What do you think about the Furry Fandom

 Pages PREV 1 2 3 4 5 6
 

Worgen:

axlryder:

Worgen:

I think judging any group by the actions of a portion of them is a mistake, but its also one of the hardest things to not do, I mean finding crazy examples of a group is easy since the crazy ones will loudly proclaim they are members, finding the saner members is harder since it means you have to actually find out if someone is a member of said group.

I doubt it's just a small portion, it's almost definitely a large percentage if not the majority. As I said, I've met a LOT of furries. I'm not just referring to the loud, obvious furries either. Even the quieter ones or those who mostly stay within their own community. It all happened because I had this friend a couple years ago. I mostly befriended him because I felt sorry for him; he was a really weird dude. Awkward, selfish, obnoxious and practically no redeeming qualities. I tried my best to bring out the best in him, help him with his issues, but I ultimately just failed. Eventually he told me he was a furry. This is before I even knew what that was, and so I was genuinely curious. He made me friend all his friends on DA and made me get a fur affinity account. At first I tried to keep an open mind about the whole thing, but after branching out and meeting friends of friends and posting on the forums, the reality of the subculture became clear. Ultimately I met or interacted with a good 300-400 or so furries through forums, irc, DA, etc. They were almost all like clones of him with varying degrees of neurosis. Some hid it better than others. What I found odd is that so many of them had these same negative qualities that I mentioned earlier. Even my friend who had previously not even mentioned that he was a furry to anyone outside his own community. There were a few genuinely good ones in the bunch, but they were the vast minority. I'm sure that a lot of the better ones do stay away from sharing their interest (with forums like that why wouldn't you?), but I feel safe in saying they make up the minority. What's more, when judging a community, there's not much point in taking into account those who don't even seem to participate in said community. I'll admit to being a little biased, having had frustrating firsthand experience, but I don't think my position is all that ridiculous either. Though, I never really had to deal with the prosecution aspect firsthand (since I've never identified myself as a furry), so I'm sure many of them got a lot more shit than I did.

I still don't really buy it but then again I have never actually looked into furry beyond the art they draw and to understand what broad versions of them there are. If you find the art offensive then you probably shouldn't be on the internet anyway since there is much more fucked up stuff that ppl take pictures of.

I guess I'd personally see it as a way of expressing oneself, imagine as of each species or each thing picks their "avatar" based on who they are.

Off topic but out of curiosity, of you were held at gun point to choose your animal for the fandom what would you go with? I'm no furry myself but if forced to...I'd say either a Penguin or Raven

Gross.

Just... gross.

Terminate421:

Worgen:

axlryder:

I doubt it's just a small portion, it's almost definitely a large percentage if not the majority. As I said, I've met a LOT of furries. I'm not just referring to the loud, obvious furries either. Even the quieter ones or those who mostly stay within their own community. It all happened because I had this friend a couple years ago. I mostly befriended him because I felt sorry for him; he was a really weird dude. Awkward, selfish, obnoxious and practically no redeeming qualities. I tried my best to bring out the best in him, help him with his issues, but I ultimately just failed. Eventually he told me he was a furry. This is before I even knew what that was, and so I was genuinely curious. He made me friend all his friends on DA and made me get a fur affinity account. At first I tried to keep an open mind about the whole thing, but after branching out and meeting friends of friends and posting on the forums, the reality of the subculture became clear. Ultimately I met or interacted with a good 300-400 or so furries through forums, irc, DA, etc. They were almost all like clones of him with varying degrees of neurosis. Some hid it better than others. What I found odd is that so many of them had these same negative qualities that I mentioned earlier. Even my friend who had previously not even mentioned that he was a furry to anyone outside his own community. There were a few genuinely good ones in the bunch, but they were the vast minority. I'm sure that a lot of the better ones do stay away from sharing their interest (with forums like that why wouldn't you?), but I feel safe in saying they make up the minority. What's more, when judging a community, there's not much point in taking into account those who don't even seem to participate in said community. I'll admit to being a little biased, having had frustrating firsthand experience, but I don't think my position is all that ridiculous either. Though, I never really had to deal with the prosecution aspect firsthand (since I've never identified myself as a furry), so I'm sure many of them got a lot more shit than I did.

