The True Fan……Is a Myth

Once more perfectly spoken. I agree 100% on this.

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A couple of days ago Adam Rodriguez was on Access Hollywood and made a statement that not only upset me, but gave me pause. When asked about Criminal Minds and this season without Thomas Gibson he said, “We’ll see who the true fans are.” I’m glad I wasn’t eating or drinking anything when I heard that, because it made me sputter.

Here is an actor in a new role on a beloved show that fans, who had stuck with it for eleven years, he dared to insult by saying something like that. Of course, it shouldn’t surprise me. This statement has been bantered around in fandom for decades. It was heard quite often in comic book stores, game stores, conventions, outside movie theaters and basically anywhere fandom exists.

You want to know what my answer to this is? There is no such thing as the ‘true’ fan. Now, I may…

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My Thoughts on Thomas Gibson’s Firing

There is no way that I could say this better myself. So, I am sharing this instead. It is beautifully worded, and echos my thoughts perfectly.

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Today I have been trying to understand my visceral reaction to the firing of Thomas Gibson from Criminal Minds, and I’ve come to several realizations which I will explain in a moment.

I have grown up in and around Los Angeles California all my life. I have seen movie and television sets and had the occasional encounter with celebrity over the years. When I was in my twenties I worked at a temp agency that dealt mostly with the studios. I had temp gigs at Warner Brothers, DIC, CBS etc. This put me squarely in the middle of celebrity. Thing is, it never affected me. I never cared who they were, they were people doing a job. I never had the ‘fan girl’ syndrome. My obliviousness to celebrity is so bad that at San Diego Comic-Con several years ago it didn’t register that Joss Whedon was actually walking on…

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