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How to Create a Fursona Your Friends Will Love

Updated on November 13, 2013

elcome to the Furry Fandom!

You've already done the hard part -- you've decided that you enjoy cartoon characters as much as the rest of us. Maybe you're even willing to draw, write, or whatever creative fun you do best with rest of us while having a good time! (and if you're an artist, you can make some good money drawing everyone else's furries...)

That's not all, though! One of the big things that separates being a Furry from being a fan of Harry Potter or Star Trek or even a fan of a whole genre like Manga is that furries tend to make up their own mythos as they go, rather than having a corporation serve one up to you. You can bring your own original works to life!

Many of the other furries you consider friends and fans have their own personal characters they use within the fandom, as representatives of themselves the same way you would have a special avatar in a role-playing game that's unique to you.

This is called a Fursona (Furry Persona), and they have lots of uses you'll discover as you start to become more involved in the fandom.

The best way to figure out what they're all about is to make one for yourself!

here's no point hiding it: making a character that represents you can be a lot of work, and you're likely to invest far more in making / having fun with this thing than you expected -- Commissions aren't cheap! Still, we have some reasons why having a Fursona is good for you as a Furry:

  • Furries are highly visual people. Most of the fandom's interest is in visual representations. By having your own illustrated character, you become easier to interact with inside of the fandom because people can tell more easily who you are! (Also, on some sites like twitter, having a fursona as your avatar makes you more easily trusted!
  • Appealing characters are easier to remember than names! Sure, people won't remember who you are if you're SephirothLuver666. They WILL, however, remember a purple fruit bat with a giant crown and an ermine cape. Yes, both are equally silly, but admit it, you're not forgetting about King Batty anytime soon. Visual images have that effect on people.
  • Everyone loves artwork of themselves! Even if you don't plan on purchasing commissioned artwork of your fursona, it's inevitable that someone will offer you fanart or try to draw you into something they're already working on. Since drawing human characters isn't nearly as interesting (or simple, in terms of certain art styles), a fursona provides an easy shorthand for almost ANY artist to illustate!
  • Expressing yourself as a certain animal (or a combination of animals) can say a lot about what type of person you are! As humans, we naturally apply lots of symbolism to various animals. Dogs are loyal. Cats are independent. Foxes are tricksters. In a medium where face-to-face contact is rare enough as is, being able to express who you are in a convenient form is especially useful!
  • The More, the Merrier! Just like many online efforts, the more people and things there are in something, the bigger and better it gets. By contributing your fursona to the fandom, you get to improve the fandom and make it more fun for everyone else!
  • There's no Better way to Promote Yourself! Plan on selling some artwork? Want to feature your comic? Just can't keep quiet about how awesome you are? Your Fursona is a personal brand you can build off of, and even use to further your other goals within the fandom!
  • Gain a Deeper Connection with the Community! Unlike being a fan of a TV show, where your interest may shut off as soon as your favorite actor disappears or the plot just turns in a direction you hate, creating a fursona gives you a piece of the fandom you'll always love to see!

ell, it's a fair question... some folks can't make a good character, others don't develop the same "connection" to their avatars as others do, and some folk just can't decide on a single character... are they at a disadvantage when dealing with other furries, or can they get involved just like everyone else?

Do you need a Fursona to be a Furry Fan?

Yes! That's the Whole Point of Being a Furry!

Yes! That's the Whole Point of Being a Furry!

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    • Cocoakitten3 12 months ago

      Obviously not! Having a Fursona is not necessary at all to be a Furry! A furry is simply someone who thinks that anthropomorphic animals are cool! Having a Fursona is fun though.

    • Cocoakitten3 12 months ago

      Obviously not! Having a Fursona is not necessary at all to be a Furry! A furry is simply someone who thinks that anthropomorphic animals are cool! Having a Fursona is fun though.

    • anonymous 2 years ago

      You don't need a fursona to be a "true furry" The fandom is basically there for fun. The fursona is merely there for more fun. You don't have to create one.

    • anonymous 2 years ago

      Uhh, I have a problem, kind of. I have the name of mu fursona, I know how it is, everything! But the thing is I don't know how to draw it. I keep trying but can't quite make it

    • anonymous 2 years ago

      I've had my fursona for almost a year and I have yet to come up with a creative name..

    • anonymous 2 years ago

      I've had my fursona for almost a year and I have yet to come up with a creative name..

    • Mr Ivy Fox 2 years ago

      Ivy is impressed

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      You can be a furry as long as you like Anthromorphic animals, however, in order to be a true furry, you must make a fursona. For example, I have been in the fandom for a year I drew my own wolf furry by hand after a month.

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      Yes you wouldn't be a furry without a fursona

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      iv all was wanted to be one

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      YESH! because my friends have fursona but then I wanted one

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      you don't have to but you will be missing out on all the fun. fursuite or not creating at least a basic story line to play with lets you relax and enjoy the fantasy of it!

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      yes

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      I say yes

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      If you want to be a dedicated one yes

      -Your faithful student Crytas Longwinter

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      I think having a fursona is a great part of being a furry. It encourages people to be creative.

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      Yes

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      Well, everyone will usually come around to wanting one sooner or later... At first you may not even want one but then you could want two or three or even ten! I think that fursona's just represent the hidden parts of some people and when you have multiple fursonas you just have so many pieces of your personality.

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      I feel like being a furry means that you have a personal connection with animals - it's not just that you like the art. I think you need to have a fursona to be a furry, but you can be a part of the fandom and just like anthropomorphic art and things like that (if that makes any sense . .?)

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      A Fursona shows your inner beauty and who you really are on the inside. If you feel like an animal, you need to have a Fursona

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      I feel like that's sort of the whole point?

