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Do You Consider Yourself a Furry?
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Still though, like most things, if the subject doesn't come up then there isn't really any reason to bring it up for no reason especially if it risks angering people or sparking flame wars. Not everyone listens to a calm explanation of the fandom and it's people. We shouldn't feel like we have to hide it. But again, in a non-furry-majority environment, if there's no reason to bring it up, there's no reason to bring it up.

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Yep, sure do consider myself a furry. I was basically a furry in the second grade of elementary school before I even knew the fandom existed.

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Can you really say you're a furry at that age? Pretty much everyone loves anthropomorphic animals that young!

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Can you really say you're a furry at that age? Pretty much everyone loves anthropomorphic animals that young!


Yeah, but I was downright obsessed. I had a cat "fursona" before I even knew what fursonas were and I only watched cartoons with talking animals in them. I pretty much avoided all superhero cartoons except for Swat Kats and Road Rovers and was very obsessed with Tails (Sonic), Timon (Lion King), Pinky (Pinky And The Brain) and Mushu (Mulan) as a kid.

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Definitely furry then. :P

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Just thought I'd give this a plug for our newer members. Bump!

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I had to smile a little at the exchange between Sleet and CanzetYote. For so many folks, the inclination towards "Furrinity" begins first in a wonder and excitement at the diversity of living things and a mind of identity with them. Probably like many of you, I was a child of anthropomorphic entertainments - Thornton Burgess, Walt Disney, Chuck Jones, Carl Barks (Uncle $crooge), Felix Salten - but also in the company of beasts. I grew up, like Ol' Rufus, around farms and forests. Farmers debated whether animals should or shouldn't be given names, and Protestant dairymen invited the Orthodox priests to bless their bovines. My Irish mother's stories about animals fed these feelings as well (I used to get up Christmas night at midnight because, she assured me, all animals gained the power of speech for one minute ... But the dog and cats were not on speaking terms.) so, it seems to me, there's more spirituality to the furry attitude perhaps than fetishism.

I have no problem with definitions. No one wants to live the Babel of a Humpty-Dumpty world where "When I use a word, it means what want it to mean." Yeah, you can call a brick a pizza, but will you let us watch you eat it? Classifications matter, though, as lens for clarification, not as land mines to barricade a community. DISSENTION's definition spoke my mind because it was clear, concise, open-hearted, and welcoming. It was, for matter, also kind. Like Peanut.

So, I guess I don't know whether or not to call myself a furry, but i have no objection if you do. Regards.


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Farmers debated whether animals should or shouldn't be given names
Researches show that animals with proper names feel better and produce better and more product than those with numbers.
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(I used to get up Christmas night at midnight because, she assured me, all animals gained the power of speech for one minute ... But the dog and cats were not on speaking terms.)
That's a wonderful tale, tradition (not sure how to call it correctly...), I hope you'll carry that over to your kids. ^^

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Okay, so, I side with a belief I have noticed is pretty common here. I am a furry, I do suppose. I have a fursona, and enjoy partaking in this place, writing and drawing, etc. However, I keep it contained on the internet. Do I think I am an actual anthropomorphic cat? Heck no. I am a human, who has a hobby/interest in being his avatar online.

I also don't go around screaming I am a furry. In general, I am pretty anti-social, the internet being my place to open up, and the only person who knows about my....furriness? I guess, is a guy named Simon. And you guys, of course. I enjoy being my fursona online, but outside of the internet and conventions, which I really would like to go to, I try to stick to being a human. I also have no real desire to own a fursuit. If I want to wear something, I will make a gray sweatshirt with some stripes and cat ears. Yeah, I'm cheap, I know. ^^' I know I am not the best at explaining, so does that make any sense? I tried...

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... makes sense to me, Jolty. This community is made up, firstly, of folks who enjoy Rick's work and especially Housepets. Not astonishingly, many of them are also into assorted games, arts, internet activities, and ... no surprise ... Furry festivities. Many of the posts and subcommunities reflect these tastes, everything from little number games to spirited debates about the characters, their personality dimensions, predicting plot twists and story trajectories. Sometimes the comments make you think, other times you snort or even snarl a little.

But what' critical is just that, like the comic strip, it's just fun. And if someone feels safe enough or moved enough to open their soul a little, well, all the better for the group thinks I. In an insecure world like ours, that's not a small achievement for a little fan site like this one.

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Heheh, your just full of insight on me, aren't you? ^^

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It's actually a running joke in my family that I must be part polar bear or something.

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You prefer the cold, I guess?

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also give bone cracking (that's not a metaphor, you can actually hear it) bearhugs.

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I'd like a hug! (Provided it doesn't destroy my internal bone structure/organs!!!!)

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:shock: Well, okay.

So yeah, back on topic, my answer is still the same, but my appreciation for the fandom has grown.

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Actually, Render, my kids did grow up with those traditions and a few others, reinforced by my mother. My son, a sensitive and trusting soul, never really put it to the test since we never had more than one dog at a time when he was growing up. When he got older, he even encouraged his younger sisters to believe it, and even lured my youngest daughter up to eavesdrop once or twice. After he left, the animal population in the house grew, including an old tabby and a border collie. Smiley was very protective of "his kitty", to the point where she used a particular sort of yowl that would call him ... always the gentleman, that dog. So, for awhile, my kids began to wonder if maybe our pets did communicate on special occasions.

Too long a story shortened, all three are grown, gone, have pets of their own, and volunteer with local animal shelters and adoption days. I can't say that those little fantasies contributed to their gifts of empathy, Render, but I wouldn't contradict you if you did.

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Jolty-Kun Wrote:
I know I am not the best at explaining, so does that make any sense? I tried...
That makes perfectly sense. Pretty similar for me, but just that I'm known as Dingo and a furry in my Minecraft community.

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It's actually a running joke in my family that I must be part polar bear or something.
HAHAHA! :mrgreen:

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Actually, Render, my kids did grow up with those traditions and a few others, reinforced by my mother.
That's lovely. mmm~

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I am a furry, in which I enjoy the art that a lot of great artists make, though not to the point of wearing a fursuit. I never really got the appeal, but I don't judge.

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I didn't either until I saw a fursuit in person. :3 It's a lot cuter in action!

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Many of those fursuits are remarkable in their intricacies and the balance of realistic and cartoony, real specimens of the consumer's genius.


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I guess I am a furry. I dressed as a tiger during Halloween once.

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I guess I am a furry. I dressed as a tiger during Halloween once.
That doesn't automatically make you a furry, yaknow!

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I think it's pretty safe to say I'm a furry. I've been an outside observer of the furry fandom for years now, and I just recently decided to become more active in the community. Joining this forum was part of that decision. I don't have a fursona yet; I'd like to get one, though the combined factors of few ideas and not a lot of money have kept me from fulfilling that ambition. Hopefully soon I can commission an artist to help me create my fursona.

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