Fandom PainsSo I'm over on Equestria Daily yesterday, and they've got this discussion going where the fans have to think up their own episode ideas. And while a few people are taking it seriously and exploring new possibilities of the characters' personalities and the show's universe, most people are just coming up with the most disturbing self-gratifying shit. And without the slightest trace of irony, either.
I was warned about the unsavory side of the fanbase when I started watching the show, but I figured "Oh, I can just ignore that, it's no big deal." But they're everywhere. People who draw creepy explicit fan art. Or write vicious hate-fics. Or rant endlessly about how Twilight having wings is somehow a travesty to all mankind. Or have disturbing unhealthy obsessions with side characters. It all feels like they're feeding into the brony stereotype, not because they genuinely like the show that much, but as if they're just trying to say "Look at me! I'm a grown man who likes
Fandom Pains, Cont'd.Allow me to clarify my point further. I don't mean to say "everyone has to write fanfiction the same way" or "don't draw this kind of fan art". People can write or draw whatever the hell they want, and I don't have to look at it if I don't want. But my main gripe is when the perverted vocal minority of a fanbase gets so loud and obnoxious that it overtakes the nice quiet people who just want to enjoy the show or movie or whatever. When the people who partake in the sleazier side of fandom take the spotlight and become the public's main perception of what all fans are like.Fandom Pains, Cont'd.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Not all MLP fans are demented furries with a fetish for clopfic; most of us just think it's a cute little show with a great cast of characters. Not all Wreck-It Ralph fans are insane Turbo defenders or squicky Jawbreaker shippers; most of us just find it to be a very entertaining and inspiring film. But when those obnoxious fans start acting out more, whether it's just because they want to make a point or because the
SELLING YOUR SOULSELLING YOUR SOULSELLING YOUR SOUL2 years ago in Settings More Like This
Becoming an actor or someone famous seems fun and amazing, right?
Thousands of people know you and love you, and you have a big influence on the world.
"...Liberty and Justice for all.."
This.. is supposed to be a free country right? And not just the US… the whole world…
once you become famous… you are chained.
Those who do not understand why actors/(other now famous people) should be paid so much do not see reality.
They are basically selling their soul to the world.
Once you become famous, yes, you get many fans and seem to have a great wealthy lifestyle.
But you're all just another target.
Famous people are stalked. Paparazzi pursue their personal life and go past boundaries they shouldn't even get close to.
Crazy fans even pursue the families and practically harass them for information.
You need bodyguards to protect you, but even that is inflicting on your privacy because that way you can hardly find time to be alon
Eras of Animation - Episode 1 (Pre-1910)So I decided to essentially make a video series where I talk about animation history, and I'm gonna be talking about pretty much all of it. So yeah, these videos are going to take awhile. To be totally honest, I think even the next episode could be 30 minutes long, and for the most part more things happen in each successive decade than the last one. I guess you could call this a demo for the whole series.Eras of Animation - Episode 1 (Pre-1910)4 days ago in Personal More Like This
I'm not just going to be doing a retrospective of American animation. I'm going to go the whole nine-yards. It's going to take awhile. In America alone we've got the beginnings of Winsor McCay and Felix the Cat. Then there's the start of Japanese animation, and if I'm not mistaken there's the first animation series in France. And then I've got to talk about a movie that doesn't even exist anymore. It's gonna be tough. But I think that it has to be done. It's very hard to find a very good animation history catalog. I mean, most of them this era get Humorous Phases of Funny Faces and Fa
This Is InfuriatingI'm going to take a break from promoting Nineteen-Ninety-Something for a minute to talk seriously about something that's been blowing up all over Tumblr this week, something that makes me sick the more I think about it.This Is Infuriating2 months ago in Personal More Like This
So apparently, Steven Universe fans hate My Little Pony fans. One of the moderators on Equestria Daily announced recently that he was going to start a Steven Universe site in the same vein, a hub for news, fan art, and other assorted fun stuff. This made the SU fandom flip its collective shit, with an explosive outcry that basically amounted to "Fuck off, neckbeards, don't bring your pony porn into our fandom." Clearly, the brony reputation precedes them. It got so bad that the EQD mod in question immediately trashed his plans for the new site, not wanting to invoke any full-scale fandom wars.
I've talked before about how squicked out I am by the darker side of the MLP:FIM fandom, and how the elitist cloppers who whine about the show not pandering to them scream lo