My mouse batteries been in danger mode for, like, three days now. How are they still going?
But that’s besides today’s topic. I want to tell you how a fanbase can completely kill a franchise, brand, or something similar. I may or may not start ranting about one of my biggest hates, do be warned.
If the fanbase of, say, a series, is especially annoying when it comes to convincing others their series is the greatest, it will really kill the series. For real.
They’ll be all “Have you seen this? You haven’t? Go watch it!” to people who haven’t seen or heard of it. They’ll bitch at people who don’t like it saying “Well, you haven’t finished watching then.” or “Keep watching for the good part!” or something along those lines.
It can be a really gentle community for insiders, but outsiders with a different opinion will be shot out of the air like clay birds. This generally gives people a bad impression of the series itself. That hate, of course, should be directed at the fanbase, not the series.
Another great example, and one of the things that annoy me most: Apple fanboys. They’re among the most shittiest of pricks.
Know that I’m a Mac user myself, so I know perfectly well what I’m talking about.
I’m pointing at the people who buy Apple’s stuff because it has an Apple logo, because it looks pretty, or simply because they’re spoiled brats and their parents bought them “the expensive laptop” so then can show off, the rich-asses.
I’m pointing at the nitwits who have a baseless hate against anything that competes with Apple. “Windows? I have never used it, but I know it is something shitty and isn’t user-friendly and Apple makes way better things.”
And I’m spitting in the faces of those who constantly try to convince people Apple is top-tier. The punks who see someone using Windows and say “you still use Windows?” and then proceed to tell them how Apple products are, supposedly, superior.
In the last couple of years I’ve learned Apple is a shitty company.
I’ve grown up using Apple’s OS. I don’t know any better. That is one of the reasons I stick with it. It works for me, it works damn well. Up until a few years back I’ve walked the same path as my dad: “Apple is the bestest”. I’ve come to realise that Apple is shit. Remakes that only improve on the specs a bit (okay, a cool new design here and there), an iPhone that has no 3G, phone abilities (iPod Touch), an oversized iPhone (iPad) that started the idiotic tablet war. (I despise tablets, more on that later.)
But we’re drifting off here.
Point is, Apple fanboys and the likes are being idiots, and giving the brand an even worse name. If that’s you reading this: stop it, be objective, and no hating.