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Author Topic: Advice: Telling others about being furry  (Read 17375 times)

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Re: Advice: Telling others about being furry
« Reply #30 on: May 24, 2010, 03:46:42 PM »
Interesting
lateley I've been expressing quite animalistic behaviour  :P
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Re: Advice: Telling others about being furry
« Reply #31 on: May 25, 2010, 11:01:26 PM »
I, too, have only told my mate. After his surprisingly open-minded and accepting response, I realized I could be open with my furry self around him in a way I couldn't around anyone else. Then the most amazing and awesome thing happened. As he began to see and understand what I am, he realized that he, too, was a furry. He told me that I had awakened a part of him that he'd never known was there, that I showed him who he was. And now, when we're alone together, we even act the part together.

So telling another is like opening a surprise gift. You never know what you might get out of them. Telling him happened to make us alot closer.
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Re: Advice: Telling others about being furry
« Reply #32 on: May 26, 2010, 12:49:36 PM »
Furry interesting  :)
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Re: Advice: Telling others about being furry
« Reply #33 on: May 26, 2010, 03:09:26 PM »
Furry interesting  :)

Oh you...
Heh, one of my friends is an amazing artist and is drawing my fursona for me, that's cool. And one guy who loves werewolves didn't know they were more or less furry and is now displaying an interest. Mind you, that might just be curiosity, but at least I managed to get it into his head it's not all yiff... People are more open minded than you think, so long as you don't go about being butthurt about every fur joke.
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Re: Advice: Telling others about being furry
« Reply #34 on: May 27, 2010, 12:19:12 AM »
... we're all insane cultist fetishists who think we can talk to animals...
I lol'd at this.

As for telling people I'm a furry? I simply don't volunteer that info. If someone makes fun, there's a chance i'll tell them (depends on the individual), and if I'm asked, I'll always tell. As a furry artist, it's usually my art that happens to touch off the subject, and by the time someone looks at my sketchbook/pad/pile of loose leaf/ WHATEVER else i may have doodled on, they know mostly what it's about, at least for me. If they don't get it and inquire further, I do my best to explain (which is poor, because I can't explain things at all). Usually, I don't like sharing my art with people in person, but as I'm often drawing in class, it's imppossible to keep it from everyone. Most people who know I'm a furry accept it, just as they accept my bisexuality; they're sorta parallelisms, really. As for those who don't accept it? *shrug* Haters gonna hate. Nothing we can do about it.

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Re: Advice: Telling others about being furry
« Reply #35 on: May 27, 2010, 09:34:14 PM »
Wow that is interesting
I know I'm saying interesting alot but it actually is :P
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Re: Advice: Telling others about being furry
« Reply #36 on: June 04, 2010, 12:06:12 PM »
I... haven't really told anyone about me being a furry. And everyone probably knows about my inner conflict to leave the fandom. :S
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Re: Advice: Telling others about being furry
« Reply #37 on: June 05, 2010, 11:45:39 PM »
My advice: If you make it seem like it's something to hide, people will think it's something worth hiding. If you treat it like a confession, people will think it's something to confess to. If you're going to tell someone your a furry, do it casually and be willing to laugh about it ^_^

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Re: Advice: Telling others about being furry
« Reply #38 on: June 07, 2010, 08:41:27 PM »
My advice: If you make it seem like it's something to hide, people will think it's something worth hiding. If you treat it like a confession, people will think it's something to confess to. If you're going to tell someone your a furry, do it casually and be willing to laugh about it ^_^

Very good advice. People's first impressions will depend on how you present the subject.
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Re: Advice: Telling others about being furry
« Reply #39 on: June 12, 2010, 08:37:50 PM »
i dont directly tell people im a furry, i just drop subtle hints E.I: "hey search up terra de la lune","damn i feel bad for how furries get slagged", "furries are awesome tbo" , and then after the person asks what a furry is becuase i am a furry i can explain in large detail and that pretty much gets the message across  :P

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Re: Advice: Telling others about being furry
« Reply #40 on: June 14, 2010, 06:05:49 PM »
o_o woow, everyones been so open. I haven't really told my parents, although they've seen my fursona drawing as it's the wallpaper on my phone *points to display pic*. I told my bestfriend/lover, and he was real nice about it, he even Rp'd looads of furry rp's with me, which made me uuber happy. I draw anthro art at school and stuff, but noone really says anything, or asks. And I don't think people'd understand and stuff, cause most people think of furries as foxes, and wolves, not a cow o_o'' ahwell. I'mma fine as I am, and I have a few furry friends that accept me as I am too~ ^__^

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Re: Advice: Telling others about being furry
« Reply #41 on: June 19, 2010, 05:15:46 PM »
How do I start the conversation  :?


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Re: Advice: Telling others about being furry
« Reply #42 on: June 19, 2010, 05:48:37 PM »
There's a thread for this, but keep in mind that furryness is only a hobby (Unless you're a lifestyler) so you don't really have to tell them exactly. Just show them some of your anthro drawings or writtings. Tell them about a new charachter that you created and that you're gonna write a story about him. Its good to have a backstory for your fursona.

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Re: Advice: Telling others about being furry
« Reply #43 on: June 19, 2010, 06:07:26 PM »
 used to be scared of coming out to people. Then I realized, who cares? It's a lifestyle and if they can't accept me for it then that's their problem. I wear a collar everywhere, except home to keep my little sister from asking 24/7. And yeah it doesn't work fr everyone, but when my stepdad found out he laughed and didn't have a problem. Since then I feel it is way easier to talk to people about it. So my advice
I have never heard of this collar thing please explain  :?


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Re: Advice: Telling others about being furry
« Reply #44 on: June 19, 2010, 06:23:18 PM »
a decent percentage of furries who have come out wear a collar for whatever reason they choose, whether to be able to be told apart by other furries,show the world that they are furries or just because it keeps your neck warm.

 

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