this year was being subjected to that "music" for 4 damn days ON A F*CKING LOOP was brutal.

Glowstick kids at the dances. They're lame. Please stop.

The BSer Supreme. The guy who claims to have done everything. Oh my god. I run across this guy all the time. "Oh you have an m-60. Nice. I used one of those when I was a paratrooper in vietnam, where I fought a bear with a knife and was featured on this specific issue of this obscure magazine you don't give a shit about." Yeah, you're like 30. You weren't in Nam. Shut up.

The hard-ass. Oh my god, the guy who has to try and be convention tough-guy is so annoying. Most of my friends are big dudes you don't want to pick a fight with. And I'm not exactly a small fry myself. Maybe you don't act all hard with the Marine who's just trying to have a good time.

The Nerd-On-A-Powertrip Security. It always seems to be some obese, ugly, middle aged woman or fat, bearded douche with a pony tail, who has no power in their day to day, so they order you around rather than come at you like a human being. You want to check my peace bonding, you can ask me nicely. You don't have to come at me like I'm waving a loaded shotgun around at people. You're convention security. You're not my superior. You're a geek in a vest. Don't talk to me like a freakin' criminal because you didn't see my peace bonding.

That's about it for now.

Nathus Dorkus
03-25-2011, 03:25 PM
I get it you're on a scooter whether it's because you ate your fat ass into disability or you have legitimate medical condition.

I was reading your post, but then I had to stop because that there filled me with so much sudden disgust and offence.

Do you think that all overweight disabled people are disabled because they're overweight? Seriously?

Maybe their weight is due directly to their condition, maybe their weight is due to the fact that they are lacking mobility, maybe their weight is completely unrelated.

What an absolutely vile little thing to type.

Axelai
03-25-2011, 03:26 PM
A lot of stuff.

Wow, have a lot of... pent up anger? o . o;;

A lot (but not all) of these I agree with.

Just remember people are at conventions to have fun. It just might be a different way than you.


I was reading your post, but then I had to stop because that there filled me with so much sudden disgust and offence.

Do you think that all overweight disabled people are disabled because they're overweight? Seriously?

Maybe their weight is due directly to their condition, maybe their weight is due to the fact that they are lacking mobility, maybe their weight is completely unrelated.

What an absolutely vile little thing to type.

Agreed. I can't believe I didn't catch that on my first skimming of her post.

dagmarus
03-25-2011, 03:29 PM
Do you think that all overweight disabled people are disabled because they're overweight? Seriously?

Actually, you'll notice "legitimate medical condition" IS included.

Wow, have a lot of... pent up anger? o . o;;
Not really. I just know what bugs me.


Just remember people are at conventions to have fun. It just might be a different way than you.

Saying that negates the entire purpose of this thread, does it not?

Nathus Dorkus
03-25-2011, 03:32 PM
Actually, you'll notice "legitimate medical condition" IS included.

This does not factor out your disgusting attitude towards overweight, disabled people when you said something so horrifically hurtful, proving that you judge them - because you don't know if they have a legitimate medical condition or not.

You know what else are medical conditions? Eating disorders.

Axelai
03-25-2011, 03:38 PM
Saying that negates the entire purpose of this thread, does it not?

Not... really. Some convention peeves are legit. Like long lines, cosplay elitests, etc.

I was saying that some of your points are just plain rude. For example, so what if someone has a glow stick at a rave? Thats kind of what raves are for. Dancing and swinging glowsticks. Perhaps you haven't been to a real one to see this. So the same crowd at normal raves might attend a convention rave. While they are very different, they are also similar in some ways. This included. Its just kinda how they are.

There's a difference between "something bugging you" and just being rude about it.

This does not factor out your disgusting attitude towards overweight, disabled people when you said something so horrifically hurtful, proving that you judge them - because you don't know if they have a legitimate medical condition or not.

You know what else are medical conditions? Eating disorders.

^THIS as well

dagmarus
03-25-2011, 03:40 PM
Yeah, I judge those who don't help themselves. Wah.

