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Re: Your parents and the furry fandom.
« Reply #100 on: January 04, 2016, 06:42:16 pm »
That moment when you accidentally come out as a furry to the entirety of your friends on facebook by forgetting to hide from your timeline a photo taken of you in suit at a furmeet.... oops...
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Re: Your parents and the furry fandom.
« Reply #101 on: January 04, 2016, 07:04:37 pm »
That moment when you accidentally come out as a furry to the entirety of your friends on facebook by forgetting to hide from your timeline a photo taken of you in suit at a furmeet.... oops...

Oh? Story time?? Please??? :3
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Re: Your parents and the furry fandom.
« Reply #102 on: January 04, 2016, 07:19:15 pm »
That moment when you accidentally come out as a furry to the entirety of your friends on facebook by forgetting to hide from your timeline a photo taken of you in suit at a furmeet.... oops...

Oh? Story time?? Please??? :3

There's not much to say really, I realised it has been appearing on my facebook wall and thus in other people's feeds, haven't gotten a single response to it yet, its a really good picture tho, tempted to make it my profile pic and see what happens then....
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Re: Your parents and the furry fandom.
« Reply #103 on: January 04, 2016, 07:34:16 pm »
So I thought my parents already knew since I have a bright green tail I bought online and draw a lot of furry stuff and most of the time when they come into my room while I'm drawing I have a furry ref on my second monitor

but then today I learned that my dad has only ever heard of furries from an episode of Elementary that we watched recently, and thinks it's something they made up for the episode

I don't know why, but I find that hilarious
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Re: Your parents and the furry fandom.
« Reply #104 on: January 04, 2016, 07:38:10 pm »
Me and my dad saw a fursuiter at a local grocery store so naturally my dad was like "wtf" so the entirety of my time at the store was dedicated to telling him about the furry fandom and how I was a furry and eventually I will buy a fursuit. On the way home he told me his fursona would probably be a wolf. On the other hand my mom has no idea what they are.
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Re: Your parents and the furry fandom.
« Reply #105 on: January 04, 2016, 07:38:40 pm »
So I thought my parents already knew since I have a bright green tail I bought online and draw a lot of furry stuff and most of the time when they come into my room while I'm drawing I have a furry ref on my second monitor

but then today I learned that my dad has only ever heard of furries from an episode of Elementary that we watched recently, and thinks it's something they made up for the episode

I don't know why, but I find that hilarious

Because it is hilarious! You've thought that they've known for the longest time, but it turns out that your mom doesn't know what furries are and your dad just thought that it was a made up thing from a TV show... that's actually a really funny scenario... like... much better than normal sitcom humour on television! <3 Gosh, I think I've said this before, but your avatar is frickin' adorable.


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Re: Your parents and the furry fandom.
« Reply #106 on: January 05, 2016, 03:33:09 pm »
Family found out. Had it in my Instagram bio that I was a furry, my siblings found my account. Of course. I don't want them on there, the furry fandom is none of their business. Leave it to my brother to start teasing me. A few days ago instead of saying my name he called me "furry". I don't think he knows what it is but I could be wrong. My parents don't know what it is and they don't care.
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Re: Your parents and the furry fandom.
« Reply #107 on: January 06, 2016, 06:09:37 pm »
My parents don't know about that and I'll not tell them that I'm a furry because I'm too afraid. I think that my parents will just kill me think that I'm crazy.
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Re: Your parents and the furry fandom.
« Reply #108 on: January 06, 2016, 10:23:45 pm »
My parents know that both me and my sisters are furries. They seem pretty okay with it, but they do seem slightly confused/weirded out whenever we talk about fursuits. But they are pretty cool with it.
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Re: Your parents and the furry fandom.
« Reply #109 on: January 07, 2016, 12:31:19 am »
Both my parents seem pretty okay with me being a furry. My mom doesn't really seem to have an opinion on the fandom, and my dad seems to have a slight mistrust for most people in it. It's not really his fault, though, because furries are often portrayed in a such negative light. Maybe one day he'll grow to trust the fandom more.

As for how they got to know I was a furry.. I don't actually remember. I think it just slowly happened, and there wasn't a solid "coming out.". I'm just glad they're both okay with it.

