As someone who is into some pretty nerdy things, I have had a short trip but long journey when it comes to things that I like.
Essentially it went: I like this and I don’t get why nobody cares about it.
Then it was: I like this and I don’t get why everyone else is into all this stupid stuff.
Then, I like this and I want people to get into the thing I like.
Finally, I’ve come around to: I like this, and it’s totally ok if you want to join me but if you have something you like and want to share, let’s hear it!
Which is why stories like this are a little disheartening. There are going to be people who are new, or who want to get into something, every day. Why make it difficult for them by making jokes they don’t or can’t understand, or make them unwelcome?