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Chuck
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(06-25-2013, 08:15 AM)
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The Furries are among you.

Don't panic. A furry is a fan or enthusiast of anthropomorphic (human-like) creatures. Make it walk, make it talk, and furries will be there.

"Funny animals" are closely associated with comic strips and cartoons. There is no shortage of furries who are into those. Nearly anything else counts too: live action movies and TV, written fiction, art, table-top RPGs featuring playable beasties, and just about every MMORPG in which a pair of animal ears may be glued onto your toon during character creation.

The furry fandom is different from a lot of genre clubs. Based on a general idea without any specific media format or franchise as a tentpole, furry is mostly built from the ground up. It is the definition of chaos. If one takes a moment to talk to a furry fan, their individual motivations are almost unique. There is great emphasis on fan participation. Furries make a lot of content - at times it all seems like an arts and crafts fair devoted to curiously buff wolves. Taking a lead from their friends in the science fiction, fantasy, and anime communities, furry fans build costumes -- some of the most elaborately-crafted you'll find, in fact. Contrary to internet rumors however, none of it is as serious as you might think.

Furries freak a lot of people out, and that's okay. What furries are into isn't common. The furry subculture tends to sweep up a colorful variety of odd people. Most adults no longer think about things like funny animals, and may not see why anyone would. The media loves furries - as long as they're the most outrageous furry in the room. Furries tend to be rather frank about having kinks. Many share a quality common to geeks and nerds everywhere: not knowing when to shut up about their favorite thing, especially to non-fans.

Of course, none of that means there's anything wrong with being a furry fan.

Not everyone who likes anthro things will call themselves a furry, and that's okay too. Furry fandom represents a particular subculture, but it's a subset of anthropomorphism, not the other way around. Fox McCloud isn't a talking animal because he's a furry, furries like him because he's a talking animal. Thanks to the Regular Show, everyone has now been a talking animal for 15 minutes.

This is all probably pretty heavy for something so silly. People and groups will always be labeled, FurryGAF's container may as well be clearly and accurately marked.

P.S. Rule 34? Hot gay wolf sex? Digimon porn? Sonic? Google is right this way. Go on, find what you need. The furries won't be offended. Just don’t post it in here. :)




This month I've decided on a lesser known artist, so I recommend commissioning them and following them on various services!

Kashoune!



FA
Twitter
Patreon
DA
Weasly
Tumblr
Art Tumblr

Kashoune is a furry and devil boy artist that has a semi realistic style with thin lines and sketch-line detail. Often they draw with flat colors and simple yet strong shadows which is a bit like comic books. Really cute stuff.





last month's AotM

As always, if you have any suggestions for next month, drop me a PM.


Originally Posted by Odahviing

Being a Furry means for me to talk and have fun with people who share the same interests like I have. Furries are the kindest people on earth and it always makes me happy to talk with them!

Originally Posted by jgminto

Hmm I suppose I'd say "Being a Furry represents an appreciation of anthropomorphism in any of its various forms. It also means you're a super cool person."

Originally Posted by D-Pad

In addition to what was stated above, I enjoy the creativity of the community when it comes to the art. It's great to see the many different visions and ideas when it comes to anthropomorphizing different creatures.

Originally Posted by Boss Doggie

I honestly find it annoying that "furry" is being referred to the anthropomorphic characters rather than "anthro". And for me, furry is just enjoying anthro art.

Originally Posted by Hop

I just like being a weirdo bunny

Originally Posted by ColtraineGF

It means a comfortable, fuzzy place, filled with interesting people and endless pictures -

And weirdo bunnies :B

Originally Posted by perfect free

Bluntly, I've always wanted to be an animal. It's something I regard as central to my identity. (I'm tempted to call this "totemism" but I don't know whether that's really accurate.) Anyway, if I say to somebody "I'm a furry," that's what I'm referring to. I like anthropomorphic art too, though, obviously.