I still don't really buy it but then again I have never actually looked into furry beyond the art they draw and to understand what broad versions of them there are. If you find the art offensive then you probably shouldn't be on the internet anyway since there is much more fucked up stuff that ppl take pictures of.

I guess I'd personally see it as a way of expressing oneself, imagine as of each species or each thing picks their "avatar" based on who they are.

Off topic but out of curiosity, of you were held at gun point to choose your animal for the fandom what would you go with? I'm no furry myself but if forced to...I'd say either a Penguin or Raven

I kinda screwed up that sentence, I meant that I looked it up to know what varieties of furrys there were, it seems like fursuiters are more of a subset of furries then the whole thing.

If I had to have an avatar or be a hybrid or something I guess I would go with a crow or some kind of reptile.

Worgen:

axlryder:

Worgen:

I think judging any group by the actions of a portion of them is a mistake, but its also one of the hardest things to not do, I mean finding crazy examples of a group is easy since the crazy ones will loudly proclaim they are members, finding the saner members is harder since it means you have to actually find out if someone is a member of said group.

I doubt it's just a small portion, it's almost definitely a large percentage if not the majority. As I said, I've met a LOT of furries. I'm not just referring to the loud, obvious furries either. Even the quieter ones or those who mostly stay within their own community. It all happened because I had this friend a couple years ago. I mostly befriended him because I felt sorry for him; he was a really weird dude. Awkward, selfish, obnoxious and practically no redeeming qualities. I tried my best to bring out the best in him, help him with his issues, but I ultimately just failed. Eventually he told me he was a furry. This is before I even knew what that was, and so I was genuinely curious. He made me friend all his friends on DA and made me get a fur affinity account. At first I tried to keep an open mind about the whole thing, but after branching out and meeting friends of friends and posting on the forums, the reality of the subculture became clear. Ultimately I met or interacted with a good 300-400 or so furries through forums, irc, DA, etc. They were almost all like clones of him with varying degrees of neurosis. Some hid it better than others. What I found odd is that so many of them had these same negative qualities that I mentioned earlier. Even my friend who had previously not even mentioned that he was a furry to anyone outside his own community. There were a few genuinely good ones in the bunch, but they were the vast minority. I'm sure that a lot of the better ones do stay away from sharing their interest (with forums like that why wouldn't you?), but I feel safe in saying they make up the minority. What's more, when judging a community, there's not much point in taking into account those who don't even seem to participate in said community. I'll admit to being a little biased, having had frustrating firsthand experience, but I don't think my position is all that ridiculous either. Though, I never really had to deal with the prosecution aspect firsthand (since I've never identified myself as a furry), so I'm sure many of them got a lot more shit than I did.

I still don't really buy it but then again I have never actually looked into furry beyond the art they draw and to understand what broad versions of them there are. If you find the art offensive then you probably shouldn't be on the internet anyway since there is much more fucked up stuff that ppl take pictures of.

It has nothing to do with the art; it's the people. Please don't go misconstruing people's intentions and then make patronizing comments based around that misinterpretation. The sexual aspect is only awkward because of the way they neurotically insert it into practically every aspect of their community and then go whining about how being a furry isn't just a "fetish" even though the topic of sex is nigh-omnipresent in their conversations. Clearly if I was so bothered by it I wouldn't have gotten as entrenched in their culture as I did. What's more, whether or not you choose to take our firsthand knowledge seriously has little bearing on the reality of the situation, and your own limited insight on the community is all the more reason for you to take someone who has had far more experience with them at their word.

axlryder:

Worgen:

axlryder:

