Persuasive Essay On Fandom

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Megan Gilbert
English 101
Mr. Rintala
25 April 2017 Fandoms a Home to Many When one hears the word “fan” two mental images pop up, one being a grown man dressed up in a costume, or two a preteen young girl who has posters of Justin Bieber all over her room. However, not all fans are like, although the mass majority are neither of those two images of people. I believe that the word “fan” and “fandom” has turned into something negative. Most people believe that fandom are for those who are nerds and do not have a life outside of what they are obsessed with. I believe that those who are not in a fandom right now, join one. Fandoms create a sense of belonging, community, and comfort. When one joins a fandom, they will feel a sense of belonging,
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