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« on: August 05, 2004, 02:49:49 pm »
When furries are brought up in discussion, I occasionally hear the "Oh, are those the folks who run around in ears and tails; dress up like animals; and have sex with animals and toys?  Boy that is just weird!"  If they ask me "is that what you do"?  I reply "no, but some furs do."  Like any group there are extreme members who don't necessarily reflect the "whole."  

It made me think how one can look at any "group" and create a negative image.  For example...

Sports Fans - "Are those the folks that sit around on weekends watching TV and drinking beer; have their own little fantasy world where they create imaginary teams and bet on which make-believe team is better; whose heroes are a bunch of guys who can't read, write or speak at a third grade level; and after the games beat each other up in the stands or riot in the streets?  Boy, that is just weird!"   '<img'>

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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2004, 08:08:02 pm »
Pocket/Rice Rocket Fans - They make an overpriced car look even worse by adding fins of monsterous proportions, ugly paint jobs and stupid flashing lights. Then they boast about running 15's in 1/4. *ffftttt*

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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2004, 08:59:09 pm »
-bounces- Anime geeks! Hehe.. Okay, story time, gather your mats, milk, and cookies! ^^

I was in the mall other day with my friend Sam, he was wearing a collar, a tail, and a "Glomp Me!" shirt. So we go into the shoe store and the guy who works there comes up to us, and he was like.. "What is a /glomp/? I don't consider myself old, but.. I've never heard of that." So we explained it to him. "Okay, that's weird. Why would you make up a new word for an every day action? And where would you get a /glomp/ me shirt?" So we rang out in unison "Otakon!". It was lovely, 'cause his reaction was.. "Oh. Y'all are /anime geeks/! That explains /eeeeeverything/!"

Anime fans- "Are those those fat guys who dress like Japanese girls, wear shirts in Japanese, and sit around all day watching cartoons in a language they can't understand? They even use japanese words in random conversations! What bakas!"
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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2004, 01:36:43 am »
Nerds

People who always have a book in hand and pocket protectors
Easly identifyable by glasses normaly very thick.
Also each have their own patern of spots called acne.
They are anti social and can never get a date until they own their own buisness and hire jocks to work at min. wage jobs.
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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2004, 05:29:25 am »
Freyja: Anime geeks don't sound so cool, so i call myself Anime Freak.  '<img'>  '<img'>
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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2004, 10:08:14 am »
Computer Geeks: People who wear giant glasses and do nothing but sit in front of a computer all day discussing computer issues in confusing terminology.

Gamers: Never leave the house, don't have a job, spend most of their lives pretending their someone important on Everquest.

Stereotypes for both of said groups are: Look ugly, have no social skills, and can't get a girlfriend.

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« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2004, 12:16:05 pm »
I can't stand the Star Wars and Star Trek fan collectors who collect just about anything and everything, keep it in mint condition, and hope it raises in value by hundreds of dollars. Whenever I walked in a store when a new SW or ST film had just come out, all I saw down the toy aisles are teenage or 20-30 year olds buying in bulk as much toys as they could and then seeing and hearing mother's complain about why they can't get a particular toy that their child wants.  '<img'>  I certainly don't collect stuff just to hope it raises in dollar value to pay for collage, bills, or whatever else these people hope their toys will pay for. When I was 7 when Star Wars came out, I PLAYED with my toys. I didn't keep them in the boxes and let them collect dust in the closet.  All these action figures and other hot toys that come from popular movies and such should be played with by kids, NOT monopolized and hoarded by money seeking fanboys.
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« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2004, 12:23:26 pm »
Sailboaters- (aka snailboters, ragbaggers, blowboaters, windbags)  They're to cheap to buy fuel, in fact they don't buy anything once they purchase the boat. They're usually found tacking back and forth blocking the narrow channel out of the marina because they don't want to fire up the auxilary and who knows the wind might pick up any minute now. When at the marina they can be found going thru the dumpster looking for that can the guy in the next slip threw out with an ounce of varnish left in it. You can identify the males by thier shaggy beards, taped together sunglasses and a shirt with no buttons left to keep it shut. The females are identified by the lack of shaving on thier legs and armpits and a bathing suit 2 sizes to small. Excessive body hair is a distinquising feature of the sailboater-razors cost money.
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« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2004, 12:40:45 pm »
Oh, and can't forget emo kids. Thick glasses, hair over one eye, and whenever /anything/ happens they go home, cry, and write a song about it. ^-^

