Red Dwarf predicted furries

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  1. Slainmonkey

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    Nope, the 'furries' concept originated in the early 80s. So RD did not predict it.
     
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    We have a furrie expert on our hands...Are you Michael from Sooty and Sweep?
     
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    I have dabbled yes. Its fun with like-minded people. :eek:ops:
     
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    Ahh yes but there really wasn't any media exposure to them at that point because it really wasn't such a large subculture like it is today, so maybe a better wording would have been "Red Dwarf predicted the rise furries" or just stated that it seems to be one of the first jokes that seems to be made about them.......Also I being a cartoon artist know a bit about them myself given that I'm a cartoon artist which means I encounter them on a daily basis.
     
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    What's a furry?
     
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    They often aren't too bad though, being that I'm a cartoon artist I tend to actually know some.....I guess helped me to learn to not be quite so judgmental. I tend to say out of subcultures myself though......any of them
     
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    I don't think there's anything to judge. There are far more sinister past times. If anything, given how pervasive the anthropomorphic animal image is, I'm surprised the fandom is relegated to subculture status. There's plenty to draw from, from native mythologies to Pixar movies.
     
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    Well I think like everything most of the judgements seem to stem from the "squeaky wheel" syndrome and many seem to see them all as sexually depraved deviants, because like everything there are extremes and the negative extreme is the thing people tend to notice first. Then you have the fact they the tend to get a pretty bad media beat up.......again all being portrayed as sexual deviants in animal costumes.
     

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