Holy crap. Seriously. I can't believe the controversy around this character. See, I don't hate furries. I've said this countless times. I have many friends who are furries. Yet poking fun at this character, which is practically interchangable with Judeth Mossman or Alyx Vance seemed to constantly spell the words, "DAS BO SCHITT HATES FURRIES!"
For the longest time, I didn't know who Renamon even was, but her appearance was about as common as that fucking obnoxious "awesome smiley" you see everywhere. People's in-game spray logos, Steam avatars, YouTube avatars, Renamon tribute videos pop up in "related videos" when not related whatsoever, a number of un-creative people's fursonas were of Renamon, models of it on the Garrysmod.org front page and even re-models of Alyx Vance in Half-Life 2. Irritation with it's constant appearance grew until Google images started wishing the destruction of my eyeballs by favoring porn images of Renamon more and more when I was searching for images to go into the videos. It wasn't until I finally started asking around a couple friends that I knew it was from a kid's show that I only distinctly knew of called Digimon. Disturbing. To this day, I STILL don't know why people hold this weird yellow thing in such high regard.
The moment I poked literally a split second of fun at her by having UberKleiner blow her away in the 10,000 subscriber milestone video, YouTube freaked. "HOLY SHIT, DAT WAS RENAMON, YOU HATE FURRIES!" "What have you got against Renamon?!" "Good job blowing that bitch away!" Certain individuals even said they went through spells of depression for days because of this fictional character and wished death upon me. It was as though I backed over furry Jesus with my car! The reaction wasn't really scary as it was ... rather amusing. I poke fun at all kinds of people in the videos, even if it wasn't even directly aimed at who they were or what they stood for. They were just in the dopey crossfire like any other person, but when Renamon is thrown into the crossfire, people flip out. I mean, I really liked Alyx Vance in all the Half-Life 2 episodes and yet I still make her hump things and get blown up. Obviously there's still plenty of level-headed furries who don't mind fun being poked at Renamon, but some of them need to seriously lighten the hell up.
Now to be fair, yeah, Renamon is standing out a little more to me than just a random ragdoll to be caught in the crossfire, mainly because she's practically just another "awesome smiley", overused and freaking everywhere. I guess when I think about it, I don't really HATE her, I'm just sick of seeing her. Think of it as my silly little way of coping ... boo hoo ... (lulz). Plus, I find some of the much weirder fan's over-the-top responses to her being maimed amusing because I'm a disturbed fuck, hur hur.
There. You have been informed of my trivial little irritation. Now get back to work. Those awkward, angry private messages of hatred toward my Renamon maimings aren't going to type themselves.