    • redpandaplayer 3 years ago

      Having a fursona is a great way to squiggle yourself into the community. Everyone should have a way to express themselves with one.

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      Well.. I would say you don't /need/ a fursona to enjoy furriness, but if you stick around long enough you'll end up creating one (maybe even by accident). That said, I'm a professional lurker so.

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      Yes.

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      Pretty much, if you wanna be a serious furry

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      I LOVE FURRIES! HOW DARE YOU CALL THE TARDIS GAY! BLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      WELL YEAH

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      I believe that it is better to have a picture that people and yourself can enjoy looking at and admire the beauty.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      i would believe it heps people visualize who they are conversing with

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      If you dont have one... whats the point?

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      this is just want i need thak you

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Heck yeah. If don't then what is the point?

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      sure

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      If you are going to do anything with the fandom, YES you need one. The hardest part is getting one though... I'm terrible at drawing!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Mhm

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      yes!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      yes i do

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      You need one if you want to interact with them, and make them more easily trusting of you.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Sure I guess

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I'm new to the furry kingdom.. I say becuase I'm a visual person, it would be best to have a fursona.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I think it's pretty important. It's not hard to make a fursona, because you can have a simple fursona, it doesn't have to be complicated. Anyway, fursonas are fun. :)

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      yes

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      yes

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I think a fursona is pretty damn important to the fandom, because it's kind of what its all about. Just having an imae of yourself isnt really getting the point.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      yes

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Yes- fursonas' are the first thing you do when you join the fandom.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      yes and no. some people like the fandom with out the fursona and others enjoy the fursona with the fandom.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      i dont have to have a fursona but i i want one

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      yes

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      because i just do.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      You need a fursona the same way you need a physical body!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      If you're gonna be a furry you NEED a fursona!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Sure why not? They're cute!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      It's fun when you have your own Fursona. Why not have one? I have one!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I think they should get involved like every one else.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Might as well

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Why not? You may be recognized.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Why not? You may be recognized.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      i think to really be a furry, you need to be able to illustrate your "furry" interests

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      FOOLISH MORTALS, THOU NEEDS A FURSONA

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I wanna fursona!! Lol

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Yeah, I'm really on both sides, because most furries have fursonas, but some people just think they don't need one, which is good too. But seriously, I need help makin a fursona, does anyone know where and how to start? I can't come up with an ORIGINAL name, fur colour, animal, :(

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      It is hard at first, but we need to reflect our human persona with a or more certain kinds of animals. For me, I combined 2 animals to become my fursona.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      It took a long time for me to find my avatar, but I finally settled on a lioness. I kept changing back and forth between a Maine Coon (cat) and a vixen, for they both represent me, before a lightbulb went off in my head and I realized that it wasn't about what most represents me, but what I feel I connect to.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I changed my fursona so many times I can't remember exactly how much, and now I'm changing again, I'm seriously thinking in do a simple white cat, but I have that feels about deers and I dunno if I do a cat, a deer or a mix of them both, that will be kinda weird I think hahah xD

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I So Need A Fursona But Im Not Sure What Represents Me! I Think Mine Is Either A Longfur Cat Or A Racoon (i have a habbit of accidently taking peoples stuff in school... mostly pencils when i cant find mine i borrow it without asking but still...)

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Yes i want one but they are so hard to draw!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      i want one

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I'd like one!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      i think we should all have a fursona to represent who are.And some other people agree

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Pretty much. i need something that represents who i am.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Well yes I think so

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I want a fursona taht represents me

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      having a fursona is bascally all about furrys if you dont have a fursona then your not really a furry its as simple as that.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      idk

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      No I just want one to express what kind of furry i am

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      i think some can learn through the fandom, so you dont totally at once need a fursona, but getting the hang of it is a great help! then they'll soon get a fursona!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Hell ya!

      It's good to express yourself through a fursona,

      Telling someone about you is lame compared to showing them!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Hey! My fursona is a fox owl and cat hybrid, kitsukrou! If you're a furry, it is a good idea to create a fursona cause it's Fuuun!

      Create a fursona!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      If you really want to be into it, yes

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      To truly participate it would be nice to have a furry but you could definately just look around....

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Its how I figured out I was one, had one since I was 12 but didnt find out the fandom until I was 19

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I'm starting to work on a fursona

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      someone make me one!!!!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I believe that you don't have to have a furry to be interactive. But if you do have one it just puts everything on a completely new level for you.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      you dont need one i just want one :3

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Actually, I'm already a Furry Fan.

      But the point is that I don't feel myself as involved in my fandom as I would be.

      That's why I'm trying the best to have now MY own Fursona!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      furry's are so awsome

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      having a fursona is the main part of being connected with the spirit of the animal you bond with

    • alex-sher101 5 years ago

      You don't have to, but it's something that people will recognise you with, they will be able to match the name with the face. But it's honestly up to you!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      It has to be!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      i love you

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      why not do the whole furr up and everything, if your into that is, otherwise just go on and enjoy the pictures somewhere else

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Yes

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      it makes you be who you if you ever meet me youll know wich fursona ill have

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      furries are awesome

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Of course its meant to represent ou

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      but dressing is the fun sentimental part of being a furry due to your characters deeper meaning showing off the type of person you love which in turn others will except because that is yourself i am new to the furry world and admire it my boyfriend first got me intrested (its very hard to entiece his emotions otherwise)

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Of course! FURRIEZ!!!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      No shiz XD

    No! Can't I just look at the Pretty Pictures in Peace?

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      • anonymous 3 years ago

        I've been a furry for nearly 5 years and although i've come close, i still don't have a fursona. Does that make me just a human? Lmao. It takes more imagination to roleplay as various creatures than just always be that one colourful fox. But whatev's your cuppa tea :D just have fun and be yourself~

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        Just as with any fandom, there are no requirements to be a furry. I had a friend who literally told me she wanted to be a furry but was afraid of people looking at her strangely when buying the b**t plug.

