what makes you cringe and/or facepalm?

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"Bill Nye's "Sex Junk Rap Video featuring Rachel Bloom - The Most Cringy in Human History

this doesn't fit in the angry, happy, or sad threads... wtf am i watching?

this sure as heck better not be available for kids to see cause this... we have enough things trying to ruin humanity's future. let's not add this to the list.


furries


The fanfiction I wrote when I was a teenager. The only good one was the last one where I look at what I created and destroy everything. That one was also a true story. I destroyed every copy on every site. I still get fan mail asking why I don't put it back, and I'm like, "I love books and I chose to destroy it. That should mean something."

Also, just how much bravado 15-year-old!me hid behind. Basically I faked interest in sex and fighting to try to appear normal. The problem wasn't how I went about it. The problem was it worked enough that nobody believes I was lying. Just the things I said and digging myself deeper because I can't ever perform the simple task of saying something that doesn't sound hostile like any normal human being can do.


Prepare yourself

For some reason, I laugh uncontrollably when I cringe.


treos said:
"Bill Nye's "Sex Junk Rap Video featuring Rachel Bloom - The Most Cringy in Human History

this doesn't fit in the angry, happy, or sad threads... wtf am i watching?

this sure as heck better not be available for kids to see cause this... we have enough things trying to ruin humanity's future. let's not add this to the list.

Even without the message, that song would still be cringy. The dance moves, the voice fluctuations, it could've been done a lot better.

I feel sorry for vanilla, being pressured into a situation he clearly doesn't want to be in. Just leave him be. It reminds me of those anti-drug PSAs from primary school.


BlueDingo said:
Even without the message, that song would still be cringy. The dance moves, the voice fluctuations, it could've been done a lot better.

I feel sorry for vanilla, being pressured into a situation he clearly doesn't want to be in. Just leave him be. It reminds me of those anti-drug PSAs from primary school.

I still cringe at the Will Smith one. Not because of how cheesy it was, but because none of it even rhymed, or was forced.


people with >3k wins in League but they're still Bronze


i just remembered something...ugly...

4 "top 5" videos from tyrannicon... of some of the ugliest things to ever come out of character creation...

Dragon Age Inquisition note: about the last character in this one, the "Golden Deceiver". no, i am NOT trying to attack, slam, or otherwise antagonize anything...though something tells me a ticket might soon say otherwise anyway. >.>

Bloodborne o_O is that micheal jackson on the thumbnail? *shudder*

Mass Effect Andromeda oh man, that thumbnail. lol

and lastly, Fallout 4 zombie...? thumbnal

these are some ugly characters... some of these look like the whole ugly tree fell on them.

edit: whoops, got the dragon age title wrong. fixed it


treos said:
i just remembered something...ugly...

4 "top 5" videos from tyrannicon... of some of the ugliest things to ever come out of character creation...

I thought the whole point of char creators was to drag all the facial proportion sliders to their minimum or maximum levels and see what happens.


Remembering my past and looking back at how much of a 'Edgy' dork I was.
I can still see me now ಠ_ಠ


I facepalm when people comment on article/video without reading/watching it. This is always so stupid.

And I cringe really hard at videos with furries acting like animals/little kids.


I once made Stephen Hawking an important NPC in a fantasy D&D game.

Also, my old flash movies. Some of them are on Newgrounds. Maybe the fact that I lost the rest to a virus was a mercy. Like the real life Marauder Shields was saving me.

Full House. I can't believe I thought this crap was funny.

You want cringe? look up posts from the original Happy Tree Friends forum by the user "eaglewing". This isn't some calling out thing either. That guy, eaglewing? That was me when I was a teenager. I'm actually kind of glad most of the posts were destroyed when the site went under.


Notkastar said:
Remembering my past and looking back at how much of a 'Edgy' dork I was.
I can still see me now ಠ_ಠ

Same, except I wasn't being an edgelord back then, I was being an awkward twat when I tried to deal with getting my bullies to leave me alone back then.

There was a time that I go so mad at a bully back then, I hit him with my lunchbox...but I hit him in the ass. And when the other kids that saw it happen were laughing at me (even the bully) I didn't understand why I was being laughed at.


