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  Amazon.com: The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl: Books: Barry Lyga   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Fanboy has to threaten them with his father, a lawyer, and say that he'll put child pornography on the principal's computer for the police to find to escape from being expelled for having defended himself from regular, systematic battering.
Thus, Fanboy is an exercise in frustration for the adult reader because while he has legitimate issues (like his uprooting to this new neighborhood six years ago and some very real pummeling in gym class), his approach to them is often so immature that one has a hard time sympathizing.
Fanboy and Gothgirl is a book about a teenage boy who is in love with comics, excuse me, i mean "graphic novels." He's an outcast to a lot of kids, and is a punching bag to the rest.
www.amazon.com /Astonishing-Adventures-Fanboy-Goth-Girl/dp/0618723927   (3056 words)

  Fanboy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fanboy or fanboi is a term used to describe an individual (usually male, though the feminine version fangirl may be used for females) who is utterly devoted to a single fannish subject, or to a single point of view within that subject, often to the point where it is considered an obsession.
The stereotypical image of the fanboy is as an unkempt, socially awkward, young man who may be perceived as a loud mouthed pseudo-intellectual.
The word "Fanboys" can be a mnemonic for the coordinating conjunctions of the English language: "for", "and", "nor", "but", "or", "yet", and "so".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fanboy   (425 words)

 Fan (aficionado) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fanboy or Fanboi is a term used to describe someone (typically male) who is utterly devoted to a single subject or hobby, often to the point where it is considered an obsession.
The term originated in comic book circles, to describe someone who was socially insecure and used comics as a shield from interaction, hence the disparaging connotations.
Fanboys are often experts on minor details regarding their hobbies, such as continuity in fictional universes, and they take these details extremely seriously.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fan_(aficionado)   (1824 words)

 What is a "fanboy?" - RPGnet Forums
Fanboy is pretty weak, but some folks should proudly wear the label, why not, there are worse things that you can be guilty of.
The fanboy lacks the true interest in the thing itself; while a geek might know every page of his favorite show's Technical Manual by heart, the fanboy would only play at studying it, and never really get the details.
The fanboy is interested in the role of geek, not the things that the geek himself is interested in.
forum.rpg.net /showthread.php?s=&threadid=3282   (837 words)

 The FanBoy Culture - Blog Maverick
Another annoying feature of a fanboy is that if he is loyal to a console, he usually goes to rival console forums and spams the place up with inlets about how his console is 'better'.
Wired wrote about what happens when fanboys turn against their product because it didn't live up to the purity of fanboy expectations, as happened with the Fantastic Four movie.
Fanboys are the opposite of the hipsters of 30 years ago in attitude, but I wouldnt be surprised if they are equal in their influence on entertainment and cultural choices of their followers.
www.blogmaverick.com /2007/02/03/the-fanboy-culture   (3408 words)

 Bite Me, Fanboy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bite Me, Fanboy is a 2005 movie by filmmaker Mat Nastos.
Green Lantern is not only an obsession for the title character, Nick Norton, but also for the writer/director of the film, Mat Nastos.
Little known fact- There is an entire scene devoted to the Johnny the Homicidal Maniac comic series lain into the movie.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bite_me,_fanboy   (283 words)

 Fanboy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Though annoying and often disruptive, Fanboy is a relatively harmless Warrior because his interests and knowledge are strictly limited a single obsession, such as a particular video game, celebrity, television show, movie, sports team, computer operating system, comic book – almost anything, really.
Fanboy’s compulsive fixation makes him very easy to identify, but it also arms him with supernatural tenacity in defending his fetish.
A suggestion of a minor improvement to the object of his adoration or benign criticism of it immediately brings down a cascade of virulent abuse.
www.winternet.com /~mikelr/flame94.html   (226 words)

 FANBOY PLANET.com .: cg-katekelton :.
Fanboy Planet: In H+K, you have a strange, and hilarious, bathroom scene where you and your ‘twin’ play a game similar to BattleShip.
Fanboy Planet: We met when you came down to San Jose with the short Eden’s Wake and the feature Ham and Cheese at Cinequest.
Seriously, it seems to be the priority, having met with a host of encouraging casting directors in LA in the wake of this Harold and Kumar premiere.
www.fanboyplanet.com /interviews/cg-katekelton.php   (1076 words)

 You Might Be a Fanboy If... - Review
The fanboy comes in many different shapes, sizes, and mentalities, and in this commentary, I'm going help you understand this annoying species of gamers, while at the same time exposing their ignorance.
To this fanboy: Of all facets of fanboyism, this one has to be the most annoying one to deal with.
Fanboyism is out there, and it isn't a serious issue in gaming, but some of us need to be more open and not live in a bubble.
www.netjak.com /review.php/878   (1620 words)

 Urban Dictionary: fanboy
A pathetic insult often used by fanboys themselves to try and put down people who don't like whatever it is they like.
Most words a fanboy uses are in 1337 or end with 'X0RZ' and they spell the work 'the' as 'teh' because they think that it is 'teh ro><02Z!!!'
Another annoying feature of a fanboy is that if he is loyal to a console, he usually goes to rival console forums and spams the place up with inults about how his console is 'better'.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=fanboy   (659 words)

