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What does a collar mean to you? And why do you were them?
« on: February 15, 2013, 06:04:26 am »
Pretty much like the name says. We all know that if you wear a collar, you probably like the way it looks, so you dont need to add that. I think a collar is both a symbol of ownership, and also expresses an anamilistic innocence. I wear mine as an expresion of my furriness (canine after all), and also because I enjoy the feeling of the leather tight around my neck. Its texture, tightness,  and smell are comforting, as if the collar was a hug from someone I loved. And yes, I would wear a leash in public, if someone carried the other end.
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Re: What does a collar mean to you? And why do you were them?
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2013, 06:45:54 am »
You do realise we already have a collar thread here, right?
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Re: What does a collar mean to you? And why do you were them?
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2013, 09:48:42 pm »
Hmm.

I used to have one when my fursona was a husky wolf hybrid.  It didn't have much meaning to me... It was just an accesory like ears or a tail.

I know others may have a lot more personal meaning to theirs than i did for mine,  though.

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Re: What does a collar mean to you? And why do you were them?
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2013, 07:17:08 am »
To me, it's just one thing that represents furry. I don't even wear mine around my neck. I wear it on a side-belt loop so people will see it if they happen to notice.

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Re: What does a collar mean to you? And why do you were them?
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2013, 11:22:58 am »
A necklace, sure. A collar? Not for me, don't like the sensation of being choked.  x_x  I would feel too submissive in one, if I could put a word to it...and I just don't like the sensation of being grabbed by the throat or neck in that way.  :-[  x_x
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Re: What does a collar mean to you? And why do you were them?
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2013, 11:28:32 am »
I find collars comfortable. I chose mine carefully, finding ones that I think look good on me. I've got a collection of about a dozen of the things. They're pretty common in Goth culture as well as furry, so I don't immediately stand out as a fur.

I'm not owned, but a collar tends to make people think I am. Which has the added bonus that I don't get hit on nearly as much when I'm wearing one as opposed to when I'm not. XD

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Re: What does a collar mean to you? And why do you were them?
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2013, 08:46:14 pm »
well, he are a couple of things that a collar means to me. 
 A. That person is owned by someone else, their will is not nessecarily their own, they have given control of themselves to someone besides themself.
B. That furson is rebellious, different and proud of it, they are willing to take ridicule and social distance to express themselves.
C. That furson is always willing to try something new, reagrdless of what others say or do.

I am a wee bit too young to be wearing a collar at the moment (13), though I would if I could, so i'll answer that second part when I start wearing one, hopefully soon.
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Re: What does a collar mean to you? And why do you were them?
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2013, 03:55:59 am »
I don't wear one, but my tiger quad has a harness and leash for when he goes outside.  It's pretty much a social convention to him.
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Re: What does a collar mean to you? And why do you were them?
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2013, 08:04:49 pm »
A lot of people (and furries) see collars as a symbol of ownership or something of that nature. Personally, we see it as more of a fashion statement, saying that we are not afraid to be different. Besides that, it would kind of be a symbol of our status as furry, and we like the idea of them in general. That said, we will only be able to get one when we can get it independently. So now we wait...  (:

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Re: What does a collar mean to you? And why do you were them?
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2013, 05:22:25 pm »
A collar to me means I'm a folf that chose to live with people.
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Re: What does a collar mean to you? And why do you were them?
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2013, 11:09:46 am »
my collar holds a double purpose. for one it's a way for my master to comtrol me in intamant situations. but it is more than that for me. i's also an expression of my pride in being a furry. my school diesnt allow tails or ears, so i just wear my collar.
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Re: What does a collar mean to you? And why do you were them?
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2013, 03:35:35 pm »
To me, it's just one thing that represents furry. I don't even wear mine around my neck. I wear it on a side-belt loop so people will see it if they happen to notice.



same for me. but I wear mine on my neck. although, the belt loop thing is a good idea

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Re: What does a collar mean to you? And why do you were them?
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2013, 09:02:01 pm »
I like something around my neck (it kind of grounds me), though me / my character usually wears a kind of necklace/chain (not a choker chain) and not a collar, which is of sorts a collar in a way. Wearing a collar and a necklace/chain feels a little odd to me so I wouldn't wear a collar with something else, either ;)

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Re: What does a collar mean to you? And why do you were them?
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2013, 05:56:56 pm »
mine it means im in a relationship
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Re: What does a collar mean to you? And why do you were them?
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2013, 09:52:54 pm »
I have a lot of reasons why I wear a collar, originally I just wore one simply because I liked wearing them, and because they gave me a comforting feeling. Then it gained the title of protective device, as I don't like people touching my neck and have actually punched people in the face out of reflex because of it, so it's also a slight shield against random poking which would end up in me most likely breaking there fingers ... and yeah, moral of the story, don't sneak up on me and poke my neck... Later down the road it gained the meaning of "Hey I'm a Furry" as I joined the officially joined the fandom. Aside from that, it's an inside joke, as well as there are just a lot of memories involving me, my collar, and friends.
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Re: What does a collar mean to you? And why do you were them?
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2013, 02:09:35 pm »
My collar is a symbol of my furryness, a link to my uniqueness, and an accessory of comfort. To me, to be without it makes me feel empty and inferior.

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Re: What does a collar mean to you? And why do you were them?
« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2013, 02:54:49 pm »
My collar, not much. Just another fashion style that I adopt.

Wear it for the fun and the fact I can :).

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Re: What does a collar mean to you? And why do you were them?
« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2013, 02:20:25 pm »
Well, I've just been denied the right to buy a collar from my parents, but I think it would be better to wait longer, when I've grown more into the fandom....

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Re: What does a collar mean to you? And why do you were them?
« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2013, 05:32:13 pm »
Mine is a fashion thing(Though I can't wear it out doors......or while my family is home.......)
It also represents furry^^
Hmmm, I should try wearing on my belt............. :D :D
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Re: What does a collar mean to you? And why do you were them?
« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2013, 01:10:28 pm »
Thanks to my Native American heritage, I have a strong spiritual connection with my spirit animal, who is a wolf :) I wear my collar in honor of her. So my collar is a spiritual reminder that she is always within me. Other than that, I like the texture of leather, and it feels comforting around my neck. Whenever I see my reflection with it on my usually low self-esteem gets boosted. :)
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Re: What does a collar mean to you? And why do you were them?
« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2013, 08:54:33 pm »
To me it is like a ID

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Re: What does a collar mean to you? And why do you were them?
« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2013, 07:50:50 pm »
I have a collar that I do wear from time to time, but it isn't for any personal reason. It's generally for my Resident Evil OC who wears a collar because it gives her some protection from someone slipping a shock collar around her neck (there's a long story about it that I'm not gonna go into).
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Re: What does a collar mean to you? And why do you were them?
« Reply #22 on: July 09, 2013, 01:52:47 am »
personally, to me it seems more like a symbol of submission... but that's just me.

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Re: What does a collar mean to you? And why do you were them?
« Reply #23 on: July 14, 2013, 04:34:21 pm »
My collar to me is a symbol that I have an owner,  and he lives miles away so it also makes me feel closer to him :)
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Re: What does a collar mean to you? And why do you were them?
« Reply #24 on: August 29, 2013, 06:07:34 am »
My collars means to me, that i'm part of a wolf pack. Also its protects me from being harrased by someone. I not afraid being different too.

I wear my collar, because I like the sound the collar make when I ran, its make feel i'm belong somewhere.

Also the collar.... is like representing me.
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