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Hi I'm New to all of this

Storok

670 blp
My name Is Storok,

I somehow ended up here because I was reading A Webcomic by Jay Naylor called "Better Days" it somehow amazed me and I was like oh there must be other people who do something similar maybe even better Anyways i am not into this furry porn stuff i somehow think it is wrong but i love the character designs i saw until now

SO I CAME HERE WITH ONE SINGLE QUESTION:

-Am I a Furrie

until now i had/have no contact to the fandom and i am not realy interested in it but some friends called me a furrie so i dont think it is bad to be a fan of it so...

wikipedias definition says i am one but i dont feel like this myself
and if i am one... Wich species might fit me...
a big number of questions is hopefully going to be answered here.

i just let the journey begin!!!
 

SenorCrouch

The wise, playful fox
Your curiosity intrigues me. Let's start at the basics in what is the definition of the term.

The term “Furry” began being used heavily around 1983 and is for the most part a fandom exclusive slang word defined by one of two ways: 1) to easily describe an anthropomorphic animal character, which is to say a character that exhibits human-like intelligence and emotional states. Often times these characters are depicted as bipeds (two-legged) rather than quadrupeds (four-legged); 2) a way to describe the fans of this particular anthropomorphic art style. This can range from art enthusiasts, to artists, to costumers, to musicians, all the way to those exploring spiritual aspects of the soul (spirit animals) not unlike Native Americans. The fandom uses the latter definition to describe themselves in a similar fashion as Star Trek fans identifying as “Trekies”.

Now qualifying for the latter half of the definition is not enough for you to be a Furry as there is another key aspect to it: your consent. You may like the concept of anthropomorphic animals, but it is ultimately up to you to decide whether or not you want to be considered a Furry.

As for your other question, "Which species might fit me?" That is one of the best parts of being a Furry, the formation of a Fursona. To figure out what species might fit you the best you must first know yourself. Answer the following questions to get yourself started: "What is my favorite animal?", "What do I like to do in my free time?", "What is the ideal day for me?", "What's my favorite color?", "What are my strengths?", "What is my personality like?", "What do I hope to become?" Answer these questions for yourself and you will find your best suited species.

To give you an example. My fursona is a fox. Foxes are my favorite animal. They are curious to the point of getting in trouble, which could be said about my own personality. They have a vibrant red-orange coat, but I like blue better so he's got blue fur instead.
 

Electro⚡Spectrified

Find me on Amino!
While you might not believe me, I felt EXACTLY like you when I joined 6 weeks ago. I liked the art style but didn't really feel like I fit into the fandom. Almost like I was a fan of the furry fandom, but not a member. You can see the title under my name. I'm still creating a fursona, but trust yourself. The fandom is a hobby that will bring a lot of fun into your life. I joined out of my own trust, and in the end I was very happy. We all continue to disapprove about the sexual stereotypes against the fandom every day, making us stronger and better, so don't even worry about those. Just play along with your personality and do what you think is best.
 
If you enjoy anthropomorphism, you qualify as a furry. Nothing more to it.

I'd recommend waiting a while before considering a fursona; hang around a forum like here or Phoenixed, browse art you like on FA/dA, just engage for a bit. If you really want to make a 'sona, an idea will come to you, and you won't have to force it.

When I got involved in the "fandom", I didn't even want a 'sona. But about a month or two in, all the pieces came together at once and I knew exactly what I wanted.

So give it time! You don't have to figure everything out in a day.

Oh, and welcome. Have good times.
 

Storok

670 blp
While you might not believe me, I felt EXACTLY like you when I joined 6 weeks ago. I liked the art style but didn't really feel like I fit into the fandom. Almost like I was a fan of the furry fandom, but not a member. You can see the title under my name. I'm still creating a fursona, but trust yourself. The fandom is a hobby that will bring a lot of fun into your life. I joined out of my own trust, and in the end I was very happy. We all continue to disapprove about the sexual stereotypes against the fandom every day, making us stronger and better, so don't even worry about those. Just play along with your personality and do what you think is best.
Yes this pretty much sums up what I was going to do give it time and consideration.
It is also good to hear that I am not alone in this situation.
 
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