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For those people out there ho think furries are nothing but freaks- let me put something into perspective for you.

On the last Triangle Area furmeet I attended, there were a few individuals in a suit. We were at pullen park in Raleigh, so the suiters decided to fur-up and head on down to the park where the kids were playing. It was open to the public after major reconstruction, so it was packed with parents and lots of small kids. One gentleman and his, I assume mother, caught up with myself and 2 of my suiting friends before we got down to the park. He seemed to have some sort of mental disability, I think downs syndrome, and was totally ecstatic to see giant walking animals at the park. He was so excited to get pictures, and his mother came up to us and thanked us for doing something so kind for the people there. One child in particular caught my eye, however. She was a young girl, I want to say between 8-12, and she was in a chair with (I think) cerebral palsy. She couldn't move or speak, but she was smiling from ear to ear seeing this big kitty cat infront of her. We took pictures with her and spoke to her sister. The mother or grandmother of the child in the chair was so moved to see her child this happy, I thought she was going to cry.

Being a furry is more than just meeting other furs and false accusations of being "sexual deviants". I've learned this first hand after a few years of being apart of the fandom. Please take this into consideration before you bash someone :) Thanks ♥
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gasmask Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
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doofus Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional Artist
you queer
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gasmask Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
"out there ho think furries"
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doofus Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional Artist
WHATEVVVVVVV
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catfarts Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
<3 i love this journal. i wish people understood we aren't just horny animals who want to screw each other. my friends used to not accept me as being a furry and didn't like me talking about it, but i forced them to a con and they love everything about the fandom now. it's just a bunch of fun <3 we're just all kinds at heart! :D it's like being at disney <3
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doofus Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional Artist
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boneguts Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I don't mean to be rude, but those were children, mental disability or not. Children get excited over mascots and costumes no matter what they're dressed as, furry or not.

I do respect furries though, don't get me wrong. It takes a lot of courage to go out in public suited up, especially with the way people think of them.
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doofus Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional Artist
It's more so the gesture. You don't see anime kids doing that where I live. Where most people do it for popularity ideals, we do it to make people smile. And that did come off as a tad rude :)
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boneguts Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
As I said I didn't mean to be but I figured I would come off as rude.
Around here, no one does it. If someone were to step foot out of their house dressed as a wolf or a fox they would be instantly made fun of. Or shot. I'm not saying I'd be one to make fun of or shoot someone, in fact I was planning on making fursuits once I could afford all the materials! It's just a complicated fandom and a lot of people don't seem to understand it. Children especially, they just get excited over anything without knowing what it really is.

Sorry for being rude though, I didn't mean to be. I could have explained it in a nicer way T_T
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doofus Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional Artist
It's okay! I understand what you were saying now, though :3 that's all that matters :heart:

Hey if you get into suit making, I'd LOOOVE to see!
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