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If tomorrow furry culture was completely accepted, how would you change?

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Guest WildKitsune

As in if tomorrow you woke up and being furry was as normal as being anything else, how would you act differently? Would you dress differently? Go to work and act differently? Maybe start saying things differently in public?

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I wouldn't change at all to be honest, I might actually become a little bit less 'furry' because it would lose a little bit of the spark that furry has.

Not that I could see anything like that ever happening and especially not over night.

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Guest Skufer

I can't say I wouldn't change tbh. If furry culture was totally accepted then I would be much more open and relaxed about who I share furry conversation with. Plus it would be much easier to find other people interested in furry activities to go and do stuff with, so I would do more of that too  ;)

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Now much would change for me really.  I might wear t-shirts and go to a convention or two, but nothing really major.  Being able to talk about it would be nice, and not having to deal with the idiots who whine about it would be as well.

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Guest tjheartnote

I'll be able to wear my tail and ears in public again. I am proud to be a furry. I'm the kind of guy that would be burred with his tail on....  Ok may be too much of a example. But you get the idea.

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Guest pu_muckel

Let's see, if furries were totally accepted from tomorrow, the free market economy would, after finding out how many there are, jump at the countless market gaps that had opened. When the new developed products have helped thousands and thousands of furries to live out their furryness better and when the furry-industry discovered that a lot of "non-furry-people" also have interest in animalistic goods (a new fashion already arose) the furry research will bloom pretty well. After a short time the modern aesthetic surgery with the aid of the newest accomplishments of gene technology will be able to offer so-called "furry-accessories" :clap:. They give people the possibility to add animal features to humans like fox ears, a cat tail, the stripes of a tiger or even wings. Soon, they will replace tattoos and piercings and the people will figure out that it's not just stylish but very usefull. Everybody will upgrade himself with a super sense of hearing and smelling, extrem springiness, the ability to fly and much more. This trend will go so far that there are hardly any parts of the old human body left. And at this point a little group of revolters will split the humankind in two parts:

the neo-furrynists and the old-humanistans  >:(. Cause of the nearly complete bodyswitch to a more animal-like form and the new world language (we all know from films that animals can always communicate with each other even if they are from different kinds), every race difference and other inter-country conflicts are totally forgotten and so it's an easy one to split into nord (furry legion) and south (human legion). Embittered by their new religion -the antifurrydom ( :o_O:)- the old-humanistans emerge to cyborgs to keep up with the power of the furries. And so they start a new world war (not really hard with only two states). So the modern world as we know it will be destroyed and the winner (I hope the neo-furrynists :D) is send back to the mediaeval times. :'(

To sum up, I would say: I absolutely can't imagine how more acceptance could influence me. ;)

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Heh, nice paradigm shift Pu.  If furry culture was fully accepted tomorrow, I'd probably have a hell of an easier time getting my Animated Series made.  For now though its just making connections, building clout, and trying to get the venture capital to finance it myself.  That and years of hard work ahead.

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Guest Para Lac DeLilac

I'd be more open, sure, but it's not like there is that many furries in my area anyway.

It could promote commercialism, but that may be taking it a bit too far, as an effort for companies to make a quick buck.

At the very least, there wouldn't be any more times when people try to think what being a furry really is... It's sort of all I can ask for.

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I probably wouldn't change at all. The mainstream introduction of furriness would mean, however, that many people would realize that I'm a furry. Also, they'd probably let me back into Starbucks once everyone understands why I wear the tail, ears and other related junk, so I'd probably prefer Starbucks over Tim Hortons. That's about all that'd change: acception's not all that important to me.

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Guest HypnoVampragon

I would just go on doing my art. Sure, the fandom's great, but all I can really do is the art. Maybe I'll make enough money to go to 'cons in some other time, but...Yeah. Art. Same. Not change.

