So, today during school (just setting the scene) I was at lunch, sitting with friend A, whom I have known since the beginning of schooling years (pre-K) and he was working on a packet for the book "Grendel". He eventually came to a question that talked about the author "Anthromorphised" or something like that, the main charachter, a monster/creature that the ledgendary Beowulf slays, so I strike up a conversation.
Me:yeah that means, sorts like animalistic but humanoid, with animalistic traits, sorta.. ( there was additional conv, not direct quote.
A: oh yeah that reminds me one time I was chatting with friend B and he said something about Anthro, something, I don't remember... (friend a is nor super Internet savvy with stuff like furries, while b is very savvy and knows a lot)
Me: orly? What did he say? (other interested questions)
Him: I dunno we were just joking not rally talking about it just saying the word and joking around. (aka your mom is ___ your face is ____ stuff)
Me: oh, I guess I'll ask him next period.
And I did. Keep in mind, B is a Catholic, Conservative, Republican, and is as easily convinced of something as a mailbox could be convinced to hop jump and skip to the post office to get your letters... We don't talk much about religion or politics we just chill and laugh, ex: it's a trap, do a barrel roll etc. Just for a reference point his comment on RENT (the show) was : "Hey were a bunch of Homosexual addicts with aids! Let's sing about it.
I was appauled... But life goes on,
To continue, I start to ask and he says something like
Furries are those ppl with a fetish for dressing up in fur and well you know...
I responded with
"um, not all I don't think are all strictly like that all the time.."
Many class texts later...
B: why are you defending furries? Is you or your family furries?
Me: uhh, no? How wiered would that be..
B: I dunno are they rich those suits cost like moe than 1k sometimes,,,
Me: yeah it's crazy expensive...
B: and if, you were a furry, it's like a serious mental problem.
Me: .. Heh, d-don't worry nah....
B: ok, why asking so much?
Me: I dunno just wondering how it came up with friend a..
B: don't remember.
He also mentioned in the heat of discussion that it's just not normal, like bondage or S&M, it's just not right, normal... Again I was takenaback...
We also discusssed anthrocon and how huge it is, also he said like he researched it and stuff..
I probably, won't, I won't, Ever bring it up as to not arise suspicion...
I also could NEVER think of what he'd say to my TB/DL side...
My question(s) to you:
Any similar expiriences?
Ever talk to someone at all?
This confrontaion disturbed me greatly, any thoughts?
Any words or thoughts that might help my troubled and confused mind at the moment would wb greatly, greatly apppreciated...
Feel free to add anything else...
( for reference, I am a tb/dl/furry. (not much of a tb, longtime dl.))
Also sorry for the super long post.