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Pet Peeves of the Furry Fandom

Jonnaius

New Member
Here, use this:

furryresponsibility.jpg




I forget where I found it. Somewhere on the forums here, probably.

We should post that picture everywhere. Maybe furries will stop forcing fetishes on other people. I doubt it though.

Oh, and cub porn is still paeophilia - so why do we allow it? Its ILLEGAL.
 

Jonnaius

New Member
It's not pedophilia. It's like lolicon. And I like lolicon. Dare you fight me over this?

Yes, to protect all those children who will be victims of your evil lolicon. XD

I'm not scared of you, you're a pink blob! (Well, either that or Evee, and Evee doesnt look up to much)
 
It's not pedophilia. It's like lolicon. And I like lolicon. Dare you fight me over this?

No, I'm not going to argue with you about this. :) That would throw this conversation way off. HOWEVER, if you want to have a discussion with me about it, hit me up on AIM some time (Monkeycat Burger).

SIDE NOTE: I don't really agree with that "it's a responsibility" image (sorry Skifi :c). I don't think there's any responsibility that comes with being a furry, it's just a fandom. Or maybe I misunderstood the point...
 

Vagabond

Scented Jewish Ninja Pirate
What I always notice, and bothers me, is that the majority of the discussions in the fandom are introspective, repetitive, and flat.
Then someone comes along and points this out.
And then it continues, because no-one can come up with anything creative or at least different to gripe about.
 

ToeClaws

PEBKAC exterminator
You know I think we're missing one of the other big pet-peeves here about the fandom: Drama

Though not entirely unique to the fur/scalie fandom, we have certainly perfected this fine art and taken it to supercharged extremes. Those who are guilty of it are like the emotional equivalent of a thermite reaction. To the outsiders with more of a check and balance on their emotional stature, it can be highly entertaining, but most often, is just plain annoying.
 
No, it's not. It's not illegal if it's FICTIONAL.

ACTUALLY, the law says that fictional characters [edit] that are minors depicted in sexual situations [/edit] can be illegal too, HOWEVER, the big issue is that it says it is not illegal if it has artistic merit, yet never defines any way to determine what has artistic merit and what doesn't.

AUGSDKDFSDF SORRY TRYING NOT TO GET OFF TRACK, but not trying hard enough.

Uhh what else bothers me...

People who are over-protective of character designs. Yes. Not necessary to whine at someone for having the same spots and stars in their character design. If they steal a whole dang character, sure, but it's silly to claim little tiny bits like that, and I've seen it happen a loooot.
 
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Nargle

HOOT
People who are over-protective of character designs. Yes. Not necessary to whine at someone for having the same spots and stars in their character design. If they steal a whole dang character, sure, but it's silly to claim little tiny bits like that, and I've seen it happen a loooot.

My characters aren't "complex" enough for me to complain =D It's the personality that counts, anyways.

Oh, a pet peeve of mine is characters that are overly complicated, covered in spots and stripes and rainbows of colors, even with specific codes for each color to make sure you get them JUST RIGHT. Because that's what people want when you draw them. Not a speck out of place.

Ugh, isn't it nicer just to have a simpler, easier to draw design that's actually reminiscent of the animal you're supposed to be? Well, African Wild dogs can be all puzzled up, but I should get a little artistic freedom with placing the spots just so long as I get the major points right. Right? =D
 
I personally hate the aforemetioned people who feel the need to insert "fur" into everything; the excessive cutesyness that pervades this fandom, and how much everyone complains, whether it be people complaining about "mundanes", or people complaining about people complaining about "mundanes," or people complaining about people complaining about people complaining about "mundanes," they fail to realize that NOBODY CARES.

People take this stuff too seriously.
 
ACTUALLY, the law says that fictional characters [edit] that are minors depicted in sexual situations [/edit] can be illegal too, HOWEVER, the big issue is that it says it is not illegal if it has artistic merit, yet never defines any way to determine what has artistic merit and what doesn't.

I always figured pedophiles could use anthropomorphism to skirt child pornography laws because of the argument that they're not trying to depict humans, since the laws are rather nebulous when it comes to illustrations. The whole argument is rather flimsy either way, and it'll be a disaster for the fandom when the public find out, wonder how many hotels are gonna want to host cons after that skeleton gets dragged out of the fandom's collective closet.
 
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Gavrill

ladies~
Yes, to protect all those children who will be victims of your evil lolicon. XD

I'm not scared of you, you're a pink blob! (Well, either that or Evee, and Evee doesnt look up to much)
I don't see any real children locked up in my basement. Just anime pictures of such.

Edit: I CAN TURN INTO ARCEUS
 
My characters aren't "complex" enough for me to complain =D It's the personality that counts, anyways.

Oh, a pet peeve of mine is characters that are overly complicated, covered in spots and stripes and rainbows of colors, even with specific codes for each color to make sure you get them JUST RIGHT. Because that's what people want when you draw them. Not a speck out of place.

