Even though I'm no longer apart of the FFFF tournament, I'm still watching to see what unfolds and who will be top fursuiter this year. So while I'm looking through my friends list I just so happen to find one of the runners infuriated for being called out as something he's not.
Normally this would be your everyday drama rant n' stuff and I'll just let it pass by. Unfortunately for this runner, I've been watching for years in hope to one day get to talk to more than just a "Hello" passerby standpoint. Now as I recall, it was either year 2 or year 3 that someone foolishly posted a similar slander on the LJ group itself. So what better way than to post the same nonsense someplace else right. Probably on FA for all I know. That's like freakin' drama central there.
You know, I was going to ask an interesting question about tolerance in the fandoms throughout the world. The main reason behind that sparked during the whole "I hate ponies" motif that I've constantly seen in this fandom alone. The furry fandom was suppose to be open to those who are interested or curious on who we all as a whole and to help those in need. As we try our best to make a better name for ourselves over the whole "Furries are sex deprived maniacs." nonsense, I feel as if all of that mission absolutely failed. Take this time to think about this. I mean really think about it.
There are furs that hate popufurs (I'm sorry, popular furs). Furs that hate furry cubs/babyfurs. Furs that hate My Little Pony and those that like the show. Followed by the drama-filled rumors and slander that befalls them. And we're suppose to be the openly friendly ones? With adding on what happened to one of the runners at the FFFF tournament and the NJ barbecue scandal, it makes "Save Fernandos" seem utterly pointless. That was an ultimate message saying that we, the furry fandom, actually gives a damn to those that are in need. Not only to individuals that were cast out for being who they are. Not only to animal caretaking organizations that is not PETA, but to businesses that cater to us with open arms.
But no, let all announce our hate to each other by calling them out publicly as cubby loving, diaper wearing, murrsuiting brony freaks and destroy a well known yearly fundraising barbecue which, by the way, ruined yet another furry's great name. mmmm.....I think the Bronies won that tolerance battle by a landslide.
At times like these, I'm happy that I've been knocked down from the popular scene and banned from FA because of jealousy within a group years ago so that I don't have to be a part of this nonsense today. Do I still consider myself a furry after all of this? Yes. Will I still have that meaningful conversation with the runner? Damn right I will. But I only worry about where we, as a fandom, go about from here.
*Still a furry to the end*
6 years, 6 months ago
10 Aug 2012 13:09 CEST