Alright, I know it's not really a complex subject, but still something fascinating nonetheless. I brought up furries / being a furry in sociology today and we got into some other topics that circled around fandoms and fetish groups and such and how they interact with eachother in the real world. But what I want to know is, what is your stand on your "furryness" (as my professor so profoundly stated)?
Here's an example...
My standpoint is that the fandom, and my fursona, are a part of who I am. It's not just some avatar on Second Life or an icon on a forum page, it's really and truly a part of my heart and soul. Jeffy is me, I am Jeffy, we are one in the same.
Sometimes the Babyfur side of me dominates over my more mature side, and when in intense social situations i'll look at things and contemplate them in that light. As Jeffy would. More childishly than my mature side. You know, always light-hearted, speaking in a childish tone, being the overly-affectionate little s.o.b. that I am
Then when it comes to my more mature side, it's the "grown-up" in me coming out and I can do it on demand. I can go from either side. I can be a baby whenever I feel like it and be an adult whenever I need to. An on/off switch for my toddlerism!
Most people will say that their "fursona" or their baby-self only comes out in intense situations, or only in their bedroom for that matter. And some will also say that they try to carry their baby self into public with exhibitionism (wearing in public, pacifiers all that junk) I only bring the personality and It's all I need to get people saying "Man! That Jeffy is just like a little kid and it's so cute!"
It's the hyperactive little kid personality in this short, skinny teenage body. I'm a little kid trapped in a teenagers world, and it's never been better! I mean what does every kid want to do when they're little? Drive the car! Run around the house naked! All those things!
What's your say Adisc?