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I actually don't like fandoms in general so I'm not familiar with many. I can't put my finger specifically on the reason, but any I've been exposed to seem to have a lot of in-fighting and are really sensitive, temperamental, unwilling to let go, or never staisfied. I guess they just seem really high-strung to me.
I really loved the Avatar: the Last Airbender/Legend of Korra fandom up until the finale but they reacted so badly turning on each other like they did. Now that things have somewhat settled they're okay again.
I also hate the big three fangirl - Sherlock, Supernatural, and Doctor Who, the last one particularly because I grew up watching the old series and they've just made me never feel like catching up in the new series.
Fangirls ruin a lot I guess because they seem to be the ones who ship everything that moves and that gets old.


This^.
I think the My little pony fandom is pretty bad, while it is an ok show the fans make it hard to get into it and see what its about.
While every fandom has is dark side, I rarely find any bad things with people of the nintendo fandom.
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I remember AoT's fandom being so bad it put me off from watching the series -_-

Also, this doesn't really count as a fandom (I think), but the Anti-SAO crowd can be pretty terrible from my experience. I have seen so many instances of people getting attacked (virtually, that is), for simply saying that they like it.

As for the best, Final Fantasy 14 has been really good.
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There are rarely ever such thing as good fandoms. You just don't see them; at most you might get a tolerable fandom. The issue of fandoms is devotion. Larger, more generalized fandoms, or rather communities (like the anime community in its entirety), are tolerable, but fandoms focused on certain shows can contain crazy superfans dedicated to one sole cause since the fandom is specialized to one show.

As a result these superfans will fight anybody who is a fan of any other show that "mimics" or "steals" ideas from there show and does it "worse" (which isn't exactly true, but this is their mindset) and I'm certain everybody here understands group mentality. When the people speaking the loudest (superfans) get pissed off about other shows and start wars, people are bound to follow them due to group mentality.

For the reasons above, this is why I cannot stand the fanbases of the Big Three (Naruto, Bleach, and One Piece) and their obsessive wars over which Shonen is the best Shonen (despite the fact that they are completely different anime that just happen to be popular) and the reason why I do not discuss those anime with anybody, period. Hell, I've even tried to avoid those anime because of the fanbase (trust me, I learned this the hard way when I tried to watch Bleach).

To sum up:

General fanbases (aka communities) = tolerable

Specialized fanbases = usually terrible

Exception: The gaming community (especially the Xbox Live community), which is terrible even though I like games, and any faction of these communities that participate willingly on 4chan or Reddit boards (because the 4chan and Reddit communities are terrible). Also, a huge faction of the Tumblr community (especially the shippers, the femnazis, and those annoying people who spoil anime).
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We asked this on Newgrounds a while back and we all agreed that sports fandoms were bad. I specifically said that the old firm fandoms were the worst. Despite being a great fan of Touhou, I don't tend to get on well with much of the Touhou fandom either.

The best fandom is the fandom of HoldenReviews. I was watching a stream of him just doing traditional hand-drawn animation for several hours and I've never felt so at home with a fandom.
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Older nintendo fans have to be one of the best groups, hardcore weeaboos have to be the worst
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Worst:
Durarara!! Idiots and Shizaya Shippers (So many special snowflakes I have fought with from that fandom. Ew.)
Hardcore Yaoi-Is-Totally-Canonized side of the Free! fandom
Supernatural
Sherlock
Doctor Who
Yugioh (mainly based upon my dumb special snowflake former friend, by God)
Gravity Falls (the amount of incest shippers is at a dire level. They must be stopped)
Kuroshitsuji ( SebCiel shippers make me ill honestly)
SNK
MLP
Naruto fandom. Dear LORD, they're called Narutards for a reason.
PEWDIEPIE fans. PEWDIEPIE FANS. They'll literally go out of their way to INSULT other Lets Players.
Onision fans. They thin shamed me and he literally made a video about me way back when. He's a horrible person and his fandom is worse than he himself. It's a terrifying mass of hormonal teenage girls with excess black liner and sideswiped colorful hair. Ah. Reminds me of myself when i was 13. AH. Kill them with fire, to be honest.
Twilight fandom
50 Shades fandom. The book is poorly written and executed Twilight fanfiction
Sonic fandom. Since Chris Chan is a part of it.
Hetalia
One Direction
EXO, holy fuck, EXO
Insane Clown Possie
Furries. Furries are gross.
Social Justice Warriors
Justine Beaver
Homestuck

