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Old October 7 2009, 06:57 AM   #91
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Re: Furries

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Come on. Let's say you were a rabid XBox 360 fan, and I hated XBox 360 and loved PS3. Couldn't we just get along?
Trust me. Some groups of people just *don't* get along. Yankee fans and Red Sox fans, for example. It's practically hardwired into our DNA.

And you know what? We like it that way.
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Old October 7 2009, 07:00 AM   #92
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Come on. Let's say you were a rabid XBox 360 fan, and I hated XBox 360 and loved PS3. Couldn't we just get along?
Trust me. Some groups of people just *don't* get along. Yankee fans and Red Sox fans, for example. It's practically hardwired into our DNA.

And you know what? We like it that way.
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Old October 7 2009, 07:03 AM   #93
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^ Now just let me say in our defense: We only do that when the Red Sox actually come to Yankee Stadium (or, God forbid, a Sox fan actually shows up in the bleachers with us ). I've heard talk of the "Yankees Suck" chant being started up at Fenway Park when 1) the Yankees are not playing that day, and 2) there's not even a Yankee fan there to begin with.

At least we only heckle a team when we have a reason to. I mean, if they're not there to hear us give them shit, what's the point?

Now that I've gone off on a baseball tangent, it does bring up an interesting point: Is the Phillie Phanatic, technically, a furry? Think about it.
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Old October 7 2009, 07:06 AM   #94
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^ Now just let me say in our defense: We only do that when the Red Sox actually come to Yankee Stadium (or, God forbid, a Sox fan actually shows up in the bleachers with us ). I've heard talk of the "Yankees Suck" chant being started up at Fenway Park when 1) the Yankees are not playing that day, and 2) there's not even a Yankee fan there to begin with.

At least we only heckle a team when we have a reason to. I mean, if they're not there to hear us give them shit, what's the point?
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Old October 7 2009, 07:19 AM   #95
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^Honestly, I think it looks silly. Don't get me wrong, let's say you and I were real world pals, I wouldn't stop talking to you the second I found out you were a furry. I'd probably give you some crap about it randomly, though.

If I somehow caught you *fapping* to it... I would probably get over it and still hang out with you... but I would make fun of you about it on occasion whenever I felt the need to bust out the 'nuclear option'... I wouldn't spread the word around or anything on account of the massive embarrassment though.

But, if you dressed up furry style, and dated a furry girl in a furry suit, or talked about having furry suit sex, then I'd have to say "Have a nice life, weirdo"
Come on. Let's say you were a rabid XBox 360 fan, and I hated XBox 360 and loved PS3. Couldn't we just get along? This thread just goes to show how much intolerance there is in this world, and we ain't even talking about sexual orientation, religion, or any of that good stuff.
I have a misguided PS3 fanboy friend (I have both, but vastly prefer Xbox360 for a variety of reasons, or as Aragorn would put it, it apparently blows me ). I give him lots of shit about it. Mostly because he never considered getting a different console and the extent of his reasoning was 'I like Sony'. No research, just a blind brand loyalty buy!

As for religious intolerance... well, anytime someone comes up to me and lets me know I'll suffer eternal damnation for not following <insert Holy Book Title here>, tolerance is out the window!
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Old October 7 2009, 07:23 AM   #96
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Come on. Let's say you were a rabid XBox 360 fan, and I hated XBox 360 and loved PS3. Couldn't we just get along? This thread just goes to show how much intolerance there is in this world, and we ain't even talking about sexual orientation, religion, or any of that good stuff.
This is a forum where you can be criticized for putting ketchup on your hot dog, asking too many questions in a retail setting, and not being efficient enough at the supermarket. Let's be realistic here.
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Old October 7 2009, 07:26 AM   #97
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This is a forum where you can be criticized for putting ketchup on your hot dog
Forum? There's entire CITIES that will do that.
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Old October 7 2009, 07:33 AM   #98
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This is a forum where you can be criticized for putting ketchup on your hot dog
Forum? There's entire CITIES that will do that.
Hey, but we're Trek fans and are supposed to know better and have a highly evolved sensibility.
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Old October 7 2009, 07:34 AM   #99
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This is a forum where you can be criticized for putting ketchup on your hot dog
Forum? There's entire CITIES that will do that.
This I know. I was there a few hours ago.
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Old October 7 2009, 08:09 AM   #100
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Old October 7 2009, 08:16 AM   #101
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Just for laughs, here are a couple of comic strips...

http://www.pvponline.com/2002/09/30/
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Old October 7 2009, 09:14 AM   #102
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Also, while I don't share the Furry fetish (well, Disney's Robin Hood was sexy, but he was sexy despite being an anthropomorphized cartoon fox, not because of it), I bet I could draw some Furry characters that are way hotter than the random stuff I've come across. Maybe I could take commissions and sell pictures.
I skipped over this part before, but I agree with Jay that you should give it a shot. Based on your work illustrating Jayson's posts, I'd be interested to see what you could come up with. The furry fandom, by the way, is populated by many young people with a lot of disposable income and/or no financial sense, so it is possible to make a lot of money selling furry art.