Originally Posted by Prax

Being a furry means appreciating anthropomorphic artwork and other creative endeavours that focus on the expression of an animalistic spirit or form, and can go as far as personally identifying with these creations and characters.

Cuz animals are super cool!

Originally Posted by Tyeforce

Being "furry," to me, means having an interest in anthropomorphic animals. This can range from just liking furry art (normal or porn), to actually dressing up in fursuits, and everywhere in between. It's not just about sex (it doesn't HAVE to be sexual at all), and you don't need to have a fursona or a fursuit to be a furry.

Originally Posted by corrupted

Being a furry means enjoying the vast amounts of anthro art along with all the other aspects of the word.

If anyone else would like to throw their answer to the question in here, let us know!



Originally Posted by Gattuso

Hey FurryGAF! Come on down and follow our official tumblr! It has a bigger variety of art than this topic, I assure you. If you want to help and add some images to it you can email them to this address: (quote to reveal), send me a message to become a contributor, or simply just sit off to the side over there.




Info courtesy of Wikifur!

Fursuits are animal costumes associated with the furry fandom. They range from simple tails and ears to full costumes cooled by battery-powered fans. Similar to mascot suits, they allow the wearer to adopt another personality while in costume. Owners (also known as fursuiters) can spend less than one-hundred to many thousands of dollars on one fursuit, depending on the complexity of the design and on the materials used. These items are frequently sold at conventions, or online by either commission or auction. Many furry fans make their own using online tutorials and/or advice from newsgroups.

The standard fursuit is a full body costume that consists of a head, fore paws, hind paws and a body with an attached tail; in some cases, the tail is connected via a belt to the wearer and hangs out through a hole in the back of the body. Many suits include special padding or under suits to give the character its desired shape

Some furries enjoy wearing their suits for parades, exhibitions, or conventions. Oftentimes, these are of a personal character who they are expressing as a form of role play. The fursuiter may consider themselves to be expressing who they really are. These fursuiters may also wear their suits to small, informal meetings among furry fans in their area. Some may get permission to perform in or outside of a shop or event, while others may simply wear a suit in a major area, such as a mall. However, some public areas have no-mask laws, so individuals seeking to wear their fursuit in large, public places should check first if it's allowed before performing at that location.


old thread
Fur Affinity (old reliable)
Weasyl (new ish)
So Furry (other new ish)



Miu


Peritian


Iskra


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Zen


Carat


Tsampikos


Meesh


Falvie

kishibe

CherryBox

Cheetahpaws

Kaji

Kamui

Strype

Tush

VeraMundis

Wolfy-Nail

WhiteMantis

loculi

Onta
Chuck
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(06-25-2013, 08:15 AM)
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Lobotalow


null-ghost (pixiv)


Bloody (pixiv)


DK


SKY


Golden Charlie


sukka


五色


zerolativity


pockyrumz


I’d like to give a million thanks to Corrupted, Kai Dracon, D-Pad for the amazing banners, jgminto, Sir Ilpalazzo, Boss Doggie, BelMarduk, Hitokage for keeping the last thread going, and everyone else who answered the question and helped with the thread in any way. Thanks so much everyone!!!!


Space Dino is ready for an awesome thread! Have fun everyone!
Grakl
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(06-25-2013, 08:15 AM)
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to the dergs
ColtraineGF
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(06-25-2013, 08:15 AM)
Ready to go!
jgminto
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(06-25-2013, 08:16 AM)
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Aw yes dat newness
Hecatonchires Custom
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(06-25-2013, 08:16 AM)
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Woo.

Just watch out for the bulge mafia guys~
D-Pad
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(06-25-2013, 08:16 AM)
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Finally! Nice work everyone, now let's party!