I was saying that some of your points are just plain rude. For example, so what if someone has a glow stick at a rave? Thats kind of what raves are for. Dancing and swinging glowsticks. Perhaps you haven't been to a real one to see this. So the same crowd at normal raves might attend a convention rave. While they are very different, they are also similar in some ways. This included. Its just kinda how they are I should clarify this. I'm referring to the inevitable guy with the glow stick on string that's flailing it around like damn yo-yo, ensuring that EVERYONE is paying attention to him, lest they get hit.

sam vimes
03-25-2011, 03:42 PM
You know what annoys me?

Drunk teenagers. A con is not the place to build your tolerance. If you feel you really must, do it in the woods or a friend's house like the rest of us had the decency to, not in a public area surrounded by thousands of strangers.

NOTE: I am not advocating underage drinking.

Axelai
03-25-2011, 03:44 PM
Yeah, I judge those who don't help themselves. Wah.

My Economics teacher's name is Mr. Cullinan.

He had an average weight growing up and into adulthood.

He had developed a serious back condition. Genetic. Hereditary. Not in any way his fault.

He had to get surgery for it. But. The medication he was taking made it so he had no desire to eat.

As a solution, the doctors force fed him. He was required to eat several meals a day. That mixed with the fact he was bedridden with a slow metabolism made him gain weight. Lots of weight. Lots and lots of weight.

He was released from the hospital. His body weight was now very very high. He wanted to work it off. But, as this was a back condition he had, he can't. He can't do any physical activity without being in extreme pain. But at least the surgery made him able to walk now. Before, he was in a wheelchair.

Now he's back to his job as a teacher. He sometimes needs to be in his wheelchair, especially if he'd need to be out on his feet for a long time. He wants to lose weight. But he simply can't. Its in no way his fault. Even now, he's trying to diet. But there's only so much he can do.

SkyBlueEyed
03-25-2011, 03:46 PM
Just remember people are at conventions to have fun. It just might be a different way than you.

I will agree, Dagmarus, that a lot of what you said would annoy me too.
However, people are just having fun I guess, and theres some things you're putting down as if its the spawn of satan when some of it you could probably let slide because are just trying to have fun. Things such as these:
People ALWAYS in-character. Seriously. Sometimes, I just want to talk shop with you. This isn't Disney World, Jack Sparrow, you can drop character.
Glowstick kids at the dances. They're lame. Please stop.
Hangers on. Oh man. Those people who are in a similar costume to you, so they insist on following you around even after they get a picture.

However, I do fully agree; The person with the attidude, who's better than you at everything, I know someone like that, and I HATE talking to him. Yeah, HE/SHE might be having fun, but listening to how they have completed every game you have 10 times more than you AND on the hardest difficulty is just obnoxious.

Also; The person who has done everything; fully agree.
Celeb-hogs. Those people who will do ANYTHING just catch a glimpse of the guest they want to see, especially interrupt that brief amount of time you get to talk to them at their table. I get it, you're excited. So am I. Wait your friggin' turn.

Thats not someone trying to have fun; thats just plain rude.

...Although I don't agree with the statement about obesity... I do agree with what your saying, about the horns, but you could have skipped the offensive part out and it would have had the same effect, really...

Just my 2 pence, anyway ^_^

sam vimes
03-25-2011, 03:48 PM
*Clambers onto bandwagon*

My mother has had significant thyroid trouble since her early thirties. She's five-four and eats like a bird, yet weighed above two hundred pounds until just recently, when she had to cut red meat almost entirely from her diet. She also suffers from arthritis and sciatica.

Just putting that out there.

UsakoLuna
03-25-2011, 03:50 PM
Hallway blockers
Smelly people in my elevator
Smelly people in general
People who run me over (stroller, wheelchair, scooter ect) without so much as an excuse me, or I'm sorry. I don't have eyes in the back of my head! Speak up if you need to get past.

dagmarus
03-25-2011, 03:51 PM
Right. Not an eating disorder. He didn't just stuff his face constantly, and note that "Hey, this is becoming an issue. Maybe I should get help. Nah!" Look, I'm not debating this with either of you and derailing the thread.

