This entire ordeal has been going on for some time.
Let me give you as brief an overview as I can:
In the summer of 2019, I built a female bat-like Moc I named Crumpets.
I posted her and her twin sister Syrup to the boards in December, alongside a bunch of other guys I had stuck in my backlog:
While most of the others weren’t particularly notable, Crumpets and Syrup gained an overwhelmingly positive response in the comments. As a result of their popularity, I included a drawing of a fairly unimpressed Crumpets in Monopoly’s Drawings Volume 3 .
While most people in the comments focused their attention on my interpretation of a knockoff Vamprah, MooCowsRock instead remarked that Crumpets looked “cute”. This’ll be relevant later.
Following general successes with anything bat-related, I created a third bat, Waffles .
Once again, in what was otherwise a stream of typical comments, MooCowsRock pulled through with a monologue on how he found Waffles “adorable”, intended to build a bat girl for himself, and also threatened me to purchase more pieces to build more bats.
Mainly to tease him, I created another topic, More bats than usual , later that day. The topic was comprised entirely of drawings I’d made of all three bats.
While I did receive a response from MooCowsRock, much more unexpected was the response from everyone else. Ghid claimed his furry radar was going ballistic, Heyzorks and ToaGali416 proclaimed how “cute” they were, Brickbot99 called them “adorable” and Axelford even called them “thicc”.
It was at this point that I realised that I’d accidentally made a decent chunk of the boards members infatuated with plastic bats.
Everything went quiet for a while, until I entered all three bats into Ray7’s ongoing comic, OH HELP HELP! SOMEONE HELP PLEASE!. When I did so, I mentioned how I’d inadvertently made the community simp for them, a notion Ghid agreed with, albeit sadly.
During the conversation with Ghid, I produced a large compilation of every time someone had expressed some kind of attraction to the bats, which resulted in MooCowsRock and Heyzorks making arguments against the quotes, with Heyzorks specifically claiming I’d made a “weird court case”.
Following the conversation, I worked on this comic, mainly as a joke.
However, it seems things have only escalated from there, with Senit having built his own bat girl digitally and aiming to construct a physical one; MooCowsRock now in complete denial of any feelings towards them out of fear of me accusing him again; ToaGali416 giving in and admitting he finds them “adorable”; redstripepakari387 proudly proclaiming how “thicc” they are; and multiple people asking for breakdowns so they can build their own.
I’d imagine this’ll only get worse every time I make something bat-related.