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Has FNaF improved public views of the Furry Fandom?

SparkyWolf

Member
The title kinda says it all. I've been thinking about this a lot lately and I really don't know. What do you guys think? It seems to me that it maybe hasn't changed views of the fandom, but I do think it has increased exposure to it.
 

LazerMaster5

Lost in the Static
The Rule 34 art doesn't help, that's for sure.
 

Misomie

Lazy Artist
Have you even seen its porn? Now instead of just anthros screwing, it's anthro robots and even weirder. I doubt it has done anything to change opinions on furries except the influx of new anthro porn. Might have made things worse cause it's popular so it's everywhere, lol.
 

SirRob

Well-Known Member
I'd say so. With this and My Little Pony, furries are really moving up in the world and becoming a respectable group of people.
 

SparkyWolf

Member
Yes, I have. But I don't know what group that reflects upon. Also, I'm not sure who the demographic of FNaF porn is, or who sees it... So in short my knowledge is rather incomplete.
 
Not really no. Am I the only one who's noticed bronies tend to me making all the fnaf fan music and stuff? No furries?
 

Nikolinni

Niko Linni
Why would it? The game has nothing to do with furries.

...it's a game featuring anthropomorphic animatronics. Given that furries tend to gravitate towards things that feature anthro animals of any kind, I'd say one can make the claim that it is a furry game in a sense.
 

Taralack

Hit 'em right between the eyes
I would only tangentially associate FNaF fans with furries.. the same way I would bronies and furries. They're kinda similar but they're not part of the same group, if that makes any sense.

Furries don't need any more bad press tbh >.>
 

Alexxx-Returns

The Sergal that Didn't Vore
The only real association that can be made is that furries will latch onto anything involving anthropomorphic characters and try and claim it's a furry thing.

Personally I don't think this is enough to associate the two to an outsider of this fandom, which is what the initial question was about.
 

Imperial Impact

The Imperial Juicer
I'd say so. With this and My Little Pony, furries are really moving up in the world and becoming a respectable group of people.
Autistic people aren't respectable group of people...
 

-Sliqq-

Silo
Probably nothing, but there seems to be a significant number of FNAF fans in our fandom, with all their animatronic sona's and fan art. Since Smosh already had a few words to say about this game in correlation to furries, they might end up representing us for a short while.

Let's hope that won't happen.
 
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Inpw

Roller Coaster Imagineer.
Fnaf is not related to the furry fandom, the furry fandom was probably Scott's unexpected customers. If it did anything to public view my guess would be that it made it worse considering the tsunami of furries relating the game to the fandom in online conversations.
 

Imperial Impact

The Imperial Juicer

Nikolinni

Niko Linni
The only real association that can be made is that furries will latch onto anything involving anthropomorphic characters and try and claim it's a furry thing.

Personally I don't think this is enough to associate the two to an outsider of this fandom, which is what the initial question was about.

Because that's what people do? They associate things that have the things they like with their fandoms? But then again, I suppose I should ask people what their definition of "Furry" is. Because to me it's anything that involves anthro animals (or some form thereof) prominently. So to me it's really obvious why FNAF would be furry-related. I mean shoot, the main villain in FNAF3 is basically wearing a fursuit when you think about it. And I'm pretty sure there's people outside the fandom who will look at the game and go "Oh boy, more furry crap!"
 

Alexxx-Returns

The Sergal that Didn't Vore
Because that's what people do? They associate things that have the things they like with their fandoms? But then again, I suppose I should ask people what their definition of "Furry" is. Because to me it's anything that involves anthro animals (or some form thereof) prominently. So to me it's really obvious why FNAF would be furry-related. I mean shoot, the main villain in FNAF3 is basically wearing a fursuit when you think about it. And I'm pretty sure there's people outside the fandom who will look at the game and go "Oh boy, more furry crap!"

I appreciate where you are coming from, but we all already had this debate in the Alpha and Omega thread.

Having anthropomorphic animals in it doesn't make it a "furry" thing. I would take a guess at the character designs being because it's a family restaurant that targets kids, and kids love the fuzzy teddy bear and bunny =)

Having an adult developer, designing the game for an adult audience probably does say "furry" more than anything else, but it's just a sensible design. Makes more sense to have robotic animals than it does having robotic humans or something.

Although any FNAF art made by members of this fandom definitely counts as both FNAF fan art and furry art =)
 

Nikolinni

Niko Linni
I appreciate where you are coming from, but we all already had this debate in the Alpha and Omega thread.

Having anthropomorphic animals in it doesn't make it a "furry" thing. I would take a guess at the character designs being because it's a family restaurant that targets kids, and kids love the fuzzy teddy bear and bunny =)

Having an adult developer, designing the game for an adult audience probably does say "furry" more than anything else, but it's just a sensible design. Makes more sense to have robotic animals than it does having robotic humans or something.

Although any FNAF art made by members of this fandom definitely counts as both FNAF fan art and furry art =)

What kind of ass-backwards definition is that? Anything FNAF-related made by Scott is not furry, but anything FNAF-related made by fans (As long as they're furry!) is furry? That makes zero sense, and I suppose what I thought initally was true; it's this board's definition of "It HAS to be made by a furry to be considered 'furry'". Which I severely disagree with, but oh well
 
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Troj

Your Friendly Neighborhood Dino Therapist
Maaaaaybe---at the very least, as with MLP, it allows me to say, "Hypocrite says 'what' now?" when either a brony or a FNAF fan whines about furries.

But, at the same time, just as with MLP, some people are so obsessed with FNAF that it's starting to put other people off.
 
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