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Species stereotypes..

Posted on 2009.06.18 at 17:55
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While talking to a husky friend of mine via SMS today we got on the topic of species stereotypes in furry and how it annoys him when he's assumed to be gay and a bottom because he's a husky and they have the 'rape me' tail.(He's straight)

That got me to thinking of all the amusing stereotypes in the fandom(foxes being sluts and such) and I realized that coyotes have none! ^_^ If we did, I wonder what it would be? Suggestions?

Don't leave the 'yotes out! We need some silly furry stereotype too! :P


semjay at 2009-06-18 22:04 (UTC) (Link)
Haha, my fursona is only half husky - so maybe it doesn't count - but I am definitely not gay - and well, not exclusively bottom. Maybe it doesn't count because I'm girl? Hm...

I've always thought of coyotes of sneaky and mischievous personally. I'm not sure if the Yote is a totem animal to you like Dog is to me (and the two different breeds are part of that) but this is something about Coyote Totems online just now

Wisdom, Folly

The Coyote teaches you how wisdom and folly
go hand-in-hand.
In the folly of others, we see our own foolishness
and we learn from their mistakes.

If a Coyote totem has appeared in your life,
be prepared for "Murphy's Law" to enter your life with a vengeance.
Your sense of humor will arise full force in keeping with the things happening around you.
Blind dates, things that suddenly don't work, all this is Coyote humor.
You need to learn to laugh at yourself and Life's irony.

Coyote energy is tied to simplicity and trust.
It stimulates and renews innocence and reawakens a childlike wisdom in the world.
A Coyote's howl touches your soul, reminding us of our primal connections.

Coyote people are very adaptive to new situations
and have close-knit families, especially when children are involved.


Edited at 2009-06-18 10:05 pm (UTC)
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towyncoyote at 2009-06-19 06:30 (UTC) (Link)
Oh yeah, thats very much like me actually, especially the children thing. As much as I claim to hate them I always seem to be first in line for volunteer mascot events that benefit childrens charity's and people tell me I'd make a great dad.

I've always viewed Coyote as my totem in a spiritual sense, same with Hyena too actually.
semjay at 2009-06-19 06:38 (UTC) (Link)
Taren is the same way - both of us don't like kids, but when he is in suit they seem to gravitate toward him and he is so cute when he interacts with them in and out of suit. I'm bad all around x_x I'm so awkward around kids.
mangusu at 2009-06-19 11:12 (UTC) (Link)
I hear that Coyotes are rather messy.

That and they can't catch birds.
Catch my drift? 'MEEP MEEP'
frostbight at 2009-06-18 22:05 (UTC) (Link)
Where did you hear that crazy stereotype? I've never heard such a thing and my character is also a husky. And trust me, I'm pretty damn straight myself.

Plus why would you want a stereotype? Isn't that usually a negative thing?
towyncoyote at 2009-06-18 22:08 (UTC) (Link)
You haven't heard it? It's all over, what with huskies having that 'rape me' raised tail and all ;)
frostbight at 2009-06-19 02:32 (UTC) (Link)
That's just sad


Well, at least I don't fall into the stereotype, myself. That's what matters.
colinstu at 2009-06-18 22:30 (UTC) (Link)
All the huskies I know, knew about it initially, or learn about it afterwards. This isn't anything new...
Janus Sabertooth
janusblkjaguar at 2009-06-18 22:06 (UTC) (Link)
Here's a good one: black panthers live mysterious, quiet lives. ;)

And for the yotes, plotting little scavangers.

Janus Sabertooth
janusblkjaguar at 2009-06-18 22:08 (UTC) (Link)
I forgot to add /jk, btw.
wildfox34 at 2009-06-18 22:14 (UTC) (Link)
I just ignore the stereotypes on foxes.
KJ Roo
kj_roo at 2009-06-18 23:47 (UTC) (Link)
There is no fox stereotype... only fox FACT!
Decnal Focswulfe
focswulfe_light at 2009-06-18 22:50 (UTC) (Link)
hey my species doesn't have a stereotype either....but too my experience with yotes in the fandom they are usually quiet and reclusive, and sometimes very moody. Hope that helps
foxxar at 2009-06-18 22:53 (UTC) (Link)
I happened to be a coyote when I first came into the fandom, and I still feel more like a coyote than a fox. I never fit the fox stereotype, but I don't really care about it. I'm pretty sure the stereotype for fennecs is even worse than other foxes. Doesn't fit me at all, and I happen to be very straight.