I doubt it's just a small portion, it's almost definitely a large percentage if not the majority. As I said, I've met a LOT of furries. I'm not just referring to the loud, obvious furries either. Even the quieter ones or those who mostly stay within their own community. It all happened because I had this friend a couple years ago. I mostly befriended him because I felt sorry for him; he was a really weird dude. Awkward, selfish, obnoxious and practically no redeeming qualities. I tried my best to bring out the best in him, help him with his issues, but I ultimately just failed. Eventually he told me he was a furry. This is before I even knew what that was, and so I was genuinely curious. He made me friend all his friends on DA and made me get a fur affinity account. At first I tried to keep an open mind about the whole thing, but after branching out and meeting friends of friends and posting on the forums, the reality of the subculture became clear. Ultimately I met or interacted with a good 300-400 or so furries through forums, irc, DA, etc. They were almost all like clones of him with varying degrees of neurosis. Some hid it better than others. What I found odd is that so many of them had these same negative qualities that I mentioned earlier. Even my friend who had previously not even mentioned that he was a furry to anyone outside his own community. There were a few genuinely good ones in the bunch, but they were the vast minority. I'm sure that a lot of the better ones do stay away from sharing their interest (with forums like that why wouldn't you?), but I feel safe in saying they make up the minority. What's more, when judging a community, there's not much point in taking into account those who don't even seem to participate in said community. I'll admit to being a little biased, having had frustrating firsthand experience, but I don't think my position is all that ridiculous either. Though, I never really had to deal with the prosecution aspect firsthand (since I've never identified myself as a furry), so I'm sure many of them got a lot more shit than I did.

I still don't really buy it but then again I have never actually looked into furry beyond the art they draw and to understand what broad versions of them there are. If you find the art offensive then you probably shouldn't be on the internet anyway since there is much more fucked up stuff that ppl take pictures of.

It has nothing to do with the art; it's the people. Please don't go misconstruing people's intentions and then make patronizing comments based around that misinterpretation. The sexual aspect is only awkward because of the way they perpetually insert it into practically everything and then go whining about how being a furry isn't a "fetish" even though the topic of sex is nigh-omnipresent in their community. What's more, whether or not you choose to take our firsthand knowledge seriously has little bearing on the reality of the situation, and your own limited insight on the community is all the more reason for you to take someone who has had far more experience with them at their word.

I still have doubts but as I said, I haven't looked into it, as for the sex thing, I think that is more a societal thing then a furry thing, I mean we as a society have a weird relationship with sex, we love it and yet we are ashamed of it, thanks religion, you see just as much sex and porn with other things but people still seem to mostly focus on the sexual aspect of furry and tend to say it all has to do with sex. Life has to do with sex, it is pretty much the reason we do anything.
I have a feeling my thoughts here are getting more and more random. Is this still understandable?

Worgen:

axlryder:

Worgen:

I still don't really buy it but then again I have never actually looked into furry beyond the art they draw and to understand what broad versions of them there are. If you find the art offensive then you probably shouldn't be on the internet anyway since there is much more fucked up stuff that ppl take pictures of.

It has nothing to do with the art; it's the people. Please don't go misconstruing people's intentions and then make patronizing comments based around that misinterpretation. The sexual aspect is only awkward because of the way they perpetually insert it into practically everything and then go whining about how being a furry isn't a "fetish" even though the topic of sex is nigh-omnipresent in their community. What's more, whether or not you choose to take our firsthand knowledge seriously has little bearing on the reality of the situation, and your own limited insight on the community is all the more reason for you to take someone who has had far more experience with them at their word.

I still have doubts but as I said, I haven't looked into it, as for the sex thing, I think that is more a societal thing then a furry thing, I mean we as a society have a weird relationship with sex, we love it and yet we are ashamed of it, thanks religion, you see just as much sex and porn with other things but people still seem to mostly focus on the sexual aspect of furry and tend to say it all has to do with sex. Life has to do with sex, it is pretty much the reason we do anything.
I have a feeling my thoughts here are getting more and more random. Is this still understandable?

