When a like turns into a devotion and becomes a part of your emotional well-being, it’s possible you have become a fan.
You enjoy, support and loyally follow an individual or group making something entertaining, or succeeding or failing in a sport. And that’s OK because you’re allowed to enjoy the fruits of another’s hard work. The person who worked hard to make it wants you to enjoy it. It’s a simple relationship.
However, how much devotion is unhealthy and where can the relationship break down? Can one’s investment grow to create hopes that can never be met? Does our fanaticism threaten to spoil our fancy?
Nick and Steev use a few of their own examples to consider the faults in being a fan.
Steev yet again struggles with his sinuses. Apologies.
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- According to Wikipedia: Fan
- According to Wikipedia: Fandom
- Vimeo: “We Used To Wait” by Arcade Fire ↓
- Dan Benjamin
- Merlin Mann
- Back To Work from 5by5
- Geek Friday from 5by5
- Ihnatko Almanac from 5by5
- Andy Ihnatko
- According to Wikipedia: John Gruber
- Daring Fireball
- The Talk Show
- MacBreak Weekly
- InkPulp Audio
- According to Wikipedia: Doctor Who
- According to Wikipedia: Blue Peter
- According to Wikipedia: Soap Opera
- Wikia: Amazing Spider-Man 700
- According to Wikipedia: Dan Slott
- According to Wikipedia: Clone Saga
- According to Wikipedia: EastEnders
- According to Wikipedia: Lost (TV series)
- According to Wikipedia: Professional wrestling
- According to Wikipedia: World of Sport
- YouTube: Big Daddy and ITV Wrestling ↓
- Recorded: 03 April 2013
- Running time: 0:57’17
- Bad language: Yes [2x sh*t; 1x b*llocks]
- ‘Confirmation bias’ count: 3
- Feature image source: http://thesuperslice.com/2011/10/07/duck-tron-by-ryactive/
- Tron Guy: Jay Maynard
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