Ugh, isn't it nicer just to have a simpler, easier to draw design that's actually reminiscent of the animal you're supposed to be? Well, African Wild dogs can be all puzzled up, but I should get a little artistic freedom with placing the spots just so long as I get the major points right. Right? =D

Oh jeez, yeah... I've always strived to create simple characters (except for that one I made as a joke... hehe). I've tried some more obscure/unused species, but even then when I choose the colors, it tends to be colored similary to the actual species. Example: the character on the left is supposed to be a cotton top tamarin. I didn't really stray that far from the actual animal's markings.

I always figured pedophiles could use anthropomorphism to skirt child pornography laws because of the argument that they're not trying to depict humans, since the laws are rather nebulous when it comes to illustrations. The whole argument is rather flimsy either way, and it'll be a disaster for the fandom when the public find out, wonder how many hotels are gonna want to host cons after that skeleton gets dragged out of the fandom's collective closet.

While I'd love to discuss this issue further with you, I'll have to control myself and stay on topic. Why I bothered to reply I don't know. I guess. Yeah.
 
I don't really agree with that "it's a responsibility" image (sorry Skifi :c). I don't think there's any responsibility that comes with being a furry, it's just a fandom. Or maybe I misunderstood the point...

I think the point is that it's not cool to claim you're something as an excuse for how you act.
Conduct yourself respectfully, take pride in your actions, be responsible for yourself. I mean, uh, if everyone didn't act like choads, maybe furries as a whole wouldn't be seen as a bunch of perverts.

Personally, I would like to show the furry fandom off to my narrow-minded family as a community of artists, writers, musicians, and animal lovers that find inspration in animals and mythical creatures. Fuck, that's what I thought it was before I came to Furaffinity and realized that this fandom is about worshiping the almighty cock. (Fuck tits, 75% of us are gay, so it's the cock, and I don't mind, I mean, nothin' like some dangly dong bits.) (...Okay, tits can be our demi-god.)

Not saying I want dongs abolished, just, would be nice if dongs weren't the first thing in the doorway.

... Yeah, I'll go ahead and say it, I think that anything that would be classified as "18+" or "Mature"... or even "Obscure" (so we can get the diaperfur artists, the cubfur artists, and the inflation/fatfur artists into the lump too) should be a seperate artist's alley.

There's no need for it, and it's not that great of an idea seeing as we already check people's convention badges at the door before they can enter the artist's alley or dealer's den. There's no worry about some 'mundane' seeing it.

...But think about it, I think it's safe to say that even people without internet have started to hear of furries and our bad stigma. I've heard of people coming to the con out of curiousity.

So maybe it might be an idea to seperate the clean and tame from the obscene and deviant. Personally, I think it would show we have standards and procedures. Some kinda order.

So far, we just look like one huge orgy with animals involved. (Not to mention the other unfathomable amounts of perversion that would somehow become included in the retelling of the orgy stories to others.)






....The furry fandom is like one big Aristocrats joke. We just can't go too far or be too filthy with it, it's not possible.
 
I always figured pedophiles could use anthropomorphism to skirt child pornography laws because of the argument that they're not trying to depict humans, since the laws are rather nebulous when it comes to illustrations. The whole argument is rather flimsy either way, and it'll be a disaster for the fandom when the public find out, wonder how many hotels are gonna want to host cons after that skeleton gets dragged out of the fandom's collective closet.

I know how you feel, I've thought about this before too. =/

But I kinda agree with the Monkeykitty, I'd like to discuss this further with you, but I'd rather do so outside this forum thread.
 

TheGreatCrusader

Avast, Ye Scurvy Dogs!
Here, use this:
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I forget where I found it. Somewhere on the forums here, probably.
I remember that! It was posted here ages ago. I've been looking for it for a while. Thanks.

Pet Peeves of the Furry Fandom You know I think we're missing one of the other big pet-peeves here about the fandom: Drama

Though not entirely unique to the fur/scalie fandom, we have certainly perfected this fine art and taken it to supercharged extremes. Those who are guilty of it are like the emotional equivalent of a thermite reaction. To the outsiders with more of a check and balance on their emotional stature, it can be highly entertaining, but most often, is just plain annoying.
Yeah, but furry drama is one of the most unbelieveably entertaining things in history.
 
I think the point is that it's not cool to claim you're something as an excuse for how you act.
Conduct yourself respectfully, take pride in your actions, be responsible for yourself. I mean, uh, if everyone didn't act like choads, maybe furries as a whole wouldn't be seen as a bunch of perverts.

True enough. I would just hope for a word other than "responsibility," though I have no idea what to put there instead. :B How useful am I!

Personally, I would like to show the furry fandom off to my narrow-minded family as a community of artists, writers, musicians, and animal lovers that find inspration in animals and mythical creatures. Fuck, that's what I thought it was before I came to Furaffinity and realized that this fandom is about worshiping the almighty cock. (Fuck tits, 75% of us are gay, so it's the cock, and I don't mind, I mean, nothin' like some dangly dong bits.) (...Okay, tits can be our demi-god.)

