Created By: LordTNK on June 11, 2008
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Anti Fans

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Do We Have This One??

I don't think we have a trope for a group of people dedicated to hating a work. If there is, I can't find it.

I got this from the fact that people use Fan Haters to label people who hate the work. That is not right. That trope is for people who put hate the work and put down others for liking it.

For example, most of the haters of Ctrl+Alt+Del and Dominic Deegan just attack the comics, not the fans.
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  • June 11, 2008
    Verity
    There's a very large and dedicated anti-fanbase for the Inheritance Trilogy/Cycle, and Twilight seems to be growing one of its own lately, too.
  • June 11, 2008
    UnknownTroper
    CAD left itself wide open thanks to it's genre change a few comics back.

    It also created the wrongly halerious phrase "Being hit in the baby" though.
  • June 11, 2008
    UnknownTroper
    The Dune Prequels get this a lot, and it's pretty justified IMO.
  • June 11, 2008
    ROBRAM89
    Accentuate The Negative sites are these for everything. But Something Awful in particular should basically just start calling itself a make-fun-of-people's-sexual-preferences site.
  • June 11, 2008
    LordTNK
    ^^ And there are some of those on the Fan Haters page. If they aren't knocking the fans, they don't belong.
  • June 12, 2008
    UnknownTroper
    Hmm... having read Fan Haters page I believe it should be rewritten. Especially now that we differentiate between hating the fans and the work.

    You know, it's perfectly possible to hate fans of something you liked. Because fans, in general, are a rather silly bunch. It's natural and not at all uncommon (in fact, more common than because of the work itself, I believe) to hate them if their existence and actions make you feel ashamed of admitting you like something that generated such a repulsive fanbase.

    I won't put examples in order not to offend anyone. Everyone can name at least one for themselves, I'm sure.
  • June 12, 2008
    RobertBingham
    How about Fandom Of Hate, from the name given to what The Scrappy ends up generating?
  • June 12, 2008
    LordTNK
    ^^ And often shorted to Hatedom.

    BTW, fans of works people like could be included, but it wasn't the original intention of Fan Haters, since the working title was "You're Not Allowed To Like That".
  • June 12, 2008
    UnknownTroper
    I think we might have had "Hate Dom" before the crash. With a little expansion, it could also apply to "fans" who consider a work So Bad Its Good instead of, well, good; they may devote as much energy to mocking it as the sincere fans to do discussing and enjoying it.
  • June 12, 2008
    DieHard
    Related to Snark Bait.
  • June 12, 2008
    UnknownTroper
    Most of the haters of Dominic Deegan are fans.
  • June 12, 2008
    LordTNK
    ^^ I'll note that, but that combination is largely covered under Fan Dumb.
  • June 12, 2008
    UnknownTroper
    Yaoi. Just Yaoi.
  • June 12, 2008
    EponymousKid
    So, uh... Guys Who Dont Like Something.

    Yeah, that's a trope, alright.
  • June 12, 2008
    A Thousand Winds
    Laurell K. Hamilton's developing one of these, including an LJ comm dedicated to mocking her blog.
  • June 14, 2008
    LordTNK
    ^^ So she wants haters, or is just joking around?
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