How can fandoms with non-tangible forms of fan production be qualitatively or quantitatively assessed for legitimacy?The importance of a questions like this is that fan production is not always produced in easily accessable facets such as fan fiction. Sometimes a fan produces immaterial productions and the longevity of such a production is called into question. What are such fan productions? They do in fact exist. Here are some examples below.
Little monsters showing their fandom of Lady Gaga with the claw
Little monsters showing their fandom of Lady Gaga with the claw








Tebowing
Tebowing
Cats Tebow, too
Cats Tebow, too

Questioning the kind of fan productions fans produce leads one to wonder why we seek the answers to these questions. Knowing the fate of our productions as fans is an important way of assessing what kind of legitimacy the production has. If an immaterial production has longevity then people feel like an important creation has been created. Immaterial productions can't be judged based on literary quality or the accuracy or the proportions so we must rely on the only thing available to assess them with. Longevity.
Tebowing has an illustrious history of this longevity. The video here shows a man contemplating the success of tebowing.
The websitementioned in the video also provides an excellent format for viewing the widespread proliferation of tebowing. Tebowing is a very well known immaterial fan production and is an excellent claim to the legitimacy of immaterial fan productions.



Immaterial productions also meet with success when the object of fandom is accepting of the immaterial production. The act of tebowing is recognized by Tim himself. On his Twitter he openly mentions tebowing and has even tweeted pictures of fans tebowing. Lady Gaga has a similar fan activity that consists of the monster claw. In this video , she details the meaning of this creation. From this confession, it can be seen that the effects of the immaterial productions can have just as much psychological legitimacy as other forms.



If any further curiosities remain about the legit staying power of the immaterial I need only reference the Nazi salute. This arm motion was used by the Nazi party to recognize Hitler as their leader in the 1930's and remains a recognizable fan production even today. Instead of posting an image of this controversial image, I will leave you with Tebow's possible thoughts on haters of his popular tebowing.
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