2. Furry fandom. This is where this definition becomes a full out rant.
Furry fandom is something widely controversed.
To cover the most general of definitions, a person who is interested in (Note that I said interested in, not is sexually attracted to) anthropomorphic animals.
Some people believe that you are only a "Furry fan" unless furry is a lifestyle for you.
Still others believe that even if you don't know the meaning of the fandom, if you like anthro animals then you're a furry. To each his own.
Personally, I think it's about choice.
Many furries create alter-egos/roleplay characters/ect. that are often called "fursonas". Y'know, furry personas?
A lot of people assume all sorts of strange things about people who call themselves furries. I have personal experiance with this one, folks.
Let me tell you something: We are NORMAL PEOPLE. Some us are male, some female, some straight, some gay, some have jobs, some don't. We are not all automatically people who have sex in animal costumes. There certainly ARE some people like this within the fandom, but don't act like we are all the same. If it worked that way, then because Shakespear is dead, and some frogs are dead, then Shakespear was a frog.
I hope I have helped you instead of wasted your time, but that's my two cents.
I like furry art.
Tier 1- Mildly interested. Probably don't own a fursuit. Like furry art and stories. Make up about 90% of furry population.
Tier 2- Highly interested. Most likely own a suit and have a fursona. A little weird, yes, but there are weirder things. Usually harmless, very social. Make up about 6% of furry population.
Tier 3- The general idea of furries to ignorant people. Those who take it too far. Believe themselves to be nonhuman and sometimes engage in sexual activity. It is this tier that began the negative portrayal of furries. Perhaps 4% make up the furry population.
That is all. And no, I'm not a furry, nor am I a furry hater.
Cynic: Dude, you get off dry humping people while wearing a fuzzy mascot suit and looking at doodled pictures of cat people.
Cynic: Jeez, don't worry about it; whatever turns you on. I kind of like fat chicks. Just show some courtesy and shut up about it, ok? I don't go around saying that I've had some sort of intellectual revelation after I've shagged a whale.
Furry: *sniffle* But I don't...I mean, I mostly just appreciate the art and...
Cynic: Pardon me while I go appreciate some art "depicting" a BBW eating pork rinds and Twinkies off her belly.
Furry: You're sick.
Cynic: BUT AT LEAST I'M HONEST!!!
Furry stereotype: homosexuals who go to conventions so they can Have Sex With Each other.
What happens at conventions: Furries go to Conventions to show off there art,stories and other creations they have made.
Sexuality of Furries: in various studies which asked Furries about there sexuality 30-51% Responded Hetrosexual, 19-25% Responded Homosexual and 37-48% responded Bisexual.
Fursuits: Furries wear Fursuits beacause it makes them feel unique . Some People make their own! A few people Auction off their fursuits and give the money to charity. Many furries are Party Entertainers for young children and wear there Fursuits to entertain. A fursuit costs around
400$ to 1,500$.
Social Aspect: Fur cons and Furfan Websites are a great way to make new friends. In a study, Furries who were in a Romantic Relationship (about 50% of those questioned) around 75% where dating someone who was a Furfan.
Guy: Furries are gay.
Furry: I accept the things you like, Why don't you accept the things i like?
guy: What do i like that you accept?
Furry: For example you like wasting your life trolling.
2. An anthropomorphized animal character, or an animalistic humanoid character. (Example: an anime catgirl.)
3. Media featuring characters as described in definition 2.
4. A fan of definition 2 and/or 3, especially online. Often misunderstood (and therefore mocked) as a sexual paraphilia and/or clinical zoanthropy, but rarely if ever actually "persecuted."
5. Pertaining to definition 4.
2. "Does Kimahri Ronso count as a furry?"
3. "Foster's Spellsinger Saga is a furry series."
4. "Joe is a furry who usually plays a wolf on MMOs."
5. "I'm only going to that furry convention if you pay my way."