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    Brony Fandom Fans

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    According to Wikipedia's general definition, a “fandom” refers to a group people whom are fans of a certain form of entertainment (i.e. a book, TV show, movie, etc). These fans are not just causally interested; they don't simply have light conversation or discussion of their favorite show/movie with friends and family, these fandom members are more obsessive than that (Wikipedia). They will obsess over the minor and most smallest details of the plot or of a certain character and want to expand on it by creating their own theories, backstories, and ideas. They will have their own gatherings to discuss these theories and ideas, online and offline, depending on the fandom they will even have specialized conventions where members from all over…

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    Why Were Fandoms Created

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    FANDOM Over the years since television came into the world shows came out after months and years, but over that year, some shows got more attention than any other and that started the fandom on mainly shows that ”intrigued them” and that had started the fandom. Now I wonder how were they created and why they were, not just because they just like the show or movie. How were fandoms created and why people hate them? From what I learned at first, Fandom is a word used to refer to a group…

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    Why Were Fandoms Created

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    FANDOM Over the years since television came to the world shows came out after months and years, but over that years some shows got more attention than some others and that started the fandom on mainly shows that ”intrigued them” and that had started the fandom. Now I wonder how were they created and why they were, not just because they just like the show or movie. How were fandoms created and why do people hate them. From what I learned at first, Fandom is a word used to refer to a group…

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    Throughout time, “heroes” have come and gone each leaving their mark on the world around them. A sociologist, Orrin Klapp, has noticed trends and patterns in how we as a society define our heroes and how we follow them. In the example of entertainers, he said it was their “box office (ability)” (Klapp 54) that brings in their fans and that can in turn lift them to the status of heroism. I feel it is not just the natural ability of the entertainer that elevates them to the status of hero but also…

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    Emma Watson Case Study

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    This essay has employed the word ‘fan’ in more than one instance. Yet, what is a fan? It is someone who admires or loves an object of fandom such as a celebrity, a movie, or a sports team, for instance, and has extensive knowledge of that object (Kloet & van Zoonen, 2007, p.323). Moreover, fans feel a deep emotional connection as well as an attachment to their fandom, which leads them to pass a considerate amount of time on it (Kloet & van Zoonen, 2007, p.323). Additionally, fans are likely to…

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    Bee Movie Content Analysis

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    With the invention of the Internet has come with the creation of a whole new way people express their creativity. A common form of expression on the internet is through the use of fan made content, including things such as fan fiction and memes. In recent months, the 2007 animated film Bee Movie has received much attention on the internet through the use of this fan made content, in particular memes. Many of these memes are about making the film seem even more absurd through editing the film or…

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    Your #1 Fan Description: A Fan, you probably know one, or are one… And for generations, the western world has seen people fall under the admiration and desire to know more about pieces of pop culture, constituting them as ‘a fan’, from ‘Beatlemania’ to ‘Beliebers’ and everything in between. While the feelings may still be the same, how has the experience of being a fan changed? I talked to a fan, a creator and a publicist- three different people who have experiences in different angles on this…

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    My Pretty Pony Analysis

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    They perceive Brony behavior somehow detracts from a young man’s masculinity. Yet there still remain delineations about acceptable norms for being manly while still actively participating in a fandom depending on the genre. The implication being a fan of a media franchise is fine, so long as that media text does not encroach against appropriate gender standards. Precepts regarding gender norms and acceptable gender roles are regularly enforced across social institutions from an early age and…

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    Analysis The events of Scandal 5x09 sent shockwaves through the fandom as different factions began to argue over the circumstances of her abortion. The response was overwhelmingly negative and prompted reactions from, not only the fans, but also the network itself. The visceral audience reaction and critique in addition to the studio’s counter-posts on various social media sites (Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, etc) show contradictory opinions about the unexpected (the abortion) and how the event…

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    Fan Activism Book Review

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    To begin, the term fandom is a very popular term that is used in popular culture today. Subcultures are very important in popular culture, as it helps categorize people’s ideas and opinions on certain interests and events. In addition, whether it’s a famous movie series such as: Harry Potter or a fan base for an artist like Eminem, we are categorized and separated by what we like and what we dislike. However, youth more importantly in this digital revolution use social media and the internet to…

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