We mock because we love

lolinternets.jpgI know the internet is circular, but this is ridiculous: TheForce.Net discovers 2005. Err, The Complex and Terrifying Reality of Star Wars Fandom, aka Star Wars Fans Hate Star Wars, perhaps the most popular tongue-in-cheek fandom commentary of the last few years.

Full disclosure: we didn’t blog it until 2006, when it really started to blow up big in the halls of fandom. Still, the fact that there are people out in fandom who still haven’t seen it yet kinda scares me… And that there are people who take it seriously even more so. It’s always clearly felt like a parody to me, but what could I possibly know about pointing and laughing at fandom?