Madam President, Queen of Snark (kellinator) wrote,
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The real point of fandom

Many if not most of you out there are involved in some sort of fandom. And I'm sure if I polled you on the purpose of fandom, I'd get a variety of answers. To share a common interest. To critique the material involved. To predict plot developments. To write lots and lots of slash.

But no. I have figured it out.

The purpose of fandom is to give fans a place to bitch about the characters they don't like, that no one likes, that were a lousy idea in the first place, that only exist so fans will be able to unite in their hatred.

Consider:

  • The Homicide fandom bitches about Falsone. (Remember the "I Hate Falsone" webpage?)
  • The Law and Order fandom bitches about Serena.
  • The Law and Order: SVU fandom bitches about Casey.
  • The Smallville fandom bitches about Lana.
  • The Lord of the Rings fandom bitches about Arwen.
  • The Star Trek: TNG fandom bitches about Wesley Crusher.
  • The X-Files fandom bitches about Chris Carter. (No, he's not fictional... but that just goes to show you, truth is stranger than fiction.)
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  • (no subject)

    You know you're getting old when "too drunk to fuck" becomes "too drunk to floss."

  • Here's a longshot

    Is anyone reading this familiar with both The Shield and Days of Our Lives? I may be doing something completely demented for NaNoWriMo, and it's…

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