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Offline Richard Smith

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« on: March 18, 2003, 12:02:21 am »
The topic says it all.
Now I shall delve a little more into who I am, or who I pretend to be (but online, who can tell the difference?). Or, in the words of a very large Ghost of Christmas Present from a certain muppet movie "Come in! And know me better man!"

First of all, Roleplaying is my life.
Second of all... and this one is kinda long... furry...erm...-ism, I suppose, is a lot more complex than it first appears. I learned this the hard way. At first I was wild and carefree, puttering around on random MUCKs and thinking I was a fur. But then I discovered that I really didn't know much about the actual culture. I went out on open-ended Google searches hoping to get some kind of hold on this unique society... but in vain. I mean, seriously, have you ever tried typing 'Furry' into a search engine and actually finding anything really useful? I didn't even know what I was looking for. Then, as my delving into the furry way went deeper, I found the true reason for my search. What I needed was a home. Sort of... See, I'm about the only guy in my entire city who knows that 'furry' is more than just an adjective. Indeed, I am often ridiculed for my odd online ways. So what I hunted for was somewhere to belong. Somewhere where I could share my rather unique views without fear of reprisal. I became a sort of wanderer, never really finding a place to settle down, and not nearly talented enough to try and attract my own crowd. So, in this depth of dispair, I was aided by Ben, who suggested this place to me. Have I found my niche, my community? Who knows, maybe. But, hey, here I am, this is me.
Thirdly, I am a fox.
The rest is mostly In-Character oriented, and since this seems to be an OOC-based 'board, I won't go into all that, but I will gladly explain my whole character (and any others) to you at length if you should so ask. IM me some time, I'm listed.
"One last thing, Rick, don't meet their eyes."
"What?"
"Don't meet their gaze. They have seen beyond the veil, and this makes their gaze most terrible. Seen from Terra, they cause fear... undiluted in Gaia, they will strip your soul."
-The Strange Case of Richard Smith

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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2003, 12:28:47 am »
Welcome aboard, Richard!

You can settle in and unpack your bags and stay for a spell. No one judges any one here and you are welcome to enjoy all the posts and comment to them or ask for advice etc. as well.

Check out some of the topics, you may find them interesting. You can also start your own topics, like you did with this one. If you have any troubles I am sure Benjamin will be more than happy to show you how things are done or anyone else on board here.

So, unpack your bags, kick off your shoes, sit down on a soft sofa or huge pillow, and just relax and enjoy yourself! I'm sure others will be joining you shortly.

OBTW, I am Kada-Ru. A very friendly Golden Pegasus and I am one of the staff members here and am joined at the hips with the Sysop, WhiteShepherd who can also help you find your way around these neck of the woods.

Don't forget to check out the other fun things here at Furtopia besides the forums. There is the Artist pages, Stories/Poetry and Music sections as well.

You will find all sorts of things on Furtopia's main page to check out. When you have seen and pondered all things around Furtopia, then just come on back in here and settle back down for some relaxing chit-chat!
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2003, 03:39:38 am »
Quote (Kada-Ru @ Mar. 18 2003, 12:28 am)
...and am joined at the hips with the Sysop, WhiteShepherd...

That's a subtle way of saying that they are mates, of course. '<img'>
 
Welcome to the furtopia.org forums, Richard. I'm glad that you signed up here, and I hope you feel comfortable in these surroundings. There's a lot of good furs here, and the community just keeps growing as more and more of life's wanderers like yourself find their way here.
 
BBSs such as this one are perhaps a bit more conducive to building a community feel than the MUCKs are, since the discussions here are all open for anyone to join in on. I find boards like this to be nice and convenient, since I can sit back and take my time as I write responses to people. The communications hold a very different and unique dynamic compared to MUCKs, IRC, and IMs and it's quite good in it's own way. You can touch a lot more people here in a day than you can easily contact on a MUCK... with a considerable bit less effort to boot. Nothing against those MUCKs and such, since they're great for RP and small-scale chat, but... the world seems a bit more broad on a board like this. '<img'>
 
Anyways...
Stick around, feel free to chat with folks, and if you've got something new that you'd like to bring up to discuss, you're welcome to start a new thread.
 
Feel free to drop by anytime. ':cool:'
 
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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2003, 06:38:16 am »
hiya, Welcome to Furtopia '<img'> I am BabyTiger, Yer friendly Neighbourhood tiger on the forum '<img'> pleased to meet you.

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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2003, 08:46:11 am »
Hiya Richard! I'm Sumarra, an artist, a panther, and one who is starting to feel like a resident here, hehe. Welcome to the community.

Glad to see a fellow RolePlayer in the group.  '<img'>
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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2003, 10:08:10 am »
Ello Richard!

I'm Jadnar, local Sci-fi Horse. As well as the local Web Desgin Technical advise. I enjoy RP'ing alot my self, in fact I GM a few at a place called RPOL. ^_^

I hope you enjoy yer stay, This is a great place and has certainly kept me around for a good while.
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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2003, 11:26:44 am »
hey, welcome to our lovely home here....    i'm a lioness, and a very sleepy one at the moment.  i'm not an artist or nuffin'...  i MUCK occasionally and bum around on a few message boards....    i'm gonna go and stop rambling outta my tired butt now.....    latah....   '<img'>
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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2003, 01:32:18 pm »
You've come to the right place.  This is one of the friendliest, warmest little corners of the web I've ever been on.  You'll like it here.   '<img'>

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« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2003, 04:54:55 pm »
Hello Richard Smith.  It's nice to meet you - you seem an interesting person, with a good story to tell.  I'm certainly interested in hearing more from you - I know we'll find some good topics to discuss from it.  Also, I welcome you to the Furtopia forums.  I'm DrakonianDanceR, a Dragon.  I know you will find this the most friendliest (sp) and open place to talk on the 'net, with some wonderful members here to converse with.  As others have suggested, read through some of the previous threads we've had.  Although some are long, they do tend to cover many aspects of furry life, even if it wasn't on the original topic.  We do tend to go off on some tangents sometimes.  So, again, I hope you enjoy yourself here, and feel free to talk about anything with us.

