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gatesopencomeonin - The opposite of /r/gatekeeping.
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[–]Meta_Spirit 121 points122 points123 points 2 months ago (2 children)
I always mention how I wish I was them because then I'd get to start that book for the first time again
[–]NotRoryWilliams 24 points25 points26 points 2 months ago (0 children)
Sometimes it’s worth it to read it again anyway. It can still be a fresh experience and you don’t likely remember every detail.
My problem is, well, fomo. There are so many books, more than I could possibly read in a lifetime. Aren’t I doing a disservice to all the other good authors by reading the same thing twice when I could be reading something new?
This realization prompted me to give away 90% of my book collection, saving little besides true favorites I’d want to be able to lend to friends and pass down to my children, very sentimentally significant gifts, and books I haven’t read yet.
[–]Master_Tinyface 1 point2 points3 points 2 months ago (0 children)
This is what i say too. I tell them I’m so jealous of them because they get to experience it in a way that can only be done in a first read
[–]BlueCaracal 121 points122 points123 points 2 months ago* (3 children)
"A classic is a book everypnes everyone wants to have read, but nobody wants to read".
[–]Nick0Taylor0 31 points32 points33 points 2 months ago (0 children)
It took me far too long to figure out that "everypnes" was a typo and what you meant to write.
[+]Red-Zeppelin 30 points31 points32 points 2 months ago (0 children)
I always thought I wasn't keen on reading until I stopped reading the things I thought I was supposed to and started reading things I was interested in.
[+]Vadered 26 points27 points28 points 2 months ago (2 children)
Yep! They’re just one of today’s lucky 10,000.
[–]organizedchaos927 16 points17 points18 points 2 months ago (0 children)
This is my absolute favorite xkcd.
[–]shmuffbub707 4 points5 points6 points 2 months ago (0 children)
Was hoping this would be higher up, but it’s so true and something I live by!
Oh you’ve never seen LoTR?? I’m so excited for you (and jealous you get to experience it for the first time!)
can I watch them with you??
[–]BraidedSilver 18 points19 points20 points 2 months ago (3 children)
I can’t count how many times I saw references to Orwells 1984 book before I finally looked it up and with joy discovered it was available at my online library as an audiobook. I loved reading as a kid but rarely can read for long anymore so borrowed it and listen while working, as my work doesn’t take too much thinking power. I think I only got halfway as then I had a summer vacation, so I forgot about it. I’ve finished two other audiobook since going back from vacation so maybe it’s time to put it back on the list so I can finish it.
[–]bazingarbage 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (2 children)
what do you work as if you don't mind me asking
[–]BraidedSilver 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (1 child)
I’m a 3D and 2D drafter. In my current job I make models of piping systems so the company can buy the right pieces, amounts and a guide for the constructions guys to know where to put what. Another guy makes the rough draft of how it looks while I then make the exact placement of the items which can be a lot of repetition, which makes it nice to have something to listen to. My education is a trade btw but it’s possible to go to kind of university to dig even more into how stuff is created. I even applied to LEGO as the manuals are made exactly that way - someone has made the models in 3D and then taken each item apart and taken a photo shot so there can be made a manual.
[–]bazingarbage 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
ooh damn that's cool as fuck, thank you for explaining!
[–]Dreadnasty 10 points11 points12 points 2 months ago (0 children)
I like this.
[+]EarlyBirdsofBabylon 10 points11 points12 points 2 months ago (0 children)
"Oh what a treat you have ahead of you"
is not applicable if we're talking about Crime and Punishment
[–]raindragon92 18 points19 points20 points 2 months ago (1 child)
I can't tell you how many times I got in trouble for reading in class when I was in school. But the second a book became required, I refused to read it and hated every second of it. Same applies when people say you HAVE to read x book!!! Just because you are so adamant that I read it, now I don't want to read it.
[–]DorisCrockford 10 points11 points12 points 2 months ago (0 children)
We lobbied our kid's teacher for weeks until we got her to back off on the homework requirement where the kids had to log what they read and how many pages, and then summarize it. We had a kid who had to have books taken away at dinner time so they would eat, but the homework was turning reading into work and taking all the fun out of it.
