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« Reply #25 on: June 22, 2004, 04:19:23 pm »
i hope your wrong dude, cause i wanna go to the next con i can aford to go to and i dont want some weird sex crazed guys to ruin it




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« Reply #26 on: June 22, 2004, 05:38:09 pm »
Could you imagine Britney Spears walking in dressed like a cat with a bagel and a horde of fanboys and fangirls following suite?

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« Reply #27 on: June 22, 2004, 05:41:16 pm »
dude, you just made me never wana eat a bagel ever again

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« Reply #28 on: June 22, 2004, 07:05:37 pm »
Oh...sorry... '<img'>

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« Reply #29 on: June 23, 2004, 09:49:58 pm »
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I recall some of the "original furs" became outraged when cons began filling with folks merely looking for sex, with little interest in the general furry lifestyle.  The same thing happened when comic collectors discovered most of the new collectors knew nothing about comics... except that they were "valuable investments".  ':dead:'

And...it seems because there are so many people, who only go to these places for sex, more and people judge furries in general on this...sex issue. A lot of people seem to think there is no more to furry-ness than sex....

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« Reply #30 on: June 25, 2004, 02:59:20 pm »
Heh, I know what you mean.  I just got into "yiffing", and I like it alot  ':blush:' , but I know there's much more to being furry.
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« Reply #31 on: June 25, 2004, 03:45:36 pm »
A lot of people get confused about the furdom sometimes.  It's not about sex.  Well, the precept.

It's people in general (Mostly males, sometimes females, whatever.  I'm not really discrimatory.) that are obsessed with sex... although not everyone, a good deal of people. And so this'll carry on into almost any culture/subculture.

Some people just get more crap for it than others, I guess.  At least this is my theory.  

Sometimes it seems like those outside of the fandom are a lot worse than they accuse us of being in the first place.  So it could also be something of a coverup tactic.

I've honestly never put that much stock in that kind of thing.  Love is more important.  Love and peace~

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« Reply #32 on: June 25, 2004, 05:55:58 pm »
Quite frankly, I think there is a lot more to furry fandom than sex.  Having said that, I know that sex is very important to many in the fandom (and, honestly, the world). '<img'>

It really is a matter of what catches the attention of people outside a group.  At early comic cons, the media wasn't interested that people were collecting and reading old comics, it was that people were paying "hundreds of dollars for something that used to cost 10 cents!"  No one looks twice at stamp collectors paying thousands of dollars for a rare 2-cent stamp or such.

Similarly, who really cares if people like funny animal (anthropomorphic) books, comics and art?  No one.  Who cares if they get together to sell items, invent their own stories and songs, or discuss the subject.  No one.  BUT, mention they have sex and va-va-voom!  It's media time.

Another example would be the renaisance faires.  People from all over gather to dress in costumes and act out fantasies of past times.  You almost never hear about them.  Imagine if it came out that people were having "olde fashioned" sex in those suits of armor and such.  BOOM!  That's all you would hear about.
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« Reply #33 on: July 05, 2004, 04:29:11 pm »
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...especially if it goes mainstream because then everything goes from MTV Specials

Actually, um, thats how i found out about the actual fandom! an mtv or vh1 special on furries.  it was this show called like, real sex or something. anyways, when i was little i loved animals to death, and i've always been a fur at heart, and loved to pretend to be different animals.  i used to have a fursuit for a costume when i was little actually, and it was my favorite for years...
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« Reply #34 on: July 12, 2004, 09:26:44 am »
Another furry teen here, but it wasn't the Yiffy stuff that got me here. I've only recently gotten interested in that. I came here to meet other people with the same interests as me.

I dunno if it is rebellion or just "the cool thing to do". Either way, it sucks. We get people looking for nothing but yiff or sex and we get tarred with the same brush as them.


