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Furries sought to appear on 'Dr. Phil'

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Okay, so an anon here totally called it, but CBS Television Distribution is calling for stories from people who are "Furry And Proud":

Are you interested in fictional animal characters with human personalities and proud of it? Do you like to dress up as your favorite animal character and go to Anthrocon, Further Confusion, or the ConFurence conventions? Do you have other friends in the furry world? Are there people in your life who don’t accept your furry side? Do you feel society should have a better understanding on what the furry world is all about? ONLY SUBMIT YOUR STORY IF YOU'RE WILLING TO APPEAR ON TV WITH DR. PHIL. Thanks for contacting the show!

My guess is that this will go the way of other such shows to feature furries.

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ConFurence, really? That might have been relevant back when they launched the show in 2002.

I hear Sibe has put his name in for consideration.

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Yeah he did. Where's the fun in picking someone who's already banned from everything, though?

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I keep seeing people all in a tizzy because Sibe convinced them he was picked. It's the most lazy rumor based trolling you could imagine, and still people fall for the bait.

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I haven't seen him say he was picked though, just that it "looked like" he would be

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I say much ado about noting. DR. Phil comes a across as a self help guru. As such, I do not think Sibe has a chance. it going to be more like help my family or spouse doesn't understand me because I am a furry or something similar.

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For a new perspective here are the words of a furry who found herself in the predatory candle lens of TLC: http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/5397231/

Unfortunately, even with all the warnings, someone out there is gonna fall for it. At least if it is Evil Sibe and he makes a fool of himself he has a record of being banned from community events. People wouldn't even need to throw under the bus that which had already made themselves roadkill.

Harsh? Maybe, but it's a social reality, particular in this fandom.

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1000:1 that Sibe made up a rumor to troll people into mentioning him, vs. the show has the slightest possibility of considering him for real. (If he even did apply). Can we stop mentioning him... thanks :)

FennecFur's journal says:

(never) forced me to do anything. Like I said, I was easily to manipulate and I guess they knew it. I was also too afraid to back down and forfeit.

Naive 19 year old + TV = don't go on TV if you're not ready for it. If you do go and don't put on a show for them, they won't get anything bad to use. If that's what they're looking for, then they won't air it.

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The best would be someone "decent" to go to the show.
As in "decent" I specificly refer as of someone being honest, sincere, having a vast knowledge on the fandom and knowing how to properly introduce to a non-furry the furry fandom.
Living in US and closest as possible to the studio would help wonders too, increasing the likelyhood of being called to the show. XD
This the best way to ensure no bad things will happen as output from the show.

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Unfortunately informing the public on furry being a harmless hobby is not the angle they're going. Heck I don't even think they're going for the sexual angle.

It sounds like they're going the angle of "My name is Dr. Phil, and as a television psychologist I'm going to TELL you this so called hobby of you is actually a Peter-pan complex, you need to GROW UP and join the world of adulthood." *Canned audience clapping*

That's my guess. But it's one I have great confidence in. Don't go in unless you want to basically be accused of being childish and immature and have to maintain calm while basically being torn apart as a person. That's what Dr. Phil does.

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Hmm... Except that's childish from Dr. Phil... XD But I guess you're right.

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I tend to not take interest in anything in the media but, in reply to what Sonious has been saying. I can half agree and half disagree. Regardless of who they pick to be on the show. We have to take into consideration what they may or may not gain knowledge of, before hand. Meaning, Do they understand that the greater population of furries drowned under drama/speculation/assumption?

No matter what philly does, if he does it wrong and even the smallest group gets butthurt by it, it will inflame and turn into something bad.

Ive never once watched a full doctor phil episode. But, my thinking is that (hopefully, anyways) He will do something legitimate to form some understanding of the outside world that furries arent as a whole, as taboo as weve been painted to be in past years.

Good example being. What brought me to the fandom?
I dislike drawing humans, plain and simple. They are rather boring IMO in comparison to what i can create in the form of an anthromorphic character. In highschool I enjoyed wearing ears on my hoodie. Why? I simply enjoyed the reactions. Be it my friends amusement or the baffled faces of onlookers. The same thing that would happen if someone dyed their hair hot pink, for s**ts and giggles.

