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The Fandom Rankings

Updated: Jan 25, 2022

Art by Renee Modina

Pre-written and originating from an ER scream brainstorm session, I, your host, am proud to present, “The Fandom Rankings.” One probably assumes with so much time, a more creative title would’ve been produced, unfortunately, that is not so. I just had no better ideas, so moving on! A quick PSA before we begin, all of the following is based on survey results. No comment or opinion is that of the entire journalism class or my own, So, viewers, please don’t attack us. Some of y’all are… politely scary… respectfully terrifying? I think I can say that. Also, everyone has their differing biases and experiences and it can be pre-assumed some big-time things will be missed. This is a light piece and not entirely accurate on a large scale (it is not accurate on a wide scale, no question about it). Finally, all commentary is quoting or for comedic effect. There will be 5 awards and some response favorites included throughout. There is also a fan fiction-related category. With that, let’s begin.

Chaotic Fandom Members

Starting off strong, we have a poll on the most chaotic fandom members. This question has a bit over 40 responses and two prominent leaders in the ranks. But before we share that, to the child who just entered their or their friend’s name repeatedly for every single question, I had to photo-shop your entries out. I do know your name now though, so be afraid of my very “intimidating” 5’2 8th-grade self.

Now heading on back to the awards, first for “Most Chaotic Fandom,” we have Anime Fans, with 30 votes. In second K-pop it is, with 24. And in 3rd, there is a tie of 10 votes between the Directioners and the Potterheads.

The majority seems to find large-scale fandoms the most chaos-filled, which is no surprise, considering the most “if you don’t like this ship, to the guitunes you go” mentality can be found in them. The most intense tend to shine the brightest (and blind us, or threaten too). The anime fandom actually has around 50 million estimated fans, many of which are twitter active. So, with all that passion and concerning ship accounts, they’ve made first. This award show production doesn’t have trophies for 50 million people, nor the budget to buy them, but we can say, “congrats,” and then slowly…back...away.

Who will hunt you down?

Next up, we have the winners for those who are most likely to hunt you down. Whether you’ve insulted the fandom or simply made a comment on their post, these members have the power and will find your address. Twitter arguments lead to doxing, and 90% of them should be FBI agents or serving time. One responder stated, “it’s funny how if you make a brand new twitter acc and say ‘k-pop is bad’ you will be bullied hard,” and that really does fall in line with the results. The places are K-pop with 25, Anime with 7, and the Dream SMP with 5. The general viewpoint seems to be that K-pop is a huge fandom and very dedicated, and while anybody will defend what they love, most of these stans are extreme.

Semi-related, but Dream SMP wasn’t put as a multi-choice box, as “other:___” was already there. And it has become clear since the survey’s creation that it really should have been. There are different sides to all fandoms but whatever side this originated from, “DREAMSMP FANS R PCSYCHO AND YOU DIDNT EVEN INCLUDE THEM,” I’m worried. The all-caps really translates that aggressiveness that it’s rather lovely. Also, this comment does connect to fandom increases and how different levels of dedication can present in any group. But in efforts to keep this going, the show will not be getting into that today.

Who will cancel you in a heartbeat?

Here we go again! Now, take a guess. I’ve got 3 responses specifically about being canceled by them and honestly- just kidding. I’m not sharing my opinion seeing as I don’t want to be hunted. Anyways, K-pop and BTS are in first with 14 votes, and “idk” is in 2nd with 7. The Dream SMP and Anime fandoms are tied for 3rd with 4 votes.

Credits to google and Novel HD

Three people did put twitter in general, and one incredible person put Onceler stans. Which, on the topic, brings me to the question of why is he shipped with himself and the orange furry exclusively?

Nevermind, with one google search i’ve decided I don’t want to know.