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FWG Monthly Newsletter December 2022

Furry Writers' Guild - Fri 2 Dec 2022 - 09:00

What do you mean, it’s December already?

Welcome to the final month of 2022! From everyone here at the Furry Writers Guild, we hope your year has been safe, productive, and enjoyable. May the holiday season bring positivity to you all.

For some of us, early December means MFF. If you’re there, keep reading this blog to find out where you can find the best books, and then go and have fun! For everyone else, enjoy the weekend and look forward to the holiday period at the end of the month. Hopefully those yearly writing targets are looking achievable.

Of course, for those of you at MFF, we hope you have a fantastic time, and be sure to check out the Dealer’s Den. There are plenty of vendors who will be selling books.
Guild members and affiliate publishers with a presence at MFF include:

Fenris Publishing – Fenris Publishing carries a wide variety of novels, comics, art books, anthologies, tabletop games, and tabletop RPG accessories (dice sets, trays, bags, etc.). We carry products from Fenris Publishing, Bewere Books, Rabbit Valley Comics, Sofawolf Press, Goal Publications, Easy Roller Dice, and a variety of independent and self-published creators. Table M 9-11

FurPlanet Productions – FurPlanet Productions publishes a wide variety of novels, anthologies, comics, and art collections created by the best authors and artists in the fandom. Our catalog includes works by artdecade, Cheetahpaws, Demicoeur, Fluff Kevlar, Kadath, Kaylii, Kyell Gold, Mary E. Lowd, Rechan, Rukis, Scappo, Tsampikos, Ursula Vernon, and more. We also distribute works from a variety of other publishers. Table A 3-6

Gre7g & Kyoht – Furry science fiction, prints, stickers, original sketches, stickers, and bandanas. Table D8

NightEyes DaySpring – I sell books I have self-published and also have swag related to them. I also carry an anthology I co-edited for FurPlanet. (Come here for When The World Was Young). Table G20

Don’t forget there are also writing panels all through the weekend! There are too many to list here, but visit the schedule by clicking here!

For those of us not at MFF, we might as well get stuck into writing! Fortunately, there are a few open anthology calls that might whet the appetite. Why not give some of these a shot?

Dragonesque – Deadline December 31st
This Is Halloween – Deadline When Full
Furry Femdom Erotica – Deadline When Full
F/F No Erotic Anthology – Deadline When Full
Isekai Me! – Deadline When Full
Children Of The Night – Deadline When Full
Furry/Lovecraftian/Erotic/University Themed Anthology – Deadline When Full
#ohmurr! – Deadline: Ongoing
Zooscape – Temporarily closed for submissions. Reoccurring submission windows. Re-opening December 15th

If the writing bug isn’t biting you during this festive period, then cast your eyes instead to some of the new and upcoming releases from our members. Some of these can be purchases at MFF, with others available for pre-order throughout the month.
We hope you’ll continue to support our authors by helping to share these works, and to give them a rating or review if you’ve picked them up.

The Way To The Lonely Valley, by Frank LeRenard. Released November 2nd.

Return From Divalia, by Kyell Gold. Released December.

When The World Was Young, edited by Madison Scott-Clary. Featuring stories from multiple FWG members. Released December 1st.

Winter of Wonder: Fauna. Featuring stories by R.A. Meenan and J.F.R. Coates. Available for pre-order. Released December 21st.

Don’t Ask Me If I’m Okay, by Jessica Kara (Jess E. Owen). Released May 16th 2023.

2022 is almost over. Hopefully the year has been kind – or at least, kinder than some recent years have been. If you’ve achieved your writing targets for the year, then congratulations! It’s tough work to make that happen at the moment, so take the time to feel that achievement.
It’s also the time to start looking forward to what 2023 can bring. What goals will you set for next year? What targets to aim for?
It’s never too early to set those resolutions and give yourself a little headstart.

From me and everyone at the Furry Writers Guild, happy holidays.
We’ll see you again in 2023!
J.F.R. Coates

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After We Flew The Coop

In-Fur-Nation - Wed 30 Nov 2022 - 19:52

Once again Drawn & Quarterly bring us something interesting: Birds of Maine, a new graphic novel written and illustrated by Michael DeForge. “Long after the demise of humankind, birds roam freely around the Moon complete with fruitful trees, sophisticated fungal networks, and an enviable socialist order. The universal worm feeds all, there are no weekends, and economics is as fantastical a study as unicorn psychology. No concept of money or wealth plagues the thoughts of these free-minded birds. Instead, there are angsty teens who form bands to show off their best bird song and other youngsters who yearn to become clothing designers even though clothes are only necessary during war. (The truly honorable professions for most birds are historian or librarian.) These birds are free to crush on hot pelicans and live their best lives… until a crash-landed human from Earth threatens to change everything.” Available now in hardcover. [And with that, we’ll see you after Midwest Fur Fest!]

image c. 2022 Drawn & Quarterly

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Bop That Bug!

In-Fur-Nation - Tue 29 Nov 2022 - 02:56

New from Cat-Head Comics: “Bughouse is cartoonist Steve Lafler’s graphic novel about the life of a jazz band of the same name, set in an ‘insect noir’ Manhattan of the early fifties. Tenor saxophone maestro, Jimmy Watts, leads his talented band of bugs from the swing era into the uncharted maelstrom of Bop. And as he and his band mates claw their way to the top of the jazz world, they must fight the temptation to be consumed by addiction to a substance known as ‘bug juice’.” Now the man himself has released From The Top: The Complete Bughouse, available hardcover and softcover editions.

image c. 2022 Cat-Head Comics

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The 10 Most Expensive Fursuits Of All Time

Fursonafy - Mon 28 Nov 2022 - 05:55

Article Content

  1. Why Do People Enjoy Being In The Furry Community?
  2. How To Make The Most Of BLFC
  3. Bring A Portable Charger
  4. Don’t Be Afraid To Mingle
  5. Be Conscious Of Your Body Language
  6. Be Conscious Of The Scents You’re Emitting
  7. Take Care Of Your Feet And Shoes
  8. Conclusion

It’s no secret that the furry subculture is experiencing an explosive renaissance. With internet access opening up to a larger audience and digital communication becoming more intimate, online communities have been able to flourish in a way that would not have been possible previously. One of the most prominent examples of this phenomenon is known as ‘Furry’. Furry culture is a collective term for people who identify with animals A growing number of these individuals gather together in real spaces and virtually through meet-up groups and social media platforms, such as Instagram and Telegram. One of the largest conventions catering specifically to furry enthusiasts is called Biggest Little Fur Con (BLFC). For those who aren’t familiar with the subculture, it may seem strange or even creepy to dress up as an animal or spend time with others who do so. However, there are many reasons why people find value in doing so.

Why Do People Enjoy Being In The Furry Community?

The furry subculture is primarily driven by one concept: accepting and being comfortable with one’s desires. Yes, in a literal sense it’s not about that at all, but at its core, that is what keeps the furry community so tightly knit. People who are in the furry community may have an appreciation for cartoon animals, or they may just have an interest in fursuits and fursuiting. There is just such a wide breadth of things to invest yourself into in the fandom that it would be unfair of them not to be a welcoming community. The furry subculture provides a space where people who may feel repressed by society’s conceptions of sexuality and gender norms can let loose and be themselves. As the furry community has grown, more people are finding the language and terms to communicate their interests and desires. It may be the case that there is already a furry meet-up group near you. If not, there are many different ways to get involved with the furry community online. FurAffinity.net is the largest furry art website with a community of artists and fans from all over the world. There is also an active Traders Guild on the site, where you can find and purchase products from other members. Furry Amino is a social media platform that allows members to interact with one another and share their interests and desires.

Regardless, we’re here to discuss how you can make the most out of your time at the next Biggest Little Fur Con as well as some general housekeeping rules that you should follow just to make your time as enjoyable as possible.

Biggest Little Fur Con 2022

Photograph via Twitter

How To Make The Most Of BLFC

The first thing to keep in mind is that the convention is primarily intended for socializing. While there are vendors, talks, and panels, you should approach them like you would attending a meet-up group: just to interact with others and learn more about the subculture. Keep in mind that most furry conventions are 18+ events, so there may be content you’re not interested in seeing or hearing. If you are under 18, then you will not be allowed to attend. This doesn’t mean that there’s going to be mursuits and furry porn flying around left right and center but it just means that the event managers acknowledge that it may not be the perfect environment for a minor. There is no shame in being underage and being curious, but be respectful of the rules of the event. Make sure to bring water and snacks with you to stave off hunger and dehydration. If you’re attending the convention with a friend or significant other, make sure to check in with each other to stay safe and have fun.

Bring A Portable Charger

If you are going to be attending any event that requires you to be on your phone or computer for long periods of time (like any convention), be sure to bring a portable charger. Convention halls have notoriously terrible cell reception, and being able to keep your phone charged up to follow other attendees around the event and take photos is a must. You’ll be much less stressed out if your device isn’t about to die every five minutes.

