Furries?

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#1 Sep 28, 2008
Does anyone know what a 'furry' is? It does not sound wholesome to me.

Since: Oct 07

Concord, CA

#2 Sep 28, 2008
I have heard of this, and all I have to say is:

HAHAHAHAHA

It's one more ridiculous lifestyle choice. Although someone, I'm sure will have a problem with me calling it a choice.
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Decatur, GA

#3 Sep 28, 2008
Debra27 wrote:
Does anyone know what a 'furry' is? It does not sound wholesome to me.
Its an anthropomorphic animal

some are cartoons like bugs bunny

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Since: Mar 08

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#4 Sep 28, 2008
Role playing
Anthropomorphic animal characters created by furry fans, known as fursonas,[30] are used for roleplaying in MUDs,[31] on internet forums, or on electronic mailing lists.[32] A variety of species are employed as the basis of these personas, although many furries,(for example over 60% of those surveyed in 2007), choose to identify themselves with carnivorans.[13][33] The longest-running online furry roleplaying environment is FurryMUCK. Another popular online furry social game is called Furcadia, created by Dragon's Eye Productions. There are also several furry-themed areas and communities in the virtual world Second Life.[34] An online gaming community called Skotos currently offers a furry roleplaying game called Iron Claw Online and Right Brain Games is currently making a furry massively multiplayer online roleplaying game titled Antilia.[35] Iron Realms Entertainment is also currently developing an MMORPG, Earth Eternal, which will feature anthropomorphic animals as playable races.[36] This will not be the first, as other games such as EverQuest II, Vanguard and World of Warcraft have anthropomorphic animals as well.[37][38][39]
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Decatur, GA

#5 Sep 28, 2008
hey Debra,its what wildbluerose said too.
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Waverly, NE

#6 Sep 28, 2008
I don't remember if someone posted this vid, or if I stumbled on it myself...

Furries vs. Klingons: A Bowling Night
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#7 Sep 28, 2008
well,, debra,,, learn something new evey day,,, wow,,,where did you hear of that at????

my answer wasnt near what wbr posted,,,

i thot maybe it was a new ice cream treat at the dairy queen,,,,,,,seriously,,,,,,swe ar to god!!

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#8 Sep 28, 2008
reebie wrote:
well,, debra,,, learn something new evey day,,, wow,,,where did you hear of that at????
my answer wasnt near what wbr posted,,,
i thot maybe it was a new ice cream treat at the dairy queen,,,,,,,seriously,,,,,,swe ar to god!!
Well..........my number one son, the one that just got out of the Army, went to some convention in Seattle = furry. It worries me, he's kind of flipping out. I just thought it sounded weird, not good, oh well. Kids.

Daughter's bf is out of the hospital, but he's still messed up, he has some memory loss and needs a walker...my girl is doing good and I was lucky to have baby all weekend.

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#9 Sep 28, 2008
LOL I know it isn't funny under the circumstances... but I saw it on an episode of CSI...
Debra I don't think it's anything to worry about it's just one big costume party...sometimes it's more than that because it is a fetish to some...
I love having the grand kids over they light up my world like diamond studded rainbows...
I hope you are having a really good night...
Peace
@}-'--,---

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Let her dream, she's a Child

#10 Sep 28, 2008
Debra, good to read that all is getting better, for your daughters BF. One day at a time.

I about died when I saw the thread name... much like reebs, I did think it said Flurries... Til I clicked it. Yeah, uh, lets just say, it takes all kinds in this world!

I knew a *furry*, or so he claimed, he was one, and a freaky thing he was. Whatever floats the boat, as long as they keep their oars to themselves!


Why don't you tell your dreams to me, Fantasy will set you free!!!!!!!!!!love that song)

;o)

As Always,
Cherish Your Loved Ones.

