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

Samandriel Morningstar

The Morningstar
I think the Zootopia drama that's going down in some corners of the Furry fandom is worth a good long cringe.
Not to mention people making porn of the characters.
 

HelixPhoenix

New Member
the role playing EVERYWHERE,eugh. i hate role play even when its where it should be,and especially when its in facebook comments or something and is incredibly sexual
 

ALilShark

Member
I had a classmate showing our professor his anime-styled furry art. We are third year fine art majors.

Omg, THIS. I had a few people like that at the school I attended. I give a little leeway on the first year, you know the year the professor beats that out of you through repetitive life studies. Ugh.
 

Havas

I have no idea what I'm doing.
the role playing EVERYWHERE,eugh. i hate role play even when its where it should be,and especially when its in facebook comments or something and is incredibly sexual

I have never roleplayed and not planning to, never understood the charm of it. (If anyone wishes to enlighten me about it feel free to do so) But yeah....excessive RP everywhere.
 

Gushousekai195

Fanatic Artist
That there is a user on FA named HollyFox who is extremely nice, even though there are stories about one with the same name who was extremely dramatic and butthurt. You know the one....

People who call me a "creeper."

Fursuiters who wear lingerie over their suits.

When my other best friend intermittently makes rant journals on FA accusing his friends of not supporting him and saying he will leave the fandom but then having another change of heart. I feel like I need to talk to him ever day to keep him from flipping his lid. I fear that he will one day lose all of his friends because of this vicious cycle of his.

Silver Wolf's FC 2015 Dance Comp performance.

Diaperfur pictures being rated General on FA.


Also, not necessarily in the fandom but...

I watched a stream of Tom Fawkes playing Undertale and there were parts of the playthrough where I thought the chat, which was included in the video, would blow up with talk of furries and surely incur a single cry of "furfags." This was especially prevalent when somebody called Toriel a "sexy goatmom" and during Tom's encounter with the Lesser Dog. I swear that growing neck looks similar to an erection. I kept crying "Tom, please stop! That's enough! Just Spare already!"
 

Corvyn

New Member
Babyfurs. Was at Megaplex 2014 and a panel I'd been waiting all day for was shut down because the babyfurs overflowed their (very large) panel room and wound up taking several more in the same hall. Earlier in the day, during a "How to get published" panel, one in particular was going on at length about how he couldn't find a publisher for his "cute baby" comic and literally would not quit no matter how much the fur running the panel tried to change the topic. Also I was stuck sitting next to him for most of this. I'm significantly more aware of what badges others wear now thanks to all of this.
 

stablercake

a bubblegum pink nose
Omg, THIS. I had a few people like that at the school I attended. I give a little leeway on the first year, you know the year the professor beats that out of you through repetitive life studies. Ugh.
Man. Yeah this and people showing profs their anime work (like non sequential art major profs) was hard, like I wasn't in the community in college but if I was I would have known there's a time and place for furry work and that time is really not Art School unless you're like a senior ILLU major and it happens to work. Like I did anthro giraffes for an assignment, but it didn't scream FURRY bc it worked for the assignment which was stick a giraffe or ostrich in a horizontal frame, but if the assignment is like illustrating a Bukowski poem then furries do not work in that situation
 
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Snowcheedah

Guest
I know you guys will disagree but telephone makes me cring
 
baby furs mostly because of this one post about someone wanting to collect a bunch of used diapers and wear them to a con...
 

Victor-933

Professional Retard
This and similar shet is why we need an option to blacklist stuff on FA :I
Unfortunately the efficacy of this would be wholly dependent on people properly tagging their shit.


What makes me cringe, in addition to most (if not all) of the other stuff listed, is obesity/fatfur fetish. I know a fat guy - I mean FAT, over 300lbs. He's a good friend but it's fucking disgusting and is actually causing him serious health issues like sleep apnea. I simply cannot comprehend how anyone would be attracted to that.
 

trashycoon

Please clap.
Unfortunately the efficacy of this would be wholly dependent on people properly tagging their shit.


What makes me cringe, in addition to most (if not all) of the other stuff listed, is obesity/fatfur fetish. I know a fat guy - I mean FAT, over 300lbs. He's a good friend but it's fucking disgusting and is actually causing him serious health issues like sleep apnea. I simply cannot comprehend how anyone would be attracted to that.

Hm, I am attracted to fat people, as well as average sized. Not all of them have major health issues. Fat fur art is hot too. I have a hard time comprehending how people are attracted to very muscular people. It's just not sexy to me. Calling fat people disgusting in the furry fandom probably isn't the smartest thing. You may want to take a look at who's in it.
 
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Victor-933

Professional Retard
Hm, I am attracted to fat people, as well as average sized. Not all of them have major health issues. Fat fur art is hot too. I have a hard time comprehending how people are attracted to very muscular people. It's the antithesis of sexy to me. Calling fat people disgusting in the furry fandom probably isn't the smartest thing. You may want to talk a look at who's in it.

