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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Article - cliques within the subcultures

Whether your a anime fan or gamer within a larp group or some that participates in sports. You might notice that even joining a new hobby or been at it a few months cliques usually form from whatever organisation or team you join . For instance a anime subculture based in ireland would at glance consist of a closed knit community of people with similar interests joining up together at times for conventions . But at closer glance it is a composite collection of gaming fans who spend their days at the convention with the video game room and small pockets of fans joined together not talking to other groups because of either seeming awkward or differences in other interests such as I like cosplaying and they aren't cosplayers or A vast difference in ages . For myself going to a convention in Ireland at times can make myself look like a creep because of the age gap being 23 while most anime fans are between 12-18 here . Same goes with gaming groups such as a larp with the idea in mind that its possible to make new friends and what not . it can still be increasingly hard because most people who join larp groups go with friends that they went to college with or work with really and meeting up for social events outside you particular hobby or sport can be near impossible . People no matter of past experiences dealing with how hard it is to make friends will always over look this factor . Now don't hink this is article on lack of friendly nature in subculture and hobby groups when you join and during your time they will help you socialise with their groups be may this is club or larp session and you also need to attempt conversation . But social glue and attempts to become a larger group when history will always be the stronger factor . Im sure this will always happen even joining a sport as a team . A new member of a team will not stick with the team mate as much as a group of lads who have played together since the age of 6 or so . In conclusion no matter what people may say history with being someone will be a great factor in making friends than joining a club or society