We need... well, no, we don't really need more stories about anthropomorphic animals, unless they're going to stop wanking over the furry aspect and have good plotting and characterization and generally not be irritating.
, I'd like to see more anthropomorphized non-cute animals. Specifically, insects. The example I'm thinking of is James and the Giant Peach
, which I loved as a kid and which did an awesome
job of making the insect characters likeable and sympathetic. I mean, come on, we almost never
see anthro insects, because "ew, creepy."
Bullshit, I say.
Another thing is, let's try a variety of biospheres. Anthro seems to come in three varieties: the jungle animals, cute forest animals, or sea animals.
Why can't we have a setting, say, in the desert, with lizards and scorpions and shit? Or, hell, look at Chicken Run
. That was a great movie (I think, anyhow), and it only had chickens (well... and two dogs).
Basically, what I would say is, if you start out with a furry plot and go "oh, yeah, I loved it when X and Y and Z did this!", scrap it, start over, and keep doing that until you get something where you honestly
can't think of more than one example of it being done before. Because really, furry fiction seems to have an abnormal
rate of recycled setting/premise going on, compared to other fiction. The only thing I can think of where the genre has the same level of non-originality is Humongous Mecha