History Main / BigNameFan

1st Dec '16 9:09:00 AM KYCubbie
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* Virtually every NFL team has a signature fan who is frequently shown in advertisements. Some of them were even inducted into the actual Pro Football Hall of Fame. Examples include:

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* Virtually every NFL team has a signature fan who is frequently shown in advertisements. Some of them were even inducted into featured in a dedicated exhibit at the actual Pro Football Hall of Fame.Fame (though, contrary to the opinion of some, never actually inducted). Examples include:
30th Nov '16 10:07:16 AM FF32
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*** Cat Bountry for writing what could be the best and well-known fanfics in the fandom, including RespawnOfTheDead.

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*** Cat Bountry for writing what could be the best and well-known fanfics in the fandom, including RespawnOfTheDead.Fanfic/RespawnOfTheDead.
25th Nov '16 9:19:24 PM nombretomado
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* With the development of the Master List of Limitations, as well as the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', Jack Butler became this for the {{Champions}} / Hero System community.
* It is generally agreed that Surbrook's Stuff, maintained by Michael Surbrook, is the go-to site for {{Champions}}/Hero System gamers needing character sheets for, well, just about anything.

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* With the development of the Master List of Limitations, as well as the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', Jack Butler became this for the {{Champions}} / Hero System ''TabletopGame/{{Champions}}''[=/=]''TabletopGame/HeroSystem'' community.
* It is generally agreed that Surbrook's Stuff, maintained by Michael Surbrook, is the go-to site for {{Champions}}/Hero System ''Champions''[=/=]''Hero System'' gamers needing character sheets for, well, just about anything.
31st Oct '16 3:23:51 AM GrotesqueFantasy
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** ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' also has Waffles, or Waffleguppies, author of the famous fanfic ''Fanfic/{{Blue Sky}}'', a super-popular work that has its own trope page and a dedicated circle of fans.
19th Oct '16 4:45:51 AM Morgenthaler
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*** ladyjaida, real name Jaida Jones, moved on to cowrite the book ''{{Havemercy}}''. And now she has her own fandom. Ninety percent of Havemercy fangirls started as Shoebox fangirls, and they're an insanely loyal bunch.

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*** ladyjaida, real name Jaida Jones, moved on to cowrite the book ''{{Havemercy}}''.''Literature/{{Havemercy}}''. And now she has her own fandom. Ninety percent of Havemercy fangirls started as Shoebox fangirls, and they're an insanely loyal bunch.
14th Oct '16 6:12:52 PM Gamermaster
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* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/38119/Satashi Satashi]] in the ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' fandom, on FF.net, Animesuki, and [[http://nanofate.us/users/satashi the Nanofate.us]] fora.

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* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/38119/Satashi Satashi]] in the ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' fandom, on FF.net, Animesuki, and [[http://nanofate.us/users/satashi the Nanofate.us]] fora.
28th Sep '16 8:25:22 PM LadyNorbert
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Dota 2}}'', [[http://www.cyborgmatt.com/ Cyborg Matt]] is famous for his analysis of patches and support of the Dota 2 community, to the extent that some theorize he is the game's mysterious developer, [[ReclusiveArtist IceFrog.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Dota 2}}'', [[http://www.cyborgmatt.com/ com Cyborg Matt]] is famous for his analysis of patches and support of the Dota 2 ''Dota 2'' community, to the extent that some theorize he is the game's mysterious developer, [[ReclusiveArtist IceFrog.]]



* ''LetsPlay/DeceasedCrab'' is well known for his let's plays of ''VideoGame/LaMulana'', to the point that he was on the special thanks credits of the remake.

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* ''LetsPlay/DeceasedCrab'' is well known for his let's plays {{Lets Play}}s of ''VideoGame/LaMulana'', to the point that he was on the special thanks credits of the remake.



* @/LadyNorbert is this for Eipix, the Serbian developer of the ''VideoGame/DarkParables'' and other point-and-click titles. The company has used her work for [[ApprovalOfGod official social media marketing]], as well as thanking her for making the page about the ''Dark Parables'' on ThisVeryWiki. She was granted the honorary position in the company of "North American Vice-President of Fairytale Detection," as can be seen on their Facebook page.



* Chris Hardwick of {{TheNerdistPodcast}}, started out as a (very well connected)interdisciplinary geekdom BNF, but is now a AscendedFanboy (working for BBC America and ComicCon) and a cultural institution onto himself.

