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Your Level Of Infatuation Towards Furry Fandom - How Far?

Avelore

The Furdragon!
I'm sitting here at 05:30AM looking at AnthroCon 2012 footage for literally no other reason than seeing all those people - all 1047 of them - in fursuits and having.. THE best time.

It made me think of how much people love being a fur, and why, so I thought I'd make a thread about it.

So. How much would you say you love being a fur? How far would you say your infatuation for the fandom goes?

With me, I love being a fur because my fursona is based from my spiritself (Yes, I'm 'Otherkin'. I believe in reincarnation and stuff. //.-.^|\\ ) and when I act as my fursona, it brings me more in touch with my spirit form.
And my admiration for the fandom lies within its community more than anything else. Where I live, there is no sense of community; If you dropped $5, the next person will steal it. Being a part of a like-minded community like the Furry fandom is a breath of fresh air for me.
 

NightWolf20

One-Eyed Canine
Personally, I love it! I just think anthros are... freaking awesome, whether they're of the cute and cuddly or ferocious variety. On the forums, I'm surrounded by intellectuals, it seems. Daydreaming about being my fursona and other characters I've made provide a great source for stress relief and creative thought. I wouldn't say I'm spiritually connected to my fursona, but really, he is me in a sense. Wish I could get together with some other furs either online or IRL and give RP a shot. It would also be nice to get a good fursuit, but I don't have that kind of money.
 

Batty Krueger

DJ Nailbunny
Pretty much everything I do is furry related, ssooooo yeah. It's pretty high.
 

Duality Jack

Feeling Loki with it.
On a scale 1-10...
3
 

Ricky

Well-Known Member
Well, let's see... I have a bobcat print on the back of my neck I've had for 7 or 8 years and tiger stripes on my right arm and there's a tribal on my left leg you may or may not call furry. My first real sexual attraction was Rocko and I've owned 2 fursuits in my time...

I would say about a 2.8 :V
 

Duality Jack

Feeling Loki with it.
I think this is related enough for a furry scale poll eh?
 

KobuMutt

Member
I enjoy being a furry. I enjoy my fursona. I like being cute, blahblah. But it doesn't dominate my life. It's a significant part of me, but at the end of the day, it's just a hobby.
 

Kit H. Ruppell

Exterminieren! Exterminieren!
I love being a fur but I can keep it under wraps in mixed company.
 

Sarcastic Coffeecup

Hand. Cannot. Erase.
I guess on a scale 1-10 of furfag-o-meter, I'd be a 6.
I like the art, I like this community, but I don't suit or do stuff in public
 
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LizardKing

Guest
How much would you say you love being a fur?

As much as I enjoy some of the content *cough* in the fandom, I'm not so sure about the concept of actually being a furry.

Maybe I'm just being too pedantic in interpreting your question.
 

Avelore

The Furdragon!
I've had some great replies to this topic, but my favourite response is this one:

Personally, I love it! I just think anthros are... freaking awesome, whether they're of the cute and cuddly or ferocious variety. On the forums, I'm surrounded by intellectuals, it seems. Daydreaming about being my fursona and other characters I've made provide a great source for stress relief and creative thought. I wouldn't say I'm spiritually connected to my fursona, but really, he is me in a sense. Wish I could get together with some other furs either online or IRL and give RP a shot. It would also be nice to get a good fursuit, but I don't have that kind of money.

I would have to agree with pretty much everything said in this quote in terms of personal views. The fur community is by far the best community that I've joined online, because it's full of smart, friendly and genuinely amazing people who understand my woes and problems, and are there for me. No friend I have is like that; not even those who I've grown up with since 4 years old!

Not only that, I too think Anthro's are just plain awesome. Although yes, they are a human creation, but it's the amalgamation of all the great qualities of the human form combined with what animal entity we prefer. Human intelligence, sapience, ability to manipulate emotions through expression, combined with the physical beauty of, for example in my case, a dragon, with the practicality of wings and the physical fitness to boot. It's this reason why I love anthro's so much.

And spiritual connections is just a personal thing for me. The fursona I portray is what my dragon spirit looks like, were it ever to take form. ^.-.^
 

Fallowfox

Are we moomin, or are we dancer?
I like the art-[ to the point I will risk failing actual art projects because I'm busy drawing my own things in my free time], I like the idea of costumery, I post inane comments online.
I can't be fussed with a fursona or actually meeting and talking to other furries in real life, but I generally don't socialise at all.

That's the scope of my participation, which isn't very impressive and probably would not be intense enough to be called 'infatuation'.
 

Zydrate Junkie

Name and rank soldier!
I'd say I like it quite a lot, the art, the community, the fursuits and the cons. It all just feels nice. :)
 

badlands

drunken pirate
i'd say on a scale of 1-10 im a 4.

i frequent a few places online, love furry art, starting to go to meets and have booked a hotel for a con next year.

however i don't RP and i refuse to use any of this 'special language' some furries have dreamed up
 

Percy

o-o
Since everybody's using a scale, I'd have to go with a 7. The art is great, though I haven't been to any cons, don't have a suit, nor even know any furries in reality.
I'm sure the number will get higher as time passes.
 

NightWolf20

One-Eyed Canine
Guess I'll hop onto the scale bandwagon.
I'd say a 7 out of 10. It doesn't dominate my life (nor will it ever), but I do wish I could do more. It does dominate my creative work though. I've got a sci-fi book series in the works, and almost all alien races are basically anthropomorphics. They're not precisely like animals on Earth (of course), but there's a strong resemblance.
 
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