Fursonas (Documentary)

Discussion in 'TV, Video, and Film' started by Renic, Feb 24, 2017.

  1. Sergei Sóhomo

    Sergei Sóhomo Well-Known Member

    It's not about stalking. Word of mouth travels fast
     
  2. Yvvki

    Yvvki Sassy lesser panda.

    What you are referring to is his Alter Ego, which is a personality he takes on for his character. Do you honestly believe that he's like that all the time? It would be much to exhausting to keep that up.

    Also yes, he want's to look good. To be in his position as chairman, he has to look good. It's kind of his job.

    Also, he knows he's not the leader. There's a bunch of 'Leaders' He's just the most open out of them, so it's much easier to target him. My goodness I get what you're saying but have you ever tried to organize a huge event?
    I would be freaked out if I ever had to do that, maybe to the point of being a little possessive of it.
     
  3. Yvvki

    Yvvki Sassy lesser panda.

    I never had that problem but I'm extremely privet so.... Yea.
     
  4. Sergei Sóhomo

    Sergei Sóhomo Well-Known Member

    Depends on the field you're in. Teaching is mostly a female dominated profession so yeah, not much is really kept under wraps.

    IT is the inverse though so maybe I won't have that problem
     
  5. Belatucadros

    Belatucadros Sláinte chugat!

    I understand what your saying. I guess I didn't know about this "Alter ego" thing. I've never met him in person so, I should probably keep my mouth shut. :D
     
  6. nerdbat

    nerdbat Green butt of reason

    In my opinion, creating a narcissistic Alter Ego isn't a good idea when you're trying to position yourself as somebody who represents the fandom (something Uncle Kage does, after all). It's like that situation with AngryJoe and Geoff Keighley a while ago - his made up persona makes for some entertaining video reviews, but when he tried to use it for purposes of legitimate gaming journalism, it was a complete fiasco.
     
  7. Yvvki

    Yvvki Sassy lesser panda.

    I'm sure that in a serious setting he does not keep that alter ego.

    See the reason I can understand him is because my bf is like that too, meaning he wears this mask. Like he will legit be goofy and outgoing to the point where he can be a bit much to put it lightly.
    But when it's just me and him, he takes off the mask and gets into these moods where he can't get out of bed for days because he's honestly so depressed and unmotivated.

    I guess what i'm trying to say is that you won't really know Kage ( hell even I don't know anything about him really. ), and going off by his 'mask' does not sit well with me.

    Although I do get what you are saying as well, but even he has his own personal likes and dislikes and I suppose it is up to the people who interpret him to understand that.
     
  8. Yvvki

    Yvvki Sassy lesser panda.

    Lots of people wear a happy confident mask over their face. I've seen it many times before so it's easy for me to pick up on it.
     
  9. Yvvki

    Yvvki Sassy lesser panda.

    I'm still sure you can keep it away from people. lol
     
  10. Sergei Sóhomo

    Sergei Sóhomo Well-Known Member

    You can but the moment you slip up then everyone will find out
     
  11. Lcs

    Lcs Well-Known Member

    The sexual presence in the community has always been a thing, just like in pretty much EVERY single other fandom. So it's sort of ridiculous when people think that furries having openly sexual content is a sign of the community dying or being less enjoyable. And anyways, even if every single furry was completely devoid of any sexual behaviour and made no sexual content online, we would still be made fun of for fursuits and such.

    Also, I said this on another thread, but I really dislike how taboo sex and things related to sex are. It really is just totally unnecessary to shame people because they talk about it. I mean, sex is something that pretty much everyone likes, so why is this a problem? In relation to furries, I kind of understand it for outsiders who may link furry porn to beastiality and think that we are immoral or something. But for furries that know that there are a vanishingly small amount of us that are into that stuff?

    As for Boomer, I actually find his situation quite sad and I feel like the people that make fun of him are being quite cruel. I see nothing wrong with what he does if he enjoys doing it and it does not affect his social/work life or others. However, this isn't the case since he has apparently lost some friends and is currently unemployed because of it.
     
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  12. Yvvki

    Yvvki Sassy lesser panda.

    Not everyone does like sex though, there are Asexuals out there. Please just don't assume it's something everyone likes. :(
    Some people are uncomfortable by sex or just flat out reject it completely.

