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Meet The Staff
« on: May 10, 2009, 09:57:30 pm »
Hi everyone!  My old intro post was, well, old, so I figured I'd start fresh :-)

I'm Natasha Softpaw, and I've been involved with this community for almost as long as it's existed.  I'm 26 years old, a professional web designer/programmer, originally from the middle of nowhere in the mountains of Virginia (US), currently living in the Washington, DC metro area.  In addition to being a highly active admin of this site, I'm also the primary administrator for Lupinia, the provider that hosts Furry Teens.

In the fandom, I'm what you might call an "experienced" fur.  I've been an avid participant in the community since late 2003, I've been to over 13 major conventions, dozens of smaller meets, and most of my friends are furs.  I'm not a fursuiter or anything, just a fan, though I'm currently working on a mini-novel with furry characters.  I love getting art of my characters, and I have quite a collection :-).  A description/reference page for my fursona is available here.

I'm also a babyfur, though it's not a side of my personality that gets much exposure.  If you're not sure what a babyfur is, Wikifur can explain it better than I can.  The short version is that I have an alternate fursona that's a young child, who represents a strong aspect of my personality.  A description/reference page for this version of my fursona is available here.

In my "normal" life, aside from my work, I'm an avid hiker, and a pretty decent photographer (at least, I like to think so) specializing in nature/landscapes and special-effects lighting.  I love travelling by car (not so much a fan of flying), and I try to take one trip a month to visit friends.  And, I still collect/play with Legos :-P

So, that's about all I have to say about myself.  I love the furry fandom very much, and I like to see newcomers feel welcome, so if there are any questions I can answer about the fandom, I'd be happy to try.

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My website, Lupinia Studios
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My DeviantArt account, "lupiniastudios"
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My Twitter account, "lupinia"
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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2010, 09:00:15 pm »

Hello everyone!

My name is Lance, and I figured I’d finally update this thing.

I am a 25 year old Audio Producer hailing from Missouri, I’m both college educated and self-taught in my craft and am the head producer for the largest and longest running League of Legends podcast on the market.

I’ve been a furry as long as I’ve been a part of this site, so 8 years at this point, and have known so many people through their tenures here that I’ve lost track of some I’m sure. I’ve also been a staff member since May of 2010, so I’ve also gotten to know a good amount of staff both current and past. But this site continues to be one of my favorite places in the fandom, as it helped me with a handful of things as I got through my last few teen years and transitioned into the old man I am today. I’m decently versed on a variety of topics and continue to try and educate myself on new ones as they arise, from music, arts, and other media, to life, drugs, and growing up. I don’t consider myself an expert on anything, just another idiot trying to help other people through life.

I really love this site and would love to meet the new folks coming around these parts, so feel free to ping me at any of my contact points!
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Re: Meet The Staff
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2013, 01:15:55 pm »
Hello everyone! My name in this fandom Gage, although I also sometimes go by others pseudonyms such as Phenotype94 and Neotony. I happen to reside in Kingston upon Hull, England. I'm also currently eighteen years old, and I'm attending college at this point in time. The course I'm undergoing deals with Applied Science and Forensics; it's all very interesting to me. I absolutely love things relating to science and nature. I believe the natural world is something of unparalleled beauty, and that the scientific method is truly the best way one can understand it. Some of my other interests include video games, staying fit, and reading classic literature.

Regarding my history, tidbits and my role within the fandom. I've been in the fandom for nearly three years now; I actually joined through FT back in 2010. As for my fursona, he is a Fallow Deer (I really love ungulates like deer). I'll admit that my participation within the fandom is rather minimal compared to others. I don't really produce anything especially creative like artwork, photography, websites, written stories or music for the fandom. I've also yet to attend a furry convention or fur-meet. But I still try to help in my own way by aiming to be a polite, helpful and supportive voice in the furry community.