Listen, when you go on a threads here, would you consider it normal if a ton of them got completely derailed in favor of talking about sex? How about having an everyday, serious conversation that has nothing to do with sex getting turned into a conversation about sex? How about someone just perpetually bringing it up like it was the word "um". Talking about and enjoying sex is normal and healthy. Having it get in the way of basic conversation and functioning is not normal. It's unhealthy and distracting and greatly diminishes the quality of conversation. Point is: their community is fucked up. You can believe what I and others have been telling you, or you can choose to remain skeptical. Either choice is entirely your prerogative, but I would suggest setting up an account on fur affinity to get some firsthand experience or something if you want to continue to defend their community. Maybe shit has totally changed since a year or two ago when I was still part of that community. Who knows?

axlryder:

Worgen:

axlryder:

It has nothing to do with the art; it's the people. Please don't go misconstruing people's intentions and then make patronizing comments based around that misinterpretation. The sexual aspect is only awkward because of the way they perpetually insert it into practically everything and then go whining about how being a furry isn't a "fetish" even though the topic of sex is nigh-omnipresent in their community. What's more, whether or not you choose to take our firsthand knowledge seriously has little bearing on the reality of the situation, and your own limited insight on the community is all the more reason for you to take someone who has had far more experience with them at their word.

I still have doubts but as I said, I haven't looked into it, as for the sex thing, I think that is more a societal thing then a furry thing, I mean we as a society have a weird relationship with sex, we love it and yet we are ashamed of it, thanks religion, you see just as much sex and porn with other things but people still seem to mostly focus on the sexual aspect of furry and tend to say it all has to do with sex. Life has to do with sex, it is pretty much the reason we do anything.
I have a feeling my thoughts here are getting more and more random. Is this still understandable?

Listen, when you go on a threads here, would you consider it normal if a ton of them got completely derailed in favor of talking about sex? How about having an everyday, serious conversation that has nothing to do with sex getting turned into a conversation about sex? How about someone just perpetually bringing it up like it was the word "um". Talking about and enjoying sex is normal and healthy. Having it get in the way of basic conversation and functioning is not normal. It's unhealthy and distracting and greatly diminishes the quality of conversation. Point is: their community is fucked up. You can believe what I and others have been telling you, or you can choose to remain skeptical. Either choice is entirely your prerogative, but I would suggest setting up an account on fur affinity to get some firsthand experience or something if you want to continue to defend their community.

I'm just saying it seems a bit odd that people seem to focus on how sex obsessed furrys are when everyone else has just as much.

Worgen:

axlryder:

Worgen:

I still have doubts but as I said, I haven't looked into it, as for the sex thing, I think that is more a societal thing then a furry thing, I mean we as a society have a weird relationship with sex, we love it and yet we are ashamed of it, thanks religion, you see just as much sex and porn with other things but people still seem to mostly focus on the sexual aspect of furry and tend to say it all has to do with sex. Life has to do with sex, it is pretty much the reason we do anything.
I have a feeling my thoughts here are getting more and more random. Is this still understandable?

Listen, when you go on a threads here, would you consider it normal if a ton of them got completely derailed in favor of talking about sex? How about having an everyday, serious conversation that has nothing to do with sex getting turned into a conversation about sex? How about someone just perpetually bringing it up like it was the word "um". Talking about and enjoying sex is normal and healthy. Having it get in the way of basic conversation and functioning is not normal. It's unhealthy and distracting and greatly diminishes the quality of conversation. Point is: their community is fucked up. You can believe what I and others have been telling you, or you can choose to remain skeptical. Either choice is entirely your prerogative, but I would suggest setting up an account on fur affinity to get some firsthand experience or something if you want to continue to defend their community.

I'm just saying it seems a bit odd that people seem to focus on how sex obsessed furrys are when everyone else has just as much.

Those things I mentioned are typical of the community. They are not typical of normal functioning human beings who can partition their brain into parts and access specific lines of thought when it is appropriate to do so. Normal people don't let their insatiable desire for sex to perpetually bleed into conversations that have nothing to do with sex. They also don't make a point to bring up sex whenever it is physically possible. What's more, "how much" sex one has is not the same as how much people talk about it.

axlryder:

Worgen:

axlryder:

Listen, when you go on a threads here, would you consider it normal if a ton of them got completely derailed in favor of talking about sex? How about having an everyday, serious conversation that has nothing to do with sex getting turned into a conversation about sex? How about someone just perpetually bringing it up like it was the word "um". Talking about and enjoying sex is normal and healthy. Having it get in the way of basic conversation and functioning is not normal. It's unhealthy and distracting and greatly diminishes the quality of conversation. Point is: their community is fucked up. You can believe what I and others have been telling you, or you can choose to remain skeptical. Either choice is entirely your prerogative, but I would suggest setting up an account on fur affinity to get some firsthand experience or something if you want to continue to defend their community.

