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People were poisoned at a furry convention
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http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/12/19-hospitalized-after-intentional-release-of-chlorine-gas-at-chicago-furry-animal-character-confab/


19 people from a furry convention were hospitalized. Someone left an open container with a chemical substance that has poisonous fumes.

This is bullshit. This is either 1) Some punk who hates the furry community, and wanted to do something really bad to some furries, or 2) A religious nutjob who hates furries because of the large amount of gays and bis in the fandom, and believes all of them to be 'deviants', and thus, wanted to do something harmful to them.

Anyways, whatever it was, it is bullshit, like I said.
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Yeah, I have some friends that were there. Luckily none of them were staying at the Hyatt. It does make me nervous for when I go back to ACen again in the spring, though. It's the same convention center so for all I know the person that did this could live around that area.
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After this event, people who run furry cons will be vigilant to watch out for a similar attack like this for a very long time. So I don't know if this kind of attack will be repeated at a furry con anytime soon, and staff members at all furry cons will probably be made well aware of what to look out for.

This is just so wrong, though. So hateful. I'm not a furry, but people shouldn't hate them so much. A lot of them are good and kind people, and sure they have what can be seen as a weird hobby, but at least us anime fans shouldn't look down upon them, because a lot of people look down upon furries, but...anime fans are looked down upon by many, you know?
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honestly furry culture is pretty fucking disturbing to me.

But I don't wish for people to be poisoned for it....

the world's a crazy place anymore. I just feel really desensitized to it.
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I don't know any furries that are disturbing. They're all gentle people and the people that are indeed part of where the stereotype came from are few and far between from what I've heard.

People need to stop judging what they aren't even a part of, because honestly you can't know all about something if you aren't a part of it.
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Damn shame. My condolences to the furry community.
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serifsansserif wrote:

honestly furry culture is pretty fucking disturbing to me.

But I don't wish for people to be poisoned for it....

the world's a crazy place anymore. I just feel really desensitized to it.


How can you find furry culture disturbing if you're so desensitized to the crazy world?

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serifsansserif wrote:

honestly furry culture is pretty fucking disturbing to me.

But I don't wish for people to be poisoned for it....

the world's a crazy place anymore. I just feel really desensitized to it.






Like I was saying, the anime community can't bash the furry community too much. Look at how many anime fans like lolis, or shota traps, or futanari, or are obsessed yaoi fangirls, or have a 'waifu' or many 'waifus', etc.


I mean, even for those who are not loli lovers, it is very normal for anime fans to drool over anime girls who are not lolis, but are still young and are, say, high school girls.
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This is fucked up and us as anime fans should be the last people to judge the furry culture considering how much anime fans get judged stupidly.
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narfington wrote:


How can you find furry culture disturbing if you're so desensitized to the crazy world?



oh nitpick... *sigh*

The interests of furries is incredibly dissonant with my own belief system and cultural norms.

the absurdity of actions in the world these days does not desensitize me from feeling and judging, but rather keeps me from feeling a sense of surprise and shock and awe.


Dubnoman wrote:

Like I was saying, the anime community can't bash the furry community too much. Look at how many anime fans like lolis, or shota traps, or futanari, or are obsessed yaoi fangirls, or have a 'waifu' or many 'waifus', etc.


I mean, even for those who are not loli lovers, it is very normal for anime fans to drool over anime girls who are not lolis, but are still young and are, say, high school girls.


Yeah.. those things also are taking fantasy to an extreme level in my mind. The internet continues to leak and all...

and inappropriate, sure, but I refer you to this:

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serifsansserif wrote:

and inappropriate, sure, but I refer you to this:




Yeah, in the world of geeks, furries are the bottom of the totem pole, but you know what? I'm pretty sure anime fans are only one notch up on that totem pole.
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Dubnoman wrote:


serifsansserif wrote:

and inappropriate, sure, but I refer you to this:




Yeah, in the world of geeks, furries are the bottom of the totem pole, but you know what? I'm pretty sure anime fans are only one notch up on that totem pole.


Heh, Cloppers are at the bottom of the totem pole
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Furries disgust me...
Why can't they be normal like me and my waifu?
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crazy world
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