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What bothers you the most about the furry fandom?

What bothers you the most about the furry fandom?


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Attaman

"I say we forget this business and run."
Though, I remembered another thing that bugs me about the fandom... the fursonas that are hybrids of pretty much every species ever in an attempt to be original.
Thanks for reminding me. Better yet is when they're hybrids that by all rights should not exist or have screwed themselves into sterility / a dead end generations ago.
 

Gavrill

ladies~
I wasn't saying you were. I was merely noting that it looks like we're moving forward on the "hating each other on an individual basis" front.
I know, I was kidding. I actually sent in a letter to my paper to ask that Obama be based on his character rather than his name and race. Which got some huge responses, both agreeing and disagreeing.

But if I see someone who's wearing "animal inside" wolf t-shirts, I am going to avoid them.

Edit: Yeah, I know my hybrid character is unrealistic, but I'm happy with it since it's not overcomplicated.
 

Takun

Wof Wof Wof Wof Wof
DAMN YOU FOXES
 

Irreverent

Member
To be honest the thing I dislike most about the fandom is the lack of open criticism and lack of individuals willing to put their foot down and say "No!" and stick to it. I don't think that fits anywhere in the poll.

Well said! Constructive, objective, dispassionate criticism always degenerates into a bawlfest. That and the random in-band Trolling. But these are general peeves, not unique to the fandom. Pretty tame around here actually.
 

Иван

New Member
I'm going to go block everyone who said "furry adolescents". And send them hateful PMs. ;_;

Not really, I can see where they're coming from. There's a ton of obnoxious, immature teens in here. But I would argue that it's not really an adolescent problem. One of the problems with this fandom is there are plenty of 20, 30, 40 year olds who do act just like teenagers. I'm totally calling the kettle black here, I realize this
 
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Tycho

Guest
No option for "idiot 'artists' who refuse to accept REAL criticism of any sort, except for the pervasive brown-nosery so common in the fandom, and thus never improve their skills"?

Also: I voted adolescents, but I REALLY was aiming at immature dipshits of all ages within the fandom. Statistically more teens are gonna be juvenile fucktards percentage-wise, no getting around that.
 
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Trpdwarf

Lurking in Castle Moats
I really couldnt answer you on that, I wouldnt honestly know, there are some otherkin out there that have their heads so far up their tails, I think they bring more problems down on the rest of us than they will admit.

Otherkin, Therians and Furries are all part of the same supergroup anyway, while being distinctivly seperate groups and communities of our own, you cant deny that the three of us share elements in common.
I would personaly perfer to focus on what makes us the same, rather than what makes us different. I avoid, some otherkin sites and IRC channels, because the admins are on an ego-trip, and I really dont like this "I've been around the community longer than you, respect me or die" bullshit.

All I will tell you, is that not all otherkin are the same.


Glad we understand each other.

In my course of being a fur for 9 years, and being part of the online community for at least 5, nearly every single Otherkin I have come across with the rare few exceptions have been disgusting filthy excuses for living matter. Sitting there on their computers bastardizing the spirituality of another group and bawwing the moment someone calls them on their trash, or sitting there acting like they are so amazing because they have some special soul that makes them different. They are "usually" so self absorbed with their own little ideas of "Baww I was supposed to be this" or "In my past life I was this". To that respect what does it matter now, what you could have, should, once was? You are what you are now. Deal with it. Your past is not to lament on, it is to look to and learn from. Your could have beens and should have beens are not to be obsessed over, but to be noticed, noted, and then move on.

Keep in mind I am not saying I hate Otherkin outright. I have met rare exceptions, rare to me, that have been wonderful individuals who actually treat their spirituality like a spirituality and the way they go about it makes good sense. They also have the utmost respect for other groups and spirituality. I like Otherkin who are like that. So if you are not one of the ones I mention, and you don't act how I mentioned don't take offense, because I'm not targeting you. It's more of a target with a problem I see within the Otherkin Community. Many people have joined the Otherkin Community for the same reason many people have joined the Fur community. They want to feel special and to be accepted but by entering with this mindset they ruin what they try to be assimilated into.

No, Otherkin, Therians, and furries are not part of some super group. You see, unfortunately many people including the media have made this mistake, that since there are furries who are also Otherkin, or that there are furries who are also Therian, they think that either part is associated directly with the fandom or they are all part of one super group. It's so inane to even begin to think that way.

I cannot tell you how many Otherkin out there hate furries. They are not associated with the fandom at all. I've spent some time on another site explaining the history of Therian only for a whole pack of Otherkin who openly express their hate for furries, jump down my throat for daring to point out the obvious.

As for Therians, relatively few real therians are furries that I have come across so far.

I suppose this leads to another reason why I dislike parts of the fandom. We have a problem where too many of members insist on forcing things not for us, or associated with us to be under our umbrella. It's not right or fair to do that to others, and other unassociated interests.
 
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vivatheshadows

I tip my hat to you good sir..
damn man to bad you cant check more than one of those cause i'd have to go with the last three and the fourth one from the top which are



Dont smoke weed and use the internet children, i did and lookit me now!
 
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Carenath

Cynical Dragon
Bawwing? Thats a new one to me.

