Fandom Gripes Thread

Discussion in 'Fan Town' started by keltena, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. aetherGeologist

    aetherGeologist Well-Known Member

    to the random person in the transformers shipping tags: age gaps are not really something to worry about when all the participants are several million years old.
     
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  2. HonestlyVan

    HonestlyVan a very funny person who never tells jokes

    And neither is characters being "related" when they're all from a nonreproductive species in the first place.

    (There are far more interesting power dynamics to turn fucky in canon, anyway)
     
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  3. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Hatedom rant; if you don't like something, fine, but I am gonna get curious about objections which make no sense at all.
    First off, that's demonstrably not true - Methuselah, Warbeak, Laterose, Urthstripe, Stonepaw, Veil (not a hero, but a major POV character), Bragoon and Saro... Second, if you mean the point-of-view/title level of main characters, that's... like... every... book? Especially books for kids? I think the last thing I read where the POV character died was "Sandman", which was intentionally a mindscrew anyway.
     
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  4. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    There's a particular person on Tumblr who's decided that Joey is a much worse person than Dammek is, based on her being mildly snappy towards Jude and Xefros when her life is in immediate danger, and blaming "troll culture" for Dammek stealing from Xefros, installing spy cameras in his bedroom, and forcing him to physically harm himself for Dammek's amusement. I suspect misogyny.
     
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  5. Hawkeguy

    Hawkeguy struggling to complete this thought

    more of a general fandom gripe but i WISH there weren't so many people that assume everyone subscribes to the same fanon. like, no, it's fanon for a reason! i have my own! i do not want to think about very boring yet very specific possible in-universe dynamics, thanks!!
     
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  6. Aondeug

    Aondeug Cringe Annoying Ass Female Lobster

    One Piece fans who are convinced that it is the most perfect work of fiction created by man and that all fans of shonen are obligated to like it. As well as the thing where all shonen series are judged by the standards of One Piece and the seeming belief that all shonen MUST work like One Piece and value the style of writing that One Piece values.

    The worst variety of this are the like "We won the war!" sort of One Piece fans that take pot shots at people who prefer Naruto and, especially, Bleach.
     
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  7. Aondeug

    Aondeug Cringe Annoying Ass Female Lobster

    Honestly that entire fucking trend of THING HERE Wars in general. Be it console wars, shipping wars, or some other stupid shit. Why do we have to be mean, salty bitches at people for liking a different sportsball team.
     
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  8. Codeless

    Codeless Cheshire Cat

    Big Fucking Mood.
    I am salty to this day about how that stupid Guardian Games event brought the class war out in Destiny.
     
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  9. GlassesBlu

    GlassesBlu Conceit/Contempt/Contrite

    Where would this even go??? Maybe here, the fandom is going ape shit enough that its spreading outward to me who knows nothing
    But gghrh for posterity, even if I don't even Supernatural, recording the time they make it gay and homophobic
     
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  10. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    I got desperately curious and asked the hater guy in my last comment here what he was talking about, on the basis that I don't see a lot of books of any sort which kill the main characters.
    I pointed out fifteen main characters who died, noting I was forgetting more, and that the villains' deaths were no more gory or drawn-out than theirs (one villain death stuck out as pretty drawn-out, but just one).
    Fifteen, often being multiple cases per book, is a lot more than "a couple", and I fail to see how "the heroes have a special sword which makes them really good at fighting" is "inconsistent" with the established lore, nor how it's a deus ex machina since it's well-established as part of the world, nor what "worldbuilding" has to do with who dies or not. I get the impression this guy is just spewing random criticisms in case one sticks.
     
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  11. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

  12. BaseDeltaZero

    BaseDeltaZero Shitposting all night.

    One of the complaints is 'there are X-rated doujinshi on EBay' as though they have never heard of rule 34.
     
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  13. Deresto

    Deresto Just a critter

    Why is there so little choji content in the naruto fandom??? He and his clan have so much potential, and i think its an utter disservice to make him an afterthought character to be won over in a completionist fic by throwing a bag of chips at him or offering him a half eaten bento. He's not a fucking dog looking for table scraps and basing an entire relationship, platonic or otherwise, on that is stupid.
     
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  14. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    People taking what we're told by characters at face value, when those characters have reason to lie.
     
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  15. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Also, Hiveswap fankids who are contemporaries of Joey and display non-heterosexuality or non-cisgender status in a 2010s-20s manner. As someone who lived through the 90s, I can say that that was not a thing. Obviously they existed, but fourteen-year-olds in a small town would certainly not be displaying it openly and possibly wouldn't even have found out that anyone could.
     
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  16. GlassesBlu

    GlassesBlu Conceit/Contempt/Contrite

    Is it an honest question or is it a meme to ask people for their kinlist? I saw a compiled list on tumblr of podcasters being asked for a kinlist and also mother mother band being aware of kinning

    Like, there seems to be a vibe of trying to catch people who aren't aware of it off guard or something and it feels like making fun of people who kin somehow? Maybe im reading this wrong but i just dunno the motive so while on the surface it looks funny, it seems underneath not really funny
     
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  17. HonestlyVan

    HonestlyVan a very funny person who never tells jokes

    Oh it's 100% trying to gotcha people.
     
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  18. HonestlyVan

    HonestlyVan a very funny person who never tells jokes

    Don't you know is that coping weirdly in public is the worst thing you can do?
     
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  19. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Yes, I'm sure the ex-British Navy man who was undoubtedly familiar with "The Owl and the Pussycat" was completely oblivious to the implications there. (I have similar thoughts on a couple of the cases of accidental innuendo of other types.)
     
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  20. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    Recurring gripe in Japanese fandoms: when a character is clearly a Japanese gay caricature (burly, square-jawed guy in heavy makeup) and the English-speaking fandom decides they're canonically nonbinary and gets really mad if you try to ask what the evidence they're basing it on is (or, in really bad cases, if you refer to the character who is referred to with he/him pronouns in the English release with he/him pronouns). I'm not even ruling out the possibility that whatever the latest occasion is might be the one case where they're right, but it's really uncomfortable seeing people praise the story for writing a nonbinary character when I've seen no evidence so far to contradict the possibility that it's not just writing a homophobic one.
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2020
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