As for coyotes, I've always viewed them as cunning and mischievous, sometimes troublemakers haha.
yoteecoyote at 2009-06-18 22:54 (UTC) (Link)
we are the tricksters! no one comes near us
hooved_goddess at 2009-06-18 23:18 (UTC) (Link)
yotes are tricksters and troublemakers.
Heyoka Coyote
heyoka_coyote at 2009-06-18 23:22 (UTC) (Link)
Well, I personally don't think you can stereotype the 'yote. We're all unique individuals. Besides, that trickster thing is stupid ;) Oh, btw... look behind you.
kiwihunter8 at 2009-06-18 23:53 (UTC) (Link)
Well I can personally set your mind at ease re: the stereotype that snow leopards are awesome...we are ;)
towyncoyote at 2009-06-19 06:31 (UTC) (Link)
Snow leopards just wish they could be as awesome as Coyotes and are trying to emulate us. ;)
Kendricks Redtail
ken_redtail at 2009-06-20 09:37 (UTC) (Link)
An intriguing notion I've noticed of snow leopards in the fandom, at least the 100% ones, is that just about all of them have relationship issues and have ended up deciding they're content being unattached. This might tie in to the whole idea that snow leopards are solitary beasts irl and so may generate a stereotype, but as there's only a handful of you, stereotyping is hard to really do.
kiwihunter8 at 2009-06-20 22:12 (UTC) (Link)
I could see that; in the sense that maybe someone chose/felt they were snow leopard because of their antisocialness (so much so that they're rarely seen). Also snow leopards have the whole beautiful and special thing going on, so maybe it has to do with ego.

Then again, mirage is a snow leopard, and he's in a relationship and seems outgoing and fairly laid back. Sort of the opposite of me I'd say. So who knows.
Rappy Raptor
kiallamraptor at 2009-06-18 23:53 (UTC) (Link)
If someone grabs my 'rape me' tail at AC, they'll have no teeth left in their face >:)
zerodog85 at 2009-06-19 00:18 (UTC) (Link)
i'll grab your 'rape me' tail if you grab my 'rape me' tail. LOL
Rappy Raptor
kiallamraptor at 2009-06-19 00:19 (UTC) (Link)
My hands will be busy breaking your teeth D:
frostbight at 2009-06-19 02:32 (UTC) (Link)

towyncoyote at 2009-06-19 04:17 (UTC) (Link)
This is so win. I would pay to see that. :P
tabernak at 2009-06-19 00:19 (UTC) (Link)
coyotes dont have stereotypes because they already have a percieved attitude (trickster etc, see above). The husky thing is just from young, gay furries deciding they're huskies and making weird sexual husky related comments all the time. The only stereotype I'd give coyote furries is that they hardly ever seem like "coyote people" :3
towyncoyote at 2009-06-19 04:19 (UTC) (Link)
What do you mean, don't seem like "coyote people"?

What about me? :P
tjcoyote at 2009-06-19 00:38 (UTC) (Link)
Coyotes are already known for pulling tricks and causing trouble. That's the stereotype in a nutshell.

I do add to the stereotype by picking on foxes in particular. They're just such nice critters (to tease). ;o)
siegewolf at 2009-06-19 01:55 (UTC) (Link)
You're all tricksters! ;)
towyncoyote at 2009-06-19 06:33 (UTC) (Link)
We seem to give that impression...I wonder why... ;)
Lace Aurora
laceaurora at 2009-06-19 02:09 (UTC) (Link)
I am half coyote and half wolf...

so that makes me double dangerous ;)
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Lace Aurora
laceaurora at 2009-06-19 05:14 (UTC) (Link)
for that, i am going to top your sorry collie ass *nips* ;)
towyncoyote at 2009-06-19 06:32 (UTC) (Link)
No, it makes you a dirty half-breed!!! D:

Nah, just kidding, love ya! ^_^
dasoslukos at 2009-06-19 12:31 (UTC) (Link)
That is totally true there are a lot of them. What is it for just a normal wolf? Then I though I was all wolf but yeah...there is husky there, too. I just keep it a secret LOL. I myself have to being caught being a "specieist", but damn, some make it too damn easy XD
Quentin Coyote
quentincoyote at 2009-06-19 13:32 (UTC) (Link)
We have a pernicious reputation of being awesome. ^.^
Kendricks Redtail
ken_redtail at 2009-06-20 09:49 (UTC) (Link)
I don't know if coyotes are common enough to have generated a stereotype, but as I've seen it from going to cons and just being around, this is what I come up with. Take with grains of salt.

Coyotes are a freespirited bunch. Most of them would be foxes if not for not wanting to be foxes, for whatever reason or another. Many have backgrounds associated with the desert or just want to be a mischievous type, much like kitsune furs.

If you come up with a good conclusion or other observations, you're welcome to help expand http://furry.wikia.com/wiki/Stereotype
towyncoyote at 2009-06-20 18:57 (UTC) (Link)
"Most of them would be foxes if not for not wanting to be foxes, for whatever reason or another."

Funny you should mention that as a ton of people I know like to tell me I should be a fox, which I vehemently deny every time. :P

I can't really recall why I chose Coyote actually...

morkelebmink at 2009-07-13 08:40 (UTC) (Link)
I wonder what stereotype minks have? I never really bothered to think about it to be honest. 'swishes his tail and ponders'
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