The title sums it pretty well. Just because I don’t agree with a diehard fanboy/girl’s favorite TV series, movie series, author, etc. doesn’t mean I hate it. It does mean I realize why fanboys/girls need to take a breath and realize they are often the haters. I like some things, but I am not a diehard fanboy of anything. I don’t care if you don’t like what I like. World would be pretty boring although with the plethora of books, TV series, movie remakes, it’s getting there fast enough.
It’s interesting that even fanboys/girls have a breaking point. Disney hopefully learned that lesson after a pitiful Star Wars showing not too long ago. We’ll see by how the next Star Wars turns out if Disney learned the right lesson. It takes a lot to turn a diehard fanboy/girl into a rabid anti-fan, but Disney did a pretty good job alienating enough of them with Star Wars. That excessive love can turn into excessive hate when you cross the line far enough. Each rabid fan has their own line in the sand for when it gets crossed.
I hope never to get popular enough as an author, blogger, vlogger, etc. that I develop diehard fanboys/girls. I also hope none of you develop such a following. It’s not worth the price you will eventually pay if you don’t nip it in the bud.
I used to read several writers, and I call them writers because they stopped being authors long ago. They have 20+ book series, but they have used and re-used every plot device, trope, character type, etc. so many times that it’s sad. They have fallen either for the greed factor or they have to keep writing to make their fans happy or both.
Personally, I am tired of seeing people called “haters” simply because they don’t agree with someone. If your life is so tied up with an author, TV or movie series, you need to back off and realize it’s causing you more problems than it’s worth. Seriously you hate somebody because they don’t agree with your favorite pet project?