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WideEyed

Member
Freshmen?
Sorry, this is where the cultural barrier lays between our two countries. What is a freshman? Is it like a junior to college or something?
That's what I'm guessing. How are you in college funky i thought you were younger than me?

A freshman is a first year student.
 

funky3000

Galactic Overlord
Freshmen?
Sorry, this is where the cultural barrier lays between our two countries. What is a freshman? Is it like a junior to college or something?
That's what I'm guessing. How are you in college funky i thought you were younger than me?

High school 9th-12th grades are classified as freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors, in order.

Then 7th and 8th graders came and we called them faggots and young faggots. We were a -little- extreme when it came to wanting a more classic high school.

Also people who had to retake classes past senior year were called super seniors.
 

Alexodia

The Pianissimoic Fortississimo
In all honesty most of the shit I get is from my fellow furs. Furries themselves in my personal experience are the most anti-furry group I have come across. Though in all honesty I would have to answer the ops question with a statement.

The only people who have given me shit about being a furry are nobody whose opinion actually matters.
 

hey look a train!

mercenary, hunter killer
i've gotten shit from only 3 other people, my ex is the only major person who tried to ruin my life by telling all my friends that i was a bestiality freak, but her own stupidity let to her own demise now she wont even mention my name anymore. but still wtf man
 

Bonobosoph

4 hands good 2 hands bad ;)
I haven't had shit, but when me and a coworker were trying to explain the furry fandom to one of the volunteers at work, he was utterly baffled that such a thing even exists. His reaction was typically old person. He made a few jokes at my expense but it was no worse than banter.
My boyfriend takes the piss a bit sometimes, which does annoy me but I'm not hurt by it.
 

Duality Jack

Feeling Loki with it.
Being *ahem* out of the closet. Furry and proud :V
Nobody needs to know what gets you off unless they plan to be an active part of said getting you off.
 

VintageLynx

Analogue fuzzball
Thing is I know if I tell anyone they are going to Google it regardless and we all know what they will find.

People have seen some of my art though in passing - never any negative comments but I never mentioned 'furry'. Perhaps I need to organise a friends and family trip to a con, hire a minibus and lose my credibility with a bang.
 

Aminentus

New Member
Thing is I know if I tell anyone they are going to Google it regardless and we all know what they will find.

People have seen some of my art though in passing - never any negative comments but I never mentioned 'furry'. Perhaps I need to organise a friends and family trip to a con, hire a minibus and lose my credibility with a bang.

I've always been shy to use the term "Furry" myself... Mainly because I'm planning to enter the world of design professionally, and I have it in my head that they'll take even my most tame works as some kind of perverted thing because of this exact same reason. I usually avoid saying furry and instead say "anthro" or something like that to let it roll off gently... So far it has been successful! Though when I fully came out to my mate & close friends they were kind of like "Yeah, so? We figured that out forever ago." Seeing as how one of them nicknamed me Kira-Cub, I suppose I shouldn't have been surprised.

My worst experience with being [though I was heavily closeted] furry in the real world was when I had this huge obsession with werewolves--more as a barbarian-type race rather than a curse. I grew up on Dungeons & Dragons, so monsters were normal for me and I loved the concept of being able to transform like that. I'd draw it all the time, and there was no time like in class when I had nothing better to do. [Pay attention to class? Psh.] Eighth through ninth grade, those who were "closest" to me suddenly turned and I was left alone. They started "woofing" at me in passing, though now that I think of it I'm thankful that it was only them rather than our whole school. I was very naive back then and my ex fed my belief that such a thing was possible... he tried to convince me he was a lycanthrope, but ultimately it was just a large prank and I was too deep to realize what I'd gotten myself into. He used that story to basically abuse me, cut me off from friends and family, turned me into someone I wasn't. After that whole fiasco I took a year off and went online with my schooling. In that year I came to terms with my sexuality and passion for the anthropomorphic. When I went back to that school the next year I was an entirely different person. I got my attitude back! ;3
 

Indigo Faux

Diddly Diddly
I've only ever dealt with it online, but my best friend has dealt with it outside of the internet. We're both aware that the other is a furry, but neither of us really socialize with anyone else at work enough for it to find it's way into any conversation ever. The both of us just kind of have each other.

People see my doodles and question nothing. "Art is art".

My boyfriend still doesn't know after two years, I mean, I never told him, but I'm fairly certain he already knows and just doesn't care. He's a pretty easy going guy and sometimes he's a bit of a derp...or he's just very sarcastic and the woman in me screams and gets very angry when he doesn't take things seriously. I'm sure he would just give me shit to annoy me.

I think everyone needs to give everyone a chance to just be a person. People are like books, there are the good, the bad, and the ugly. (Then you have the really good ones that you just wanna read foreverdy ever.)
 
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Spatel

Well-Known Member
Nobody needs to know what gets you off unless they plan to be an active part of said getting you off.

The flaw with this reasoning is that normal heterosexual people with no major fetishes talk about what gets them off all the time, and nobody busts their chops about it. And there are a few kinks that have become popularized and have achieved some mainstream acceptability now. It's generally normal to talk about sex among friends or in certain company. Well-adjusted adults don't spend their whole lives pretending sex doesn't exist when they talk to people.

