Fandom Insanity

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Vulcan, Elfin, or Just Plain Evil?

Leonard Nimoy as the Enterprise's Vulcan first officer Spock.

Just to show that the western world doesn’t have a lock on obsessive fandom, a young man living in the Nanjing province of China recently underwent cosmetic surgery to obtain “alien-like pointy ears.”

The now-missing Ananova article assumes he wanted to look like Mr. Spock, but he could have just as easily been shooting for a Romulan, an Elf, or perhaps Mr. Spock’s supposed inspiration: the Devil himself.

Written by in July of 2004. Last edited September 2014.

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