I was enlisted in the Marines and whenever I hear about a fake Marine, I always think how do they get away with it?
There is so much minutiae that even if I had no suspicions I would pretty quick just because of little things
So I’ve concluded if you are a faker one thing you have to be careful about is avoiding the real thing because you are in danger of being inadvertently exposed by some minor slip
In retrospect I saw that in Mortuus. Dude is big naval aviator here, when I joined and my background as sub officer was described, crickets from the dude
Naval aviators, especially those that are super into it, are always going to bring up some bubble head thing and also just peer naval officers of similar age
It always happens and I’ve got decades of experience.
But not even a welcome aboard from the forums self-designated navy guy who makes so
much of it elsewhere on the board
So I always thought it odd he never commented on my stuff, just stayed clear of me completely
My take then was he was just having a jolly old time with his retired naval aviator act and didn’t need competition or something for whatever naval glory was to be milked from this assemblage
Didn’t bother me, I thought he was being kind of douchey laying it on so thick but at the same time most of the board seemed to enjoy the performance art and we are all here for the entertainment
It didn’t strike me that he was faking but it seemed kind of anomalous, I felt he was oddly avoiding the kind of ritual niceties that former naval officers would routinely do as a class, just like ex marines or any other self contained society/culture