actually, that brings me to another thing that pisses me off, not while there are a few of you guilty of this here, it isn't an issue with you guys. but why are so many furries so overly sensitive? despite technically being a furry, i seriously hate furries. sure there are a lot of artists i like, and i think in general the art style is pretty cool, and i even had a decent time at Anthro Con (that is, if i force my self to forget a rather disturbing event with a bear and an elevator) hell thats where i met Liz and got into BPD. but every fucking day i come across some thing that seriously makes me regret joining the fandom. like Baby Furs... even when they aren't put into a sexual situation, having a baby fur be your fursona or your personification of your self is just creepy. and so much whining and complaining over minor things. "he said some thing that wasn't complementing a furry HE MUST HATE FURRIES!", "HE MOCKED MY FAVORITE CHARACTER! FURSICUTION!", or "you didn't praise some thing about me, you must be some stupid 4chan troll" (That one isn't aimed at you Tease, if you're curious). not to mention all the stupid fetishes that are so out spoken and far too tolerated that it makes just about every furry look bad. sure just regular old Yiff is okay, i'll admit I'm a big fan of erotic art, and i can completely understand and even sympathies with some one who doesn't enjoy erotic art. but as soon as anyone gets wind that you have some fascination with erotic furry art every one, even other furries go off and assume that you like all these different, disturbing and often disgusting fetishes. especially cub port, i wish i could get a quarter for every time some one thought that i would be into cub porn and try to "Show me the good stuff".
also -- and i seriously am not trying to offend any gay people here and i am well aware that there are tolerable if not even respectable gay furries, a few are even some of my closest friends -- there are WAY too many gay furs, so much that more then half the people I've met who have found out I'm a furry automatically assume I'm gay. some of them I'm not even sure are genuinely gay. i seriously think a good portion of both the furry and even non-furry gay community are just doing a band wagon thing and only admit to being gay as a popularity thing. (again, this isn't out of ignorance for gay people, i hate allot of them but not all of them, i know at least one of you agree with me with a comment i read on one of the threats, i think it was about Sid coming out. which if any of you are curious, no, i don't have a problem with Sid being gay, it works for his character development, also he isn't a flamboyant idiot).
but i think what really ticks me off the most are fursuiters. the most popular and well known aspect of the furry fandom. i blame fursuiters for the majority of the intolerance to wards furries. sure you've got some that just go to a furry convention in a fursuit for the fun of it, and that mostly thats fine, if thats all you use a fursuit for... but there are so, so many that are just plain retarded when it comes to wearing a fursuit. when i was at anthro con i swear more then half of the fursuiters there claimed that their fursuit was "their true animal form", or some other bull shit along the lines, "this is what i truly am on the inside, i have such a spiritual connection to my true animal form". not to mention a pervert bear i was unfortunate enough to get trapped on an elevator with, oddly enough along with Captain Jack Sparow... although, there was a Crux there who was pretty cool.
so long story short, i admit I'm a furry, but i don't hide the fact that i really, really, REALLY hate furries.
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(http://www.youtube.com/user/ashens#p/u/25/8asnz3E4n4o for those not in the know)