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Old November 20 2012, 01:33 AM   #31
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I used to think that Whedoniac was a term you'd use for a fan of Joss Whedon, and then discovered I couldn't find any references to anyone other than myself using the term.
I believe the most common name used for them is Whedonites.
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Old November 20 2012, 02:35 AM   #32
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MLB your mouth is talking.
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Old November 20 2012, 06:42 AM   #33
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^Yeah, you might wanna look to that.
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Old November 20 2012, 11:57 AM   #34
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Whovians is a term used for Doctor Who Fans.
Only by people who want a punch in the face.
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They call themselves that all the time.
I've also heard 'Whovian' used many times. Seems a bit awkward though.
Hey, I used the funny face!

Serious point though, it's not a term that British fans tend to use to describe themselves. I think it comes from American fandom, and it winds British fans up no end, hence my joke. We rubbed along for years just being called "Doctor Who fans".
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Old November 20 2012, 01:10 PM   #35
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I suggest you check out tumblr. Perhaps it's just the old guard that resists the Whovian term.

It may be more of a generational than nation thing.
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Old November 20 2012, 05:43 PM   #36
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I don't think I like anything enough to want to add an "er" to the end of the name and call myself one.
Doggystyler? Cowgirler?


Never mind.
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Old November 20 2012, 07:32 PM   #37
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I've seen Star Wars fans called "Warsies" on this board. Which is the stupidest nickname ever, but it is out there.
Yeah, it's totally lame. I don't think that many fans actually use it. It's more of a epithet. Generally it's just Star Wars fans that's used.
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Old November 20 2012, 10:05 PM   #38
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I suggest you check out tumblr. Perhaps it's just the old guard that resists the Whovian term.

It may be more of a generational than nation thing.
Maybe it's a bit of both? I don't know any other British fan who calls themself a Whovian (or who doesn't detest the term!) - but then I don't think I know any fan under the age of 35 either!

I know not this tumbler of whom you speak.
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Old November 20 2012, 10:09 PM   #39
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All these posts have been tagged "whovian":

http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/whovian

And yes the majority of tumblr seems to be under 20, especially in hugely popular fandoms like Who.
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Old November 20 2012, 10:29 PM   #40
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MLB your mouth is talking.
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^Yeah, you might wanna look to that.
Sorry. It was only intended as a "Deck the Halls" pun, but I can see how it might be misinterpreted. Won't happen again.
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Old November 20 2012, 11:16 PM   #41
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It wasn't misinterpreted, it was just BAD.



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Old November 21 2012, 12:31 AM   #42
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MLB your mouth is talking.
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Sorry. It was only intended as a "Deck the Halls" pun, but I can see how it might be misinterpreted. Won't happen again.
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It wasn't misinterpreted, it was just BAD.



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And worst of all, you missed the obvious Firefly quote!
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Old November 21 2012, 12:36 AM   #43
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^ Which is?
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Old November 21 2012, 12:54 AM   #44
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You didn't say anything offensive MLB, you just made a really bad pun and we were teasing you about it. Why did you delete your post?
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Old November 21 2012, 01:15 AM   #45
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Those Twilight geeks are called Twi-Hards I think
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