"I hate Twifags!" "I hate Narutards!" "I hate the fanbase of [INSERT SUBJECT HERE]!! They just RUIN the whole show/anime/game/movie for me!"
Anyone else getting a little tired of hearing this all the time? I know I am.
I didn't notice a lot of brony hate until recently. It must be because of how popular MLP is getting, and how much the fanbase is growing. And this is a subject that has always irked me. What in the hell gives anyone the right to tell someone else that what they like sucks? Who actually feels that entitled, and that righteous to presume that just because they dislike something, it's automatically awful? I don't care HOW much I dislike something, I would never flame it. Especially to specifically taunt those who DO like it.
The MLP:FiM fanbase is actually one of the things I love about the fandom. I can honestly say that I've never been a part of something this monumental, passionate and awesome. But of course there are going to be people that are rude, or people that over-do it. How does that reflect the entire fanbase? I seriously don't understand how these people think. It's no better than saying, "I had a bad experience with a black man once, so I hate black people!" Am I wrong?
There's something I hear all the time, even among some of my friends: "It's just so over-rated, I hate it. No, I haven't actually seen it, but I know I won't like it. It's too popular." What you're basically saying when you say something like that, is that society has made up your mind for you, and you don't want to be bothered to think for yourself. The last time I did that, I was 14 years old. I judged and mocked a friend of mine for liking something I had never read myself, and then a few months later, I ended up reading it and LOVING it. I vowed then and there to give everything a chance before making a judgement, and even after deciding I didn't like something, I promised myself to never flame anyone else for being a fan. I mean, who the hell did I think I was? I DO NOT speak for the entire world. If you like something, I will respect that. Like a damn adult.
In other words, if you're saying you hate something because of the fanbase or it's popularity, you're not only ignorant, but you're not thinking for yourself. You're basing your opinion on the fact that it's popular, not if it's something you could truly enjoy. And if you've given it a shot and STILL don't like it, but you decide to flame others for liking it? Then that just makes you a conceited dickwad. Either way, those people can promptly die in a goddamn fire.
I'm a proud brony, and I'm constantly in awe of the power and passion of the MLP fanbase. LONG LIVE CELESTIA.