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How Did YOU become a fur?

mukichan

Chibi Chubbeh Draggie
Having a hard time sifting through and finding a thread cause I thought I saw one.

But, I was curious how you guys knew you were a furfag. :3

I was a fur from the moment I saw this tv show when I was about 2 or 3 years old. xD Although I didn't know what a furry was at the time nor did I even know anything about the fandom until middle of high school... I had wanted to be a dinosaur and have dragon wings when I was a little turd. My dream as a kid? To be a Pretty Pretty Singing Dragon Princess!
 

Fluffyfox

Squishy, Cuddly, Fluffyfox!
I can thoroughly and completely blame the show "Road Rovers" and all the Disney movies I watched as a child. That and my mother taught my bro and I to always love and respect animals. I guess that paired with my funny imagination was the perfect combo for a furry! However, I didn't find out about the fandom until YEARS later. =3
 

Samoya_Wulf

Zombie Warlord
Well when I was a kid I would always love RPing with my friends as a furry guy (Red Fox to be exact) also I loved playing furry games like sonic and starfox. I didn't know till Freshman year of highscool what a furry was 0.0 but thanks to my wife that got fixed and I've loved it ever since ^^ go furries!
 

mukichan

Chibi Chubbeh Draggie
I can thoroughly and completely blame the show "Road Rovers" and all the Disney movies I watched as a child. That and my mother taught my bro and I to always love and respect animals. I guess that paired with my funny imagination was the perfect combo for a furry! However, I didn't find out about the fandom until YEARS later. =3

xD I love and respect animals too~ But I'm no vegetarian... @_@; Sorry, gotta have my meats... But I only eat animals if they're dead. ><;; Is that still bad?? And... it bothers me to wear animals.
 

ToeClaws

PEBKAC exterminator
Heh - well I don't know if you "become" a fur so much as realize you are. And that happens in several levels too. For most people, they identify with a certain facet of the furry/scalie fandom in that they like an anthro creature, or furry things, or relate better to animals than people - I mean, there's a 101 things that people define as "furry". Then after they recognize that aspect of themselves, they eventualy stumble upon the fandom and realize there's a term for it, and often that they're not unique (much to their relief).

For me, I realized I liked certain aspects of furryishness from the time I was 4, which was 1979. It happened when I was watching a Godzilla movie - Godzilla vs. Gigan. I was enthralled by Godzilla - a big anthro lizard and I just loved the look of him (and of course at that age, I didn't think the old 70's suits cheesy or anything). More so, there were a few scenes which showed his big footpaws, which I really loved.

Over the years that followed, other Godzilla films, cartoons and movies that had anthro creatures, kaiju and so on were something I just loved. Again particular weakness for footpaws which also became something I liked in humans too. It wasn't until puberty, for me at 11, that I really understood just how much the stuff was a turn on to me.

So, that continued for years into my teens and early 20s. By my early 20s, I was on the Internet (and the web was still kinda in its infancy then) and often did searches for such things, but never really found anything much. So it remained a private sort of thing that I figured I must be the only person in the world crazy enough to have a thing for anthro creatures, dragons, footpaws and so on.

Unofficially, I discovered the fandom in 1996, but didn't realize it. I had been looking for some pictures of T-bone and Razor from Swat Kats for a background I as making for someone and happened across some yiffy art work of them. I remember thinking "Whhaaa... people draw porn of this stuff!?" Rule 34. :p But I never thought to look further because I was in a rush.

It was in 2000 that I found, quite by accident, the site BigLizardFeet which had not only a lot of footpaw stuff, but also links to all over the rest of the early fandom. So... shock and sort of happy awe that I was not alone in how I felt and there was a huge (and growing) bunch of people out there that liked this stuff.

THAT is when I realized I was "furry" by our more fandom definition of the word. Been gratefully so ever since. :)
 

Ty Vulpine

Well-Known Member
For me, it's pretty much been my entire life. From first seeing Watership Down, to seeing Pinocchio, to the Choose Your Own Adventure books (some have 1 or more endings where you become an animal), I've always had a fascination with "being" an animal.
 

