Started by Simonorged, January 23, 2013, 11:38:01 am
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Quote from: PentiumMMX on December 06, 2013, 11:51:25 amI have no real issue with furries. Well, I have some problem with the more obsessed ones who try to shove their fetish down the throats of others, but then again, I hate any sort of people who try to shove something they like down the throat of another, so that in itself is not a problem limited to the furry fandom.Besides, if you can look past the awkward hentai and lazy Sonic the Hedgehog recolors, there are some really cool character designs out there that come from that fandom :3
Quote from: stewartsage on December 06, 2013, 07:31:56 pmThere's a middle layer that neither irritates nor disgusts me, but that's not the point of the gif or anything else.The scene from Super Troopers breaks down thusly:The man leaning into the gif is Farva, one of several troopers at a Vermont police barracks, and the most disliked. Everyone else is a fun-loving nice guy and all his attempts at pranks tend to turn out horribly. The three gathered in frame for most of the gif have just had a conversation with their Captain in which he has told them to reign in their shenanigans to avoid the barracks being closed, followed by their using the word shenanigans numerous times to the point of annoyance at which he threatens the next person to say shenanigans with being pistol whipped. Mac (the officer with the pistol) calls to Farva and asks what his favorite resteraunt is, to which he replies 'Shenanigans' and everyone laughs with Mac offering said pistol for the whipping to Captain O'Hagan who glares at them all.In case you're not up to reading that; it was a layered metaphor but you can still go fuck yourself.
Quote from: Bella on December 06, 2013, 08:04:12 pmI'm not a furry, but I can appreciate well-crafted anthro art. Heck, I've even drawn some before, though I'm really not the best at drawing animals so it doesn't happen very often. People who mock furries (or homestucks, bronies, anime fans, or members of any other popular-and-divisive fandom) for the sheer sake of them being furries are 2edgy4me. Like, how do you even contain that cool? Really though, it's hard for me to be judgmental when I participate in quite a few fandoms that others might find strange or mockable.
Quote from: Bella on December 06, 2013, 08:04:12 pmI mean, yeah, there are fetishy types in the furry fandom, but the same can be said for literally. every. other. fandom. Like, ever, in the history of fandoms.
Quote from: Bella on December 06, 2013, 08:04:12 pmAnd honestly, as long as they're are engaging in their fetishes behind closed doors in a safe and consensual manner, I really don't give a fuck what they're doing (which is exactly how I feel about folks who're into any other legal, consensual sexual activity).
Quote from: Bella on December 06, 2013, 08:04:12 pmOtherkins are a different story, but I'm willing to tolerate them as long as they don't do dumb shit like compare themselves to transgender people or PoC or "act on their animal instincts" (I'm looking at you, random kids in cafeteria who were talking about murdering birds because of their cat natures).
Quote from: Bella on December 06, 2013, 08:27:06 pmThanks Dustii. And yeah, OS-tans ARE one of the fandoms I was thinking of. (Although Hetalia and the personification fandom at large may've softened some folks' impressions of the OS-tan fandom, it's still really weird to explain to anyone who isn't familiar with the concept of humanization).Otherkin are people who "believe" they are animals in the bodies of humans. I put quotes around that because I'm not sure how many sincerely believe it, and how many just think it sounds cool or inspirational or whatever. I mean, I suppose it's harmless enough in and of itself, but some otherkins claim that they deserve civil rights protections on-par with the ones given to LGBTQA people or, PoC. Others say they their oppression is on-par with that faced by trans* people, which is ridiculous and insulting for a whole number of reasons I shouldn't even have to get into here.
Quote from: PentiumMMX on December 07, 2013, 12:08:00 amIndeed :\As for people generalizing groups, I honestly hate that so much; like saying that fans of [TV show \ game \ movie \ book \ etc] are all "freaks" because of the vocal minority. I mean, there are perfectly sane Twilight fans, believe it or not; ones that simply enjoy the books, however bad they might be, and don't obsess over wanting to be a vampire or whatever.Likewise, there are also insane fans of just about anything. I remember Saturday Night Live once did a sketch, formatted like a documentary, on a group of teenage boys who were obsessed with The Golden Girls; watching it religiously, dressing like the main cast, reenacting their favorite episodes, and attempting to mail ideas to the studio for new episodes (Failing to realize the show ended years ago; as one of their mothers pointed out). While a very funny sketch, it does raise a good point that you'll find some people in any fandom who go a little too far; no matter what it might be.
Quote from: DustiiWolf on December 07, 2013, 12:28:23 amBut behaving like a dog and wearing a fursuit 24/7, or thinking you are actually an OS-tan, and go around behaving like one, is obsessive and unacceptable.
Quote from: Chocofreak13 on December 07, 2013, 12:22:31 pmyou say obsessive and unacceptable, I say "it's their life".there's a TLC show called my strange obsession. one episode featured a furry girl who liked to go out in her fursuit. i'll admit that she probably shouldn't go into town like that, but if it's on her own time, who the fuck cares? if she wants to run around the woods with her fellow furry friends, who the hell are we to say she can't.after all, there was a time when I ran around the woods pretending to be a wizard (well, mostly peasant girl #5), along with my friends. we weren't hurting anyone, and in fact, it was some of the best times of my life. some people would call us crazy. but we were just having fun.
Quote from: PentiumMMX on December 07, 2013, 01:28:57 pmIndeed. I mean, I like to wear skirts, dresses, and other feminine clothing in my spare time; it doesn't hurt anybody, so regardless of what opinions the many bible-thumping conservatives (Such as my mom and her entire side of the family) might have, it's none of their business.Besides, skirts are comfy -w-