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Fandom Abuse: Final Fantasy VI by Boschian-Fantasies Fandom Abuse: Final Fantasy VI by Boschian-Fantasies
Just in case you are all wondering: No, I DO NOT HATE FFVI. In fact, if anything, I'm pretty neutral and level headed with that game.

But I noticed something about FFVI right off the bat:
FFVI fandom is ALMOST AS HORRIBLE AS THE FFVII FANDOM! Not quite there yet, but it is very close!
But since there are many, many, maaaaaaaaaany fandom abuse stamps that target FFVII, I decided to do one of FFVI.

Like I said eariler, FFVI is a decent JRPG, but I have played JRPGs that were IMHO far superior to FFVI, whether they are a part of the Final Fantasy series or not.

Oh, another thing about how insane the FFVI fandom is becoming, let me give you some personal examples I have faced in the fandom:

FFVI fans would blow up, make violent threats or go as far as cyber stalking casual JRPG fans for pointing out flaws in FFVI's story and gameplay.

It's okay to hate every other FFVI character but Terra or Kefka, but if you dare dislike Terra or Kefka, all hell will break loose!

Fanbrats even had the nuts to compare FFVI to Shakespeare, Bronte, Tolkien and Greek epics? I mean, what the bloody hell....?

Wanna write a FFVI AU or remake fanfic? Do it at your own risk, because you will deal with some angry lulz cows who will stalk you and harass you for doing so.

Here is my rebuttals:

You know, making violent threats, stalking and cussing out non-FFVI fans will not make them adore FFVI. If anything, they will hate the game more than ever.

People are allowed to dislike Terra or Kefka. To be fair, both characters had an interesting concept, but sloppy execution, since Kefka barely has a back story or paper thin motivation to be evil, and Terra comes off as an uninteresting and over idealized canon Mary Sue/Pollyanna creators pet that just bores me to tears. Sorry, that's just my opinion. Deal with it!

Also: Celes and Relm rock! They are much more likable and better written than Terra will ever be!!! There, I said it! Sorry, I'm not sorry.

Have these fans ever read Shakespeare, Bronte, Tolkien or Greek Epics, or have they read fanfiction based on loose, low budget, direct to TV movie adaptations of Shakespeare, Brontem Tolkien or Greek Epics? Nothing against video game story telling, a lot of RPGs have awesome stories, but comparing them to the classic Olde English style or writting is just bogus and perposterous. They are two totally different mediums people. Not everyone has to be, or can be Shakespeare, but they can still be decent in their own rights.

Personally, I think comparing all fictional storytelling to these authors mentioned, is just stupid and bogus....plus....it's getting very old.

I have totally become skeptical or working on my AU FFVI rewrite, after receiving cyber stalking and angry threats from various fanfiction sites. 
So, let me get this straight fanfic writers: Writing AU reimaginings of FFVI is sick and wrong, but writing cliched OoC FFVI yaoi/yuri smut, abuse =love FFVI fanfics, and generic Mary Sue FFVI fanfics that have been done to death, and are all technically the same story over and over again, is A OKAY? WTF!?

There, I had to get this off my back, because it has been pissing me off to no end. 

More fandom abuse stamps coming soon! Stay tuned!

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Fandom is nice. I have my fandoms too.
Sometimes there is just a show you like more than others for no objective reason. That's the mystery of art. That is perfect.

But what is bad is becoming so obsessed with an unique fandom that you forget anything else.
How many artists have lost their creativity thanks to fan art? How many viewers are missing great new shows before they watch a same episode 16 times?
And even worse, too much fandom is repulsive for other people, and in the end, you won't be able to share your passion for a show with one another because you'll scare him.
It can sadly go even further, as the incidents of violence over trivial conversations about fictional characters tend to get more and more frequent. And even though you are probably never been part of an incident like this, you should be aware that it is only the extreme of a global tendency of identifying and defining oneself almost exclusively through fandom.

Stop this phenomenon. Stop this "fandom abuse". Be reasonable and responsible fans. It'll be good both for you and your favorite show's reputation.
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masonicon Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2017  Student General Artist
FF6 fans can lose their minds if they finds out Kefka stands no chance against DC Comics' Emperor Joker
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cresentsephiroth7 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
I find them worse than 7. They feel like no one can't like 7 over 6 or Sephiroth over Kefka. 
The worse part of the fanbase are Kefka's. They clearly bash people who like Sephiroth more (for me, it's true) after all that abuse I decided to leave the 6 fandom. 

