Fursonas (Documentary)

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

  1. Sergei Sóhomo

    Sergei Sóhomo Well-Known Member

    People probably do for me if they add me on Steam, but that's about the only place I've got anything and it's simply a group at that.
     
  2. Yvvki

    Yvvki Active Member

    Honestly I don't see the big deal with it myself, I kind of just see people for who they are and then what they like. Even before I was a 'furry' I never really cared if someone was or wasn't.
     
  3. Sergei Sóhomo

    Sergei Sóhomo Well-Known Member

    It's all about keeping that public image. Granted I don't care about my public image, but I do care about my work life which public image can spill into if you're not careful
     
  4. Belatucadros

    Belatucadros Totally Customized Title

    One thing about Uncle Kage is that it seems like he really only cares about himself. All you ever hear him say is me, me, and me. Not once have I ever heard him say "I represent YOU GUYS, the fandom." Nope all we get is "You guys represent ME." Do I think he cares about the fandom? I don't know, maybe. To be honest I don't really care. But he has established himself as the "leader" of the fandom in a way, and I disagree with that. The sad part is, people believe it.

    If we're going to have a so called "leader", fine, but I want that person to be caring and intelligent, not some self-centered guy who can't live without a drink of wine every two seconds.

    Rant over.
     
  5. Yvvki

    Yvvki Active Member

    In Canada, it's not allowed to be able to stalk your employers on any Social Media. So I suppose it's just that I never really had to be concerned about it?
     
  6. Sergei Sóhomo

    Sergei Sóhomo Well-Known Member

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

    Yvvki Active Member

    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.
     
  8. Yvvki

    Yvvki Active Member

    I never had that problem but I'm extremely privet so.... Yea.
     
  9. 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
     
  10. Belatucadros

    Belatucadros Totally Customized Title

    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
     
  11. 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.
     
  12. Yvvki

    Yvvki Active Member

    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.
     
  13. Yvvki

    Yvvki Active Member

    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.
     
  14. Yvvki

    Yvvki Active Member

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

    Sergei Sóhomo Well-Known Member

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

    Lcs Woof

    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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  17. Yvvki

    Yvvki Active Member

    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.
     
  18. Belatucadros

    Belatucadros Totally Customized Title

    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 at 3:43 PM
  19. 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.
     
  20. Lcs

    Lcs Woof

    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.
     

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