So I was talking with a former student on Facebook today, and he was telling me about how he met all these celebrities at this comic convention in Denver that he went to. One in particular, whose name I can't remember, was apparently really funny and able to deliver off-the-cuff hilarity at a moment's notice.
...Which got me to thinking about the convention I went to last year: Anthrocon. The only celebrities I met whom I had any interest in at all were both comedians: Uncle Kage and 2 the Ranting Gryphon. You know, the only furry celebrities anyone gives a crap about.
Then I had to think about why we had so few interesting people as celebrities, and my mind wandered to the other celebrities I know of in the furry fandom, and it hit me: Most of our celebrities are celebrated because they're really good at drawing porn. So basically, most of our celebrities are that way because they're professional perverts with the talent to indulge their and other people's fantasies in decent-quality artwork.
I don't have anything against perversion and sexual expression. Hell, I wrote about it in another journal and defended it. However, the fact remains that perverts in this society tend to be shut-ins with very few social skills, and those are the people we venerate and worship in this community, and -that-, not the perversion thing, is fairly unhealthy.
There are exceptions. There are always exceptions. This isn't meant to say that all people famous in the furry fandom are perverts with no social skills. It's just a trend I thought about and wanted to share.
6 years, 7 months ago
22 Jun 2012 08:31 CEST