I have a few questions I would like answered by furries. Here we go:
1. You say that being a furry is about identifying with the animal you think represents you best, but why is it that you take it one step further and make a lifestyle out of it? I could say that a cat is my spirit animal but I'm not going to go out and make a suit out of it or put a name to my cat persona so what is it exactly that instigates you to become a furry?
2. How does being a furry benefit you? Besides being part of a sub-culture that shares the same traits as you, how does being a furry bring you greater life benefits?
3. When you are on your deathbed and perhaps you've had some kids or you have grandkids, will you think back to this part of your life? Would you let being a furry define you so much you tell your family about it? "I used to be a furry" or "I was part of this Internet sub-culture called furdom."
I guess other users can post questions for furries here too.
You made me spit water all over my keyboard good think it's plastic. Anyways Furries ehh kinda weird me out. There was this furry convention a few blocks in SeaTac where I live and well I saw folks with cat paws and tails littering the sidewalks kinda creeped me out. Anyways yeahhhh don't see how it's bad but it is out there on the weirdness scale least to me.
The definition for furry fandom: “The furry fandom is a subculture interested in fictional anthropomorphic animal characters with human personalities and characteristics. Examples of anthropomorphic attributes include exhibiting human intelligence and facial expressions, the ability to speak, walk on two legs, and wear clothes. Furry fandom is also used to refer to the community of people who gather on the Internet and at conventions.”
Not every furry identifies with a single, dominant animal while not every furry is identified under the same definition. There are furry enthusiasts, fur-suiters, furry artists, furry hobbyists; et cetera and not every furry actually makes a lifestyle out of it.
I am a yearly con-goer in Minnesota for a convention called Convergence. It’s a comic/sci-fi/anime convention for all to come and have the option to dress as that year’s theme or to dress as you wish independently. By going once a year does that mean I have conventions as a part of my lifestyle? Not really. And neither does being a furry enthusiast. Would I love to go to a furry convention to try out the experience and dress up? Heck yes, I would love to because it’s just the same as going to a regular convention, you’re surrounded by people with similar interests and could make friends – or even enemies, haha.
1: Not every furry identifies with an animal and not every furry makes a suit or a lifestyle from it. It’s fun to make anthropomorphic characters. They can simply be another original character made up by a creative mind. You don’t need to be a furry to make one.
2: How does having any hobby or interest benefit you? You can make friends with similar interests/hobbies. You can also increase your confidence and skills in arts and craftsmanship if you take an interest in drawing, sculpting, or fashioning fur-suits for people.
3: Why would this play into a significant part of me? It would be no more important for anything than playing video games, participating in Magic the Gathering tournaments, or taking countless hours to build the perfect Dungeons & Dragons campaign. Unless I had a career opportunity skyrocket from the fandom, like becoming a successful and well-known artist or something, then it wouldn’t be too important.