        This, discussion, my dear friends, is just as strange as the one I had with her after that

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        It's extremely fun and let's you get a much more complete sense of being in the fandom, but you don't need one, just like you don't require a broomstick and robe to like Harry Potter.

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        I don't think you NEED to create a fursona to be a fan. Being a fan is a feeling! An opinion! Not necessarily an action. I consider myself a fan, and that's the REASON I'm going to make a fursona. On the other hand, you need to be at least a partial fan to make a fursona in the first place.

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        You don't need one, but they're fun, and I see no reason why you wouldn't want one! Some people just have trouble connecting to certain animals, though.

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        Well, it's more fun with one. But if you're bored/can't draw, then have fun... i guess...

      • Hailing 3 years ago

        I can't draw. Period. And the image I have in my head would be different than others interpretations of it right? So, saying that, I can't 'show' my fursona; but I still HAVE it. Either way, sometimes I don't feel like my fursona so I'm just me. Looking at awesome pics of tiger anthros. Wondering why I can't draw.

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        Well, I have a kitty/angel fursona named Razor, but I don't believe that every furry needs one to fit in! Everyfur has their own place in the furry community, fursona or not! :D

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        being a furry i beleave is more so about the community, the fun, and the people that enjoy them together. although a fursona inhanses thease qualities (and lets face it this fandom would colapse into practicaly nothing with out them), it should not be a requierment.

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        Of corse not!

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        Eeeeh, no. I know some furs who don't really have a fursona but are still furries. :3

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        NYE/no I was a furry fan still am im trying to get a good fursona doing a lot of reserch I would be a dog.

      • PenguinMaster 3 years ago

        It's a picture.

        Not a personality.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I didn't have a fursona till June, and not having one didn't stop me from being a Furry fan! ^-^ It all depends on the choice of the person, whether or not they're a Furry fan, and have a fursona or not. :3

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        It would be easier and better than revealing your actual identity online but one isn't needed. ^_^

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        You don't have to, but you can! I personally prefer to have one though.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I got one... but some don't and I accept it.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        It's definitely something that would make life easier and the like, but we're all here to enjoy the art, we don't need an image for it.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        HELL NO! I'M A NEWLY OLD MAN; I AIN'T GOT ENOUGH JAM TO EVEN DREAM OF HAVING A FURSONA!

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Not necesarilly, after all as expressed avobe some simply cannot or have troubles making one, and also that would mean that about at the least 1/4 (don't know the exact specifics of it) would not be consedered furries and would make the growth of the fandom's "population" significantly if not greatly slower.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        It really depends on a bunch of variables but in truth no you don't NEED a fursona but it helps

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        If you like anthropomorphic creatures, you're a furry. u_u ~my two cents.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        to be honest being furry is whatever you wanna be and do if you want a fursona go for it if you want a suit go for if dont want any of that but still drawn and a furry who cares just being a Furry is lovely and awesome :3

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        yes and no. some people like the fandom with out the fursona and others enjoy the fursona with the fandom.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        No. Some people like looking and not getting involved, and that's okay. There's no rules that force you to make a fursona, although it's more fun if you have one.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        no. some people are simply interested in the fandom but doesn't nesscarily have a "fursona", or simply in the fandom to support their friends.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        No, as long as you enjoy the fandom itself a fursona should not be needed

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        While having a Fursona may be crucial to me, i understand that others ma have trouble with creating one, or simply may not have the motivation to, and i do not think that that should stop them from being a part of the fandom!

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        butts butt booty booty booty buttnugget butts buttcrust crusty butt butt crust buttssssss booty booty BOOTYBUTTS

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        It's so much more fun! But let bygones be bygones, and bystanders stand by!

      • ravestar 4 years ago

        no its just alot more fun if u do have a fursona

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        No, you don't really need to. But, having a fursona is very helpful. In many ways, such as, when you're going to roleplay, if you choose that path, some roleplayers only accept fursonas, so that's a ticket into roleplaying. Also, if you plan on making a fursuit, you need a blueprint to make your fursuit off of. So, if you're going to make a tiger fursuit, you need a fursona to use as your reference. Like right now, I want to make a fursona, but I can't find a name, design, I don't even know what animal I want! So if anyone is reading this, pls like throw me a friend request on skype, Icy1256, and yeah, I srsly need help makin a fursona.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Sorry Rong Section, Read My Comments On The "Yes! that's the whole point of being a furry!" Section but just think of it on this side :)

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I want a fursona, but I don't think you need one.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        it depends on the person. if they are more involved in the fandom and want a fursona then yes they should make one. but if they are more of the ones who just like looking at the art every once in a while and dont really care then no i dont think they should have to make a fursona.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I'm laughing at these idiots who say you have to have a fursona to really be a part of the fandom. If you don't ha e a fursona, it's fine. Tons of people don't have one. Although I will say that if you don't have a fursona it would be best to keep your username the same across all sites you use.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Personally, I feel that having a fursona is a pretty essential part of the fandom for me, but I don't necessarily think that one HAS to have a 'sona to be a fan.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        no you can enjoy the wonderful world of the furries, you dont have to participate in the world of furry people XD

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        No! You can love the whole idea without having to develop a character. sure they make things more fun, but being a furry isnt just about your own characters, its also about having fun and creating art and stories!

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        no, not everyone can think of how to make a furry original because then when you end up leaning on another person's type of furry: example a bat with a mane then others see and could be like "hey you copied bob341!"

