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lezard21lezard21 Posts: 1,425 Arc User
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How did you find out about furries? 20 votes

CO
5%
ealford1985 1 vote
Pokemon
5%
bluhman 1 vote
90s Cartoons
65%
itsbrou#5396nephtlezard21criswolf09spinnytopchaosdrgnz43speanozavianosgentlegiantvexxnaciiitojebidiahbeetus#4643mordray001rinzler156 13 votes
Disney
10%
dreamhuntressxqawsada 2 votes
Barney
15%
nbkxsmarkhawkmanatlassarnosian 3 votes

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  • atlassarnosianatlassarnosian Posts: 129 Arc User
    Barney
    I'm surprised this got a category. But yeah, blame baby/children's TV shows to introduce me to anthropomorphized animal people.
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  • spinnytopspinnytop Posts: 16,041 Arc User
    edited December 2
    90s Cartoons
    I'd like to say it was
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    or possibly
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    but there's a good chance it was
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  • avianosavianos Posts: 5,028 Arc User
    90s Cartoons
    90s Cartoons, videogames AND DeviantART​​
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  • naciiitonaciiito Posts: 854 Arc User
    90s Cartoons
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    this guy​​
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  • bluhmanbluhman Posts: 2,360 Arc User
    Pokemon
    Where's the option for 'one accidental GIS result for werewolves'
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  • jonsillsjonsills Posts: 6,265 Arc User
    A guy who lived with us for a while. Fair collection of furry smut (it wasn't quite porn).
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  • jaazaniah1jaazaniah1 Posts: 3,418 Arc User
    What are furries?
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  • avianosavianos Posts: 5,028 Arc User
    90s Cartoons
    jaazaniah1 wrote: »
    What are furries?
    People who like and/or have an interest in anthropomorphic animals and zoomorphic human(oid)s.​​
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  • 90s Cartoons
    Are you asking how we found the actual community itself or what might have introduced somebody to an affinity for them?
  • pantagruel01pantagruel01 Posts: 6,558 Arc User
    What about 80s TV shows? Some of us are old enough to remember the original Thundercats.
  • jaazaniah1jaazaniah1 Posts: 3,418 Arc User
    Are Minotaurs furries? If so, then Greek mythology when I was a kid.
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  • avianosavianos Posts: 5,028 Arc User
    edited December 2
    90s Cartoons
    It's a Beastman so yes it can be considered one
    I'm Greek and I liked Minotaurs even since I was Kid, so that's a double for me...
    Put Greek mythology on the reason why I like Anthro characters as well :grin:

    AH BOY GREEK MYTHOLOGY WAS SO SAUCY AHAHAHA​​
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  • ealford1985ealford1985 Posts: 3,288 Arc User
    CO
    There’s a big difference in furries and a guy wearing a Dino suit (or sports mascot suit)
  • atlassarnosianatlassarnosian Posts: 129 Arc User
    Barney
    There’s a big difference in furries and a guy wearing a Dino suit (or sports mascot suit)

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  • nbkxsnbkxs Posts: 616 Arc User
    Barney
    I love butt, you love butt, give it to me up the butt. That's all I remember from the barney song, but I'm pretty sure that's the first place I saw them.
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  • shadowfang240shadowfang240 Posts: 1,501 Arc User
    there is no 'other' poll option so none of the answers fit, because i found out when i stumbled across furaffinity back in 2007 while browsing werewolf art - before that, the only thing i knew about the word furry was what the typical dictionary definition was​​
  • sistersiliconsistersilicon Posts: 1,686 Arc User
    Missing option: Your hometown hosts their annual convention because it’s the first city to not — ahem — respectfully decline their request to book the convention center the following year. (The adjacent hotel was like “We don’t like to make special rules for our guests, but it looks like we have to make special rules for our guests that week.”)
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  • nephtnepht Posts: 6,877 Arc User
    90s Cartoons
    To many furries in this game. The cat girl ones are the worst.
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  • shadowfang240shadowfang240 Posts: 1,501 Arc User
    especially the egyptian ones...​​
  • spinnytopspinnytop Posts: 16,041 Arc User
    edited December 4
    90s Cartoons
    nepht wrote: »
    To many furries in this game. The cat girl ones are the worst.