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Re: Your parents and the furry fandom.
« Reply #110 on: January 07, 2016, 08:58:38 am »
Nope, they won't ever know.
Its better this way,
   In My City, having a hobby that only some of people know,  is weird.
(lol! lot of people even don't know what "anthropomorphic" mean, even in my city's language)

I don't know what will happen when my parent know about "furry".
Maybe they'll turn off the internet connection forever (NOOOO!)
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Re: Your parents and the furry fandom.
« Reply #111 on: January 08, 2016, 05:04:59 am »
Ok so... Is it normal to keep it in secret and don't tell my parents through all my life that I'm a furry? Please tell me the best ways to do this, if you know.
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Re: Your parents and the furry fandom.
« Reply #112 on: January 08, 2016, 06:11:38 am »
Its totally up to you :)

Being furry is a hobby, if you wanna come out to your parents, I would just act like you already had. Talk to them about your fursona, show them fursuit makers (I personally suggest beastcub as a good one to start with, she's pretty cool) get them used to the concept of it :P
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Re: Your parents and the furry fandom.
« Reply #113 on: January 08, 2016, 01:16:32 pm »
Ok so... Is it normal to keep it in secret and don't tell my parents through all my life that I'm a furry? Please tell me the best ways to do this, if you know.
If you can't tell it, and you can keep it secret, why not? (maybe this way better for me)
But if you want to try, start by acting as an innocent-people and tell them that you have a "furry" friend(and tell everything you know about furry), and check their response

if they start thinking in the negative way, tell them "your friend"(your furry side) are nice and make them think its a positive hobby

if they already thinking in the positive way, tell them that you are one of them..

(Lol, i use this method to solve my other problem, but about "furry" i'll keep it a secret.. bc i know that i already step a bit too far in this hobby)
it's not bad to lie for your own good, but it's bad to lie for something that possibly ruin your life.
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Re: Your parents and the furry fandom.
« Reply #114 on: January 08, 2016, 02:20:26 pm »
my prents know and they don;t care
my mom kinda is warry about the bad sie but she doesn;t mind.
my dad though is in a way a fur. he;s a cheetah.
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Re: Your parents and the furry fandom.
« Reply #115 on: January 08, 2016, 02:34:20 pm »
If you can't tell it, and you can keep it secret, why not? (maybe this way better for me)
But if you want to try, start by acting as an innocent-people and tell them that you have a "furry" friend(and tell everything you know about furry), and check their response

if they start thinking in the negative way, tell them "your friend"(your furry side) are nice and make them think its a positive hobby

if they already thinking in the positive way, tell them that you are one of them..

(Lol, i use this method to solve my other problem, but about "furry" i'll keep it a secret.. bc i know that i already step a bit too far in this hobby)
it's not bad to lie for your own good, but it's bad to lie for something that possibly ruin your life.
TRUST ME, I'M A FAKER.
As for me, it may be a bit dangerous because my parents can get aknowleged that there isn't any  "furry friend". Maybe, the best decision for me will be getting a RL furry friend which I thibk is extremely difficult. Maybe I'll try to find one when I'll move from Ukraine to Canada (soon).
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Re: Your parents and the furry fandom.
« Reply #116 on: January 08, 2016, 09:22:50 pm »
My parents were pretty accepting of me being a furry. Honestly, all you have to do is make it seem like a hobby, and to not make it seem super important or a big deal. I just sat down one day, told them about it, and they had a pretty mellow reaction. I showed them a "furry introduction" video to my parents from YouTube, and they seemed to like the concept. They even gave me permission to get a fursuit, which was kind of cool. All-in-all, telling them wasn't that big of a deal, and we still retain the same relationship we used to have.
                   

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Re: Your parents and the furry fandom.
« Reply #117 on: January 09, 2016, 02:30:32 am »
It enheartens me to see that sane people exist in this world. (As a recap; my parents hate furries and think that they 'made me gay'.)

Reading these makes me feel better, no matter how crappy my day has been. Y'all are awesome, and, even if your parents don't like that you're a furry, well... things do get better as you get older, though responsibility can make it seem worse. I used to think that everything would suck forever, but now I realize that it won't, and it isn't. Also I have cyclothymic mood swings that swing me between incredible anger, depression, and ecstasy. But the 'it gets better' is seriously true. <3
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Re: Your parents and the furry fandom.
« Reply #118 on: January 09, 2016, 06:29:06 am »
Haven't told my parents yet but I am going to VERY soon.
I have been working on a Fursona pic on Photoshop for the past few days so I thinkI will show them that and some other stuff.
I reckon my Dad might think it is a little weird but my Mum should like it. :lol-fox:
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Re: Your parents and the furry fandom.
« Reply #119 on: January 09, 2016, 06:34:20 am »
Haven't told my parents yet but I am going to VERY soon.
I have been working on a Fursona pic on Photoshop for the past few days so I thinkI will show them that and some other stuff.
I reckon my Dad might think it is a little weird but my Mum should like it. :lol-fox:
Sounds great! Good luck, my parents thought is was a bit odd but my mum likes the art :fox-:P:
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