- Jan 12, 2008
well, "Fan" is short for "Fanatic" so by nature it is going to be putting more passion and energy behind something than it probably deserves. Also the general challenge in that what most people only know is the version/portion of each podcast member that they present on the show and that 1 hour a week (or whatever) you have as a window into their lives - that isn't necessarily the same as who they are "in real life".I think there is a level of "fandom" for this crew that is borderline weird at times.
People waiting with baited breath for Pete to pop off and rant. People convinced Craig is crabby and hates Disney. People that think Julie is the worst. Several generalizations that I've seen posted on these boards over time. Someone doesn't show up on the show for a while and the inevitable thread of "where is ____?"
They employ a lot of staff and contributors. Newbies go through a hazing with the audience. I felt so bad for Charles but now he's a regular and people calmed down. Somebody leaves and conspiracy theories ignite.
It's really silly. It's entertainment. It's their business and they're doing the best they can, they keep it fresh and reach out for input. To insult or make these semi-veiled accusations about intent or level of Disney love and devotion is so stinkin ridiculous. Just be nice. It's Disney, it's not supposed to get people upset. You WILL find what you're looking for.
Though fully agree it shouldn't get people upset or anything - at the end of the day we are all here (those of us posting and those on the podcast) because we enjoy Disney (the parks, the movies, the company, the history, etc)