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Does furry have something to do with your "inner-child"?

Does furry have something to do with your "inner-child"?

  • Yes

    Votes: 13 17.3%
  • Kinda

    Votes: 28 37.3%
  • No

    Votes: 34 45.3%

  • Total voters
    75

Aktosh

I actually smoke that much.
It seems to me that many furries think of furry as something to connect with their "inner-child" or the fursuiters do it to "feel like a kid again" and many furries came into the fandom through movies for children.

To me it really isn't that. Idk it just doesn't have anything childish for me. I just like anthro animals nothing more.

Let me know what you think.
 

Volkodav

Dad****er
I agree
I think it does have a lot to do w/ being able to act like a kid again. I remember when I was young I always wanted to be a "blue cat when I grow up".
 

Eske

Don't believe the mask...
I voted 'kinda', because I have difficulty understanding how the idea of having an 'inner child' actually works (in the figurative sense obviously, I know where babies come from. :V).

For me, I guess a lot of the furry art I enjoy is rather childish from an outside perspective -- other people see it as being typically me, because in real life I'm a rather quiet, naive, animal-loving, child-like person. So drawing cute animal-people cartoons seems to fit that. But personally, it doesn't make me feel more like a child than anything else in my life. I'm still the same 'me' I was ten or twelve years ago, it's not like I separated into two different personas somewhere along the way, and need to consult my 'child side' once in a while.

On the other hand, it is something I've been intrigued by since I was very young (much like a lot of my current interests, actually), so there is a link to my childhood there. I always preferred those cliché furry-kid movies (Robin Hood, Lion King, etc) to anything starring people, and I never drew anything except animals and animal-people. It's not that I'm revisiting my past self, I just never stopped being that same person.

So.. does that make my answer a 'yes'?
 

Aktosh

I actually smoke that much.
I voted 'kinda', because I have difficulty understanding how the idea of having an 'inner child' actually works (in the figurative sense obviously, I know where babies come from. :V).

For me, I guess a lot of the furry art I enjoy is rather childish from an outside perspective -- other people see it as being typically me, because in real life I'm a rather quiet, naive, animal-loving, child-like person. So drawing cute animal-people cartoons seems to fit that. But personally, it doesn't make me feel more like a child than anything else in my life. I'm still the same 'me' I was ten or twelve years ago, it's not like I separated into two different personas somewhere along the way, and need to consult my 'child side' once in a while.

On the other hand, it is something I've been intrigued by since I was very young (much like a lot of my current interests, actually), so there is a link to my childhood there. I always preferred those cliché furry-kid movies (Robin Hood, Lion King, etc) to anything starring people, and I never drew anything except animals and animal-people. It's not that I'm revisiting my past self, I just never stopped being that same person.

So.. does that make my answer a 'yes'?

I think kinda was the right answer.
 

Stormtail

Member
I agree with Eske, but I answered no. I think that furry is just a part of who I am, not specifically something from my childhood. My love of animals and anthropomorphism isn't something I connect with my childhood at all.
 

Aktosh

I actually smoke that much.

General-jwj

Prime Minister of Belgium
I voted kinda too. Because I always answer every question with kinda. Or sorta. Or maybe. It sometimes bothers people. Anyone heard of the neutral race in Futurama ? I'm kinda like that, but not really because that's a very bold statement to make. In my opinion.

Right, quit messing around :p

What I'm saying is there is a childish element to it as far as I'm concerned, but it's not a quantifiable quality so I just can't tell if it's all childishness or not.
 

Radiohead

Apply directly to forehead.
I answered no. I had no interest in animals beyond my pets in childhood. I watched Disney movies, but that's par for the course in childhood. Simply put, I didn't have an interest in the fandom until I met someone who did. I've realized that I'm different from the majority of furries (my parents are amazing, I was never awkward or at a loss when it came to being social, and I loved getting out of the house). Sometimes I wonder why I'm here.
 

Sarcastic Coffeecup

Hand. Cannot. Erase.
Erm..no. I've always liked anthro art, but it doesn't have anything to do with my inner child.
 

Aktosh

I actually smoke that much.
I answered no. I had no interest in animals beyond my pets in childhood. I watched Disney movies, but that's par for the course in childhood. Simply put, I didn't have an interest in the fandom until I met someone who did. I've realized that I'm different from the majority of furries (my parents are amazing, I was never awkward or at a loss when it came to being social, and I loved getting out of the house). Sometimes I wonder why I'm here.

I think it's just a stereotype that all furries are those weird social retards. I am very popular at school and everybody knows me, I used to hang out just with the "cool kid's" (but I stopped that. Just because they're "cool" doesn't mean they're nice people and I just got tired of all that goddamn drama.) I used to go out with friends all the time (srsly, ALL THE TIME) but I kinda slowed that down a little bit (mostly because my grades went down, I got drunk/smoked pot all the time and so on. "Absturz" as we call it here in Switzerland) but i still go out, just not that often.

EDIT: and my parents are awesome.
 
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Ben

Banned
Banned
Considering I'm still attached to the idea of writing a novel loosely based on characters I made when I was seven, and was kind of exposed to sexuality at a young age, I can't help but think yes. I mean, there's a lot of childhood whimsy attached to the concept of cartoon animals, so voting no just seems like a really strange concept to me.
 

Kit H. Ruppell

Exterminieren! Exterminieren!
My childhood's anus is bleeding.
 

FlynnCoyote

Takin it slow.
I think yes. I remember all the usual childhood enjoyment of those animal based cartoons, and even though I have moved into a more mature aspect in the past decade (I`m 23 now) I will admit there is a part of me that never grew up. And it is this part of my psyche that enjoys the fandom most.

So... Yes. For me at least.
 

Tiger In A Tie

Say what now?
My answer is kinda. I've been drawing since I was 9, and back in 5th grade I started drawing anthros (no idea what furry was or anthro was) in armor and weapons because I loved the way they looked. Also, my entire life I've been surrounded by many pets and have always loved animals, so animals are a huge part of me. So my childhood (well, late childhood) was filled with animals and anthros.

And I strive to stay connected with my inner child. That's part of the reason I want to illustrate children's books as a career. I don't do furry for the sole purpose of my inner child, but I have always liked animal people.
 

Tanginello

Highly Overrated
I said "no".

I mean, I've been drawing furry since I was young but I don't think that indicates that furry has anything to do with my inner child. I also used to cook as a kid and travel and play video games but doing these things now certainly doesn't make me "feel like a kid again". You can enjoy things you enjoyed in childhood without still having a child's mentality or reverting into a "younger self".

My interest in "furry" grew as I grew, from that fun thing I did as a kid into the much more grown up thing I do because it helps me pay for groceries.
 

RayO_ElGatubelo

My gif animation doesn't work
Nah, I hate children.

My multilingual, world-traveling, hedonistic, promiscuous werepanther fursona hardly screams childhood.
 

General-jwj

Prime Minister of Belgium
Anthropomorphic literature. >_>

Holy Shit ! Sentences and words that look like people ? That sounds AWESOME ! How come I haven't seen any on FA yet ? Is it a niche or something ???

:V
 
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