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07 October 2006 @ 02:37 pm
What's up with fandom wars?  
I will not ask anyone to stop doing anything at all, because I'm pretty sure no one will. I won't do it either because that's a lack of respect. In my position, I have no right to go around telling people to shut up or stop acting like themselves. No one has that right unless they're our parents. xD

But I just felt the need to say this.

Looking at all those posts bashing and bitching other people in the FMA fan-dom makes me want to ask: Why?
It doesn't annoy me, it doesn't make me mad, it just... puzzles me.
Seriously, it makes no sense. And the people who read this, and take it personally, it's just as puzzling. I just don't get it.

Can someone tell me what's the use of all the bashing?

If something annoys people so much, then why instead of just ignoring it like a reasonable human being they go around trying to change it in an ineffective way?

Annoyance is no reason to be rude to other people, that's what I think. If the comments of RoyEd fan-girls annoy you then don't read them. They won't kill you.

And it's just interesting how some people who read the bashing commentaries get defensive. Why is that?
If someone makes comments in a really rude way then you should already know that it's not worth it to listen to them.

That's how the fan-wars start and they're just... hilarious. It's senseless. Someone bashes, the person who's bashed then strikes back, more people join and it goes on. How can a "war" be started by FANS? I thought we already had ONE thing in common. I thought it was enough for all of us to get along well. It's puzzling.

What would you do if it was the real world then? The way it's looking it's as if you hated each other.

Thanks for your attention.

The following link is redirected to the community that motivated me to put this up.
It's relative whether you get offended or not. Just try not to make a chain-effect.
http://community.livejournal.com/fma_fanwars/
 
 
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Grygongrygon on October 8th, 2006 04:57 am (UTC)
Fanwars confuse me too. As well as dubwars. I mean jeez, when I posted my "Rangers vs Skirts" image here did ONE person comment on the art itself? Yes, ONE. Out of about 15 people who replied with flames that I dare post a "dubwar" image (it wasn't, imo) here. Oh noz. The most outspoken of those flaming me was a moderator, who only deleted it after making his or her point ground in like dirt on a fresh wound.

So, needless to say, I tread VERY VERY VERY lightly when posting things here now. God forbid I accidentally bring up the voice actors for FMA and piss another dozen people off.
Hime D. ~創世の錬金術師~: Ed - Adulthime1999 on October 8th, 2006 06:29 am (UTC)
No, really. Because, you know, your artpost is whole lot more important than the mod doing their job and trying to keep the peace in the comm.
angsty lemon uke: [handcuff knowledge]wabisuke on October 8th, 2006 09:16 am (UTC)
Yes, god forbid that. Your intention was innocent, but the case rested on the fact that your art was not based on FMA, but on the fanbases for the English voice actors as voice actors; specifically something along the lines of Vic fanbase vs Travis fanbase. And those fanbases do create a bit of havoc from time to time on the community as they have in the past, which was why our mod did her job and requested it being pulled before people started discussing who was better and taking sides. Silly, yes, but silly things trigger wars.