One of the ways I try to accomplish this is by serving as a member of FT's staff. My position on the FT staff is that of Sitewide Moderator, meaning that I help oversee, manage and moderate most of the available boards on the forum. I try to maintain a (mostly) mature, professional, friendly and empathetic demeanor. So please don't be afraid to contact me if you have any problems! I'd be willing to help you with anything from answering questions about the site and its rules, explanations for moderation decisions made by our staff members, and even start a personal conversation. All of my contact details are provided within my profile's information, so feel free to hit me up at any time.
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Re: Meet The Staff
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2013, 03:22:17 pm »
Well hey there! I'm Crazywolf, but some people just call me Crazy. I currently live in a small city in California. I'm currently attending high school. In time I plan I go to college at WVU to study what ever interest me. I love reading a good book I pass the time and in time I want to improve the amount of books that I currently have.

I've been in the fandom for around three years now. I've only been here two or so years which I don't think is a long time. For my fursona I chose a wolf even though half of the fandom had it. The time I've been here I've accumulated a high post count here. I haven't been to able to go to a con yet, but in the future I will try to attend one.

You can find me anytime of the day on the forum, so don't hesitate to talk to me. Also I'm very easy going, so like I said come and talk to me if you need something. If you want to contact me in anyway just message me or use any of the websites listed on my profile page.
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« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2015, 12:57:58 pm »
Hey everyone! I'm MysticSolstice but most people on the forum just call me Mystic. I'm 19 and live in Ontario Canada. I'm currently going to university in Toronto and getting my degree in photography.

I've been a furry for a little over three years but have had an interest in animals ever since I was little. I joined the forum in July of 2014, and I love it c: My main fursona is Mystic, she's a cow! I also have an alt sona; Amelia the kangaroo who'll you see frequently. I have a tiny army of characters that may pop up from time to time as well.

I have a bunch of interests and hobbies. I'm a big Disnerd and a huge fan of movies and tv. Greys Anatomy, Orange is the New Black, Lost Girl, Merlin, Reign and Bones are some of my favourite shows. Frozen, Tangled, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Monsters Inc, Toy Story, Zootopia, Wonder Woman and Maleficent are my favourite movies. I love horseback riding and anything to do with horses.

I also have a pet Meyer parrot named Pidge who you'll hear me talk about waaaay to much

I hope you all enjoy the forum and if you ever have and questions or concerns I'm always here to help c:
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Re: Meet The Staff
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2015, 04:22:01 pm »
It's been a long time since I presented myself, so I figured that I should get on with times and present myself again c:

Hiyas! My name's Proto, but sometimes I go with other fursona names (whom I won't be naming to either surprise people or because they're already known x3). I'm from the distant lands (not really) of Mexico and I'm 17 years old. As of right now I'm just starting with college and I'm studying to become a physicist ^^

I've been a furry for about 4 years, but only started to get involved with the community until about 3 years ago. I've been a member of this forum since 2~3 years ago. My main hobbies are drawing (here's my DeviantArt) and playing video games. I like any kind of video game, but because of my economical limitations I can only enjoy games on 3ds ^^" Still, I'm probably the biggest fan of Monster Hunter in the forum and one of the biggest Smash Bros nerds :B

Feel free to contact me and if you ever need it, I'm always ready to help  :fox-:):
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Re: Meet The Staff
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2015, 07:51:45 pm »
Totally overdue staff introduction.

Joined the fandom in April 2010 and FT later that year in May. I have lived in Phoenix, Arizona for around 12 years now but plan to move back to Canada in a few years to Calgary, Alberta where I was born. I am trying to become a mechanical engineer in the future with amateur racing as a hobby.

I do a lot of gaming now and streaming on Twitch with my team/friends often though the stream often gets pretty nsfw in discussion so yeah not really the thing for here.

I do have Asperger's Syndrome with the ADHD that often comes with it. I am really shy, even with friends, but it is possible to become close enough of a friend where I am not very shy anymore. Many of the newer members probably don't see me around much (save for that surprisingly addictive forum game) and the Techie Talk board somewhat. Which is totally understandable. But I am on here a lot, I just don't post much elsewhere.

I was pretty late to the staff as either all the members from the "2010 generation" either went on with their adult lives, left, or became staff before me. I finally became a staff member in 2013 to serve the forum more. Even these days though I still find FT as the place to be despite what has changed and such. I am hoping to continue being here and see the best for the site.

Anyway this last 5 years of being in the fandom has been pretty great and helped me socialize with more people as well as develop my personality a lot more than if I never found it. I have made many friends here and I still love finding more.

