"Oh Ken, you read a classical music discussion group? That must be very highbrow and pretentious."
Undeservedly, and imperiling its future, Classical Music carries that cross. Some of the most "highbrow and pretentious" discussions I've ever
been witness to - bar none and that includes some lofty lit & critical theory classes - have been among Donald Duck
and Unca Scrooge
comic fans. Sophisticated literary allusions, deconstruction, philosophy, psychological analyses, alternative history, nothing is beyond these cats. Same is true of Buffy the Vampire Slayer
fans (a series which continues btw in comic book form).