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« on: June 11, 2005, 11:36:18 pm »
Miss Pickwick's, A History:

Miss Pickwick's Guide for Furry Gentleman is a project in the works. It's original concept came almost a year ago during a rant fest about being solicited by random furry men simply because I am in the fandom and posess boobies. (Like, girl boobies. Not man-boobs.)

It grew into a larger project when I discovered that I really REALLY wanted to help some of these fellas. I've always gotten along better with men, and I always wanted to meddle and help them get the companionship they want. I figure if I write a book, I can meddle in it all I want.

Since the concept of a book, many side projects, experiements, and articles have made their way into the project. It soon became apparent that Miss Pickwick's needed a core group of contributers- folks that can ask the questions and give their answers in polls.

Thusly, Miss Pickwick's LiveJournal Community was started. It has a different purpose than the forums we've been given here on furtopia (think of the LiveJournal as our secret Willy Wonka testing room.)

We're hoping that the furtopia forum is a place where we can gather in a much less controlled manner. Men and women are encouraged to participate, and we hope that threads will pop up and spread of their own accord. Basically, here we want to create a place were ANYONE can bring up gender and dating specific issues, woes, and opinions.

Miss Pickwick's FAQ:

Q. If you're the author, why are we all here?

A. One person's perspective on dating is hardly a perspective at all. I have very unique tastes and experiences, and I find that what I think is truth above contest is really just a crazy foible. Every person who joins and collaberates in this community will be a part of the project, and I really look foreward to writing in a collaborative manner.
 

Q. What, are you going to steal our ideas?

A. While polls will be anonymous- all quotes and materials will be contributed to their originator. Furthermore, every single person that collaberates in this community and discussions will be listed in a thank-you at the end of the finished project (assuming, of course, this is ever a finished project.)
 

Q. I want to help MORE. What can I do?

A. I am toying with the idea of getting someone to do graphics. I _can_ draw- but not all that well and my work on computers is limited. If you'd like the job of official 'Miss Pickwick's' illustrator, get in touch with me via the contact info.

Also, anyone with a spell checker and editing skills could be of tremendous help. I don't have an actual word processing unit on this computer, and my spelling is a bit shakey to be without spell check.
 

Q. Who is Miss Pickwick?

A. Miss Pickwick came from my original idea of the project as an netiquette/manners guide. Some of us will remember that all books of such nature had a whimsical yet somewhat dowdy name prefacing the title. Miss Pickwick has since been developed into a Mousie character, and the Mascot for the project.
 

Q. Do I have to be a girl to join?

A. Here is where the Live journal and Furtopia are different.

Because Furtopia HAS a place for gender ID on one's profile, it's not quite so necessary to control the situation. Anyone of any gender or sexual preference is absolutely welcome to join in discussions in the Furtopia forum.

Livejournal, on the other hand, has more capability to control who can see what. Because of this, much of the grunt work is taken up there. MOST of the community on Livejournal are the females that will be most directly contributing (this IS a book written for males by females.) What it boils down to is that women are all welcome in the LiveJournal. Men are allowed on occassion, but I would need you to contact me with specifics about why and how you feel you could contribute best on the 'inside,' as it were.

We do not mean to be exclusive- but we need a bit of girl space for a project such as this.
 

Q. Do I have to be a furry to join?

A. Well.... in a broad sense. Furries, mythics, otherkin, therians, etc are all welcome. Many people fit more than one category. The rule of thumb is that if YOU think you know what you're talking about, you probably do.

Miss Pickwick's Links:

Miss Pickwick's Livejournal

Our Furtopia Forum

Pickwick Post- Biweekly Newsletter (in progress)




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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2005, 07:48:01 pm »
Just wanted to say I've come over from LiveJournal. I'm looking forward to seeing this project develop.
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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2005, 08:04:44 pm »
Mwahaha... welcome to furtopia! I've been neglecting this forum a wee bit. Ugh- I wish that Sunday would hurry up so that I could play a bit of catchup!
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« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2005, 03:08:05 am »
You deleted your LJ? ):




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« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2005, 10:51:13 pm »
This is excellent!  (For I also possess teh mammary glands, and therefore, feel your pain)
I'm a furry who doesn't use LJ (OMG) so I'll hope to see a lot of updates here.  

