Mascot Is Victim of Furry Derps
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.
11/2/2012 07:40:58 am
People shouldn't judge someone just because he does mascot jobs.. He probably doesn't have the money to get a suit. What the hell people.
Randolph (Excelsior!) Garrett
11/2/2012 01:19:48 pm
Dammit Brownee! Tell those idiots to f*** off and come over here and give me a big hug you lovable lug!! :-)
11/3/2012 01:31:06 am
I started being a mascot in 1974 to make up for deficits in cash flow, I continued with a Radio Station for ten years, struck out on my own with a fursuit I had custom made for me and was able to stop my old job, making more money than my old jobs with my fursuit. I too did some of the commercial mascots and did my best to present that fursona. I've never much been embraced by furrys likely because I was furry before there were furs, way before usenet. By my 50's I had my own custom made fur suit that was created to my specifications. Few furrys endorsed me though I attracted furs to those events I attended, they felt more comfortable coming to an event I was in attendance of. My own thought, if you feel furry, you're furry, simple as that. If you enjoy fursuiting as much as myself, you're a fur. What other furs think doesn't count because of the diversity of folks, everyone has their own ideas but they do not have a right to insist you accept their standards. You are furry, simple as that. Those who think you are not, must be insecure in their furriness.
11/11/2012 09:10:23 am
i been a fur as long as you since 1993 since i was (7 years old)
5/6/2013 02:06:56 am
I am actually the opposite, I am a Mascot and not a furry. You might wonder why I am posting on a furry site then, well I typed into google. "Mascot not furry" and this came up.
5/6/2013 02:17:58 am
Hi! Thanks for posting your comments. As a fursuiter myself, I can wholeheartedly agree with what you have said here. I think most fursuiters suit up because they like to entertain and they love the reactions that kids and even adults give them. I have no singing or dancing talent either, but when I am in my Grubbs fursuit, I don't feel self-conscious. It is so much fun!
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