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furry lite™ / Re: You know you are Furry........
« Last post by wereaibo1 on Today at 07:38:12 pm »
...you write a fan letter to your favorite cartoon character, and get a response fom his nemesis.

This actually happened to me.

Seems like there's an interesting story there. Care to elaborate?
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furries on furry / Re: Walmart selling furstuit heads????
« Last post by wereaibo1 on Today at 07:35:35 pm »
Seems more like this is a Halloween related thing than a Furry thing. Though when I saw them last time I was at Walmart looking for those new Fingerlings animatronic monkeys for my robot critter collection I was tempted to look for a dog or wolf one even though I never had much interest in fursuiting.
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general non-furry discussion / Re: Stephen King's "IT"
« Last post by wereaibo1 on Today at 07:26:01 pm »
It is probably my favorite book. I'm dying to see the movie but social anxiety tends to keep me away from movie theatres.
And, yes, I just got done with rereading the book and Pennywise is some ancient Eldritch abomination type thing. It can take any form but it's preferred form is that of a clown. It's true form is revealed to be a giant spider. But that is only because it's the closest thing to what it really looks like that the human mind can comprehend. Those who see it as it really is or looks into it's "deadlights" is driven insane or goes catatonic. So, yeah, an alligator would be about as much a threat to Pennywise as a baby cockroach would be to a human.
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Yeah, I've always hated the "elves dwarves and humans are always good and beast type beings are usually evil" thing myself as well. Humans tend to like to make themselves Mary Sue type characters in fiction. Humans are special and any creature that disagrees is automatically evil.
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poetry corner / *spoken word* It's About Time
« Last post by Glycanthrope on Today at 03:07:18 pm »
I've recorded a reading of some of my poetry, set to music.

Some of the poems have been posted here previously, but since Furtopia doesn't support audio material (yet),
I'm afraid I have to lure you to my Furaffinity account to listen to it.

The poems are about writing, and capturing the moment of "now"
Running time is approx 13 minutes, including a six minute musical interlude I call "concerto for piano and railway."
It's a recording of a busy subway station, where all the recognizable musical notes have been singled out,
and played on piano and cello, then mixed back in with the original sounds.

admittedly, It's a bit on the experimental side but... hey, it's SFW.

https://www.furaffinity.net/view/24788912/
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furry storytelling / Carter Wolf - Cry me a Murder; full story
« Last post by Glycanthrope on Today at 02:49:34 pm »
A while ago, I posted the first chapter of a mystery novel I was working on, called "Cry me a Murder."
It's now complete, and can be downloaded in PDF format from

https://www.furaffinity.net/view/24850491/

Normally, I'd just add this update as a reply to the original post, but since it's older than 180 days,
I was adviced to start a new topic.

It's not a "furry" story, but a mystery/thriller with therian/otherkin overtones. 

As to adhere to the Furtopia guidelines, the story is clean, SFW and contains NO sexual content.
There are references to "after the fact" violence (hey, it's a murder mystery), references to drinking and mild swearing.

Hope you'll enjoy it.

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general non-furry discussion / Re: The "Bad News" thread.
« Last post by Kaiden on Today at 02:26:38 pm »
Just realized that my favorite furry con and my local Civil Air Patrol wing conference fall on the same weekend. Plus the latter is coming to my hometown.
Bummer man,  choose the furry con, there will be other conferences.
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furry storytelling / Re: Using your sona in a story
« Last post by Glycanthrope on Today at 02:16:41 pm »
There is nothing unusual about writers using a fictional character as a placeholder for themselves, furry or not.

It's a great way to explore key aspects of yourself, without your writing becoming too self indulgent,
and projecting yourself into a fictional character is one way to connect and understand that character.

Steven King does it, so did Somerset Maugham.

Charles Bukowski made up an alter ego by the name of "Henry Chinasky," which he used extensively throughout his prose.
The character was basically a mirror image of himself, but since it was a fictional character, Bukowski could put his character into situations that were possibly a bit more exciting than real life.

Chistopher Milne wrote in his autobiography, how his father A.A Milne (author of Winnie the Pooh)  more or less
became the "Eeyore" character following his stroke in 1953.  So, without him referring to the characters as "fursonae," it seems he
projected aspect of himself into the various characters in that universe.

Writing about yourself in the guise of a fursona is the same thing, only with added fur. As a writer, you'll be among good company.

Whenever I write stories that take place in an anthropomorphic universe (which accounts for roughly one third of my output),
I tend to make my fursona one of the main characters.


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the polling booth / Re: Sports, and the National Anthem.
« Last post by cause the rat on Today at 11:19:56 am »
That's all fine. But none of it addresses the real issues of why people are protesting. You can't hide behind patriotism and berry the truth. This isn't about the flag or the song. It's about the treatment of our fellow Americans. These same people will continue to turn a blind eye to Americans being treated poorly.
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Trump day 248.
N. Korea claims Trump has declared war on them. Perhaps the N Korean leader said
this hoping to get support from China, and Russia. The UN passed tough sanctions
that will hurt N Korea if countries follow through with them. Time will tell.

Trump had some military aircraft fly north over international water along
N. Koreas coast. Apparently as a show of force. I don't know why Trump
thinks the N Korean leader is ignorant of our power. He knows we can
destroy his country, but he also knows that S Korea will suffer the same
fate, and perhaps one or more of his missiles will hit US territory.
It would be much better to talk.

Trumps son n law is using a private email since Trumps election.  Using it to message
others in the white house. This is what Trump was calling H. Clinton a crook over. Not
turning in all emails she sent or received. I think anyone with a email account has
deleted thosands of emails that are personal or spam. So calling Clinton a crook for
deleting personal email is just a lot of noise by a man who has and is doing the same
thing.

Trump and the GOP leadership is still trying to get enough votes to kill the ACA and cut
Medicaid to please their rich supporters, not their voters. I wonder how many GOP
members have been to medicaid supported nursing homes? To tell them why they may
have to go without care, or by relatives who may or may not be able to give them
the care they need. Many of these people served in the military, and gave of themselves
to help others when they were younger. It is rather shameful how we treat our elders in
this country. When my mother was in the rest home. I went to visit almost every day. I
rarely saw others getting visits by family. Almost like their families were glad to be rid
of them. Not everyone treats their elder families this way, but many could do much more
than they do.

Come on Trump. Our Caribbean territories are not getting the aid they should be getting.
Even after a week people are in desperate need of water and fuel to run generators and
vehicles. If we don't provide the help they need there will be a mass migration to the US
mainland. Not a few thousand, but possibly a million or more. I really think we should build
a large naval base in Puerto Rico to replace the one in Cuba. If we did it would pretty much
solve the economic problems there.
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