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He’s 12 and, Yes, Kids, It’s Time Once Again to Face the Fears of Being a Furry (Good Grief)

Dec 21, 2014 1 Comment by

Author: Hello Papabear, I am a new furry with no fursona, and my brother hates furries, so i dont know if I should keep going furry. My sister thinks furries are weird, and I don’t know how my mom would react. Please help! Dirk (age 12) * * * Hi, Dirk, This all depends on […]

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Understanding Asperger’s Is Key to His Problems

Dec 19, 2014 2 Comments by

Author: Hello Papabear, It’s been several months since we last associated with each other from here. The question here is about how hopeless I’ve felt about the fandom, most of my family, and my social life altogether since birth. Unfortunately, this is partly in innate due to a certain condition that I’m incredibly ashamed to […]

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13 Year Old Is Bi and Furry and Wishes to Come Out Slowly

Dec 17, 2014 1 Comment

Author: Hello, Papa Bear!  I wanna start by saying thanks so much for taking the time to read and reply, even though this’ll be a short one. I’ve been a furry for just over a year now. I have some trouble with friends. I used to go to a Catholic School before I began homeschooling, […]

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What Can You Do When a Fursuit Maker Doesn’t Deliver Your Commission?

Dec 15, 2014 1 Comment

Author: Dear Papabear, First I ask that this not be published. Anyway, I’m in a situation that both bothers me and causes me to start to lose some confidence in the fandom. I will try to provide as much information as I can, so here it goes. In July I attended my first ever convention: […]

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Furry Wonders Whether Uncle Kage Is Also Rogue

Dec 13, 2014 1 Comment

Author: Dear Papa Bear, I hate to send you such a long letter, but I’ve tried to include all the details you need. I’ve been slowly getting into the Furry fandom for quite a few years now (I can’t remember exactly how long I’ve known about it, but it’s probably at least 5 years of […]

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Emotional Issues Negatively Influence This Furry’s Perception of the Fandom

Dec 11, 2014 1 Comment

Author: Dear Papabear, I once told you my fursona problem, which kind of still hovers in the room as I am finding not a solid answer, yet to it and am still young to the fandom itself even though it has been a few years until today of joining. The bigger thing is that I […]

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Brazilian Furry Wants to Attend U.S. Furcon

Dec 09, 2014 1 Comment

Author: Dear Papabear, I saw your website and you helping other furries on various kinds of situations – and i would like to ask if you could help me on this one. I’m a 19 year old person who lives in Campo Grande (Brazil), i’m part of the furry community a few years and sometimes […]

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Should He Give Up His Original Career Choice Because His Employer Has Sucked the Joy Out of It?

Dec 07, 2014 1 Comment

Author: Dear Papabear,  I admit, I’m concerned about talking about my problems because with how my life’s been lately it does feel like I have a laundry list of problems. However, I do have a specific topic I’d like to focus on, so I’ll try to adhere to it: my concerns regarding my career path.  […]

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She’s Got Her Life Together, but One Thing Holds Her Back from Marriage 

Dec 05, 2014 1 Comment

Author: Hey there, Papabear!First, just want to say how thankful and grateful I am for your column. It’s such a joy to read all the help you’ve given to furs of every sort, and watch as they grow with many letters and wonderful advice. So now its my turn to ask.  I am a 19 […]

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A Lucid Dream of a Beloved Stuffed Bear Leads a 13-Year-Old Boy to the Furry Fandom

Dec 03, 2014 2 Comments

Author: Hi Papabear,I am writing because I am a furry with serious social anxiety and a burning desire to meet other Furries.My whole life most people have rejected me for the littlest things, like I am, to use their words, “the 7th grade Einstein.” I like Pokemon, I am horrible at sports, nor do I […]

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He Needs to Get Out of This Codependent Relationship

Dec 01, 2014 2 Comments

Author: Dear Papabear,  I am in a relationship with a codependent, and I am miserable. I’m a rather conflict-avoidant type person, and so when I have tried to do it in the past, I have been emotionally manipulated to stay in the relationship. Crying and anger are the two things I have the least ability […]

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He Doesn’t Want Others to Think He’s Weird or Perverted Being a Furry

Nov 29, 2014 3 Comments

Author: Hey there Papabear, I have not really been part of this fandom for a long time, but I really want to get involved. I just feel like too many people will think that I’m weird, or perverted.Cheshire Cat* * * Dear Cheshire, I understand. I don’t think there are many furries out there who […]

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Should He Hide or Confess His Asperger’s When Socializing within the Fandom?

Nov 25, 2014 3 Comments

Author: Hey Papabear,  We spoke many months ago: http://www.askpapabear.com/letters/his-friend-asked-him-not-to-tell-his-family-about-being-furry. Anyways, there has been some things going on with me. I was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at an early age, my symptoms are is that I can’t take a person’s sarcasm seriously and I tend to miss cues, I repeat words or phrases under my breath consistently […]

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How Do You Get a Fursuit Made or Make One for Yourself?

Nov 23, 2014 2 Comments

Author: Hello Papa Bear, Me and my girlfriend are really wanting to get into fursuiting but we’re really not sure here to get good fursuits. We know what we would like, but we have no idea where to get them, or how to make them ourselves. Please help a Fox and a Wolf! Many thanks,Kaz […]

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