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« Reply #35 on: July 12, 2004, 06:15:56 pm »
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« Reply #36 on: July 14, 2004, 12:33:04 am »
Modern cartoons prob help too for creating a furry interest in kids. Thinks its healthy and good overall.
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« Reply #37 on: July 15, 2004, 06:56:21 pm »
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« Reply #38 on: July 18, 2004, 05:07:23 pm »
Is it just me, or are there a lot of new teen furs? I've been a fur since I was 11, so maybe I'm just psychosomatically reaching for people my age, but then again, maybe not...

It isn't just you. Go to the KitsuNet forums. There, the members' ages are included in the avatar pane. Take a LQQK at their ages. Clicking through some randomly selected profiles here shows pretty much the same thing.

Now, in RL, at local furmeets, you will see a fairly even distribution of ages. You just won't meet so many "middle-aged" Furs on-line. Doesn't mean that they don't exist, but they are under-represented within on-line Fur-dom. After all, the "kids" are the ones with the tech-savvy; the older folks can't even program their VCRs. And lots of older folks seem to have a distinct phobia when it comes to computers and the 'Net.
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« Reply #39 on: July 25, 2004, 03:24:04 pm »
I'm a fur teeen myself,why I like it,just like all the other messages because I love anthros,I used to LOVE robin hood!I wanted to amrry him when I was little  '<img'>,I always wished I was part animal or full animal so when I came across furry it really clicked...it just works for me and makes me feel free.
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« Reply #40 on: July 26, 2004, 04:23:16 pm »
I... hadn't noticed...?

I'm sure alot of the new teen furries are being directed from Animes... and some for porn.  Which is all fine and dandy because maybe it'll rope in some more sincere interest...

I got into it when I was 18 or 19, I think.
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« Reply #41 on: July 30, 2004, 03:19:34 am »
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I... hadn't noticed...?

I'm sure alot of the new teen furries are being directed from Animes... and some for porn.  Which is all fine and dandy because maybe it'll rope in some more sincere interest...

I got into it when I was 18 or 19, I think.

Yeah, I would assume at least a few would just be interested in the porn... but, that seems the same as any age group... apart from younger children... I hope o.o;;

Personally, I just found it when I joined side7, an art site.

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« Reply #42 on: August 03, 2004, 09:54:44 am »
*looks on people*
YOU where all once teens!
"OMG! THE KIDS ARE REBELLING!"

Of course they do! They don't like this world where everyone gives a crap about them. And if they want to draw yiff then thats fine, atleast it is a start! All good artist painted ugly when they begun, then they got better and better.These teens will get better and better.

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« Reply #43 on: August 07, 2004, 02:48:02 am »
I think another point to be made, is Video games. There has been a surgance of video games comming out recently that have furry characters as the main hero, or supporting characters. Video games are more popular now than they ever have been, across all age brackets. Granted there has always been furry hero's and sorts in video games, but it seems to be more aparent these days.

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« Reply #44 on: August 07, 2004, 09:39:03 am »
*has had a good sized read*
technophobes are common as mud.  one thin I want to remind you guys of, however, is the technological groundswell from the invention of the CD on...CD's were invented in 82, btw.  and the first players sold for a grand EACH (you can still see that in some obscure eighties movies) you can imagine how expensive the disks were when the Idea was new, as well...I seem to remember, in the earlier days of the VCR, when they were coming down in price, that blank tapes were still selling for 10-15 dollars each.

anyway...in another 20 years everybody will be using even more sophisticated technology that'll make you young people scratch your heads in puzzlement and go "huh?"

btw...you think YOU parents cant set a vcr *chuckle* mine can't set a digital clock!

but on the furry trigger?  I caught a certian batch of teenagers who have technically just turned 34...the art of their creators...who have since disappeared into obscurity somewhere, was what grabbed me...at 17

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« Reply #45 on: August 08, 2004, 09:10:37 pm »
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YOU where all once teens!
"OMG! THE KIDS ARE REBELLING!"

Of course they do! They don't like this world where everyone gives a crap about them. And if they want to draw yiff then thats fine, atleast it is a start! All good artist painted ugly when they begun, then they got better and better.These teens will get better and better.

