So, background is, I'm over 35 years old. And I still find people looking at me disparagingly or making really disturbing comments about Alan Rickman when I mention my admiration of him.
Most comments deal with his age, some specifically with age difference in mine and his (I'm confused as to why this is bothering someone as I'm not a spring chicken here, LOL), and just a few with his character choices.
I've recently had to work through a bad situation that was made worse by some callous neophyte that I'm beginning to believe only lives & thrives by starting drama. Sorry, I already vented on LiveJournal, I'll cut the rant off. I'm just concerned about if anyone else has had to face this and to what degree. And how did you deal with it?
How many of you have had remarks made, or had to defend your fandom, and was is a random stranger or someone close, RL or online, and what aspect of your fandom did this person choose to attack?