MTV Fanboy Reality Series...
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Well, the jig is up. MTV have set their sights on the fanboy and the cosplayer for their new "reality" series, True Life.
This is either a really good thing, or horrifyingly bad. It could be a good thing if MTV fairly and accurately portrays fans as people like anyone else who participate in an alternative counterculture where it is acceptable and encouraged to take on other personae as a way of self expression.
What am I saying? This is the network that turned hard edged goths into lilting emos... ugh, this is not a good thing.