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What Are Some Things That Made You Leave a Fandom?


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I used to be a MLP fan cause I thought the show was cute but soon it got boring and I wasn't interested in the show.

I used to be a BLINK (BLACKPINK fan) but I left due to the fandom becoming annoying and cause I didn't like how YG treated Jisoo and their newest song.

I used to be a GOT7 fan but soon their music got boring to me and I found it funny how Jackson is trying so hard to be a generic hip hop idol and the group was pretty problematic.

So basically I mostly leave fandoms when they become annoying and when I don't like the thing anymore.

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shipping. always shipping, with any fandom. 

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i believe, despite what horrors i hear from any other fandom, that homestuck is the worst. i know people will say 'it's not that bad, because this fandom--' no. i've heard it all, homestuck takes the cake. i've been in it long enough to see it become something really degenerate and toxic. and worst of all, i think homestuck fans had a big influence on a lot of other fandoms. 

i just really hate how obsessed everyone is with shipping to the point where they behave like their headcanons are somehow MORE IMPORTANT than anything else. and then they throw huge tantrums when things don't go their way. i just feel like these kind of fans miss the point of whatever series they are into. like the story doesn't actually matter.

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I usually leave a fandom because I'm usually moved onto other things that's popular. But this one fandom, called the Danganronpa fandom, I just could not stand. Seriously. I enjoyed the game but the fans just ruined it for me. Technically the game is about high school students that are trapped and have to kill each other to get out, and oh my god, everything is about ships. And if you hate on their favorite character, guess what, hate is coming your way. If you ship something, gay or straight, prepare for hate! I think a lot of them are just "yaoizzz fans" cause this one boy character had a hint that he had a crush on another boy character.  Some of them were unbearable, and even one fan was like,"Oh, but I don't get it why people force everyone to like gay people though? It's just their opinion" 

/sorry for long rant 

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I haven't completely left the fandom I suppose, but I used to be pretty into the Dan and Phil fandom. To this day, I still enjoy the videos they put out (especially Phil's), but the fandom is just plain embarassing.

You can't watch a single video without seeing someone in the comments (probably with the username "Panic! at the Fall øut Pity Party Clique" or something like that)  pointing out the most minor things and making references to Phan or seeing people aggressively shipping them. It's so gross, cringy, immature, and straight up disrespectful.  I'm also not a huge fan of Dan recently, since it seems like he's turned into a walking-talking tumblr post.

So anyway, while I'm still a fan, I really try to distance myself from the fandom.

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Sherlock and Tom Hiddleston both have some creepy-ass fans on Tumblr... while I may be fans of both, I will never be in the fandom. Actually, Tumblr turns a lot of things sour.

I enjoy MLP but I'll never take part in the bronies. I used to watch The Powerpuff Girls as a kid and MLP has the same kinda feel... idk. 

 

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I enjoyed MLP but it got boring so I left, and the bronies were very creepy. I joined a group and we all did a live group chat at one point, turns out they were all adult men who misunderstood me. They thought I was male and wanted to participate in their MLP drawing club, they thought I was an old guy, I couldn't be any farther from the truth...

I used to be a Blackpink fan but YG hates Jisoo or something because they keep shorting her lines. And the fandom is digusting, I don't understand why the fandom attacks other members and supports only one, they're a group, not each other's backup. And that's not even half of the problem.

I ended up leaving the Persona fandom. The Persona fandom was a laid back group and there wasn't too many immature people with shippings and such, and people actually respected each other's opinions. Now that Persona 5 came out it's turning the fandom into something we despise the most, fucking cringe.

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mostly the fans that didn't respect anyone or the thing at all. like they had such disgusting behavior and started to justify so much nasty shit that i had to leave - like i have never truly been in a "fandom" more likely to just reblog some stuff, like headcannons and talk with friends abt it. but i just don't want to be near or associated with fandom anymore, because there's always nasty assholes that ruin the fun and the ability to like these things anymore. 

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I haven't completely left the fandom I suppose, but I used to be pretty into the Dan and Phil fandom. To this day, I still enjoy the videos they put out (especially Phil's), but the fandom is just plain embarassing.

You can't watch a single video without seeing someone in the comments (probably with the username "Panic! at the Fall øut Pity Party Clique" or something like that)  pointing out the most minor things and making references to Phan or seeing people aggressively shipping them. It's so gross, cringy, immature, and straight up disrespectful.  I'm also not a huge fan of Dan recently, since it seems like he's turned into a walking-talking tumblr post.

So anyway, while I'm still a fan, I really try to distance myself from the fandom.

 

Oh my god. Exactly this.

