October 1st, 2009

Shigure reading

A House Divided

It's interesting to me how fandom has a way of bringing together people with widely disparate views and passions into one volatile community. I want to understand that better. And so, a poll:

Poll #1465194 Stories

Which aspects of a story usually interest you most?

Plot
0(0.0%)
Setting/Worldbuilding
0(0.0%)
Characters
2(12.5%)
Relationships
0(0.0%)
Themes
0(0.0%)
Style/Presentation
0(0.0%)
Other
0(0.0%)


Also, I have another question for those of you who have been involved in more than one fandom and/or have experience with multi-fandom or pan-fandom communities (Fandom Wank or Cosplay.com, for example):

What would you say are the most common sources of conflict in fandoms? What do people argue about the most? What issues are most likely to cause a fandom to divide into smaller cliques?

I would really like to get a lot of good responses for this, so please, if this discussion interests you, than not only answer, but also PIMP IT FAR AND WIDE! Thank you!

Joie