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.2 years 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