I used to watch their videos all the time (and i shipped them kinda haha pls dont judge) but the phandom just got so goddamn unbearable after some time. It was all "OH PHIL LOOKED AT DAN THROUGH THE CORNER OF HIS EYE I READ ONCE IN THIS PSYCHOLOGY BOOK THAT THAT MEANS YOU LOVE SOMEONE" or whatever and I just f*cking...

ugh.

I don't really watch their videos anymore because Dan has lost most of the "relatable" and authentic charm he used to have before he started scripting his videos properly and now everything feels so contrived and forced and it makes me sad because he had so much potential as a youtuber.

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I used to be in both the FNaF and Undertale fandoms, but the FNaF fandom kind of died down, and I left after that from boredom, as the art wasnt being made much anymore and I did really enjoy finding the timeline and stuff until it was all discovered and there was nothing else to see, although I had story of left a bit earlier but was still mild ith the fandom because of the cringey sexual art between usually foxy and chica or foxy and mangle. Undertale, on the other hand, I was REALLY in to, even after the fandom died down. I looked at all the AUs and watched so many animation and comic compilations, until they eventually got boring. I'm really mild with the fandom now, I do look at some of the art and stuff though. I did hate the fandom at the start, because of all the disgusting art of skeleton brothers having sex using ecto-plasm d*cks or one skeleton and a fricking goat woman. Rule 34 ruins most fandoms.

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As everyone else has said, mostly because of the toxicity that is involved with the fandom.

Also, the elitists and purists that make everything out to be only THEIR opinions (not facts e.e) mattering.

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My level of fandom involvement has always been rather limited, existing primarily outside of fannish communities (lurking, basically) until about 2014 when I decided to join tumblr. Since then I've found a group of people I like that I share some interests with that I interact with OUTSIDE of tumblr (although I still have an account for some reason).

By and large, although there's a lot of stuff I like about the fandom communities on tumblr (fanart, fanfic, meta, fanmixes, headcanons, etc.) the shit that turns me off is the rude attitudes, self entitlement, and overall, lack of consideration for others. This is less of an issue in small communities (usually fandoms that aren't as active as they used to be when the media first launched) but even in those, I've had people I've never met block me for ???? reasons. Which has been a thing for most users on the site ever since tumblr implemented the block feature.

I did talk to someone I know about it, and they told me that during a positivity week for Cullen in the Dragon Age fandom, some people were saying they were going to block everyone participating in the event. I believe this may also extend to anyone reblogging content on the character, or even reblogging opinions people don't agree with, as I've lost followers over this in the past, so I wouldn't be surprised if it also extended to blocking. 

I honestly don't think I've really >left< a fandom. More like I've limited my engagement and have been VERY selective of who I follow (as of this post, I only follow 15 blogs). I don't follow people who reblog drama or talk shit about other users regardless of the reason as it's not only not worth my time, but usually is really overblown to the point where the person in question is receiving so much harassment, that there's no chance of reconciliation between anyone, let alone any chance for the person to reflect and apologize for what they may or may not have done. Though even in such cases when the person apologizes, I've found that the community is so unforgiving that it becomes almost impossible for the person to stay on the site. 

A few fandoms I've been involved with, and am at least somewhat involved with to this day:

Dragon Age - I have few good things to say about this fandom as blogs with large platforms tend to soapbox opinions that get a lot of traction, that tend to shape fandom participation, from works created to the kinds of interpretations of canon and ships that are acceptable. Perhaps my biggest grievance is how fandom tends to disagree with how the creators intended canon to be interpreted (example: DA2's mages vs. templar conflict was supposed to be a gray issue, yet fandom pushes for mage rights exclusively despite how canon unpacks the issue). And it's hard to take issue with it when the writers dropped the ball in some areas of canon, and subsequently, added fuel to the fire by thinking it'd be a good idea to have an open discussion with fans online ABOUT that part of canon (see also: David Gaider). And although I still like this series, I also have my grievances with DAI, to the point where I'm definitely not prepurchasing DA4. 

Mass Effect - Like Dragon Age, Mass Effect is a Bioware title. So you can expect similar to the above with an extra dollop of other fun bullshit. The one thing on my mind, however, is not understanding shipping wars. But then again, I'm an equal opportunity shipper, so I'm just as likely to romance Kaidan as I am Garrus, as I am shipping them together, or with Shepard (ot3ot3ot3ot3ot3ot3).

Saints Row - Small fandom that's mostly positive and welcoming. Lost interest when some rando blocked me.

Amnesia Memories - Same as the above with exception to the rando. Lot interest because of the Toma hate, which is understandable to me given his route. But I also like his route for those reasons, so I'd rather just disengage and go play with my toys elsewhere >__>.

