After skimming around the net I've noticed more and more people complaining about how a show/game/comic is ruined by an obnoxious fanbase. Be it Sonic, be it My Little Pony, be it Nintendo, be it Homestuck... Hell, be it any fanbase you can think of, there's always people who give up or refuse to watch a show just because the fandom have a lot of irritating fans.
Honestly, I try not to dwell on the fanbase when trying something new... However, I'd be a hypocrite if I said that it never happend before. This may come as a surprse to some people, but the only fanbase I've ever had raged over was not Bronies, not Sonic fans, but actually the Gurren Lagann fanbase. If you said one wrong thing about the show or its characters, the fans would get on your case and call you "gay," or "not manly." And even though I'm getting kind of weary from people saying "I see ponies everywhere!" I really can't complain to them because whenever someone said "Who the Hell do you think I am" or "Your drill is the one that'll pierce the heavens" I would feel the same way.
Eventually, I decided that my view on the show as kinda immature and I decided to watch Gurren Lagann again without the fanbase in mind and found it to be a pretty decent show... Not spectacular, not life changing but still a decent watch. It did get tiring to see people still quoting the show, but it didn't anger me like it did during my second try. I'm not so irritated by the fans anymore... I still think some are obnoxious, but like other fanbases, I've met some pretty cool fans.
But recently I've noticed that so many people disliking or giving up on a series because of a notorious fanbase. So I gotta ask, what do you guys think... Can a fanbase really ruin things for someone? And what about the sane fans, why should they be judged for their fanbase as well?
Edited by Wayward Vagabond, 01 June 2012 - 04:00 AM.