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« on: July 25, 2003, 03:09:05 am »
Just recently my curiosity have gotten the best of me to research an unusual fancy that has been a pastime favorite of mine from ever since I can remember, which has led to the confusion of who or what I am. Although I find myself un-content with what I know so far. I suppose after being exposed to others with perhaps the same interest/s, I may be able to understand myself a little better.

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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2003, 03:22:15 am »
Oops, my appologies, I sort of forgot to say HI to all. My name is Emanuel, but I guess you can call me ER for short. I am looking foward in meeting anyone interested in friendly conversations.

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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2003, 06:03:13 am »
Hello ER. Nice to have you here. We are a good group to learn from actualy, quite diverse. As a non-Furrie I highly recomend your learneing experiance to be here.

We shelter our community with an iron shield and keep these walls clean and sacred, allowing everyone from timid to bold an experiance of contentment and pleasure through the Furrie mind and worlds.

So what is this unusual fancy of yours?

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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2003, 09:37:24 am »
Welcome to Furtopia ER! We are a friendly bunch. Don't be surprised if you get pounced or hugged from time to time.
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2003, 09:45:52 am »
Heya, ER.
Welcome to the furtopia.org forums.
Everyone here is pretty friendly, so I'm sure you'll find plenty of conversations here to suit your liking. '<img'>
Enjoy your stay and don't feel the need to be shy with us. '<img'>
 
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« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2003, 10:20:15 am »
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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2003, 11:06:00 am »
Actually Copper, Due to inflation, that has been uped to 5 cents. '<img'>

Welcome to Furtopia ER (get's flashes of the TV show ER). I'm Jadnar, yer local Sci-fi Lupequine. ^_^. Do feel free to wander around. There are plenty of things to discover. The Furry world is both varied and large, so your bound to find something you enjoy ^_^

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« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2003, 11:31:15 am »
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« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2003, 12:19:22 pm »
Actually, right now I dont know what to think, what do you guys consider yourselves to be? or what category would guys fall under?
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« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2003, 01:30:10 pm »
What sort of catagories are you looking for exactly?
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« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2003, 01:36:08 pm »
For example what do you consider yourself to be? In terms of being a furry if thats what it is called.

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« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2003, 01:43:38 pm »
To be a Furry, is an individual thing really. Many people have diffrent definitions as to how Furry arises, what it is, how it is done, and all that fun stuff. You can think of it as a language. There is a base, and then it evolves, There can be accents, new terminology, Even a whole new language can arise from that same one.

Some people take it to a new level of seriousness. Such as Weres. Many consider them to be furry, but were's (also known as therians) Consider themselves to be totally dissconnected from the furries.

Though in all reality, to be furry is to be yourself. There is no set standard, just a collection of ideas and thoughts. I think that's one of the reasons the furry fandom is so flexible and communicative. We can all understand each other's view points, and accept them for what they are.

I suggest many of times, to listen to what others say, but come with your own conclusion on the subject. It is yourself, and it is your life that you wish to lead. I don't think anyone wants to force anything upon ya.
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« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2003, 02:00:22 pm »
I understand what you are saying, and I totally agree. However I'm not sure if your response was exactly what I was expecting. Meaning, I guess I expected a more defined answer as to what exactly it meant to be furry, but I suppose there is no right or wrong answer because like said, "to be furry is to be yourself" and that "There is no set standard"

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« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2003, 02:36:18 pm »
Well, there are plenty of definitions about as to what furry is. A few people have 'what are furries?' pages in their sites, but once again, they vary.

The Thing that would probubly explain furriness in the most general way would be the love of animals. Be it one type or them all. Most people adopt the atitudes and the charateristics. Quite in fact, That should be fraised to be that they find the animal they are most like. You can look at yourself, to find this out. How is it you react to a situation, How do you react to it, Why do you react to it, What do you react to? It's just as much a learning experince to yourself as it is looking for an animal. Then you try and find the creature that you are most like. It's taken me several years to find out who I am. I was bouncing between Wolf and lizard, till I found horse in me, Though after a while being a generic horse, I took one more step and put wolf into it. Which resulted in my Lupequinianess.... (lupequine - wolf horse).

