Listening to: The Beastie Boys, "Sabotage"
Reading: "Children at Play" by Richard Thompson
Watching: MST3K - 701 "Night of the Blood Beast"
Allow me to clarify my point further. I don't mean to say "everyone has to write fanfiction the same way" or "don't draw this kind of fan art". People can write or draw whatever the hell they want, and I don't have to look at it if I don't want. But my main gripe is when the perverted vocal minority of a fanbase gets so loud and obnoxious that it overtakes the nice quiet people who just want to enjoy the show or movie or whatever. When the people who partake in the sleazier side of fandom take the spotlight and become the public's main perception of what all fans are like.
Not all MLP fans are demented furries with a fetish for clopfic; most of us just think it's a cute little show with a great cast of characters. Not all Wreck-It Ralph fans are insane Turbo defenders or squicky Jawbreaker shippers; most of us just find it to be a very entertaining and inspiring film. But when those obnoxious fans start acting out more, whether it's just because they want to make a point or because they think it's funny, it gives the rest of us a bad name.
Like I said, this all started because of a "make your own episode" discussion on Equestria Daily. The premise was "Suppose that Hasbro gives you, the average fan, free reign to pitch your own episode for an upcoming season - what's it about?" I saw people coming up with deliberately stupid ideas that would never, ever get made in a million years, like Trixie murdering Fluttershy or Gummy becoming an alicorn princess, and I'm thinking to myself "You know, this is why nobody respects this fandom. Everyone's acting like a moron." I'm embarrassed to tell people that I watch this show, because they all give me that look. Even my own sister thought I'd turned into a furry. It's gotten to the point where I almost don't want to watch the show anymore, if this is what I have to deal with.
And that's what the point of my rant was. If this is the sort of thing you legitimately enjoy, then hey, have fun with that. But when you go braying about it at the top of your lungs just because you want to see people's reactions, it makes you and the whole group look insane. I don't think there's anything that can be done to stop this, but it's still something that bugs the hell outta me.