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Started by septango, June 12, 2013, 10:57:27 PM

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Caledonian

I drew this for a furry friend, I thought you might like it


(I got this ref and a question to steampunk it.)
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Passion is like a Peatfire

Caledonian

Passion is like a Peatfire

CPT_J_Percell

I suffer from a random misfiring synapse and a bad case of wolfen the turns me into a seven-foot-tall werewolf or a seven-foot great wolf!
https://dragon-rehoming-centre.myshopify.com/
http://purbry.wordpress.com

Caledonian

Passion is like a Peatfire

Miranda.T

I'd like to pose a philosophical question, if I may. As an outside observer to the furry scene* it seems to me that (and please do correct me if I'm wrong) wolf or canine 'fursonas' seem to be the most popular (Caledonian as a notable exception, of course). I was wondering why this might be. Is it simply that people are making connections with their pets (literally a 'dog person'), but then there are all the ancient stories of werewolves and such like to consider.

I was contemplating if it was related to the fact that it seems that wolves were the first creatures to be domesticated. It is thought ancient humans and wolves learned to work together in the hunt, benefiting both species. We are both 'pack animals' with a sense of hierarchy and oganisation. Is that there is a meeting of minds between out species, or a lingering race memory of those pre-historic times?

Just some musings...

Yours,
Miranda.

*Although given the number of faux-fur coats and shrugs in my wardrobe, I might just swing an honorary pass...  ;)

CPT_J_Percell

Quote from: Miranda.T on December 05, 2015, 02:17:18 PM
I'd like to pose a philosophical question, if I may. As an outside observer to the furry scene* it seems to me that (and please do correct me if I'm wrong) wolf or canine 'fursonas' seem to be the most popular (Caledonian as a notable exception, of course). I was wondering why this might be. Is it simply that people are making connections with their pets (literally a 'dog person'), but then there are all the ancient stories of werewolves and such like to consider.

I was contemplating if it was related to the fact that it seems that wolves were the first creatures to be domesticated. It is thought ancient humans and wolves learned to work together in the hunt, benefiting both species. We are both 'pack animals' with a sense of hierarchy and oganisation. Is that there is a meeting of minds between out species, or a lingering race memory of those pre-historic times?

Just some musings...

Yours,
Miranda.

*Although given the number of faux-fur coats and shrugs in my wardrobe, I might just swing an honorary pass...  ;)

You could be correct there, never thought of it!

Forgot my inhaler caledonian
I suffer from a random misfiring synapse and a bad case of wolfen the turns me into a seven-foot-tall werewolf or a seven-foot great wolf!
https://dragon-rehoming-centre.myshopify.com/
http://purbry.wordpress.com

Caledonian

Quote from: Miranda.T on December 05, 2015, 02:17:18 PM
I'd like to pose a philosophical question, if I may. As an outside observer to the furry scene* it seems to me that (and please do correct me if I'm wrong) wolf or canine 'fursonas' seem to be the most popular (Caledonian as a notable exception, of course). I was wondering why this might be. Is it simply that people are making connections with their pets (literally a 'dog person'), but then there are all the ancient stories of werewolves and such like to consider.

I was contemplating if it was related to the fact that it seems that wolves were the first creatures to be domesticated. It is thought ancient humans and wolves learned to work together in the hunt, benefiting both species. We are both 'pack animals' with a sense of hierarchy and oganisation. Is that there is a meeting of minds between out species, or a lingering race memory of those pre-historic times?

Just some musings...

Yours,
Miranda.

*Although given the number of faux-fur coats and shrugs in my wardrobe, I might just swing an honorary pass...  ;)

I will respond to this properly later, but I'll send you this first proving the furry comunity itself isnt quite sure either. The link leads to a furry forum. Do not worry its mostly sfw and spam free.
https://phoenix.corvidae.org/topic/1341-why-are-there-so-many-dog-furries/
Passion is like a Peatfire

Caledonian

Quote from: Miranda.T on December 05, 2015, 02:17:18 PM
I'd like to pose a philosophical question, if I may. As an outside observer to the furry scene* it seems to me that (and please do correct me if I'm wrong) wolf or canine 'fursonas' seem to be the most popular (Caledonian as a notable exception, of course). I was wondering why this might be. Is it simply that people are making connections with their pets (literally a 'dog person'), but then there are all the ancient stories of werewolves and such like to consider.