I wanna though, how do you make that because everyone knows how to do it? 
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Boschian-Fantasies Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2017  Student General Artist
Well, I try playing other FF games besides VI and VII. 
Plus, some of my nostalgia helps me deal, though I am not afraid to critique my nostalgic memories, unlike die-hard Nostalgiatards.

Hell, there are other SNES/Super Famicom RPGs besides FFVI, Chrono Trigger and Earthbound. Some people need to look further once in a while.
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cresentsephiroth7 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah
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Boschian-Fantasies Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Student General Artist
Oh, man, I feel you pain. *hugs*
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Sinistrad767 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017
:)

They'll grow out of it, eventually. At least some of them will.
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Boschian-Fantasies Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  Student General Artist
I noticed that Kefka and Terra have the most rabid fandoms of them all.

Every other character is either ignored, or have a rabid hatedom on them.

You noticed that too?
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Sinistrad767 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 1, 2017
Well, I only met like two rabid fans of Terra, most of the others ( at least the people I know ) don't force their opinion on other people's throats. Celes' and Locke's and Sabin's fanbases can be pretty annoying sometimes as well. The Kefka's on the other hand.......Ugh! Sephiroth's fanbase pales in comparison. They will curse anyone who doesn't like ''da best damn villain evah'' like if that person killed their mother or something. I'm Kefka fan, but i prefer to keep my opinion to myself.
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Boschian-Fantasies Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017  Student General Artist
Ah, I see.

It seems like all people remember about FFVI is Kefka.
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Sinistrad767 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017
Yeah..
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Angelissa Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
Funny, I really like both Terra and Kefka (well, the latter in a "I love to hate that bastard" kinda way), but I don't feel any urge to flame you to death.  I must be a sane fan or something. ^^

And for the record, I like Celes too.  There's actually no FFVI character that I don't like.  But my favorite character of the FFVI cast is actually Strago.  Guess I just like ridiculously powerful old mages. :-)
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Boschian-Fantasies Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Student General Artist
You're an awesome fan! I wish there were more like you out there. Hug 
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Boschian-Fantasies Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Student General Artist
I agree so much. 
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Power-Link-64 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was a rapid FF6 fan when I was 11...I was the same but I do not compare FF6 to other things.
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Boschian-Fantasies Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Student General Artist
Yeah, that is just ridiculous of those fans. At least you grew up and matured.
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Power-Link-64 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah but today I still recommend FF6...I mean I was the same for OOT back when I was 8...Yeah I think that game deserves a fandom abuse stamp cuz my 8 year old self to 12 existed.

(And yes I know they are only into you're experences.)
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Boschian-Fantasies Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Student General Artist
Yesss....I agree!
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Power-Link-64 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah I mean that was before I got into FF...I was all over Zelda even going so far to play all and I mean PLAY ALL the games.

Yes even the original Four Swords on GBA and not the anniversery addition.

Yeah I had a person that never experienced gaming to play and it was chaos...The other 2 are children at the age of 7 and 6 cuz I was that desperate.
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Boschian-Fantasies Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Student General Artist
I also never got why people loved The Wind Waker. It's boring and monotonous, it almost put me to sleep.

I think TWW is my black sheep of the Zelda series (ones I've played anyways).
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Power-Link-64 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree...It's so bland...I mean the overworld is demonic...I rather hack and make the ocean red.

But I love the game cuz I love all Zelda games.

Got a favorite Zelda game?
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Boschian-Fantasies Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Student General Artist
1. Majora's Mask.
2. A Link to the Past
3. Ocarina of Time
4. Legend of Zelda (first game)
5. Zelda II: The Adventures of Link (yeah, I love this game fans. Deal with it!)
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I don't care what other people do think or say because they are going to do because its what they like so to me it doesn't ruin it because I don't care and its something others enjoy.
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Boschian-Fantasies Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Student General Artist
Just be cautious...
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:iconundeadkingofdarkness:
With what?
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Boschian-Fantasies Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Student General Artist
With fandoms, that is....Or....

Think twice before joining certain fandoms.
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:iconundeadkingofdarkness:
I guess so but saying I am in a certain fandom would be hard unless it was something there was no denying like undertale seen I had been waiting for that game before it even became popular because i found a random demo of it once.
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Wolverine51 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017
Yeah, you said it!  Actually, fandoms in general ruin a game/TV show for everyone.
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Spacergirl003 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And movies, too.  Disney knows I'm still getting over my disappointment of Frozen.
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Boschian-Fantasies Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Student General Artist
I'm doing these stamps based on my own personal experiences and such.
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Wolverine51 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017
Of course.
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