I'm too shy =(
No... Saves me from lots of explaining/embarrassment. Don't think my parents would mind though...
That's cool manExactly my point...why be embarrased about being furry?
Because if you are embarrassed by it, then you are saying that's it's wrong...
I've just found out about the fandom a few weeks ago, and aint no one gonna even try to dull my impression of it, or what it is.
We are who we are...be proud of it.
That's cool man
I'm fine with the fact I'm a furry too. Its just that me, and most likely many others, aren't concerned of the way they feel about the fandom but the way others do.
Karegian your story is really the same for me ever since I young i was a bit miserable as a kid and furries explain my love of me and my friends childish games back then but after playing FF12 and using fran all the time which transfered to my art and internet searches untill it turned to a full on furry characters.
untill recently i didn't know what to do with it but now i've found this site and forum full of like minded people and the existence of conventions i have become.........
PROUD TO BE A FURRY
the bad press is only probably because furries are confused with beastiality
which is really Bad Press, thats my thoughts anyway
here is how my conversation would go:
me: mom, im a furry.
mom: whats a furry?
me: it someone that likes art based off animals.
mom: oh, ok.
2 mins later.
mom: its not a cult is it?
me: no! why would i join a cult?
mom: i searched wikipedia and found out what "furry" means!
me: dont believe wikipedia! thats not true!
mom: i have already made up my mind! I AM BURNING YOUR COMPUTER!
me: *an hero*
my mom wouldn't start out that mellow. She'd start wigging out thinking it's some sort of culture that praises satan or something like that.
my mom found a book of mine mentioning magick while i was gone to a camp, and while i was gone, she proceeded to read it, shred it, burn it, and burry the ashes. she is a HYPER christian.
[don't watch nailpin's...the ending.]my parents know but like most others parent don't know what the hell im on
and i cant be bothered showing them what cause knowing them they would want 2 be one too lol
although i did tell them to watch thevideo for moby's Beautiful
what a celebration to all that is *furries*
(although they now think im a swinger)
Erm, I know I'm new to the fandom, but I'm curious as to why so many furries seem to be "ashamed" of being furry...
Maybe "ashamed" isn't the right word for it...but people seem to think that by telling others what it is, would make them automatically hate you...
Just my opinion on this...but by either lying to others, or denying it to them that you are part of the fandom, and/or are furry...you are only justifying their ignorance of it, and you are in fact agreeing with them that it's "wrong"...