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  • nephtnepht Posts: 6,877 Arc User
    90s Cartoons
    especially the egyptian ones...​​
    The Nupht is Dutch/Asian tho that automatically makes me EVEN worse I will implement no dogs/cat only beaches then crash a fighter jet into the battleships of the USB (United States of Budgerigars).
    spinnytop wrote: »
    s( ಠ3ಠ )z
    Seriously Foxi we are just awful :P
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  • spinnytopspinnytop Posts: 16,041 Arc User
  • nephtnepht Posts: 6,877 Arc User
    90s Cartoons
    spinnytop wrote: »
    I mean sure but you don't have to say it 392239833826721792.png?v=1
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    Me in the club interacting with doggo furries.
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    Nepht and Dr Deflecto on primus
    They all thought I was out of the game....But I'm holding all the lockboxes now..
    I'll......FOAM FINGER YOUR BACK!
  • spinnytopspinnytop Posts: 16,041 Arc User
  • chaosdrgnz43chaosdrgnz43 Posts: 1,589 Arc User
    90s Cartoons
    I mainly found out about furries in DeviantART then FurAffinity. But since there's no "Others" options I'd have to go with the 2nd best. 90s cartoons with buff anthro really raised a lot of feelings when I was kid. :9
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  • itsbrou#5396 itsbrou Posts: 1,734 Arc User
    90s Cartoons
    The takeover is complete.
    Brou in Cryptic games.
  • nephtnepht Posts: 6,877 Arc User
    90s Cartoons
    spinnytop wrote: »
    haha, funny Nepht bite Brou 'w'

    I stopped dueling Brou long ago. Always ended with me flying out the ring face first. You know when Thanos punched Captain No Expressions in Endgame. That. 100% of the time.
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  • spinnytopspinnytop Posts: 16,041 Arc User
    edited December 6
    90s Cartoons
    Captain Marvel is tough, and that is displayed by her not being emotional! ...you know.. like a man u3u ye old "female character is shown to be strong by giving her masculine qualities" trope o3o
  • markhawkmanmarkhawkman Posts: 4,782 Arc User
    Barney
    What about 80s TV shows? Some of us are old enough to remember the original Thundercats.
    that's a weird thing... anthropomorphic characters (Bugs Bunny, M'Ress, Cheetara, Ookla) aren't the same thing as furries. Which is why I said Barney.
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  • guyhumualguyhumual Posts: 2,144 Arc User
    I found out about them in a TV show called CSI, it was also how I found out about a thing called yiffing, not sure how people found out about furries though cartoons or barny as furries are a fan group of anthropomorphic animals. You don't find out about trekies though watching Star Trek, you might become one, but Star Trek doesn't talk about it's fans.
  • shadowfang240shadowfang240 Posts: 1,501 Arc User
    yes, a LOT of people found out through that CSI episode, and most of the negative attention the community gets nowadays can likely be traced back to that episode because of how much of a negative night it cast...even if it was basically true, i'll admit, but it doesn't represent the entire culture

    Lucifer did their furry episode way better...except the water squirting thing the dolphin did - that really wasn't necessary​​
  • avianosavianos Posts: 5,028 Arc User
    edited December 8
    90s Cartoons
    That CSI Episode is what you get when you let Normy writers who try to be HIP and write stuff they don't even understand what is even about. Plus with the early 2000s weirdess while the internet was still not so mainstream

    That and the Videogame Episode where they had to unlock the code the murderer left behind or something, in a videogame which looked like Assassin Creed and they had to go through the "Next Level". Propably to save the princess from another castle
    WHO THE HELL WRITE THOSE?
    guyhumual wrote: »
    not sure how people found out about furries though cartoons or barny as furries are a fan group of anthropomorphic animals. You don't find out about trekies though watching Star Trek, you might become one, but Star Trek doesn't talk about it's fans.
    Simply, Looking at Fanart of said shows (Hi DeviantART) then discovering there is a whole art subculture community-fandom and artists who specialize and dedicated on creating anthro characters and media
    Not only from cartoons but also videogames (Nintendo and Disney are the Mothers of all Furries)

    and if you an artist yourself and realize that Anthro characters and fantasy species are more fun to draw than humans


    and exactly can happen with the Star Trek and Trekkies, Chances are you will look for Fanart and interact with the fandom and become part of it!​​
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  • shadowfang240shadowfang240 Posts: 1,501 Arc User
    yeah, except...they HAD several actual furries as consultants when they made that episode...and completely ignored everything they consulted on and went with their original script anyway

    so it isn't they didn't understand what they were writing - they FULLY understood what they were writing and deliberately chose to portray a subculture in a negative light

    as for disney and nintendo being the mothers of all furries? yeah...not even close - humans have been dressing up as animals since before recorded history​​
  • avianosavianos Posts: 5,028 Arc User
    90s Cartoons
    You really should have put Videogames in general instead of Pokemon
    Hell, you are having a FIELD Day in videogames consider the amount of anthro animal mascots platformers and more in both Playstation 1 & 2 and Nintendo Consoles
    and the oldest consoles before that, where EVERYONE was trying to copy the masco-success of Sonic the Hedgehog and creating their own mascots (most of them failed into obscurity)

