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PeachClover

Real Furries

Real Furries, who eat meat, like sushi.
You don't have to love sushi to the point of knowing all the Japanese names for it, nor do you have to be obsessive to the point of eating it every day, but real Furries like real sushi, and no, if it has cream cheese in it, it is NOT sushi.

Real Furries despise the word "popufur"
Every Furry dreams of becoming well known for their personal talents and services to the fandom, however, real Furries will never pursue a moment of popularity at the expense of time with their real friends.

Real Furries do not have "fursonas"
The "Furry character" we portray is a reflection of our very soul.  Even for people with multiple personalities, our "characters" are our true selves acting, and usually looking, the best that we know we are capable of being, even if our human bodies and feelings at the moment do not always show it.
-That being said, if someone asks you what you are, and your response starts with, "my character is a-", instead of "I am a-" you need to do some soul searching and ask yourself if this is the right fandom for you.

Real Furries have always been Furry.
If you ask a real Furry, "How long have you been a Furry", they will answer, "For all my life", however, answers for "When did you find/join the fandom?" will vary.

Real Furries know what love is.
Even if they are turned off, are afraid of, or get an upset stomach by what is in another's pants or what someone and their partner(s) do for sex, real Furries know that mutual love among any number of beings is absolute: it exists beyond the limitations of our bodies, it exists beyond the laws of the land, it is that which gives existence meaning, and as such is respected as the highest value of life.
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Added: 6 years, 5 months ago
 
Alfador
6 years, 5 months ago
PeachClover
6 years, 5 months ago
Are you disagreeing with what I have written or merely how I said it?
Alfador
6 years, 5 months ago
Actually a little bit of both--regardless of how good or bad these traits might be, I honestly think you're drawing lines in the sand where there shouldn't be. Whenever anyone says "A REAL X does/doesn't Y" or "A TRUE X does/doesn't Y" I start getting wary. It just doesn't sit right with me. *hugs*
Alynna
6 years, 5 months ago
o/~ Real furries of genius o/~
Alynna
6 years, 5 months ago
No self-respecting southerner would make instant grits...
Rakaziel
6 years, 5 months ago
While I see your point, I have to agree with Alfador here. More precisely, everyone has flaws and drawing either/else lines in the sand on whether someone is a real anything invites misjudgements and ultimately disappointment, either in others, because you overestimated them, or in yourself, because you underestimated them. I tend to look at such things rather as a percentage than an either/else equation.

Just for fun, let's do your checklist.

- Sushi? - Tried it, did not like it. On the other hand I do still like meat, the reason I went vegetarian was pity and not taste. Also, imo the only difference between ruining a traditional recipe, and a succesful experiment worthy of it's own tradition, is the result.
Result: -1 on the score.

- Popufur? - I despise this kind of people in general, regardless of whether they are furry or not. They give the people who are genuinely into anything a bad name.
Result: +1 on the score.

- Fursona? - I have... mirror images would be the right word, that reflect different aspects of myself, or myself with this aspect in higher proportion to the rest. On the other hand they are all human or transhuman. I like making anthro characters but I identify them as my creation and not myself, then again some are indirectly part of my mirror images, if I could create new species irl I would.
Result: +0,5 on the score.

- Allways been? - As far as the definiton of furry fits to me, yes.
Result: +1 on the score.

- Love? - Yes. I would not call it the highest value in life, that would be growing into a god for me, but love is the highest value when it comes to modus operandi.
Result: + 0,75 on the score.

Is 2,25 of 5  = 45% on the Real Furry scale.
Alynna
6 years, 5 months ago
Just as a note, I despise the word 'popufur', and any fur that uses it instantly loses a full letter grade on the old respectometer.  

There was this skit in the variety show I remember at Further Confusion called "Popufur" I think from LatinVixen, which was really an advertisement for her fursuits.   There was NO clapping at the end.  And yet, the skit won.  When it was announced, there was dead silence.

I'm pretty sure LatinVixen bought off the contest, and others believe that too.  But honestly I think it says everything that needs to be said about the word...
PeachClover
6 years, 5 months ago
Can you explain that skit?
Alynna
6 years, 5 months ago
PeachClover
6 years, 5 months ago
Mommy dear... This skit doesn't suck as much as you think it does; that's a song from Wicked the musical redone for Furry.  To be honest, I have seen far worse.
Oedipus
6 years, 4 months ago
I don't understand why liking or not liking sushi can define you as a 'real furry'. :o For that matter, when you consider that the furry fandom is.... a fandom; then a real furry is a fan of furries. It's a very fast and loose definition, in the manner of all fandoms. Like trekkies. ^-^ I don't think any Trekkies really believe they are a Klingon in human guise.
PeachClover
6 years, 4 months ago
Furrry as in a Furry is a loose definition; a Furry Lifestyler is not so much.  I would believe it odd if their were Trekkies who thought themselves Klingons in human bodies, but take some time to examine the origins of both fandoms.  Trekkies are fans of an established written universe with massive amounts of books in just one universe or alternate universes branching off from preexisting material.  Furries are fans of anthropomorphic human-animal species that exist in every genre in every medium, the origin of which cannot be traced to any source material, and the common ground being not the created material but that most who create or partake in this fandom have a set of moral and social attitudes that were present before their time of joining the fandom ... Call it what you will, but I think that means something.
Oedipus
4 years, 6 months ago
Still not sure about the sushi thing. I think I know some furries that don't like Sushi.
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