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How did you choose your Furry species?
« on: December 05, 2009, 10:39:19 pm »
Just a question that might help me, but also for the fun of everyone else that wishes to post here. So I'm just wondering how did everyone else choose their Fursona species? Was it your favorite animal at the time? Is the creature so distinctly similar to you in terms of personality and/or looks? Curious as to what inspired your decisions... maybe It'll help me discover what species my Fursona would be  :fox-:P:!

Hopefully I'm not breaking any rules by posting this topic  :fox-:):, I read the rules and didn't see anything against it, but who knows I may have missed it  :lol-fox:, hoping not to begin breaking any rules, feeling kind of paranoid right now  :fox-;):
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Re: How did you choose your Furry species?
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2009, 11:00:55 pm »
Ha, you're not breaking anything.

How I chose my species was: I looked at a lot of furry art. A lot. Finally, when I decided that I was in fact, a furry, I thought to myself "Which is the most appealing species?" Well, I came to the conclusion of fox. They're sneaky and mischievous, kind of like me. Also, they're cute! So yeah! Look at a lot of furry art, and see which species you like.


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Re: How did you choose your Furry species?
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2009, 11:12:25 pm »
Well. Dang. I guess if I write about one fursona I have to write about all of them.
So. My main fursona is a lioness. I designed her when I had just joined a fanart site dedicated to African animals, and everyone there drew lions so I went "hurrr" and chose a lion.
My alternative fursona is an African Clawless Otter. I LOVELOVELOVE otters gkdsgkldf <3 I knew I wanted an otter as an alt, but didn't wanna choose something cliche like a generic river or sea otter. Did some research and found the clawless and swooned <3
Aaand my other alt is a fossa. They're cool and unique, and definitely awesome. I just wanted a species that wasn't exactly popular but still amazing xD
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Re: How did you choose your Furry species?
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2009, 11:18:03 pm »
I'm an aries, and I used to headbutt people when I was a child... So it only seemed appropriate to be a ram.
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Re: How did you choose your Furry species?
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2009, 11:25:08 pm »
Quite interesting, thanks to you three, the replies were quite helpful, Thanks once again!

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Re: How did you choose your Furry species?
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2009, 04:31:18 am »
Well, before signing up here, I was trying to think of a species.
I like to be different, and choose things that most people wouldn't. But I didn't want to go too far out there with it O-O
Raccoons seemed pretty rare-ish, and they're really cool animules.
I also love the Rockoons 1 and 2 by Cerebus(?) XP
So yeah

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Re: How did you choose your Furry species?
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2009, 04:59:34 am »
Quite interesting ^.^, yah I've been thinking about the whole species thing for quite a while, always couldn't decide...
Well I wanted basically multiple species, but then again, wasn't really into having a hybrid... After thinking a bit I finally decided on the ancient species, Deinonychus! I don't know how common those are, but it doesn't really matter to me, I feel happy with it, and worked on creating my Fursona on pixels.

Finished it, although it needs some fixing up.

http://www.furryteens.org/forum/index.php?topic=6338.new#new

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Re: How did you choose your Furry species?
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2009, 06:03:51 am »
Well, my favorite animal as a kid was a bear, but as I got older it changed to a wolf (although most of my family still thinks its a polar bear) So I used That, but I also Love the idea of wings. I always have, I always will, so I incorporated that into my design to. Since there is no scale in my pic, you can't tell that he is actually very big, Larger than a horse. It comes from his half-dragon blood.

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Re: How did you choose your Furry species?
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2009, 02:15:02 pm »
I've had an on-and-off fascination with foxes and wolves for quite a while now (even prior to my joining the fandom), and a similar fascination with the Asian legend of the kitsune.

Even when I was first joining the fandom, I had already begun to feel a spiritual connection with my fursona and foxes in general (I consider myself to be Otherkin), so I felt that the kitsune would be a perfect way to express this in a subtle manner.

This aspect is somewhat hard for me to explain, but if you read about kitsune/kumiho on Wikipedia it might make sense. Or it might not... I dunno. *Shrugs*

Also, on a purely aesthetic level, I had noticed that 'plain' red foxes were quite common as fursonas, and they seemed rather dull to me. Being a kitsune gave me more freedom (and individuality) by allowing me to have multiple limbs (read: tails) without having to refer to myself as a multifur (or some similar explanation), and the relative obscurity of the species.

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Re: How did you choose your Furry species?
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2009, 02:52:59 pm »
I blame my cat.

I also love the Rockoons 1 and 2 by Cerebus(?) XP

Some of the best videos... (but Rockoons2 is better)
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Re: How did you choose your Furry species?
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2009, 05:08:37 pm »
Came from a random name generator about 5 years ago, I'm not known for my originality so I just went with the species in the name (the current one I'm using). Since then it just stuck, never bothered to change either my name or species.
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Re: How did you choose your Furry species?
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2009, 09:24:08 pm »
I was just thinking about dragons one day during gym and my mind moved over to my fursona at the time, an otter, which I had been realizing in the past week-ish didn't really fit me much anymore. Suddenly it occurred to me that, since I did and still do draw dragons a lot, that a dragon fursona would be really cool and fit me. However, I did want to make a fursuit of my fursona one day, whatever that fursona was and I've never been to fond of taking totally scaly dragon characters and all of a sudden make them covered in fur for a costumes so what about a furred dragon? After that I spent a few days just sketching various furred dragons, and dragon like characters covered in fur and came up with Sulphur.

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Re: How did you choose your Furry species?
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2009, 11:48:36 pm »
Thank you Sulphur, your Fursona is amazing, as well as everyone that I've seen, you all have amazing Fursonas!   :fox-:P:
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Re: How did you choose your Furry species?
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2009, 12:01:50 am »
To break my own self made ice, I have to admit i've recently considered switching to a rat, if I do it was because time and time again i've been called one. this is for several reasons.

A: someone i dislike used to say I looked like one.
B: when I fought one of my friends in a blind rage he said I fought alot like a rat would.
And C: I owned a rat, and i loved that thing more than any other pet i've ever owned.

So needless to say, I have an affinity for them.

But their friggen hard to draw as an anthropomorphic creature... not too bad as an animal though.
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Re: How did you choose your Furry species?
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2009, 01:54:24 pm »
When I was around 5 or 6, we went to the zoo, and of course, I got lost. As I wandered around, looking for the right pair of legs, I wound the wolf place. It was really cool. This wolf was right THERE, just staring at me. Something happened then, and I've had this "thing" with wolves ever since.
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Re: How did you choose your Furry species?
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2009, 03:26:23 pm »
Harlan, that's actually really cool.
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Re: How did you choose your Furry species?
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2009, 06:35:52 am »
Well, I was looking at various cats, and the named was interesting, the cat fit perfectly, and so there you go.

No real story behind it, it's just something that clicked.

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Re: How did you choose your Furry species?
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2009, 02:18:46 pm »
@Haddock: Thank you. I thought so.
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Re: How did you choose your Furry species?
« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2009, 01:03:34 am »
I've always felt a connection to cats. My favorite stuffed animals were cats, I had pet cats, I meowed at people when I was very young...heh. they're beautiful creatures. That sounds creepy, but it's true XD Cats=cool.
My secondary fursonas...now those were just other animals that I liked, for their behaviour and looks. Coyotes and hyenas are just gorgeous, and I like scavengers :x

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Re: How did you choose your Furry species?
« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2009, 01:57:42 am »
I just recently chosen my fursona after a few days of thinking.

How did I get Doberman? I have no idea but it somehow fits me.

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