What is our purpose?
Have you ever found yourself somehow locked into some kind of debate about fictional characters, be it via internet or with friends? Whether it be the age old Batman vs Superman, Goku vs Superman or Vegeta vs The Incredible Hulk, we find ourselves taking sides and defending our character of choice. Often at times, such discussions find an end because someone throws out the comment "Who cares? They're not even real." And the value of your claim diminishes, not because the argument's decline, but because there was an external factor that deemed the conversation as silly, foolish and a waste of time.
Here at Nerdargufy, we say "Why not debate over such things?" Let's first define what ARGUFY means.
Argufy - "to argue or quarrel, especially over something trivial."
So normally debating on who would win, Spiderman vs Future Trunks is of course a great example of Argufy. But if you think about it, wouldn't most things that are entertainment fall into the same category?
Let me explain.
Sports team VS. Sports team
Video Game System VS. Video Game System
Show VS. Show (Emmys)
Movie VS. Movie (Oscars, Golden Globe)
Music VS. Music (Grammys)
MMA/Boxer VS. MMA/Boxer
The list goes on and on, but the reality is that NONE OF THAT MATTERS! Arguing Muhammad Ali vs Mike Tyson in their prime has not value in life. It doesn't pay your bills, feed your family or heal you when you are ill.
Then why do we do it? The answer is simple, because we enjoy it. We enjoy representing whatever it is we believe in, and often at times find it mentally stimulating.
Here at Nerdargufy, we not only encourage open dialogue about it all, we hope to intellectually troll you. Not Troll as to upset or harass anyone, but to present you with a different, possibly unsettling view of Nerd/Geek like content.
why should you care?
I have found that it is becoming more common to find your typical Character VS Character debates over the internet. Some places are a little more secluded and specialize in such content. While other outlets that have a massive window to the world have their comments mixed in with staunch defenders, internet trolls, childish contributors and the apathetic "Who Cares!" guy. In such an arena, how can any passionate debater hold any ground? It would be like trying to hold an intellectual conversation with a mixed room of children, naysayers and if you are lucky a some of like mind.
Why is it socially OK to debate about sports teams? Or best Movie and Shows? Is it because involves real people? As if the people being real some how validates the content even though it is just as irrelevant to life progression as Naruto vs Wolverine.
We are hoping to instill an improved social acceptance of such content, with the goal that we encourage more open dialogue about fictional content from everyone, and not just for the "losers" with no life.
In order to make the change, we have to fist be OK with a few things.
Why? Because it makes us happy and it doesn't hurt anyone.
My question is Why not?
Want to express your opinion? Check out our principles of Nerd debate here.