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Against The Grain: Furs Who Break The Stereotypes

Teriath

The Arrow Stomper
all i have to say is lol wut? to the dragon description. None of the ones I know are on the goth side with all the belts and nonsense, nor do they like macro or hyper. And I know a LOT of them :p Though I must say that most of the otherkin stuff sounds about right :p I don't really know where I'm going with this so I'll just leave it at that.
 

Xipoid

Cameras
Wolves are almost always GRIMDARK and loners who are mystical and super speshul in some way, whether it be because of magic, technology, or whatever. Can do no wrong and are always hailed as being paragons of good - which allows for lots of angst with their badboy ways, which wolves crave. They enjoy the BELTAN ZIPPER fashion as well, with an overt love of blood and wanton violence to up their bad-assery.
Usually can be found with foxes attempting to relieve their ANGST by pushing shit up said vulpine's ass so far that both eventually forget what they were wangsting over(they are usually gay if this did not imply it heavily enough). They are usually demons or gods or angels or such.


Damn, you figured me out pretty quick.
 

Wolf-Bone

Banned
Banned
I'm sure I probably fit someone's stereotype, I just haven't figured out what that is yet. I also think that, while there is a wolf stereotype than many wolves fall into, it's about as far from wolves personality type as you can get.
 

talakestreal

The Laconic Draconic
Dragons are ridiculously dramatic to the point of being hilariously overblown and replete with new-age psychology buzzwords such as Chi, mental entergy, 'magick' and all that fun stuff.
Loves high fantasy and sword-and-sorcery and such. They take everything SUPER SERIOUS and attempt to claim spiritual connection to real live dragons that only they can see.
Are usually Otherkin and highly delusional. They like vore, hyper, and enjoy macro. Their sexual appetite is bottomless, rivaling foxes.
Often they are goth and/or rather GRIMDARK, and if they wear clothes it's usually BELTAN ZIPPAR* type clothes with more buckles, belts, straps, and zips than a Final Fantasy video game. Inclined towards gayness but more often than not they are hermaphrodites.


Not all furries are like this, I'm well aware...and so I'd like to hear from those who have original characters - maybe species that aren't the norm and are widely known.
These are just a few stereotypes, and I could go on for pages and pages about the stereotypes for just these three in detail, let alone of the others(such as horses being incredibly virile, to the tune of being able to fill a gallon container).
Maybe you're a fox who's big, muscular, and stands up for himself? Or you're a wolf with a pleasant attitude and a carefree, bon-vivant personality. If your fursona doesn't adhere to the burgeoning expectancies of the community, then please share the ways you're above the masses here.

*looks down* Nope, no penis. Thus, not a herm. Though am a dragon. ^__^ And I do consider myself to be more masculine/more balanced in gender-identity than most. I'm female-shaped, but my mental status is somewhat of a gray area. ^__^

I'm a dragoness who WAS an otherkin, and now just sorta has a chipper attitude about the entire idea. I figure, if I don't take myself too seriously, people are more likely to take me serious. Life is too short to take everything seriously. It's much more fun to poke fun at oneself. I mean, purely logical thinking says that being an otherkin is pretty much a crock of bullcrap. There is no logical explanation for the entire phenomena.

I am wholly guilty of being new-agey/full of thoughts about magick and the like. I don't think I'll ever outgrow that. It's way too much fun to ever give it up as not being real. As for swords and sorcery, hah, I don't think I ever was into that sort of stuff. I'll leave the RP-drama for the RPkin. Life is interesting enough without trying to make it weirder.

I have a spiritual connection to a real live dragon. That would be myself. I'm only human-shaped. ^__^ So you can see me, hear me, thus I'm not invisible/am not part of that one.

I AM delusional. But then again, I'm not. Because I can admit that my entire existance might be based in an entirely fabricated reality based on a quirk of the brain/mind, I would say I'm less delusional than most.

Meh. I attribute being against the norm to being an old-fart of a dragoness, at least in internet terms. I'm not a teenager anymore, I'm not all GLOOM AND DOOM AND OMG I'M A DRAGON.

I'm more like...meh...I'm a dragoness, this is who I am.

Most everyone fits the stereotypes when they first start out. My first dragoness fursona was an evil black dragoness full of dreams and portents who came damned close to creating an online cult. ^__^ How lovely that I've ended up as a semi-intelligent adult whose only claim to interest is that she has two tails.

And I have next to no sexual appetite. I'm a very very private dragoness and not at all inclined to poke my head into all the draconic yiff places that exist. I find casual yiff-sex to be distasteful.

Never been into the whole goth thing. I find it rather silly. It's just not my sort of scene. I like bright colors too much to ever be the gothic sort.

So, I vary from the norm. Then again, what is normal?

And I tend to ramble, which is a very very typical draconic trait. :p
 

Makki_Wolf

Crazy Wolfie
Wolves are almost always GRIMDARK and loners who are mystical and super speshul in some way, whether it be because of magic, technology, or whatever. Can do no wrong and are always hailed as being paragons of good - which allows for lots of angst with their badboy ways, which wolves crave. They enjoy the BELTAN ZIPPER fashion as well, with an overt love of blood and wanton violence to up their bad-assery.
Usually can be found with foxes attempting to relieve their ANGST by pushing shit up said vulpine's ass so far that both eventually forget what they were wangsting over(they are usually gay if this did not imply it heavily enough). They are usually demons or gods or angels or such.
Im a wolf... Im not goth. :3 I'm hyperactive, feel the need to surround myself with close friends and family. I'm ubber clean in my art and prefer to stay that way. Im just a normal wolf, no demons or angels or such here. I know I do wrong, nobody is perfect. I fail in so many ways possible haha. I suppose I like the zippers and belts... *shrug* I mean it looks kinda cool. But for me? T-shirt and blue jeans FTW! I put the clothes on my fursona that I wear at home. I DO however love the blood ;3 But for my fursona? Its not really her style. Oh and I'm straight! >:c

HA! I win....... Just kidding ;3 That was just interesting. Because a lot of the characters I see around are a lot like those you posted. But I never thought too much about it.
 

makmakmob

Member
This guy is definitely more on the mark than the last one. I expect a lot of the furs who would fulfill these stereotypes are not likely to even bother with this thread in all honesty.
Again, I could be wrong. I'm not stating what I reckon are facts here.
 

