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Ryanide's Views on the difference between "Anthro" and "Furry"[edit]

"Furry is a fetish-based community with a high focus on roleplaying. They use anthropomorphic characters as avatars.
Anthro is the isolation of the art style, using it as a medium to create appealing characters for general consumption. Anthro artists try to keep away from the social or fetish side of the fandom and try to stick only to the art.
I like to think that "anthro" is a bit different from just drawing anthropomoirphic animals, because I can see that there's a lot of potential for it as a style. It's basically the counterpart to furry. furry focuses on the roleplaying/sexual social community aspect, anthro is just about the art and the characters.
Tthe style is subjective. Realism, cartoon, anime, anything. It's the focus of the work that's important. If it treats its characters seriously, and in a manner that can appeal to a general audience, then it's probably anthro. Furry art tends to be more pin-up like, focusing on the character's sex appeal. Anthro art will usually put more emphasis on a character's other points, since the characters are designed to exist as characters to be taken seriously and not roleplaying avatars
An anthro character shouldn't really have a sexual persona at all, it should all be focused on the character and what they represent" -- 14:09, 14 December 2007 (UTC)

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You can upload your screenshots here. --Rat 14:32, 14 December 2007 (UTC)
I wouldn't think they'd be Fair use or anything (GNU? Creative Commons or anything), don't they have to be free images to be uploaded here? -- 14:40, 14 December 2007 (UTC)
We do take fair use images here. It would be under fair use because it's a short quote for commentary. The tag that would be used is {{screenshot}}--Rat 22:11, 14 December 2007 (UTC)

Anthro and Furitanism[edit]

"Furry" is a term used to describe a particular subculture in the anthropomorhpic fandom. The furry fandom is a more socially-based and role-playing community with a primary empathis on sexuality and fetishism or role-playing fantasy in a community context. Furries usually just use anthropomorphism as an avatar to identify themselves.
"Anthro" also known as Furitanism, is a much more artistically-oriented subculture with no relation to sexuality or sociallity at all. It's primary goal is to focus on the development of characters with a particular aesthetic or flavour using anthropomorphism as a tool to achieve this. Anthro artists and furitans use anthropomorphism to compliment their characters and designs, using the symbolysm attatched to animals. Anthro artists in general try to avoid anything to do with anthropomorphic pornography and care more about the image as a general appeal more than just within the anthro community.

Ryanide himself, despite not being a"Furry"' is not Immune to Furry Drama[edit]

In the last five days Ryanide has been having personal Issues with his father over a graphics tablet, stemming from deeper family issues. Of course he had to go make a Journal about it, deparaging his father, and then the fanboys/girls had to all go "YOUR DAD SUCKS" making the situation ten times worse. For someone saying "IM NOT A FURRY" he sure has his share of furryesque Drama -- 14:44, 16 December 2007 (UTC)

"... I’d have hoped you would be brave enough to say some of these things face to face so at least I could have the right to respond without filtering through the 130 stupid comments..."
"...Now, to all of you that have submitted stupid immature comments on a subject you know nothing about…..MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS AND GET A LIFE. Why not try going outside and playing a game or going for a walk. You may start getting a different perspective on life if you realize that your not the only person in this world."
Does this have any relevance to the article? This isn't just a place to randomly blast the behaviours of people you don't like. --GreenReaper(talk) 15:04, 16 December 2007 (UTC)