In my course of being a fur for 9 years, and being part of the online community for at least 5, nearly every single Otherkin I have come across with the rare few exceptions have been disgusting filthy excuses for living matter. Sitting there on their computers bastardizing the spirituality of another group and bawwing the moment someone calls them on their trash, or sitting there acting like they are so amazing because they have some special soul that makes them different.

They are "usually" so self absorbed with their own little ideas of "Baww I was supposed to be this" or "In my past life I was this". To that respect what does it matter now, what you could have, should, once was? You are what you are now. Deal with it. Your past is not to lament on, it is to look to and learn from. Your could have beens and should have beens are not to be obsessed over, but to be noticed, noted, and then move on.
I /really/ dont feel like getting caught up in an otherkin V therian debate, I dont know much of anything about the history of these groups, and I dont want to know for a reason, its non of my concern. I know there is a shit-ton of bad blood between the three groups, and I honestly dont want to be involved in it, I certainly see your point.

Keep in mind I am not saying I hate Otherkin outright. I have met rare exceptions, rare to me, that have been wonderful individuals who actually treat their spirituality like a spirituality and the way they go about it makes good sense. They also have the utmost respect for other groups and spirituality. I like Otherkin who are like that. So if you are not one of the ones I mention, and you don't act how I mentioned don't take offense, because I'm not targeting you. It's more of a target with a problem I see within the Otherkin Community. Many people have joined the Otherkin Community for the same reason many people have joined the Fur community. They want to feel special and to be accepted but by entering with this mindset they ruin what they try to be assimilated into.
Most of the otherkin I know, and regularly hang out with, are also furries, and are some of the most friendly and down-to-earth people I know. But I have met many who I feel bring needless problems down on the rest of us.

No, Otherkin, Therians, and furries are not part of some super group. You see, unfortunately many people including the media have made this mistake, that since there are furries who are also Otherkin, or that there are furries who are also Therian, they think that either part is associated directly with the fandom or they are all part of one super group. It's so inane to even begin to think that way.
Its just how I see them, because of the traits we have in common, our affinity for animals for example, if Im wrong, fair enough.

I cannot tell you how many Otherkin out there hate furries. They are not associated with the fandom at all. I've spent some time on another site explaining the history of Therian only for a whole pack of Otherkin who openly express their hate for furries, jump down my throat for daring to point out the obvious.
Oh I have seen that happen, its the reason I dont frequent those sites, you end up with the admins siding with "the whole pack of otherkin" and accusing you of starting drama. But I have had the same kind of anti-otherkin issues with some furries that (along with my misanthropic and deeply cynical nature) fueled my anti-fur complex for months.

All I can say really is, get to know me before you judge me personally
 

Randomman29

Proud Decepticon.
I voted for Fursuits because I just don't see the point in them, I do have an opened mind but I don't believe changing your apriance does anything. How ever altering your DNA is something I'll get behind, though it won't be that original I would enjoy it because it would show commitment.
I don't care about the other things mostly because I was fifthteen when I was introduced to this, I have a massive lust for Latias, and I'm a bit of a hick for I would call all those with a human torso and serpent tail instead of legs a Naga.
 

Telnac

Fundamentalist Heretic
The fursecution complex is a big one for me, because related to it is the "OMFG ALL Christians are assholes" crowd.

Dude, I get it that your Christian parents/relatives think you're Satan because you're a fur, or gay or because you've ever worn the color black. And I understand that Christians at your school think you're demon possessed, that your Christian friends have all turned their backs on you and that your church burned an image of you in effigy during every Sunday service for the last 3 years.

But seriously, we're not all that way. Not even all fundamentalist Christians (and yes, I am one) are that way. Many of us are quite open minded. Some of us are even furs ourselves.

Don't go crying about tolerance if you're not willing to be tolerant!
 

archival

I Put The 'Fun' Into Funeral!
The fur suits kinda creep me out sometimes. i dont know why i just dont like the idea. Id hate people asking me to draw for them but ive never had anyone actualy ask that from me :p
and im not actualy that bad...
 

virus

TROLLUS MAXIMUS
-The “fursecution” media
-Unoriginal fursonas

-Furry words like: yiff, murr, fursecution, etc.
-The Sonic, Starfox, etc. obsessions
-u DrAw GoOd WiLl U dRaW mE NaO? pLz K tHx.


this.
 
I shall summarize my response with "I don't give a shit".

Why must you be so judgmental of my totally not retarded spiritual path Shenzi, I think you're just jealous because you'll never be eleven of anything :V .
 

Hakar Kerarmor

PRAISE THE EMPEROR
What bothers me the most is the people who constantly whine about the stuff in the poll options, pretending they only happen in the furry fandom, then whine some more when people disagree with them, and then label that disagreement "crying fursecution".

And yes… There is no “drama” category. The reason being; there is drama everywhere, not just in the furry community… Deal.

Most of the poll options are everywhere as well.
I mean, if you want to see some real persecution complexes, look at fundamentalist Christians.
 
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Ozriel

Inglorious Bastard
I'm not racist, you jerk.

I saw the link...

SINCE WHEN DID RACE HAVE TO DO WITH NOT LIKING ONE/MANY SUB GROUPS IN THE FURRY FANDOM?!?!?

My fursecution complex senses are tingling.
 
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