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Most Obnoxious Fandoms

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Harleena, Nov 6, 2014.

  1. Harleena

    Harleena Well-Known Member

    What do you think is the most obnoxious fandom out there? I do know that some Hetalia fans can get a bit crazy and tend to offend everyone by rewriting history into ushy-gushy romance, annoying hatred of all the female characters (and France), and taking photos in front of the Holocaust Museum…while dressed as Germany. And making the infamous salute. But I still am a proud member of the Hetalia fandom, because I don't do that stuff (although I do giggle from time to time when I see something relating to another country…)
    So, what fandom do you think is the worst?
     
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  2. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Almost all anime fandoms are like that... they are some of the most obsessive fans I've ever seen, especially Otakus (fangirls)... even the Japanese take offense to the term Otaku.

    Whosers are some of the meanest and nastiest fans I've ever dealt with.
     
  3. Harleena

    Harleena Well-Known Member

    Yeah I agree. And do you mean Whovians? I have a whovian friend and she's not too bad.
     
  4. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    If we're talking about fans of WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?, then no, they're known as Whosers... not sure what Whovians are.
     
  5. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Any fanbase that absolutely rejects anything outright because it wasn't like the good old days. So that's like, Transformers, Looney Tunes, and Sonic the Hedgehog right there.

    I'll also add the Alpha and Omega fanbase. The movie sucked, okay guys? It was a cheap, generic kiddy flick that stopped Newt from getting into production (Rio shares that blame, and it isn't that good either, but not immensely horrible), and got 2 of the cheapest cheapquels ever when the film didn't do that great to demand follow ups, DTV or otherwise. Brony bashing, brony bashing...yeah. I get that. But why is no one getting on the case of the wolf loving furries that love this completely undeserving of a fanbase series of "shut the kids up for an hour and a half" disgraces to CGI animation?
     
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  6. Harleena

    Harleena Well-Known Member

    Oh. Whovians are fans of Doctor Who. They're not too bad. Never encountered a Whoser before, so I wouldn't know.
    I liked Rio. The music was good, and bonus points to the sequel for having Kristin Chenoweth as Gabi the Tree Frog. I didn't know Alpha and Omega had a fanbase…but it can't be as obnoxious as the Rise of the Brave Tangled (Frozen) Dragons. JACK FROST AND ELSA WILL NEVER BE TOGETHER, YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!

    AND I HATE IT WHEN PEOPLE HATE ON STUFF BECAUSE IT'S NOT LIKE THE GOOD OLD DAYS! SO WHAT IF I LIKE POKEMON DIAMOND AND PEARL?! JUST BECAUSE IT'S NOT RED AND GREEN, I'M A BAD PERSON NOW?! WELL, I'M SORRY FOR NOT BEING A 90'S KID LIKE THE REST OF YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Wow, that felt good.
     
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  7. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    The Five Nights at Freddy's fandom scares me. They are like those bronies that draw furry porn of robot animals getting it on and yeah. they scare me.
     
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  8. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Honestly, with the exception of us Muppet Freaks, just about every fandom out there has a number of bad seeds that can tarnish the image of the entire fandom... even The Chipmunks and Arthur have those kinds of bad seeds.
     
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  9. Harleena

    Harleena Well-Known Member

    Tell me about it. I tried a generic search for Foxy, and got search suggestions like "Foxy x Reader Lemon" and "Foxy r34". *shudders*

    Our fandom isn't so perfect either. While we're pretty much safe when it comes to r34 stuff, we have a bit of a problem with Mary Sues and self-insert characters. But that's only some people.
     
  10. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    Every fandom has its fringe elements. And every fandom has infighting, with people insisting that "those people" are weirdos or jerks and don't belong with us (Muppet Central and Tough Pigs, anyone?). And, of course, every fandom thinks it's the best, much nicer than all those other fandoms. I've been doing this thang since the early '90s, and though the names change the script remains the same.

    I get a giggle out of the FNAF fandom, actually. I like the game; it's wonderfully creepy. I love some of the costumes I've seen. I've even done a few Muppet & Fraggle FANF crossover doodles for fun. However, the romance thing baffles me. It just doesn't make sense within the context of the game.
     
  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Yeah... almost every fanbase has that. Sonic beat out the Bronies a looooooong time ago. Then of course there's the Rescue Rangers fanbase (that probably loved that Robot Chicken Sketch), and fans of Cleo from Heathcliff... dear GOLB, Cleo from Heathcliff.

    But you're right. Five Nights at Freddy's porn is disturbing, especially since the characters are supposed to be horrifying. And they vaguely look Dr. Seuss like.

    Still, I saw a pretty graphically horrifying picture of the little girl from the end of The Jungle Book that was... shudder... let's just say nothing has disturbed me more. Not even the time I innocently looked up Billy and Mandy pictures for reference and found... a lot of Mandy stuff. Very, very inappropriate stuff.

    Anyway... the Transformers fanbase is so toxic that their Wikipedia page has to resort to humor to try and soften the blow... Examples 1 2 and 3. Glad I'm only a casual fan. :rolleyes:

    I had an idea for a fan art parody thingy, but I have the loosest of understandings about it, and I'm sure someone did my idea already.
     