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        It doesnt matter if you have a full fursona, like wear ears and a tail, or just find it fun to hang around with those that do, it all about having fun, expressing yourself, making some friends, and being part of something other than yourself.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        You don't have to have a fursona to have fun! I've started working on my fursona, but that doesn't mean everyone has to in order to be a part of the fandom!

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I might be on youtube soon. Just wait.

        Btw say hi to my fursona tiger ren.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        It's ok to not have a fursona... Some furries just look at pictures and comment how cool they are. ^.^ some don't really draw well so they just watch in awe. Like me I can't write, but I draw awesomely! Still if you don't have a fursona, just give it time. It'll come to you.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        You can be a furry fan and not have a fursona! I used to not have one but now I do, in fact, His name is Zero

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        For me being furry means safety and sometimes safety is anonymity. I myself am creating a fursona as i type this. (kinda why i'm reading this article anyway) But fursona's, like kits, emerge when they are ready. I say until/if that happens why cant you enjoy the atmosphere.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        No, so long as you enjoy the fandom and have fun with it, thats all that matters

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        No, you really don't have to, you can enjoy the art of others and still be a furry, a furry is someone who has a common intrest in animals with human traits (( I have one many Fursona and a buch of others ;-; ))

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        No, but it is a lot more fun if you do :)

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        no you don't NEED one but its a good idea to have one!

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Nope. I have always loved anthro animals, before, even, I made a fursona for myself.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Not neccessarilly. I was a fursona fan before I made my own fursona. Besides, how do most furries come to be?

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        No way! I was a furry way before I made up my fursona! I liked anthromorphic animals, and I classified myself as a furry.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        no

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        No way! You don't need a fursona to like furry characters. Being a furry is mostly about liking the idea of furry animals. Fursonas are fun, but it's okay if you don't have one.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Fursona's are just cool, your question is invalid.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        some people are just stalkers, but that's ok, they are just interested in someones life:) and most probably they want to draw as well as their idol.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Some people just can't draw.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Honestly, you don't need to have a fursona to be a furry fan but if you got one then that makes you PAWSOME! {^.=.^}

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Even though it would probably be better to have one, i think you dont necessarily need one

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        No. You don't have to have a fursona to be a furry. I've already made it known that my online persona is furry, but there's still no visual representation of him/me. Does that make me any less furry? I am an active participant of multiple furry communities, and deeply enjoy the furry arts.

        You tell me.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        As a furry having a fursona myself i don't see why you have to have a fursona, i know plenty of "fursona-less" furry lovers out there c:

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Some say that in order to be a furry, all you have to do is call yourself one. I disagree, because this includes the "posers" who say they're furries because it has shock value and not because they actually enjoy the art and community. I think you either have to have a fursona (or at least want to have one), or be an active, participating member of the community in order to merit the title.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        You should at least have a fursona imagined up you dont need to draw it or make a fursuit but be ab;le to describe it.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        No. It's less common to see actively participating furries who don't have fursonas, but it's not like some requirement that you MUST have your own character to be in the fandom XD I've seen some fursuiters that dress up as random animals, but don't have their own specific character. Never really seen that with artists, but it's completely possible ^^ The fandom includes plain 'ol supporters or fans, not just hardcore or active members.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Furry is defined as enjoying the art style, or culture. You don't even have to participate to be a furry <3

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I personally am not a furry, but I love to create characters. It just seems like fun.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I'm just curious lol...

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Nope. I can be a fan of someone else's furry, even if I don't have one. :P

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Not necessary but fun enough

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        You can look at them sure, but people who have a fursona usually contribute a lot to the famdom, just start drawing and you'll get yours in no time!

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        You shouldn't need your very own furry persona. It might be questionable if oyu just like the art but if you draw it, that is okay

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        No, you don't /need/ to have a fursona to be a furry fan. It's fun to have one, either for art, stories or roleplay, but it's certainly not a need-to-have part of the fandom.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        No, a fursona is merely a certain type of expression of oneself within the furry fandom.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Hate 'em :P

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Even though I just recently gained high interest in the furry fandom and still haven't decided on a fursona, I believe you don't... Why? You can just like something, but you don't have to be it if you don't want to.. It's like dance, or music... Maybe you love watching people dance their butt off, but you're kinda clumsy and you can't dance? Sure, you'd give it a try but if you're not comfortable doing it, you'd rather be a fan. On the musical side, not everyone can make music (and have it be good), but everyone can listen to it!

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Not really but it's fun and interesting to have one! Mine is a fox/cat hybrid who loves music and writing and is very affectionate with her mate (my husband is my supporter and may be my handler if I go full fursuit)

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Beneficial and uncommon to not have one of any sort, but not an absolute necessity (I have one)

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Is not needed, but is preferable.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        And no... It varies from furry to furry.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        you can just like furries without having a fursona, even though I have one.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I say no. Having a fursona is just one part of being a furry.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        sNo. Not really. But it wouldn't hurt to establish a furry character for yourself, sort of like a second identity, but you know you aren't really that species. There is a difference between being a furry fan and being a furry.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        nahhhh i dont think you NEED one, its just fun to have one. i would reccomend having one, but u dont have to. i was a fan b4 i had one an' im about to make her!!!

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Same as asking if I've got to have a Startrek TTRP Chara to love Star Trek.

        There are no limits to Fandom.

        To be a Furry, also no. I've met Plenty of Furrys who could care less about the Fursona systems. Not all Furrys are visual.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Not to be a FAN per se. But to be a Furry in of itself, one would think you'd eventually WANT one. XD

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I don't think you do, honestly.

