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Who hates furries? Don't be shy, talk to us about it.

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WandererAnon Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
I hate them for their stupid attitude about how normal people hate them and all, or the fact that they'll judge you for judging them. The fact that some would actually delude themselves into believing that these sets of internet behaviors are actually acceptable in a sense or even entirely marketable. I find it entirely childish and also an opening for anyone to just look you up and then say "NOPE" the moment that they see a photo of you in a fursuit on facebook or on this website.

They chose a fad that was once only appealing to little kids at theme parks and birthday parties, it was a job to have to be a mascot for sports games and events. It was something for Halloween for people whom were bored to go about and do. It was utilized in video games to appeal to kids and bored teens. Anthropomorphism is okay when used for entertainment, but to actually have someone think that they are taping into their inner wolf... give me a fucking break... it's retarded beyond belief.

SO do any of you agree? Or care? or just fucking hate how stupid they look?
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Maveroux Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's the same as any other fandom, there's plenty of fine/normal ones but most of the ones that are more well known are fucking insane.
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carusmm Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Furries are warm and fuzzy and kinky.
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mightybearrr Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I once knew a guy who pretended to be a furry on the web solely to fuck with people. He was actually a pretty nice guy. I learned a good bit about web design, digital painting, and being relaxed about life from him.
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RobStrand Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
I had a bad experience with a furry group at a convention and since then I have avoided their kind like AIDS.
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Sauti-Alamisi Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't really want to be a furry, because of all of the stereotypes. Even though I draw Anthros and Furries, I hate to be called one because most people this all Furries practice porn art and stuff like that, and I don't really do that. So, I stay out of the fandom so people will not call me a porn faggot. :roll:

(Oh look, you're deactivated.)
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Cheeplet Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm not a fan of furries.... especially anthro-furry :/ they may be a little bit annoying to the eyes but some person in a mascot/furry outfit or costume is totally kidding me... (I really don't like sparkledogs to be honest)

but I don't hate them furries (especially if they are only in their plain animal form to the fact that I like foxes and cats).
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BrandonSPilcher Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't hate furries, but I don't see the fandom's appeal either. I like my animals better as, well, animals instead of humans with animal heads. The idea that animals must anatomically and psychologically resemble humans in order to appeal to us is if anything anthropocentric and defeats the whole point of appreciating life's diversity.
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hopeira9 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012

[HATE-DETECTED.FIRING-ORBITAL-FRIENDSHIP-CANNON]
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420francisco Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really hate furrys, but at least there are not bronies, I like onta tho.
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mapper3 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
HATER DETECTED. LAUNCHING UNORIGINAL REPLY ALGORITHM:

Hey, nice grammar.

END ALGORITHM.
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420francisco Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
there is not a thing as hater, just someone that have a different oppinion, or it's tired of something

ah, and sorry for the grammar, I don't ussualy talk/write in english
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SynthetikDreamer22 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
a majority of furries are just fans of anthropomorphic characters. not all of them are into furry pornography or animal fornification. you shouldn't judge a group based on an ED page -_-'
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Iriastar Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
We all know that's a lie. :slow:
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SynthetikDreamer22 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
uh huh. ya. ok.
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Iriastar Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
:lol:
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SynthetikDreamer22 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconimwatchingyoumemeplz:
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Iriastar Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
What?
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SynthetikDreamer22 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconimwatchingyouplz:
*-* and not in a good way
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Iriastar Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Oooh, and why is that?
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Lankss Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
I can handle some, but when i get online and see page after page of horribly drawn OC's, it becomes too much.
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:iconwandereranon:
WandererAnon Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Yes.... it boils my blood...
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angelxxuan Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student General Artist
their choice, I'm not into it or anything, but I have to admit I have met a lot of people who have some wonderful creative ideas into their fursuits. imaginations like these can lead to something else further. besides these fursuit individuals could get work with companies as well. I don't hate them, I congratulate them on being an individual, for being what they want to be. so many closet people these days. now if you're a closet mass murderer please stay in the closet, but if you like things, don't be afraid to come out and the likes.

