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Re: Who or what made you furry?
« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2010, 10:04:33 am »
I have always loved Anthropomorphic animals from a young age, probably because everything I used to watch on tv or read involved them somehow. I always used to draw anthro animals as a kid too, and I think it was probably redwall that made me more of a fan of them when I was around 8-10. I declared myself a furry just about a year and a half to 2 years ago (well nearly 2 years ago)

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Re: Who or what made you furry?
« Reply #21 on: June 28, 2010, 10:25:07 am »
I think I was watching a newgrounds video and the word 'furry' was brought up. So I started to do some digging because I had heard the word somewhere else and I was interested. (The other place was CSI.) After finding nothing that gave me the answers I wanted, I went to wiki and found the furry fandom page. I decided to join because I already had an interest for anthro animals, which was spawned because I watched a little to much Disney and read a lot of other books.
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Re: Who or what made you furry?
« Reply #22 on: September 26, 2010, 11:10:24 pm »
Well, it started when I was just like 2-3 years old when I first watched Disney's Robin Hood. In fact I watched the old VHS so much that I ended up wearing it completely out. Some years passed and I didn't think about the movie. Then when I was doing a project for my multi-media class a couple months ago, I came across a couple of pictures that had tags like "furry" and "Anthro". After a little bit of research via google, I came across the Tailsrulz gallery and then one thing led to another, and here I am. :)
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Re: Who or what made you furry?
« Reply #23 on: September 27, 2010, 12:00:39 am »
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to hell with it!
i was looking through, ehem, "adult entertainment".  :blush-fox: then i saw furry "adult entertainment", then i looked for more (god this is embarassing) then i found webcomics, then i made a fursona. so i did this backwards i guess.

i stared at the post button for ten minutes before i clicked it.
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Re: Who or what made you furry?
« Reply #24 on: September 27, 2010, 07:00:41 am »
I've always loved talking animals. They always were far more interesting than their human counterparts. I just did not know about the fandom that celebrated them.
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Re: Who or what made you furry?
« Reply #25 on: September 27, 2010, 07:36:13 am »
(god i can't belive im doin this)
to hell with it!
i was looking through, ehem, "adult entertainment".  :blush-fox: then i saw furry "adult entertainment", then i looked for more (god this is embarassing) then i found webcomics, then i made a fursona. so i did this backwards i guess.

i stared at the post button for ten minutes before i clicked it.

Thats ok, lots of people discovered the fandom in that way.


Anyway, I discovered the fandom one day googling random words... and furry was one of them.

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Re: Who or what made you furry?
« Reply #26 on: September 27, 2010, 08:42:31 am »
I always loved anthro animals. I loved dressing up and pretending to be an animal - usually a wolf or dog - for as long as I can remember. And Robin Hood, Lion King, Fox and the Hound are still as much a part of life as the first time I saw them.

I first found out that 'furry' was the word I should use, when I was reading the Guinness World Records. It had AnthroCon listed as the largest 'furry' convention, and explained 'furries' as people who enjoyed dressing up as animals. There was a picture of some fursuiters there too, and at that moment I fell in love. xD
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Re: Who or what made you furry?
« Reply #27 on: September 27, 2010, 05:22:10 pm »
I always loved performing or being the outrageous one. Also, mascots seemed very entertaining but I didn't like sports so here I am. Also, I have quite a number of persona's so a fursona seemed like a challenge.

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Re: Who or what made you furry?
« Reply #28 on: September 27, 2010, 10:43:29 pm »

I can't even remember what made me furry, but I think it was a mix between a gay male dragon romance story I read on the net (don't ask)

Personally, I randomly found the fandom by searching dragons in google images. I came across an anthro dragon, was like, OH HELL YES, clicked it, and it took me to pre-SoFurry, Yiffstar. I...didn't know what yiff was. I entered that into the search bar, along with dragon, and got lots of... images. I clicked on a story to try and keep my mind pure. Then I read that story I clicked, and fell in LOVE. And of course, it was a gay male dragon romance story.

So yes, Nox... (ASKS), what made you click the gay male romance story?
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Re: Who or what made you furry?
« Reply #29 on: September 28, 2010, 06:30:08 pm »
I've always been furry I guess, I don't think I've ever not been in love with anthropomorphic animals and things related to them.
Maybe I guess just the fact that they are more entertaining and exciting, their personalities themselves are kind of amplified in their
appearance alone in cartoons/children's movies, that's probably what drew me in when I was young. Even now I'd say I still have
an affinity toward furry characters and such. The first movie I ever watched was Dumbo personally, or at least from what I can remember.
The majority of childhood movies I watched were Disney, things such as Robin Hood, or The Lion King predominantly. I guess as I grew up
I always loved reading books with furry characters essentially, or gasping in excitement as I saw someone in a mascot suit.
It's just always been a part of my life.
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Re: Who or what made you furry?
« Reply #30 on: October 12, 2017, 06:15:02 am »
My old friend (who decided to leave me two months ago :T) got me into furries in the first place. I looked up pictures the following night, and POOF! I was a furry.

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Re: Who or what made you furry?
« Reply #31 on: October 12, 2017, 08:55:22 am »
#bornthisway

But seriously, I've loved anthros my whole life.
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Re: Who or what made you furry?
« Reply #32 on: October 13, 2017, 05:12:51 pm »
I found the fandom via YouTube. It seemed interesting and I liked the fursuits. I didn't "officially" join the fandom until I joined FT though. Nothing really made me a furry haha but I did join the fandom via YouTube so I guess you could say that
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Re: Who or what made you furry?
« Reply #33 on: October 13, 2017, 05:13:50 pm »
I found the fandom via YouTube. It seemed interesting and I liked the fursuits. I didn't "officially" join the fandom until I joined FT though. Nothing really made me a furry haha but I did join the fandom via YouTube so I guess you could say that
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Re: Who or what made you furry?
« Reply #34 on: October 13, 2017, 06:01:58 pm »
The number one factor for me was Redwall. I remember making fan characters when I was 11, and I even tried writing some (super-cringy) fan fiction. The only reason I officially joined the furry fandom, however, was when a friend saw my computer background with an anthro character from magic and asked if I was a furry, which made me ask myself the same question XD
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Re: Who or what made you furry?
« Reply #35 on: October 13, 2017, 06:43:08 pm »
Like I've said in other threads, it was my friend who made fun of furries occasionally that got me into the fandom. I was morbidly curious or something and started researching, then decided that it all sounded pretty cool and something I'd like to be a part of.
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Re: Who or what made you furry?
« Reply #36 on: October 14, 2017, 01:17:09 pm »
I discovered the online community of art and fursuits in 2010; I thought it was cool, and I started drawing anthro art and whatnot, but didn't really look further into the community until a couple years later. I accidentally stumbled upon the furry side of Vine and the rest is history. No one in particular got my into furries, it just sort of happened. 
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Re: Who or what made you furry?
« Reply #37 on: October 25, 2017, 03:27:00 pm »
I think I might have discovered furries in a news article or some random video of "weird stuff" and I was like, "that's not weird, it's cool!"
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