Popufur

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This article is about the term; For the Fur Affinity ranking site, see Popufur.com

Popufur, a portmanteau of the words popular and furry, is a furspeech term to mean a popular person (normally a furry artist or fursuiter), within the furry fandom.

Alternative definitions[edit]

It is sometimes used in a negative or derogatory connotation, in which case a "Popular'" is implied to be one who is rich, famous, adored and/or otherwise notable in the fandom (often successful solely because of the fandom), but acts superior or indifferent to other members of the fandom (including their fans), sometimes even dismissive or derisive of the fandom as a whole.[citation needed]

History[edit]

The term, in use from at least 2007,[1][2] was popularized by the Furry Night Live skit entitled Popufur at Further Confusion 2009.[3] The satirical skit was a parody of the song "Popular" from Wicked the musical[1], and took first place in the FNL maquerade that year. It was written by Jil and Sophie Cabra, and originally preformed by Sophie Cabra and Raspberry Roo.[3][4][5][6]

References[edit]

  1. Comment to What pisses you right the !@#$ off? - Arshes Nei, Fur Affinity forums (February 13, 2007)
  2. Comment to Is Uncia back? - Arshes Nei, Fur Affinity forums (June 2, 2007)
  3. 3.0 3.1 FNL 2009, 11 - Pop-U-Fur - MTigress, YouTube (February 3, 2009)
  4. RANT: Popufur Commision Prices post on the Fur Affinity forums (Retrieved January 6, 2013)
  5. My opinion of a popufur on SoFurry (Retrieved january 6, 2012)
  6. Furry Worries That Resentful Popufur Will Trash Reputation post on Ask Papabear (Retrieved January 6, 2013)
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