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Offline TheIronMaiden

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« on: September 09, 2003, 10:32:31 pm »
I voted straight. On that scale that was mentioned, I would say I'm at 0.3 and I'm currently looking for a girlfriend (preferably one who's also in the furry fandom).

I wanted to add in a little of my opinion on the whole homosexuality thing.

I personally don't see anything wrong with homosexuality. I believe that people are born straight, gay, or bi and that what they do is there own business. I think Jon Stewart of The Daily Show said it rather well when he said,

"I'm a little worried about this gay marriage thing. I mean, is the government going to make us marry gay? That's what I think it is, and here is the reason why. If the government isn't going to force people to make man-love, then why is it anyone's business?"

This is true, because it isn't anyone's business who someone is in love with. I don't see the reason why people find it so necessary to regulate what occurs inside people's bedrooms.

Some people I know don't seem to see it that way though. About two years ago, I found out one of my friends was (this will be a switch) a homophobe. He, three of my other friends, and I were sitting in orchestra on a kind of off day and just talking. One of my friends started talking about how he had a couple of friends who were gay, and my friend said "If I ever found out that any of you were gay, I would beat the crap out of you." So then the one who had been talking before asked if he was a homophobe and he said yes. The other one asked how he felt about bi people and he said that that was just as bad. Now, I was just in total shock. I had never been around a homophobe before, and hearing someone that I've known and considered a friend for three and a half years just come out and say something like that, just completely caught me off guard. I lost A LOT of respect for him that day. I personally kind of have my doubts that he would go through with the threat he made though. In all the years I've known him (including the years after that conversation) I've only seen him hit someone one time. That one person was me. In orchestra in middle school I was being annoying and he got angry and punched me one time in the side of my hipbone. Also, last year, he seemed to not be so bad on the subject. He might shudder when someone said something about homosexuals, but he never made any other threats or said anything bad about them. I still consider him a friend (I don't really see him all that often since we don't have any of the same classes this year), but if I ever heard of him making fun of or laying a hand on somebody because they were gay or bi, I would drop him from my list of friends in an instant. I do not tolerate people that hurt others for no reason, and if he hadn't been a friend of mine for so long, I would have severed my friendship with him the second he had uttered that original statement. Please do not misconstrue my maintaining a friendship with him as an acceptance of homophobia.
There was one other instance that occurred just a couple weeks ago. I'm a liberal and I live in a liberal state, but the community I live in is conservative. I was in my government class, and this one conservative girl overheard me say I was liberal. She asked if I was for gay marriage and I said, "Yes, what people want to do isn't my business". She then stated a gigantic piece of bs about "It is our business, because they live in our society and it reflects badly on us." I couldn't even speak when I heard that. All I could do was stare at her and think "You arrogant, presumptuous, ignorant, sanctimonious, egotistical twit. How dare you put yourself on some high and mighty pedestal over other people based on one small insignificant fact that doesn't affect you whatsoever and doesn’t change the value of a person in the slightest."

I don't know, I would like to think narrow-minded views would go away in the future, and hopefully they will, but never underestimate the power of ignorance in the human species.

Sorry, if that went on a little long, I just needed to get some of that out, some people make me angry.
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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2003, 12:35:36 am »
Quote (Raef Wolfe @ Dec. 26 2003, 7:14 pm)
I don't think he meant roleplaying, Ursan, I think he meant the people playing them. Could be wrong, but that's the impression I got. *shrugs*

Raef's right. I was talking about games like Dark Age of Camelot, Phantasy Star Online, and SOCOM: US Navy Seals. Though I'm not logged on one, I suppose there's people of all three kinds on those kinda games.
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2003, 04:14:42 pm »
*grins and hugs everyone* Why.. just because '<img'>
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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2003, 05:12:34 pm »
Hmm... don't remember my spine being quite that shape, but I guess some changes are for the best. '<img'>

