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furry--what does it mean to you?

emptyF

where my frogs at?
i posted this on my fa account, but really it shoud go here. let's plz plz plz ignore the writing level of this for the moment; i'm a bit out of practice. :roll: that having been said, i'm still trying to figure out what it means to be a furry myself. . .i appreciate any and all comments on this and thank you for reading.
 

dave hyena

A wonderous moorhen
Furry is simply a word which some people with an appreciation for anthromorphic animal media use to describe themselves.

Furries being the aggregate thereof.
 

robomilk

fruit bat at large
interesting. i have long thought about why so many people are brought together by one thing is psychological... i just don't know how...
 

Draken

Member
I've seen all kinds of differences with peoples opinion concerning what a furry actually is.

I consider myself a furry for the fact that I identify my online persona as an anthropomorphic creature, and show an appreciation for the fandom and anthropomorphic animals in general. Wheather it be in the media or elseware.
 

emptyF

where my frogs at?
robomilk said:
interesting. i have long thought about why so many people are brought together by one thing is psychological...

hmmm. . .furry for me was rather compulsive.  i couldn't really stop myself.  furry=mental illness?  being here makes me feel a little more normal. . .for better or worse.

draken said:
I consider myself a furry for the fact that I identify my online persona as an anthropomorphic creature, and show an appreciation for the fandom and anthropomorphic animals in general.

questions: the "furry fandom" as i've seen it thus far seems to almost be an artist's collective. do you have to contribute art (of any kind) to be a furry? or just be a fan?
 

robomilk

fruit bat at large
i think you have to be what i call an "active follower"

in other words you don't just walk around shouting to the streets "i'm a furry" but not really mean it. you actually have to do something to prove it
 
questions: the "furry fandom" as i've seen it thus far seems to almost be an artist's collective. do you have to contribute art (of any kind) to be a furry? or just be a fan?
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the answer is no. you simply have to like it. you don't have to be an artist or a writer or a watcher on this site. you just have to be true to yourself. if you see yourself as one than you are. sort of like " i think therefore i am" understand? as for me i am a furry pron/porn writer, but thas not what makes me a furry. the fact that i have a tendency of staying in my "fursona" 24/7 is what makes me a furry. as long as you see yourself as being a furry thus even going as far as to create a new animal personafication of yourself >fursona< is proof enough that you are a furry. but you don't have to go that far if you don't want to...the choice is yours to make. the fact of the matter is that their are multiple different types of furries out there each with their own reasons for being one and no one definition of the fandom is correct as a result by itself. i hope this helps.
 

spree

Member
We are human beings. Recently within the past 10,000 years we have begun to like ourselves. I am who I am because of who we our. We have to be the only creature on this planet that is truly fascinated with itself. I mean TV shows with humans.. depicting how we live our lives and whats going on. The news is keeping us updated with other human conflicts. Yeah this is one of those things that alot of people never realize. We're truly fascinated with ourselves we don't even realize it.. becomes second thought. But in essence.. it's kinda strange wouldn't you agree?

So what is furry. Well its a word that was contextly used to represent a fuzzy animal like fur feeling. Then somehow the word was coined to represent a person which likes anthropomorphic animals. I'm not exactly sure when and where but here it is. The coined term spread.
It's not really any lifestyle or culture. It's like Linux.. open based sourced. They keep the kernel updated but its the user.. the user which programs and chooses the shell. The user which makes it to their own liking. Taking this and that. Like Linux is.. you can do ANYTHING with it. Emulate.. heck not even emulate you can RUN windows or mac programs on it with the right programs.

What I'm trying to say is. There really isn't a furry lifestyle. It's mostly all in your head. Well there are a basic critque and assumption. That is all there is.. the boundries of what you want to do with it is your own and just like Linux.. people make their own versions of it like Red Hat, SuSe, or Ubuntu. Then people take in those ideas too and go from what point of view.

"I am who I am because of who we our."
 

emptyF

where my frogs at?
RE:  furry--what does it mean to you?

spree said:
So what is furry. . .It's like Linux. . .open based sourced. They keep the kernel updated but its the user. . .the user which programs and chooses the shell. The user which makes it to their own liking. Taking this and that. Like Linux is. . .you can do ANYTHING with it.

What I'm trying to say is. There really isn't a furry lifestyle. It's mostly all in your head. Well there are a basic critque and assumption. That is all there is.. the boundries of what you want to do with it is your own and just like Linux.. people make their own versions of it like Red Hat, SuSe, or Ubuntu. Then people take in those ideas too and go from what point of view.

"I am who I am because of who we our."

interesting comparison.  i agree that it seems to be very very open to interpretation. . .it is what you make it.  i liked the bit about it being all in your head, that's another reason i've been fascinated is because this is something that exists only in our collective conciousness.

robomilk said:
i think you have to be what i call an "active follower."  in other words you don't just walk around shouting to the streets "i'm a furry" but not really mean it. you actually have to do something to prove it.
blackdragoon said:
the answer is no. you simply have to like it. you don't have to be an artist or a writer or a watcher on this site. you just have to be true to yourself.

hmm. . .both good points, but i agree more with mr. milk on this one. . .i think.  what makes this one hard for me is tora.  he doesn't draw, write, or (to my knowledge) wear a fursuit, but he's undoubtably a furry (rowr--you know i love you man) even though i would normally be inclined to say you have to make a contribution. . .so i guess i agree with mr. dragoon.
 

Jirris

Member
Furry is something I do for fun. This encompasses a lot of things. Artwork, social activity, travel, etc. It's a fairly large chunk of 'me' because I've spent about 5 years doing it as a hobby in one form or another.

It's a little strange, it's a little scary at times, and it's a lot of fun. It has lots of secrets and people I haven't met and all kinds of neat things. I don't like most of it, but I have my part with my people and my interests, and that's more than enough for me.
 
the fact of the matter is that their are multiple different types of furries out there each with their own reasons for being one and no one definition of the fandom is correct as a result by itself.

hmm. . .both good points, but i agree more with mr. milk on this one. . .i think. what makes this one hard for me is tora. he doesn't draw, write, or (to my knowledge) wear a fursuit, but he's undoubtably a furry (rowr--you know i love you man) even though i would normally be inclined to say you have to make a contribution. . .so i guess i agree with mr. dragoon.

glad you agree with me. oh and thas just dragoon. no mister.
 

Tensik

Member
Furry to me is an interest. The lion is my character, but he is not me or an expression of me. In no way is it a lifestyle, nor do I feel that I act differently from non-furs in any way, shape or form other than I have a bit more of a propensity to draw anthros than maybe a regular person would, and many of my friends have animal characters as well. On the other hand I have a lot of friends who draw a lot of dragons and play D&D; to me, "being a furry" is no different than saying "I like sci fi and read books". it's just something I like and do as a hobby.
 

nobuyuki

Member
to me, a furry is an active participant and supporter of the furry fandom

edit: and everything that goes with it
 

Whirlaxis

Member
this post just reminded of this ytmnd, got a kick out of it =P

http://nottehfurry.ytmnd.com/

not really relevent to what you meant, but still good for a laugh. although the pic sucks, the song is pretty cool
 

Tiamat

Sex nuts and retard strong
Banned
shit
 
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This place blew the fuck up in under 10 hours... It's nucking futs.
 
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