As for characters and fursonas I have always had Sleek. He was created some time before I joined FT and hasn't changed in design since. Over the years I have made more characters but none have developed as far as Sleek and were mostly made for use in an old project I have postponed indefinitely. Lately I have been thinking of finally using a different fursona since I have changed quite a bit as a person while I don't want to change Sleek but he'll always be around on FT.

Well anyhow feel free to try and talk to me, I don't bite. I may not be that approachable but those that successfully got over that hurdle have become close friends of mine.
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« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2015, 11:11:38 pm »
I feel that I should update/reintroduce myself since this topic revived!  :badger:

Hey everyone, I'm Gaz!

I am 19 years old and I became a member of this forum nearly 3 years ago. It's been a great time! :happy-deer:

I  joined the staff about a year or so after joining the forum. I enjoy being a staff member because I love giving back to this community!

I am currently in college, I'm working to obtain my bachelor's degree in Communications. Needless to say I'm stuck at a tricky spot in my life right now.  :fox-:P:

I am very involved with all things musical and it's fantastic!
I listen to music 24/7 no matter what I'm doing music is always involved!
I'm a percussionist and I also have some singing ability. lol

As for some of my favorite activities, I like gaming, that's essentially it! xD
I play a lot of games including, Metal Gear Solid, Fallout, Forza, Zelda, Mario, etcetera...

I'm a pretty calm person, despite my lack of emotion and how mean or crazy I come off as sometimes.
I strongly encourage all of you members to come to me if you ever have questions, concerns, or if you just want to talk with me!  :lion:

I'm doing my best to stay active here and help everyone I can, so I'm sorry if I'm not around too often but trust me, I can assure you that I dedicate all that I can towards this forum. ^^

I thank you all for reading this and I hope everything goes well for all of you!
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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2017, 03:43:22 am »
WHOOP HELLO I suppose it's appropriate that I post here now, huh?

I'm Red Velvet, but my real name is Mackenzie! I go by either (or variations of such ^^)

I am 18 currently, (started college this past semester at 17, hoo boy) and I am a Graphic Design major, thinking about an Anthropology (specifically enthology) minor. Not sure yet though!
My hobbies include drawing, cosplaying, playing the violin, video games, talking about or to my parrot Pixel, and learning lots of fun facts.

I'm from Houston, Texas, but I go to school in Fort Worth.

I joined the site back in 2013, but just recently became a staff member. I like the added responsibility ^^

Let's see... I'm an honors student, so, I'm used to a lot of pressure being put on me, haha. I'm always happy to help with whatever may be troubling you.

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Uhh. Hm. I suppose if you want to know more, ask me or my boyfriend; he seems to know more about me than I do LOL.

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« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2017, 01:48:40 pm »
Welp, I suppose It's my turn, I never seem to be good at these things.

Salutations! My name is Enso, Enso Masuku. I have many other names, but the most prominent ones are Enso, Faithfull, & my birth name Dylan.

I'm 19 (not till next Saturday, but it's close enough that I can claim the age) But I feel 16 still. :fox-:P: And I joined FT on Dec. 26th 2013, and the fandom only months before. Over 3 years have I been here, and I still get that sense of awe that I got when I first joined, & many of my best freinds, as well as my significant other where meet here. I dare say it's influenced me tremendously.

My hobbies include, but are not limited to: Daydreaming, hanging out with freinds, stalking FT, music, marital arts (specifically weaponry), art, watching my favorite shows over and over, reading, cosplay, learning historical trivia, & travelling.
I like all genre of music, though I'm picky with metal, rap, and country. My favorite genre would be Swing.

I was born in Cincinnati, OH but lived in Bryan OH for most my life.
After 5th grade, I was homeschooled, & truly enjoyed it.

Hmm.. I'm not sure what more to say. I love sushi, I'm Bisexual, but more focused on romance, I do play some video gamse, mostly Overwatch nowadays, I wish to get in to Pathfinder more, and currently work in a small-town pizza shop.

Anyways, that's a little about me, if you ever want to talk, feel free to contact me! I love meeting new people, & talking with ones I already know.  :fox-:):
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