Poll: What's our feelings on Furries?


#1
  • Not a Furry, not Into Them
  • Not a Furry but Into Them
  • Furry, not Into Humans
  • Furry, Into Humans

0 voters

So, how many of us are furs? And how many of us are into furs? I’m feelin’ a bit curious as to the population of furs on here.


#2

excluding the very… aggressively weird minority, more depraved than even I am… I like it as long as they’re cute


#3

I think the options might muddle your results a little.

Because I’m voting “Not furry, not into them” because they don’t SPECIFICALLY have an appeal for me, but I’m also not put off by them.


#4

Considering I’ve had an account on FA since it started, I guess I have to put “am furry”, but I do feel the phrasing here needlessly divides this poll and makes it harder to read. As this is a special interest forum we could simplify the question by looking at it from a context of what we would accept in a game, namely “no furries, some furries OK, all furries OK, or no humans allowed”.


#5

I’ve always wondered what specifically makes a person a furry. Is it the… Interest alone or both an interest and lifestyle elements? An exclusive interest?

I agree with @chilmistressfreia that your results might be a bit muddled, but not only by a threshold of interest. Being that there seem to be lots of different opinions on what makes a person a furry, you’ve got a lot of people here that say they like furry but aren’t identifying as furry.

Ideally, we would be able to make a poll with two questions:

  1. Furry? (1-5)
  2. Human? (1-5)

You could actually make a nice chart out of that, with each user neatly placed on an x- and y-axis. Granted, I’m almost certain that’s not supported by the forum, but it’d be pretty slick.


#6

To be honest even though I don’t care for furries I have a FA account. What I do is take wg stories from there and convert them to human only to satisfy my own tastes. Furries are no substitution for what you are and I prefer my own species in the games or story-lines.


#7

I’ve seen your feedback on it and yes. I was unsure how to word it either. Perhaps a 1-10 scale would work better…? Ah well. Glad to see that around 21% of us are furs, at least!
Also, when I say “Furry” I mean you have a fursona and are attracted to furries.


#8

In my opinion, a “Furry” is anyone who likes (whether just intrigued positively or romantically attracted to) anthropomorphic animals/art/animation/etc.

It may be kinda open in that interpretation, but I’ve been going on that judgement for a few years since I met the friend who got me to be a furry as well.

I am actually a bit surprised that there are so few furries on this server. Not that I’m disappointed, of course, I’m just intrigued.


#9

It’s really simple; a furry is someone who identifies themselves as being a furry - for whatever reason. It doesn’t rely on any specific thing or level of involvement or attraction. You can’t tell/label someone they are a furry, even if they are really into things that would be considered furry. The label doesn’t imply romantic attraction to furries, or a lack of attraction to humans.


#10

Personally im not into furries but im pretty ok with them,also im not very far from furries as im into monster girls (you know,kitsunes,lamias,driders etc.)


#11

Reopening the poll in case more people wanted to vote.


#12

It’s a definitional thing. Whether or not you identify as a ‘furry’ depends on how that label is presented and in this case, without a consensus-based determination of what that label means, people can simply say that they aren’t, while behaving in ways that might be frequently described as ‘furry’. There’s a stigma around enjoying/following anthropomorphic media mainly due to its sexualisation and/or ‘otherkin’ that discourages self-identification.


#13

I’d say I lean more towards monsterfolks than furry, just on virtue of monstergirl art typically hitting on my interests more than there actually being a deep preference,

but that said *bangs hands on table* WHEN WILL I HAVE ENOUGH DISPOSABLE INCOME TO COMMISSION MY FURSONA BUT FAT :sob:


#14

I had a hard time voting- since I’m not sure if I consider myself a Furry, but at the same time I spend my time looking at a lot more fat furs than fat folks. Make of that what you will. I’m on the fence.


#15

I answered “Not into them” under the assumption that furry applies to the well-accepted human-shaped animal concept, I’m assuming that monster girls don’t count? The variety that looks like girls with animal parts frankensteined onto them:
D5-felynn-1

edit: oops, the topic was recommended to me so I didn’t realize it was a necro.


#16

Most furries don’t consider that kind of character to fit under the anthro umbrella… from what little I know.

That girl, to quote TVtropes, is more on the Little Bit Beastly variety (a human who has animal features slapped on them), whereas the average fursona is a Petting Zoo Person (an animal, of any level of stylization, grafted on the human body to an appealing degree).

It’s the difference between a woman with cat ears and a woman who is a cat, and what always throws me off when Mainstream Media talks about “animal people”.


#17

You’ve pretty much got it. The character is only a furry in the loosest sense; the more accurate term would be kemonomimi.