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Most of the "annoying", "stereotypical" traits of furries...

deyduno

New Member
Mainstream or "for weirdo outcasts". Pick one and one only.
Well anime is known by everyone pretty much. People know what DBZ and Sailor Moon are. But they're not into it. Same with Star Wars. Everyone knows what it is, but most people I know don't follow it religiously.

Sports suck amirite guize?
I'm not even trying to go that route but it's hard to get over being around people who love sports and being made to feel inferior because you don't. It's hypocrisy because the way some people obsess over it and are considered normal is the same as someone with another hobby who is considered a loser.

I find that hard to believe considering Mr. Normal McNormalson is posting in a thread immediately preceded by "Furry Porn Thread (NSFW)".
Some colleges in my area actually have sexual fetish clubs where people discuss them and whatnot... I would never attend the meetings. But I was in a club in the same classroom. A poetry club. I guess now because I was in that classroom beforehand, I'm affiliated with the sexual fetish club. According to your logic.

wtf I didn't link you to anything.
Sorry, wrong user. A different person linked me to it. Regardless, I still stand by what I said.

no just want you to fuck off
Okay then... you don't have to read my posts you know.

They exist
Well yes we all agree that there's some truth to every stereotype. But in many cases, it's a stereotype that applies to a lot of people outside the targe group.
 

Butters Shikkon

Patron Saint of Queers
It's sci-fi. Most hardcore sci-fi fans are thought of as social outcast weirdos.

Also, some Star Wars fans do this, which is essentially cosplaying:
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As for Doctor Who: any fan I've known has been a social outcasted weirdo.
Again, this depends which definition you go by.

If I go by "nerd" being studious and smart, then liking fictional franchises has nothing to do with either of those. The scientific aspects of it aren't realistic at all.
You can discuss flamingly gay men in a separate thread. ;)



Again, when I read the descriptions of those... at least 90% of the people I know fall under one of those if not both. I don't get how those could be actual disgnoses; nearly everyone has them. The point of a diagnosis is to point out something abnormal, usually.

Aww did I butthurt you? :3
More people like flaming gay men than furries.


Think about that for a minute.
 

Troj

Your Friendly Neighborhood Dino Therapist
Something can be potentially mainstream and "for weirdos" if people say things like, "Well, I like A, B, and C, but I don't like D, E, and F, and I'm certainly not one of THOSE people!"

I could show you cartoon forums where people discuss anthro animal characters all the damn time, but woe be unto you if you suggest that they're furries.

It's the same with anime. Some people will acknowledge that they like "the good stuff," and then quickly explain that they aren't weeabos.
 

-Sliqq-

Silo
Because being a shut-in is another furry stereotype, and you wouldn't want to be that, would you?

I don't care about whether or not I fit as a stereotype.

If I know that there may not be anything outside for me, except for... let's say--a bullet. why should I then go outside? What point am I trying to prove? That I can fit into a fucked up society?
 
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Deleted member 82554

Guest
I actually sorry for you that isolation has become so bad. You need to work on that dude.
 

GXRM

New Member
Late to the party but; the only nerds that I ever saw get "bullied" thought they were getting bullied for their interests or for their perceived superior intelligence, when in reality people just didn't like them because they were genuine assholes. The vast majority of "people don't like me because of my weird hobbies!" instances are more than likely a case of someone being an obnoxious person and having absolutely no self-awareness. They're convinced that they're great and when the idea that they are not great is introduced to them they have to convince themselves it is because someone is jealous of their perceived intellect or because someone is "intolerant" of their hobby/interest/whatever. Lots of people who think they have self-esteem issues are actually straight up narcissists who can't accept criticism.
 

Troj

Your Friendly Neighborhood Dino Therapist
It's a combination of things, I think.

Because fixated on their own interests and own inner world, nerds may not pick up on standard social rules and cues that other people live and die by--indeed, nerds are often dismissive of many social rituals and signalling behaviors, finding them silly, pointless, weird, and trivial.

Result: The other monkeys find the nerd "weird," and notice that he's not trying to establish himself in their hierarchy, and so they kick his ass.

When nerds display their creativity or intelligence, this can trigger feelings of anxiety or insecurity in those around them. The nerd's peers may decide that the nerd is actively trying to show off, suck up to authority, make fun of them, or otherwise "pull a fast one." Result: The other monkeys decide to perform a public service by taking the smartypants nerd down a peg.

From there, a lot of nerds are actually pretty overbearing, rude, and arrogant, because they've gotten a lot of positive strokes from adults for being smart and creative, and because they've developed an inferiority-superiority complex as a result of being teased by their peers. Result: More ass-kickings.
 
