Thank you so much by SunflowerBun

While I don't want to even start talking about it because how much the furry community already tends to make me feel unsafe I just want to thank you for coming here.
Thank you for following me and thank you for no longer supporting FA and their backhanded ways.

I know I'll probably never have the same numbers as I have had there but I would give all that up for a feeling of safety and community where I can share my art.

Even if I don't stick around the fandom in the future I'll always remember the people that stood up against rapists and their rape apologists. Thank you for everything.

Thank you so much

SunflowerBun

16 January 2014 at 23:01:30 MST

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    Yeah I'm currently in the process of permanently staying over here. I will not accept FA's choice, especially as a survivor. Hopefully Weasyl will help you feel safer. <3

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      I've got a lot of hope for this place and it has been very comforting so far!

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    I'm gonna rarely post to that crap-pot of a website. Recently, I've been not posting anyway, so perfect. The hiding comments and actually defending him really is pretty much the last straw.

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      Very much agreed... I already said I'd be uploading there earlier this year but now I'm really changing my mind. Already disabled my account for now until I can figure out what to do about the commissions and submissions I've got there.

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    Hopefully this is a safer place (I can't imagine it would take much to make it safer than FA...)

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      It definitely has been. I'm glad I can trust the staff and see actual updates with the site. I really hope it does end up a more reliable and steady place for us artists

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    Never wanna look back. Eight years on and most of it has been bad memories and bad people.

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      The only good that ever came from it was meeting you

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    I want to cuddle you all for coming on here and using Weasyl. I've been here a while, and just noticed the sudden influx.

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      I'm so glad there have been so many people doing the right thing

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    Yeah I didn't have a lot to walk away from, I just regret I didn't do it sooner. I'll probably have my FA page dismantled and disabled today.

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      I just disabled my account but it will take a while to get my submissions removed

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    The numbers won't be the same as FA. FA will always have people jump into FA, thinking "wow this is a furry site with FURRY in the name, awesome!" without knowing how it is run or what it's gone through. That and there are far too many petty furries who believe FA is the fandom itself, and not a ship for the fandom to ride on~ But hey, if those people want to say this is all just "drama from the past" and willingly stay blind to things and defend FA with "It's a FREE website!", then you probably don't want those people to follow you around anyways.

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      I really don't want rape apologists and their ilk to follow me at all, besides, Weasyl is much more than a furry site. I'd like to get back to drawing people because I think there'd be an audience for it here.

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    It's really wonderful and heartening that you've felt welcome here.

    I'd be sad if you left the fandom entirely, to be honest. You've struck me as a kind and interesting person. Totally understandable that you've left the other site. Well, I look forward to see what you post next here.