Two Fursuiters At Biggest Little Fur Con

Photograph via This Is Reno

Don’t Be Afraid To Mingle

This might be the most important thing to take away from this post, but mingling is one of the most important and one of the most fun parts of furry conventions. We understand it can be terrifying having to speak to completely random strangers. Social anxiety and shyness are common in all subcultures but can be particularly prevalent in the furry community. If you are nervous about meeting other attendees, remember that the people you meet are just as nervous about meeting you. Furry conventions are a safe space for everyone to be themselves, and the people around you will appreciate your openness and welcoming attitude. Furry conventions are some of the only places in the world where you’ll probably meet other furries considering few there are and how much fewer of them are actually open about being a furry. So, take advantage of the meet-up groups and social media platforms to find people to visit with and explore the convention with.

Biggest Little Fur Con 2018

Photograph via kuhorifursuit.weebly

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"The artists had amazing response times and were constantly updating me on my piece" Clara Draw My Fursona Be Conscious Of Your Body Language

Humans are incredibly reliant on nonverbal communication, but many of us don’t think about how we’re communicating with others. Take a moment to sit back and think about your posture: are you slumping over or squeezing up? Are your arms crossed or are they open? Are you looking around at the people around you or are you staring straight ahead? You’ll find that most of these habits fall into one of two categories: either you’re putting up a wall against the world, or you’re desperately trying to get attention from it. To put yourself in the middle ground between these two approaches, sit up with your back straight, keep your arms at your sides, and make eye contact with the people around you. This may sound like a random tangent but it’s extremely important especially if you are wearing a fursuit. People no longer have the ability to read your facial expressions or anything about you when you are wearing a suit and your speech can become muffled and hard to understand. Therefore, the way you carry yourself is one of the main indications of how approachable you come off as.

Be Conscious Of The Scents You’re Emitting

If you’re wearing a strong cologne or perfume, you may be putting off a scent that is overwhelming or uncomfortable for those around you. While you don’t want to be scentless, it’s best to apply fragrances sparingly and be mindful of how they may be affecting others. If you have severe allergies, you may also want to keep a travel-size antihistamine on hand to help with sniffling and itching. If you are wearing a fursuit, be mindful of scents that may come off of your costume. While many fursuits are cleaned regularly, some are not. Keep in mind that the convention hall may not have the best ventilation, so be mindful of the scents you may be emitting. If you notice that a part of your costume is coming off on someone else, apologize and take care of it as soon as possible.

However, this isn’t to suggest you shouldn’t be applying any sort of deodorant to mask natural body odors because, as mentioned before, a lot of the conventions may not have great ventilation and those suits can get pretty hot pretty fast. This means you’re going to be baking in that suit, marinating in your own sweat which as you could guess probably doesn’t smell good to anyone.

Biggest Little Fur Con 2015

Photograph via Medium

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"My artist worked tirelessly on my reference sheet despite several complete revisions of the piece" Craig Draw My Fursona Take Care Of Your Feet And Shoes

If you’re going to be on your feet for a large amount of time, you’ll want to make sure that you’re taking care of your feet. You can do this by wearing comfortable shoes, keeping your toenails short and clean, and applying foot cream to your heels and other areas that may be prone to dryness. We’re not going to lie, standing around in a fursuit all day or even just standing around all day without the fursuit can get pretty tiring so it’s okay to sit down for a second just to rest your legs or take a break or whatever. Be mindful of where you’re walking and what you’re stepping in. If you’re wearing a fursuit that you’ve spent literally thousands of dollars on, the last thing you’d want is a piece of gum getting stuck within the fur of the suit that is just an absolute nightmare to get out. You’ll probably have to be extra careful if it happens to rain on the day of your attendance as it can become very easy to get mud on your suit. You may want to bring a pair of clean socks with you in case you end up stepping in something particularly gross. If you’re attending the masquerade, break in your shoes before the convention; you don’t want to be in pain while walking on stage.

Conclusion

The furry subculture is a unique and welcoming community, but it can be challenging to break into. We know that there are a lot of misconceptions and hate surrounding the fandom, so taking that big step can be quite daunting. However, if you just throw yourself into the deep end we are quite sure you’ll realize that most furries and even fursuiters are just normal people with a hobby like anyone else.

While many conventions have a larger population of younger attendees, BLFC is a convention that caters to the over-18 crowd. Even so, BLFC is a great place to meet people and get involved with the furry community. No matter who you are or what your interests are, there is a place for you in the furry community you just have to search in the right places.

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Cute and Courageous

In-Fur-Nation - Sun 27 Nov 2022 - 02:35

And another new furry animated series for young folk, coming next year to Disney Junior. “Disney Junior released a trailer for its new 3DCG animated series, SuperKitties, premiering this coming January. The action-packed show follows four fierce and furry superhero kittens — Ginny, Sparks, Buddy, and Bitsy — on a mission to make Kittydale a more caring and ‘pawesome’ place. The heroic kitties defeat villains while imparting important messages of kindness, empathy, friendship, resilience, and problem-solving.” Animation World Network has more.

image c. 2022 Disney Junior

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Horn of Plenty

In-Fur-Nation - Fri 25 Nov 2022 - 02:50

[Hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving with your loved ones!] Nobody’s Child is a new full-color graphic novel created by Massimo Rosi. “In an unspecified time in the future, it is discovered that within a special breed of albino rhinoceros there is a genetic code that holds the properties to regenerate man, that can cure all diseases, even those very serious. As a result, in a short period of time this albino rhino becomes nearly extinct, leaving just one: Sabium. Enter Bakari, a boy dealing with his own devastation, who now decides to dedicate his life to protecting this rhino.” It’s available now in paperback from Simon & Schuster.

image c. 2022 Behemoth Comics

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Celebrate the Ducks

In-Fur-Nation - Wed 23 Nov 2022 - 02:38

Just in time for holiday wish lists, Disney and Dark Horse Comics bring us the Deluxe Edition of The Art of DuckTales, edited by Ken Plume. “Scrooge McDuck and nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie are back in the 2017 remake of the classic series from Disney Television Animation, DuckTales! Now, find out about the making of DuckTales and read stories from the developers and cast covering every episode from all three seasons! The deluxe edition of the Art of DuckTales gives you all the content of the standard edition along with a slipcase that houses a gold-gilded version the book, an exclusive DuckTales Guidebook that contains expanded versions of the interviews with the crew and cast, and a finely-crafted replica of Scrooge’s Number One Dime!” Start wishing.

image c. 2022 Dark Horse Comics

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The 10 Best Furry Anime You Need To Watch Now Copy

Fursonafy - Wed 23 Nov 2022 - 01:37

Article Content

  1. What Is A Fursona?
  2. Why Should I Make A Fursona?
  3. How Do I Start Making A Fursona?
  4. Is It Okay To Use Someone Else’s Fursona?
  5. What If I’m Drawing The Fursona Myself?
  6. How Do I Commission A Fursona To Be Made?
  7. How Do I Start Designing My Fursona?
  8. How Do I Decide My Fursona’s Colors?
  9. How Do I Accessorize My Fursona?
  10. How Do I Name My Fursona?
  11. What Do I Do With My Fursona Now?
What Is A Furry Anime?

Just in case you’ve been living under a rock, anime are Japanese animations and in quite a lot of them you can find humanoid / anthropomorphic creatures working alongside the main character. Whether it be to beat some unimaginably powerful force of evil or to find the meaning within, you can find some furry friends along the way in a lot of anime like Pokemon. But we’re not interested in the anime where these animals get sidelined for the main character to steal the limelight, furry anime are anime where the protagonists are the animals.

1. Kuma Miko

Kuma Miko is a 2016 comedy that tells the story of Machi Amayadori, a 14 year old girl who has spent her entire life living in the mountains with her guardian Natsu, a talking bear. Natsu is, as you could imagine, opposed to leaving their home but, getting sick of life in the mountains she believes she is ready to pursue a life in the big city and attend a high school. Is she ready for the urban lifestyle? What does Natsu even know about high school after spending so many years in the mountains?

You can watch this show on Funimation or, like a lot of the entries on this list, Crunchyroll.

Natsu, The Talking Bear From Kuma Miko

Show Written by Masume Yoshimoto

2. Hyper Police

Hyper Police is a 1997 sci-fi comedy set in the distant future of the Tokyo ward of Shinjuku. It predominantly follows the lives of three characters: Natsuki Sasahara, Sakura Bokuseiinmonzeninari and Batanen Fujioka in a world where humanity is one the brink of extinction, the only thing holding it together being the work of rivaling private police organizations. Natsuki is a half human, half cat (more specifically nekomata) who works for Batanen’s police organization, Batanen is a werewolf and senior officer at said police company and Sakura is a kitsune and partner of Natsuki for some time. Can they stop the relentless crime of Shinjuku?

Unfortunately Hyper Police is not available on Crunchyroll or any major streaming platforms for that matter.