I've never had any trouble out of furries myself, they have been quite nice and fun to be around. but society is going to fear/hate something rather it being just a few or quite a lot. that is how it has always been and probably always will be. who knows, the person who saves your life someday could also be a furry ;)
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SynthetikDreamer22 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yes! that comment deserves a watch :D
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lost-angle Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I cliked your forum because I suspected a troll, but then I read your responses and you make some intelligent points, so here's my response.

I'm a furry. I'm a therian. And now you've tagged me as mentally unstable. (I may be, but in ways that don't relate to art.)

To be a furry is to name yourself as a fan of anthropomorphic art. There are many, MANY fans of antho art that do not lable themselves as furry, most probably have no idea what a furry is. The really sad part about the furry fandom is that there are a few very vocal, public people, and events, and TV shows that give all furries a bad name. The fans of anthro art who choose not to lable themselves as furry often choose that because of the bad name that furry has. Anthro fans, in general (excluding the few) dislike sparkle dogs and "fan extremists" and yiffers (including those drawing fetish porn). Those are the people who give the whole group a bad name, like the weeaboos in the anime fandom. Every fandom has it's extremes, from the causual observer to the full on obsessed. And in every fandom there's a curve associated with how many people are at which point in fan behaviour. There are always less on the obsessed end than people think there are.

As for the people who draw poorly and then get angry when someone tries to critique, well, everyone starts off as a crap artist. No one wakes up one morning and is suddenly able to create a masterpiece, these things take time and practice. A lot of people, especially younger people, dislike being critiqued, in anything. What's wrong with that? Practice and persistance will make the artist better. Time will usually age them out of the crazy obsessive end of the fandoms they belong to (usually, but look at Star Trek...).

Therianthropy has very little to do with being furry, in fact, their biggest, only, connection is anthropomorphism. Therianthropy is a belief set that is older than most belief sets, religions that are at the forefront of our minds today. It is the belief in the inner animal, or the animal spirit, or even the spirit guide. Most indiginous peoples who still follow their old beliefs will tell you that they believe in some form of therianthropy. There are a huge number of people who are therians without knowing that name, calling it something else.

It's not surprising that there's a relatively large following of anthropomorphism and therianthropy, when you look at it. Historically, there has always been a desire to understand and connect with nature and our surroundings.

I don't see any real need to hate a specific group of people just because they're obsessive and immature and poor artists. I do, however, dislike the people who seem to go out of their way to give a bad name to a fandom, who don't know where to draw the line and behave properly in social situations. Those are the people I dislike.
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WandererAnon Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
It kinda kills me that you've admitted yourself to being an otherkin. Meanwhile, I get your points and I'll raise you this:

Anyone can like anthropomorphic art and cartoons, in fact there are a lot that do- but it's because of the content of those cartoons and art and not the fact that "HORY SHEIT, dey're talkin' animals!". The LOONY TOONS are a GRAND example of that. What makes the FURRY is the FANTARD LEVELS OF OBSESSION and BEHAVIORS that grant it so. So anyone that cares whether or not if somethings is furry or not, is pretty much a furry. Otherwise anyone could be called a furry just from liking a wacky, Chuck Jones directed Tom and Jerry episode.

Now I know that everyone sucks when they start out, but it should be KNOWN that some 70% of this site contains post-beginners that DON'T IMPROVE ON THEIR WORK AT ALL. They just keep on scribbling away the same redundant shit over and over again. On top of it all, they believe it's the apex of their 'artistic' abilities and that they should be praised for it. It's rubbish! It's retarded! It's something that art doesn't stand for.

Anyway, I guess we know our areas and our points of view.
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lost-angle Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The claim to belong to a fandom is up to the individual. So if someone's a huge fan of the Loony Toons and Pixar animations, they can choose to call themselves a furry, but that's their choice. I agree that fantard levels of obsession and behavior are not cool, even to the point of being socially wrong. It's theses people who don't know how to draw the line and behave socially accetable. They're also the people who give anthro and furry a bad name. It's because of these people that the avid anthro fans, with fursonas, and who RP with their fursonas, and some who even wear fursuits, refuse to call themselves furries, because they refuse to associate with those who gave them a bad name. The same bad name that you don't like.

