The “Furry” Problem

peterandcompany:

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Fair warning: there is some slight language in this post.

My name is Jonathan Ponikvar. I’m the creator of Peter & Company and an avid cartoon fan; I have been trying (successfully or not) to draw them since I first discovered the magic of crayons and markers. Like most kids in the 80’s I grew up watching a crazy amount of cartoons. My favorites were the cartoons and films of Warner Brothers, Disney, and Don Bluth, so my earliest and crappiest of doodles always revolved around those characters in some way.

As I grew older and began seriously getting into cartooning, I noticed something odd going on around me: the cartoon animal was quickly becoming an endangered species. The animal designs of the 80’s and 90’s TV cartoons were being seen less and less in modern times within the industries that they helped create.

How could this happen? Are people just no longer interested in funny talking animals?

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This is the issue with a lot of things people like in general, especially in an open forum such as the internet. We just got critically hit by it since your average message board denizen seems to be encouraged to attack our community as a whole, anywhere they can, and whether you know all the details or not.

Generally someone who likes something will just +like it, maybe share with their friends, and then move on. People who don’t like something seem to be the ones who take the time to leave the negative comments and hate towards the thing in question, whether legitimate or ‘troll’ comments.

This is why I think the industry seems to be changing this way, the very few complimentary comments they DO get are lost in the flood of hate and complaints. No content producer (who was uninformed about the subject anyway), would keep going a certain direction if what they see is all this bad feedback and very little else. 

If you like something, anything, TELL them you like it, LEAVE your positive review. As much as it seems like a waste of time, if you DON’T do it, Mr. “Fucking Furfags!!!11” will be the ONLY one all the companies reading will be ABLE to listen to, and they will make most if not ALL their decisions based on them alone.

So, save a community, donate your good comments and reviews today!

Sorry for ‘da Miiverse dump guys, needed to catch them up to the most recent.

We get it Gren, stop rubbing it in. We’ll be in the next one for sur-
DEL, HE CAN MAKE WATER COME OUT OF HIS HANDS!
*sigh*

We get it Gren, stop rubbing it in. We’ll be in the next one for sur-

DEL, HE CAN MAKE WATER COME OUT OF HIS HANDS!

*sigh*

This caption here is to remind you that the Pokédex says that the average size of a Charizard is five-foot seven. I mad too.

This caption here is to remind you that the Pokédex says that the average size of a Charizard is five-foot seven.
I mad too.

Nothing says “I can’t sleep and it’s 3 in the morning” like some Delphox drawan.

Nothing says “I can’t sleep and it’s 3 in the morning” like some Delphox drawan.

Charizard found a more relevant and welcoming club than the “No Homers” one he joined a while ago.

Charizard found a more relevant and welcoming club than the “No Homers” one he joined a while ago.

GOTTA GO FAST

GOTTA GO FAST

Ahh Hilda, one of the very few humans I draw.
Also, totally not where I got Flayra’s hairstyle from, nope, not one bit!

Ahh Hilda, one of the very few humans I draw.

Also, totally not where I got Flayra’s hairstyle from, nope, not one bit!

Shaddup Goodra, I recently drew you for the MSP thread so I still had your general look in mind somewhat!
But yeah I agree with you about the Unown, I need to state that as a language I know on official documents from now on.

Shaddup Goodra, I recently drew you for the MSP thread so I still had your general look in mind somewhat!

But yeah I agree with you about the Unown, I need to state that as a language I know on official documents from now on.

Zomg a border kind of thing! It feels like I’m there right now!

Zomg a border kind of thing! It feels like I’m there right now!

I’m still pretty sure it came out wrong, I need to get up in that Amie one-uh these days.

I’m still pretty sure it came out wrong, I need to get up in that Amie one-uh these days.

It’s Fur Dynamite!

It’s Fur Dynamite!

blu put those two requests on the booru, if you want to post them anywhere else, please do it without the request attached.
Anonymous

Were you the one in the MSP Goodra thread, bruh? I said ‘dey didn’t even get past the scribbly stick figure sketchy phase, so there’s nothing to post D:

I could be drawing right now
me every single minute of the day 24/7 (via yuunachi)
garyphon:

Lydia and Flayra are ready to take the night. In accompany with bludragoon.

garyphon:

Lydia and Flayra are ready to take the night. In accompany with bludragoon.