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#11 Sep 28, 2008
Wildbluerose wrote:
Role playing
Anthropomorphic animal characters created by furry fans, FurryMUCK; Furcadia anthropomorphic animals
I found my dinner spell:

It WILL taste good,
It WILL be like butter,
It WILL turn out like no other

(separate from similar Fur-fantasy spells)

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#12 Oct 2, 2008
Okay, if this wasn't strange enough, my youngest boy straightened me out -

a 'plushie' is someone that has sex with stuffed animals~

I'm too scared to google this one. AND- why do my kids have to even know about this stuff?

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#13 Oct 2, 2008
The word furry has several meanings, dependent on the context in which it is used. Predominantly, it means "consisting of or resembling fur".[1] It also pertains to an interest in anthropomorphic animals and/or mythological or imaginary creatures which possess human or superhuman capabilities. The plural form of furry in all its contexts is furs or furries; the subjects of furry interest are also known as furries.

[edit] What it means to be furry
Someone who says they are furry is generally expressing an interest in anthropomorphic animals and/or creatures.

Unfavorable attention from the media has created a negative stereotype of a furry. Contrary to how a Furry is portrayed in pop culture and mass media, how deep or meaningful an interest in Furry is varies greatly from person to person. Also, the breadth of a person's interest in the fandom, and what ultimately makes them furry, is specific to each individual. Below is a list of common interests with which a fur is likely to identify. A furry may be interested in any or all of them, to any degree.

Someone claiming to be furry would also be part of the furry fandom.

[edit] Furry's gamut of interests
[edit] Cartoons and games
Interest in anthropomorphic animals and/or creatures can be as simple as the many popular furry cartoon characters, known as funny animals. These may include Bugs Bunny, Tony the Tiger, Sly Cooper, Star Fox, etc. However, someone who merely happens to like these characters is not necessarily a furry; the degree and nature of one's interest is relevant here.

[edit] Spirituality

A postcard sent into PostSecret depicting a fur's interest in becoming her fursona.Some furs believe they have a spiritual connection to a particular animal which is typically their fursona, but also may be a totem. Strong spiritual believers may often say that they are "an animal in a human body" (and in fact may identify themselves as Otherkin, Weres and/or Therians which are their own categories and not linked to the furry fandom just by interest). Some Otherkin, Weres and/or Therians join and find the furry fandom to be a place to be themselves as most Otherkin, Weres and/or Therians are underground and the furry fandom is more open to the world.

[edit] Art and creativity
Some furs may be interested only in the creative aspects of the furry fandom. Furry content, both online and off, is easy to obtain, and available in vast amounts, and furs produce new works regularly. Furry artwork is also done by many nonfurries as well in targeting the fandom. Others may disassociate themselves from the fandom and refer to themselves as funny animal artists. Furries may also enjoy role-playing a particular furry character or fursona, sometimes writing about this character or recording their online interactions for posterity.

[edit] Fursuiting

Autumn Vixen poses in fursuit.A relatively uncommon practice among furries is to dress up in a costume that is typically designed after a fursona.[2] These "fursuits" are usually worn at conventions, and a few are even designed to accommodate sexual situations. Some furries opt to wear a "partial" suit, consisting of a head, tail, and paws, instead of a full fursuit; others may just wear a tail or various other pieces.

[edit] Sexuality
To some furs, the sexual attraction to anthropomorphic animals is a part of what makes them furry. This is a topic of much controversy, as it has been the subject of early media attention (such as that from Wired Magazine and Vanity Fair), leading to its becoming a common conception of furry community at large. This has spawned a few groups in response (such as the Burned Furs) with a desire to discourage this angle, or create a clear distinction between these furries and the rest of the community.

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#14 Oct 2, 2008
Wildbluerose wrote:
LOL I know it isn't funny under the circumstances... but I saw it on an episode of CSI...
Debra I don't think it's anything to worry about it's just one big costume party...sometimes it's more than that because it is a fetish to some...
I love having the grand kids over they light up my world like diamond studded rainbows...
I hope you are having a really good night...
Peace
@}-'--,---
LOL That is my favorite episode. LOL and the first episode I ever saw.
Rockman76

Chicago, IL

#15 Oct 3, 2008
Oakland is a hole wrote:
I have heard of this, and all I have to say is:
HAHAHAHAHA
It's one more ridiculous lifestyle choice. Although someone, I'm sure will have a problem with me calling it a choice.
We all know that "lifestyle" is code for deviant sexual activity. Kinda like your lesbianism and your stalking. I can't blame you. I choose to be with other men.

