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general furry discussion / Re: Fursona Bio Thread.
« Last post by Citr on October 22, 2017, 10:06:12 am »
Name - Citrine Marigold (with Citrine being her first name and Marigold being the middle name)
Species - Turkish van cat
Height - About 166 cm
Weight - About 50 kg
Gender - Female
Fur colors/patterns - Calico coloration so black, white and orangish. The left side of her face has an orange patch that goes over her eye and left ear and extends to the back of her head, while her right ear is black. There's also an orange spot on her right cheek. Both the front- and hindpaw on the left side are black, while the paws on the right side are orange. She has a black tail and a rather large area of orange on her back.
Feral, Digitigrade, or Plantigrade - Either digitigrade or plantigrade
Clothing - Most usually a specific blue collared T-shirt with darker blue shorts, but also other casual clothing such as hoodies
Likes - Peace and quiet, sweets, atmospheric places, Christmas, the paranormal and UFOs, making loved ones feel good about themselves
Dislikes - Unnecessary drama, excessive physical contact, continuous noisiness, politics
Temperament and sociability - Quite unsociable, although can get pretty loud around friends. Easily jealous but understanding and empathetic. Really quiet in most situations and sensitive to negativity.
Picture: (Click)
traditional and digital artwork / Re: Furtopia DeviantART Group?-Poll!
« Last post by Old Rabbit on October 22, 2017, 10:05:15 am »
It would be nice to promote Furtopia. Of course it must be discussed by
the staff and appved prior to any such actions.

I fear I can't add more to the artwork, but  we do have several fine
artists, and writers. I hope to do a bit of writing in the future.

You might contribute some of the illustrations you've already done. We'd be showcasing the forums, as Iara put it, and with your history here (and the fact that you're still active) I'd say that you're definitely a part of the place.

I would be happy to contribute to the cause.  Just have to figure out what to
choose if it works out.
general furry discussion / Re: Discovering your fursona
« Last post by Citr on October 22, 2017, 09:37:11 am »
My sona hasn't always been a cat since at the very beginning I used to have a wolf character representing me in a furry context. Even though it now feels obvious that my sona is indeed a cat, it wasn't exactly easy to decide what kind of an animal would fit me the best back then. After the wolf there has been a rabbit hybrid, a fox and a deer and none of those stuck around for too long. I eventually came to the conclusion that a cat would fit me better than those so I made a new character, this time properly based on myself, at least personality-wise. Having two cats at home probably affected my choice of the fursona species too since a personally well-known, familiar animal that I also liked a lot felt like the best choice.

Since Citrine is pretty much just me as an animal, the personality aspects aren't any different. The only thing that doesn't resemble me is the outer look although even the clothes are most often based on what I wear myself. Oh and the name is also very different than my own - the name Citrine came to mind after thinking about different variations of Lemon, which is my most used internet nickname. My current sona was also originally going to be called Marie, which then became Marigold as a slight hint to my tendency of wearing a flower in my hair.
news forum / Re: Trump the GOP and Democrats. A new path or more of the same.
« Last post by Old Rabbit on October 22, 2017, 09:28:18 am »
Trump day 266
It's only 90 days till Trumps first year of being president is over. So far
he has done little but undo Obama's regulations, and even trying to
remove protection for the enviroment. Trump complains that the GOP
hasn't passed anything for him to sign. It's mostly due to his lack of
leadership. Instead he tweets and plays Golf.

Trump continues to poke the leader of N Korea by shows of force by
our military. I hardly think the leader of N. Korea has to be shown
our military power. If he was that stupid I doubt if he would be
a leader. I still think Trump hopes N Korea will do something
that Trump will feel he has a right to respond to. At that point
it's likely to increase to all out war.

I understand about 50% of Trumps supporters think we
should go to war with N. Korea. I wonder if they would
still feel that way if the military draft was in effect. I
haven't heard of people lining up to join the armed
forces. Would Trump still be pushing N. Korea
if his family was at risk?  I doubt it. He got out of going
to Viet Nam because a doctor said he had bad feet. Yet
he is a big golf player. Guess his feet improved.

Trump and the GOP complain about the national debt, then they want
to cut taxes for big business and the ric to the tune of about 200 billion
a year. "Oh it will grow the econ9my" The cry of the GOP, but  there is
no evidence of it working. They point to the 1980's with the Reagan
tax cuts. Well it was huge cut which did work to make the rich a lot
richer. The middle class lost over the years since then.

The age old claim that trickle down economics will help the worker
by helping big business. This is false as big business rarely passes
any savings along to their workers. That's why unions were started.
Big business almost always fails to increase benefits to their workers.
It's human nature to be greedy, and big businessmen are no exception.
CEO's will get millons in bonuses while the workers get nothing.
Along with Trump and his fat cat friends in his cabinet.

