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I mean, what's really the difference in her doing that, then someone hearing about the furry fandom and going onto Google, typing it in and being ZOMG?!?!, passing it on to someone else, who passes it on?

Seriously, that's the best you can come up with? It takes about two seconds of thought to know the difference.

First, the person on google is actively seeking out something they already heard about. Then, when they search for it, they'll find it all - good, bad, and in between. They can judge based on the whole picture.

PLEASE tell me you see a difference between that, and going on nationwide television to proclaim that furries are people who dress in animal costumes and have sex, full stop.
 

Grimfang

Well-Known Member
I gotta say I don't agree with the decision to ban Chewfox.

I don't think this will result in a banning. Users will be protesting about this, but eventually it'll blow over.... once some overshadowing drama occurs.

Honestly, I don't think ChewFox or Tomcat know what they were into, and I doubt they meant for it to turn into this. This is how it is though.... here we wait, for another savior...

Wolfee Darkfang will be an uninteresting topic for the next week.
 
Theres a big difference between people admitting to being gay or coming out of the closet than saying "yeah we buttfuck"...

I'd say it's more like the difference between:

1) "Gays are men who have anal sex with other men for pleasure," and
2) "Gays are men who fall in love and have meaningful relationships with other men"

Both technically true in some sense, but #1 is not exactly representative of the idea.

Its also not representative as the furry fandom as a whole. Only 18% of furries even own suits, and I will wager most of them do not actually screw in suits. I dont know the percentages of gay couples that screw/dont screw, but Im betting that statistic is quite a bit higher.

About 18% of Anthrocon attendees had fursuits; less than 18% of furries own suits. There's a bias at play, because people who spent thousands of dollars (or hundreds of hours) to get a suit are more likely to go to cons, and furs are less likely to get a suit if they can't take it anywhere.
 
They probably got suckered in thinking they'd actually cause a positive light. However, the first rule she broke was she tried to be a representative of the fandom. We elected no representatives, and false personification of an entire group entity into a self is the major problem with society today. She was a fool to believe she'd go on a tv show about sex to describe the sexual side of the fandom as the 'representative'.

However, Ms. Banks is not the innocent bystander her, in fact she is more at fault for taking advantage of ChewFox's emotions of getting the message out in a non-judgmental forum. While Ms. Banks has been seen falsely as an ally of gays and lesbians by GLADD she has a record of crony falseness that need to be put to light.

Here is my research on Ms. Banks and her 'caring' for people who are different: http://sonious.livejournal.com/64539.html
 

Quiet269

Member
I made my opinion painfully obvious and got smacked on the nose with a big stick.

I think I'll wait this out from now on.
 

ArielMT

'Net Help Desk
I see two saving graces for the fandom. First, it was trash-talk TV she and her hubby appeared on. Second, anyone who puts a little bit of effort into looking at what being a furry means will see that it's a fandom with no universal consensus on what it means.
 
They probably got suckered in thinking they'd actually cause a positive light.

I will give ChewFox this much credit: I am certain she was not out to ruin the fandom...

ChewFox said:
...The chance for my mate and I to represent furries as a whole is something that we were thrilled to have the chance at.

[...]

The topic was about sex. We did declare that we have sex in a costume. We were ridiculed for a short while. I was asked how sex happens in these costumes, and I explained the SPH's.

...but I cannot for the life of me figure out how she thought this was a good idea.
 

ArielMT

'Net Help Desk
I will give ChewFox this much credit: I am certain she was not out to ruin the fandom...

...but I cannot for the life of me figure out how she thought this was a good idea.

The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.
 
I see two saving graces for the fandom. First, it was trash-talk TV she and her hubby appeared on. Second, anyone who puts a little bit of effort into looking at what being a furry means will see that it's a fandom with no universal consensus on what it means.

You're assuming that trashy TV isn't watched by lots of people, and that anyone who watches it put any more thought into it beyond what the TV tells them.

Your assumptions are well-intentioned, but not realistic.
 

shentino

New Member
http://bible.cc/john/11-50.htm

Seems to be the admin's favorite verse.

I don't think this will result in a banning. Users will be protesting about this, but eventually it'll blow over.... once some overshadowing drama occurs.

Honestly, I don't think ChewFox or Tomcat know what they were into, and I doubt they meant for it to turn into this. This is how it is though.... here we wait, for another savior...

Wolfee Darkfang will be an uninteresting topic for the next week.

Chewfox WAS banned. Says so on her userpage.

EDIT:

http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/945722/

Well that's one way to make a monkey out of me :) And yes, I mean monkey.

Read the link for all the innuendo.
 
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Gonebatty

Professional dumbass
I've got a anti-anti fur bunker for those interested. but hurry, only 60 max occupancy.
 

ArielMT

'Net Help Desk
You're assuming that trashy TV isn't watched by lots of people, and that anyone who watches it put any more thought into it beyond what the TV tells them.

Your assumptions are well-intentioned, but not realistic.

I grant that I may be too optimistic (I hope not, but my track record isn't as impressive as my optimism), but wouldn't those who take daytime talk that seriously be beyond any convincing that what they're watching is less than normal? There's nothing that could be done to convince people who take it too seriously that what they see represents almost no one aside from who they see.

The least they could have said was "not all furries do this."

QFT.
 
Actually I know Banks came forth as an open minded and nice. She made posts on furryne.ws looking for suckers. We buried the ad, knowing better, but with people in climate crisis... people can be bought and moved into the context she wants for her ratings.
 

kuroookamitsume

Funky FoxSkunky.
Seriously, that's the best you can come up with? It takes about two seconds of thought to know the difference.

