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PSA: About "coming out" as a furry

ScarClaw

Scar
Yes? a lot of people make videos on how it is a bad idea but I am doing the opposite and telling people how it should be done and how not to do it. I am not going to go in more information here just in case people don't watch the video and talk about it here before watching it.
THANK YOU FOR SHARING MY POINT. My video is gonna be similar, but a little different. A description of what it basically is I already posted above
 

Kirkzer

Member
As true as most of this article is, I feel like it overall Is very biased when it shouldn't be. You don't need to tell people you shouldn't tell them, because sometimes people can have legitimit reasons to tell them! or they want to! In the case of just wanting to, I do believe its easier not to, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be able to if you want to! I have a video script written about this topic, I hope to get to in the next month or so (much going on) and Its gonna be about why you should and why you shouldn't tell your parents your a furry. In addition, it has tips on how you can tell them if you so desire. You should be given the option to, not just straight up told "No!".

Side note: This really is when I'm referring to young furs
you can watch my video for tips because I told a lot of people about it so I done it the wrong way as well the right way but overall I think it's good to talk about something you're interested in so yes I did a different take on it
 

ScarClaw

Scar
Ok, thanks! I really appreciate it ScarClaw! I feel like the pressure is based around young furs and that they are making horrible life choices. Well that's just wrong, we choose what we want to be in life, not what society wants us to be. If we want to be a fireman, then become a fireman. The same principle applies to furries. It's a hobby, one that I just started, i mean I was a furry last year, and then I stopped being one for a while. Then the other day my friend told me about Furraffinity.net and then I found this web site. That little push instantly resparked my passion for being a furry. And these videos you are making ScarClaw, are just what young furs like me need to get through the criticism they will possibly endure.
So thank you ScarClaw, for your passion and heart for this community. :)
(Was that a bit over the top? I can never tell, Lol).
:D
Lol Ive been more over the top so not really XD,
Your welcome! I became a furry on April 2nd, 2016 and have been one since. I was REALLY into Furrydom since the start, and I even got to go to my first con on May 28th, GLFC 2016 (I'm going again this year!). But to go to a con, I had to tell my parents. This is an example of what I mean when you can have a reason to tell them.
 

ScarClaw

Scar
you can watch my video for tips because I told a lot of people about it so I done it the wrong way as well the right way but overall I think it's good to talk about something you're interested in so yes I did a different take on it
Ill probably watch it and see if I can revise the script for my video with anything, thanks.
 
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Zaddict16

Guest
Lol Ive been more over the top so not really XD,
Your welcome! I became a furry on April 2nd, 2016 and have been one since. I was REALLY into Furrydom since the start, and I even got to go to my first con on May 28th, GLFC 2016 (I'm going again this year!). But to go to a con, I had to tell my parents. This is an example of what I mean when you can have a reason to tell them.
If you don't mind me asking, what was your parents reaction?
 

ScarClaw

Scar
If you don't mind me asking, what was your parents reaction?
My father (who I told, he told my mother) He was really chill about it, and understanding of the negative image surrounding it and why I would have been nervous to tell him. Actually I think I was so nervous I overdid it lol.
 
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Zaddict16

Guest
My father (who I told, he told my mother) He was really chill about it, and understanding of the negative image surrounding it and why I would have been nervous to tell him. Actually I think I was so nervous I overdid it lol.
Lol, yeah that must of been pretty stressful.
I don't even think my parents know what a furry is. If so, good. I would like to keep it that way, at least for now.
 

Kirkzer

Member
Yes I heard others say the same thing, you expect a big deal but is not so that's why it's important not to make it out it is because if you act nervous you give them reason to suspect is something bad but if you say it happy if it comes up in conversation there reaction is not going to be bad. Must people never heard of the term "furry" you don't even need to mention furry.
 
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Zaddict16

Guest
By the way, I wanted to ask if any of you had fursuits? I don't, I mean the closest thing I have is my really soft bathrobe. Lol
 

ScarClaw

Scar
By the way, I wanted to ask if any of you had fursuits? I don't, I mean the closest thing I have is my really soft bathrobe. Lol
I plan on making a partial very soon! Well at least a head, I bought a tail last year at GLFC and my father is on board with starting a head before the con this year. Also I already have done cosplay before every time I larp (twice a week)
 
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Zaddict16

Guest
I plan on making a partial very soon! Well at least a head, I bought a tail last year at GLFC and my father is on board with starting a head before the con this year. Also I already have done cosplay before every time I larp (twice a week)

I love the suits that people make, they are amazingly well crafted and just look incredible.
I'm just not completely certain that I want to make a suit or at least partial of one. Especially since my parents don't know that I'm even into it, or probably what it even is. Lol
And my friend is trying to get me out of it, or don't become one he said.
Don't get me wrong, he's a really good friend, but he doesn't want me to do this. I'm still doing it anyway.
And not to be offensive but he said that most furries are gay and lesbian, which both of which I am certainly not.
I just want to be apart of something I enjoy, and at least it's not a gang or something like that.
 

