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Nerdfighters

Weird Fandom Names

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The vlogbrothers Hank and John Green have been around for twelve years, and so has their fandom name. As the New Yorker noted in 2013, the nerdfighter name began as a joke way back in 2007 when John Green mistook an arcade game called Aero Fighters for “Nerdfighters” and decided it was a game about nerds who fight popular people. Don’t mistake their fandom for violent people, though. All they really fight is world suckiness and angsty teen loneliness, which is probably a nobler cause.

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