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« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2004, 12:41:21 pm »
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Nerds

People who always have a book in hand and pocket protectors
Easly identifyable by glasses normaly very thick.
Also each have their own patern of spots called acne.
They are anti social and can never get a date until they own their own buisness and hire jocks to work at min. wage jobs.

In other words, the guy who'll be our boss in 20 years! '<img'>

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« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2004, 04:38:16 pm »
I myself fall into several catagories.   '<img'>   Proud I am, but not to the point of being obbsessive.

SCAdians!!  Those in the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronisims) also take on personas, refer to outsiders as mundanes, and most of them are kind and have the live and live attitude.  Study the middle ages and relive the way they should have been, sans bloody war, disease, and sexual discrimination.  Often times you have folks dressing up in mostly homemade armour and beating the snot out of one and other with sawed off rattan dubbed "sword."  Can be fun to watch.  Sometimes it's just plain boring.  People dress up in garb and drink homemade wine, and get into discussions about anything and everything.  Mostly chivalry and period lifestyle.  There are those that take it too far (which is something that is inherent in all groups of people).

I am also a gammer, roleplayer... not the console or comp games.  I do leave the house or have people come over to game.  But I have ran into my share of the unbathed gamer geeks that send me running in fear of D20 edition rule lawyers.
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« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2004, 06:59:18 pm »
Goths - those weird people who worship the devil and preform rituals and dress in black and are total bitches/jerks

I have a friend who is a goth and she is very nice and doesn't do any of the weird stuff goths supposably do
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« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2004, 07:02:09 pm »
I've always hated the term 'mundane' when it's used as a way to describe people outside of a certain group.  It gives off a vibe of unnecessary superiority...no particular group of people should consider themselves better than all others.  Meh, I'm just sensitive to potential elitism, I guess.

Which is why my least favorite group is that of the Animal Rights Activists - not Animal Welfare, which is a deeply charitable and respectable movement, but those people who think that eating a hamburger is cold-blooded murder.  On the whole, ARA's are elitist, close-minded, insulting, and condescending individuals who view almost all meat-eaters in the most unfavorable light possible.  The really sad part is that exceptions to this sterotype are rare and wonderful things; I've seen only one so far that seemed to have his head screwed tightly on his shoulders.
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« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2004, 08:33:18 pm »
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Quote (User_of_Shadows @ Aug. 06 2004, 1:36 am)
Nerds

People who always have a book in hand and pocket protectors
Easly identifyable by glasses normaly very thick.
Also each have their own patern of spots called acne.
They are anti social and can never get a date until they own their own buisness and hire jocks to work at min. wage jobs.

In other words, the guy who'll be our boss in 20 years!  

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« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2004, 05:11:54 pm »
Lord Of the Rings fans: They talk about idiot details from the book that nobody cares about, make idiot jokes only understandable by themselves and sometimes turn themselves off while reading.

Goths: People who either think they're vampires or something or think that it's like, soo cool to be a constantly depressed outsider.

Nerds: They are usually inerested in mathematics, and seem to enjoy doing things that are normally considered as work (like programming). The stereotype wears sodapop-bottle glasses, has acne and a very annoying laughter.





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« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2004, 09:16:57 pm »
RPG Players - Nerds who like to wear black clothes, speak about weird things about Mages, Vampires and Werewolfs.  '<img'>
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« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2004, 09:24:00 pm »
I'm in the computer geek group but also some others to a lesser extent. I'm a furry computer geek with many lesser interests.

