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FOR THE SAKE OF OUR SANITY, YOU DON'T HAVE TO "COME OUT" AS FURRY!

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Spatel

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I think it would be better to say that the fandom itself is not a fetish, but there are fetishes within it.
The Furry Fandom is a community for fans of anthro characters. It exists to provide a space to share art, fursuit, create build on alter-egos or 'fursonas', and it's sort of an open-minded, escapist environment for its members that still retains a sort of geeky intellectualism that keeps it from getting crazy.

"Being a Furry" means being a fan of anthropomorphic characters, and participating in the community.

Furry Fetishists are a subset of this community, comprising the ones that got into the fandom because they find anthro characters more attractive than humans. It is difficult to measure what percentage of the fandom these comprise, as they are often dishonest about it. This is the primary fetish within the fandom, and the other types of fetishes among furries are mostly auxiliary to this one.
 
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arctobear

Member
I didn't say I hide that I roleplay. I said that if I was into the yiffy stuff I would just not talk about it because I'm private about stuff like that.
 

FubidoKlaws

Member
I understand the reason behind this topic, and I agree that you don't have to come out publicly about anything.
In my opinion it's up to the individual to live up to who they really are. That being said, if they're homosexual, schizophrenic, bi-polar, a furry, that's fine.
People like me will accept you. =)
 

Tervich

New Member
Well, for what it is worth, this tread did stop me from making a post. I do get what ya'all are saying and I appreciate the input. Though consider, for example, an individual, largely ignorant of the furry community who keeps himself from it due to these misconceptions and ignorance yet has a bit of a fetish for it. It isn't really "coming out," I agree, but it is disconcerting at the very least. However, I came to the realization that it is probably healthier to interact with others of like interest than it is to repress. *shrug* Just my two cents... ... But it is nice to meet ya'all! Hope to see you around the forums. :)
 

MitchZer0

New Member
I hate furry pride, furries think it's all fun and games but then some one comes up and hates on them and suddenly all the furries are shitting on everyone else just because furries can't accept the fact that there "might be some tiny" problems with their fandom.

At least bronies stand up for themselves instead of putting other fan bases down, and at least they try accepting the fact they have problems instead of putting shit on others.

Instead, furries think their fandom is perfect and if anyone dares state a problem with furries, they just go into a butthurt rage.
 
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mapdark

Fluffy as a shaggy carpet
I hate furry pride, furries think it's all fun and games but then some one comes up and hates on them and suddenly all the furries are shitting on everyone else just because furries can't accept the fact that there "might be some tiny" problems with their fandom.

At least bronies stand up for themselves instead of putting other fan bases down, and at least they try accepting the fact they have problems instead of putting shit on others.

Instead, furries think their fandom is perfect and if anyone dares state a problem with furries, they just go into a butthurt rage.

I think the issue is not that people won't admit there are issues within the fandom.

The problem is that everytime someone talks of the problems they talk of problems WITH the fandom. Instead of WITHIN.
Which automatically generalises the problems to everyone in the bloody thing.

I consider myself to be a relatively normal person . I don't have fucked up fetishes or crippling social anxiety or a lack of common sense when it comes to interpersonal interaction. But if I ever said I was a furry people would automatically start asking if I fuck dogs or something!

And that comes mostly from the kind of people who will always act as if they were an official representative of the fandom at large. And for some funny reason they're always the last you want to represent you.

And then you have people who will start saying non-stop that there is something wrong with the fandom.

But no , the fandom itself in its most basic sense is fine! Furry is in its simplest element people appreciative of anthropomorphic animals . And there is nothing fucked up or dangerously weird about that.

Maybe people could , you know , point at the INDIVIDUALS and say "There's something wrong with THEM".

While I won't white knight for people who have an exagerated reaction to fandom criticism , it is slightly irritating to keep hearing that furries (as in ALL of them) are all fucked up dog-fuckers.
 

Fisher

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The Furry Fandom is a community for fans of anthro characters. It exists to provide a space to share art, fursuit, create build on alter-egos or 'fursonas', and it's sort of an open-minded, escapist environment for its members that still retains a sort of geeky intellectualism that keeps it from getting crazy.

