Author Topic: "Show Your Real Self" avatar week!  (Read 4197 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Nyeti

  • Hero Member
  • the "frigglebiscuit" approves!
  • *****
  • Male
  • Posts: 569
Re: "Show Your Real Self" avatar week!
« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2013, 10:19:54 pm »
thought id change mine... couldn't really see my face lol...some may have already seen it,but its the only one i have for now 8)
i really have a crazy thing for orange juice...and apples o.o

avatar by saiyu....squee! :D

Offline Mylo

  • *
  • Posts: 4761
Re: "Show Your Real Self" avatar week!
« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2013, 10:34:21 pm »
thought id change mine... couldn't really see my face lol...some may have already seen it,but its the only one i have for now 8)

Dat eye  :o

Offline Iara Warriorfeather

  • Species: Main: Raptor dinosaur (Iara) Alt: Jaguaress (Moongaze)
  • Furtopia's Dinosaur-in-Residence
  • *
  • Female
  • Posts: 1373
    • My Homepage
Re: "Show Your Real Self" avatar week!
« Reply #27 on: February 17, 2013, 11:02:44 pm »
O hai  :D

I am a woman. STRANGE, ISN'T IT?  :P
Furry Code:
FDC5adw/FP3adsw A+ C+ D++ H++ M- P++++ R+ T++ W Z Sf RLS/LW* a+ cn+ d-- e+++ f+ h+++ iwf++ j p*

Iara's Adventures
Enchanting Customs MLP Blog
My dA page

Offline Nyeti

  • Hero Member
  • the "frigglebiscuit" approves!
  • *****
  • Male
  • Posts: 569
Re: "Show Your Real Self" avatar week!
« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2013, 12:05:47 am »
thought id change mine... couldn't really see my face lol...some may have already seen it,but its the only one i have for now 8)

Dat eye  :o

what? do i look bad in it or somthing? :D i am not held liable for any melted faces or broken mirrors :D
i really have a crazy thing for orange juice...and apples o.o

avatar by saiyu....squee! :D

Offline Mylo

  • *
  • Posts: 4761
Re: "Show Your Real Self" avatar week!
« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2013, 12:10:31 am »
thought id change mine... couldn't really see my face lol...some may have already seen it,but its the only one i have for now 8)

Dat eye  :o

what? do i look bad in it or somthing? :D i am not held liable for any melted faces or broken mirrors :D

Course not.  :D  It's just mystical when the eye stares into the soul.  :D  :D  :D

O hai  :D

I am a woman. STRANGE, ISN'T IT?  :P

Oh the male-dominated world of furry-dom.  :P  

Offline Nyeti

  • Hero Member
  • the "frigglebiscuit" approves!
  • *****
  • Male
  • Posts: 569
Re: "Show Your Real Self" avatar week!
« Reply #30 on: February 18, 2013, 12:15:45 am »
i see what you mean now  :o
i really have a crazy thing for orange juice...and apples o.o

avatar by saiyu....squee! :D

Offline Natura Wolf

  • *****
  • Posts: 1679
Re: "Show Your Real Self" avatar week!
« Reply #31 on: February 18, 2013, 10:29:03 am »
why is furry male dominated?

Do you think its cause we get reffered to in life alot as Alpha's, Stallions, etc?

Offline Iara Warriorfeather

  • Species: Main: Raptor dinosaur (Iara) Alt: Jaguaress (Moongaze)
  • Furtopia's Dinosaur-in-Residence
  • *
  • Female
  • Posts: 1373
    • My Homepage
Re: "Show Your Real Self" avatar week!
« Reply #32 on: February 18, 2013, 10:52:33 am »
why is furry male dominated?

Do you think its cause we get reffered to in life alot as Alpha's, Stallions, etc?

This is one of those unanswerable questions...like which came first, the chicken or the egg?...I'd really like to know why this is also.  x_x
Furry Code:
FDC5adw/FP3adsw A+ C+ D++ H++ M- P++++ R+ T++ W Z Sf RLS/LW* a+ cn+ d-- e+++ f+ h+++ iwf++ j p*

Iara's Adventures
Enchanting Customs MLP Blog
My dA page

Offline Loc

  • Tea-obsessed transhumanist and Buddhist.
  • Species: Cyborg snow leopard
  • The ending of the words is ALMSIVI.
  • *
  • Posts: 4228
Re: "Show Your Real Self" avatar week!
« Reply #33 on: February 18, 2013, 11:02:18 am »
Well, we all know the egg came first  :D Dinosaurs, rawr.

