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Is it more likely for people with autism to be furries/bronies?
Yes 44%  44%  [ 25 ]
No 39%  39%  [ 22 ]
Other 18%  18%  [ 10 ]
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17 May 2015, 1:50 pm

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I think WP should have a furry club, what do you think? :D The thread for it should probably be kept in a members only area though. :P

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I've been drawing anthropomorphic furry cartoon animals decades before the word "furry" became a noun. When I was a kid instead of the usual blankie or teddy bear my "transitional object" was a pink bunny costume. My mother drew the line at me wearing it at the store or school. I love to dress up for Halloween but if I dress in a full-bodied animal suit I get way too hot even at the end of October, especially if I go to a dance or party that's indoors. I collected G1 MlPs before they were called G1 and my mother thought 13 was too old for such things. I'm female so obviously I can't be a broney. A pegasister, maybe?

I worry a lot that people will label me as a furry just because of my cartoons even though I don't wear animal suits outside of Halloween. And if I show anything MLP-related on my YouTube videos I don't allow comments. :(


I argue that females can be "bronies" too, but "pegasister" is still a fairly commonly used term. You don't have to adopt either label to be a fan of MLP though. :)

Again, you don't have to adopt the furry label to be a fan of anthropomorphic animals, and on the flipside, I also don't think one has to dress up in animal costumes to be a furry. I consider myself a furry, as I'm a fan of anthropomorphic animals, but I don't own a fursuit. :P I can see why people wouldn't want to associate themselves with that label though, as there are a lot of negative connotations that go with it. Even though both the furry and brony fandoms have a lot of rabid members I would rather not associate with, I still consider myself a member of both fandoms, I just distance myself from the more unsavoury aspects.

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I'm a furry too,i was diagnosed with aspergers at Johns Hopkins back in about 1988.

I also have a fursuit as well

http://i.imgur.com/ne1p2S3.jpg


I like your fursuit. ^^ Did you make it yourself?


No,i commissioned it by a fursuit maker. Of course only about 20% wear a fursuit,most at the con in Pittsburgh were wearing tails and ears.



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13 Dec 2016, 6:02 am

I recognize the con... as other furries I know have had pictures taken at the exact same location.

In terms of topic, 99.9% of the furries I know have either Aspergers or ADHD. The 0.1% are into the community for nefarious reasons, usually to get free sex or to find partners to murr with.

I have always been into anthro animals as they are called, since I can remember. I do think fursuiting is a worthwhile hobby, but, as with all things, the minority always screw it up for the rest of us.


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13 Dec 2016, 6:29 am

Maybe. I'm not a furry though...I might cosplay as The Green Arrow.


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13 Dec 2016, 6:53 am

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Okay, I've heard alot of things on the net, but that's a new one to me. What is a "waterhead"? I am confuse.


Someone suffering from hydrocephalus?


Have heard of "air heads". But never before of "water heads".



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13 Dec 2016, 7:02 am

Sonikku wrote:
I recognize the con... as other furries I know have had pictures taken at the exact same location.

In terms of topic, 99.9% of the furries I know have either Aspergers or ADHD. The 0.1% are into the community for nefarious reasons, usually to get free sex or to find partners to murr with.

I have always been into anthro animals as they are called, since I can remember. I do think fursuiting is a worthwhile hobby, but, as with all things, the minority always screw it up for the rest of us.


Partners to "murr" with?

What is murring?

Is "skrunching" a real term? A furry character used it in an episode of CSI that was about murder in the furry world. That episode of CSI was the first time I ever heard of the furry phenom.



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13 Dec 2016, 7:56 am

"murring" is when you are so deep into furry you believe you're a wolf, or whatever your fursona is, and you have sex, in your fursuit, with another who is also similarly dressed


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13 Dec 2016, 10:54 am

I, for one, have to be very careful not to let my interests take over my life. It was more of a problem a recently as five years ago when I rarely went out and had no way of going anywhere. Now, it is far different. I have actually begun to use my interests as outlets for social development. Finally getting my driver's license at the very late age of 48 made this possible.



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13 Dec 2016, 11:03 am

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I, for one, have to be very careful not to let my interests take over my life. It was more of a problem a recently as five years ago when I rarely went out and had no way of going anywhere. Now, it is far different. I have actually begun to use my interests as outlets for social development. Finally getting my driver's license at the very late age of 48 made this possible.


But are you a "furry"?



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13 Dec 2016, 11:48 am

I ticked on 'other'. Like ASDs, it varies from person to person. That is my main point.

Personally, I'm neither of these things. However, as a writer, I have to look for numerous writing opportunities and, because I have three female cousins under the age of five, 'MLP:FiM' has become a possibility (especially since it's alleged that one or more of the characters is on the spectrum). I have observed a few episodes and while I can laud it for appealing to everyone (according to TV Tropes, it's aimed at children aged between 5 and 12 with a few parental bonuses in the form of film and TV references (including films like 'The Shining', 'Trainspotting' and even 'The Big Lebowski')), I'm not sure if I'm right for the show (I can be very blunt and forthright with my writing and not afraid to tread into darker territory). However, I always have the voice acting option to fall back on if that becomes the case.



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13 Dec 2016, 1:52 pm

Sonikku wrote:
I recognize the con... as other furries I know have had pictures taken at the exact same location.

In terms of topic, 99.9% of the furries I know have either Aspergers or ADHD. The 0.1% are into the community for nefarious reasons, usually to get free sex or to find partners to murr with.

I have always been into anthro animals as they are called, since I can remember. I do think fursuiting is a worthwhile hobby, but, as with all things, the minority always screw it up for the rest of us.


Yeah,i have noticed that as well. Seems people seem to judge the fandom on the minority and think the minority is the majority. I have tried saying that whatever you see at AC doesn't represent the fandom to my relatives,but i don't think they believed me at all.



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13 Dec 2016, 7:59 pm

it's absolutely ludicrous to say it's not more likely that autistic people will be bronies or furries than NTs.
to say no is basically to either have no knowledge on the matter or to be overly cautious of generalizations regarding autism.



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13 Dec 2016, 8:26 pm

schopenhauer with a keyboard wrote:
it's absolutely ludicrous to say it's not more likely that autistic people will be bronies or furries than NTs.
to say no is basically to either have no knowledge on the matter or to be overly cautious of generalizations regarding autism.


Wow. Do you know a lot of bronies and furries?


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13 Dec 2016, 8:38 pm

starkid wrote:
schopenhauer with a keyboard wrote:
it's absolutely ludicrous to say it's not more likely that autistic people will be bronies or furries than NTs.
to say no is basically to either have no knowledge on the matter or to be overly cautious of generalizations regarding autism.


Wow. Do you know a lot of bronies and furries?


no not personally, but i spend enough time on the internet to know.
if you know what a brony is i don't see what's controversial about my statement.



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13 Dec 2016, 10:11 pm

No, I'm not a furry. I'm a cat lover, but only real cats. I am not a fan of furry characters.



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