Have you ever stopped been a fan of a certain fandom? (22)

1 Name: Phoenix360 : 2009-12-23 15:47 ID:djzs8PFN


I was contacted by an author called 'Yoshino in the Moonlight' on Fanfiction.net about this site. After hearing about it I've decided to check it out and join in.

Now I'm just curious about this. When it comes to a certain fandom, from TV shows to books or anime, have you ever been a fan but then stopped?

For me it was the Twilight series. I was a fan before it was 'cool to be a fan', when it was just Twilight and New Moon and was barely known. It wasn't exactly great literature and had many flaws but it was entertaining and kept me reading. Gradually though as the two more books followed I just eventually lost intrest and now I don't really like the series at all.


2 Name: JustAchild : 2009-12-23 15:51 ID:5dKWNh1f

um....Twilight, CSI.....thats about it.

3 Name: RayRay : 2009-12-23 16:25 ID:ZrPkbRhl

Well when I was a kid it was pokémon- but I just grew out of that really, the fad died before it came back.

I don't think I've ever been so into a fandom that I've ditched it now...I like Twilight - not so much as I used to, thanks to the twitards, but I never wrote for it or anything...just read the books and saw the movies etc...

4 Name: elecktrum : 2009-12-23 17:58 ID:I1Tp1BQD

My interest in pursuing a fandom wanes more than I actaully stop being a fan. I'll consume things whole and throw myself into a fandom full bore. While I don't ever really burn out entirely, my focus will change as new things catch my interest. I find it fun to go back and revist old flames, as it were, and I just look at my waxing and waning devotion as a means of collecting more fandoms to entertain me.

5 Name: dance with the devil : 2009-12-24 04:18 ID:f3YuifN7

i was into pokemon but it started when i was about 7 and im 14 now so i got bored. And yu-gi-oh, i liked that when it started but then i realised just how bad the voice actors on it were and how crap the story was

6 Name: Robyn : 2009-12-24 05:06 ID:HkKwjVvg

Twilight is the only one, I realised how bad it is.

7 Name: Lupa Dracolis : 2009-12-24 07:48 ID:WFN8roEp

>>5 Try Yugioh the abridged series on youtube. It's very funny!

8 Name: Windesque : 2009-12-24 14:07 ID:njI6MJpA

Twilight. I read the whole series, before it became popular, and then....holy crud, I saw the light.
I now loathe it with a passion.

9 Name: just-wondered : 2009-12-28 09:42 ID:Xrnllhc6

Twilight. the first film came out and I'd resisted the books up to then, and curiosity overcame me so I read them all within three or so days. and I really enjoyed them. then my sister got into it- and i mean obsessed into it- so i re-read them and realised that actually, it was a bit same-y. And Bella really annoyed me, thus ending my brief love affair with twilight.

and now i'm falling out of love with Harry Potter, which is frustrating as I've got three unfinished but posted fics...

10 Name: Bola : 2009-12-28 10:28 ID:DQEofpDv

Yeah, I grew out of Pokemon as well. And I kind of stopped watching Xena when Joxer became a full cast member, and everything started to seem like sci-fi.

11 Name: LASER : 2009-12-28 13:48 ID:KUM2pSa/

South Park. I still watch it and it's still awesome but it's impossible to have any SP fic reviewed unless it contains OCs or hardcore yaoi. I tried turning my back on it and but I keep coming back to it. what can I say? it was my first fandom I can't just leave it but I am pretty resentful of it

12 Name: Stapels : 2009-12-28 18:41 ID:qZRaRSrn

Naruto. I just got bored with it.

13 Name: ycart59 : 2009-12-29 01:43 ID:V+T9eLzv

Hmmm... I don't really count Pokemon, because I still like it, and I'll actually read a fanfiction here or there about it. But, surprisingly, I would have to go with Death Note. I love it and all, but... after about seven months of loving it and all the fanon pairings, it just got boring. I'll still read the continuing fanfics I'm reading, but I don't really read the oneshots anymore. I'm on to Naruto pairings now.

But it sucks, because I had just started a MattxMello fanfic... so now I have no idea what I'm gonna do with it.

14 Name: Spoilers : 2009-12-29 02:51 ID:qSb3BRBx

Twilight... funnily enough it wasn't the books that did it, but the quality of fanfiction around. Twilight has so many fangirls that fanfiction sites just got swamped with Mary Sues and variants on "The Twilight characters talk on MSN!" So I just gave up.

15 Name: Madness : 2009-12-29 03:51 ID:DSa4ErTP


16 Name: KiteRunnerx : 2009-12-29 04:49 ID:RjUQzQ+1

My story is the same as many - since twilight became THE popular thing, my liking of it gradually decreased and now it lies on the borderline between dislike and hate. It read the first three books before anybody really knew about them over here and I thought they were quite good despite a couple of errors. Now, well, it's a different story. I can't help but be critical of the characters after reading it all again and the books themselves aren't all that great - the concept wasn't bad but the fangirls have ruined it for me. Fullstop.

17 Name: Tenshi-chan : 2009-12-29 12:12 ID:ipj6seys

Yeah when i was younger i used to be obsessed over this anime called Tokyo Mew Mew but after watching it i kinda got bored of it...


I'm obsessed over an entirely different anime. ;D

18 Name: mentalguru : 2009-12-31 04:56 ID:cBRSr2nN

I wane more. But I've completely lost interest with Invader Zim almost completely damn it, when I actually had a fic unfinished which would actually unite both lovers and haters of ZADR as a pairing.... from 2007.

(Basic thing- I don't care for ZADR, but I have Zim trying to control Dib with hormones, thinking he'll be his slave... terrible things happen as a result, one-sdied (fake) ZADR- both lovers and haters of the pairing liked it, saying it may be actually the ONLY way it would happen on the show plus the Gaz and Zim 'friendship'... but I lost inspiration for I.Z. Still it was fun)

I once left Monsters.Inc. for a while, but that was more from writers bloc. My other fandoms are taking a back seat for a while while I get my fic in that fandom underway more. I'm incredibly involved with that fandom, and am a diehard Sulley fan who has found her strange solace amongst Randall fans who I also like as a character. (Think it's unfair he's called 'draco in leatherpants', damn it.)

Still dash into Avatar the last airbender now and then (mainly to write Aang-and-Zuko bonding oneshots), Ninja turtles has... waned... but not completely dropped forever probably.

Harry Potter? Maybe someday... I have ideas, just little drive. Plus I still join in discussion now and then (mainly over how bad the last book was... XD.)

Gargoyles stopped as soon as it began it seemed, even though I still love the show.

19 Name: bioldrawings : 2009-12-31 06:20 ID:fUtla6rh

I can hold an obsession for years in one form or another :P

Honestly I think the only thing I've really grown out of is Thomas the Tank Engine (embarrassing but true)

Only problem is that although my fan-passion burns for a long time it doesn't burn very brightly, and when you're trying to motivate yourself to write that can breed lethargy.

20 Name: kathywheel : 2010-01-01 05:41 ID:w97b7Wk6

Twilight, i used to like it but then it got to hyped up and i don't think it's good enough to be given this much attention.

21 Name: TearThePetals : 2010-01-02 05:48 ID:99UIYGYw

Smallville. Watched it purely for James Marsters, wrote fanfic, bought the s5 box set, then realized how shit every other cast member was.
Weirdly, I have been into my main fandom (Buffy) for 10+ years and my fanness has shown no signs of waning.

22 Name: BriiDream : 2010-08-18 03:45 ID:HtsnVAyF

I'm still a fan for Naruto, but my fanfic ideas have pretty much died down to a few. I rarely read any either.

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