This debate about girls who cosplay and the men who claim to keep the gates to the geek mantle is apparently continuing on a few different websites. It surprising to me that it's taken off like it has, but reading over the discussions has given me some words I've been grasping for on the "real geek" argument, and about identity arguments in general.
That blog will come later though. Right now, I actually got some net downvotes for contributing to one of these discussions. As I'm not a troll, I didn't really expect that. I guess next time I'll either adjust my message to make it more effective, make sure I'm saying something that contributes more to the discussion at hand, or admit that somewhere along the line I was wrong and subsequently reevaluate my views.
...or I guess I could throw a giant hissy fit and claim everyone's too stupid and corrupt to understand my genius. It seems like that would cheat me out of personal growth without actually changing the results, but damn, it'll feel great until my next foray into a comments section.