I love the idea of this. I really do. But I have see a "fake fan." Or more so they just like it because everyone else did.
My sister. During the twilight dark ages, all my sister's friends were obsessed. They love it. So, she decided to love it too. She never read the books, but bought the movie, tried watching it once and never made it through. I'm not a fan either but I did read the first (and somewhat of the second) one, so I would ask her like her favorite character or part, she would be like, I dunno who is all in. But claimed she LOVED twilight.
So yea, I get what you are saying, she had every right to like twilight in anyway she wanted to, but she truly was only claiming to like it because all her friends were.
I still don't understand what the problem is though. If she claims to like it, let her. I don't get why people have to prove they love something. I mean, you obviously knew she didn't like it that much, but so what? No harm comes out of it (:
No harm except I had to watch the bloody film every day though she wasn't around to watch it, but would yell at me if I wanted to change it.
She never had to prove it and she was allowed to like it, but I'm stating there is such a thing as a fake fan. That doesn't mean she can't do what she wanted with it, but she obv. had only interest in it because it was the popular thing to like.
But if she wasn't around to watch it... then why did you watch it, if you didn't like it though? (there's something I am not getting here, might be because it's early or my lack of knowledge in the English language)
id rather gear this towards the fucking "know-it-all" snobtastic cunty whores that think "their" fandom is better than anything and everything else ever created ever. those people grind my gears and should be set ablaze! sorry for random comment...
As a girl who grew up with the old generations and still loves it to bits, even if it's for 3-year-olds, and as a girl who is a brony/pegasister and has adult relatives who are bronies/pegasisters, There are no fake fans (unless you ACTUALLY ARE pretending to like it for attention and what not. But i've never seen one).
Just because you like the new generation, yet pay no attention to the old generations, does not mean you are a fake fan! Same the other way around!
Who decides such things? Why the "true" fans do. What is a "true" fan? Why it is anyone who says they are a "true" fan, of course. It all boils down to individualism and selfishness. "I enjoy this thing and thus it was made for me and should continue to cater to my whims and desires. Anyone who disagrees with me is stupid, wrong and an abomination to life." That's the mentality.