I had always liked cartoon animals. I was (WAS) a Sonic fan and Crash Bandicoot fan. I discovered Crash when I came back to my dad's apartment from my mom's house and in my room was my ancient TV and a new PS2 Slim with Crash Bandicoot running and a controller sitting on my purple chair. Played Sonic and my SEGA Genisis. My cousins and some friends, who were 5-8 years older than me, had some art on display in their rooms. I loved the art, but was too terrible at drawing to attempt to draw one myself, even though I didn't know what it was at the time. Eventually, I found out about furries via YouTube. I can't remember how, but that is where I discovered the term. I watched an Australian guy explain what a furry is. From there, I googled for furry art, connected with it even more so than when I was younger, and listened to what other people's opinions on furries were. The way that Mythical Red Fox explains what a furry is is the best description I've heard of. There was one more person, who I can't remember the name of, who suggested his viewers to visit furtopia. A few months later, I looked up Fur Affinity (because that is what I though he said) and didn't like it. I found the video again, and looked up furtopia. I like furtopia much better than Fur Affinity and after a few days, I requested permission to join. And now, here I am. A proud member of the fandom. (I was 14 when I joined and now, four months later, I am 15 years old now.) I even drew a pencil image of my fursona and am currently writing a book about him.