Have you ever joined a fandom for a movie or for an actor or something early, before it/they comes out or hits the big time? Then when it/they do hit big a bunch of noobs come around, overwhelm the place, and spoil the fun to the point where you just have to say good-bye and leave the community?
I joined the Tron_Legacy community months ago, back when it was just the mod and maybe a handful of members. I enjoyed all the news, media vids, links, occassional icons, etc., with the occassional "thanks for sharing" comment. Some of these posts were lucky to get more that 4 comments, if any. When the movie came out, I enjoyed reading some of the community Users' (see what I did there?) reviews and thoughts as more and more people joined. I even read one or two pieces of fan-fic that were posted that weren't too bad.
Then the slashers came around, and pretty much every other post is now some fic about two (or more) of the male characters doing things that were never even hinted at in the movie. This was a family-friendly, mainly news related community for a Disney movie and you have to force this on the readers? Look, specific communities/groups were made for the Sam/Alan, CLU/Tron/Rinzler/Flynn slash stories, but people are still posting their stories in that community, cluttering it up to the point where I've just gotta take it off my f-list, which... is disappointing. Just because there are a bunch of guys in a movie doesn't mean they're always waving their dicks in each others faces, so keep yours away from mine! I do not want to see Sisterhood of Traveling Pants FemSlash, either!
Why do surrogate Father/Son relationships always have to turn into slash??? Can't anybody be just friends anymore????
Christ, I'm willing to bet that if the internet was around, slash-writers would have invaded communities discussing the meaning behind Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid! Man versus Modernization? Hell, who cares? Who was the bitch in the relationship, Butch or Sundance? All the President's Men? How do you think they'd have Deep Throat give up his information?
Look, I know this is the internet; if it exists, there's porn of it, I know. But like I said before, just keep your dicks out of my face, ladies & gents, and I'll be fine.
Sorry, I had to get that off my chest. I may take a peek at the community to see if there's anything new, any cool icons, etc., but I'm done checking on it everyday.
And while I'm at it, you kids get off my damn lawn!