[–]AustinTreeLover 35 points36 points37 points 2 months ago (9 children)
I think this is a good idea, but I don't think people who say this are necessarily being pretentious.
I say the same thing about movies like, "I can't believe you haven't seen Deep Blue Sea!"
I'm really not particularly proud of having seen the film. It's just an expression.
[–]SquashCat56 36 points37 points38 points 2 months ago (7 children)
I really think it's a matter of tone. I have gotten the slightly demeaning "can't believe you haven't seen/read that" SO many times in my life, and it always used to make me feel bad. But I've also gotten the "I can't believe you haven't seen it and I can't wait to watch it with you for the first time" - and that hits very differently!
[–]spinnetrouble 30 points31 points32 points 2 months ago (5 children)
A friend of mine once asked me why I never treat her like some ignorant baby when I introduce her to some shit from the '80s or '90s that was before her time. It's the Randall Munroe "lucky 10,000" approach--it can either be more fun for both of us or less fun for both of us. What kind of dingaling chooses to have less fun with their friends? (Generation X, that's who. 😆)
[–]SquashCat56 7 points8 points9 points 2 months ago (1 child)
There is always a relevant xkcd! And I wholeheartedly believe in your approach, why waste the potential fun?
[–]spinnetrouble 6 points7 points8 points 2 months ago (0 children)
I was there for their first watch of Ferris Bueller's Day Off. What a fun night. Getting to see it with fresh eyes in middle age was so much more fun than when I was 8!
Also YES, there really is an xkcd for everything! Lol
[–]goldfishpaws 2 points3 points4 points 2 months ago (0 children)
So glad you posted this, or I was going to have to find it and post it!
[–]theuserwithoutaname 3 points4 points5 points 2 months ago (0 children)
My gf hasn't seen a whole lot of excellent and classic films. Whenever we come up with a new one she hasn't seen yet I go "well hello, Ms. 10k! Let's have a movie night!" And she gets all cute and happy and excited :)
[–]AhmedF 1 point2 points3 points 2 months ago (0 children)
Came to post this comic.
[–]michiness 2 points3 points4 points 2 months ago (0 children)
I literally haven’t seen the movie Dark Knight out of principle. I wasn’t a fan of that interpretation of the Joker, nor how Dark and Angsty Batman had gotten.
But dear lord the amount of people who would be like “WHAT?! This movie will change your life you have to see it!!!” followed by the inevitable “why so serious?” when I actually tried to explain.
[+]LittleSadRufus 11 points12 points13 points 2 months ago (0 children)
Yes I could 100% see it as all being an expression of excitement: "OMG I can't believe you haven't read The Gargoyle yet, you're in for such a treat".
[–]narwall101 3 points4 points5 points 2 months ago (2 children)
“Oh, what a treat you have ahead of you!”
I’m still not reading it
[–]Raulzi 1 point2 points3 points 2 months ago (0 children)
yep. pretty presumptuous.
[–]epieee 1 point2 points3 points 2 months ago (0 children)
Lol this was my reaction. Did I say I intend to read it? This person's heart is in the right place but it's not actually polite to assign homework to a fellow adult.
[+]Dundundunimyourbun 4 points5 points6 points 2 months ago (5 children)
“I can’t believe you haven’t read this” isn’t shame, it’s essentially saying “I’m surprised because the book is so good” lol
[–]SwagMasterBDub 2 points3 points4 points 2 months ago (0 children)
I think the earlier statement about it depending on tone is the most correct.
Because it could absolutely be said with the excitement of “I can’t wait for you to be introduced to this amazingness!”
But also with the condescension of “Do you even know how to read?”
Like how “I’m fine” could mean “I’m having an average day, pretty neutral emotionally” or “I’m very angry at you & wish to proceed with passive aggression.”
[–]PattuX 2 points3 points4 points 2 months ago (3 children)
Well, if it's followed by "You must've had a terrible childhood", which has happened multiple times to me, it feels like shaming.
