Monday, 8 December 2014

Yiff in Hell?

quote [ 19 hospitalized after intentional release of chlorine gas at Chicago ?furry? animal character convention ]

Furries actually have a reasonable claim to persecution now, good god.
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[by Isosceles_Lock@1:52amGMT]


dolemite said @ 4:31am GMT on 8th Dec [Score:5 Funny]
For safety at future conventions there should be one of these weirdos on every floor of the building dressed as a canary.
sanepride said @ 4:53am GMT on 8th Dec
Brilliant idea, though technically they would be a 'feathery', not a 'furry'. I'd expect they'd have their own conventions.
arrowhen said @ 5:04am GMT on 8th Dec [Score:1 Funny]
robotroadkill said @ 5:09am GMT on 8th Dec
Yikes, that one's got its own host of issues.
arrowhen said @ 5:55am GMT on 8th Dec
A veritable syndrome of issues, one might say.
cb361 said @ 11:14am GMT on 8th Dec
A mosaic even.
soulecho said @ 2:36pm GMT on 8th Dec [Score:3 Underrated]
I was going to trisomy puns of my own, but you all beat me to it.
MadMarchHarris said @ 2:17am GMT on 8th Dec [Score:2]
I thought the extreme hatred against furries was mostly just a meme without any teeth but holy fucking shit who would actually try and gas people for dressing up like animals? Even though I can vaguely relate to the gut reaction of furry fandom being weird and creepy I couldn't imagine even considering doing something like this.
ubie said @ 2:21am GMT on 8th Dec
Rule 34 would be my guess. Someone wanted to film it for the Furry/Chlorine gas fetishists out there.
Isosceles_Lock said @ 2:32am GMT on 8th Dec
Yeah they exist as the whipping boys for internet forums, mainly because they dress up like goofs and draw weird inflation porn and are mostly and internet phenomenon themselves (although I have seen some 90's zine looking comics that I assume were spread at normal comic conventions).

But the hate is like you said,a meme, the only time I've seen it as earnest anger is when furries start usinging a service that other people have been using (deviant art / 4chan)

This event is just strange, I'm thinking whoever did this would've done the same thing to a coin collector convention.
sanepride said @ 3:18am GMT on 8th Dec [Score:1 Insightful]
If only it was a gun convention.
cb361 said @ 10:46am GMT on 8th Dec [Score:1 Insightful]
The only thing that can stop a bad man with a cannister of chlorine gas is a good man with a cannister of chlorine gas.
dolemite said @ 12:41am GMT on 9th Dec
In a wolf suit.
cb361 said @ 1:15am GMT on 9th Dec
The only thing that can stop the big bad wolf is the big good wolf.

I could go on like this all night.
damnit said @ 3:23am GMT on 8th Dec
There's always some deranged Freddy out there who takes everything the Internet produces at face value.
cb361 said @ 11:19am GMT on 8th Dec
It's the only thing keeping Abe Vigoda alive.
Synecdoche said @ 3:45am GMT on 8th Dec
"Yeah they exist as the whipping boys for internet forums"

Easy pickings for "horrors of the internet" posts for being a fringe perversion group. Apparently it's not even a hypersexualized subculture though - it's just a bunch of people dressing up in animal costumes and no more overly sexualized than your average comicon or Midwest PTA meetings. Just as much illicit and bizarre sex acts happens there or anywhere, and really it's ridiculous pretending to be concerned about it.

Admittedly I did think lesser of that culture in the past. Not anymore. Now to me, they're just people doing their own thing, so why bother them?
arrowhen said @ 4:38am GMT on 8th Dec
Furry fandom predates the internet by a few years and was an established part of "geek culture" by the time the internet went mainstream. Hell, i think 20/20 did a story on them in the late 80s.

Furry bashing has probably been around just as long, because if there's one thing geeks love, it's making fun of anyone slightly more or less geeky than themselves.
Ankylosaur said @ 7:06am GMT on 8th Dec [Score:1 Original]
Synecdoche said @ 3:17am GMT on 8th Dec [Score:1 Informative]
I was about to suggest Maintenance fouled up by spilling powdered chlorine in the stairwell when servicing their pool. But I didn't see any indication that this hotel has a pool at all.

The mystery deepens.

Also not gas as news sources reported. Instead it was powder spilled. An important distinction because it means everyone dying (gas) vs a few people close to the powder spill having respiratory issues. But that's the quality of news reporting these days.
damnit said @ 3:28am GMT on 8th Dec
You can't spell journalist with "no, just liar"
Menchi said @ 7:42am GMT on 10th Dec [Score:1 Underrated]
People still haven't figured out that fursuiters are a rather small subset of furries as a whole, I see.
cb361 said @ 9:47am GMT on 10th Dec
You some kina' furry lova', boy?
satanspenis666 said @ 2:17am GMT on 8th Dec
I am shocked! Thousands of furries at a convention... There are thousands of them, nevermind in one place?
sanepride said @ 3:19am GMT on 8th Dec [Score:3 Underrated]
The thought of it does give one paws.
Synecdoche said[1] @ 4:02am GMT on 8th Dec
But someone was infurryated enough to cause harm to others. Why?
Ankylosaur said @ 7:39am GMT on 8th Dec [Score:2 Funny]
dolemite said @ 7:38am GMT on 8th Dec
It wasn't gas after all, the press was just crying wolf.
arrowhen said @ 10:04am GMT on 8th Dec [Score:2 Funny]
I blame Fox News.
Fox News said[2] @ 10:49am GMT on 8th Dec
I blame Muslims.
damnit said @ 3:07am GMT on 8th Dec
Everyone's got their own proclivities on the side.

