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Re: Your parents and the furry fandom.
« Reply #60 on: August 01, 2015, 08:10:32 am »
My parents know I'm a furry and I've asked them if I could go to a fur con but of course nope. They would prefer that I not be a furry buy as long as I'm not talking or hanging out with them they don't mind. So like idk if they know about FT but they probably do because they always go through my stuff. I'm sure that just annoys them and they hope I'll outgrow being a furry.
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Re: Your parents and the furry fandom.
« Reply #61 on: August 01, 2015, 09:08:36 am »
My parents don't quite understand the appeal, but they really don't mind it at all. They let me go to furry cons, and they have told me on more than one occasion how much they like Krowdon.

When I was getting a fursuit, they sat down with me and had the "make sure this is a wise investment" talk.

My sister hates furries, but has calmed down about them, and even asked to try on my fursuit head when my suit arrives.
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Re: Your parents and the furry fandom.
« Reply #62 on: August 01, 2015, 10:59:03 am »
my mum is perfectly fine with me and the fandom.

my dad however, I don't know.
I think he's ok with it, but I do get a feeling of silent resentment whenever it comes up.
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Re: Your parents and the furry fandom.
« Reply #63 on: August 01, 2015, 11:15:57 am »
I'm pretty sure my mom's aware as it's come up once or twice when she inquired about this site or commented on pictures I was browsing. I've explained the fandom a few times to her but I honestly believe she cares so little about it the information continually slips her mind. To her the art is neat, I'm a little weird, and that's it, life goes on I suppose. Honestly I cannot fathom a situation where she would disapprove of the fandom because I genuinely don't see her caring enough to take interest in it. And at any rate I'm 18 now so I even if she did disapprove there isn't much she can do about it, although even before I was 18 there wasn't much she could really do about it, not that she would do anything drastic though.  :fox-;):
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Re: Your parents and the furry fandom.
« Reply #64 on: August 01, 2015, 08:45:31 pm »
My parents do really pay attention to what I do so don't really know about my interest in the fandom. I don't think they'll really care though if they did find out
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Re: Your parents and the furry fandom.
« Reply #65 on: August 02, 2015, 03:49:28 am »
I dont think my parents even know fandom like this exist, but considering that they are conservative, and that they dislike stuff that is ,,weird" I dont think that they would like it.


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Re: Your parents and the furry fandom.
« Reply #66 on: October 10, 2015, 11:25:42 pm »
I told my mom what anthro means.
I don't plan on telling her what being furry means because she is REALLY religous and would probably kick me for saying that
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Re: Your parents and the furry fandom.
« Reply #67 on: October 28, 2015, 07:08:59 am »
A few of my friends know but my parents... thats a different story. Both me and my sister are furries but I don't think out parents know. They have seen our art but seem to have no idea why we are drawing anthropomorphic animals. As I want to build a fursuit soon I'm going to have to tell them but I really have no idea how...
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Re: Your parents and the furry fandom.
« Reply #68 on: October 28, 2015, 11:32:09 am »
My parents are very accepting and already deal with me being into wierd things. My dad doesn't really know much about it, but he still respects that I'm different because he doesn't like when people conform. My mom knows a tad bit more than my dad just because I live with her. She saw me drawing my first furry art and thought it was adorable. She even thought about what her fursona might be (but I know she'd never actually become a furry). My mom was very supportive and even excited when me and my bf got ears,tails,and paws, because she thought it was adorable, while my bf's mom had a more "I don't even want to know" attitude.
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Re: Your parents and the furry fandom.
« Reply #69 on: October 28, 2015, 12:19:38 pm »
My dad kind of groans when I show him fursuits and tell him I want one, which is kind of funny. He doesn't have enough sway over me to stop me from doing whatever. My mom on the other hand supports it and is taking me to a few furry conventions which is pretty exciting!
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Re: Your parents and the furry fandom.
« Reply #70 on: October 28, 2015, 02:58:47 pm »
My parents don't know I'm a furry or even what the fandom is. I think it would be quite hard to explain to them what its all about. They know I draw but haven't seen any of my furry art yet, I wonder what they will say when they do.
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Re: Your parents and the furry fandom.
« Reply #71 on: November 07, 2015, 02:13:19 am »
  My dad finds it amusing, and my mom loves my art and the concept, but when I actually said the word furry, she started giggling and telling me to use protection  :? Not quite where I was going when I told her

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Re: Your parents and the furry fandom.
« Reply #72 on: November 07, 2015, 02:29:41 am »
My parents know, but they prefer to just stay out of it. I'm pretty sure they still think it's a weird fetish community, but at this point I'm tired of explaining it so as long as they don't prevent my involvement than I could care less xD
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Re: Your parents and the furry fandom.
« Reply #73 on: November 07, 2015, 01:03:52 pm »
My parents don't know, but I've been dropping hints about the fandom. It started when I decided to do my fursona as an art project for my school, and my mom think's it's amazing. So i started dropping more often and obvious hints about being a furry, I think they're starting to catch on! Gonna be a bit hard tho, as my mom saw that *ugh* CSI episode, and she's a bit of a stick in the mud when she sees something on T.V.
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Re: Your parents and the furry fandom.
« Reply #74 on: November 07, 2015, 03:04:11 pm »
My parents know, my dad thinks its weird though. My mom did buy me an art tablet as a surprise so I could draw more. I only draw furry related stuff tbh.
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Re: Your parents and the furry fandom.
« Reply #75 on: November 07, 2015, 07:02:03 pm »
I don't think my parents would be surprised at all, since I've always been into wearing costumes and stuff. I'd be surprised if they know anything about furries though  :fox-:P:
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Re: Your parents and the furry fandom.
« Reply #76 on: November 09, 2015, 01:48:25 am »
My mom's fine with it, although she doesn't understand what furries are at all. I tried to send her a good article about it, but all she got out of it was "sex in fursuit", so I had to set her straight, and she's fine with it. And she doesn't really understand that it's more than just cosplay.

My dad was kinda toxic to it at first, as he had watched an MTV documentary on furries. But once he found out it wasn't sex he was good, and I talked to him about fursonas and stuff.

Just kinda worried what'll happen if they discover that there is a pretty big pron side of the fandom. I'm definitely going to stray them away from it.
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Re: Your parents and the furry fandom.
« Reply #77 on: November 11, 2015, 04:40:46 pm »
My parents dont know, I think theyd be upset/unaccepting to it, which sucks. Thats why I came to this site  :blush-fox:
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Re: Your parents and the furry fandom.
« Reply #78 on: November 11, 2015, 05:18:23 pm »
As far as I'm aware they know nothing of it. But overtime they see someone in an animal onesie they talk about how weird it is. Sooo, I'm not telling them anything anytime soon.

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Re: Your parents and the furry fandom.
« Reply #79 on: November 15, 2015, 08:17:08 pm »
Major confrontation recently. My bro saw my art and found out I am a furry. Unfortunatly it all hit the fan as he is quite against the fandom and started explaining to my parents that a furry is someone who's "life is ruled by constantly stairing at animals all day long" and how we're all "fat, social outcasts and have lisps." He's now got my parents worried, that's how bad it is!  :sad-fox:
However I now need to show them how wrong they are. It's really sad and disappointing to see how arrogant people are and slow to actually be understanding and to listen.
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