Exactly. If I’m wearing something unconventional, I’m definitely going to expect weird looks and potential bizarre inquiries about it. But I wouldn’t expect someone to invade my personal space and manhandle my personal property because it’s ‘strange’.
I want to slap people who wear tails in public on a daily basis when there isn’t a convention nearby and then complain when it’s pulled or when they’re heckled. They’re just asking for it sorry.
While I’ll agree that wearing tails in public can be tacky (despite the fact that tails and other fur-embellished items are fashionable right now - i’ve seen lots of places selling fake fur tails that girls hang from their bags and the sides of their jeans), people who have their space invaded because they’re wearing something unconventional are never ‘asking for it’. Just like someone with unusual hair (from natural black peoples’ hair to colored or strangely styled hair) is never asking for it to be touched or mocked. Just like people who wear alternative fashion styles (goth, punk, lolita, etc.) is never asking for their clothing, or their person, to be touched and heckled.
Sure, any of these things might be tacky to an onlooker, but none of these things are doing anything other than annoying some cynical butthead because someone is outwardly showing off something the like.
I actually think the furry fandom made me LESS socially awkward (not that that I was really that awkward in the first place, but I used to be a lot shier and whatnot). Seeing people who are just so goddamned stupid and so goddamned bizarre has made me feel better about myself and boosts my confidence.
It’s like seeing people you went to high school with having shambles of a life when you’re not too bad off. It makes one feel good about themselves, basically.
It’s annoying to see in my inbox and people think this journal’s comments is what’s slowing down FA’s servers. but IDK
I just found out about this today, but there’s a browser extension called FA Filter which can help filter out stuff like this (and other obnoxious stuff you might not want to see).
Krispup on FA is running a raffle for $1111. Basically all you have to do is make a journal, +watch him, and talk about your favorite animal. It took about a week for the drama to really gear up and people to start noticing the journal and complaining about it.
This is the second raffle journal he made, because the other one has almost 3k comments on it and takes forever to load.