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MeganBryar

Something more cheerful - Tell me about you.

Okay. Now that I'm done alienating about half my watchers here, I thought it was time to try something a bit more cheerful. So I'm going to try something which I've stolen wholesale from the always sweet
SunshineSweets
SunshineSweets
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I don't feel like I've connected with the IB community as much as I have with the people on FA, largely because I still think of FA as my main site and IB as the secondary. So tell me a little bit about yourself, about your character, about who you are and what you like, or just anything at all.

My name is Megan and, in my real life, I'm something of a recluse and an introvert. I live on the old family farm, which has now mostly gone back to the wilderness with no livestock and no fences to hold them. I have foxes and rabbits to watch, though, as well as a family of raccoons living in my back yard. I fancy myself something of a writer, with a particular interest in furry-flavored fantasy and Southern Gothic stories. Two of my favorite authors in the world are Peter S. Beagle and Flannery O'Connor, which may give you some idea of what I'm into. I occasionally publish bits of my work on furry sites like FA and IB, but as I tend more toward novels than short fiction, that can be difficult at times.

My character is a rabbit girl named Megan. She's pretty bland, compared to most. Because she's my avatar, I've kept her as close to myself as possible. except that she's far more outgoing and quite a bit better looking than I really am. Which I suppose is standard, really. I've given her a fictional family, including a young daughter, and I'm beginning to flesh out a history for her, but I'm doing my best not to turn her into too much of a Mary Sue so she likely won't show up in any stories.

Besides my writing, I'm very fond of history, with a special interest in ancient and medieval European history, including a particular obsession with the Plantagenet kings of England. Tying into that, I'm also interested in the role of popular fiction in influencing the perception of historical figures. For example, the effect of the Robin Hood stories on the popular perception of King John, who I always felt got something of a raw deal.

I also have a bad habit of talking to much. So I'm going to stop here, and if anyone is interested in telling me about themselves, I'll look forward to reading it!
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Added: 6 years, 2 months ago
 
wolfstar124
6 years, 2 months ago
I'm  Skylar Hawthorne, by 'sona and self

I write and read

I dislike FA

MeganBryar
6 years, 2 months ago
Yeah, I saw that you do, and it sounds like you had a pretty miserable experience there, too. I stick with it because that's where most of my friends hang out and, frankly, because there are a lot of artists I really like who will never come to IB. But I don't blame you for being bitter over the way you were treated.

It's always nice to meet a fellow writer, though. There's far too few of us in this fandom, on whatever site you prefer.
TheFurvert
6 years, 2 months ago
I think there are more writers than you might expect.
Sadly some of the places that had dedicated areas for them like Furtopia are gone.  :(

I have a few variations to my name over the decades I am known as:
Furvert   On the old pre internet BBS systems
Shou_Lung    Mostly, though I do have other alts on the Mucks and such
Chen, Daremo-Long on VCL  (Even back when it was Vixen controled :) )
ShouLung      on FA
ShouLung Outlander  On Second Life

I guess you could say I'm one of the older generations of furs.Not the oldest, but I'm working on that one day at a time :)
I have been drawing furries a long time, a bit over 26 years, but if you count Snoopy it's been even longer.
However, it has been a while since I've done any work. Health issues.
I'm mostly a Pencil artist and do lots of detail and shade work.
I also do some coloring on an Amiga and Pegasos II :) We're not dead yet! :)
I tend to draw a bit more realistic, but enjoy many different styles.
Been a furry even before the fandom got connected
I've met and know a lot of good furs over the years and have never been afraid to say I am a fur.
I know I'm a bit of an oddball... Ok  a lot of an oddball, but I'm respectful of others limit or restrictions to.
Nice to meet you.
MeganBryar
6 years, 2 months ago
Maybe so. I know several people who are writers, or who want to be, but most of them aren't terribly active when it comes to posting new work. Not that I can criticize there. I don't think I've posted anything new all year, unless you count the little bits of color I write for my art commissions sometimes.

I've been in the fandom for fourteen years, myself. Which, I know, means I'm still pretty much a newcomer compared to some, but it's nice to know there are still some people around who helped get this whole crazy mess off the ground. It's nice to know not everyone I might meet will be 18.

