Furry Problems
Will you be attending Anthrocon 2014? If so, what day? :D
Anonymous

I won’t be just because I’m under 18, I know my family would not approve, and i’m broke as fuuuck. However, Vyxx might be. We’ll see if she sees this and adds onto it with her answer.

—Tigress

Fur-Census

clean-furries:

I am doing an experiment (and I want to prove something to a friend) to see how many furries are in the Tumblr community. Like and repost!

What is ur theme? it looks cool! :P
Anonymous

Just a paw print pattern I found on Google images!

—Tigress

"Hi! so today my school decided that tails are no longer allowed in school and promptly told us. But what gets me is their reasoning though. It was because of the complaints that our tails are real, when in fact only one of us is wearing an actual tail and the fox died from natural causes and the tail was washed very thoroughly before it was sold. The point of this really is to ask if you have any suggestions of what we can do to help lift the rule?"

—Submitted by lunawatcher

Hiya,

While I wish we could, we can’t do anything about your school proposing a rule about tails. However, my advice to you is to maybe talk to a counselor or teacher or whomever can pass the word along and explain to them exactly what you just did to us. Just say it was a misunderstanding and it is completely harmless.

—Tigress<3

So, I really want a collar from this website, but I don't know how to ask those I live with about it.. I consider satying that I have one for a cosplay and find it really comforting, but it's a bit 'extreme' because it's black and got chains and shit, so I'd like to order a custom one from this website.. Do you think that would work?
Anonymous

If you are talking about the Collar Factory, I’ve been dreaming about getting one from there for ages. I usually just get cheap ones from pet stores, because I’m super poor.. I’ve had the same one for a few years.

The best way to start wearing a collar is to just do it.

Don’t bother getting them ready for it, because you’ll think you’ve got the prepared enough, and they’ll still freak out. I’ve been wearing a collar for about 5 years now and my family still sometimes has a comment about it. Though, I think they grew used to it. Considering that I wend from a bright green nylon one, to a pink leather one, and finally to my current brown rolled leather one.

It also depends on if you’re getting one with a D ring or a loop and D. Or what kind of decor is on it if you can just pass it off as a choker… which might be easier for your family to take.

The worst that can happen is that they get pissy about it and you just keep wearing it. They might ask you to take it off when going out, and, for awhile, humor them.. eventually, ‘forget’ that it was still on or whatever. Use your judgement.

Be prepared for questions. Usually, when I go out in public, I get at least one person asking about it to  every 10 stares. Usually the questions are “Is that a dog collar?!” “Why are you wearing a dog collar?!” “Can I put a leash on you?” or “What is that?!” Also, be prepared for being barked at by strangers and people just being absolute assholes. It’s really funny to bark back at them, if you can manage a really deep bark.. it usually scares the piss out of them. It doesn’t happen all the time, but, be prepared for them any way. Most of the time you’ll just run into stares or people really not caring. Just don’t act like it’s an issue and you’ll be fine.

Right, so, that was a lot of words.. and I apologize for that, but, I hope I gave you some useful information and answered your question. If not, feel free to send another message either on this blog or my personal, if you feel better about that.

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Aysling SilverFox

My parents (mom & her boyfriend) are furry haters. They think that they are only people who make sexual contact in the suits and make porn art. They don't know that I'm a furry but I'm pretty afraid to tell them, or even bring up the topic at that! I really want a fursuit, and I live in the city where the cons are at. I'm not sure if I should keep it a secret, or wait a while to tell, for I'm only 14. Any advice? Thanks! x
Anonymous

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Because of how young you are, I would advise against getting a fursuit simply because you are going to grow and fursuits are hella expensive. That, and your living situation being what it is, I wouldn’t tell them anything. because it might put you in danger. And, typically, to get into a con if you are under 18 you need a parent or guardian to sign that’s okay to go. I’d just wait a while.

Though, if you really want to get a fursuit, I’d wait until you can just pass it off as a Halloween costume.

As I’ve said before, if telling your parents you are a furry puts you in jeopardy (getting kicked out or whatever), don’t do it.

You wanna know how my dad found out I’m a furry? “Hey dad, I want to make a costume that looks like this *show picture of fursuit*, what do you think?” “Oh. How much’ll that cost?”

You don’t need to dramatically ‘come out’ to your parents. It’s not need. I promise. Just have fun and be furry.. as long as it doesn’t get you kicked out.

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Aysling SilverFox

How can I get more involved in the fandom? I like being a furry alot but I feel like I'm not commited enough or am as unique as others to feel like i'm really a part of the community. Any tips or advice?
Anonymous

https://24.media.tumblr.com/9a0b6ac22179015d172eb54c2c03bb42/tumblr_mklqhhNDr91qchy9ro1_500.png

But, seriously, I’m struggling with this question too. I have no real idea.. other than setting up furmeets or whatever. I guess it just goes back to “do what you like” and that’s how you get involved.

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Aysling SilverFox

So I guess I'm pretty new to all this. Once upon a time I had anthropomorphic and furry characters, but I didn't really have a fursona because I didn't GET it. I just thought animals and anthros were fun to draw because some of my friends drew them too. So flash forward to now, and I'm really interested in becoming a part of the fandom :) Got any resources for a newbie?

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Hello there! If you are unsure if you are a furry or not, take this quiz!

Other then that, just, do whatever comes natural. Meet people if you want. Watch videos. Head to conventions. Do whatever it is that you like about the furry fandom. Do that and be happy.

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Aysling

That time when you tell your friend you're a furry and you realize they watch too much csi ;-;

furry-problems:

http://24.media.tumblr.com/a0f008706c8c4d04f512b28c2c837eb9/tumblr_mtmajtltNK1r62ty3o1_250.gif

Did variations of this here and a long long time ago in 2012… back when I didn’t know what formatting was. :)

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Aysling

What do you mean formatting? lolol

—Tigress

That time when you tell your friend you're a furry and you realize they watch too much csi ;-;

http://24.media.tumblr.com/a0f008706c8c4d04f512b28c2c837eb9/tumblr_mtmajtltNK1r62ty3o1_250.gif

Did variations of this here and a long long time ago in 2012… back when I didn’t know what formatting was. :)

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Aysling

Reading through your blog, I notice that some of the 'furry problems' are actually 'therian problems'. A lot of people think that the two aren't compatible, but a lot of people also think that the two are the same. Is there an easy way to clarify the difference so that others understand?
Anonymous