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Star Fox Fandom Status thoughts...


rainfyre66

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So after reading the replies to a post of how members got interested in Star Fox, I realize it's kind of crazy how few fans there are left that became Star Fox fans because of the original title on the SNES- I think only myself and Dermot were the ones who replied giving credit to the first game. Most likely it's because the older generation of fans have "grown up" and moved on from fandom, leaving Star Fox to be a pleasant memory, guilty pleasure, whatever, as they focus more on their current lives. Thinking about this, as well as the sort of split fandom and somewhat "elitist" view on older Star Fox fans made me wonder about what makes people "true" Star Fox fans. Is it just by their involvement in the internet fan world?

I followed Star Fox from before it was even actulally released, bought it as soon as it came out, and became a huge fan of it when I was 10. I bought any magazine that featured Star Fox in some way in it- including Nintendo Power for the comics, drew pictures (I actually still have a couple, of the Monarch Dodora and Plasma Hydra), made up stories about it, and was super psyched when I saw the sneak peeks about Star Fox 2 in magazines. Got superpsyched when my bro brought home Star Fox 64 when it was released and grumbled at all the retcons from the original (but still played it constantly). In fact, Star Fox is still my favorite game ever. But, I did not get a computer with internet until I was 16 or 17, and just never really got into the whole internet thing in general for a long time, so I didn't participate in any sort of Star Fox internet fandom, and sometimes I feel that that fact somehow makes me not a true fan in a lot of people's eyes. Is that what makes a Star Fox fan, their involvement in the internet community rather than their love of the game? Does the fact that I didn't get on the computer and talk about my enjoyment of Star Fox until about a year ago, even though I've loved the game since '93, make me less of a fan than, say, Dermot? (sorry to single you out man, but you're a good example  :) Not meaning anything against you!)

Not trying to fish for approval here, it's just a random thought I had...What are your thoughts?

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Guest Julius Quasar

I been a fan since '93.  I spent part of my high school years trying to track down a copy of the comics, both the 1992 main comics and the Itoh comics.

I tried to learn more about Fara Phoenix.  Hell, I bought the player's guide to SF64 even though I didn't own an N64 console or SF64.

I still have my Star Fox cap.

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I think I already explained how it happened to me:

1] As a little kid I see Star Fox Ads/game reviews on TV

2] I got like "I WANT THAT GAME".

3] Many years later, I actually get two of the games (SNES & SF64)

4] Been a fan since I could play those.

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Eh, my story is a weird one. Was familiar with the series as early as 95 or 96, playing the SNES game with a friend. Didn't know about the N64 one until 2001, when I got Smash Bros. Melee, where I was perplexingly drawn to Fox and Falco. I surfed the internets and became something of a retroactive fan, learning all about the SNES and N64 games without actually owning them and getting pumped for Adventures. I came to such websites like the Starfox Database, the Lylat Alliance, and a few others whose names escape me, during their waning days of popularity. You could call me a crux fan, one who came to know the old fandom as it entered its dying days and saw firsthand the birth of the new fandom. Although technically my generation is the newer fans, I consider myself loyal to the older games and its fandom.

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I say if you truly enjoy a game (or anything for that matter) you are a true fan.

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I say if you truly enjoy a game (or anything for that matter) you are a true fan.

Thanks Sylum, that's what I think too!

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Since around 2005, thats when I first began to be intrested in some of the older games like SF64, but I've played the original Starfox at my Aunts/cousins house back in the early 2000's, I think it was that exact year. I played the Assault demo forever at a toys'R'us store on a trip. Got a SF64 ROM on my labtop at about that time, and now I have every game except the original Starfox.

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I've crossposted a new journal at LiveJournal, deviantART and FurAffinity, inviting a diversity of Star Fox fans to become active users on the Starfox-Online forums. :3

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I've crossposted a new journal at LiveJournal, deviantART and FurAffinity, inviting a diversity of Star Fox fans to become active users on the Starfox-Online forums. :3

Cool.

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I've crossposted a new journal at LiveJournal, deviantART and FurAffinity, inviting a diversity of Star Fox fans to become active users on the Starfox-Online forums. :3

:yes:

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  • 2 weeks later...

2009 JULY 25,  3:23 PM  waqs the first time i have ever played a star fox game by radomly buying it. i played and was very proud off it but not  a fan yet then i realy liked the characters  exspecialy  :krystal::fox: they were realy intriging was on the internent learning every thing about there pasts and studing every character. then i wondred if there was a new game and looked up the end of command. it completely broke my heart.  i then was obsesuve with star fox never leaving my thouht for more then 30 minutes . but then i started to come down. i wouldn't think of  :krystal: and :fox: as much and i hated it it maid me feel like i had betrayed them. then i found out about this sight. but i have deticated my life or a huge bit of it to fox and krystals happiness and the seires on a  smaller scale

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