Everything has been gross lately! by Bobskunk

I haven't been able to read much that's furry-related without getting some kinda minor aneurysm. Engaging in discussion is even worse. Often times it feels like it's completely hopeless and horrible things will continue. While you and some friends may be willing to turn your backs on a service because of what it promotes, so many others will continue to use and enrich it, and mock you for being "too good" or "hipsters" or "goodie goodies."

But you know what? It's getting better. I'm seeing a whole lot more of it compared to the enablers and apathetic sorts that say that bad things are not our problem, not our business. To the ones that give an ultimatum to either ignore it and enjoy "the porn" or shut up and go away, they go away... But they don't shut up.

I used to think that barring some catastrophic loss of data or hardware failure that always seems to be lingering around the corner, the inertia favoring the biggest arbiter of centralized fandom would overcome and steamroll attempts at establishing thriving and vibrant alternatives. But hey, turns out yet another average decision for them did it. Certainly didn't help when there was another bumble of staffing that resulted in mass censorship, but to have another with that baggage, at the expense of other people better suited to the role and a blatant case of cronyism to boot?

Even with all the people shouting their support for that site for no real reason other to show how good they are at sucking up, thinking it'll make them friends with their idols while shouting down and mocking people who have faced real harm and trauma, there are enough that have finally taken all they can and won't stand for any more.

With the comments people have been making, I'm all for a smaller community if it means they aren't coming along to participate. Good riddance to them and the sinking ship they've devotedly chained themselves to. They're not needed.

As an aside I'm gonna post more photos. Still haven't even touched MFF, and with my camera back from repairs I should probably take some non-fursuit shots.

Everything has been gross lately!

Bobskunk

19 January 2014 at 21:16:10 MST

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    as a recent convert, here here.

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    Finally severed ties permanently. Find me everywhere but there!

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    Been keeping an account here for months anticipating something like this. Then again, 'Neer seems to be good at keeping his site alive at all costs. I'm betting that Wan will get cut from the team if it really damages the site. At this point, I'm only keeping an FA account because I have a few friends there and not from any devotion to the site whatsoever. I'm glad there's Weasyl for when FA goes the way of VCL.

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      I seriously doubt he'd ever cut Wan from the team. He's the epitome of sunk-cost cargo-cult administration, and he will never admit to messing up when it means he has to do anything about it beyond issue some announcement about how sorry he is and that he will work in the future to ensure this never happens again moving forward.

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        why isnt there a +fav comment feature holy god

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          I understand that you're concerned that there isn't a +fav comment feature and we will be making an announcement about this, many people are speaking up and making their opinions known about +fav comment feature, we are hard at work examining the possibility of implementing a +fav comment feature, stay tuned for an announcement on whether or not we plan on announcing the announcement of the +fav comment feature. We have been very busy and while we hope there won't be too much of a delay, the announcement should be due around September 2011.

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    It's odd though, everyone who's ever been sexually rude to me just followed me on Weasyl this week.

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      Ugh, really? That's pretty awful.

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        Everything IS gross lately.

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    I like it here better. The design, at the very least, is much more appealing to the eyes and happy-looking. I hope people come here, because I feel like it could be a good change.

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    I'm garbage.

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    I still don't understand why she just didn't kill him(immutable self defense laws for women + the death of a male is never a problem to society). People are dumb.

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      and everything was exactly as I suspected. HOW DROLL AND BORING. I was hoping for at least even the slightest deviation from my suspicions :C

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      Because it's not that easy and that trivializes the experience of many. I could go into detail about how this expectation is messed up, but it's not really something that I can really explain from my perspective.

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        that makes sense in context, I am just failing to put myself in others perspectives, because as we know ONLY MINE MATTERS/needtoworkonthat

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    Welcome to the life boat, the Titanic is sinking & the deck chairs have been rearranged.....