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.
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.
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 don’t by any stretch of the imagination have a clear and decisive majority among the fan reaction that we’ve gotten. Some liked it, some didn’t. 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 we’re not bringing him back either
Just let that sink in: There was a group of people who cared so much about one of DS9’s 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 it’s (c), well, 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.
If a developer announces their intention to adapt to videogames what is simultaneously a massive movie franchise and the croutons in the primordial soup of nerd culture
, that developer should be treated the way one treats a man standing on the ledge of a tall building, because that is the perfect storm of drama they're letting themselves in for. 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.
There have been some wonderfully blown out of proportion tweets from John Simm
of late basically telling Doctor Who
fans to fuck off and leave him alone for a role that he played years ago now
and had no responsibility whatsoever in the writing. Good for him. What the hell is the point of hounding the actor especially when he is bringing the material to life with such zeal? I’m a massive fan of his portrayal myself, but even if I wasn’t, I wouldn’t be looking to vocally spread blame like some fans think they have the right to do.
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.
Even though the Twilight
saga ended almost two years ago and even though it’s been a million years since Robert Pattinson
quit humping on professional scowler Kristen Stewart
, there are still some crazy Twihard fangirls out there clutching at their Edward Cullen and Bella Swan barbie dolls and weeping salty sparkly tears over the news that RPattz has moved on to British singer-songwriter FKA Twigs
. But because Twihards are the definition of ‘stunted’, they’ve started going after Rob’s new girlfriend in an attempt to scare her away
. Unfortunately, they’re not mailing her their tear-matted Twilight
dolls with a note written in glitter blood that says 'RPATTZ IS TAKEN, TRY TAYLOR LAUTNER
'. No, they’re much crazier than that; they’re being racist assholes on Twitter. Damn, these children need a time-out and no dessert for a week! Where are their mothers? ...Meanwhile, cut to all the pathetic RPattz fangirls furiously typing '@FKAtwigs you r unacceptable! you r the infection infecting my beautiful prince rpattz!!1!
' while they crysturbate with their worn-out Twilight vibrators.
You know, I’m not one for retaliating to trolls
and haters online, but FKA Twigs has a great opportunity here to troll the shit out of the trolls. All she has to do is start tweeting shit like 'Just smelled Rob’s hair – smells like an angel’s fart
' or a pic of his armpit saying 'This is where I snuggle – u jealous?
' and just sit back and watch the RPattz fangirls lose their damn minds. The best part is they won’t be able to troll back, because they’ll be too busy collecting the pieces of their brains after their heads explode from rage.
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!” 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.
Speaking about why he decided to head the latest MGS
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.
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
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 “TNA
!” 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.
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.
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."