I'm just saying it seems a bit odd that people seem to focus on how sex obsessed furrys are when everyone else has just as much.

Those things I mentioned are typical of the community. They are not typical of normal functioning human beings who can partition their brain into parts and access specific lines of thought when it is appropriate to do so. Normal people don't let their insatiable desire for sex to perpetually bleed into conversations that have nothing to do with sex. They also don't make a point to bring up sex whenever it is physically possible. What's more, "how much" sex one has is not the same as how much people talk about it.

If you didn't want to talk about the sex aspect then why did you bring it up?

Worgen:

axlryder:

Worgen:

I'm just saying it seems a bit odd that people seem to focus on how sex obsessed furrys are when everyone else has just as much.

Those things I mentioned are typical of the community. They are not typical of normal functioning human beings who can partition their brain into parts and access specific lines of thought when it is appropriate to do so. Normal people don't let their insatiable desire for sex to perpetually bleed into conversations that have nothing to do with sex. They also don't make a point to bring up sex whenever it is physically possible. What's more, "how much" sex one has is not the same as how much people talk about it.

If you didn't want to talk about the sex aspect then why did you bring it up?

Are you serious right now? I brought up the sexual aspect because you said "if the art bothers you yadda yadda". Well I was assuming that you figured I was referring to the sexual aspect because I said "the sex aspect is awkward too" in my initial post on this thread. Since there was no other indicator that I might actually be bothered by the art and not the community I was giving you the benefit of the doubt in judging the intentions of your statement as being based on my initially vague statement and not totally baseless assertions. What's more, the way the community deals with sex is a legitimate complaint against them, thus pertinent to the conversation. Also, I never said I didn't want to talk about the sexual aspect, I'm merely explaining why the way they approach sex is unhealthy.

Seriously though, this conversation is going to start going in circles or on a tangent soon and your entire defense for the community is "ehhh, I dunno if they're that bad". Again, think what you want, but I don't really see a point in continuing on from here. At this point, just go talk to them yourself. It's easier that way. Update me on your findings if you so desire.

axlryder:

Worgen:

axlryder:

Those things I mentioned are typical of the community. They are not typical of normal functioning human beings who can partition their brain into parts and access specific lines of thought when it is appropriate to do so. Normal people don't let their insatiable desire for sex to perpetually bleed into conversations that have nothing to do with sex. They also don't make a point to bring up sex whenever it is physically possible. What's more, "how much" sex one has is not the same as how much people talk about it.

If you didn't want to talk about the sex aspect then why did you bring it up?

Are you serious right now? I brought up the sexual aspect because you said "if the art bothers you yadda yadda". Well I was assuming that you figured I was referring to the sexual aspect because I said "the sex aspect is awkward too" in my initial post on this thread. Since there was no other indicator that I might actually be bothered by the art and not the community I was giving you the benefit of the doubt in judging the intentions of your statement as being based on my initially vague statement and not totally baseless assertions. What's more, the way the community deals with sex is a legitimate complaint against them, thus pertinent to the conversation. Also, I never said I didn't want to talk about the sexual aspect, I'm merely explaining why the way they approach sex is unhealthy.

Seriously though, this conversation is going to start going in circles or on a tangent soon and your entire defense for the community is "ehhh, I dunno if they're that bad". Again, think what you want, but I don't really see a point in continuing on from here. At this point, just go talk to them yourself. It's easier that way. Update me on your findings if you so desire.

He's obviously just being obtuse at this point.

For the matter in general, I can safely back up axlryder on this matter as we have what appears to be the same experiences (years of Forums, IRC, art sites, internet chatterboxes and whatnot for the sake of one friend).

The Preened Mr. Fust:

axlryder:

Worgen:

If you didn't want to talk about the sex aspect then why did you bring it up?

