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Ubuntu seems cool, simply based on their logo (even though I have no idea of what kind of an OS it is
Anyway, in the face of such strong and radical opposition to furries on the Internet (as well as a frighteningly common notion of cultural purging), it's difficult NOT to feel proud (almost indignant). It doesn't encompass my being, but furry is still very important to me, so I do want people to know about it.
It all depends on the individual, I guess, and their personal choices, and I do realize that showing too much of one's self is NOT a good thing.
I also understand the desire to keep the fandom a bit more separate from the rest of the world, like "our own little group." But I would rather it become a mainstream interest, so all of this unfounded racism can come to an end, or at least slow down.
As for the PhiPaw, it seems to be a pretty good representation! It symbolizes furry quite nicely (although a bit tersely), and has the potential to extend to all species ("insert foot here"). But . . . why Greek? Is it because the Phi looks cool? I think if we bounce ideas off of each other, we can come up with something better! Even if we don't aim to replace the PhiPaw, it would still be fun to come up with some cool symbols, anyway!