et fandoms. Anime is different, because there are a fair number of fans who watch fansubs that are released only a few days after the Japanese screening. It gives me the opportunity to watch "current" fandom developments.
I sometimes read the Animesuki forums because they're generally fairly decent and sometimes have good news. I've given up on the Code Geass forum, however, because there's some moron who has turned a romantic pairing into his personal crusade and refuses to shut up about it, constantly spamming every single thread, related or not, with imaginary proof of his convictions until it becomes difficult to even follow the normal thread of any discussion around his drivel. It's like watching a conversation with a particularly dogged politician, where every single thing has to be dragged back to their one issue and they refuse to even consider alternative opinions, or, for that matter, just stay silent for more than a few minutes at a time.
LJ communities in general seem to be a bit better about this, or at least less full of raving lunatics. I wonder if it's the format? "Threads" of discussion start with each new post and don't really persist for more than a few days, unlike forum threads that can have ancient history, so perhaps people are inclined to soapbox less about their personal issues?
Most of the stuff I write tends to be for obscure video game fandoms, or at least obscure-because-it's-not-out-in-English-y