Are you serious right now? I brought up the sexual aspect because you said "if the art bothers you yadda yadda". Well I was assuming that you figured I was referring to the sexual aspect because I said "the sex aspect is awkward too" in my initial post on this thread. Since there was no other indicator that I might actually be bothered by the art and not the community I was giving you the benefit of the doubt in judging the intentions of your statement as being based on my initially vague statement and not totally baseless assertions. What's more, the way the community deals with sex is a legitimate complaint against them, thus pertinent to the conversation. Also, I never said I didn't want to talk about the sexual aspect, I'm merely explaining why the way they approach sex is unhealthy.

Seriously though, this conversation is going to start going in circles or on a tangent soon and your entire defense for the community is "ehhh, I dunno if they're that bad". Again, think what you want, but I don't really see a point in continuing on from here. At this point, just go talk to them yourself. It's easier that way. Update me on your findings if you so desire.

He's obviously just being obtuse at this point.

For the matter in general, I can safely back up axlryder on this matter as we have what appears to be the same experiences (years of Forums, IRC, art sites, internet chatterboxes and whatnot for the sake of one friend).

Except my own experience is rather different, however I can back up the notion that there's a psychological impact with how people carry themselves as furries, or anything for that matter.

when you assume a title which is largely perceived as being associated with something of a different nature than what is socially normal, it tends to have an impact on one's mentality or behavior.

For example, those who are homosexual KNOW that there are people who think a certain way about them, and thus respond to that through their demeanor or values (IE. the "be loud be proud" mentality). With furries, they have an association (most often at least) with characters of an animalistic/anthropomorphic nature, which is fairly abnormal in itself. There is a feeling of being different, much like with those of a transgendered identity, and that feeling has an impact on actions.

I'm not trying to generalize, nor do I have anything against any of the aforementioned people, but people's sense of identity is having a huge impact here.

I think furries are hilarious to poke fun at. Some get so serious about it.

Don't have an issue with them though, it's not like it does anything to me.

Dtox333:

The Preened Mr. Fust:

axlryder:

Are you serious right now? I brought up the sexual aspect because you said "if the art bothers you yadda yadda". Well I was assuming that you figured I was referring to the sexual aspect because I said "the sex aspect is awkward too" in my initial post on this thread. Since there was no other indicator that I might actually be bothered by the art and not the community I was giving you the benefit of the doubt in judging the intentions of your statement as being based on my initially vague statement and not totally baseless assertions. What's more, the way the community deals with sex is a legitimate complaint against them, thus pertinent to the conversation. Also, I never said I didn't want to talk about the sexual aspect, I'm merely explaining why the way they approach sex is unhealthy.

Seriously though, this conversation is going to start going in circles or on a tangent soon and your entire defense for the community is "ehhh, I dunno if they're that bad". Again, think what you want, but I don't really see a point in continuing on from here. At this point, just go talk to them yourself. It's easier that way. Update me on your findings if you so desire.

He's obviously just being obtuse at this point.

For the matter in general, I can safely back up axlryder on this matter as we have what appears to be the same experiences (years of Forums, IRC, art sites, internet chatterboxes and whatnot for the sake of one friend).

Except my own experience is rather different, however I can back up the notion that there's a psychological impact with how people carry themselves as furries, or anything for that matter.

when you assume a title which is largely perceived as being associated with something of a different nature than what is socially normal, it tends to have an impact on one's mentality or behavior.

For example, those who are homosexual KNOW that there are people who think a certain way about them, and thus respond to that through their demeanor or values (IE. the "be loud be proud" mentality). With furries, they have an association (most often at least) with characters of an animalistic/anthropomorphic nature, which is fairly abnormal in itself. There is a feeling of being different, much like with those of a transgendered identity, and that feeling has an impact on actions.

I'm not trying to generalize, nor do I have anything against any of the aforementioned people, but people's sense of identity is having a huge impact here.

The problem I have with this is they are taking something that SHOULD just be a hobby or personal interest and blowing it way out of proportion.

When I first heard about it, I was like, "Ok, if that's their thing enjoy it.". Then I stumbled upon the term yiff. That just, eww. Other than that, I have no problem with, neither am I uncomfortable around, furries.

I think that like any fandom it get worse as the people participating get more... eccentric. I occasionally play as animal/anthro characters in games, have made some characters that are anthro or just human with a slight pro furry attitude, and um... well, actually I shouldnt talk about my friends but I've larped once in a fur suit. im still not sure how that came about, i think I was drunk or tired.