(I've given some thought myself to filling the regrettable lack of good or even decent CGI artwork in the furry community, but have yet to find the motivation to work on anything.)
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Old October 7 2009, 09:21 AM   #103
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Old October 7 2009, 01:09 PM   #104
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OK, here's my 0.02c.

I'm a furry. I identify with a particular kind of animal, and I appreciate the mythology surrounding that kind of animal.

The furry fandem's primary focus is sex. Sorry to the furry believers here to the contrary, but I wish it were otherwise. There is a reason why it's stuffed full of 75% Gay and Bisexual men. However, there _is_ an appreciation of the idea of anthropomorphism, it's just lost against the backdrop of sex a lot of the time.

Are they furries because of sex? No. Do they have sex because they're furries? I'd say so, in a lot of cases, for whatever brain switches that are or are not on.

Do I find the artwork sexually arousing? Yes. Do I find fursuit sex arousing? Rarely. Also, while a lot of furries have different, and diverse sexual perversions, they are no more prevalent than among regular people.
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Old October 7 2009, 02:00 PM   #105
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^Honestly, I think it looks silly. Don't get me wrong, let's say you and I were real world pals, I wouldn't stop talking to you the second I found out you were a furry. I'd probably give you some crap about it randomly, though.

If I somehow caught you *fapping* to it... I would probably get over it and still hang out with you... but I would make fun of you about it on occasion whenever I felt the need to bust out the 'nuclear option'... I wouldn't spread the word around or anything on account of the massive embarrassment though.

But, if you dressed up furry style, and dated a furry girl in a furry suit, or talked about having furry suit sex, then I'd have to say "Have a nice life, weirdo"
Come on. Let's say you were a rabid XBox 360 fan, and I hated XBox 360 and loved PS3. Couldn't we just get along? This thread just goes to show how much intolerance there is in this world, and we ain't even talking about sexual orientation, religion, or any of that good stuff.
Ah, here we go, now it's "intolerance."

No. I don't care if you're a furry. I don't care if J is a furry. I don't care if this entire board is populated by closeted furries. What I do care about is not having the place crapped up with furry nonsense. J's been on a furry kick lately, posting wallpapers, showing us his own art, and then starting a thread like this. Taken individually, none of those things are all that bothersome, but as a whole, I get the impression it's J saying "I'm a furry! Look at me! Look how alt I am!"

J, if all you did was post "anthro art" with no suggestive themes, nobody would bat an eye. They might think it's kinda odd, but I doubt anyone would say anything. Instead, you post wallpapers with foxes in bikinis (overtly sexual) and have an avatar with a naked, anthropormophic animal pressing her tits against a pumpkin. Come on, J, you're as much a horndog as anyone, you know how suggestive that stuff is. I even recall you getting dressed down by a mod once because you went a bit over the line with one of your furry wallpapers (can't find the link, sorry, just from memory.)

Basically, I think you set the tone for this in the first place, by pushing the sexual stuff, and then you backtracked and said "no, no, furry art isn't just sexual!"

Honestly, it's the same thing I've heard from other furries. Most people who just like art depicting animals do not identify as "furries." That moniker tends to be self-assumed by people who are into the sexual aspect of it. I don't even mean the yiffing and the fursuits, just looking at an anthro fox and thinking "that's hot, I'll fap to that."

There are a few here who claim to be furries while being a bit creeped out by the sexual part of it, and I notice they even admit those people do a lot of damage to the public perception of furries.

So, ya know what, I don't really care what gets your rocks off. If you want to post art as art for us to appreciate, fine, do it. Some people won't get it, some people will like it. You won't find me having a go at you for posting non-sexual anthro art.

You post anthro animals in provocative positions, scantily clad, with human sexual characteristics, guess what? Some people aren't gonna be cool with that. Some of us find it creepy and deviant. You're entitled to like what you like, but don't get upset when you ask what people think and then they come tell you they think it's creepy.

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