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Alaricat

Tiny blue piece of shit
This is doubling as my intro post...

Yo you can call me Alaricat, my fursonas are Alari the fennec fox and Rizzo the gray newt... but mainly Alari. I started off in DA, then went to Amino... But Amino is full of a bunch of annoying 13 year olds and I want to find some people who I can talk to. I'm also a bit new to FurAffinity in general, so any advice on how to get discovered there would be greatly appreciated! I draw cartoony art and create two frame gif icons for people which people seem to like. Anyone who'd like to give me a full guide on forums in general, even a link to a guide I haven't seen (I read the newbie guides but still a bit nervous. I'll probably stick to lurking.) Thanks for reading!
 

Yakamaru

Summertime woofer
Welcome to the forum, darlin'.

Hope you enjoy your stay.
 
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Andromedahl

Guest
so any advice on how to get discovered there would be greatly appreciated!
Post lots of porn :^Y

No really tho porn is the big mover in terms of site recognition, but for sfw stuff, consistent quality, regular uploads, watching other people, not being afraid to drop some favs and leave some comments or shouts can help out.

nyone who'd like to give me a full guide on forums in general, even a link to a guide I haven't seen
Don't really need a guide here aside from normal forum etiquette: don't be an ass, multiposting is bad, don't necro threads.

EDIT: essentially, when writing, if u got multiple replies, reply to all of them in one post, not multiple. Necroing: Don't post in dead threads/threads inactive for I'd say... 6+ months.
 
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PixelVixen

Guest
Welcome :)
Well, I'm definitely not 13 *far, far away from it actually* >_<
Lots of lovely furs on here so don't be afraid to join in the madness XD
 
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Bam_Bams

Guest
Hi , it's nice to know that there are other furs out there that aren't teens.
It's been a while since I was in that category!
 
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PixelVixen

Guest
Hi , it's nice to know that there are other furs out there that aren't teens.
It's been a while since I was in that category!
Hehe, I actually thought I may be too old for this; so many people in the Fandom being in their late teens/early 20's and all XD But I think if you love something and you get something awesome out of it, then age shouldn't matter :) I love making new Furry friends of any age but it's great to know there are some more mature Furs out there too XD
 
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Bam_Bams

Guest
Hehe, I actually thought I may be too old for this; so many people in the Fandom being in their late teens/early 20's and all XD But I think if you love something and you get something awesome out of it, then age shouldn't matter :) I love making new Furry friends of any age but it's great to know there are some more mature Furs out there too XD

Hi Pixel
Agreed, age shouldn't matter.
I guess it's just a hang up sometimes.
Funnily enough, there have been times this year where it's the youngest I have fealt in a lng time.
Dunno why, just something I've observed.

You know, I'm still not quite sure what I get out of being a fur.
Funny how instincts just draw you to something.
I'm not artistic, so I don't have a lot to contribute there.
I'll just roam the posts making conversation. I have been known to enjoy a good natter! XD
 
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PixelVixen

Guest
Hi Pixel
Agreed, age shouldn't matter.
I guess it's just a hang up sometimes.
Funnily enough, there have been times this year where it's the youngest I have fealt in a lng time.
Dunno why, just something I've observed.

You know, I'm still not quite sure what I get out of being a fur.
Funny how instincts just draw you to something.
I'm not artistic, so I don't have a lot to contribute there.
I'll just roam the posts making conversation. I have been known to enjoy a good natter! XD
Yeah, I totally understand. I did initially feel a bit out of my depth in a Fandom dominated by the yoof XD I totally agree with you there; you're as young as you feel ~ it's brought back my laughs and smiles no end, which I've needed ^^

I guess for me, I needed a way of connecting with like minded people ~ I have no friends in real life, and I wanted to be able to see if I could build some friendships with people, even if they're scattered acros the globe ^^ I'm also an artist, and creating characters and sharing my work has helped me get back into doing something I love again, as well as enabling me to express aspects of my personality thorugh my characters :)

Nothing wrong with conversation :) I love roaming the threads to see if there's anything fun I can join in with :D

Cool racoon avatar btw! Are you in the States? We don't have racoons here in the UK ~ they're such curious little things XD
 
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Bam_Bams

Guest
Yeah, I totally understand. I did initially feel a bit out of my depth in a Fandom dominated by the yoof XD I totally agree with you there; you're as young as you feel ~ it's brought back my laughs and smiles no end, which I've needed ^^

I guess for me, I needed a way of connecting with like minded people ~ I have no friends in real life, and I wanted to be able to see if I could build some friendships with people, even if they're scattered acros the globe ^^ I'm also an artist, and creating characters and sharing my work has helped me get back into doing something I love again, as well as enabling me to express aspects of my personality thorugh my characters :)

Nothing wrong with conversation :) I love roaming the threads to see if there's anything fun I can join in with :D

Cool racoon avatar btw! Are you in the States? We don't have racoons here in the UK ~ they're such curious little things XD


Evening Pixel,
I have been trying to reply to you all day, but I have been stuck incorporate sales training.
Followed by corporate team building dinner, etc...
OTL

This stuff is certainly not my speed, but you have to do, what you have to do.

It's great to hear that you have found some fun in the forums.
That is what I am looking for too.
And if you have found it is inspiration for your art, that is amazing.
Which I would love to see sometime, if you ever care to share. I know how personal something like that can be.
Did you draw your avatar?
She is pretty cute. Looks very determined!

I'm glad you like my pic.
I'm going to have a go and making a drawing out of it, to make it a little more personal.
We'll see how that goes, as I am not an artist in any way, shape or form!
He came about one day I flopped down on the couch after a long day at work, and i was told on account of the dark circles under my eyes I look like raccoon.
I thought that was more of a compliment than anything. I know they are also called Trash Pandas, on account of their nocturnal scavenger hunts!
That name also fits in with me somewhat too.
I'm not sure what it's like in the UK, but here in Australia (I know, we don't have raccoons here) if you no longer want a piece of furniture, or electronics etc, anything from the home, you put it on the side of the street. This is a sign that it is free if you want it. Local councils have collection days, a couple of times a year, where everyone gets rid of stuff.
And one of my favourite games is cruising around during this time looking for amazing bit of furniture, or vintage electronics that people throw out.
This game is affectionately called 'shit hawking'. And it's quite the sport. Everyone does it, in fact I have noticed in the last year or so, some people have made a job out of it.
I try to resurrect some of the bits and pieces I find and either keep them, or try and flog them on eBay.
I have found all sorts of stuff over the years. I completely furnished my entire flat one year.
Tables chairs, some kitchen stuff, the works. It was all good stuff too.

So I feel that this game is inkeeping with the 'ol Trash Panda!

So yeah, I'm in Oz. What's funny is that we have some amazing animals I could have chosen from, but it was this one throw away comment that has stuck with me!

How did you come about Pixel Vixen?

Anyway Pixel, I'm sure you're bored enough of my waffling by now.
After all that corporate talk I needed a little light relief!

Have a nice weekend
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