You don’t get to choose how anyone else interacts or identifies with media, even when it’s media you care about. Even when it’s media you made.
You don’t get to choose what constitutes a “real” fan.
You don’t get to harass and name-call because people don’t interact with media you love in the same way you do.
If you do these things, you’re hurting your community. You’re hurting media and culture you claim to care about.
The geek community does not need ambassadors like you. Comics do not need ambassadors like you. Video games do not need ambassadors like you. Nothing needs ambassadors like you.
And no, cupcake, freedom of speech does not mean “getting to say whatever you want wherever you want without ever being taken to task for it.” Once you spill that shit in public, it becomes fair game. The same rules that cover your troll ass apply to the people who think you’re a douchebag.
Why do we have to keep saying this? Get your fucking shit together, guys.