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12th Apr '15 12:05:28 AM johnnyfog
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->Known for a complete lack of objectivity in relation to their preferred focus. Usually [[NoYOU argue with circular logic]] that they refuse to acknowledge. Arguments or debates with such are usually futile. Every flaw is spun into semi-virtues and everything else, blown to [[SycophanticServant comedic, complimentary proportions.]]
-->--'''''Website/UrbanDictionary'''''

->Tat Wood, in ''About Time'', notes that it is the first story in some time to have no references to previous stories. This is a telling detail that explains at least part of why the story is unloved. The fact of the matter is that ''Doctor Who'' has, for several years now, been catering primarily to an audience of fans. Fandom is an exceedingly middle class practice, based as it is on a surplus of leisure time and the [[CrackIsCheaper disposable income to fritter away on Dapol action figures, Target novelizations, trips to conventions]], and other such commercial product. This fact is largely responsible for the maddening sociopathy of mainstream science fiction fandom -- it's a self-selected group of reasonably affluent people focused on capitalist production. They are myopic by design.
-->--'''Phil Sandifer''' [[http://www.philipsandifer.com/2012/06/thats-it-ive-been-renewed-paradise.html on]] ''Series/DoctorWho'', [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS24E2ParadiseTowers}} "Paradise Towers"]]

->I think my favourite viewing of "Fear Her" was when I watched it with Simon and he slaughtered it like a starving man being presented with a steak. Not only were his observations quite inimitable (and I learnt a few new colourful phrases) but they were so vitriolic I was immediately put on the defensive (like we ''Doctor Who'' fans are when our favourite show is under attack -- we can tear it to pieces as much as we like [[HypocriticalHeartwarming but when outsiders dare to look in and criticise it you can forget it]]) and forced myself to find the positives.
-->--'''[[http://docohobigfinish.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/fear-her-written-by-matthew-graham-and.html Joe Ford]]''' on ''Series/DoctorWho'', [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoNSS2E11FearHer}} "Fear Her"]]

->Nothing ruins a good thing quite like knowing you share your opinions with mindless little tits who bray like mules if you so much as mention the word "cake," and the good thing in question [[ItsPopularNowItSucks can never be the same again.]]
-->--'''''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation''''' on ''{{VideoGame/Portal}} 2''

->...I said that [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 a mild graphical upgrade that keeps gameplay exactly the same as the previous generation]] should not be anything to get hyped about--and people ''[[FlameBait hated]]'' me saying that. I think that video appealed to an audience of really, really sycophantic console fanboys that my videos don't usually to; but if one of them slips through the cracks and sees this, if someone ''seriously'' gets offended by this, if one of you honestly believes that the only way I can say these things is if [[ConspiracyTheorist I'm being secretly paid off by the competition]], then '''seriously look at what you're defending.'''
-->--'''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36F3rxHRlE4 George Weidman]]''', "8th Gen Console Gaming"

->We wanted ''so badly''....\\\
We couldn't ''believe'' it...?\\\
We walked outta there like...?!\\\
We could not CONCEIVE...!\\\
It was IMPOSSIBLE to believe...!\\\
Of a time...? ...Where a ''Star Wars'' movie might '''suck?'''\\\
If you can put yourself back in that time: Y'know, ''Star Wars'', ''Empire Strikes Back'', ''Return of the Jedi''. We saw there was a trailer for ''[[Film/ThePhantomMenace Phantom Menace]]''. Oh my god, it was the best thing ever. It DID NOT. ENTER. OUR. MINDS. That that movie might suck. It was '''''IMPOSSIBLE.''''' It was unbelievable. And so, everyone walked in there, and it was like...we were like '''[[StockholmSyndrome trauma victims!]]''' It was like we were ''delusional!''
-->--'''[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Noah Antwiler]]''' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rfLYqaMXP0#t=350s on]] ''[[{{Wrestling/WWE}} Wrestlemania XXX]]''

->I'm not gonna get into this cycle with every two-bit comic book movie that Creator/{{Marvel|Comics}} shits out in a carefully planned 28-stage campaign. You will not hook me with [[Film/AntMan a teaser for a teaser for a featurette for a DVD extra for a trailer for a teaser]], Marvel. You hear me? YOU CAN GO TO HELL. And I'm not watching any goddamn PARODY gifs of any of this shit, either.\\\
Unless you got a ''ComicBook/SilverSurfer'' movie coming soon. [[HypocrisyNod I'll eat that shit right up.]]
-->--'''[[http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/they-have-teasers-for-teasers-for-goddamn-trailers-now-1677137747 Drew Magary]]''', "They Have Teasers For Trailers Now"