"Being a Furry" means being a fan of anthropomorphic characters, and participating in the community.

Furry Fetishists are a subset of this community, comprising the ones that got into the fandom because they find anthro characters more attractive than humans. It is difficult to measure what percentage of the fandom these comprise, as they are often dishonest about it. This is the primary fetish within the fandom, and the other types of fetishes among furries are mostly auxiliary to this one.

Read the first time:
Bullshit, tl;dr

Read again:
Oh wait, that actually makes sense, and it's well written

Read a third time:
Decided to go to bed because long words were making me laugh for some reason
 

NewYork

Member
I'm a furry that only came out only recently, and when people diss on me for being a furry, I don't bash them back because its not worth my time. It's probably just me; I'm not the person to start shit with someone because they tease me.
 

Smart Dragon

AAAUUUOOO!!!
I'm in a very odd situation right now. Me and my GF constantly go on dates with tails and ears on just to really stick it to people, most of whom don't really care any more. My parents see this as joke, and since my Mom likes to irritate people jokingly sometimes, it is passed off as that. So, you see, I'm not hiding it, and yet they still don't see it! Though I guess they'll catch on when they see furaffinity on my screen, but they're pretty understanding people. Meh, I just wanted to share with you all. (And if they DO say anything, then me and Wolf get to save up for fursuits!)
 

Fuzzle

Two scoops of Fuzz
I just draw them man. I never became anything except a fan of the aesthetic qualities this genre brought to my artwork. In reality it is the reason I'm an artist today. Coming out? That's just a bit of drama and over emphasizing the importance of your interests. People think it's weird, I don't blame them. Nobody needs to embrace victimization culture, embrace your own personal good qualities and let people see them. Just be a good person and accept the fact that you've jumped into the abnormal and it will be reacted to. No reason to make a big to do about it.
 

Smart Dragon

AAAUUUOOO!!!
That's true, but it WILL be a coming out of sorts when I try to get my parents to take me to a furconvention. I get what you're saying, though.
 

Fuzzle

Two scoops of Fuzz
That's true, but it WILL be a coming out of sorts when I try to get my parents to take me to a furconvention. I get what you're saying, though.

It will be a...reveal of sorts as its a part of your interest they don't know about. When I fist started drawing Furries, I showed them all to my parents and today I'm embarrassed thinking about it due to the kinds of things I drew.
 

Day Coydog

Cute, Pink Eyesore
It will be a...reveal of sorts as its a part of your interest they don't know about. When I fist started drawing Furries, I showed them all to my parents and today I'm embarrassed thinking about it due to the kinds of things I drew.

What exactly did you draw?
(Kind of regrets asking question)
 

Fuzzle

Two scoops of Fuzz
What exactly did you draw?
(Kind of regrets asking question)

I have them up on my DA "Fuzzlepup" back around page 4. It's not porn or anything but imagine what my parents were thinking when I started showing them animal people in the nude partaking in immature depictions of romance. I don't know what I was thinking when I showed them my second photoshop, that thing was so borderline straight up pornography I've since deleted it from my galleries and hope they forgot about it. My mom would sooner hang it up on the wall, but it's not going down like that.
 

TreacleFox

dem murrs
I don't want to go into it but I did get some harsh resonances from my family when I told them I wanted to go to this con, and I had to explain what it was about. :>
Its never been brought up since. :X
 

burakki

Member
I don't want to go into it but I did get some harsh resonances from my family when I told them I wanted to go to this con, and I had to explain what it was about. :>
Its never been brought up since. :X

So by harsh resonance it was basically frowned upon? I'm assuming you didn't get to go to the con :/.
 

burakki

Member
I'm still going to the con, more on my own accord though I guess. Its this December and I can buy the plane ticket myself if I need to. :S
"frowned upon" sort of yeah, it was strange. ;A;
So there was no possible way to bring furries to them in good terms? What kind of reaction did you receive when you said you wanted to go this furry convention?(which one by the way, just curious)
 
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