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How did you find the furry fandom?
« on: November 20, 2010, 02:54:35 pm »
so please tell as

like how, where, when

if this topic exist somewhere please delete it then

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Re: how you find out Furry fandom ?
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2010, 03:13:03 pm »
I didn't find anything through searching, I think versions of this topic exist, but not this exact one oddly enough.

Anyway, I knew about the furry fandom since middle school, through of course 4chan. But didn't join it until I was in high school. I was afraid to join the other forums, then I found this place which seemed a lot less scary. And here I am almost three years later, still a furry. :3
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Re: how you find out Furry fandom ?
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2010, 05:01:58 pm »
I found it via a teen girl magazine, suprisingly.

Here.
http://furfetchd.furrynet.com/Photos/DollyFursCover.jpg - The mag cover
http://furfetchd.furrynet.com/Photos/DollyFurs01.jpg - Page 1
http://furfetchd.furrynet.com/Photos/DollyFurs02.jpg - Page 2
http://furfetchd.furrynet.com/Photos/DollyFurs03.jpg - Page 3

Those are some big pics though. So you can read them. c:

I'd known very vaugly of 'furries' before, but not enough to actually know what they are.
But yeah, I was at a friend's house, painting her walls, and we were looking through DOLLY magazines, and I found that.
And that is where it all started. |D

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Re: how you find out Furry fandom ?
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2010, 05:15:04 pm »
lol'ed for that magazine :D

I think I cant never find that from here

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Re: how you find out Furry fandom ?
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2010, 05:20:32 pm »
lol'ed for that magazine :D

I think I cant never find that from here

It's an Australian/New Zealand only magazine kinda thing. :3
And I lol when I read it now too. It's a load of sugar coated crap. lmfao. Furspeak.
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Re: how you find out Furry fandom ?
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2010, 05:59:13 pm »
I found when a furry on another forum was talking about it. They posted pictures of their fursona (which was a Sergal) and pictures of themselves at furcons. Then I realized I wasn't the only one who was intersted in anthropomorphic animals and looked it up on Google. I started considering myself to be a furry immeadiatly, and I found this forum 2 days later.
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Re: how you find out Furry fandom ?
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2010, 06:04:48 pm »
I found out the "bad side" of the fandom first...  Not on ED or 4chan, surprisingly.  I heard of it on SomethingAwful I think.
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Re: how you find out Furry fandom ?
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2010, 06:22:11 pm »
Was watching Attack of the Show on G4 and saw this video:
http://g4tv.com/videos/42253/the-furry-fetish/
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Re: how you find out Furry fandom ?
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2010, 09:04:51 pm »
I blame the Zelda games, especially Twilight Princess. >_>
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Re: how you find out Furry fandom ?
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2010, 09:43:24 pm »
Hmm, well, I was unknowingly introduced to the fandom through Furlo, a furry halo comic, but I found out about them through less... respectful ways, and worked my way up the furry community.
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Re: how you find out Furry fandom ?
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2010, 09:49:02 pm »
I think it started from a movie with a werewolf. I got so interested in them and kept looking them up, found some anthro artist (who I still remember) and I also got interested in anthro dragons.

I also remember getting interested in VG cats (is that what it's called?) awhile back before I knew the proper furry term.

And last but not least, I had a youtube page with vids of online games and someone friend requested me who was a fur and kind of recruited me.

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Re: how you find out Furry fandom ?
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2010, 01:00:05 am »
Ive been visiting a "Personal Interest" site/forum since I was about 10, 11 or 12 (Or maybe earlier.  I can't remember the exact date.)  This site is a furry site, although I ignored the oddity of it being furry for that matter since it was pretty entrenched in my mind from my daydreaming on bus rides and world making before I even came to the site (books and video games also had an effect.)  I didn't even know what the furry fandom was exactly until my freshman year in highschool (or maybe it was in 8th grade), so I was 13 or 14 when I officially named myself a furry.

So pretty much my being in the furry fandom is a branch off of my "Personal Interest(s)" other than the other way around.  You could also say that I was a furry since I was born.

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Re: how you find out Furry fandom ?
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2010, 01:48:36 am »
A friend showed me a show from mtv called sex2k it had a episode called plushies and furries.
He told me what was the thru and false about furry fandom.
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Re: how you find out Furry fandom ?
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2010, 03:38:06 am »
World of Warcraft forum topic about worgens, it was about how worgen females will attract all the furries and it will be all yiffing and all that bullshit. I wonder if the trolls realize how many new furries a trolled thread makes.

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Re: how you find out Furry fandom ?
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2010, 04:48:16 am »
I was looking for good drawings on animals, and I found deviantart; and there was a cathegory "anthro" there (I thought it was anthropology at first),  but i quickly realised i liked this cathegory best, so i googled the term; and soon i realized that all the movies i like have anthro characters. The next google got me here.
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Re: how you find out Furry fandom ?
« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2010, 05:15:22 am »
THIS THREAD'S NAME MURDERS MY EYES.

To be honest, I learnt about it when I was researching Zoophilia.

And I was actually researching it. Not a sarcasm quote in sight.

Anywho, thanks to one particular other forum, I soon found myself Googling "Furry" left right and centre, and eventually "Teen Furry/ies", which lead me here.
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Re: how you find out Furry fandom ?
« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2010, 06:33:13 am »
Well to start with I'll say I wore ears and drew furries for a good year with no knowledge of the fandom, I don't quite know how that happened, I made ears for a costume party and just kept wearing them...
As for how I found the actual fandom; I went through a fairly extreme digimon phase, I'd always like that stuff but I found it again when I was 14 or so and in hindsight I think I had some sort crush on renamon  :blush-wuf: though I didn't think about it like that then. Anyways when you google renamon it's not long before you come across the furry stuff, I was exposed probably to the dodgier side first and I'd say before I quite understood it but what I did know then was no matter what else furries did, what I already did of my own accord would mark me as one anyway, so might as well join a crowd of odd-balls!
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Re: how you find out Furry fandom ?
« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2010, 06:41:28 am »
I found out about the Furry Fandom years ago, but never actually became one until years later :P

But I first got introduced through my friends, who were insulting them, calling them Beastophiles and such... I ended up joining them for a bit. Shortly after, I found that I was becoming a bit more intruiged in the Fandom, so I looked it up on Wikipedia, then went "Huuurrr Durr, they are differentg then I first thought." So I kept looking around, started reading Digimon Fan Fiction that mainly revolved around the Digimon themselves (Isn't Furry like, but was a pretty big boost.)

Ended up looking around on the Internet for Furry Teen chat rooms, and ended up here :3
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Re: how you find out Furry fandom ?
« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2010, 12:28:08 pm »
I found out about the furry fandom maybe 2-3 months before joining FT.
But i knew about furries for about 2-3 YEARS(i was a furry without knowing it)
I saw some(ALOT) furry videos/art, some -pretty crappy- inactive furry forums and then, I found FT.
I joined right after i saw AWESOME drawings by Five and Mango.

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Re: how you find out Furry fandom ?
« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2010, 12:30:10 pm »
Neopets. Aside from the little kids, pretty much everyone on there (or was on there? I haven't logged in in at least 2 or 3 years) is a furry. And since I actually went on the forums and did things on the site that most kids my age just ignored, I was of course exposed to furries.
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