Thu, Apr. 27th, 2006, 11:21 pm
Anti-fan is the new fan!
Apparently, I have to hate people who make things I like in order to make the things I like happy and to look cool.
Did you understand that statement? Me, neither, but I'll show you how it seems to work. It's a story of how the actions of a suprising few can result in disaster.
For example, say I like the web-comic DMFA. If I talk about that, people might seem me as a CRAZED mindless FANBOY -- something that is essentially universally hated from what I've seen. Also, many of this generation seem to hate the very idea of people liking their works: look at how the author of Johny the Homicidal Maniac and Invader Zim acts! Fanboys, fangirls, something you look down at, not something you want to be. Getting back to the example, what am I supposed to do? I like DMFA, but I don't want to be some creepy stalker fanboy.
...I've got it! I don't like DMFA! It's vapid, and Amber Panyko is a stupid bitch! Ah-hah! Now there's a solution. Nobody can accuse me of a being a fanboy: I'll just laugh and call them stupid -- I'm DMFA's biggest critic. I'm not an Amber Panyko fanatic or stalker: p'faww, why should I care about that wannabe? Well, okay, she's funny sometimes
, and the comic is alright
, so I guess I kind of
read it... but that's it.
Isn't this a horrible end-point? I see those self-defense mechanisms all the time, both in others and uncomfortably frequently from myself. It has so much power behind it, though: with communities like fantards
and the like floating around, it's as if it isn't safe to love something.
Fri, Apr. 28th, 2006 09:03 am (UTC)
I know the feeling...
I must admit, as an artist, I do
felt annoyed of some of my fans. I mean, they're all fanboys and fangirls, those really damned individuals most people hate. They're like, omygod, so insane, with their obsessions totally took over their will. They start chatting with me solely
to tell me how great I was, or just some short request, and then never talked with me again. Of course, this is a side effect for being popular... Had to live with it.
So you like DMFA? I'm not into that online series much... However, don't be too afraid to admit it. (At least, don't be, if
you're not planning to tell the whole world about how superior her comic is, that others suck, etc. that is.) I'm not gonna hate someone just because they like a particular comic series... It's when they start abusing
the comic that ticked me off.
Fri, Apr. 28th, 2006 12:36 pm (UTC)
And gay for Abel. And Jyrras. Okay, probably Dan and Pyroduck too. Oh what the hell, I'm gay for everyone. Even the women(I'm a very butch lesbian).
Fri, Apr. 28th, 2006 06:12 pm (UTC)
I don't have to be gay just for Abel. But if I had to, I would. *glompacubi*
Sat, Apr. 29th, 2006 02:19 am (UTC)
I've noticed that phrase going around a lot, "Gay for Abel". I've even heard it a few times in person. I wonder where that came from, and why it spreads so...
...Well, he is
pretty hot stuff.
Thu, May. 4th, 2006 02:49 pm (UTC)
Amber did a filler strip one day, which was simply a big banner with Chibi-Abel's face, reading "I'M GAY FOR ABEL."
Hence, gay for Abel.
Sat, Apr. 29th, 2006 02:17 am (UTC)
I'm sick of anti. I've decided to start being pro
Fri, Apr. 28th, 2006 05:00 pm (UTC)
The point is, either we're using this wonderful wide Internet to create new things and push new ideas, or we're using it to tear it all down. The latter does seem to be all the rage increasingly.
Like many other things these days, there is no middle ground and no one is safe.
Sat, Apr. 29th, 2006 02:25 am (UTC)
My reflex is to wish that we could get along regardless, I mean, there's enough room for everyone and everything. The problem is our stuff plays off of the stuff of others. For instance, mans have to die in order for me to be in your base, killing ur mans. (Never saying that again, it was just an example.) Stupid jokes
like this only work if there are furries to play it off of, but it's a stupid and cheap joke regardless. In order for us to have the idea of the ninja and the pirate, they actually had to exist, and they caused a lot of pain and death, but were the product of their environment, too. I see these interconnections, and realize there's going to be conflict. I guess I just want people to follow the Golden Rule, so at least we minimilize causulties.
Sun, Apr. 30th, 2006 05:48 am (UTC)
When I see stuff like that, it makes me WISH I had fans. On the other hand, it would suck a little (for me) because of that loss of anonymity, but it would give me an outside reason to create if I knew someone out there was listening
And what is DMFA? o.o;
Sun, Apr. 30th, 2006 10:07 am (UTC)
I don't think I could mentally adjust to having fans of any
is this comic, you know?
Sun, Apr. 30th, 2006 06:26 pm (UTC)
When someone messages you, or texts you, or posts a comment on a message board, newsboard, chatroom, blog, game Channel, or any other medium where others might notice. Just do like I've started doing with presumtuous..... (I hate that word I can't spell it right.) asanine.... and that word too...
jerks... (good word) that believe that talking down to you (or me) is going to somehow miraculously make them a better being.
Tell them to "Piss off".... or learn some REALLY obscure phrase in an even more obscure language, *hell you could ask them where the toilet is in korean and it sounds like an insult.*
but yeah, don't take shit from anybody.. oh and BTW good luck with whatever it is your life is leading you towards at the moment... mine looks to be a 155mm mortar round packed with C4, and a Long Range Corless Telephone.
Tue, May. 2nd, 2006 03:10 am (UTC)
Speaking of which, how much longer are you in for? Rather, when are you coming back to the states?