->There are things about fanatics that, by the very nature of the term, make them almost religious in their zealotry....It's not about whether something makes sense, or whether something is of quality, or if something is worthwhile, it's honestly much more about whether a thing is KNOWN and if the decision upon that knowing was LIKE or FAIL. Most people choose LIKE for Superman before their cognitive faculties develop, so [[NostalgiaFilter their blind spot to any inadequacy]] can be large.
-->--'''[[http://www.supermanhomepage.com/tv/tv.php?topic=reviews/smallville-finale1 Neal Bailey]]''' on ''Series/{{Smallville}}''


->I've mentioned before that the first movie I ever saw in theatres was ''{{Film/Superman}}: The Movie''. And I believe I've confessed to you guys that I wore a red cape in public, pretty much constantly, up until just before junior high. But it goes deeper than that. I glued myself to the TV as a kid anytime there was anything Superman related on...To this day I still watch ''Superman: The Movie'' and ''Film/SupermanII'' (now [[DirectorsCut the Donner cut]]) every year on my birthday. I love Superman in the same way that my daughter loves Music/JustinBieber; I don't care what anybody else thinks about him, he's a rockstar to me.\\\
And that's how I came to ''Smallville''; a diehard Superman fan. And I think that's why, even though I enjoy the show on a surface level, I've never truly become a ''Smallville'' fan. There are [[InNameOnly too many differences]] between the ''Smallville'' version of Clark Kent and the idea I've formed in my head of who this character really is.\\\
When you are truly a fan of something, you are blind to its faults. It's like being in a relationship; when things are great you're oblivious to the tiny little flaws and when things are bad you look for deeper meaning and [[NostalgiaFilter cling to your memories of the good times]] to strengthen your faith that things will get good again. ''Smallville'' understands this and so they've gotten really, really great at [[PanderingToTheBase exploiting that emotional response]] in the ''Superman'' fans who have become ''Smallville'' viewers.
-->--'''[[http://www.supermanhomepage.com/tv/tv.php?topic=reviews/smallville9-ep22 Julian Finn]]'''

->It's like hearing someone brag about their personal library and you find out it's filled with nothing but ''Star Wars'' novels and Choose-Your-Own-Adventure books. I know they're printed on pulped trees and bought at a Borders, but that doesn't make them real books. Consuming those is an exercise in stunting your ability to appreciate real storytelling. I wouldn't trust a food critic if all he ever grubbed on were hot dogs, and I don't trust [[Creator/JossWhedon Whedonites]] when their experience with moving pictures begins and ends with Mutant Enemy productions. Once More With Feeling shouldn't be a goddamn ''{{Rocky Horror Picture Show}}''. Fuck, it's not even a good musical. But then, you'd have to have watched another musical to know that.
-->-- '''''Website/{{Cracked}}''''', [[http://www.cracked.com/article/166_5-reasons-it-sucks-being-joss-whedon-fan/ "5 Reasons It Sucks Being a Joss Whedon Fan"]]
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->Known for ->''"18 years now watching ''Series/DoctorWho'' will drive anyone a complete lack of objectivity in relation to their preferred focus. Usually [[NoYOU argue with circular logic]] that they refuse to acknowledge. Arguments or debates with such are usually futile. Every flaw is spun into semi-virtues bit mad, and everything else, blown to [[SycophanticServant comedic, complimentary proportions.]]
-->--'''''Website/UrbanDictionary'''''

->Tat Wood, in ''About Time'', notes that it is the first story in some time to have no references to previous stories. This is a telling detail that explains at least part of why the story is unloved. The fact
let's face it, I wasn't Captain Sanity of the matter is that ''Doctor Who'' has, for several years now, been catering primarily HMS Normal to an audience of fans. Fandom is an exceedingly middle begin with. So yeah. I taught my one class practice, based as it is on a surplus of leisure time and the [[CrackIsCheaper disposable income to fritter away on Dapol action figures, Target novelizations, trips to conventions]], and other such commercial product. This fact is largely responsible for the maddening sociopathy of mainstream science fiction fandom -- it's a self-selected group of reasonably affluent people focused on capitalist production. They are myopic by design.
-->--'''Phil Sandifer''' [[http://www.philipsandifer.com/2012/06/thats-it-ive-been-renewed-paradise.html on]] ''Series/DoctorWho'', [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS24E2ParadiseTowers}} "Paradise Towers"]]

