Thursday Thirteen #40 — Fans


Nope, not the type that keep you cool, although I could use some of those right now. More to the point, ShapeShifter fans and the false impressions we make about them, at least on the surface.

Think about it. You know people like this. And you know people like me, who you’d never peg as a ShapeShifter fan until we open our mouths.

Thirteen stereotypes of the ShapeShifter fan

1. (the boys) Long-haired (but not necessarily dirty)

2. denim-jacket wearing

3. super tight jeans

4. dirty white basketball shoes that are perpetually unlaced

5. stoned and/or drunk

6. entranced by themes of skulls, death, and dying

7. (the girls): hot, horny, and willing

8. short, tight skirts

9. Hair not necessarily big (that’s too glam for ShapeShifter) but long and mane-like

10. bitchy to each other

11. (all): smokers

12. dysfunctional, anti-social, depressed

13. not real smart

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  1. MIlan - zzz

    August 1, 2007 8:54 pm

    Gosh I’m a fan!BR/OK not typical since I’d like to believe I’m smart and not tight jeans because … um … well just not tight jeans … *shit*

  2. Susan Helene Gottfried

    August 1, 2007 8:57 pm

    Careful, Milan. I’ve got some groupies with some wild imaginations…

  3. Joely Sue Burkhart

    August 1, 2007 9:01 pm

    Amen to super tight jeans! *winks* Aside: I saw something about “Trevor” today — I can’t even remember what/where, but it was real world — and I immediately thought of you!!

  4. Susan Helene Gottfried

    August 1, 2007 9:03 pm

    Cool! Very soon now, Trevor Wolff will take over the world. Hopefully, he’ll bring me along with him.

  5. The Crux

    August 1, 2007 9:12 pm

    Cool list. After visiting some more T-13s, I’m going to google the topic.

  6. Sue

    August 1, 2007 9:16 pm

    Generalisations or stereotypes never really work eh! There is always someone to break the mould or the perceived one .. 🙂 BR/BR/Happy TT and thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

  7. Janet

    August 1, 2007 9:39 pm


  8. Ann

    August 1, 2007 9:49 pm

    Tight jeans on anybody just makes me think how can they breathe wearing those(the other is who helped them put those things on). But then, I’m not one willing to suffer for fashion.

  9. Lori

    August 1, 2007 10:11 pm

    LMAO…great list and I still love #1. Guys with long hair are a turn on;) Happy TT.

  10. tommiea

    August 1, 2007 10:41 pm

    not a fan of tight jeans….but the rest, well…..the rest is great! BR/BR/thanks for visiting my TT

  11. julia

    August 1, 2007 11:32 pm

    “the girls: bitchy to each other”BR/BR/LOL! I bet some are even friends.

  12. L^2

    August 1, 2007 11:44 pm

    Yep, definitely all stereotypical rock band fan qualities! BR/I’ve never fit Bany/B stereotype well – although, I have been known to be a bit anti-social from time to time. 😉

  13. Suprina

    August 2, 2007 12:06 am

    Great List!

  14. Thomma Lyn

    August 2, 2007 12:08 am

    LOL, well, I’m a Shapeshifter fan, and I fit #2 (sometimes), and #9 (my hair is rather manelike). BR/BR/Great list! Give Trevor smooches from me. 🙂

  15. Robin

    August 2, 2007 2:41 am

    I picture the jeans as ripped more than tight.BR/BR/And oh how I wish long hair on guys would come back in again. Yum!

  16. Shelley Munro

    August 2, 2007 3:00 am

    Great list. Tight jeans are ok as long as they’re not cutting off MY circulation 😉

  17. Sanni

    August 2, 2007 6:49 am

    Stoned Band/B drunk… Does this qualify me as a fan??? I´ll do my very best tonight… 😉

  18. Tilly Greene

    August 2, 2007 6:50 am

    They were all good, then I hit 13 and laughed! The boys can’t have everything 🙂

  19. Christine d'Abo

    August 2, 2007 7:11 am

    I want to be a fan! I’ll even wear tight jeans…though you may beg me to take them off.

  20. Christine d'Abo

    August 2, 2007 7:11 am

    I want to be a fan! I’ll even wear tight jeans…though you may beg me to take them off.

  21. Christine d'Abo

    August 2, 2007 7:11 am

    I want to be a fan! I’ll even wear tight jeans…though you may beg me to take them off.

  22. Susan Helene Gottfried

    August 2, 2007 7:48 am

    I’ll let Trevor do the begging, Christine!BR/BR/You guys are all fans, and for that we all thank you. Hang tight for next week… it’s a continuation thing.

  23. maiylah

    August 2, 2007 8:08 am

    dysfunctional, anti-social, and depressed … sounds like me, sometimes. LOLBR/BR/enjoyed the list!

  24. impworks

    August 2, 2007 8:29 am

    I’m not allowed to wear anything tight on Doctors orders…

  25. Rhian / Crowwoman

    August 2, 2007 9:04 am

    Hey! I resent those stereotypes! I’m working hard at getting my bighair tamed. Ummmm – so what if about 2/3rds of those apply to me – I AM NOT A STEREOTYPE just because I want to steal Trev all for meself. What are doing promising him to Christine btw? Don’t think I didn’t see that!

  26. Nancy

    August 2, 2007 9:05 am

    LOL! This is so funny. When I tell people I am a heavy metal fan they can’t believe it. I look too nice. But, they never saw me dress for a Poison concert. Did I just write that? Aquanet and I were best friends on concert nights. *giggle*BR/BR/Can you believe that I rarely use hairspray anymore?