First, the person on google is actively seeking out something they already heard about. Then, when they search for it, they'll find it all - good, bad, and in between. They can judge based on the whole picture.

PLEASE tell me you see a difference between that, and going on nationwide television to proclaim that furries are people who dress in animal costumes and have sex, full stop.

Meh, my brain isn't working tonight. *laughs*

Anyway, yeah, she neglected to say that *not all* furries partake in suitsex. She also neglected to mention that not *all* furries have a fursuit. What about the infamious Fchan.us? She forgot to mention that too - or cubporn, or scat, or necro, or a thousand worse things that furries partake in than just "suitsex".

I think that people are just overreacting, but then again, I tend to laugh at the fandom as a whole. I mean, suiting is fine and all, and yeah, this may cause a few uptight parents to think that the fandom is all about the naughty-naughty, but *shrugs*. It *was* a segment on sex. If parents/people choose to only believe what they see on TV, then thats their buisness.

I could care less about the negitive press, much less how ONE couples depection of the fandom affects us. Because it's just that - a fandom. To me, it's no different than the Star Wars fandom - yeah, I have a Jedi character I RP as, but I won't crank a batch in my shorts if someone just all of a sudden says "Hey, BITCHEZ, ALL STARWARS GEEKS SMEX IT UP WIT EACHOTHA BCUZ THEY CAN'T GET NONE."

As far as the "overreacting comment" goes - I do know some suiters will probably wind up loosing their jobs. I can see the reason why some people would get upset. It's not directed at them.

This is directed at all of the OTHER furs who jumped on the bandwagon of "LETS HATE HER HARR HARR HARR" and shit like that, or those who say "Oh, we're being FURRSUCUTED!" because someone went on a show to talk about the sexual aspect of the fandom. The whole show, or at least that segment, to the best of my knowlage was about sex anyway.

Also, LOL @ all the Tyra icons that are popping up. TYRA ARMY! DEFEAT THE FURFAGZ!

If that was TL;DR, basically, I was wrong about that comment I made.
 

bearetic

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GreyWulf

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THIS IS THE FURRY EMERGENCY BROADCAST SYSTEM

THIS IS NOT A TEST, THIS IS NOT A TEST

PROCEEDING THE TONE ARE EMERGENCY ORDERS TO ALL FURRIES

*BEEEEEEEPBEEEEEEEPBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPBEEPBEEPBOOOEEEEEP*

FURRY HIGH COMMAND-WE HAVE A CODE RED, REPEAT-CODE RED

ALL MILITARY UNITS ARE ORDERED COLLECT THEIR GEAR AND PROCEED TO ASSIGNED DEFENSE POSITIONS.

ORDERS DAC99478738956782846873847398- REPORT TO COMMAND AT YOUR CHECKPOINT FOR ASSIGNMENT

ANTI-TROLL SQUADS REPORT TO YOUTUBE AND AWAIT ORDERS

*BEEEEEEEEPBOOOOOPPPPPRRRRAAAAAAACCCRAAAACCCCCBOOOOOP*

THE FOLLOWING IS FOR
NON-MILITARY FURS

ALL NON-MILITARY FURS ARE ORDERED TO REPORT TO THEIR DESIGNATED FALLOUT SHELTERS.

REPEAT-
ALL NON-MILITARY FURS ARE ORDERED TO REPORT TO THEIR DESIGNATED FALLOUT SHELTERS.

FURRY MILITARY FORCES WILL BE IN YOUR AREA SEARCHING FOR STRAGGLERS

EVACUATE IMMEDIATELY


THIS IS NOT A TEST THIS IS NOT A TEST THIS IS NOT A TEST

 

Gonebatty

Professional dumbass
THIS IS THE FURRY EMERGENCY BROADCAST SYSTEM

THIS IS NOT A TEST, THIS IS NOT A TEST

PROCEEDING THE TONE ARE EMERGENCY ORDERS TO ALL FURRIES

*BEEEEEEEPBEEEEEEEPBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPBEEPBEEPBOOOEEEEEP*

FURRY HIGH COMMAND-WE HAVE A CODE RED, REPEAT-CODE RED

ALL MILITARY UNITS ARE ORDERED COLLECT THEIR GEAR AND PROCEED TO ASSIGNED DEFENSE POSITIONS.

ORDERS DAC99478738956782846873847398- REPORT TO COMMAND AT YOUR CHECKPOINT FOR ASSIGNMENT

ANTI-TROLL SQUADS REPORT TO YOUTUBE AND AWAIT ORDERS

*BEEEEEEEEPBOOOOOPPPPPRRRRAAAAAAACCCRAAAACCCCCBOOOOOP*

THE FOLLOWING IS FOR
NON-MILITARY FURS

ALL NON-MILITARY FURS ARE ORDERED TO REPORT TO THEIR DESIGNATED FALLOUT SHELTERS.

REPEAT-
ALL NON-MILITARY FURS ARE ORDERED TO REPORT TO THEIR DESIGNATED FALLOUT SHELTERS.

FURRY MILITARY FORCES WILL BE IN YOUR AREA SEARCHING FOR STRAGGLERS

EVACUATE IMMEDIATELY


THIS IS NOT A TEST THIS IS NOT A TEST THIS IS NOT A TEST


Missle silo operator one ready, sir!
 
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