"I like your game. I don't like your gamers."
— Mahatma Gandhi (maybe)
It's not the band I hate, it's their fans
—"Coax Me" by Sloan
"Worst Cosmic Wars ever! I will only see it three more times! ...today."
"But of course the FAN DUMB started arriving..."
All the kids: Calling on, Super Star Battle Team, Star Rangers!
Little Kid 1: Red Star!
Little Kid 2: Blue Star!
Little Kid 3: Yellow Star!
Little Kid 4: Black Star!
Little Kid 5: Ah... What was it?
Miki: ...oh, yeah, itís "Dark Star!"
Akihiko (Who is almost thirty years old, yelling furiously): Wrong! Itís PINK Star! If you donít even know such basic information, you shouldnít be role-playing star rangers!
"A Trekker is a Star Trek fan, and a Trekkie is someone who insists you call them a Trekker."
— Luke Ski
"...to be honest, the reaction from the fans has been remarkably even. While the Bring Back Kirkers are certainly vocal, they donít by any stretch of the imagination have a clear and decisive majority among the fan reaction that weíve gotten. Some liked it, some didnít. You can dispute that if you wish, but the cold truth is that the people who want to see Vedek Bareil back on DS9 are not only louder, but more persistent, and more numerous. (And weíre not bringing him back either.)"
—Ron D. Moore on the death of Captain Kirk
"Just let that sink in: There was a group of people who cared so much about one of DS9ís most generic side characters that they held a candlelight vigil in his honor... There are really only three possibilities here: (a) they brought back Vedek Bareil just to shut the fans up, (b) they got the idea from the campaign and decided on their own that it would make for a good story, or (c) the letter writing campaign actually convinced them that a lot of people wanted to see Bareil come back.
If itís (c), well, I think thereís a great cautionary tale here about what happens when you listen to the fans. Because the hardcore followers of any franchise, Star Trek or otherwise, who make the most noise are generally the ones most bogged down by their own personal hang-ups and obsessions, and therefore the least capable of knowing what would make for a good story."
"Russell T Davies is not actually a human being but a nicotine golem with a propensity for writing. And it nearly killed him. That Moffat could not keep the schedule of writing six Doctor Whos a year, producing another eight, and then running an entire second show with a ninety minute script for him to write and that seems to have demanded more of his focus than either Torchwood or Sarah Jane Adventures ever did of Davies is, quite simply, not unreasonable, and anyone who considers it grounds to criticize Moffat for not working hard enough should shut the fuck up unless they have experience doing multiple pieces of creative work to multiple immensely pressing deadlines, and even if they do, they should probably recognize that there are some unique and added complexities... (And if youíre about to make some sort of point about how he should have dropped Sherlock if the workload was too high, please just stop. Or go to GallifreyBase. Youíll fit right in.)"
"Star Wars fans are the worst part of Star Wars, Trekkies ate shit for about 30 straight years...But hardcore Whedonites? They are to Trekkies what the Nation of Islam were to the Civil Rights movement."
"I have learned, in crafting my own stories, that the audience for original concepts and ideas, while not as strong in terms of finance as those for a known character like Superman, is much more kind... people who treat Superman as a religion would question my sexual orientation, my masculinity. My life was threatened. There is passion, to put it mildly."
"Speaking about why he decided to head the latest MGS game, Kojima revealed that he received a number of death threats after announcing that he would be less involved in the project. 'The staff heard about this and got very nervous,' said Kojima. 'We talk today as if it was a joke, but at the time, it was not a joke at all. It was serious.'"
—CVG, Nov. 2005
"He seriously thought somebody was going to try to kill him! Or rather, multiple people. That can't be good for your feelings towards the game you're working on, can it? But that's not all. He didn't want to even make a sequel to Sons of Liberty in the first place, because it was a postmodern experiment that wasn't supposed to make sense! That's why he went into the past with MGS3, and tried to hand the project to his team repeatedly. But no, there was no avoiding it in the end: he had to swallow the bitter pill and pretend that MGS2 was supposed to be real, knowing that it would be a painful and unsatisfying experience... but most people were too busy kissing Kojima's ass and hyping themselves up for MGS4 to notice or care."
—Terry Wolf, "Kojima Vs. MGS4"
"I've never really understood the almost crusader-like fervor that consoles attract. Most people would say it's because your mum is only prepared to buy you one console, and if it turns out you didn't pick the winner, the best thing to do is go into denial until the very fabric of reality spontaneously changes, because God knows that's more likely to happen than you admitting fault."
—Zero Punctuation, "Mailbag Showdown"
"Abyss gets the upper hand by hitting Sting in the gut with the dreaded candleabra.... Which somehow leads to Abyss chokeslamming Sting on top of the death bed. Which somehow leads to ďTNA!Ē chants from the crowd. This would be the same crowd that two minutes ago was chanting for the head writer to be fired. How on earth could Dixie Carter even CONSIDER not taping every single TNA show in front of these brain dead Orlando fans until the end of time?"
"By the same logic used by the illogical dipshits commenting on YouTube, "Black and Yellow" can be about any one of these [Pittsburgh sports] teams note , or, it could be about a bee, Michael Keaton's Batman, a taxi, a tiger, fucking Pikachu! Just because a team purchases the rights to play the song in their stadium or arena or for promotional use, that doesn't make it about them. [...] [The song] is not about the Pittsburgh Steelers. [...] It's about cars, money, bitches, hoes, bling, smokin' weed, and haters."
"The lesson behind this wall of text is: There are two kinds of people who read Warriors: People who like Warriors, and Warriors fans. If you happen to be the former, stay the hell away from any of the latter for the sake of your health."
I'm glad you are willing to admit how horrible the characters are. I also thank you for showing how much of a hypocrite you are. I shall continue to hate this video and every FF XIII video in existence. When XIII Versus and XV come out, I'll be there to destroy those games and expose them for what they are too. If you don't like it, go find another series to defend. Because I am more of a fan than you shall ever be. Go cry in a corner now and get into a university, jack-ass.
— YouTube user banglefaar (who now changed his username to "You don't know what you're talking about", his most favorite response to those who disagree with him) in a video comment
"ALWAYS obey the Word of God, or else you become part of the Fan Dumb."
"I can't tell you how many times I have visited the Official UT2003 forums and have seen subjects such as "Suggestions for next patch" or "List of necessary changes or the game will DIE!Ē I find it funny that these self-proclaimed "game developer wonders" think that they know more than the guys that make a living out of this industry."
—Zenny at BeyondUnreal Capture, Be Like Baseball
"Fanbases are like Paperclips - it doesn't take a whole lot of effort to bend them out of shape."