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Author Topic: Advice: Telling others about being furry  (Read 15602 times)

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Re: Advice: Telling others about being furry
« Reply #885 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 #886 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 #887 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 #888 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 #889 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 #890 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 #891 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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