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@  Maruten : (08 July 2020 - 09:13 PM)

No, I'm going with "fish".

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 July 2020 - 04:19 PM)

He stated that it's in reference to the Mega Man character, so it follows the series' tradition of music names.

@  Cybersnark : (08 July 2020 - 03:59 PM)

The real question is if it's "bass" as in music or "bass" as in the fish.

@  Otaku : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Well, at least now I know how to pronounce @Bass X0 's screen name. ^^'  Rather, I think I'd just forgotten.  In my defense, it really does look like an emoticon or maybe just "decoration", which is what a lot of folks add to their screen names online.  Usually because someone has the name they really want. XD

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Extremely unimpressed with your idea that someone making a negative observation you don't like means they "got triggered."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (08 July 2020 - 11:16 AM)

You know somebody asked "And this would be in relation to... what exactly?"

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 11:15 AM)

Its because someone got triggered over my random musings instead of just ignoring them. If I read one of your comments that is of no relevance or interest to me, I don't feel the need to say so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (08 July 2020 - 10:56 AM)

All this over someone's username lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 08:34 AM)

Bazro.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (08 July 2020 - 06:34 AM)

It could be Bass 10-0

@  Nevermore : (08 July 2020 - 06:11 AM)

How do you pronounce yourself? "Bass Ex-O" or "Bass Ex-Zero"?

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 03:23 AM)

I did almost go with Vile Bass X0, because Vile is cool too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 July 2020 - 08:34 PM)

Bossk Saw

@  ▲ndrusi : (07 July 2020 - 04:16 PM)

Bass XD

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 03:43 PM)

And its not Bass XO, its Bass X0, as in Bass, X and Zero from the Mega Man series.

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:33 PM)

@Trpodeca :( :(

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Thats what a gray rock is? Then I'm not one.

@  Trpodeca : (07 July 2020 - 02:12 PM)

Man I just learnt about what seemed like a really cool show, only to realize it was a dream and it dosen't really exist.

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 01:02 PM)

Just something I read that I wanted to share. I heard "gray rock" mentioned in a video, so I looked it up and that was the definition.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 July 2020 - 12:20 PM)

It's a fancy way of saying "Ignore annoying people".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (07 July 2020 - 12:15 PM)

Bass XO has a habit of pasting random drivel here as if doing so were profound.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 July 2020 - 11:30 AM)

And this would be in relation to... what exactly?

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 11:25 AM)

"One strategy for dealing with a narcissist or sociopath is to act like a "gray rock," meaning that you become uninteresting and unresponsive. You don't feed their needs for drama or attention. You don't show emotion, say anything interesting, or disclose any personal information"

@  Nevermore : (06 July 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Oh wow. Studio Series Offroad Bumblebee is awesome. His articulation is amazing.

@  -LittleAutob... : (06 July 2020 - 11:18 AM)

Oof-

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 July 2020 - 01:10 AM)

I got Studio Series 39 Cogman yesterday and woke up to find he'd decapitated my titans returns figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 July 2020 - 10:19 PM)

If I had a sarcasm powered mouth.. ooohh waaaiiittt...

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 05:01 PM)

Heh

@  Bass X0 : (04 July 2020 - 02:56 PM)

"If I had sarcasm-powered legs, I'd do a happy dance...!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 July 2020 - 02:39 PM)

The real clones were the friends we made along the way.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 01:47 PM)

So the Emperor in episodes 1 through 6 was a clone?

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:47 AM)

(And the 0th anniversary of the last time I couldn't do math.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Today is the 24th anniversary of the day we fought off an alien invasion with the help of Will Smith.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 10:41 AM)

Oh the end of the Ottoman Empire of course.

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 10:14 AM)

*ahem* 4th of July....

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 08:14 AM)

Nothing of importance has happened before, and nothing of importance will happen again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Nothing of importance happened today.

