Friday, February 1, 2013

The Wrong Kind of Fan

Sorry for the lack of posts. I have a fantastic excuse for the radio silence, but really, who cares to hear it? I most certainly don't.

That doesn't mean I haven't been busy though. I've been thinking a lot about fandom of late. Why it's amazing and, well, why it sometimes isn't. Mostly why it isn't, to be perfectly honest. And what I realized is that it comes down to The Wrong Kind of Fan.

I'm still fleshing the post out (and it's looking like it's going to be a series), but understand it won't be a call to be exclusionary. Not at all. Some people want to limit who's invited to the party while I say keep the door open and see who wanders in. Rather, it'll be a look at certain types of people who make being a fan of something, anything, not quite as fun. You've met these people, you've interacted with these people, but hopefully you aren't one of these people. The Wrong Kind of Fan comes in many shapes and sizes and there are many, many different types of The Wrong Kind of Fan, and we're going to take a look at some of them.

But not today. Like I said, it's still being composed. In the meantime, I'd love to hear what you think about The Wrong Kind of Fan. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below and I'll likely have the piece ready early next week (or maybe even this weekend).

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