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Re: Advice: Telling others about being furry
« Reply #870 on: May 24, 2017, 01:51:45 PM »
I would say be careful about who you tell but you shouldn't make a huge deal about it if you do tell them. Try something like, "Yeah, I'm a furry. So what? It's just one of my hobbies."
You don't have to tell them if you don't want to. It's not really like coming out of the closet as LGBT. Being in the furry fandom is really just a hobby, like being in any fandom!
If you do tell someone in your family or friend group, there is a chance of them not reacting to it well. It may take time. I remember telling my mom for the first time and she was worried and weirded out but she's cool with it now!
Our fandom is pretty unique and a bit weird in it's own beautiful way!
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Re: Advice: Telling others about being furry
« Reply #871 on: August 28, 2017, 01:37:19 AM »
So two of my trusted friends when I told I am a furry, one of them went out and said they are too! The other just started naming sites to see what I use... though when I meet up with a few friends for a MTG game, they (Names are made up here but this did happen) said "This card has a furry on it, you know any furries Jake? (said Mike) Mike then says "No I do not" I then pipe up and say "Yeah you do..." They both get really confused and I tell them "I am a furry" One of them yells yiff and starts making fun of the fandom and the other kinda just says "That is disgusting, but I don't wanna shame you".

So one friend is one. One friend is okay with it. The other friend stereotypes and acts like a... (INSERT WORD HERE). The last friend stereotypes them as well, but at least he wants to seem nicer and so doesn't harass me about it. What should I do? I think I should just not be friends with the few guys I refereed to as Mike.
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Re: Advice: Telling others about being furry
« Reply #872 on: September 15, 2017, 10:12:51 PM »
My expirence was that i found out that most of my friends were into Anime. So when i said i was a furry, they diden't care much, they asked a lot of questions(even if i was gay) but they did not care that much, but it is still wierd being the only furry in my group of friends. One of them was even came out as a brony afterwards.
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Re: Advice: Telling others about being furry
« Reply #873 on: September 25, 2017, 11:23:43 PM »
Strangely, when I was in secondary school most people were fine with me being a furry.
However, as I go through college (my second year), it's obvious that less indeviduals are as accepting now then they have been. As a matter of fact, most of my friends have become hostile to me after I revealed the little factoid of me being a furry.

'Tis quite stupid.
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Re: Advice: Telling others about being furry
« Reply #874 on: November 17, 2017, 08:15:57 PM »
I tell anyone I'm in the Furry fandom whenever it comes up without making a big fuzz about it (joke intended). I just say they're fans of animals with human characteristics like Bugs Bunny or Donald Duck whenever they ask about it. It tends to work really well for me.

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Re: Advice: Telling others about being furry
« Reply #875 on: December 21, 2017, 04:58:41 PM »
I admit to being a furry right off the bat. If they claim it's a fetish, I tell them 'So is being a trekkie, an anime fan, a whovian or any other fandom that exists if you actually believe that'. Porn exists in just about every fandom, but that's not the focus of those fandoms. That's never been the main point of any fandom.  If they think the fandom is only about dressing up in costumes, I let them know only about 30% of the fandom even have a suit, partial or full. Those suits are pretty expensive. They are not the full of the fandom, but they are the most visible. We enjoy the art, the creativity, fellow furries and many other things.
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Re: Advice: Telling others about being furry
« Reply #876 on: January 02, 2018, 02:01:09 PM »
Hm. To be honest, people just found out about me - I didn't tell anyone. I had to reassure my mom I wasn't into sick animal stuff but other than that, I don't think anyone in my immediate group cares really.

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Re: Advice: Telling others about being furry
« Reply #877 on: April 22, 2018, 04:09:21 AM »
I never really came out. One of my friends found out and he didn't seem to take other than a few jokes on my behalf. I'm not a huge furry so it's almost nothing to anyone. Being a furry was really smooth for me.
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Re: Advice: Telling others about being furry
« Reply #878 on: April 27, 2018, 10:23:54 AM »
To be honest, I have never told any of my friends that I was a furry (I don't get well with them anymore, so I'm glad I didn't because I know they will use it for bad reasons).
 
The only one who knows it is my boyfriend (he doesn't have any problem with it and sometimes I even think he is one, haha) and the group of furries who live near me (there's a small community).

My family is small and, since we don't tend to talk about ourselves, they don't know anything about this.

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Re: Advice: Telling others about being furry
« Reply #879 on: December 02, 2018, 01:29:53 AM »
one thing i fail to do when asked about my costume is exchange contact info or social media. i am working on that. people in my community that i work with ask me what animal am i. i let them decide i don't disclose that i am a wolf unless they insist. i do it for the children and those who are sick and still suffering. i am a member of A.A. droppin' peace bombs

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Re: Advice: Telling others about being furry
« Reply #880 on: May 24, 2019, 09:18:30 PM »
My family and friends hate me now becouse I told them I was a furr so...

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Re: Advice: Telling others about being furry
« Reply #881 on: May 24, 2019, 11:46:24 PM »
My mother knows I'm a fur. She's seen it in who I talk with. She's seen it where I go online. She's seen it in my original work. I guess I got the mother who doesn't question who and what her son is, so long as it makes him happy. My friends know I'm a furry. My brother, Sean, knows I am.

Only person who doesn't is my brother Alex. That Aryan b****** doesn't need to know. He twists enough about me as it is.
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Re: Advice: Telling others about being furry
« Reply #882 on: May 31, 2019, 09:08:16 PM »
My momma thinks we are weirdos ( Yes i call my mom momma ) Some kids at my school know and some are fine with it but others not so much .

My advice is to be chill and dont sweat about it. You never really know what people think of us.
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