        I've had a love for furries for years now, and have just recently made my Fursona. It's really all personal preference, of course. Every one has their own views on the topic, I'm sure.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Eh. You don't have to be part of the "Fur-culture" (ambiguous as that definition is) to be a fan of anthromorphic Animal themed artwork. It's not bad at all to have a Fursona, I just don't personally think it has to be a requirement. ;)

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Nope! I always thought furries were people who like anthro animals. I don't think that necessarily means you need a fursona. x3 But hey, that's just my opinion.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        boycott all future anthrocons!

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Depends

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Not necessarily, but it makes it more interesting. =]

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        death to squidoo

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        this sucks i hate all the subcultures in the world i even hate the entire goddamn furry fandom

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        i need some one to help get me into to the furry fandom when i live on my own ive always wanted to be a furry i apologize for all the bad stuff i said about furries and the furry fandom.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        I Hope the city of barrie is purged of all furfags! and fur suits power to the anti furry collition and to anti furries every where!

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Not really... I mean, some people can't draw, or others can't come up with characters. It's all about the way a person feels about it though...

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        I am trying to create one, but thus far am not having luck, but I hope to get it going soon. I don't think that a person NEEDS to have a fursona to be a Furry fan, because I was a furry fan WELL before I knew that there were others as into it as I am. And placing this as a qualifier doesn't do anything but create arguments. This qualifier could separate the differing levels of furries though.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        You don't NEED a fursona to be a fan, but if you have a fursona, you are a more INVOLVED fan, at least initially.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        not really,i enjoy furrys and stuff i have a fursona,its just for fun nothing serious or anything its just something on the side i like to do so no,you dont have to have a fursona

      he most obvious cue of your fursona will be its species -- dog or cat, fish or fowl, unicorn or dragon -- and it will also be one of the harder decisions you need to make as a result, as it's a hard thing to alter later on.

      Granted, there's nothing keeping you from switching characters entirely, but it's much easier to justify a new wardrobe or hair color than it is an entire species-change.

      There are thousands upon thousands of species you can choose from. Wolves and Foxes are the most common, but there's nothing keeping you from being your favorite breed of terrier, a gerbil, or even something a little more exotic like a horse, tiger, or kangaroo! If you're looking for something a little less... mammalian, lizards and birds are also just as useful.

      If these seem limiting to you, or you just can't decide between two species you really love, there's no reason you can't combine two or three different animals together to create something that's all yours! And if you're really feeling daring, you can create an entirely new species all your own, that's as wild or exotic as you can imagine!

      There's no limit to what's available to you; since it's all illustrated somehow, as long as someone can draw it, you can have it!

      Already have a Species in mind? - Tell Us What You're Thinking!

      Maybe you're already interested in the fandom because of a particular species, or you even already have a fursona you're looking to spruce up! If you do...

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      Past the species, the next obvious thing about your fursona will be its color scheme. It may seem strange, but since people will eventually be trying to illustrate your character, having a color scheme they can stick to is incredibly useful; it allows them to improvise on things like outfits and scenery, while still being confident you'll like the results.

      Just like picking a species that represents you, the colors you choose will also make a certain statement about you. These colors can be as muted or as wild as you like, but you'll likely want to pick anywhere from two to five colors you want to repeat over and over in your character.

      Having Trouble Finding A Color Scheme?

      Adobe's Kuler is an online service to help you find and make great color schemes!

      ne of the great things about using animal characters is that if you don't want to worry about dressing your characters up in clothes, you don't have to! In fact, it may not be useful if your character is a more realistic fursona instead of being humanoid.

      But clothes are just another way of expressing your character's personality! Even totally realistic fursonas (most domestic dog fursonas, for example) have special collars / bandannas / piercings or other accessories that don't look totally out of place on an animal, and these can be added to even the most basic fursona!

      (Also, if you choose a fairly "common" fursona species to begin with, you'll need to do more and more to make them look unique and original...)

      Using your Wardrobe for your Color Scheme

      I recommend not using all of the colors in your chosen color scheme on your character's physical body, and leaving some of the colors to appear in their clothes.

      It's far simpler to change / adjust your color scheme later by giving your fursona a new wardrobe than it is to dye their hair / fur!

      Defining your character with a species, a color scheme, and a wardrobe is all important... but now it's time to realize you may want some additional traits to throw in, whether they be piercings, special hair dye (like streaks or highlights), a signature piece of jewelry, or certain accessories like a musical instrument, a weapon, or their favorite game console!

      Some ideas:

      • Popular Fashion Accessories like purses, cell phones, and shoes can make or break a modern-themed character!
      • Punk / Goth Accessories like collars, corsets, cinchers, and gauntlets / leg warmers can stand alone while still making a statement!
      • Got a Job? Throw in some common accessories associated with it; from a cup of coffee to a laptop, If you use it on the job, it's fair game!

      What About Fursuits?

      Oh, the irony.

      Step 5: Put it All Together with a Character Sheet! - (A handy-dandy reference to your Fursona for Everyone!)

      Okay, so now we've put together everything that you like about your fursona; you've picked out a species, colored it the way you like it, decided what sorts of clothes it should wear, and even picked out some accessories to go with your character and pose them with!

      Now, how are we going to tell everyone else about all of this in a simple way that allows anyone who wants to illustrate your character to do so easily?

      Why, with a character sheet!

      Also known as a character model sheet, It's a simple one-page graphical layout of your character's physical traits and details. You can either make one yourself, or work closely with a more accomplished artist the first time to have them craft a character sheet for you.

      The general rule is that if it's something you think is important to the character, include it on the sheet. Don't go overboard focusing on certain details and leaving out others, though! Certain minimum details, such as the color of your character's eyes and hair, should always appear on your character sheet!

      Step 6: Start Your Own Squidoo Lens!

      (Okay, you can skip this step if you really want)

      A big thing about having a fursona is having someplace where all this information can be found and reached easily. Artists LOVE being able to get as much information as they need, and you'll love having it already organized and in an easy to read fashion.

