4 comments on “The Dark Sides of Fandoms

  1. I completely agree about the Supercorp fandom. I am a Guardiancorp shipper (the canon ship between Lena and James). I until now have never talked smack about any other ship on Supergirl and yet every time I post something and even tweets on my own page, the Supercorp shippers come to give me a hard time. It’s almost to the point where it’s ruining the show for me. I might just come back whenever the show ends.

    • They are a bizarrely vicious bunch. It can be a challenge not letting obnoxious fandoms ruin a thing for you. The worst kinds of Star Wars and Rick and Morty fans do me no favours.

  2. I don’t disagree with you. But I think that fans from any fan base have an equal likelyhood of being agressive or unruly. I don’t quite understand why these certain fandoms have been selected, as – not only is this a large stereotype of a large number of people who do not necessarily all fall under the same umbrella – each and every fan base has people they prefer and people they don’t, and I really don’t understand why these have specifically been handpicked. I ship Supercorp, but I don’t go around telling anyone else whatever they ship is wrong, so I think it’s a little unfair that I (and many others) have been pidgeon-holed as people who would do that. Thanks, Gracie

    • Hi Gracie,
      I picked the groups I’d been running into at the time of writing. Were I to write this blog today, top of the list would be the people complaining about Captain Marvel’s so-called “SJW agenda” without even having seen the movie.

      I’m sure not all Supercorp shippers are aggressive, and I’m sorry if it seemed I was lumping you all together. As a fan of Star Wars, Rick and Morty, and DC characters, I have to share my fandom with people who get angry about a female Jedi, start riots over McNugget sauces, and will not stop calling for the release of the “Snyder cut.” So I understand not wanting your ship to be known only for the angriest shippers.

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