Fluffyfox

Squishy, Cuddly, Fluffyfox!
xD I love and respect animals too~ But I'm no vegetarian... @_@; Sorry, gotta have my meats... But I only eat animals if they're dead. ><;; Is that still bad?? And... it bothers me to wear animals.
Well, I'd hope you only eat dead animals! It's kinda hard to eat a burger when it's still grazing on grass. And I don't like to wear animals either.

It's neat to see how furs find the "root" of their furryness.
 

Echo_wulf

Member
well as a kid when i played with my friends i was always an animal and i continued to draw these animal human hybrids since i was able to draw again. my hand got stuck in an escalator when i was 4 healed up now except the scars... NEWAYS...lol i drew furries for several years and thought myself to be one. i would tell my friends as i kid i had animal blood in me.lol and it wasnt untill 8th grade i even found out what furries were when i ran into Ashawntae Howards "Exstinctioners" and i continued to click on links and realized how many people out there there was just like me ^.^
 

Samoya_Wulf

Zombie Warlord
well as a kid when i played with my friends i was always an animal and i continued to draw these animal human hybrids since i was able to draw again. my hand got stuck in an escalator when i was 4 healed up now except the scars... NEWAYS...lol i drew furries for several years and thought myself to be one. i would tell my friends as i kid i had animal blood in me.lol and it wasnt untill 8th grade i even found out what furries were when i ran into Ashawntae Howards "Exstinctioners" and i continued to click on links and realized how many people out there there was just like me ^.^
And after all that you explained what a furry was to me ^^ funny how I use to RP as a redfox/human hybrid while you had done the same scary LOL
 

Hammy

Listen and Learning
I can't give a postive answer. Only found out about the fandom a yr or so ago. But now that I think back on it I have alwayed been furry just didn't realize tell recently.
 

Sparks Meow

Member
i had a fursona and a tail and everything for a while, then someone asked, "hey your a furry?" i said "no" then my friend laughed and said "yes you are accept it" so i did. and i'm very happy about it..so i don't think i became so much relized i always was a furry.
 

Monarq

Tom Servo
I've known about the fandom for a year. I guess I just had an active imagination, and one dull night on the internet I stumbled upon furry art... going by what I know now I've been a fur for maybe 6-7 years. I just didn't know what it was called.
 

LoinRockerForever

Interesting...
I don't know....I just thought of myself as a manfox thing for a while, and I thought I was the only one. ( started thinking that at the age of 11 ) And ten years later, when I decide to research to see if I was weird, I found out I wasn't the only one.

Hmm as for the gay thing? Meh...like I previously stated in other threads..Just happened? But I still harbor feelings for females too.
 

desiring_change

Banned
Banned
I realised I was fascinated by anthros, transformation and statue-fication at the age of 7 or 8, but didn't discover like-minded folks online until over 20 years later.
 

noob1444

Turning Emo
When I first saw Jessica Elwood's art. Seriously...I did.
 

mukichan

Chibi Chubbeh Draggie
I don't know....I just thought of myself as a manfox thing for a while, and I thought I was the only one. ( started thinking that at the age of 11 ) And ten years later, when I decide to research to see if I was weird, I found out I wasn't the only one.

Hmm as for the gay thing? Meh...like I previously stated in other threads..Just happened? But I still harbor feelings for females too.
xD I don't think I mentioned anything how you became gay. But, it's good to knwo that you have some feelings for us women. ^w^ Makes me a happy draggie~
 

Wolf_Fox_Guy

Cant think up a custom title
I got ultra bored, went to a fur con in atlanta, and was hooked. it was like hayed street minus all teh drugs and raped hippi girls. yeah that last part can be good or bad depending on your tastes. anyway, it was about then I really felt like I fit and alot of the weird stuff I did made sence.
 

mukichan

Chibi Chubbeh Draggie
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