I will say though, Im glad for it. Anthrocon adds a good bit of money to the city of Pittsburgh.

I tend to think about them in the same way I think about people with very strong religious/political views. I'll still talk to them, having intelligent, friendly conversations and what-not. However, if said subject in brought up in spoken conversation or if I see anything involving them online, I'm going to make a break for the hills as fast as a gazelle from a hungry lion.

Don't care about it. Don't care that you care about it.

Zhukov:
Borderline creepy but entirely harmless.

Just so long as they stay away from my cat.

Joke?

probably is but oh well Furry=/= Bestiality ... even if it is a joke i'd rather be safe than sorry : P, that's a bad misconception to have

I don't really care as long as you aren't trying to do anything weird while I'm in the room it makes no difference to me, I have a friend we think is a furry but since he's never shoved it in our face and it's never come up in conversation so no I don't care.

Right, right. Maybe I should write something insightful, since this looks in need of a bump.

As someone who willingly identifies as a furry, I have to say it's a mixed bag all around. Exposing yourself to a group of people with peculiarities about them has risks of introducing you to some serious weirdos--and I'm not even above the possibility of considering myself among such 'weirdos'.

The problem with living is, you get into liking certain ideas, becoming attracted to certain things--and it's burnt in. If it's something out of the norm... well, if you're like me, at least, you live a dual life of enjoying odd things both fetishistically, and on a more personal level--and finding a way to cope with your image of a 'normal' society.

Starting off with no awareness of the furry fandom, and just wanting to shapeshift and acquire physical traits of another species, I pretty much was a loner to begin with. Ostracized, yeah--but it didn't stem from those interests. I've been diagnosed with Anxiety/Depression and Asperger's Syndrome--and I didn't do very well through elementary and high-school, socially; it was hard to tell who was joking around and who was actually antagonizing me, a lot. I think, initially, I developed the desire to 'transform' as a coping technique--a fantasy in which I could dream of being stronger, and less... myself, mentally.

Being exposed to a lot of depictions of female, sexualized anthropomorphic characters is probably one of the several reasons I actually started to develop an 'identity' as what I was (again, before knowing the term 'furry'). Additionally, a lot of animations with anthropomorphic characters in the 90's featured themes of transformation. (TNMT is probably the biggest, as well as movies like Disney's Pinnochio, and some other odds and ends Disney's done).

I'm not going to say it's not weird, or unusual--but I was influenced most by artistic renderings of animal characters walking and looking humanlike--but animalike as well. I sort of developed an envy for, and attraction to that physique--and began associating it with empowerment, or individuality.

Truth is, it came as a relief to me to know that I wasn't alone in that unusual desire, and it's probably one of the few things keeping me alive right now--as I was suffering bad episodes of depression around the time I started highschool, which could probably have lead to suicidal tendencies, had I not started making friends with similar interests. My first boyfriend is the person who really got me involved with the online demographic--and this was before we even knew much beyond the fact that we both wanted to be werewolves, and read 'Animorphs'.

Nowadays, I think the best way to put it is that almost every person, furry or otherwise, is different from me, despite how I would like it to be. And if I 'rub' my interest in someone's face, it's usually because I'm trying to search for someone with similar fascinations, to have companionship, and want them to see what I percieve to be the 'ugliest' aspect of me I have to present.

Sometimes I get lucky, and they don't bite my head off or cry about their ruined childhood. And when they do, I get to imagine bludgeoning their childhood to death with a segment of lead pipe rolled in a porno magazine. So it pays off either way. Call it revenge for all the mainstream media I have to look at of boring cleavage and shirtless cowboys at every turn. 'On ugly, naked, furless skin, shoved in my face. Eww.'

I'll conclude by saying that I've met as many furries who turned me off simply with their looks as I have furries who turned me 'on' with their personality, proclivity, or similar turn-ons, and vice versa--and in the long run, I'd say it's about the same lot you get dealing with any other person--just there's more 'alertness' of the sexual aspect, when it comes to furries.

