Fandom Gripes Thread

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

  1. tentaclegremlin

    tentaclegremlin i'll drop the freakin' moon

    why are all the fandom discord servers I've seen lately reddit-lite. i want a tumblr attitude discord not a reddit attittude discord.
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  2. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Okay, this is a canon gripe but it's also a gripe that I appear to be the first one to question this. How much use is it for the highest castes to enslave lowbloods when the fuchsia castle is in the abyss, Eridan is implied to be weird for living on a boat, and lowbloods can't breathe underwater? How does anything for seadwellers actually ever get done? I guess robots would be a thing...
    • Agree x 1
  3. TheSeer

    TheSeer 37 Bright Visionary Crushes The Doubtful

    I mean, in a society composed entirely of teenagers, maybe the cleaning of bedrooms is not a high priority? There's plenty of ways to exploit a slave besides household service.
    • Agree x 7
  4. Erica

    Erica occasionally vaguely like a person

    help this is the funniest shit i've ever seen
    person writes up a super long post objecting to a certain aspect of the fandom portrayal of a character and goes into detail about how he's awful and destined to die alone and unloved etc etc like very clearly a super emotionally driven "i hate him and everyone else should too", right? classic, so far nothing to worry about

    it's so fucking funny...
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    • Witnessed x 3
  5. Jean

    Jean Let’s stop procrastinating -- tomorrow!

    witnessed, but also agreed; that's hilarious
    • Agree x 3
  6. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Well, yeah, there are, but Feferi's home isn't completely overgrown with algae when we see it, which would be a problem underwater, and those ways are kind of limited if the slave literally cannot be within several hundred feet of your home without dying. I guess her hippocampi might eat any overgrowth?
  7. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    On another topic, why were the fans surprised when the guy who casually massacres entire music festivals full of people turned out to be dangerous?
  8. Penumbra

    Penumbra hiding under cloth

    I wish video game fandoms didn't have such large proportions of people whose only argument is "get good". I'm sorry, I have poor fine motor control and limited free time. I do not have the time or physical capability to "get good", but I should still be able to enjoy gaming. I'm not even saying every game has to have an "easy mode", especially if the point is the challenge (like in Dark Souls), but I shouldn't be made fun of if I play Minecraft with cheats on, or stopped playing Luigi's Balloon World because of all of the glitched balloons.
    • Agree x 7
    • Witnessed x 5
  9. TwoBrokenMirrors

    TwoBrokenMirrors onion hydration

    the point of games is to be fun. if you need to have an easier time to have fun, you're perfectly well allowed. you're not entering any damn competitions with rules and standards who gives a fuck
    • Agree x 8
  10. HonestlyVan

    HonestlyVan a very funny person who never tells jokes

    Difficulty snobbery is every time 100% of the time fueled by ableism and can be boiled down to "how dare the invalids also want to have fun"
    • Agree x 6
  11. Aondeug

    Aondeug Cringe Annoying Ass Female Lobster

    XRD fans keep bitching about Strive and I sit here knowing that XXAC+R kept bitching about how XRD was the dumbing down of the series that would kill it and jesus fucking christ must every fucking fighting game fanbase do this with every new iteration. It happens like clockwork with each new one. And yes sometimes there are genuinely bad versions that no one fucking likes like fucking Samsho 4 and 6 but like. Generally it's just the same pattern of "A new game came out that changed something or made something simpler. Therefore it is bad and its players are fucking morons who can't play A Man's Game that requires REAL skill and REAL execution."

    Like fuck you can just dislike a game. You don't need to go on and on about how it is the worst thing ever and how its fans are idiots.
    • Agree x 2
  12. Aondeug

    Aondeug Cringe Annoying Ass Female Lobster

    The FGC genuinely has some of the most welcoming people in the world but gods help you if they learn you like a game they hate.
  13. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    People who aren't Homestucks should be barred from calling characters "Vriskas" because none of them know what a Vriska is.
    • Agree x 10
    • Witnessed x 4
  14. YggiDee

    YggiDee Well-Known Member

    On one hand you're right, on the other hand I don't think most Homestucks agree on what Vriska is and I think that's where so many of the problems stem from.
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  15. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    yes, but at least Homestucks cause the correct problems.
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    • Like x 1
  16. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    The proximate cause of that post was seeing a conversation on Fate/ Tumblr claiming Jalter and Illya were the Vriskas of the franchise. Which. Absolutely fucking what. Jalter might be an evil woman who's been overexposed due to authorial favoritism and a subset of passionate fans and people who don't like her are annoyed about it, but she's nearly the opposite of A Vriska because that overexposure has come with removing any real bite from her character; she isn't really evil past her first appearance, just a petty, grouchy edgelord. I don't even know what they meant about Illya. And Fate has an extremely prominent female character who is an overachieving perfectionist who brings her damage to every interpersonal relationship in her life by turning every interaction into a competition which she has to win and thinks this is cool and sexy of her, and the narrative is never constructed to convince her otherwise or highlight this as toxic behavior even when it's hurting her and everyone around her, despite getting lots and lots of screentime because the writers keep bringing her back because they like her. Rin Tohsaka is the Vriska!

    The non-proximate cause is that seeing that terrible Vriska identification reminded me of the single worst attempt at Vriska identification I have ever seen: an alleged Locked Tomb fan saying Harrowhark Nonagesimus was a Vriska. No. Go directly to jail. You are not allowed back in this fandom until you do the remedial reading.
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2022
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  17. emythos

    emythos Lipstick Hoarding Dragon

    I guess they just REALLY don't like Illya?
  18. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    for me it's also about the polarization of the fandom. the stronger the did nothing wrong/did everything wrong binary, the more Vriska the character (assuming they have other qualifications, of course).
    • Agree x 1
  19. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    That's definitely a major factor, but I do think that a character can be a Vriska on personality alone. Part of the reason I was so "how dare you" at the Harrow post is because Ianthe is right there, but the fandom is, as far as I've seen, largely in agreement that she is the worst but it's very sexy of her.
    • Agree x 5
  20. Aondeug

    Aondeug Cringe Annoying Ass Female Lobster

    Harrow is not a Vriska what the fuck. I wouldn't say Ianthe is either because she really doesn't create the kind of polarization in the fanbase I personally need from a Vriska. But it damned fuck sure ain't Harrow.
    • Agree x 6
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