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The Best Things in Life Are Free

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I’ve got a fever…a¬†fever only the Walking Dead can cure.

I suppose I could try cowbell.

The AMC series is really quite good. Good primary actors, writing, directing, visual work–despite this, fans of “The Walking Dead” comic fill every comments section the series with vitriol.

“The comic is better.”

“The series changed the comic.”

It’s common to complain that a book is better than a movie adaptation–it’s almost always true too.

The difference with TWD is a phenomenon I’ve noticed in a few other places in my beloved Nerd Culture as of late. The exclusive knowledge, passion, and ownership that niche media fans have is a fascinating double edged sword.

Fan loyalty and love, comes coupled with a hostility toward outsiders, casual fans, and change.

The same phenomenon has happened in SWTOR as of late. The announced change to a Free-2-Play model has players who once moaned about the empty servers, howling about the hordes of casuals about to descended upon the game.

I guess consistency is the hobgoblin of narrow-minds, philosophers, and fanatics.

Cheers,

Jack

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