Emotions like that must be nice


Furrykitten34 said:
Emotions like that must be nice

from before a certain someone went and purged all but the latin from the western section

copy/paste is your friend. ;)

the reason this "Crissov" person gave for the removal of all non-latin western emoticons was this: "separate tables for upright emoticons and sideways non-emoticon line art, only :っ) :っC ಠ_ಠ and ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) (Lenny) have been removed, because they contain characters not found in Latin 1–9 (ISO 8859))"

and... to this day, this still goes unreversed. oh but emojis got added to the page... latin and eastern emojis that is.

i wonder if theres another site with a more complete list somewhere that includes ALL western emoticons. not just the latin ones.


Une thing I find really REALLY cringy is when people put glasses on furries. It just takes me out of the moment...I grew up with "furries" like Bugs Bunny and Micky Mouse...do any of them wear glasses? NO. So when I do see them on a furry character it goes from "oh, what a cute fox girl" to "oh, great, a self-insert character...UGH."

My thinking on this gets really deep, but I'll try to keep it brief...basically I feel sad for people who use being a furry as an escape from their real existence. I assume they must have been hurt by so many people in their lives they just start thinking that animals are better than people, and thus they want to BECOME an animal. I love furry art, but when I catch a whiff of that desperation...that wanting to become an animal rather than a human, it just kind of ruins the piece for me. Glasses are a signifier of that more often than not, because they're mostly left out of furry art unless the artist is trying to recreate a real person in a furry form.


^ I'm gonna request glasses in my next commission

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Dyrone said:
Une thing I find really REALLY cringy is when people put glasses on furries. It just takes me out of the moment...I grew up with "furries" like Bugs Bunny and Micky Mouse...do any of them wear glasses? NO. So when I do see them on a furry character it goes from "oh, what a cute fox girl" to "oh, great, a self-insert character...UGH."

My thinking on this gets really deep, but I'll try to keep it brief...basically I feel sad for people who use being a furry as an escape from their real existence. I assume they must have been hurt by so many people in their lives they just start thinking that animals are better than people, and thus they want to BECOME an animal. I love furry art, but when I catch a whiff of that desperation...that wanting to become an animal rather than a human, it just kind of ruins the piece for me. Glasses are a signifier of that more often than not, because they're mostly left out of furry art unless the artist is trying to recreate a real person in a furry form.

1. has... it ever crossed your mind that it might just be a character design choice and nothing else? because glasses are very often used in visual storytelling. they can be used to tell what character is like (scientist, pathetic gamer, old, strict, teacher, nerdy, smart etc)

2. theres whole bunch of anthro characters who wear glasses in mainstream media. for example scrooge mcduck

3. my fursona has glasses because the character represents me. its not that deep, im not trying to escape from reality or try to become animal or whatever.


Knotty_Curls said:
^ I'm gonna request glasses in my next commission

That's fine...I'll most likely never see it.

Mutisija said:
1. has... it ever crossed your mind that it might just be a character design choice and nothing else? because glasses are very often used in visual storytelling. they can be used to tell what character is like (scientist, pathetic gamer, teacher, nerdy, smart, etc)

I'm fine with glasses that fit the archetype of the character, it's the random pair of glasses that irks me.

Mutisija said:
2. theres whole bunch of anthro characters who wear glasses in mainstream media. for example scrooge mcduck

His glasses are so small I honestly forgot he even had them...he gets a pass cause he's old, and also because I'm fairly sure he's not anyone's fursona. Still, that's one character out of hundreds. The vast majority don't wear glasses.

Mutisija said:
3. my fursona has glasses because the character represents me. its not that deep, im not trying to escape from reality or try to become animal or whatever.

So in your fantasy you still have poor eyesight? As a glasses-wearer myself I would have taken that opportunity to "fix" my eyesight.

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Dyrone said:
He wears a monocle, and I'm talking specifically about glasses. Is that really the best example you could think up? One that doesn't even qualify?

no??? and i didnt list anything else because i dont know what the character names are in english.

So in your fantasy you still have poor eyesight? As a glasses-wearer myself I would have taken that opportunity to "fix" my eyesight.

its.. not "my fantasy"?? its literally just a character that represents me. and since the character represents me, they have glasses.