Natsuki Sasahara From Hyper Police

Show Written by Minoru Tachikawa

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"The artists had amazing response times and were constantly updating me on my piece" Clara Draw My Fursona 3. BNA: Brand New Animal

BNA: Brand New Animal is an 80s influenced 2020 action, sci-fi anime beaming with neon lights in its vaporwave aesthetic revolving around a world in which humans coexist with what are known as Beastmen. These Beastmen are discriminated against for a gene called Beast Factor which allows them to transform into animals. The show follows the life of a girl called Michiru Kagemori who suddenly became a tanuki beastman after a blood transfusion, as you do. Following her blood transfusion, her friend Nazuna Hiwatashi is abducted, so naturally, she runs away, seeking refuge in Anima City, a safe haven for beastmen where she meets an employee of the city mayor, Shirou Ogami. Together they investigate what caused Michiru’s random transformation. As their investigation continues, the conspiracy of Anima City thickens, uncovering the darkest secrets of their society.

BNA: Brand New Animal is licensed by and available to watch on Netflix.

Michiru & Shirou BNA: Brand New Animal

Show Written by Kazuki Nakashima

4. African Salaryman

Also known as African Office Worker, African Salaryman is slapstick comedy following the monotonous 9-5 office life of a lion, a toucan and a lizard as they get caught up in far from normal office life antics. Being animals from the Savannah, you could probably imagine that office life isn’t perfectly suited for them and they make this no secret at all as a lion struggles to commit to his diet, a lizard attempts to learn party tricks to impress his coworkers and a toucan can’t wait for his summer vacation away from the old ball and chain. Everything about this show doesn’t make sense and its perfect like that, because it’s not supposed to.

You can watch African Salaryman on Funimation.

The Lion, The Toucan and The Lizard From African Salaryman

Show Directed by Tetsuya Tatamitani

5. Damekko Dōbutsu

This show is kinda like reverse Zootopia. This 2005 comedy, in its almost chibi art style, tells the story of the “useless” wolf Uruno, who, rather than being unable to repress his savage desires, is actually unable to hunt and kill and is told he does not have any of the traits of a wolf. As a result of his timid behaviour, he’s sent to live in the forest with other equally “useless” animals where he meets Ushara, a loud mouthed and borderline aggressive rabbit. On his travels, Uruno meets several other animals who just do not fit the behaviour that is expected of them, like a clumsy cheetah, a devilish unicorn and a near-sighted eagle. Together they must work to regain their animal instincts and live up to their names.

Damekko Dōbutsu, like Hyper Police, isn’t available on any major streaming platforms.

Uruno and Ushara From Damekko Dobutsu

Show Written by Noriko Kuwata

#7. Skunks

Okay, so they smell a little bit… Well actually, they don’t. For the most part skunks smelling is just a stereotype because of their spraying defense mechanism, which I’ll admit, probably smells pretty bad. So, when Looney Tunes’ Pepe Le Pew makes the other characters turn green with nausea, just know, it’s all a hoax. However, most skunk fursonas will come in counter-shaded colors like black and white, brown and white, cream and black which are all examples of aposematism, or in Layman’s terms, warning coloration. Often the color palettes of skunks pop so much because it is nature’s way of saying “hey, if you mess with this guy, it’s likely going to end badly for you”. Similar traits can be seen in poison dart frogs or cuttlefish, as it’s not uncommon in the animal kingdom.

Skunk Fursona

Illustration by Chos via DeviantArt

#6. Marsupials

Marsupials refer to animals like kangaroos, wombats, koalas etc. and probably displays one of the most diverse pools of possible fursonas in this list. While they all do resemble rodent-like qualities, they are vastly different. The main difference is that they are “pouched mammals”, meaning they leave the womb at an embryonic stage and grow within the mother’s pouch for a while. This makes marsupials quite caring and maternal creatures when it comes to the females, but the males on the other hand seem to have more combative tendencies to say the least. Male kangaroos especially, likely because of their ability to bounce on their tail and box, are viewed as more defensive creatures, ready to protect what’s theirs with a good ol’ fashion scrap. I mean, just look at Tekken’s Roger and Roger Jr.

Kangaroo Fursona

Illustration by ben-ben via DeviantArt

#5. Dinosaur

Although they’re quite uncommon, there’s a good chance you’ve seen a dinosaur fursuit. They seem to be more common in the fursuiting community than the furry art community and they might be due to a few things. They likely aren’t used as fursonas very often due to their lack of “furriness” per say. They haven’t got the most lovable faces in the world nor do they have lovable personalities. They’re carnivorous and aggressive, a lot of them don’t work well in groups, it’s just a recipe for disaster. They’re big and scaly and while some artists definitely pull off the cute dinosaur look, it’s much easier to do so with a dog or a cat for example. Even shows like Jim Henson’s Dinosaurs (which, don’t get me wrong, is an amazing show) struggles to make the dinosaurs personable; the puppets come off as slightly unsettling and they slip too easily into the famous uncanny valley.

On the contrary, they have definitely got some things going for them. For one, not all dinosaurs are scaly creatures, in fact, a good portion of them have feathers, it was even recently discovered that the T-Rex had feathers, not scales. Furthermore, because dinosaurs vary so vastly in shape and size, it’s hard to put them in a box, just go on to furaffinity and search “dinosaur furry” and look at the thousands of results.

Dinosaur Fursona

Illustration by Squeedgeart via tumblr

#4. Deer

Belonging to the ungulate family (odd-toed, hoofed animals), deers are much more timid animals. They’re not extremely sociable nor are they particularly loud animals. Making their most notable appearance in Disney’s Bambi, deer are extremely alert to danger and typically respond with flight in fight or flight situations.

Their shy behaviour leads many to believe that they are rare animals, when in actuality, they have quite a dense population Almost all male deer (apart from some like water deer) have antlers that are used to battle for mating purposes and despite popular belief, their antlers are not permanent, they shed and regrow every year. Female deer on the other hand, aside from reindeer, do not grow antlers as they rarely have use for them and they can make navigating forestry quite difficult.

Different types of deer vary greatly in size and stature but for the most part resemble each other quite closely. A moose for example, the largest species of deer, can grow to be around 2 meters in height while a roe deer typically doesn’t get taller than 75 cm.

Deer Fursona

Illustration by tawnaduncan via tumblr

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Making their video game debut in Conker’s Bad Fur Day for the Nintendo 64, squirrely belong to the same family of animals as chipmunks and prairie dogs. You can see a whole catalog of other squirrely characters throughout time, but for some reason, they are still underrepresented within the furry fandom. You got the classics like The Nut Job, Ice Age, The Nut Job 2 Nutty By Nature, Secret Life of Pets and with The Nut Job 3 supposedly in the works, there’s just no telling what the future could look like for Squirrels in the furry fandom. We’re joking of course, but this is likely why there aren’t that many squirrel fursonas, making up less than 1% of fursonas, there’s just not many good examples of squirrels for people to base their fursona off of.

Luckily, we’re here to help. Squirrels typically have slender bodies with large eyes and a long bushy tail. This tail assists them with their balance as they jump from tree to tree. For the mostly tree-dwelling squirrels, they need great eyesight so that they can see where they are jumping. Like most rodents, they have large incisors (front teeth) for gnawing and can stuff their cheeks to store food. Squirrels can be both ground-dwelling and tree dwelling, the ground-dwelling squirrels being more sociable than the tree dwelling ones, who tend to take to more solitary lifestyles.

Squirrel Fursona

Illustration by User via Pinterest

#2. Ferret

Unlike a lot of the entries on this list, it’s hard to find a good example of a beloved ferret in cartoons. The best we could find was Scorch from 101 Dalmatians from like 60 years ago or with a bit of a stretch you could argue that the new Disney / Pixar film Turning Red is technically about a ferret because red pandas are closer to a species of ferret than they are bears, but that can get a little bit messy. Point is, there is no clear example of ferrets in mainstream TV, why is this?

Just to clarify, there (probably) isn’t some personal vendetta against ferrets by corporations, ferrets just don’t have very distinct qualities that would make you go “hey, that’s like a ferret”, or at least not to the unobservant eye. For one, they are not rodents, they belong to the weasel family with animals like stoats, polecats and ermines. They also aren’t recently domesticated animals, evidence shows that they have been domesticated for the past 2500 years and were used to hunt rabbits and rodents. Even in recent history, like the Second World War, they’ve been used to protect grain storage from small mammals. The name ferret derives from the Latin word furittus which means “little thief” which was likely given to them because of their habit of secretly hiding away small items.

Ferret Fursona

Illustration by ☀ Temiree ☀ via Twitter

#1. Insect

This one’s probably not a surprise to a lot of you, because let’s face it, insects are a hard sell. There’s no shame in having an insect as your fursona, but it’s easy to see why many don’t opt for them as their first choice. They’ve seen some limelight here and there like Kung Fu Panda’s Mantis or for some reason the late 90s to 2000s obsession with ants (A Bug’s Life, Antz, Ant Bully, like seriously, why are these so many ant movies) and they’re by no means unoriginal, but, they lack that furry factor. Aside from all the more reptilian furries, fursonas are predominantly physically furry characters most of the time with traits or features that resemble human qualities. They’re personable. Insects on the other hand are small, commonly feared and harder to observe than most animals.

However, it would be unfair to not shed some light on what it takes to be an insect, so here goes. An insect is most often identified by the fact that it has six legs and three body sections (head, thorax and abdomen). Just these qualities alone encompass hundreds of thousands, if not millions of different insects, from bees, to beetles, to butterflies. Look at any pokemon game for a good example of the hundreds of “bug type” creatures like Vespiqueen or Butterfree. Most insects live in colonies of the same insect like a nest of ants or a hive of bees likely because of their size and the threat they face when caught on their own.