      So what's a furry to do?

      As luck would have it, you're already at the solution. Making a new Squidoo Lens all about your Fursona is a great way to consolidate everything about you and your Fursona in one place, from pictures to textual descriptions, twitter feeds to flickr archives... and if you're an artist, you can even use the lens to direct stuff back to your galleries / websites or post about your wares for sale!

      If you don't already have a squidoo account, making one couldn't be easier, and you can start posting new lenses immediately! Don't worry about getting them all right the first time; you can always come back and add more, more, more!

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      It's All What You Make of It!

      The more effort you put in, the better your Fursona will turn out. Don't just go with what's simple; put some thought into it!

      Let us know if we've helped you craft your perfect fursona (Heck, feel free to link to a lens featuring yours!) or tell us what steps we need to add to the process!

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          joshthedude 2 years ago

          I don't have a picture for my fursona but I have a name and look and a rp with him lots!!! I have had him for about 2 weeks XD

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          Unit5011 4 years ago

          Alright i'll make a list of what and how "we' are.

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          CosmicKitto 4 years ago

          Alright, I know this might be an odd comment, but I'm curious.

          If you were to make a Fursona, would it have to be the same Gender as yourself? Like if you were male, would it have to be male? Could it be female? Same way around as well.

          Also, if you were to dress up in a fursuit, and go to a convention, would gender still matter?

          Before I make one, I just want to be sure, cause I've had problems with this sort of stuff before hand.

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          TheSaboteur24 4 years ago

          offensive article found on a site not here but I need to tell u guys about it email me at elijah.ramey@gmail.com

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          Dageion 4 years ago

          @anonymous: Dude the ONLY reason you come bug us is because you want to distract yourself from your sick fantasy. I BET... your one of those people who get aroused from pictures of dead babies? YOU SICK POLE SMOKER!!!!!!!

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          DarkWolfMishra 5 years ago

          im new to this ite so any help will work

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          alexguy100 5 years ago

          Your topic really helped me, my only problem is that im a horrible artist lol.

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          alexguy100 5 years ago

          Your topic really helped me, my only problem is that im a horrible artist lol.

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          waldenthreenet 5 years ago

          Learning to appreciate your topic. Congrads on reacing Squidoo Level 54. Just got there myself.

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          NickieDark 5 years ago

          Im gonna b honest yall still haven't helped me. I still don't kno how to create a fursona.

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          @anonymous: go luck he will think your mentaly subnormal also furries in real life are evil.

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          @anonymous: Dear Roo you are an ignoramoose you are a hopeless zoophile i hope you get arrested for being a fur fag you sick freak!

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          anonymous 7 years ago

          is it usual for a furry to be constantly thinking about becming an animal

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          @anonymous: foxes ewwww i hate foxes!

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          @anonymous: up yours! you fur fags in real life are stupid idiotic dumb gullable moronic

          perverted air heads! and dunder heads your a bunch of dunder heads too get a life you moronic Bum!

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          @anonymous: down with anthrocon up with normalcyfurries are the surest candidates for dying alone. and the anti furry collition is trying to rid the world of the furry fandom! power to the anti furry collition.

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          @anonymous: down with anthrocon up with normalcyfurries are the surest candidates for dying alone. and the anti furry collition is trying to rid the world of the furry fandom! power to the anti furry collition.

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          @christowolf: i think if and when i do live on my own id like some help with becoming a furry albeit with a realistic wolf costume with a mouth that can be opened and closed when im wearing it albeit a cheap one. do you think when i live on my own you could give me tips on that. ps i woild perfer the ears on a wolf costume to be part of the costume not an apendage.

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          @anonymous: i hope all trolls in real life get their stomachs punctured by a sharp object

          all trolls in real life are pedophiles an rapists some one would dial 911 999 or 112

          depending on where they livid if they saw a troll no matter what they looked like! why don't they get jobs like fd pd doctor or get faces that are not made of hate or ignorance you sick bastards ps this is not a community its a cult you should all be arrested by the feds!.

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          christowolf 6 years ago

          you are freaking retarded man what did i do to you ? nothing SO Why are you insulting me and naturally I know that I am smarter than you and I only have 13 and English is not my primary language so I know that you come in this place only for insulting people here cuz you are a no live !ha you bastard(I am not going to insult you cuz you don't worth my time!)

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          christowolf 6 years ago

          you are freaking retarded man what did i do to you ? nothing SO Why are you insulting me and naturally I know that I am smarter than you and I only have 13 and English is not my primary language so I know that you come in this place only for insulting people here cuz you are a no live !ha you bastard(I am not going to insult you cuz you don't worth my time!)

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          christowolf 6 years ago

          @anonymous: you are freaking retarded man what did i do to you ? nothing SO Why are you insulting me and naturally I know that I am smarter than you and I only have 13 and English is not my primary language so I know that you come in this place only for insulting people here cuz you are a no live !ha you bastard(I am not going to insult you cuz you don't worth my time!)

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          @anonymous: sicko yo momma must have dropped you on your head!

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          @anonymous: Dear Proud to be a furry this is not a community its a cult and you have been brain washed. Darn fur fags like you are evil plus if your fur suit had a weapon you'd be prosecuted as a terrorist without lineancy or exeption!

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          @anonymous: You have obviously have never met any real furs cause I am a full time college student going to be a teacher and yes I am a furry but I don't engage in sex or yiffing or any of the crude behaviors you and so many other uneducated people seem to think we do all the time...

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          @anonymous: You have obviously have never met any real furs cause I am a full time college student going to be a teacher and yes I am a furry but I don't engage in sex or yiffing or any of the crude behaviors you and so many other uneducated people seem to think we do all the time...

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          @anonymous: Ya its interesting!Like hoo new.