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Guest Shyanne

Well since I don't have a fursuit (yet), I would wear my collar and tail in public. ;)

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Guest Luke Wolf

<quote> so it's an easy one to split into nord (furry legion)</quote>

So we would be the Bad Guys? (The North wasn't in the right you realize, the South legally Seceded, and the North was a bunch of racist scumbags, they wanted to prevent slavery, so that the new territories would be white-only, Lincoln himself wanted to ship the African-Americans all off back to Africa, oh and Grant he said that "If this war was over slavery then I'm fighting for the wrong side" oh And did you know that Robert E Lee was against slavery (Just for those who were ignorant of that, and didn't take the time to actually look into the matter of the war of northern aggression rather than just accept the propaganda we are all spoon fed in school)) 

Anyway back to the question at hand

I actually have begun to think that probably most regions that don't have a large direct interaction, or has a massive online community probably don't really know about us or really care.  I've been socially experimenting and I've found that really most people in public don't react to a person wearing a tail, or other such.  My current two experiments are pretty well proof of which: I wore a partial fursuit shirt piece that I made, I got around 16 comments the first day (1 of which was that I wasn't allowed to cosplay when it wasn't Halloween- Said by a friend who had heard of the Fandom) 2 the second, most of those comments were mostly of those who were curious asking what I was wearing.  I wore my tail on finals days, and have worn it in the public various other times since school let out for Christmas & New Years Break, I had 2 comments both days of finals, both of which were basically "Hey that guy has a tail".  One instance I had at Fry's Electronics was actually quite positive and maybe I found a furr because he said that "He had always wanted a tail" and talked about that to some extent.  Then today at the local Walmart Neighborhood Market  this old man in one of those electric wheelchair-shopping cart thingys said "Hey you have a tail don't you?"  The point of said experimentation was that atleast in my area anyone who pulls the fursecution nonsense is just pulling the victim attitude (:NoMeansNO!:) which is probably the most abhorrent thing to my point of view.  If everyone in an area that had people who didn't know of furry and made a good reputation for the fandom your theoretical question could be an eventual possibility, but it will require work, like doing Service hours in fursuits or similar so that they link Furry with Good

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Guest ritaThefox

Let's see, if furries were totally accepted from tomorrow, the free market economy would, after finding out how many there are, jump at the countless market gaps that had opened. When the new developed products have helped thousands and thousands of furries to live out their furryness better and when the furry-industry discovered that a lot of "non-furry-people" also have interest in animalistic goods (a new fashion already arose) the furry research will bloom pretty well. After a short time the modern aesthetic surgery with the aid of the newest accomplishments of gene technology will be able to offer so-called "furry-accessories" :clap:. They give people the possibility to add animal features to humans like fox ears, a cat tail, the stripes of a tiger or even wings. Soon, they will replace tattoos and piercings and the people will figure out that it's not just stylish but very usefull. Everybody will upgrade himself with a super sense of hearing and smelling, extrem springiness, the ability to fly and much more. This trend will go so far that there are hardly any parts of the old human body left. And at this point a little group of revolters will split the humankind in two parts:

the neo-furrynists and the old-humanistans  >:(. Cause of the nearly complete bodyswitch to a more animal-like form and the new world language (we all know from films that animals can always communicate with each other even if they are from different kinds), every race difference and other inter-country conflicts are totally forgotten and so it's an easy one to split into nord (furry legion) and south (human legion). Embittered by their new religion -the antifurrydom ( :o_O:)- the old-humanistans emerge to cyborgs to keep up with the power of the furries. And so they start a new world war (not really hard with only two states). So the modern world as we know it will be destroyed and the winner (I hope the neo-furrynists :D) is send back to the mediaeval times. :'(

To sum up, I would say: I absolutely can't imagine how more acceptance could influence me. :)

Haha- I love it.

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Guest Klooa awri

... We would assume we lost our mind.

And Kick Mike in the Shins. (Please note: we are not reffering to any Mike on this Site)

In all reailty, we find that Furs really have little bad Rep off teh intarwebz. We're just put up on the shelf with the Goths and the Punks and all the other Labels of society and mostly ignored. Unless you're doing something totally inappopriate In Public, most people don't give a damn what you happen to be doing. Or you're in school or at a Bar. Then people will be a little more obnoxious.