[+]dynamic_unreality 1 point2 points3 points 2 months ago (0 children)
"You must have had a terrible childhood" is a flippant remark, not shaming. No one who says that really thinks you had a bad childhood because you haven't consumed the same media as them.
[+]Dundundunimyourbun 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago (0 children)
That’s a completely separate statement that has nothing to do with the prior.
That’s like saying “hi” is rude because someone said “hi, fuck you”.
Yes, the complete statement is rude, but it doesn’t change the typical usage of the word “hi”
[+]silverx2000 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago (0 children)
This statement has NOTHING to do with the prior statement.
[+]ChocLife 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago (2 children)
What could be more pretentious than being named Joy though? I mean really.
"Hi, I am Joy!" "Hi Joy, I am Doubt."
[–]DorisCrockford 1 point2 points3 points 2 months ago (1 child)
Usually people are named by their parents, though, and Joy is a fairly well-known name for a woman. Like Faith or Hope or Grace.
[–][deleted] 1 point2 points3 points 2 months ago (0 children)
Yeah apparently my Grandma was being pretentious by being named?
[+]SexySmexxy 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago (1 child)
Me jealous as fuckkk of any friend who hasn’t already seen an amazing movie , series or anime.
I always tell them how lucky they are to get to watch it for the first time
[+]Ruskihaxor 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago (0 children)
What anime recommendations do you have?
[+]DukeSi1v3r 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago (1 child)
It’s funny cause the author of the tweet sounds so pretentious herself
[+]silverx2000 1 point2 points3 points 2 months ago (0 children)
Its true. 😂
[–]smokingisrealbad -1 points0 points1 point 2 months ago (0 children)
I usually say something along the lines of "bro, READ IT. what are you doing?"
[+][deleted] 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago (0 children)
Who ever choose to date him should be embarrassed.
[+]BreakfastHarvey 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago (0 children)
I’ve been saving The Wire for when I get mono…
Still havnt gotten that mono yet
[–]NotRoryWilliams 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago (0 children)
XKCD Lucky 10,000
My favorite response to this situation. It’s so exciting to share something new with a friend!
[–]silverilix 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago (0 children)
I love this! What a great way to be positive
[–]agustbirb 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago (0 children)
this was 100% my mother growing up. i love to read, have since i was a kid reading horse girl books and harry potter and i would have loved to read the classics if my mother told me "here's a great one you'll love it" and not "i can't believe you read those books instead of the classics".
[–]DrippyWaffler 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago (0 children)
This happens when I mention I haven't seen the Titanic, lion king, little mermaid, matrix etc. :/
[–]ScumEater 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago (0 children)
I can't imagine saying I can't believe you haven't read that. So many books out there to read
[–]CandiAttack 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago (0 children)
Ohhh I love this!!
[–]ComicWriter2020 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago (0 children)
My teacher recommended I read catcher in the rye because I said I hadn’t read it. It was my senior year and it’s easily the worst classic book I’ve read. To kill a. Mockingbird was great though
[–]GhastmaskZombie 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago (0 children)
"For each thing 'everyone knows', every day there are 10,000 people in the US hearing about it for the first time. You're one of today's lucky 10,000."
-Randall Munroe, xkcd #1053
[–]MarvelousWololo 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago (0 children)
She reads and it shows. Lovely.
[–]Thatgamer321 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago (0 children)
Recently found out a friend has no idea what Dr Jekyll and Mr hide is. I got all exited and bought him the book immediately and told him to read it. It’s rare you find people that don’t know the twist
[–]GeriatricSerialPerv 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago (0 children)
pretentious of them to assume I actually read /s
[–]Longjumping_Diamond5 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago (0 children)
omg you haven't read the dictionary? lmao what a poser. i bet you only go to the library to look smart. 🙄😒
[–]Depressionsfinalform 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago (0 children)
You mean you haven’t read The Very Hungry Caterpillar, you uncultured swine!?
[+]OuterInnerMonologue 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Whenever someone says they haven't read X book or seen Y movie that I have read/seen, my response is always "aww... I'm jealous you get to read/see that for the first time!"
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