In the end, after some friends and piers called me a furry so many times, I looked it up and was very happy to find a community that to some extent, shared my interests. I stuck with it to a point becuase the majority of the people within, can in fact be adults but they still know how to have fun. We go to meet ups, have idle chat about anything from the news, to sports, to pokemon while engaging in adult activities. Be that drinking, smoking, more silly examples..

A furry, as a person in the fandom, does not have to be childish. In my eyes, we simply grasp a childish aspect much longer in life instead of becoming stiff and closed minded. Like a lot of those outside of "strange" fandoms tend to become.

Further jabber aside though. If someone can get on that show, and has chance to explain the fandom (or at least, their reasons for joining it) in some way similar to everything Ive chattered out in this likely overlooked post. I can say Ill be happy with it.

I wont be too awful bothered if the media mucks it up and some tremendous butthurt contest is born. Media aside, that sort of thing happens on a daily basis within the community itself. As example, we will use and not give detail on the load of drama going on on a certain community site this very moment and for the past week or so more.

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I understand you, and while I'd like to believe that maybe Dr.Phil would be interested in properly portraying the furry fandom, I really doubt it. The problem is: sensationalism sells.

Now talking about maturity, that's a complex subject. Today, furries might have a slight focus on being childish for fun, but interest in anthropomorphic animals exists for around 40,000 years in mankind history, so it's nothing new.
Which leads me to question if there's any relationship between both and more importantly, what is this "maturity" people talk about?
I mean, if someone is having fun doing something and hurting no one in the process, why really bother? Furries understand that, that's why we're so open minded to several subjects that are in other cultures a taboo. But isn't being open minded like that "being mature" per se? It's like stuff like saying "penis" and "vagina" in public. It's just a medical term, so if said in context, nobody should react by these words, but people do.
So if furries are "childish for fun", that's actually NOT being childish and infact being mature (if you can also discern it from being naive or guillible -- these are different things). Yes, furries don't need to be childish because it's technicly unrelated, but I see that the furries are actually much more mature that they look like, even being, paradoxically, childish. XD

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i would never trust doctor phil he is a down right fraud and snake oil salesman
he would sell the furry fandom to be a group and lowlife degenerates and nothing more.

any one who would go on his show is not only be a massive fool but they will also be doing the fandom a grave and potentily damagaing disservice

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"Dr Phil" is still being produced, and still on the air?

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People want to carry a deadly weapon around but show a soft spongy thing like a penis with balls and you would think by the parents actions people are aiming a canon at their kid.

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So are you going to start actually adding to the conversation at hand, or am I going to start marking you as spam?

All you're missing is the link, buddy.

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love the furries. They are thoughtful kind and patient. Their words are not abominable being pleasant. They are a pleasure to be around. They should not be given fear to make their furry suits to be as life like as they wish. What would nature look like had God be as paranoid as humans are about those parts? They would look weird, wouldn't they?

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When people toss out the penis, testicles and such they toss out whole body because those parts are attached to the body. People need to teach peoploe to stop doing that.

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I try to be complete in whatever I say. I do not see The lowly meek Jesus in DR Phil. He would not see the good spirit in the furry. Phil would use the word perverted, abominable, defiled and naughty in a way God never intended them to be used. Phil would be the blasphemer. CSI people did the same thing grieving God's spirit away from them. They gave nothing that was good. Phil and CSI are the words they use against others giving what they have being this verse. Isaiah 59:3 - For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness. Proverbs 8:7 - For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness [is] an abomination to my lips. Matthew 15: 11 - Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man. The furry follows after peace. There are many sexuality names in the mix simply because we live on a planet that has sex on it. That should not be a surprise. Hebrews 12:14-17 - 14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled. DR Phil will end up being those words without the Humble Lord in him. Many don't know he is like that untill a person experiences him. CSI looked good at first being evil. They saw furries as being beneath them. CSI sought vain glory. Philippians 2:3 - Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Phil and CSI do not not see the furries and sexuality names as being better than they are. Furries are keeping God's law.
Blessings did not come from CSI. Blessings will come from DR Phil when DR Phil is like Jesus is. James 3:10 - Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.

