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Re: How did you know you were a furry?
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2016, 05:33:04 pm »
I grew up watching Disney, so that sparked my love of Anthroes, and when I found the fandom, I just dove In!
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Re: How did you know you were a furry?
« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2016, 06:40:12 pm »
I consider my self more of an anthropomorphic enthusiast than a furry. ~snip~

I'm in this boat as well. Although to be fair, I think that if asked, most people, myself included, would say that anthro-enthusiast is contained in the term furry. (holy commas, batman)

Anyway, that's been the case for me since forever ago when I read the Redwall books and loved them. I think I was about 9 or so. I kinda gravitated toward anthro themed stuff since. I didn't know there was a term for it until I really went on the internet seriously around 14, 15 years old, and found this neat online Redwall themed war game (Redwall: Warlords) and met a bunch of friends, like Krowdon and others.
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Re: How did you know you were a furry?
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2016, 10:59:21 pm »
      How does anyone know they're a furry? It's not really something you're just born with thinking that you're a furry. I think it's not natural intuition that determines if you're a furry or not. I believe being a furry is a choice. Personally, I was just experiementing with the furry society and I decided to fully immerse myself into the fandom after I discovered how good furries can be. I didn't really know I was a furry. To be honest, I had the stereotypical view of what a furry is up until I actually encountered real furries. It was such a shock to see the difference between what people think furries are and what furries really are. There's a huge difference between prejudice and reality with this. If you think of it, we just joined the furry community like a club instead of coming from the womb howling like a wolf. We do break the chains of who we are as humans through being a furry, but we've acknowledge the chains. In reality, we don't have swift tails or perky ears and we never really thought of it until we discovered furries. Once we have found it though, we feel at home here and we feel like it's somehow natural. It's a natural we create through our own freedom.
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Re: How did you know you were a furry?
« Reply #23 on: April 17, 2016, 10:40:46 am »
Oh wow, I got into the fandom when was 8-9 when I saw an animation. It was by BaniTheKitty and that sparked my interest. I started drawing anthros and I've been in the fandom ever since. I roleplayed on forums with other Furries and I felt accepted, I even got a friend into the fandom! Now that I'm in 7th grade, I recently discovered another furry in my grade after showing him some of my art, it was awesome.
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Re: How did you know you were a furry?
« Reply #24 on: April 17, 2016, 10:53:24 am »
Oh it was simple for me. I think that one day my friends were hating on us furries and when I got home I looked the fandom up and then BAM! before I knew it I had watched every anthrocon video in existence and was making an FA account. I had always liked anthros though just never knew about the fandom until about two years ago.
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Re: How did you know you were a furry?
« Reply #25 on: April 17, 2016, 10:57:08 am »
I always liked anthros and when i heard about the fandom I knew

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Re: How did you know you were a furry?
« Reply #26 on: April 17, 2016, 11:19:34 am »
I liked the art and the fursuits. I got into it really fast.

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Re: How did you know you were a furry?
« Reply #27 on: April 17, 2016, 09:27:09 pm »
Loving the toony anthropomorphic Disney and Don Bluth film characters when I was a kid. Also unknowingly made a fursona when I was little, just thinking it was a funny comic character I made.
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Re: How did you know you were a furry?
« Reply #28 on: April 18, 2016, 09:04:34 am »
To me being a furry is more so a hobby than an identity so I never really "knew" I was one. I discovered the fandom back in 2014 on YouTube and did some more research into it before realizing it was something that sounded interesting and that I wanted to get involved in. For me it was a choice not a form of self discovery
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Re: How did you know you were a furry?
« Reply #29 on: April 18, 2016, 10:40:42 am »
I liked the fur suits and several anthropomorphic Pokemon so like I slowly and slowly became pne

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Re: How did you know you were a furry?
« Reply #30 on: April 18, 2016, 11:25:44 am »
I have always like the art style but never knew it had its own category and a fandom. Eventually after finding out about this I joined.
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Re: How did you know you were a furry?
« Reply #31 on: April 20, 2016, 07:20:15 am »
I knew I'd become a furry when I realized how awesome it was to be any animal you wanted to be and have a character that's uniquely yours. Not only that, but the community seemed to be very kind which also pushed me towards becoming a furry. I've been a furry for quite a while now and I don't regret the decision.
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Re: How did you know you were a furry?
« Reply #32 on: April 20, 2016, 11:44:09 am »
When I had a crush on Simba :V

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Re: How did you know you were a furry?
« Reply #33 on: April 20, 2016, 12:44:48 pm »
About 2 years ago because that's when I got into watching con videos.
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Re: How did you know you were a furry?
« Reply #34 on: April 20, 2016, 08:39:30 pm »
And i standing here and be like :
I found (toony) fursuit dance and con Videos!

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Re: How did you know you were a furry?
« Reply #35 on: April 21, 2016, 06:56:04 am »
      How does anyone know they're a furry? It's not really something you're just born with thinking that you're a furry.
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Re: How did you know you were a furry?
« Reply #36 on: April 23, 2016, 06:44:01 pm »
I guess I've always been one. I was always interested in drawing animals when I was younger and never humans. Guess I just preferred their cuteness. I was also introduced to the fandom when I was in a roleplaying group on a site, a LOT of furries ended up following me. I didn't mind though, since I thought it was really cool how they had their own characters and art and stuff like that. Eventually I decided to research the fandom and I discovered it was something I wanted to be part of, and I'm so glad I did :D
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Re: How did you know you were a furry?
« Reply #37 on: April 23, 2016, 06:57:27 pm »
When I was really young, I used to love animals and assign personalities to all my stuffed animals and toys (of which I had a BUNCH of), and I guess there's an element of that that's stayed with me? I also used to draw anthros before I knew what they were, and when I found the fandom I was just like, "Okay, this sounds pretty cool."
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Re: How did you know you were a furry?
« Reply #38 on: May 18, 2016, 09:14:58 am »
I actually mostly joined the fandom because of fursuits, I was always into costumes, but then later when I found about the art and all the other stuff, that's when I knew I was a furry.
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Re: How did you know you were a furry?
« Reply #39 on: May 18, 2016, 02:11:36 pm »
I've enjoyed anthropomorphic characters since I was young, primarily from pokemon (especially with the Mystery Dungeon series), but I never heard of the fandom until about a little over a year ago. Around the time my cousin got me to watch Digimon which lead me to become obsessed with it. I wanted a photo of one of my favorite digimon, WereGarurumon, but it's shadow variant from one of the later series, as my phone wallpaper. While looking I came across this artwork which I had originally found on FA, and well I guess you can figure out what happened next :lol-fox:

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