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LoveCube

New Member
excuse me... sexually explicit? that's a joke, right? ... so... every time you see a fat guy you think to yourself "what a pervert"? did it ever occur to you that alot of people have a strictly non-sexual fat fur interest (myself included)? I mean... Some people like to hug stuffed animals, that does't necessarily mean stuffed animals turn that person on.

And if someone IS turned on by fat furs, who are you to judge?

You know. Fat people by themselves, out of context, do not remind people of sexual fetishes.

THIS IS FURAFFINITY. WHERE PORN PROSPERS. Ever thought that may be the reason why so many considered the banner sexual? And maybe because the majority of the artwork from the artist who made it is related to the fetish?
 

Icono

New Member
Dude, maybe you're right. If the white settlers set aside genocide and land grabbing for one day, why can't we all sit at the table of Furry Fetishism and behave ourselves? I mean, you even invoked the struggle of African Americans in this thread. I can't argue with that.
 

LoveCube

New Member
All the other banners that people haven't liked, for whatever reason, stayed on the site, and people were told to adblock those. I just don't see why it's so hard for you to do the same. You're only complaining because it deals with a subject matter you don't like, so instead of being an adult and dealing with it, you complain about it...it's just kinda funny to me.

Being an adult doesn't mean you have to swallow what is thrown at you. We are a community, and the banner represents us all. You, me, everyone who posts art on FA or on these forums. If something that is extremely unhealthy and considered a sexual fetish by a lot of users on this site offends so many people, it should be heard and everyone should have to listen and try to compromise.

Instead, everyone is taking sides at either black or white and trying to tell the other side the get over it, accept it, basically everyone forcing their opinions down their throats.

What about that is so mature and adult?
 

TheGoodShepherd

I'm a good doggy, really! 0:)
You know. Fat people by themselves, out of context, do not remind people of sexual fetishes.

THIS IS FURAFFINITY. WHERE PORN PROSPERS. Ever thought that may be the reason why so many considered the banner sexual? And maybe because the majority of the artwork from the artist who made it is related to the fetish?

That may be the reason but you don't see people complaining when Fender is on the beach in a speedo. The point is people who are quiet for every other banner are now complaining about a very temporary banner and ruining it for people who thought it was funny/cute/whatever.
 

TwilightV

HELL YEAH!!!
*Prays for a "real" sexually explicit banner to shut everyone up.*
 
Dude, maybe you're right. If the white settlers set aside genocide and land grabbing for one day, why can't we all sit at the table of Furry Fetishism and behave ourselves? I mean, you even invoked the struggle of African Americans in this thread. I can't argue with that.

yeah, because if you did you'd be racist ^^ That's why I put it up there... unfortunately, it didn't work <<;

What I need people to realize is 90% of my original post was a joke... I know using an analogy involving racial struggles and stuff, which is a far larger scale than what we're dealing with here. So, everything in that post was intentionally blown far out of proportion.

I am, however, offended at the slander that the fat furs have received, and I think it's unethical.
 

LoveCube

New Member
That may be the reason but you don't see people complaining when Fender is on the beach in a speedo. The point is people who are quiet for every other banner are now complaining about a very temporary banner and ruining it for people who thought it was funny/cute/whatever.

And the point is that we are a community, and we should listen to each other and try to compromise when things like these happen. As much as you are against the side that is offended, you are no better than them! Not by a single grain. You're just trying to make THEM swallow it because you feel that's right. Similarly, so does the opposing side. So the result? Constant back and forth bickering without a resolve in sight.

YAY FURRIES.
 

Trpdwarf

Lurking in Castle Moats
excuse me... sexually explicit? that's a joke, right? ... so... every time you see a fat guy you think to yourself "what a pervert"? did it ever occur to you that alot of people have a strictly non-sexual fat fur interest (myself included)? I mean... Some people like to hug stuffed animals, that does't necessarily mean stuffed animals turn that person on.

And if someone IS turned on by fat furs, who are you to judge?

Something does not have to be sexual in order to a be fetish. I suppose I should have reworded the other post. Case in point I have as some will argue a non-sexual fetish regarding dragons. I don't take that and force it into the faces of other people because I myself appreciate people keeping their fetish's sexual or nonsexual to themselves.

The examples were not the only ones. I was about to post something adding to that, with non-sexual examples of how a banner could be inappropriate but I got caught up with another post. Sue me for now going back, will you?

A fetish is a fetish, it is a personal thing. It is your thing, or my thing, or someone elses thing. Not liking having personal fetish's pushed forcefully upon other people does not equal the premise of this thread.

Not liking fat fur fetish art, and expecting fetish art to not be in the main banner does not equal hating fat people. Which is why I came in here. I don't like how that first post is put. I know the first post was most likely a joke but if you look around on FA, people actually are thinking this...that we hate it because we have fat people or something.

Now we could argue till blue in the fingers whether or not the art is fetish material but...the banner is gone. It's a waste of time. It think we all have better things to do.
 

TheGoodShepherd

I'm a good doggy, really! 0:)
And the point is that we are a community, and we should listen to each other and try to compromise when things like these happen. As much as you are against the side that is offended, you are no better than them! Not by a single grain. You're just trying to make THEM swallow it because you feel that's right. Similarly, so does the opposing side. So the result? Constant back and forth bickering without a resolve in sight.

YAY FURRIES.

Ha, aren't you doing the same thing by posting in this thread?
 

InvaderPichu

this is my raep face
Being an adult doesn't mean you have to swallow what is thrown at you. We are a community, and the banner represents us all. You, me, everyone who posts art on FA or on these forums. If something that is extremely unhealthy and considered a sexual fetish by a lot of users on this site offends so many people, it should be heard and everyone should have to listen and try to compromise.

