The Sound and the Furry...
First off, you should know what furry is. If you don't know what
furry is, then I'll assume you're curious, since you DID click on the icon
just now. There are two ways to get a quick, basic idea of what furry is.
One is to go back to the last page and click on Poetry, and then 'Furry'.
But if you're really lazy like me, I could try and explain it..
Furries are people who have a specific interest in one or more of the
following: anthropomorphic animals (Bugs Bunny, Scooby Doo),
anthropomorphic roleplay (which often takes place on mucks, where players
assume the identity of an animal and interact with each other in an
IRC-like format), anthropomorphic comics and art, animal spirituality and
totemism, and furry costumes (like mascots). Sure, this is a very basic
definition, because furries, like any other ethnic or cultural group, are
diverse individuals. Mostly. :)
I discovered furrydom in late 1994, and through it, developed a better
understanding of myself and discovered that long distance friendships ARE
possible, if difficult. In April of 1995, I appeared on was TigerMUCK, using my personal
furry, Croc O'Dile, a description of which is
submitted for your approval. Eventually I developed alternate personas
and visited other mucks, like
and the infamous FurryMUCK.
It should be noted that for many people, furry is a way of life, not just
a fun hobby. Although I've simplified it a lot, it is a very complicated
system of people, emotions, and interests. If you'd like to know more
about it, or are curious if you may be a furry yourself, visit one of the
mucks as a guest and talk with some. Be patient, though...some furries
are pretty busy and won't be much conversation, whereas others can be very
friendly and helpful.
As previously mentioned, one common interest of furries are furry
costumes. Some, like me, are mascot fans, and some even go so far as to
make their own costumes. What for? If you don't know, go observe a
mascot sometime or better yet, try it. :) To quote an old Ministry
song, 'Everyday is Halloween' when you have your own fursuit!
(Well, except for the excessive amounts of candy part...) Once I
get around to scanning them in and all, you'll be able to view some
of the costumes my friends and I have made here.
Anyway, that's a real basic idea of what furry is, and how I'm
involved with it. Hope you found it enlightening. :)