I spotted a bit of a spat on twitter the other day, regarding a rule Nordic Fuzzcon had made for their upcoming convention. Taking your fursuit head off in public apparently ruins the magic and should be restricted to designated areas or an emergency. There's more waffle and subtlety to it than that but what it did do is get people talking. This dumb sketch is my stance. Honestly, not singling out Nordic Fuzzcon, I'm finding this trend of appeasing people creeping into everything, not just conventions but bloody everywhere. People who can't be happy unless someone else is being told off on their behalf. A convention is a gathering of many people for a lovely event, many people means many perspectives. If one cannot cope with differing points of view, differing social norms or behaviours, one shouldn't go to events. Being part of something means more than just one persons joy/enjoyment, it also means compromise. Can't have everything, can't have 'safe spaces' where you'll never hear an opinion that bothers you. That's if you want the freedom to be yourself, anyway.
If anyone ruins the magic, it's the adults who haven't grown up and expect the world to conform to their own wishes.
2 years ago
21 Sep 2016 23:39 CEST
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