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Wayd Wolf
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Posted: 1/16/2004 2:36:59 AM     Post subject: How furries look at things versus "mundanes"  

I'm wondering what others' takes are on this.

For instance, I've had a week off from work and thus no income due to stomach flu, a busted knee, and sprained neck.

From my experience furries would take this as an opportunity to be on the net 24/7, do nothing but MUCK, LJ, and IRC, and above all else complain mightily about their misfortune.

I on the other hand have gone out and bought the LoTR:TTT four disc set(the version they SHOULD have shown at the theaters), figured a way to use MS Excel to build decent timelines for my writings, cleaned some pipes(my Hilson Fantasia looks so shiny now), smoked some excellent chocolate aromatic blend(not all cheap tobacco sucks), cleaned some areas of my house(areas I rarely visit), spent lots of time with my wife including finding what I believe is my new favorite sexual position, and located a couple bottles of shampoos, conditioner, and bodywash we'd forgotten buying months ago thus saving us from adding those to the shopping bill next week(unlike furs, we go through things like that quite quickly).

It seems like furries don't know how to find the bright spot in anything, and instead focus only on their own pains, imagined or otherwise.

BTW, I've worn knee brace on and off for years so no big deal. I've had repeated near broken-necks so again, no big deal. Flu? Who doesn't get it eventually; any American HS kid gets the screaming shits from the school lunch chili at some point. Work stoppage? Free time to do other constructive things. Heck, if work's all done, hit the job sites and send resumes.

Anyone else notice this total difference between furries and non-furries, this tendency to look for the dark cloud in every silver linining, their ability to seize defeat from the jaws of victory? Give an example yourself.

(Man am I bored... five whole minutes until dinner and nothing to do but this... I need at least an hour to fix a .DLL problem on my wife's PC... Oh well...)

Oh yeah, we all know how some of them look at stuffed animals so that's too easy.
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Posted: 1/16/2004 7:21:06 AM     Post subject: Re: How furries look at things versus "mundanes"  


Anyone else notice this total difference between furries and non-furries, this tendency to look for the dark cloud in every silver linining, their ability to seize defeat from the jaws of victory? Give an example yourself.


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Posted: 1/16/2004 7:26:32 AM     Post subject: Re: How furries look at things versus "mundanes"  

From my experience furries would take this as an opportunity to be on the net 24/7, do nothing but MUCK, LJ, and IRC, and above all else complain mightily about their misfortune.


You got that right. When offered other opportunities or somesuch, they'd still rather generally piss it away at the muck. Hell, there's an odl Silicon Valley tale from back in '93-'95 or so where a company which rented "techs for hire" to companies, and gave their workers shit pay, by the name of Taos Mountain actualyl went out of their way to HIRE FURRIES.

Why? Back then it wasn't the easiest task getting winsocks, clients, etc, all working. You had to be fairly intelligent.

Eventually, with the advent of simple-networking wizards and itnelligent subsystems (semi-intelligent), at least, Taos caught on. The new round of furries were dumbshits that wouldn't know a shell script from their own ass... other than, they know who touched their ass last - usually.

So, Taos fired every single one of them. Many, nearly a decade later, are still almenting over the loss of their wonderful job, and have gone back to live with the folks and bag groceries at Stucky's, being unable to pull themselves away from the muck long enough to pick up a book on Perl, or even hit a shower.

It seems like furries don't know how to find the bright spot in anything, and instead focus only on their own pains, imagined or otherwise.

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Anyone else notice this total difference between furries and non-furries, this tendency to look for the dark cloud in every silver linining, their ability to seize defeat from the jaws of victory? Give an example yourself.


It's a hell of alot easier to bitch and moan about your problems, and to let someone else give you wonderful advice upon it being "HAY, LETS HAVE SEX, YOU'LL FEEL BETTER", than "Get off your fat ass, shave your hair, and go join the dole queue."

Myself, let's see, I'll keep it brief. I was born premature, a nurse in the ward was 'hearing voices from god', and was going around and killing all the premature children as it was 'his will'. Thankfully, my mother somehow knew to visit the hospital that night, just being discharged herself a few days before, and found me bakign at a toasty 120 or so. I still have the burn marks from where the electrodes were attached to my body.

I've always had various odd issues, from ADD to soem rather quirky thing where I'll misplace a word with a synonym, but not quite the proper tense, so half the time, unless I really think things out, when I speak 'off the cuff', I sound a total ass.

Dispite this, and a rather rough life, having moved no less than 10 times before graduating high school, I've managed in the tech sector, ltaught myself computers and programming, and am generally happy.

YAAAY!
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Posted: 1/16/2004 1:25:14 PM     Post subject:  

Today, I CLEANED NO LESS THAN 4 TOILETS!!!!

Thatís right! FOUR!!!

I put descaler around the rim, I brushed it around with a bog brush, then I flushed it.
Then I cleaned the pan and seat with a anti-bacterial spray.

Finally, I used a perfumed mild cleaner to impart a pleasant scent.

Then I went home and read the Guardian (mouth piece of TEH EVIL BORGEWASEE that it is)

I just though you would all want to know.
And I also want to impress on you what a REAL MAN WHO IS SUCESSFUL I am.
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Posted: 1/16/2004 4:03:35 PM     Post subject:  

Today, I Then I went home and read the Guardian

OH NOW I WOULD NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS HAVE SUSPECTED THAT *CHORTLE*:D
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Posted: 1/16/2004 6:08:20 PM     Post subject:  

(rambling reply sort of...)

So generally, so far, the CYD people, even David, are more adept at dealing with things not being the imaginary "perfect" than furries let's say at a.f.f. (though David, it's not so bad to clean toilets; I did so when I was younger and at least it is a job)

This is one of the things that has irked me forever. For instance, Rankin's recollection is right on with what I've seen before. I've seen furries ignore offers of tech advice, plain old everyday advice, job offers, etc. I myself once thought of building the colony concept around a shared tech business but have come to realize that getting any five furries behind anything is like herding arrogant cats with ADD on amphetimines.

I've offered to teach what I know of tech and been given all manner of excuse.

(maybe not so rambling...)

More though... why do so many in furry who aren't like this, well not to the extent of some of the problem furs, ENCOURAGE IT?

:roll:

You know, over at a.f.f, just mentioning being happy and having had some success at something, it reviled as bragging. It's as if for furs, being miserable and suffering is a badge of honor. Like people sitting at a banquet closing their eyes and proclaiming famine, furs will do all they can to avoid doing anything that gets them ahead. Dressing like twinks and dorks, avoiding speaking normally like other people(using words like yiff in common conversation should be a serious offense), and so forth doesn't get you anywhere. Why don't they grasp it and why don't others encourage better of them?
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Posted: 1/16/2004 7:59:25 PM     Post subject:  

Today, I Then I went home and read the Guardian

OH NOW I WOULD NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS HAVE SUSPECTED THAT *CHORTLE*:D


I make certain to have a sneer on my face while I read it since itís so "Hampstead heath intellectual." and I always complain about how Hampstead heath intellectual it is, though I still keep on reading it, but only to work myself up into a righteous frenzy of disgust and smarmy moral & ideological superiority.
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Posted: 1/16/2004 10:45:24 PM     Post subject:  

I make certain to have a sneer on my face while I read it since itís so "Hampstead heath intellectual." and I always complain about how Hampstead heath intellectual it is, though I still keep on reading it, but only to work myself up into a righteous frenzy of disgust and smarmy moral & ideological superiority.


Something fishy is going on here and it is not fish
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