Re: [furries-290] Acceptance

From: Direlda
Sent on: Monday, January 9, 2012 6:12 PM
I agree that for the most part most furries are rather accepting.  However, the first year I went to Rainfurrest I participated in the writing track and some of the people there made me feel like I didn't belong because I wasn't gay or interested in "adult" art (yes, I am one of the straight furries).  Not that I mind too much - I know I am a strange one and don't fit into expected categories; in fact, I enjoy messing with perceptions of reality (I'm probably going to wear my ears and tail out in public here in South Korea, which should be very fun, since I don't think anyone will be expecting that).

And I am glad I met you all, since I've had a lot of fun at the meets I was able to make it to before getting a job over here in South Korea.  Hopefully I'll have some time to make it to a meet during the summer.

Blessings and peace!
~Direlda

On Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 9:52 AM, Tyler <[address removed]> wrote:
Can I go?
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Snowmeow <[address removed]> wrote:

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>Fur meets are fun and conventions. when I go to a meet or a convention I can be who iam and no one cares. I can meow or growl or whatever and no one cares infact they join me at times. Ive ment alot of awsome furs through out the years. Iam happy when im with my furry friends. We do get along really good its becouse we all have something in common We are all furs.
> > Subject: Re: [furries-290] Acceptance
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>> Date: Mon, 9 Jan[masked]:07:36 -0500
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>> I want to go
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>> Aesop <[address removed]> wrote:
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>> >I love every meet I go to. I've never had so many good friends. I am also one of those random straight furs tooooooo
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>> >On Jan 9, 2012, at 1:04 PM, Blaidd Gwyn <[address removed]> wrote:
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>> >> I have seen a few people comment that they were feeling down, then went to a Meet and it cheered them up. I experienced this myself this last weekend at Razzy's birthday / bowling ... thing. I talked to my roommate about this, and we came to an interesting conclusion. The reason we feel better at a Meet is acceptance. Being with a group of furries is the only time in my life that I feel completely accepted, no matter who or what I am. A lot of us are gay, some of us are bi, I think there's even one or two that are straight (I could be wrong though)... and there's probably a few that would qualify as "other". And you know what? Nobody CARES. The same works for species. I'm a wolf. I was a wolf before I admitted to being furry. I've meet folfs, dragons, dinosaurs, wolves, more wolves, oh there's another wolf, some cats, even a skunk and a raccoon. And none of it matters. When someone asks me what species I am, I don't feel like they're cataloging me, or categorizing, or deciding where I fit in... It's because they want to know ME. I don't have a suit yet, and that's fine. Some people do have suits, and that's fine. Some people have really awesome semi-realistic suits, and that's fine. Some people have outrageous and/or comical cartoony suits, and that's fine. No matter who or what you are, no matter who or what I am, nobody judges each other, nobody splits up into cliques, etc. I could go on and on, but I'll stop here. The point is, when I go to a fur meet, I am the most comfortable and have the most fun I ever have in my life, and I'm very grateful to have found this group.
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