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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2003, 05:11:20 pm »
Quote (Bear Paw @ Sep. 03 2003, 7:08 pm)
*Bear creeps in behind them all springs up and get's em all in an extra big bear hug. *
Hahah got the lot of ya.... oops erm did anyone else here a cracking sound. I think im gonna put ya all down now I don't think blues a good colour for a person to be never mind a furry (unless your blue anyway that is '<img'> )

Thanks! I don't need to go to the chiropractor now, your hug just adjusted my back.  '<img'>

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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2003, 11:54:02 am »
Although I am in a stable, committed relationship with two male mates and I am female, I had to vote bi on the poll.  Reason being that I do not fall in love with a person's body.  What attracts me is the person's soul and attitude.  The body is just a shell.  All beauty fades with age, except the beauty within.  And since I look for long term interests, the inner beauty matters much more to me then surface glamour.(Although, I consider it a bonus if the person is attractive also.)

   Insert tab b into slot a can be modified many ways.  People find a way of showing affection regardless of appendange limits.  Perhaps if more people looked at the soul instead of anatomy when trying to find a date, relationships would last longer.

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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2003, 03:42:55 pm »
hey you broke me and im very expensive!
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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2003, 03:45:28 pm »
LOL
Well I'm not broken.
*wheu*
but then I like hugs
*hugs the bear back*
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« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2003, 03:00:41 am »
Hmm...
I think you broke 'em, Bear Paw.
Well, you know the rules...
You break 'em, you buy 'em! '<img'>
 
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« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2003, 05:14:16 pm »
Quote (Benjamin @ Aug. 20 2003, 5:49 pm)
Quote (Chaz_wolf @ Aug. 20 2003, 1:39 pm)
Howls, Well just in case anyone is wondering I am a very defenate 3 or 4 '<img'>

So which is it? The 3 or the 4? Or are you definitely indefinite? '<img'>
 
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« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2003, 05:47:10 pm »
Quote (zackary_rainheart @ Aug. 25 2003, 5:14 pm)
Quote (Benjamin @ Aug. 20 2003, 5:49 pm)
Quote (Chaz_wolf @ Aug. 20 2003, 1:39 pm)
Howls, Well just in case anyone is wondering I am a very defenate 3 or 4 '<img'>

So which is it? The 3 or the 4? Or are you definitely indefinite? '<img'>
 
Benjamin

For Sake of ending the confusion.. lets just say he is a 3.5

*wolf feebly raises his paw*  I'm a Kinsey 1 with a taste for females that are cat-like.  It's a yin/yang thing.

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« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2003, 07:01:11 pm »
YOu could also apply the theory that one person may have had a bad experiance with apples tells another pearson about it and therefor puts that person off apples as well. Or some may just surmise that apples are bad full stop and are unwilling to even try apples and anyone who does must be bad because they like apples. I think there are plenty of applications of these kinds of scenario's in this area unfortunatly it can be just bad luck they choose the bad apple from the srtart or they may choose the right apple thats where most of this starts the choice.
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« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2003, 05:33:17 pm »
Nah. I'm not into forming relationships over the net. Words just aren't enough. I want to hear their voice, see their face, and feel their touch. I agree with BtD to a degree, but it can be very difficult to be flexible on this level at times.

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« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2003, 04:30:42 pm »
After giving it more though, I would say that Drake was right about that example I made earlier. A business is interested in acquiring the best assets, so any trade-off they must do will almost certainly be on the lower end. If your qualifications are high enough this shouldn't affect you.

