>>6499>all the fictional creatures that have human characteristics
The discussions of "what is *furry* [to you]?" are beyond the scope not only of this thread, but quite possibly anything shy of the full breadth of the whole human experience.
But for me, "furry" isn't about shoving people-traits onto things, but elevating animals (specifically mammals) up to being people. Ponies are furries because they have to consider the ramification of a mane in the middle of their long neck, and of having a single digit at the end of each limb -- still animals -- but also the ramifications of fitting the 9-5 work schedule in with game-night with friends (1st-world problems 101).
To say "everything is 'furry'" feels a bit like a cop-out. But what I've seen a bit of, is everyfur has their own feelings about what "furry" means to them personally. So there are a thousand venn diagrams that, yes taken as one big diagram encompass a great deal of material, enough to say 'everything is furry' that is to say, a mix of human and more-(or less-) than human. But everything is not
furry to a particular furre,
Maybe a consideration of what attracts me would be useful. At the one con I went to, I bought a book of artwork and short stories collected from various artists. I was amazed partly because rather than just a collection of pinups, this was a serious look at a microcosm of the furry world in the same manner as any collection of short stories on robots you might find in the bookstore.
I showed it to a friend, who could appreciate the skill demonstrated but wasn't enthralled because, as he put it, "I dont have in me, what you have in you."
I love the share-world aspect of FiM. It means the fanfiction can focus on much smaller details, using known characters and settings to examine the part of the human experience that seems glaringly obvious, or odd, in that setting.
By contrast I don't much care about the zootopia shared world. It has all the same advantages but: I don't like the city, and I really don't care to dip into the casual disrespect all the characters there feel towards each other. Oh, that makes sense, because big cities are like that. But because I don't like the city in general, except to go shopping and then to leave for home again, it makes sense I wouldn't care about the 'shared world' of zootopia.
So obviously Zootopia is a furry movie; one of the first that takes the concept seriously. And I enjoyed the movie, but never fantasized about being there.
The Lion King might or might not be considered a furry movie. They're 'ferals' as with our ponies, but in tLK the societies are brute savages, having neither the time nor the resources to consider trappings of farming, commerce, politics, housing or clothing. Naturally this is also a part of the human experience, as I'm re-reading Genesis now and reminded they just got by as nomads in a land of nomads with no industry anywhere. But I do not want to live there, so tLK is not within my 'furry diagram' of "where I want to be"
My next post will be about things that also seem furry, but aren't because they're monsters -- no attempt to humanize them at all even though as with Chryssy you could talk to them. DnD's gnolls, which I usually play as because they're as close to a furry race as you can get. But in their case the fluffy tails, and sharp teeth are meant to hold you at arm's length, and so should not be generally considered "furry"
But as I said before when I get home from work I'll be packing then sightseeing so I expect I won't post again until next week.