->I think my favourite viewing of "Fear Her" was when I watched it with Simon and he slaughtered it like a starving man being presented with a steak. Not only were his observations quite inimitable (and I learnt a few new colourful phrases) but they were so vitriolic
today (all I was immediately put on able to get hired for this semester) in a [[Creator/MattSmith brown-based button-down shirt, red suspenders, maroon red bow tie, and a brown sports jacket]]. There may have been a replica Sonic Screwdriver in my pocket. Because, look, I've basically spent my entire life aspiring to be the defensive (like we ''Doctor Who'' fans are when our favourite show is under attack -- we can tear it to pieces as much as we like [[HypocriticalHeartwarming but when outsiders dare to look in and criticise it you can forget it]]) and forced myself to find Doctor, so I'm bloody well holding onto the positives.
-->--'''[[http://docohobigfinish.
title."''
-->--'''[[http://projectnes.
blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/fear-her-written-by-matthew-graham-and.com/2011/01/doctor-who-and-healing-of-death-dr.html Joe Ford]]''' on ''Series/DoctorWho'', [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoNSS2E11FearHer}} "Fear Her"]]

->Nothing ruins a good thing quite like knowing you share your opinions with mindless little tits who bray like mules if you so much as mention the word "cake," and the good thing in question [[ItsPopularNowItSucks can never be the same again.]]
-->--'''''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation''''' on ''{{VideoGame/Portal}} 2''

->...I said that [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 a mild graphical upgrade that keeps gameplay exactly the same as the previous generation]] should not be anything to get hyped about--and people ''[[FlameBait hated]]'' me saying that. I think that video appealed to an audience of really, really sycophantic console fanboys that my videos don't usually to; but if one of them slips through the cracks and sees this, if someone ''seriously'' gets offended by this, if one of you honestly believes that the only way I can say these things is if [[ConspiracyTheorist I'm being secretly paid off by the competition]], then '''seriously look at what you're defending.'''
-->--'''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36F3rxHRlE4 George Weidman]]''', "8th Gen Console Gaming"

->We wanted ''so badly''....\\\
We couldn't ''believe'' it...?\\\
We walked outta there like...?!\\\
We could not CONCEIVE...!\\\
It was IMPOSSIBLE to believe...!\\\
Of a time...? ...Where a ''Star Wars'' movie might '''suck?'''\\\
If you can put yourself back in that time: Y'know, ''Star Wars'', ''Empire Strikes Back'', ''Return of the Jedi''. We saw there was a trailer for ''[[Film/ThePhantomMenace Phantom Menace]]''. Oh my god, it was the best thing ever. It DID NOT. ENTER. OUR. MINDS. That that movie might suck. It was '''''IMPOSSIBLE.''''' It was unbelievable. And so, everyone walked in there, and it was like...we were like '''[[StockholmSyndrome trauma victims!]]''' It was like we were ''delusional!''
-->--'''[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Noah Antwiler]]''' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rfLYqaMXP0#t=350s on]] ''[[{{Wrestling/WWE}} Wrestlemania XXX]]''

->I'm not gonna get into this cycle with every two-bit comic book movie that Creator/{{Marvel|Comics}} shits out in a carefully planned 28-stage campaign. You will not hook me with [[Film/AntMan a teaser for a teaser for a featurette for a DVD extra for a trailer for a teaser]], Marvel. You hear me? YOU CAN GO TO HELL. And I'm not watching any goddamn PARODY gifs of any of this shit, either.\\\
Unless you got a ''ComicBook/SilverSurfer'' movie coming soon. [[HypocrisyNod I'll eat that shit right up.]]
-->--'''[[http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/they-have-teasers-for-teasers-for-goddamn-trailers-now-1677137747 Drew Magary]]''', "They Have Teasers For Trailers Now"

->There are things about fanatics that, by the very nature of the term, make them almost religious in their zealotry....It's not about whether something makes sense, or whether something is of quality, or if something is worthwhile, it's honestly much more about whether a thing is KNOWN and if the decision upon that knowing was LIKE or FAIL. Most people choose LIKE for Superman before their cognitive faculties develop, so [[NostalgiaFilter their blind spot to any inadequacy]] can be large.
-->--'''[[http://www.supermanhomepage.com/tv/tv.php?topic=reviews/smallville-finale1 Neal Bailey]]''' on ''Series/{{Smallville}}''