It's nice to meet you, too.
TheFurvert
6 years, 2 months ago
I'm still looking to find a way back into my art. Been a long time now. I personally think any place you can get practice at your skill is good. So yeah thinks like description comments can count :)
I'd say 14 years is quite a respectable time in the fandom really. Too many get chased off or give up...I don't think they could ever make me give up being a fur.  :)  Too much a part of me. There are quite a few of us about now and more and more women too. I'm not sure if it's that they are less shy or not as worried about the idiots or just that it's time. There are bad eggs in every group but over all furs are a very creative, fun, and good group.
NeksusCat
6 years, 2 months ago
I'm Kirien Fost (Neksus) by sona and Anton for real.
I live in israel. I'm a navy kitty bulletsman! ^w^
Also, i'm a writer and start as an artist, drawing chars from my book. Whyle in army it's not out quite well, but i'm trying to fight my lazyness.. ^w^'
IB is my main account, but i'm on FA as well.
Nice to know a bit more than before! ^_~
MeganBryar
6 years, 2 months ago
Cool, thanks for telling me a bit more about yourself. It's always nice to meet another writer, too. As I said to someone else here, there's far too few of us around the place. It's nice to get to meet people from other parts of the world, too. I live in the United States, myself, as I suppose a lot of people on IB do, but I've had the privilege of traveling a bit and I've always wanted to get out and see the whole world.
Winterfeline
6 years, 2 months ago
Teemu. Somewhat of a hermit in personality, I like to stay with a group of trusted friends rather than making a ton of casual friends I barely know. I like spending a week or two alone, then taking out the time to hang out with a friend or two for a day or two. Sometimes I am out more. I have finished the mandatory military training in my home country, Finland, I have finished University of Applied Sciences courses and graduated, and now I'm living back at home looking for a job. I tasted independence 2 years, and find myself humiliated having returned to live at home but no job means no rent money.

My persona as Winterfeline comes from the fact I dislike how some people cruelly take a pet cat when they go on a vacation to a cabin, and care for the kitten for the summer, giving it love and attention. Then when fall comes and they have to return home, they cannot take the kitten with them. It may be because they cannot really have a cat where they live most of the year. It may be because some people think its okay to take a cat for a few months and then give it away.

Such a cat might end up alone in the snow. Staring sadly at the distance, where did its family go, where did all that cared about it leave? Why couldn't the kitten go with them?

I cannot accept that kind of cruelty. I believe that kitten is strong. It will find a home where it will belong. It will stand up for itself and survive through the cold nights, proving that it can make it. "Summer cat" is a pampered pet then abandoned in the cold. "Winter Feline" is a proud beast that knows the pain of loss, but has not let it harden its heart entirely at least, surviving but wary of new attempts to hurt it.

I tend to write a lot of things, usually it gets pretty lengthy. I try to set up only short writing here, my only writing on this place so far is a bit of example of what I might write for a friend when discussing about the possibility of an art trade. I tend to write both fan-fiction, as well as original stories. Usually I write what someone else would like to see. I have a few more selfish stories I write for me and me alone.
MeganBryar
6 years, 2 months ago
I know what you mean about preferring a small circle of close friends. While I'm always happy to meet new people, and to get to know them, I do tend to stick to a fairly small circle of close friends, myself. I guess that's what comes of being an introvert. I can sympathize with having to move back home, too. I'm in pretty much the same situation, myself, and while I have a good deal of autonomy I do miss having a place of my own.

The story behind your user name is a really sad one. Almost every pet I've ever owned came to me as a stray, since a somewhat isolated farm on a back road apparently makes for an ideal place for people to abandon their animals. But I've done my best to take care of all of them, and I have nothing but admiration for anyone who is so concerned about the welfare of cats or any animal.
NeekaSangmu
6 years, 2 months ago
Wow I am really bad at these things.  I think I deleted the first opening sentences for this about eleven times before just staring at the screen wondering how the heck DO I actually describe myself?  Stepping back and taking a look at myself is something I do not do often enough it seems.  ^_^;

Anyways, I go by Nikki outside of IB and FA, and my sona's name is Cheoah.  Cheoah is actually a native american word that kind of has some mistranslation that either means 'playful spirit' or 'otter'.  Translation aside, it fits us very well.  :3  I am an avid swimmer, love being in and around water, and when I am not in one of my many shy moods I can be quite playful and borderline hyper.

