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PeachClover

Backwards Much?

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?
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Added: 6 years, 6 months ago
 
Kupok
6 years, 6 months ago
It is still September. That is why furs are going lowest common denominator.
PeachClover
6 years, 6 months ago
"It is still September." What does this mean?
Kupok
6 years, 6 months ago
Back in the most early days of the internet, In the Usenet days, Usually only collage students and particularly resourceful geeks could get on the internet. September was the month that collage freshman were settling into dorms, and it was the month when a flood of Newbies would get online. The noobish behavior would die down a bit though as they settled into the internet community.

AOL came along and gave Usenet/Internet to everyone. The noobish behavior never ended, and someone said that this would be the September that Never Ended.

I say Eternal September is responsible for this phenomenon you describe, because the Furry Fandom is accessible to more and more people now. People don't need a brain anymore, And so you have the brainless and even worse, the Average.
Christiebunny
6 years, 6 months ago
I miss the old days, when 'furry' (for most of the fandom) meant 'tolerance' and 'caring'....  they were short lived, thanks to that 'eternal september',  and it seems that part of the fandom is getting harder and harder to find :(
frostcat
6 years, 6 months ago
It's tough to be tolerant to everything.  Trust me, I know how annoying it can be to be open to someone only to have them cut you off because you either like something they don't/despise or they refuse to be a part of the fandom.  Yet being the hippos that they are (hypocrites), they still look at what they "don't like."

Tell you the truth, I rarely chat and stay off to the side because of such deals.  But in this case, continue to do you your own thing and don't let any of these new-found fakes get to you.  It's just the standard "in denial," trolling, pot calling the kettle black phase.  As far as the media and news, the majority is going to be negative because they simply have nothing else better to do or they ran out of death reports. (No offense)
PeachClover
6 years, 6 months ago
Now here is an idea for a death report:
"Sylvia soinso here reporting on the Eulogy Killer, who is the prime suspect behind the latest murder of a downtown news reporter after her report about the serial killer's alleged previous murder aired-"

That idea so so solid it should be the next blockbuster horror.  -_-
Alynna
6 years, 6 months ago
Hypocrisy is one of the great laurels of humanity.   For some reason its cool to disparage that which you are part of.
Alynna
6 years, 6 months ago
PS: I'm not a brony, i just love Rainbow Dash
Rakaziel
6 years, 6 months ago
In the end the problem is caused several different and overlapping groups.

On the one hand there are the trolls, and they of course look for hunting grounds and go where potential victims gather.
Then there are the few but existing religious or moral zealots that actually open up accounts to preach or just condemn to boost their ego because they are So Much Better than the Sinners.

People who are not repressed about something, just have a distaste for it and are too vocal about that. Often overlaps with the people who think the world revolved around them.

Then there are people who are simply intolerant without requiring further motivation for it. Some of them happen to be furries.

Then there are people who are in the closet about something, and that can be anything, and react by attacking in others what they alternatingly refuse to admit or actively fight and repress in themselves. http://www.wildcat.arizona.edu/index.php/article/2012/... homophobes are an example but I guess anyone with so much as a repressed fetish might at times act in the same pattern.

There there are those who only visit the sites for the porn and have no interest in social interaction. Given the many reasons why there can be a lack of interest there are also some, or many, among them who have more or less developed an allergy against social interaction in general and close social contact in particular. Maybe trauma or they simply find people annoying.

And then there are the people who are just genuinely clueless, or as Kupok called them, the Eternal September. Though, with people increasingly growing up with the internet, they may also wise up earlier about when one better first reads about the subject and then posts one's opinion.
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