SDJKFSDF SO RELATE. When I entered the fandom, I thought it was this awesome art community for people that liked animals. I was in love with it. But, after seeing SO MUCH perversion, I've been hesitant to say the word "furry" in reference to myself. I don't even want to show my art to people (in real life) anymore for fear that I'd be thought a pervert.

... Yeah, I'll go ahead and say it, I think that anything that would be classified as "18+" or "Mature"... or even "Obscure" (so we can get the diaperfur artists, the cubfur artists, and the inflation/fatfur artists into the lump too) should be a seperate artist's alley.

YES PLEASE. It's like we need a whole new name for the folks who don't want to be associated with that stuff (that or a new name for the other end of the spectrum). "Anthro Artist" hasn't been cutting it for me. It's like I have to specify any time I tell a new person about my art... I draw furry art BUT I DON'T THINK PUPPIES AND KITTIES ARE HOT.

....The furry fandom is like one big Aristocrats joke. We just can't go too far or be too filthy with it, it's not possible.

Soon there will be a dead kitten fetish OH SHI--
 

Nargle

HOOT
YES PLEASE. It's like we need a whole new name for the folks who don't want to be associated with that stuff (that or a new name for the other end of the spectrum). "Anthro Artist" hasn't been cutting it for me. It's like I have to specify any time I tell a new person about my art... I draw furry art BUT I DON'T THINK PUPPIES AND KITTIES ARE HOT.

**Thinks** Immaculate Anthro? \=3
 
Never has there been a better descriptor for the fandom.

Heee~ Well, thank you. :eek:

True enough. I would just hope for a word other than "responsibility," though I have no idea what to put there instead. :B How useful am I!

I think responsibility works. I mean, it's a responsibility to maintain some sense of dignity or image. We gripe and bitch so much about how we're persecuted, why not do something about it and show some restraint... some responsibility. XP ...I don't even know if I'm making any sense. Something in the back of my mind screams I'm being a hypocrite.

SDJKFSDF SO RELATE. When I entered the fandom, I thought it was this awesome art community for people that liked animals. I was in love with it. But, after seeing SO MUCH perversion, I've been hesitant to say the word "furry" in reference to myself. I don't even want to show my art to people (in real life) anymore for fear that I'd be thought a pervert.

Yeah, I remember when I was in catholic school and all my classmates would make fun of me cause I drew 'squirrel porn'. (Okay, the story was someone saw me drawing my bat character laying on top of my friend's goat character, but to the mind of one looking for perversion, they were fucking, but for some reason, they just would say I was drawing 'squirrel porn'.)

Since then, I stopped letting random people view my sketchbooks. If they do manage to see my work though, and ask me about the subject matter, I just say I draw character art and leave it at that. I CAN AVOID BEING A FURRY, I THINK.


It's like we need a whole new name for the folks who don't want to be associated with that stuff (that or a new name for the other end of the spectrum). "Anthro Artist" hasn't been cutting it for me. It's like I have to specify any time I tell a new person about my art... I draw furry art BUT I DON'T THINK PUPPIES AND KITTIES ARE HOT.

INDEED SIR. Anthro Artist hasn't been cutting it for me either, and character artist feels too detached when used within the furry crowd. I'm not sure what we could be. ...I'd say call ourselves fluffies but even I couldn't stomach that furfaggotry.

Maybe we could move in on the Otherkin's territory, take their word and redefine their definition. ...What?

Soon there will be a dead kitten fetish OH SHI--

Rule 36.
 

Hakar Kerarmor

PRAISE THE EMPEROR
I laugh at all the furries that do :] .

Fortunately, the two are no mutually exclusive, and I agree that the furries who do have a persecution complex deserve all the laughter we can produce.
 

Volkodav

Dad****er
People that 'fur' up words.

'Furvert'. 'Fursona'. 'Furtishes'. Please, just kill yourself. We don't need to see you rape the English language.

YES.
Though the only word I say out of those is "fursona" because it makes more sense.
I tend to stick to "character" though.

Uhhh, the stupid words like "MURR", "yiffy", "mate", "paws", "pawing off", "footpaws", ETC.
UGGH THAT GRINDS MY GEARS.
Another thing?
When there's a picture that's well coloured/detailed and everything, and people make comments like "MURR, HES HAWT".
I would get offended if that's all people were pointing out.
]:

Uhmmm, and muscle/fat/inflation fetishes.
Jesus Christ.
 

Volkodav

Dad****er
YES PLEASE. It's like we need a whole new name for the folks who don't want to be associated with that stuff (that or a new name for the other end of the spectrum). "Anthro Artist" hasn't been cutting it for me. It's like I have to specify any time I tell a new person about my art... I draw furry art BUT I DON'T THINK PUPPIES AND KITTIES ARE HOT.


I call myself an "anthro artist" instead of a "furry", TBH.
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I have to clarify that I don't fuck animals every time I say I draw furry art, because people are stupid and the first thing they think of is "OMG DOGFUCKER".
But that also goes hand-in-hand with the people who "MURRR" over red rockets.
 
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