King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition. Blessings come from the furries. The devil who is a bright fallen angel is against the furries and sexuality names. This is what Muhammad saw in the cave. Religions lie as to what Satan looks like visually. Ezekiel 28:13:Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
2 Corinthians 11:14:And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. That being wants to stand on the earth saying he is God. Religions hiding the truth are unwittingly setting people up to such an event. The souls departing from their bodies are lead to his prison thinking he is an angelic angel or Jesus lying.

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No comments? No feed back.I want to know why I got only two stars for what I said.

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While I wouldn't consider your comments a bad comment per se, it barely has anything to do with the main article. I gave you 3 starts actually. It's too offtopic to be 5, but it's a valid comment.

While those furries with religious beliefs are mostly christians, they aren't many. And given your comment is heavly based on the christian bible, there're not many people out there who could have enough knowledge to give a proper opinion on what you said in order to judge your statement to be logical, truthful or non-sense.

Religion aside, I'd rather infere the truth assumptio on the universe around me thru logic, instead of to whatever is written in book "x". After all, it's 2000 years old pretty much and there're a lot of misinterpretations for several reasons (not to mention fake bibles, yes they do exist).

After all, even though what we percieve of the universe is just shadows in a cave, I'd rather use logical reasoning in order to better understand the universe. While logics sometimes can be paradoxal, there's always a reasonable explanation that can be found, and that can't be false. This would prevent me into buying a lie. The rest is trust in people's words, as I can't be sure of pretty much everything in my life. But as along the common sense has a more logical and reasonable basis, there's no need to be too suspicious of everything.

And this is what your comment lacks of. While even most people wouldn't be able to know the context in where these biblical parts, it's not like it's impossible to literally use it out of context and fool people with it. I don't know you and a mean person could behave like that, so I rather stay with logical reasoning.

I for example can have, at best, an idea of what you meant, and I can understand that, and I agree with you. However I don't think you have provided enough explanation or philosophycal argumentation in order to clear express your mental process and conclusion. In the end, what matters is not that I agree with you, but rather why you've reached the same conclusions (or close enough) as I did, as it might be a mistake that COINCIDENTLY had the same conclusion. And that doesn't really count.

PS: This was a really fast reply. Take this as a coincidence.

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This is the furry equivalent of 'flirty fishing'.

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What you mean? I'm curious.

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I will never give a lie. I cannot lie. The spirit that is in me is also in you. That is why your conclusions are the way they are. God in you sees God in me. We are in a physical world. I think beyond what is seen. The bright fallen angel Lucifer who is Satan wants to literally stand on the earth saying he is God calling fire down from the sky trying to prove it. People obeying the Quran will think they see God going nuts. We are to get away from that being. That is the abomination of desolation. He will in the end be burned up in God's light. Wicked end up being ashes. That is all. Hell being like religions taught is a lie. Ashes cannot have sex. Malachi 4 King James Version (KJV) 3 And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts.
Satan is bound when there is no one around to work through. Saved are off of the earth for a thousand years. I want furry stories and movies to teach the truth as it is, not what has been taught. Had the truth been taught Love works no ill would reign. Jails would not exist. Wicked burning on Judgment day is what the lake of fire is. That occurs after the second resurrection. That is Armageddon - Gog and Magog. Read Revelation 20 KJV cambridge edition. I love the furries. I can explain a lot of things. People wanted Jesus dead. See that, see religon that is defiled. Religious people wanted Jesus arrested. See arresting, See religon that is defiled. People oppressed and accused Jesus of evil. See people accusing and oppressing the furry, See religon that is defiled. I am the opposite to all of that. The same thing happens to people called zoosexuals too. God named the stars according to the KJV. Religion did not tell us what was in that book. Logic dictates that God would not blow up stars he made, correct? Genesis 1 - 16And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. 17And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth. See the one word "set." That is not throwing them all over blowing them up. The devil who is an fallen angel of light is the one who did that. I have studied the bible intently. It has to be relearned in more ways than you think. I am here to feed the sheep of God.

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Now I couldn't understand you. But I agree with the last bit: yes, a lot of people need to relearn the bible.

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