->I've mentioned before that the first movie I ever saw in theatres was ''{{Film/Superman}}: The Movie''. And I believe I've confessed to you guys that I wore a red cape in public, pretty much constantly, up until just before junior high. But it goes deeper than that. I glued myself to the TV as a kid anytime there was anything Superman related on...To this day I still watch ''Superman: The Movie'' and ''Film/SupermanII'' (now [[DirectorsCut the Donner cut]]) every year on my birthday. I love Superman in the same way that my daughter loves Music/JustinBieber; I don't care what anybody else thinks about him, he's a rockstar to me.\\\
And that's how I came to ''Smallville''; a diehard Superman fan. And I think that's why, even though I enjoy the show on a surface level, I've never truly become a ''Smallville'' fan. There are [[InNameOnly too many differences]] between the ''Smallville'' version of Clark Kent and the idea I've formed in my head of who this character really is.\\\
When you are truly a fan of something, you are blind to its faults. It's like being in a relationship; when things are great you're oblivious to the tiny little flaws and when things are bad you look for deeper meaning and [[NostalgiaFilter cling to your memories of the good times]] to strengthen your faith that things will get good again. ''Smallville'' understands this and so they've gotten really, really great at [[PanderingToTheBase exploiting that emotional response]] in the ''Superman'' fans who have become ''Smallville'' viewers.
-->--'''[[http://www.supermanhomepage.com/tv/tv.php?topic=reviews/smallville9-ep22 Julian Finn]]'''

->It's like hearing someone brag about their personal library and you find out it's filled with nothing but ''Star Wars'' novels and Choose-Your-Own-Adventure books. I know they're printed on pulped trees and bought at a Borders, but that doesn't make them real books. Consuming those is an exercise in stunting your ability to appreciate real storytelling. I wouldn't trust a food critic if all he ever grubbed on were hot dogs, and I don't trust [[Creator/JossWhedon Whedonites]] when their experience with moving pictures begins and ends with Mutant Enemy productions. Once More With Feeling shouldn't be a goddamn ''{{Rocky Horror Picture Show}}''. Fuck, it's not even a good musical. But then, you'd have to have watched another musical to know that.
-->-- '''''Website/{{Cracked}}''''', [[http://www.cracked.com/article/166_5-reasons-it-sucks-being-joss-whedon-fan/ "5 Reasons It Sucks Being a Joss Whedon Fan"]]
DOCTOR Phil Sandifer]]'''
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11th Apr '15 11:55:31 PM johnnyfog
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->Did I give it a few passes on storytelling, characterization and consistency, just because it was about my favourite literary creation ever? Absolutely. But that's almost fair because we're always more forgiving of the ones we love. Was season four a little too [[GottaCatchEmAll MacGuffiney?]] Sure, but then it's superhero fiction, which relies to greater or lesser degrees on coincidence and random quests from time to time. No matter what anyone said, I loved it.\\\
And then came season five. And the [[FollowTheLeader vampire episode]]. And the heavy handed [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor light switching]] of Lex's moral compass. And the acceleration of Lana's descent into mind numbing, amoral turpitude while the writers were telling us that really, really, she was [[JerkSue the best thing ever]]. And Clark increasingly using [[TechnicalPacifist "accidental" lethal force]] to take bad guys off the board. By the end of season six, I was done. I wrote a blog entry about how much I was done with the show and why. But, sure enough, season 7 came and there I was watching ''Smallville''. It took awhile to figure out why, but what it came down to was the fact that it was still a Superman show, and I love Superman.
-->--'''[[http://www.supermanhomepage.com/tv/tv.php?topic=reviews/smallville9-ep16 Julian Finn]]'''

