First of all, I am not sure were this belongs. It should probably go somewhere in Off Topic but I am not sure. Anyway, I have been curious to know what other "Worlds" are similar to the soap world weather it is the fans or the politics behind the medium.
Let me explain to you some of my observations but I need to tell you some back story:
My other passion (Which is not ANYWHERE close to my burning hot fiery passion I have for Soaps) are computer games!! For 11 years (6 years longer than me being in soaps) I have loved "Point and Click Adventure Games", mostly the ones from the 80s, so to answer anyone's question, no I am not some avid World of Warcraft Gaming freak. I probably would if I wasn't a soap fan but I can only take one "Fan Base" or "World" or whatever you want to call this at a time.
My favorite series is the "Monkey Island" Series created by LucasArts (Basically, the PGP of this genre). The person in my Avatar is the main character in all 5 games BTW (hopefully there will be more. Not sure since Disney bought Lucas Arts)
Anyway, I have always noticed that the politics behind these games are similar to the soap people:
1A) In the soap world we have people like Frons who are always trying to reinvent the wheel with no reason except for "Soaps are Dead" so they screw up the concepts of the shows like turning AMC into Sex and the City yet failing to listen to the fans.
1B) Point and Click Adventure Game fans are tired of the makers pushing 3D graphics. When the graphics go 3D you are forced to use the keyboard to control the games characters and examine things. The point of "Point and Click" is that you "Point" were you want to go or what you want to examine or who you want to talk to then "Click". The fans can't stand this mainly because it is a Pain to move around. Something that should take 5 second takes 5 minutes!!
There is definitely more to this but I don't want this to take up one page!! If anyone want me to elaborate I will.
So does anyone belong to another fan medium that can be just a crazy??