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65 Responses to Furries: An Interesting Look At The Subculture

  1. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9308 posts
    April 30, 2009 at 9:10 am
    Link: Furries: An Interesting Look At The Subculture - A different look into the frequently misunderstood world of fandom.
  2. Profile photo of Paul1582
    Paul1582 Male 13-17
    670 posts
    May 1, 2009 at 8:36 pm
    Heh. Furry rednecks.
  3. Profile photo of Number3
    Number3 Male 18-29
    26 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 12:16 pm
    I don`t find it one bit ironic that I know the person in the stitch costume.
  4. Profile photo of DarkFerret
    DarkFerret Male 18-29
    2749 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 12:50 pm
    huh, well that completly changed my perspective of that
  5. Profile photo of sixclaws13
    sixclaws13 Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2009 at 12:51 pm
    Furries scare me a lot.
  6. Profile photo of Bat_Girl
    Bat_Girl Female 13-17
    323 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 1:01 pm
    i wanna be a furry.
  7. Profile photo of Slade8
    Slade8 Male 18-29
    951 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 1:06 pm
    "Furries scare me a lot."

    We do? :(

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    videogamer Male 18-29
    3016 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 1:14 pm
    "
    "Furries scare me a lot."

    We do? :(
    "

    Doesn`t help that you`re bearing the mark of the beast.

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    brownsugar3 Male 18-29
    306 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 1:23 pm
    my friend works at chuck E cheese and he has to sometimes where the mouse costume..does that make him a furry???
  10. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
    4682 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 1:45 pm
    Ha ha, nice one videogamer :)
  11. Profile photo of dragonshadoz
    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
    4031 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 2:05 pm
    Still weird, but what ever floats their boat.
  12. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 2:23 pm
    Yup, furries are weird. Doesn`t mean you have to hate them or be afraid.

    Though I really am afraid of those restaurant mascots that come and sing to you... those things scare me. They hunt you down, man. And their eyes... there`s nothing behind them. The mall near me has this GIANT bear during Christmastime with a person that controls it and it talks and is huge and I`m scared of it. :( But those aren`t furries.

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    jinxiejae Female 30-39
    2927 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 2:30 pm
    i wonder, if your totem animal is a reptile or amphibian does that make you a scaley?
  14. Profile photo of Musuko42
    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 2:33 pm
    Not only am I happy that this article is out there giving a reasonable and balanced view of furries for a change, but I`m also pleasantly surprised that the comments so far on here have been, for the most part, positive. And by this I don`t mean actively supporting furries; I mean simply understanding who they are and not actively trying to piss in their cereal just because they`re different.

    Thanks guys. :)

  15. Profile photo of Musuko42
    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 2:34 pm
    @Jinxie: yup, some do call themselves scalies.
  16. Profile photo of Musuko42
    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 2:43 pm
    And along comes Atomic to remind us that the internet is full of idiots.
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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 2:44 pm
    By the way, I think you dropped this: `
  18. Profile photo of Atomic-Envy
    Atomic-Envy Female 18-29
    35 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 2:53 pm
    stop patrolling the comments section musuko.

    youre always gonna find someone who doesn`t agree with your choice

    and it IS a choice and you have TOTAL control over (i should hope) so i can hate you for it as much as i want

  19. Profile photo of Musuko42
    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 2:56 pm
    Why have you assumed I`m a furry? I`m not black, but I`m pleased when I see an article that debunks racial misconceptions.

    You hate people for spending their free time doing something they enjoy that doesn`t involve you in the slightest, and you went out of your way to enter a thread and actually posted on it?

    Wouldn`t deliberately seeking out something you hate make you a masochist?

  20. Profile photo of Atomic-Envy
    Atomic-Envy Female 18-29
    35 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 3:07 pm
    deliberately posting something that would cause yourself a painful backlash would be masochism, sir.

    and i`ll admit i was wrong to assume youre one since i live by the creed of no assumptions.

    but none the less, i hate people for who they are and what they choose to do. not for being different colors or what else.

    i hate "furries" because 95% of them are disgusting lonely fags who attend their "conventions" so they can get in on some of that sweet sweet furfag orgy they always hold. or maybe theyre the types to buy or draw the art, raping my childhood in the non-nice individual with pictures of the carebears raping disney characters.

    all of that aside, i really don`t need to debate you on this topic, when it`s so very obvious to everyone what the truth is. you don`t need to be convinced of this because you already know. no sense in denying it, 42

  21. Profile photo of Zerro
    Zerro Male 18-29
    628 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    I lol`d.
  22. Profile photo of CharliMonsta
    CharliMonsta Female 18-29
    128 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 3:08 pm
    antifurrycoalition dot com

    GO THERE PLZ

  23. Profile photo of Musuko42
    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 3:21 pm
    Again, you hate them because they`re doing something you don`t like, when it`s not harming anyone who isn`t choosing to be involved, and doesn`t affect you in the slightest unless you deliberately seek it out to be offended by it?