PETA's gonna have a field day.
ENZ said @ 5:33am GMT on 8th Dec
I dunno, PETA seems like it would hate furries. For one, I'm sure at every large convention like this there is at least one guy who makes his costume out of real animal skin for "authenticity". Then there's the whole being sexually attracted to animals thing, they probably see the furry thing as "normalizing the sexual abuse of animals" the same way other culture warriors see video games and BDSM porn as "normalizing the sexual abuse of women".
gendo666 said[1] @ 4:54am GMT on 8th Dec
I used to read Albedo and the Dreamery way back when (well and Cerebus and Neil the Horse) and I just enjoyed the comics for comics.
Then I found out about furrys.
Not my cup of tea and I don't consider myself "furry" no matter how many times I try and get my girl to wear cat ears.
That's different.
These fursuit wearing yiffers.. oog
(as in oog creepy)
For me reading stuff like Albedo was "just more science fiction - but the characters are animals" Furries look at it as this weird sexualized thing.
arrowhen said @ 12:25am GMT on 10th Dec [Score:1 Insightful]
"My geeky comics are fine, but those other geeks? They're geeking WRONG!"
cb361 said @ 10:54am GMT on 8th Dec
It is difficult to imagine why anybody wants to dress up as an anthropomorphic animal and fuck. Now, fucking an anthropomorphic animal, that sounds much more fun.
mechanical contrivance said @ 5:51pm GMT on 8th Dec
So that's what The Island of Dr. Moreau was really about!
arrowhen said @ 8:56pm GMT on 8th Dec
No, that was the porn version, The Island of Dr. More O.
lilmookieesquire said @ 8:37pm GMT on 8th Dec
I blame Zeus.
MadMarchHarris said @ 4:25am GMT on 9th Dec
I don't really consider someone a furry unless they dress up. Maybe if they drew the stuff and write fanfiction and have a "fursona" but don't dress up I'd consider the line crossed but reading a comic about politics or something that just happens to have talking squirrels as the main characters is not being a furry. Hell, there are plenty of people that have had very unsavoury thoughts about Rouge the Bat or Krystal the Fox that I wouldn't consider a furry based solely on that alone.
arrowhen said @ 5:55am GMT on 8th Dec
This is terrible. A trap, neuter, release program would be much more humane.
SnappyNipples said @ 6:08am GMT on 8th Dec
*drops his 10 foot pole and runs*
lilmookieesquire said @ 8:20am GMT on 8th Dec
Jack Blue said @ 10:16am GMT on 8th Dec
Even if it's a sexual thing for a furry (and I don't think it's nearly all of the time) it's not that wierd. I have a few fetiches that is far more out there.

Gassing people though. That is pure and genuine fucked up.
Dienes said @ 12:23am GMT on 9th Dec
The chlorine gas and whatnot is heinous and evil, yeah.

The sexual thing: Furries make me feel a little bit like strangers who do BDSM public humiliation scenes (e.g., dressing them up as a pony and whipping them down a public street) do: like their need for an audience makes me a participant in their sex without consent on my part. (FUCK NO I AM NOT EQUATING THIS TO RAPE.)

Am I a total asshole for feeling this way?
lilmookieesquire said @ 1:02am GMT on 9th Dec
It's kind of like a "in the privacy of your own home" thing. I get that. Mixed feelings in a "slippery slope" fashion though
Dienes said @ 5:03pm GMT on 9th Dec
In regards to slippery slope, a fetish is very, very different from one's orientation. I wouldn't say a gay person should do it in the privacy of their own home no more than I'd tell an African American to be black in the privacy of their own home.

No one would argue if I said one should pick their nose in private. But since this is partially sexual, yeah I see the slippery slope concern.
gendo666 said @ 11:59pm GMT on 9th Dec
I wouldn't compare being gay to being furry.
I'm perfectly happy not knowing or caring about someones sexual preference.
And seriously how do you tell?
I don't really want to see someone gay or straight making out in public.
Then you have furries.
I REALLY don't want to see some fursuit wandering around the produce selection
OR yiffing at a bus stop.

That's the difference.
also the whole "born this way" augment with furries holds no water.
arrowhen said @ 12:22am GMT on 10th Dec
I'm with you on the sex in public, but why do you care what kind of outfit someone wears while they're shopping for produce?
Dienes said @ 3:26am GMT on 10th Dec
What if shopping for produce in a fursuit IS part of their sex?
biblebeltdrunk said @ 4:10am GMT on 10th Dec
most boring sex ever?
Dienes said @ 12:10am GMT on 11th Dec
You haven't slept with my ex.
Dienes said @ 3:26am GMT on 10th Dec
Perhaps I misread what lilmookieesquire was implying about slippery slope.
Jack Blue said @ 10:08am GMT on 9th Dec
I have seen the unvilling audience to the BDSM-thing. To furries? Never even seen one in person.
snagUber said @ 4:37pm GMT on 8th Dec
I heard this in morning news on the radio while driving and thought this would be a great post for the puns and jokes. SE delivered.
Synecdoche said @ 2:52am GMT on 9th Dec
Yes I'm sure it was a gas. I guess Fox News delivered for you.
snagUber said @ 7:29pm GMT on 9th Dec
so it looks like puns and jokes are not allowed here anymore. from now on, SE IS SERIOUS BUSINESS GUYS!
lilmookieesquire said @ 10:24am GMT on 9th Dec

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