How "true fans" act in a nutshell

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  1. kaijuguy19

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    If there's anything I've learned by a fan online is that if you're not careful it can make you be into any type of crazy jerk ass fan who makes life bad for any other san fan. Either it be about wanting to be a snobbish "true fan" or one that tries to have a moral high ground and find things you find "problematic" there's always going to be a fandom that's going to be filled with fans who are just plain cray cray. After all there's no real one way of being crazy about something in general not just in pop culture fandoms.

    Ironically from what I've learned the Horror fanbase is perhaps among the most chilled fandoms out there if not THE most chilled fanbase.
     
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    Sounds like one of the game dev classes at my school
     
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    beastfanboi That medic is LOUD AND UGLY

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    So. You're telling the horror genre has a more tame fan base than the other ones... this is truly the darkest hour
     
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    *shrug* Wasn't obviously fake to me, but then again I'm a 40-something that finds most humor from the YouTube generation to be closer to idiocy than actually being funny. I stand by my statement of "trying to be funny but missing the mark by a mile".
     
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    Trust me, even we don't understand our senses of humor.
    Like I could have the best comedian ever tell the greatest joke and just sit there stone faced but an anime shark girl saying "a" makes me laugh my ass off
     
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    I'd imagine the most chilled people are on Cannabis forums. I bet they don't have any arguments ever.

    They probably just keep saying the same things over and over again not realizing that they've had the same conversation for like 10 years.
     
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    Read cannibal instead of cannabis for a sec
     
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  8. MetalRyde

    MetalRyde is an a-hole with a heart. RIP Spike and Mojo.

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    So they ate lots of mustard and farted?
     
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    More like SCl2 + 2 C2H4 → (ClCH2CH2)2S
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    MetalRyde is an a-hole with a heart. RIP Spike and Mojo.

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    It was a joke.
     
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  11. Maximus Danz

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    Mine was too, forgot to blue text.
     
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    Basically all the fake geek girls and guys that exploded onto the scene after society deemed "pop culture" was cool and profitable. Look how easy it use to be to get tickets for SDCC. Nowadays , forget it.
     
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    Ok, yeah I agree commercialization does take away from and cheapen things. It's like clearing out a field for a vanity fair.

    I don't even fuck with SDCC or NYCC anymore either. Too crowded.

    On the plus side though I feel like we're living in the golden age of action figure collecting which wouldn't be possible without the geek trend mega storm. You just have to walk past shelves and shelves of pop vinyls and kitschy crap to get to them.
     
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    As a dedicated Sonic fan, I have to say that "true fans" is an irritatingly vague term. Especially with how our infamous fandom is shattered worse than Robotnik's china. However, I can safely separate fans, at the very least, into a "healthy" category and an "unhealthy" one. When you buy all things Sonic, that's fine and healthy. When you critique Sega's incompetence regarding all things Sonic, that's fine and healthy. When you're a classicist or an IGN agent who wants Sonic "who was never good" simple, classic and stuck in 2D, that's increasingly annoying with every year, but still healthy.
    ...when you wage flame wars because a Sonic of an official alternate universe has blue arms, that's NO good. And when you fuel the cringe side of the fandom with things like Sonic Dream Collection, that's NO good and not healthy. And when you physically assault a major Sonic website administrator during a friendly russian Super Sonic Con, that's NO good, not healthy and you should ashamed of yourself.

    So, yeah. "True fans" is rather vague. "Healthy" and "unhealthy" - much more defined.
     
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    They aren’t fake fans. Just new ones; over enthusiastic and overwhelmed perhaps but their love of something is no lesser than yours.
     
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    Same here with Montreal Comic-con... ridonkulously overpriced for a 3-day pass (and sold out in minutes)
     
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    :lolol  That reminds me of the time I was at con dressed as Rodimus. Someone came up to me and started talking to me, told me he was big TF fan. Then asked if I was bumblebee, I was like "What? No" and he goes "Oh, I only know Bumblebee".
     
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    A big TF fan indeed.

    :lol 
     
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    Right?! Huge fail.
     
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    beastfanboi That medic is LOUD AND UGLY

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    Nope, I've never been in gamecon but I doubted that those people smell worse than chicken manure, or do they?

    Why did sonic had to suffer such an horrible fate it was going good, then chris-can came and spoiled it and THEN sammyclassicsonicfan came and mangled it and worsened the situation
     
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