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Okay so I was browsing the net and I found this lovely piece of work, that was published just two months ago. link
Apparently this is a 'student run' new site. So much for the plagiarism policy. Like at least give an exact
link--as your site automatically generates for anyone who copies and pastes your work. But don't worry I already put that up سب, سب سے اوپر myself, out of respect. Anyhow I find it very funny how professionally set up this site is and yet they're utilizing my work without my permission and without even linking me to it. It's one thing to post my work (with credits) in appreciation of it behind my back and another to critique it behind my back. I'm not saying not to disagree with me at all, because really, I don't mind. What I am saying is, at least have the decency to link me to the critique so I have a chance to defend myself. That's my main issue with this article. The lack of professionalism is killing me and this site claims to be the site of a newspaper. "The Record and its staff encourage a respectful, engaging and informative conversation."
Yeah, okay, sure lol. Where's the respect? With that in mind I am going to link this to the site so they can properly give feedback about their work being utilized. I mean I suppose I'm somewhat flattered that, that silly مضمون drew enough attention to get a whole response مضمون on another site, but still...it's the way the response was done behind my back that I'm not flattered by.
So what baffles me the most is that (what seems to be) a rather professional newspaper took an مضمون of mine that wasn't even supposed to be professional in the slightest and utilized it. Legit, that مضمون of mine was only there to get my opinion out there and encourage/welcome people into any fandom. To let people know that it's okay to not know everything about a certain medium. I don't get why people have to take a positive like that and try to push a negative.
With all of this in mind Imma type this مضمون just how I typed the other one; without a degree of professional language because that's not what the first one was. Because again, most all of my opinion مضامین are recreational things, things I type just because I want something to do.
The first point I'd like to address is the following "Sure, I might like something a lot, but I’m not going to consider myself a پرستار right away. Why? Because I feel like I don’t know enough about what I’m trying to become a پرستار of."
Alright, that's cool. آپ do you, but don't try to tell others how to feel یا make them feel unwelcome/unequal in the fandom. Just because آپ don't feel comfortable considering yourself a پرستار right away, doesn't mean other people can't. In my opinion it's perfectly fine to call yourself a پرستار as soon as آپ start to enjoy something because that's what being a پرستار is.
سے طرف کی definition (taken from here; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fan_(person)) "is a person who is enthusiastically devoted to something یا somebody, such as a band, a sports team, a genre, a book, a movie یا an entertainer.
As long a person genuinely enjoys something and shows some enthusiasm, سے طرف کی definition they are a fan. Take out the enthusiasm and you're still a fan, you're just a casual fan. Someone who watches and enjoys the subject but isn't super crazy about it. And a causal پرستار is still a real/true fan.
So yes, if آپ don't feel right calling yourself a پرستار (and I apply this to any reader not just the person who this مضمون is a response to) then آپ don't have to. But there are some people who feel comfortable doing so and it's perfectly valid to do so. Because even if آپ don't know a lot about the thing آپ just started to like, آپ can still like and enjoy it. And that is a fan.
The other point that was bought up was the following; "Some “fans,”consider themselves bandwagoners. These individuals openly admit they are شائقین of something because it is what’s مقبول at the time."
سے طرف کی all means, this is a fair point. But
these are not
the people my مضمون was addressing. For one, these people openly admitted they weren't true fans. My مضمون aimed to اتتھان, ترقی کیلئے باہم کوشاں people who genuinely love the subject but were told they couldn't be a پرستار because of xyz. Bandwagoners aren't real شائقین they're bandwagoners. And they admit it.
Which leads to my اگلے point; I'm under the impression that my مضمون wasn't even read fully.
Because the point was terribly missed. I read through all of the "Being a پرستار Isn't Easy" مضمون and not once was it mentioned that people were getting told they weren't real شائقین for opinions regarding the medium they love. The entire point of my مضمون was to dispute claims like "you're not a real پرستار because آپ like the antagonists better than the protagonists." I am a huge پرستار of Winx Club; I've been a پرستار for well over ten years now. I know my shit. And yet someone got off on calling me a 'fake fan' because I preferred one dub over the other. This is what my مضمون was, in a sense, calling out. And the response مضمون didn't address this at all. I feel as though they read my “Step one: enjoy/love/like the show, book, movie, and/or band. Good job, that’s it, you’re a true fan.” And just stopped. So سے طرف کی all means the مضمون in response to mine isn't even a fair assessment of my original content. Considering how much of it was ignored. Considering the very core of it was ignored.