If you want good examples of how to make an insect fursona, DeviantArt has a whole catalog of amazing artwork that can get you inspired. It’s definitely possible to pull off an insect fursona with a little bit of creativity.

Bee Fursona

Illustration by PheonixBat via Furaffinity

What If My Fursona’s Species Isn’t Unique?

Hopefully by now, you have a better gauge of the number of options you have when making a fursona. Even within these species, there are thousands of sub-species and breeds of animals that the list could just go on and on. Or maybe you’re overwhelmed for this exact same reason, so many options to choose from, and not enough time or creativity to execute all of them. That’s okay. There’s no shame in having any animal as your fursona, whether it be a wolf or an insect, after all, wolves are one of the most popular fursonas for a reason. Also, the most popular furry type is hybrid, because people struggle to decide on just one species and at the end of the day, your fursona is yours, you don’t have to make it to appease anyone but yourself.

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One Cool Cat Who Rocks

In-Fur-Nation - Tue 22 Nov 2022 - 02:31

Well here’s a description that’s going to catch a few furry fans’ attention: “Meet Joe Gomez. He’s got high school on lock – good grades, a cool band, and girls digging his vibe. But just when he’s got the world figured out, he goes and turns into a saber-toothed tiger. A shape-shifting nature spirit known as a Chimera, to be specific. Now Joe needs every single one of his new powers to help save the human race – whether he wants to or not.” That’s the idea behind Urban Animal, a new graphic novel by Justin Jordan and John Amor, published by Rocketship. Volume one is available now in paperback from Simon & Schuster.

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5 Tips To Make Biggest Little Fur Con A Great Experience

Fursonafy - Mon 21 Nov 2022 - 05:29

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  1. Why Do People Enjoy Being In The Furry Community?
  2. How To Make The Most Of BLFC
  3. Bring A Portable Charger
  4. Don’t Be Afraid To Mingle
  5. Be Conscious Of Your Body Language
  6. Be Conscious Of The Scents You’re Emitting
  7. Take Care Of Your Feet And Shoes
  8. Conclusion

It’s no secret that the furry subculture is experiencing an explosive renaissance. With internet access opening up to a larger audience and digital communication becoming more intimate, online communities have been able to flourish in a way that would not have been possible previously. One of the most prominent examples of this phenomenon is known as ‘Furry’. Furry culture is a collective term for people who identify with animals A growing number of these individuals gather together in real spaces and virtually through meet-up groups and social media platforms, such as Instagram and Telegram. One of the largest conventions catering specifically to furry enthusiasts is called Biggest Little Fur Con (BLFC). For those who aren’t familiar with the subculture, it may seem strange or even creepy to dress up as an animal or spend time with others who do so. However, there are many reasons why people find value in doing so.

Why Do People Enjoy Being In The Furry Community?

The furry subculture is primarily driven by one concept: accepting and being comfortable with one’s desires. Yes, in a literal sense it’s not about that at all, but at its core, that is what keeps the furry community so tightly knit. People who are in the furry community may have an appreciation for cartoon animals, or they may just have an interest in fursuits and fursuiting. There is just such a wide breadth of things to invest yourself into in the fandom that it would be unfair of them not to be a welcoming community. The furry subculture provides a space where people who may feel repressed by society’s conceptions of sexuality and gender norms can let loose and be themselves. As the furry community has grown, more people are finding the language and terms to communicate their interests and desires. It may be the case that there is already a furry meet-up group near you. If not, there are many different ways to get involved with the furry community online. FurAffinity.net is the largest furry art website with a community of artists and fans from all over the world. There is also an active Traders Guild on the site, where you can find and purchase products from other members. Furry Amino is a social media platform that allows members to interact with one another and share their interests and desires.

Regardless, we’re here to discuss how you can make the most out of your time at the next Biggest Little Fur Con as well as some general housekeeping rules that you should follow just to make your time as enjoyable as possible.

Biggest Little Fur Con 2022

Photograph via Twitter

How To Make The Most Of BLFC

The first thing to keep in mind is that the convention is primarily intended for socializing. While there are vendors, talks, and panels, you should approach them like you would attending a meet-up group: just to interact with others and learn more about the subculture. Keep in mind that most furry conventions are 18+ events, so there may be content you’re not interested in seeing or hearing. If you are under 18, then you will not be allowed to attend. This doesn’t mean that there’s going to be mursuits and furry porn flying around left right and center but it just means that the event managers acknowledge that it may not be the perfect environment for a minor. There is no shame in being underage and being curious, but be respectful of the rules of the event. Make sure to bring water and snacks with you to stave off hunger and dehydration. If you’re attending the convention with a friend or significant other, make sure to check in with each other to stay safe and have fun.

Bring A Portable Charger

If you are going to be attending any event that requires you to be on your phone or computer for long periods of time (like any convention), be sure to bring a portable charger. Convention halls have notoriously terrible cell reception, and being able to keep your phone charged up to follow other attendees around the event and take photos is a must. You’ll be much less stressed out if your device isn’t about to die every five minutes.

Two Fursuiters At Biggest Little Fur Con

Photograph via This Is Reno

Don’t Be Afraid To Mingle

This might be the most important thing to take away from this post, but mingling is one of the most important and one of the most fun parts of furry conventions. We understand it can be terrifying having to speak to completely random strangers. Social anxiety and shyness are common in all subcultures but can be particularly prevalent in the furry community. If you are nervous about meeting other attendees, remember that the people you meet are just as nervous about meeting you. Furry conventions are a safe space for everyone to be themselves, and the people around you will appreciate your openness and welcoming attitude. Furry conventions are some of the only places in the world where you’ll probably meet other furries considering few there are and how much fewer of them are actually open about being a furry. So, take advantage of the meet-up groups and social media platforms to find people to visit with and explore the convention with.

Biggest Little Fur Con 2018

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"The artists had amazing response times and were constantly updating me on my piece" Clara Draw My Fursona Be Conscious Of Your Body Language

Humans are incredibly reliant on nonverbal communication, but many of us don’t think about how we’re communicating with others. Take a moment to sit back and think about your posture: are you slumping over or squeezing up? Are your arms crossed or are they open? Are you looking around at the people around you or are you staring straight ahead? You’ll find that most of these habits fall into one of two categories: either you’re putting up a wall against the world, or you’re desperately trying to get attention from it. To put yourself in the middle ground between these two approaches, sit up with your back straight, keep your arms at your sides, and make eye contact with the people around you. This may sound like a random tangent but it’s extremely important especially if you are wearing a fursuit. People no longer have the ability to read your facial expressions or anything about you when you are wearing a suit and your speech can become muffled and hard to understand. Therefore, the way you carry yourself is one of the main indications of how approachable you come off as.

Be Conscious Of The Scents You’re Emitting

If you’re wearing a strong cologne or perfume, you may be putting off a scent that is overwhelming or uncomfortable for those around you. While you don’t want to be scentless, it’s best to apply fragrances sparingly and be mindful of how they may be affecting others. If you have severe allergies, you may also want to keep a travel-size antihistamine on hand to help with sniffling and itching. If you are wearing a fursuit, be mindful of scents that may come off of your costume. While many fursuits are cleaned regularly, some are not. Keep in mind that the convention hall may not have the best ventilation, so be mindful of the scents you may be emitting. If you notice that a part of your costume is coming off on someone else, apologize and take care of it as soon as possible.

However, this isn’t to suggest you shouldn’t be applying any sort of deodorant to mask natural body odors because, as mentioned before, a lot of the conventions may not have great ventilation and those suits can get pretty hot pretty fast. This means you’re going to be baking in that suit, marinating in your own sweat which as you could guess probably doesn’t smell good to anyone.

Biggest Little Fur Con 2015

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"My artist worked tirelessly on my reference sheet despite several complete revisions of the piece" Craig Draw My Fursona Take Care Of Your Feet And Shoes

If you’re going to be on your feet for a large amount of time, you’ll want to make sure that you’re taking care of your feet. You can do this by wearing comfortable shoes, keeping your toenails short and clean, and applying foot cream to your heels and other areas that may be prone to dryness. We’re not going to lie, standing around in a fursuit all day or even just standing around all day without the fursuit can get pretty tiring so it’s okay to sit down for a second just to rest your legs or take a break or whatever. Be mindful of where you’re walking and what you’re stepping in. If you’re wearing a fursuit that you’ve spent literally thousands of dollars on, the last thing you’d want is a piece of gum getting stuck within the fur of the suit that is just an absolute nightmare to get out. You’ll probably have to be extra careful if it happens to rain on the day of your attendance as it can become very easy to get mud on your suit. You may want to bring a pair of clean socks with you in case you end up stepping in something particularly gross. If you’re attending the masquerade, break in your shoes before the convention; you don’t want to be in pain while walking on stage.

Conclusion

The furry subculture is a unique and welcoming community, but it can be challenging to break into. We know that there are a lot of misconceptions and hate surrounding the fandom, so taking that big step can be quite daunting. However, if you just throw yourself into the deep end we are quite sure you’ll realize that most furries and even fursuiters are just normal people with a hobby like anyone else.