Sniiiiiiiiifffff ah love that new thread scent.
darkside31337
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(06-25-2013, 08:19 AM)
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This OT is absolutely crazy. Good job.
jgminto
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(06-25-2013, 08:20 AM)
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Props to corrupted, Chuck, D-Pad and everyone else who helped with the new thread. Also lets try and use this one!
Sir Ilpalazzo
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(06-25-2013, 08:21 AM)
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Alright, you got me. I'm posting.

Awesome OP.
The Tofunator
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(06-25-2013, 08:21 AM)
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Excellent. I've been waiting for this!
UltimateIke
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(06-25-2013, 08:22 AM)
Terrific work on the new thread! You guys did great!
Chuck
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(06-25-2013, 08:35 AM)
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Again, a million million thanks to everyone who helped with the OP!

And a special and personal thanks to corrupted. Without him this community would haven't gotten restarted in the big way it has and I'm sure we'll see it grow a lot in the future.

This thread should be a whole lot of fun. I hope everyone has a blast! :)
Boss Doggie
all my loli wolf companions are so moe
(06-25-2013, 11:01 AM)
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Booyah!

would you still add more artists in OP? I can recommend some. :3
jgminto
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(06-25-2013, 11:35 AM)
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I think that's fine. As long as the artist has some sfw material.
Hitokage
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(06-25-2013, 12:10 PM)
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May want to consider rehosting/recompressing certain images. Pretty slow to load.
Boss Doggie
all my loli wolf companions are so moe
(06-25-2013, 01:00 PM)
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I just want me some bara representation because there's a lack of representation. Apparently someone said that "OP shouldn't be filled with bara" but that doesn't mean little to none!

Oh and I always link sfw. It's not like you can view nsfw without account on pixiv or FA anyway.

null-ghost (pixiv)


Bloody (pixiv)


DK


I'll see if I can do some later... but problem is that they're all pixiv-only.
jgminto
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(06-25-2013, 01:03 PM)
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Nice stuff Boss Doggie.
Kai Dracon
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(06-25-2013, 03:26 PM)
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Mr. Anderson... you're back. We've.... missed you.
Hop
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(06-25-2013, 03:32 PM)
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FYI, still a weirdo bunny
Boss Doggie
all my loli wolf companions are so moe
(06-25-2013, 04:15 PM)
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Can't tell if it's a guy or gal tbqh
Hitokage
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(06-25-2013, 04:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Boss Doggie

Can't tell if it's a guy or gal tbqh

Maybe that's the intent.
Kai Dracon
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(06-25-2013, 04:25 PM)
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In bunniness, a bunny can have no shortcomings.

Bunny Buddha knows the way.
ColtraineGF
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(06-25-2013, 04:52 PM)
Oh, that's a fantastic feed :D

still wondering what to do to get the neighbors I want in ACNL... luckily, one of my residents is moving out soon, so there's hope on that front.
CHEEZMO™
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(06-25-2013, 05:10 PM)
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Rubbish King
The gift that keeps on giving
(06-25-2013, 05:12 PM)
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Hello, I'm tash and I like Sly Cooper

If they made a movie starring him, I'd probably buy several copies
ColtraineGF
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(06-25-2013, 05:24 PM)

Originally Posted by Tashbrooke

If they made a movie starring him, I'd probably buy several copies

Maybe after Sony is done with the Ratchet and Clank movie :p

(I wonder, if R+C is any kind of success, it will start a trend of CG video game movies [as opposed to live action ones])
Bel Marduk
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(06-25-2013, 05:30 PM)
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No thread subtitle? Did we reach a consensus? I mean.. I wanted a serious one but I believe most people wanted a pun or something witty there. You can email a mod and ask them to put one later if you want to, Chuck.
Rubbish King
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(06-25-2013, 05:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by ColtraineGF

Maybe after Sony is done with the Ratchet and Clank movie :p

(I wonder, if R+C is any kind of success, it will start a trend of CG video game movies [as opposed to live action ones])

WHHHA?!
ColtraineGF
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(06-25-2013, 05:43 PM)

Originally Posted by Tashbrooke

WHHHA?!

