Whatever fandom you’re a part of… this is for you.


  • Jessica Velasquez

    Book?

    • Secgu76

      Harry Potter, Hunger Games, etc…

    • Daupkee

      A written or printed work consisting of pages glued or sewn together along one side and bound in covers.

      • CharlieTooHuman (Capt Obvious)

        I like to stick my dick in books. Uhhh I’m so obsessed.

      • Jessica Velasquez

        Should have just left it at book….

  • Davan

    Why care?

  • chris

    It’s probably something to do with the much deeper histories associated with different sports, and the much more frequent social gatherings that sports leads to. I’m not saying that sports are better, just that they’re more suited to mass obsession than books, tv shows and movies.

    • Rattlehead

      As much as I love my sport and follow my chosen teams passionately, the social interaction at live games leaves a lot to be desired. This is because I n order to be on the level of most fans I would be required to hit myself in the head with a brick several dozen times.

    • Kai

      What about the people who hate social gatherings? Those people could have a crazy obsession with books, video games, etc.

      • chris

        Well then obviously they’re part of what this post is calling socially unacceptable. What’s your point?

        • Kai

          Sometimes people who hate social gatherings still want to be socially accepted, just in a different way.

          • chris

            Of course they want to be socially accepted. We’re naturally social creatures. It’s biological. Let me know when you find the point.

          • Kai

            The point is, obsession over books and movies is less socially acceptable. These people may be “weird” in the eyes of society, but they still want to be accepted. It’s just harder for them sometimes, compared to sports fans for example. And in society, it’s kind of unfair.

  • Mehdi Yasaee

    For one thing sports are not fictional.

    • The People’s Poet

      Weak point is weak. Religion is fictional but is socially acceptable…

      • Mehdi Yasaee

        To me and you it may be fictional but to those who believe in religion, it’s completely real.

        • The People’s Poet

          So fictional is more a long the lines of a perception than an absolute?

          • Mehdi Yasaee

            Woa! that’s deep 😀

      • Kai

        People might think religion is fictional, but it’s definitely not. And there are so many people that think it’s real.

        • The People’s Poet

          There is no proof of the existence of any deity, so it is considered fiction until it can be proven to be factual.

    • brujah1381

      Sports my not be fictional, but in mho matter a hell of a lot less then a good story. A person can get obsessed with the stats and the scores, but at the end of the season what does it all amount to, nothing, it all resets the next year. Sure in the NFL it matters with draft picks, but that’s about all. A good story on the other hand can bring people together, inspire new stories, new art, expanded culture. Authors like Homer, Han Christen Andersen, and J.R.R. Tolkien can span generations and connect people globally in a way few other things can. Sports may be more real, but stories are far more important, and there is always truth in fiction.

  • Whyodinwhy

    Probably because going to sporting events is more of a social event than sitting at home being obsessed with a fictional character…

    • Rattlehead

      Live sport is a social event in its most basic form, getting wasted and mob mentality. Sure it can be a lot of fun but it’s hardly the most stimulating of social events.

  • CFG

    Or videogame series. I was obsessed with Final Fantasy back in the day (during the SNES era).

    • m4a4

      Was JUST about to post something like this…

    • http://karuizawa-hosinoko.blogspot.jp Bryan Lobesz

      Still am.not so much obsessed I guess, but i still get excited over the new ones.

  • Riechart

    Obsession with a sports team can be an ongoing lifelong event vs most great TVseries are about 7-9 seasons. Great Books come in trilogies. You can get a couple good sequels out of a movie story. The difference comes with longevity and allegiance to a team.

    • Gnome Anne

      Doctor Who has been around since 1963…

      • Riechart

        Exceptions to every rule – Simpsons have 26 seasons also and still going

    • Chris

      The sports team may be a life long thing but they rotate players in and out that within your 7-9 seasons your rooting for a whole new team. Some of us are life long fans of comic books, manga, anime, and some of those trilogies were released before our birth so they can be lifelong as well. Just because the story ends doesn’t mean we have to stop loving it. Video games as well. Hell The legend of Zelda and Final Fantasy have been around since 86 and 87 respectively. Not to mention Star Trek and Star Wars. Both have huge fan bases.

  • Eric Thompson

    I’ve not seen any fanfics or worrying fanart/genderbends about Bayern Munich though

    • Dahria Kane

      You haven’t been looking very hard, have you? Rule 34, my friend.
      I mean I haven’t seen that many about football, but there’s a weird number of them about ice hockey players.

  • Gnome Anne

    OP have all of my upvotes for 10.

  • Fokke

    Huh? Is it? There is not one sports team I give a shit about, but I can
    go on for hours about movies I love or books or music. Never realized
    that was socially awkward behaviour. Could be my handicap of course

    • Rev. Analbumcover

      Perhaps were you live, the average IQ is higher than the average waist size. That’s not true everywhere.

  • Uh. What?
  • Sans Ovaries

    Maybe this will clear things up…

  • https://m.facebook.com/khloebriglio BlackSwan

    So much this!!!!!

  • http://www.silverraven.com/fy.htm Darude Sandstorm

    I didn’t know this was an actual issue. There have been countless times where I’ve gone nuts over a sporting event or a TV show when talking about it “around the watercooler” so to speak. Just because there are no stadiums built to house dipshits reading or watching 50 Shades of Garbage doesn’t mean it’s less socially acceptable.

    All it means is that PARTICULAR book, show, movie you are completely into is either crazy niche or crazy shitty.

    • Rattlehead

      Your logic is flawed in that it’s normally the “crazy shitty” rubbish that gets the popularity to be made into movies for the braindead masses, with the best examples being twilight and 50 shades. Also did you just imply that reading is for dipshits? Guess it takes to much concentration for your short term attention span.

      • http://www.silverraven.com/fy.htm Darude Sandstorm

        No, I did not imply reading is for dipshits. I did infer that reading or watching that 50 Shades stuff is for dipshits or will make you a dipshit. I don’t know what would make you think I have a short attention span or have an issue with concentration, but perhaps you’re projecting a bit too much on to me.

        • Rattlehead

          I probably am projecting to much. When I first interpretted it as you having said all reading is for dipshits I responded from my experience being that those who hate reading normally have tiny attention spans

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