Now down to the apples. Yes apples. Lets say someone who has never tasted an apple before tries one for the first time. Say they didn't like the apple. They would probably conclude that they do not like apples. Yes apples. They would apply what little knowledge they have over the whole group. This is a very natural way to think, but it can often lead us to form opinions that are flawed. What if that someone had gotten a hold of a bad apple? Or maybe they just don't like that type of apple. (Myself I like the green crunchy ones. I don't really like 'em when they get smooshy) Even if they try several apples and find they don't like them there is still a chance there is kind of apple they do like. That is, they still may not have an accurate idea about the whole group. It is for this reason that I try not to rely too heavily on this way of thinking. Though it is nearly impossible to avoid completely, I think we should at least accept the possibility that we may be wrong about some things. And when we speak of a group, we should try to realize how much of the group we are really talking about and what consequences there are in including the parts that may not apply. This is a code I try to live by, though without all the apples '<img'>.

Does this relate to the topic? Actually I think it relates to this and many other topics. It's something to keep in mind always. You see, I hate to see any group unfairly judged based on part of the group. (And I'm not talking about any specific group here. I mean this in a global sence.) Even though I know I myself am probably guilty of it as well. But I do try to avoid such things. (I do recognize the possibility that there may be smooshy apples that I would like.)

Hopefully, I haven't let the apples get in the way of what I was saying. '<img'>

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« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2003, 12:47:44 am »
** hugs **

Thanks for your opinion, Iron Maiden.  Sometimes, having to listen to all the anti-gay rights crap that is going on, it's easy to forget that there are straight people out there with a sane head on their shoulders, and who don't wish us gays would just disappear.

This country may be about freedom, but lots of people seem to think that only means freedom to force others to think and be the way that only they approve of.

I have hope that when my generation is controlling our government, several years down the road, things will be much better.

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« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2003, 08:51:37 pm »
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With as many heterosexuals that bash and torment homosexuals, isn't it naive to expect the whole homosexual community and even the subset that is part of furry to welcome heterosexuals with open arms.

Most homophobia is based on ignorance, whereas heterophobia (if that's a word) is often more like a form of vengance. I'm not trying to put a rationale to homophobia, but I'm reminding people that there are people that are heterophobic, on the other side of the coin. Both types of people are the sorts that I generally prefer to avoid.
Basically, I can't tolerate intolerant people like that. '<img'>
 
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« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2003, 08:56:35 pm »
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Both types of people are the sorts that I generally prefer to avoid.  Basically, I can't tolerate intolerant people like that. '<img'>

I'm in 100% agreement with you there!

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« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2003, 11:46:39 pm »
Wellp, i was just wondering if the saying that the furry fandom was 90% gay so i made this poll, pick the one that fits you: Are you Gay, Bi or Straight? '<img'>
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« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2003, 12:09:05 am »
It's pretty difficult to do an accurate poll at any one venue in the furry fandom, since there are many influences that get certain like-minded folks to band together. Still, on a rather general board like this one, it may give a more fair slice of the furry populous than most would. We'll see how things go as time passes. '<img'>
 
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« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2003, 05:29:28 pm »
yes, i know it won't be like solid evidence, but i'm still interested in seeing how it turns out
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« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2003, 05:35:05 pm »
I'm straight.
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« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2003, 06:20:44 pm »
Personal I am Bi, although I have a husband I have been intrested in females before.

Also I think that most people are Bi, just to different amounts.

Just my thoughts, don't bite me for them.

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« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2003, 06:32:30 pm »
Yeah, while I was in university, I had done a little bit of quick research on the matter. I had read about a guy by the last name of Kinsey, who was a psychologist or somesuch, and did some studies regarding sexuality. He had created a rating system that someone could pretty much rate themselves against. Basically, sexuality could be rated on a 0 to 6 scale. Zero meant you were completely heterosexual, and six meant you were completely homosexual. 1 to five were the variations of bisexuality, logically leaning in various degrees to either side, or sitting right in the middle at number three.
I roleplay online using a gay character or two, but in the real world, I find I have no interest in having a same sex relationship (believe me, I tried), so I voted 'straight' in this poll... since that's the most accurate for me.
 
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« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2003, 06:47:56 pm »
Yes I rember that system. I think it is the best way of listing it.

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« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2003, 02:56:49 pm »
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