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Against The Grain: Furs Who Break The Stereotypes

Azure

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This thread is full of deniers, as I said it would be...
 

SachiCoon

Member
I'd like to think Sachi is unique from every other furry raccoon, because that's really what I was aiming for when I made her. I'm not really aware of the raccoon stereo types or if there even ARE ones, but I was kind of getting sick of "generic anthro raccoon". So here are some things about her that I hoped would make her stand out in a crowd.

1. Sachi isn't an anthro, she's a regular feral raccoon. That in itself makes her unique amongst the furry world. I'm aware there are other feral furries, but it's just so rare you see them.

2. She's not your typical brown or grey raccoon, she's actually a vanilla-white with cream colored markings (mask, rings, etc).

3. She's not an overly hyperactive, cock slut, that has to steal everything in a 10 mile radius.
 

Megatherion

Bite the flower
Furries trying to not be stereotypical is stereotypical.
 

makmakmob

Member
Furs pointing out flaws in peoples logic is also stereotypical :p
 

Draco_2k

Rawr.
Huh. I follow all three stereotypes, though not to a full extent - and I wouldn't say that forms even 1% of my visible personality. Does that count as stereotypical?
 

Anbessa

Member
furries FApping off to gay pr0n are stereotypical.
furries raping grammar and spelling on regular basis because of the LULZ are, too.

I might be an anthro lion, but I am not that tall, have the muscles of a dedicated craftsman (i.e. about 1/3 Schwarzenegger, if ever) and my male genitals have normal size. I also don't run around and kill the offspring of my packs' former owner.

wait, that's uncivilized anyway, so let's skip that.

even if RPing I think I'm very far off anything people would associate with large felines. I also do not jump everything that moves, has moved, or maybe will move at some point in the future.

hybrid stereotypes? mostly that they tend to use species that are so far away from each other in the gene pool their genitals wouldn't even connect... I especially 'love' those who want to tell me there are real-live hybrids of wolf/coyote or wolf/fox, or coyote/fox, or small cat/raccoon... granted, if someone manages to blend the mix well there are some fascinating characters to be found. but only if.

dog stereotypes? dunno, I know a couple dogs, but neither of them seem to act like the other.
does that count as stereotype?
 

Azure

100% organic vegan hubbas
ANGRY BRIT IS NOT AMUSED...
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makmakmob

Member
Fuck, I didn't know there where any pictures of me on the net!
 
hybrid stereotypes? mostly that they tend to use species that are so far away from each other in the gene pool their genitals wouldn't even connect... I especially 'love' those who want to tell me there are real-live hybrids of wolf/coyote or wolf/fox, or coyote/fox, or small cat/raccoon... granted, if someone manages to blend the mix well there are some fascinating characters to be found. but only if.

Yeah, I've seen a lot of crazy combinations... like DRAGON-WOLF, various FELINE-CANINE mixtures, and even that weird MONKEY-CAT thing. Monkeys don't have sex with cats, that's just way out of line.
 

Anbessa

Member
Yeah, I've seen a lot of crazy combinations... like DRAGON-WOLF, various FELINE-CANINE mixtures, and even that weird MONKEY-CAT thing. Monkeys don't have sex with cats, that's just way out of line.

agreed. it would make sens eif they stated it was some kind of experiment, or for the lulz... but some people out there take it to a way too serious level.

hm. dragon-wolf can look very nifty, btw. if done right, of course.
ah, but don't forget the weird colourings. I just wait until we see a metallic-blue dragon with metallic silver lining, chrome trimming, white-wall tyres and vinyl roof top. :)
 

slashersivi

Member
I don't put too much stock in stereotypes...sure there are people who fit them or they wouldn't exist, but why must we obsess over them? :p This fandom is, in my opinion, mainly about expressing oneself and if they want to express themselves in a stereotypical way, who am I to cluck at them?

I suppose you can point your finger and say I fit the "hybrid" stereotype, but I don't claim to be a hybrid. I call my character a "conglomeration" when people ask what it is, heh. I created my fursona out of three of my favorite animals which I felt suited my personality. The panda - could eat all day, a bit chubby, and a nod to my Chinese heritage. The cat - lazy, easily-amused, somewhat bi-polar (can go from affectionate/playful to hissy/aloof pretty quick). And finally the donkey - stubborn, not easily pushed around, often not taken seriously, and because I'm a Democrat.
For all intents and purposes, my fursona is me with a different physical appearance. I never draw her sexually because I'm not much of a sexual person myself. She wears the clothes I wear, except when I don't draw any clothes on her heh.

Ah, but I do have another character that fits the "furry" stereotype well enough - in that he's gay and likes to take it up the ass (*badum-tsshh!*). xD Bill, my blue burro boy. Where he breaks the stereotype is his species - don't see many donkeys - and the fact he is muscled but has some chub, so not exactly beefcake but definitely not a fat fur.
 
