• Fur Affinity Forums are governed by Fur Affinity's Rules and Policies. Links and additional information can be accessed in the Site Information Forum.

What is the most cringeworthy thing you saw in/about the fandom?

WolfNightV4X1

King of Kawaii; That Token Femboy
The friendship thread
 

Havas

I have no idea what I'm doing.
Probably that "All the Single Furries" video.

Heard of it but never watched it. It took me 10 minutes to get through a 3 minute video. Now excuse me while I go and get my first therapy cus I gonna need that shet for the rest of my miserable life.
 

Dazreiello

Incomprehensible horror. DRAGON
Actually, scratch that, this really takes the cake:


The sentiment is touching. But, the awkwardness to watch is so real... Its not even any kind of creepy cringe just some kind of tense embarrassment keeping me from watching more than a few seconds. (I guess especially with just how... Low budget and attended it feels?)

But, again, the concept is sweet to me. Execution is disastrous but I guess hard to ever not be without a freaking ballroom blitz which I doubt many furry marriage willing couples are rich enough to even do. Gratz to the married couple but, Cringe.
 

Sforzie

Professional Kuja fangirl
I also cringe when people write literature, under the pretense that it is novel or fantasy fiction, which actually turns out to be contrived indulgent sexual scenarios. If you're going to write porn, just be honest and call it porn, and dispense with worrying about plot devices or 'world building' or whatever else.

My mother, who has lately gotten really super into the 'historical novels that are just romance novels with lots of smut in disguise' genre of fiction would probably... well actually I'm not sure. She's admitted that she likes the historical setting, but is mostly in it for the porn. At least she's honest.

I did have to explain the literary term 'bodice ripper' to her, though.

Myself, I've written several 60k+ word fanfictions that had plot and world building and all that crap, and a... balanced dashing of smut for flavor. (And several even longer original pieces of a similar construct.) I'm not saying that I don't write porn (I write bad porn), but sex is sort of part of life for many people. Why can't it be part of a believable storyline? (There is, of course, arguably a difference between plot with some porn in it and porn vaguely held together by a plot.)
 

Fallowfox

Are we moomin, or are we dancer?
My mother, who has lately gotten really super into the 'historical novels that are just romance novels with lots of smut in disguise' genre of fiction would probably... well actually I'm not sure. She's admitted that she likes the historical setting, but is mostly in it for the porn. At least she's honest.

I did have to explain the literary term 'bodice ripper' to her, though.

Myself, I've written several 60k+ word fanfictions that had plot and world building and all that crap, and a... balanced dashing of smut for flavor. (And several even longer original pieces of a similar construct.) I'm not saying that I don't write porn (I write bad porn), but sex is sort of part of life for many people. Why can't it be part of a believable storyline? (There is, of course, arguably a difference between plot with some porn in it and porn vaguely held together by a plot.)

The sort of thing I'm describing is when a fictional scenario is clearly contrived to facilitate a pornographic fantasy.

For instance a man is walking through the jungle, when he emerges at a beach full of scantily clad bronze Amazon women playing volleyball, and then when they see our intrepid and dashing explorer they are so shocked and aroused that their underwear fall off.

That sort of thing is so contrived that it's actually a comedy, rather than smut. I cringe when I read that sort of stuff written by someone who pretends they are a 'serious' writer.
 

Sforzie

Professional Kuja fangirl
The sort of thing I'm describing is when a fictional scenario is clearly contrived to facilitate a pornographic fantasy.

For instance a man is walking through the jungle, when he emerges at a beach full of scantily clad bronze Amazon women playing volleyball, and then when they see our intrepid and dashing explorer they are so shocked and aroused that their underwear fall off.

That sort of thing is so contrived that it's actually a comedy, rather than smut. I cringe when I read that sort of stuff written by someone who pretends they are a 'serious' writer.

Okay, well, yes. That's smut for smut's sake in that case. (Or as they used to call it, PWP. I dunno if people still call it that. Hmm. Getting old.)
 

shadow21812

A dark edgelord
I'd have to say Sonic stuff but not as a whole, I think having your own Sonic OC is fine, it's just certain things about the Sonic fanbase that just kinda creep me out. But I think that's because I knew about Sonic fan stuff before I knew what furries were as I pretty much lived on 4chan for a few years and every cringe thread was full of Sonic stuff eg. Cold Steel the hedgehog.
 

malibu

Well-Known Member
Excessive sweaty feet art makes me cringe. Oh my god why. You're part of the furry fandom, at least make them paws and not feet.
 

sarnarus

Member
Has been mentioned several times before, but because I have no soul, I'll bring the horror right here into this thread (start pouring yourselves tall glasses of bleach along with me):

how dare you..I HAD JUST FORGOTTEN THAT EXISTED! my life was just starting to get back to normal damnit
 

Zaedrin

Member
On DA I had someone ask me if I was an actual Kitsune. If that wasn't enough, he sent me his fucking phone number in a personal message. I asked if he was high and he said "no, why?"

I have a long history of social fuck-ups, but sweet Inari...
 

Zaedrin

Member
babyfurs are the worst

can barely stand being around them.

Ditto. The only exceptions are LilChu, Astolpho and BlueFerret, they're pretty cool.

Oh! And The Conflicted, who is a very talented writer.
 
Last edited:
Top