Be a Good Furry Jeffery Core | July 11, 2015 | Podcast | 3 Comments Podcast: Download (27.6MB) Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSHow can you make the fandom better? In this week’s episode we discuss how to be a better furry and, in turn, make the entire fandom better. Metadata and Credits WagzTail Season 3 Episode 78 Runtime: 30m Cast: Eli, Levi, Path, Wolfin Editor: Levi Format: 128kbps ABR split-stereo MP3 Copyright: © 2015 WagzTail.com. Some Rights Reserved. This podcast is released by WagzTail.com as CC BY-ND 3.0. If distributed with a facility that has an existing agreement in place with a Professional Rights Organisation (PRO), file a cue sheet for 30:00 to Fabien Renoult (BMI) 1.67%, Josquin des Pres (BMI) 1.67%, WagzTail.com 96.67%. Rights have been acquired to all content for national and international broadcast and web release with no royalties due. Tags:bad behavior, Eli, fandom, furcon, Levi, Path, Wolfin Related Posts Exotic Pets 1 Comment | Jul 14, 2012 Furry Networking No Comments | Sep 22, 2012 Furry Worldbuilding: First Contact No Comments | Sep 22, 2016 Are Pets Family? No Comments | Oct 15, 2015 About The Author Wolfin The friendly wolf-dolphin hybrid will do you no harm. Unless you're a fish. In which case you're now a tasty meal! 3 Comments Rebel Rider July 24, 2015 Reply I see a lot of fandoms that turn into nothing but shipping/romance. It would be nice for someone on the edge to be able to go into the fandom without running across the steamy side of things first thing, especially the nasty art. I think that’s the thing that probably scares away a lot of people and gives the community a bad name. I might not be a furry, but I have explained furry to a few people. With non-fandom people, I often say, “They’re sort of like Trekkies, but fluffier,” then explain being into anthro animals, if it goes farther than the first description. If I want to do more, I often link to a picture of Tycho since I figure he probably makes furry look the least weird to an outsider. For a few friends who cosplay, I go more along the lines that furries are sort of like cosplayers, but with animal suits instead of movie characters. When you compare furry to something somewhat normal to the person, it helps lessen the shock, at least that’s my theory. Nacky July 27, 2015 Reply A lot of good thoughts here. For telling people about all this I like to use umbrella statements which got touched on. I try to use as much language they are familiar with. If it’s an artsy person I try to swing it towards something new, interestingly complex to draw. If it’s a younger girl, I would say cause they’re cute animals and that makes all kinds of people happy (furs utters interacting with kids and imagination). If it’s old senile people, I play it off as some crazy fun thing that keeps people out of trouble. Its been fun trying to relate it to other people. It’s been a little worrisome though. I’m afraid sometimes that they’ll go Google hopping. But to give a picture like Bugz Bunny or Over the Hedge seems to really quell the curiosity. Nacky July 27, 2015 Reply *correction: I don’t mean senile, I mean wiry and clever I guess a lots of those types describe themselves as that though haha Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment:*Name:* Email Address:* Website: Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.