All kinds of people have glasses and it's not like glasses are a character flaw


Mutisija said:
no??? and i didnt list anything else because i dont know what the character names are in english.

For some reason at first I remembered a monocle, then I realized my mistake and tried to correct myself as fast as possible, but you're just too fast for me.

Mutisija said:
its.. not "my fantasy"?? its literally just a character that represents me. and since the character represents me, they have glasses.

So imagine you were like 300 pounds...is your fursona automatically 300 pounds? What if you had a club foot...does the fursona have a club foot? You're artificially imposing those restrictions. Your fursona can be, and often is for a lot of people, anything you want it to be.

Sorry to like...generalize people or whatever. I'm just trying to explain where my distaste comes from...not saying that EVERYONE who has glasses on their fursona necessarily thinks like that...glasses just remind me of those people, and they DO exist btw.

Promestein said:
All kinds of people have glasses and it's not like glasses are a character flaw

I fuckin hope not...I wear glasses irl...

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Dyrone said:
So imagine you were like 300 pounds...is your fursona automatically 300 pounds? What if you had a club foot...does the fursona have a club foot? You're artificially imposing those restrictions. Your fursona can be, and often is for a lot of people, anything you want it to be.

actually thats p much exactly what i do. im overweight, my fursona is too. i have ugly scarring and wounds on my body, i put them on my fursona too. i even make my fursona's hairstyle match mine. i dont want my fursona to be some sexy and flawless version of me, i just want the character to represent me realistically. only exception is that i depict often my character being gone through transitioning which i havent done yet because its ridiculously difficult to get those treatments here.


Dyrone said:
So in your fantasy you still have poor eyesight? As a glasses-wearer myself I would have taken that opportunity to "fix" my eyesight.

I wear prescription glasses but I still have great eyesight without them.


TheHuskyK9 said:
I wear prescription glasses but I still have great eyesight without them.

How does that work? I assume your eyesight has to be crappy in some area (nearsighted/farsighted/etc.) for the glasses to be necessary. If you wear prescription glasses describing your eyesight as "great" is a bit of a stretch. To describe your eyesight as "great" you'd need 20/20 or even 20/15 imo.


Dyrone said:
How does that work? I assume your eyesight has to be crappy in some area (nearsighted/farsighted/etc.) for the glasses to be necessary. If you wear prescription glasses describing your eyesight as "great" is a bit of a stretch. To describe your eyesight as "great" you'd need 20/20 or even 20/15 imo.

I also wear glasses. For most cases I don't really need to wear them, however I cannot read small text too far away or writing on a whiteboard, so in those cases I need to have glasses. It's like a thing of duality, for general purposes my eyesight is okay but for those things and more I need them.


TheHuskyK9 said:
I wear prescription glasses but I still have great eyesight without them.

lucky you, everything past ~1 foot away is a blur without mine. and i'm currently overdue for a checkup and a new pair as things are now getting slightly blurry even when i AM wearing this pair.

Near Sightedness: great for reading but crap for everything else past a certain distance.

i can see well enough to get around without glasses but that's about it unless i have my face seemingly glued to something to see it clearly.


Dyrone said:
How does that work? I assume your eyesight has to be crappy in some area (nearsighted/farsighted/etc.) for the glasses to be necessary. If you wear prescription glasses describing your eyesight as "great" is a bit of a stretch. To describe your eyesight as "great" you'd need 20/20 or even 20/15 imo.

Eye doc said I am slightly farsighted but I can see and function just fine without glasses. You don't have to have super terrible eyesight to have glasses. Some peeps just need them for certain things, like reading fine print up close.


I have characters with less-than-stellar eyesight as well as other disabilities. Something might be fantasy, but having a story that's only flawless characters is really goddamn boring.

To a lot of people, their characters are supposed to be like people, not just generic cartoon characters from saturday morning tv shows.


Vision problems or no, there's also a glasses fetish. Even without it being a fetish, a lot of people just like how they look and this factors into their choice of glasses vs contacts or even surgery. If someone likes how they look with glasses why wouldn't their fantasy version include them? Same thing with fat characters- if someone doesn't see their weight as something that needs correction, why should they feel pressured to draw their character at a lower weight? It's their fantasy, their ideal, their image, not yours.