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->Did
->I've mentioned before that the first movie
I give it ever saw in theatres was ''{{Film/Superman}}: The Movie''. And I believe I've confessed to you guys that I wore a few passes on storytelling, characterization and consistency, red cape in public, pretty much constantly, up until just because before junior high. But it goes deeper than that. I glued myself to the TV as a kid anytime there was anything Superman related on...To this day I still watch ''Superman: The Movie'' and ''Film/SupermanII'' (now [[DirectorsCut the Donner cut]]) every year on my birthday. I love Superman in the same way that my daughter loves Music/JustinBieber; I don't care what anybody else thinks about my favourite literary creation ever? Absolutely. But that's almost fair because we're always more forgiving of the ones we love. Was season four him, he's a little too [[GottaCatchEmAll MacGuffiney?]] Sure, but then it's superhero fiction, which relies rockstar to greater or lesser degrees on coincidence and random quests from time to time. No matter what anyone said, I loved it.me.\\\
And then that's how I came season five. to ''Smallville''; a diehard Superman fan. And the [[FollowTheLeader vampire episode]]. And the heavy handed [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor light switching]] of Lex's moral compass. And the acceleration of Lana's descent into mind numbing, amoral turpitude while the writers were telling us that really, really, she was [[JerkSue the best thing ever]]. And Clark increasingly using [[TechnicalPacifist "accidental" lethal force]] to take bad guys off the board. By the end of season six, I was done. think that's why, even though I wrote a blog entry about how much I was done with enjoy the show on a surface level, I've never truly become a ''Smallville'' fan. There are [[InNameOnly too many differences]] between the ''Smallville'' version of Clark Kent and why. But, sure enough, season 7 came the idea I've formed in my head of who this character really is.\\\
When you are truly a fan of something, you are blind to its faults. It's like being in a relationship; when things are great you're oblivious to the tiny little flaws
and there I was watching ''Smallville''. It took awhile when things are bad you look for deeper meaning and [[NostalgiaFilter cling to figure out why, but what it came down to was your memories of the fact good times]] to strengthen your faith that it was still a Superman show, things will get good again. ''Smallville'' understands this and I love Superman.
so they've gotten really, really great at [[PanderingToTheBase exploiting that emotional response]] in the ''Superman'' fans who have become ''Smallville'' viewers.
-->--'''[[http://www.supermanhomepage.com/tv/tv.php?topic=reviews/smallville9-ep16 php?topic=reviews/smallville9-ep22 Julian Finn]]'''
Finn]]'''
11th Apr '15 9:44:41 PM johnnyfog
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And then came season five. And the [[FollowTheLeader vampire episode]]. And the heavy handed [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor light switching]] of Lex's moral compass. And the acceleration of Lana's descent into mind numbing, amoral turpitude while the writers were telling us that really, really, she was [[JerkSue the best thing ever]]. And Clark increasingly using "[[TechnicalPacifist accidental" lethal force]] to take bad guys off the board. By the end of season six, I was done. I wrote a blog entry about how much I was done with the show and why. But, sure enough, season 7 came and there I was watching ''Smallville''. It took awhile to figure out why, but what it came down to was the fact that it was still a Superman show, and I love Superman.

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And then came season five. And the [[FollowTheLeader vampire episode]]. And the heavy handed [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor light switching]] of Lex's moral compass. And the acceleration of Lana's descent into mind numbing, amoral turpitude while the writers were telling us that really, really, she was [[JerkSue the best thing ever]]. And Clark increasingly using "[[TechnicalPacifist accidental" [[TechnicalPacifist "accidental" lethal force]] to take bad guys off the board. By the end of season six, I was done. I wrote a blog entry about how much I was done with the show and why. But, sure enough, season 7 came and there I was watching ''Smallville''. It took awhile to figure out why, but what it came down to was the fact that it was still a Superman show, and I love Superman.
11th Apr '15 9:44:26 PM johnnyfog
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->Every single one of us still watching this show does so because we're fans; whether it's of a specific character or the show as a whole, there's a lot of love in this community and that's why, I think, we get so frustrated with this series. We know what it could be [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot if it tried.]] And what's worse, we now know that the writers and production team do too...we may very well get that show next year, but I doubt it, and I don't think I'm alone. But I'm a Superman fan and, once again, [[CashCowFranchise they've ensured that I'll keep watching.]]
-->--'''[[http://www.supermanhomepage.com/tv/tv.php?topic=reviews/smallville9-ep22 Julian Finn]]''' on ''Smallville''