    Banjo Kazooie, Sonic the Hedgehog, Jak and Daxter, Spyro the Dragon, Crash Bandicoot, Ratchet and Clank, Sly Cooper, Gex the gecko, Breath of Fire, Starfox, Animal Crossing, Donkey Kong and manym many more​​
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  • lezard21lezard21 Posts: 1,425 Arc User
    90s Cartoons
    Forum doesn't allow me to edit polls o3o I actually forgot to put the Others category, but wasn't gonna make this poll again for a 3rd time​​
    Guides are gone RIP
  • jonsillsjonsills Posts: 6,265 Arc User
    avianos wrote: »
    That and the Videogame Episode where they had to unlock the code the murderer left behind or something, in a videogame which looked like Assassin Creed and they had to go through the "Next Level". Propably to save the princess from another castle
    WHO THE HELL WRITE THOSE?​​
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  • bulgarexbulgarex Posts: 1,741 Arc User
    CSI episode was my introduction to the concept, too. I never finished watching the whole thing, though. No judgement, it just didn't interest me.
  • mordray001mordray001 Posts: 133 Arc User
    90s Cartoons
    Huh... so said 90's, while thinking about thundercats... damn decades... then while reading this thread I've come to realise that what I define as 'furry' isn't what seems to be the majority norm... Learned something new.
  • stratluverstratluver Posts: 231 Arc User
    Does Sesame Street count? Big Bird!

  • spinnytopspinnytop Posts: 16,041 Arc User
    90s Cartoons
    Meanwhile when video game developers make games that require it, they hire
    stratluver wrote: »
    Does Sesame Street count? Big Bird!

    No.
  • shadowfang240shadowfang240 Posts: 1,501 Arc User
    big bird doesn't count because he's got feathers, not fur

    cookie monster might count, though, if he's classed as an anthropomorphic animal​​
  • aesicaaesica Posts: 2,424 Arc User
    edited December 12
    Needs other game/other source/etc options.

    I first learned about "those things" from an old MMO I used to play. Someone I was friends with in that game was like, "hey, you should join me on Furcadia." "What's that?" "It's a sort of chat room world for furries." "For what?" When I looked at it, I grew rather uneasy and just kind of...never followed up on it. It was then that I became aware that a disturbing number of people were really into this "furry" thing--and usually in a rather "adult" way. I didn't get it then and I still don't get it today, but if that's what people like, rock on I guess?
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  • spinnytopspinnytop Posts: 16,041 Arc User
    90s Cartoons
    aesica wrote: »
    Needs other game/other source/etc options.

    I first learned about "those things" from an old MMO I used to play. Someone I was friends with in that game was like, "hey, you should join me on Furcadia." "What's that?" "It's a sort of chat room world for furries." "For what?" When I looked at it, I grew rather uneasy and just kind of...never followed up on it. It was then that I became aware that a disturbing number of people were really into this "furry" thing--and usually in a rather "adult" way. I didn't get it then and I still don't get it today, but if that's what people like, rock on I guess?

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  • avianosavianos Posts: 5,028 Arc User
    edited December 12
    90s Cartoons
    big bird doesn't count because he's got feathers, not fur

    cookie monster might count, though, if he's classed as an anthropomorphic animal

    YOU FREAKING WOT MATE?
    AVIANS and Scalies too

    The Term furry is loose
    as for disney and nintendo being the mothers of all furries? yeah...not even close - humans have been dressing up as animals since before recorded history
    Bold of you to assume that every furry likes Fursuits pig-30.gif
    aesica wrote: »
    I didn't get it then and I still don't get it today, but if that's what people like, rock on I guess?
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  • itsbrou#5396 itsbrou Posts: 1,734 Arc User
    90s Cartoons
    All furry superhero picnic at the rencen park.
    Brou in Cryptic games.
  • shadowfang240shadowfang240 Posts: 1,501 Arc User
    you mean millennium city park where the lone manimal and grondling can be found? rencen is everything encompassing that circle of buildings in the center of the city - it doesn't have a park...hell, it barely has greenery​​
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