Heh there was this one time I went to Japan on a student tour, and since I was away from the net for over a week (omg) I took some furry pics on an mp3 player. Young and stupid, right. Well, out of paranoia I ended up deleting every pic from the device except two: one of Rednef with the party hat and Dr. P, and the other was that rainbow canine panorama thing by Blotch. I hid them in a folder-within-a-folder disguised as a system cache folder. Later, when I was showing two new friends my mp3 player, guess what those snooping bastards found! It was....unexplainable!
I don't talk to them, lol
Some ex-friends knew and one even looked up stuff on fchan in his own time, but they turned out to be douchebags, so I broke ties and changed my number.
So because of these little 'life events' and my outgrowing the "tell everyone
about the new thing I'm into" phase, I keep this shiznit a secret. I'm not a social butterfly, and this would be one more reason for well-adjusted-joe-public, and my family, to consign me to the loony bin.
When a big celebrity comes out (ugh) as a full-on fursuiting furry and it doesn't result in the premature death of their career, furry can be regarded as "accepted." That will be a glorious day.