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Rick Griffin
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If I decided to post (not-pornographic) nudity, what would you think? Example: fav.me/d66v3e8 

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33 deviants said I'd be severely disappointed, I thought you were better than that
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33 deviants said This is a bad road to go down, you'll be snorting cocaine off hookers' abdomens before you know it
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30 deviants said I'd be disappointed, but things change so okay
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19 deviants said I crave lusty bodies and will probably bug you to make my fetishes manifest/attempt to RP with your characters in-comment
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18 deviants said There's no such thing as non-pornographic nudity
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7 deviants said I have no idea what this means help
AKA What We Talk About When We Talk About Furry

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Something else I feel that I need to mention in order to contextualize my journal better is that, I did not intend for the list to contain every exhaustive permutation of subcategories for anything I mentioned. Point 4 by itself (common furry style) contains all sorts of variations on anatomy etc--the thing is, with each definition, what it means is that when someone says "furry" they don't MEAN to drill down to an exact picture in their head (This is not the Furry Code after all).

But, nonetheless they usually mean something when they use the word, especially when they use it to exclude other things. Let me give a few examples. (These are all paraphrases of things I've read on the internet at one point or another)

"I'm not a furry, I only draw anthro art."

"LOL that's not furry, it has scales :P"

"Ugh, CAT Bowser? Now the furries will want him" (To which the response was, "Uh, furries are already hot for Bowser")

"Does an anthro fighter jet count as furry?" (Yes, but narrowly/broadly depending on if it fell to definition 4a (treat as superficially an animal) or to definition 8)

"I don't understand why centaurs don't count as furry." (Nostalgia Critic said this in one of his commentaries--technically it falls under broad definition 7, but furry is more well-understood by definition 4 . . . so this confusion doesn't help matters at all)

"Why do you furries have to ruin everything!? He's NOT a furry because he's an actioncharacter, he's not sexualized at all, and YOU have to go and add sex to it" (Speaking of main character from Dust. JUST the character being categorized as furry, no porn of him was in context.)

"Drawing dirty pictures of Simba (or Rainbow Dash) can't count as furry because they don't have a weird human body"

And likewise there are some definitions which are more example than anything--like how there are plenty of artists in the fandom who like doing human-faced furries that we don't want to exclude but at the same time aren't exactly what we're talking about when we refer to the broad definition, especially since it confuses outsiders "Well, if that IS furry then why don't you do more of that?" etc.

Sometimes these definitions do have opposites, such as "furry OR feral", but problematically while this works as a differentiation for definition 4, it is simultaneously folded into definition 5

Which is why that ambiguity is usually stepped around MORE--"anthro"/"bipedal" or "feral"/"quad". Also note that these differentiating words are only categorized as such in relation to definition 4--if you use them on their own, "anthro" is a shortening of anthropomorphic and can technically go all the way to definition 8, while the others are common words in their own right.

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:iconstyugi:
styugi 6 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
i can't get to the site for the comic centrylink keeps blocking me as it loads...
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:iconthrowaway0101010:
You're probably getting tons of messages about this, but in case you're not, "At Midnight" (some show on comedy central) used a picture of Tiger for one of their segments. imgur.com/6Z5wc6p
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UberQuest Apr 10, 2014  New member Professional Digital Artist
Hey there, curious if you'd like to exchange some banner links? We have a comic hosted on katbox and would be really cool if we could :D
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RickGriffin Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would but I don't think I actually have anything set up for banner exchanges! Maybe I'll put something in when I get to the site redesign
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UberQuest Apr 10, 2014  New member Professional Digital Artist
Alright, well thank you so much for the reply! Maybe one day we can exchange comics :3 Anyways keep up the great work!!
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yoshisman8 Apr 7, 2014  Student Writer
how come i've never heard of your DA account? HOW COME!? (but seriously you're cool as fuck)
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WHITEWOLF6787 Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
hello rick, i want to ask you.. i got a fanfic on mind (a creepypasta to being exactly) and i want to ask if you let me use some of your characters (because... i want make a crossover.. and housepets! is my favorite comics >w<) i tell you from now.. the fanfic got gore... for that i need your permission.. can i do it?... please? =3
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RemmyFox Mar 30, 2014  New member
:3
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D-Rock92 Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Random question, but what does "the chindy" mean in your nickname? Just a little curious.
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