Firstly, there are furries and there are Furries. The former term is simply anyone who is fascinated by anthropomorphic animals in media. May watch many Disney movies or read Redwall or similar novel series often. While they are strange, they can usually still function normally in regular life, as it doesn't take more than the role of a hobby or an interest. Then, there are the Furries. There is no way to completely describe them all. However, it is safe to say that they are an extreme version of Furries. Their interest in anthropomorphic animals is an obsession; and, as with any other obsession, hurts their social skills with normal people (who, by the way, they call "mundanes," implying that they are somehow more interesting than a sane person.) They may believe that they are part animal, an animal in a human's body, or were previously an animal (note however, they were always something "cute" or "magestic." They are never voles or rats. This may stem from a negative self image.) They also produce some of the most disturbing pornography on the internet, "furry porn," where the animals "yiff" (euphemism for sex). However, since there is no real-life "yiffing," all of this porn is usually in hentai
format (i.e.-drawn). Many Furries fantasize about anthropomorphic animals from many children's movies. However, they are also extremely vocal about their perversions, which sets them up as easy targets. What makes it even easier is the fact that it is as easy to hurt their feelings as an emo
kid's. Because it is easy to make fun of a furry, something awful "goons" and portal of evil forum members (admittedly neither forum can brag of having particularly intelligent or unintelligent posters) have a field day whenever a furry wanders into a chatroom wherever said members are chatting.
Furry: "Who wants to see half-Lion and half-Bunny yiff? If you do, come to my site. No furry haters please!"
Me: "I don't think posting on something awful is a very good way for a furry to avoid ridicule."