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When and how did you first realise you where a furry?

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Jonnaius

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Ok, probably a regularly asked question, but never mind. I'll start. I was just searching for cool desktops on google (as you do, i was bored of that damn landscape) and i saw this amazing pic of an anthro wolf. so i checked out the site it was on, thinking, "these are quite cool." then a yiff pic came up and i liked it. it was then that i realised the site was FA and it was all furry pics! i was like omfg (i'm one of the generation that thinks in abbreviations :p), whats a furry, and i kind of realised i was one. This was recently - 13th march actually. anyone else wanna comment?
 

Toungy

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I've always been very 'into' animals, plushies, and even before I'd any idea what a fursona was, or even what the fandom was I fantasized about things like being an anthro tiger, etc. At age ~11 I found yiff (very young, I know), and a year later or so I actually found out about the fandom. It really, really attracted me and ever since I figured myself furry. :D
 

Иван

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I think I've always been "into anthro animals, but I don't think I really realised it until I read the Redwall books. I didn't actually become aware of the fact that there were others like me until very recently
 

Grimfang

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I'm not sure. I think I began browsing art and such around 1999. In 2000 (I think), I found a Japanese artist's website - 'Beast Side'. I wasn't quite onto the fandom yet, and wasn't sure what to make of it. I had a Japanese exchange student around that time, and I had even asked her "Hey.. have you ever heard of Beast Side" cus I figured it was a show or something (hahaha).

I'm glad she hadn't heard of it. xP
Turned out to be nothing more than good ol' furry erotica, and I think the links led me down the path of becoming a furry enthusiast.

I'm pretty sure Disney, Beast Wars, PKMN, Digimon, and many other things from my kiddihood gear my mindset to become susceptible to the furry world. :)
 
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LizardKing

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I don't remember a specific moment; by the time I found out there was such a thing I was already well aware of my feelings, which I probably first noticed around the time Jurassic Park came out. I think the first real furry sort of thing I got involved with was an old furry MUD (MUCK?) on telnet, albeit briefly. It was years before I started visiting any dedicated furry sites.
 
When I found out there was a fandome for people who Love art, anthro and other unique and awsome characters.

I always have bin, and always will be a massive cartoon lover. Even if the story content is boring or I'v seen a few times, I'm still very entertained by watching the animation and observing the art and style of the characters.

After I watched a pile of Dysney movies this past week, I figured out how to draw a few diffrent things I had difficulty with befor...(off topic a bit there ^.=.^)
 

grayfur22

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well for me it was this month that y learnd that y was not alone
in this thing y aways sa myself as an antro wolf wan y draw
my self it was like that so y began wan y first heard of werewolf
wan y was six y think and my best friend was a wicth so y tried to learnd what y was tro her book of spell and once barod her book
on nature spell learnd them but noting really that could say what
y was.so am 19 now and just fond out about this so super
happy
 

skulltoe

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I think I was 11 or 12 when I first saw some yiff (don't sue me) on Google by accident. Hah. It turned me on. So I looked into it, and discovered the fandom, and joined it. Though until recently I didn't tell anyone.
 
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Shadow Wolf

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I had a small obsession with werewolves when I was like 14 so I did a Google search to look for werewolf pictures and 2 seconds later I discovered Therianthropy. I found links to various furry sites through the Therian sites and found out what "furry" was. Then I found Yiffy art and regular furry art and liked it so I just kept looking and looking at it and when I was like 16 or so I declared myself furry, and I found this site about 6 months ago.
 

Kasseth

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Ever since my youngest days I've had a fascination with reptiles and I felt a kinship with them that I originally saw as perverse-- what can I say, I was raised in a moralist religious community --but it simply would not go away. I was fantasizing about them, in one form or another (*cough*), as far back as I can remember, and I always had a reptilian form in my imagination. So really, I've always "known", so to speak.

The furry community, on the other hand, I didn't know existed until about five years ago, when a friend of mine from high school went to a convention and mentioned it on his blog. I remember wondering just what sort of community it was, and figuring it couldn't possibly be as, um-- *open* as I hoped it would. Boy, was I ever wrong about that! It took me a while to find this out, though, as I was still trying to throw off the repression and self-loathing I'd been conditioned to have. Wasted years, as far as I'm concerned.

What always struck me as odd, though, was that I've never had a particularly artistic background. Part of that had to do with my active avoidance and fear, when it comes right down to it, of any sort of self-expression. And yet, as I discovered the true nature of the furry community, an artistic side that I never knew existed began to flourish. The whole experience has been resoundingly positive for me, and wholesome in a way that I have never known.
 

Chanticleer

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Repost from my intro forums thread.

So I woke up one day and found out I was a furry.

To be perfectly honest my first thought after my sudden realization was "Oh !@#$". You see I live in a rather... politically and socially conservative community and I really doubt they would be that tolerant. So I've only told a few trusted friends and otherwise try to remain firmly planted in the proverbial closet.

On that note I was a bit nervous about setting up this account and thus did a variety of computer tricks to make it as anonymous as possible. (like building a computer from looted junk parts so they cannot be traced to me, password protecting my cookies, constantly clearing my history, creating a secret email account... you know basic stuff.)

But I realized that if I ever want to get in contact with the rest of the online community I'd have to bite the bullet and hope I didn't get mobbed.
 