  27. shiloh

    August 2, 2007 9:24 am

    wow… 80’s flashback…. ;o)

  28. Tink

    August 2, 2007 9:39 am

    I don’t fit the profile at all. Always good to be different! ;-)BR/Thanks for visiting my geography TT. Any chance Shapeshifter will play in my country?

  29. Gabriella Hewitt

    August 2, 2007 9:52 am

    Hw can you tell anymore since the skinny jean came back into style? Although the hair could be a dead give away.

  30. Amy Ruttan

    August 2, 2007 10:06 am

    LOL! I think that’s how I always pictured them. Tight jeans and dirty white sneakers, I remember those days.BR/BR/HAppy TT!!

  31. Camille Alexa

    August 2, 2007 1:04 pm

    Okay. Now I Iknow/I I’d never go to a Shapeshifter show, no matter how entertaining they are in fiction form. I already lived (barely) through the 80s once.

  32. Heather Rae Scott

    August 2, 2007 1:22 pm

    Loved this list. I’m a fan of the long hair, if it’s not in the style of a mullet. Mullets are just bad.

  33. Marcia (MeeAugraphie)

    August 2, 2007 1:50 pm

    I can’t say which ones could fit me, but I do love somem men with long hair, if squeaky clean… BR/BR/Hope your trip was interesting.

  34. Lara Angelina

    August 2, 2007 2:07 pm

    Hi Susan –BR/Sounds like my work environment…BR/hmmm?BR/Great TT–and thanks for stopping by. Glad to see you’re back!BR/Lara

  35. FindingYourPath

    August 2, 2007 2:21 pm

    Sounds like my college roommates.BR/BR/thanks for the read Mitch

  36. Jill

    August 2, 2007 2:53 pm

    Where were you last week?? I gave you a couple of day to post on my tt, but I never saw you!! And you are the winner this week!!BR/Stereotypes??? Some of those might descrive you or me!!

  37. Dorothy

    August 2, 2007 6:41 pm

    I guess there’s something to be said for the preboomer generation.

  38. Starrlight

    August 2, 2007 7:00 pm

    Great idea for a 13 =)

  39. Donica Covey

    August 2, 2007 7:05 pm

    Hey girl! I wasn’t sure you were kidding or not so if you are wanting to toss about some taglines drop me a line donica_covey@sbcglobal.netBR/BR/Long hair, mens jeans molded around a perfect a$$. Oh yeah! I could so go for that. BR/BR/I miss my youth. BR/BR/HugglesBR/Donica C

  40. Lisa Andel

    August 2, 2007 7:45 pm

    Okay, I’m laughing at the list, but I wouldn’t want to be on it. Super tight jeans? Pass.BR/BR/Though I was thinking of getting a mullet.

  41. Gloria

    August 2, 2007 8:38 pm

    I have no idea who the ShapeShifters are but this sounds like it could describe fans of any rock bands. BR/BR/Or it could also describe Britney Spears. :p

  42. Lesley

    August 2, 2007 9:52 pm

    You know, since the advent of stretch jeans, tight jeans are not nearly as frightening a concept. hehe You can have them painted on and still be able to take a breath. Ah, the joys of spandex. (or whatever it is they mix in with the cotton)

  43. Alyssa Goodnight

    August 2, 2007 11:40 pm

    Very interesting…I’ve gotta admit, I’ve never given this much thought. I’m not to well versed in shape-shifters themselves.

  44. Haley-O

    August 3, 2007 9:53 am

    Ohhhh! We all know the type!! Hee!!! Soooo funny!

  45. Linda

    August 3, 2007 1:19 pm

    Thanks for visiting my TT on Markeroni!BR/BR/And there you have it: the problem with stereotyping, in 13 steps. BR/BR/I guess it’s one of the reasons why I used to ride with a Hello kitty backpack (until it disintegrated.)BR/BR/I have two TTsBR/BR/ (13 experiences I’d never have had without a motorcycle)BR/BR/ reasons to tell everyone about Markeroni

  46. Carmi

    August 3, 2007 6:08 pm

    Hmm, you’ve got me wondering what MY groupies might look like.BR/BR/I imagine librarian types – simple on the outside, but somewhat more complex on the inside.BR/BR/Michele sent me to say you’re once again got me thinking, Susan. Thanks!

  47. Susan Helene Gottfried

    August 3, 2007 6:09 pm

    I think they’d look like me, Carmi. *wink*

  48. OpenChannel

    August 3, 2007 11:34 pm

    The Crux – watch out, TT’s are addicting.BR/BR/Never been a fan of tight jeans on guys. Isn’t that supposed to be bad for, you know, sperm count? But if they’re “not too smart” perhaps it’s better they don’t reproduce… haha.BR/BR/And you do mean “stereotype” like that’s what parents *think* about them, right?

  49. DK

    August 4, 2007 10:41 pm

    Great list! I am a big fan of tight jeans… as long as the occupant has the body for it LOL Thanks for stopping by my place this week. (Yeah, I’m just now making the rounds!) Hope you have a fabulous week!BR/DK

  50. Joy Renee

    August 8, 2007 2:16 am

    yeah, this about matches what i was raised to believe about rock music tho topping the list was devil worshiping. stereotyping is an ugly side of human nature. it is a byproduct of the way our minds organize info as we take it in. the only defense against it is constant vigilance over our assumptions.BR/BR/thanx for visiting my Natalie Merchant TT glad you enjoyed it

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