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Title: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: TobiasAmaranth on May 23, 2014, 08:19:38 AM
*Raises his hand* Guilty. But I'm sure there's a ton of us lurking around here.

Are you an artist? A writer? What's your FA? Where did you hear about Armello first?

(Because this is a cross-culture environment and not one just for furries, remember to be on your best public behavior. We want to be respected, not laughed at, even if people might not laugh out loud.)


I'm not an artist or writer, but I occasionally help co-host art streams with a friend. I also frequently support another friend's t-shirt marketing. My FA is the same as my username here, TobiasAmaranth. And I first heard about Armello through the r/furry subreddit.
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Dev on May 23, 2014, 08:27:19 AM
*raises paw (?)* I'm just a watcher, I found Armello by chance on kickstarter and decided to support it.

*hides again in the shadows*
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: SpitFire on May 23, 2014, 08:48:48 AM
I consider myself "furry-lite". If a nice art piece happens to pop up to appreciate or something cool furry related happen then great. Otherwise i just go on with my daily life.

I ran across armello when i was just strolling the internet on gaming sites.
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: AJ on May 23, 2014, 08:59:48 AM
I have no idea what the levels of "Furry" are or if I even consider myself one.

Here is what I do know, I love having a fursona character to draw, I love drawing animal characteristics/animal characters, and I love doing commissions with furries! They majorly help out with my bills. It's stressful being a freelance artist but they really give a helping paw in that matter.

As I mentioned I am an artist, in my signature there are links to my galleries and blog. It's really nice to meet you guys! Glad to know I'm not the only one who got drawn in by the amazing characters Armello has showed us so far.
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Kobb on May 23, 2014, 09:25:24 AM
I've loved animal characters all my life, whether I'm creating or consuming stories about them. Redwall was a cornerstone of my childhood, and Watership Down is still my favorite novel of all time. However, I don't consider myself part of the furry community, nor have I participated in it. No ill will toward y'all who do, though. :3
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Dev on May 23, 2014, 09:37:12 AM
I've loved animal characters all my life, whether I'm creating or consuming stories about them. Redwall was a cornerstone of my childhood, and Watership Down is still my favorite novel of all time. However, I don't consider myself part of the furry community, nor have I participated in it. No ill will toward y'all who do, though. :3
Well you can consider yourself a furry but not being part of the furry community...hard to explain really...
BTW I have read since the KS comments that many of you talk about something called Redwall. What is that about?
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Ratical on May 23, 2014, 09:47:12 AM
I'm a furry, yes. I'll even admit that part of joining this community was to potentially meet other furs as well, since I knew they'd be drawn to this.


Are you an artist? A writer? What's your FA? Where did you hear about Armello first?

I write for a number of Wikis and do some fiction on the side, but I'm not an artist at all, nor do I have an FA (but I've been meaning to get one). I guess I'm what you call an "outlier".

First heard about Armello on IGN last April. They ran an article with a header to the effect of "Secret of NIMH-style Game on Kickstarter...!" and I pounced right on it.  Frankly, it's not so much NIMH as it is a buncha other things, but the comparison was enough to get my attention.

I have no idea what the levels of "Furry" are or if I even consider myself one.

Well, you've got an artistic mind and heart that finds beauty and enjoyment in the fluffy and floofy (or is that "floffy and fwoopy"?) but no point in applying the label if you don't think it fits. Consequently, those are some of my most favorite people, no matter they wanna call themselves.  ;D

I've loved animal characters all my life, whether I'm creating or consuming stories about them. Redwall was a cornerstone of my childhood, and Watership Down is still my favorite novel of all time. However, I don't consider myself part of the furry community, nor have I participated in it. No ill will toward y'all who do, though. :3

BTW I have read since the KS comments that many of you talk about something called Redwall. What is that about?

It's a series of (22, I think) young-reader fantasy books from the 80's to the 2000's that make up a huge over-arcing story about various generations of woodland mouse/rabbit/otter/badger/mole-folk, mostly centered around a location called Redwall Abbey. There was an animated series based on three of the books in the early 2000's. I've only read a few, but they have a really fleshed-out universe.
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Leftcross on May 23, 2014, 10:13:45 AM
Furries made this project possible, without a doubt.

Oh, and if the icon does not make it obvious...

My character is Istences, but my FA handle is the same as my name. I have tried to write fiction in the past, which typically ends up in miserable failure. One that I wrote years ago is still my best.

Might make it to RMFC this year...will need to see how our upcoming move and new employment pans out.

My husband is another furry, much more creative than I, and is a minor Internet-celebrity for things other than furry.
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: taka32 on May 23, 2014, 10:29:26 AM
>_>
Yea, I'm a furry...granted my presence around the community is scarce at best.
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: VVolf on May 23, 2014, 11:11:48 AM
Furry? What's that?

...

Nah, couldn't say that and keep a strait face.

First heard of the KickStarter from the webcomic: Beyond the Western Deep ( http://www.westerndeep.net/)
Didn't see it until it was less than 24 hours left on it, but managed to throw some one else into the bandwagon before it ended.

Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Skitterleaper on May 23, 2014, 11:49:00 AM
Redwall was a cornerstone of my childhood

Must be odd seeing a Vermin species as one of the main heroes, then :)
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Kobb on May 23, 2014, 12:08:59 PM
Must be odd seeing a Vermin species as one of the main heroes, then :)
Heheh, not really. I also grew up loving Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, so I'm not too thrown off if a rat isn't evil. Though it's admittedly odd seeing an otter hero presented with the epitaph "dark butcher" - they're usually such jovial fellows! Very intriguing.
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Skitterleaper on May 23, 2014, 12:14:31 PM
Though it's admittedly odd seeing an otter hero presented with the epitaph "dark butcher" - they're usually such jovial fellows! Very intriguing.

Well, Taggerung was always one of my favourite Redwall books!

I'm looking forwards to immersing myself in the world that LoG are building for us, though! Looks like they're going to be telling us a lot of backstory just through gameplay, and exploring it all is going to be one of the funnest parts...
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: TobiasAmaranth on May 23, 2014, 12:31:20 PM
To be honest, I'm more interested in the world building side of Armello right now than the game itself. I hope to see it popularized in the same way stuff like Redwall was. Having an adventure game, or longer stories with the characters, would be enjoyable. Looking forward to the first short story to see what sort of feel they will have.
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Lucas on May 23, 2014, 12:44:26 PM
When you ask it like that Tobias, you make it sound "derogatory". :P

I think anyone who backed this game even a teeny bit has got to be the slightest bit furry themselves. If only because the character art and models look amazing!
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: SpiritFox on May 23, 2014, 01:14:54 PM
Totally furry. :P
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Snacuum on May 23, 2014, 03:02:26 PM
I love the art, I love the energy of the characters and it brings something unique that's not the same old humans all the time. But I don't consider myself to be a "furry". Much like "bronies" it's a term that sounds fun to associate with until you learn about the more crazy and cringe-worthy parts of the community - which I don't hate on, but wish to distance my sense of self-identity from.