It sort of makes finding someone who does relate to your sexual interests more tiresomely difficult. I wish it weren't the case, but that's what I get for getting sprung when I see long, phallic things on women (muzzles,tails) I guess. Strap me down and administer electro-shock, someone?

Furries deserve to be shot. Anyone that thinks it's okay to fucking rape an animal for their sexual pleasure deserves to stop living.

I dont care about people that beat off to anthropomorphic pron. as long as they keep it in fantasy, it's no different from someone that likes non-con stuff, but would never actually rape another person.

well i think furrys are awesome and i think i am one so i dont have a problem at all with furrys.

Ympulse:
Furries deserve to be shot. Anyone that thinks it's okay to fucking rape an animal for their sexual pleasure deserves to stop living.

I dont care about people that beat off to anthropomorphic pron. as long as they keep it in fantasy, it's no different from someone that likes non-con stuff, but would never actually rape another person.

dude dont go comparing furrys to bestiality its two complety different things and furry fandom is mostly about the art and characters.

Ympulse:
Furries deserve to be shot. Anyone that thinks it's okay to fucking rape an animal for their sexual pleasure deserves to stop living.

Always nice when someone does his research before posting his obscene opinion...

OT: Fun, very nice people. Sometimes borderline creepy, but overall a very open minded and kind community.

I'll be honest, there's something I find ever so slightly creepy about furry art (the porn and the costumes going without saying). Apart from that I'm fine with furries, whatever floats your boat. In fact just last year I was down with some mates at the SUpanova here in Sydney and we saw a bunch in these hybrid steampunk/fur-suit costumes...it was interesting.

Daystar Clarion:
It weirds me out a bit, but hey, whatever floats your boat.

Just don't sexualise my childhood cartoons and we'll get along juuuuuuuust fine.

Too fuckin' late.

Wait, you're British. Oh well.

SmashLovesTitanQuest:
Its because, generally speaking, furries like to make a big deal of being furries. If a furry is in the room with you, he will mention he is one at least twice.

Image is small, here's a larger link.

SmashLovesTitanQuest:

And since imagining someone masturbating to furry porn makes me sick, im not so keen.

They have the best porn on the internet. It's the colorful indie game with lots of interesting additions to the bland, dirt colored samey-ness you see in all the blowjob/pinups/doublepen crap that the internet pisses itself over.

I've also never seen furry porn that does the piss fetish thing. That's a serious plus, imo.

Ympulse:
Furries deserve to be shot. Anyone that thinks it's okay to fucking rape an animal for their sexual pleasure deserves to stop living.

I dont care about people that beat off to anthropomorphic pron. as long as they keep it in fantasy, it's no different from someone that likes non-con stuff, but would never actually rape another person.

I'd like to challenge this briefly, even though it's already a blanket statement, and a poorly researched one.

I actually have spent enough time trying to get myself aroused off actual pets just to quantify the validity of your concern, to know that for one thing--it's /not/ arousing to me in the least, and that second, I hated myself for even 'trying' to touch a pet that way.

In truth, zoophilia doesn't really tie into my fetish in the least--it's 'being' like a different species, or tbe action of a human 'regressing' physically and mentally, that's appealing to me.

On a side note--you will find that a large sample of people from all walks of life have fantasies of molesting or being molested by another individual. It ties into sex drive as a whole, I believe. If you go back down the branch, the primate family is pretty well defined for its lack of mating rituals in many species--chimpanzees, for instance, just rape females when copulating.

There's even study on whether human females maintain a vestige of biological response to protect their physiology during unwanted sex.

http://bps-research-digest.blogspot.com/2011/01/biological-defence-mechanism-against.html

When it comes down to the entire concept of the Furry fandom--zoophilia is not so much a common tenet as 'physiological fetish'. Specifically, humanoid figures having 'parts' not found on humans, be that fur, prosthesis, or sexual characteristics. Compare with people who have a foot fetish. Even that's not a 'founding' concept--sex is part and parcel of ANY group of people, to some extent--it's just become such a widely accepted notion among furries--much like trekkies before them.

Freechoice:

That could be applied to so many things on the internet it's ridiculous.

 Pages PREV 1 2 3 4 5 6

Reply to Thread

This thread is locked