Best:
Fluffier-Fun-Yaoi-Isn't-Canon-Really side of the Free! Fandom
Durarara!! fandom that doesn't include idiots and Shizaya, and isn't on tumblr
Markiplier's fandom is much tamer than most Lets Play fandoms.
Hyouka fandom - relatively chill and loves HotaEru.
Pretty much any KyoAni fandom, actually. Besides FMPfags who complain about how KyoAni didn't give them FMP S3. Oh boo freaking hoo, Hyouka didn't even get a season two, so don't get your baby diapers in a bunch over FMP not getting a S3!
Kpop girlgroup fandoms that aren't for the major groups
PSG fandom isn't super bothersome
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Narutards are a lobotomized, zombie infection which must be purged.
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The best..
I love the Shugo Chara instagram fandom. The tumblr fandom.. not so much.
Also the Love Live/SIF fandom.
No one knows of the Kingdom Keepers fandom, but.. it's one of the best.

The worst..
The Warriors fandom scares me.
The Gravity Falls fandom was the BEST, most inviting fandom ever...
...until around the time season 2 started.
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The tumblr fodder of anything is actually usually unberable. Even the RP fandoms have their share of pricks. I've been involved in drama and also see it ensue on the sidelines with tumblr fandoms. It's a true battleground and probably one of the most frightening things I've ever seen.

What's worst is the people with headcanons like "(insert character here) is (fake gender or nuerogender here)" or " insert character here is trans" or "insert character here is fake sexuality here"
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The horrible music stars (Justin beaver, Nicki Minaj 1D etc.), Twilight fans, Pony fags, Naruto+Hinata / Naruto+ Sakura fans, Xbox vs Playstation debaters. That's all I can think of right now
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Romance/Sex fans (the people that just "need" a partner because they'll freak if they're by themselves.)

Drinking enthusiasts (there's the people that love alcohol and then there's the people that can't shut up about it, completely turned me off of ever wanting to drink ever)

Cigarette enthusiasts (don't those things cause a slow building cancer?)

SAO fans (I don't like harems so I avoid that series like the plague)

Steven Universe fans (how can you be such an asshole while liking a show that demonstrates that being that way is kind of a bad thing)

People that feel like the only way to like something is to hate something else viciously ("NO, A REAL FAN THINKS THIS STUFF IS AWESOME AND THAT OTHER THING SUCKS!", "then why are we mentioning that other thing?", "SHUT UP NOOBFAGOT!1!)

Militards (the people that were already rude and obnoxious before they learned about war/joined the military but since they've been in, they think they're better than everyone because they know about war...)

Pretty much any rabid group of people that don't believe that people can share an opinion that differs from their own and goes straight to hostility and insults for the sake of wanting to feel correct.
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The Undertale fandom is the best fandom ever lmao
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As a cosplayer I have found the Homestuck and Hetalia fandoms are THE WORST at conventions. They are pretty much all loud and annoying and some have actually harassed other Homestuck/Hetalia cosplayers because of their ships. I would love to cosplay from Hetalia but I hate the fandom so much because I don't want to be harassed which is a pretty crappy thing in itself.



The best fandom as a cosplayer is probably the Sailor Moon fandom. I am also a Sailor Moon cosplayer and everyone I know to have cosplayed from SM are usually adults like myself since Sailor Moon is a classic. I met some awesome people threw SM.

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Posted 12/5/15 , edited 12/5/15

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The Undertale fandom is the best fandom ever lmao




Haha yes, definitely!!
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In my opinion, one of the worst fandoms is Boku no Pico.
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