ScarClaw

Scar
I love the suits that people make, they are amazingly well crafted and just look incredible.
I'm just not completely certain that I want to make a suit or at least partial of one. Especially since my parents don't know that I'm even into it, or probably what it even is. Lol
And my friend is trying to get me out of it, or don't become one he said.
Don't get me wrong, he's a really good friend, but he doesn't want me to do this. I'm still doing it anyway.
And not to be offensive but he said that most furries are gay and lesbian, which both of which I am certainly not.
I just want to be apart of something I enjoy, and at least it's not a gang or something like that.
You can always wait til your an adult, hell if your making a full make sure your done growing so you don't out-grow it.
 

Kirkzer

Member
I love the suits that people make, they are amazingly well crafted and just look incredible.
I'm just not completely certain that I want to make a suit or at least partial of one. Especially since my parents don't know that I'm even into it, or probably what it even is. Lol
And my friend is trying to get me out of it, or don't become one he said.
Don't get me wrong, he's a really good friend, but he doesn't want me to do this. I'm still doing it anyway.
And not to be offensive but he said that most furries are gay and lesbian, which both of which I am certainly not.
I just want to be apart of something I enjoy, and at least it's not a gang or something like that.
Hes probably looking out for you, outside of the fandom it has a bad reputation but if they see it in real life you can see it as it is just costuming/ interest in the same art style. I am heterosexual but in this fandom it does not matter because that's kind of what it about you can be your own unique character. not just the way you look but how your character acts. If you a good person this fandom will except you as who you are.
 

Mystic Thunder

Worse than a grounded pilot: a grounded pegasus
Ill make sure to check out that video, I think it will really help me decide on wether to tell my parents or not.
Also, I have a burning question that I have no idea who can answer it on this forum.
I am a Christian, and I've been babtized in the name of the Holy Spirt and have submitted my life to God.
Now, I have no idea if anyone on this forum is religious or not, and in no way do I mean to offended anyone.
But I don't know if being a furry is a sin or not.
God made it so that man could rule beast, if "becoming" a beast/furry voids that statement by saying "you are now an animal, you are now to be ruled by the men I have put on this earth" I don't know if that's true or not. It's tough to think about. I don't want that to mess anything up, if you know what I mean.
As a fellow Christian, this never even crossed my mind. Reason: super conservative Christians will call anything a sin to get more attention, and if you look through the literature of many Christians, or even through the Bible (OMG, I got to use my own for once... take THAT study groups who insist on online programs that highlight the verses your group leader is covering ahead of time!), you never find anything regarding furriness- unless it's that general message that God finds everything beatiful (think of The Shack, and God listening to Death Metal to break up the stigma that the main character had) and loves everyone all the same for it. Of course, either the idea hadn't been thought of yet, or in biblical times it was considered an insanity not worth mentioning... but my guess goes to the former, as we hear about insanity, disease, and other things that make one unclean, but aside from bestiality (sp?) animals are never mentioned- and we all know that MOST furries are not interested in that type of thing (every group has it's black sheep... even groups where the metaphorical white sheep are sometimes black sheep in character).

EDIT: I just realized this passed a long time ago... and I hate catching up because it causes things like this. Sorry anyway
 
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Zaddict16

Guest
As a fellow Christian, this never even crossed my mind. Reason: super conservative Christians will call anything a sin to get more attention, and if you look through the literature of many Christians, or even through the Bible (OMG, I got to use my own for once... take THAT study groups who insist on online programs that highlight the verses your group leader is covering ahead of time!), you never find anything regarding furriness- unless it's that general message that God finds everything beatiful (think of The Shack, and God listening to Death Metal to break up the stigma that the main character had) and loves everyone all the same for it. Of course, either the idea hadn't been thought of yet, or in biblical times it was considered an insanity not worth mentioning... but my guess goes to the former, as we hear about insanity, disease, and other things that make one unclean, but aside from bestiality (sp?) animals are never mentioned- and we all know that MOST furries are not interested in that type of thing (every group has it's black sheep... even groups where the metaphorical white sheep are sometimes black sheep in character).

EDIT: I just realized this passed a long time ago... and I hate catching up because it causes things like this. Sorry anyway
No, thank you for thinking about this. I really needed to know the answer. Thank you.
And apparently, I'm not the only Christian furry here. Lol
 

Mobius

Mech pilot.
I get roasted all the time by my friends for being in this fandom, lol. Good thing the only people who know about us are memelords, and memelords aren't exactly in a place in which they can judge other weird internet subcultures.
 

Ieatcrackersandjumpcliffs

Fighter of the Nightman
I highly recommend you all to come out as a furry to your parents and classroom and neighbors. Print of the porn and pass it out. Be loud n proud! :')
 

Mystic Thunder

Worse than a grounded pilot: a grounded pegasus
I get roasted all the time by my friends for being in this fandom, lol. Good thing the only people who know about us are memelords, and memelords aren't exactly in a place in which they can judge other weird internet subcultures.
Unless you watch the damn TV all day for your entire life, then you've heard plenty of weird ass shit about the fandom that may or may not be true
 
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