It is a big shame that the GOP still fails to support equality for men and
women. Trump runs woment down by saying they will let hem do what
ever he likes, even sexually.  I think the biggest reason H. Clinton lost was
because she is a woman. I heard local women say. "I don't think a woman
should be president." Yes even women say it. Also many women will follow
their husbands wishes, a friend of mine said he always tells his wife how to
vote. I think many men treat their wives more like children than an intelligent
individual. It's probably a hang up from the past when women felt they
had to act dependent and give up all decisions to their husbands. Otherwise
they would end up an old maid with no support. Girls were taught this as
children. To feed the ego of men.  Boys were taught they must protect
women (The weaker sex ) To think they are too ignorant to survive on
their own. This is changing, but will take time as many religions give
men rule over women. Or at least emply it.

furry greetings / Re: A cat comes by
« Last post by Old Rabbit on October 22, 2017, 08:09:11 am »
Welcome to furtopia Citr.

Hope you have a nice stay.

"Tosses you a chocolate chip cookie of welcome."

Old Rabbit :orbunny:
traditional and digital artwork / Re: Furtopia DeviantART Group?-Poll!
« Last post by Varg the wanderer on October 22, 2017, 06:17:24 am »
It would be nice to promote Furtopia. Of course it must be discussed by
the staff and appved prior to any such actions.

I fear I can't add more to the artwork, but  we do have several fine
artists, and writers. I hope to do a bit of writing in the future.

You might contribute some of the illustrations you've already done. We'd be showcasing the forums, as Iara put it, and with your history here (and the fact that you're still active) I'd say that you're definitely a part of the place.
furry greetings / Re: A cat comes by
« Last post by Varg the wanderer on October 22, 2017, 06:03:48 am »
*Dog hug*

Welcome to the forums!! The more active members here, the better. Before the rest of us pops in to welcome you, though, let me give you our Mod. Post of Doom -er, I mean brochure...

Here are some introductory questions you can answer if you like:
Mind telling us how you happened upon our friendly community?
How long have you been a furry / known about the fandom?
Do you have a fursona? If so, what is it?
What interests you about the anthropomorphic (furry) fandom?

Hope you enjoy your stay! Be prepared for an onslaught of warm welcoming hugs and pounces from fellow members! If you don't want the hugs, just let us know and your wish will be respected! Click on any of the gold-colored links above or below for further information. ;)

We also have an IRC chatroom you may want to join. Just enter your fursona name and start chatting! If you need help on accessing the Furtopia IRC, please see this thread here: How to use an IRC client

Please take the time to read the Furtopia Forum Posting Rules. This is a PG rated “family friendly” forum. Please also take the time to post your topics in the most appropriate section - it will be greatly appreciated by all. If you have a question or problem, or if you need help with anything on the Furtopia forums, then feel free to contact an Administrator or Moderator via PM (Private Message) or use the Report to Moderator button found in every post. Please let the Admins and Mods handle any problems that arise. :)

We look forward to having you here! :)
furry greetings / A cat comes by
« Last post by Citr on October 22, 2017, 05:20:52 am »
Hi!  :D

I'm Citr (short for Citrine, the name of my sona) and I found my way here while looking for furry forums. I've been on various furry forums before so I decided it'd be nice to register here as well.
I've half-secretly been a furry for about six years but none of my friends know since it's all secret. They don't exactly like furries.
My sona is a Turkish van cat with a calico coloring and green eyes.

It's nice to meet you all!
furry storytelling / Re: Iara's Writing Corner-Prompt Challenge!
« Last post by Iara Warriorfeather on October 21, 2017, 10:28:35 pm »

Moongaze sat in her room, the sunlight streaming through the window and hitting her desk. She was in the middle of drawing a comic about a unicorn that owned a bakery when the rumble of her father’s snarl ripped the air. “Moongaze!!” he yelled, his rage barely contained as per the usual.

Moongaze hid her work hastily as her mother entered the room, her eyes sad. “Moongaze, why aren’t you at dinner with us?”

“I’m coming,” she warbled, reluctant to leave the sanctuary of her room. There, she would not be teased endlessly. In her art, she could be free. Free from the pain of being different, free from ridicule and criticism by turns from her siblings, her parents, her so-called friends.

Years had passed since that time of living with her parents, but the memories flooded her mind as she set foot in the conference, donning her new fursuit.

“What are you doing, associating with that ilk?!” her father would admonish her for creating her characters. “You need to get serious about your career!”

Moongaze tried to hold her head high inside her unicorn suit. Echoes of her father’s voice traveled to her from the lion that shook his head at her, the shocked conference attendees.