 Fanboys! When geekdom isn't enough. Characters and profile.
Fanboy loves his pizza, computer games, comics, movies and toys.
He lives in the basement of Comics Cave and while he would love to be introduced to the outside world, he is kept in the basement doing the bidding of Fanboy and the gang.
He is currently living in the basement of Comics Cave with "D" and he tries from time to time to wreck havoc in the lives of the gang.
www.fanboysonline.com /characters.html   (361 words)

 Aeropause - The goods on gaming
Fanboyism is a communicable disease so make sure and keep a PSP or DS Lite with you at all times, just in case.
As a recovered fanboy myself, I've gotta say the thing that finally woke me up was the realization that I was so worried about which company was winning the console war, but I honestly couldn't say why (I was confronted with this a number of times before I got it).
Most fanboys are the way they are because they get some of their sense of identity from their console of choice.
www.aeropause.com /archives/2006/08/the_anatomy_of.php   (3693 words)

Sunday will be Judd’s second time on Fanboy Radio and listeners can expect the usual fast pace and fun atmosphere.
Fanboy Radio (FbR) is a radio talk show about the comic book industry, its art, creators, and fans.
Fanboy Radio is made possible by Dallas/Fort Worth area comic book retailer, Y2Komics and the animation distributor, FUNimation Entertainment.
www.comicon.com /cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=37;t=006386   (510 words)

 The MagicBox Forums - Are u a fanboy>?
if you mean a loser who all he does is worship something all day (star trek/ videogames/ dungeons and dragons) than i hate fanboys and they should all be stopped.
The word "Fanboy" has been used with powerful hatred and passion in the "gaming community" It basically labels someone for being bais towards something.
My definition for a console fanboy, is people who can only afford one console.
www.the-magicbox.com /forums/printthread.php?t=318&pp=40   (728 words)

Though annoying and often disruptive, Fanboy is a relatively harmless Warrior because his interests and knowledge are strictly limited a single obsession.
Fanboy’s compulsion makes him very easy to identify, but it also arms him with supernatural tenacity.
Once alerted to Fanboy's sensitivities Evil Clown, Troller and Jerk will goad himmercilessly.
redwing.hutman.net /~mreed/warriorshtm/fanboy.htm   (113 words)

 Capcom BBS - Return of the Fanboy Thread
I think the funniest thing I ever read in one argument I had with a fanboy was "the good thing about fanboys is that they look at the facts." that has to be the most untrue thing I've ever heard...
Fanboys, those like "Sony suck jajajaja" or "Final Fantasy is for Geeks.
Good point, whenever I think fanboys I immediately think console fanboys, okay my previous post was directed against all console fanboys as you probably guessed.
www.capcom.com /BBS/showthread.php?s=5f0e27c82d995940817fe99306c316e4&postid=105703   (1257 words)

 Anime Dream Infobits - Fanboy / CPM Relationship PR
A matter has been brought to my attention that I would like to address publicly to all members of the comic, manga and anime community, be you an insider, a professional or just a fan.
Fanboy Entertainment is MY company, privately owned and operated by myself and my wife, Mutsumi.
When I left CPM to start Fanboy, it was only natural for the creators to come with me. I fought to bring Kia Asamiya's manga to CPM.
www.animedream.com /news/infobits/1107fanboypr.shtml   (424 words)

 PSP Fanboy
Every Sunday PSP Fanboy lets you know what's coming out for the PSP worldwide.
Every week, PSP Fanboy brings you new backgrounds to rejuvenate the look of your PSP.
PSP Fanboy is a member of the Weblogs, Inc. Network.
www.pspfanboy.com   (2327 words)

 Fanboy - FFOWA Wiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
fanboy to go through and rephrase all the offending, well, phrases.
"Fanboy" is often used in a poisoning-the-well sense to dismiss any arguments in favor of the main hero or villain of a game.
It is also used in a similar sense by elitist "old-school" Final Fantasy fans to dismiss anyone who defends the Playstation-era games.
ffowa.org /index.php?title=Fanboy   (167 words)

 Bite Me, Fanboy Cast & Crew   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The best thing about Bite Me Fanboy, apart from the music and the opening homage to the sixties Batman television show, is that it doesn't play out like you expect.
Bite Me Fanboy has an impressive blooper reel, and it's through comparison that you can see that the actors are quite good and bury themselves in the roles of mostly sphincters.
And if geeks are perfect buddy picture material, then perhaps a comic book geek named Nick, who drops a bundle on a Green Lantern Corps power battery and dons a mask and his fiancée's panties, totally spacing on their engagement dinner, is the perfect geek.
www.niftycomics.com /fanboy/credits.htm   (2929 words)