Most of the self-identifying furries are wonderful people, and I do admit that the outright disdain some people show for anthropomorphic characters really ticks me off.
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Aruvella on May 23, 2014, 03:15:09 PM
Guilty as charged. As far as the community goes I am involved in it but only in a specific facet and where contributions are concerned I am a writer first and an artist second.
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: LoyalWolf on May 23, 2014, 03:34:14 PM
I'd consider myself a furry, but not necessarily one that's active in the community. I've been to one furry con and it was awesome. I definitely hope to go to more in the future. And one day I'd love to own a fur suit. But furry is not necessarily my dominant alternative identity...that would probably be table top gamer or just generally geek.
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: K Fox on May 23, 2014, 06:25:39 PM
*deepsoulwrenchingsigh* And so it begins, eh? ;)

*quietly goes back to read all the responses that were skipped to post this.*

K Fox

BTW - Hi Toby! o/  :P
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: K Fox on May 23, 2014, 06:35:43 PM
Furries made this project possible, without a doubt...

Maybe, though I'm sure we were a pretty big part, even if not the majority. I wonder how many of the LoG team are also furry, though...

That said, I do know one thing that furries are completely responsible for - Facerig. That is happening completely because of us - no doubt in my mind. :) So we get to take all the credit for bringing in the next major social media rage - anthrochat. lol

Might make it to RMFC this year...will need to see how our upcoming move and new employment pans out.

My husband is another furry, much more creative than I, and is a minor Internet-celebrity for things other than furry.


Hmmm...are you a Coloradoan, then? One of the funniest things about me that makes people go "WTF??!?" is that I'm less than an hour from RMFC and have never been. Maybe this year, but it's not looking good. Though only death (and/or other issues of that level) will keep me from Oklacon - that's me home!!

K Fox
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Snacuum on May 23, 2014, 07:55:41 PM
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That said, I do know one thing that furries are completely responsible for - Facerig.

Whoa whoa. Since when was this actually a thing? I remember people talking about it but it definitely wasn't a part of the original game plan.
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Kinan Eldari on May 23, 2014, 09:24:41 PM
Not a furry. Rather a big fan of Disney instead(view that how you like, but it was a staple of my childhood) and I've always liked the design of anthropomorphic animals. I think better put; I see the interesting and aesthetics in things not human, so I equally appreciate the design of the aliens from Avatar and Mass Effect and many other humanoids.

So no, not a furry. But I wanted to voice my view of things. The topic seemed appropriate : )
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Tirominos on May 23, 2014, 09:43:25 PM
Well guilty as well seen it on FA loved the concept lore and the fact is something new and interesting. ;)
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Leftcross on May 24, 2014, 12:04:53 AM

Hmmm...are you a Coloradoan, then? One of the funniest things about me that makes people go "WTF??!?" is that I'm less than an hour from RMFC and have never been. Maybe this year, but it's not looking good. Though only death (and/or other issues of that level) will keep me from Oklacon - that's me home!!

K Fox

Currently in SW Louisiana, moving to the Dallas area in less than a month. I just have a few good furry friends in the Denver area that will make it reasonably simple to attend.

I have never been to Oklacon, but only because it is scheduled at a horrendous time in the semester (I teach college biology) and I can never get away. I know tons of people that go there, though. Jase is one of my best friends, I had dinner with BlueOtter recently when I was in the area interviewing, and one of my oldest furry friends (person who drew my avatar) is EbonyTigress (though she has been off the furry radar and might be permanently, we still see each other). Those are only a few, I know a ton of others by association.
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: JimMaru on May 24, 2014, 04:17:33 AM
Furry here! I draw a bit, and have some stuff on FA and all.
My avatar here is one of the pictures I drew.
I really like anthro arts. It's much better to express any kind of emotion or story without putting ourselves so close to it.
Think like Lion King, it's basically a Greek tragedy, but because of the way it was approached art-wise it becomes more mild and therefore easier to enjoy and pass a message.
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: 8BitProxy on May 24, 2014, 05:13:40 PM
*raises paw (?)* I'm just a watcher, I found Armello by chance on kickstarter and decided to support it.

*hides again in the shadows*

Ive never gone out of my way to look at it but i dont mind anyone who does!!

Ps. im quoting your comment because you have  an awesome username!
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Xaroka on May 24, 2014, 09:47:24 PM
A furry? Yes. An artist? No. Tried that once, no go, not at all.

But writing? Yup, but unfortunately I got writers block and is currently just mapping out the various things in the world where everything takes place. World history, religion, character relations, story relations, flora and fauna, map, locations... There is a lot of background stuff to do before I continue with the story itself -_-

What drew me here? A journal from one of the peeps I watch on Deviant Art linked the kickstarter page.
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Dev on May 24, 2014, 11:32:23 PM
Ps. im quoting your comment because you have  an awesome username!
Lol, tnx x)
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Kanrei on May 25, 2014, 08:38:05 AM
I’m a furry too, and I also do art, you will find my under Kanrei onto different furry sites. I draw stuff, but also do fursuits. (Not that much yet, but I look forward to do more fursuits. At the moment I work on a fursuit for me.)
However, I wonder, why people on kickstarter, don’t use the word furry for letting people find their stuff. (I rarely find anything, when searching for furry, but then randomly I stumble over some projects with anthropomorphic animals. Maybe they would get more pledges, if there would be easier findable.)
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Kamiten on May 25, 2014, 08:56:15 AM
Hello! Yes.

I've been a fan of anthropomorphics since as far back as I can remember. Gummi Bears, Redwall, Sonic The Hedgehog, Aesops Fables, Gargoyles, Street Sharks; everything in my childhood was anthro cartoons.  A good 75% of my friends are through the furry fandom.

Armello dragged me in with their furry characters, but I was hooked on the board game style mechanics, and the overall professionalism of their presentation. The LoG really convinced me that they were taking their time and doing all the right things to develop this game from the ground up to be amazing, furry characters aside.

Anyway, I'm on twitter as Kamitenz, or Weasyl as Kamiten. I am not an artist, so I married one. Her art can be found here: https://www.weasyl.com/user/skulldog
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: K Fox on May 25, 2014, 09:26:22 AM
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That said, I do know one thing that furries are completely responsible for - Facerig.

