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Banny And Lissa
by Dave Lerner

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Degrees Of Furryness

There are five degrees of Anthropomorphic, Funny Animal, or Furry stories. These range from the most animal-like to the most human-like.

  1. The first is what we might call the TRUE ANIMAL stories. In these, the animals act precisely as they do in nature As as precisely as the needed for the story.
  2. The second is the SENTIENT ANIMAL type. These creatures live as animals, but they usually can talk to each other, and their motivations are not always pure animal. It can sometimes be difficult to differentiate this from the first type.
  3. The third type of Anthropomorphic story is the SENTIENT ANIMAL IN HUMAN SOCIETY. This may be the most common type of story.
  4. Then there is the NEAR-HUMAN SOCIETY. These creatures live in a world that is somewhat human-like, but not completely human. There are numerous subtle (and not-so-subtle) differences between this form of society and the human world.
  5. And finally, there is the HUMAN WITH ANIMAL HEAD that is so common. These characters are basically human. They are just drawn anthropomorphically.

No one style is any better or more "true furry" than any other. It all depends on what the writer is trying to do.

That's my opinion. What's yours?

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