I was contemplating if it was related to the fact that it seems that wolves were the first creatures to be domesticated. It is thought ancient humans and wolves learned to work together in the hunt, benefiting both species. We are both 'pack animals' with a sense of hierarchy and oganisation. Is that there is a meeting of minds between out species, or a lingering race memory of those pre-historic times?

Just some musings...

Yours,
Miranda.

*Although given the number of faux-fur coats and shrugs in my wardrobe, I might just swing an honorary pass...  ;)

I promised a proper answer, but I don't know what to say. I love this theory, as I love the idea of things from our distant past still influencing unconciously. hmm.
it's nice. I'll roll with it :D

and meanwhile I'll flaunt over this suit. it's amazing. I want it.
Passion is like a Peatfire

CPT_J_Percell

I suffer from a random misfiring synapse and a bad case of wolfen the turns me into a seven-foot-tall werewolf or a seven-foot great wolf!
https://dragon-rehoming-centre.myshopify.com/
http://purbry.wordpress.com

CPT_J_Percell

Ok, now I wish I could afford to get a fursuit head made of my avater.
I suffer from a random misfiring synapse and a bad case of wolfen the turns me into a seven-foot-tall werewolf or a seven-foot great wolf!
https://dragon-rehoming-centre.myshopify.com/
http://purbry.wordpress.com

Caledonian

Quote from: CPT_J_Percell on December 16, 2015, 05:00:01 PM
Ok, now I wish I could afford to get a fursuit head made of my avater.

who doesn't?
I suggest going for a realistic suit rather than toony, in your case
Passion is like a Peatfire

CPT_J_Percell

Quote from: Caledonian on December 16, 2015, 05:10:03 PM
Quote from: CPT_J_Percell on December 16, 2015, 05:00:01 PM
Ok, now I wish I could afford to get a fursuit head made of my avater.

who doesn't?
I suggest going for a realistic suit rather than toony, in your case

It will be very expensive as I wan it fitted with those emotion reactive ears and loads of tech.
Not to mention those long braids!
I suffer from a random misfiring synapse and a bad case of wolfen the turns me into a seven-foot-tall werewolf or a seven-foot great wolf!
https://dragon-rehoming-centre.myshopify.com/
http://purbry.wordpress.com

Caledonian

Passion is like a Peatfire

Caledonian

Quote from: CPT_J_Percell on December 16, 2015, 08:23:42 PM
Quote from: Caledonian on December 16, 2015, 05:10:03 PM
Quote from: CPT_J_Percell on December 16, 2015, 05:00:01 PM
Ok, now I wish I could afford to get a fursuit head made of my avater.

who doesn't?
I suggest going for a realistic suit rather than toony, in your case

It will be very expensive as I wan it fitted with those emotion reactive ears and loads of tech.
Not to mention those long braids!

That sounds like a great suit
Passion is like a Peatfire

J. Wilhelm


CPT_J_Percell

Quote from: Caledonian on December 24, 2015, 03:36:37 PM
Quote from: CPT_J_Percell on December 16, 2015, 08:23:42 PM
Quote from: Caledonian on December 16, 2015, 05:10:03 PM
Quote from: CPT_J_Percell on December 16, 2015, 05:00:01 PM
Ok, now I wish I could afford to get a fursuit head made of my avater.

who doesn't?
I suggest going for a realistic suit rather than toony, in your case

It will be very expensive as I wan it fitted with those emotion reactive ears and loads of tech.
Not to mention those long braids!