Instead, everyone is taking sides at either black or white and trying to tell the other side the get over it, accept it, basically everyone forcing their opinions down their throats.

What about that is so mature and adult?

If it were a banner that lasts all month long I miiiiiiiiight understand where you are coming from but...this is only for today. And many people thought the banner was funny, or just didn't give a rat's ass about it. So far, the only people I've seen put sexual undertones to the image are those who are complaining about it.
 
Something does not have to be sexual in order to a be fetish. I suppose I should have reworded the other post. Case in point I have as some will argue a non-sexual fetish regarding dragons. I don't take that and force it into the faces of other people because I myself appreciate people keeping their fetish's sexual or nonsexual to themselves.

The examples were not the only ones. I was about to post something adding to that, with non-sexual examples of how a banner could be inappropriate but I got caught up with another post. Sue me for now going back, will you?

A fetish is a fetish, it is a personal thing. It is your thing, or my thing, or someone elses thing. Not liking having personal fetish's pushed forcefully upon other people does not equal the premise of this thread.

Not liking fat fur fetish art, and expecting fetish art to not be in the main banner does not equal hating fat people. Which is why I came in here. I don't like how that first post is put. I know the first post was most likely a joke but if you look around on FA, people actually are thinking this...that we hate it because we have fat people or something.

Now we could argue till blue in the fingers whether or not the art is fetish material but...the banner is gone. It's a waste of time. It think we all have better things to do.

I'll be mature here for a second and say that I respect your opinion and understand alot of where you're coming from...

however, as for the entire "the banner is gone" thing... erm.... you MIGHT want to double check ^^;
 

LoveCube

New Member
Ha, aren't you doing the same thing by posting in this thread?

No, I began posting in this thread because the topic was about fat furs, not the banner per say. People just derailed it right back to the banner.

I'm sorry for wanting people to be healthy individuals and the community represented as a whole for what it is - a furry fandom, not a fetish fandom. Fetishes are very personal and not useful to generalize us all, as QUITE obviously, the opinions are wide spread. And a lot of these fetishes aren't even just for furries. They occur in human comics and fantasies just as much as with the furries.

I have no particular opinion on the banner in the sense that I see it as disgusting or a joke. I just am quite opposed to the idea that when I call myself a furry, people will think I have strange fetishes because of little stunts like banners.
 

TheGoodShepherd

I'm a good doggy, really! 0:)
No, I began posting in this thread because the topic was about fat furs, not the banner per say. People just derailed it right back to the banner.

I'm sorry for wanting people to be healthy individuals and the community represented as a whole for what it is - a furry fandom, not a fetish fandom. Fetishes are very personal and not useful to generalize us all, as QUITE obviously, the opinions are wide spread. And a lot of these fetishes aren't even just for furries. They occur in human comics and fantasies just as much as with the furries.

I have no particular opinion on the banner in the sense that I see it as disgusting or a joke. I just am quite opposed to the idea that when I call myself a furry, people will think I have strange fetishes because of little stunts like banners.

I would wager that if you showed this banner to any individual who didn't know what a furry was, they'd laugh because the furs at too much at Thanksgiving like people usually do (granted, people don't get that big but this is a cartoon drawing, so over exaggeration is fine.)

I don't see how people say it's a fetish banner, it just doesn't click in my head. Now, if the furries were rubbing each other or kissing, I'd see it as a fetish banner.
 

TheGoodShepherd

I'm a good doggy, really! 0:)
I'm complaining because it makes me feel physically ill, like certain guro pics.

Here's a question for you because I'm curious. Why does it make you ill? I hear a lot of people say that obesity and the like is gross and that obese people are gross, but why is that?
 

Gavrill

ladies~
Here's a question for you because I'm curious. Why does it make you ill? I hear a lot of people say that obesity and the like is gross and that obese people are gross, but why is that?
Because it does. I hate the idea of inflation, it makes my skin crawl.

I asked my sister, someone who knows nothing about the fandom, about the picture. She said it was sickening as well.
 

DramaLama

New Member
Hi everyone. Since there is so much back and forth Drama over the new banner I just wanted to remind everyone. The internet is SERIOUS business! Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving.
 

TheGoodShepherd

I'm a good doggy, really! 0:)
Because it does. I hate the idea of inflation, it makes my skin crawl.

I asked my sister, someone who knows nothing about the fandom, about the picture. She said it was sickening as well.

But why? I'm not trying to hound you, just looking to get inside the head of people who don't like it.
 

TheGoodShepherd

I'm a good doggy, really! 0:)
Hi everyone. Since there is so much back and forth Drama over the new banner I just wanted to remind everyone. The internet is SERIOUS business! Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving.

<3 the name. You should build a fursona around a llama who wears a shirt that says "drama" and then screams at people who are minding their own business in order to start something. I could see that as a comic.
 

Gavrill

ladies~
But why? I'm not trying to hound you, just looking to get inside the head of people who don't like it.
I honestly don't know. Obese people and animals make me feel sick. I guess it's just that I snack lightly throughout the day, and to think of someone shoving armfuls of food down their gullet....it's sick. It makes me ill.
 

TheGoodShepherd

I'm a good doggy, really! 0:)
I honestly don't know. Obese people and animals make me feel sick. I guess it's just that I snack lightly throughout the day, and to think of someone shoving armfuls of food down their gullet....it's sick. It makes me ill.


I guess it's all based on someone's personal likes and dislikes then. I mean, I don't know what's sick about eating a bunch of food, if it were a bunch of crap I could understand, but food? Perhaps I'll never understand why people find it so repulsive.
 
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