Bambi

Joined 2008 - Returned 2022
I smell a drama storm coming. Most furries will claim immunity to a stereotype, due to some tiny difference within their character reference. But I will say that there are many people who have unoriginal, boring characters. This sort of thing is indeed rife in the fandumb. People wish to fit in I suppose, and the more odd the character, the better, at least here. But the problem is, somebody already thought of that, so there ends being just a shade of difference between many characters, so the only thing to distinguish between them is a personality.

Out of all the Deer, I sometimes worry that my personality appears dull or drab.
 
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LizardKing

Guest
Well I'm a straight guy that doesn't like tits, and an otherkin who isn't like FYIAD. I'm well aware of strange it sounds, but since I can't change how I feel I'll just accept it and get on with life. Also I don't like vore and hypertaurherms or whatever. I do sort of fit the goth part, but it's a smarter version; normal black jeans without out extra zips and crap,
and sometimes even a nice black shirt if it's not too warm.
 

Kitsuneluke

the one that bites
why do peeps even portray foxes as over sexed, often gay beings?
 

Baby Giraffe

C4 Bunneh!
Hmm...I'm not "Otherkin" and I'm a dragon. I'm rarely overdramatic. I hate magic and think it's petty. I'm NEVER super serious. I'm nowhere near Goth. My sexual appetite is shallow(One person will for a long time). I'm definantly NOT a herm. ^^;

I guess I mostly go against the grain. =)

Oh yeah. I definantly and skeptical to vore and I don't like hyper or macro....

Diddo. I'm not Dragonkin, I hate dramatics, magic is fun and all but its not logical. I can get super serious but thats when any one would. I'm not Goth, though black is still cool. I have no sexual appetite, haven't had a GF or a BF or done it and i'm 17 and very happy ^.=.^ I'm not a herm either but they are just as fun to play around with.

I'm working on a dragon species that is compleatly against the grain of what was stated originally. Besides, Dragons are better than any furry in my opinion...or anything in general.:grin:

As for vore, hyper, macro and all that. I'm accepting of most things, not into those myself, but I don't care if some one likes them. My friend is into vore. The onlything I hate with a passion is petophilia, rape, and such for obvious reasons.
 
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makmakmob

Member
why do peeps even portray foxes as over sexed, often gay beings?

Because I can't browse any furry site that allows adult content without tripping over fox porn. I mean, there's so much fox porn I have to wear wellington boots to stop it getting all over my feet and staining my socks!
 

Wolf-Bone

Banned
Banned
I wonder if there's a Heaven 4 Werewolves :-(
 
Umm... other the fact that my wolf fursona wears a bloody shirt (Doesn't love blood... hates it and uses it as a reminder.) and has a license to kill, he misses the stereotype by a mile.
 

Kitsuneluke

the one that bites
Because I can't browse any furry site that allows adult content without tripping over fox porn. I mean, there's so much fox porn I have to wear wellington boots to stop it getting all over my feet and staining my socks!

that does not awnser my question
 

makmakmob

Member
People think foxes are 'oversexed, gay beings' because people consistently draw pornography with them in it, doing stuff! I mean, if every other picture I see with a fox in it involves him/her sucking a wang I will start to think that's what they do.
 

Kitsuneluke

the one that bites
stereotypes are focused at the majority, so if say 2000 foxes are Sexcrazed the whole fursona will be persecuted
 

Tagwyn

Proud Future Soldier
Would saying I'm a Straight Male furry be against the grain?
 

Shark_the_raptor

I'm in love with a pizza.
It's on FA sadly. But when it becomes available, I'll post it up. Wait a minute, searching, searching. FOUND. Moonstalker is a GOD, and I drew much of my inspiration for my char from this pic. Here ya go. And no, I didn't draw it, Moonstalker did. I have some crappy doodles though.
http://i36.tinypic.com/1gt7p1.jpg

Nice, Azure. And it's clean. :)

I dunno about raptors unless it's these kind of raptors: http://img160.imageshack.us/img160/2496/ut2007raptor1nc6.jpg

But when I see you, you normally are a pretty nice person to hang around. =/

Awesome pic, dude.

Reptiles that aren't dragons(lizard, raptors, and such)aren't as widespread but many of the tropes that apply to wolves apply to reptiles - heavy goth/industrialist look with chains, belts, zippers and such, an inclination towards drama and a feeling of "us vs. them" since they are a minority amongst the furs. They do their best to stand out even if it goes to the point of whoring one's self out like a five dollar prostitute to every single artist solely to build up their name, or attaching themselves to popular Dragons in high places. All in all, reptiles are a rather boring set and don't stand out much, so I didn't bother nitpicking at them.o

It's a shame, really. In their zeal to stand out from the crowd reptiles ended up falling in to the black pit of mediocrity along with 78% of the furry fandom. Many of them are actually nice people, too...

;)
 

Bambi

Joined 2008 - Returned 2022
Would saying I'm a Straight Male furry be against the grain?

Depends. ^.-
 
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