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Fandom Abuse: Labyrinth (Jim Henson) by Boschian-Fantasies Fandom Abuse: Labyrinth (Jim Henson) by Boschian-Fantasies
Once upon a time, I used to love Jim Henson's Labyrinth. It used to be among my many favorite vintage fantasy films ever made (Though I was, and still am, a bigger Dark Crystal fan....).

But then, at the dawn of the internet, I discovered that this movie has a big fandom, perhaps, bigger than The Dark Crystal fandom.
However, the annoying Labyrinth fangirls are to Jim Henson fandoms, as the revolting Dark Crystal nostalgiatards are to the same fandom.
Though to be fair, The Dark Crystal nostalgiatards are irritating, the rabid Labyrinth fangirls are far worse....

Let's face it, they only watch movie for David Bowie as Jareth, and cream their pants over his outer beauty alone, thus ignoring all the other characters in the film. 
They even stoop as low as going on all ages art sites, review sites, and such, to post their disgusting wet dream fantasies about The Goblin King himself, and keep in mind, these sites have minors under 18 years of age reading this bull shit the pervs post.

But it doesn't stop there...oh noes indeed....

Some of these superficial Labyrinth fangirls have been notorious for bullying and harassing fans of The Dark Crystal, of hell, even the goblins and monsters in Labyrinth as well, calling these fans "ugly fuckers" and "digusting wenches" for liking the Skeksis and other monstrous looking Muppets.

All this fandom abuse, man, it kind of killed most interest I had for Labyrinth....those psycho fangirls are just so overbearing....

Hell, I bet both Jim Henson, AAAAAAND David Bowie are rolling in their grave over the fandom abuse this poor movie received over time. 
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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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SumireJaganshi Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017  Hobbyist
I like Labyrinth (Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie FTW, they're underated), but omfg...the fandom is awful. I wouldn't be shocked if Connelly disliked Labyrinth's fandom.
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Boschian-Fantasies Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017  Student General Artist
I agree.

The movie is good, but my god, the fuggin' fangirls.
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Finland-Skywalker Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
This applies to the Star Wars fandom.
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Boschian-Fantasies Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017  Student General Artist
Oh yeah, because Lucas co-directed Labyrinth.....I think....correct me if I'm wrong....
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Wonderland-Rebel Featured By Owner Edited Mar 20, 2017   General Artist
Again I think of Frozen because I love that film so much but the internet has spoilt it for me I think. I can only hope that one day I can watch it again and rediscover the magic, but I probably don't deserve to have something that makes me feel so happy and alive and worthwhile. :shrug: About Labyrinth though, my friend likes it but I've never seen it. I always thought Jareth was the good guy?

Edit: Also just to say I was going to watch this film just for the sole reason that my friend likes it and I want to think of her while I watch it (and yanno I don't get to speak to my friends often because they have lives and shit) but if Jareth is a perv I won't touch it with a barge pole. My intrusive thoughts are bad enough.
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whitebunny1063 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017
It couldn't been worse than Total Drama fanbase
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Boschian-Fantasies Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Student General Artist
Thankfully, I never heard of Total Drama. Is that a good thing?
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whitebunny1063 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017
The show is ok but it's fanbase is toxic
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Matrooko11 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Wow, I never knew the Labyrinth fandom could be bad, but not THIS bad!

They're almost just as awful as The Lion King and The Little Mermaid fanbrats. 
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Boschian-Fantasies Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Student General Artist
Oh, they can get rancid, and so much more!
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Matrooko11 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
:facepalm:
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thormemeson Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
or you could have Final Fantasy XV end up as a glorified commercial.
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:iconboschian-fantasies:
Boschian-Fantasies Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Student General Artist
There is that....I never played the game, so....
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thormemeson Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Zeartist Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
That's what really has killed Star Wars for me lately.
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Boschian-Fantasies Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Student General Artist
Awwww....I'm sorry to hear that....Waaaah! 
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Zeartist Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Everyone goes gaga for Rey, saying how awesome she is and original, when Morgalla has been around for 22 years now. She'd be nothing if she wasn't a Star Wars character.
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Boschian-Fantasies Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Student General Artist
Yes indeed.
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TheRisenChaos Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017
I still like Labyrinth. :(
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:iconboschian-fantasies:
Boschian-Fantasies Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Student General Artist
It's not a horrid film, I give it that.....

But it did suffer from some nasty fandom abuse.
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TheRisenChaos Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017
I never really had any experience with the fandom, so I lucked out there. ;p
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:iconboschian-fantasies:
Boschian-Fantasies Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Student General Artist
That's good luck indeed.
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InuKikandIchiRuki01 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 16, 2017  Student Digital Artist
The Labyrinth fandom sounds toxic..:stare:
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SumireJaganshi Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist
It's just as bad as the YYH fandom (back in 2005, before the fandom actually REDEEMED itself). And the Kingdom Hearts fandom.
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InuKikandIchiRuki01 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Oh dear Lord.(I see.)
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SumireJaganshi Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist
At least the YYH fandom got better. Labyrinth got worse over time.
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InuKikandIchiRuki01 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Exactly.
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SumireJaganshi Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist
IIRC, wasn't there also a story where a Jareth fangirl walked in on David in the bathroom? Good lord...

I can confirm the Labyrinth fandom is fucking awful too.
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Boschian-Fantasies Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Student General Artist
You know, that wouldn't shock me if those landwhales stooped that low. Poor Bowie!

Also, I have to say this, loud and clear:

The Dark Crystal > Labyrinth

The nostalgiatards maybe annoying, but nowhere near as annoying as disgusting perverted drama queens with little to no lives of their own.
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Wolverine51 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017
My God!  I had no idea Labyrinth's fandom was so fucking toxic!
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Boschian-Fantasies Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Student General Artist
Oh, you better believe it sir...It is toxic....
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Wolverine51 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017
Of course.  In that case, I'll be sure to steer clear of it.  And they honestly bullied others for liking The Dark Crystal?  I mean, really, they're nuts! :X
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Boschian-Fantasies Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Student General Artist
Thank you for being so understanding.

Though the film is entertaining enough, but whatever you do, DO NOT JOIN THE FANDOM!
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xLittle-Miss-Horrorx Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course :)

Nah, I don't even plan on joining. I only have four fandoms that I'm keeping up with, so I don't want another :XD:
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Boschian-Fantasies Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Student General Artist
I'm mostly a Dark Crystal, Namco-Bandai and RPG fan myself.
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xLittle-Miss-Horrorx Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
For me, it's mostly just WoY, TMNT, and Nintendo for fandom wise I'm in.
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Boschian-Fantasies Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Student General Artist
Cool. IMO, I think Nintendo is soooo over-hated and has THE WORST HATEDOM EVER!
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xLittle-Miss-Horrorx Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I heard they still have an equal amount of fanbrats though, but I just got into the fandom so I haven't countered much fantards yet.:XD:
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