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What would You change in the Furry "Community"?

Reyna Malone

Like "Molly Malone"
That's just as dumb as saying "Weebs are pervs because plenty of anime is weirdly sexualized and fancervicy". If pornography artists make money off of their works, then it's because there are plenty of people who are enjoying that content (content that, mind you, isn't harming anybody in the process of being created). So no, there is no inherent problem with "Yiff".

Hentai is a sub-genre of Anime, and Yiff is a sub-genre of Furry art. So that's that.

Edit: Also, "Furry" isn't an identity. You just like fluffy cartoon characters and their animalistic features, like tails and cat ears, or fur on their bodies, snouts, etc. etc. etc.
Yeah, my mom actually thinks that about anime, and my dad thinks that the furry fandom is weird/overly sexual. While I agree that furry is not an identity and that it is absolutely not comming out, there are still reasons why people choose to hide their interest. I'm open with my peers and my sister about being a furry, but I don't tell my parents because I know they hold a pretty unfavorable view of the stuff here.
 

Reyna Malone

Like "Molly Malone"
If I could change one thing about the furry fandom, it would be the diversity. The fandom is about 76% male and about 97% white. (Please forgive me if I'm off by a few points, I don't have the data pulled up rn. If I'm off by a lot, please let me know.) I'd just like to see more women and more POC represented in the fandom.
 

Storok

670 blp
I would love to change this fandom a lot to be honest and I will go over every point in depth here... There are some:

Fat people: I hate fat people so i also dont like their existence in this fandom.
They are giving up on the best gift that has ever been giving to them...

Gay people: It is okay if you are gay but... There is one phenomenon that I see in this fandom... People who are gay because of desperation. That is so sad and bad at the same time that I think those people font have the right to exist anyway.

Depression: It is a joke guys lets be honest essay to many furries are pussies that love to cry all day long because of beats by dad or some shit or because of being picked on gor being a furry... They wouldn't be picked on if there were less fat and ugly people without a life in this fandom though also counting in the desperate cringe gays here.

Giving no shit about what you post: This fandom is really fucked up because all most everyone is was waaaaaaay to open with their fetish shit here... Wich again leads to a really weird outwards appearance. That again leads to the kid getting bullied for being a furry that again leads to the crybaby "Depression"
and so on you get it.

Easily offended Cry-baby's:
Those are the people that probably fit 2 of the 3 things I talked about earlier and yeah there are waaaay to many of them around this fandom they hear a word that they don't like and instantly they take some victim role but the problem with those people is that they always Find somebody that also takes their side... Most of the time some SJW with no life.

if you noe think... OMG Storok! I fit 2 of those things you listed there! How can I help it? I can tell you...
if you are fat... Eat less
if you are pseudo gay... There is no help for ya
if you are "depressed"... Okay hold on... Having a bad day does not equal depression. Having a bad week does not equal depression. Also having a bad week does not.
If you are about to post everything about your fetishes... Imagine, does everybody really want to know about it ?
This fandom is not discriminating people of colour or women so if you say there are not enough of them its not the fandoms fault... If you find yourself writing stuff like that you probably fall under the crybaby and SJW category... Just stop it. Thanks
 
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Vitaly

Guest
Remove bronies, sanics, macro, voring and shemales.

And this fandom will be

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Shmallow

Member
Yeah, my mom actually thinks that about anime, and my dad thinks that the furry fandom is weird/overly sexual. While I agree that furry is not an identity and that it is absolutely not comming out, there are still reasons why people choose to hide their interest. I'm open with my peers and my sister about being a furry, but I don't tell my parents because I know they hold a pretty unfavorable view of the stuff here.

You hide your interests more often than you'd think. Guilty pleasures have always been around and people have named them that for a reason. We're supposedly adults with an unusual attraction to cartoons (that alone is out of the ordinary), and a specific theme in said cartoons -- aka: an obsession with anthropomorpholy. The usage of "fursonas" leads to people thinking we're "otherkin", and the amount of porn we as a fandom create and consume on a daily basis is extraordinary. Let's face it, we're an odd bunch, and we attract odd people -- like zoophiles -- and that will always be the case.

Not to say we don't deserve some merit! Our fursuiters are hardworking people, our art is adorably great and our pornography is, perhaps, the top ranking erotic cartoon material on the Internet!. However, this is only if we judge ourselves by the "elites" - the majority of people creates "okay" art at best, MS Paint fetish compilations and animations of transgender source ponies clopping with ginormous penises, while the other bunch writes criny roleplays and fanfictions. Some create music and other forms of art, but it has little to do with the fandom. So I wouldn't blame people for not understanding us. :/
 

Shmallow

Member
if you noe think... OMG Storok! I fit 2 of those things you listed there! How can I help it? I can tell you...
if you are fat... Eat less
if you are pseudo gay... There is no help for ya
if you are "depressed"... Okay hold on... Having a bad day does not equal depression. Having a bad week does not equal depression. Also having a bad week does not.
If you are about to post everything about your fetishes... Imagine, does everybody really want to know about it ?
This fandom is not discriminating people of colour or women so if you say there are not enough of them its not the fandoms fault... If you find yourself writing stuff like that you probably fall under the crybaby and SJW category... Just stop it. Thanks