Whoa whoa. Since when was this actually a thing? I remember people talking about it but it definitely wasn't a part of the original game plan.

No no - you've misunderstood me. I'm not referring to implementation of Facerig into Armello, I merely talking about the existence of Facerig at all. ;) To be honest, Armello doesn't strike me as the type of game to have/benefit from video chat. How would you implement it into the gameplay, for instance? If done right it would be very cool, but I just can't see how it would work based on the style of game Armello is...but then again, I don't design games for a reason - I'm not creative in that way. But yeah, my other comment is simply referring to the fact that Facerig blew up the way it did simply because of furries. That's all. ;)

K Fox
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: K Fox on May 25, 2014, 09:34:21 AM
...However, I wonder, why people on kickstarter, don’t use the word furry for letting people find their stuff. (I rarely find anything, when searching for furry, but then randomly I stumble over some projects with anthropomorphic animals. Maybe they would get more pledges, if there would be easier findable.)

Actually, on this one I think it has to do with the social stigma that 'furry' has - it's still rather negative in teh eyes of the majority. For a while, the only press we got was bad press, and it's taking time to counter that. I blame that on the media in general - apparently only bad news is news worthy (obviously gets better ratings). But yeah, before I get all bent out of shape on that, I just wanted to say that 'furry' is still seen as weird/strange/bad/crazy/freaks/ect by the unwashed masses, so that's probably why it's not used as a tag. The fear that only furries would back and then the rest of the people wouldn't want to associate with it would be seen as a detractor - even I'll agree to that. The stereotypes about furries are mostly wrong, but that's doesn't change the popular opinions about us...:/

K Fox
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Ratical on May 25, 2014, 11:50:16 AM
...However, I wonder, why people on kickstarter, don’t use the word furry for letting people find their stuff. (I rarely find anything, when searching for furry, but then randomly I stumble over some projects with anthropomorphic animals. Maybe they would get more pledges, if there would be easier findable.)

Actually, on this one I think it has to do with the social stigma that 'furry' has - it's still rather negative in teh eyes of the majority.

That's the unfortunate reality of it. I know some companies don't like to throw the "F" word around because they're honestly afraid it'll hurt sales.

Case in point, Xseed games with Solatorobo:

http://www.1up.com/do/blogEntry?publicUserId=6192585&bId=9088243
Quote from: Xseed Games
The sad fact is, many gamers will dismiss this and other anthropomorphic titles outright without looking past the kiddy-seeming protagonists or associating the characters with questionable deviant art. Not that either of those aren’t totally fine selling points for some, but to you gamers more attached to fleshy protagonists, it might be an easy decider against. Having worked on it, however, I’m more inclined now to appreciate this design choice for how it meshes logically with the world (yes, I said logically, and I’m totally sober as I type this) and is used as a contrast to the latter half of the game (GREAT SECRETS ABOUND!) instead of being some gimmicky ploy designed to lure in animal lovers.

And so… if you weep tears of joy at the sound of crushing metal on metal action and think maybe you can un-see that furry art you ‘accidently’ Googled, then check back in for the next Solatorobo: Red the Hunter blog, and let me tell you more about what might be one of the best last hurrahs for the DS.

Kickstarter might be different since indie titles probably aren't going to go for broad audience appeal in the first place, but it still surprises me how many games and comics that are clearly made with a 'furry' aesthetic avoid using the word entirely in their description. Best advice I can offer is for everyfur out there to continue to be proud of who you are and put your best face forward for all of us. Continue to support great games like this so we can be a demographic developers want to target, and remind them that our subculture is one made up of great, open-minded, artistically-oriented individuals.
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: VVolf on May 25, 2014, 02:38:39 PM
Currently in SW Louisiana, moving to the Dallas area in less than a month. I just have a few good furry friends in the Denver area that will make it reasonably simple to attend.

If you're furry and moving to Dallas, you'll probably want to know about Furry Fiesta (http://furryfiesta.org/).
Been there every year thus far and always had a great time.


BTW, Tobias, last Wednesday I got some folks together for Werewolf: Dark Arts... Got to mess with peoples minds by using the defense: "Don't Lynch me, I'm the werewolf; if you lynch me the were-hamster wins!" - Crone. (Unfortunately it back-fired as the fool got lynched instead... )
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: 8BitProxy on May 25, 2014, 02:55:07 PM
...However, I wonder, why people on kickstarter, don’t use the word furry for letting people find their stuff. (I rarely find anything, when searching for furry, but then randomly I stumble over some projects with anthropomorphic animals. Maybe they would get more pledges, if there would be easier findable.)

Actually, on this one I think it has to do with the social stigma that 'furry' has - it's still rather negative in teh eyes of the majority. For a while, the only press we got was bad press, and it's taking time to counter that. I blame that on the media in general - apparently only bad news is news worthy (obviously gets better ratings). But yeah, before I get all bent out of shape on that, I just wanted to say that 'furry' is still seen as weird/strange/bad/crazy/freaks/ect by the unwashed masses, so that's probably why it's not used as a tag. The fear that only furries would back and then the rest of the people wouldn't want to associate with it would be seen as a detractor - even I'll agree to that. The stereotypes about furries are mostly wrong, but that's doesn't change the popular opinions about us...:/

K Fox

Ill agree with you here K Fox, Please dont hate me but for a very long time i thought of Furry as Taboo and Disgusting, i had no interest in it.  Ive never been a racist/sexist (ist in general) person so it hasnt bothered me that much, love what/who you want it doesnt affect me, but there have been times in the past that i have subconciously reacted negative to the word furry, but over the years ive gotten used to it and begun to understand it and I no longer care, a lot of people just arent educated on the term.  They jump to conclusions and stereotypes that they heard from their friend Mark who got told from their friend bryan who dated a weird girl called Lexi who was into animals and anthromorphism.  Fingers crossed it will change, we all just have to fight the good fight :)
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Snacuum on May 25, 2014, 04:57:32 PM
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However, I wonder, why people on kickstarter, don’t use the word furry for letting people find their stuff.

It's not just the social stigma. I'm of the opinion that not everything that includes anthropomorphic characters should be associated with 'furry' and the furry community. It can stand on its own and appeal to not just for those niche audiences.

You guys can send me your hate-mail because I still react negatively to the term 'furry.' Unfortunately due to the strange way the internet (and people) works the language of the term is nowadays often associated with only the worst or strangest of the community. Which in truth, seems to happen a lot for ideologies that make up peoples sense of identity.

The whole concept and media surrounding it is very fun to discuss though.

(I think it will get better, except for the peeps who do fursuits and fursonas, I don't think the prejudice will ever end for them)
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Georgesquares on May 25, 2014, 05:48:00 PM
I imagine there are many furries interested in Armello considering anthropomorphic animals is the furry genre. I have been to cons and have been published in furry short story anthologies. Furry is a fun fandom full of a lot of cool and interesting people.

Also, from my experience, furries are some of the more sane and logical folks I know (even though every group has its crazies.) Furry is just kind of a hobby and isn't a big deal unless somebody makes it a big deal-- kinda like being an anime fan. Enjoy things in life that are fun, I say.
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: ArcVer on May 25, 2014, 09:48:38 PM
Not really furry myself (beard not withstanding), though have been randomly associated with animals by those that are ...

The weird side of furry has taken most of the press, but there is a fun loving furry community much like cosplay which just enjoys it.    I've been in the sideline of sub cultures - goth - gamer - geek - etc to not see some good and bad of any sub cultures but furry is generally pretty friendly and not the worst of the deviants by far and then not to the detriment of others.   So pretty harmless even at their worst, pretty nice at their best.
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Leftcross on May 26, 2014, 12:42:48 AM
Any internet subculture is going to be stigmatized by someone that does not approve of their behavior. The very term 'subculture' implies that the group does not adhere to at least some universal folkways by default.

I am primarily into furry for reasons we are not talking about in this thread. I am not going to go into what they are, but you can probably guess. None of that factors into my profession or interaction with other people, though. Nobody else outside of my furry friends, my FA and a separate Twitter account needs to know anything about my private business or interests. It would not be acceptable for me to go on about any of that publicly. Without a doubt, some furries do not get that (and boy, are there ever stories).

Ultimately, that is what it comes down to--is it affecting anyone else directly? Rather akin to the fight for marriage equality, no? Anyone that takes issue with certain behaviors are entitled to feel the way they do, but they need to understand that people have the freedom to do as they please (within the context of the law, naturally). I might not care for the Brony subculture, but that does not mean I am picketing their conventions or teasing them for what they do. As long as nothing is made to be my business, live and let live.

At the end of the day, the furries I hang out with are extremely fun and creative people that throw the best fucking parties, so I have no reason to change.

*Cough*...so, chuff and such.
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Georgesquares on May 26, 2014, 09:17:12 AM
Also the fact that furry is a sex-positive and identity-positive subculture makes a lot of mainstream culture sour about it (because these are things much of mainstream culture is not). "Deviant" is a big red flag for me, and I'd rather it not be used here.
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: 8BitProxy on May 26, 2014, 11:47:40 AM
Any internet subculture is going to be stigmatized by someone that does not approve of their behavior. The very term 'subculture' implies that the group does not adhere to at least some universal folkways by default.

I am primarily into furry for reasons we are not talking about in this thread. I am not going to go into what they are, but you can probably guess. None of that factors into my profession or interaction with other people, though. Nobody else outside of my furry friends, my FA and a separate Twitter account needs to know anything about my private business or interests. It would not be acceptable for me to go on about any of that publicly. Without a doubt, some furries do not get that (and boy, are there ever stories).

Ultimately, that is what it comes down to--is it affecting anyone else directly? Rather akin to the fight for marriage equality, no? Anyone that takes issue with certain behaviors are entitled to feel the way they do, but they need to understand that people have the freedom to do as they please (within the context of the law, naturally). I might not care for the Brony subculture, but that does not mean I am picketing their conventions or teasing them for what they do. As long as nothing is made to be my business, live and let live.

At the end of the day, the furries I hang out with are extremely fun and creative people that throw the best fucking parties, so I have no reason to change.

*Cough*...so, chuff and such.

Couldnt have said it better!!

Also this:

(http://texascrete.com/sm/i-dont-care-quotes-eminem-684.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Zarpaulus on May 26, 2014, 02:53:40 PM
Occasional writer, no drawing skills whatsoever.
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: 8BitProxy on May 26, 2014, 05:26:35 PM
Occasional writer, no drawing skills whatsoever.

what do you like to write?
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: ArcVer on May 26, 2014, 06:42:13 PM
I meant no offence with either subculture nor deviant, most of my friends wear it as a badge of honor and thus own the words.

I myself can only draw stick figures ... so I write, my more recent incomplete novel has a race of genetically modified cat people ...
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: EscoDingo on May 27, 2014, 01:05:12 AM
I'm a furry! I've been active since about 2005, but I've been drawing anthropomorphic animals my entire life. You can find me on FA under the same name. I'm working on creating an art tumblr where I can post my furry and non-furry art together since I don't post my non-furry art on FA.

FA: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/escodingo/ (http://www.furaffinity.net/user/escodingo/)
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/escodingo (http://www.twitter.com/escodingo)

I'm a pretty proud furry. I like to act as an ambassador to my local community, being an artist and a fursuit maker and performer. I've gotten quite good at explaining the fandom and in general what most of us are about. I've been to some cons, and plan on going to many more now that I'm out of school. I've been to Midwest FurFest 2006 and 2012, and Furry Weekend Atlanta 2012, 2013, and 2014, amongst dozens of anime and comic cons.
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Leftcross on May 27, 2014, 02:11:52 AM
@Esco: I have seen your suit around, it is very well-made. I am sure I have seen it on Jase's favorites list before, and the man knows quality suits. Looking on getting one of my own before I get too old to wear it...getting this job I am waiting to hear back from would likely accelerate the process!

I thought about doing MFF this year, but I am prioritizing the possibility of getting to RMFC more. My husband and a couple of our friends are probably going again, though.

I have taught college biology for the past 7 years, so I can definitely identify with you there. And my husband has been an invited guest at an assortment of anime cons. Cheers!
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Ratical on May 27, 2014, 05:30:12 AM
Dingo, you're such a doll. Making those awesome suits and being a spokes-fur to everyone. That's so great. I said it before at the KS, but that's what they call 'talent'!

And Lefty, I feel like I wanna call you senpai or something. Is that the word? I don't watch enough anime, but I think it's that person you wanna follow around and carry their books for them or something. I guess you'd prefer someone to help you move, but I hope you get what I'm saying.

I'm being flanked by so many cool furs here. Like a big fuzzy sandwich.

Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Leftcross on May 27, 2014, 05:43:58 AM
And Lefty, I feel like I wanna call you senpai or something. Is that the word? I don't watch enough anime, but I think it's that person you wanna follow around and carry their books for them or something. I guess you'd prefer someone to help you move, but I hope you get what I'm saying.

I'm being flanked by so many cool furs here. Like a big fuzzy sandwich.

*Laughs*...senpai is just Japanese for a senior mentor that has turned into an anime trope. I am actually not much of an anime fan (even less of a fan of the cons)--it is my better half that is the huge anime nerd. He was actually just at a con and should be back from the airport in a few minutes. He edits and directs a popular DBZ parody that has been good enough to gain his team recognition and networking opportunities.

We have friends lining up to help us move. I know you were not being serious, but I do appreciate the thought!

And as long as nobody lets Sibe in here, we should be fine. -^^-
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Georgesquares on May 27, 2014, 10:25:38 AM
Sibe just steals art and watches every single furry he can find on twitter in a compulsively creepy way. Other than that, he's harmless. :U *uses block function to solve all problems*
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: 8BitProxy on May 27, 2014, 10:43:17 AM
Sibe just steals art and watches every single furry he can find on twitter in a compulsively creepy way. Other than that, he's harmless. :U *uses block function to solve all problems*

i just googled Sibe to find out what you guys are talking about!!

Who is this dude!! haha he seems like Lex Luthor of superman :P
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Georgesquares on May 27, 2014, 11:18:45 AM
Haha, no. He just does irresponsible things and gets himself banned from places. You can read more about him on wikifur if you like.
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: 8BitProxy on May 27, 2014, 12:50:27 PM
Haha, no. He just does irresponsible things and gets himself banned from places. You can read more about him on wikifur if you like.

oh ok well i will return with more info!!
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: EscoDingo on May 27, 2014, 01:05:12 PM
@Esco: I have seen your suit around, it is very well-made. I am sure I have seen it on Jase's favorites list before, and the man knows quality suits. Looking on getting one of my own before I get too old to wear it...getting this job I am waiting to hear back from would likely accelerate the process!

I thought about doing MFF this year, but I am prioritizing the possibility of getting to RMFC more. My husband and a couple of our friends are probably going again, though.

I have taught college biology for the past 7 years, so I can definitely identify with you there. And my husband has been an invited guest at an assortment of anime cons. Cheers!

*blush* Awww, thank you!  :3 I'm planning on MFF this year pending unforeseen circumstances. That's so cool you teach biology! I adore my college bio professors. Such a great crowd. And you're never too old to fursuit, I believe!
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: MadFerret on June 03, 2014, 05:50:16 AM
Oh, alright fine. You got me.

I'm a furry! There I said it!

Was it that obvious? :P

But yeah, Armello probably attracted a good population of furs.. but if i were to guess, I'd say we were a small minority compared to everyone else who backed the game.
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: 8BitProxy on June 03, 2014, 08:00:45 PM
Oh, alright fine. You got me.

I'm a furry! There I said it!

Was it that obvious? :P

But yeah, Armello probably attracted a good population of furs.. but if i were to guess, I'd say we were a small minority compared to everyone else who backed the game.

Armello seems to consist of Furries and Game Developers or artists :) But we have a law enforcement officer here!!
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: K Fox on June 03, 2014, 08:15:07 PM
Oh, alright fine. You got me.

I'm a furry! There I said it!

Was it that obvious? :P

But yeah, Armello probably attracted a good population of furs.. but if i were to guess, I'd say we were a small minority compared to everyone else who backed the game.

Armello seems to consist of Furries and Game Developers or artists :) But we have a law enforcement officer here!!

Oh, if you're talking about RL professions, I'm an oddball. As I said before, I'm completely Furry (actually, the as far as the fandom is concerned, I'm apparently Therian, to my surprise), but I'm not an artist. I've been in the military, done security, delivered pizzas, and recently have been a welder. But I'm going back to driving trucks now, as it really was the best fit for my personality. I do love driving, and being well paid to do it is just the perfect job for me. So yeah, not all of us Furs are artists of some form, though at times it can seem like all furs are...

K Fox
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: SpiritFox on June 03, 2014, 08:50:32 PM
Armello seems to consist of Furries and Game Developers or artists :) But we have a law enforcement officer here!!

"Furry" isn't an occupation :P
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: 8BitProxy on June 03, 2014, 11:10:27 PM
I didnt mean to categorize furry as an occupation :) sorry for the offense I just ment to say all the types of people we have here :)
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: KageTempest on June 04, 2014, 12:52:20 AM
I have given into the notion that I am a furry a few years ago while I was still in College.

I was a fantasy nerd, a huge one when I was a kid growing up. It was one reason why I read so many books when I was in my tweens. But of course the reading part ended when the internet became popular and bore a lot of forbidden fruits...

I always liked anthropomorphic characters whether they were talking animals, were creatures, or anthropomorphic races mainly because they were different from the usual trifecta of Humans, Elves, Dwarves vs TEH WORLDZ OF 1337 3V1L. I was bored, I read a lot, and I needed something new. The Redwall Series, Draconians from Dragonlance, those non canon cat species found in that one Expanded Star Wars Universe book, those sorts of things captured my imagination for some strange reason. Characters that struggled to fit into the norms of "good society" when they were considered monsters also fascinated me. They were outcasts, they were different, just like how I felt growing up.

Dungeons and Dragons really really didn't help me either with this strange fascination. I got a hold of the 3.5 monster manual and discovered the cat folk race in one of the expansion books and pretty much weirded out some of my college fellow adventurer's whenever I roll played during a session instead of power gamed every encounter... yep...

As for being a furry online, I do go under other names for that sort of stuff, not going to share it publicly though, PM me if you are interested I guess. I am of course an on again off again writer.
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Furasian on June 07, 2014, 01:39:53 PM
Well! In all honesty I consider myself as one. My gaming profile revolves around it, almost every forum I am in has a hint of fur in it. I had a fur affinity account. I tried to draw anthropomorphic animals ((And failed miserably))

The only thing is.. With my family and most of my friends I am kinda in the closet with that one. Really, I wanna get everything I need: The career I want being priority before I come out to the world and say "Hay! Guess what! I am with the fur!" Then go work on a suit and develop my fursona into real life.

The main reason for that is due to the stereotypes out there... I really don't want to have that hate bombarding me in real life.. Especially if some recruiter heard about the truth. Who would put a furry on the force when everyone thinks furrys.. *ahem* you know... ((During your psychological evaluation for any department you are asked if you are intimidated by animals. If they think like the way society thinks about furries then.. I'd be screwed.))
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: KageTempest on June 08, 2014, 07:51:09 AM
Well! In all honesty I consider myself as one. My gaming profile revolves around it, almost every forum I am in has a hint of fur in it. I had a fur affinity account. I tried to draw anthropomorphic animals ((And failed miserably))

The only thing is.. With my family and most of my friends I am kinda in the closet with that one. Really, I wanna get everything I need: The career I want being priority before I come out to the world and say "Hay! Guess what! I am with the fur!" Then go work on a suit and develop my fursona into real life.

The main reason for that is due to the stereotypes out there... I really don't want to have that hate bombarding me in real life.. Especially if some recruiter heard about the truth. Who would put a furry on the force when everyone thinks furrys.. *ahem* you know... ((During your psychological evaluation for any department you are asked if you are intimidated by animals. If they think like the way society thinks about furries then.. I'd be screwed.))

Honestly dude or dudette, Being a fur should   not be defined by what normal people think or believe nor should they be defined by the vocal minority. It is a very very large umbrella. Sure there are some aspects of the Fandom you don't like, but you have to accept that it exists, it is present, and you don't have to be a part of that stuff if you don't want to. On FA, I follow the creator of the webcomic series Housepets and he recently created a journal and a submission that tries to define how people (fur or non fur) define furries. I am not going to link it here because I am sure that FA is now permanently flagged as an adult website even though there are plenty of people there that don't do that stuff, but I will say his FA name is Rickgriffin and the journal you are looking for is entitled or rather are entitled

What The Crap Is Even Furry 3: Revenge of the Furs    (2 months ago)
What The Crap Is Even Furry Addendum    (2 months ago)
Part 3 - On What The Crap Is Even Furry    (2 months ago)
Part 2 - On Deliberately Sidestepping Reality    (2 months ago)
On Anthro Anatomy    (2 months ago)
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Furasian on June 09, 2014, 10:04:12 AM
I completely understand that! I have successfully conveyed that truth to those who I trust the most! What I really hate is how those who hated the fandom somehow got their voice to spread across the public channels. I really stand by the fact being with the fur doesn't mean you are of with adult contact, but a lot of people seem to be rather too ignorant to take that in. I don't wanna take that risk and have the fact I am a furry floating around in the real life community just yet.. It could risk my future.

Being a furry isn't always about that ((Last I recall 17%)) 'stuff' but that stuff somehow is what the average person thinks when they hear about furry.
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: 8BitProxy on June 09, 2014, 03:15:53 PM
I completely understand that! I have successfully conveyed that truth to those who I trust the most! What I really hate is how those who hated the fandom somehow got their voice to spread across the public channels. I really stand by the fact being with the fur doesn't mean you are of with adult contact, but a lot of people seem to be rather too ignorant to take that in. I don't wanna take that risk and have the fact I am a furry floating around in the real life community just yet.. It could risk my future.

Being a furry isn't always about that ((Last I recall 17%)) 'stuff' but that stuff somehow is what the average person thinks when they hear about furry.

Well mate just know that regardless of what you choose to do we here on the forums will always be here to support you :)
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: KageTempest on June 09, 2014, 11:43:53 PM
I completely understand that! I have successfully conveyed that truth to those who I trust the most! What I really hate is how those who hated the fandom somehow got their voice to spread across the public channels. I really stand by the fact being with the fur doesn't mean you are of with adult contact, but a lot of people seem to be rather too ignorant to take that in. I don't wanna take that risk and have the fact I am a furry floating around in the real life community just yet.. It could risk my future.

Being a furry isn't always about that ((Last I recall 17%)) 'stuff' but that stuff somehow is what the average person thinks when they hear about furry.

Well mate just know that regardless of what you choose to do we here on the forums will always be here to support you :)

Until the community inevitably expands and large numbers of intolerant people come in and try to drive the furries out :P (despite the fact that all the fantasy critters in Amerllo thus far are technically considered anthropomorphic)
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Furasian on June 10, 2014, 05:01:08 AM
Ish good to know this community is holding out for me... For now!

I dunno! Maybe this community will hold it's own and maintain a sense of equality and good nature instead of being faced with the typical what I call 'troll strolls' I HAVE A DREAM...
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: 8BitProxy on June 10, 2014, 09:00:53 PM
well im certainly going to be sticking around to put the new people in the corner ;)
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Trent Kusters on July 01, 2014, 01:02:03 PM
I completely understand that! I have successfully conveyed that truth to those who I trust the most! What I really hate is how those who hated the fandom somehow got their voice to spread across the public channels. I really stand by the fact being with the fur doesn't mean you are of with adult contact, but a lot of people seem to be rather too ignorant to take that in. I don't wanna take that risk and have the fact I am a furry floating around in the real life community just yet.. It could risk my future.

Being a furry isn't always about that ((Last I recall 17%)) 'stuff' but that stuff somehow is what the average person thinks when they hear about furry.

Well mate just know that regardless of what you choose to do we here on the forums will always be here to support you :)

Until the community inevitably expands and large numbers of intolerant people come in and try to drive the furries out :P (despite the fact that all the fantasy critters in Amerllo thus far are technically considered anthropomorphic)


Intolerant people have no place in this community. Report them and I'll ban them from every single thing I have the power to ban them from.

<3 LoG
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: 8BitProxy on July 01, 2014, 07:40:28 PM
I completely understand that! I have successfully conveyed that truth to those who I trust the most! What I really hate is how those who hated the fandom somehow got their voice to spread across the public channels. I really stand by the fact being with the fur doesn't mean you are of with adult contact, but a lot of people seem to be rather too ignorant to take that in. I don't wanna take that risk and have the fact I am a furry floating around in the real life community just yet.. It could risk my future.

Being a furry isn't always about that ((Last I recall 17%)) 'stuff' but that stuff somehow is what the average person thinks when they hear about furry.

Well mate just know that regardless of what you choose to do we here on the forums will always be here to support you :)

Until the community inevitably expands and large numbers of intolerant people come in and try to drive the furries out :P (despite the fact that all the fantasy critters in Amerllo thus far are technically considered anthropomorphic)


Intolerant people have no place in this community. Report them and I'll ban them from every single thing I have the power to ban them from.

<3 LoG

Trent for Fursident
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Snacuum on July 05, 2014, 10:43:41 PM
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Being a fur should   not be defined by what normal people think or believe nor should they be defined by the vocal minority.

Unfortunately that's how it goes down. Not in terms of how people identify themselves of course, simply the outward perceptions. It will always be the extremes of a stereotype that will form the majority's perception, as that's the easiest. It's for that reason I don't consider myself a furry. Me and many others here would call themselves gamers, geeks or nerds, role-players etc. and well, the layman would think of some lazy teenager in their parents basement even though that stereotype is outdated.

I used to call myself a Brony until I discovered what I'd be associated with. 

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Until the community inevitably expands and large numbers of intolerant people come in and try to drive the furries out

How would they would even manage to enter a community about playing games like Armello and not be tolerant of furries is beyond me.
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: 8BitProxy on July 06, 2014, 03:31:12 PM

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Until the community inevitably expands and large numbers of intolerant people come in and try to drive the furries out

How would they would even manage to enter a community about playing games like Armello and not be tolerant of furries is beyond me.

How people have an issue with others with slanted eyes or darker skin is beyond me, people are just dumb
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Gobelin on July 25, 2014, 12:12:11 AM
Nope i'm not.
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: kovushane on August 03, 2014, 02:38:30 AM
I'm too furry for my own good.
But seriously yes I am a furry. I try to make art and write some crap but I generally suck at it lol.
When I first found Armello the only reason I was interested was because of the anthro characters, but I was pulled into Armello because of how awesome the game seems like it will be.
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Fitali on September 07, 2014, 02:41:47 PM
A more specific question I have-- Who else here identifies as a furry under the Asexuality Spectrum/Ace Umbrella?
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Leftcross on September 07, 2014, 03:19:42 PM
A more specific question I have-- Who else here identifies as a furry under the Asexuality Spectrum/Ace Umbrella?

Not that common among furries, assuredly. I certainly do not, but my best friend (a genderfluid furry) identifies as demisexual.

There are a few FA communities that you can seek out to do some more networking.
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Fitali on September 13, 2014, 12:50:18 PM
A more specific question I have-- Who else here identifies as a furry under the Asexuality Spectrum/Ace Umbrella?

Not that common among furries, assuredly. I certainly do not, but my best friend (a genderfluid furry) identifies as demisexual.

There are a few FA communities that you can seek out to do some more networking.
Thanks!  It's not too common an attribute to begin with '^^
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Tanekoden on September 15, 2014, 11:41:36 AM
Okay, I admit it. I too am a furry.  It's not something I really tell people, as only a few of my friends know.  I have an FA account, but nothing on it yet.  I do like to draw and animate (mostly sfw stuff), but I am more heavily a gamer.  As for the furry community, I don't usually get involved much.  I really enjoy the art, both adult and clean, as well as the general concept of anthro characters.  I actually keep thinking about making a game or comic with anthro characters in it, but I always have a difficult time starting projects.
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: 8BitProxy on September 17, 2014, 12:40:46 AM
Okay, I admit it. I too am a furry.  It's not something I really tell people, as only a few of my friends know.  I have an FA account, but nothing on it yet.  I do like to draw and animate (mostly sfw stuff), but I am more heavily a gamer.  As for the furry community, I don't usually get involved much.  I really enjoy the art, both adult and clean, as well as the general concept of anthro characters.  I actually keep thinking about making a game or comic with anthro characters in it, but I always have a difficult time starting projects.

Mate whatever you decide to do with your life is entirely up to you, as long as its not illegal or disrespectful i dont see why anyone here or anyone elsewhere would have an issue with it :) Just know regardless of where you go, I and the rest of the commentors on this thread will definitely support you 110% of the way no matter where you take it ok :)
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Trendane on September 19, 2014, 01:33:35 AM

Been one for a looong time.
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Zarpaulus on November 27, 2014, 01:09:19 PM
How did I miss this video:

Bitter Lake (http://youtu.be/kaL4YJbXUys)
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: CloudCuckooCountry on January 24, 2015, 03:26:06 PM
I am. But I don't interact with anyone in the furry community at all. I find attempting to break into communities to be a daunting experience. Wait... what am I doing now?
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: 8BitProxy on January 24, 2015, 03:28:47 PM
I am. But I don't interact with anyone in the furry community at all. I find attempting to break into communities to be a daunting experience. Wait... what am I doing now?

A firm welcome to you my friend! How are you finding Armello?!
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Larux on January 24, 2015, 06:57:59 PM
Can't say that I even know what furry is completely. I buy games for 80% gameplay and 20% graphics and artstyle. This game had the gameplay what I was looking for and the artstyle gave me crazy redwall vibes so I had to back the game :)
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: 8BitProxy on January 24, 2015, 07:08:16 PM
Can't say that I even know what furry is completely. I buy games for 80% gameplay and 20% graphics and artstyle. This game had the gameplay what I was looking for and the artstyle gave me crazy redwall vibes so I had to back the game :)

The furry fandom is a subculture interested in fictional anthropomorphic animal characters with human personalities and characteristics

According to this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Furry_fandom) anyway
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: CloudCuckooCountry on January 24, 2015, 11:34:32 PM
Haven't actually started playing it yet. I'm stuck in a house with four people sharing a 15GB data cap. I'll be downloading it and hopefully playing it with a friend in about a week when I move to a different house with less stifling internet. But it looks very good and I've been itching to play it since I backed it ages ago.
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Snacuum on January 25, 2015, 02:52:43 PM
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The furry fandom is a subculture interested in fictional anthropomorphic animal characters with human personalities and characteristics

I think it's a lot more difficult to stick to the default meaning these days. A lot of the public perception goes for the crazy stuff, fursonas, suits etc. By the above description I would be considered a furry, but I wouldn't be comfortable with that since I at most would enjoy the art and characters.
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: dragoncrescent on January 25, 2015, 10:49:43 PM
Hrm... yeah, basically what Snacuum said. Even if people do identify as furries to any degree, there's a certain hesitation to commit to that descriptor. There's a certain stigma to the word. I mean, I know a lot of folks who say "I just like catgirls" or "I'm only into the art" so that they don't have to call themselves 'furry'.

A part of it, too, is that the furry fandom itself has VERY nebulous borders. "An interest in anthropomorphic animals" can mean a lot of things to a lot of different people. Seriously, this is a major bug/feature of the fandom. Since there's no established canon, like there would be for a Star Trek or Lord of the Rings fandom, furries have to define and create it for themselves.

Oh yeah, and I'm a furry too. I almost forgot to actually answer the question, here. XD
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: cassius on February 06, 2015, 12:25:22 AM
I'm a fur c: my fa is gshepherd.

I heard about Armello from a friend who had seen something about it online.
I liked the look of it so I became a backer. Really enjoying the early access beta so far.

As for how many people know, a fair few. My parents know, they're really cool with it.
A fair few of my friends know as well, most of them are furries too haha.

I attend the monthly meets in my city and go to the UK conventions.
Really want to attend this year's EF then maybe a couple US cons next year.
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: 8BitProxy on February 06, 2015, 12:36:45 AM
I'm a fur c: my fa is gshepherd.

I heard about Armello from a friend who had seen something about it online.
I liked the look of it so I became a backer. Really enjoying the early access beta so far.

As for how many people know, a fair few. My parents know, they're really cool with it.
A fair few of my friends know as well, most of them are furries too haha.

I attend the monthly meets in my city and go to the UK conventions.
Really want to attend this year's EF then maybe a couple US cons next year.

Hey Cassius! Nice to meet you!
What tier did you back at?
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Snacuum on February 07, 2015, 12:56:41 AM
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Since there's no established canon, like there would be for a Star Trek or Lord of the Rings fandom, furries have to define and create it for themselves.

