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ok, bit of a crises
« on: November 25, 2004, 07:05:39 pm »
i just hit a major crises. these are my feelings at the moment so please don't yell at me. but so many questions are running through my mind.

it's basicly a crises of faith about my furry'ness. am i really a furry or just a poser?. i love animals, and furry art/music/literature etc. but so many things linger in my mind. am i really a furry, i have a furry tail but i'm not so sure i would want to wear a fur suit, and i still enjoy being human in certain aspects.

my storys involve humans and furry's co-habitating and are often written from the human perspective, and i have more fun playing say Halo 2 then i would Sly Cooper. i hated the lion king and don't watch many disney films.

am i just a poser who dosn't respect what it takes to be a "Real Furry" am essentially a vampire that dosn't drink blood?

and the it comes down to what it is to be a furry. a question i have no clue how to answer. because i don't know what it means to me at the moment. sure i've spouted off all this rhetoric about "how the furry fandom is a deverse culture who Blah Blah Blah" but i don't know what the real answer is

i ocasionally online yiff, am i betraying my furry brethren, am i a furvert?. do i care only for the sexual aspect of it?. i find furry's attractive yes, but does that mean i am a furvert, or i just have a healthy teen age sex drive.

also is being a furry ok?. i mean we all say it's perfectly fine and it's great to be a furry and there is nothing wrong with it. but most Pedophiles don't think it's wrong to be one. it scares me when i see the same argument used to justify everything, homosexuality, beastiality, pedophilia. its the "well i feel it, so it must be natural" argument, and it scares me most when i here it used to justify furry'ness. i mean Slave owners 200 years ago thought that was ok, but today we see them a racist, in-human monsters not worthy to live. is that what future generations will think of us?.

are we freaks. am i even qualified to say i'm a furry if i don't go hardcore, watch only disney, have a bed full of plushie, wear a fur suit, eat raw meat, act like an animal in open public, and revolve everything i do around being a furry.

is this only a phase that will pass, i know i saw i love being a furry, but 3 months ago i Loved the star wars series to the pount of obbsession, but now i'm sort of indifferent to it.

however i keep coming back to being a furry, i have liked it for as long as i can remember. i have furry drawings from when i was 8, befor i even knew that the furry fandom was in exhistence, or what it was that i felt.

please help, i just feel so confused and awful right now.

also i feel awful if i miss-topiced this thread or crossed some moderertor's line of disclouser or something. i apologize in advance for any wrong i have done.

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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2004, 07:13:30 pm »
Furry is broad.  I don't identify myself at all as a morphic anything.  I feel close with wolves and I like to "get into character" but its still a character to me -- a mask I put on to pretend.

I don't wear a fursuit or any of that ... but I am furry.  Furry is broad.  Others may tell you whether you are or are not furry, you may try to compare yourself to a "normal" furry ... but in the tail-end of things, you are all that matters.  Ignoring how others label you, and NOT trying to compare yourself with other furries, do you think of yourself as furry?
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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2004, 08:21:54 pm »
Everybody is different. Furry or not.

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i have a furry tail but i'm not so sure i would want to wear a fur suit, and i still enjoy being human in certain aspects.


I don't own a tail, ears, OR do I desire to own a fursuit. But I still consider myself a furry. That's just a matter of personal taste, I think. And there's nothing wrong with enjoying being a human. Nothing at all!

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my storys involve humans and furry's co-habitating and are often written from the human perspective, and i have more fun playing say Halo 2 then i would Sly Cooper. i hated the lion king and don't watch many disney films.


I write a variety of stories. I know for certain I've written several hundred stories. Most of those were about humans alone, or with a FEW furry characters also involved. Only a small number of my stories contain all furries. It's just what you would rather write about.

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i ocasionally online yiff, am i betraying my furry brethren, am i a furvert?


Does a person who roleplays as a human or elf or some other humaniod being any less what they relate themselves to being than you are? Cybersex happens in every time of form you could imagine. I personally think you just have a healthy teenage sex drive, like you mentioned.

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also is being a furry ok?. i mean we all say it's perfectly fine and it's great to be a furry and there is nothing wrong with it. but most Pedophiles don't think it's wrong to be one


But the difference between a furry and a pedophile is that the pedophile is actually hurting somebody. But being attracted to something that doesn't even exist is in no way harming anything. So it's not bad to be a furry.

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are we freaks. am i even qualified to say i'm a furry if i don't go hardcore, watch only disney, have a bed full of plushie, wear a fur suit, eat raw meat, act like an animal in open public, and revolve everything i do around being a furry.


No. Not all furries go hardcore. Not all of them watch only Disney movies (in fact, I don't much like Disney movies myself). I do have a lot of plushies, but I've always been a toy collector. I don't want a fursuit. I'd NEVER eat raw meat. I don't act like an animal in public. Not revolving everything around being furry doesn't mean you aren't. It's just how you are.

I think this is just some passing insecurity. I don't think anything is wrong with you, nor do I think you're any less a furry just because you don't care for some of the things furries do. As I had mentioned, we're all different and we all like different things and act in different ways. I hope that was able to help you out some. *hugs you*
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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2004, 08:26:15 pm »
Alright Trance, ask yourself this...

Do you like anthropomorphic animals (humanoid animals) and express that liking in any form?
Do you like personified animals (talking animals) and express that liking in any form?

If yes to either, congratulations, you qualify to be a furry fan.

Alright, next question.

Are you human in mind/spirit?

If no, then you are an Otherkin. It doesn't exclude you from being a furry fan, but a lot of otherkin deliberately distance themselves from the furry fandom because we aren't "spiritual" enough or we don't take it "seriously".


As for being weird freaks... then I'd have to say yes, from the outside looking in, furry fans are pretty freaky. Is there anything wrong with that? No, because (for the most part) we aren't going around and hurting anyone.


And personally, I don't do anything overly furry. I haven't written anything in a year or so and I barely draw anything (not that I was ever good at either), I don't roleplay and I don't have any furry friends and this is the only furry board that I frequent, and even then I don't use IRC.

Am I still a furry fan? Yes. The only thing that can exclude you from being a fan of something is you not liking or being apathetic towards that something.
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