Author Topic: your most hated thing about furry.  (Read 14450 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline kynikos

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Female
  • Posts: 34
Re: your most hated thing about furry.
« Reply #25 on: December 26, 2013, 11:21:17 am »
When I see the inability to separate fantasy from reality. Stereotyping people based on pretend animals and seeking out/refusing to associate with others based on the sex appeal or arbitrarily-assigned traits of said pretend animals. Treating it like astrology but with more fur and scales.

Offline Mylo

  • *
  • Posts: 4761
Re: your most hated thing about furry.
« Reply #26 on: December 27, 2013, 01:13:24 am »
Sometimes the mob mentality.

Offline Aloneness

  • Hero Member
  • Species: Hella Gay Wolf
  • Великий ведра огонь!
  • *****
  • Female
  • Posts: 861
    • DeviantArt
Re: your most hated thing about furry.
« Reply #27 on: December 27, 2013, 11:09:49 am »
Hate about the fandom... depending on where you go, it's more transparent then other places but there is a lot of elitism within the fandom, at least it seems that way to me. One of the reasons I don't use FA, is because I have several skillful artist friends, and I'm not being modest, yet they don't ever get a second glance because they're clean artists, yet it seems like you draw a bit of 18+ (even if artistically speaking its terrible) art and you become some instant porn star... When having an argument with a friend over this topic he stated it was because they didn't advertise/social network/etc. While I agree that plastering yourself all over the place does help in publicity, however they all do a fair amount of advertising and such... 
Ren's Translation Note:
Konnichiwa = Hello, Nani = What?, Великий ведра огонь! = Great Buckets of Fire!

Avi by Haru

Offline Fuyurin

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Female
  • Posts: 121
Re: your most hated thing about furry.
« Reply #28 on: December 27, 2013, 05:37:40 pm »
I hate it when people use their furry-ness as an excuse to force unwanted affection on me. I don't care if you're the cuddly sort. If I don't give the obvious social cue that I am open for hugs, don't touch me!

Offline whitewolf13

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Female
  • Posts: 11
Re: your most hated thing about furry.
« Reply #29 on: December 27, 2013, 07:55:39 pm »
My most hated part of the fandom is when furs are all sexual all the time. that's not what furs are about. You don't have to be sexual all the time to be a fur. it makes me so angry.

Offline Magna

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Female
  • Posts: 855
Re: your most hated thing about furry.
« Reply #30 on: December 29, 2013, 03:51:08 pm »
When people take being a furry too far.

I can see liking furry, I can see it being a part of who you are, but I'm seeing more and more people who make their entire existence and identity based around being a furry. Everything has to be them being a furry.

The tail and collar always have to be worn, and if anyone says anything about the appropriateness of wearing them to certain places (like to a wedding), then the shouts of "fursecution!" begin. They talk to anyone and everyone about their fusona or how animal they act or how they connect to animals and then get all upset when the person tries to tell them that they aren't interested in hearing about it. They give collars with name tags to friends because they can "totally see u as a kitty lol u want a fishie kitty" and then flip out when their friend doesn't want to wear the collar or have them acting like they're a cat.

Also the lack of respect for personal boundaries. Not everyone wants to be squealed at and hugged and picked up swung around. Not everyone wants to be petted or randomly have a collar clipped on them.

Offline Wereaibo

  • Hero Member
  • Species: Nightmarish animatronic animal
  • Straight from the Uncanny Valley
  • *****
  • Male
  • Posts: 575
Re: your most hated thing about furry.
« Reply #31 on: January 01, 2014, 11:22:35 am »
Probably the reputation Furry has gained for being more of a fetish than a fandom.  I have no interest in sex. I just happen to identify more with nonhuman characters than human ones.  I don't like the fact that if you tell someone you're a furry they automatically think you have sexual fantasies about Disney characters. I'm not a sexual person period and I don't like people assuming I am.
You humans need to refine, alter, corral codify and measure things yes? Very well. I shall use your wristwatch to count out ten of your seconds. I suggest you use that time to run. For at the end of it I shall come for you and I will catch you and we shall measure the duration of your death... In screams.

Offline Firelight

  • Hero Member
  • Species: Folf, alt cross fox, Dad
  • We're skelebros!
  • *****
  • Female
  • Posts: 738
Re: your most hated thing about furry.
« Reply #32 on: January 02, 2014, 01:45:42 pm »
For me it's the rep. To everyone around it's like we're pitbulls or something. They all have a reason to hate us.

Offline bkatt500

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Female
  • Posts: 377
    • My Deviantart
Re: your most hated thing about furry.
« Reply #33 on: January 14, 2014, 02:20:46 am »
I don't care about 18+ stuff.  It just seems pretty normal to me that sexual and other adult themes pop up when you have adult artists making stuff for an adult audience.  I know of very few artists I can say for certain who have NEVER drawn anything even remotely suggestive.  Look in the portfolios of even Disney artists and you will find that when their audience isn't children, they do not shy away from adult themes.