Nascar racing fans. "round and round we go, will we turn right? Nobody knows."
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« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2004, 09:25:46 pm »
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RPG Players - Nerds who like to wear black clothes, speak about weird things about Mages, Vampires and Werewolfs.  '<img'>

I guess I sorta fit in there, except I don't RP.
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« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2004, 10:00:02 pm »
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Nascar racing fans. "round and round we go, will we turn right? Nobody knows."

XD that's great.  I'm going to have to tell that to my one Nascar fan friend. '<img'>

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« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2004, 10:16:17 pm »
Thanks, I have my moments. '<img'> *tail wag*



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« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2004, 05:15:30 pm »
I've got a Trekkie friend...
He often talks about fanfics and fanart of people putting the Star Trek characters in... dirty situations.
He's also mentioned people who go to Star Trek cons wearing full Klingon outfits and doing... dirty things while in 'suit.
Then he tell me that furs are freaky.
Yeah... ':dead:'
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« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2004, 02:56:32 am »
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I've got a Trekkie friend...
He often talks about fanfics and fanart of people putting the Star Trek characters in... dirty situations.
He's also mentioned people who go to Star Trek cons wearing full Klingon outfits and doing... dirty things while in 'suit.
Then he tell me that furs are freaky.
Yeah... ':dead:'

that puts very disturbing images in my head....I've never heard of people doing the dirty, dirty in star-trek costumes
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« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2004, 01:45:34 am »
Anything done by humans inevitably gets contaminated as it were by sex. It's not at all surprising that there are frisky 'Trek fans. I've heard of balloon fetishists, so it's not even the oddest thing I've ever heard of. If you wish to derived pleasure from balloons, do so, but please don't tell me what they actually -do- with them.

I'm a gamer with a night job. I don't look like much of a gamer... short, medium-build, long hair, glasses, semi-high-pitched voice and a somewhat 'cute' demeanor. Hell, even one butt ignored me in the shop and put back a game I was looking at. If it wasn't so rare I would've gotten it somewhere else...

Fun thing is, most the guys at the shops know about me now, so nobody's suprised anymore. Though they are sometimes schocked by pieces of my collection. I'm a player, but a horder, too. I'll play them all someday!

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« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2004, 10:55:09 am »
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I'm a gamer with a night job.

Makes it sound like gaming is your "day job"!   '<img'>

What classifies someone as a "gamer"?  Just playing lots of video games?  Or do you have to do specific games - like role playing games or war/history games?

Just curious.
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« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2004, 06:38:44 pm »
I don't consider it much of a classification issue... but the given is if you are a gamer, you must play games in general, usually of the electronic nature.

But, there's still some (albiet not very heated) argument over the subdivisions... "hardcore", the ones whom can beat certain games without looking. "Casual", those who play rarely and only for passing amusement. "Collectors" who just piss everyone off by hoarding rare games yet never using them.

By the subdivides, I'd be a casual collector with minor hardcore tendancies. I like rare ones, I -am- a general hoarder, but I play them all. But the numbers... I can't be a complete expert on my entire collection. Maybe if I had no job, no need to sleep and never had to ingest foodstuffs, but...

What I think is stupid is the rabid system loyalty that used to exist in the Genesis and SNES era. Owners usually -hated- each other. People were shunned for not playing whichever system was locally 'in'. It exists these days, but at a less vehiment level. I was a Nintendo fangirl 'in the day', but I was curious about the Genesis. I had a friend whom had one (we both had a mild fascination with X-Men, too) and I so wanted to visit his home and share some quality gaming, but alas, I was never allowed. The division was mainly -caused- by the cost involved. $60 apiece for new cartridges, the systems were... what... $100 or $150? I don't remember console price... but the Saturn was $200 when it debuted, albeit with the three game inclusion pack.

I'm ambivalent these days. If I love a game, the system is less important. Unless it's the Saturn. It's my pet system. Purchased four years + after its death, it still has suprising and interesting titles. Come on, Super Tempo was actually really, really good, albeit unheard of! Its predacessor, Tempo 32x wasn't a quarter as good... but they learned.