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Re: What sorta furry thing did you do before you discovered furry?
« Reply #25 on: October 27, 2010, 11:33:19 pm »
Ohhhhmygosh, memories x3

Well, let's see... I always loved shows and movies with anthro characters (seems to be pretty normal ^^).

I actually co-founded a club around the time I was 10. There were numerous reasons the club was made, but that's not the point  :P Everybody in the club had an alternate name- mine was Cougar. Your name tied into what your character looked like, and our characters were largely anthro-type things. We associated with our characters so closely that this may have well have been a primitive version of what would later develop into my fursona. I still have a lot of those old drawings...  (: *nostalgic*
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Re: What sorta furry thing did you do before you discovered furry?
« Reply #26 on: October 28, 2010, 12:08:48 am »
Hm... Well, after watching the 1953 Peter Pan movie as a little kid, I remember wanting an outfit like Slightly's (Or whatever his name was, it's been a good 7 or 8 years since I last saw that movie). Some friends had the Disney Robin Hood movie, which I liked... You get the idea.

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Re: What sorta furry thing did you do before you discovered furry?
« Reply #27 on: October 28, 2010, 05:22:12 am »
I always wore a dog collar (steampunk fan here)
Always had a fascination  with anthros
And I would refer to myself as a dog.  :D
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Re: What sorta furry thing did you do before you discovered furry?
« Reply #28 on: November 30, 2010, 07:26:08 pm »
I drew a monthly comic strip about a guy who gets changed into a moose. He then uses his new powers to rescue people who get lost in the woods.

When there were Warner Bros. Studio Stores, I would make a pilgrimage every few months to the nearest one to view the animation sericels and buy Looney Tune related stuff.
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Re: What sorta furry thing did you do before you discovered furry?
« Reply #29 on: December 06, 2010, 01:04:34 pm »
Hum... I used to do a lot of face painting and just walk around with all my epic cool markings. x3
Would also use scarves as tails, and just generally try to dress up as any animal I could.
Would also growl when something made me mad and I used to bite a lot. Also, chewing...  :P
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Re: What sorta furry thing did you do before you discovered furry?
« Reply #30 on: December 07, 2010, 04:26:36 pm »
Talk to my pet dog A LOT When i was young Like obseivly I knew she couldn't respond but stil........ and watch H-man and root for skeletor(I mean the guy was LORD BADASS!)

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Re: What sorta furry thing did you do before you discovered furry?
« Reply #31 on: December 07, 2010, 07:18:54 pm »
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Re: What sorta furry thing did you do before you discovered furry?
« Reply #32 on: December 07, 2010, 11:19:53 pm »
 When I was a kid my friends and I would pretend to be animals, all the time.
Usually wolves or dogs of some sort. And I always loved the animal cartoons
Like American Tale, Talespin, etc.
 Also during school we would put on plays for our class, and we would get to
Choose what story we wanted to do, and make simple costumes to wear, and
We chose something related to animals every time. My most vivid memory was
When we all dressed as mice, tails and all... But I can't actually remember the
Play. :P

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Re: What sorta furry thing did you do before you discovered furry?
« Reply #33 on: December 08, 2010, 10:47:00 pm »
When I was a lot younger I had a pack of wolves as imaginary friends.

I paced back and forth for over a hour in a zoo following a wolf.

I've always howled.

Drawing animals, I actually cant seem to draw humans.
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Re: What sorta furry thing did you do before you discovered furry?
« Reply #34 on: December 08, 2010, 10:59:43 pm »
I actually cant seem to draw humans.
Yeah - can't draw human faces XD
Nor do I really have the interest.
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Re: What sorta furry thing did you do before you discovered furry?
« Reply #35 on: December 12, 2010, 11:35:24 pm »
In elementary school I was constantly surrounded by imaginary horses, glowing dogs (I'd seen an episode of Sherlock Holmes with a glowing dog that both terrified and fascinated me), and a small gray tabby named Tiger.  In middle school, I started writing short stories about talking cats and spent most of my time with my imaginary friend Trugo, a river otter who was permanently one inch taller than me.

After college, I was able to replace all the imaginary animals with actual pets -- three dogs and five cats.  (Though, Trugo still comes to visit sometimes when I need him.)  And I started writing science-fiction full time.  It was a struggle to write about human characters, but I thought my short stories would be more accessible to most people if the characters were... well... human.  I eventually gave up and wrote the novel in my head, "Otters In Space," anyway, despite the fact that I had no idea how I'd ever manage to sell an otherwise serious sci-fi novel starring talking cats and dogs.  I mean, who would want to read that, right?  (Seriously, a lot of people asked me that while I was working on it.)  Then in what felt like a complete leap of insanity, I started writing a webcomic using photographs of my dogs with captions.  It lets me give them voices, like I wish they had.

