30 years ago is when they started running actual news stories about them. I don't watch the news and I doubt you do either, so it's understandable you never saw these stories. They are also incredibly rare.
>>219068>and I doubt you do either, so it's understandable you never saw these stories.
I used to watch the news quite a bit at that point in my life. I assume the US newsfeed is completely different to UK newsfeed, so I wouldn't be surprised if it never appeared here (until the last 5-10 years) outside of a documentary or "freak show" part of a tv programme.
>They are also incredibly rare.
That kinda lend credence to my view of it, that they're getting popular, maybe not straight away but they're heading there.
They are only getting more popular in that the internet is, and so furries being a mostly internet phenomenon are in turn being more prevalent. They would get news stories in the same way 4chan got their infamous "hacker's on steroids", but in a less damning sort of way. And these sorts of news reports are becoming more common, 8chan got multiple and let's not forget we got our own as well.
>>219071>only on the internet
Dude at this moment in time the internet is the virtually the world and it is the engine that drives trends in the real world. Hell, the reason geekdom has been become so mainstream almost to the point of blandness is because of the internet.
I’m not saying only on the internet. I’m saying the prevalence of the internet in real life is why they are growing more prevalent.
Then we're in agreement I guess.
Maybe not directly related but it's amazing to see people who maybe one or two decades were berating you for spending too much time on computers, are now addicted to their smartphones.
The internet, normnetworks, smartphones, etc, have been at practically 100% saturation for years
I mentioned in the other thread I've reached murrsuit porn. Not proud but it's where I've reached. And it's strange because a lot of them now are athletic twinks and twunks, a far cry from the fat blobs or stick thin nerds that used to be in murrsuit vids. And my female murrsuit folder is still a lot smaller than the male one but compared to before the ratio is a lot more equal than it used to be. And they're no longer hamplanets.
I have no doubt it my mind that the furries will merge into the mainstream.
basado y rojo pastillado
what's murrsuit porn?
Basically fursuit porn. Murrsuits are fursuits with dick and fuck holes in them.>>219329
To be honest I'm not sure if it is based and redpilled.
Ey, if I'm wrong then maybe society won't be (completely) heading for a bizarre manchild direction. But I didn't come to that conclusion straightaway, I've watched the fandom go from the fringe to everywhere and only just short of the mainstream.
Yeah furry will just be seen as a form of a roleplay to spice things up. It'll be similar to the mainstreaming of anime.
>>218980>normalfags have been doing this for the past decade and you just noticed?
Literally the next line is>Nothing unusual in these days of commodified geek culture>>219389
It's probably going to be more insidious than that, I honestly can't imagine how this is going to progress but the fact a lot of porn vids that have dildos nowadays use fucking animal dildos now is slightly concerning. Maybe it just stops there, I don't know but it'll interesting to see how far things go.
What else is there? I've never been part of anything but as far as I can tell there doesn't seem to be anything "new" in terms of subcultures, everything seems to be a throwback to something else.
how do hobbies even work man>>217232
hes pretty cruel there
I just learned that Elon Musk's wife twitter has an anime avatar from a series about review monster succubus hookers.
Just checked,it's true,pack it bois we're fucking done,I hope coronavirus kills all humanity.
Me too. Most of the "wizard" (you know what i mean..) hobbies did indeed get the Big Bang Theory treatment. It's been this way for years and years now.
People will say "who cares about what normies do?" but if anime and epik weeb shit is popular and lamestream, and if I'm sitting here watching anime schlock and posting pictures of anime succubus memes- what makes me different from a normie? Besides the obvious, of course.
It was different 10 years ago, when I was in highschool and could go into the anime club and most people would be talking about lamestream shut like Naruto and BLeach and Vocaloids, at BEST there would be some fujoshit sluts talking about Black Butler.
It was different back then, but as the 2010s came around and "cosplay" became popular amongst normies, and this "cosplay" became even more salacious, and everybody remembers when GamerGate happened as video-games became filled with political correctness and streamlining for the masses, even as early as Skyrim in 2011 (more of a 2012 game though)
It is what it is, too late to complain about anything now, it could never have been stopped.
A non-event that was blown up into stupid proportions and probably sped up the mainstreaming of geek culture.
>It is what it is
Question is now what? It's not as if I'm anywhere near the end of my life even if I've turned wizard last year.
Yep do absolutely nothing except old hobbies for a couple of minutes to ease the itch.
I ask again, what now? It's not as if I'm going to die of a natural death next year, I'm sure I have at least 15-20 painful years left if I'm particularly unhealthy.
I'm being slowly driven insane by the things I keep bumping into.
>>219408>there doesn't seem to be anything "new" in terms of subcultures, everything seems to be a throwback to something else.
That seems to apply to just about everything at this point. Everything now is a reboot or a revival of some sort. I guess it's always been that way to some extent, but if feels so much worse now.
