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DonaldthePotholer
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08:57:02 PM Oct 22nd 2011
edited by DonaldthePotholer
The former description:

Sometimes franchises or genres are stereotyped, and sometimes their fans are stereotyped. Then this show breaks the expectations. Expect They Changed It, Now It Sucks (in the case of a franchise) or accusations that it's not True Art (in the case of a genre) to follow. This trope is somewhat cyclic, and sometimes the fans of the show that breaks out of the ghetto will attract their own hatedom.
Note that the ghetto is typically a single-gender area. If a show attracts a significant male following, male fans will be seen as geeks. If a show attracts a significant female following, male fans will be seen as effeminate.

There's quite a few ghettos that are not Gender-Exclusive, even on this very wiki.

EDIT: Removed this:

* Newspaper comics were for kids...until Doonesbury.

RealLife-problem-of-the-day comic Mary Worth was as much a staple of newsprint as Dick Tracy, Blondie, Beetle Bailey, and Snuffy Smith long before Mike and B.D. came on the scene. The latter three are akin to The Flintstones and The Jetsons in the Western Animation example, fun for all ages; whereas Dick Tracy was pulp action and detective work, cool pre-teen boy stuff. The point is that, unlike Western Animation, there were always Blockade Runners. Heck, some could argue that in Newspapers, there was no Blockade to run.
DougS.Machina
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06:44:00 AM Sep 24th 2010
Doug S Machina: "Anything by Joss Whedon breaks out of the ghetto."

At the risk of being excommunicated, I'm not sure that's true. I can't say for sure though, so I didn't delete it.
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