Katiebabs chook practically begged me to do this next firsts topic and my fertile mind was hard-pressed to refuse her.
The fetish: furries. The definition: here.
The only time I’ve actually come across this subject in any type of fictional media is in a CSI episode.
The closest I’ve read about it in romance was in the yaoi Gravitation; however, the character in that was more into cos play than he was a furry.
I’m curious to see if any of you have read a story with this fetish.
Very curious indeed.
Waiting with bated breath even.
Any time now…
LOL! Whatever floats your boat, I guess LOL!
(although I will giggle hystericaly everytime my kids play Sonic from now on)
I have a story called Out of Position by Kyell Gold (I think?) that was on Elisa's list of great books nominated by readers. Apparently its a gay furry romance story. -_- .. Um I keep opening it up and re-reading the opening where the main guy says he loves a great muzzle and ears. Then something inexplicably demands my attention elsewhere.
Perhaps I'll even finish this. I'm not squicked just… wtf really lol.
CSI for me too. It was a very funny episode. Wait, wait. I remember a story. Shit. Where did I read it. The guy put an ad on Craig's List to sell some rare Care Bears he'd got somehow but the way it was worded it was supposedly some code for furry party and all these people started showing up and paying $20 to have a sex party at his house. He finally got tired of trying to get rid of them and just went and sat on his front porch and let them go at it.
Damn, it was funny. But he wasn't a furry. Wish I knew where I read that. Huh. I read so much that stuff goes “woosh” through my brain never to return until you make me think of it.
OMG, I found it. It's a comedy piece written at cracked.com. And hey, it's got pictures of giraffes having sex. LOL http://www.cracked.com/blog/how-to-throw-an-insane-orgy-using-craigslist
“Reluctantly then, I retired to the porch, where I spent the next six hours crying and collecting admission.” Still makes me laugh out loud. I personally don't think it's real. It's cracked.com for Christ's sakes people, it's a fictional story, but funny as hell. Commenters get a bit serious.
That CSI episode was just brilliant and I'd never even heard of it before then. I'm with most people that I'd just it was a bit strange and not that sexy.
I remember that CSI episode too.
There is another yaoi with a cat sort of shifter. http://view.thespectrum.net/series/fortune-fortune.html.
There is also a series by Misa Izanaki (I think it's spelled that way) that takes place in Japan I think and has shifters who can half shift and also body mods are done to make you look like an animal. The one guy has a tail and ears maybe that are surgical enhancements. So not exactly furries but animal-like at times. They are a series of shorts that I've only read bits and pieces of here and there but I liked what I read. The tail was just kind of a vanity thing, like getting plastic surgery to have better ears or bigger boobs, not a fetish thing though in the books I read.
Hmmm just hmmm. I think for me it was MTV “documentary” on weird peeps that like to have the Furry Sex. I did a lot of blinking during that episode.
KZ, Chris and Wren, eloquent as always.
Tish, you may have to explain why Mum's laughing. LOL!
Kassa: “Then something inexplicably demands my attention elsewhere.” *snort*
I dare you to read it and review it. That way I can live vicariously and my curiosity can be appeased. *g*
Tam, cool! And I'm so not surprised that our Goddess of the Interwebz new of a story somewhere. *off to have a squiz*
Jen, well, it is a fetish and thus by definition needs to be found odd by some people. LOL.
Also, I now feel like rewatching that episode. 🙂
Ingrid, thanks for the time suck linkage *grumble, grumble*
Ingrid & Tam, you reckon that shifted sex is comparable to furries? I thought it was all about the actual costume?
KC, you should try typing furries in to google images. Definitely eye opening. LOL.
Katiebabs chook practically begged me…
And how much begging are we talking here?
Sorry, apart from the CSI episode, no exposure at all.
*Claps* Yeah for this firsts series discussion! 🙂
So if a Furry Fandom addict goes off to Disney World, does that mean they have entered into their own real life fantasy?
Is Barney their ideal lover?
I was being succinct.
Smokinhotbooks did make me remember having seen some TV coverage of this particular fetish.
It isn't as disgusting as some of the stuff you've foisted on us (like sucking fluids out of people's anii), but I still find it both silly and creepy. I wouldn't be able to read a “furry” scene without thinking of Captain Kirk fondling a batch of Tribbles while his willie twitches.
I just made myself shiver…in a bad way.
KZ: I now have an inexplicable feel the need to rinse my mouth out with soap.
Glah, gah, bliffth, ptui!
See, I couldn't even write straight. I mean to say I have an inexplicable… oh, never mind!
Sorry, wren. Hey, I got discombobulated just writing it!
James Buchanan once linked to a furry porn video that traumatized me for life. That was too much for me.
And I read a book that involved kitten play…
Orannia: Lots and lots. She has an obsession that's for damned sure.
Katiebabs chooks: “Yeah for this firsts series discussion! :)” *rolls eyes*
“So if a Furry Fandom addict goes off to Disney World, does that mean they have entered into their own real life fantasy?”
Hell, yes. I've heard management there gives the actors a list of what to do when you get approached by a furry.
KZ: And now with that image in my head I can happily face my day.
JenB: “James Buchanan once linked to a furry porn video…”
O_O I now have a strange desire to conduct me some goggle-fu.
