History Main / BigNameFan

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..."
12th Aug '16 4:27:31 AM Sabrewing
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* Who enjoys the Creator/{{Sega}} [[UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn Saturn]] title ''VideoGame/NightsIntoDreams''? None other than Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto, and he's named it as a masterpiece and the one game he wishes he had developed.
4th Aug '16 11:18:24 AM lenne18
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* ''Manga/{{Nisekoi}}'' has Y-san from Chiba Prefecture, Marika's biggest supporter. His feats include putting Marika on top of the popularity polls, sending gifts to the author for her and actually placing on the popularity polls.
19th Jul '16 2:20:06 PM Austin
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* The ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' community has several: [=VaatiVidya=] and [=EpicNameBro=] are both known for their in-depth, comprehensive analysis of the game series' lore (which is famously vague and complex). [=OnlyAfro=], on the other hand, is a FountainOfMemes who usually posts videos of himself trolling people in [=PvP=] in numerous inventive (and usually hilarious) ways.

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* The ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' community has several: [=VaatiVidya=] and [=EpicNameBro=] LetsPlay/EpicNameBro are both known for their in-depth, comprehensive analysis of the game series' lore (which is famously vague and complex). [=OnlyAfro=], on the other hand, is a FountainOfMemes who usually posts videos of himself trolling people in [=PvP=] in numerous inventive (and usually hilarious) ways.
9th Jul '16 5:25:53 PM nombretomado
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* Irma 'Aimo' Ahmed is well-known in various BioWare fandoms, but perhaps she's best known these days for her fan works for ''Franchise/DragonAge''. She even got to do a [[http://blog.bioware.com/2010/03/01/dragon-age-the-revelation-comic/ comic based on a deleted scene]] ('''spoiler warning in the link''') with the head writer for the game.
** Also well known to BioWare's fandom, particularly the Franchise/MassEffect fanbase, is Holly Conrad. A costume maker and prop maker, Conrad started gaining notoriety when she and her studio, Crabcat Industries, showed off a series of Mass Effect cosplays at Comic-Con 2010. By that time a year later Conrad had been commissioned by Bioware to make costumes for their live broadcast during Comic-Con 2011, make props and costumes for Mass Effect 3's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBESnvjZGt8&ob=av3e live-action trailer]] and she's become a symbol for [[FanNickname FemShep]] within the fandom.

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* Irma 'Aimo' Ahmed is well-known in various BioWare Creator/BioWare fandoms, but perhaps she's best known these days for her fan works for ''Franchise/DragonAge''. She even got to do a [[http://blog.bioware.com/2010/03/01/dragon-age-the-revelation-comic/ comic based on a deleted scene]] ('''spoiler warning in the link''') with the head writer for the game.
** Also well known to BioWare's [=BioWare=]'s fandom, particularly the Franchise/MassEffect fanbase, is Holly Conrad. A costume maker and prop maker, Conrad started gaining notoriety when she and her studio, Crabcat Industries, showed off a series of Mass Effect cosplays at Comic-Con 2010. By that time a year later Conrad had been commissioned by Bioware to make costumes for their live broadcast during Comic-Con 2011, make props and costumes for Mass Effect 3's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBESnvjZGt8&ob=av3e live-action trailer]] and she's become a symbol for [[FanNickname FemShep]] within the fandom.
8th Jul '16 5:37:56 AM Doug86
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** Also, the musical theatre group Creator/TeamStarKid who made the AffectionateParody ''AVeryPotterMusical''. The guy who played Harry Potter (Darren Criss) is actually a mainstream actor now, what with his role on ''Series/{{Glee}}'', and Ron Weasley recently made an appearance as a background dancer.

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** Also, the musical theatre group Creator/TeamStarKid who made the AffectionateParody ''AVeryPotterMusical''.''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical''. The guy who played Harry Potter (Darren Criss) is actually a mainstream actor now, what with his role on ''Series/{{Glee}}'', and Ron Weasley recently made an appearance as a background dancer.
3rd Jul '16 12:30:08 PM AcePedro
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** Ernie Fosselus acted and directed one of the best parody films of ''Star Wars'' ever made, the 22-minute long ''Hardware Wars''. I believe George Lucas liked it so much he had 20th Century Fox pay Fosselus to allow them to include the short on the DVD of ''Star Wars.''

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** Ernie Fosselus acted and directed one of the best parody films of ''Star Wars'' ever made, the 22-minute long ''Hardware Wars''. I believe George Lucas liked it so much he had 20th Century Fox pay Fosselus to allow them to include the short on the DVD of ''Star Wars.''
26th Jun '16 11:14:46 PM Spyspotter
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** "Archaic" (real name Liam Pomfret) is webmaster of the other big-name ''Pokémon'' site, Bulbagarden.net. He's one of the oldest [=BNFs=] in the fandom, having first made a name for himself back in 2000-2002, primarily as a leader or spokesman for the Pokémon shippers community (which got him top billing for ShipToShipCombat here); a role in which he managed to turn the entire staff of Pokémasters, then one of the major forums, against shippers. He later worked for Serebii as his right hand man, but left to [[{{Uncancelled}} (re)establish Bulbagarden]], incidentally creating a conflict between the two communities that is still ongoing many years later. The initial relaunch of Bulbagarden is most charitably described as achieving somewhat underwhelming results, but after several years of the website struggling, Archaic added a wiki to the site, which quickly grew into [[TheWikiRule Bulbapedia]]; he later led the effort to expand into the collaborative Nintendo wiki network NIWA.

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** "Archaic" (real name Liam Pomfret) is webmaster of the other big-name ''Pokémon'' site, Bulbagarden.Website/{{Bulbagarden}}.net. He's one of the oldest [=BNFs=] in the fandom, having first made a name for himself back in 2000-2002, primarily as a leader or spokesman for the Pokémon shippers community (which got him top billing for ShipToShipCombat here); a role in which he managed to turn the entire staff of Pokémasters, then one of the major forums, against shippers. He later worked for Serebii as his right hand man, but left to [[{{Uncancelled}} (re)establish Bulbagarden]], incidentally creating a conflict between the two communities that is still ongoing many years later. The initial relaunch of Bulbagarden is most charitably described as achieving somewhat underwhelming results, but after several years of the website struggling, Archaic added a wiki to the site, which quickly grew into [[TheWikiRule Bulbapedia]]; he later led the effort to expand into the collaborative Nintendo wiki network NIWA.
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