While many conventions have a larger population of younger attendees, BLFC is a convention that caters to the over-18 crowd. Even so, BLFC is a great place to meet people and get involved with the furry community. No matter who you are or what your interests are, there is a place for you in the furry community you just have to search in the right places.

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Four Souls of a Trickster

In-Fur-Nation - Sat 19 Nov 2022 - 01:46

Well this is interesting: Four Souls of Coyote is a new animated feature film currently in production at Cinemon Entertainment in Hungary. Animation World Network showed us the teaser trailer. “Inspired by Native American folklore, the film retells the story of the universe’s creation. Billed as a call to live in harmony with the environment and save the earth, the film features adventures with animals, magic, hunger, greed, and the sacred circle of all creations… The film comes to Hungarian cinemas in 2023.” No word yet on a North American release, but the film is being produced with an English-speaking voice cast.

image c. 2022 Cinemon Entertainment

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Strength From Within — And Puppets

In-Fur-Nation - Wed 16 Nov 2022 - 23:29

Animation World Network let us know about Slumberkins, a new TV series that recently started streaming on Apple TV+. “Based on the plushie and book series line of the same name from Thrive co-founders and CEOs Kelly Oriard and Callie Christensen, AppleTV+’s Slumberkins series features characters Bigfoot, Unicorn, Sloth, Yak, and Fox as they explore a world of feelings in this puppet/2D animation show that empowers the emotional wellness of children through supportive storytelling. Slumberkins brings to life characters from Oriard’s and Christensen’s books who all experience a diverse range of emotional explorations, discovering that awareness of their own feelings and the ability to sort through those emotions lead to blossoming relationships and unwavering self-confidence. This was the main concept behind the original Slumberkins plushies, each with its own book series that includes interactive questions to support emotional growth.” And with puppets created by The Jim Henson Company no less.

image c. 2022 Apple TV+

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Find the Fox in Flight

In-Fur-Nation - Tue 15 Nov 2022 - 01:28

There’s a new graphic novel out called Fox Fires, written and illustrated by Emilia Ojala.Fox Fires is a fantasy-adventure that is inspired by Finnish folklore. ‘Fox Fires’ refers to the Northern Lights… The Fox Fires are a gate between this world and the land of the dead – it allows souls to visit their loved ones. But suddenly, the Fox Fires disappear. Our main character, a young raccoon dog named Raate, heads north to find what’s happened to Repo, the fire fox whose burning fur is said to make the Fox Fires appear in the sky. On her journey, Raate meets all kinds of interesting creatures, and also new friends.” The first volume is available in hardcover from Simon & Schuster.

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7 Coolest Fursuit Accessories To Take Your Fursuit To The Next Level

Fursonafy - Mon 14 Nov 2022 - 10:34

Article Content

  1. What Is A Fursuit?
  2. What Are Fursuit Accessories?
  3. Where Can I Buy Fursuit Accessories?
  4. How Expensive Are Fursuit Accessories?
What Is A Fursuit?

A fursuit is an animal costume worn by some members of the furry fandom known as furries. Not all furries wear them nor is it a requirement to wear one to be considered a furry. Much like a cosplayer, furries will often wear these fursuits when going to something like a meetup or a convention as it’s a chance to show off their work to other furries. Some fursuiters make their fursuits themselves, and others commission fursuit makers to create a professional fursuit for them with all the bells and whistles that come with it.

What Are Fursuit Accessories?

Fursuit accessories on the other hand are little bits and bobs that don’t just come with your fursuit that can be added on afterward. These can range from cool little trinkets that can help further personalize your suit, to genuinely practical items that make wearing the suit for extended periods of time a lot more comfortable.

#1 Furry Badge

Furry badges are an awesome way to completely personalize your suit and stand out from the crowd. They are badges that contain an illustration of the owner’s fursona as well as the name of their fursona. The beauty of furry badges is that you don’t even have to be wearing a fursuit to wear a badge as a lot of people want to be known for their fursona anyway, regardless of whether or not they have a suit. The issue with these is that they can’t just be done by any furry artist unless you have access to some good badge printing. Otherwise, you’ll have to reach out to someone who both prints and creates furry badges.

Furry Badge

Image via Reddit

#2 Ring

If you’ve at the very least seen a fursuit, then, chances are you know that a standard ring isn’t going to fit the hand or foot of it. However, you’re in luck, because there are larger rings specifically made to fit fursuits. So if you’re really looking for a way to bling out your new suit, maybe try one of these.

Furry Badge

Image via Reddit

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"The artists had amazing response times and were constantly updating me on my piece" Clara Draw My Fursona #3 Collar

Given that you are already dressing up as an animal, why not slap on a trendy little collar just to personalize your fursuit that little bit more? This is a very fitting accessory for any dog or cat fursuit but it is obviously not exclusive to just them. The brilliant thing about collars is their diversity, they don’t even necessarily have to just be a classic old red collar, they can be spiked chokers, they can be vintage leather, the customizability of collars is amazing and it just adds that little bit of nuance to your suit.

Pride Fursuit Collars

Image via Fursuit Supplies

#4 Piercings

Yes, it’s true, you can get piercings for even your fursuit and they can look pretty damn cool as well. These piercings can range from studs to fool hoop earrings and the best part is they can go on so many places on your suit. You can get septum piercings, ear lobe piercings (and pretty much any part of the ear), eyebrow piercings, etc, the options are so vast and the best part is, they’re also pretty affordable. You can get them from sellers like these on Etsy for great prices.

Fursuit Head With Piercings

Image via Pinterest

#5 Props

This one may sound a bit vague so we’ll explain what we mean a little better. Props for your fursuit are little trinkets that you can carry around that just say a little bit more about your fursona. For example, you can get a prop bone, or if you’re feeling a little bit sillier you can get prop fried eggs that can sit on top of your fursuit’s head. The props don’t just have to stop at meaningless items though, you can commission props to be made for your suit if you want something that really sets your suit apart from the crowd.

Fursuit Ghoul Aid Prop

Image via Curlworks

#6 Name Tag

This kind of serves the same purpose as a badge but it serves it in a different way. What better way to compliment that shiny new collar you got than adding a fancy name tag to it? You don’t even have to introduce yourself, people can just read that little name tag around your neck and they can hopefully make an educated guess as to what your name is.

Fursuit Nametag

Image via Etsy

#7 Cooling Vest

A cooling vest may not make you look any more stylish than any of the previous entries but it is probably the most practical out of any of the things on this list. Wearing a fursuit all day, especially at conventions held in the summer, can start to feel like your very own personal sauna so a cooling vest is probably one of the best ways to combat this. The greatest part about a cooling vest as well is that it doesn’t affect the look of your suit at all, you can just throw it on underneath your suit and stay cool, unbeknownst to anyone else.

Not Specifically Made For Fursuit But A Cooling Best Nonetheless

Image via Sportsbikeshop

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Get your custom made fursona in just a couple of clicks!

"My artist worked tirelessly on my reference sheet despite several complete revisions of the piece" Craig Draw My Fursona Where Can I Buy Fursuit Accessories?

Etsy : This is likely the most reliable place to get your fursuit accessories from as there are just so many to choose from and they are often customizable. Not to mention you can quite easily get in touch with the seller to make any queries about the customization of things like nametags and badges or just general queries about the product they are selling.

FursuitSupplies : These guys offer some awesome accessories and the best part is they are a trusted private seller, meaning there is no risk of some sketchy sellers trying to scam you out of your money for some cheap plastic. While most of the sales are for faux fur and other fursuit supplies as the name suggests, they do offer some great alternative products.

Lobitoworks : While they don’t have the largest stock of items, they have some of the coolest props you’ll find like comically large plush cigars or massive spiked collars. If you’re looking for something that really adds the final touches to your suit, I recommend Lobitoworks as your guy.

How Expensive Are Fursuit Accessories?

The best part about fursuit accessories is that for the most part, they are relatively inexpensive. I say relatively because if you are willing to spend upwards of $3000 on a fursuit, then I can only imagine that you aren’t extremely opposed to throwing another $15 – $20 at a cute little accessory for your suit.

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For Once, Yes to the Anchovies

In-Fur-Nation - Mon 14 Nov 2022 - 01:43

Sheesh, what have we been missing on line? Things like this, apparently: “New York Times bestselling Mac Barnett and Caldecott Honor award-winning illustrator Shawn Harris turn their massively popular The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza live cartoon into an action-packed and hysterical graphic novel series… Something terrible is happening in the skies! Rats are eating the moon! There’s only one hero for the job, a bold and fearsome beast bioengineered in a secret lab to be the moon’s savior and Earth’s last hope! And that hero is . . . a cat. A cat who will be blasted into space! Accompanied by the imperious Moon Queen and LOZ 4000, a toenail clipping robot, the First Cat in Space journeys across a fantastic lunar landscape in a quest to save the world. Will these unlikely heroes save the moon in time?” Find out now, courtesy of Harper Collins.

image c. 2022 Harper Collins

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Does THIS Cat Dance Maybe?