Anyway, I felt a lot less weird about all of that when I discovered the furry fandom this summer and realized that there really were other people out there who could understand spending the majority of my time pretending that cats and dogs can talk.  'Cause, while everyone I know is okay with it, they all seem a little confused by me.
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Re: What sorta furry thing did you do before you discovered furry?
« Reply #36 on: December 15, 2010, 10:17:37 am »
I eventually gave up and wrote the novel in my head, "Otters In Space," anyway, despite the fact that I had no idea how I'd ever manage to sell an otherwise serious sci-fi novel starring talking cats and dogs.  I mean, who would want to read that, right?  (Seriously, a lot of people asked me that while I was working on it.) 
They've obviously never read Animal Farm :D
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Re: What sorta furry thing did you do before you discovered furry?
« Reply #37 on: January 02, 2011, 09:09:35 pm »
I used to chew stuff all the time and I would scratch people  :D  I was gonna start wearing a dog tag and a sort of collar thing too XD
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Re: What sorta furry thing did you do before you discovered furry?
« Reply #38 on: January 02, 2011, 10:36:16 pm »
i used to hold my hands in a paw like position (like when dogs beg, or like Yoshi from Super Mario 64) while walking. i walk on all 4s going up my stairs (& still do. especially when im playing with my dogs. :D). cant help it; its like chewing on pencils.

ive drawn non-furry things before i stopped. now i cant draw non-anthro things for my life. & i aint interested either. ffffff. :B
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Re: What sorta furry thing did you do before you discovered furry?
« Reply #39 on: January 02, 2011, 10:42:24 pm »
& i aint interested either.
yeah! 8)

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Re: What sorta furry thing did you do before you discovered furry?
« Reply #40 on: January 03, 2011, 12:41:33 am »
When I was about 11, I was one of those kids that obsessively collected beanie babies.
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Re: What sorta furry thing did you do before you discovered furry?
« Reply #41 on: January 03, 2011, 06:54:41 am »
When I was about 11, I was one of those kids that obsessively collected beanie babies.

I loved Beanie Babies!

I gave away most of them, but I put two skunks on top of the tiny TV I have in my room, hooked up to the Ps3 :D!

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« Reply #42 on: January 03, 2011, 03:22:18 pm »
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I just realized that I do that all the time too XD
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Re: What sorta furry thing did you do before you discovered furry?
« Reply #43 on: January 04, 2011, 10:13:06 am »
*ponders the question for a while, then remembers something*

Hmmm... I remember playacting as a cat back in middle school, back when I was completely oblivious to the Furry Community. Of course the mundanes looked at me odd, but some actually played along. In fact, others started to playact as different animals for a while, and for about 1 year the entire school was furry but completely oblivious to that fact.
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Re: What sorta furry thing did you do before you discovered furry?
« Reply #44 on: January 04, 2011, 01:20:29 pm »
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I just realized that I do that all the time too XD
Who hasn't done that at one time or another?   :P
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« Reply #45 on: January 04, 2011, 03:52:12 pm »
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I just realized that I do that all the time too XD
Who hasn't done that at one time or another?   :P

Having gotten into parkour in the past couple of years, I usually vault up the staircases :D!

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Re: What sorta furry thing did you do before you discovered furry?
« Reply #46 on: January 05, 2011, 12:16:16 am »
I was that insane fellow in geocities Gov't & Education chat, and later Paris Cafe and Athens chatrooms who used a werecoyote persona. I'm still somewhat 'odd,' by the way, and I still think of at least part of myself as a werecoyote (Brantley is a relatively recent side of myself).

Why a were? It made the concept of transforming easier to relate via the text format; Many people back then were still stuck on the IRL absolute reality paradigm and had trouble accepting somebody just suddenly turning into something out of the blue.
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Re: What sorta furry thing did you do before you discovered furry?
« Reply #47 on: January 06, 2011, 04:30:20 am »
I had never really thought about the running up the stairs on all fours thing..... huh
well besides that, the only real signs of being a furry were the typical liking for all things anthro and Disney up until highschool at which point i saw the occasional tail wonder by.  These made me wonder but I still wasn't really showing signs of being a furry.
then i hit senior year and was a lost cause :D
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Re: What sorta furry thing did you do before you discovered furry?
« Reply #48 on: January 18, 2011, 10:34:17 pm »
Well I was young at the time so I acted like a pup. As I got older this sort of faded but I still acted much like a canid, sitting, growling (playfully), and would even howl on occasion when looking for someone or when lost.
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Re: What sorta furry thing did you do before you discovered furry?
« Reply #49 on: January 24, 2011, 04:50:05 am »
Fandom-wise, I was always a fan of the talking animals in Disney, particularly Bambi. My favorite characters in Disney films were often the animals too, like Djali from the Hunchback of Notre Dame or Lucifer from Cinderella. I drew and wrote about talking animals a lot, and since I travelled a lot even when I was little, I'd tell my stories by using an animal in place of myself. I collected Beanie Babies and played virtual pet games (whish is actually were I learned about the fandom).

Lifestyle-wise, I've pretty much acted like a goat my whole life without even realizing it. I wasn't afraid to eat anything, still loved the veggies over the meat, was still hard-headed and curious, ect. I also had a hyena laugh, which is why one of my past fursonas was a hyena.
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