Is there a word for someone who isn't technically in a fandom because they don't watch the primary media around which the fandom congregates, but they are friends with so many in the fandom that they enjoy the jokes, references and fan made artistic endeavors involved with said fandom?

Like, being a member of the fandom through osmosis?

@Crash a Fandom Fan :D the fandom fandom is incredible

@Crash offhand I know the western touhou series fandom has been known to split between the game players and the people who don’t play but do enjoy the vast scope of fanworks- they call that group “secondary” fandom but I hesitate to offer it as a true example since they use it condescendingly and I’ve never liked that.

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