Food For Thought:
Now, we all have our own ideals and beliefs on why some people pick their fursonas and we’re all guilty of dumping those assumptions on others whom have picked the same creature as their fursona/totem animal/character/avatar/etc. Some do it on a less drastic and subconscious level than others, but we’re all guilty to some degree or another.
Like back in the day, 10 years ago, I had found out that hybrids were becoming a popular choice, as the usual species were only large cats, wolves and foxes at the time. It seems as though the times were changing, as people started becoming half fox, half wolf, or the ever-so-popular at the time, the half wolf, half horse. Despite how silly that sounds, it was very true, from my own personal perceptions, and I made a connection: While everyone was ‘adding more’ to themselves for the sake of originality (the ongoing struggle of the Furry Fandom even to this day!)
The irony is, is that it seems as though the purpose very abruptly stopped being about indecisiveness about one’s true fursona, or that they were simply trying to be two things at once, but instead, it shifted to being something else entirely: People were doing it as a “freebie” way to get the sexual equipment that their species lacked, in order to stay “fresh and interesting” as the other species, with the various perks their genitalia offered! Almost in it’s entirety, (from my perceptions) it seemed like everyone became part-fox, or part-wolf simply so that they could have a knot at the base of their penis, so that they too, could be special, and wouldn’t feel inferior to the canine types, when roleplaying their sexcapades. Also, a few became part-feline, so that they could have those sadistic barbs on their members, to add that extra bit of flavor to their action. I’ve also noticed with a bit of humor, that yet again, those whom claimed their fursonas as dragons, followed the route of the feline, whether it’s in personality traits, various vocalizations (most dragons “purred” instead of “murred” or “churred” back then), and soon after the ‘evolution of hybrids’ dragons magically seemed to develop barbs on their own genitalia as well! Finally, the last hybridization that became immediately apparent (thank you, size queens), was that many (usually canines, as they already had the knot everyone drooled over) became part-horse, specifically so they could have an exceptionally-large penis, and explain it away without ridicule and hazing from others for “doing it just for the size”, despite that normally actually being the case.
Now, I’m not-so-much passing judgement here, as I am bringing these observations up for a reason: To this day, Furry is still adapting and breaking the rules in new ways to stay sexually fresh and “Ahead-of-the-game” and that constant struggle for originality. Whether it’s simply throwing out the rules of Nature altogether and going “My fursona is an owl, and it has a knotted penis” blatantly ignoring the root of various species in the process, or having a glow-in-the-dark penis, or spooge that hypnotizes the imbiber to need more and more, or being a fursona made of unearthly colors and sparkles and tentacles and goop and cyborg machines and pure energy and even Pokémon and Digimon nowadays.
We’re stepping further and further away from “The Rules”, breaking tradition, climbing to great new heights and becoming more magnificent and stranger than ever before! Is this good? Many who feel that Furry has lost touch with Nature, one of it’s core roots (along with sci-fi magazines!) and are turning into more of a “Be special and crazy with unheard-of fetishes and ungodly colors and sparkles galore”, and it might be true. Where is the limit? Will we simply shatter all of the rules of reality and tradition and logic in favor of strangeness and the selfish need to be viewed as more special than others?
Will there be a stopping point some time in the future, where we look back, and think to ourselves, “Where have we gone? We’ve done just what humanity has done, and worked so hard for individuality and the unknown, that we’ve forsaken that which made us who we are?” The irony is, is that this is a very likely scenario. History often repeats itself, and even to this day, there are subgroups of Furries who feel that they need to remind others of our roots, of the Shamanistic ways Furry once had, and that the journies of our lives aren’t just about pushing what is inside of us, outwards, but more finding the connection of what is within us, and bringing it out in order to connect not only with what is and might be, but what has been. Much like how Paganism, a lovely old religion, is making a comeback, as we’ve strayed far from it in this day and age, Furry might have a sort of spiritual “Redefining” time of its own.
I do apologize for how long-winded this post has become, but since it is a Food For Thought post, I will leave you with some questions to consider, and hope to hear back from you about this psychological and philosophical post:
What do you think? Where are we headed? Are we bringing ourselves to our own self-important and narcissistic end, or will we rediscover ourselves as a whole in time? Will something else happen?
What do you think?