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Re: How did you find the furry fandom?
« Reply #80 on: October 05, 2011, 04:27:10 pm »
I found Jay Naylor's site and followed his comic for a time, and serched the internet for more comics like that.
I think the first time I read about Furry was on ED  :lol:
I was like "But they're cool..." and I didn't care of the ED article
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Re: How did you find the furry fandom?
« Reply #81 on: October 05, 2011, 04:42:39 pm »
Youtube, stumbled upon one of MixedCandy's videos.

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Re: How did you find the furry fandom?
« Reply #82 on: October 06, 2011, 12:19:10 pm »
Youtube (AGAIN XD). Stumbled upon one of Skroy's videos

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Re: How did you find the furry fandom?
« Reply #83 on: October 06, 2011, 09:56:32 pm »
To be honest, I don't remember all the details, even though it was only earlier this year... silly otter can't remember! :P I know it was through Redwall for sure (love that book series!) I found the fandom by looking through Redwall art online, and discovering other anthro art. Then later I found this site (Furry Teens) and this is the first (and only, really) furry site that I've joined :3

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Re: How did you find the furry fandom?
« Reply #84 on: October 07, 2011, 12:26:34 pm »
We have so many threads on this but wow I'm still suprised how many people found it via internet on accident, I found it in a teen girl magazine that a friend showed me.
They got the original article from 'Sugar' which is a UK magazine I think??

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I didn't read, but I think it's actually cool that furries were featured in a magazine like that.

As for me, it was through IMVU, haha. Like way back when I was...14, I think? Maybe younger.
I found a red panda skin, ears and tail. I didn't understand why people were rude to me on there and I'm pretty sure several even called me a furry but I didn't know what it meant at the time XD
I guess one thing lead to another and...well, here I am.
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Re: How did you find the furry fandom?
« Reply #85 on: October 10, 2011, 01:30:35 pm »
I just always liked "animal people" as a 7 year old me called them and the like  just stuck  :lol-fox:

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Re: How did you find the furry fandom?
« Reply #86 on: October 10, 2011, 02:15:30 pm »
Raised on a ton of fables etc,obsessed with art and design as well.  Eventually by sheer accident I stumbled across Magnus's VCL about five or six years ago, her work inspired me as an artist and opened up this whole other world of art for arts sake.  I eventually discovered Blotch via Dog's Days of Summer, and kinda kept peeking my head in on the fandom here and there.  There is a lot about the community and fandom I don't like, but there are glimmers of neato, and a few rad folks that keep me interested.   


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Re: How did you find the furry fandom?
« Reply #87 on: October 10, 2011, 05:13:34 pm »
Encyclopedia Dramatica. I read the articles about furries. A few months later I read Incontinent Student Bodies form there and enjoyed it for some reason. Looked into furries more and found FT. :D

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Re: How did you find the furry fandom?
« Reply #88 on: October 11, 2011, 06:09:56 am »
I didn't read, but I think it's actually cool that furries were featured in a magazine like that.

As for me, it was through IMVU, haha. Like way back when I was...14, I think? Maybe younger.
I found a red panda skin, ears and tail. I didn't understand why people were rude to me on there and I'm pretty sure several even called me a furry but I didn't know what it meant at the time XD
I guess one thing lead to another and...well, here I am.

I wouldn't bother honestly, looking back the stuff is really just 'i am a kawaii wolf girl this is my furry family these are furry cons i make tails for my friends tee hee ^____^' and the original reason they put it in the mag was to promote ~self confidence or something, like you didn't have to 'dress up and pretend to be someone else' to be happy or some cliche thing.

ALSO it's funny because one of my RL friends plays IMVU and does that!
she never really got into the "fandom" but knows about it and has a rainbow coloured cat as her avatar.
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Re: How did you find the furry fandom?
« Reply #89 on: October 11, 2011, 02:40:53 pm »
Anime Cat-girls, then found ones with more fur, then more, then other species, then went looking, found furries. :P Thought it was the most awesome thing ever before I even knew it existed. Though honestly I don't remember when exactly I found furries, I think it was when I ran across Wikifur.
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Re: How did you find the furry fandom?
« Reply #90 on: October 13, 2011, 04:16:48 am »
I believe it was through VGCats. The FAQ had a question about whether the artist was a furry, and I had been curious enough to go search for whatever this was. About a year later I found this forum, registered, forgot about it, and then came back around four months ago. 

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Re: How did you find the furry fandom?
« Reply #92 on: October 14, 2011, 03:04:34 pm »
I was kind of into Sonic, I found the Encyclopedia Dramatica page, and it talked about furries, then I read up about furries, Didn't become one til the movie Alpha and Omega came out, and I talked about it with a group of furries. I guess that broke me, and I became one :3

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Re: How did you find the furry fandom?
« Reply #93 on: October 14, 2011, 03:27:38 pm »
I was kind of into Sonic, I found the Encyclopedia Dramatica page, and it talked about furries, then I read up about furries

Haha, I'm pretty sure half the people in the world have found out about Furries from ED. I know I did.
And the artwork was enough to convince me to become part of the fandom when I was 11, though I didn't really get into it till a few months ago.
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Re: How did you find the furry fandom?
« Reply #94 on: October 15, 2011, 04:09:18 pm »
this is gonna sound a little dumb, but actually happy feet struck a heart string so i looked it up for similar movies and furrys came up~so i researched a bit and well here i am.

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Re: How did you find the furry fandom?
« Reply #95 on: October 19, 2011, 04:31:25 am »
One word. Okami. :)
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Re: How did you find the furry fandom?
« Reply #96 on: October 19, 2011, 05:09:05 pm »
I guess I'll be the odd man out and say it was the porn? >>; I remember seeing pictures from several artists but never had the right term to use to put in a search engine.
Then one day I said fuck it and put 'animal people art [relevant phrase x] [relevant phrase y] [relevant phrase z]'. Had to go through several sites I wasn't interested in until I found places that focused on anthro art, and I finally learned a new big-ass word.
It was only after that I realized that there's a whole fandom dedicated to varying interests in the concept of anthropomorphics, so I decided to look into it. (First place was Encyclopedia Dramatica, so I had mixed feelings of finally learning about that site at the same time, too X3 )

But yeah, that's pretty much it. The porn. Hah, I was such a n00b then. Funny how that single mindset evolved into true appreciation for anthro art and the fandom in general over time due to various experiences. It may sound ridiculous at first that it was my sole focus but I'm glad to have my interests in the fandom evolve from that point into making friends, developing an interest in art (furry or otherwise, something I never had before), going out more, and overall becoming a bit more confident in myself.
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Re: How did you find the furry fandom?
« Reply #97 on: October 19, 2011, 05:11:48 pm »
I saw some guy who talked about being a furry on another forum, and sometimes he posted art of his fursona. I thought is seemed interesting, so I looked into the fandom, and I became a part of it.
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Re: How did you find the furry fandom?
« Reply #98 on: October 24, 2011, 09:13:44 pm »
I was actually doing a project on the taboos of California Society and decided to do it on bestiality... Well after surfing the interwebs for about a week and finding nothing but smut (things i can never unsee...) i found a fanbase site called WikiFur! (Yay) I read about it for a while and it fascinated me. I googled it more and more and more and found a Quiz called "Are you furry?" or somethin like that. Long story short i figured out my main fursonas and that i, in fact, WAS AND IS a furry!!! ^^
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Re: How did you find the furry fandom?
« Reply #99 on: October 25, 2011, 07:27:40 am »
One word. YouTube.... I'm always on there 24/7 then that's how I found the furry fandom. I thought it was really cool, since I was heavily obsessed with aninals. Especially wolves.