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Faded Furs
« on: October 15, 2016, 10:13:27 am »
What fursuiters or furry performer/artist/puppeteer have you followed for quite some time, but has either left the fandom, passed on, or has simply gone "dark"? I have a few examples:

Roxikat--the big pink she-male cat person of AC fame

Foxwell--Raccoon/fox hybrid fursuit

Foxerz --tuba-playing fox fursuit
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Re: Faded Furs
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2016, 11:18:43 am »
Unfortunately the ones I follow were "dark" already when I found them.

I only know of one clean artist, Old Rabbit.

All the others.... Not so clean. :(
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Re: Faded Furs
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2016, 08:35:04 pm »
Oki Doki Coyote was active at Oklakon and TFF for several years, then gave up fursuiting.
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Re: Faded Furs
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2016, 04:05:11 pm »
There were a lot of good artists I used to enjoy seeing on Furtopia that I now miss. Names like:
Patrick Rangerwolf
Ulario
Hockeyraven
Autumn Fire
Sheeta
Kattywampus
.........and too many others to list. :(
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Re: Faded Furs
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2016, 11:01:10 pm »
I remember I watched a couple artists on FurAffinity that drew really cute, clean furry art. But then they started posting weird fetish stuff and taking NSFW commissions. Since I really don't like fetish or NSFW art, this was really disappointing to me.

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Re: Faded Furs
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2016, 07:03:25 pm »
I enjoyed seeing the Autumn Vixen fursuit in skits posted on YouTube from Further Confusion such as The Fursuit Spam Skit and Last Will & Temperament. A pleasant looking vixen character without the exaggerated features one often finds on femme suits piloted by dudes. 2009 was her last appearance IIRC.
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Re: Faded Furs
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2016, 08:33:03 pm »
The guy who wrote the Winds of Change stories, Jon Sleeper. He has an email address, but I haven't had the chance to try to contact him. He's pretty much inactive, and never finished Winds of Change, which is a shame. It's a beautiful story. Now he only works through a mailing list he started, and a separate wiki site. But besides that he's completely dropped out of the fandom AFAIK.

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Re: Faded Furs
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2016, 10:17:00 am »
There were a lot of good artists I used to enjoy seeing on Furtopia that I now miss. Names like:
Patrick Rangerwolf
Ulario
Hockeyraven
Autumn Fire
Sheeta
Kattywampus
.........and too many others to list. :(


Early on, Sheeta and I realized we actually live nearby each other and we'd infrequently seen each other even before we met here because she was one of the managers at the comic book shop I would go to. She just recently left that job to focus on her art, but she almost always has a booth at MFF :)

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Re: Faded Furs
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2016, 09:50:54 pm »
My chief go-to fursuit maker--Silverluna Timberwolf--left the fandom about two years ago. She had gone through a life-changing event and just became burned out. She sold all of her fursuit-making supplies but follows me on FB. I will have to maintain my suits as best as I can. Already had to replace a set of springs in my main fursuit headpiece. :o.
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Re: Faded Furs
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2016, 12:23:57 pm »
Looks like Foxwell was in the Doo-Dah Parade this year.

Calamity Cougar is still active in the fandom, but may have hung up his fursuit for good.


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Re: Faded Furs
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2016, 11:48:06 pm »
every now and then, certain names or fursuits that I remember from the past come into my mind and I wonder whatever happened to those people. maybe some of them are still around and I just don't hear about them, and maybe some have actually left the fandom altogether. here's a few that come to mind at the moment ---

Rose Quoll
Jax the Bat
Radjin
Far Raptor
Silver Linz (she recently posted a new fursuit on twitter but I always wondered why she stopped taking commissions and appeared to become distant from the fandom)

I know there's a lot more, but that's all that comes to mind at the moment


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Re: Faded Furs
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2016, 10:02:51 am »
>.>; *probably qualifies as someone who has faded*

Not any less interested in the fandom, just busy with games and RL. And stress from things IRL
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Re: Faded Furs
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2016, 11:16:22 am »

Rose Quoll

^ The last thing that I remember from years ago was that she may have gotten into some sort of legal trouble regarding her fursuit making business and had to close it down. Not sure though.

Far Raptor

^ He might still go by that name. But I think his new name (or that of one of his fursuit characters) is called Far Outthere. Last I heard of him, he got married, has a daughter now, and is helping Beetlecat with her fursuit making business. Probably still works in oceanography too.
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Re: Faded Furs
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2016, 11:44:16 pm »
Far Raptor is one name I haven't heard of in a while.

The duo of Blotch has separated and since then I haven't seen a whole lot of BlackTeagan's work...her comic Oren's Forge is delayed by a month. Kenket posts regularly on FA. I miss their collaborations and I wonder what happened?

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Re: Faded Furs
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2017, 09:53:18 am »


Unfortunately the ones I follow were "dark" already when I found them.

I only know of one clean artist, Old Rabbit.

All the others.... Not so clean. :(

Thanks for the nice comment.  I have always frelt there is enough adult
art online without me adding more..

We have had many good/excellent artists on furtopia. Unfortuantly many post
their work elsewhere any more. Those that Kobuk mentioned are most of those
I remember. I imagine some have moved into careers doing commerical art.
Getting a job as an animator or comic artist is extreemly competitive. Big
studios like Disney require college degrees in art. Even then it's difficult to
get accepted.

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Re: Faded Furs
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2017, 10:21:58 pm »
The dudes who ran our local furry forum got married in NV and left the fandom about two years ago.
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Re: Faded Furs
« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2017, 06:39:03 pm »
Lucky and Skuff Coyote (Don't Hug Cacti Studios) haven't been too active since they were GOH at MCFC 2015. Though a video may have been posted on their YouTube channel a few months ago. Lucky's FA page has been inactive for almost two years. Met Lucky at GLFC 2014 and had her draw in my sketch book. In addition to building fursuits, she was a clean artist. Ever so charming, she introduced me to Skuff as "My Other Boyfriend".  :-[

Yippee Coyote said he was working on a new version of his character, but that was over two years ago. He has other fursuits, including an otter and a GSD, but has posted nothing on FA in a few years. Also a clean artist.

Lemonade Coyote was a fan of mine and I may have met him at FCN. He was killed when his ambulance was struck by another vehicle several years ago. His fursuit may still be making the rounds though.
"The coyote is a living, breathing allegory of Want. He is always hungry. He is always poor, out of luck, and friendless. The meanest creatures despise him. And even the fleas would dessert him for a velocipide."~Mark Twain
(Baps the old humorist.)