In-Fur-Nation - Sat 12 Nov 2022 - 02:16

Turns out there’s there’s another feature film in the works for everyone’s favorite lasagna-loving feline, Garfield. The big orange fellow has appeared in two previous live action/CGI films, both times voiced by Bill Murray. Now Alcon Entertainment is working on the famous feline’s first fully-animated feature film, where this time he’ll be voiced by Chris Pratt. (Is there anything that guy isn’t involved in?) Like many animated films of the past few years, this one features an impressive voice cast of well-known actors, including Samuel L. Jackson, Nicholas Hoult, Hannah Waddingham, Cecily Strong, and Ving Rhames. Interestingly, this new film is directed by Mark Dindal (of Cats Don’t Dance and Emperor’s New Groove fame), whom we have not heard from in a long long time. According to Animation World Network, Garfield should be out in mid-2024.

image c. 2022 Alcon Entertainment

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What UP, Dog?

In-Fur-Nation - Thu 10 Nov 2022 - 02:42

Animation news out of France, courtesy of Animation World Network: “Kittened is described as revolving around famous rapper Tough Dog, ‘who is challenged to a rap battle by the Kalixte, a rising star with millions of followers. A week before the battle, Tough Dog wakes up in the body of a kitten, with the kitten’s spirit in Tough Dog’s body. To reverse the situation back to normal, he has to ask Kim, a shy young girl, for help. In exchange, Tough Dog will teach her to become popular.'”. Currently the film is scheduled for release in 2025. We have a fairly good record of getting animated films from France released here in North America (Ernest & Celestine, anyone?), so hopefully this will get a chance as well.

image c. 2022 SND

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The 5 Best Furry Discord Servers

Fursonafy - Wed 9 Nov 2022 - 01:47

Article Content

  1. What’s Discord?
  2. Then, What’s a Furry Discord Server?
  3. Where Can I Find Them?
  4. The Typical Joining Process
  5. Paradox Paws
  6. Planet Floof
  7. Furr Cafe
  8. The Furry Forest
  9. West’s Haven
  10. How Do I Start My Own Furry Discord Server?
  11. Are There Any Discord Alternatives?
What’s Discord?

If you’ve been living under a rock for the past 5 years, then you might have no clue what this article is even about. Not to worry, we’ll catch you up to speed on everything you need to know about furry discord servers before we jump into the 5 best servers.

In short, Discord is a communication service that allows its users to message, voice and video call, stream their screens etc. You can use it to chat with friends, meet new people and most importantly build communities. One of the main features of Discord however are servers; they’re like group chats but for potentially thousands of people, with hundreds of text channels for hundreds of different subjects. Thousands of great communities have been built just through discord, and furry communities are no exception.

Discord’s emphasis on individuality and innovation, allowing its users to have unique banners, animated profile pictures, assign roles to a server’s members, unique permissions for specific roles, assistant bots, listening parties and more gives users almost complete freedom to do whatever they want. This makes it ideal for building and maintaining large communities.

Discord Logo

Image by PCMag via PCMag

Then, What’s a Furry Discord Server?

As you might’ve been able to guess, a furry discord server is just a discord server exclusively for furries. While there is no way of verifying whether or not someone is actually a furry or just a troll, this issue is rectified pretty quickly by discord’s handy permanent ban feature. As well as this, most furry discord servers go through a validation process that makes users discuss their likes and dislikes, fursona (if you have one), age etc. 

Furry communities can even have sub-communities. For example, furry Minecraft communities, furry role-playing communities or rather 18+ furry communities, where users can share NSFW (furry porn) art. While we are going to go through a list of the 10 (what we think are) best furry communities, this is more of a general overview, so, there’s a good chance that we won’t cover a community that takes your fancy as much. 

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"The artists had amazing response times and were constantly updating me on my piece" Clara Draw My Fursona Where Can I Find Them?

With that in mind, there are plenty of places you can find furry communities for yourself if you aren’t happy with the list we offer. Websites such as discord.me provide a database of hundreds of thousands of discord servers and categorize them based on their tags. It’s also a great place to advertise your own server, not even necessarily a furry one, if you are trying to build your own community. Pretty much any server with a platinum subscription you can be sure is legit, but you’re here to find the best of the best. Sites like top.gg , discordservers.com and disboard.org all also provide the same service.

Why Should I Join a Furry Discord Server?

 

Meeting New People: With that whole pandemic thing going on, something that has become increasingly difficult is meeting new people, let alone people who share your interests. Furry discord servers (any discord server) essentially puts you in a room with thousands of people who share the exact same interest as you. Given that mainstream media is typically hostile to the furry fandom, furry discord servers provide a safe space to meet new people where you can be pretty sure that you aren’t just being used as the butt of a joke.

 

Share Your Art: Although sites like Furrafinity and DeviantArt allow you to share your art with others, none of them really allow for live discussion about your art like discord servers do. Sure you can read comments or whatever, but with furry discord servers that typically have a dedicated art channel, users can send any of their art and discuss it, whether it be praise or constructive criticism. It’s a great way to improve your fursona or get inspiration if you are looking to make one.

 

Take Part in Events: If you are looking for a way to keep up to date on upcoming furry events such as meetups or conventions, then a discord server is perfect for you. With access to thousands of furries, it’s easy to ask for recommendations on events to go to or ask about what to expect from one if you’ve never been.

 

Look For Contests and Giveaways: Furry contests are few and far apart in non-furry discord servers, which is why furry discord servers are so great. Contests typically boil down to an art or animation contest and can even sometimes have prizes. Better yet, some furry discord servers will occasionally do furry giveaways with prizes like fursuit accessories if that’s something you’re interested in.

 

Gaming Communities: Sometimes finding the right people to play your favorite games with can be really difficult, luckily discord caters more towards the gaming community than anything. A lot of furry discord servers have a gaming sub-category within them for fellow furries looking to play games with each other.

It’s funny because it’s the Discord logo… but it’s an animal

Illustration by SteamGridDB via SteamGridDB

The Typical Joining Process

Unlike a lot of servers, furry discords are a lot more scrupulous with who they let in. Thanks to their extreme marginalization by mainstream media, they can get quite a bit of hate. Because of this, a lot of servers will go through a similar process to verify your furriness.

  1. You’ll be asked to click some sort of verification button that begins an invisible timer on the joining process
  2. After clicking the verification button you will likely be DM’d an automated response with several prompts like “What is your fursona name?”, “How old are you?” , “How specifically did you find our server?” etc.
  3. Once you have answered the prompts, your entry to the server will be reviewed by one of the server staff who will ask a follow up question like “Why are you looking to join the server?”.
  4. Once this is answered, the staff will decide whether or not they should let you in, and given you’re not blatantly trolling, they will let you in to the server. 

 

Sidenote, many servers have an introduction channel where you can introduce yourself to other members while you wait for your request to join the server to be reviewed. Now, let’s get into the list. 

An Empty Discord Server 🙁

Image by Discord via Discord

Paradox Paws

If you, like me, don’t want to spend hours waiting for verification to get into a server, then Paradox Paws is perfect for you. They are a lot more lenient with their verification process while maintaining a non-toxic community that is pretty welcoming even if you are unsure how you feel about the furry fandom. Some members in the server aren’t even furries but just supporters of the community! This makes the server great if you are new to the furry fandom as there is no elitism about how long you have spent in it. 

Looking for a movie or games night? Paradox Paws has your back with their weekly games and movie night. 

Also, if you are looking for a furry gaming community, then look not further, as Paradox Paws put a huge emphasis on its gaming community, more specifically, Minecraft and Pokemon. They even have a dedicated Minecraft server! 

Planet Floof

Planet Floof is one of the few furry discord servers that is explicitly SFW… I mean seriously, they do not tolerate NSFW content. Anything from yiff porn to naked furries will result in an almost immediate ban on this server. This makes it perfect for the younger furry audience who are still looking to meet other furries. As well as this, like most furry discord servers, there is a large emphasis on LGBT and gender positivity in this server, xenophobia is not tolerated.

They also have an art advertising channel for furry artists looking to self-promote or network themselves and since they are SFW only, you don’t have to worry about furry porn in the art channel. This also doubles as an opportunity for furries looking to commission someone to make a piece for them to get in direct contact with their artist.

Much like Paradox Paws, they don’t have a particularly grueling verification process either, you simply have to explain what was appealing about the server to you and whether or not you are a furry. Of course they are less likely to let you in if you aren’t a furry, but they are pretty welcoming regardless.

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If you’re a Discord Nitro user, Furr Cafe has some of my favorite custom emotes including some great animated ones. Also, Thanks to their dedicated roleplaying channel, this server is great for any furries who’ve been looking for a safe space to roleplay with hundreds of others. Or, if that doesn’t tickle your fancy, this server has a pokemon bot… you can literally play pokemon on discord with this bot. Pokemon will randomly appear in the text channel and the first person to type the catch command can catch it. You can battle other furries with your teams and trade pokemon, it’s really cool.