Perhaps simply "fat" was the wrong term -- hell I'm fat myself. I'm referring more to obese people. The kind that cause vehicles to noticeably lean to one side -- hell I had to stop giving that same friend rides while I was driving a small car, because he'd make it sag so much the wheel would rub against the inner fender. I'm sorry but I simply cannot wrap my mind around fetishizing something as unhealthy as that.
 

trashycoon

Please clap.
Perhaps simply "fat" was the wrong term -- hell I'm fat myself. I'm referring more to obese people. The kind that cause vehicles to noticeably lean to one side -- hell I had to stop giving that same friend rides while I was driving a small car, because he'd make it sag so much the wheel would rub against the inner fender. I'm sorry but I simply cannot wrap my mind around fetishizing something as unhealthy as that.

Aw, ok. *hugs* I get what you mean now. I'm also a bit of a chubby, so i haz sensitive! People are so mean to fatties, and I think it's wrong.

Anyway, yeah a lot of shit is extreme up in the fandom, in all ways. Furries frickin push the limits on crazy, and I do know that. Always something new! sheesh
 

PandaWanda

Get in the fursuit Shinji.
Babys furs and diaper furs....
I was on google once last year and it was Rainfurrest 2015 and I saw pics of diaper furs and baby furs... and lots of ''interesting'' things...
 

Samandriel Morningstar

The Morningstar
Pretty much everything I saw when I turned SFW off on Furaffinity was pretty damn cringe worthy.
Some of that stuff just makes me worry about the person making it.
Also people wearing their murrsuits in public,hell murrsuits in general are disgusting and a waste of skills and money just to go screw each other in them.
Anyone who wears just underwear or any sort of short bottoms on their fullsuit really makes me suspicious of them.
Also the people 'coming out' as furry or brony or whatever to their parents/friends and treating it like some sort of sexuality.
Not to mention the people that think they're real animals.
 

Fallowfox

Are we moomin, or are we dancer?
hell murrsuits in general are disgusting and a waste of skills and money just to go screw each other in them.

It's not as though people with a fetish for dressing up as animals have chosen to be that way; if they enjoy themselves their money isn't wasted, is it?

I think that furries are more judge mental of murrsuits than outsiders actually are, likely because they don't want people to assume they're murrsuiters too and think that the only way they can prove they're not is to be scathing.

A fursuit maker was included in a news report in the guardian, in which she bragged that she had only ever made one fursuit adapted for sexual use and that she had charged her client $1000 extra for the installation of a zipper, and still had the nerve to tell her paying customer that she believed they were 'disgusting'. (Ironically, the price hike is a probable explanation for why so few furries ask her for sexually adapted costumes)
http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2016/feb/03/furry-fandom-costume-maker-sarah-dee-video

It's bizarre that, in our fandom, labeling your customer as disgusting and publicly bragging about ripping them off, is considered virtuous. ._.
 

Samandriel Morningstar

The Morningstar
It's not as though people with a fetish for dressing up as animals have chosen to be that way; if they enjoy themselves their money isn't wasted, is it?

I think that furries are more judge mental of murrsuits than outsiders actually are, likely because they don't want people to assume they're murrsuiters too and think that the only way they can prove they're not is to be scathing.

A fursuit maker was included in a news report in the guardian, in which she bragged that she had only ever made one fursuit adapted for sexual use and that she had charged her client $1000 extra for the installation of a zipper, and still had the nerve to tell her paying customer that she believed they were 'disgusting'. (Ironically, the price hike is a probable explanation for why so few furries ask her for sexually adapted costumes)
http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2016/feb/03/furry-fandom-costume-maker-sarah-dee-video

It's bizarre that, in our fandom, labeling your customer as disgusting and publicly bragging about ripping them off, is considered virtuous. ._.


Hey in the end whatever floats peoples boats is fine by me,it's whatever you know?
I'm not putting down the person,I'm just not a fan of the concept.
Not everything that gets one persons knickers in a twist,appeals to the next person in the same way.
I'm just really nit-picky when it comes to costumes/suits and all of that because I see something that's taken so much time/effort to make as something far more precious then something to use in that manner or how people take their suits in the water or dirty them up for just shits and giggles.
But in the end that's just my opinion,I grew up and still am in a situation where I have little money and what I can get is something that turns out to be very important to me and I end up setting it up on this pedestal in a sense and doing whatever I can to protect it as far as protection goes for such things.
As for that maker who charged an outlandish fee and still put her client down,now that's just wrong and immoral as well as bad for their business and what people see them as.
 

Troj

Your Friendly Neighborhood Dino Therapist
Because many in the furry community are hyper-sensitive to being perceived as hyper-sexual or sexually perverse by outsiders, there's a tendency among furries to go way overboard when distancing themselves from the sexual parts of the fandom, both rumored and real.

Hence why it's viewed as virtuous and heartening when a fursuit builder brags about charging a murrsuit commissioner extra for said "disgusting" suit.

Even I have probably gone overboard in distancing myself from the sexual side of the fandom, because I worry that non-furs with an axe to grind will try to exploit any sized loophole I leave (that's what she said).

Frankly, I resent society for being so hysterical about furry sex that furries have been forced into this no-real-win dilemma, and I'm definitely annoyed with the dumbass furries who keep the urban legend train rollin' with their idiotic antics.
 
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