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Offline RainbowPanther

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Lemme be quite Lisa Frank with you all - I'm new(ish!)
« on: April 11, 2018, 02:10:19 pm »
Hey everyone! Well, what to say? I used to frequent these forums back in the days of old! (Think dialup. Yup. That old.)

I've missed this place so much, but alas life (and a crap ton of relationship drama that I will spare you all) kept me from it. Now that I'm out of that bad place, I'm back here, and looking to make new friends (and possibly be reunited with some old ones, too!)

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Occupation: Studying to become a pharmacy tech! :D
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Hobbies: Art, gaming and making fursuits. I used to use the mesh method by SportyFox as well as foam, but since leaving my ex I no longer have the pictures of the tutorial. (Though, from memory I should be able to reconstruct it by the writing alone.)

I live in my partner's basement, accompanied by my two pet mice and his two cats. I plan on getting a German Shepherd sometime this year, too! :D

Any questions, feel free to ask. And, if you get the reference, we're insta-friends. :D

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Re: Lemme be quite Lisa Frank with you all - I'm new(ish!)
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2018, 02:22:24 pm »
We've already met on the IRC, but welcome to Furtopia. Hope you enjoy your stay.

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Re: Lemme be quite Lisa Frank with you all - I'm new(ish!)
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2018, 02:26:59 pm »
I think my brain is on fire trying to figure out who you were. Welcome back! I'm glad things have turned for the better. Let's hope they stay that way.

I keep hoping SportyFox pokes his nose back in here, but alas life seems to keep him too busy. A tutorial would be welcome!

Spoiler: show

I used to have a folder in elementary school with an Orca on it. I loved it until I realized I was the only boy with any school supply that was that flashy. I always wondered how they made those colors....


Edited: Welcome sniped by Loc: the fastest MPOD this side of the equator...
« Last Edit: April 11, 2018, 02:28:58 pm by Varg the wanderer »
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Re: Lemme be quite Lisa Frank with you all - I'm new(ish!)
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2018, 02:31:42 pm »
Thanks y'all! And yup, Loc, we met through IRC earlier!  :D

Varg - I used to go by kuroookamitsume - I apologize if any of you encountered me during my angsty teen days.

Mind telling us how you happened upon our friendly community? - Was here way back when! :D
How long have you been a furry / known about the fandom? - Oh my gosh, YEARS. Like, 15ish?
Do you have a fursona? If so, what is it? - Cybernetic rainbow panther
What interests you about the anthropomorphic (furry) fandom? - I've always been drawn to it, to be honest! My ex really put a damper on me being a part of the fandom, so I stepped away for a while, but I'm back! :D

And yeah, I hope Sportyfox comes back. I may go through his tutorial again and do pictures as I do it, and when I branch off, explain how and why.

And Varg - no worries! Lisa Frank was one of my big inspirations for art back in the day! TEAM FORREST FOREVER!
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Re: Lemme be quite Lisa Frank with you all - I'm new(ish!)
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2018, 02:39:48 pm »

Varg - I used to go by kuroookamitsume - I apologize if any of you encountered me during my angsty teen days.

You were the Sox! Skunk-fox! Hah!  (:

Have you made anything for your panther 'sona yet? LED spots would be pretty cool.
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Re: Lemme be quite Lisa Frank with you all - I'm new(ish!)
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2018, 02:45:43 pm »
Actually, not yet! When I moved back to my home state, I literally came with the clothes on my back and my two mice.

Since I moved into my partner's basement, I now have a work area I can utilize to make fursuit stuff. Him and I are both really into techie stuff, and he said making LED spots with sound-reactive color shifts shouldn't be too difficult. Planning on a new build in the near future which will hopefully include two fans in the head, MAYBE some speakers in the ears - all linked to a raspberry pi with a preloaded playlist, possibly located somewhere near the base of the tail.