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#16 Oct 3, 2008
milwaukee69 wrote:
The word furry has several meanings, dependent on the context in which it is used. Predominantly, it means "consisting of or resembling fur".[1] It also pertains to an interest in anthropomorphic animals and/or mythological or imaginary creatures which possess human or superhuman capabilities. The plural form of furry in all its contexts is furs or furries; the subjects of furry interest are also known as furries.
[edit] What it means to be furry
Someone who says they are furry is generally expressing an interest in anthropomorphic animals and/or creatures.
Unfavorable attention from the media has created a negative stereotype of a furry. Contrary to how a Furry is portrayed in pop culture and mass media, how deep or meaningful an interest in Furry is varies greatly from person to person. Also, the breadth of a person's interest in the fandom, and what ultimately makes them furry, is specific to each individual. Below is a list of common interests with which a fur is likely to identify. A furry may be interested in any or all of them, to any degree.
Someone claiming to be furry would also be part of the furry fandom.
[edit] Furry's gamut of interests
[edit] Cartoons and games
Interest in anthropomorphic animals and/or creatures can be as simple as the many popular furry cartoon characters, known as funny animals. These may include Bugs Bunny, Tony the Tiger, Sly Cooper, Star Fox, etc. However, someone who merely happens to like these characters is not necessarily a furry; the degree and nature of one's interest is relevant here.
[edit] Spirituality
A postcard sent into PostSecret depicting a fur's interest in becoming her fursona.Some furs believe they have a spiritual connection to a particular animal which is typically their fursona, but also may be a totem. Strong spiritual believers may often say that they are "an animal in a human body" (and in fact may identify themselves as Otherkin, Weres and/or Therians which are their own categories and not linked to the furry fandom just by interest). Some Otherkin, Weres and/or Therians join and find the furry fandom to be a place to be themselves as most Otherkin, Weres and/or Therians are underground and the furry fandom is more open to the world.
[edit] Art and creativity
Some furs may be interested only in the creative aspects of the furry fandom. Furry content, both online and off, is easy to obtain, and available in vast amounts, and furs produce new works regularly. Furry artwork is also done by many nonfurries as well in targeting the fandom. Others may disassociate themselves from the fandom and refer to themselves as funny animal artists. Furries may also enjoy role-playing a particular furry character or fursona, sometimes writing about this character or recording their online interactions for posterity.
[edit] Fursuiting
Autumn Vixen poses in fursuit.A relatively uncommon practice among furries is to dress up in a costume that is typically designed after a fursona.[2] These "fursuits" are usually worn at conventions, and a few are even designed to accommodate sexual situations. Some furries opt to wear a "partial" suit, consisting of a head, tail, and paws, instead of a full fursuit; others may just wear a tail or various other pieces.
[edit] Sexuality
To some furs, the sexual attraction to anthropomorphic animals is a part of what makes them furry. This is a topic of much controversy, as it has been the subject of early media attention (such as that from Wired Magazine and Vanity Fair), leading to its becoming a common conception of furry community at large. This has spawned a few groups in response (such as the Burned Furs) with a desire to discourage this angle, or create a clear distinction between these furries and the rest of the community.
Thanks, good info.

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#17 Sep 23, 2012
Debra27 wrote:
Okay, if this wasn't strange enough, my youngest boy straightened me out -
a 'plushie' is someone that has sex with stuffed animals~
I'm too scared to google this one. AND- why do my kids have to even know about this stuff?
hee hee!

life was good in these days..I think we actually had a thread later on where some guy got pretty emotional over his right to 'love' his stuffed toys.....in retrospect, the ignorance here is refreshing (really, some things I'd just rather not know)

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