Happy twentieth furry anniversary!
And happy birthday as well. :)
I hit 20 sometime next year.. *is old*
Still exist on FurryMUCK!
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One cute roo!
Created: Mon May 20 05:44:41 PDT 1996
Wow! Very nice. I was recycled... probably a decade ago. Yep, you're a graymuzzle. :)
That was a great retrospective!
I have had a fantastic time hanging out with other furs. WE have our freaks for sure, but overall we're amazing people with a fantastic imagination. We should really be running the world.
I've mentioned it before, but your fursuit website was the first furry website I came across. Like you said, I was "furry" before I knew what furry was.
Also, Widge is <3. I was an honor to meet him on the opportunity that I did.
I'm only 4 years away from 20 in the fandom myself! *hugs*
Aww, thanks. Glad to have helped inspire you! :)
Happy 20'th youngster! It seems like only yesterday.
Thanks again for the kind regards you gave me in that fine book of yours.
We've all come a long way and a lot of us are still having fun!
(now that my boys are off at college, I'm finding a bit more time for costuming again)
now that my boys are off at college
No, sorry, that does not compute at all!
Have kit ping paint your tail sometime. Been decades since she's done that :)
Hey, it's one of those fine wolves now! :)
No, the tail's okay as is. Really. XD
Cool. Got quite a history yourself. I'd definitely like to get a chance to hang out, should we cross paths at some con or other. :)
Great story and thanks for keeping LJ alive!
That was a fun little outing, definitely. ^_^ Widge remains one of my favorite suits - there's just such a cute look to him, and the eyes remain possibly unique.
I remember the birth of the Fursuit Mailing List. =:D I was at a Timberwolves game (of course) with Malin, and Frang was talking about a program he'd written, or intended to, to calculate weightings required along a long tail design to yield a good swishiness. I thought it'd be a great idea to have some kind of mailing list to share such insights, and it turned out Robert was in a position to get that set up. ^_^
That's so great! Congrats on 20 years and here's to at least 20 more!
Congrats! It's cool that you've been a part of something fun that you enjoy for all these years. =]
D'you think Critter Costuming will ever get a second edition? There's like a boatload of new techniques you would add. Just wondering if it was ever a thought of yours!
Happy Anniversary and cute photos!
Hehee, nice. I remember yours being one of the first fursuiting web sites around, along with Jamie Wolf, Unci's Tail, JA Skunk and so on. There was only a limited amount of web back then! I do remember one day when I spend ages following every link from every fursuity web site I could find (mostly yours which had a rather large links page, I think) and concluded I'd pretty much traversed all of it! (I wasn't interested in furry art - and I'm still not really - so that limited the scope of my web walk somewhat.)
I can't honestly say when I got interested in fursuiting but I'd guess it was sometime between 1995 and 1997. I don't think I'd come across it when I started my PhD course in 1995 (although I may well have visited FurryMUCK in the early 1990s back when I visited quite a few MUDs... but I mainly concentrated on the MOOs because I wanted to do object oriented programming) and I certainly knew about it well before that course finished in 1998ish. I didn't actually get to meet other furries in real life until maybe 2000, whenever it was I first went to a Londonfur meet. Some of us are lucky enough to find ourselves in areas with lots of others with the same interest! :)
So yes, happy 20th anniversary! Looking forward to the next 20 years of fun, I hope. :)
(Ooh, and a happy ratday to you too! *hug*)
Edited at 2014-05-12 05:02 pm (UTC)
Very gratifying to know that my site, at least in some tiny way, contributed to your pursuit of furry costumes. :)
2014-05-14 05:57 am (UTC)
I remember when that list started
OH so long ago. It's been a good run so far, here's to another 20.
2014-05-14 06:12 am (UTC)
Re: I remember when that list started
Thanks! And you keep on with the the fursuitin' too! :)