I am 17 year old with the intellect of a 30 year old. ^_^

Heheh, yeah... you are right :P

I kinda.. don't like it when people judge others by their age, too. As long as someone has a brain, and knows how to use it, then their age never really matters for me.

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« Reply #46 on: August 09, 2004, 01:40:48 pm »
So....I'm NOT the only teen fur? That's good to know. '<img'> And I admit, I got interested in this kinda stuff, a few years back, with a game I'd like to call "Bloody Roar: Primal Fury". '<img'> I just liked the whole idea of being able to change into an animal and such. Over the years, I got more and more interested in it. I'm not in it for the porn (even though I've seen many good yiffy pics '<img'>), I'm in it to get in touch with the animal within me.

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« Reply #47 on: September 03, 2004, 09:24:20 pm »
Hmmm... Is 20 still a teen?

First of all, I'm not going to comment on the sex elements, except to say that there are adults in the fandom, so it's only natural that there would be some adult influence.  The ultimate purpose of the fandom is happiness in general -- nobody is a furry against their will.  Yiff isn't the only aspect, but it's pointless to deny anyone's status as a furry if that's their greatest interest.  Our common grounds are the anthropomorphic elements, and that's all that should matter.

As for why there seem to be a lot of teen furs, I have a few theories.  First, most people discovered the fandom via the internet, which only became accessible to most within the last seven or eight years.  The way I figure it, most furs discovered the fandom originally by typing a search phrase in their free time which took them to a furry-releated website that had a direct or indirect link to their first furry-related forum.
The only furs that wouldn't have had this kind of freedom would be those that were youths at the time.  A handful of elder furs have since discovered the fandom through the mainstream media depictions, but for the most part, our newest additions to the furry fandom will be the furs that were too young to have internet priviledges back then and are excersizing their freedoms now.

Another explanation could be that there are two depictions of the fandom; the depiction of what is, and the depiction of what should be.  Most of us are already very familiar with these; we see the fandom as a representation of like-minded individuals with which we can freely socialize, but at the same time, no fur on the planet has not heard someone tell them it is perverted, that they need therapy, that they will go to hell if it continues, or whatever the case may be to go against it.  As time progressed, however, the depictions of what should be became less and less important to society, straight to the present day where if someone tells you something is nautrally wrong, you're expected not to believe him.  It would therefore be easier for a teen to accept the fandom than someone that grew up during the "father knows best" period.

For some it's a form of rebellion, but for others that discover furry etc. through negative depictions and Bible-waving lunatics, the original pursuit is simply of the truth, and if the truth actually comes across to them in a positive way, the appeal is greater than if they'd just discovered it one day.  For example, if someone were to randomly surf into a fursuiters forum and read about how someone likes performing (like on a stage or a crowded street I mean -- if your mind is in the gutter, get it out), they might disregard furries as freaks.  On the other hand, if they had instead watched the CSI episode or some other highly exaggerated media depiction, then discovered the forum and read the post, the statement changes from "they like to wear fursuits" to "they only like to wear fursuits."  That lessens the (for lack of a better term) freak-out factor and can sometimes make it seem more appealing.

*looks at all he's written*  Geez.  No wonder my fingers are killing me. ':blush:' Kudos to you if you actually read all of that -- I can definitely understand why anyone wouldn't have.

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« Reply #48 on: September 03, 2004, 10:09:01 pm »
'<img'>  Well the fandom as a whole is growing and the most impressionable of us are the teens. Not many adults are willing to wander into this strange exciteing world with us odd furrys. However a teen is very apt to do so. I think that school being out explains the imediate influx however I think there is also more to it then that. I know that once I found out what the furry fandom was it was irresistable....

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« Reply #49 on: September 04, 2004, 04:44:49 am »
Well I've been interested in furry charcters since I was 5.  I used to loves Buggs Bunny and Wild E Coyote.
I started drawing furs since I was around 11/12.
i eventually came to Yerf site which also directed me to the VCL site where I can look at decent quality furry artwork.  eventually at 16, I started to post some of my artwork on the site.