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Re: Are You A Furry?

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yehoshua wrote:Tensa, you're a furry otaku. You are the definition of weird.
... It's better than being a Weeaboo
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If we're going to get technical, everything listed so far falls under kingdom Animalia. Everything from an elephant to a cockroach is technically an animal. Whether they can be considered 'furries' is up for debate. Personally, I think the cutoff point should be at the squishier invertebrates (flatworms, slugs, etc).

Of course, there are differing schools of thought.

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What Is that thing!
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A sea cucumber. ^_^

Also, an ant.

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Creepy slug. Anywho, I dunno what would be under Furry, but I will just take it as how the definition of furry is. You make with it what you will, since there tends not to be one. Not a fan of Spiders so I would not say they are. Reptiles are more common and closely related, so I will say they are, since scaly just sounds very weird to me. Humanish insects I can not see as anything possibly cute, and will either put it under Sci-fi, Fantasy, or Horror. XP

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FlintTheSquirrel wrote:Creepy slug. Anywho, I dunno what would be under Furry, but I will just take it as how the definition of furry is. You make with it what you will, since there tends not to be one. Not a fan of Spiders so I would not say they are. Reptiles are more common and closely related, so I will say they are, since scaly just sounds very weird to me. Humanish insects I can not see as anything possibly cute, and will either put it under Sci-fi, Fantasy, or Horror. XP
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Good point, Tensa. But it seems to me that the further from human something is, the harder it becomes to relate to. Mammals are our closest relatives, so it makes perfect sense that mammals are the most popular fursona choices. Reptiles are further out, and less popular. And so it goes down to invertebrates. People (like me) might think of anthro insects as being interesting, but you will almost never see someone with, say, an ant fursona, because it's very difficult to relate to something so utterly inhuman.

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Or if you just have a plain fear of the things, you obviously dun want to have one as a fursona, or even want to be near them, since well, they might constantly bring up things that will make you cringe. Insects, no matter what insect except Caterpillars creep me out. And the Human to inhuman thing is kinda what I was thinkin.

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Yeah... I'm practically horrified of bugs... It's one of my many shames
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There's pretty much a reverse uncanny valley when it comes to the animals we like to anthropomorphize. Other primates are so similar to us that we don't really have much to change to make them like us, so they're uncommon in the fandom. Invertebrates and, to a lesser extent, non-mammals, are uncommon because how different they are from us. We want to anthropomorphize things that are similar to us but not too similar.
Coatl_Ruu wrote:If we're going to get technical, everything listed so far falls under kingdom Animalia. Everything from an elephant to a cockroach is technically an animal. Whether they can be considered 'furries' is up for debate. Personally, I think the cutoff point should be at the squishier invertebrates (flatworms, slugs, etc).

Of course, there are differing schools of thought.
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... That is just plain adorable. It kind of looks like a sea slug at the same time. It says it is a cucumber though. Awell, still adorable.
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Toxinus wrote:

... That is just plain adorable. It kind of looks like a sea slug at the same time. It says it is a cucumber though. Awell, still adorable.
The question remains though: Who would want to be a sea cucumber? :lol:
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TougeFoxJ.D.M. wrote:
Toxinus wrote:

... That is just plain adorable. It kind of looks like a sea slug at the same time. It says it is a cucumber though. Awell, still adorable.
The question remains though: Who would want to be a sea cucumber? :lol:
I'll tell ya who. Are you watching my lips, now pay attention
NOBODY WITH SOME SHRED OF SANITY!
Or some guy who's really into cucumbers
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TensaZangetsu wrote: The question remains though: Who would want to be a sea cucumber? :lol:
I'll tell ya who. Are you watching my lips, now pay attention
NOBODY WITH SOME SHRED OF SANITY!
Or some guy who's really into cucumbers[/quote]

Well to be fair none of us are completely sane, if you're a furry/Scaly something about you is a bit off.
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I'm just an average puppy who is an otaku
That weird enough for ya?
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TensaZangetsu wrote:I'm just an average puppy who is an otaku
That weird enough for ya?
Still not as weird as a sea cucumber...
You're going to have to try REALLY hard to beat that.
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TougeFoxJ.D.M. wrote:
TensaZangetsu wrote:I'm just an average puppy who is an otaku
That weird enough for ya?
Still not as weird as a sea cucumber...
You're going to have to try REALLY hard to beat that.
I don't wanna beat that! I don't think anybody would want to
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TensaZangetsu wrote:
TougeFoxJ.D.M. wrote:
TensaZangetsu wrote:I'm just an average puppy who is an otaku
That weird enough for ya?
Still not as weird as a sea cucumber...
You're going to have to try REALLY hard to beat that.
I don't wanna beat that! I don't think anybody would want to
I would hope not. :lol:
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You'd have to have a seriously jacked up mindset to wane be that creepy
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I think this whole thing really divides down to vertebrates vs invertebrates. :roll:

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I personally think it'd silly to call something furry if it didn't have fur, but that's just me being pedantic.
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CaptainPea wrote:I personally think it'd silly to call something furry if it didn't have fur, but that's just me being pedantic.
What would a sea cucumber be listed under? Mullusk-y?
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Sea cucumbers are echinoderms, not mollusks.
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Other change in the thread!