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Antiroo

New Member
Things that make a furry: Fur/scales/non-human skin all over, muzzle or snout, tail. If it lacks one of these (with exception for the tail one), it's not a furry.


Anthropomorphic animal means an animal with human traits, not a human that hunts cats for sport to make a pair of ears out of the filted skins to put on his/her head.


Anthropomorphic animal is the definition of furry.


I was thinking you had to fit the adjective form of furry, as in having hair all over, before you could fit the noun form

But i'm also not willing to add in the anime catgirls with like spots and stuff on their face, thats not furry either :<
 

Tesune Nyghtwolf

Run Free Always.....
well im a wolf, and a stereotype ive noticeed is that wolves are considered dominant for sum reason. well im extremely submissive, feminine at that, my fursona is as well. (my fursona is me basically, just as a wolf fur). yea, im ver loyal and work hard to keep myfriends happy. i dont think im a bad ass, but i get this thing where i find myself the center of attention often. im kinda giggly and silly, more like wat would be considered a bunny according to my friends, kinda....um blond acting too. im a lil mystical, but i have a kinda "its watever" attitude about everthing. i guess some stereotypes would apply to me, but alot dont as well
 

GatodeCafe

Cowardly Coyote
I reckon I'm just your average greasy old coyote. I mean. I smoke, I drink, I cook, I have a passion for foreign cultures and English profanity. I play the guitar, I'm writing a novel. I like fucking. I reckon I'm just a furry Anthony Bourdain, really.
 

Ride_the_Lightning

RTL for short (obviously...)
Foxes are sexfiends who can never get enough cock and tend towards loose sexual morals. Chances are, the animal taking it up the rear from someone else is a skinny fox, often with a silly expression on his face.
They are the backbone of the fandom and chances are if someone knows a furry it is highly probably that it is a fox. They have little interest in anything aside from the next yiff. Usually gay.

Well, I chose a fox a fursona, but it could have easily been a wolf as well (it came down to flippin' a coin). Well, I mostly do watch yiff, but that's basically porn, I.E. the majority of images in existence. Skinny? Well, it's rather a normal build. Loose sexual morals? I actually have some very strict morals. And silly expression on my face? It's actually more bored/serious, and all in all the appearance and behaviour of a gentleman. And not gay (as far as I know).
 

mctanuki

Fursuiting Nerd
Don't people tend to choose their fursona based on their personality? It would stand to reason, then, that the people claiming those fursonae would do so because they feel those things apply to them. It is not then that people of a specific fursona tend to fit into certain stereotypes, but that people who fit into certain stereotypes tend to choose specific fursonae.

Myself, I am the stereotypical Tanuki.
 

PaperRabbit

Wishes she was a wolf XD !
Don't people tend to choose their fursona based on their personality? It would stand to reason, then, that the people claiming those fursonae would do so because they feel those things apply to them. It is not then that people of a specific fursona tend to fit into certain stereotypes, but that people who fit into certain stereotypes tend to choose specific fursonae.

Myself, I am the stereotypical Tanuki.

I think that's the way it should be done, and that's the reason I'm specifically a dwarf rabbit. However some people choose the animal they like the best and not the one that really goes with their personality. Following the already established stereotypes before researching the animal for their fursona beforehand.

Foxes and wolves for example are popular in stories and some cultures and I guess that's the reason people easily relate to them. As such they tend to be a first (or second) choice when trying to establish a fursona n.n;
 

horndawg

PAY ATTENTION TO ME.
I reckon I'm just your average greasy old coyote. I mean. I smoke, I drink, I cook, I have a passion for foreign cultures and English profanity. I play the guitar, I'm writing a novel. I like fucking. I reckon I'm just a furry Anthony Bourdain, really.

Holy shit, someone with a fully-functioning character. You sir have SHATTERED the stereotypes with your modesty more than any of us self-absorbed "I bet I can grab the stars" kind. And with a Bourdain reference, too. Nice.
 

SparkOfMortality

Just checkin' in
I'm sorry but from my experience the dragon guy NAILED this stuff. Like through the balls.

To all the "my character is nothing like that!"ers: Well no shit. They're stereotypes. How often do you meet people that fit their ethnic stereotype to a tee? I only know one. The point is that these archetypes are peoples typical knee-jerk reactions to each species. Half dragons and their wayward spiritualistic crap have made a name for themselves as egotisitcal, mightier than thou, desperate to be special emofags, and foxes have made a name for themselves as metally unidirectional, voracious dongovores.

I respect the fact that you guys have unique characters who have obvious thought put into them and express a little of you, but I would respect you more if you could all laugh at your subl\culture like the first guy can :D

I mean, I have so little to be proud of, if I couldn't laugh at myself I'd have gone snooker loopy long ago.
 
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