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          I love fursonas.I named mine Aston.

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          I love you too, Benny. <3

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          i hope all furfags in real life get their stomachs punctured by a sharp object

          all fur fags in real life are pedophiles an zoophiles some one would dial 911 999 or 112

          depending on where they livid if they saw a fur fag no matter what they looked like! why don't they get jobs like fd pd doctor or get suits that are not made of fake fur or real fur you sick bastards ps this is not a community its a cult you should all be arrested by the feds!.

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          @anonymous: dear anonumus i will never be a fan of fur fags you are just looking for attention

          why don't you just admit that fur fags are buggerd in the head the whole lot of them ps fat furries are gross pps fur suits are for retards in real life that is.

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          @anonymous: i will never be a furry in real life you air head! plus the terrify me in real life.

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          @anonymous: blead to death fur fag!

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          @anonymous: Dear Anonymus why are you interested in this fur fags that have weapons as part of their fursuit in real life are a grave threat to international security and are to be prosecuted as a terrorist with out leinancy or exception not because i said or say so but because its the right thing to do.

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          down with fur fags up and fursuits fursuits are stupid and furries in real life are criminals who seek to destroy all the police swear to protect! ps you are all completely god damn mental!

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          sukkran trichy 6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

          i really love this art page. something wonderful ~blessed~

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          hey ben tebby you know that you're just a fag not furrys

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          @anonymous: You're telling us to go get a life or join the army, but what are you doing?

          Sitting at your computer, trolling furs, not doing either. -.-

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          @anonymous: If you are gonna be such an ass, and be so scared, then quit searching the internet and do something, you are talking down everyone who likes furries as useless, you are just as bad by wasting your time searching for sites to troll.

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          @anonymous: drop dead! furfag!

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          @anonymous: also i love persecuting fur fags

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          @anonymous: furries who have a weapon as an accessory a threat to national security and should be prosecuted as a terrorist without leaniancy or acception!

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          @anonymous: I hate everything to do with furries very much!

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          @anonymous: this is no community it's a cult! you should all be put into paddywagons!

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          fur fags terrify me! they are terrible and they are not patriotic they are the scum of the earth! and they are idiots! power to trolls everywhere!

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          @anonymous: Hey douche! Go home and be a family man! Otherwise stay out of the furry fandom world, ya judgemental bastard.

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          i fing hate all furries even though i do not know any you are weird captain furry is a crook you are a tard and if you like cptn furry so much why don't you get him to inflate you.

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          @anonymous: Dear Tyler(undecidedfurname) you are the wandering jew of this stupid community you will never fit in nor will i some day i will but your hopeless..

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          @anonymous: yo do that you'd be arrested

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          @christowolf: you are an idiot you'd need a credit card for that

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          @anonymous: if you did that you'd be arrested in fact all fur fags should be arrested

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          @anonymous: yes you would if you were a german citizen and were a fur fag you'd be arrested by the polizie and found criminaly insane by trial by judge and jurry and you'd be in a german insane asylum for the rest of your miserable life. ps captain furry should be gassed with chlorine. and burned unceromonyously same with racoon drew and all the other fur fags . pps long live herr merkle of the FGR muahahahah!ahaahah!

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          also i hate wolves all the do is kill livestock that farmers can make a living selling who needs wolves? its not like im trolling is it?

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          I Hate furries and fursonas make yourselfs useful and enlist in the army your country needs you!

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          @anonymous: How About I rape you?

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          Hey Ben Tebby incase your retarded Nitrogen in it's gas state is extremely expensive and you would need a hella lot of it to kill multiple people in even a small room. Also if you HATE furries soooo much why are you looking it up anyway.

          Now you gonna say that I'm wrong and should go yiff in hell.

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          Ben tebby, not all furries like to yiff.

          But some of us love it. And we shall yiff in hell. The flame will be a turn on ;D.

          But seriously, if you dislike furries, keep it to yourself.. You're wasted words and keystrokes are simply ignored in this wonderful community.

          Jog on hooman.

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          @christowolf: no you need a crdit card for that! so nyet its not free! ps your fur fags that are also your friends can all Yiff in hell and burn there!

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          Also you have not helped because 1 it requiers a credit card

          and 2 Its Stupid. And finally 3 Its not free if you need a credit card of any sort.

          ps power to anti furries everywhere anti furry power! anti furry power! anti furry power! pps may you all yiff in hell muahahahaha muahahahahaha!

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          @anonymous: Dear Nick Yiff In Hell Fur Fag! Im an anti fur and i will always be an anti fur not a furry and will never wanto to be a furry and have a fursona!

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          Dear fur fags I Have just signed a petition to ban the word yiff in any way shape or form

          any foxes that make this sound are to be denounced so they can be deported and their financial assets frozen! their fursonas will then be gassed with pure nitrogen and burned unceromonyusly afterwards! ps I do not and will never want to be a fur fag! they can all go yiff in hell!

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          @anonymous: Dear the great king bowser you suck.

          Also Fur Fags are Evil they brainwash people they should all be gassed! with pure Nitrogen and burned afterwards.

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          @anonymous: Dear Daniel the bear You are a stupid retard who wants to be a fur fag

          if that's the case i hope you get terminated all of you im a fur fag hater and i always will be! further more you should all be deported in trains!

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          Gas the fur fags send to places like aushwitz majdanek sobibor chelmnonadner and triblinka! and nuke the places where they live Fur Fags are dangerous organized criminals!

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          same here they should ship all fur fags to places like auschwitz but for fur fags! i have and never will want a fursona because i have very little money and i draw just as bad as hitler used to paint his works of art! death to furfags i hope they all burn in ovens likes the ones at auschwitz dachau and majdanek!

