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Good links to explain furry?

Dread Husky

Just another nobody...
Okay, so, I texted my new...boyfriend(?) earlier asking how he felt about furries and the first thing he asked was "a cat or dog?". Apparently he doesn't know what one is, even though he plays DND and likes fantasy stuff, so it surprised the hell outta me that he's never even heard of us. Anyone have any links to sites that actually do a good job at explaining what a furry is?
 

ZiggyTheWolf

Waking up to a dream
The official anthrocon website has a section on what is furry that is a pretty good description.
 

Randy-Darkshade

Bike riding squirrel thing.
Okay, so, I texted my new...boyfriend(?) earlier asking how he felt about furries and the first thing he asked was "a cat or dog?". Apparently he doesn't know what one is, even though he plays DND and likes fantasy stuff, so it surprised the hell outta me that he's never even heard of us. Anyone have any links to sites that actually do a good job at explaining what a furry is?

Google is your friend.

EDIT: What I find funny is, the number of times people make threads on here asking for links to such n such, when the person asking is using a computer themselves and could easily type it into google. Are people really becoming that lazy these days that they can't even do something that simple?
 

ZiggyTheWolf

Waking up to a dream
Welcome to the internet
 

Ricky

Well-Known Member
Google is your friend.

EDIT: What I find funny is, the number of times people make threads on here asking for links to such n such, when the person asking is using a computer themselves and could easily type it into google. Are people really becoming that lazy these days that they can't even do something that simple?

You would be surprised -- a lot of people are not capable of doing something that simple. Most people are complete fucking morons who can barely wipe their ass without someone else helping them. I run across this at work ALL THE TIME.

The problem they lack initiative and the self-confidence to be able to do simple shit like this. Unless you're brain damaged there's no excuse, either.

As for the OP, I recommend here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Furry_fandom
 

Attaman

"Welcome to FurAffinity Forums, gentlemen."
Don't show any links. All of them are biased. The main wiki is on a constant juggle between "Asspats and candy" and "They're a few bats short of a belfry." Encyclopedia Dramatica has, while a decent amount of truthful stuff, a similar (or greater) amount of bias and false facts thrown in there because the articles deserve some funnies too. Furry wiki is horribly biased in all matters furry (The Furry War was a valiant defense of free speech and furry rights!), so showing something from there is a bad idea.

Don't show a single site. Show several, each with conflicting viewpoints. It will make things much better than feeding false information that leads to "Lulz furfag" or "Hm, what's this "mature" filter for FA? ... HOLY SHIT WHAT THE HELL?!"
 

Aurali

Banned
Banned
Don't show any links. All of them are biased. The main wiki is on a constant juggle between "Asspats and candy" and "They're a few bats short of a belfry." Encyclopedia Dramatica has, while a decent amount of truthful stuff, a similar (or greater) amount of bias and false facts thrown in there because the articles deserve some funnies too. Furry wiki is horribly biased in all matters furry (The Furry War was a valiant defense of free speech and furry rights!), so showing something from there is a bad idea.

Don't show a single site. Show several, each with conflicting viewpoints. It will make things much better than feeding false information that leads to "Lulz furfag" or "Hm, what's this "mature" filter for FA? ... HOLY SHIT WHAT THE HELL?!"


Or tell him straight up, it's someone with an affiliation with anthropomorphic animals.
 

Randy-Darkshade

Bike riding squirrel thing.
Or tell him straight up, it's someone with an affiliation with anthropomorphic animals.

Exactly, and if the person asks more questions, then be straight again and answer them truthfully.

Or you could just link to a couple of recent news articles that are un biased.
 
Your boyfriend seems kind of like me, I still play DND and I *sometimes* like fantasy stuff.
Tell him to do as I did, go to wikipedia and search it, check yiffstar for minor brain damage and go to a furcone(note:I never got into a furcon and I hope that if ill ever will ill just stand back becuase I don't want to listen to shit-too much csi tunes-).
This might be a good way: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNb_D5JU1YM
And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0
 
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Randy-Darkshade

Bike riding squirrel thing.
Your boyfriend seems kind of like me, I still play DND and I *sometimes* like fantasy stuff.
Tell him to do as I did, go to wikipedia and search it, check yiffstar for minor brain damage and go to a furcone(note:I never got into a furcon and I hope that if ill ever will ill just stand back becuase I don't want to listen to shit-too much csi tunes-).
This might be a good way: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNb_D5JU1YM
And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0

We have furcons not furcones :p
 

EinTheCorgi

Banned
Banned
send him a picture of me and say "that guy that dude be a furry" and he'll say "but he's just some irish guy" any you'll say exactly then explane to him what you think a furry is
 

south syde dobe

4th Elite General
Exactly, and if the person asks more questions, then be straight again and answer them truthfully.

Or you could just link to a couple of recent news articles that are un biased.

they have news articles that aren't biased? :eek:
 

Attaman

"Welcome to FurAffinity Forums, gentlemen."
Google is a double-edged sword, my friend. It really depends on if the author's description is "An in depth look into the furry fandom", or "Yiff in hell, furfags".
You act as though the first link would be accurate. :rolleyes: Odds are it'd be made by a Furry trying to make an essay to show those "naughty, naughty trolls" how wrong they are. You can never go to just one site to learn what the Furry Fandom is.
 

Doug

Member
Don't use links, just be straight up and tell him it's a sexual fetish based around anthropomorphisized animals.

Though be warned: He might not take it kindly, due to furries' tendency to destroy the image of every badass fantasy creature in existence with disturbing porn.

Not even kobolds are immune to the sexualization of furries...
 

south syde dobe

4th Elite General
The BBC did one recently, and you never saw the one G4TV did recently either?

Nope, I had no idea G4TV did that, I thought they'd more or less poke fun of it like they do some of the games that just never die rofl
 
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