That sounds like a great suit

The interesting thing is that (excluding the Nicomimi and the head it's self,
The tech is now cheaply available including a duel camera, duel screen setup using a raspberry pi.
I suffer from a random misfiring synapse and a bad case of wolfen the turns me into a seven-foot-tall werewolf or a seven-foot great wolf!
https://dragon-rehoming-centre.myshopify.com/
http://purbry.wordpress.com

SeVeNeVeS

Quote from: Caledonian on October 15, 2015, 07:01:24 AM

Timeless Miracle-Curse of the Werewolf

wait what?
oh nevermind. I´m just a sheep...sheep in wolf's clothing?

don't eat me please!
Totally off topic, but just downloaded the full album, never heard of this band before, and again I like what I hear, and yet again, many thanks to Caledonian for introducing me to a new fave' !

CPT_J_Percell

Quote from: SeVeNeVeS on December 26, 2015, 12:19:11 PM
Quote from: Caledonian on October 15, 2015, 07:01:24 AM

Timeless Miracle-Curse of the Werewolf

wait what?
oh nevermind. I´m just a sheep...sheep in wolf's clothing?

don't eat me please!
Totally off topic, but just downloaded the full album, never heard of this band before, and again I like what I hear, and yet again, many thanks to Caledonian for introducing me to a new fave' !
Agreed
I suffer from a random misfiring synapse and a bad case of wolfen the turns me into a seven-foot-tall werewolf or a seven-foot great wolf!
https://dragon-rehoming-centre.myshopify.com/
http://purbry.wordpress.com

Caledonian

Quote from: CPT_J_Percell on December 26, 2015, 01:50:33 PM
Quote from: SeVeNeVeS on December 26, 2015, 12:19:11 PM
Quote from: Caledonian on October 15, 2015, 07:01:24 AM

Timeless Miracle-Curse of the Werewolf

wait what?
oh nevermind. I´m just a sheep...sheep in wolf's clothing?

don't eat me please!
Totally off topic, but just downloaded the full album, never heard of this band before, and again I like what I hear, and yet again, many thanks to Caledonian for introducing me to a new fave' !
Agreed


You're both welcome! Glad you found new music to like!
Passion is like a Peatfire

CPT_J_Percell

Well now I need to be able to loos e £500 and have space to store it!
I want a custom version of this head :(
Wolf by Mixedcandy, on Flickr
I suffer from a random misfiring synapse and a bad case of wolfen the turns me into a seven-foot-tall werewolf or a seven-foot great wolf!
https://dragon-rehoming-centre.myshopify.com/
http://purbry.wordpress.com

Caledonian

Quote from: CPT_J_Percell on January 01, 2016, 08:24:45 PM
Well now I need to be able to loos e £500 and have space to store it!
I want a custom version of this head :(
Wolf by Mixedcandy, on Flickr

Thats a beautiful start of a partial suit! Go for it!
Passion is like a Peatfire

Caledonian

#171
I GOT SONA ART
(Art by AyGee on the Phoenix Forums)

(Art by Shy0 on the phoenix forums)

(Art by Vitaly on PF)

Passion is like a Peatfire

CPT_J_Percell

I suffer from a random misfiring synapse and a bad case of wolfen the turns me into a seven-foot-tall werewolf or a seven-foot great wolf!
https://dragon-rehoming-centre.myshopify.com/
http://purbry.wordpress.com

CrazyLee

Heya, furry here. I've been kinda interested in creating a steampunk persona/costume for a bit, but now with two upcoming cons I have an excuse to get the fires under me.

I hail from the Phoenix forms Cal often mentions and she dragged me here. :D

The first con I will go to is Motor City Furry Con, which has a steampunk theme this year. Unfortunately, their website doesn't have said theme, and I'm trying to contact the IT guys to help with that (and so far failing ;_; ). I am kinda curious if there's resources here on the board to help with designing steampunk style sites?

https://motorcityfurrycon.org/



Quote from: Miranda.T on December 05, 2015, 02:17:18 PM
I'd like to pose a philosophical question, if I may. As an outside observer to the furry scene* it seems to me that (and please do correct me if I'm wrong) wolf or canine 'fursonas' seem to be the most popular (Caledonian as a notable exception, of course). I was wondering why this might be. Is it simply that people are making connections with their pets (literally a 'dog person'), but then there are all the ancient stories of werewolves and such like to consider.