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          i want a fursona pretty badly but having a email address that i don't even ever look at and zore money with zero drawing skills i have a brick wall in front of me that prevents me from getting a fursona. on the other hand the picture of Dre from extinctioners(comic)(pic can be found on wikifur) looks almost perfect for me. all that needs changing is a younger face and maybe some different colors. could i just use that picture as my fursona? i just might need help dealing with any copyright issues that come along with it. i don't feel like it is the right trait for my personality but that could easily be changed with som different colors

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          i want a fursona pretty badly but having a email address that i don't even ever look at and zore money with zero drawing skills i have a brick wall in front of me that prevents me from getting a fursona. on the other hand the picture of Dre from extinctioners(comic)(pic can be found on wikifur) looks almost perfect for me. all that needs changing is a younger face and maybe some different colors. could i just use that picture as my fursona? i just might need help dealing with any copyright issues that come along with it. i don't feel like it is the right trait for my personality but that could easily be changed with som different colors

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          christowolf 6 years ago

          forgive wath i said is okay formy fursona but my name is still not so good... well is that! so thanks!

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          christowolf 6 years ago

          and also if is possible that someone make my fursona

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          christowolf 6 years ago

          and also if is possible that someone make my fursona

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          christowolf 6 years ago

          i have a problem i am not good at all at drawing and i don't know what name choose (my real name is christopher m-m )please could someone help please

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          This helped and all, but im in a dilemma, i can't think of a name that i think is good, idk how Skroy, Mangusa, or Clamintine thought of such good names, but i wish i could think of a name somewhat like theirs, like short and catchy...and when it comes to having a fursuit custom built from a service, are drawings necessary, cause i can't draw anything human...im an excellent artist in anything that isn't animals, humans, or furry

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          Heather Weaver 6 years ago from Colorado

          Squid Angel blessing for you! I had never heard of a Fursona before! Thanks for the intro! :-)

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          Thanks! I've been wanting a fursona ever since I first heard of them, I'm making one now! ^^

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          you have.

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          scar4 6 years ago

          Like the picture that shows how they look like when you put them together. Great lens.

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          WriterBuzz 6 years ago

          This is a great lens. Thanks for making it. Very informative. I gave you a thumbs up

          cause I like your lens.

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          Thanks! This helped so much! I've only begun to recently develop myself as a furry this helped a lot as far as character development goes!

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          anonymous 7 years ago

          @anonymous: try to make up something or use a genral name sometimes the simplest things are the best, but made up names seem more interesting, try to mgo with things you like.

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          anonymous 7 years ago

          seems a bit cheesy and slapped together. I'd be embarrassed to admit I used this.

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          anonymous 7 years ago

          I love everything to do with furries and my fursona applifies that

          Thanx

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          anonymous 7 years ago

          I love everything to do with furries and my fursona applifies that

          Thanx

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          anonymous 7 years ago

          how do i come up with a name though

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          anonymous 7 years ago

          Thanks! This helped me make my minotox (Minotaur, tiger, fox).

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          anonymous 7 years ago

          Well this was very helpful in making my FINAL decision on my fursona. (Now I just need to make a fursona name lol.) It made me realize that your fursona is an animalistic manifestation of your inner personality. An animal character that represents how you are on the inside. (Sorry for the technical terms lol.).

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          anonymous 7 years ago

          a fursona yes i have one he is he and i am me and we are not the same fursuits not really on my watch

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          jedouril 7 years ago

          im new with fursona's im making mine into a cat if anyone can give me some good tips that this lens doesn't cover or things that helped you i would much apperciate it

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          anonymous 7 years ago

          Actually, I re-made my own Fursoma yesterday and made original months ago but this is helpful to the ones that haven't made themselves. By the way it's fox if you care.

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          anonymous 7 years ago

          I like that you think. Thank you for share very much.

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          rachelkeslensky 7 years ago

          @anonymous: Well, fursonas have become more complicated, mostly because folks feel the need to "compete" with others over who has better / cooler / more unique characters. Blame the internet.

          Also, there are many more "newer" furries out there who are confused / lazy, and could use some guidance now that the bar is a a little higher than it used to be. :-p

          Sure, if it comes to you organically, that's best, but some folks need a little more encouragement than others.

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          anonymous 7 years ago

          I've been in the fandom since 96...I find it strange that there's so much focus on the need to 'create' a fursona. I don't wanna sound old, but 'back then' people didn't 'create,' they kinda already knew one ;)

          If you need to create a fursona I wouldn't say that makes anyone less of a furry...but didn't you have an idea in mind BEFORE you knew the fandom existed? Even if it's something simple like "I like wolves"? ;)

          I still find this very interesting, it's just neat to see how the fandom has changed in 14 years ;)

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          anonymous 7 years ago

          this is interesting

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          anonymous 7 years ago

          neat, this really got me started in the furry fandom. although im a crappy drawer im gonna try to get the high school art teacher to help me with drawing my fursona

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          anonymous 7 years ago

          This was a great little guide, I've been working on a fursona for a while now and this gave me an extra little push in the right direction. :)

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          anonymous 7 years ago

          you should include a format based furry editor so people can get the general idea of what they want to be. i wouldn't blame you if you don't though

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          anonymous 7 years ago

          If I could ever find a way to upload the fursona I made at school, then I could use this. But it was helpful, thanks.

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          anonymous 7 years ago

          Can't really say it helped me at all. Sorry.

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          anonymous 8 years ago

          Hahaha...same as Sakura. Not what I was looking for, but awesome! XD

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          BW Duerr 8 years ago from Henrietta, New York

          I've added this as a Featured Lens on my newest http://www.squidoo.com/Cartoon-portrait-avatar-pro... 5 stars, Fav and lensrolled, too Thanks!