Many of the stats I've seen for the fandom have said the ratio is about 1:1. The furmeets I've been to have been predominantly female. Several sites I've joined have been biased in membership in favour of women. So I wouldn't say it's male dominated. Just the males are perhaps more vocal and open about being furry?

I will say I've not seen any stats that aren't less than three or four years old, so I'm not up to date XD

Edited to state my point a bit differently.
« Last Edit: February 18, 2013, 11:07:39 am by Loc »

Avatar by Shibara,  sig by Miser

0.1.0 carrot tail leopard gecko, Gelbstoff
0.1.0 bearded dragon, Dany
0.0.1 amel stripe het hypo corn snake, Vivec

Offline Iara Warriorfeather

  • Species: Main: Raptor dinosaur (Iara) Alt: Jaguaress (Moongaze)
  • Furtopia's Dinosaur-in-Residence
  • *
  • Female
  • Posts: 1373
    • My Homepage
Re: "Show Your Real Self" avatar week!
« Reply #34 on: February 18, 2013, 11:05:10 am »
Well, we all know the egg came first :P

Most of the stats for the fandom I've seen have suggested that the male to female ratio is nearly 1:1. The furmeets I've been to have been predominantly female. So I wouldn't say it's male dominated. Just the males are perhaps more vocal and open about being furry?

Probably the latter. What do the males here have to say for themselves?  :P
Furry Code:
FDC5adw/FP3adsw A+ C+ D++ H++ M- P++++ R+ T++ W Z Sf RLS/LW* a+ cn+ d-- e+++ f+ h+++ iwf++ j p*

Iara's Adventures
Enchanting Customs MLP Blog
My dA page

Offline Mylo

  • *
  • Posts: 4761
Re: "Show Your Real Self" avatar week!
« Reply #35 on: February 18, 2013, 12:28:05 pm »
Many of the stats I've seen for the fandom have said the ratio is about 1:1.

The stats I've seen suggest otherwise...in fact, from what I've seen, it's more like 3 or 4 males per female.  :o

I think it's just a result of the bias of our society.  Furries seem to like traditionally male things.

Offline Natura Wolf

  • *****
  • Posts: 1679
Re: "Show Your Real Self" avatar week!
« Reply #36 on: February 18, 2013, 12:32:55 pm »
Don't laugh but i think it also has ties to:
-LGBT
-Emo's
-Gothics

Anyone who could potentially be considered as 'outcasts' in the general public.
LGBT groups generally how vocal males (like me), as do Emo males.  Gothics are cool no matter what so there isn't really a typical behavioral pattern.

Saying that, This is categories, biased and i don't like it so please ignore this statement :(

Offline Mylo

  • *
  • Posts: 4761
Re: "Show Your Real Self" avatar week!
« Reply #37 on: February 18, 2013, 12:39:46 pm »
Don't laugh but i think it also has ties to:
-LGBT
-Emo's
-Gothics

Anyone who could potentially be considered as 'outcasts' in the general public.
LGBT groups generally how vocal males (like me), as do Emo males.  Gothics are cool no matter what so there isn't really a typical behavioral pattern.

Saying that, This is categories, biased and i don't like it so please ignore this statement :(

It's just a trend.  Things just happen to happen.  A lot of times there are underlying reasons to these trends, but that doesn't mean they apply to every situation.  It's like, furry websites tend to be more open and therefore more open to different sexualities.  The ratio of non-traditional sexualities to traditional is much higher than in the rest of the world as a whole.  But furry has little to do with sexuality by definition.  It's just, there are underlying connections.

Trends are trends.  Stereotypes are another thing.

Offline Natura Wolf

  • *****
  • Posts: 1679
Re: "Show Your Real Self" avatar week!
« Reply #38 on: February 18, 2013, 12:47:02 pm »
Sorry, trends I mean ^^ i'm just lacking intellectual words *dunce hat*

Thats what i meant btw, what you said....Unfortunately I just thought it instead of actually typing it in to my looong monologues XD

Offline Loc

  • Tea-obsessed transhumanist and Buddhist.
  • Species: Cyborg snow leopard
  • The ending of the words is ALMSIVI.
  • *
  • Posts: 4228
Re: "Show Your Real Self" avatar week!
« Reply #39 on: February 18, 2013, 01:05:28 pm »
Many of the stats I've seen for the fandom have said the ratio is about 1:1.