    Are you the kind of person who tunes into tv shows you hate just so you have something to complain about?

    And furries are the freaky ones?

  24. Profile photo of Atomic-Envy
    Atomic-Envy Female 18-29
    35 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 3:37 pm
    no, what pisses me off is the people who run screaming "fursecution!!" over people who hate them for things that are commonly known as socially unacceptable.

    i shouldn`t have to explain myself, but i did. now leave me alone. YAH DIG?

  25. Profile photo of Musuko42
    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 3:44 pm
    Atomic, interracial marriage was once socially unacceptable.

    Do you believe you should rigidly conform to what society demands at the expense of individual freedom of lifestyle?

    Noun

    fascism (plural fascisms)

    1. A political regime, usually totalitarian, ideologically based on centralized government, government control of business, repression of criticism or opposition, a leader cult and EXHALTING THE STATE AND/OR RELIGION ABOVE INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS. Originally only applied (usually capitalized) to Benito Mussolini`s Italy.

  26. Profile photo of Atomic-Envy
    Atomic-Envy Female 18-29
    35 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 3:54 pm
    and interracial marriage wasnt "socially unacceptable". it was drating illegal.
  27. Profile photo of Musuko42
    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 4:01 pm
    Atomic, why do you think things are made illegal to begin with?

    Furries being able to marry eachother or not was not the point of my example. You didn`t understand it.

  28. Profile photo of akijade
    akijade Female 18-29
    1006 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 4:51 pm
    I love how it`s all "You can`t have sex in a fur suit!" and then "I make naughty fur suits for people to have sex in." (I`m paraphrasing...)
  29. Profile photo of Xan238
    Xan238 Male 18-29
    287 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 6:43 pm
    question Atomic, have you ever actually been to a convention yourself?

    Until you do, stop making accusations about stuff you have no idea about. I`m a furry, and proud of that fact, I know what I like, why I like it, and what I don`t like (eg: Yiff I don`t) troll all you want, i`m not gonna argue, but until you actually go to a convention yourself (I have by the way, Pics to prove it) shut up and gtfo

  30. Profile photo of Zuthilios
    Zuthilios Male 18-29
    110 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 7:14 pm
    - akijade

    Who says they cant still try? =P
    I can tell you its possible, theres even a specific porn site for it. (No Im not going to give you the link. It will save your eyes from melting. xD)

    But overall, whoevers the one in the suit wont be having fun, it`ll just be a furry watersack of sweat after theyre done. xD

  31. Profile photo of teiso
    teiso Female 18-29
    674 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 7:33 pm
    I`m not a furry, but Atomic-Envy is being an ass.

    Atomic, are you basing your dislike on actual ethical or moral grounds or because of a gut reaction?

    The whole point of the article was that it wasn`t about "freaky animal sex" but about an admiration and feeling of connection to anthromorphic figures - a reverence for both animal and human.

    Maybe it is about a sexual fetish for some of them, but that seems to me only a subset of that, and you seem to be making an assumption that that is what it`s all about. And even the sexual fetishness is something that is between them and not enforced on anyone else, and frankly, none of your business, unless you seek it out.

  32. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 8:08 pm
    Lol @ Atomic.

    Hmmm... Time to develop an opinion on the `issue`...

    Social stigmas are all bullcrap so unless I hear of some cases of rape or murder or whatever, which I haven`t, then I have nothing against them, and neither should society.

    Granted, I don`t see the point of them, as what they do is meaningless and frankly a waste of effort. So long as they pay their taxes and don`t force their `practices` on anyone, let them at it.

    I hold the same opinion of... smokers, or... Mac-users.

  33. Profile photo of OrangeCrow
    OrangeCrow Female 18-29
    1199 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 8:28 pm
    Well, some of them rape animals. >_>; Bestiality?

    But yeah, I have no issues really with them (the non-deviant ones I guess you can say), and I agree with what LazyMe is saying. I do think it is silly and weird, but eh to each their own I guess. Most of them aren`t bad people I`m sure.

  34. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9308 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 8:30 pm
    Link_Hiei: I`m glad you show an interest in a con. The main attraction is mainly the artist gallery, at least at Califur (the fur cons in California, they vary in name, nature and attendance number from state to state).

    From what I understand each con has a different theme each year, last year at Califur it was "Steampunk". The promotional poster given out was amazingly well done.

    "my friend works at chuck E cheese and he has to sometimes where the mouse costume..does that make him a furry???"