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« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2003, 06:52:48 pm »
Hey, thanks for the warm welcome all, and it's certainly a pleasure to meet you guys. I know I'll have a good time hanging out around here.
Which brings me (don't ask me how) to my next point: I need to know a good place to post furry stories (long ones), cuz' I was sort of hoping to get into that branch of things, and it's much easier to follow reccomendation to a site than try and find it on my own. I've got two pretty cool furry long-story ideas, though right now the most I've done with either is a few freewrites. I hope to start something solid soon, and I'll be sure to let you guys know when I put anything up so you can oogle it and tell me how good (or how bad) it is.

Once again, thanks for the welcome!
"One last thing, Rick, don't meet their eyes."
"What?"
"Don't meet their gaze. They have seen beyond the veil, and this makes their gaze most terrible. Seen from Terra, they cause fear... undiluted in Gaia, they will strip your soul."
-The Strange Case of Richard Smith

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« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2003, 08:05:50 pm »
Well, if you're looking for web hosting, Furtopia here offers hosting to furry writers, as well as artists and musicians.
There's also a writers' forum here in which you can post and/or discuss stories you've written.
 
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« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2003, 12:04:19 am »
Welcome Richard! '<img'>  Welcome to our little home here at Furtopia.  I myself have done a lot of IC and OOC on the mucks.  Furry (just giving it a name) sounds like is part of your blood.  You've found a connection to a piece of your personality that meshes with anthropomorphic/animal.

Well there are plenty of other furs here who have lots to share too.  We look forward to hearing from ya. '<img'>

As far as your writing.  Go ahead and fill out a Furtopia website application.  We'd be glad to help give you a home on the web to share your writing.  We're all here to help.  '<img'>

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« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2003, 04:28:19 pm »
Welcome to the board Richard, tho I am sorry to hear that RP'ing is your life...There are MUCH more interesting activities you're missing out on!  *weg*  I'm not an RP'er myself, really...tho after I move (two weeks-can't wait!'<img'> I'm going to try a LARP game thing for fantasy players...they have a great selection of furs in that group!  The one I'm probly joining is SOLAR, and if you want I can dig up a link.  It's in the Southeastern US area, but I know there are lots of similiar groups, so it's worth looking into...A furry buddy of mine is getting me and  my mate into it...My char. will be as I am-multi specied, tho diff. species than I'd normally play...simply because were I to play a full fur, I'd want to do it justice...and that costs $$$.  Anyway,  as I said, welcome.

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« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2003, 05:29:28 pm »
Quote (Richard Smith @ Mar. 18 2003, 11:52 pm)
Hey, thanks for the warm welcome all, and it's certainly a pleasure to meet you guys. I know I'll have a good time hanging out around here.
Which brings me (don't ask me how) to my next point: I need to know a good place to post furry stories (long ones), cuz' I was sort of hoping to get into that branch of things, and it's much easier to follow reccomendation to a site than try and find it on my own. I've got two pretty cool furry long-story ideas, though right now the most I've done with either is a few freewrites. I hope to start something solid soon, and I'll be sure to let you guys know when I put anything up so you can oogle it and tell me how good (or how bad) it is.

Once again, thanks for the welcome!

Well, I think what has been said to you already should help you enough.  If you want a site to put your furry writings on, as WS said, apply for webspace, hosted by Furtopia.  And as Benjamin said, there is a forum for literature, and writing in general.  You may find that you'd like your own sub-forum, like some of us have.  They're easy to apply for, too.

I hope to see you around here often - you seem an interesting person, with individual and unique thoughts on not only furry matters, but just in general, too.  That's what I sense from you, anyway.




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« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2003, 05:26:59 pm »
Wow.  That's almost exactly what I was (and still am) going through.  See, marijuana is really cheap where I live, and as a result... Well, people don't seem to do a lot of thinking.  The difference is that the thing about being the only furry for fifty miles is the least of my problems; I joined the furry world looking for two things:
A) Other furries
B) People that aren't stoned 24/7

Anyway, now that I'm done ranting, welcome to furtopia- have fun! '<img'>

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« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2003, 08:53:05 pm »
Firstly Welcome too the board Richard Smith. Hope you like you're time here. Im one of the resident bears here ( I think there may be more). Pleased too meet another roleplayer as well. Of course the optional bear hug is on offer. ( it's a bear thing)
Secondly Fianna hope the LARPing goes well for you I was part of a group for about three four years and they where some of the most freindly people you can possibly meet. There where a few furrys in that group as well. Just don't get in to a drinking competition with a bunch of scotish beserkers ( if by some remote chance your offerd) I did that once the rest of the night was......... well I can't remember but I erned there respect after the 2nd bottle of mead. I don't think i have yet recoverd from the hangover.
Third Terastas some people can't use things in moderation it is bad.
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But after my previous statement I'll be quiet on this  '<img'> .
But still WELCOME RICHARD SMITH!!!!!!!!!
(ps sorry if this post seem's a little odd I hit my head earlyer n things just don't seem right with the world now)
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