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->Every single one of us still watching this show does so ->Did I give it a few passes on storytelling, characterization and consistency, just because it was about my favourite literary creation ever? Absolutely. But that's almost fair because we're fans; whether always more forgiving of the ones we love. Was season four a little too [[GottaCatchEmAll MacGuffiney?]] Sure, but then it's of a specific character superhero fiction, which relies to greater or the show as a whole, there's a lot of love in this community lesser degrees on coincidence and that's why, I think, we get so frustrated with this series. We know random quests from time to time. No matter what it could be [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot if it tried.]] anyone said, I loved it.\\\
And what's worse, we now know that then came season five. And the [[FollowTheLeader vampire episode]]. And the heavy handed [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor light switching]] of Lex's moral compass. And the acceleration of Lana's descent into mind numbing, amoral turpitude while the writers and production team do too...we may very well get were telling us that really, really, she was [[JerkSue the best thing ever]]. And Clark increasingly using "[[TechnicalPacifist accidental" lethal force]] to take bad guys off the board. By the end of season six, I was done. I wrote a blog entry about how much I was done with the show next year, and why. But, sure enough, season 7 came and there I was watching ''Smallville''. It took awhile to figure out why, but I doubt it, and I don't think I'm alone. But I'm what it came down to was the fact that it was still a Superman fan and, once again, [[CashCowFranchise they've ensured that I'll keep watching.]]
show, and I love Superman.
-->--'''[[http://www.supermanhomepage.com/tv/tv.php?topic=reviews/smallville9-ep22 php?topic=reviews/smallville9-ep16 Julian Finn]]''' on ''Smallville''
Finn]]'''
11th Apr '15 8:10:36 PM johnnyfog
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->There are things about fanatics that, by the very nature of the term, make them almost religious in their zealotry....It's not about whether something makes sense, or whether something is of quality, or if something is worthwhile, it's honestly much more about whether a thing is KNOWN and if the decision upon that knowing was LIKE or FAIL. Most people choose LIKE for Superman before their cognitive faculties develop, so [[CashCowFranchise their blind spot to any inadequacy]] can be large.

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->There are things about fanatics that, by the very nature of the term, make them almost religious in their zealotry....It's not about whether something makes sense, or whether something is of quality, or if something is worthwhile, it's honestly much more about whether a thing is KNOWN and if the decision upon that knowing was LIKE or FAIL. Most people choose LIKE for Superman before their cognitive faculties develop, so [[CashCowFranchise [[NostalgiaFilter their blind spot to any inadequacy]] can be large.



->I've mentioned before that the first movie I ever saw in theatres was ''{{Film/Superman}}: The Movie''. And I believe I've confessed to you guys that I wore a red cape in public, pretty much constantly, up until just before junior high. But it goes deeper than that. I glued myself to the TV as a kid anytime there was anything Superman related on...To this day I still watch ''Superman: The Movie'' and ''Film/SupermanII'' (now [[DirectorsCut the Donner cut]]) every year on my birthday. I love Superman in the same way that my daughter loves Music/JustinBieber; I don't care what anybody else thinks about him, he's a rockstar to me.\\\
And that's how I came to ''Smallville''; a diehard Superman fan. And I think that's why, even though I enjoy the show on a surface level, I've never truly become a ''Smallville'' fan. There are [[AdaptationDecay too many differences]] between the ''Smallville'' version of Clark Kent and the idea I've formed in my head of who this character really is.\\\
When you are truly a fan of something, you are blind to its faults. It's like being in a relationship; when things are great you're oblivious to the tiny little flaws and when things are bad you look for deeper meaning and [[NostalgiaFilter cling to your memories of the good times]] to strengthen your faith that things will get good again. ''Smallville'' understands this and so they've gotten really, really great at [[PanderingToTheBase exploiting that emotional response]] in the ''Superman'' fans who have become ''Smallville'' viewers.
-->--'''[[http://www.supermanhomepage.com/tv/tv.php?topic=reviews/smallville9-ep22 Julian Finn]]'''

