ok you know what? This an actual legitimate thing
Furry is a fandom like any other. Unfortunately it is one where the negative aspects of it are taken by public media, and pretty much hung out for all to see and laugh at. Imagine if they did that with yaoi or slash. Or imagine if Jimmy Kimmel wanted to do an interview on Homestucks, and took a kid in the LOL BUCKETS stage who skipped to Act 5 and put her on the show to represent the entire FANDOM.
Then imagine a bunch of TV shows talk about the How to Train Your Dragon fandom, but instead of bringing up the amazing art an cosplay, they insinuate that we all dress up like Dragons and fuck each other.
THAT IS LITERALLY WHAT IT IS LIKE.
Now imagine, you like cartoon animals. Maybe you like the porn, who cares. Its private, and I’ve seen WAY weirder in other fandoms. We know you arent LITERALLY fucking your dog, so who cares.
But the other fandoms laugh at you too. They think its funny. They think its funny when you try to defend yourself. They think its funny when you get angry. They think its ok to laugh at you.
You know what?
When members of my family saw my fursuit they assumed it was sexual and thought I was making costumes for people to have sex in. They were worried and disgusted.
Do you have ANY idea how awkward and uncomfortable it is to have to reassure your family that no. I am not, in fact, going to use this thing in sexual encounters.
Imagine if your family saw that you were in the Supernatural fandom, and automatically asked to see all the Dean and Castiel porn you had, automatically assumed you looked at it, automatically assumed it was any of their business.
Fursuits are fuckin art okay? They take a long time to make. They are incredibly DIFFICULT to make. They are expensive to build or buy, and they are hot as FUCK to wear. On top of that a good portion of fursuiters dont talk. Its legitimate fucking improvisational performance art. And it is CONSTANTLY reduced to merely a fetish.
Theyre cosplay on HARD MODE. And UNLESS you are wearing a Renamon or Toothless quadsuit, you’re obviously going to fuck someone in that tonight.
I’m not saying fucksuits don’t exist. All I’m saying is that I’ve been in the Furry fandom for like 5 years AND IVE NEVER SEEN ONE. IVE NEVER SEEN A FURSUIT DESIGNED FOR SEX. BECAUSE THEY KEEP THOSE THINGS IN THEIR BEDROOM. IF THEY TAKE THEM IN PUBLIC OTHER FURRIES GET PISSED AND TELL THEM TO PUT THAT SHIT AWAY.
Fursuits are fucking expensive. Would you have sex in a $2000 costume thats itchy as hell? Fuck no.
You guys have sex in your cosplays all the time right?
ITS LOOKED AT LIKE WE ARE STUPID. OTHER. COSPLAYERS. LOOK AT US LIKE WERE BEING CHILDISH AND STUPID FOR LIKING CARTOON ANIMALS.
I don’t understand why putting hours of work into one costume is any less respectable than another simply because one happens to be an animal.
And for reference? Only a small handful of furries even have suits because theyre so fucking expensive and hard to make or obtain. Or maybe we do have them, but its so fucking socially accepted to make fun of someone for liking two legged talking animals that we hide them and never bother mentioning how long we SPENT ON THE FUCKING THINGS.
Do not even PRETEND other fandoms dont have porn.
Do not even PRETEND other fandoms dont have WEIRD, QUESTIONABLE PORN.
THIS IS TUMBLR. IT IS SOCIALLY ACCEPTABLE FOR PEOPLE TO POST PICTURES OF A 30 YEAR OLD CHARACTER MAKING OUT WITH A 15 YEAR OLD CHARACTER.
Don’t even PRETEND that there isn’t a negative side to EVERY fandom.
Furries just have the unfortunate reality of having literally our darkest corners CONSTANTLY shown in the media.
When M rated incestual underage fanfiction of Dave and Rose goes up on fucking Letterman and none of you complain about it misrepresents your fandom, you can shut your mouths about this kind of thing.
Because its a pain in the ass.
And damn right we are allowed to complain about it.
I mean like
How could it not be
every single moment is pure gold
and finally, one of my favorites
Before you check IMDB, yes, that is Dave Chapelle