Created By: thatother1dude on July 2, 2008


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Currently we have a fangirl article, but fanboy is just a redirect to Otaku. Does anyone else think it should have a different page, as they have somewhat different conontations. Otaku mostly means someone with an encyclopedic )often obsessive) knowledge of some subject, while fanboy is usually used as an insult meaning someone that can't stand anything expressing a different opion about a show/game/book they like.
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  • July 2, 2008
    But that's not what a fangirl is... shouldn't they kind of be the same?
  • July 3, 2008
    ...I thought a Fangirl was someone who squeed over David Tennant ass whenever they got opportunity due to Ten bending over the TARDIS console in the brown suit (it shows off his ass better than the blue one)

    (Yeah. By that definition I'm a male fangirl.)
  • July 3, 2008
    I think this topic was brought up in YKTTW before. Oh well.

    This needs its own article- the term "fanboy" tends to mean someone who is obsessed with someting to the point of causing flame wars over the simplest of things.

    To put it another way, an otaku has a healthy obsession with something. A fanboy has a unhealthy obsession. By the way, that might be a good page quote.
  • July 3, 2008
    The thing is, in Japan an Otaku is someone who has an unhealthy obsession with something, and the term is roughly on the level of 'stalker.' So it might be confusing as a page quote.
  • July 3, 2008
    I can see fanboys turning this one into an edit/flame war.
  • July 3, 2008
    Silent Hunter
    I was thinking about doing something like this.

    Fanboys tend to do the sort of thing that Gizensha just described. They lap up a lap dance...
  • July 3, 2008
    Black Charizard
    This is one of the proposed names for the Fan Evangelists YKTTW. I also think that Fanboy shouldn't be redirected to Otaku, so if that trope gets launched under a different name, then the write-up of the article should be done here.

    As for the examples, this should be either list no examples, or just list fictional ones. Kind of like Fangirl or Yaoi Fangirl.