The staff in this server are really helpful as well, joining a new server can be a bit confusing but if you just ask, they are quite often happy to help with any issues you’re having. Some of the members are even musicians and

The Furry Forest

Furry Forest is one of the less safe for work entries on this list due to its NSFW art channels. It’s also one of the smaller communities but they describe themselves as an environment “away from the chaos of other fur servers” and that they are. With only 600 people, this server is much quieter compared to the previous three and entry into the server isn’t really difficult at all.

They’re also pretty frequent with art giveaways for members who are willing to invite a friend as entry into the giveaway!

Furr Cafe Server Icon

Illustration by Furr Cafe via Discord.me

West’s Haven

This one was tricky because it was (from what I found) the hardest server to get into. However, this difficulty is not without reason, they claim to have, and I’m still not entirely sure how this works, a “Zero-Raider Entry System”. Regardless of whatever Tony Stark technology they have running behind the scenes on this server, it is the safest space for furries and non-furries alike to express their interest. Furry servers, more than any other discord servers, get raided like crazy whether it be homophobic or transphobic attacks. There is an absolute zero-tolerance policy on top of the scrupulous verification that you have to go through. If you’re looking for a safe place to hunker down and just let your hair loose on discord, West’s Haven is your best bet.

They even have personalized roles, an art channel, a dedicated events team, and a “no-drama guarantee”.

How Do I Start My Own Furry Discord Server?

Starting a discord server of your own is the easy part. Growing a community of your own however can be a bit more challenging. If you are looking to start a large community like the ones listed above, you need one of two things: pre-existing clout or a good reason for people to join. Here’s some steps you can take to start building the server.

  • Before you do anything, make the server look presentable. Make dedicated text channels, verification bots, automatic role-assignment, the full works!
    • The less professional a server looks, unless it’s a server for friends, the less likely people are to stay on it
  • Create quirky roles that give people a sense of progression and welcoming into the server. Some servers allow users to climb up the ranks depending on their activity in it. 
  • Start inviting people. This could be your friends or people you know may be interested.
    • If you’re struggling to find people to invite, consider checking out furry subreddits or other social media to see if you can spark any interest there. Hopefully these people can start some initial buzz; encourage them to invite friends of their own. 
  • Assign people you know you can trust to moderate the server, you’re gonna need it. There’s a good chance the server could get raided and trolled so it’s key to have people on at all times who can handle that sort of thing 
  • While this is optional, if your server is getting traction, you should consider some paid advertisement on sites like discord.me as if your server has a growing and active community, people looking for furry communities will feel more inclined to join.
    • Also, if you do decide to advertise on these sites, make sure you are marking your server with relevant keywords such as “furry” or “yiff” as it gives it a better chance of being found by users. 
  • Host weekly or even daily events. This can be a giveaway, a competition, movie nights, gaming sessions, anything you wish really. As long as it keeps the users of the server engaged, it should be alright. This is to maintain activity on the server. 

Of course this isn’t a guaranteed route to success, luck will always play a big factor on whether or not your community is thriving, but those are just some of the steps you can take to increase your chances of success greatly. 

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Illustration by West’s Haven via Discord.me

Are There Any Discord Alternatives?

If, for some reason, you have no interest in using Discord, there are several text-based communities out there that are equally if not bigger than some of the aforementioned Discord servers. Social media like twitter, reddit, even VRChat, has some great furry communities. Here’s just a few of the furry communities in each.

Reddit: Let’s just get the easiest and most obvious out of the way, r/furry is one of the largest furry subreddits that you can find. It has around 270,000 members as of the publication of this article and is predominantly used to share and discuss furry art. Then there is r/fursuit, with about 20,000 members, it’s a community for furries to share and discuss their fursuits. If you’re looking for something a little more explicit, one of the biggest furry porn subreddits is r/yiff, where around 300,000 members can share their furry porn. If you’re struggling to find suitable subreddits to post to, consider checking out this article on the best reddit communities for furries for some inspiration. 

 

Twitter: While its often joked that twitter is just a toxic cesspit, you can find some really loveable people on there. Some good users to follow if you’re looking for safe furry communities on twitter would firstly have to be Furry Valley. They have their own Discord server and telegram if that tickles your fancy. They have a big gaming community under their belt as well, more specifically Animal Crossing, Pokemon and Rainbow Six Siege. Also, Furs Of Color serves a more specific purpose because, as you could probably guess, it’s a community for furries who are also people of color. It does the same thing as pretty much any twitter community, but is specifically inclusive of people of color. 

 

VRChat: With the growing popularity of VTubers, this is an exciting one to discuss because things start to get really interesting. Although VRChat is less accessible to those who don’t have a PC and such, some of the communities on this game are just buzzing with personality. Firstly, there is TailBass which is a virtual dance coordination group that has live furry DJs playing in VRChat. If that isn’t brilliant enough, they created an event called HexFurryfest, which is a virtual furry rave that takes place two times a year. There’s also RubberDragonLabs which a bit more on the NSFW side of VRChat as its a community centered around the artwork of Jackie Demon who depicts a rubber species of furry, in… let’s just say… compromising positions. 

Now go and join a furry community and explore this beautiful, furry world!

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What Is Furry TikTok and How Does It Work?

Fursonafy - Mon 7 Nov 2022 - 06:14

Article Content

  1. What Is TikTok?
  2. What Is A Furry?
  3. How To Use Furry TikTok
  4. The Furry Community On TikTok
  5. Some Furry TikTok Creators You Should Be Aware Of
  6. Other Ways To Find Furry Friends On TikTok
  7. Is Furry TikTok Safe?
  8. Final Words

If you’ve been hanging out online at all in the past few months, you probably know that TikTok is a new app that’s taken social media by storm. What started as a simple video-sharing app has quickly grown into a full-blown phenomenon, with users uploading and watching videos on their phones like never before. On top of it all, the popularity of TikTok among people who love animals or what we commonly refer to as furries have only led to further growth in this niche. So now you might be wondering just what is Furry TikTok and how does it work? Read on for more details about this exciting new social media platform and how you can get involved if you have an affinity for animals of the furry kind…

What Is TikTok?

For those of you who have been living under a rock for the better part of 4 years, TikTok is an app that allows users to make and share videos with a variety of different themes. The content can be anything from comedy, to musical performances, to short skits and so much more, although the app does have some strict rules about what content can be posted, for reasons we’ll get into later. TikTok also allows users to connect with one another through comments and even share content with their friends on other social media platforms.

With its extremely addictive “For You” page system and being one of the most used apps let alone social media platforms in the world right now, TikTok has given birth to millions of sub-communities within the broader TikTok community. One of these communities happens to be the furry fandom which has now found itself a pretty comfortable home on TikTok.

So, what is Furry TikTok and how does it work?

Furry At A Convention

Image via Rolling Stone

What Is A Furry?

If you don’t know what TikTok is, there’s a pretty good chance you have no idea what a furry is and that’s not a problem at all. Furries are people who have an interest in fictional anthropomorphic animals or rather fictional animals that bear human characteristics such as the ability to talk or to walk on two feet. Furry characters can actually be seen dotted around pop culture quite frequently such as in basically the entirety of Zootopia or maybe the more recent 2022 release, The Bad Guys.

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Furry TikTok refers to any content on TikTok featuring furries. Now, if you’re a member of the furry fandom then you know, that’s pretty broad and vague and that’s because Furry TikTok even has sub-communities within the sub-community itself. This ranges from fursuiting to furry art to furry hypnosis.

If you’re looking to become a Furry TikTok creator, the best way to use Furry TikTok is to create a profile and then post content that reflects what furry is all about. This can be anything from a video expressing your own feelings about being a furry to a music video featuring your favorite furry-themed song. You can also post photos and other visuals, as well as texts like poems or even comics. You can also use Furry TikTok to connect with and meet other people who share your interests. The easiest way to do this is to comment on other videos, especially those that are related to furry. When you comment, make sure that it’s a positive, friendly message because this will be the first thing the person sees when they go to view your video. Also, make sure to tag your video with relevant hashtags. No other furries are going to find your content if you aren’t letting TikTok know with hashtags the kind of content you are making, hashtags like #furry or #furtok will help you draw some attention to your page.

A Group Of Furries In Cornwall

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The Furry Community On TikTok

The furry community is one of the biggest and most active communities on TikTok, with millions of furries sharing their art, videos, and other content on the app every day. While not everybody who uses TikTok is a furry (some just like to use the app as a fun way to pass the time), a large number of users are furries, making it a great place to find people who share your interests. Furry is a subculture that has been around for decades, and it’s one that can include anybody who is interested in anthropomorphism, the belief that human and non-human animals can be given human traits. This can include a wide variety of things, like dressing up in costumes that resemble animals, as well as a strong interest in animals and nature in general. If you’re a furry, TikTok is a great way to connect with others who share this interest. You can find furry communities on the app by searching for hashtags like #furry, #furrytiktok, and so on. There are also some official TikTok furry groups that you can join.

You can expect to find an extremely wide variety of content with everything from fursuit tutorials to furry animations to skits performed in fursuits.

Some Furry TikTok Creators You Should Be Aware Of

Considering we’re covering all this information about Furry TikTok, it’s also worth covering some Furry TikTok content creators that we think you should be aware of. Either because we think they make some great content or because they are just the most popular on the platform right now.