I will be happy to contribute whereever.
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« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2005, 02:06:23 pm »
I hope this project is still going.  I would love to contribute my "Adventures as a D-Cup Table Biscuit" stories.
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« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2005, 09:02:12 pm »
I hope this gets updated soon! '<img'>

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« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2005, 06:55:36 am »
Just as an update - Rezzit's been extra-uber busy lately, but we anticpate to pick up the project and start running again really soon.

Stay tuned and feel free to go ahead to share your thoughts.
Sheeta - Could you go ahead and share your stories? They sound interesting... just post them up in another thread in this section.

As for anyone else, feel free to start threads to ask questions you might have that you think are pertinent to helping our friendly boy-furs do better with their love lives.

And guys - feel free to post questions you want us gals to try to answer.

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« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2005, 09:22:49 pm »
Quote (kaisilverfire @ Oct. 14 2005, 8:55 am)
Sheeta - Could you go ahead and share your stories? They sound interesting... just post them up in another thread in this section.

Will do when I get a free moment.  I'll try to have something within the week.  If not, next week will be my target.
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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2005, 02:13:43 pm »
This forum gets El Bump!

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« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2006, 11:06:10 pm »
Very interesting concept. I can't wait to see the end result... I know I will try to put it to good use... lord knows I need help when it comes to getting into a relationship with a woman... I mean I can make a female friend any day of the week... I just have trouble getting them interested in me in the manner of a relationship.
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« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2006, 09:52:15 am »
heh, as long as im not the only guy actually reading this stuff.  Id feel it was going to waste if i was the only one.

Ive just found myself a mate and we plan to meet at AC this year.

tips for those of you who arent  familiar w ith relationships.   Treat a woman like a lady.   Be a gentlemen.  DOnt spend all your  time talking about  yiff unless of course she brings up the subject.  Keep in mind that women arent generally obsessed with sex  as much as us guys are.   If possible, dont talk about sex at all(tho  its  bound to come up as a possible event in  your relationship).  Dont EVER  expect her to give you  sex.  It shows you have no tact and  it suggestsyou are in  the relationship simply for the sex.

For more suggestions and ideas as to how to treat a lady, read any of the many furry relationship stories.  ZZ story, Chris Foxx story, etc...  Not only will they expand your understanding on becoming a part of  that endangered species known as the "gentlemen," but it will also serve as a way to subdue your constantly nagging thought that you are alone.

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« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2006, 09:01:25 pm »
Quote (cjkrythos @ Feb. 07 2006, 4:52 pm)
 DOnt spend all your  time talking about  yiff unless of course she brings up the subject.

In fact, I'd go one step furthur in saying that the word "yiff" should be banned from all civilised conversations.

Women make the play, you go with it. And FOR THE LOVE OF PETE, don't do something stupid like get drunk and kiss her best freind in front of her then try to beat up a bus.

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« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2006, 11:14:26 pm »
Quote (Rooster @ Feb. 14 2006, 11:01 pm)
Quote (cjkrythos @ Feb. 07 2006, 4:52 pm)
DOnt spend all your  time talking about  yiff unless of course she brings up the subject.

In fact, I'd go one step furthur in saying that the word "yiff" should be banned from all civilised conversations.

I concur!

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« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2006, 03:53:21 pm »
kudo's to you ! some of those boys need to learn propper mannners for dealing with those of us who have been blessed (or cursed) with mammory glands.
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« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2006, 06:27:21 pm »
Quote (Rooster @ Feb. 14 2006, 11:01 pm)

Quote (cjkrythos @ Feb. 07 2006, 4:52 pm)
FOR THE LOVE OF PETE, don't do something stupid like get drunk and kiss her best freind in front of her then try to beat up a bus.


Is this the voice of bitter experience? Another tip on that area is stay sober for female friends who have kindly invited you to their engagement party if you happen to carry a torch for them.

(PS, sorry for the necromancy of thread)
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« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2006, 08:30:51 pm »
Lol, I thought this was long forgotten. So any plans on keeping this alive?
Personal experiences could sure get more attention...
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