But, yeah, Unless you're really Outlandish, in which case People will either avoid you or get curious, People tend to ignore you. "Tend to" being the key. There will ALWAYS be some arse, somewhere, who despises you for something as silly as this.

But, Yeah. Kick mike in the Shins Sounds like the best plan of action.

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Guest Xemmy

I'm already exceedingly open about it myself. I wear a collar in public, and sometimes a tail too if I'm not going somewhere incredibly important. I've never had anyone really condemn me for it, funny looks, questions, but no one was ever abrasive with me, parents aside.

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Guest ritaThefox

... We would assume we lost our mind.

And Kick Mike in the Shins. (Please note: we are not reffering to any Mike on this Site)

In all reailty, we find that Furs really have little bad Rep off teh intarwebz. We're just put up on the shelf with the Goths and the Punks and all the other Labels of society and mostly ignored. Unless you're doing something totally inappopriate In Public, most people don't give a damn what you happen to be doing. Or you're in school or at a Bar. Then people will be a little more obnoxious.

But, yeah, Unless you're really Outlandish, in which case People will either avoid you or get curious, People tend to ignore you. "Tend to" being the key. There will ALWAYS be some arse, somewhere, who despises you for something as silly as this.

That's true. Not much would change overall, but you would get mixed reactions depending on the culture where you live. For example, if I dressed up in a fursuit and walked in downtown Santa Cruz today, nobody would give a damn. People do crazier things there every day, but it's all run-of-the-mill.

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Guest EnriqueTSB

Meh, I would probably be a bit more open about it to friends, family, etc... but that is about it.

Ditto.

Might be more open about wanting a fursuit/tail/etc. too, but that's it.

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Guest gubaguy

i would definetly not feel worried wearing tails in public or talking about furry things anymore... then i could also turn into a complete (BAD WORD) toward a certain person who seems to think he knows more about the furry fandom because he likes to watch cheap adult movies

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Guest pu_muckel

<quote> so it's an easy one to split into nord (furry legion)</quote>

So we would be the Bad Guys? (The North wasn't in the right you realize, the South legally Seceded, and the North was a bunch of racist scumbags, they wanted to prevent slavery, so that the new territories would be white-only, Lincoln himself wanted to ship the African-Americans all off back to Africa, oh and Grant he said that "If this war was over slavery then I'm fighting for the wrong side" oh And did you know that Robert E Lee was against slavery (Just for those who were ignorant of that, and didn't take the time to actually look into the matter of the war of northern aggression rather than just accept the propaganda we are all spoon fed in school)) 

Hm, I haven't thought of this since I don't know many about American history. My actual intention was:

South->warm; North->cold; Furry->fur; Fur->warm even if it's cold outside  -->Furry->North

But if you want they can split into west and east, central and not-so-central, somewhere and somewhere else or "over there!" and "the other direction" :)

Haha- I love it.

Thanks! I've lost a good friend while writing it. My friend the pizza. I totally forget about him and so he was burnt to death :'(

Fortunately he was a Buddhistic pizza and reborn immediately as a new pizza :w00t: (This time he end up in my stomach >:o)

Anyway, yet another consequence:

I would become more open and then more and more enervated because every two days a green peace member would knock at my door and say something like "Hey! You! I know you like animals so it's your responsibility to help us!" (They would become the new Jehovah's Witnesses :fear:)

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Guest Krarrur

I think that I would be rather open about it, since its not "weird" anymore.

Although it would surprise several of the people I know...not that it already hasn't...especially since I live around people who are avid hunters. I just wanna say something when they start talking about shooting stuff...especially raccoons...but since it is my family and it is still considered "weird" especially among more conservative areas. I just have to bite my tongue. However if it was in this hypothetical world that you speak of I would slap someone with words and let them have it...then get out of there.

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