< >
Hello, guest! Please log in or register.

The PokéCommunity

Go Back     The PokéCommunity Forums > Entertainment & Hobbies > General Entertainment Not the target demographic

Notices

General Entertainment The PokeCommunity's red carpet: discuss topics, hot or otherwise, centered around music, films, TV, books, and sports!

Reply Post Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1    
Old September 11th, 2012 (9:50 AM).
Esper's Avatar
Esper Esper is offline
my user title got ate :(
Silver Tier
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: California
Posts: 8,425
So you've probably noticed that a lot of books that are ostensibly for "young adult" (like Twilight, Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, etc.) are quite popular with adult adults. Or maybe you noticed how My Little Pony gained a large following of people who aren't 10 year old girls. Anyway. These are examples of things which are targeted at one demographic that end up finding a home in the hands of one or more unexpected groups.

What are your thoughts on this? Should people stick to media made for their own demographic? Are demographics, or other categorizations very accurate? I can't think of other questions, but feel free to take this topic wherever it goes.
Reply With Quote

Relevant Advertising!

  #2    
Old September 12th, 2012 (5:22 AM).
Razor Leaf's Avatar
Razor Leaf Razor Leaf is offline
#541
Swadloon
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Italy
Gender: Male
Posts: 8,126
Given that you're asking this on a Pokémon forum full of mid teens and young adults, I don't think many people will agree that media fitting their demographic should be stuck to.

While I don't watch anything directed at children or whatever since I'm not very interested in it any more, I don't really see why people should be bothered just because they're not the target demographic. If they enjoy it, they enjoy it. *shrug*

...unfortunately it's not that easy in practise because of social pressures and all that. But still.
Yes, I'm really Swadloon.
Reply With Quote
  #3    
Old September 12th, 2012 (7:08 AM).
gimmepie's Avatar
gimmepie gimmepie is online now
Nothing Lasts Forever
ModeratorCSPokéCommunity Daily Staff
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Australia
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Nature: Mild
Posts: 9,424
I find my self agreeing with Razor Leaf. The target demographic is who the creators intended people to enjoy their creation NOT a guideline for who SHOULD enjoy it. Well that's my two cents.
Reply With Quote
  #4    
Old September 12th, 2012 (11:01 AM).
Esper's Avatar
Esper Esper is offline
my user title got ate :(
Silver Tier
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: California
Posts: 8,425
Quote:
Originally Posted by Razor Leaf View Post
Given that you're asking this on a Pokémon forum full of mid teens and young adults, I don't think many people will agree that media fitting their demographic should be stuck to.
Well, most of us who are older got into Pokemon when we were younger than we are now so at the time we were the target audience.

But yes, people shouldn't me made to follow the things that are being targeted to them, but what about when something like Twilight (to use an unpopular example) gets called great, exceptional things because it's found popularity with older people?
Reply With Quote
  #5    
Old September 12th, 2012 (11:05 AM).
Mr Cat Dog's Avatar
Mr Cat Dog Mr Cat Dog is offline
<insert witty eloquence here>
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: London, UK
Gender: Male
Nature: Relaxed
Posts: 10,913
For me, the big thing in this area is animation. When I was younger, I was a big fan of more 'adult' cartoons like The Simpsons; now that I'm older, I'm becoming a big fan of more 'child-oriented' cartoons like Phineas and Ferb, Adventure Time and Gravity Falls. The things that I like now about all of these shows will probably be wildly different to the things I liked (or would have liked) when they aired when I was younger. And yet the overall quality of them means that I'll probably always like them for their multiple layers of humour, poignancy and animation.
Reply With Quote
Reply Post Reply
Quick Reply

Sponsored Links
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


  All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:18 PM.


Contact Us Archive Privacy Statement Terms of Service Top