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Aug 15th 2018 at 2:35:43 AM •••

If a character in a show, who is an actor (or Idol Singer), gets cast in his favorite show In Universe, is that Ascended or Promoted?

Dec 19th 2013 at 8:06:19 PM •••

How the hell did we go from having "fans" to having "fanboys" (or "fangirls", in certain cases)? Geek culure never had this problem with sexism in the 70s and 80s, so just what the hell happened?!!

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Dec 20th 2013 at 5:35:44 AM •••

... how is that sexist?

The reason fanboy/girl came into parlance is because it's distinct from just being a fan. Plenty of people watch Sherlock without becoming a fanboy. But Fanboys has a distinct implication that someone has a childlike fascination or obsession with something. As you said yourself, "fangirl" is just as much of a term. The gender part of the name isn't important as the diminutive part of it.

Sep 28th 2012 at 6:20:36 AM •••

"Some fans are a cut above the regular otaku. "

Can we just say "fanboy?" I know its hard for some of you to believe but we don't all speak Japanese on this english language wiki and we're not all anime or manga fans here.

And I don't want to hear an argument about how the Japanese version of the word has some nuance to it that just can't be done justice in english. And if otaku is actually Korean or Chinese or bastardized Japanese, I really don't care. It would just reinforce my point anyway.

Edited by gibberingtroper
Jan 21st 2012 at 5:53:45 PM •••

The example of David Tennant isn't an Ascended Fanboy, it's a Promoted Fanboy.

Edited by misterwhipple
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