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In what could be considered a consumer backlash of truly epic proportions, The Fandom Menace has become a beacon to those who want to pursue escapist entertainments without harassment, assault, coercion, or shame. 

The rise of the truly "toxic" fan in community circles has come. The Fandom Menace is the push-back to that toxicity. The selfish, self-serving, anti-social authoritarians want to control what we see, how we see it, how we feel about it and what we are allowed to say about it. The Fandom Menace are the consumers. They are global. They reflect the reality in our world and of our times in a reaction to "cancel culture'", "outrage culture", and "social justice" mobs roaming unchecked through our cultural landscapes. 

This community is not political. They want politics out of their entertainment and they want the ideologues who have been given the keys to these vast kingdoms cast out into the wilderness where such socially dangerous aberrations belong. To the dustbin of history with these masked bigots of false virtue. The Fandom Menace is the mainstream. The Fandom Menace are the voice of real people everywhere from every walk of life. We will not be silenced. We do not negotiate with social terrorists.

©2019 Stephen Walton (P)2020 Stephen Walton

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  • 24-07-2020

The Fandom Menace

The Fandom Menace has been labeled falsely by groups seeking political power for years. Good to have a very well researched and written account of these times.

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  • 02-08-2020

Amazing book

this book is an amazing Chronicle of the Fandom Menace movement. Stephen lays out the history of this movement eloquently and Rob From Midnight's Edge was the perfect voice to narrate volume 1. Also I loved seeing who he thanked. Scott from Sporking News Podcast is so damn hot right now and I was glad to see his name!

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  • Caldwell
  • 31-07-2020

We need more insights like this.

This is a great beginning of looking behind the curtain of modern entertainment culture. Thank you.

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  • Jenn
  • 26-07-2020

I'm not your shield

Those are the words many female and minority gamers said when when they were being used to confirm a propaganda slogan of "gamers are sexist and homophobic."

This didn't just end with games being used to antagonize consumers. #Gamergate began when consumers were gas lighted into thinking they were this horrible human being and that they shouldn't think about the unethical business of game "journalists" trading sexual favors with women for better reviews of their games.

This same tactic would also be used when fandoms of beloved franchises, Battlestar Galactica, Ghostbusters and Star Wars, would get a reboot and would disrespect the previous stories.

These properties were progressive for their time, and that's why they developed such a fanbase. The people running the new iterations of these properties don't understand that or more likely didnt want to understand that. Instead they made changes to the stories that insulted their predecessors and then turned around and called the fandoms sexist and homophobes when they didn't go along with the changes blindly.

The author also touches on #Comicsgate, a name that was given, by the main stream comic book pros, to a group of creators that didn't want to go along with ideology of calling everyone sexist and homophobes. They instead wanted to create good stories that were free from propaganda and actually treat the customers like human beings.

If you've made it this far and still don't believe this is happening, listen or read the book. If you've done that and still don't believe thank you for trying, it's more than what most would do nowadays.

Also for those claiming there's no proof or evidence of said accusations. The author lists YouTube videos, Twitter feeds, blogs and news articles to show the nonsense that has been going on. They were either not paying attention or dismissing it fully because they don't want to believe it's true.

This is the Fandom Menace and without respect, we reject.

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  • 25-07-2020

Written poorly, lacking evidence

The book, while having some interesting and valid points, generally lacks to give evidence for what it proposes. The discussion of a Liberal infestation of media is stated but has no evidence to back it up. Additionally, the author goes out of their way to begin insulting 'the sjw' (their words) by using pejoratives such as 'bully-tards' and worse. Overall, it is preaching to the choir with little reason for anyone who is curious about the actual genesis to read.

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  • 08-01-2021

pure cringe

This is one of the worst books I've ever had the pleasure of listening to all this in a nutshell is complaining about nonsense that doesn't even matter. This book is written by a man child for a audience of man children this is the people versus George Lucas all over again this book is nothing more than Fanboy nonsense from Star wars fans that cannot accept that Star wars is for everyone.

The entire world is falling apart due to the incompetence of the US government and this author is more concerned with what is going on with a fictional universe than what is going on in the real world. All this book does is throw the term sjw and any valid arguments this book may have is completely invalid as soon as they're brought up. I find that very fact that this author is charging people for this book insulting to the intelligence of his audience.the audiobook is actually cheaper than the Kindle which is $20 as of this typing what a rip off.

Anyone that pays $20 for this should reevaluate themselves you could get everything that this book has for free there's nothing that is in this book that you cannot find on Twitter,Facebook and YouTube. If you want to laugh at people that take Star wars to seriously be my guest thankfully audible allows you to get a refund and the ability to exchange your credit.

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