How fans are called?

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  1. Ríu ríu chíu

    Ríu ríu chíu Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    How fans are called?

    Telephones, I would think.
     
  2. Silvercrest

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    Ba-dum-dum.
     
  3. Candlelight

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    Peter F Hamilton fans can call themselves Starflyers.
     
  4. Kemaiku

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  5. Fruitcake

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    Spice Heads.

    Okay I just made that up.
     
  6. lurok

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    I quite like that. I guess you could have 'Dibbers and Weirders as well. Damn, you could spend all night playing this game :)
     
  7. Andrew_Kearley

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    Only by people who want a punch in the face.:p
     
  8. Fruitcake

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    They call themselves that all the time.
     
  9. Kegg

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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.

    Considering Dune is another word for desert I suggest Deserters!
     
  10. Ríu ríu chíu

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    I've also heard 'Whovian' used many times. Seems a bit awkward though.
     
  11. Tosk

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    I believe the most common name used for them is Whedonites.
     
  12. Fruitcake

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    MLB your mouth is talking.
     
  13. auntiehill

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    ^Yeah, you might wanna look to that.
     
  14. Andrew_Kearley

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    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".
     
  15. Fruitcake

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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.
     
  16. Forbin

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    Doggystyler? Cowgirler?


    Never mind. :D
     
  17. Enterprise is Great

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    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.
     
  18. Andrew_Kearley

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    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.
     
  19. Fruitcake

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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.
     
  20. Ríu ríu chíu

    Ríu ríu chíu Fleet Admiral Admiral

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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. :alienblush: