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06:13 pm - Furries
Furries. What's the problem?

Seriously, I see a lot of people hating on the furries. Is it just they're easy to make fun of, or do people really think dressing up as animals is terrible and perverted? Why is dressing up as animals worse than dressing up as anime characters?

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From:passifloravines
Date:October 1st, 2005 10:25 pm (UTC)
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most people who hate furries also hate cosplayers. i dont hate furries but i do think it is kind of silly and pretty stupid but i dont involve myself with any of the trolling/flaming towards furries.
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From:heartlesshealer
Date:October 1st, 2005 11:47 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! A reaction that I consider to be appropriate for those who don't like the furry fandom! *bows to you*
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From:sciucaro
Date:October 1st, 2005 10:28 pm (UTC)
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I'm sensing Furry drama with this post. XP

Anyway, Furries are cool and stuff, and they're made fun of, because they don't have as much balls as some other subcultures. You call them an animal fucker, they'll tell you MTV and CSI is a lie and go whiny like shit. I remember them days... :')
From:passifloravines
Date:October 1st, 2005 10:30 pm (UTC)
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oh but i do hate cosplayers !
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From:iaskquestions
Date:October 2nd, 2005 12:54 am (UTC)
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That's understandable.
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From:maddogairpirate
Date:October 1st, 2005 11:03 pm (UTC)
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Furries tend not only to like anthro (or non-anthro) animals, but also any bunch of fetishes in addition to sexualizing animals... and then there are some that don't sexualize at all (although they do seem to be in the small minority).

So furrydom is seen as a perversion of sorts, and it's just... easy to pick on, because when it's displayed in the media or even on the net...

What's Jeff Foxworthy's quote? 'Southerners are as smart as people anywhere else in the country. We just can't keep the most ignorant amongst us off the television'. The most extreme and shameless furries are often the ones that get the 'oh my god come look at this' attention.

That and there's some folks on the net who try to start shit or pick on folks as a source of amusement. And many furries have thin skins and limited social skills.

Bottom line is furries are a wide variety of folks who happen to like anthro or non-anthro animals. From there there's a dozen fetishes and subgroups and whathave you, but they're just that, subgroups. Often furries as a whole are labeled as a subgroup... as ageplayers, as fursuiters, as yiffers, as the list goes on and on. And that bothers furries because it takes so little misinformation to give people something to make fun of or dislike.

Eventually either you start to develop a thick skin for it or you become a target for folks who troll.
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From:mottled_kitten
Date:November 30th, 2005 08:54 am (UTC)
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The type of publicity that we furries get is... not good. I mean, it was even on CSI. When you think furry, what do you think of? There are lots of different types of furries, and different "levels", I suppose, of how into the fandom you are. Well, it's not really a fandom... more like a way of living. Most furries believe in, and embrace, their animal side. I personally believe that every human being has a connection with a particular type of animal, and that is visible in the way they live and react to their everyday life. But, a lot of furries are just into it for the sex. As you stated, a lot of... very strange, even quesionable, and sometimes illegal, fetishes are common in the furry world. (I think the strangest thing I'm into is biting... and that's pretty normal as far as furries go!) You're right. The strangest furries are the ones getting all the attention and publicity. Unfortunately, that's all people think of when they think "furries". It sucks, but that's life. You'll never change some people's opinions, but at least we know the truth.
From:saint_ama
Date:October 1st, 2005 11:04 pm (UTC)
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its an excess.
simple as that. its not something "real" its mearly todays taboos, and childhood memories coming home to roost.


other then that, i hear theyre trying to geneticly splice pigs/horses/and people, to make the omega of sex slaves.

and they will tie these CHILDREN to bard walls, and cages, to do nothing more then release upon them their own dark, twisted, psycho-sexual desires.

that should answer your question..

hey, when are you goin go mention the GoHoWa?
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From:iaskquestions
Date:October 1st, 2005 11:11 pm (UTC)
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What's the GoHoWa?
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From:heartlesshealer
Date:October 1st, 2005 11:49 pm (UTC)
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It's because most people associate "furry" with "bestiality", that's the problem most of the time...-MOST- of the time...
From:saint_ama
Date:October 1st, 2005 11:54 pm (UTC)
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yes, and there really is no difference between the two.

just add water.
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From:iaskquestions
Date:October 2nd, 2005 12:53 am (UTC)
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Unlike so many serial adders, I have nothing against furries. I honestly don't get why people are so disturbed by them. Except the furry porn, that's disturbing.
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From:wannamotelnow
Date:October 2nd, 2005 01:11 am (UTC)
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I just think it's weird as fuck, and funny.
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From:shippofoxfire
Date:October 2nd, 2005 02:22 am (UTC)
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I dunno...But animals is better...People who are mascots do it...
But thier paid...
But no one complains.
From:theuselessnoize
Date:October 2nd, 2005 03:28 am (UTC)
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I think it stems from people's inability to understand the flight's of fancy that other people delve into. I personally do not care for the whole furry deal, and my take is simply "go and have fun with the furry business, just don't get any on me."
My problem, as with any form of diversion, is when it becomes an obsession or the person involved begins to lose tough with reality, much like Matrix fans who jump off buildings because they believe they are "free," as it were (who knows, they might be, but I'll stick with what I know. Gravity kills, and the cement isn't elastic!)
I knew a girl who was honestly in love with Cell from the show, and I am being generous by calling it show, Dragon Ball Z. She was so far into it, she neglected almost everything else. That is what I mean by taking it too far.
From:sion6
Date:October 2nd, 2005 04:24 am (UTC)
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It's fucking stupid. I don't care, though.
From:lordcoon
Date:October 2nd, 2005 05:05 am (UTC)
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It gets creepy when people sexuallize animals. I rarely see furry pictures that aren't supposed to be "hot." Whereas Anime is based off people, so sexuallizing them is at least somewhat normal, calling Nala hot is just fucked up.

My guess? Well, if you notice, most furries are irretrievably ugly. Which, in 9 cases out of 10, also translates out to mean irretrievably insecure. So, they're too uncomfortable in their own skin and sexuality that they invent an entirely new criterion of hotness, and judge things based on that. And then they get so into it that they sexually that new standard as a replacement for NORMAL good looks. All because they're too ugly to get a date.

The first person to show me a hot furry fan will win a retraction from me.
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From:sciucaro
Date:October 2nd, 2005 06:49 am (UTC)
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win XD
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From:freeinyou
Date:October 2nd, 2005 05:06 am (UTC)
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furries?

As in...like that episode of CSI?
From:_meow_mix_
Date:October 2nd, 2005 06:34 am (UTC)
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Please remove me from your friends list. Thanks.
From:saint_ama
Date:October 2nd, 2005 04:14 pm (UTC)
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I will not remove you from my friends list.

you have to deal with it.
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From:ashland_pup
Date:October 2nd, 2005 07:04 am (UTC)
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Three words: Shitting Dick Nipples.

That said, I must defend furries a little bit, as I am one. :P Not all of us wear animal costumes (as was the impression in the CSI episode, MTV special, and whatnot), and not all (not even most, very few actually) who do wear animal costumes want to fuck in them. To be a furry is to have an affinity towards anthropomorphic animals, that is, animals with human characteristics. And this attraction doesn't have to be sexual, either, though in most cases it is.
And in response to lordcoon up there...I know quite a few furries who are very attractive (including myself, apparently), so although you might be right in some instances, I think the attraction might be more than skin deep.
From:lordcoon
Date:October 2nd, 2005 03:22 pm (UTC)
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Show me a picture of yourself and I'll be the judge of that.
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From:housepoet
Date:October 3rd, 2005 05:33 am (UTC)
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yah. not feeling your add. please remove me. thanks. :)
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From:jinxgoddess
Date:October 5th, 2005 01:02 am (UTC)
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I second this...
From:casperrose14
Date:October 3rd, 2005 12:26 pm (UTC)
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I have no idea what a furrie is, should I be glad?
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From:davehyena
Date:October 3rd, 2005 10:14 pm (UTC)
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"SM [[i.e mustard gas]] quantities extracted from skin of male fur-covered and hairless guinea pigs immediately after 16 min of exposure to SM vapor were 12.2 and 21.8 microg, respectively."

Mustard gas causes conjunctivitis, blisters and burns and long term results from exposure may be respiratory disease, cancer and blindness.

Furries are good, because their fur protects them from the harmful vapours. :)
From:ilikeyiff
Date:October 4th, 2005 04:04 am (UTC)
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The reason furries are made fun of is that it really is easy to make fun of any small group that doesn't have public backing.

If you think about it as furry is a fringe of anime, and anime is a fringe group all itself, and the rather large internet presence of furries, we're more or less begging for it.

Honestly, I would say most furries don't give a fuck what other people think, but the vocal ones are very.

Sex is a pretty easy topic to make fun of people for, since everyone varies on it, and everyone thinks sex as soon as they think furry. It's no big deal though, there's quite a lot of it. Sometimes I enjoy streamlining my schedule as well.
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From:shiny_puppy
Date:October 4th, 2005 12:13 pm (UTC)
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I think it mainly stems from the fact, we do tend to make quite easy targets. Stemming from, as has been mentioned, getting overgeneralized into an entirity of sexual fetishes and other such things. Normal people couldn't possibly have fetishes for things, nope never. I'll be the first to admit it is home to some major fuck ups, but also to several nice mormal people as well. As far as I go, regular type charactes(e.g. Simba, Nala, etc...)don't hold any sexual light at all, animalesque characters(eg Shippo, Tails) get placed in the really cute and I want one category. Lastly the full-on anime things (eg InuYasha) are really the only things that I think would be fun to snug on/date and such. Overall, if they want to jackoff to TLK, let them and just displace yourself from them. I have a regular job, boyfriend, and working on getting my Bachelor's Degree, and much much prefer regular sex to anything involving puppets or whatever else that I honestly don't want to think about less I never want to think about sex again. That's all the .02c that I can muster up at 8 in the morning. Maybe I'm simply not scary enough.
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From:mistressxenobia
Date:October 5th, 2005 05:55 am (UTC)
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I don't hate furries.
I mean, I like those wacky Disney animal characters as much as the next person.
I like to fuck with furries.
Because they take themselves waaaaaaaaaay too seriously.
And anyone who takes themselves that seriously (FURSECUTION!) is worthy of a little prodding every now and again.
(See also: Christians, liberals, vegans, neoconservatives, hardcore gaming nerds, wiccans/pagans, anime fans, cosplayers, etc.)

*NOTE*
The best thing to say is:
STFU FURRY!
That will get them to write PAGES of what they consider witty monologue in response.
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From:maddogairpirate
Date:October 5th, 2005 12:44 pm (UTC)
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Well, I do remain convinced that anyone that's not using the term 'fursecution' in jest should be shot. ;-) Mostly because the folks that use it play it for evvvv'rything.
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From:suddenreality
Date:October 8th, 2005 07:04 pm (UTC)
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I don't know who you are, please take me off of your friends list. Thank you!
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From:johnnyk
Date:October 9th, 2005 02:42 pm (UTC)
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He or She won't. I tried to get a serious awnser from "IaskQuestions" but never got one. Instead he posted my IP adress and told me to read the FAQ. If you want to be removed of this list you have to Ban them.

Here you will find how to ban someone. http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=20&q=ban
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From:jedigandalf
Date:October 9th, 2005 02:04 am (UTC)
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Furries are morons. Period. Its just as bad as dressing up like an anime character if not worse. Kill them all. The world can and will thank you.
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From:yourshadowlover
Date:October 11th, 2005 07:35 pm (UTC)
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I guess it depends. If they're dressing up as a pre-made character, from a series or something, thats okay by me. If they dress up as furries of their own, then go ahead, I just don't want to see anything sexual. It's like halloween... well, sort of. I mean, people dress up as all sort of things for halloween, and conventions are like the anime world extension of that. I mean, we don't hate on people who are "impersonating" cops on halloween. People dress up as animals then, why not at a convention? And also, so long as it's not a human with a furrie, theres really nothing too wrong with sexual innuedos I guess. I mean, animals have sex too. I dunno, it's a touchy subject and I don't really think that people should dress up as animals unless it's from a series, but if they like it, whatever the people want damnit.
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From:maddogairpirate
Date:October 12th, 2005 12:54 pm (UTC)
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Out of questions? ;-)
From:sion6
Date:October 12th, 2005 10:34 pm (UTC)
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What the fuck?! You need to update!

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