I don't get them on tapastic anywhere near as much as I would get them on other sites.
For Raven Wolf though, (the one where instead of seeing it as something about understanding people different from you, they saw it as some huge build up for some inevitable war?? and couldn't wait for side_a to bomb the shit out of side_b) The comments were so normal and common that it really made me regret ever making the series and wonder what the **** I was doing wrong as a human-being for people to be reading my work that way.
When I was published on inkblazers there were a lot of people that would not read my comic because of these fans. Even people that would tell me things directly along the lines of. "Hey it's good to see your series is doing so well, but personally I'll never read your series because your fans are horrible and there is no way that I can enjoy something even if I tried that is attached to that."
So yeah, horrible fans is always going to be my top fear. Especially when you get incidents in fandoms like
- author getting death threats for making the wrong ship canon.
- fanartist attempting suicide because they were getting harassed for drawing a character wrong
- Public displays of anger and property destruction over McDonalds sauce
- fan trying to kill another fan with cookies laced with needles because they made a drawing of the wrong ship
- using your characters as an icon for whatever their political agenda may be even though your series has clearly hinted at NOT supporting that political agenda.
- a fan hiring someone to kill a actor they felt wronged the series
And there are a LOT more that I could list, and of course, not all fans are like that, and even fans of the same series try to dissociate them from the fans that do shit like that because they are a small minority. But THOSE fans are the ones your series gets know for having. Not the calm normal fans just trying to enjoy something they like. So these stupid and horrible actions are always going to be attached to your series and the fans of your series.