Lost to this world
Yeah...Fursuits are the equivalent of bright plumage. It's something that makes people stick out from the humans, so they become known and people want others to recognize them in a crowd. it's true 90% of all suiters, if not more, are not interesting at all under the mask. I am no exception to this. the only reason I am known by people is my fursuit.It's frustrating how if you don't have a fursuit you are less likely to be friends with one of the 'cooler' or 'more mature' furs (mature only in that they had enough money somehow to afford a fursuit). A majority of the furry vids on youtube are all about the suiters, and then they've got some of the most attended panels at furry conventions, and it seems like many of the furs I've known stop talking to me once they get a fursuit. Ah well I better start saving up.
It sucks when people are dicks about it though, on both sides really. "you have to be friends with me, you're a fursuiter" "I won't be friends with you, you're not a fursuiter."
That reminds me of something though. I hate the bitterness in the fandom. Not to say anyone here is doing it, just reminded me is all. There's a lot of furs that just resent popular artists or fursuiters or whatever just because...they're popular for whatever reason. It seems to seep into this terrible cycle where they want the popularity, try to ride coattails or be friends with the popular person, then getting piiiissed when the other person is genuinely not interested or doesn't become instant bffs because someone said "nice suit" a few times.
It's just sad to watch.