@  Telly : (03 July 2020 - 09:54 PM)

i want a "i survived 'rona and all i got was this lousy t-shirt"

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 July 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Slogan for 2021: "I Lived, Bitch."

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

They should make the next book in the Survivors series 'I SURVIVED CORONA VIRUS 2020'

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

YEEEE I'M A SURVIVOR-

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:59 AM)

Probably gonna assemble Devastator after work.

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:58 AM)

Ooooh. Overload arrived. He's surprisingly fun.

@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 04:00 PM)

He's sweeter than the average bear.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 July 2020 - 03:14 PM)

Convert him to Maple Syrup.

@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 03:10 PM)

what would Canada do with Yogi?

@  Cyoti : (01 July 2020 - 12:51 PM)

We can deport Yogi back to Canada now.

@  Sabrblade : (01 July 2020 - 12:50 PM)

Jellystone National Pawk. A westful wetweat.

@  Rycochet : (01 July 2020 - 12:47 PM)

Jellystone. We're going to be plunged into a decade of poor animation. Fortunately we've been led by bad cartoon characters for years so we won't notice much difference.

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 July 2020 - 06:19 AM)

what next? YELLOWSTONE?


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#501 Fnu Aw

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 11:31 AM

The thing I hate is people try to force you into that umbrella when you aren't.

 

We do it because we remember when we were in denial too.


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Posted 21 October 2019 - 01:10 PM

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 04:23 PM

 

The thing I hate is people try to force you into that umbrella when you aren't.

 

We do it because we remember when we were in denial too.

 

 

Careful now, I'll rip yer arms off with my BEAR arms!

 

...

 

Wait no, that sounds wrong.

OH GOD I MADE IT WORSE!

 

...

 

But in all seriousness, this reminds me of a particular Imgur comment exchange I had recently:

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 05:53 PM

Furry is actually really good for self-actualization. It emphasizes building an identity that is uniquely you, defined by you and no one else. Some folk see it as an opportunity to drop whatever masks they have to wear in the greater society and just be themselves.  Some create an idealized version of themselves(filtered through some critter, natch) and then use that as a goal to help transform themselves. Some use characters to explore parts of themselves they didn't know existed - I know of one artist on twitter that found out they were trans in this fashion.

 

The whole "be who you are, not defined by anyone else" is part of what helped make it a "safe space" for lack of a better term for LGBQT folks to discover themselves, or just straight up be themselves. Of course, it can also lead to some of that famous "furry drama" for the same reasons, especially when one side ends up being less than genuine to start with.

For me, that honestly ended up being Pony stuff. But furry was kind of a half step over from there. I'm not really deep into any big furry communities or anything, though, and of course it's only recently I've really dug into any of it at all. Furcadia doesn't even ring a bell, for instance.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 22 October 2019 - 08:52 AM

One good thing abut furry is the lack of gatekeepers, you don't need to be up on all the lingo, fandom history, furry celebs and whatnot to fit in, heck, you're probably better off not having experienced these things to be honest. You may not get some old school references from curmudgeonly greymuzzles but that's about it.

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 09:31 AM

That's how I feel about Mayhem. Don't care much about Transformers, but they still tolerate me. Also if furries include non-sexual guess I'm a furry too. Animals are cool and I had a few furry chars before I even met y'all (even if most of them were for laughs).

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 11:20 AM

Yeah, having spent so much time in Transformers and to a lesser extent MLP fandom, a fandom that isn't a monolith built around a product is a welcome change. Transformers is a purely curatorial fandom with very little creativity and a lot of gatekeeping and tru-fan. MLP is or was a lot better on both marks and there's definitely a point at which fanart and our local play-by-post Pony RPG overtook the show and merch as the center of my Pony orbit, which I think is an attitude that wasn't entirely unusual for MLP fans. More space to play, less junk. With furry stuff, I've dipped my toes in a few different communities so far and been able to try things on and try things out without ever feeling excluded, and that's kinda awesome. 