I know what all my non-furry friends are into. Many of them like hentai. Some of them have foot fetishes, etc. This is just normal conversation that comes up sometimes.

You see, there's a big difference between mentioning you like furry porn (for instance) if the subject comes up, vs forcibly subjecting all your friends to your entire yiff folder while screaming "fursecution!" at the top of your lungs. The former is very reasonable and shouldn't be a big deal. The latter is obnoxious, but it's also a strawman and it's the image of furries that people have that causes the ones in the former category to get unnecessary grief.
 
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Chellehound

I'm all 'bout that basset
The only person that's given me shit is my mom. I'll be sitting there, drawing a tasteful nude or even clothed figure, and suddenly,

"ANIMAL PORN!?"

Then again, I don't really have friends anymore. :p
 

IAN

Member
You see, there's a big difference between mentioning you like furry porn (for instance) if the subject comes up, vs forcibly subjecting all your friends to your entire yiff folder while screaming "fursecution!" at the top of your lungs. The former is very reasonable and shouldn't be a big deal. The latter is obnoxious, but it's also a strawman and it's the image of furries that people have that causes the ones in the former category to get unnecessary grief.
There's also a pretty big difference in telling your friends or anyone else "Yeah, I would consider myself a member of the furry fandom," and "I LIKE PICTURES OF TWINKY SLUTFOXES BEING BALLGAGGED AND TIED WHILE BEING FUCKED BY 3 MACRO DRAGONS AT ONCE WITH 18" LONG COCKS WHILE BEING FORCED TO PISS IN DIAPERS."

With the exception of a few creepy neckbeards I don't even consider furries I am unaware of anyone who has verbally expressed the latter.
 

X_Joshi_X

Just another Metalhead
There's also a pretty big difference in telling your friends or anyone else "Yeah, I would consider myself a member of the furry fandom," and "I LIKE PICTURES OF TWINKY SLUTFOXES BEING BALLGAGGED AND TIED WHILE BEING FUCKED BY 3 MACRO DRAGONS AT ONCE WITH 18" LONG COCKS WHILE BEING FORCED TO PISS IN DIAPERS."

Oh god x'DDD I so want to use this as signatur :D

But anyway. I think there is a bit difference too.
I told my friends "guess Im a furry now" and the were like " Ok cool, Imma Whovian lets go to cons" OR "what are furries?"
 

BlitzCo

Zoots Root
Since that my family and about 90% of people at my school have no idea what a furry is, if I told them that I was one, their response would be "huh?". Although some of my friends have seen my furry drawings, and my little brother (surprisingly) hasn't put two and two together, and hasn't noticed that I changed my iPhone lock screen to a picture of a furry and other clues. My parents and most of my friends won't care, my little brother may make fun of me, but this is coming from someone who watches MLP, so I have something to pick on him back with.

I noticed something about furry art, the only people that I have noticed that when you show someone (SFW, non-sexual) furry art who has no idea what a "furry" is or to someone who doesn't care, they seem to like it. The only people who tend to automatically hate it are people who already programmed theirselves to hate furries.
 

Troj

Your Friendly Neighborhood Dino Therapist
The only people who tend to automatically hate it are people who already programmed theirselves to hate furries.

Yep, or people who seem to be cynical, dismissive, judgmental, or uptight in general about a lot of things. Otherwise, most of the people I come across tend to like anthros or "funny animals," or at the very least, not have a problem with them.
 
Only one person I can think of, and he was the type nobody really wanted to have around in the first place. Well, at least I didn't. He just walked over to me and started insulting me for no reason when I was just sitting there, waiting for a friend, and he would go on and on about how screwed up I am in the head and stuff like that. Luckily, things didn't get violent, and my friend showed up quickly so I could just move on. Haven't seen that guy since.

Other than that, nobody. I tell people it's a hobby if the topic comes around to it, and they're usually fine with it. Sure, I sometimes get weird stares, but that's fine. I'm used to being weird by now, so it's not like I get bothered that much.
 

Keeroh

Shinies Snatcher
Outside of the times where I've overtly deserved it (I was being an obnoxious drunkbutt, totally within reason to yell at me for being a stupid fur romping around the city in tails and ears) I've just gotten really nose-wrinkling comments from people. I never feel the need to "come out" as a fur to people, but it comes up in conversation. They ask what conventions I go to, I name what it is, and once or twice I've had people say some really negative things about it unprompted. Once I said I was going to FC and the lovely person in question proceeded to tell me that everyone who goes to cons of that nature are socially inept sexual deviants. As accurate or not a description of me that could be, this person was essentially a stranger. Just such an unsavory thing to say unbidden to someone. :<
 

KyrenV

New Member
I never really came out as a fur, but a few of my exes(Spelling?) pretty much openly attacked me for having interests/borderline obsessions with anthropomorphic creatures in general.
 

Spatel

Well-Known Member
Is never seen anyone get shit for being a furry without deserving it.

I have. It used to be more common back in the day. By which i mean... 2004. Now furries are old hat and most people don't care, even if they consider it a bit weird. Bronies get more of the flack now.

Thanks btw, bronies!
 
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