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What makes a Star Wars fan?

Discussion in 'General Sequel Trilogy Discussion' started by metadude, Jun 28, 2018.

  1. cawatrooper

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    See, I disagree.

    My wife absolutely loves Star Wars. She just got into it the week before The Force Awakens, but now she is super into the movies and loves the board games.

    She has never read a Star Wars comic. Never read one of the books. Never really collected a ton of merchandise.

    Just because she's not utterly obsessed, is she not a fan in your eyes?
     
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  2. FN-3263827

    FN-3263827 First Order, Then Pie
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    right? given the nature of the video, perhaps they're the ones who don't understand the fanbase? : o p

    i'm not going to pretend to speak for all the women fans of the franchise, but this is pretty offensive stuff.
     
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  3. LadyMusashi

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    Whether you like or enjoy just one film or a show or devour everything Star Wars has to offer, you are a fan. Attempts to quantify ones fandom based on quantity of SW they consume and enjoy often represents gate-keeping. The expressions like 'real fans' often follow.


    If you harass people online or in real life, because they disagree with your opinion about Star Wars or they took Star Wars in a direction you didn't like, you are a fanatic. I wouldn't question the fact that people like these see themselves as fans, but I would debate whether they should have a place in SW or any other fandom.
     
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  4. TheDroidM6-B7

    TheDroidM6-B7 Rebel Trooper

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    A 'fan' invests to see growth, be it commercially for a franchise, or just growth of their mental or emotional connection with it.

    People who feel like their investment gives some kind of ownership, are not fans.
     
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