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(Atlanta Journal Constitution)   DragonCon co-founder dresses up as a furry for his trip back to jail   (ajc.com) divider line 109
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2013-01-22 06:08:13 PM  

omgbears: Cyno01: Ive known more than a few furries, it always seems to be "well sure, i draw and spank it to anthropomorphic wolfs farking eachother, but were not ALL perverts". Not that theyre not nice people, its just the community breakdown seems to be something akin to this.

[i.imgur.com image 562x562]

Dated a furry for a few months, a lot of my BDSM friends also happen to be furry... They tell me how the cons are all family friendly, but then the only stories I hear coming out of them are how obnoxiously trashed they got, who hooked up, and how internet-awkward most of the attendees are, so I'm not sure how much I believe them... Maybe the family-appropriate happenings just aren't as story-worthy?


They tell me the same thing, and I am mortally afraid of cons.

/partly because I am neurotically unsocial, but also, the horror stories.
 
2013-01-22 06:28:08 PM  

LoneWolf343: omgbears: Cyno01: Ive known more than a few furries, it always seems to be "well sure, i draw and spank it to anthropomorphic wolfs farking eachother, but were not ALL perverts". Not that theyre not nice people, its just the community breakdown seems to be something akin to this.

[i.imgur.com image 562x562]

Dated a furry for a few months, a lot of my BDSM friends also happen to be furry... They tell me how the cons are all family friendly, but then the only stories I hear coming out of them are how obnoxiously trashed they got, who hooked up, and how internet-awkward most of the attendees are, so I'm not sure how much I believe them... Maybe the family-appropriate happenings just aren't as story-worthy?

They tell me the same thing, and I am mortally afraid of cons.

/partly because I am neurotically unsocial, but also, the horror stories.


I've only been to a grand total of 3 cons but if you're unattached and "willing" there is much to be had. It can happen at any convention, get enough young people together and there's boning.

A buddy of mine who had broken up with his fiancee a few months prior at one con hooked up with 4 different girls that weekend. He didn't brag about it I heard it from more than one of our mutual friends who had gone as a group.
 
2013-01-22 06:54:00 PM  
You'd think with all the evidence currently in place, some right-minded people would take these a-holes out behind the shed and shoot them in the head and then burn their bodies. And don't even get me started on what we should do to the pedos.
 
2013-01-22 09:34:38 PM  

shortymac: Did you feel the same way about football and charity organizations after the Penn State case?


No. I already felt that way about those orgs. Football and the Boy Scouts are inherently authoritarian cultures, and we expect sociopaths and charismatics to gravitate towards positions of leadership and then abuse those positions. Oftentimes there are institutional controls in place that are aware of this.

Fandom/geekdom is supposed to be anti-authoritarian and against rigid controls, a meeting of the minds and such, but the truth is people are programmed for the former, not the latter, and in the absence of imposed structure, monsters move in and prey on folks already psychically weak (by not being able to be part of the herd), and the results are that Neil Gaiman or Harlan Ellison sticks up for a freakish pedophile claiming to be a Jew. More broadly, overt child rape may be rare to surface, but the group and social dynamics are by and large unhealthy in a way that they are not with football culture or Boy Scout culture.

There are clear demarcs for these activities; in fandom it's a lifestyle, and weak, unhappy people very often get abused(and even defend their abusers because without them they'd have zero human contact). Even the autists and the frankly twisted desire human contact. Put a pile of broken crayons in front of a child sometime. Watch how he choses the best of the broken ones, and uses them as he sees fit. Now go to livejournal. You'll see what I mean.
 
2013-01-22 09:38:52 PM  

shortymac: I've only been to a grand total of 3 cons but if you're unattached and "willing" there is much to be had. It can happen at any convention, get enough young people together and there's boning.


That is a fact. Cons are the nerd version of real life. a con is like a nightclub or a bar, only for a terminal nerd. They need warning labels these days tho: ATTENTION! YOU ARE NOT GOING TO BANG THE HOT COSPLAY CHICK. SHE IS A LIE
 
2013-01-22 11:39:36 PM  

LoneWolf343: omgbears: Cyno01: Ive known more than a few furries, it always seems to be "well sure, i draw and spank it to anthropomorphic wolfs farking eachother, but were not ALL perverts". Not that theyre not nice people, its just the community breakdown seems to be something akin to this.

[i.imgur.com image 562x562]

Dated a furry for a few months, a lot of my BDSM friends also happen to be furry... They tell me how the cons are all family friendly, but then the only stories I hear coming out of them are how obnoxiously trashed they got, who hooked up, and how internet-awkward most of the attendees are, so I'm not sure how much I believe them... Maybe the family-appropriate happenings just aren't as story-worthy?

They tell me the same thing, and I am mortally afraid of cons.

/partly because I am neurotically unsocial, but also, the horror stories.


Heh, every one of them I know has got con reports that read like: "tried this board game. It was fun. Not as fun as this other board game. That board game is awesome. Then I got some booze... AND MORE BOARD GAMES"

If they're anything like anime cons, 95% of the entertaining stuff happens in the hotel rooms, and at that point it's a matter of the company you keep. There will be rooms of passed out people puking their guts everywhere, there will be rooms of people playing cards and watching cartoon network, there will be rooms of people telling stories of the horrific rooms they just left before hotel security showed up. It's sort of like a choose your own adventure novel.

willfullyobscure: That is a fact. Cons are the nerd version of real life. a con is like a nightclub or a bar, only for a terminal nerd. They need warning labels these days tho: ATTENTION! YOU ARE NOT GOING TO BANG THE HOT COSPLAY CHICK. SHE IS A LIE


She's not a lie. You're still not going to bang her, but she does exist.
 
2013-01-24 09:47:29 PM  

Uglybarnacle: well this thread is going to end spectacularly.

Also a thread-derailing question.

Say you're a digital artist that specializes in drawing anthropomorphic animals and stuff, does that make you a furry?


Kotaku answers that quite well, especially given the "outside looking in" perspective.
 
2013-01-24 10:05:41 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: not a fur, but I respect the hell out of the group and I've been to a con - fun/long story there


Go on...
 
2013-01-24 10:53:51 PM  

willfullyobscure: Cons are the nerd version of real life. a con is like a nightclub or a bar, only for a terminal nerd.


You say this, but I'm not sure if you meant:

i.imgur.com

or

i.imgur.com
 
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