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Boomer The Dog - 2014-12-15

I think it's a good idea to think about getting fur and designing your own costume to wear, that's really a way to cut the costs way down. You'll learn something, earn yourself some pride by doing it yourself, and probably feel closer to your costume and your persona, that you'd make the sacrifice to do this for your critter (yourself).


Simillion - 2014-12-15

LexiWolfButt. Now that's a fursona! (9 minutes in) How many furries use Butt in their name? Are they running out of names? LexiWolf. LexiWolf-Butt. I'm amused.

EvilHomer - 2014-12-15

This info is in her descirption, but I'll reprint it here for the sake of convenience. Ms Pinkie's furaffinity is here: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/pinkiepawsh/

and her friend LexiWolfButt's DA page is here: http://lexicakes.deviantart.com/

I am particularly enjoying Ms WolfButt's profile picture.

EvilHomer - 2014-12-15

Perhaps it's just me, but I've been noticing more and more attractive, fashionable young people coming out as furries in recent years. There was that (wolf?) girl who was on the furry show with Boomer, the model Fawn whatever who was trolled by ED, and then a couple of them in the background of those news reports re: the furry chlorine attack. This girl, who looks like she'd be right at home doing sponsored makeup tutorials, is further evidence for an issue I have been pondering recently: are furries gentrifying?

What do you guys think? Is this the future of furrydom? As the furry scene grows and normalizes within the rest of society, will jocks, preppies, and hot scene girls gradually displace the traditional fat, socially awkward nerds? Will this cause a civil war within furry society, as the old is marginalized and displaced by the new? And if this happens, the old furries, displaced by gentrification, where will they go? Could we perhaps be looking at a world wherein our traditional assumptions are reversed, and only the "uncool" would dare to be hyooman? Will the old furs find their new Israel, a completely unanticipated and gloriously outlandish new subculture with which to set themselves apart? Or, as I strongly suspect, will the old furries finally summon up their dreadful Elder God, Yiff-Sogthrath, awakening the Beast from His aeon-devouring slumber, to rise and Vore upon the flesh of the pretty false believers?

Simillion - 2014-12-15

I'm going to get hornier as I grow old. That's what will happen

Maggot Brain - 2014-12-15

Dude, she has a face like a potato.

Simillion - 2014-12-15

Fuck off, that's my cat-potato now

Meerkat - 2014-12-15

I find that if you put makeup on a potato it ends up looking pretty good.

Miss Henson's 6th grade class - 2014-12-15

It's an interesting question, particularly since I tend to believe that furries are furries not because they're ANIMALS ON THE INSIDE but just because its a subculture so odd and broken that there's no chance that anyone there could possibly look down on them for any reason.

I'm not sure if it's changing or not. It's possible, I suppose. I hope that by the time it does, I'll have enough going on in my life that I won't care.

magnesium - 2014-12-15

I would say that "jocks" and "preppies" and whatever else don't really exist any more. Thanks to the internet, "nerds" are just what normal people are, because everyone likes nerd stuff, and you'll find plenty of people playing dungeons and dragons and football and listening to obscure music. I watched a Bronie documentary on Netflix and the Bronie convention had a special lunch for Bronies who were also in the military and there were like 90 of them. Everything is mainstream, now. It's a weird time to be alive.

infinite zest - 2014-12-15

Oh yeah. I was going to see the premiere in Portland. I figured I could get in because I knew a few people who worked at the theatre but I just turned out hanging out with Bronies who were pissed because of this review:


and were just outside and I turned out just smoking weed with a whole bunch of bronies. I made a lot of new friends that night.

EvilHomer - 2014-12-15

There has always been social stratification within the military. You've still got jocks and nerds running around, to at least the same degree as you'd find in community colleges: the difference being that military jocks and military nerds are able to set aside their cultural differences and rely on each other in life-or-death situations. Ponies, in particular, are a fandom that is well-suited for military life - the show is about friendship, camaraderie, motivation, and in the case of Rainbow Dash and Applejack, mission-oriented badassitude. Most importantly, it provides a cheerful, colorful escape from the often unimaginably grim realities of military life.

The outward trappings of nerdery have certainly become more mainstreamed as time goes on (see: some of poeTV's prior discussions about The Big Bang Theory and the phenomenon of nerd blackface), but weird, fat, and/or clumsy people are still as firmly trapped at the bottom of the social pecking order as they ever were.

EvilHomer - 2014-12-15

I mean, Rainbow Dash is a PT monster. She represents the element of loyalty, she's crazy brave (she once kicked a dragon in the fucking face!), and she always fights to win. She's the very *definition* of High-Speed (in the non-ironic sense)! And Applejack, Applejack has both endurance and heart. Not only has she been known to stay in the field, bucking apples for twenty-four shifts without quitting, but she's also risked life and limb to save her battle buddy Spike from Timber Wolves.