I've -always- drawn animals, and in about 9th grade I created a monkeycat "fursona" (though I just call it my character, since it is based off me but I don't believe it to be me), but of course I didn't really know that's what it was. It wasn't anthropomorphic, but it was an animal character that was meant to represent me. The next year I made friends with a fellow student who happened to be a furry, and started drawing the monkeycat in anthro form. They introduced me to all sorts of online art communities and such (I think this was back in 2003 or so). And while a lot has changed since then, I'm still floating around with a monkeycat in tow. :3
 

Yggd

Sporadic Thoughts Ensue
Pretty much ever since I began to get intimate with the internet and it's many wonders. I definitely don't remember the exact time, so you can forget about that. It just happened, almost magically, during one of my earlier internet browsing nights, which have become increasingly frequent over the years, when I found pages full of furry art and what have you. I thought "This stuff is hot.", and have been looking at it ever since.

A wonderful story, that is.
 

DanaDragonpaw

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Well, I was a furry before I knew what it was - I loved the newspaper comics that involved anthros. I knew about the fandom itself in my early teens, but I was the new kid at this one small town school, and they already made fun of me for everything I did, says, was, etc., so I tried to convince myself I wasn't a furry. I read a bit of Redwall and all of Watership Down at the time, and loved them (still love Watership Down, but Redwall is quite redundant), and had the occasional anthro artist on my DA watch list. Later (around August '07, so actually not too long ago) I started watching some furry videos on YouTube and reading about the fandom and I was like, "Yeah, I've been denying this for waaaaaaaay too long."

Fun fact: The first time I saw yiff I was like, "Oh God, my eyes are bleeding!"

I still rather dislike yiff (and pornography in general), but the clean art, "furry" animation (Robin Hood, Lion King, the Watership Down and Redwall cartoons) and the people are what keep me in the fandom. I still try to remain fairly anonymous, but one of these days I would like to go to a con or a furmeet.
 

duckychan

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I don't know, simple as that. I accidently looked it up (probably through zoophilia, i know im sick) but I really like the stuff and have been active on Fchan for quite some time. But thinking about that whole animal stuff, I've always been very interested in animals (in general, not sexualy). So it all fits, but I'm not sure whether I'm really a full fur... Like sexuality, its the same thing. I don't know whether im straight, bi or gay. I'm probably bi, but who knows right?
Don't you have to try some stuff untill you really know that you like it, right?

I don't know if im going to far in this, but wth. I still find it strange how some ppl react to gay and whatever different from staight, if you know what i mean. I'm going off-topic now, so lets just quit it ;)

In short, how do you know for sure?
 

TheGreatCrusader

Avast, Ye Scurvy Dogs!
I always had a heavy fascination with Antropomorphic animals. Always. Disney movies, comics, ancient mythology... It all interested me. Then in May of 2007 I saw the CSI episode. I wasn't shocked, I was intrigued that people like this might actually exist. I did a quick Google search and I was pleased with what I found. Bored one day during summer vacation, with nothing to do, I remembered the Furry Fandom. I quickly found some art sites and I researched it further. Soon after, I found FA. I lurked the site for months but I was too timid to join. I joined last month and I'm glad I did.
 

Иван

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TheGreatCrusader said:
I lurked the site for months but I was too timid to join.

'twas the same for me. It seems to be fairly common, actually.
 

Jinxsis

Rawr!!
x.x When I noticed I was into animals more the others and I was the class reject. The misunderstood girl in the corner who draws animals and stuff....and as I got older I stayed that way...going up the stairs on fours and...uh...when I realized I could bark like a real dog. It creeps people out but who cares. :D
I wasn't sure but I knew I was something...I had an add attraction to animal costumes...yep...and now I wear collars..
My doctor told me it was odd that I acted to...canine like....hardly chewing food, needing to constantly chew on things....yep
 

Иван

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I thought I was the only one who went up stairs on all fours and chewed on things :D
(offers banana bread)
I would wear a collar, but I can't find one anywhere
 

Jinxsis

Rawr!!
nameless_ermine said:
I thought I was the only one who went up stairs on all fours and chewed on things :D
(offers banana bread)
I would wear a collar, but I can't find one anywhere

X3 Yes...I get up the stairs alot quicker on fours....
-eats bread-
 
when I looked at my armpits and vagoo and saw hair
OH WAIT THATS PUBERTY
 
Jinxsis said:
x.x When I noticed I was into animals more the others and I was the class reject. The misunderstood girl in the corner who draws animals and stuff....and as I got older I stayed that way...going up the stairs on fours and...uh...when I realized I could bark like a real dog. It creeps people out but who cares. :D
I wasn't sure but I knew I was something...I had an add attraction to animal costumes...yep...and now I wear collars..
My doctor told me it was odd that I acted to...canine like....hardly chewing food, needing to constantly chew on things....yep

I've climbed up the stairs on all fours since I was in like third grade. XD It's just easier, and I feel less nervous. Seriously... stairs scare the crap out of me. My boyfriend climbs stairs the same way (he's not a furry in any way, shape, or form, though).
 

OttahMatic

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Always been "into" anthro things. Realized I was furry shortly after I realized I was gay, actually.
I thought Fox McCloud was hot and... Welp. v
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gunnerboy

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nameless_ermine said:
I think I've always been "into anthro animals, but I don't think I really realised it until I read the Redwall books. I didn't actually become aware of the fact that there were others like me until very recently
Hell yeah.Redwall kicks ass. I've got like 25 of them. i have always liked animals but didnt know what "anthromorphic" was until a few years ago. been at it ever since.
 
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