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Xaende

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  1. Idea to revive forum

    Forums come and go. They change over time. This one still has potential, but people have to do more than lurk. New FAF is better than it was, but it's still pretty toxic.
  2. Zaush in some hot water again

    That guy has always seemed to feed off notoriety. I remember him from the early 2000s, and not being particularly impressed. Stuff like this is what keeps him in the spotlight. The old "no such thing as bad publicity" phenomenon, I suppose. Rumors and scandal seem to follow wherever he goes. Gotta wonder how much of it is intentional, to drum up business. Disclaimer: I don't know much about the guy. Just what I've heard in passing over the years. Hopefully, the negative things said about him are just rumor and he isn't actually a rapist or into CP.
  3. hit paste

  4. General Chat/Time-Waster Thread

    Looks like Furaffinity is down. Main site and the forums.
  5. Clean furry art thread!!!

  6. Thoughts on gay cake case in front of SCOTUS

    The baker will bake a cake for the people, just not one with a theme that clashes with their personal values. This situation is more like refusing to bake a Kwanzaa cake than denying African Americans service. Or maybe a baker campaigned for Hillary, and is now refusing to bake a "Make America Great Again" Trump cake. From a religious angle, there are lots of things that religions handle differently. I shouldn't be able to force a Muslim to serve me pork and alcohol, for instance. I also shouldn't be able to force a Jewish wood carver to carve a manger scene if they don't want to. Not baking a gay-themed wedding cake falls along those lines. Great injustices have been committed against gay people, but this isn't one of them. If the baker loses, then people will have government backing to force artists to take all kinds of commissions that they disagree with. For those who wish "clean" furry artists would draw more porn, your dreams may soon come true! If the ruling is to be applied evenly, they will be forced to accept commissions that go against their conscience.
  7. Amazingly good Fursuits!

    Rhea Algarin
  8. Me IRL

  9. Me IRL

  10. General Chat/Time-Waster Thread

    So, I got a free fidget spinner at work today. *spins* There goes my productivity.
  11. General Chat/Time-Waster Thread

    Earlier today, my boss and a colleague were talking about folks who are into cosplay and such. Little do they know that I have a fursuit, that I've sporadically posted furry art online since the early 2000s, or that I've been to a furry convention. I've also been into comics for most of my life. It's strange to think that I caught them off guard when I recognized steampunk and pointed it out. After all, how could a guy like me possibly know about such things? Normies.
  12. Bitter Ramblings

    I can relate. This happens to me from time to time. Even at work, of all places. My motto is live and let live, but not everybody is aware of this. I'm an ally of just about anyone who's bullied, repressed, misjudged, underestimated, discriminated against... the list goes on. Unfortunately, judgy types just assume the worst things about me without taking the time to get to learn where I actually stand. It feels wrong to have to explain in detail how and where they're mistaken. As if I need to pat myself on the back, while bragging about how awesome I am and how they're mistaken. WTH? This doesn't sit well with me for two main reasons. 1) I shouldn't have to explain that I'm not the horrible person that they assume I am. And 2) Telling people that their judgments are wrong tends to make them defensive. It's ridiculous. I don't like being misjudged, but I'm not going to grovel for the approval of someone who demonstrates such poor judgment. My actions should already speak for themselves, but what do I know. Your reaction sounds reasonable to me, or at least understandable.
  13. Anyone like fatfurs? If so, why?

    Although fat furs aren't a fetish of mine, I do enjoy some of the art. I'm not going to hate on the shape of a character just because it might turn somebody else on. Fetishes or not, it's nice to see a variety of body types represented in the fandom.
  14. The trailer for Ready Player One looks pretty awesome.
  15. Things that you hate! v2

    Automatic updates when I'm trying to get stuff done.
  16. Thoughts on Charlottesville and neo-nazis

    For what it's worth, I'm not aware of ever meeting an actual white supremacist, let alone an actual Nazi. I knew a former skinhead in college, who had changed her ways by then, but that's about as close as I've seen. Actual white supremacists and Nazis tend to be shady types who hide behind KKK hoods and whatnot. They exist but they're uncommon, and were driven underground long ago. Thankfully, the alt-right and alt-left only represent a small part of each "wing". Most people fall closer to the center. That being said, the media and a few billionaires would like us to believe otherwise. Race is a red herring. They have a vested interest in stirring the pot and turning people into pawns to help them achieve their globalist agenda. Why would they this?: - To avoid having to pay living wages to first-world employees. - So they don't have to follow our labor laws. - So they don't have to follow our environmental regulations. What are a the results?: - Greater income disparity between the wealthy elites and the rest of us. This gives them more power to control and exploit. - Workers in other countries are taken advantage of and abused, mostly out of sight and out of mind. - The environment suffers more than it might have otherwise. Same here. I don't like the fact that such statues are on display. They're offensive, but vandalism isn't the answer. If it matters that much to the people, then they should let their voices be heard through petitions and votes. I have little doubt that the statues would quickly be removed in a peaceful and lawful manner.
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