So the اگلے thing bought up is the following; "You know, the people that when آپ دکھائیں them a cool new band, they don’t think much about them, but as soon as the band starts getting airtime on the radio, they claim to know every word to every song?"
Isn't this a form of bandwagoning though? Since the band is getting air time they jump on?
آپ know what, Imma defend these people. To be honest it did annoy me when Gangnam Style started playing and suddenly everyone was a Kpop fan. But
Everyone needs to start somewhere. And I think the above is a start of some sort. No, they shouldn't
claim to know every line to every song right off the bat. But it's completely fair for the person to say they are a پرستار of and like what they did hear. And from there the rest of the knowledge comes naturally
. No one has to put in tedious research, why would they? Because eventually (especially with shows) the viewer starts to get used to the دکھائیں and slowly he/she finds him/herself realizing that he/she can
فہرست off every member of the cast and who they play! Way back in 2011 I dived into the Once fandom; it was really disorienting because not only did I have to keep track of all the characters but I had to keep track of which fairy tail counterpart belonged to who. And I came into the fandom late. Luckily everyone was supportive and instead of saying I wasn't a real پرستار they helped remind me of who was who. Soon enough--without even realizing it
--I not only had the counterpart thing down, but also which cast member played who down. And I didn't do a speck of research, I just listened to my fellow شائقین talk. I followed their conversations, and it came naturally.
So سے طرف کی all means, it really is that
That said, onto the اگلے point; "There has to be something مزید to it than just enjoyment."
I suppose this is just a matter of opinion. Because I strongly disagree. Being a پرستار is all about enjoying something. In fact I'm inclined to point آپ back to the very definition of the word fan. It says nothing
about research/knowledge and everything about enjoyment. "In order to be a پرستار of something, آپ need to have done your homework on it."
No. No, no, no. Being a پرستار should not
require homework! That's what school is for. Sure if it's something آپ enjoy it shouldn't be a hassle. سے طرف کی all means when I got into Avatar I wanted to know everything I could about my پسندیدہ character, Azula. But what about the people who just want to watch the show? That's it, they like/love the دکھائیں but they really don't want to part-take in the fandom یا anything. Are آپ saying that these people don't actually like the show? That they're not fans?
I'd like to argue that (again especially in the case of shows & books) the information is all and research آپ need
lies in the content of the show/book. If it doesn't than the مصنف isn't doing his/her job.
And just how much do آپ need to know? If knowledge is what defines what it takes to be a پرستار then who gets to set that bar? Some people would say that to be a real پرستار آپ have to know the names of all the characters, the اگلے guy will step it up and demand that آپ know all of the characters and the actors who play them. The person will say that آپ have to know all of that and the names of all the episodes. So whose standard of how much knowledge آپ need to be a پرستار are we going by? Because that, my friends, is subjective too. And there's a simple solution to this problem; let the individual him یا herself decide when he یا she is a پرستار of something. Gauge whether یا not someone is a پرستار of something سے طرف کی how much they like the show/book/band/etc. "But if آپ want to be considered a fan, آپ should be reading, watching, attending, listening, and/or participating in whatever your interest is as much as possible."
Now this is something I can agree with. Because that's all it takes; watching thew show, listening to the music, یا whatever. Just making time for watching/listening to/etc. the subject shows that you're a fan. Where I differ is that I don't think that there is a such thing as a 'lazy, lackluster' fan, just a casual fan. And a casual پرستار is still a real
Long story short, I just don't understand why people are so keen on making watching shows, reading books, listening to music, and generally enjoying something such a chore. It really
doesn't have to be. Isn't the point of shows/books/music to give people a release. To give people an escape. A way to relax
. And it's pretty hard to relax and get invested in a دکھائیں when people are telling you, آپ have to hardcore know everything about it. یا when people are playing bouncer at the door of the fanclubs. Just welcome people in with open arms and دکھائیں them the works of the fandom! Like Jesus Christ.
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