Fine I admit it: I’m a Fake Geek Girl.
I only read 20-40 comics a week because I like wearing superhero clothing and interviewing comic book celebrities and writing articles on a voluntary, non-paid basis on top of my 40 hour a week job and three children and husband because I’m an attention whore who needs your unsubstantiated approval to exist in this very fandom.
I’ve only been reading comics since the New 52. Unless you count the time period five years before that where I quit because I was having a baby and was worried I couldn’t afford my first child and comics. Yes, I’m horrible, I chose the kid over comics. Oh, and there was the time before that in the 90s. But, since my brother got me into that, it obviously doesn’t count, because a male was involved. So therefore, any opinions I had then belong to him, not me.
You got me, I’m a phony. I’m only here to start crap and stir things up for “die-hard fans.”
I’m only here to propagate an agenda, or to once again, be an attention whore. Because I need attention to survive. That’s why I daily consider wiping out all social media accounts and just enjoying my comics in silence… or at least with my kids around me. Because, I obviously need you, judging me.
Except then, that’s one less voice making sure you don’t take over and drown out the fans who need a voice that demands they are just as accepted as your judgmental butt. You have a right to your kind of comics. However, do not think that means no one else has the right to their kinds of comics.
And do not assume that people say and do things because they need attention. Perhaps they’re just providing a conduit, a voice a message.
The editor of “Unlawful Good: an anthology of crime” and “Andrew Jackson in Space” is joining the girls of The Hangout to talk about running a Kickstarter and how she got involved in comic book editing.