    No, like any other culture simply doing something because it is required of you doesn`t automatically make you a "member" of that culture. The same rule applies to employees of 1950`s diners, they aren`t automatically fans of the fandom following that era.

  35. Profile photo of OrangeCrow
    OrangeCrow Female 18-29
    1199 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 8:37 pm
    Holy crap Nidonemo, I love your avatar. <3
  36. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9308 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 8:47 pm
    Thank you. :) Made it myself (with the help of the demotivater-maker of course).
  37. Profile photo of Eldricht
    Eldricht Male 18-29
    295 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 10:05 pm
    Hey hey! One of those rare articles that shows the other half of the furries! It`s good to see like this once in a while.

    Scalie for life xP

  38. Profile photo of hated0love
    hated0love Female 18-29
    344 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 10:17 pm
    i`m so glad something so random pop up
  39. Profile photo of xtreme_dude
    xtreme_dude Male 18-29
    1372 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 11:20 pm
    tl;dr
  40. Profile photo of Acemandude
    Acemandude Male 18-29
    24 posts
    May 3, 2009 at 12:12 am
    wow... iab has fallen to the furfags. this is so messed up
  41. Profile photo of TR-Wolf
    TR-Wolf Male 18-29
    1557 posts
    May 3, 2009 at 1:43 am
    Atomic-Envy = furry in denial from the sounds of the over enthusiastic objections.
  42. Profile photo of KekS
    KekS Male 18-29
    588 posts
    May 3, 2009 at 2:24 am
    Meh. I like lurkmore`s and encyclopediadramatica`s articles on furries better. Anyway, anime cosplays seem a lot worse to me, because I just can`t take the sound of japanese speech and the sight of fat guys in sailor moon outfits and there are no noticeable signs of furry conventions here.
  43. Profile photo of Musuko42
    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    May 3, 2009 at 4:16 am
    Orangecrow, plenty of non-furries rape animals too. It isn`t exclusively a furry thing; it`s a cruelty thing, and that`s something that exists everywhere. There are good and bad people in whatever group you pick.

    Some married men beat their wives, for example. That doesn`t make domestic abuse a straight thing.

  44. Profile photo of vicious_liar
    vicious_liar Male 13-17
    1226 posts
    May 3, 2009 at 4:38 am
    tl;dr.
  45. Profile photo of vicious_liar
    vicious_liar Male 13-17
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    May 3, 2009 at 4:38 am
    Furries are misunderstood and bla bla bla I don`t give a drat they can do whatever the drat they wnat.
  46. Profile photo of mikhaillost
    mikhaillost Female 70 & Over
    538 posts
    May 3, 2009 at 9:56 am
    "`My name’s Clemp, this here’s my truck, this here’s my dog. I’m a furry.’"


    That is probably the funniest mental picture I`ve ever had.... and probably the most distrbing.

  47. Profile photo of Loxen
    Loxen Female 30-39
    1387 posts
    May 3, 2009 at 10:10 am
    Furries wouldn`t bother me so much, if the majority of them were actually normal "people" with a specialized interest. It makes sense they want to be accepted as animals because as humans the majority of furries are downright creepy with some pretty real problems (Socially, and mentally). Think of that "Ninja Turtle girl" clip that was on here a few days ago. Thats your average furry (minus TNMT) Odd, often overweight, and commonly obsessed.
  48. Profile photo of Musuko42
    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    May 3, 2009 at 10:29 am
    Loxen, odd, often overweight, and commonly obsessed describes pretty much most people, furry or otherwise.
  49. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9308 posts
    May 3, 2009 at 10:49 am
    What really disappoints me is that a portion of you are all going off of opinions like they were facts. An opinion is never a fact, it will never be a fact, it will always be an opinion.

    You should go out and see for yourself if the opinion was made off of bias, ignorance, or just petty hate-of-difference. Not just take it as it is.

  50. Profile photo of Blakcat71388
    Blakcat71388 Female 18-29
    876 posts
    May 3, 2009 at 11:19 am
    Loxen - I don`t really think I`m "downright creepy with some real problems". :)

    In fact, a lot of the furries I know are pretty cool and relatively normal. Maybe it`s just `cause I hang out with the artists?

    Who knows?

    Groups are judged predominantly by the extremists that make it to the media.

    When you say "I hate Christians", or whatever, you probably don`t hate all Christians. You probably only hate the non-nice individuals who try to shove their Bibles down your throat and condemn you to Hell for looking at some attractive chick`s butt.

