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Offline Yip

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« on: July 05, 2003, 02:49:51 am »
Greetings All

I guess I should start be telling you what brought me here.

A few months ago, I never even heard of furidom. I discovered it while looking for pictures of foxes. Curious at what was meant by 'furry', I did some research and found a variety of definitions; some good, some not so good. And some that definitely applied to me.

I mean, I do have pictures of animals hanging all over my walls. I even have them as wallpaper on my computer. And I change my wallpaper fairly often. (Sometimes its dragons or other animals, but most of the time its foxes.)

I almost always where t-shirts with animal pictures on them. Mostly wolves, but that's because I haven't found many shirts with good fox pictures.

Also, I do somehow feel associated with the fox.
(In case you hadn't already guessed)


Anyways, I recently discovered that I have a hard time initiating contact with people. Okay, so actually I've known this for a quite some time, but only recently did I notice how much it was holding me back.

I have a job that I hate. I don't really know anybody outside my family. And I'm in my late 20's and still living at home. Something has to change. (Gees, just reading this make me feel like a loser ':p' )

So, I decided I should find a message board online where there are people with similar interests and begin talking with them.  I remembered how many of the furry descriptions describe the furry community as being very open and against putting others down. Also, since a fursona is used, I could feel more comfortable talking about myself.

So I did a search for a furry message board and wound up here. '<img'>

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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2003, 02:54:15 am »
*floofy tailwave*
well fellow foxie, you came to the right place if you are looking for a furendly furorm  '<img'>. feel free to post anywhere and everywhere.
Oh BTW im grasper half arctic fox, half husky doggie, and i hope to see you round the boards, im sure you will see me  '<img'>

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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2003, 02:56:56 am »
*offers a welcome basket full of yummy treats* Welcome!  It's always nice to meet new people, especially fellow canines! *is a Jackal herself*

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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2003, 03:43:17 am »
Hello!  '<img'>  '<img'>  '<img'>  *kitsune snugggles!*

Yay, More foxies! All these furs are sooo nice & welcoming, you'll have no problem!



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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2003, 04:17:41 am »
Hey there, Vararam. Welcome to the furtopia.org forums. '<img'>
I think furry may very well appeal to you in some way or another. You speak of foxes, but are you interested in anthropomorphised foxes and the like? I suppose you would be, or else you'd not be here... '<img'>
If you have any furry-related questions, this is a great place to discuss them and hopefully find some answers. '<img'>
 
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2003, 07:48:05 am »
Welcome Vararam,

This is definitely a friendly group to hang-out with.  

I've been using the Internet and my furry persona to help overcome my shyness.  You may want to try some of the furry mucks like Furrymuck or Furcadia.  The real-time chat nature of these places makes them a good place to practice conversation skills.

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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2003, 09:21:01 am »
Shalom ^_^ (I think that means hello anyway, lol)

Welcome to Furtopia ^_^

I'm sorta in the same boat as you, when it comes to be sociable in RL and all. I'm quite friendly and talkative on here. So I know what ya mean and all. Though I have yet to try and bring it into RL, so Good luck to ya in initiating the change ^_^

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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2003, 10:05:56 am »
Fŗiltich Mo Muinntir!

Welcome Vararam. Seems that pretty much everything has ben said. Oh well, we are all pretty friendly here.

I understand your shyness in RL. I used to be like that, but it goes away in time.
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« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2003, 10:28:38 am »
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You speak of foxes, but are you interested in anthropomorphised foxes and the like? I suppose you would be, or else you'd not be here...


Actually yes, very much so.

I had to take a speech class once. (Which thankfully was not as bad as thought it would be) The first thing we had to do was tell are names and answer the question: "If you could be an animal, what type would you be?"

Of course my first thought was a fox, but the question didn't sound specific enough for me. I mean, would I be stuck in this form permanently? Some of my favorite hobbies are drawing, programming, and playing computer games (not necessarily in that order); if I was stuck as a pure fox, I probably couldn't do these things. So would a half-fox count?
Needless to say, I kind of choked on the whole 'choose an animal' thing. †

Thinking back on it now, if I was going to be stuck as pretty much any animal I would lose those things. So I should of just said fox. Should of just said fox.