She made her way toward the bar, eager to drink some of her pain away.

She sat, unable to see who was next to her. Her plush pastel pink fur contrasted with the rich mahogany of the bar table, her punky rainbow swirl of mane and tail catching the fluorescent lighting and making it sparkle.

A throat was cleared, and someone sat next to her. “Nice suit,” a male voice grunted. It sounded muffled and far away.

“Thanks,” Moongaze sighed. She gestured for the bartender, but the male next to her took care of her request.

“What’ll it be…uh…”

The bartender, a gray fox, wrinked his nose at the sight of his new clientele. One was in suit as a unicorn, the other a dragon. Other conference attendees leaned in and whispered to each other, their looks a mixture of confusion, scorn and dismissal.

“Some wine for my lady?” the dragon turned to the unicorn.

“Uh…sure,” Moongaze blushed.

The dragon slid some cash to the bartender, who quickly turned away to get the glasses and wine poured. “These conferences get weirder every year,” he grumbled as he popped the cork.

“So uh…the conference is off to a good start,” the unicorn began nervously, pawing her multicolored tail with her golden hooves. The bartender slid the unlikely pair the glasses of wine.

“Yes, it is,” the dragon nodded. “Tell me true,” the dragon swirled the wine in his glass, “how are things with you?”

“They are going well,” the unicorn lied, sipped her wine slowly. “And with you?”

“Eh, yes, they are going well also.” He tossed the wine back, a practiced move that indicated he was used to drinking in suit, a feat unto itself.

“You don’t belong with them,” came an old echo, a harsh hiss in Moongaze’s ear. “You can’t be an artist, what money is there in that? You will fail at everything you want to be good at, because you can’t do it. What do you have to offer? You are disabled and antisocial, Moongaze. No one wants you around, you are a burden and you are a curse upon this family!”

Moongaze swallowed the wine. It burned through her body like her father’s harsh words.

“Old wounds take a long time to heal,” the dragon sighed, staring at the empty glass. He set it on the bar table, gazed at Moongaze gently. “Is that why you suit?”

“…huh?” Moongaze was pulled out of her dark reverie.

“…do you suit, to escape the pain?”

“I…uh…” Moongaze felt her cheeks flush, the interior of the suit becoming hotter every second. It was a bad idea to drink while in suit, she thought as the buzz washed over her.

“It’s okay,” the dragon turned toward her. He held her paws in his, in a sudden gesture of gentleness. “I understand how you feel.”

Moongaze felt tears sting her eyes. This complete stranger was so warm and tender, and all at once she felt like a fool for just sitting there, her paws in his, not saying a word.

She felt she didn’t deserve any of it.

“Um…excuse me,” she stood, her legs wobbly from the drink. “I uh…I have to go…”

“Want some air?” the dragon nodded. “It does get really hot in these things.”

“No…I uh…listen, this is all sudden, you know? I…I’m not ready…I’m not what you think, who you want.” Moongaze looked around for the bathroom, feeling lightheaded and as clouded as her unicorn suit.

The dragon was taken aback. He sat at the bar again. “Well…it’s okay. Thank you for your time. Take care, okay?”

Moongaze stumbled into the bathroom, slammed the stall door shut.

She tore off her unicorn head, sat down on the toilet, and sobbed.

“I feel so alone,” she wept.

A knock on the stall door. “Hey,” came a soft feminine voice. “Hey. You ok?”

“…uh…” Moongaze quickly wiped her tears and nose, dabbed the sweat off her tongue and flushed the toilet. “Uh…sorry, I didn’t know I wasn’t in here by myself…”

“You ok?” the voice repeated.

“…yeah. Yeah, I’m okay. Thanks.”

Moongaze waited for the other fur to leave. She replaced her head and sighed.

She unclipped her badge, wandered out the convention’s doors, her father’s words gutting her.

“Wait a second!” called the dragon, who ran up behind her. She was about to get into her ride home.

“Why?” Moongaze hissed at the kind stranger. “You’ll just reject me anyway.”

She slammed the car door shut and the dragon stood, watching her leave. He clenched his fists in rage, wondering why he wanted her to come to the convention, why he expected anything else.

Moongaze looked out the car window, her unicorn head’s eyes reflecting the streetlights. She sighed. She regretted her decision, but it was too late to change it.

Rejecting one of his ilk is easier than being rejected in the first place, she told herself.
news forum / Re: No Fursuiting In Austria Now
« Last post by Kobuk on October 21, 2017, 12:16:08 pm »

So how exactly does this affect parades and festivals where people dress up in costumes and may have their faces covered? Going to ban those too?  >:(  MAGA used to stand for Make America Great Again. Now it stands for Morons Are Governing Austria.
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