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GXRM

New Member
When nerds display their creativity or intelligence, this can trigger feelings of anxiety or insecurity in those around them. The nerd's peers may decide that the nerd is actively trying to show off, suck up to authority, make fun of them, or otherwise "pull a fast one." Result: The other monkeys decide to perform a public service by taking the smartypants nerd down a peg.

This is a situation that's been described to me by a lot of these people and, yet again, more often than not that's just how they are perceiving the situation. Most of the time in those cases it's a matter of the individual being pretentious and believing that because his interests are not "mainstream" his peers are incapable of appreciating it, or he believes he understands everything better than anyone else. Quite a few of those types are the people who will sit there and insist on explaining something to you even if you've tried to let them know that you're already aware of what they are explaining. They're so sure of themselves that they're convinced you must not actually know what you're talking about, so they try to school you on it.

These are all situations I've heard these guys describe time and again and the vast majority of the time they are skewing the truth to paint themselves as victims when, as I said, they're just being assholes.
 

Zuriak

Designated Bearforce
Generally it's the people who bring the furry fandom into real life. Take off those cat ears, remove that fox tail and don't do animal things in public. You're not a goddamn animal. Also people that emote or verbally act out animal mannerisms. Jesus take the wheel from this jackassery.

I'm just here for the porn and to meet some people, that's about it.
 

MissFleece

I AM THE MACHINE
Generally it's the people who bring the furry fandom into real life. Take off those cat ears, remove that fox tail and don't do animal things in public. You're not a goddamn animal. Also people that emote or verbally act out animal mannerisms. Jesus take the wheel from this jackassery.

I try to distance myself from people who growl or meow at me, honestly...
 

Troj

Your Friendly Neighborhood Dino Therapist
This is a situation that's been described to me by a lot of these people and, yet again, more often than not that's just how they are perceiving the situation. Most of the time in those cases it's a matter of the individual being pretentious and believing that because his interests are not "mainstream" his peers are incapable of appreciating it, or he believes he understands everything better than anyone else. Quite a few of those types are the people who will sit there and insist on explaining something to you even if you've tried to let them know that you're already aware of what they are explaining. They're so sure of themselves that they're convinced you must not actually know what you're talking about, so they try to school you on it.

These are all situations I've heard these guys describe time and again and the vast majority of the time they are skewing the truth to paint themselves as victims when, as I said, they're just being assholes.

This is also true (and it's why I acknowledged that nerds can absolutely be arrogant assholes).

In my case, I initially didn't realize just how much other people really resented me when I would correct or criticize them, or show off what I knew. This was mostly because adults had always applauded me for these same behaviors.

I ultimately developed a chip on my shoulder from being bullied and teased, so I did turn into someone who oscillated between being a condescending asshole at some moments and practically begging for affirmation and acceptance at others.

Basically, my core problem was that I learned how to interact with adults, and the same skills didn't translate to dealing with other kids.
 
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Hakar Kerarmor

PRAISE THE EMPEROR
Generally it's the people who bring the furry fandom into real life. Take off those cat ears, remove that fox tail and don't do animal things in public. You're not a goddamn animal. Also people that emote or verbally act out animal mannerisms. Jesus take the wheel from this jackassery.

I'm just here for the porn and to meet some people, that's about it.

Completely true.
Then again, I feel the same way about sports fans.
 
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Deleted member 82554

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Iunno about that but I had a furry friend block me on Facebook and accuse me of abandoning him when I couldn't make it to Anthrocon... so like.

I think your friend has an issue with self-importance. Maybe we can add that to the list.
 

Troj

Your Friendly Neighborhood Dino Therapist
Another problem with nerds and geeks is that because they know a lot, and enjoy sharing what they know--sometimes to the point of being DESPERATE to show it off--is that they don't know when to shut up.

Bottom line, a lot of nerds and geeks piss people off because they won't fucking stop talking. (I am also guilty as charged here.)

Case in point, listen to this audience at a brony con. They can't stop riffing, re-riffing, shouting shit out, repeating each other's jokes, and none of them are as clever as they think they are (especially after the umpteenth quip):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hU1qJQ-y2W8

But, I can attest to how tempting this behavior is, especially when your first quip gets a laugh or a nod. I've definitely been there and done that.
 

King-Gigabyte

Yo quero taco bell
The weirdest one i've heard is that Foxes/Huskies are huge sluts. What a weird stereotype.

While I doubt that's true, I hate it when you meet some one and their mega clingy or want to add you to skype or something with out having ever having said a word to ya. Ever
 

stablercake

a bubblegum pink nose
Completely true.
Then again, I feel the same way about sports fans.

LORD thank you, if I'm polite enough to not rub my drawings of my fursona in the face of someone who isn't in the fandom, then I feel like they shouldn't rub their encyclopedic sports knowledge in mine and think it's fine bc they think it's such a normal thing to be a nerd about

No I am not a colts fan get ouT OF MY HOUSE
 
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