Fandom conversion

Minibit

Returned from the Void
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Looking for partners
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One post per day, 1-3 posts per week, One post per week
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Intermediate, Adept, Advanced
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No Preferences
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Urban Fantasy, High Fantasy, Epic Quest, Sci-Fi, Time Travel and World Hopping, Steampunk, Action/Adventure, Modern Drama, Mystery, Slice of Life, Romance, and many more.
Have you ever converted someone into your fandom? How did that go?

I got my ex into doctor who; he became the worst kind of obnoxious fan

My friend got me into How I Met Your Mother, we hate-bonded over the ending
 

Asuras

When God pulls his gun out, he's not running out.
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1-3 posts per week, One post per week
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24/7
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Adept, Advanced, Prestige
Preferred Character Gender
Primarily Prefer Female
Genres
Fantasy, Sci-fi
I managed to convert several friends into the Souls Series (Dark Souls, Bloodborne, etc) fandom (if you could even call it that?).
 
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Koschei

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Converted my ex and my mother into Doctor Who fans. My mother didn't take the passing of Eccleston well, bless her.

If I think a friend will enjoy something, I'll most likely try to convert them. And also drag them down to the deepest, darkest pit of fandom hell. If I'm going down I'm taking them with me. :D
 
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Darog

Kawaii on the streets, Senpai in the sheets
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One post per week
Writing Levels
Adaptable
Genres
High/Dark Fantasy, Science fiction (Preferably the more earth or single planet kinds) Steampunk/Cyberpunk, Horror, Modern with a twist.
Well, my wife loves the Persona series, and I used to make fun of her for it when we were growing up, but around two years I bought Persona 4: Golden on a whim and ended up loving it. Since then I've been converting people to love it too.

I've also tried to get people to watch Gungrave so fuckin much because it's just one of the best shows I've seen.
 

Grif ♥

Vaguely mysterious
Drago got me into 90% of the things I enjoy nowadays.

I could have been productive, but noooooooooooooooooooooo
 

Rainjay

The Queen Jay
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1-3 posts per week, One post per week, Slow As Molasses
Online Availability
3-10 PM EST
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adept, Advanced, Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
Male, Female, Transgender, , Primarily Prefer Female
Genres
Fantasy, science fiction, dystopian, post-apocalyptic, apocalyptic, modern, high fantasy, fandom (post- or pre-canon)
I dunno if it counts as conversion, but I dragged my friends into the Life is Strange fandom. Now I have a collection of people I can cry to when the games' episodes are released.
 

Gwazi Magnum

Previously Gwazi Magnum
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Posting Speed
1-3 posts per day, One post per day, 1-3 posts per week
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This changes too frequently to give anything reliable.
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adept
Preferred Character Gender
Male
Genres
Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Adventure.
One case I can think of was inviting a friend to tabletop 2 years ago, and now he literally plays it daily at a local gamestore.
There was also one friend and Dragon Age. I had mentioned the series to her several times before she got into it, but I'm not sure if it was what I did that converted her or not.
Lastly there's Telltale's "Tales from the Borderlands" and "Wolf Among us". Friends I got into it had already played the Walking Dead games, so pitching it to them has been easy.
 
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Razilin

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Have you ever converted someone into your fandom? How did that go?

I got my ex into doctor who; he became the worst kind of obnoxious fan

My friend got me into How I Met Your Mother, we hate-bonded over the ending
I told my mom "Hey, let's watch Fate Zero!"

My mom's like <eyeroll> "Another of your animu"

SHE FINISHES THE FIRST HALF OF THE SERIES IN A MARATHON SESSION IN ONE NIGHT

One year later, I come back to visit and say "Hey! Second half of the series is out!"

My mom's like "HEY! The Philippines is in this episode!" (see the flashback episodes to Kiritsugu's childhood; it is set on an island in the Philippines, right down to the corrugated sheet-steel roofs)

And I'm like "Yeah!"
 

Hana

wandering thoughts
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Sen Sen got me into masochistically getting my heart crushed many many times watching Hakuouki 8D
 
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GhostJoker

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@Muna got me into Doctor Who. Fuckin' love this show so much now.

I have converted people into watching anime before. I felt awesome. Especially when DBZ is the first they watch.
 

Jorick

Magnificent Bastard
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One post per week, Slow As Molasses
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Adept, Advanced, Prestige, Douche, Adaptable
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Male, Female
Genres
Fantasy is my #1; I will give almost anything a chance if it has strong fantasy elements. Post apocalyptic, superhero, alternate history, science fantasy, some supernatural, romance, and a few fandoms (especially Game of Thrones) are also likely to catch my eye.
I accidentally converted an old World of Warcraft friend into the Naruto fandom once. I mentioned that I was watching it because I figured I should give it a chance instead of just dismissing it due to the annoying fans like a lot of people do, and he decided to give it a go as well. He ended up becoming one of those annoying fans, up to the point of him turning his main roleplaying character on WoW into basically a Sasuke clone. ._.

That might not really count for this thread though, since I was never part of the fandom. I'm not really part of any fandom in the usual sense, as in actively participating in fan discussion and being part of fan forums and such, because I don't feel the need to go nerd out with other people about things I like. The closest thing to me being in a fandom and converting others would be how I got all of my immediate family members to watch Game of Thrones, and all but one of them love it; the other is my youngest sister, and she just stopped because she kept getting confused due to the large cast.
 

Shadon Xarian

The Frozen Mist of Xaria
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I got my friend into Hatsune miku style songs XD (Two of them actually, and one of them is even a beefhead XD (Someone who works out all the time, only video game they like is call of duty, that kinda person)

I also got those same two into the soul caliber games fairly recently.
 
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feelingchimpy

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Try as I might, I cant get anybody into Planet of the Apes xD Oh well.
 

Gwazi Magnum

Previously Gwazi Magnum
Invitation Status
Posting Speed
1-3 posts per day, One post per day, 1-3 posts per week
Online Availability
This changes too frequently to give anything reliable.
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adept
Preferred Character Gender
Male
Genres
Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Adventure.
Try as I might, I cant get anybody into Planet of the Apes xD Oh well.
I take it whenever you try to this is their reaction? :P

 

Dipper

???
Posting Speed
One post per day, 1-3 posts per week, One post per week
Online Availability
Shake a tin of dice and tell me what numbers they give you.
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
Male
Genres
Sci-Fi, Fantasy, an assortment of Fandoms. Ask and you shall receive (an answer).
I've dragged my fair share of unsuspecting friends into the hell that is DC and Marvel. Can't leave once you're there, you know. It's permanent.