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Fandom of anything comes in two flavors; hardcore & casual.

Casual fans enjoy the show or game or book, but usually not enough to involve themselves in debates, fanart, fanfiction, & wikis. The ones that do work off limited memory of the subject.

Hardcore fans come in two flavors; purist & degenerate.

Purist fans insist that characters in fanfiction be completely in character & that the story has continuity nods. Degenerate fans change the personalities of characters to suit their needs, especially if the plot revolves around their Mary-Sue character.

Purist fans' OCs will not be romantically involved with canon characters & will be appropriate for the setting. Degenerate fans' OCs will look & feel very out-of-place with their surroundings, be deeply involved with canon characters, dress very differently than everyone else, & have a large number of special abilities & talents.

Purists purge any speculations that cannot be proved with solid evidence from Wiki pages. Degenerates create the speculations & often continue to stick with them even after the concepts have been steamrolled by new continuity. They also slash characters who canonically are not into eachother.

Purist fanart may or may not try to mimic the look of the original, but at least keeps it clean. Degenerate fanart includes humanizing animals, animalizing humans, breast inflation, porn, bestiality, pedophilia, weight gain, gratuitous nudity, & gender swapping.
1)The more unsavory fans of Adventure Time spend all their thoughts on potential pairings while the nerdier ones keep their eyes open for Mario & Zelda references.

2)Casual fans of Peanuts fancy Marcie & Peppermint Patty as lesbians, despite their established shared crush on Charlie Brown & the fact that they were only 8 years old. Is it wishful thinking or could they just not be assed to read the comics the TV series was based on?

3)Many believe that large adult male fanbase for Friendship is Magic to be creepy, but it is actually the 12-18 year old male fans who make the bulk of the fanart you can never unsee.
by Fandomisscary February 14, 2013
 
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FAN
acronym for ‘Feliz Año Nuevo’ – Spanish for ‘Happy New Year’
I finally clued-in to what is meant by all the recent ‘FANs’ I’m getting at the end of emails.
by elsquid December 31, 2011
 
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FAN
A person who has interest or likes something, or somebody. Can refer to many things including sports, movie stars, food/drink and so on. Basically anybody that likes something.
I am a big fan of basketball.

I am the biggest Star Wars fan ever.
by IceWarm November 22, 2005
 
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fan
a object that has blades that move real fast to keep a thing or person nice and cold comes in diffrent styles shades of colours and sizes and usaly has 1 to 3 speeds on them and move side to side to spread the nice cool air around or stationary so a person can hog that nice cold air.
taht fan if nice when its on speed 3
by SpeCk_3 July 10, 2006
 
4.
Short for Fat Ass Nerd, to be said in MMORPGs like WoW & Runescape. The typical F.A.N. is a super high level player that thinks he is superior to all other players because of his online persona. Often, he will shout out random, condescending phrases like, "You noob!" and brag about his stats or fast internet speed. Or make fun of yours. The typical F.A.N. has such a high level character only because he sits on his ass all day long playing the damn game, eating Twinkies by the boxful and chugging 2 liters of Mountain Dew. Don't feel bad when a F.A.N. insults you; he's only trying to make up for the fact that he's an utter failure in real life.

See also virgin, douche, fucktard
"You noob! You should hop worlds because I've been here fighting these Greater Demons for the past 16 hours, and my needs are clearly more important than yours!"

"Shut up, F.A.N., this is the internet and everyone is equal here...and you should be grateful for that, because you suck in real life."
by Frustrated gamer September 10, 2009
 
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fan
In old-time baseball slang, to strike out swinging, i.e. to swing at the ball and miss for strike three. As a transitive verb, this describes the pitcher's action of throwing a pitch that makes the batter swing and miss for strike three. As an intransitive verb, it can describe the batter's action of swinging and missing for strike three.
1.
Old-timer: Oh falderol, if Three Finger Brown fans the whole side, you owe me two bits.
Kid: Dad! Grandpa is in the front yard in his underwear again.

2. There is no joy in Mudville, Might Casey has fanned.
by redhen October 19, 2006
 
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Fan
A person who admires a well known person.
"Hey Harry Styles did you know you have fans??? They're people who love you and would want to be foLLOWED BY YOU ON TWITTER GET THE HINT WHITE BOY
by whorancraic September 04, 2013