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I think it's kinda silly to call someone weird or creepy for wanting an insect or other invertebrate as a fursona. I mean, it's all relative anyway. They're just being true to themselves, like the rest of us furries.
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Wow.

I didn't realize that there was this much debate on being furry!
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KJOokami wrote:I think it's kinda silly to call someone weird or creepy for wanting an insect or other invertebrate as a fursona. I mean, it's all relative anyway. They're just being true to themselves, like the rest of us furries.
I know... I'm just really afraid of insects... It's pretty sad
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CoffeeJunkie wrote:Wow.

I didn't realize that there was this much debate on being furry!
Potatoes are not furries what are you doing in here you crazy idiot.
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Sleet wrote:
CoffeeJunkie wrote:Wow.

I didn't realize that there was this much debate on being furry!
Potatoes are not furries what are you doing in here you crazy idiot.
=O what?

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Nothing wrong with insect or arachnid fursonas. They're just so uncommon because they're so alien. It's hard to pin a personality trait on a robot-like organism

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Lobo09 wrote:
Sleet wrote:
CoffeeJunkie wrote:Wow.

I didn't realize that there was this much debate on being furry!
Potatoes are not furries what are you doing in here you crazy idiot.
=O what?
She is referring to my Avatar thing.

Anyways your argument is invalid Sleet. I'm not a furry.
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Sleet wrote:Potatoes are not furries what are you doing in here you crazy idiot.

But potatoes can be boiled, mashed, and stuck in a stew. And furries like stew. So he's relevant.
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KJOokami wrote:
Sleet wrote:Potatoes are not furries what are you doing in here you crazy idiot.

But potatoes can be boiled, mashed, and stuck in a stew. And furries like stew. So he's relevant.
Haha that was funny

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What's "taters", Precious? What's taters, eh?

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KJOokami wrote:
Sleet wrote:Potatoes are not furries what are you doing in here you crazy idiot.

But potatoes can be boiled, mashed, and stuck in a stew. And furries like stew. So he's relevant.
Well that was a rabbit stew, so I have no complaints here. :P
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Sleet wrote:
KJOokami wrote:
Sleet wrote:Potatoes are not furries what are you doing in here you crazy idiot.

But potatoes can be boiled, mashed, and stuck in a stew. And furries like stew. So he's relevant.
Well that was a rabbit stew, so I have no complaints here. :P
Now I won't be able to watch that scene without thinking of this. :lol:
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TougeFoxJ.D.M. wrote:Now I won't be able to watch that scene without thinking of this. :lol:
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I don't know whether this has already been discussed but I will be posting this question anyway:

What made you become furries?

I have recently been chatting with a furry and she told me her story, which piqued my interest in the subject. I wanted to post this question in a more public fashion to get more responses and see if there are any patterns.

And just as I told her mine, I shall tell you all mine too:

I have always been a furry but I never knew it, I never even heard of the furry fandom more than a year ago and, even then, it was only by chance. I loved to come up with stories and fantacies involving humanoid animals as a child (I must have been about 3 years old when I started doing this, and I hid these stories from my family, as you can imagine, for fear they would disaprove of it. I wonder what it was that made me think that way, perhaps it was my parents lack of appreciation for my imagination, though I couldn't say for certain), and it has only been a recent development (within the last three years) to write out my stories as real novels. After all, how many books are there on humans? Millions! There is nothing original about human stories anymore, every possibility (other than the future) has already been established in books. Therefore I decided to write stories not involving humans at all.

So that is my story. Now, what is yours? What made you become furries?

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My answer: I never became a furry.

but this forum has definitely made at least sightly furrier than I once was. ^_^
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CoffeeJunkie wrote:She is referring to my Avatar thing.

Anyways your argument is invalid Sleet. I'm not a furry.
You can anthropomorphize anything and have it be cool, after all that's how we got The Brave Little Toaster, Veggietales and Cars after all. It's just within furry, most people won't pay it any attention other then weirdness factor.

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