I'm Over! pump fascists! and semi fascists
as i was watching this vid (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_MkJNuAzRA
) i was thinking how in Hawaii we got a nice mix of pump, semi and electro players, and everyone is all in together in having fun and talking story. And it got me thinking why dont i see this environment in other vids or fields i have gone to in the US?
i hear a lot of Stockclass only, Pump only, Semi only, Mech only, Electro only in forums(whose membership makes up of mainly US citizens), its almost like how surfers dont like bodyboarders and vice versa , we only hear that bull**** from guys from Cali BTW. Paintball has a dbaggyness of exclusive culture which i think is mainly due to the anonymity of the internet, Thank god no one in Hawaii really goes to forums or cares what they say, it has kept Hawaii a very inclusive environment for paintball.
if your having fun and if your playing, its all paintball, im stoked on all kinds of guns and people, it helps me get another perspective of mods and tuning that i dont normally see here in Hawaii. If we as pump players succumb to the evils exclusiveness in acceptance of people, guns and ideas, we have lost an ability to think in new ways, which means we have stagnated and have failed to keep evolving which is regression
gotta remember our sport/game began in fun, and thats how we get new players its that contagious fun that builds upon its self, but once you shut that down from excluding people and trying to hurt them, we have shot ourselves in the foot. Gotta keep the fun building and building, grow it, foster it.