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Does anybody get bothered when you've seen/read/played a movie/book/game or something of that nature, and then later it becomes a craze, and everybody loves it? This is happening to me with The Hunger Games. I read the series a while ago and was like "meh, that was pretty good but it's not life changing" and now people are freaking out about it.

Basically, if something underwhelms you and then everyone else seems to fall in love with it, what is your reaction? inb4 hipster nonsense
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Isn't the hunger games just like a western Battle Royale?
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I really wouldn't care much at all.
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Isn't the hunger games just like a western Battle Royale?

With a twilight-y romance subplot.
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Im not sure why someone would get angry at something they like hitting the big time??


Isn't that how hipsters are formed?
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Im not sure why someone would get angry at something they like hitting the big time??



Cause people mostly jump on a bandwagon and spew ignorant statements about whatever music/book/movie it is at the time due to them having just blindly hopped on it. Those who were fans from the start and truly understand/appreciate it get drowned out with comments.

Look at most big vids on youtube and check the comments.
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Isn't the hunger games just like a western Battle Royale?


I keep asking people who have read it this, but no one has read Battle Royale.

OP: I also hate when a bunch of hipster douches hate stuff because its gotten popular. You should love or hate a piece of art based on its own merits or problems. Not because other people have started to love it.
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Im not sure why someone would get angry at something they like hitting the big time??


I initially wasn't thinking of things I like hitting it big, because that rarely bothers me. My problem is witht hings that I think are mediocre being adored by seemingly everyone
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I initially wasn't thinking of things I like hitting it big, because that rarely bothers me. My problem is witht hings that I think are mediocre being adored by seemingly everyone

Harry Potter. Just saying. I thought It was on the bad side of the "Meh Spectrum." People that JUST LOVE HARRY POTTER BECAUSE IT'S SO ****ING GOOD!!!!!! make me want to punch my self repeatedly in the face.
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I initially wasn't thinking of things I like hitting it big, because that rarely bothers me. My problem is witht hings that I think are mediocre being adored by seemingly everyone


People are entitled to their opinion. If people likes something and want to go nuts over it, despite the fact you think its mediocre, then what difference does it make to you.

I have no intention of seeing The Hunger Games because it doesnt interest me. Not because i think im too cool, simply that the premise isnt really my cup of tea. If it goes on to be bigger than Jesus it aint gonna bother me. If someone goes sees it, despite never even heard of it until a week ago, then goes on to read the books and declares it the best thing of all time then good for them.

Rather than getting so hooked up on being angry at what other people enjoy, focus your energies on simply taking pleasure in the things you enjoy instead
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Ya who cares, maybe you just don't like that kinda shit as much as others.

This is what happens with all the hipsters loving these indie bands and then hate their guts and claim they are sell-outs cause they get played on the radio and more famous/pulling in the cash cheddar. <--- That's what bothers me the most.
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Cause people mostly jump on a bandwagon and spew ignorant statements about whatever music/book/movie it is at the time due to them having just blindly hopped on it. Those who were fans from the start and truly understand/appreciate it get drowned out with comments.

Look at most big vids on youtube and check the comments.


Nobody likes an elitest.

Doesnt matter whether you and ten other people or you and ten million other people like a band/film/book/etc, you should still get the same enjoyment out of it.

You feel like you had to put some sort of hard work into finding a band or something cos 'you were there from the start'. Then the band hit the big time and the music you had to work so hard to find ended up just getting plonked into peoples laps and now they like it too. Cos you put more effort in your opinion matters more than theirs, right?

Bullshit.
#22
I couldn't care less.

Its just vain to think that you are a better or bigger fan of something because you witnessed it first.

Sometimes you will be a bigger fan or a 'truer' fan, but it doesn't come from how long you've known the shit.
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isn't this pretty much the Hipster-Cred thread?

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Nobody likes an elitest.

Doesnt matter whether you and ten other people or you and ten million other people like a band/film/book/etc, you should still get the same enjoyment out of it.

You feel like you had to put some sort of hard work into finding a band or something cos 'you were there from the start'. Then the band hit the big time and the music you had to work so hard to find ended up just getting plonked into peoples laps and now they like it too. Cos you put more effort in your opinion matters more than theirs, right?

Bullshit.


Yeah, I've never understood that sort of attitude either. Surely if you like a band, then you want that band to continue and keep writing and recording new material for as long as possible, and being successful generaly ensures that a band sticks around for longer, whereas being unsuccessful often causes musicians to seek out other avenues to success.

So if you like a band, surely you should be happy if they become successful?
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I couldn't care less.

Its just vain to think that you are a better or bigger fan of something because you witnessed it first.

Sometimes you will be a bigger fan or a 'truer' fan, but it doesn't come from how long you've known the shit.

Yep. It's bullcrap.

If McDonald's came out with a new burger called the McFatso or something and you were one of the first to try it out, would you start complaining about how you're a 'true' McFatso fan because other people started eating it after you did, and they have no relation to you whatsoever?

Pretty bad comparison just thought up on the spot...but I will NOT stand for someone telling me that I'm less of a Protest The Hero or Nevermore fan because I got into them later than they did. None of the hipsters have anything to do with the music/item in question anyway, I don't see why think they're entitled to some share of its credibility when the creators of it probably don't give a crap about them.
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...I don't think people actually read the OP...
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Does anybody get bothered when you've seen/read/played a movie/book/game or something of that nature, and then later it becomes a craze, and everybody loves it? This is happening to me with The Hunger Games. I read the series a while ago and was like "meh, that was pretty good but it's not life changing" and now people are freaking out about it.

Basically, if something underwhelms you and then everyone else seems to fall in love with it, what is your reaction? inb4 hipster nonsense

Anyway...

I'm just used to things I like not being popular or being out of style... Whether it be my music, clothes, haircut, shoes, computers, reading material, etc. I hardly ever experience any "new" media since, in my eyes, they're trying to become the new craze (Harry Potter [Which I adored as a kid, don't get me wrong], Twilight, Hunger Games, Kony, etc) while older things had their day (Or potentially didn't [cough Hipster]) and they weren't written for a potential fad or if they did it was done to a better quality IMO.

So no, it doesn't bother me when things nowadays become crazes because I think, especially after Harry Potter, young adult novels are trying to become that craze, so when it happens it doesn't register in the slightest

And to you all having the hipster argument... Not everyone in the world can find these underground bands that are actually good and be one of their first fans, it takes them getting big to really reach an audience (Thus getting big), who's to say this new fan doesn't like their stuff as much as the "first" fan. Cause they put more into it? Seriously? Maybe you went to a show in some 40 person place where each member made $5 or you bought their EP... Woopty doo... That definitely took A LOT of work
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...I don't think people actually read the OP...

I did, but I forgot it by the time I was starting to type my post.

ANYWAY

Yeah. Twilight. Read it in 9th grade. Was like 'kay, that's a book' and it got really bad and I had all but stopped caring by the time New Moon came out in the theaters.
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I bought The Hunger Games a couple weeks ago by recommendation from an English major friend, and I really enjoyed it. And had I known that this series of books as a big girly Twilight-esque fan circle, probably due to the upcoming movie I was also utterly unaware of, I probably would've never given it a chance.

But as for the actual question, yes it bothers me, and no, there's no good reason for it.