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->I've mentioned before that the first movie I ever saw in theatres was ''{{Film/Superman}}: The Movie''. And I believe I've confessed to you guys that I wore a red cape in public, pretty much constantly, up until just before junior high. But it goes deeper than that. I glued myself to the TV as a kid anytime there was anything Superman related on...To this day I ->Every single one of us still watch ''Superman: The Movie'' and ''Film/SupermanII'' (now [[DirectorsCut watching this show does so because we're fans; whether it's of a specific character or the Donner cut]]) every year on my birthday. I show as a whole, there's a lot of love Superman in the same way that my daughter loves Music/JustinBieber; I don't care what anybody else thinks about him, he's a rockstar to me.\\\
And that's how I came to ''Smallville''; a diehard Superman fan. And I think
this community and that's why, even though I enjoy think, we get so frustrated with this series. We know what it could be [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot if it tried.]] And what's worse, we now know that the writers and production team do too...we may very well get that show on a surface level, I've never truly become a ''Smallville'' fan. There are [[AdaptationDecay too many differences]] between the ''Smallville'' version of Clark Kent next year, but I doubt it, and the idea I've formed in my head of who this character really is.\\\
When you are truly
I don't think I'm alone. But I'm a Superman fan of something, you are blind to its faults. It's like being in a relationship; when things are great you're oblivious to the tiny little flaws and when things are bad you look for deeper meaning and [[NostalgiaFilter cling to your memories of the good times]] to strengthen your faith that things will get good again. ''Smallville'' understands this and so and, once again, [[CashCowFranchise they've gotten really, really great at [[PanderingToTheBase exploiting ensured that emotional response]] in the ''Superman'' fans who have become ''Smallville'' viewers.
I'll keep watching.]]
-->--'''[[http://www.supermanhomepage.com/tv/tv.php?topic=reviews/smallville9-ep22 Julian Finn]]'''
Finn]]''' on ''Smallville''
11th Apr '15 7:53:28 PM johnnyfog
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->I've mentioned before that the first movie I ever saw in theatres was ''{{Film/Superman}}: The Movie''. And I believe I've confessed to you guys that I wore a red cape in public, pretty much constantly, up until just before junior high. But it goes deeper than that. I glued myself to the TV as a kid anytime there was anything Superman related on...To this day I still watch ''Superman: The Movie'' and ''Film/SupermanII (now [[DirectorsCut the Donner cut]]) every year on my birthday. I love Superman in the same way that my daughter loves Music/JustinBieber; I don't care what anybody else thinks about him, he's a rockstar to me.\\\

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->I've mentioned before that the first movie I ever saw in theatres was ''{{Film/Superman}}: The Movie''. And I believe I've confessed to you guys that I wore a red cape in public, pretty much constantly, up until just before junior high. But it goes deeper than that. I glued myself to the TV as a kid anytime there was anything Superman related on...To this day I still watch ''Superman: The Movie'' and ''Film/SupermanII ''Film/SupermanII'' (now [[DirectorsCut the Donner cut]]) every year on my birthday. I love Superman in the same way that my daughter loves Music/JustinBieber; I don't care what anybody else thinks about him, he's a rockstar to me.\\\
11th Apr '15 7:52:59 PM johnnyfog
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->I've mentioned before that the first movie I ever saw in theatres was ''{{Film/Superman}}: The Movie''. And I believe I've confessed to you guys that I wore a red cape in public, pretty much constantly, up until just before junior high. But it goes deeper than that. I glued myself to the TV as a kid anytime there was anything Superman related on...To this day I still watch ''Superman: The Movie'' and ''Film/SupermanII (now [[DirectorsCut the Donner cut]]) every year on my birthday. I love Superman in the same way that my daughter loves Music/JustinBieber; I don't care what anybody else thinks about him, he's a rockstar to me.\\\
And that's how I came to ''Smallville''; a diehard Superman fan. And I think that's why, even though I enjoy the show on a surface level, I've never truly become a ''Smallville'' fan. There are [[AdaptationDecay too many differences]] between the ''Smallville'' version of Clark Kent and the idea I've formed in my head of who this character really is.\\\
When you are truly a fan of something, you are blind to its faults. It's like being in a relationship; when things are great you're oblivious to the tiny little flaws and when things are bad you look for deeper meaning and [[NostalgiaFilter cling to your memories of the good times]] to strengthen your faith that things will get good again. ''Smallville'' understands this and so they've gotten really, really great at [[PanderingToTheBase exploiting that emotional response]] in the ''Superman'' fans who have become ''Smallville'' viewers.
-->--'''[[http://www.supermanhomepage.com/tv/tv.php?topic=reviews/smallville9-ep22 Julian Finn]]'''
11th Apr '15 2:40:03 PM johnnyfog
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->...I said that [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 a mild graphical upgrade that keeps gameplay exactly the same as the previous generation]] should not be anything to get hyped about--and people ''[[FlameBait hated]]'' me saying that. I think that video appealed to an audience of really, really sycophantic console fanboys that my videos don't usually to; but if one of them slips through the cracks and sees this, if someone ''seriously'' gets offended by this, if one of you honestly believes that the only way I can say these things is if [[ConspiracyTheorist I'm being secretly paid off by the competition]], then seriously look at what you're defending. It's not hard to be critical of things you own or even enjoy.

