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Do You Consider Yourself a Furry?

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Amazee Dayzee
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Re: Do You Consider Yourself a Furry?

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Just be glad you don't have to constantly worry about your arm pits. XD
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I mean, because I read a comic with anthropomorphic characters, does that not make me a furry by definition? But I also don't really partake in any of the communities aside from only this one, so, what is the answer xd
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Maybe this community will end up opening doors to other communities for you. ;)
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Re: Do You Consider Yourself a Furry?

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Our definition has always boiled down to: do you find that having furry characters improves your enjoyment of a work in general, and then we add on: feel free to identify as furry or not based on whatever you feel ;)
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I suppose the fear I have is not being able to talk about it, because I can never see myself confessing to it to my family. Then again, why keep secrets? Then again, my friends and family don't exactly understand it, so...I'm at a fork in the road. Either choice will have a lasting impact on my lifestyle, and I don't know what to do. Perhaps it's not time to choose, though.

I also try to remind myself that it's really not that big of a deal, because in my mind I'd say "I barely even classify, it'll be fine." I tend to forget that statement though. I don't know. I suppose this is the best medium I have at this time.
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Re: Do You Consider Yourself a Furry?

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Yeah, no, furry can impact your life as much or as little as you want. There's nothing to commit to, it's just a matter of what your tastes are. Some people like sci-fi, some people like steampunk, some people like shonen manga, some people like furry, and some weirdos would like to see all of them combined. We don't judge :P
And separately from that, if you want to be a part of the larger furry community, you can decide how much and in what ways you feel like getting involved. Some people just like the aesthetic but don't really know anyone else in the community, others like to go to conventions, others enjoy fursuiting, some roleplay, some create, everyone enjoys. :D
So quit overthinking it. If you consider yourself to be furry, you're a furry. Then you can do with that what you will ;)
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You're right. Just having one of those moments where you feel paranoid and impending doom.

jk that last part's a lil edgy but you get the idea
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Re: Do You Consider Yourself a Furry?

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"Coming out as a furry" is such an absurd concept. It's a fandom, not a sexual orientation. That's like talking about coming out as a Star Wars fan or as someone interested in football.

Keep in mind the overwhelming majority of people have no idea what a "furry" is. They'd react to the concept of meeting people wearing expensive mascot suits with something ranging from fascination to confusion, and the barrage of "furry hate" you find in the "deeper" parts of the Internet is mostly introverted meme-addicted teenagers obsessed with "Cringe culture" who would never say anything to your face.

This is all coming from a complete non-furry, by the way. In fact, I remember even avoiding watching some cartoons as a kid because I was grossed out by the concept of making animals look more human, as if it was some kind of sacrilege. Of course that just meant I was very drawn towards media with non-anthro animal characters instead.

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I can see why some people would then turn against other furries and deny it because they were very disturbed by that sort of thing in media though I had no problem with it.
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Re: Do You Consider Yourself a Furry?

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Wortge wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 3:02 am
"Coming out as a furry" is such an absurd concept. It's a fandom, not a sexual orientation. That's like talking about coming out as a Star Wars fan or as someone interested in football.

Keep in mind the overwhelming majority of people have no idea what a "furry" is. They'd react to the concept of meeting people wearing expensive mascot suits with something ranging from fascination to confusion, and the barrage of "furry hate" you find in the "deeper" parts of the Internet is mostly introverted meme-addicted teenagers obsessed with "Cringe culture" who would never say anything to your face.
This guy's got it down. If you act like it's a dark secret people will treat it like a dark secret.
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Re: Do You Consider Yourself a Furry?

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I consider myself a furry in mostly every way possible.

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