The stats I've seen suggest otherwise...in fact, from what I've seen, it's more like 3 or 4 males per female.  :o

I think it's just a result of the bias of our society.  Furries seem to like traditionally male things.


Like I said, the stats I saw were rather old XD So it's entirely possible and I'm happy to accept that perhaps they were biased due to the way they were carried out (an issue a lot of surveys and tests have), or are just plain inaccurate now.
It'll be interesting to see what the results of the 2013 furry survey are.
« Last Edit: February 18, 2013, 01:10:10 pm by Loc »

Avatar by Shibara,  sig by Miser

0.1.0 carrot tail leopard gecko, Gelbstoff
0.1.0 bearded dragon, Dany
0.0.1 amel stripe het hypo corn snake, Vivec

Offline redyoshi49q

  • Species: (*please see above*)
  • Avatar from Dexcat's MFF 2013 Photoshoot
  • *
  • Male
  • Posts: 2069
    • Enigma Cipher (software project)
Re: "Show Your Real Self" avatar week!
« Reply #40 on: February 18, 2013, 01:32:11 pm »
The thread's starting to get derailed.  Could you guys take the gender ratio discussion to a new topic, please?
"Perfect normality is impossible.  Be unique!"
-- redyoshi49q




^ (click) Puzzle game!

Offline Kobuk

  • The "Malamute Dewd"
  • Hero Member
  • Species: Anthro Alaskan Malamute (Husky)
  • #1 Dew drinker.
  • *****
  • Male
  • Posts: 26859
Re: "Show Your Real Self" avatar week!
« Reply #41 on: February 18, 2013, 08:44:36 pm »
So do you Kobuk,  You actually look my age about 22-24

You'd be surprised. I'm actually 42. And the pic I'm using for this week was taken a year or two ago.
Click link below for more fursuit information. ;)
http://forums.furtopia.org/kobuk's-fursuit-guides/

Offline Iara Warriorfeather

  • Species: Main: Raptor dinosaur (Iara) Alt: Jaguaress (Moongaze)
  • Furtopia's Dinosaur-in-Residence
  • *
  • Female
  • Posts: 1373
    • My Homepage
Re: "Show Your Real Self" avatar week!
« Reply #42 on: February 18, 2013, 11:53:37 pm »
The thread's starting to get derailed.  Could you guys take the gender ratio discussion to a new topic, please?

Good idea.  :-[ There I go again, derailing and killing threads like none other!  :D

Everyone looks nice btw  (:
Furry Code:
FDC5adw/FP3adsw A+ C+ D++ H++ M- P++++ R+ T++ W Z Sf RLS/LW* a+ cn+ d-- e+++ f+ h+++ iwf++ j p*

Iara's Adventures
Enchanting Customs MLP Blog
My dA page

Offline Elusive

  • Full Member
  • Species: Fox/Raven hybrid
  • ***
  • Male
  • Posts: 188
Re: "Show Your Real Self" avatar week!
« Reply #43 on: February 21, 2013, 01:27:54 pm »
Haven't been on here for a bit. Figured I'd participate in this even though I found out about it a bit late  :o. Just took this picture, which is one of very few of me that even exist.

Offline Drake Fireborne

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Male
  • Posts: 253
Re: "Show Your Real Self" avatar week!
« Reply #44 on: February 21, 2013, 01:58:08 pm »
I hope I'm not the only one that has frightened himself with his own avatar several times... Sudden reaction is "That's not me!" (Simply from habit, not because I consider myself to be Drake) followed by "Wait... no, that is me. >.<"
Don't mess in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and go well with chocolate. - source unknown

Offline Kobuk

  • The "Malamute Dewd"
  • Hero Member
  • Species: Anthro Alaskan Malamute (Husky)
  • #1 Dew drinker.
  • *****
  • Male
  • Posts: 26859
Re: "Show Your Real Self" avatar week!
« Reply #45 on: February 23, 2013, 06:43:06 pm »
The "Show your real self" avatar week ends later tonight. For those who participated, it was nice seeing who you really are. :) Thanks for participating.

We'll have another avatar week probably in May or June sometime. It might be showing your pet. ;)
Click link below for more fursuit information. ;)
http://forums.furtopia.org/kobuk's-fursuit-guides/