>>Myth: If I see it first, I am more of a fan than those who wait for it.
Somewhere along the line, someone decided that you were only a real fan of anime if you saw it first and had the biggest collection, whether it was legal or not. A fan, or fanatic, is a person who enjoys and supports the work of an artist. If you are enjoying the work of an artist without paying for it, then you are not supporting the artist because they never see the money for their work and they won’t be able to keep creating. Your enjoyment and support of their work is what makes you a real fan.
Now they're dictating what it means to be a real fan? Fuck, greatest troll ever 11/10