|kylara (kylara) wrote in fanlore,|
That sounds fantastic. I was under the impression we'd have subcategories when any group/set/selection gets big enough, which is how I thought categories were working anyway? And optimistically we'll have many anime and manga entries, so we still have use for those categories.
For these "overlapping" categories, just so I understand: canon type and fandom community wouldn't be separated anymore? I'll read through Doro's thread more thoroughly tomorrow, but I'd like to have a better idea how this would work. Just looking at the diagram, it seems redundant for anime and manga (and potentially other sub-categories) to be listed twice, as both top level and sub-categories.
Do comics fans call it "Comic Book Fandom"?
Good question; I personally don't really know! And I don't want to inflict titles on others. It looked to me like a descriptive term rather than an identity, which is why I suggested it, but I should've checked on that before saying anything. According to Google, "comics fandom" has 64,400 results; "comic book fandom" has 114,000 results. There is also apparently a "Father of Comic Book Fandom" Jerry Bails, so it seems the term has been in use for a while. All I know is what Google tells me.
3. There is no 3.
You can't fool me! Where has the cabal hidden it?! ;)
maybe it should be called "Science Fiction & Fantasy Fandom"??
That sounds good to me, but as with comic book fandom I'm not sure if that's intended as a description or an identity. Maybe ask the community?
At this point, I think the category proposal is ready to be implemented? Details can be tweaked along the way of course. Although I'm still not sure about the overlapping category suggestion; will re-read at normal hours, it might compute then.