    Guess what? Not all furries are messed up. Most of us are just like you. :)

  51. Profile photo of Blakcat71388
    Blakcat71388 Female 18-29
    876 posts
    May 3, 2009 at 11:22 am
    Also, for those of you who say that furries rape animals:

    I have NEVER met a furry that was also a zoophile. Ever. Most furries are into animal rights and stuff, so I`m going to assume that they aren`t too into raping creatures with no possible way of consenting to sex.

    Christ. @_@

  52. Profile photo of CoFBunny
    CoFBunny Female 18-29
    171 posts
    May 3, 2009 at 11:43 am
    Wow, people here have a messed up view of furries...
    Being furry is not an obsession, its a cute little piece of my personality. My boyfriend is also a furry and it would be interesting to see you think these things of him, considering how he looks. Completely normal and almost preppy looking, tall, muscular but a complete and utter furry :p The only reason you have these preformed ideas of furries is because only the idiotic ones do anything to draw attention to themselves and their "weirdness". Non-obsessive furs just go about their business, hang out with other "normal" furs and generally have fun doing their own thing. Its like racism, you use stereotypes to put down and belittle people, but not everyone is the same.
    You`ve only seen one side of the scene.
  53. Profile photo of oxyl
    oxyl Male 30-39
    915 posts
    May 3, 2009 at 11:48 am
    lulz...."normal furs"... rofflewaffle
  54. Profile photo of OrangeCrow
    OrangeCrow Female 18-29
    1199 posts
    May 3, 2009 at 2:02 pm
    I didn`t say all furries raped animals, people. :P

    I was replying to LazyMe484.

    They even mentioned it in the article lols.

    I have no problem with furries who don`t participate in deviant acts such at that as I mentioned before. e_e;

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    symbolica Female 18-29
    41 posts
    May 3, 2009 at 2:37 pm
    "Anyway, anime cosplays seem a lot worse to me, because I just can`t take the sound of japanese speech and the sight of fat guys in sailor moon outfits and there are no noticeable signs of furry conventions here."

    ugh, agreed.

  56. Profile photo of Okasen
    Okasen Female 13-17
    523 posts
    May 3, 2009 at 2:38 pm
    Huh. I`ve always liked drawing animals, and I have drawn the anthro and `humans with ears and tails` before. Does that make me an animal raper? No, it makes me an artist who loves animals and can`t draw human faces worth poo.

    Hell, I never even knew there were people who dressed up in costumes and thought of anthros as a fetish until I heard people bashing them.

  57. Profile photo of Okasen
    Okasen Female 13-17
    523 posts
    May 3, 2009 at 2:42 pm
    Oh, and just my opinion, but I`ve always thought that people who bash Furries, Wiccans, Gays, other races, Video Gamers, Nerds, or any other group that has negative stereotypes attatched, are merely insecure and therefore must find some bandwagon to jump on so that they feel included, even when their hate is based purely on opinions and fiction.
  58. Profile photo of KRAYZEEGIRL
    KRAYZEEGIRL Female 30-39
    447 posts
    May 4, 2009 at 1:06 am
    Now that I know about them... Furries are awesome. What bothered me about the article was the big girl with the red tank top on that was totally under dressed. Were those low cut jeans? or was the shirt just too short. I would never go to a public event lookin like that.
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    KRAYZEEGIRL Female 30-39
    447 posts
    May 4, 2009 at 1:19 am
    omg Atomic-Envy you need to get some help or shoot your daddy for abusing you. Why all the hate?
  60. Profile photo of animadi
    animadi Female 18-29
    141 posts
    May 4, 2009 at 1:32 am
    You know, I would love to talk to a furry about their... fur...dom?
    Fur-life?
    I am sure a furry would think my dressing up as a Vulcan for Star Trek conventions is weird!
    Who am I to judge?
  61. Profile photo of animadi
    animadi Female 18-29
    141 posts
    May 4, 2009 at 1:45 am
    Actually the more I read about this the more I want to know about furries! This looks fun!
  62. Profile photo of BoxMacLeod
    BoxMacLeod Male 18-29
    1 post
    May 4, 2009 at 12:24 pm
    I`d be happy to answer any questions you have, Animadi. Always nice to meet someone who wants to know more. ^^;
  63. Profile photo of OrangeCrow
    OrangeCrow Female 18-29
    1199 posts
    May 4, 2009 at 2:25 pm
    Oh my god guys! Animal raep!!!

    Gotta love how people only read FURRY ANIMAL RAPE in my posts and totally miss out on what I`m saying. Yep.

  64. Profile photo of xxFloydexx
    xxFloydexx Female 18-29
    47 posts
    May 4, 2009 at 3:12 pm
    Yes! Furries!!! Ahh!!

    I dress as Nick Characters for a living and I WISH I could own a fursuit (but I can`t afford) the whole scene is fascinating to me!!

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