I can't think of any other show on TV right now that has role-models who are that good.

infinite zest - 2014-12-15

W/r/t my link to that review, I never bothered to read the comments. I'm sure there's a similar newspaper in your neck of the woods, but the Mercury's sort of the "funny" one of the two, even though they cover regular news in a good way (I mostly read it for the Dinosaur Comics at the end.) So if it's a movie starring John Travolta or Tom Cruise, it's inevitably reviewed by Emperor Klaktu of Rigel VII, and if it's a Jennifer Anniston film, it's reviewed by Jennifer Anniston (a Horse..) things like that. And nobody seems to care, from Scientologists to Anniston fans (personally I think she's pretty,) but the Brony community really came together on this one to shut her down. There was also an apology issued in the next week's issue. That's a sort of community spirit you don't see very often in anything from organized religion to sports fans. I can see how that translates to the Armed Forces.

Boomer The Dog - 2014-12-16

When I got into Furry in 1997 it was underground, few others had heard of Furries. That year I'd read an article about conventions of all kinds that mentioned 'anthropomorphics conventions', and it stirred something in me, but even then I thought it was some kind of scientific study and didn't fit my nutty Dog people drawings and thoughts.

When I joined Furry, I didn't stop to think about what kind of people were actually behind the screen names, didn't know much about awkward nerds. I knew that lots of them seemed to be tech people, and I was more interested in their animal sides.

I did think about it being a fringe interest though, and like a lot of stuff I enjoy, not something that people with families or careers would be into, they just wouldn't be able to take the time for it every day.

Since then I've seen Furry march slowly towards the mainstream, so cool people are connecting to it. If it becomes a real fad, Furry will probably be over in a year, at least the fad will.


EvilHomer - 2014-12-16

I first learned about furry in '99; one of my friends at prep school was a wolf furry. He was definitely a dork, but being a dork was normal for us, so no big deal. As the years went on, I met more and more furries, and they were invariably people who didn't quit "fit" with the rest of society - I've always suspected that this was the main driving force behind their initial decision to identify with non-human subcultures, like the ultimate rejection of a species which keeps rejecting them. I myself was mostly into the metal/ gamer/ D&D dork subcultures, but I noticed similar tendencies there, too! Everyone was a bit "weird".

When you say that the furry fad will be over in a year, do you mean all furry, or just the mainstream interest in furry? In other words, do you think that "true" furries - the long-term fans of the genre whom we know and love - will they keep going without missing a beat, or will the influx and rapid departure of gentrifying elements leave whatever remains of the furry community seriously fractured and worse for wear?

Boomer The Dog - 2014-12-16

Hi Homer, I think the civil war has already happened, or is happening slowly and quietly, and might have even happened in the early 2000s, when old line comics and Furry story tellers took a militant stance against new Furs coming in. I don't even know what their platform was based on, I think it was mostly new Furs into it just for the sex, but in any case, it was over new and different ideas that were becoming popular.

Furry just went more tribal after that, and today it's pretty well commercialized, though I wouldn't call it an industry quite yet. I do think it can make a good environment to push off of into wilder and more outlandish levels, for those who like to use opposing energy for their gain.

I don't really know where the old line Furries have gone, I do see grump threads at times about the new Furry, but most have probably moved on with the scene, dropped out or become administrators.

I have to wonder if there will be a time when few will dare to be hyooman, as you said. I don't know, it seems to be a lot to sustain as a lifestyle, and I can't at this time see most people being able to keep that up, as superficial Furriness can be pretty shallow. I think it would take a radical change in Humanity to accept the idea of being another animal on such a large scale. I'd sure like to see it though, I like everyone to open up to their honest differences and be as radical as possible, don't be square, man!


spikestoyiu - 2014-12-15

Well I'm just thankfully that all of these just different from me people are totally healthy and okay.

Meerkat - 2014-12-15

Oh god the wacky font message about the gas attack just seemed hilarious to me.

EvilHomer - 2014-12-15

The heart-shaped dots and the accompanying soundtrack really help to underscore the tragedy of the event.

The New Meat - 2014-12-15

I'm so sick of all these fake furry girls! I BET SHE CAN'T EVEN NAME THE FULL CAST OF RESCUE RANGERS

StanleyPain - 2014-12-15

Filmed in a bathroom.

Gmork - 2014-12-15

Marginally attractive girl becomes celebrity on the internet by existing and admitting to being a furry.

Old_Zircon - 2014-12-15

I thought this was me downstairs neighbor for a second there.

Old_Zircon - 2014-12-15

I'm still not 100% sure it isn't, I've only seen the new neighbor in the hall a couple of times.

Simillion - 2014-12-15

The internet commands you to have sex with her!!! :)

EvilHomer - 2014-12-15

You should ask her if she does art trades. It'd be cool to see if she'd draw a sparkly-poo anthro version of poeTV!

SolRo - 2014-12-15

She's a young clickbait, maximizing clickthrough rates.

Callamon - 2014-12-15

Making the case for corrective rape.

fluffy - 2014-12-15



The Mothership - 2014-12-15

nice knowing you Callamon. Feel free to sign on for an alt account. Ass.

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