What does bother me is the lack of consideration some (not all, not even most!) NSFW artists have towards those who may not care to see that particular subject or towards websites that do not allow it.  Recently I came across some whiny Tumblr posts because someone learned they couldn't post their cub stuff on Weasyl.  Then there are the people who don't tag appropriately and then harass people when they complain.  There are the people who put suggestive images or use a cropped portion of an NSFW image for their avatar, not only on FA, but on non-furry sites like game forums.  And there's the individuals who wear their modified (at risk of being too explicit) suits to cons, despite having [http://www.anthrocon.org/rules-conduct#rating]rules[/url] against fetish suits/gear in public places.  I guess if it's covered in enough bacteria-promoting fibres it's alright.

The people who take it too seriously also bug me.  Okay, wear a collar and tail in public if it makes you comfortable.  Write lengthy forum posts on the faults of the fandom.  But outside of special circumstances you should be able to step back and laugh at the fandom.  A critique on the fandom isn't an attack on any person specifically.  Yeah, some people make a lot of friends and even meet their partner through the fandom, that's awesome, and I did too, but that still doesn't make furry some sacred precious thing immune to criticism, because hey, people do that everywhere!  If furry didn't exist, maybe they'd have been exposed to social situations through the wrestling fandom, it doesn't make wrestling less ridiculous.

At the same time I dislike the people who are pointlessly mean to others over stupid junk.  So some kid wants to wear a collar to school?  As long as he's happy and it doesn't get in the way of his life, who cares?  Oh is he going to hurt the poor fandom's reputation?  So what.  I don't think people's choices need to be understood (heck I don't understand the people who wear furry gear everyday!), but they should be accepted unless they impact others and/or prevent the person from functioning in their daily life.  If you don't agree with what somebody's doing, either find a way to give them advice politely or get on with your life.
<a href=http://bkatt500.deviantart.com/>Check me out on deviantArt!</a>

Offline Jorinda

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Female
  • Posts: 53
Re: your most hated thing about furry.
« Reply #34 on: January 15, 2014, 03:35:52 am »
What I really dislike: People who misbehave, and when someone tells you they're idiots they claim it is "fursecution".
Well, maybe you're not hated for being a furry, but for being an obnoxious individual?


Quote
The people who take it too seriously also bug me.
People who would rather buy a fursuit than pay their rent. Because going to cons is so much more important than keeping your home.

Offline bkatt500

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Female
  • Posts: 377
    • My Deviantart
Re: your most hated thing about furry.
« Reply #35 on: January 15, 2014, 09:45:22 pm »
Quote
The people who take it too seriously also bug me.
People who would rather buy a fursuit than pay their rent. Because going to cons is so much more important than keeping your home.

Omg and then the under-rated sequel: People who buy a fursuit they can't actually afford then get offended when they end up on A_B.
<a href=http://bkatt500.deviantart.com/>Check me out on deviantArt!</a>

Offline Ezrah

  • Full Member
  • Species: Siberian Husky/German Shepherd mix
  • (AKA Geiger)
  • ***
  • Male
  • Posts: 181
Re: your most hated thing about furry.
« Reply #36 on: January 16, 2014, 12:52:04 am »
I would have to say one thing that bothers me about the fandom are the people who let it interfere WAY too much into their daily lives and make an attempt to incorporate it into every little thing in life. Luckily, a good amount of people in the fandom aren't like that, but the fact of the matter is, those kinds of people are out there, and they get on my nerves. 
Come and join the party dressed to kill.

Avatar done by Star-gazer on FurAffinity.

Offline Kobuk

  • The "Malamute Dewd"
  • Hero Member
  • Species: Anthro Alaskan Malamute (Husky)
  • #1 Dew drinker.
  • *****
  • Male
  • Posts: 27016
Re: your most hated thing about furry.
« Reply #37 on: January 16, 2014, 07:15:26 pm »
Another thing that bothers me is when I hear stories of people who "beg" for other people to help them when it comes to going to cons, such as needing help traveling there or getting roomspace, etc.  But then don't have the funds or don't have enough to pay their fair share.  >:(
Click link below for more fursuit information. ;)
http://forums.furtopia.org/kobuk's-fursuit-guides/

Offline cause the rat

  • Hero Member
  • Species: rat
  • *****
  • Male
  • Posts: 860
Re: your most hated thing about furry.
« Reply #38 on: January 16, 2014, 09:23:47 pm »
A lot of the things mentioned here are universal problems. Not just associated with the fandom. It's somehow good to know this fandom is no different from other events in life. Or the human race in general.