1 - By "Fat" do you mean to say "obese"? I'm also not very attracted to obese people, but I fail to see how they're a "problem".
2 - Sexuality is not easily definable. I'm openly pansexual on the Internet. Honestly, I haven't encountered a single "pseudo-gay" in my lifetime. This is an honest truth, maybe I'm just 'lucky'?
3 - Depression is an illness, and most people are not "depressed", medically speaking. Yet, we can't fault people for wanting to share their awful experiences about "their dad beating them". This community, oddly enough, offers a great deal of support for people who're just going through a bad time in their life.
4 - You don't need to look at "my fetishes". I post my art on FA and e621 because it is allowed. It is my hobby and furthermore might become my job. You can use filters to hide all the explicit content posted on FA, same for e621.
5 - SJWs are crap, period. They're part of every community as it is.

Try not to sound like a complete douche. We're trying to have a positive conversation about the problems in our community, and you can barely write one sentence in English. Well, okay.
 

Shmallow

Member
If I could change one thing about the furry fandom, it would be the diversity. The fandom is about 76% male and about 97% white. (Please forgive me if I'm off by a few points, I don't have the data pulled up rn. If I'm off by a lot, please let me know.) I'd just like to see more women and more POC represented in the fandom.

While I would also love to see more diversity in our midst, keep in mind that practically nobody cares about your ethnicity or gender in a community as 'weird' as this one. Both guys and lasses are accepted with open arms! Same goes for whites, blacks, hispanics, asians, etc. The only reason we have a lack of diversity, is because women and non-white folk just don't want to join in. Sadly.

Just clarifying, in case you want to argue we're "sexist" and "racist", which, trust me, people often tend to say on a whim.
 

Shmallow

Member
Remove bronies, sanics, macro, voring and shemales.

Well, that's your opinion, I guess. I also dislike voring and shemales, etc -- but it's hard to judge people when my own fetishes aren't very "conventional". I wish people could just be tolerant and not kink-shame, tbh ^^
 

quoting_mungo

Well-Known Member
Less shitposting in this goddamn thread, that's what I would change.

And by "that's what I would change" I mean "seriously knock it off with the bickering and shitposting right now if not sooner". With my mod hat on. Don't make me tell you twice.
 

nerdbat

Green butt of reason
Less shitposting in this goddamn thread, that's what I would change.

And by "that's what I would change" I mean "seriously knock it off with the bickering and shitposting right now if not sooner". With my mod hat on. Don't make me tell you twice.
You look both cute and cool with that hat on, please wear it more often
 

ChapterAquila92

Resident Bronze Dragon Kasrkin
Banned
I'd probably consider nuking the fandom and starting over, but barring such wanton eradication I'd strongly consider excising the cult-like behaviours that are fostered within the fandom, including the identity politics. This behaviour only serves to feed back into the taboo nature of the fandom and further alienate it from society. It's sadly ironic that a loose community that should encourage the freedom to express oneself restricts it by its own self-destructive actions.
 

Yakamaru

Bara mig och lite bensin
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Xandran

Guest
Self-loathing furries

Same here i can't count how many furs I've met that just moan about the fandom, also get super insulted when told to shut up & leave. Old FAF had a few that would hide there main accounts to hide that there not furries just troll's/haters, not active in the community & do same stuff they hate.

Do outsiders count?, Because i think allot of the stigma would die down if people who have no idea what a furry is but pretend they do while going on how they hate them would shut up. Best example was how dramatica(pre shut down version) thought that any site/forum that had a furry userbase was automatically crap, because allot sites that had ED pages was just because the site had furries on it like Reddit.
 

ChapterAquila92

Resident Bronze Dragon Kasrkin
Banned
Same here i can't count how many furs I've met that just moan about the fandom, also get super insulted when told to shut up & leave. Old FAF had a few that would hide there main accounts to hide that there not furries just troll's/haters, not active in the community & do same stuff they hate.

Do outsiders count?, Because i think allot of the stigma would die down if people who have no idea what a furry is but pretend they do while going on how they hate them would shut up. Best example was how dramatica(pre shut down version) thought that any site/forum that had a furry userbase was automatically crap, because allot sites that had ED pages was just because the site had furries on it like Reddit.
It would also die down even further if furries in general wouldn't play into the hands of trolls with their own hubris.

Stereotypes are by no means deterministic, but they exist because of persistent trends with the general behaviour of a group.
 
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Xandran

Guest
It would also die down even further if furries in general wouldn't play into the hands of trolls with their own hubris.
Which is why i cringe when people at /r/Furry go on a rant how someone insulted them on another sub & its just low effort troll who's probably 12.
 
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