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What keeps you in the fandom?
« on: December 06, 2010, 03:41:42 pm »
What part of the Furry Fandom are you most fond of, that you are willing to stay in it for?

I.E. When you discovered furries, what was the thing that dragged you into the fandom, and had you staying?



For me, it was the people. Furries are so understanding, no-one is prejudice against your sexual orientation, most Fur's I meet are so cheerful and nice. Also, most furs I meet have adequate intelligence and use reason.  :fox-:):

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Re: What keeps you in the fandom?
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2010, 03:59:23 pm »
I love cartoons; especially the ones with talking animals; When I found out about anthro art, It was the common denominator of most of the movies and books that I like. Then I found furry, and the people are even more awesome than the art. I'm sure I'll discover even more cool stuff, because "furry" is so diverse, it takes time to even just glimpse at it all.
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Re: What keeps you in the fandom?
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2010, 04:27:19 pm »
- There's a good amount of tolerance in the fandom.
- There are many good artists.
- I find the idea of not being a Human interesting.
- There's a good amount of lulzy drama.
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Re: What keeps you in the fandom?
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2010, 04:32:54 pm »
- There's a good amount of tolerance in the fandom.
- There are many good artists.
- I find the idea of not being a Human interesting.
- There's a good amount of lulzy drama.
All but the first one.

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Re: What keeps you in the fandom?
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2010, 04:42:38 pm »
- There's a good amount of tolerance in the fandom.
- There are many good artists.
- I find the idea of not being a Human interesting.
- There's a good amount of lulzy drama.
All but the first one.
Why? I haven't ever seen anyone in this fandom ever be descriminated for having a different sexual orrientation or skin colour.
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Re: What keeps you in the fandom?
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2010, 05:00:00 pm »
The art, LuLz, people

The art is inspirational and great.

Furry Drama and being trolled is funny as heck.

The Furry fandom has a lot of good people in it.


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Re: What keeps you in the fandom?
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2010, 05:25:04 pm »
Well I was brought in because of my interest in anthropomorphic animals. But I also like the people.

And it was also because I became friend with Mango almost right away and it made me feel more welcome into the fandom. And she put up with my noobishness. ._.
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Re: What keeps you in the fandom?
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2010, 05:33:14 pm »
Dfinately the people. My first furs that I've met were like the nicest of people.
Its been said here, furs are pretty much the most accepting people ever.
Sexual Orientation? Psshhh like only half the population is straight.
Religion?  Extremely mixed

Furs just have one thing in common that they never fight about- furries! =D

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Re: What keeps you in the fandom?
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2010, 06:08:19 pm »
- There's a good amount of tolerance in the fandom.
- There are many good artists.
- I find the idea of not being a Human interesting.
- There's a good amount of lulzy drama.
All but the first one.
Why? I haven't ever seen anyone in this fandom ever be descriminated for having a different sexual orrientation or skin colour.
I've seen several things. But race hasn't been one of them (because I know the people are just joking around).

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Re: What keeps you in the fandom?
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2010, 06:22:59 pm »
Because it's part of me. It's one of the communities I'm fully immersed in. So many people to relate to, little discrimination/hate over petty things, and overall it's... fun. This is mainly in my experiences, but even the most peculiar parts of me people don't go "lol furfag." or whatever junk. I've met the odd person who criticises parts of me for not being "realistic" or anything, but for the most part, the furry fandom is probably the most welcoming thing I've been to.

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Re: What keeps you in the fandom?
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2010, 06:54:59 pm »
The like people in the fandom all of you guys are awesome.
I like anthro art.
I like the idea of wearing a fursuit and having plushies it's all good fun.
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Re: What keeps you in the fandom?
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2010, 06:58:16 pm »
I've got to agree that it's the people. Yall are fantastic folks, and honestly, without the funny, quirky weirdos (Proud weirdo that I am), that make this fandom up I doubt I'd enjoy it nearly as much.
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Re: What keeps you in the fandom?
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2010, 07:15:02 pm »
... NGL, the only thing that really keeps me in the fandom is FT.
I lose interest in the fandom so fast, but FT always keeps me grounded. I love you guys more than anything.
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Re: What keeps you in the fandom?
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2010, 08:01:40 pm »
One of the biggest things I have to say is the acceptance of the fandom.

And I quite enjoy the discussions I canhave with other furs, that actually accomplish something, besides each side breaking into screaming fights.
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Re: What keeps you in the fandom?
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2010, 08:20:50 pm »
A) More oft than not folks are extremely friendly.  That kicks some major awesome.
B) I like seeing nice oddball art, and making it.  There is some very cool stuff out there!  Plus its always fun to swap ideas with folks who work traditionally (whatever tiny fraction of the fandom artists that may be, lol).   

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Re: What keeps you in the fandom?
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2010, 08:44:55 pm »
  • Fursuiting, I love doing it and I love the weird looks from people give me ^^
  • The art, the fandom got me better at art more than ever
  • The people, meet some uberly awesome people. There are some many people who are like me and understand.
  • And just being different from everyone else around me
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Re: What keeps you in the fandom?
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2010, 08:56:34 pm »
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Re: What keeps you in the fandom?
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2010, 10:48:50 pm »
The friends. I wouldn't have made it this far without so many fantastic furs!  :fox-;):

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Re: What keeps you in the fandom?
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2010, 12:24:32 am »
The weirdness, uniqueness, wonderful mess of it all!  The creativity and love for animals!  The lack of prejudice and the way we joke around!  The intelligence (most of the time) and talent and interests and diversity and emotions that all of us show!  The intellectuals, artists, poets, music makers, debaters - I can go on and on, but simply put:  There is almost nothing like this anywhere else on the internet, and I keep looking forwards to more. 

God, I love it, all the friends I have made, and furs I've talked to and these interactions I've had...

That's why I stay, or better put, that's why I'll never leave.
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Re: What keeps you in the fandom?
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2010, 08:20:12 pm »
Community, definitely the community. Met tons of great people!
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