Okay, so as an ape or a monkey I might still be able to do these things. But I'm not really interested in apes and monkeys.
(No offence to any apes or monkeys out there)

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« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2003, 10:32:16 am »
That's the beauty of being a furry. You can be an animal AND do all the really cool things we do everyday.

Heck, if I was a pure black-backed jackal, this Seshem couldn't do tarot readings or pass out Welcome Yummy Treat Baskets or offer tea.  '<img'>

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« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2003, 10:33:24 am »
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I'm sorta in the same boat as you, when it comes to be sociable in RL and all. I'm quite friendly and talkative on here. So I know what ya mean and all. Though I have yet to try and bring it into RL, so Good luck to ya in initiating the change ^_^


Thanks for the support Jadnar.

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« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2003, 11:50:28 am »
Welcome to our home away from home, Vararam!

You said in your intro that you like drawing, do you have some samples to share? This group is notorious for wanting to see others creations!  '<img'>  I'm no different. '<img'>

If you would like to check out the rest of Furtopia check out these links: artwork, stories and poetry, and music.

Also, if you don't have a webpage already and you want one to put all your creations on (80% furry) click here.

I'm Kada-Ru, the Golden Pegasus and mated to WhiteShepherd and together we created this home away from home for fursons to enjoy!

I hope you enjoy your stay!
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« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2003, 03:56:38 pm »
Quote (Vararam @ July 05 2003, 10:28 am)
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You speak of foxes, but are you interested in anthropomorphised foxes and the like? I suppose you would be, or else you'd not be here...

Actually yes, very much so.

I had to take a speech class once. (Which thankfully was not as bad as thought it would be) The first thing we had to do was tell are names and answer the question: "If you could be an animal, what type would you be?"

Of course my first thought was a fox, but the question didn't sound specific enough for me. I mean, would I be stuck in this form permanently? Some of my favorite hobbies are drawing, programming, and playing computer games (not necessarily in that order); if I was stuck as a pure fox, I probably couldn't do these things. So would a half-fox count?
Needless to say, I kind of choked on the whole 'choose an animal' thing.  

Thinking back on it now, if I was going to be stuck as pretty much any animal I would lose those things. So I should of just said fox. Should of just said fox.

Okay, so as an ape or a monkey I might still be able to do these things. But I'm not really interested in apes and monkeys.
(No offence to any apes or monkeys out there)

I would have just said "liger" myself, but that's just me. I don't know if I'd bother indicating the "anthropomorphic" part since that'd likely get followed up with a lot of questions and the usual ensuing confusion. '<img'>
 
Anyways...
Good to have ya around.
Make yourself at home, and enjoy the forums here. '<img'>
 
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« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2003, 03:58:02 pm »
*confusion ensues* ~_*

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« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2003, 04:28:50 pm »
Welcome to Furtopia! I know you will be happy here just like me! '<img'> I joined yesterday and ive already named this my favorite forum...everyone is really friendly and its kinda like a big furry family! '<img'>
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« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2003, 04:05:29 am »
Yay!  It's so cool seeing so many new and friendly faces! ^-^  Big welcome and hugs to all the new furry members. '<img'>

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« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2003, 04:31:51 pm »
Welcome, and have some Fox treats on me. ':cool:'
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« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2003, 08:58:49 pm »
You mean theres a world OUTSIDE you mean out of the HOUSE where threre are People you can meet faceto face?????. Nah! your pulling my leg anyway  Im if you hadn't guessed it the resident bear here pleasure to meet a new person and you have come to the right place as well. Come in and have fun and feel free to post. And free complimentary Bear hug if you require one just ring the bell.
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« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2003, 07:31:19 pm »
Heh...welcome! I personaly am not a Furry, I am a Dragon. Some would argure that it is the same thing, but I mean so in a far more litteral sence then Furrie fandom applies to.

What makes one a Furrie?