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->...I said that [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 a mild graphical upgrade that keeps gameplay exactly the same as the previous generation]] should not be anything to get hyped about--and people ''[[FlameBait hated]]'' me saying that. I think that video appealed to an audience of really, really sycophantic console fanboys that my videos don't usually to; but if one of them slips through the cracks and sees this, if someone ''seriously'' gets offended by this, if one of you honestly believes that the only way I can say these things is if [[ConspiracyTheorist I'm being secretly paid off by the competition]], then seriously '''seriously look at what you're defending. It's not hard to be critical of things you own or even enjoy.defending.'''
2nd Apr '15 3:19:09 AM johnnyfog
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->...I said that [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 a mild graphical upgrade that keeps gameplay exactly the same as the previous generation]] should not be anything to get hyped about--and people ''[[FlameBait hated]]'' me saying that. I think that video appealed to an audience of really, really sycophantic console fanboys that I don't my videos don't usually to; but if one of them slips through the cracks and sees this, if someone ''seriously'' gets offended by this, if one of you honestly believes that the only way I can say these things is if [[ConspiracyTheorist I'm being secretly paid off by the competition]], then seriously look at what you're defending. It's not hard to be critical of things you own or even enjoy.

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->...I said that [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 a mild graphical upgrade that keeps gameplay exactly the same as the previous generation]] should not be anything to get hyped about--and people ''[[FlameBait hated]]'' me saying that. I think that video appealed to an audience of really, really sycophantic console fanboys that I don't my videos don't usually to; but if one of them slips through the cracks and sees this, if someone ''seriously'' gets offended by this, if one of you honestly believes that the only way I can say these things is if [[ConspiracyTheorist I'm being secretly paid off by the competition]], then seriously look at what you're defending. It's not hard to be critical of things you own or even enjoy.
2nd Apr '15 3:18:00 AM johnnyfog
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->18 years now watching ''Series/DoctorWho'' will drive anyone a bit mad, and let's face it, I wasn't Captain Sanity of the ''HMS Normal'' to begin with. So yeah. I taught my one class today [[Creator/MattSmith in a brown-based button-down shirt, red suspenders, maroon red bow tie, and a brown sports jacket]]. There may have been a replica Sonic Screwdriver in my pocket. Because, look, I've basically spent my entire life aspiring to be the Doctor, so I'm bloody well holding onto the title.
-->--'''[[http://projectnes.blogspot.com/2011/01/doctor-who-and-healing-of-death-dr.html DOCTOR Phil Sandifer]]'''

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->18 years now watching ''Series/DoctorWho'' will drive anyone ->Tat Wood, in ''About Time'', notes that it is the first story in some time to have no references to previous stories. This is a bit mad, and let's face it, I wasn't Captain Sanity telling detail that explains at least part of why the story is unloved. The fact of the ''HMS Normal'' matter is that ''Doctor Who'' has, for several years now, been catering primarily to begin with. So yeah. I taught my one an audience of fans. Fandom is an exceedingly middle class today [[Creator/MattSmith in practice, based as it is on a brown-based button-down shirt, red suspenders, maroon red bow tie, surplus of leisure time and a brown sports jacket]]. There may have been a replica Sonic Screwdriver in my pocket. Because, look, I've basically spent my entire life aspiring to be the Doctor, so I'm bloody well holding onto [[CrackIsCheaper disposable income to fritter away on Dapol action figures, Target novelizations, trips to conventions]], and other such commercial product. This fact is largely responsible for the title.
-->--'''[[http://projectnes.blogspot.com/2011/01/doctor-who-and-healing-of-death-dr.
maddening sociopathy of mainstream science fiction fandom -- it's a self-selected group of reasonably affluent people focused on capitalist production. They are myopic by design.
-->--'''Phil Sandifer''' [[http://www.philipsandifer.com/2012/06/thats-it-ive-been-renewed-paradise.
html DOCTOR Phil Sandifer]]'''
on]] ''Series/DoctorWho'', [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS24E2ParadiseTowers}} "Paradise Towers"]]
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