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Name Last modified Description
wnb.gif 10-Nov-2005 09:21 made for me from bnw.jpg by AliD
white.jpg 10-Nov-2005 09:21 another adorable ferret
tube.jpg 10-Nov-2005 09:21 a cute ferret poking from a tube
stoat.jpg 10-Nov-2005 09:21 a fearsomely cute stoat! rawr!
slshot.jpg 11-Jul-2006 21:52
sam.jpg 10-Nov-2005 09:21
otters.jpg 28-Mar-2006 22:39
otter-plushie.jpg 10-Nov-2005 09:21 some plushies, with one obvious king-of-the-hill
ottar.jpg 25-Apr-2007 22:02
mongoose.jpg 10-Nov-2005 09:21 probably a mongoose, not sure
lubed-up-badger.jpg 10-Nov-2005 09:21 my plush badger (currently in .au)
ferretpowered.jpg 10-Nov-2005 09:21 an avatar nicked from some site
bnw.jpg 10-Nov-2005 09:21 a random cute ferret
badger.jpg 10-Nov-2005 09:21 my plush badger (currently in .au)
avvy3.gif 19-Sep-2006 17:00 as avvy2.gif but slightly smaller
avvy2.gif 10-Nov-2005 09:21 as avvy.gif but twice as big
avvy.gif 10-Nov-2005 09:21 an avatar cut from some picture
3dferret.gif 10-Nov-2005 09:21 a logo made for me by Steve
What is furry?
In the simplest terms furry fandom is the admiration of creatures that
have both human and animal traits. Since such do not actually exist,
this is considered a subgenre of fantasy fandom.
Then there is the envy of certain traits observed in animals. Such
traits include speed, strength, grace, beauty, cunning and of course
possession of fur. Most of the animals people are attracted to are
mammals, hence the term "furry," but nothing is excluded.
This leads to the desire to put oneself in the animal's place so as to be
able to really experience what it is like to be so gifted.
But most people want to have this experience with human type sapience.
This leads to the postulation of various kinds of creatures.
Real animals that somehow can think and talkA lot of folklore and mythology
is mined for source material for these.
Furry fans like to read and write stories involving any of those creatures,
admire and create art featuring them, and play games that include
them. This includes playacting.
But some people are more than just furry FANS. These people are simply
Furries are those who get into the concept so much that they deliberately
develop alternate persona(s) that actually have those animal traits.
Each persona takes on a life of its own in a sort of controlled
schizophrenia (although this is a bad term: the effect is similar to a
"character" on MMORPGs.)
Furries have many different ways to relate to their furry personas.
Some think of them as totally different beings who happen to live inside
them. Others see them as simply minor varients of themselves.
And still others see them as vehicles for normally suppressed aspects of
their own personalities.
The most interesting way of viewing a persona, though, is to see it as some
sort of mystical entity that can confer benefits which are represented by
the animal shape.
Furries communicate through their personas. The definition of the
persona determines how the furry will express themself. This can be
quite different from how the actual person does it. This may
facilitate communication under circumstances in which the person would
normally feel inhibited.
In fact it has been claimed that, despite the impression one might get about
the persona as "putting on a mask," the use of the persona actually enables
a person to be (and this is important) more genuinely themselves.
That's because the persona has more freedom, not being subject to the
stifling layers that social convention puts on us mere humans.
Long as we're getting free of social conventions, we might as well get to
sex. Most furries are interested in the concept of sex between
themselves as themselves, or themselves as their personas, with other such
creatures (furries). This is not bestiality in that the partner is
another mature sapient. So regardless of the species difference, it
remains full participation sex between two people. Like most people, a
lot of furries are disgusted by the concept of bestiality, in fact even more
so since they often care much more about the animals. This is not true
for all furries, though, just as it is not true for all non-furries: this is
referred to in the fandom as "zoo."
Dear me, did I say two? Two is another social convention. A lot
of (most?) furries like group sex.
In fact, social conventions seem to go down like dominoes once one gets
started. Most furries are bisexual, with a lot of the rest being gay.
Let us now pause while the straight and monogamous folks come out from
wherever they just dived into for cover.
Ok, didn't mean to chase anyone off. The point is that wherever may be
on the spectrum, from full fledged furriness to just a reader of "Panda
Khan," there is a place in furrydom for you.