Curious about the latest trend? You’ve come to the right place. Keith Srakocic/AP
As of 5:30AM this morning, over 200 furries had tweeted in the past hour with the hashtag #poorlyexplainyourfursona. Since yesterday afternoon, when the furry hashtag was trending, there have been thousands of instances of #poorlyexplainyourfursona on Twitter.
A “fursona” is a portmanteau of the words “furry” and “persona”. It refers to the fantasy animal identity of someone who identities as a furry. Often, though, when you ask a furry what their fursona is, they’re not going to respond with a simple mammal. Because fursonae are rooted in imagination, they’re highly customisable and (generally) surreal, often involving in food, bands or cartoon characters. That’s where #poorlyexplainyourfursona comes in.
The furry fandom community is known to have a great sense of humour. Today’s hashtag is a whimsical commentary on how hard it is to explain your fursona to someone without sounding like an acid casualty.
With some unholy combination of athletic Googling and stock image hunting, these furries have won the internet today. Congratulations, furry community. You guys rule. Below are a few examples.*