My only regret is that I have... Boneitis!
- Mar 8, 2009
I guess in being a contributer to that website, he has surrounded himself with people who shift his baseline perception of what is normal and where the borderline to Creepiville lay before he jumped over it with both feet.
Yes and no.
Being on a site for that hobby is just like this site or going to an anime convention. The basis for the hobby is still fringe enough that it brings in a higher proportion of the crazies and they think (usually incorrectly) that they are in a safe haven, so they come out of their shell. But the large majority just kind of slides away slowly.
You get the same thing at anime conventions if you dress as the right character you get a real gem of a person just going on and on about weird theories or about how much the thing you like sucks, like this is conversation someone that obviously likes something would want to have.
Hell, non-nerdy hobbies get it too, the guys that are writing diatribes saying how they will kill a players family if he doesn't get 100 yards next Sunday because it will ruin his fantasy performance isn't the same level of creepy. Just a different medium.