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Re: Lemme be quite Lisa Frank with you all - I'm new(ish!)
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2018, 04:46:35 pm »
Hi RainbowPanther!

I think that the LED idea sounds pretty cool.  I was going to say "rad" but I don't know if people say that anymore... :-[

I just finished a design of Super Bright LEDS that color shift and pulse to music.  Was fun, and it should be even cooler on a suit! Use a microphone and during a dance it should react to the music in the room too...

What about EL wire?   8)

Hope you have fun here and see you around!  :)
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Re: Lemme be quite Lisa Frank with you all - I'm new(ish!)
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2018, 04:55:27 pm »
Hi RainbowPanther!

I think that the LED idea sounds pretty cool.  I was going to say "rad" but I don't know if people say that anymore... :-[

I just finished a design of Super Bright LEDS that color shift and pulse to music.  Was fun, and it should be even cooler on a suit! Use a microphone and during a dance it should react to the music in the room too...

What about EL wire?   8)

Hope you have fun here and see you around!  :)

That's amazing! And, I still say Groovy, so heh. :D

I've only really done three suits, one was a full, the other two halfs.

The only issue I can see would be making the led's bright enough to show through the black fur.

I'm currently talking to my partner about a cosplay he wants to do (Sans from UT) and suggested the EL wire. Needless to say we're now on a Google hunt to find stuff lol.

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Re: Lemme be quite Lisa Frank with you all - I'm new(ish!)
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2018, 05:46:24 pm »
I wish I had the skills to craft a full suit, or even a partial.  I only made some basic hand paws with a zip up sleeve near the thumb with a hidden zipper  and it's too hard for me.

I have wished to be a German Shepard or wolf since a very young age... I envy the ability!

I have thought of doing a post on techie fur type things, I have a few ideas, and if your partner and you have time you could make your ideas and maybe mabe one of mine too and post them?  I fear my time may be limited to make things unless I deliberately change jobs...maybe I will just do that...

And yeah groovy is certainly still a word!   :goldhowl:

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Re: Lemme be quite Lisa Frank with you all - I'm new(ish!)
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2018, 09:56:57 am »
Welcome to furtopia RainbowPanther.

Hope you have a nice stay.

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Re: Lemme be quite Lisa Frank with you all - I'm new(ish!)
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2018, 12:09:35 pm »
Welcome to Furtopia and enjoy your stay. :)

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I used to frequent these forums back in the days of old! (Think dialup. Yup. That old.)

I don't seem to remember you. What was your old fursona/member name?

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accompanied by my two pet mice and his two cats.

Oh, that must be interesting.  :o  Cats and mice........living together?

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And yeah, I hope Sportyfox comes back. I may go through his tutorial again and do pictures as I do it, and when I branch off, explain how and why.

There's probably a 99.99% chance he won't be back. I miss him as well. But as Kada-Ru always used to say in the past, real life takes precedent first. ;) As for his mesh head tutorial that he used to have long, long ago, there is no chance of saving that as the tutorial is broken with a lot of dead links and pictures. When Furtopia used to have free web hosting for people's various furry arts long ago, Sporty had a bunch of his pics on his hosted site. But when hosting got canceled by WS long ago, anything hosted is now dead.
I rarely see anybody make plastic canvas mesh heads anymore for fursuits. Most fursuiters and fursuit makers tend to use balaclavas and foam nowadays.

If you decide to try EL wire for anything, here's a website I bought from a few years ago that you could look at.

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Re: Lemme be quite Lisa Frank with you all - I'm new(ish!)
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2018, 04:23:40 pm »
OLD RABBIT! KOBUK! Ahhhh I remember you two! I used to go by Kuroookamitsume a loooooong time ago! I missed y'all!

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Re: Lemme be quite Lisa Frank with you all - I'm new(ish!)
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2018, 02:18:29 am »
Yo, bro. Nice to meet you! I'm a little crazy, but if you can live with that you're welcome back.
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« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2018, 06:57:09 pm »
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