South Park - Idk between random people chiming in how sad it is that people still like South Park, and it's fandom trying to regulate itself, I just don't have the patience for this fandom. The show itself is problematic as fuck, yet users are trying to analyze how certain ships are abusive... It just seems so weird to me given the nature of the show. And I guess for me, shipping is less about whether something is problematic than how something can be interpreted in terms of intent, as well as execution. Like writing a rape scene for angst can be cheap and exploitive to me, but if there's nuance and an intent there, I don't mind it all that much.

Rick and Morty - I honestly don't know who's trolling in this fandom and who's genuinely awful. The Szechuan Sauce incident with McDonalds showed me that some people were just doing shit to be funny (which cast a negative light on the fandom as a whole). But then there were other incidents where people were genuinely getting mad about it, and apparently someone was stabbed at a McDonalds somewhere.....Then you have fandom online that acts like the existentialism on the show is really deep, when it's only vaguely exploratory and topical in terms of trying to actually say something. Seriously, Harmon and Roiland are smart, but you don't need to be a genius to like the show. Generally have stayed away from this fandom as speculation about the show either hurts my head or pisses me off. 

Beauty and the Beast (2017) - I was into this fandom for a while after I saw the film. I appreciated how everyone, at first, appeared to be really into the film, as well as supportive of one another. Like, everyone just seemed to be really into creating and enjoying it for what it was. But then someone had to say something about Gaston and people that liked him, which invariably ended with those people going on the defensive to bend over backwards to exculpate him. Also wasn't a fan of people shitting on Emma Watson. Granted she has her flaws, but there's a difference between valid criticism and petty hate. 

Miraculous Ladybug - I ducked out of this fandom after season 1 when people were getting vehement over fan theories about who Papillion could be. Like, generally fan speculation pisses me off, but this shit was too much for me for the fact that the most obvious answer was being dismissed for really dumb reasons. But generally, I loved this fandom because everyone appreciated how cute this show was. 

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Now, the BVB (Black Veil Brides) fandom. Oh, my fucking gosh. It was so toxic. Everyone hated the lead singer's girlfriend (now wife) named Juliet Simms. They made hate accounts for her and all that jazz. I participated in some of that because I too disliked her. She was apart of the Scientology religion and was slowly pulling Andy into it too. She also overpriced things on her depop online store, was exposed for being rude to fans and being disgusting. There was also this one girl named Simmsmastic or Simmsmatic, can't remember, who defended Juliet and everything. Anyways, I got bored and realized how dumb and pointless it would be to make hate pages and continuously hate on Juliet Simms. I didn't really care about her enough to continue with the hate pages. I realized how dumb and immature it was and also told some people to stop the hate. Yadda, yadda, yadda, I left the fandom soon afterward.

I used to be into Twenty One Pilots, Black Veil Brides, Panic! At The Disco, Fall Out Boy, etc. I simply grew out of Twenty One Pilots when their little teaser for their next album came out. I simply got bored of it and ditched my account. Not to mention I got in a lot of petty Instagram controversies and whatnot. 

I joined the "phandom" but left almost immediately lmao. I also don't really get the hype around Dan and Phil? Yes, they seem nice but they're not that great. The excessive shipping between the two got really uncomfortable and weird. To me, shipping is solemnly for fun and nothing but fun. Those who take it seriously and over analyze the interactions that the two people being shipped have are very weird.

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shipping. always shipping, with any fandom. 

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i just really hate how obsessed everyone is with shipping to the point where they behave like their headcanons are somehow MORE IMPORTANT than anything else. and then they throw huge tantrums when things don't go their way. i just feel like these kind of fans miss the point of whatever series they are into. like the story doesn't actually matter.

 

I know what you mean. People go crazy when it comes to shipping and it’s so tragic. I hate when they start shipping two people together that isn’t cannon and start hating the other person who is in the canon pairing ( I hope I’m making sense). They would trash talk the character and if it’s a live action they go on to hate the actors and threaten and blackmail them. It’s crazy. Which kind of stops me from shipping even though I love doing so so much. 

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i used to like anime but i just stopped because of the weebs ruining everything, it was so annoying seeing, "omg japan is my dream anime paradise!!"

"why wasn't i born in japan" "i wish i can go to japan for the anime!!" "anime this, anime that"

it is so annoying!! i didnt want to seem like that and so i just left the fandom, some of the weebs say that darkskin people should not cosplay as anime characters because "its not like kawaii anime desuuu!!" 

so yeah....

 

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I used to be into K-Pop a while back - there's quite a few reasons I left the fandom, mostly because it (especially the BTS fandom) really started to put me off with the years passing, I was very active on Twitter & couldn't stand it anymore at some point  
I literally witnessed 13-year-olds posting gay porn onto my timeline going: "Yoongi oppa would be such a great bottom uwu my lil baby boo <33" and it simply started to feel weird being around those cringey, disrespectful & straight-up annoying fangirls & being associated with them 

Also I just kind of grew out of it, I've always felt "too old" anyways 

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