tk1495 wrote: ↑September 8th, 2021, 11:14 pm love the figure!! so far its fun here!
It was fun, then I met the gatekeepers in my local city.
They say they are the "only Official" Ghostbusters group in Buffalo, There is another group I have met and they are far more friendly and welcoming. I think I'm going to hang with them because I got some serious bad vibes from the other ones! I have left other groups for just this type of elitist behavior. No one owns a fandom and the only Gatekeeper I recognize is Sigourney Weaver from Ghostbusters!
I was also told I was not a candidate for membership in their group because some of their members had a problem with another costume I do, Mexicans In Black. They didn't want me coming anywhere near them because they were afraid people would think I was part of their group. LOL Really? Talk about arrogance, eh? I did this costume because I wanted to, not for them.
I asked if the person who was offended was Mexican, they were not. I then advised the message sender (who was anonymous coming from the group's account) I was in fact Mexican/American, the creator of the concept was Mexican/American and everyone who did the costume was Mexican/American. So, where did they get off telling me how to celebrate my heritage? It's a joke on MIB that my friend David Gonzalez came up with years ago! Since the first Men In Black movie came out. This was right about the time Jason Reitman was in Mexico City promoting Ghostbusters: Afterlife too.
I also mentioned I never asked to be part of their boy band and was actually glad not to be associated with them. Gatekeepers suck!
Trust me, there will definitely be Mexican MIB/Ghostbusters running around Buffalo, New York in the near future... Coming soon: Mexicans In Black/Ghostbusters. Because I can.
So far there are four of us. I have been welcomed to play Ghostbusters with people in other cities, other countries even.
I cannot understand what is wrong with fandom in general in Buffalo, New York. I feel bad for anyone just starting out, if this is the reception they get from the "official franchise"
This is probably the last post I'm going to make here, and I will continue to do my own thing and have fun. Maybe I'll see some of you out there... With thousands of HasLab packs coming I hope to see thousands of Ghostbusters fans having fun doing what they love! Without someone telling them they are not a "Real Fan" like they are because they are "official"