What you shouldn't say is "fans of anthropomorphic animals" because it just creates confusion and you will be asked like "what the fuck is anthropomorphic?" just keep it short and sweet and don't mention anything about the sexual side, but i guess it helps if the people you talk to don't use the internet like i do, but i guess just don't even mention the word furry just to be safe.
Haven't seen any meets online, and I don't plan on going to a con yet. All I can do right now is youtube videos. Also, how do I start talking about it?How about inviting your mum to a meet or a con, or a meet and then a con? Lots of parents are won over once they actually see the community and chat with actual furries. Sometimes, the key is to get the other person to be inside the tent pissing out, rather than outside of the tent pissing in, so to speak.
You could also wait until you're older, of course, but I know that's a bit of a bummer.
My parents have traditionally responded well to me being honest about the problems and risks associated with something I want to do, and then showing that I have a plan or avoiding or dealing with those issues. They have also tended to respond well when they know and trust the people I'll be with--so, when I was younger, they were more open to me going places and doing things if they knew responsible people were going with me.
Unless you're scared of how your parents will react.
There are 5 in Australia:not really sure about coming out.Furries seem extremely disliked in Australia.I'm not even sure if there's any furry conventions in Australia.Im about to move out soon and im not really sure how one joins the furry community in Australia(not to mention how socially awkward I am when I talk to new people).would anyone have any advice?
not really sure about coming out.Furries seem extremely disliked in Australia.I'm not even sure if there's any furry conventions in Australia.Im about to move out soon and im not really sure how one joins the furry community in Australia(not to mention how socially awkward I am when I talk to new people).would anyone have any advice?
we are the same you and iIt's a hobby just like any other...
Like the art and would go to a group event if it fit my schedule..Other than that it's nobody's else business but mine.Its not like it's a sexual orientation or something,at least it shouldn't be..lol
Last year I started this community thinking "Dude I can finally relate to someone" (I been a furry since middle school, I wasn't to interested in girls and my first boyfriend in high school called himself a tiger but he wasn't a furry more like...he liked tigers)
But long story short....shorter
My lil bro came over to spend the night and wanted to use my laptop for science or what not but being solo in an apartment I never had to delete my history before so it never came to thought until my bro called me back in my room and pulled up one of my saved doujinshi's I had on there.
He's close to our older bro and well must've told him cause that bastard hated me anyways and went straight to mom about it and all hell broke loose.
Family hated me, my bastard brother calls me an animal fucker, and mom doesn't give me must of an conversation unless it involves work (It's still part of the family business anyways so I only work on weekends now.)
But it's been a year since then, and there's still tension.
Dad never cared anyways, he figured I was gay and thought this was part of it. And my lil bro has been starting to draw animal versions of all of us. Scared he might get outcasted cause I 'tainted' him.
So I guess, some family will let you be you while others.....think your a freak
There's my campfire story, so I'm done ranting