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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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* BlueAndOrangeMorality
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.
10th Jun '15 2:15:39 PM azul120
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* DracoInLeatherPants: A character has obvious flaws, yet is praised and adored by fans.

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* DracoInLeatherPants: A character has obvious flaws, yet is praised and adored moral failings that are handwaved if not outright overlooked by fans.
3rd May '15 5:42:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* MisaimedFandom/AnimatedFilms
21st Apr '15 1:55:01 PM Starshock
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* StealthParody: When the fans don't realize it's a parody/satire.
4th Dec '14 3:23:08 PM sonicsuns3
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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 interpretations of the text agreed with and intended by the creator of the text are not the only valid interpretations of that text. 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 interpretations audience can interpret a work however they like, regardless of what the text agreed with and intended by the creator of the text are not the only valid interpretations of that text.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.
15th Oct '14 6:30:57 PM iansimsjam
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* CharacterDerailment (unless it's [[WordOfGod intentional]])
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