Journal Entry: Tue Oct 23, 2012, 12:48 PM
Yeah...a rant about fandoms..and no, not just about the AATC fandom, all fandoms in general.
It really bothers me to see people leave a fandom, just because they say the fandom is "corrupt"...face it guys, this isn't just the AATC fandom, but ALL FANDOMS. EVERY SINGLE DAMN ONE OF THEM. You can't escape them, no matter how hard you try. But really, it isn't the FANDOM that's corrupt. It's the PEOPLE IN the fandom that are messed up.
Take AATC for example. It was an 80's cartoon that got turned into CGI movies. Is there anything wrong about that? No, there really isn't. The fandom is made up of people who like the characters, the music, the movies, TV show, etc. Some of them RP or write fanfictions, some of them draw pictures. Nothing is really wrong with that, either..this is typical in all fandoms, isn't it? Yes, it is. The problem is how some people are when they RP, draw pictures, or write their fanfictions. Some like to write/draw/RP gory or sexual things. Yes, a lot of people aren't comfortable with that. But no matter what fandom you go into, YOU WILL FIND PEOPLE WHO ARE LIKE THIS.
Another example, is My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. This TV show was made for younger audiences, of course, but there are tons of people of all ages who like it. You wouldn't think of this fandom to be evil or gross, would you? Well, it is..read the fanfiction "Cupcakes", and then try to tell me that there's nothing wrong with it.
Alvin and the Chipmunks, My Little Pony, Disney, Homestuck, etc., etc...every single fandom you could EVER name..has this exact same problem.
What I'm saying is, DO NOT LET THE PEOPLE IN THE FANDOM RUIN EVERYTHING FOR YOU.
Seriously guys, oh my god, you make it seem like you're only in the fandom for the people..
If they're trying to force you to do something in RP that you don't want to do, then you don't have to! You shouldn't have to feel like you HAVE to, all because they want you to. You can't please everybody. Sure, it might piss someone off, but they'll live. If they continue to pester you, then block them. That's really all there is to it, you guys. You should be allowed to RP how you want, draw how you want, and write how you want.
There's drama and sick people in every fandom..there's really no escaping it. It's everywhere...but please don't let it get to you..
Listening to: "He Mele No Lilo"
Watching: The Computer Screen. e3e