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Why does furry attract nutjobs?

Attaman

"I say we forget this business and run."
Why is the Furry Fandom full of nutjobs and messed up shit? Because nothing is mutually exclusive from it. People attempt to make Furry into its own world, which means pretty much anything good or bad from another fandom, real life, fantasy, sci-fi, whatever, is applied to the Furry Fandom as well. Hell, often times Furry is tacked on top other things.

That's the thing about it, really. You find a picture of a Trekkie Jedi, you might go "Huh?" You see a picture of a Space Marine dressed as Cloud, you're likely going to make a big "WTF?" You see a Furry dressed as character from [insert pretty much anything here], it's "Ah [x] made Furry." Pretty much everything is absorbed in. Which, while theoretically it means it has room for infinite awesome, also means it has room for infinite suck as everything negative can be used as well.

Essentially: Don't tack Furry onto everything, it wouldn't be a problem. Problem is, Furries will continue to do such as long as there's those who go "I M NOT HYOOMAN FANDOM = LIFESTYLE! BUT I LYK THIS THING, SO IMMA MAKE IT FURRY SO I M JUS-T-FYED!"
 

yummynbeefy

the designated hype man
scotty likes pussy now?

GET IT GET IT!!
 

GraemeLion

Member
A great mystery indeed.

Furry sort of started out as a fandom of people who just enjoyed cartoon animals or anthropomorphic animals in general. Fair enough. Now it attracts 40-year olds who like to pretend being little kids while fucking other little kids and people who believe they are really dragons and stuff like that.

I realize having a fondness for talking animals is weird on it's own, but how did the diapers and the inflations and autism get dragged into it? Where was the "CREEPY MOTHERFUCKERS ALLOWED" sign?

This isn't actually true.. re, your origins of Furry. All the way back , sex was involved. ALL THE WAY.

Hell, what was it, Confurence, and an early one at that, advertised in a gay fetish mag?

This fandom has been pandering to the strange and kinky for over 20 years. Probably longer than that. It was doing it forever when I came in when the Lion King came out.
 

CannonFodder

Resistance is futile! If 0 ohm
This isn't actually true.. re, your origins of Furry. All the way back , sex was involved. ALL THE WAY.

Hell, what was it, Confurence, and an early one at that, advertised in a gay fetish mag?

This fandom has been pandering to the strange and kinky for over 20 years. Probably longer than that. It was doing it forever when I came in when the Lion King came out.
Hey did you go to confurence btw, cause nobody believes all the shit that happened there and I want to hear about it first hand.
 

RayO_ElGatubelo

My gif animation doesn't work
Diaper Fetish = Furrys who want to be sick fucks and like diapers.

You know, there's humans who want to be sick fucks and like diapers too.
 

GraemeLion

Member
Hey did you go to confurence btw, cause nobody believes all the shit that happened there and I want to hear about it first hand.

I didn't go that far back. I have friends who did, and one has the actual magazine that Merlino posted the ad in. I picked a shirt up from CF8, but that was over the mail.
 

CannonFodder

Resistance is futile! If 0 ohm
I didn't go that far back. I have friends who did, and one has the actual magazine that Merlino posted the ad in. I picked a shirt up from CF8, but that was over the mail.
Hey can I make a request can you send me a pic of the magazine ad, I've been looking for that for ages.
 
I think what makes furry so weird is the art. The anime fandom proved it: with pen and paper there are no limits.

The difference between anime fandom and furry fandom is the personal involvement. Anime fans love anime, but they don't identify with the characters like furries do. After all, furry is based on the concept of a sapient animal.

I think we're a cross between anime nuts, zoologists, and transgendered people.
can't really argue with a whole lot there...

Diaper Fetish = Furrys who want to be sick fucks and like diapers.
Well some have their reasons.... though, yeah most of them are sick pedophiles who like them younger.

The point where the subculture sexualized and habitualized a repressed childhood structure of norms with a totally regressive safe zone.
isn't this shit obvious to you?
i mean, its bound to be filled with socially awkward weirdos
and the socially awkward thing can be a feedback loop, since people who stay apart from others live in their own heads and better explore their fetishization of reality without outside input from normative society

ALSO
Very well put :/. I can't really add much else...
 

GraemeLion

Member
Hey can I make a request can you send me a pic of the magazine ad, I've been looking for that for ages.

I'll ask my friend to scan it. He dropped out of furry a few years back when it got a little too weird / close to home. One of the less socially adept furs decided that they were mates, and he started calling my friend's place of employment, his wife, and his kids.
 

CannonFodder

Resistance is futile! If 0 ohm
I'll ask my friend to scan it. He dropped out of furry a few years back when it got a little too weird / close to home. One of the less socially adept furs decided that they were mates, and he started calling my friend's place of employment, his wife, and his kids.
Alright, I sent you a pm.
I want to know what magazine and what volume and that though.
 

pheonix

back'n up back'n up
It's as simple as this. Everything attracts nutjobs. No matter how mainstream, underground, or socially inept something is there's always gonna be those people you'd like not to be there.
 

GraemeLion

Member
Problem is that furry has more nutjobs than other things. There's not much the fandom can do about it.

No it doesn't.

Furry has louder nutjobs. Furry has louder people willing to point out nutjobs. Furry has the press' attention right now.

There are plenty of sane furs out there, holding very good jobs and going about their lives in a relatively sane manner.

They don't tend to get threads on Vivisector or 4chan or Something Awful, though.
 

pheonix

back'n up back'n up
Problem is that furry has more nutjobs than other things.

If that where true I'd be one happy son of a bitch.
 

mystery_penguin

Redline Movie Fanatic
Yiff.

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Murr.
Don't forget fursecution.
Hopefully you can read this, god I hate the facepunch furry section.:
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Attaman

"I say we forget this business and run."
It's as simple as this. Everything attracts nutjobs. No matter how mainstream, underground, or socially inept something is there's always gonna be those people you'd like not to be there.
I, personally, hate this defense, as it reeks of the logic of "Well Sonic has violence and I let my 10 year old play it so letting them play Resident Evil REmake is perfectly fine." Just because other fandoms have it, doesn't mean it's acceptable in greater quantities.

But, once more, I shall repeat myself: The problem isn't that Furry does something that other groups don't do. The problem is that Furry does things that every other group does, because it applies Furry to pretty much anything it can. I like Star Wars? Bam, make a Furry schtick for it. I like Fallout? Bam, Furrified. Warhammer? Kazam, Furtacular! Vore? OM NOM N- YIFF! Just as it accepts pretty much any person (that doesn't have a criminal & mental record) into its arms, it accepts pretty much any other fandom and fetish into its fold. Which means that where one fandom might have regulation of natural limits (Dune for instance would be pretty unlikely to implement tentacle porn into its fold), Furry has none: it can pretty much do whatever to whatever it likes (and it will bitch and moan if you try to tell it otherwise).
 
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