I realized today that about 40% of my online friends identify as "furries".
There is something there I can't understand. I mean, don't get me wrong, I have nothing against furries. Hell, I think I am reasonably good at drawing slutty anthropomorphic animals [nsfw?] when I have to. But there remain aspects of this furrydom that elude my understanding.
For instance, "Fursonas". I think they are supposed to represent their creator in some way? I think I'm supposed to act like it's me, and draw pictures of it? These strange creatures of wonderful colors and indeterminite species elude my understanding and entice my curiosity. I want to examine and understand this strange phenomenon, much the same way a murderous robot might wear the flayed skin of a human in an attempt to discover what it means to feel love.
So, I have made myself a "fursona".
Marvel at him, motherfuckers. He is a wolf/dolphin/dove/rabbit hybrid, and I have not decided his name yet. He is designed to represent me in every way. To name a few:
-His pointy teeth represent how I have some pointy teeth.
-The rabbit ears represent the fact I started that Hare Force 1 project in the MSPA subforum.
-The loin cloth represents the fact he's a fursona.
-The yellowish lines around him represent the fact I had empty space I needed to fill.
-The laces on his half-socks represent the fact I was drinking while I drew this, but I don't care they are canon now.
-He is flipping you off while giving you a thumbs-up because I don't know whether I like you or hate you, so I am preemptively covering all my bases.
Now I have to decide what to do with him. I think I'm supposed to draw angsty pictures or make up some kind of techno-fantasy setting he lives in? I don't know, suggestions are welcome. I know there are a bunch of furries on this forum so maybe they'll have a better idea than I do. Maybe I can draw our fursonas hanging out or something and post it here.
I will use this thread to chronicle my adventures into having a fursona. If anyone would like to join me on this magical funventure into discovering what it means to be a furry, feel free to get drunk and make up/draw your own fursona to post here. Maybe we can draw them having some kind of fursona party, or will learn some shitty saturday-morning-cartoon lesson about acceptance, I don't know.