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The Fandom's Own Demise

How many have loved an Anime only to start interacting with the wider fandom and found their love for the Anime disintegrate? In the age of the internet, people watch not only for the story, but for the ability to talk to fellow fans. When fans start endlessly shipping couples that are not going to happen and it’s all they can talk about, it ruins the enjoyment.

  • So is this just about shipping or that fans often have a hard time communicating with one another regarding their shared beliefs of a work? Can you still like an anime even if you don't like the other people who watch it? – rj2n 6 years ago
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  • Generally anyting that might destroy a fan community. I mentioned shipping because it is more guilty of this than others. I think you can, but it might create a schism inside a single fan if e feels alienated from the rest. – SpectreWriter 6 years ago
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  • It's true that "shipping wars" and the like do tend to tear fandoms apart; we really need to be more mature with this and just get along. – melaniek 6 years ago
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  • I find this interesting because I started watching/reading manga prior to the need to be "in" a fandom. I mean, I'm an introvert which means I enjoy reading rather than actually integrating myself to any fandom. Does the trend now mean if you like a certain thing you enter a community? – Jill 6 years ago
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