I want to talk about something that for some reason can actually put a lot of people on edge. Furries, and furry art. No, first and foremost, I am not a furry. I have known a lot of furries in my time and I’ve looked into the history and culture a decent amount. It’s an interesting subject for me, and a lot of the art that comes out of said culture is deeply intriguing!
So, first and foremost, furry art is not new. And I’m not making a joke about ancient Egyptian gods having animal heads, however good a point that is. I mean the current idea of furry art that you see all over websites like DeviantArt these days. Not new! In fact, decades old!
Yes, that’s right, furries have been an integral part of fringe culture since arguably the 50s. And the societies and fans have been evolving and growing this whole time. The ideas of fursonas and anthropomorphised animals have stayed the whole way through. It’s mostly that aspect I like a lot.
You’ve probably noticed aspects of furry culture in very mainstream media actually. Cat girls in anime? Or, how about a more culturally relevant example. Playboy bunnies? These are drop-offs of furry culture. Anthropomorphised animals that have their distinctly animal features sexualised in a way that a lot of people find incredibly attractive. I’ll admit, I do like me some cat ears. I play a Miqo’te in Final Fantasy 14, what can I say!
So I’d like your opinions on this. Are you a fan of furry art? If not, why not? Do you have a good reason, or have I just blown your mind?