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Journal Entry: Thu Apr 12, 2012, 10:26 PM



Let's discuss fandoms.

It annoys me when people hate a fandom because of a generalization. Take, for example, the MLP fandom. "That fandom is full of perverts,". Okay, yes, there is quite a bit of porn in that fandom. Does that mean everyone in the fandom is a sick fuck? No. It simply means that there is porn in the fandom. If somebody chooses to make porn, good for them. They do what they want, just as you do what you want.

What I've come to realize is that you shouldn't be afraid to try out a new fandom or thing because of horror stories and idiots. How much do you guys want to bet that for every idiot fan there is that there are at least 3 honest-to-goodness fans, if not more?

Let me tell you about something (and it's not Homestuck):

Every fandom has porn. Every fandom has slash and crack pairings. Every fandom has overly obsessive fangirls/boys. Every fandom has shitty fan characters (with the obvious exceptions of fandoms like Shelock and Dr. Who, where it's live action and a person can't really make fan characters) . Every fandom has shitty fan fiction. Every fandom has shitty art. But there are very, very, very few fandoms that suck all around, and they're usually pretty obscure fandoms anyway. If you want to be in a fandom, suck it the fuck up and enjoy the fandom, because the point of fandoms is not to be at war with everybody else's fandoms, or to loathe and avoid the 'weird' or 'creepy' fandom goers. To be in a fandom is to be among people who are geeks for the same thing you are, and to meet new people and have fun with them because of it. Yeah, some people can take it a bit far, but at least they're into the same thing you are. At least they're having fun.

So, if you don't want to try something or openly like something because part of the fandom is 'creepy' to you, then grow some balls and try it anyway, because I can guarantee you'll meet at least some not creepy people. So yes, MLP may have porn, but if you like it don't be afraid to join the fandom. Yes, the Hetalia fandom might be full of yaoi. Yes, the Homestuck fandom might be full of shipping and obsessive Gamzee fangirls. Yes, the Adventure Time fandom might be full of retard underagers. Yes, the Warriors fandom might be full of sparklecats.

But there are still plenty of perfectly down-to-earth people in all of those fandoms, so if you like something, give it a shot. Don't let some fuckwits ruin a fandom for you.

That sounded a lot more after-school-special-esque than I wanted it to, fuck.


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AnarchisThinker Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Dammit, this. Besides, personal experience is never the best gauge for what a group of people are. Even if it seems like a dominant number of them are stupid fucks to you.
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scarlet-pikachu Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Can't find diamonds in the mine unless you look through a lot of coal I always say.
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Gamekrazd Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Coal, stone and natural gas
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AwkwardVulpix Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
Well, coal and natural gas probably have more direct, practical applications than a diamond. Really, the only thing off the top of my head that diamonds can do is sit there and look pretty.
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Gamekrazd Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They also have the advantage of being nigh unbreakable, and can be used in some more complex applications
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Egglings Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Yeah. Take everything with a grain of salt. And metaphors.
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