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Skins, not just a bad show on E4

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Comic #629 of xkcd, by Randall Munroe, documenting the rise of the "skin" community within the furry fandom (CC-BY-NC)

The furry fandom yesterday made it's fourth appearance in webcomic xkcd, made by ex-NASA contractor Randall Munroe, it is a veritable mix of geekish humour – so obviously, furries would appear often.

What we didn't know, however, was that strange sect of furries who have animal fursonae which then pretend to be human, or the "Skin" community, as it's so called.

The comic's alt text (a device for adding author commentary to a strip) reads: "There's Livejournal drama between those who want to wear human suits over fursuits and those who just take off the fursuits.