Created By: DBAce9Aura on November 23, 2010 Last Edited By: DBAce9Aura on February 14, 2013
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"Government of the people, by the people, for the people"

It's one thing to write up a good story (or in some cases, make a decent game with a good story) with interesting characters and plot twists and so forth. But finding the right demographic for the work in question to appeal to is just as difficult, unless you intentionally go for Misaimed Fandom. The obvious solution is for the series in question to be made by the very same people that will be the intended demographic. A grim side effect of this is that those not of the intended fandom may not be as likely to invest time being a part of it, though the writer(s) will think that it's all for the best.

Compare Periphery Demographic for when the work attracts a fanbase that's not part of the intended demographic.

Examples

  • Fan art, fan fiction, fan vids, and every Abridged Series in general can be described as "made for fans, by fans".
  • In William Makepeace Thackeray's Pendennis (published serially 1848-1850), the Pall Mall Gazette describes itself as the following:
We address ourselves to the higher circles of society: we care not to disown it--the Pall Mall Gazette is written by gentlemen for gentlemen; its conductors speak to the classes in which they live and were born. The field-preacher has his journal, the radical free-thinker has his journal: why should the Gentlemen of England be unrepresented in the Press?
  • The clothing line FUBU: For Us, By Us.
  • The Nickleodeon channel once had a show called "Rated K: For Kids, By Kids" (1986-1988).
  • Remember Kidsongs? ... no? Well, it took the trope one step farther. As it said repeatedly, their music videos were made "by kids, for kids, and starring kids".
Community Feedback Replies: 12
  • November 24, 2010
    Tannhaeuser
    In William Makepeace Thackeray's Pendennis (published serially 1848-1850), the Pall Mall Gazette describes itself thus:
    We address ourselves to the higher circles of society: we care not to disown it--the Pall Mall Gazette is written by gentlemen for gentlemen; its conductors speak to the classes in which they live and were born. The field-preacher has his journal, the radical free-thinker has his journal: why should the Gentlemen of England be unrepresented in the Press?

  • November 24, 2010
    randomsurfer
    • The clothing line FUBU: For Us, By Us.
    • I can't quite remember what, but there's something that was advertised as "for kids, by kids." Maybe Zoom?
  • November 24, 2010
    elwoz
    Not quite Older Than Steam: "government of the people, by the people, for the people" - Abraham Lincoln
  • November 25, 2010
    Arivne
    ^^ The Nickleodeon channel once had a show called "Rated K: For Kids, By Kids" (1986-1988).
  • December 1, 2010
    billybobfred
    Remember Kidsongs? ... no? Well, it took the trope one step farther. As it said repeatedly, their music videos were made "by kids, for kids, and starring kids".

    Probably not related to Rated K in any way.
  • December 1, 2010
    TwinBird
  • December 1, 2010
    Dcoetzee
    Also link Fan Sequel.
  • February 25, 2011
    DBAce9Aura
    Bump.
  • April 16, 2011
    DougSMachina
    Limbo, as described by Zero Punctuation: "A game made by manic depressives, for manic depressives."
  • April 18, 2011
    jaytee
    • On 30Rock, Jenna catches Liz shutting her computer lid in a suspicious manner. She asks if it's porn before suggesting a site that's "dirty, but without sacrificing story. It's for women, by women."
  • January 6, 2012
    Noaqiyeum
    Bump.
  • February 14, 2013
    elwoz
    I am discarding this because it has not seen a substantive reply since April 2011. Please only bring it back if you're prepared to take responsibility for getting it launched.
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