On Fanboys

It can’t have escaped the attention of people that use the series of tubes composing the internet that there exists a certain type of individual out there who is so dedicated to a certain interest to an almost fanatical degree, much to the detriment of all other things. This is the Fanboy or Fangirl. They exist in pretty much shared interest group and will be the type who will doggedly defend it, or even their little corner of it, for good or ill against pretty much everyone. Their influence has become a matter of note in many areas, and more often than not to a negative degree. Since I wrote about the highs and lows of Fandoms a couple of weeks back, I thought it a rather appropriate continuation of theme to talk about their most enthusiastic, shall we say, members.

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