Miraibaby (Felix The Calico)

This is one of the more popular creators on the list, and they are actually also a fursuit maker as well as a Tiktokker. A lot of their TikToks are actually used as promotion for their Kemono fursuit business, but they do this in a funny little skit format.

Ballpitmutt (BALLPIT 🦠)

Ballpittmut is another fursuiting Tiktokker who makes skits and memes. However, on top of this, ballpitmutt does not shy away from throwing on the camera and doing the latest dance trend on Tiktok in their green dog fursuit head and paws.

Rubensmagiclab (Ruben)

Ruben is a furry artist and a fursuit maker who creates slightly different content from the previous two. Instead of skits and parodies, Ruben gives a much clearer insight into what it takes to make a fursuit and the intricacies of the fursuits you see a lot of furries wearing nowadays

More Furries At A Convention

Image via Reason Magazine

Other Ways To Find Furry Friends On TikTok

If you’d like to meet and connect with other furries on TikTok but don’t want to comment on videos in the hopes that someone will respond, there are a few other options. TikTok also features group chats and direct messaging, making it easy to talk to other users and make new furry friends. You can also use TikTok to attend furry meetups. This can be a great way to meet people in your area that share your interests, and it doesn’t even have to be face-to-face. There are furry meetup groups on TikTok that organize online meetups where furries can hang out, chat, and even watch and comment on videos together.

Is Furry TikTok Safe?

There are major misconceptions about both the furry fandom and TikTok. For one, the furry fandom is generally a safe space as long as you are cautious about the people that you involve yourself with. Of course, there are weirdos and creeps but people like that can be found anywhere on the internet.

As well as this, TikTok is a very safe app, with a lot of thought and consideration put into the design of the platform to make sure that users are protected. TikTok also has a very strict set of rules in place. Users who violate these rules can have their accounts taken down, so it’s important to be aware of them. Because of the general safety of TikTok, Furry TikTok is a safe place for furries to connect and share their love for anthro animals. However, there are a few things to keep in mind when using the app. TikTok is a social media platform, so it’s best to be careful what you post. Avoid posting anything you wouldn’t want others to see, and if you’re feeling vulnerable and need to reach out to somebody, there are some great support and crisis lines you can call.

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Furry TikTok is a place where all creatures can come together and share their love for animals, and it’s a great way to make new furry friends. The app is fun, and easy to use, and it’s free, making it a great app for any furry animal lover to use on their phone. Now that you know what Furry TikTok is and how it works, it’s time to get out there and make some furry friends. Why not download TikTok now and see what you can discover?

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What Is Furry TikTok and How Does It Work?

Fursonafy - Mon 7 Nov 2022 - 06:14
Xege Kheiru, Writer, Furry

07 Oct 2022

If you’ve been hanging out online at all in the past few months, you probably know that TikTok is a new app that’s taken social media by storm. What started as a simple video-sharing app has quickly grown into a full-blown phenomenon, with users uploading and watching videos on their phones like never before. On top of it all, the popularity of TikTok among people who love animals or what we commonly refer to as furries have only led to further growth in this niche. So now you might be wondering just what is Furry TikTok and how does it work? Read on for more details about this exciting new social media platform and how you can get involved if you have an affinity for animals of the furry kind…

    What Is TikTok?

    For those of you who have been living under a rock for the better part of 4 years, TikTok is an app that allows users to make and share videos with a variety of different themes. The content can be anything from comedy, to musical performances, to short skits and so much more, although the app does have some strict rules about what content can be posted, for reasons we’ll get into later. TikTok also allows users to connect with one another through comments and even share content with their friends on other social media platforms. 

     

    With its extremely addictive “For You” page system and being one of the most used apps let alone social media platforms in the world right now, TikTok has given birth to millions of sub-communities within the broader TikTok community. One of these communities happens to be the furry fandom which has now found itself a pretty comfortable home on TikTok.

     

    So, what is Furry TikTok and how does it work?

      Furry At A Convention 

      Image via Rolling Stone

      What Is A Furry?

       

      If you don’t know what TikTok is, there’s a pretty good chance you have no idea what a furry is and that’s not a problem at all. Furries are people who have an interest in fictional anthropomorphic animals or rather fictional animals that bear human characteristics such as the ability to talk or to walk on two feet. Furry characters can actually be seen dotted around pop culture quite frequently such as in basically the entirety of Zootopia or maybe the more recent 2022 release, The Bad Guys.

      How To Use Furry TikTok

      Furry TikTok refers to any content on TikTok featuring furries. Now, if you’re a member of the furry fandom then you know, that’s pretty broad and vague and that’s because Furry TikTok even has sub-communities within the sub-community itself. This ranges from fursuiting to furry art to furry hypnosis

       

      If you’re looking to become a Furry TikTok creator, the best way to use Furry TikTok is to create a profile and then post content that reflects what furry is all about. This can be anything from a video expressing your own feelings about being a furry to a music video featuring your favorite furry-themed song. You can also post photos and other visuals, as well as texts like poems or even comics. You can also use Furry TikTok to connect with and meet other people who share your interests. The easiest way to do this is to comment on other videos, especially those that are related to furry. When you comment, make sure that it’s a positive, friendly message because this will be the first thing the person sees when they go to view your video. Also, make sure to tag your video with relevant hashtags. No other furries are going to find your content if you aren’t letting TikTok know with hashtags the kind of content you are making, hashtags like #furry or #furtok will help you draw some attention to your page.

      A Group Of Furries In Cornwall

      Image via Cornwall Live

      The Furry Community On TikTok

      The furry community is one of the biggest and most active communities on TikTok, with millions of furries sharing their art, videos, and other content on the app every day. While not everybody who uses TikTok is a furry (some just like to use the app as a fun way to pass the time), a large number of users are furries, making it a great place to find people who share your interests. Furry is a subculture that has been around for decades, and it’s one that can include anybody who is interested in anthropomorphism, the belief that human and non-human animals can be given human traits. This can include a wide variety of things, like dressing up in costumes that resemble animals, as well as a strong interest in animals and nature in general. If you’re a furry, TikTok is a great way to connect with others who share this interest. You can find furry communities on the app by searching for hashtags like #furry, #furrytiktok, and so on. There are also some official TikTok furry groups that you can join.

       

      You can expect to find an extremely wide variety of content with everything from fursuit tutorials to furry animations to skits performed in fursuits.

      Some Furry TikTok Creators You Should Be Aware Of

      Considering we’re covering all this information about Furry TikTok, it’s also worth covering some Furry TikTok content creators that we think you should be aware of. Either because we think they make some great content or because they are just the most popular on the platform right now. 

      Miraibaby (Felix The Calico) 

      This is one of the more popular creators on the list, and they are actually also a fursuit maker as well as a Tiktokker. A lot of their TikToks are actually used as promotion for their Kemono fursuit business, but they do this in a funny little skit format. 

      ballpitmutt (BALLPIT 🦠)

      Ballpittmut is another fursuiting Tiktokker who makes skits and memes. However, on top of this, ballpitmutt does not shy away from throwing on the camera and doing the latest dance trend on Tiktok in their green dog fursuit head and paws. 

      rubensmagiclab (Ruben)

      Ruben is a furry artist and a fursuit maker who creates slightly different content from the previous two. Instead of skits and parodies, Ruben gives a much clearer insight into what it takes to make a fursuit and the intricacies of the fursuits you see a lot of furries wearing nowadays.

      More Furries At A Convention

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      Other Ways To Find Furry Friends On TikTok

      If you’d like to meet and connect with other furries on TikTok but don’t want to comment on videos in the hopes that someone will respond, there are a few other options. TikTok also features group chats and direct messaging, making it easy to talk to other users and make new furry friends. You can also use TikTok to attend furry meetups. This can be a great way to meet people in your area that share your interests, and it doesn’t even have to be face-to-face. There are furry meetup groups on TikTok that organize online meetups where furries can hang out, chat, and even watch and comment on videos together.

      Is Furry TikTok Safe?

      There are major misconceptions about both the furry fandom and TikTok. For one, the furry fandom is generally a safe space as long as you are cautious about the people that you involve yourself with. Of course, there are weirdos and creeps but people like that can be found anywhere on the internet. 

       

      As well as this, TikTok is a very safe app, with a lot of thought and consideration put into the design of the platform to make sure that users are protected. TikTok also has a very strict set of rules in place. Users who violate these rules can have their accounts taken down, so it’s important to be aware of them. Because of the general safety of TikTok, Furry TikTok is a safe place for furries to connect and share their love for anthro animals. However, there are a few things to keep in mind when using the app. TikTok is a social media platform, so it’s best to be careful what you post. Avoid posting anything you wouldn’t want others to see, and if you’re feeling vulnerable and need to reach out to somebody, there are some great support and crisis lines you can call.

      The Face Behind The Fursuit 

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      Final Words

      Furry TikTok is a place where all creatures can come together and share their love for animals, and it’s a great way to make new furry friends. The app is fun, and easy to use, and it’s free, making it a great app for any furry animal lover to use on their phone. Now that you know what Furry TikTok is and how it works, it’s time to get out there and make some furry friends. Why not download TikTok now and see what you can discover?

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