People taking a hobby to the point of interfering with normal life? I'm guilty of that. When I did play the guitar that's all I did. Did, thought about, talked about, dreamed about. From the time I woke up till I fell asleep.

Spending to much on a hobby is also universal. I know people who will spend their pay check at a bar on Friday night. Then complain they don't have rent. The conversation almost always goes, "I don't get paid enough." The same goes for buying something they can barely make payments on. Counting on overtime for the next five years.  

Moochers live off of good hearted people. Even if they have the funds.

I think most of the hated things about the fandom could read "hated things about the human race." It just so happens these people are apart of this fandom. If they weren't here they'd be doing the same somewhere else. It's not the fandom that brings on these problems. These people bring these problems in when they join.
« Last Edit: January 16, 2014, 09:26:23 pm by cause the rat »
It's been said that rats can gain access to your home by climbing up threw your toilet. I prefer to use the front door.

Offline Ezrah

  • Full Member
  • Species: Siberian Husky/German Shepherd mix
  • (AKA Geiger)
  • ***
  • Male
  • Posts: 181
Re: your most hated thing about furry.
« Reply #39 on: January 18, 2014, 05:31:55 pm »
A lot of the things mentioned here are universal problems. Not just associated with the fandom. It's somehow good to know this fandom is no different from other events in life. Or the human race in general.

People taking a hobby to the point of interfering with normal life? I'm guilty of that. When I did play the guitar that's all I did. Did, thought about, talked about, dreamed about. From the time I woke up till I fell asleep.

Spending to much on a hobby is also universal. I know people who will spend their pay check at a bar on Friday night. Then complain they don't have rent. The conversation almost always goes, "I don't get paid enough." The same goes for buying something they can barely make payments on. Counting on overtime for the next five years.  

Moochers live off of good hearted people. Even if they have the funds.

I think most of the hated things about the fandom could read "hated things about the human race." It just so happens these people are apart of this fandom. If they weren't here they'd be doing the same somewhere else. It's not the fandom that brings on these problems. These people bring these problems in when they join.

You know what, Cause...that was a great answer and you bring up a lot of good points. I read through your argument, and I agree with you. A lot of the problems that are described in this thread are pretty much universal with anything.
« Last Edit: January 18, 2014, 05:34:23 pm by Ezrah »
Come and join the party dressed to kill.

Avatar done by Star-gazer on FurAffinity.

Offline bkatt500

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Female
  • Posts: 377
    • My Deviantart
Re: your most hated thing about furry.
« Reply #40 on: January 21, 2014, 12:37:44 pm »
Oh, I have a new one:
Inappropriate comments on pictures of dogs.
<a href=http://bkatt500.deviantart.com/>Check me out on deviantArt!</a>

Offline Jethro

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Male
  • Posts: 33
Re: your most hated thing about furry.
« Reply #41 on: January 21, 2014, 11:09:24 pm »
I hate that anywhere else on the internet BESIDES the furry fandom, furries are utterly hated. You will find no other website, group of people, fandom, game, or anything, that actually likes furries. Seriously. Was playing Star Fox today in my dorm room and like 3 kids were like "LOL STARFOX YOU flippin' FURGAG YIFF IN HELL" and then there were two SEPARATE clubs that I'm a part of in which I wore a tail to (for Halloween) and people were like "Wow you're a furry? I hate furries."

And don't even get me started on massive websites like 4chan/reddit.

It just sucks. It's a hard truth. And we really don't realize it because we're a part of it.

Offline GrayWolf448

  • Hero Member
  • Species: Gray Folf
  • Sciex is not a disney wolf
  • *****
  • Male
  • Posts: 2085
Re: your most hated thing about furry.
« Reply #42 on: January 22, 2014, 12:32:00 am »
i don't really hate anything in our fandom, all the things i hate are not due to the fandom but due to the way people act. nothing here is truly the fandom's fault.

for our reputation i could care less for that. so what if people insult us for what we like it's none of their business. none of that will ever make me say that im not a furry. i told my self that i will not deny me being a furry if some one asks, im proud to be one and nothing will change that. just sadly i will never be my fursona unless genetic engineering does well in the future...

Offline Keitsu

  • Species: Wolf
  • I'm a Disney wolf :P
  • *
  • Male
  • Posts: 1526
Re: your most hated thing about furry.
« Reply #43 on: January 22, 2014, 05:58:25 pm »
I hate that anywhere else on the internet BESIDES the furry fandom, furries are utterly hated. You will find no other website, group of people, fandom, game, or anything, that actually likes furries. Seriously. Was playing Star Fox today in my dorm room and like 3 kids were like "LOL STARFOX YOU flippin' FURGAG YIFF IN HELL" and then there were two SEPARATE clubs that I'm a part of in which I wore a tail to (for Halloween) and people were like "Wow you're a furry? I hate furries."

