I want to ask you something. Is this possible? Well I’m a furry. Being furryness leads me to Mascot Jobs. The problem is other furs don’t think I’m a fur. Again I like to dress in animal suits. Every time I put on animal suit I become that fursona. But why is some furries have issues about me? I never did any harms. Plus I don’t do sex. Been a fur since 1993. Only thing is I don’t own fursuits. But I do own suits. Its Mass Production. Am I furry or not? Please answer my letter. Thanks.
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There is an elitist crowd of furries out there who want to tell other people in the fandom what is and isn’t furry. These people range from the misguided to the self-important to just plain bullies.
You have done nothing wrong. Indeed, you are doing everything right, having fun with mascotting and enjoying your furriness.
There is no “right” or “wrong” way to be a furry. That is like saying there is a right or wrong way to be a human being. Furries who have a problem with what you are doing are total derps. Part of what makes the furry fandom great is that there are really no limits to what you can do with it, therefore being a furry can easily be personalized to your specific tastes and needs. That is why, I feel, many people are drawn to it. It is because we face so many rules and imposed “norms” in human society that we wish to escape all the labels and demands by others to “fit in” to a predefined society.
We want to be ourselves.
Those furries who wish to impose new rules and definitions to the fandom and what furry is are reverting to the very thing we were trying to escape in the first place. To me, that is not in the furry spirit. It is in the mundane spirit, and they should be ashamed of themselves.
Do what you enjoy, Brownee. Go forth and be furry. And always remember to consider the source when you are being criticized.
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