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Re: What is Furry?
« Reply #40 on: May 20, 2009, 07:23 AM »

What is furry? Having lotsa fur ofcourse  8)
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Re: What is Furry?
« Reply #41 on: May 23, 2009, 04:26 PM »

To me, furry is a group of peeps sharing interests about anthro animal characters, and also care for each other, and just know how to have a good time!
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Re: What is Furry?
« Reply #42 on: September 11, 2010, 07:13 AM »

To me, furry is a group of peeps sharing interests about anthro animal characters, and also care for each other, and just know how to have a good time!

I couldn't agree more and to add, I think someone that is truly a furry is diffirent in personality.
I think that a furry is passionate about it because they know they are diffirent in how they perceive & experience things.
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Re: What is Furry?
« Reply #43 on: December 06, 2010, 10:37 AM »

I've been acting like a dog since I was about four, love anthropomorphic animals, and have even been attracted to a few (Not my main point of course). But I never really put a name to it. Some people know from a very young age they're furry, whether they know what its called, if there are others like them out there or not... I always thought it was weird to feel a connection to dogs, until I discovered the fandom. Now I have a place that I fit in... to me, the furry fandom is somewhere we can all get together and feel safe and accepted.
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Re: What is Furry?
« Reply #44 on: March 18, 2013, 09:02 PM »

Honestly? I see it as just another fandom. It's really not much different than a group of people coming together because they share interest in a certain book, show, movie, etc. But for us, it's anthropomorphic animal characters in general.

Of course, there is some difference, such as how our fandom is more focused on the way we see ourselves, hence making fursonas. And I know that to many, it's more of an "identity" than "interest". But it's similar to other fandoms in that we have formed a community based on our interests.
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Re: What is Furry?
« Reply #45 on: March 18, 2013, 11:29 PM »

Ehh, I gotta disagree with part of your post, Spira. I'm a furry but that's not my identity. I don't see myself as an anthropomorphic animal. Don't get me wrong, I think that'd potentially be awesome, but I'm not a therian or whatever. o.O That's just a small portion of the fandom.

The rest I agree with though. :3
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Re: What is Furry?
« Reply #46 on: March 19, 2013, 09:44 PM »

I don't actually think I'm a blue hybrid thing, but it's fun to have a character to use to represent myself.
The way I see it, imagining what you'd be like as an animal character is comparable to, say, imagining what it would be like if you lived in the world of your favorite book, TV show, or movie. I know it's all just pretend, but that's what fandom in general is.  But basically, what I meant is that the furry fandom tends to be more focused on characters representing the creator then other fandoms. (Not saying most furries think they are their fursona, just that a lot of furry characters are representations of the people who created them).
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Re: What is Furry?
« Reply #47 on: March 19, 2013, 10:42 PM »

Eh, maybe... doesn't really seem any different from any other fandom to me though. xp Anime fans like to make anime-ish character versions of themselves too, bronies like to make ponysonas etc.
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Re: What is Furry?
« Reply #48 on: April 27, 2013, 03:00 AM »

I've taken to referring to furry fandom as a metafandom. Like other fandoms but larger, dealing in a more diverse range of subjects.
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Re: What is Furry?
« Reply #49 on: April 27, 2013, 03:05 AM »

I think the furry fandom is one of the very few fandoms that has so many....aspects to it. As many view furry as different things to different people. To the point that there are sub cultures and such.
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Re: What is Furry?
« Reply #50 on: April 27, 2013, 03:06 AM »

Huh, interesting way of putting it o-o
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Re: What is Furry?
« Reply #51 on: April 27, 2013, 03:14 AM »

It's just the observation I've made so far. I don't think I'm wrong, but then at the same token, I really do not know that many fandoms. Not because I don't think there is any others, I'm just not really into many things.

Maybe anime is like that as well? Again, I dunno.  Though, when it comes to anime, I've heard people say they are a Cos-Player....and that's about it. I don't think it holds the same thing as say what it means when one says they are a furry. But, I don't know.
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Re: What is Furry?
« Reply #52 on: April 15, 2014, 12:59 AM »

My definition of "What is furry?"

No, its not just an adjective.

Instead, I go by a simple concept - The Furry fandom is just a diverse community that functions on the idea of celebrating  the Anthropomorphism of animals. In many ways such as costuming, illustration, music, poetry, artwork, stories, video games, fashion, etc, (with a side of conventions, charity events, or just wearing ears and a tail).

If anyone is like "wtf is anthropamorphsimms" - then just simply, celebrating the idea of animals with human-like traits.

Simple and clean.
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Re: What is Furry?
« Reply #53 on: April 15, 2014, 01:15 AM »

However - if anyone is like...idk...

Excuse me for a moment

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*yells* I HURD YOU GUISE LIKE THEM NASTY THINGS, LIKE ON CSI, YOU DO SEXINGS IN WERID THINGS AND DAT PORN, OH GAWD. YADDAYDAAYDAAYDAYYAYAYDYAYYAYAYA DRAMAMADRAAMMAMDRAAMMAMMAMMAMALOLOLOLBAWWWWWWWDONKEYNOISESANIMALBARNYARDNOISESHURRRRRRUHUHUHUHUUHUHUHUHOHLAWDY.

I just reply - "Well, sex sells when it comes to media press wanting to get views on their network. In reality - all conventions, events and meets do fundraising for charities such as animal shelters, hospitals, non-profit organizations, etc." - Keepin it simple, short and sweet. If said person continues to splurt out negative comments about the fandom - I try not to argue or try to get into a verbal fight with the person. There's really no point to argue with someone that's closed minded or at least being a dick about the whole "sex is what the fandom is" deal. If someone is willing to discuss a little bit more about the positives about the fandom and actually understand (or at least try to) then go ahead and talk about the cool things about the fandom (the art, the diversity of the people involved - all around the good things about the fandom).

That's my 2 cents about the whole thing. I could go on and on about this stuff - but I don't want to sound like a broken record when most of the hardcore, detailed, deep stuff has been posted here ^^ credit and kudos to you guys that went all about it!

Like I said - keepin it simple (or at least trying to).
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