    As for Boomer, I don't hate him or anything. I just don't feel like he's just a furry, he's more of an 'other kin' then anything else and it can be hard for some people to understand him is all. As a person he seems quite kind and true to himself.
     
  13. Belatucadros

    Belatucadros Sláinte chugat!

    I wasn't wearing a "happy confident mask," I was just talking out of my ass and I accept that. Sorry if I offended you.
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2017
  14. nerdbat

    nerdbat Green butt of reason

    I think you're missing the point a bit. It's not about whether Cage "wears a mask" or not, it's more about how he uses that mask. In this case, he goes by that persona not just to entertain people, but also to put himself as representation for fandom, which can be frankly obnoxious and misleading, and certainly can have some negative consequences on perception of the fandom from outsiders. In simple terms, he may be the sweetest and greatest person living on Earth, but that doesn't change the fact that on public, he chooses to knowingly make a bit of an ass of himself and community in general, which is the thing that matters in the end result.
     
  15. Lcs

    Lcs Well-Known Member

    I didn't suggest that everybody likes sex since I did quite clearly write "pretty much everyone". Also, my point was that it's unnecessary to be uncomfortable about sex as I really do believe that making sex so taboo just does more harm than good.

    In my opinion, the only requirement to being a furry is liking anthro characters and actually calling yourself one - so I would consider Boomer a furry (just an outlier type of furry). Also, the hating thing wasn't really directed at you but rather at people like Kage who suggested quite rudely that he was insane.
     
  16. Yvvki

    Yvvki Sassy lesser panda.

    You didn't. n.n
     
  17. Yvvki

    Yvvki Sassy lesser panda.

    The thing is, is that he's his own person and I believe everyone should be taken with a grain of salt. Even the best leader has flaws. I just think the good and passion he has outweighs it, for me. Then again I'm extremely unbiased about a lot of things.
     
  18. Alex K

    Alex K Guest

    You outta put it on Net Flicks once your done with it
     
  19. Egon1982

    Egon1982 Member

    An ok documentary but could had been better
     
  20. CCTakato

    CCTakato New Member

    I'm new to the whole furry thing so I'm not familiar with this documentary or who Uncle Kage is but even before I started labeling myself a furry more, I never understood why people made such a huge deal about furry porn. It's all fictional and not hurting anybody so I don't see the harm in it. I don't see it as much weirder than some of the stuff you see in like anime porn or something but I feel like people don't make as much of a huge deal about anime porn like they do furry porn these days. Most mainstream porn in general is kind of weird if you think about it unless you only watch purely vanilla sex but we're just so used to all that other stuff like BDSM and even more extreme stuff like watersports that it doesn't shock us anymore. I've seen plenty of porn and frankly I think a lot of furry porn is a lot tamer than some of the crazy stuff I've seen in live action porn. I wouldn't go around posting porn on my Twitter account or something but I'm not ashamed to admit to at least my closest friends that yeah I do think a lot of anthro cartoon characters are hot but again, it's not real. If people are still upset about furry porn on the Internet in 2017, they need to get a hobby.
     
  21. Troj

    Troj Well-Known Member

    I agree with LCS that the first part of the documentary and the second part actually feel like different films, and I vastly prefer the first part to the second. The second part was just too (as the kids say) "salty" for my taste.

    I did appreciate how the documentary allowed me to empathize with members of the community that I originally didn't (and in some cases, still don't) like, because of their reputation. I have to admit that I came away with an odd kind of respect for Boomer, because you can't say that it doesn't have a genuine passion for life.

    Arguably, the anime fandom has creepier porn than the furry fandom.

    There are ways of disclosing your sexual preferences or habits without coming across as creepy, rude, or gross, but that typically requires a level of self-assurance, self-awareness, charisma, and communication skills not possessed by the average bear.

    Average bears should generally err on the side of discretion, and some furries need to realize that discretion does not equal shame.

    My other feeling is that individual furries and furry art websites could definitely stand to get better at filing their "after dark" stuff out of the immediate or easy reach of trolls and random people.

    That said, I also think we actually have the right to go on the offensive here, because, yes, much of the sexual content in the furry fandom is harmless and normal, and because it's entirely normal for a group of largely-young, largely-LGBTQ people to explore their identity via their sexuality.

    When society assumes that someone who has a sexual fetish is solely defined by that sexual fetish, or when society looks people hugging or innocently frolicking in fursuits and automatically pictures them fucking, it's society that's fucked up, not furries.
     
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