The History of Fandoms

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To provide a picture of so-called passive or casual fans, I illustrated a fan huddled in her comforters while browsing fanworks. There are floating screenshots of the Tumblr, Archive of Our Own, and Fanfiction.Net homepages in the background, since these websites are three of the most visited fanwork archives.
In relation to the second rule, the third rule on the seventh page says, “You don’t have to be like everybody else.” I started the passage with the statement, “Being in a group is not the same as losing your identity.” It is natural for fans to conform to their fandoms’ preferences from the moment they join. When I began writing fanfiction, my writing style drastically changed to mimic those of other writers who had far wider readership than I did. Surprisingly, a writer who was relatively new to the fandom for a series I wrote for based her own fanfiction off of mine. The case is similar to those of fans who draw fanart, edit images, and produce animated pictures commonly called GIFs. It is difficult to distinguish between fans’ styles due to the lack of uniqueness. The third rule targets the fans who do not believe that their own styles are worth looking at, in comparison with other fans’ styles.
The picture of a fan carrying a box of her fanworks is illustrated in the seventh page. What appears to be a negative film is comprised of ‘positive’ images including screenshots of an anonymous message on Tumblr that praises a fan’s audioplay, a fan’s hand clutching a
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