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Need some advice/support

Dvalin

The OwO Owl
So I've been in the furry fandom for about a year and a half now and during that year I've always wanted to tell my mother and father, however there is an issue. I've never had good confidence in myself for quite a while and because of that I've always had a fear of telling my mother and father things that they might consider weird, strange or unnatural. They'll tend to try and pressure me to stop doing these kinds of things and it really sucks. I need some help or advice on how I can tell them, I'm not sure how to bring it up.
 

Austin Silver

"A high-functioning sociopath."
I personally wouldn't tell a soul, but I'm not you and you're not me. Now I can't tell you what to do, or how to do it, but I can try and put some stuff into perspective.

The greatest animator to ever live was Walt Disney's best friend, Ub Iwerks. He drew anthropomorphisized animals thousands of times a week for the better part of his life (he died while animating). One might say the pair were obsessed with these characters. Yet neither one of them gave a damn what othe people thought. As a result, one of the characters they came up with (an anthropomorphic animal) became the most famous cartoon character in history, earning a star on Hollywood boulevard. Mickey Mouse.
The furry fandom is at its basis, a group of like minded individuals who share a common interest of animals that happen to (sometimes) wear clothes and walk on two feet. That's it.
Now the question is, is it even worth discussing? I mean, it's all so simple. It's not like you're telling them you're gay. Would you be afraid to tell your parents you prefer waffles over pancakes? Hell no. The weird thing is not the interest, it's the shame of the interest. There's nothing to feel odd about...In fact, telling your parents in such a way may make it more odd. Again, waffles or pancakes. Is it worth the stress?
 

Filter

Scallywag
It's possible to like anthropomorphic animals without labeling yourself a furry. I've been on the fringes of the fandom for years, drawing furry art and whatnot. My parents even hung some of it on a wall in their house. It's not all that weird out of the context of the fandom. Not that the fandom is inherently wrong or bad. It's just that not even furries can agree on a definition of furry, so there's apt to be confusion. Especially considering some of the bad press that circulates online. Just my 2 cents. YMMV
 

real time strategist

"What's an airport, again?"
To put it blunt they will find it weird and look up online what furries are and find that a part of it has porn, and because it's weird to be so afraid to tell someone you like anthro characters but it is normal to be afraid to tell someone you watch fetish porn they will think you watch furry porn.
 
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Scales42

Guest
When I was a lad and got into anthros I didnt tell anyone, many years have passed since that day and I still havent told anyone. And iam feeling pretty good that way :D
 

Augmented Husky

Mind currently uploaded
I personally wouldn't tell a soul, but I'm not you and you're not me. Now I can't tell you what to do, or how to do it, but I can try and put some stuff into perspective.

The greatest animator to ever live was Walt Disney's best friend, Ub Iwerks. He drew anthropomorphisized animals thousands of times a week for the better part of his life (he died while animating). One might say the pair were obsessed with these characters. Yet neither one of them gave a damn what othe people thought. As a result, one of the characters they came up with (an anthropomorphic animal) became the most famous cartoon character in history, earning a star on Hollywood boulevard. Mickey Mouse.
The furry fandom is at its basis, a group of like minded individuals who share a common interest of animals that happen to (sometimes) wear clothes and walk on two feet. That's it.
Now the question is, is it even worth discussing? I mean, it's all so simple. It's not like you're telling them you're gay. Would you be afraid to tell your parents you prefer waffles over pancakes? Hell no. The weird thing is not the interest, it's the shame of the interest. There's nothing to feel odd about...In fact, telling your parents in such a way may make it more odd. Again, waffles or pancakes. Is it worth the stress?

Quite well said man, I hardly have much else to add to this....other than to OP...honestly just make it chill and not have a tone that makes it a big deal...its also nice to keep in mind or say this is a community of so many talents and angles to create new neat stuff
 
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