Why can't we be like Twilight Fans?

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  1. Prowl

    Prowl Well-Known Member

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    So I was watching Oprah yesterday and all these insane women were fawning over Robert Patterson/Edward, Jacob and Bella. Not one girl had anything bad to say about the bad acting, howwible plot, or glittery vampires.

    I know they are totally different genres, but why can't we just fawn over all our Optimus Primes, movies, cartoons and Voice actors like the chicas with Twlight do? :lol 
     
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    Because our lower intestines, in a bid to save humanity, would leap up and throttle our brains.

    Duh.
     
  4. Digilaut

    Digilaut My name is Drift.

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    Because women don't make sense?
     
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    Actually, a lot of us do in our own little ways. G1 is infamous for its animation glitches and plot holes, and ROTF speaks for itself. Yet despite all of this Transformers is arguably the most popular of the 80's cartoons among fans and not-so-fans alike, and the second live action movie outing made more money than god.

    Yes, there are fans that do nothing but them apart. But if you think about it they're the un-silent minority. Most people who dig Transformers (though they may not be as "hardcore" as some of us here) do nothing but sing its praises.
     
  6. Digilaut

    Digilaut My name is Drift.

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    Because women don't make sense?
     
  7. prime13

    prime13 UCHUU KITAAAA

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    Because transformers don't sparkle. I actually kind of hate things that sparkle.
     
  8. Prowl

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    So you're saying that 20 years from now, when Twilight gets remade by Micheal Bay's Son, Gregory Bay, they will becomes us and complain about Edward's hair and the Flame Sparkles?

    Interesting theory :) 
     
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    True. But hopefully FAR less of us fantasise about shagging them.
     
  10. Prowl

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    There was this one fanfic though, :lol 
     
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    HOW DARE YOU HATE CLENCH, HE IS AS MANLY AS IT GETS!!!

    yea, clench has sparkly plastic
     
  12. Foster

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    Have you ever attended a Botcon voice actor panel? Stayed for the Q and A?
     
  13. Ash from Carolina

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    I think you have to look at how nice a film franchise is to it's fans.

    Twilight works because they know just how to be friendly to the women and girls who follow the books. They tap into that making the fans feel like they are part of the films instead of outsiders who can only take what is thrown at them by Hollywood.

    I don't even think you have to go all girly to find other examples. Just look at how Peter Jackson made such a big deal over the fans and packed in so much stuff just for the fans of the books. When someone complained people would say that person was crazy because look at how much Peter Jackson and the production crew had done for them. By being nice they also defused fans going crazy when they drastically changed the ending from the book.

    Even Star Trek figured out how to defuse negative buzz by putting the film in the place of the showing of Wraith of Khan hard core fans were expecting and having Lenard Nemoy coming out to introduce the film. Sure it was only one theater full of fans but it got fans buzzing about how wonderful the movie team was toward Star Trek fans to win the Trekkies over.

    Just seems like if you go that extra mile to be nice to fans then they find it harder to be negative toward your franchise.
     
  14. Prowl

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    No, and I REALLY want to. I'm holding my breath for another Dallas BotCon.

    I've seen videos though. I think I would melt in the presence of David Kaye :) 
     
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    Yeah, you won't see any difference between that and Twilight broads on Oprah. It's a little embarassing.
     
  16. Gingerchris

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    Because not enough of us actually intend to carry out threats to cut the throats of people who badmouth the Transformers franchise.

    How many Transformers fans actually know how to wash the blood out of our clothes?
     
  17. Mister Gone

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    What, idiots?
     
  18. Tiller

    Tiller I don't know nothin'

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    Some of us like to keep our dignity. Or rather what's left of it anyway.
     
  19. Prowl

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    But enough of us threatened Michael Bay when he added flames to Prime. The more I think about it, the more I understand that we are the same, but like Sol said, they are in the inception of their franchise, while we are veterans. I imagine that if the book was remade in the future and they changed Edward's character around, the Twimoms would probably have another child.
     
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