*Note: Not actually everything. Yet.
I just decided to make this becasue I was bored. HERE WE GO.
What is a furry?
A furry is defined as a person who likes anthropormorphic animals. Anthropormorphic (anthro shorthand) is a stupidly long word which means that said animals have human characteristics, commonly defined as walking on two legs. While this is the common definition, and is what most people seem to define by, this is not the only way to be anthro. (Almost) Everyone has their own fursona, which is just a depiction of themself in anthro style.
What do you do?
I'm not even really sure. Converse, I guess. Unlike MLP, there's not always a direct common interest at hand. Of course, you might have any number of people who like Housepets, for example, but that isn't everyone. It's a really large range of things that fall under the categorization of anthro, but this can be beneficial. And rarely kind of a pain in the ass. Art and other media is also a large section of the fandom. Mostly art (any trips to DeviantArt and you'll see what I mean), but webcomics seem to also be common, considering it's just art with words. Conventions and meetups are also pretty common, where you just talk about things within the community, or have lunch at some fancy organic place in downtown Portland. It really depends. No matter where you are in the U.S. (and maybe the world), there will always be something relatively nearby. Furlandia is Oregon's major convention... and I can't go.
I honestly don't know. All I'm aware of is that I'm happier for it, and it just leaves you with a warm feeling inside, and a sense of friendship.
So, that's it for now. Any future questions will be answered to the best of my ability.
I have a very signifigant anouncement to make: I have a tulpa!
Now, I've been transparent about this for a while, and mentioned it a few times, but nobody's ever brought it up, which seemed odd. Because I'm incredibly lazy, and you probably don't know what a tulpa is, click here. Her name's Applejack. And she's Applejack. Kind of. It's complicated, so feel free to ask questions.
Hiya! I guess Flinch's done a pretty good job of introducing me already, so I'll let him cover the rest.
She's been around for about 8 months or so. She was going to start posting on here earlier, but shyness took hold. With a little prayer, that isn't a problem anymore, and she's going to start RPing and stuff.
I've noticed something that happens a LOT. I've called it the Nemo Effect. It stands for
NEgative Minority Overexposure
It's kinda one of those things that happens a lot, and you start noticing it once you point out the effect. Kind of interested to see where I find it, and where you find it.
This is a story from about (about) 5 years ago. Listen closely.
This is back when I was in public school, and there was a lot of renovation going on. We had this big empty space where we decided extra curriculum and the like could occur. We titled this place (unofficially) the Activity Center, or something along those lines.
Before I continue, I need to give you some context. Where I live (Portland, OR area) there's this place called OMSI. It's kind of like a learning museum, except really badass. It's hard to explain exactly what it is.
So anyway, this OMSI-ish place from San Francisco sends our school a letter saying we cannot use the name due to them having it copyrighted because it's the name of a part of their location. Just going to let that sink in for a moment.
This place, from 500 miles away, tells our moderately-sized school to not use an unofficial name because they have it copyrighted. FIVE. HUNDRED. MIIIIIILLLESSSSS.
Nobody in the school, including the principal, gave a shit, however.
Debates. They happen a lot on this forum. So much, in fact, that a whole section was dedicated to it. But nonetheless, it has not stopped its frequency on these forums. Whenever I go to a thread, I just want to post something and move on. It's a good way to let off steam, or maybe start a conversation with someone like-minded. But no. 90% of threads I post on that have some sort of opinion on it will get debated by someone. I used to do this. It was annoying, pointless, and occasionally kind of rude. I apologize for doing it, because it was stupid.
There seem to be certain people who are the type to start arguments for god-knows-why, and I'm not going to name them; half out of courtesy, and half because I can't remember things too well. But to these people, I have something to say to you: It is pointless. Now, I know what you're thinking. "Debates are useful. It allows people to see the other sides of disputes, and spread open-mindedness." Let me tell you from experience: this doesn't happen. I wish it did, but the human brain does not do this. If you DO change your mind about something major (I'm talking religion and politics here), it will most likely not be out of a debate.
But still, if you insist, there is a debate pit. That 90% figure I mentioned before: that doesn't account for the debate pit, because I haven't been there. It goes to show how much debating is not in the debate pit. It's there for a reason. Keep. It. There. Before posting, think about whether or not you're in a debate-oriented thread. If you aren't, Don't. Post.
TL;DR: Debate is pointless. But if you insist, keep the debates in the debate pit.
Consider, and remember: this blog post isn't a debate thread .
EDIT: 20/04/15: Because I can't do words, I didn't mention in this blogpost that the major sector of this is atheists.
I'm making a new blog about - you guessed - random stuff.
Random Philosophical Thing:
The more you lie to yourself, the more it will bite you in the ass.
Being dishonsest to yourself is almost as bad, if not worse, than being dishonest to others.