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Sat, Dec. 29th, 2007, 06:45 pm
Being furry

I happened upon sabotlours' inspiring entry about being furry in a mundane world, and found it echoed much of my own thoughts. I have often dwelled on the price I potentially pay for my furriness when dealing with the mundane reality of job hunting. But leaving aside the importance of expressing oneself if one hopes to be happy, when I look at what furry fandom has so generously given me since my furry rebirth and the best that the mundane world could realistically offer, it would be laughable to suggest I should sacrifice the former for the latter. Besides which, any workplace that would be so uptight as to deny me this expression of joy is probably not somewhere I would be happy working anyway.
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Sat, Dec. 29th, 2007 10:35 pm (UTC)
marko_the_rat

And there are elements within sci fi fandom that hate furry fandom. (Not you, of course! *hugs*) I've always been amused to be told that furry fans are the bottom of the "rung" because sci fi fans are really not the sort of people who should worry about that for the reasons you mentioned.
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Sat, Dec. 29th, 2007 06:46 pm (UTC)
dakhun

If you don't react as if there is something wrong with it, people are less likely to make an issue out of it. It also helps if you have no actual customer contact.

Sat, Dec. 29th, 2007 08:55 pm (UTC)
marko_the_rat

No actual customer contact? Why? It's not like I'm going to front up in a fursuit and if I have a few plush animals around it doesn't seem to hurt anyone.

Sat, Dec. 29th, 2007 09:05 pm (UTC)
dakhun

Meep? I just mean if you were job hunting for a job where you'd be free to express your furriness, then a job where you have minimal customer contact would be preferable compared to one for example where you'd be doing in-person sales or service calls.

Sun, Dec. 30th, 2007 12:34 am (UTC)
marko_the_rat

Sorry, I mis-expressed myself. I didn't really mean expressing my furriness at work, so much as not feeling the need to fearfully hide it. The only way I express it at work normally is having a few soft toys around and sometimes sharing photos of Rattus when he goes to a special event (like the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras). I was speaking more in the broader sense that my furry expression of myself online might impact on my job prospects (and there have been some libelous things said about me online), but I just don't care!

Sun, Dec. 30th, 2007 11:57 pm (UTC)
ponypig

It is great the way you are a furry you are lucky to be in a household where you can be your true self and i look forward to being my true self whilst visting for a nice change, am not allowed to be furry here only when with others not even allowed artwork on the walls everything is supresed and hidden away so thank you for that opertunity and alowwing me to visit and be the furry that i want to be and is my true self

Fri, Jan. 4th, 2008 09:30 am (UTC)
mefurry: I feel much affection for Pouch too...

Attended their wedding as my hooman form and as my true self, Kimba the white lion. I miss him too. The icon pic is from that day just after FC, It was the 27th of January, '07.

Fri, Jan. 4th, 2008 12:27 pm (UTC)
marko_the_rat: Re: I feel much affection for Pouch too...

I was privileged to meet those two at FC. I would have loved to have attended their wedding, but it was not to be.

Fri, Jan. 4th, 2008 05:17 pm (UTC)
mefurry: Re: I feel much affection for Pouch too...

As John Lennon said: "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making plans."

Sadly, truer words were never spoken. The "why" of it all I guess we'll never know. But the fact that our lives did touch, is a "blessing" in itself.
--Me/Henry