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Offline Michen_S

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Re: Are you in the furry closet?
« Reply #475 on: April 01, 2017, 10:10:08 am »
So he worried that you would spontanously mutate and become part human part animal? Uhm uh... Ok...

Not exactly. What she was worried about was that I would want that to happen, similar to how a transgender might want to become of the opposite sex. The point was that I shouldn't accept a desire to unnecesarily change my body.
(I don't want to generalise trans folk here, not every trans wants to change their sex.)
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Re: Are you in the furry closet?
« Reply #476 on: April 01, 2017, 12:20:02 pm »
So he worried that you would spontanously mutate and become part human part animal? Uhm uh... Ok...

Not exactly. What she was worried about was that I would want that to happen, similar to how a transgender might want to become of the opposite sex. The point was that I shouldn't accept a desire to unnecesarily change my body.
(I don't want to generalise trans folk here, not every trans wants to change their sex.)


Why would you ever care though? You should do what makes you happy as long as you're not harming anyone. Isn't their something on christian beliefs along the lines of "don't judge if you don't want to be judged?"
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Re: Are you in the furry closet?
« Reply #477 on: April 01, 2017, 01:30:21 pm »
Why would you ever care though? You should do what makes you happy as long as you're not harming anyone. Isn't their something on christian beliefs along the lines of "don't judge if you don't want to be judged?"

There is. However, the body is compared to a holy temple created by God. The way most Christians see it, you shouldn't want to make changes to that temple. I even heard of a Christian who compared a tattoo on an arm with graffiti on one of the walls. If I start wishing to become an real-life anthro, I might as well decide to break the entire temple down and build it from the ground up.

I should probably stop here...
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Re: Are you in the furry closet?
« Reply #478 on: April 03, 2017, 03:56:30 am »
Not in any furry closet.

I'm pretty canonical when it comes to the defiition of a furry:
"Someone who appreciates fictional anthropomorphic characters." That's it.

So, to be "a closeted furry" makes as little sense in my mind as being
a closeted Whovian, or a closeted Steampunk.

Furry is a hobby about creativity: we draw, we write stories and create colorful costumes.
That's nothing you should keep in the closet.

There's a lot of overlap in between fan/subcultures, and sometimes you fall into more than one:
I have my own magic/juggling/balloon-twisting act, where I perform as a steampunk/fox character.
To some members in the audience, I have a steampunk character (who happens to be a fox)
others notice the animal character first  (oh, and he's a steampunk too.)

The same thing goes for fursuiting: I LARP as a badger (which makes me a beastfolk LARP'er.)
That character is a protagonist from my own fantasy novel (suddenly I'm a writer in character). I attend EuroFurence wearing the exact same fursuit, sword, armor and cape (and presto! I'm a furry.)
Same guy, same costume.

I know there's a subgroup of furries who can't get enough of the adult stuff.  I don't share their interest and I don't feel represented by them. So, to me "furry" is all about creativity, and the only furry thing in the closet is a fursuit - and that's just for keeping the dust away.



I should probably add, that I keep "furry" and "therian" as two separate things. I'm not "out" about the latter.
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