The MTV special on furries

Postby Zina on Thu Jan 10, 2002 3:36 am

One of the things that got to me was when one guy said 'I used to think I was striaght, and then I discovered furries.' Eh? So furrydom turns people gay now? Wow...I did not know. Or maybe furry is a sexual preferences all in its own. From now on, when someone asks me what my sexual preferences is, I'm gonna answer 'Furry'.<P>------------------
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Postby Silverfox_R on Thu Jan 10, 2002 6:44 am

by now most of you have heard about the special MTV did on furries - showcasing that the entire fandom is full of yiff-mad geeks - the bad thing is they have classifed the entire fandom as this way!
see the link to find out the whole thing - thanks to hollyann <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif"> <A HREF="http://ursine.dyndns.org/~baloo/mirror/mtv/furries-plushies.rm" TARGET=_blank>http://ursine.dyndns.org/~baloo/mirror/mtv/furries-plushies.rm</A>
i for one am peeved off big-time about this!
i am in the fandom mainly for the art - and am not insterested in the whole yiff-side of it - why i have placed the link from the subruban jungle 'proud to be a furry' -
whats others ppl opoions on this as well?<P><p>[This message has been edited by Silverfox_R (edited 01-10-2002).]
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Postby Zina on Thu Jan 10, 2002 7:13 am

Yeah, I was quite offended by this thing too(I watched it. All of it). At first I was happy they were doing a thing on furries, but when they didn't go into anything but the yiffy side, I was upset. Or I would have been if I wasn't to busy laughing and pointing at all the losers having sex in fursuits. My sides hurt. <P>------------------
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Postby HollyAnn on Thu Jan 10, 2002 7:45 am

I made a little report and posted it on my web page of what I think about all of this:
<A HREF="http://www.ki-tera.com/hollyann/furryfandom.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.ki-tera.com/hollyann/furryfandom.htm</A> <P>I don't get MTV, so I downloaded that RealPlayer format (the one I gave the link to Silver) and all I have to say is that I'm glad my parents didn't see that...they're already edgy that I draw furries (even tho they're all clean art), they've seen yiff before, so they're edgy about me drawing furries and being in the fandom.<P>------------------
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Postby Big_Dave on Thu Jan 10, 2002 8:12 am

Hm, saw a post about something like this on a forum a while back. A guy said he was doing a documentary on furry and gave a link to a website for answering questions. I had a look, but they've taken it down now and I didn't note down the address.I think thats how they got there information, but if I remember right the questions they were asking weren't all that great(they seemed to swerve to the side of yiff I think), so it was probably intended to be about that from the start <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/frown.gif">
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Postby Starpaw on Fri Jan 11, 2002 1:59 am

these documentries always do bulshit about any fandom or minority group, wican, net heads anybody theyca make fun of basically, everybody only wants to see the bad side <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/frown.gif">
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Postby Silverfox_R on Thu Jan 24, 2002 8:50 am

welcome gammaray51 ^_^
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Postby Gammaray51 on Thu Jan 24, 2002 10:47 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by HollyAnn:
<B>I made a little report and posted it on my web page of what I think about all of this:
<A HREF="http://www.ki-tera.com/hollyann/furryfandom.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.ki-tera.com/hollyann/furryfandom.htm</A> <P>I don't get MTV, so I downloaded that RealPlayer format (the one I gave the link to Silver) and all I have to say is that I'm glad my parents didn't see that...they're already edgy that I draw furries (even tho they're all clean art), they've seen yiff before, so they're edgy about me drawing furries and being in the fandom.<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I wanted to thankyou for posting that article, it was a very good read for me. I missed the MTV special when it first aired, but I first saw it when my roomate showed me the video clips which he had watched off of our schools network. His reaction was more in disgust, but I became intrigued. <P>I went out searching the internet for what furry is all about. As an avid hater of MTV I never take what they produce at full value. It was then that in my searching I stumbled upon furfire. I was so happy. Finally artists that dont feel the need to draw the spooge art that is all over a lot of other sites.<P>All I really have to say that is of any value is that everything that goes on in the furry world, is no different then in the human world. I have some friends who are into pornography, and I have seen things so nasty I have almost thrown up from seeing them. Same goes for some of the spooge out there. But on the other end of the spectrum... (which is where I would like to place myself) is picutres like in magiznes like maxim, or the ever popluar Sports illustrated swimsuit edition. Unfortunaltly for me it seems that I have to wade through the nasty stuff to find the tastefull.<P>Ive just recognized my furryness about 2 weeks ago, and Im glad that I have been able to settle in the company of people who arnt in it for just the yiffy side of it.<P>Thanks
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Postby TwoDifferentSox on Sat Jan 26, 2002 11:36 am

Welcome Mr gammaray!
Nice to meet you. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif"><P>And when I'm allowed to, I'd like to suggest you a furry art collection site (<a href="http://www.yerf.com">http://www.yerf.com</a>).
It got quite some great stuff there, and the best: it's just containing art free for all ages.
Hope you'll like it as much as I did as newcomer and still do.
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Postby Rognik on Wed Feb 13, 2002 2:00 am

I can't say that I'm a furry. I appreciate art in all form: cartoon, comic, furry, realistic, anime, whatever. I'm not all that interested in seeing sexuality portrayed, furry or otherwise, portrait or drawn. Being Canadian (whoo! Go, Ronnie!), I don't get very good access to MTV; worse with me not having TV at university, but I've heard about this several times, and I'm disappointed. The disappointment stems from the way the general public would look at it from there on out. I've worked in a PR job, so I <B>know</B> how dimwitted and gullible some people can be. I don't imagine that MTV's advertising will be helpful to anyone except gammaray here. People will automatically assume that you're one of <I>them.</I> It's also hard to undo damage from a smear campaign like that. It might be possible, but it'll be hard. In the meantime, I'll wear the label "fur fan supporter." Anthropomorphic characters are cool, but we know the limits.<P>------------------
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Postby Poseidon Simons on Tue Mar 05, 2002 4:45 am

Furry art is like other arts. There is the yiffy side of it. But being a furry artist doesn't mean that you are a yiffy geek...what even it's called. I have never done that kind of pic...
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Postby John Flaherty on Sun Mar 17, 2002 5:31 pm

The bad thing about World Wide TV is that not everything is showed everywhere. This MTV special is a good example. When I first had eye contact with furry art, the first kind of it I saw was exactly YIFFY! And since I'm on puberty... well, do the Math. Anyways, it took me almost forever to find and appreciate (good) clean art (ex: Angie Beaman). But when ya see any of those, there're three options: like one, like another, or like both. I think it should have a special about furry artists, but made by right people, like CNN, CBS, ABC(stay away, Letterman!!! Justa joke.). I know how much MTV improved in the last 20 years, but maybe they didn't have the right reporter, or stamina to do, at least, an average report about both furry sides.

I ain't a kissassing, but the very first furry online comic I ever saw was "furfire", and from "furfire", I met HollyAnn, Zina, Arakaraath, Schwarts...

A lil' phrase for the MTV folks: nice try, but isn't there a meeting to do with Gore and Jesse Jackson to cover?

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