>>1013222>Eh, i'm a bit wary of people calling media consumers "entitled". In gaming, they use that to justify monetizing established franchises into the dust and overall making things more shit, so excuse me if i'm a bit wary of that claim;
I mean, I don't disagree that the claim that fanboys are entitled is used to justify that sort of behavior on the part of gaming companies, but I don't think that necessarily makes it untrue.
There are plenty of fandoms with rather rabid segments that seem to believe that their enjoyment of a piece of media or a media franchise gives them an ownership
over it, oftentimes over that of other fans who may be fans for reasons other than why they themselves are fans (pretty common in super popular franchises, like Star Wars). I am pretty familiar with this attitude on an experiential level having participated in a number of fandoms for a number of decades now.
From my point of view it's a pretty unhealthy way of having a relationship to media and leads to nothing but disappointment on the part of those who have such an attitude cause, no matter how you feel, ultimately you don't "own" any media like that, no one does. And because of that, inevitably, when good things eventually come to an end, that attitude will lead to nothing but anger and betrayal. When alternatively, one can just accept that good things are never guaranteed to last and that it's better to be able to move on to other things in life. >Plus, if we want to talk about entitled, i'd say the giant corporations who get to coast for decades off their early work, and who rule the world because they lobbied for absurd copyright laws, are the truly entitled ones.
Well, no disagreement there. Legally, they are
entitled to that. But so are individuals who create media independently of any major corporation. But that's irrelevant to my point. The fact that media creators and those who own the intellectual property rights and act entitled with it too doesn't contradict that plenty of fans are also
unreasonably entitled. The difference is that one side of that has much
more of a realistic grasp on reality than the other in this regard. Post too long. Click here to view the full text.