Um, I left home at 16, lived with my Aunt until I could become legally emancipated, graduated HS a year early (mostly because of taking summer classes so I could GTFO of my parent's clutches), moved out on my own and had twins four months and three days before my 18th birthday...  <_<;  They were a little early.  Made the hard, and hopefully right decision to let their father's grandparents adopt them.  Anyways, still on my own and have been backpacking around the US since April of this year.  Currently in Oregon and headed towards Seattle before winter, then maybe California by spring.  

I'm not the best writer, I get myself discouraged quite easily and then just hide my work because I don't think it's perfect enough.  I am TERRIBLE at drawing but I can color fairly well.  Odd, I can see an image in my head but my hands are too derp to copy it onto media form.  Um, I have no clue what else to put, so I'll just leave off here and await questions I guess.  ^_^;
MeganBryar
6 years, 2 months ago
Yeah, so am I, actually. I hate writing bios and things because I never know what to say about myself, or everything I write sounds stupid to me. It's just luck I got this thing off the ground.

I like the water, but I've never been a good swimmer so I've never done more than just sort of splash around a bit. I'd like to actually learn to swim one day, though.

It's sad about your children. I've never had any of my own, so I can't imagine what it must be like to have to give them up, even to people you trust, but I know it had to have been difficult. I do hope everything will turn out okay in the end, though.

As for the writing, I know all about getting discouraged and not thinking your work is any good. I used to trash almost everything I ever wrote because of that. It gets a little easier if you just relax and learn to let yourself write trash sometimes. Nothing you write is ever going to be good on the first time through, or even the second. But that's what editing and revising are for. Just keep that in mind and just spill it all out on paper without even thinking about it.
CIV
CIV
6 years, 2 months ago
Greetings mortals! I'm C-IV (See-Four), but have been known by other handles; PlaceCard, Cerpher, Lucky, etc. I have no fursona, but associate myself with my character "Jet" a tall and stoic porcupine from Louisiana, thoughI've never been. I'm not a furry, but I enjoy cute/fun character design and come to places like IB as I believe people will enjoy my work more than most common folk. I like to think I have an exceptional grasp of the English verbiage due to reading a lot as a kid. Having moved every two years since I was not but a child I didn't make or keep friends for very long. Being on the low income level I ended up with a lot of hand-me-down books rather than games or internet so I tend to be introverted and less than social both in person and online.

Once, in days past, I was a writer of sorts. I mostly wrote science fiction, but I did have a hand in some parody song lyrics and radio dramas, now lost in the landslide of hard drive crashes. I was also a voice actor in some amateur works during the same time, but it didn't take me anywhere. Now I draw as I've been doing for three years come October. I use my iPad, Sketchbook, and my trusty digits, but have talked often of upgrading to a Cintiq for better clarity and canvas size.

I have a great love of space and astronomy, though I've never delved deeply into the field personally and only occasionally take my telescope out on jaunts. I love to acquire knowledge in bountiful amounts from as many topics as I can, but especially enjoy the scientific areas including those with a lot of conjecture such as physics (quantum or newtonian), psychology, and philosophy.

I obtained a Bachelor's Degree three years ago and have been working a steady job since that time. It's not my dream, but it pays the bills and gives me ample time to flex my creative muscles as well as unfettered access to the whole of the internet so it's something I can do until something better comes up. In the future I wouldn't mind going back to school for a Master's in Psychology, but that will have to wait for a better time.

There is much more to learn, but I will stop here.

TL:DR - I wrote, I draw, I'm awesome.

C-IV
MeganBryar
6 years, 2 months ago
To be honest, I'm not even sure what being "furry" really is to people. I write stories with talking animal people, and I commission art with those same characters, and that's about it. I don't make a lifestyle out of it, and I wouldn't even know how. But I count myself as part of the fandom anyway, because I enjoy it and because I've met a lot of really wonderful people because of it.

I had more books than games when I was a kid, too. My parents read to me practically from day one, and they always gave me books for birthdays and holidays, and I just sort of fell in love with the things. It's why I started trying to write my own.

I can't say I really know anything about it, but I've always been fascinated with space and the US space program. Just the thought of everything we've found out there, and everything we might, is amazing to me.
CIV
CIV
6 years, 2 months ago
For the sake of art and internet I'd say being "furry" would be to have a fursona. I would say anyone who likes a talking animal character of any kind could be considered a fan. Though most people outside consider the term "furry" to be synonymous with "perverted sexual endeavors".
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