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* Chris Hardwick of {{TheNerdistPodcast}}, started out as a (very well connected)interdisciplinary connected) interdisciplinary geekdom BNF, but is now a AscendedFanboy (working for BBC America and ComicCon) and a cultural institution onto himself.



* Surprisingly, Creator/CharlieChaplin himself, who WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat was patterned after, loved the original Felix the Cat cartoons and envied the amount of control of timing animation allowed over live action. Fitting, since Otto Messmer had previously worked on a series of silent Charlie Chaplin cartoons in the past (which Chaplin also liked) and had studied Chaplin's films for reference, which proved as a ground zero of sorts for his Felix cartoons.

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* Surprisingly, Creator/CharlieChaplin himself, who after whom WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat was patterned after, patterned, loved the original Felix the Cat cartoons and envied the amount of control of timing animation allowed over live action. Fitting, since Otto Messmer had previously worked on a series of silent Charlie Chaplin cartoons in the past (which Chaplin also liked) and had studied Chaplin's films for reference, which proved as a ground zero of sorts for his Felix cartoons.
20th Aug '16 2:49:19 PM Anicomicgeek
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* Among the fans of ''Manga/BirdyTheMighty'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpiBaKiYcdE is]] director Creator/ZackSnyder, who cited it as an influence for a sequence in ''Film/ManOfSteel'', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZjbNhLODKU which is generally believed to be]] [[spoiler: the fight between Birdy and Nataru at the end of ''Decode''[='=]s second season inspiring the Superman/Zod fight at the end of ''Man of Steel''.]]
16th Aug '16 10:33:16 PM KYCubbie
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* Series/TheDailyShow host Jon Stewart (1999–present) is a fan of the New York Mets.
** Former correspondent and (the summer of 2013) substitute host John Oliver, despite being from the UK where baseball is not that popular, is also a fan. As he explained to guest Regis Philbin when he asked why:

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* Series/TheDailyShow host Jon Stewart Creator/JonStewart (1999–present) is a fan of the New York Mets.
** Former correspondent and (the summer of 2013) substitute host John Oliver, Creator/JohnOliver, despite being from the UK where baseball is not that popular, is also a fan. As he explained to guest Regis Philbin when he asked why:



* Members of the Boston Red Sox consider themselves fans of the Boston punk band DropkickMurphys, to the point where their 2005 song "Tessie" is the Sox' unofficial fight song.
* Several celebs are notable for attending big sports games featuring their alma mater. Expect to see Ashley Judd and/or Jason Sudeikis at Kentucky basketball games, and Will Ferrell at USC football games.
* College sports also have big fans in celebs who didn't attend there but are from the area, such as Snoop Dogg with USC and Wrestling/JimRoss with Oklahoma.

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* Members of the Boston Red Sox consider themselves fans of the Boston punk band DropkickMurphys, Music/DropkickMurphys, to the point where their 2005 song "Tessie" is the Sox' unofficial fight song.
* Several celebs are notable for attending big sports games featuring their alma mater. Expect to see Ashley Judd and/or Jason Sudeikis at Kentucky basketball games, and Will Ferrell Creator/WillFerrell at USC football games.
* College sports also have big fans in celebs who didn't attend there but are from the area, such as Snoop Dogg Music/SnoopDogg with USC and Wrestling/JimRoss with Oklahoma.Oklahoma.
** And sometimes college sports teams have big-name fans who have little or no connection to the school or the area—the aforementioned Kentucky basketball program boasts two such fans in Music/{{Drake}} and [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation Dirk Nowitzki]].[[note]]While Nowitzki almost never attends UK games because the NBA season overlaps with the college season, he's well known as a UK fan. He's publicly said that if he hadn't decided to pursue a pro career in his homeland of Germany (which eventually led to NBA superstardom), he would have played at UK.[[/note]]
12th Aug '16 8:44:38 AM Prinzenick
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* Surprisingly, Creator/CharlieChaplin himself, who WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat was patterned after, loved the original Felix the Cat cartoons and envied the amount of control of timing animation allowed over live action. Fitting, since Otto Messmer had previously worked on a series of silent Charlie Chaplin cartoons in the past (which Chaplin also liked) and had studied Chaplin's films for reference, which proved as a ground zero of sorts for his Felix cartoons.
-->'''Otto Messmer''': "I patterned him after Charlie Chaplin. The audience loved him. And so did Chaplin. The cartoon format let Felix do things that Chaplin couldn't do on film..."
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