 FANBOY News W/E April 6th   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The woman, dubbed the nation's favourite granny, died in her sleep on the afternoon of March 31 and whilst not many were shocked - she was 101 after-all - the nation including the Royal Family remain stunned.
Some 25 foreign royals are scheduled to attend the funeral on Tuesday, including the Kings and Queens of Norway, Spain and Sweden.
After the funeral, the coffin will be taken back to Windsor Castle, where she'll be laid to rest beside her King George VI, who died 50 years ago.
www.fanboy.demon.co.uk /WEApr6.htm   (527 words)

 Fanboy Complex : Drawing Parallels Between Gaming Nerds and Jesus Freaks - Associated Content
This phenomenon, which I like to refer to as "Fanboy Complex" is hardly exclusive to the gaming community, as it pops up in just about every type of topic which can result in an internet discussion, ranging from favorite music to politics and much more."
I would like to talk today about what has been described above as "Fanboy Complex." Not just because it's an appropriately demeaning term for a dangerously arrogant subsection of fan, but because such a phenomenon is rampant throughout all organizations, all products, all religions.
I'm a Google fanboy and, to me, the mere questioning of Google's dominance is akin to blasphemy.
www.associatedcontent.com /article/118908/fanboy_complex_drawing_parallels_between.html   (526 words)

 Fanboy Intervention
The Nintendo-or-die fanboy can't possibly point to this as a saving grace for the system because it's not like we haven't been able to play those older games without the Revolution.
The oddest thing about the fanboy fantasy of Nintendo being King of Video Game Mountain again is that Nintendo doesn't share that fantasy.
The truth is, everybody is a fanboy, for one thing or another.
www.pointlesswasteoftime.com /games/fanboy.html   (3406 words)

 MTV Movies | News | 'Superman' &#8212; Truth, Justice And The Fanatical Way: Inside The Fanboy Dilemma
On a fanboy scale of 1 to 10, I've slid from a peak of 10 in high school to about a 5.25 today.
I'm not one of those myopic fanboys who considers the only acceptable canon to be the current DC Comics version.
Some avowed fanboys, while obviously eager to see what happens with "Returns," are less effusive.
www.mtv.com /movies/news/articles/1529904/05012006/story.jhtml   (1707 words)

 What makes a fanboy tick? - Joystiq
I don't really hold that against Sony, but it's fanboys continue to be in denial of this, even though a class action lawsuit has been filed against sony for this issue, and sony settled outside of court.
when someone else comes along and says that another console is better than the one you bought, for a fanboy this does not imply a surficial comparison between the two systems (say in terms of memory, or whatever), but for a fanboy this is a straight attack on their ability to make decisions.
So in fact saying to a xbox fanboy that the ps3 is better is felt like a personal attack on their ability to choose the best console.
www.joystiq.com /2006/08/08/what-makes-a-fanboy-tick   (2883 words)

The inner fanboy in me is very pleased to be alive in an era when we're discovering so many new planets outside the solar system (236 count 'em all!).
Fanboys is the love letter to the greatest movie franchise of all time.
I was pretty impressed by the above animation was created by a student at the CFP Milano film school as final film thesis project.
fanboy.com   (2964 words)

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I was typing up a response, when I noticed the same text of the note on a comment to the recent TalkCrunch podcast (which featured executives from four different RSS-related companies, including myself for NewsGator)...and given that the comment was made in public, I thought I would respond publicly as well.
Maybe the “fanboy” comment was a little strong, but it is not uncommon to run into providers that think IE is the only browser, and design to it.
I'll attest that you are not a fanboy.
www.rassoc.com /gregr/weblog/archive.aspx?post=807   (1791 words)

 Console: Are You A Console Fanboy? - Kotaku
We saw this quiz over at Guardian Gamesblog, pondering the nearly metaphysical question: "Are you a console fanboy?" We're proud to say we (and by 'we' royal we means me) are not:
We hope you like randomly picking your answers, because chances are that the answers to nearly half the questions won't apply to you.
We also hope you have some IQ points you can afford to slough off, because whether or not the author of the test has a Harvard Med doctorate in diagnosing console fanboys, he certainly doesn't have even a first grader's grasp of remedial spelling.
www.kotaku.com /gaming/console/are-you-a-console-fanboy-165804.php   (227 words)

 You, Too, Can Be a Fanboy
Lore Sjöberg of WIRED relates his version of what it takes to be a “Fanboy”.
Most fanboys ally themselves with one of the latest generation of consoles, but a few diehards are still rooting for the Dreamcast.
Here are some simple rules to ensure that you live up to the fanboy ideal.
www.komikazee.com /news/comments/you_too_can_be_a_fanboy   (640 words)

 Area51's Community Newspaper: The Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It's a collector's item!!!" to a closing essay by the main character, Fanboy pokes fun at not only itself, but at the comics code, peurile plots, exaggerated bodies, teen angst, fandom, and just about everything else having to do with comics.
And it does this without cynicism--it is not a critique--it is an affectionate parody created firmly within the confines of mainstream comics, and benefitting from some of its brightest stars.
I think on the first reading of Fanboy I had my mind made up to dislike this comic.
outer-rim.lweb.net /review/16comic4.htm   (796 words)

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