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Rock radio recently done a thing on bronies and it was the run of the mill " I don’t get how adult ass men watch a show for little kids" I don’t think anyone will ever fully understand bronies unless they speak to them face to face.
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agree its a bad issue from internet.
sorry it just really burned in my head from what i first heard it is. the furry fandom.
And because of…reasons i like to avoid the term close to mlp and its fandom.
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That’s the problem. Because of the internet-going public’s perception of "furry", and sometimes including some of the misinformation included with it, people have built up their own mental image of what constitutes a "furry."

One person may think it’s only a character that stands on two feet and is literally covered in fur. Another may think it’s only a person with animal body parts attached. Yet another will think it’s only sexualized designs. And another will think it’s only "weirdos" who dress up in fursuits.

But when it comes down to it, the definition covers everything animal-related that exhibits some human-like characteristic.
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oh wow didnt know that really :O
How is that i never heard it all being called furry? aside the actual fandom?
anthro itself should describe the humanoid like creature forms.
I had never heard the term furry to describe the ponies in whole 4 years i am in ^^. Sorry i really didnt its very new to me

The concept of furries in the original definition of the word has existed with us since before recorded history. Some of the ancient Egyptian gods are a good example of some of the most well-known historical "furries." Being half-wolf, or half-eagle, or half-cat, or whatnot.

The term "furry" dates back to the 70s, early 80s, before which it was predated by "funny animal." The term(s) were usually only used by the people in the genre to begin with, that’s why the term wasn’t a well-known one until the internet later exploded and people in the genre could reach out and find other fans, and associate in larger numbers, and eventually knowledge started trickling out to the public at large, much of it misinformation and misunderstandings.
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i understand you very good, they can be called anthromorphic animals. Very human like being in their world. however the word ’animal’ pretty much overtakes in their look right said.
Well we fans are something on their own and they relate to the show and are very appealed to the design


But there is what i disagree it is not a furry series as in how you would see it in the furry fandom.
the source of everything here is the show. without it no ocs no stories nothing. And they have character most of the time. At least a little story and not any creature randomly drawn as such with no real source or characteristics. Maybe i see it wrong but it is what i get to see.

The definition of "furry" is an animal with anthropomorphic characteristics. We use "anthro" to describe human-like ponies here, but the term actually includes any human-like characteristics at all. This includes talking, self-awareness and more.

If it’s an animal that is completely feral in design but talks? It’s a furry.

If it’s an animal that is completely feral in design but is self-aware and sentient? It’s a furry.

This means every animal you’ve ever seen in any cartoon or otherwise falls under the definition unless they were completely feral and their depiction showed nothing more than what the real-life version was capable of.

That is, and always will be, the original definition of the term. Everything else afterwards is basically the individual person mentally making up their own personal criteria, but none of it counts.
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i understand you very good, they can be called anthromorphic animals. Very human like being in their world. however the word ’animal’ pretty much overtakes in their look right said.
Well we fans are something on their own and they relate to the show and are very appealed to the design


But there is what i disagree it is not a furry series as in how you would see it in the furry fandom.
the source of everything here is the show. without it no ocs no stories nothing. And they have character most of the time. At least a little story and not any creature randomly drawn as such with no real source or characteristics. Maybe i see it wrong but it is what i get to see.
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That is…something.. Didnt meet one who is just here for enjoying the content not really..being a fan of the source before
How do you like the art here?

Shrug There are some very talented artists and/or storytellers that use this site.
I don’t know how else to explain it :P
There aren’t a lot of other places I can find content this good this easily.
’Normal’ art (not furry or MLP-related) tends to be cluttered with low-quality and/or pretentious pieces, and even when the art is actually good it’s usually still not to my preference.
Furry art feels very dominated by commissions, and is also fairly cluttered with stuff I don’t care about.

Really, the big thing is the tag system; Being able to Hide, Spoiler, Search, and Watch tags is very helpful, and the other sites I browse for art do not have that.
I’ve checked ’booru’s in the past, but they’re usually a lot more minimal in their tags; You’d never have a ’* is trying to kill us’ series of tags in those sites, for example. You’d be lucky if they can even remember to tag the artist.
But even beyond that, even back before I re-filtered some of the less interesting tags (’Pony Creator’ for example), this site has a fairly decent concentration of good art; If the fandom has as many bad artists as the world in general does, then they’ve certainly stayed away from this site.

Heck, I haven’t even FOUND a non-MLP ’tumblr ask blog’ with a good story (tumblr being the only other place I regularly browse pony content – Youtube doesn’t count)
Homestuck fans tried, but I think it died out before they perfected the formula, since even some long-dead MLP blogs seem more interesting than any Homestuck ones I found.

But… Let’s be honest for a moment; MLP is a furry series.
It’s on the ’feral’ side, as in they are very animal-like, but they’re certainly not humans.
Nor are they entirely new fantasy creatures with no basis in reality; They’re look vaguely like and are referred to as ponies, and two of the races are referred to and look vaguely like Unicorns and Pegasi. Plus all the horse puns.
So, they are ponies with humanoid characteristics.
All the argument about exactly where the line of ’furry’ is drawn aside, that at least fits the most basic definition; Anthropomorphic animals.
I might not be the target audience for the show – and don’t get me wrong, I can usually see the quality and hard work in the popular episodes, and it’d probably be my favorite show ever if I was a little girl, they just spend too much time talking, exploring the social side of the world, and making up new things at a whim (so, things that would suit a stereotypical young female viewer), and too little time going into the complex rules of magic, clever problem solving, and action I’d prefer (but which would be a mix of boring and scary to said young girls)
But I am often the target audience for the fanart; Even when they don’t go the more ’young adult novel’ route, the art is usually much better (a TV show could never compete with static art. It can’t even compete with high-end movies), but often the concepts and directions are a lot more to my liking.
And then there’s stuff like ’Fallout Equestria’, and its off-shoots (of which I’ve only gotten through most of Project Horizon. I’ll probably read more later), where it’s just straight out mature – I know both have mixed reputations, but I’ve always managed to tolerate some flaws in the writing as long as I’m immersed in the story (which I was)
Turns out, content made by young-adults and up, with the intended audience being other young-adults and up, is a lot more likely to be what I enjoy.
So shrug MLP fanart is relevant to my interests as a furry with certain tastes in story-genres and such.
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