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Offline T Fox

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« on: November 01, 2004, 09:58:44 am »
I'm just curious as to whether my sister and I should be counted lifestylers.  So I want to know; what sort of stuff do most people consider lifestyling?  

And no-one say anything about spiritual stuff plz.  I am totaly un-spiritual.  Religion just gives me a headache.

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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2004, 10:22:23 am »
Not sure what makes a fur a lifestyler.
I guess I would be considered a lifestyler. I wear furry related accesories a lot, will be working on a fursuit, have some furry friends, have furry stuff in my room, only date furs. I'm not terribly into the spiritual thing.
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2004, 11:51:08 am »
The distinction between furry fan and furry lifestyler is really a matter of how much you take to heart.  To be a fan all you need is to like the art and the general concept of anthropomorphs.  It's very loose and it's up to you on whether or not you want to call yourself a furry fan.

To be a lifestyler is more focused.  Although it's still just a general thing, a lyfestyle furry feels more connection to being an anthro'.

You can't easily describe the difference between the two.  There are no set boundaries, and what passes for being a lifestyler to one fur might be just a fan-thing to another.  I view myself as a half-way mix of the two, since I don't have a simple liking of the art, but neither do I feel completely committed to the fandom.


And contrary to what Otto seems to imply, you don't need to be a fursuiter to be a lifestyler.   '<img'>





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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2004, 03:58:40 pm »
Thnx for the input ppl!  ^^ I think I can say pretty confidantly that my sis and me are lifestylers now.  Just very low-key ones.

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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2004, 08:16:15 pm »
'<img'>  As a lifestyler my self I think I can offer you a bit of what your looking for in your answer....

 Q./ Do you feel more comfortable as your self or as your fursona

 Q./ Do you commonly find your self thinking of what you would be doing if you were your totem

 Q./ (Assumeing your a social fur) Do you find your self talking about furry alot.

 These are some of the things that I know alot of lifestylers do. I am not saying that all do those things. I am not even saying that I do... However if you are a lifestyler you have a true passion about it. I know for my self when I see good furry art I go kinda nutty. My friends think I am a bit of a freak about it (in a loveing kinda way). I love to think of my self as a big cat when Im alone and to my self. I love to wow people with all the silly things I know about cats. I like to look at them and hold them. I love the company of cats. I like so much to be around them. I love cartoons like heathcliff and Garfield. And I adore felix the cat. He is soooooo cool. I think that I have rather strong feelings for the furry feline kind. I love to be a furry. I love to talk about it. It's just part of who I am. I think that if your at all like that there is a really good chance that your a lifestyler. In another breath though... if you are even wondering about what sepperates a furry from a lifestyler then I think you are one already because your seeking how to be closer to it. That's just my opinion anyways so... take it at whatever value it has to you but I really do hope it helps.

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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2004, 06:24:13 pm »
If I'm not a lifestyler than I don't know what is...pretty much if it's furry, I've tried it... '<img'> I'm working on my fursuit, my room is devoted to animals, mostly t3h leopard...I'm openly furry and will discuss it with nearly any questioning soul...I'm a therian too (no, my fursona's specieses are not my totem, just black leopard)...whenever I create something or do some craft I always try to put something about animals in it...I wear collars, and a tail, and am making ears...I had the best time of my life at a furry con (FurFright 2004)...I forget how many plushies I have even... ':p' *end rant*



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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2004, 12:05:22 am »
I don't think I'm a lifestyler. I'm one of those types of furry fans that doesn't wear any sort of fursuit, ears or tail, ect. I don't really wanna go to any conventions, although I would do it if one showed up close by and it was free. I'm just not that involved...
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« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2004, 04:53:34 am »
I doubt furry lifestyle is judged whether you go to conventions, wear collars or have a big shirt saying "i'm a fur" on it. I think the best explanation of the two would be:

1. A furry fan only likes the idea, he just draws anthros or animals, may like stories, etc., probably posts in furry forums like this one.
2. A furry lifestyler may or may not wish to participate in any furry-related activities, but he always has that wish to become.
-Therefore, fursuiters can be considered lifestylers, but that doesn't mean all lifestylers are fursuiters.
-Being "spiritual" doesn't count too because it's personal choice, like religion.
-Everybody has their own different reason for why they would want to be their fursona and that's why everyone explains being furry differently.