>>221066>I guess it's always been that way to some extent, but if feels so much worse now.
It's worse now because the money machine is repeatedly regurgitating it and people won't stop buying.
Arts and crafts is more of a creative skill than a hobby per se. It can be pursued as a hobby I guess.
I guess I never had a hobby in active sense. Just watching stuff and reading about it. I'm not really good at learning, so that fuck ups most pursuits. I was screwing around in photoshop recently and I barely got anything done. Each time I open it it's like the first time.
Does anyone think there is or there is going to be a class element to normies stealing (or have stolen) geek cultures or subcultures? I've been thinking about figurines and how expensive they were, and the people who bought *usually* *seemed* to be dudes who spent their monthly wageslave or NEETbux while neglecting their other needs.
First off that ship has long since sailed. Second off, the exact thing you mentioned is why class never really became relevant. Poor people are willing to neglect other things to fund their hobby, while rich people can just throw money at it regardless. So either way they can afford it.
well it's been changing since the main anime fans were underachievers and now it's like a geek chic thing.
I don't know, I think I just got worked up over the idea that anybody with a buncha cash could just outright buy "nerd cred". I mean, if you were on a crappy wage or on NEETbux, it meant something to you to spend that much on something. And I guess if you were a rich nerd, it probably meant something as well because "nerd cred" wasn't worth anything outside the community back in those days.
I know this was some time ago and I'm crying over spilt milk. But man…
Now what you ask?
You get to watch everything slowly devolve and degrade in front of you.
>>221714>degrade in front of you
Jesus Christ you aren't wrong about that, it's to the point now where you have to narrow the scope of EVERYTHING you do. Just now I saw the PS5 livestream where there was some anime-esque (clearly) furry game and it's like, what is even left? They've scrapped out literally everything; from body-pillows to hentai to manchild cartoons to plastic collectable crap to games to every freaking fandom, like everything.
I really dont get wizard who bitching about how muh niche hobbies started get noticed and liked by normalfags.
Isnt that just proving in the end wizards are right and ahead of their time?
Norman follow our hobbies because their lives are boring. And thus proving virtual world (game/internet/anime) are infinitely better than meat grinder that is "real life".
>>221974>there was some anime-esque (clearly) furry game
Volcano High or something.>>222016
What? No, it's completely irrelevant if the wizard/nerd/geek stuff is fun or not, it's just in vogue right now and therefore must be assimilated into the mainstream. And in the process it becomes THEIR hobby, THEIR passion, THEIR thing and you become the outsider to what was once yours.
I am waiting for that moment where not only will be made fun of for being a wizard but I'll be made of by trannies and furries.
>What you've never had sex? Even with a man in a dress? Or a dog?
>>222016>Isnt that just proving in the end wizards are right and ahead of their time?
I don't care about that when someone comes and takes a dump on what I love.
>>222036>That's fucking revolting.
Most of furrydom is.
Has he stopped uploading videos? I don't see anymore after 2017.
I "took up" some hobbies throughout my life.
First it was guitar. Surprisingly I kept at it for a few years but never gotten really good at it aside from learning a few songs that I liked.
Then (which is more recent) I started collecting air rifles because I like guns, didn't touch them for months now.
Now I am also into knifes so I started collecting several already. Of course I don't even use them for any purpose because I'm somewhat of a larping retard I guess.
I have no alternative to compare it to since I never had any hobbies so I don't think I can really say what it's like. I just exist, I am trapped in the present, I go from one moment to the next. When the moments require things from me, I try my best to do them but I have very little energy since I am depressed. When moments require nothing of me, I lie in bed on the computer and read various news articles and forums like this one.
I much prefer the moments which require nothing from me because expending effort is anathema to me. I have never liked it or been good at it so I don't do it often. Hobbies just seem like work that people do because they enjoy it only I have never enjoyed work. I used to try and fit in and do things out of peer pressure, but now I just seclude myself because I was never any good at fitting in and all the effort without any rewards for it was making me miserable. I am still miserable living like this, but I am also comfy if that makes any sense.
The same thing for me, but I started to collect music tapes, band t-shirts and GBA games, now I feel like a autistic retard (I am) for buying all this stuff that I very rarely use.
I wonder who or what the new (REAL) wizards are going to be. They are going to have a hell of a time.>>222947
I used to collect old games too till hipsters wrecked the retro games economy. Every retro game is now at least double what they used to go for no matter how common the actual game is, it's insane, I mean even when the game doesn't sell at it's inflated price they won't budge on the price.
>>222776>never had hobbies
That's a lie.
>I've been slowly shedding my old hobbies and interests as they became mainstream (even degenerate otaku porn fetishes have this slowly increasing normalcy) and now I'm down to a couple things I still enjoy a little.
holy shit you failed normie
You should probably leave zoomer.