Quotes: Fan Dumb

I like your game. I don't like your gamers.
Mahatma Gandhi (maybe)

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"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."
Comic Book Guy, The Simpsons, "Co-Dependent's Day"

"But of course the FAN DUMB started arriving..."
Lester, a character in the Web Comic Housepets!, who is a Monomaniac, Purist, and Perfectionist about Anime.

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, it’s "Dark Star!"
Akihiko (Who is almost thirty years old, yelling furiously): Wrong! It’s PINK Star! If you don’t even know such basic information, you shouldn’t be role-playing star rangers!

    real life 
If you build it, trolls will come.
Mike Oberckt, a Mushroom Kingdom Fusion developer

"Philadelphia fans makes the Ferguson Police Department seem relaxed, level-headed, and poorly armed."

"Redskins fan worship RGIII the way a stalker worships a woman he's about to stab to death. They love him so much that they get SO VERY ANGRY when RGIII does something to disappoint them, like accepting gifts from fans on his wedding registry. WE LOVE YOU RGIII BUT NOW YOU MUST DIE FOR NOT BEING PERFECT. WE SHALL WEAR YOUR SKIN AT NIGHT. If I were RGIII, I would be terrified."
Drew Magary on Robert Griffin III

"It’s like if somebody went around calling themselves a serious cineaste, and the only films they had ever seen in their life were Ninja Turtles movies. I use that as an example because I actually *like* Ninja Turtles, but I can recognize that there’s a difference between The Secret of the Ooze and Citizen Kane."

"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 I'm being secretly paid off by the competition, then seriously look at what you're defending."
George Weidman, "8th Gen Console Gaming"

"Just this past week—funny story—I said something about David Cage talking bullshit, and then was threatened physically by someone who said he'd [finger quotes] "fuck me up." So, it's just not the same old game industry, it's the same old game community"

"Comics are too expensive and too niche. And that means that the bulk of their fans are pathological in a variety of ways. More bluntly, it means that the existing comics readership has serious fucking issues, as demonstrated by their propensity to hurl hate speech and rape threats at female members of the community and to visibly be racist shitbags at any given opportunity."

"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."
Neal Bailey on reviewing Smallville

"A Trekker is a Star Trek fan, and a Trekkie is someone who insists you call them a Trekker."
Luke Ski

"...I think there’s 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."
The Agony Booth on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, "Resurrection"

"You have the movie people on one side, concerned that you didn't render Gollum's left buttock in accordance with the style guide, and on the other the long-standing fanboys meaningfully sharpening the impractically large replica sword. It's like trying to pull on an all-black nativity play for a fundamentalist christian and a militant atheist—both holding megaphones."

"Seriously, my inbox had what may be best classified as death threats for the temerity I showed in thinking the Double J gimmick was crap of the wrestle variety. I guess a heel who planned to use pro wrestling to propel a fledgling country music career in Las Vegas (???!!!!) struck a chord with some folk."

"I wouldn't trust a food critic if all he ever grubbed on were hot dogs, and I don't trust Whedonites when their experience with moving pictures begins and ends with Mutant Enemy productions."

"And let us acknowledge for a moment the awful irony that, after decades of defending video games from accusations that they inspire school shootings, we now have a threatened school shooting explicitly inspired by games culture."
Eurogamer on death threats addressed to Anita Sarkeesian, resulting in the cancellation of a speaking engagement

"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"

"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."''
Adam Buckley responding to the fandom of Wiz Khalifa, Musical Autopsy: Wiz Khalifa - Black & Yellow

"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."
—A troper, on the Unpleasable Fanbase of Warrior Cats.

"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

"Fanbases are like Paperclips - it doesn't take a whole lot of effort to bend them out of shape."
A Tweet.

"You’re not a true metal fan! This is the allegation I have read in several metal forums over the years. It always boggled my mind when I saw someone say that to someone else. I mean, who gets to define what a true fan is? What constitutes being a fan of something at all, let alone being a “true” fan? What the hell does that even mean?"