So here’s where we start, asking about how fandom identity works and the benefits, problems, and questions of the fan identity. To do that we’ll need to ask what kinds of fans we are.
It may seem strange, one may say, to analyze why people identify as yaoi fans or love the Cleveland Browns inexplicably. However man people do identify with fandoms and their loves even in things that may seem irrelevant to others.
However, identity is not irrelevant. And that’s where we start.