“And I read a book that involved kitten play…”
I'm really hoping that this isn't beastality. Really hoping.
Seriously? I can't imagine how that pick up line would go if I was dressed up as Goofy.
No, never read about it in an m/m book thankfully.
I tried Out of Position that Kassa was talking about because it won one of the Rainbow Awards for best books on Elisa's site, but I couldn't make it past the first couple of pages– too weird. (and how did that book win, btw– I'd never even heard of it. and it's animal sex, lol)
I had heard of furries though– I think there was a question about it in Dan Savage's Savage Love book. If you want to read about some strange stuff, you should pick that up. People are into some weird stuff, lol. There were a couple of questions I had to skip altogether– and I'm not easily squicked.
Katiebabs chook: Maybe…
“Why don't we find a quite corner and I'll tell you *looking Goofy up and down* my theory about what you are… or what you'll be when I've finished with you. *waggles eyebrows*”
Richelle, what category was it in? Maybe it was in the one for best shifted sex? 😉
BTW, and now I'm super curious about this book. LOL.
“People are into some weird stuff, lol.”
That's cos, in the immortal words of Jim Morrison, 'people are strange'. Nuff said. 🙂
Haha…no, not bestiality. People pretend to be kittens. They play with toys, drink out of cat dishes, sleep on furry beds, wear collars and bells, etc. Try http://www.kittenplay.net for that.
The furry porn video James linked is no longer on xtube. 😦 But I'm sure you could just google “furry porn video” or “furry video.” I'd do it for you, but my retinas can't take another furry search.
LOL. I love that main image so I'll excuse your wussy retina damage excuse, Jen.
The idea of kitty play brings a whole new meaning to the saying 'in my next life I want to be a cat' don't you think.
Kris! I just noticed on your side bar you are on team Qhuay. Rock on.
Now imagine if Ward wrote a furry fetish romance with one of the BDB boys? The only one who could've pulled it off would've been V.
Katiebabs chook: “I just noticed on your side bar you are on team Qhuay.”
Damn straight… or not in this particular case.
I'm with you about V. Let's face it he's the only one who could have pulled off a whole heap of things. Roar.
“People pretend to be kittens. They play with toys, drink out of cat dishes, sleep on furry beds, wear collars and bells, etc.”
I thought only sleazy chicks desperate for attention on the Internet did that sort of thing. (Cos, you know, people with real class favor marmosets and cephalopods. That's what Castanet says, anyway.)
*quickly deletes new kitteh profile*
Relax. Cheap wigs in Easter-basket grass colors don't count.
Then again, they might get some mileage in certain chatrooms.
I've heard about this particular fetish. Watched a thing on IFC about bizarre sexual fetishes and this happened to be one of them.
I'm sorry, but the idea of having sex with basically a sports mascot does nothing for me. lol
Never even heard of it.
Last night I was thinking (for no reason) about that CSI episode. Telepathic connection with Kris??? Talk about spooky.
KZ, psst! I'm emailing you right not about those chat rooms. You know. Just so I can report back here on them later. He. He. He.
Bridget: I guess for some people it would depend on what team you support. 😉
MsM, why do I get the feeling that this might feature on a WTF post in the future. LOL.
Matthew, you reckon?? What am I thinking right now?
BTW, if that was you in the Hello Kitty costume in my dream last night I'm gonna be very disap- err, never mind…
Kris, you are welcome 🙂
i don't think furry and shifted are the same.
Like most people I first found out about this by watching the CSI episode. However, I am a huge fan of the artist Ursula Vernon – writer, illustrator, artisit, extremely hilarious blogger, I recommend her blog Bark Like a Fish to anyone.
Anyway every year she has a stall (don't know the correct arty term) at Anthrocon which is the worlds largest furry convention. Some of her art is anthropomorphic. So she blogs about it a little bit. That's how I found out it was a real thing and not something made up by the writers at CSI.
*hides the anthro cartoon, mumbling about not trusting Scotsmen who draw you as a sheep the morning after…*
Furry is one of my “take it or leave it” scenes. I like anthropomorphic animals in media: Omaha the Cat Dancer, Disney's Robin Hood.
Cat ears, a fox tail, all of that is adorable on the right person. (I know a number of furry folk) But full fursuit yiffing? I don't understand how they don't pass out from heatstroke.
As for encountering it in smut, the closest I've found are were creatures who can half-shift at will.
Then again, I'm planning to do the local furry con rather than Dragon*Con this year. That probably says something about me.
Ingrid, I was meant to be working!!
Lesley, totally random – but hey, it's me plus it's *kinda* associated with your CSI comment – I now feel the urge to make up my own fetish. I will think on it. *beams*
And thanks for the tip re: UV's blog. She is very funny.
“Then again, I'm planning to do the local furry con rather than Dragon*Con this year. That probably says something about me.”
Quite possibly, but, more importantly, while you're there I have a burning question I need answered… do the furries have special drycleaners for their suits?? Cos I imagine that hand washing cum stains etc all the time would majorly suck.
Oh, and can you ask if they wear undies/panties/whatever under their suits or are they nekkid? Cos I'm thinking nekkid cos, hey, it's a fetish, but that might seriously rub in not good ways.
Hmmm. Actually, I think I'll just email you a list.
Kris – lol, glad to be of help, looking forward to seeing what you come up with. 🙂