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Ian shared this on Facebook! It's good seeing positive press.

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Interesting, that's the second Canadian researcher I'm familiar with that does the exact same research on furries and the benefits of subcultures. What is Canada plotting...

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Furries? Benefits? Pah!

But in reality, not sure if I trust a Researcher from Canada on the topic of subcultures considering Toronto is crawling with such pests.

Furries give us a sense of community, belonging. But from personal experience? The Furry Fandom has been nothing but a burden to me, and I've seen very little benefits from it. Maybe that's just me. But I receive my sense of community elsewhere. I'm a furry to myself; no longer do I need other furries to validate my existence.

We all want validation after all.

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Your experience may have been negative, and your experiences are just as valid as anybody else's! However, that doesn't go for everyone's experiences, and a lot of people have found valuable support in the furry fandom. That doesn't invalidate you or your experiences at all, it just means yours were different. A lot of people have negative experiences with college, church, or doctors, but those things still definitely offer positive things!

Also who are you calling a pest? :/

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Sleet wrote:
Your experience may have been negative, and your experiences are just as valid as anybody else's! However, that doesn't go for everyone's experiences, and a lot of people have found valuable support in the furry fandom. That doesn't invalidate you or your experiences at all, it just means yours were different. A lot of people have negative experiences with college, church, or doctors, but those things still definitely offer positive things!

Also who are you calling a pest? :/


Fair enough. But often times I can question whether the fandom does, in the long run, any good for people. Guess we will see.

Nobody here, that is for certain. But it seems a lot of the Social Justice Warrior crowd, the kinds I cannot stand, congregate in that area. Excuse my use of vocab.

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It has done good for me. I found friends in the fandom. Online friends, but it's nice knowing there are people online who don't really care about how strange I am. It's nice to be able to talk to others, especially since I only have one friend I see IRL.

Of course, I did look where I made those furry friends. I didn't even bother with Fur Affinity Forums, for example. Instead I went on looking for a family-friendly place where I would feel welcome and accepted. I found that here, but also at another furry forum. Now even others on that other forum don't know how things would've been if I wasn't part of it. And to be honest, I don't really want to know.


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Yeah the FA forums are notoriously pretty bad. :/ Not to say people can't find good friends there, of course. There's a lot of toxicity in the furry fandom if you look the wrong places.

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I know there are kind furs on the FA forums, but I don't like toxidic places. That's why I like to be careful with where I go in the furry fandom. Or anywhere else for that matter.


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This is an interesting view of the world whatsoever. I'm not a "true" furry, but I noticed I enjoy my time spending online making all sorts of completely crazy jokes. Who cares? Furries admit they're crazy anyway.
PS yes, Michen, always watch your step.

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Heh. Well, I certainly know how supportive and inclusive the fandom can be.

As was said at Confurgence this year: People go to fandom/comic conventions to collect autographs. Furries go to furcons to collect friendships.

I've never met a group of people who are as friendly or supportive or as in touch with themselves as furries. Sure we have our drama and our controversies sometimes but as a whole the fandom is a wonderful, supportive group full of talented and creative people who almost invariably try to support and encourage each other.

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