How do you "be" a furry?

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light52

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So back in High School, I dated a Furry. It was the first time I ever got introduced to it. He was an artist, and so he drew a lot of furry art sometimes. He showed me some websites, yiffstar I rememebr particularly, though it seems to be gone.

Anyways, ever since then, I've been interested in furry....ness? But I have no idea how to express it or participate in it other than furry porn, and that's really only helpful in one situation.

I'm not artistic at all. So if I can't draw art, and don't own a fursuit, and don't really have anyone right now to share the experience with.... how do I be a furry?

I'm very confused :confused:
 
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You can always just browse non-yiffy art or stories, or you can try your hand at writing. Maybe you could search for your local fur group, it's only a quick google search away.
 

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You don't actually need to contribute anything to be a furry. ^_^ All you really need to do is make a character. You don't need to draw that character. You don't need to write about that character. There can even be some characteristics of your character which you yourself are unsure of.

If you are looking for something furry related to do, go socialise on websites such as the art site "FurAffinity" or search "The furry forum" on google.

If you're willing to pay money, an artist or even a writer can do a commission for you. Drawing or writing what you want them to. :)

Hope this helps! ^^ Glglglgl
 

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Yiffstar is now called SoFurry.
I love to fursuit and to let my inner self out at home and at furcons. *Open the cage, let free the animals* etc.
 

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First, you must tune your mind such that you can listen to the eldritch songs sung by the Noble Circle of Furry Horrorterrors which dwell in the Furthest Ring of the internet. Their songs contain directions leading to their innermost sanctum. Journey there, and you will meet Gl'Gboryb, one of the Horrorterrors' speaking mouths. You must convince him to donate a pint of his blood to you, then head specifically to Lake Pontchartrain and dissolve the blood in the lake. Wait four to six hours for the blood to completely spread through the lake, and swim to the center, where a whirlpool should have formed. Stand in its very center, and recite "Ia! Ia! Yiff'yiff ftagn!" at least `7.9 times. Only then will you discover the true meaning of Furry.

Godspeed.
 

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Alright guys. That's pretty helpful. Thanks for the recommendations. I'll go check out FurAffinity =D
 

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I've actually been kind of wondering about this myself. I reckon I'm *makes up a word* fur-curious, but I never can really quite figure out what constitutes being a furry, or what. It's very confusing. >_<

Some of these post have cleared things up a bit, thanks guys. =D
 

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I reckon I'm *makes up a word* fur-curious...

...which is preferable to 'fur-ious' I suppose. ;)

Not to get all ethereal on you, but it really is a state of mind. Like with any lifestyle, there are a million accessories, but what truly matters is the core of emotions which drive your desire. If you feel like a furry, I would say in all fairness that you can call yourself a furry. ^^

I have had a few sketches commissioned and I own a fox sleeper, but I've never attended a convention, which is sort of a right of passage. Some furries have no real material vestiges of their furriness. Some live the life 24/7.

As for concrete differences I've seen between the AB world and the littlefur/babyfur world, about the most universal ones are A) a slightly different vocabulary (e.g. 'noms' for 'food', 'huggles' for 'hugs', etc.) and B) there is a lot more cuddling and closeness associated with role-play.

I would like to add as an aside that the mindset of adult furs often differs greatly from those of LF/BF. At least from my observations, the adult side of the furry world often has a very strong 'adult' angle to it, if you catch my drift. Nothing wrong with that, but it makes it strongly at odds with the very innocent theme of young furs. Sadly, the two groups often quarrel (no joke) and there is somewhat of a distrust between them. Take that for what you will.

If you have any further questions, feel free to ask away and I will try to be of assistance! ^^ Also, my fellow furs, if I made any misjudgements above, please call me out on it!
 

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...which is preferable to 'fur-ious' I suppose. ;)

Not to get all ethereal on you, but it really is a state of mind. Like with any lifestyle, there are a million accessories, but what truly matters is the core of emotions which drive your desire. If you feel like a furry, I would say in all fairness that you can call yourself a furry. ^^

I have had a few sketches commissioned and I own a fox sleeper, but I've never attended a convention, which is sort of a right of passage. Some furries have no real material vestiges of their furriness. Some live the life 24/7.

As for concrete differences I've seen between the AB world and the littlefur/babyfur world, about the most universal ones are A) a slightly different vocabulary (e.g. 'noms' for 'food', 'huggles' for 'hugs', etc.) and B) there is a lot more cuddling and closeness associated with role-play.

I would like to add as an aside that the mindset of adult furs often differs greatly from those of LF/BF. At least from my observations, the adult side of the furry world often has a very strong 'adult' angle to it, if you catch my drift. Nothing wrong with that, but it makes it strongly at odds with the very innocent theme of young furs. Sadly, the two groups often quarrel (no joke) and there is somewhat of a distrust between them. Take that for what you will.

If you have any further questions, feel free to ask away and I will try to be of assistance! ^^ Also, my fellow furs, if I made any misjudgements above, please call me out on it!

Well that answered a LOT of my questions, thanks!
 

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The way I see it... Just be yourself, if it involves something with cute furry animals, then yes, probably you are a furry. For myself, I don't really wear fursuits, but I enjoy having lots of plushie creatures around that are real to me. If it were up to me, I'd be a fennec. Life doesn't seem to work that way, so I just pretend instead :D.
 

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I'm *makes up a word* fur-curious

You see, that's a quite accurate word for defining the way I feel too.

Alas, last time I got to discuss about it, it seemed that some of the "extablished" furs were somewhat annoyed by that, like if I were trying to enter a private club! :eek:

Needless to say I was quite disappointed. It'd be like denying my support to someone who was asking me to help him understanding the DL world and figuring out if he could be one himself.
 

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I've noticed that, in general: (No offense to anyone intended, just by observation based on experience)

Regular furs tend so be arrogant, smug, and exclusive.

Baby/little furs tend to be open, friendly, and very easy to get along with.

I think you asked the wrong kind of fur! =D
 

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Being a furry involves exploring interest in anthropomorphic creatures. That aside, what it really means is that we admire traits about other creatures (eg fur, tails, animal noises). Many people formed this interest with anthros when viewing them in cartoons or toys as children, which is why so many babyfurs come to be. therefore, you are expressing your "furriness" anytime you do something which celebrates the fondness for anthros in your heart, whether that be wearing a fursuit for fun or experience, drawing art, or even making cute animal sounds. doesnt have to involve a physical prop to be furry, just like you don't need a diaper to be an AB.
 

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There is no rules for being a furry.
Dont need to know how to draw. Don't need a fursonia unless you want one.

Just take what you like. Basically if you think you are a furry then you are.
 
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Anyways, ever since then, I've been interested in furry....ness? But I have no idea how to express it or participate in it other than furry porn, and that's really only helpful in one situation.

I'm not artistic at all. So if I can't draw art, and don't own a fursuit, and don't really have anyone right now to share the experience with.... how do I be a furry?

I'm very confused :confused:
Hey, check out furaffinity.net. It is the main furry site, and it has links to furry meet ups and conventions, and has a similar set up to here. Hope this helps :) Also, depending on where you live, meetup.com has furry communities as well to meet up with; more helpful around larger cities, but if you're close it's a good way to meet up with them!
 
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