When furry was born as a fandom, it did not need mantras such as "Love and Tolerance": furries just loved who were open to it and tolerated all because we just wanted to get away from conflict. It cannot be denied that with age and growing popularity our fandom is losing what it used to mean, but I am disturbed by what I have heard from a few people lately.
There have been a growing number of people who associate with the furry fandom that act as if furry is bad, saying that they cannot stand when other furs refused to be recognized by names given by their parents, use furry terminology in spoken form, or act "as if they were at a convention- in public"...
The one I heard this from looked and acted like a stupid fatass so, I ignored him, but recently, I have come across another who is both on IB and FA who said to me, "when did I say I was a furry?"...
Why are these people who cannot stand furries registered members of furry art boards?
It's hard enough to love and tolerate a world where even after 27 years we are still targets of slanderous "news" articles, but now they are apparently coming into our art boards and social gatherings, but still want to act as if we are freaks because we embrace what it means to be furry...
It is obvious that I do not like christians, muslims, or jews, but I have never joined one of their organizations, neither do I enter a place clearly designated for their beliefs and act as if I have more right to it than they do. The way these antifurs act is as if they walk in the door and bark out, "furries be gone". I would be less surprised to find nonfurs on FA, but IB doesn't even allow human porn; if that isn't the biggest clue this is a furry website, I don't know what is. For the longest time, I thought they would realize on their own that they are in the wrong fandom, but now, angry to have encountered a cluster of them, I wonder if it is for the best to have an affirmation during registration for furry sites:
"This is a furry website, to join you must be a member of the furry fandom and accepting of the common motifs therein."
... I just don't get these people, how can they yell out the newest version of "yiff in hell, furries" with one hand on their dick jacking off to furry porn?
6 years, 9 months ago
21 Apr 2012 09:32 CEST