made this vlog entitled “Celebrity Ownership” from the experiences I’ve had running fan pages over the years and doing my documentary “fanATOMY”. I am guilty of doing this myself in the past and I have learned from it. it’s sucky behavior. maybe someone else will?
making fun of or stigma against fan site runners is silly. if you think about it, we use our free time to promote something we strongly believe in and connect other fans with. sure, there are some wackadoodles out there, but the sites that are un-bias and look almost like an officially run site bring a lot of people news and enjoyment. I reach out to well over ten thousand people per day/night. what did you do last night? oh, you played beer pong? cool story bro.
The disadvantage to delving into the wonderful culture that is fandom/fanatics, is that you also hit the seedy underbelly of it all. The jealous, hateful bullies who have to start fights and drama and rumors and harassment within their fan communities. It really makes me sad. And more often than not, it’s over nothing. This is something I’ve been through and now I see a friend going through it and it’s just. Pointless. I saw this quote the other day - “Be the kind of person you want to meet.” Would YOUR favorite celebrity/celebrities of choice want to meet you if they knew what you were doing to another person, no matter how justified your actions seem to you? I know first hand the answer is “no”.