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What difference do you think it makes?

Since Marvel's been releasing two movies a year plus a few solid seasons of tv, it seems like there are a LOT of new fans. Personally, I think it's great. The more the merrier, right?
But there's definitely a sentiment in some circles (not Vingle!) that if you've only seen the movies, you're not a "true fan". Or if you didn't care about comics until recently. You know what I'm taking about, right? Some fans act like gatekeepers and they'll only let some people in. Are there times when stuff like that does actually matter, or is it time for that attitude to retire?
to me it depends. people who got introduced through other media but are really into it are fans. different paths, same endings. but ones who are "only fans for (insert media here)" are just fad fans & make me sick. you see it a lot with the younger crowd who get into manga through anime but they're only fans of the really popular aid like attack on titan, fairy tail, etc. ego knows that the creator of fairy tale wrote another series called rave master which had a lot in common with fairy tale but it's older & less happy?
@buddyesd true, the thing every fan has in common is that we were all newbies once
@buddyesd that's very true, the stories have changed a lot just in the past ten years. Which I think makes sense, the world is changing and the stories are finding new places
@shannonl5 plus the story arcs that were around when I was a kid have pretty much faded out of memory so everybody that thinks that they are the ultimate fan may are not that different from someone just climbing aboard. not everybody has a complete story
I don't think it matters at all. It doesn't matter how long you follow the show or loved a movie or a game or a band or buck. And you can still be a fan if you're not 100% invested in it either. If you like something, then you are a fan.
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