And don't even get me started on massive websites like 4chan/reddit.

It just sucks. It's a hard truth. And we really don't realize it because we're a part of it.
Oh noes :O How mean people can be. I was a bit disturbed about bronies on the internet. I'm fine with it now though. It's not like they are causing any harm to anyone. Funnily enough I only found out one of my internet friends is a furry by talking about bronies. I've actually watched a few Bronie videos on youtube and thought they were pretty cool.

One of the things I don't like about the fandom is not really the fandom itself. I hate derogatory words such as "Furfag". This is assuming that the majority of Furries are gay and that that's a bad thing. It doesn't really bother me though because it's just people being disrespectful. Allot of people are like that and it's not only Furries that have to deal with that sort of thing. All types of people get discriminated against in one way or another.
« Last Edit: January 22, 2014, 06:06:58 pm by Sciex »

Offline Sock

  • Newbie
  • Wheeee!
  • *
  • Female
  • Posts: 14
Re: your most hated thing about furry.
« Reply #44 on: January 25, 2014, 10:20:19 pm »
The drama. And yes, people who feel the need to "come out of the closet" about being furry. It's honestly not a huge deal.. If you want to wear ears and a tail then do it! If people complain just say that it's a fashion statement, you don't need to tell every random passerby that you feel like you identify with cats more than humans and thus feel the need to dress up like one.

I also love fursuits, but I feel that there are appropriate times to wear them, but also inappropriate times to wear them.

Offline Kobuk

  • The "Malamute Dewd"
  • Hero Member
  • Species: Anthro Alaskan Malamute (Husky)
  • #1 Dew drinker.
  • *****
  • Male
  • Posts: 27016
Re: your most hated thing about furry.
« Reply #45 on: February 01, 2014, 06:13:02 pm »
I don't like FA, especially their forums. Bunch of elitests, drama llamas, trolls, and they have some serious staffing issues/problems.  >:(
Click link below for more fursuit information. ;)
http://forums.furtopia.org/kobuk's-fursuit-guides/

Offline Wereaibo

  • Hero Member
  • Species: Nightmarish animatronic animal
  • Straight from the Uncanny Valley
  • *****
  • Male
  • Posts: 575
Re: your most hated thing about furry.
« Reply #46 on: February 01, 2014, 07:10:51 pm »
You got that right. I wouldn't touch that place with a ten foot pole.
You humans need to refine, alter, corral codify and measure things yes? Very well. I shall use your wristwatch to count out ten of your seconds. I suggest you use that time to run. For at the end of it I shall come for you and I will catch you and we shall measure the duration of your death... In screams.

Offline cause the rat

  • Hero Member
  • Species: rat
  • *****
  • Male
  • Posts: 860
Re: your most hated thing about furry.
« Reply #47 on: February 01, 2014, 09:46:41 pm »
Completely agree with you Kobuk. I left the FA forum. Not going back. Can't say who's worst. The few people they have left posting or the mods. They're not drama queens. They're trolls.
FA forum. Because trolls need a place to hate each other.

Again I'm happy to point out that these people brought their lack of good personalities into the fandom. Being furry didn't cause the FA forums to become a trash can. Mods allowed these kind of people to congregate. It's not the fandoms fault!!  :) Been of forums for years. Seen huge forums vacate overnight because of bad mods. On the better side I've seen really good mods pull a forum out of a nose dive.  Drama and misunderstandings happen everywhere on the net. We all come from different backgrounds. It's bound to happen. It's what happens next that's more important. Good people and good mods make a good forum.
It's been said that rats can gain access to your home by climbing up threw your toilet. I prefer to use the front door.

Offline Keitsu

  • Species: Wolf
  • I'm a Disney wolf :P
  • *
  • Male
  • Posts: 1526
Re: your most hated thing about furry.
« Reply #48 on: February 01, 2014, 11:03:07 pm »
I don't like FA, especially their forums. Bunch of elitests, drama llamas, trolls, and they have some serious staffing issues/problems.  >:(
I'm really glad you guys run Furtopia. It's a very nice community and the admins and mods are very nice. (For some weird reason this feels like deja vu)

Thankyou so much Admins and Mods! :)

Offline Aloneness

  • Hero Member
  • Species: Hella Gay Wolf
  • Великий ведра огонь!
  • *****
  • Female
  • Posts: 861
    • DeviantArt
Re: your most hated thing about furry.
« Reply #49 on: February 01, 2014, 11:55:32 pm »
I don't like FA, especially their forums. Bunch of elitests, drama llamas, trolls, and they have some serious staffing issues/problems.  >:(
Thankyou~ Someone else that finally sees the truth~
Ren's Translation Note:
Konnichiwa = Hello, Nani = What?, Великий ведра огонь! = Great Buckets of Fire!

Avi by Haru