Yup, teased a few months back:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qx1oyMUxmkc
Wilsongt
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(06-25-2013, 05:44 PM)
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New OT? *subscribes*

I may be missing it, but names and maybe links to some of the artists are appreciated it. >_> Or at least PM them to me, espcially those written in Japanese.
Rubbish King
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(06-25-2013, 06:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by ColtraineGF

Yup, teased a few months back:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qx1oyMUxmkc

*Dies*
Chuck
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(06-25-2013, 06:39 PM)
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I can't wait! It should be just what the fans want.

Also Sly would be better as a cartoon! Imagine those Sly 4 cutscenes turned into an episodic show!
Rubbish King
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(06-25-2013, 07:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by Chuck

I can't wait! It should be just what the fans want.

Also Sly would be better as a cartoon! Imagine those Sly 4 cutscenes turned into an episodic show!

It would be epic, who would voice Carmelita?
Chuck
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(06-25-2013, 07:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Boss Doggie

I just want me some bara representation because there's a lack of representation. Apparently someone said that "OP shouldn't be filled with bara" but that doesn't mean little to none!

Oh and I always link sfw. It's not like you can view nsfw without account on pixiv or FA anyway.

I'll see if I can do some later... but problem is that they're all pixiv-only.

Added! And pivix only or japanese character names should be fine too.

Originally Posted by Tashbrooke

It would be epic, who would voice Carmelita?

A new voice actress just to be funny. :P
Boss Doggie
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(06-25-2013, 08:07 PM)
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I... I actually don't like the movie being shown. It looks... dull. Then again I lost interest in the RnC franchise post PS2. Tools of Destruction was blaaaaand.

And I'll see to it that I'll make some for pixiv :3
Chuck
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(06-25-2013, 08:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by Boss Doggie

I... I actually don't like the movie being shown. It looks... dull. Then again I lost interest in the RnC franchise post PS2. Tools of Destruction was blaaaaand.

And I'll see to it that I'll make some for pixiv :3

You should play A Crack in Time.
Boss Doggie
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(06-25-2013, 08:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Chuck

You should play A Crack in Time.

The demo gave me an impression that it's "RnC but edgier!"
Refyref
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(06-25-2013, 11:18 PM)
Well, if it's a brand new start, I should just pop in. Great OP, by the way.
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(06-25-2013, 11:35 PM)
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perfect free
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(06-25-2013, 11:55 PM)
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Awesome OT. Nice work, guys. :D
DrForester
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(06-26-2013, 07:42 AM)
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That header image is very.... Off putting...
jgminto
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(06-26-2013, 07:56 AM)
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The "FurryGAF" one? What's off putting about it?
Boss Doggie
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(06-26-2013, 08:33 AM)
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It's because we killed a bunch of animals and put them on letters?
Chuck
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(06-26-2013, 08:48 AM)
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:|
Rubbish King
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(06-26-2013, 09:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by Chuck


A new voice actress just to be funny. :P

That was one thing (I didnt notice when i was a lil' nipper, but when i replayed them I was annoyed by!
How inconsistent could it be! >.<

Originally Posted by Boss Doggie

I... I actually don't like the movie being shown. It looks... dull. Then again I lost interest in the RnC franchise post PS2. Tools of Destruction was blaaaaand.

But a crack in time?! It was amazeee!
Boss Doggie
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(06-26-2013, 10:26 AM)
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Crack in Time, like I said from my experience on the demo, felt like ToD but with edginess.
Hitokage
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(06-26-2013, 10:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by Boss Doggie

It's because we killed a bunch of animals and put them on letters?

Animal Cruelty |OT|
Sir Ilpalazzo
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(06-26-2013, 11:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by DrForester

That header image is very.... Off putting...

I like it but I kind of get what you mean. Maybe it's the beak.
CHEEZMO™
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(06-26-2013, 05:31 PM)
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Avians ruining everything as usual. smh

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