- Mario Kart
- Monopoly (board game)
- Role plays
Especially RPs and arts, in my opinion.
I've never had more dramas and conflicts with the furry fandom than when I try to RP with peeps. Or when I try to fit in with the other artists.
I remember last year, someone dropped a RP without telling me because it took me too long to reply to her. Yep, because I toooootally didn't have school, and she desperately needed me to the point that an hour or two felt like eternity to her.
Then she insulted me on FAF here too.
Still last year. I was acting in-character and then got blocked off a RP because they thought I was insulting the people behind the screen. They thought they knew well how I act/behave in RPs, so they believed that wasn't from my character, but from me irl. Yeah, it sucked.
About a month ago, I joined this discord server. It wasn't really about RPs, just a standard server like any other, for pretty much everything.
I noticed that every time I posted my drawings, no-one said anything. When someone else did, probably half the server stormed in to give them feedbacks, comments and compliments. At first I thought I was new, I gotta let people know me better.
Then I found it pretty safe to say that it's not the case. Everyone just "skipped" me.
I asked someone (who was really hyped about the others' works) for their feedback. They said "pretty good".
A while later, I indirectly called them out for it and said "I probably should rethink my life lol". That person left the server, the owner made a new rule about passive-aggressive behaviors not tolerated, and everyone else hated more than just my guts.
When I left the server because I wanted a break, rumors still lingered in there, about my behaviors and reactions being manipulative and whatever.
Last one... for now.
I joined another discord server, thinking it'd be a much better place than my previous. However the owner kept acting like he had a problem with me.
The server had no "for-venting" channel, but I felt people there were more sympathetic, so I let out everything I had in my chest. He told me it's not for venting, and "politely" told me to vent in another server.
When he did set up the channel, he mentioned me "being like that (salty) occassionally".
Just a while ago I joked about him having a habit of smashing walls, and he threatened to mute me. He posted a photo and asked me if I thought "this is the face of mercy". I thought he was joking due to the photo, so I said it looked suitable for my fist. He warned me not to do it again, because "physical threats aren't tolerated" ; I told him I had to ignore him calling me "dork" and "salty" several times, and he congratulated me for "figuring out how joining a server works". I told him not to call me that next time, and he kicked me out for not listening to the staff, as well as for "not growing a thick enough skin".
These were the most recent ones. If I tell y'all about what I've been through in my past 7 years in the fandom, you'll find it a lot easier to just NOT believe me.
But I'm sure I'm not the only one with so much shitty experience because of the toxic side of the fandom.
I know, no-one's perfect. Anyone can have their shitty side, sure.
However, I've yet to meet someone that get on the fandom's bad side way more than the good side as much as me. There could be someone, but I have never met one yet.