Maybe one person will care about this, aside from myself. I want to get it off my chest.
Furry stories: What's the point?
Maybe you want to write about characters you or your furry friends created. I guess that's okay.
I'm not looking down on stories that feature an Earth with both humans and furries, and even less so on fantasy or sci-fi settings with anthropomorphic races.
I'm talking about Earth-analogues where everyone is an anthro something or other, but everything else is the same. Why? Why is it important that these stories contain furries? Sure, maybe you like them, but you've got to think of reasons for writing real-world stories in a setting that isn't quite the real world. Have you created some new dynamic of racial tension across species lines? That's really the only reason I can think of to have a world populated by furries of every sort and nothing else.
I dunno. I've never written a "furry" story for precisely this reason. And sure, great writers on this site have created furry stories. But the characters and plots would have been just as memorable had said characters been human. The reasoning: that's what I want to know.