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Anyone in your family know you're a furry?

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The Monster Under Your Bed
here is how my conversation would go:
me: mom, im a furry.
mom:.........
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*
 

Karegian

Hear me ROAR!!!
No... Saves me from lots of explaining/embarrassment. Don't think my parents would mind though...

Exactly 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. :)
 

Marodi

New Member
Exactly 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.
 

Kyra

Member
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)
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Karegian

Hear me ROAR!!!
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.

Yeah, I've heard that the fandom has gotten some bad press...and only bad press...

I know that this is like other things, such as being gay or bisexual...and trust me, for the longest time I was afraid of what others thought of me...

Was nothing to do with the fandom though, or even my sexuality...it was during my younger years...and even until recently. I always thought that I was weird...as I'm sure most others have...I was always so self concious as to how I looked, how others looked at me and things like that...

But trust me...since I found out about the fandom...that's ALL changed. I now know who I am. Someone I've been my whole life, and ONLY just found out about it...

I know there are many who feel like I did...that they are alone, or they are scared of others finding out about this...

All I'm saying is that (as I've been told myself), don't give anyone the wrong idea about the fandom...don't belittle yourselves just cause some don't understand or get the wrong idea...be proud of yourselves...after all, from what I said earlier...I'd rather be part of this community, than the one that hates it...don't you agree?

And as far as my future goes...I'm definitely going to be either making or buying a fursuit...As now I've found this community...I aint letting go :)
 

Kyra

Member
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
 
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Karegian

Hear me ROAR!!!
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

Glad to hear it...

As for the bad press, I haven't seen any myself, it's just what I've read on things like Wikifur and other websites. Something about CSI and MTV...

The only bit I've seen is yeah the beastiality and zoophilia bits...but as most have said, it's mainly people who don't understand furry, or don't even take the time to...
 

Hollow-Dragon

*huggles meh tail* :3
here is how my conversation would go:
me: mom, im a furry.
mom:.........
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.
 

X

The Monster Under Your Bed
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.
 

Quiet269

Member
You're mom is crazy...
like... really crazy...

Although my grandma said she would kick me out of the house if she ever found out I watched porn... (any porn)

... so... I kinda know how you feel
 

Nylak

Angry Otter
The sad thing is, I don't think my parents would disown me, or fly off the handle, or...anything. I'm pretty sure it would just be a major disappointment, and then they'd just blame themselves, and then I'd sulk off and hide in a corner and disown myself out of self-induced shame/embarassment that's of such a degree that I could never face my family again. My sister, clinical psychologist, also gay, would doubtlessly try to psychoanalyze me or something.

It would be a messy, horrible affair, but not very dramatic and sorely anticlimactic, and entirely not worth the stress. So I'll be avoiding it, I think.
 

TheRedRaptor

Frot me baby!
Why hide it?
My Window XP features Fender, and my Vista desktop features an anthropomorphic Alien.
Plus there is a t-shirt hanging in plain sight.
I hope my mother never reads my note book though.
 

Xan_vega

Member
Most of my family knows I am. My own family knew I was since I was young, my in laws on the other hand didn't find out until that infamous CSI episode. My family supports it and sees it as another facet in my personality... even to the point they are choosing animal personas for themselves. My in laws shun me because of it, calling their son and me freaks and disturbing. My family, they ask questions all the time and look at even my pornographic drawings. My in laws throw away even my cleanest art.
 

Ravagraid

Member
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)
1094-1094-20050719_184357-320x240.jpg
[don't watch nailpin's...the ending.]
 

sushikitten

stinky kitty
My whole family knows, but they don't care. Which is funny, because when I told my mom I went to AC, she said "What's AC?" which naturally lead to the question "What's furry?" and I said "You know, Mom, the people who dress up like animals and hump each other!"

There was a pause. Then my mom said "Did you have fun at the convention? Make any new friends?"

My mom is awesome :p

One of my brothers cosplays as Pokemon characters with his girlfriend, and the other one is some admin for Starcraft or something so I guess my parents are used to weirdness.

What's even funnier is that my future-inlaws know I'm furry too and they don't care either. In fact, they really like my artwork - my future mother-in-law has had my art as her computer desktop for two years now and gets upset if someone changes it, and has bought prints of my work. My fiance isn't a fur, but he lets me go to cons with my friends without complaint - he knows that he'd be bored and/or weirded out by a con :D

I really lucked out @_@
 

BlackRat

Black Fennec ^_^
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...

I'm not at all ashamed of being furry, and I doubt I'd be hated for it at all, but I'm almost sure that it would change people perceptions. I've heard their stories of people that have revealed somewhat similar things to them which changed their opinions of them. Probably wouldn't change very negetivelly for being furry, but still rather not test it.


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"...

Interesting theory, seems to be some truth there. I'm the kind that won't reveal myself as a furry, but if someone asked me I'd have to say I was. I very rarelly lie about anything =3
 

Dexiro

*tailwag*
i didn't think anyone knew until a few minutes ago xD

my mum's just come into my room and told me that she knows about me being a furry (she didn't actually say furry, i guess she didn't know the name :p)

the she offered to buy me some dog ears, or a collar and all this xD

it's awesome
 
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