Haha, that's right! But I'd probably think there's a difference between Star Trek fans and 'Trekkies'.
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: dragoncrescent on February 07, 2015, 09:14:35 AM
Haha, that's right! But I'd probably think there's a difference between Star Trek fans and 'Trekkies'.

Definitely! But both of them can talk about the same thing. To both the fan and the trekkie, there was that one episode where Capt. Picard did this one awesome thing. The characters all have unique personalities. The Enterprise has a very specific look and feel, and both know when something is off. There's an established, set idea of what any one part of the Star Trek series is supposed to be.

With furries, that's less so. I don' t think the majority of furries subscribe to any one canon, though a lot of them place themselves in the Star Fox universe, or the Kung Fu Panda universe, or the Robin Hood universe. Etc etc.
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Snacuum on February 07, 2015, 04:08:52 PM
Haha, that's right! But I'd probably think there's a difference between Star Trek fans and 'Trekkies'.

Definitely! But both of them can talk about the same thing. To both the fan and the trekkie, there was that one episode where Capt. Picard did this one awesome thing. The characters all have unique personalities. The Enterprise has a very specific look and feel, and both know when something is off. There's an established, set idea of what any one part of the Star Trek series is supposed to be.

With furries, that's less so. I don' t think the majority of furries subscribe to any one canon, though a lot of them place themselves in the Star Fox universe, or the Kung Fu Panda universe, or the Robin Hood universe. Etc etc.

I sure hope I can still get along with furries to talk about how awesome those characters are though. Animal characters are fun.
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Luciuseros7 on February 03, 2016, 04:58:38 PM
Is guilty of being a furry
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: InariFox on February 03, 2016, 05:39:54 PM
I'm indeed a furry and I discovered the Armello Kickstarter thanks to the /r/furry subreddit.
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: VarVau on February 09, 2016, 03:42:27 AM
Although I know people in that fandom, I'm not part of, or involved, with it. I simply have a preference for characters who are not human.
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Kletian999 on February 10, 2016, 05:14:25 PM
Should probably answer this being in the Community for so long.

Definitely not a suit wearer/admirer.  I do appreciate the artstyle for it's increase of character variety over "humans only", it's storytellling shortcuts from species tropes.
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: dragoncrescent on February 11, 2016, 12:54:04 PM
Should probably answer this being in the Community for so long.

Definitely not a suit wearer/admirer.  I do appreciate the artstyle for it's increase of character variety over "humans only", it's storytellling shortcuts from species tropes.

Yup! Mediums like Redwall and the new Zootopia seem to be exploiting these character shortcuts beautifully! ^_^
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: KaijuCorgi on February 18, 2016, 07:16:45 PM
It's pretty obvious from my avatar, but yes, furry here! I make fursuits here and there under the moniker 8 Foot Rabbit (http://www.furaffinity.net/user/8footrabbit/). I'd say I'm semi-active in the fandom; very active on Twitter, inactive on FA, inactive locally, but go to a couple cons a year. Found out about Armello via Twitter.

What I really want to know, however, is how many LoG folks consider themselves furries...  ;)
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Kletian999 on February 19, 2016, 01:24:14 AM
I think the LoG crew stated on a stream that none of them identify that way, since they were unfamiliar with Fur conventions when people started inviting them.
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: ZeirosLion on February 21, 2016, 06:03:02 AM
Used to be. Then I had a lot of negative experience with the community. I enjoy the art nowadays, and that's about it.

Doesn't stop me from getting to know people. As long as I get to know them by their given name, of course. :D
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Rob_Silvermyst on February 26, 2017, 09:17:41 AM
I've been a furry since 1996, though I only recently started to attend conventions and go to meets. I'm a roleplayer, story teller and world builder first and foremost, but I am working on getting into digital art after making an agreeable amount of progress using my 3DS and Pokemon Art Studio. I want to get into game creation, but being tight on money gets me nowhere. Closest I can do is making visual novels via ren'py. It's been my dream to eventually make a Disgaea/Fire Emblem-like hybrid game using my mythos of what I call my Legend of Furgasta writings, a steampunk fantasy world of anthropamorphic races and a religion that blends the ancient Egyptian pantheon with the 8 Virtues system of Richard Garriot's Ultima series. I am a bit ADHD, so I rarely am ever able to finish projects I start on. I do have a partial fursuit.

(http://orig09.deviantart.net/1a32/f/2016/224/4/8/the_sacrifice_by_domisea_dadmhfo_by_semater-dadprdm.png)
This picture was made by FluffyStorm out of one part of my Legend of Furgasta writings during the final battle of the Demon War saga.

I found Armello by chance browsing the Steam games lineup, looking to see if there were any actual furry-based games on Steam.
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Lynx on February 26, 2017, 12:54:59 PM
I was a furry once upon a time, but am not anymore. after I discovered a few years ago I'm more of a general fantasy ethusisiast instead. I found Armello by pure chance while browsing Steam.
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: Badger134 on February 26, 2017, 04:11:21 PM
Fucking kek
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: PeppeSaso on February 27, 2017, 02:11:00 AM
*raises paws* Furry (and soon fursuiter / fursuit performer too). To be honest Armello caught my interest because:


But probably without reason 1 I wouldn't still playing it nowadays. And yes, most of my not-public online matches are with furry friends I know even before (or after) discovering Armello. 8)
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: CrazyBob05 on April 10, 2017, 12:31:43 PM
I will admit to this.  My favorite Disney movies since I was a kid featured furry characters.  Two of my favorite established video game franchises are StarFox and Sly Cooper.  Another indie video game besides Armello that I absolutely  love is Dust: An Elysian Tail.  And I have more than my fair share of, shall we say indecent, furry artwork of very attractive furry females.  And before any of you ask, my favorite movie of 2016 was Zootopia.

Ironically though, I find fursuiters to be weird.  That's just my opinion though.  If it makes you happy then go for it, it's your life, make the decisions that make you happy.
Title: Re: Let's be honest, who here considers themselves a furry?
Post by: ÅSA on May 06, 2017, 03:07:42 PM
Furry here! Though not always actively. I consider myself an animal enthusiast first. To me, I don't go on a huge headtrip about it. Furry is simply the love of anthropomorphic characters, which I've loved since I can remember. So yeah, this game caught my eye immediatly for that reason. Ah, my fursona is a northern raven tho tbh I still need to make a comprehensive ref sheet. I occasionally do badges for people though, and might be opening up publicly soon. I also own a raven blank by Crystumes that I'm hoping to complete this summer.
So yeah. I'm a furry, animal enthusiast, fantasy lover, and artist.