We have a new movie coming out, which is going to mean more baby Bay fans!
BE FUCKING NICE TO THEM.
The other day I was out and a girl at the cash register looked at my shirt [had a bunch of G1 Autobots on it] and brightly asked if I liked Transformers. I chirped right back that I sure did, and asked if she was a fan. She was VERY ENTHUSIASTIC in her response, starting to talk about how much she loved it, and I asked if she was a long-time fan or a newer one.
She stopped dead. I actually watched her close up with fucking serious fear body language as she mumbled around the question. She looked like she thought I was gonna HIT HER.
I told her there wasn’t a wrong answer but she still ducked behind the freaking counter when she really quickly blurted out that she’d only seen the movies and she looked like she was going to cry in relief when I started gushing about my excitement for the new one.
We had a nice conversation between customers for a while. Because she clearly needed someone to fangirl with.
TO THE NEW FANS.
Just because they haven’t been following their whole lives or don’t like the same versions as you, or versions you don’t think highly of, does not make them lesser fans and sure as fuck does not make them lesser people that you can just be assholes to at your leisure.