 

And yeah, Mayhem would be a very special case if I thought of it as a fan community, but I've heard of other similar things happening to what we've got here, with the closest comparison I think being an online community that a friend of mine used to be a part of that actually started as a local message board for their actual-physical home town. Of course I think this one's the best one because it's our one, but. = ] 


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Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 22 October 2019 - 11:53 AM

Out of morbid curiosity, where does one go to participate in the furry community? Are there specific sites or is it sub-communities of larger sites like Reddit or Twitter?

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 12:17 PM

tumblr and reddit ... but yeah all of the socials ... hell likely even livejournal and Myspace 



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Posted 22 October 2019 - 12:36 PM

Out of morbid curiosity, where does one go to participate in the furry community? Are there specific sites or is it sub-communities of larger sites like Reddit or Twitter?

 

Anywhere and everywhere that supports it basically. My own little bubble these days mostly consists of dragon and 'taur twitter, a dragon discord, a chakat discord, and then whatever new art pops up from the artists I watch on Furaffinity. (I have a presence on a few others too, just FA is the highest traffic and effectively the "default" furry art site still.) Telegram still seems to be the Instant Messenger of choice thanks to stickers, but there's plenty of fur-oriented DIscords out there to my knowledge.  If you want something more visual, there's a population somewhere on VR Chat, Second Life is still around, as well as Furcadia. Text-based also gives you FurryMUCK, SocioPolitical Ramifications(or SPR for short) and Taps(which is heavily adult-oriented, so not going to say much more about that here).  Not sure if FUrryIRC is still around, but the old Usenet groups are a wasteland when I checked them a while back.



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Posted 22 October 2019 - 12:40 PM

well there you go Patch, Anywhere you already are, you're already nearly there 



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Posted 22 October 2019 - 01:01 PM

My main contact with the community was through Furcadia. Haven't really sought out explicit community contact since I stopped using it.

Had a few friends I would talk with through MSN before I swore off messengers.

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 02:25 PM

Out of morbid curiosity, where does one go to participate in the furry community? Are there specific sites or is it sub-communities of larger sites like Reddit or Twitter?

 

You haven't seen these places?

 

...

 

If you fear, you need not advance. You may still go back unharmed the way you came. But if you choose to advance . . .


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Posted 22 October 2019 - 04:17 PM

Furries are everywhere these days, discord, telegram, reddit, most major pop culture fansites, hell, I've encountered more furries through left wing politics sites and social media accounts than I have through being in the fandom these past few years. There are a few big furry sites, FA and such, but there is no mecca for furrydom, no one one place where everyone is. Furries will be where furries will be.

 

tumblr and reddit ... but yeah all of the socials ... hell likely even livejournal and Myspace 

 

Not so much Livejournal, the Furries were the first to leave when it was bought by a Russian company and became subject to the bigotry and spying of the aholes running that nation. It's a shame as I liked that site.


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Posted 22 October 2019 - 04:50 PM

The oddest place I've met someone who was a furry/anthro, was in one of my university courses... he was the professor. He told us right away that he was a dragon. It came off as like a in-joke about his temperament, but later on it became more clear to me. Especially when he showed us a very well-done commission of his anthro dragonsona.



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Posted 22 October 2019 - 05:38 PM

I actually have a few up on my wall at work myself, though they're also work-related imagery so they have an excuse.  Only one person at work ever put two and two together I think, but I missed his remark at first, and he didn't work here for much longer after that(or very long in general) so I don't know for sure(or if he was furry). Basically I don't actively flaunt it, but I don't actively hide it either.  My profile picture in our e-mail is actually an icon I commissioned a few years ago, too, now that I think about it.



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Posted 24 October 2019 - 04:48 PM

How's this for an unconventional fursona that's still based on a real lifeform?

 

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 05:00 PM

I'd class it as more of a monster girl, particularly for how some elements form her "clothing", but I really love this design. April posted it in the Mayhem Discord recently and it made me happy. = ] Such a neat concept and so many lovely little touches.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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