So it's pretty much a self discovery session, as well as being a hobby of sorts. ^_^
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« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2003, 03:11:25 pm »
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Well, there are plenty of definitions about as to what furry is. A few people have 'what are furries?' pages in their sites, but once again, they vary.

The Thing that would probubly explain furriness in the most general way would be the love of animals. Be it one type or them all. Most people adopt the atitudes and the charateristics. Quite in fact, That should be fraised to be that they find the animal they are most like. You can look at yourself, to find this out. How is it you react to a situation, How do you react to it, Why do you react to it, What do you react to? It's just as much a learning experince to yourself as it is looking for an animal. Then you try and find the creature that you are most like. It's taken me several years to find out who I am. I was bouncing between Wolf and lizard, till I found horse in me, Though after a while being a generic horse, I took one more step and put wolf into it. Which resulted in my Lupequinianess.... (lupequine - wolf horse).

So it's pretty much a self discovery session, as well as being a hobby of sorts. ^_^

First off, I hope I am not boring you with any my questions and I thank you for helping me clarify many of my uncertainties. second, I guess I am content with your answer except for the part where you said "You try and find the creature that you are most like." Im not sure if you are trying to say that furries actually carry the soul or whatever it is called of animals or any critter (I hope I didnt fraise wrong). So would that mean that I have somthing like that in me? Perhaps I may have misinterpreted your response.
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« Reply #15 on: July 25, 2003, 03:34:31 pm »
Finding that inner animal spirit is actually a part of furry that's not really required of everyone. Not everyone is into that aspect of the fandom and/or lifestyle. To some, it's enough to just like furries, and they don't feel any kinship to any specific species... so they either roam as a human admirer amongst anthro animal creatures or they have multiple forms. That's sort of putting it into a roleplay or spiritual sense, I guess. Really, it all depends on what you feel you want to identify yourself as. To some, personal identity is a journey which includes their animal side, and to others, it's something they know from the get go and they either have a grasp of what their species is or they choose not to be like kin to one.
To put it simply, most furs have a species they clearly identify with. It's not a required part of being furry though. You can either do without, or do with several. It's basically all up to you to discover and decide that for yourself... and even then, there's nothing saying that you need to discover anything in the first place. Heh. '<img'>
It's a bit of a weird topic, so I hope I didn't just confuse you even more than you already were. '<img'>
 
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« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2003, 04:47:54 pm »
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Finding that inner animal spirit is actually a part of furry that's not really required of everyone. Not everyone is into that aspect of the fandom and/or lifestyle. To some, it's enough to just like furries, and they don't feel any kinship to any specific species... so they either roam as a human admirer amongst anthro animal creatures or they have multiple forms. That's sort of putting it into a roleplay or spiritual sense, I guess. Really, it all depends on what you feel you want to identify yourself as. To some, personal identity is a journey which includes their animal side, and to others, it's something they know from the get go and they either have a grasp of what their species is or they choose not to be like kin to one.
To put it simply, most furs have a species they clearly identify with. It's not a required part of being furry though. You can either do without, or do with several. It's basically all up to you to discover and decide that for yourself... and even then, there's nothing saying that you need to discover anything in the first place. Heh. '<img'>
It's a bit of a weird topic, so I hope I didn't just confuse you even more than you already were. '<img'>
 
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Yes, weird indeed, actually it sort of a relief that by being fur or whatever it is called you dont have to identify with a particular species, because I think this part of the fandom is a bit extreme and sort of weird (no offense meant to anyone) however many cultures have many different ways which seem rather unusual to others who do not understand it. I guess thats why these things are called cultural differences.

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« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2003, 05:07:50 pm »
Here are some topics that covers some of your questions, rbstt:

"Which Furry are You?"


"Are you a Fury a Therianthrope"

"Do you juggle more than one fursona?"

"Your Species"

Of course, there are many other topics pertaining to furry and related subjects here. Take your time and look them all over. They may help answer your questions.

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« Reply #18 on: July 25, 2003, 06:20:57 pm »
Questions are what make us learn. My belife is that the only stupid question is the unasked question. Going off that, you are hardly boring me, or anyone else. So Ask away. Have no shame ^_^
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« Reply #19 on: July 25, 2003, 08:32:32 pm »
Well, I guess it will be fair to say that many of you answered the majority of my most burning questions, and for that I thank you. I suppose that being labled as a furry isnt such a bad thing as I once previosly thought, after seeing some MTV debut. I would be lying if I said that I didn't once find my furriness or whatever you may call it to be mildly embarassing, but because it will remain a part of me for as long as I am, I guess you guys have helped me indirectly to feel a bit more confortable about it.

