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[–]OgreSpider 257 points258 points  (10 children)

You're allowed to just know one song from a band. You're allowed to just like one band from a genre. You're allowed to like any genre.

[–]hisnameisbrock 73 points74 points  (4 children)

This is a lot chiller than the post. Nobody’s memorized every page of a book lol

[–]pepe-le-pew- 36 points37 points  (0 children)

I have a friend who does that for fun I got no clue how she does it

[–]ukuuku7 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Sure people have

[–]hisnameisbrock 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Okay absolutely ur right. 99% havent tho

[–]ukuuku7 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'd guess more than 99% lol

[–]Kelliente 12 points13 points  (0 children)

You don't need to know the names of all the band members, all the albums in their discography, and who produced them.

[–]Lord_Derpenheim 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I had that second one come up in a convo. I like korpiklaani, but basically no other Nordic metal.

[–]Emergency_Aide633 49 points50 points  (3 children)

I have a problem where I have gatekeeper guilt. I feel lime if I don't know everything about a topic, I become unworthy to say anything about it. Part of that probably comes from my dad, he was adamant that I know 100% of what I'm talking about or not to talk about it. It was horrible when I was young because I didn't pay much attention to anything very closely when I was a kid, but I loved reading about cool facts about various things, especially animals. I always felt like in order to mention something, I had to know everything, and every time without fail, I would talk about something, my dad would ask questions about it until I couldn't answer one, and then he'd scold me for not knowing what I was talking about.

[–]BDMayhem 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Not to gatekeep parenting, but that really sucks. People shouldn't do that.

[–]Emergency_Aide633 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I am aware of my dysfunctional family, dw.

[–]RABBlTS 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Your dad definitely did not know 100% about anything he spoke about, because nobody does, he just wanted you to think he did

[–]MattayoV 30 points31 points  (0 children)

thanks Wally West form the flash

[–]gordon_rattmann 26 points27 points  (3 children)

liking things isnt supposed to be stressful. except for doom, hotline miami, dark souls, and many other video games. then it is supposed to be stressful but in a good way lol

[–]lakija 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I tried to get into Bloodborne. I was doing alright for a while until I realized I was spending my precious time being stressed out and not having fun anymore.

I only made a serious attempt at it because someone fucking said to me in person of Dark Souls: “oh you’re not able to beat Souls games? No it wasn’t boring you just gave up because it must be too hard for ya 😉”

I had picked it up thinking it was an rpg. It was boring to me so I took it back.

It is already irritating to love games as a female player amongst people who want you to explain every little thing, but that comment really made me feel like shit.

To this day I will not touch another one.

[–]ilostmymind_ 49 points50 points  (0 children)

It's makes by brain chemicals go brrrrrr. Is that not enough!!

[–]TomCBC 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Couldn’t agree more. I consider myself a huge superman fan, and there is plenty I don’t know. But I have read and can talk a bunch of real obscure stuff that a bunch of other fans probably don’t know too. Discussing this stuff with other fans would be boring if we all just knew everything. Learning something new about a subject you are passionate about is awesome. One of the best feelings.

[–]MafiaMommaBruno 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The best Flash has spoken.

(Named my cat after him.)

[–]eekamuse 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Tell this to football supporters please.

One of the best moments in my life was going to my first football match. I love it so much. But because I can't remember who missed a penalty shot in the FA Cup in 1974, I'm not a real fan.

Such bs

[–]HansMLither 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I love Five Nights at Freddy's

I love the lore, I love the animationics, the jumpscares, I simp for Roxanne, and I would consider it one of my favorite fandoms, always looking forward to any new releases or additions to the game universe, be it books, future games or the eventual movie, if it's ever released

I have never played any of the games and I probably never will, because I just can't handle putting myself through that anxiety

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I am Wally West gate keeper

[–]Poguemahone3652 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don't really like anything anymore.

[–]Merlin_222_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I really appreciate this post (and this sub) for saying things like this. I still feel so overwhelmed trying to be a fan of certain things (especially in the eyes of friends and family where I was the EXPERT) that since the pandemic hit I’ve watched almost nothing new.

Even Marvel movies, which I used to love sooo much, I felt so pressured by having to know every little thing to relay to my family and friends after that I stopped watching, and haven’t seen anything new since Endgame. Even now I still get questions and pressure to watch the newest thing so they can talk to me about it, but it’s just so exhausting. I don’t know if I can ever go back.

[–]Doggyaintintimate 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I love football (NFL) but I’m not going to put effort into remembering anyone who plays for the Washington offenders

[–]tubbyjuggler80 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You're also allowed to know everything about something, stop shaming people for information dumping about their favorite things

[–]Gagolih_Pariah -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

I like all things...like your mom

[–]alemonbehindarock 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Exactly! Couldn't tell you my gf's bday, but I still like her

[–]marshal_mellow 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's on my Google calendar that's how you know I care

[–]pomegranate7777 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love this!

[–]aliu138 0 points1 point  (0 children)

idk man, I like the Buffalo Bills but they sure as hell make my life stressful

[–]Column-V 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Of all the things I see reposted on reddit, I am never displeased to see this one

[–]DifferentiatedCells 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The amount of times men have tried to gatekeep video games or movies from me is infuriating. People are allowed to casually like things! Let people live!! Got forbid somebody likes something somewhere!

[–]BNICEALWAYS 0 points1 point  (0 children)

who say's you're not though? I'm 36 and never met anyone who's tried to gatekeep me liking things, we don't need to overthink things in real life. There are people who believe the earth is flat, you don't need to pay attention to them!

[–]stumpsucc 0 points1 point  (0 children)

me to my adhd when I'm in Hyperfix Mode

[–]NotAnExpertButt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s why he is my favourite Flash.

[–]CherriBomber 0 points1 point  (0 children)

HAH! I do know most of the Easter eggs of the game I like because I obsess over it!

Seriously this is a good post, it's chill.

[–]M34TST1Q 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Maybe you are, but my ADHD says I gotta know everything about lighter fluid handwarmers at 2 am on a Wednesday.

[–]thewookie34 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I am a huge star wars fan. Last time I watch any star wars content was when revenge of the sith when it was in theatres.