I was contemplating if it was related to the fact that it seems that wolves were the first creatures to be domesticated. It is thought ancient humans and wolves learned to work together in the hunt, benefiting both species. We are both 'pack animals' with a sense of hierarchy and oganisation. Is that there is a meeting of minds between out species, or a lingering race memory of those pre-historic times?

Just some musings...

Yours,
Miranda.

*Although given the number of faux-fur coats and shrugs in my wardrobe, I might just swing an honorary pass...  ;)

A reply a couple months later, but as someone who's been a while in the fandom, I've noticed the biggest amount of people are foxes, felines, wolves, dogs, and dragons... I may be missing something. I think it's because people A) pick the cutest thing they can think of, or more likely B) because we have dogs and cats as pets, and think they're adorable, and want to have characters as cute as them. That doesn't explain so much wolves and foxes, although both are kinda like dogs and just as cute. The wolves may also be because people see them as noble and spiritual and in touch with nature (a Native American kind of thing, although probably off because I don't know if any Natives actually worshiped or honored wolves). As for Dragons, those are popular because a lot of people are into high fantasy and dragons are cool.
The gears on the airship go round and round, round and round, round and round....

CPT_J_Percell

Quote from: CrazyLee on February 07, 2016, 12:51:27 AM
Heya, furry here. I've been kinda interested in creating a steampunk persona/costume for a bit, but now with two upcoming cons I have an excuse to get the fires under me.

I hail from the Phoenix forms Cal often mentions and she dragged me here. :D

The first con I will go to is Motor City Furry Con, which has a steampunk theme this year. Unfortunately, their website doesn't have said theme, and I'm trying to contact the IT guys to help with that (and so far failing ;_; ). I am kinda curious if there's resources here on the board to help with designing steampunk style sites?

https://motorcityfurrycon.org/



Quote from: Miranda.T on December 05, 2015, 02:17:18 PM
I'd like to pose a philosophical question, if I may. As an outside observer to the furry scene* it seems to me that (and please do correct me if I'm wrong) wolf or canine 'fursonas' seem to be the most popular (Caledonian as a notable exception, of course). I was wondering why this might be. Is it simply that people are making connections with their pets (literally a 'dog person'), but then there are all the ancient stories of werewolves and such like to consider.

I was contemplating if it was related to the fact that it seems that wolves were the first creatures to be domesticated. It is thought ancient humans and wolves learned to work together in the hunt, benefiting both species. We are both 'pack animals' with a sense of hierarchy and oganisation. Is that there is a meeting of minds between out species, or a lingering race memory of those pre-historic times?

Just some musings...

Yours,
Miranda.

*Although given the number of faux-fur coats and shrugs in my wardrobe, I might just swing an honorary pass...  ;)

A reply a couple months later, but as someone who's been a while in the fandom, I've noticed the biggest amount of people are foxes, felines, wolves, dogs, and dragons... I may be missing something. I think it's because people A) pick the cutest thing they can think of, or more likely B) because we have dogs and cats as pets, and think they're adorable, and want to have characters as cute as them. That doesn't explain so much wolves and foxes, although both are kinda like dogs and just as cute. The wolves may also be because people see them as noble and spiritual and in touch with nature (a Native American kind of thing, although probably off because I don't know if any Natives actually worshiped or honored wolves). As for Dragons, those are popular because a lot of people are into high fantasy and dragons are cool.

Why I want to a wolf is down to the fact that my MC in my books is a werewolf!
Welcome to the site CrazyLee.
As to site with tips then I would have to say that you should peruse photo's of the Victorian era and try to get a feel of what a Victorian Furry would look like.
I suffer from a random misfiring synapse and a bad case of wolfen the turns me into a seven-foot-tall werewolf or a seven-foot great wolf!
https://dragon-rehoming-centre.myshopify.com/
http://purbry.wordpress.com