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« Reply #20 on: July 25, 2003, 11:57:27 pm »
Sorry for the late greetings, ER, but I'd like to introduce myself. *shakes paw with your hand* I'm Zei, Furtopia's resident blue-maned lion.

As for just what furry is, well... I think everyone else put it in a nutshell. But I will share my 5 cents (or is it 6 with the latest inflation figures?). Personally I think being furry is being in touch with some animal part within you, whether it would be dressing up in fursuits, a personal liking to animals, or even perhaps a spirituality based around animals, not to mention a myriad of other expressions. In any case, it's what you feel is furry, and nothing more or less.

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« Reply #21 on: July 26, 2003, 11:28:27 am »
Ok ER, as a Friend of Furries, a bistandard, I can tell you what I learned. THere are different level to being a Furrie.

One is on occasion role playing the aspect of being an other kin.

Two is dressing up as an other kin and going to conventions ect and making it more public that your a Furrie, still role playing the persona.

Three is more of a fanatical approach. Some people personafy their other personality of Furrie to a point they can litteraly draw strength from it.

Four is where they litteraly see themselves as this other kin they create. If either by the understanding they were this being in another life or if they just allowed that personality to take over and become them.

Five are those ones even other furries avoid...you know..the ones going out of their way to prove themselves to everyone and anyone. Its just annoying.

Now there is a second type of person in these walls as well. These are the true other creatures. Those are the ones who have knowledge of themselves being something else by memory or absoloute trust in their own feelings to be so. I apply to this catigory. This applies to many people who call themselves Furries as well, simply for the fact the name is relitively new...only 10 or 15 years old at most (Meaning the word Furrie) so quite afew people who did not know of the other kin aspect applied to Furrie out of simmilarity. OC just arent as public.

As with all people one will run into agreements, disagreements, friends, and foes. This place is VERY friendly. The staff is responcible and prompt where its needed, and the atmosphere is very much like a family or close friends from the very beginning. As it should be.

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« Reply #22 on: July 26, 2003, 11:59:13 am »
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Ok ER, as a Friend of Furries, a bistandard, I can tell you what I learned. THere are different level to being a Furrie.

One is on occasion role playing the aspect of being an other kin.

Two is dressing up as an other kin and going to conventions ect and making it more public that your a Furrie, still role playing the persona.

Three is more of a fanatical approach. Some people personafy their other personality of Furrie to a point they can litteraly draw strength from it.

Four is where they litteraly see themselves as this other kin they create. If either by the understanding they were this being in another life or if they just allowed that personality to take over and become them.

Five are those ones even other furries avoid...you know..the ones going out of their way to prove themselves to everyone and anyone. Its just annoying.

Now there is a second type of person in these walls as well. These are the true other creatures. Those are the ones who have knowledge of themselves being something else by memory or absoloute trust in their own feelings to be so. I apply to this catigory. This applies to many people who call themselves Furries as well, simply for the fact the name is relitively new...only 10 or 15 years old at most (Meaning the word Furrie) so quite afew people who did not know of the other kin aspect applied to Furrie out of simmilarity. OC just arent as public.

As with all people one will run into agreements, disagreements, friends, and foes. This place is VERY friendly. The staff is responcible and prompt where its needed, and the atmosphere is very much like a family or close friends from the very beginning. As it should be.

What other questions did you need answered?

Ok, I sort of have a question for you. I have noticed that you do not consider yourself to be a furry, why not? I also see that you have identified yourself with the dragon in some form or fasion, or maybe this is a misconception.

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« Reply #23 on: July 26, 2003, 02:17:32 pm »
I'm still unsure about my species myself... I started as a fox, but now I often feel more connected to centaurs or mice...

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« Reply #24 on: July 26, 2003, 06:55:07 pm »
Well, he's a Scaly. ^_^ Furries also expand to the mystical creatures, such as unicorns, gryphons, centaurs, Dragons, All those interesting little creatures.

So it isn't limited to just modern day critters. ^_^
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