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25th Jan '17 7:55:08 AM DrBB
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The writer has a vision. He's created a character who represents everything he loathes, and have placed him in [[CrapsackWorld a setting that satirizes everything they hate about modern society]]. Bring on the MoralGuardians and {{Media Watchdog}}s; he's prepared for controversy!

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The writer has a vision. He's created a character who represents everything he loathes, and have has placed him in [[CrapsackWorld a setting that satirizes everything they hate about modern society]]. Bring on the MoralGuardians and {{Media Watchdog}}s; he's prepared for controversy!
22nd Jan '17 12:23:14 PM Annanychus
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And sometimes the Misaimed Fandom simply comes from the fact that the author's not that good a writer. If a message is poorly communicated to begin with, then of course there's going to be problems when interpreting it. Some authors go for subtlety when [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped when they really should have been a bit more obvious]], or try to set up a StrawmanPolitical only to make the strawman's arguments [[StrawmanHasAPoint more logical and valid than their hero's]]. In these cases, the fandom is misaimed because the author's botched the sights on the rifle. This is especially common in parody, where an author may simply not be literate enough in the culture or media they're mocking and just produce [[IndecisiveParody a mediocre example of what they're trying to parody]] when they think they're exaggerating it to the point of ridiculousness.

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And sometimes the Misaimed Fandom simply comes from the fact that the author's not that good a writer. If a message is poorly communicated to begin with, then of course there's going to be problems when interpreting it. Some authors go for subtlety when [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped when they really should have been a bit more obvious]], or try to set up a StrawmanPolitical only to make the strawman's arguments [[StrawmanHasAPoint more logical and valid than their hero's]]. In these cases, the fandom is misaimed because the author's botched the sights on the rifle. This is especially common in parody, where an author may simply not be literate enough in the culture or media they're mocking and just produce [[IndecisiveParody a mediocre example of what they're trying to parody]] when they think they're exaggerating it to the point of ridiculousness.
3rd Jan '17 4:49:50 AM BURGINABC
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There are many paths leading to a Misaimed Fandom, but many of them originate from the 'DeathOfTheAuthor' theory; the idea that the audience can interpret a work however they like, regardless of what the author says. No matter how many times WordOfGod states their case, there's always going to be a large portion of the readers who will have their own very different perspective. And they're always going to be able to [[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory find something in the text to help]] [[EpilepticTrees their case]], whether the author intended it to be there or not.

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There are many paths leading to a Misaimed Fandom, but many of them originate from the 'DeathOfTheAuthor' theory; the idea that the audience can interpret a work however they like, regardless of what the author says. No matter how many times WordOfGod states their case, there's always going to be a large portion of the readers who will have their own very different perspective. And they're always going to be able to [[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory find something in the text text]] to help]] help [[EpilepticTrees their case]], whether the author intended it to be there or not.
4th Dec '16 11:54:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* JerkassDissonance: The reason why the words "{{Badass}}" and "{{Jerkass}}" sometimes appear nigh interchangeable, even on this very wiki.

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* JerkassDissonance: The reason why the words "{{Badass}}" "badass" and "{{Jerkass}}" "jerkass" sometimes appear nigh interchangeable, even on this very wiki.
30th Nov '16 7:40:12 PM ectostar
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16th Nov '16 9:00:19 PM NOYB
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Of course, while fans are entitled to their own interpretation, that does not mean they are always right. The writer's original intention might not be the only valid interpretation, but it probably shouldn't be dismissed out of hand either; they're the ones actually putting their thoughts down and getting them published, after all. But this doesn't mean that fans have to worship at the writer's feet. Works have to stand by themselves and there is a limit to what authorial intent can change. Ultimately: when words and images clearly depict A, no WordOfGod can make it B. On the same note though, and most importantly, if words and images clearly depict A, WordOfGod confirms A, the fans who swear up and down it was B make up the misaimed FanDumb.

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Of course, while fans are entitled to their own interpretation, that does not mean they are always right. The writer's original intention might not be the only valid interpretation, but it probably shouldn't be dismissed out of hand either; they're the ones actually putting their thoughts down and getting them published, after all. But this doesn't mean that fans have to worship at the writer's feet. Works have to stand by themselves and there is a limit to what authorial intent can change. Ultimately: when words and images clearly depict A, no WordOfGod can make it B. On the same note note, though, and most importantly, if words and images clearly depict A, A and WordOfGod confirms A, the fans who swear up and down it was B make up the misaimed FanDumb.
28th Jan '16 3:56:41 AM Morgenthaler
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And sometimes the Misaimed Fandom simply comes from the fact that the author's not that good a writer. If a message is poorly communicated to begin with, then of course there's going to be problems when interpreting it. Some authors go for subtlety when [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped when they really should have been a bit more obvious]], or try to set up a StrawmanPolitical only to make the strawman's arguments [[StrawmanHasAPoint more logical and valid than their hero's]]. In these cases, the fandom is misaimed because the author's botched the sights on the rifle. This is especially common in parody, where an author may simply not be literate enough in the culture or media they're mocking and just produce a mediocre example of what they're trying to parody when they think they're exaggerating it to the point of ridiculousness.

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And sometimes the Misaimed Fandom simply comes from the fact that the author's not that good a writer. If a message is poorly communicated to begin with, then of course there's going to be problems when interpreting it. Some authors go for subtlety when [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped when they really should have been a bit more obvious]], or try to set up a StrawmanPolitical only to make the strawman's arguments [[StrawmanHasAPoint more logical and valid than their hero's]]. In these cases, the fandom is misaimed because the author's botched the sights on the rifle. This is especially common in parody, where an author may simply not be literate enough in the culture or media they're mocking and just produce [[IndecisiveParody a mediocre example of what they're trying to parody parody]] when they think they're exaggerating it to the point of ridiculousness.



And oh yeah, the inverse happens too. Sometimes people dislike something for playing cliches and tropes straight, when it's actually ''parodying'' or ''deconstructing'' them.

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And oh yeah, the inverse happens too. Sometimes people dislike something for playing cliches and tropes straight, when it's actually ''parodying'' or ''deconstructing'' them. \n See StealthParody.
10th Oct '15 10:37:46 PM MsChibi
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10th Oct '15 10:23:17 PM MsChibi
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* FairForItsDay
4th Oct '15 10:28:02 AM fearlessnikki
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* FansPreferTheNewHer: A character's makeover or change in appearance is hated in-universe but fans think it's preferable to how they were before.
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