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Offline Kaiden

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What do you really love about the fandom?
« on: October 10, 2016, 01:52:48 am »
It could be anything, but I'm wanting a more personal response other than "artwork" or the "feeling of community".

I love the mysteriousness of my fellow furs, I love that it's a...Cozy fandom, that you can be one blatantly and have no one outside the fandom notice.... The secrecy, the (certain) furs I've met, I don't care about species, because outside of our 'sonas are the real people that make this magic happen.

Plus I love the webcomics, all the furry drama you'll ever need without any real drama on your hands.

So I suppose I have my own greedy reasons, I also feel it's a place for outcasts, social ones that is. I don't mean to offend anyone with that last bit as I count myself in that area.

So what do you really love about it?
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Re: What do you really love about the fandom?
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2016, 02:00:37 am »
for me its going to be my usual response of liking the way anthros look (that is pretty much the main reason i got into the fandom)

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Re: What do you really love about the fandom?
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2016, 02:03:05 am »
for me its going to be my usual response of liking the way anthros look (that is pretty much the main reason i got into the fandom)

OK, but how do you like them best? Cartoony, realistic? I love cartoony looking ones that are just general characters, they can blend in with almost any story.
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Re: What do you really love about the fandom?
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2016, 05:19:23 am »
in terms of artwork i mostly like realistic, but other artwork is nice (one of the most important things to me is correct body proportions, so not a fan of artwork where the heads/eyes are large)

though another reason is that i am personally not that big a fan of my appearance, and would rather look like an anthro (a realistic looking one) 

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Re: What do you really love about the fandom?
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2016, 01:55:47 pm »
I can say I'm a robot dog without people looking at me wierd or getting the third degree.
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Re: What do you really love about the fandom?
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2016, 04:25:17 pm »
CREATIVITY!!! Lots and Lots of creativity. One of my absolute favorite things to do. Go to a furcon and get fellow furs to talk about their fersonas.
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Re: What do you really love about the fandom?
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2016, 07:54:04 am »
The fantasy, I have loved cartoons and animated movies about animal characters since I
was old enough to understand there was a difference between reality and fantasy.

So the fandom is right down my alley. I have always found fantasy rabbits a lot of
fun. In real life they are the underdog. So in fantasy they can turn it around.  :orbunny:

And of course I love the artwork, stories, and the fursuits people make.
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Re: What do you really love about the fandom?
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2016, 09:57:01 pm »
To me it's the artwork of all kinds in the fandom because I've drawn anthros for probably as long as I've been able to draw and to know that there is an entire fandom about a type of thing that I've drawn for a long time is just awesome to me.

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Re: What do you really love about the fandom?
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2016, 08:38:49 pm »
Love the art, but especially the fursuits and how the wearer's personality changes once they suit up--"the magic".
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Re: What do you really love about the fandom?
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2016, 04:35:52 pm »
I think for me it's the openness. On the whole, furries are more accepting of people's quirks. And I'm sure they're about, but I havn't come across anyone in the fandom that's like, "You're not a real furry if you don't do X."

Besides that, there's all the art and costuming that I love!

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Re: What do you really love about the fandom?
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2016, 05:07:38 pm »
I think for me it's the openness. On the whole, furries are more accepting of people's quirks. And I'm sure they're about, but I havn't come across anyone in the fandom that's like, "You're not a real furry if you don't do X."

Besides that, there's all the art and costuming that I love!

In the past there were furs like that.
Although a lot of furs come n go in the fandom.
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Re: What do you really love about the fandom?
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2016, 07:05:21 pm »
What I really love about the fandom is the fursuits. Particuarly the design and construction of them. I am constantly surprised by the imagination and creativeness when designing and constructing fursuits. The materials used, colors of fur, body shapes, eyes, teeth, heads, and so much more. Every suit is unique.
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Re: What do you really love about the fandom?
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2016, 10:48:24 pm »
I like the fact that furry is a kind of escapism most people don't consider. I like that I have a 'tribe' of other people like me who still enjoy anthropomorphic animals, including stuffed animals and fursuits. I like the creativity in this fandom, in that you ARE your character, instead of taking a copyrighted character as your own (most of the time...not counting Sonic, MLP, or TLK recolors here....).  (:

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Re: What do you really love about the fandom?
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2017, 01:13:58 pm »
The fursuits and the fact that people accept you for who you are.

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Re: What do you really love about the fandom?
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2017, 08:07:07 pm »
What I like most about the fandom is the creativity, never before have I meet others who think so far outside the box that it starts to make sense. I also love the fursuits, and how the owners make them come alive.

But for me the biggest thing I love about the fandom is how the community is like one big loving family. They are always there to pick you up when you are down, to push you on to greater and better things, and we look out for one another.

So yea that's what I really like about the fandom :3

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Re: What do you really love about the fandom?
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2017, 07:08:23 am »
It's nice to be with a group of people with the same hobby. The furry fandom also helped me out with expressing myself with my creativity. It helps a lot. Also, there are a lot of different people in the furry fandom. You're free to be yourself, up to a certain point of course. Also, when I see a lot of fursuiters in one place I feel like a small kid again. The idea that there were human animals walking around just made me stare in awe, even when I knew they were just people in cuddly suits.
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Re: What do you really love about the fandom?
« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2017, 05:25:58 pm »
I love how one can integrate furry art and fursuiting with other activities and cult favorites. As an example, my local con is doing a Monty Python theme for next year. Another year-Steampunk. Yet another--Mad Science.
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Re: What do you really love about the fandom?
« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2017, 06:51:34 am »
It used to be because of the nice people, but I feel like I've been meeting less and less decent furries nowadays. Most of the nice people I've met have been on the FA art site, but a lot of other forums I've gone to the "furries" there have been generally unlikable. I haven't been here much, though, and I'm ready to give this forum a try, hoping the people here are nicer than some other forums I've gone to.

As far as anthros go I love how diverse anthros are, and how there's so much you can do with them, how cool they look, and how they fit personality expressions better than humans can. Plus, being human, humans are pretty much the most uninteresting species because they're so much like me, being human, that it makes the characters less different and special, and in turn, less interesting.

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Re: What do you really love about the fandom?
« Reply #18 on: August 28, 2017, 09:14:09 am »
The fantasy, I have loved cartoons and animated movies about animal characters since I
was old enough to understand there was a difference between reality and fantasy.

So the fandom is right down my alley. I have always found fantasy rabbits a lot of
fun. In real life they are the underdog. So in fantasy they can turn it around.  :orbunny:

And of course I love the artwork, stories, and the fursuits people make.

Pretty much this. I love fantasy worlds, characters, etc. and I love anthro characters, so putting them together is pretty much the best thing ever.

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