Akiyhrah
03-25-2011, 03:51 PM
Here's another pet peeve for my list: The person who thinks they know EVERYTHING about anime. I really don't care if you've seen every anime on the screening list, or if you can name at least 5 shows that every voice actor on the guest list have done. And I really don't care that you've watched more anime than me. If all you're going to do is brag about how awesome you are, you can stop talking to me NAO.

Axelai
03-25-2011, 03:54 PM
Right. Not an eating disorder. He didn't just stuff his face constantly, and note that "Hey, this is becoming an issue. Maybe I should get help. Nah!" Look, I'm not debating this with either of you and derailing the thread.

...There are really no words to describe how ignorant and stupid you are being.

dagmarus
03-25-2011, 03:58 PM
SkyBlueEyed, a lot of what I'm saying is just hyperbole. It doesn't annoy me as much as it would come off. And, yeah, I get it when someone's just trying to have fun. Awesome. But, when I want to talk about your costume and you refuse to drop character? That's kinda annoying and makes me roll my eyes.

And the hanger-on? Come on. I come to cons to hang out with my friends. Most of them are older or the same age as me. I don't want to hang out with random 16 year old kid. I usually assume "Alright, thanks, man. Catch you around." to mean "goodbye." not "Follow me around all day."

akaisha0
03-25-2011, 04:16 PM
Without a doubt my #1 pet peeve is everything to do with the rave culture happening at cons. I mean, I don't attend the dances/raves because its not really my thing but it seems more and more all I see are girls running around in skimpy raver outfits all day. On top of that the public drunkenness, underage drinking, and illegal drug use that's surfacing more and more at anime conventions is despicable. I don't see cons taking enough preventive measures against this.
My second pet peeve goes along with this..anime cons don't seem to be about anime and Japanese pop-culture anymore. If the con isn't being overrun with ravers and steampunk. Both barely have a place (IMO) at these types of cons but..more and more that's all I'm seeing.

Gets under my skin >_<

Also, just because a girl is SMALL does not mean when hugging or glomping her you can pick her up. I know its super impressive that you can bench a 95lb cosplayer but it gets old. I've had so many costumes ruined because people want to invade my personal space in this way :miffed:

Nathus Dorkus
03-25-2011, 04:17 PM
Right. Not an eating disorder. He didn't just stuff his face constantly, and note that "Hey, this is becoming an issue. Maybe I should get help. Nah!" Look, I'm not debating this with either of you and derailing the thread.

You are a shockingly unpleasant person.

You ignored most of what I said, picking and choosing. You judge people when you have no idea what their health issues are, and there are an incredibly large amount of medical conditions that either cause horrific weight gain or simply prevent weight loss.

I am so horrifically sickened that I literally can no longer respond to you, pointing out how terribly wrong you are.

So, enjoy being you.

dagmarus
03-25-2011, 04:18 PM
So, enjoy being you.

Oh. I totally will. It's a blast.

Axelai
03-25-2011, 04:20 PM
You are a shockingly unpleasant person.

You ignored most of what I said, picking and choosing. You judge people when you have no idea what their health issues are, and there are an incredibly large amount of medical conditions that either cause horrific weight gain or simply prevent weight loss.

I am so horrifically sickened that I literally can no longer respond to you, pointing out how terribly wrong you are.

So, enjoy being you.

That is known as the Strawman Fallacy. Its a common tact used in arguments. Where you ignore all of what they say except what you want to argue against, in which you also simplify in order to have an easier time attacking it.

Exactly why I gave up arguing with this person. Committing logic fallacies makes it near impossible.

Akiyhrah
03-25-2011, 04:23 PM
Some people are content with spending their lives bitter, unhappy, and displeased with everything in the world. To each their own I guess.

Yui
03-25-2011, 04:29 PM
Guys, there is already a cosplay-related pet peeves thread in the General Cosplay Chat.

If you have a convention-specific feedback/complaint/review, please post it in the appropriate sub-forum for that con.

Also: another reminder that we have the wondrous Auto Ignore List feature. If you should find other users that don't seem to have anything much to discuss with you, they sound like a good candidate to just put on your block list here = http://www.cosplay.com/profile.php?do=editlist