Everyone's allowed to chose when they "stop" practicing to improve. By the same token, by merely continuing to create art, they are practicing and improving, even if they refuse to take advice of others. A lot of people like art and appreciate art and like to create art, but don't want to do art as a carreer and so actively seeking to improve is not their top priority and getting that advice can seem annoying to them.

In terms of "otherkin" I have one clarity point I'd like to make. An otherkin does believe in therianthropy, but a therian is not necessarily an otherkin. Otherkin is the belief that your soul/spirit guide/etc is something fantastic (unicorn, dragon, werewolf, that sort of thing). Therians are typically something real (eagle, wolf, dolfin, etc). So while an otherkin is a therian, a therian is not neccessarily an otherkin. And no, I am not an otherkin, I am a therian.
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:iconmkr:
mkr Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
You're silly
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:iconwandereranon:
WandererAnon Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Why yes I am.
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DancingFlammes Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well there are fag and stupid silly people in every fandom ever so...

However I do hate sparkle-retarded-soniku-mary sue furry OC.
Anthro art have a so bad reputation because of some furries, that's sad.
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WandererAnon Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Not just 'some' furries, but MANY or SEVERAL or even MOST furries. :P But yeah, agreed.
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DancingFlammes Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah...Even if I do a lot of anthro art I don't really considerate myself a "furry", I guess the fun part is that you have a loooooot of diversity, you can't really be bored of drawing the "same" thing =P

The furry fandom ruined so much anthro art, it makes me feel a little bit ashamed of drawing anthro...:iconsadfaceplz:
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WandererAnon Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
There's no such thing as a "gothic/emo" aritst or a "space" artist, because it implies that the artist's skill set is narrowed down to just those things and in a sense- Art isn't surrounded by their genres, but by their media/mediums.

So you're just an artist, a parodist. A little anthro in your art here and there or for a certain reason or idea is not bad at all- but it shouldn't be the only thing that you'd draw. :P
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DancingFlammes Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I don't show my real drawings here because of their very poor quality, but if I don't do anthro art or something like that well I like to draw things like: [link] or [link] or even (for fun) [link] ...Yeah I really need to improve ^^'
But yeah I kinda agree with what you say, mediums/media are very important for a piece...But I think the main subjet, the atmosphere of the piece must have an importance too, well that's my opinion =P
But I"m quite unsure about what a "space" artist is? Can you explain to me? If you want to :)
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WandererAnon Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Cool, cool. Glad that you know that.
Derp. "Space artist" artist meaning scifi. :D
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DancingFlammes Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohh ok xD Thanks you =P I guess this exactly sums up my feels::iconthemoreyouknowplz:
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wolfos96 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It bothers me too, but that's no reason to hate someone. We all have our own tastes and opinions, and we don't have to like everyone else's, but hating someone for their tastes is an unfair judgement. Dislike the taste, not the person.

There's a mini-lesson in cultural sensitivity for you. :)
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WandererAnon Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
I respect cultures, when they're mostly genuine in their form. Subcultures like furfaggotry however... I have no respect for.
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wolfos96 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
All I'm saying is that nothing good comes from hatred. You don't have to like what they do, but if you come across it, do what I do and ignore it. It's a lot better than showing mindless hatred.
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WandererAnon Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Mindless hatred? Na, justified loathing.
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KSXZT Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like fur. It's so comfy and cosy and nice to snuggle up against on a cold night.
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WandererAnon Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
So do I, in the form of a fur coat.
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KSXZT Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was thinking more of furry cushions, and pillows.
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WandererAnon Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Those are nice too.
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NML-Photography Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I hate myself, does that count?
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:iconwandereranon:
WandererAnon Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Sure, why the hell not?
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:iconoperia:
Operia Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Why hate when you could spend your time actually making artwork? :greetings:

Besides, the furry fandom isn't all bad. In fact, most of it is pretty tame from what I've seen (definitely better than the FiM shippers :fear:)
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WandererAnon Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
I've seen the worst... so much worse... it's horrible I tell ya.
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Operia Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconorly-plz:
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WandererAnon Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
:iconrlyplz: and it kills me in the inside... look here: [link]
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Operia Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You believe the crap they put on that website? I feel for you if you actually do :|
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