Hi y´all! If this has been done before I apologize in advance, but here goes... One derogative comment we often see on these boards is "this fandom..." ...which made me start thinking, yeah, what is this fandom like, when compared to other fandoms? When it comes to me, the Transformers fandom is pretty much the only one I´ve ever entered, so I honestly have no clue how we differ from say GI Joe fans, Bronies, or say, Harry Potter fans? But I know a lot of you in this forum have more experience than me and might be able to share some insights? If I was to speculate, I would say that due to the longevity and sheer size of the TF Universe, both in terms of number of sub-franchises and diversity of product types (toys, books, cartoons, video games, merch) there are also many ways of being a TF fan; for example, I enjoy various outputs but I have a friend who is only crazy about the comics. Further, there are several generations of TF fans by now; G1ers, Beast Wars fans, Unicron Trilogy fans and so forth, some hate Bayverse with a passion, some love it, some just got on the train with IDW G1 comics... so I imagine there is a whole lot of diversity here? But then what? If you have experience of other fandoms, or hobby communities in general, would you say some things about being a TF fan is special, and in that case what? Please share your stories!