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  12. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    I used to be heavily involved with the Disney Afternoon fanbase back when I ran the DAFT mailing list. The CDRR fan community I knew of then, The Acorn Café (which is still going strong) was acrimoniously divided over such matters. They actually had organizations like RAGE (Rangerphiles Against Gadget Erotica) with buttons and banners people could put on their sites to declare their opinion on this vital matter to the world. I could shrug about that; everyone has their opinions. However, their main fan community is heavily religious and homophobic. Religion I don't mind, but religiously-justified bigotry is poisonous, so I left. (Couldn't remove my account, so I just deleted all my info and stopped going to the board.) Again, everyone has their opinions, but I'm not obligated to stick around for 'em.
    If you have any urge to follow up on this, feel free to bounce ideas off me. I know the game as well as anybody.
     
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  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    That's...weird right there. Then again, I kinda experienced those kinds of people favoring things of mine that had them in there, which is part of the reason I stopped looking at pages of those who Favorited my stuff. That and the aforementioned Jungle Book Girl piece. I've seen ahem...that kind of art before, and some of it's actually quite well done... but it's a child! And someone stole someone else's work to make it. Not saying anything else to that.

    On that note, I noticed the Tiny Toons fanbase is very...well.. conservative. I saw a lot of hate art featuring the Plucky's Potty Training Years meme. Maybe they all like Montana Max a lot?
     
  14. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    Not so much a fandom per se, but I can't stand sports fans who get too wrapped up in things. From harassing players on Twitter to boorish behavior towards fans of the opposing team, it's taking things way too far. Sports is supposed to be fun to watch! I feel like the anger that people have about sports blinds them towards the amount of amazing things that happen in each game.
     
  15. AlittleMayhem

    AlittleMayhem Well-Known Member

    I don't care much for football (soocer) but I know from my cousin and other usually male relatives that it's not just about kicking one ball to the other end of the field and back. It requires a lot of hard work and tremendous amount of skill as well as good teamwork and relationships. And the fans know this too and greatly respect both players and managers.

    But when they get aggressive, boy do they go ALL out. There are several examples I could give but, from a personal experience, I remember going to a match with my cousins and sisters. We had a good time in the end, despite our team losing, but the profanity (which I'm not usually phased by) and insults was just shocking! At one point, my cousin booed right at a player's face. He claims it to be fun.

    With fandoms for shows, the MLP fandom side I've encountered has generally been positive. I actually got a good friend of mine into the show and inantvertedly caused her to create a small but rather sucessful Brony community. We do meet ups, discuss headcanons, share art, point out we're all the cool merchendise is and all the cool things social nerds do.

    But that's where I like to keep to. I don't venture out into the other sides as listed above, especially not the rule 34, misogyny fuelled (ironic considering this is a girls show), fedora wearing, just all round horrid side of the fandom. Even our community has banned such discussions and image sharing on our Facebook page. It's even sadder when I hear stories like young girls finding such images online and being out of such an otherwise lovely and fun cartoon show for life.
     
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  16. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I didn't say we were perfect, but compared to most other fandoms out there, we're probably one of the more usually civilized ones out there.
     
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  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    It's things like that which make me leery of fanbases completely. Heck, the more vitriolic or weird parts of their fanbase kinda make me squeamish to even watch the cartoon (in a purely Junkion "I'll watch anything" sort of way"), and then when I get a really good episode, I'm absorbed and actually feel kinda off about it. Then you get to the detractors, and they're almost worse.

    That said, there's things I generally don't get. I'm pretty sure everyone knows it's a show marketed to little girls, and more over marketed to little girls to sell toys. Certain sanctions blew up at the thought of turning them into humans (ignoring the fact that fan art beat them to it) because Hasbro doesn't exactly have Mattel's success with Fashion Doll product lines. Then again, same can be said with aforementioned Transformers when they dare change the product line out of 30+ year old collectors that have the disposable income to get Masterpiece lines. Heck, the decision to make general retail Blasters and Soundwaves to not turn into the dated media they originally had as alternate modes.
     
  18. Harleena

    Harleena Well-Known Member

    The Pokemon fandom can get a bit obnoxious at times, and very disturbing too. Never Google Gardevoir without SafeSearch…ever…but seriously, I've noticed a lot of bashing of certain generations in the fandom, from annoying nostalgic 90's kids who can't accept the new generations to people who only like the new generations and call people who like the old games or anime "Gen-wunners". And not to mention the ship wars…TEAM MISTY!!!!! In other Nintendo-related fandoms, a lot of Rosalina fans will get really defensive if you insult her. I mean, she's okay, but I'm not obsessed with her.
     
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  19. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    well. If you know the lore, which i won't write here, it makes the entire thing all the more disturbing. I personally don't believe in a particular aspect of the lore that makes it so, but many people do so if you think about it that way, it's darn disturbing :|
     
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  20. Harleena

    Harleena Well-Known Member

    I already said the Hetalia fandom, but I'll say it again. You want to know a way to die? Go to a Hetalia convention. Dress as Seychelles. See how long you survive before getting attacked by yaoi fangirls (or perved on by Bad Touch Trio cosplayers who take their cosplay a bit too seriously)
     
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